Senators urge better care for US veterans

Hawaii County has two community outpatient clinics for veterans and two vet centers, meaning veterans on the island often have to travel, schedule a telehealth visit, or seek a community care provider to access treatment in a timely manner.

Wanted: A bunch of mahimahi stomachs

To fishermen in Hawaii, Pacific mahimahi stomachs hold no particular value and are discarded. But to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists researching mahimahi diet, each stomach tells a unique story and provides an opportunity to help the fish and its environment.

Federer’s farewell to be in doubles; comeback? ‘No, no, no’

LONDON — Roger Federer leaned back on a couch, the picture of relaxation in a navy blue pullover, black jogger pants and white sneakers. He had just showered and changed after a practice session Wednesday at the arena that will be used for the final match of his career, grinning as he talked about getting into the flow with a racket in hand.

Judge stuck at 60 HRs as Yankees rout Pirates 14-2

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge disappointed fans by staying stuck at 60 homers but doubled twice and scored on Oswaldo Cabrera’s first-inning grand slam that started the New York Yankees to a 14-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.

Celebrate the Jewish New Year in Hilo

Ahava ‘Aina, East Hawaii’s first and only Jewish community congregation, will be reading for the first time from its special sacred Holocaust Torah in celebration of the new year ahead — 5783.

Virginia Thomas agrees to interview with Jan. 6 panel

WASHINGTON — Conservative activist Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to participate in a voluntary interview with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Biden: Russia’s Ukraine abuses ‘make your blood run cold’

UNITED NATIONS — President Joe Biden declared at the United Nations on Wednesday that Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets” of the international body with its war in Ukraine as he summoned nations around the globe to stand firm in backing the Ukrainian resistance.

Obituaries for September 22

Robert Allan Barnes, 68, of Captain Cook died Aug. 28 at home. Born in California, he was a coffee farmer. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Dawn L. Barnes of Opihihale; daughter, Loretta (Visut) Buasriyottiya of Honaunau; sons, Curtis R. (Deborah) Barnes of Australia and Barney I Barnes of Milolii; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.