Pandemic-weary Americans plan for summer despite surge

HONOLULU — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren’t allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive following an in-person session. A reinstated mask mandate at skilled nursing facilities in Los Angeles County after 22 new outbreaks in a single week.

Hilo man charged after violent incident

A 37-year-old Hilo man, Skyler Fisher, was charged with numerous drug and firearms offenses in connection with a violent incident early Friday evening in downtown Hilo, police said.

Ige extends emergency SNAP benefits

Gov. David Ige signed a second emergency proclamation to allow the continuation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in line with the federal COVID emergency, his office said in a Tuesday statement.

Exhibit at VAC honors King Kamehameha

The Volcano Art Center is proud to announce a juried art exhibit celebrating 150 years of Hawaii honoring King Kamehameha The Great. The mixed media exhibition is now on display daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through June 26 at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Obituaries for May 25

Judith “Judy” Julie Ater, 76, of Hilo died April 22 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker, member of Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church and volunteer at the County Office of Aging. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 162 Kapiolani St. Celebration of life at 3 p.m. Casual or aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Thomas (Genevieve) Teixeira; daughters, Jessica (Duane) Vargas and Jamie Ater; daughter-in-law, Anna Ater; brother, Ismael “Pancho” (Judy) Flores Jr.; sisters, Violet Wadkins and Lucille (Stephen) Meek; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two aunts; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.