Police Chief Ferreira to retire

Police Chief Paul Ferreira told the Hawaii County Police Commission on Friday that he will retire from the Hawaii Police Department.

Jan. 6 committee setting its sights on Pence, Ginni Thomas

WASHINGTON — Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they may subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence and are waiting to hear from Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, about her role in the illegal plot to overturn the 2020 election.

Outside Yellowstone, flooded towns struggle to recover

FROMBERG, Mont. — With Yellowstone National Park pushing to reopen to tourists more quickly than anticipated after record floods pounded southern Montana, some of those hardest hit in the disaster live far from the famous park’s limelight and are leaning heavily on one another to pull their lives out of the mud.

Obituaries for June 20

Hagie M. Kaya, 96, of Papaikou died April 15 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a homemaker and member of Taishoji Soto Mission Kyodan and Fujinkai, Orchid Isle Dance Club, Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association and Kamana Senior Dance Club. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Maurice (Shelley) Kaya; daughters, Meryl (Leighton) Iwasaki and Jocelyn (Gary) Yamagata; brother, Robert Minamoto; sister, Eunice (Dennis) Kimura; brothers-in-law, Clifford Lee, Richard Iwasaki and Irwin Weinberg; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seems poised to take on a new elections case being pressed by Republicans that could increase the power of state lawmakers over races for Congress and the presidency, as well as redistricting, and cut state courts out of the equation.

Zelenskyy Father’s Day post spotlights family ties amid war

KYIV, Ukraine — One photograph shows a kneeling soldier kissing a child inside a subway station, where Ukraine families shelter from Russian airstrikes. In another, an infant and a woman who appears on the brink of tears look out from a departing train car as a man peers inside, his hand spread across the window in a gesture of goodbye.

Maryland Apple workers face hurdles after vote to unionize

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The historic vote by employees of a Maryland Apple store to unionize — a first for the technology giant — is a significant step in a lengthy process that labor experts say is heavily stacked against workers in favor of their employers.

Stop toying with DACA recipients’ lives

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. By his executive order, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protected them from deportation and granted access to educational and work opportunities that have allowed many of them to thrive.

Does a chatbot have a soul?

Don’t unplug your computer! Don’t throw away that smartphone! Just because a Google software engineer whose conclusions have been questioned says a computer program is sentient, meaning it can think and has feelings, doesn’t mean an attack of the cyborgs through your devices is imminent.