Obituaries for October 10

Jane Chieko Ikeda, 88, of Kealakekua died Sept. 21 at home. Born in Wailuku, Maui, she was an elementary school teacher at Konawaena School and a member of Hawaii State Teachers Association and Hawaii Government Employees Association. Private services at a later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts. Survived by sons, Scott (Juslin) Ikeda of Captain Cook, Kelly (Jean Butteris) Ikeda of Kealakekua and Jerry (Stephanie) Ikeda of Waikele, Oahu; sister, Ione Muranaka of Fountain Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Rain-fueled landslide sweeps through Venezuela town; 22 dead

LAS TEJERÍAS, Venezuela — A landslide fueled by flooding and days of torrential rain swept through a town in central Venezuela, leaving at least 22 people dead as it dragged mud, rocks and trees through neighborhoods, authorities said Sunday. Dozens of people are missing.

N. Korea confirms nuke missiles tests to ‘wipe out’ enemies

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Monday its recent barrage of missile launches were tests of its tactical nuclear weapons to “hit and wipe out” potential South Korean and U.S. targets, state media reported Monday. Leader Kim Jong Un signaled he would conduct more provocative tests in coming weeks.

Ian leaves scenes of recovery, despair on Florida coast

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Just days after Hurricane Ian struck, a crowd of locals gathered under a huge banyan tree at a motel’s outdoor tiki bar for drink specials and live music. Less than 10 miles away, crews were finishing the search for bodies on a coastal barrier island. Even closer, entire families were trying to get comfortable for the night in a mass shelter housing more than 500 storm victims.

UN ponders rapid armed force to help end Haiti’s crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres submitted a letter to the Security Council on Sunday proposing the immediate activation of a rapid action force following a plea for help from Haiti as gangs and protesters paralyze the country.

We must secure the right to contraception

In late September, Michigan’s Republican attorney general nominee Matt DePerno erroneously compared the emergency contraceptive Plan B to fentanyl at a conference in Texas, suggesting his state should “ban the pill.” DePerno is not the first politician to propose limiting contraceptive access following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, in which Justice Clarence Thomas made it clear that the constitutional right to contraception could be in jeopardy.

Lessons from surviving Hurricane Ian

Meteorologists can predict hurricanes as soon as they’re born and gauge their size, speed and time of arrival with increasing accuracy — though ascertaining their precise route remains a work in progress.