Ige signs executive order protecting access to abortions
Gov. David Ige issued an executive order today protecting both patients and providers from legal action regarding abortion and reproductive health care services in Hawaii.
Gabbard quits Democratic Party due to ‘wokeness’ and ‘racializing’
Former Congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard announced today that she is leaving the Democratic Party.
Tourists flock to Japan after COVID restrictions lifted
TOKYO — Eager to admire colorful foliage, eat sushi and go shopping, droves of tourists from abroad started arriving Tuesday in Japan for the first day of lifted border restrictions, which had been in place for more than two years to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Woman faces two felony drug charges
A 32-year-old woman has been charged with two felony drug offenses after being arrested Oct. 5.
Fire destroys Eden Roc home
A house fire early Monday morning destroyed a home in Mountain View’s Eden Roc Estates subdivision.
Kimball named chairwoman, Inaba vice chairman of incoming County Council
Hamakua Councilwoman Heather Kimball has been selected chairwoman and North Kona Councilman Holeka Inaba vice chairman of the new County Council that will take office in December.
Saddle Road EIS terminated
The long-sought Daniel K. Inouye Highway extension in West Hawaii has hit another roadblock.
Police: Cars broken into at West Hawaii beaches
Police say a thief or thieves stole valuable items from motor vehicles on Oct. 5 at two West Hawaii beach parks.
State seeks to improve access to Hilo Harbor
The state Department of Transportation Harbors Division is seeking to acquire almost 10 acres of privately owned land on Kalanianaole Street near the entrance to the Port of Hilo.
Wanted: Ant samples from residents’ yards
Residents are urged to be on the lookout for little fire ants during what the state Department of Land and Natural Resources has called “Stop the Ant Month.”
Obituaries for October 11
Celine M. Carreira, 83, of Kaaawa, Oahu, died Sept. 10 at Hilo Medical Center. Private services held. Survived by four sons and a daughter; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.
Social Security boost will help millions of kids, too
WASHINGTON — Seventy-year-old Cassandra Gentry is looking forward to a hefty cost-of-living increase in her Social Security benefits — not for herself but to pay for haircuts for her two grandchildren and put food on the table.
California governor’s wife among accusers at Weinstein trial
LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a documentary filmmaker and actor who is married to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, is among the accusers of Harvey Weinstein who will testify at his rape and sexual assault trial that began Monday, her attorney said.
Search for victims done, Florida coast aims for Ian recovery
FORT MYERS, Fla. — An army of 42,000 utility workers has restored electricity to more than 2.5 million businesses and homes in Florida since Hurricane Ian’s onslaught, and Brenda Palmer’s place is among them. By the government’s count, she and her husband, Ralph, are part of a success story.
California man charged in family’s kidnapping, slaying
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday charged a California man in the kidnapping and killings of an 8-month-old baby, her parents and uncle.
Small business group files suit over Biden student loan plan
WASHINGTON — A small-business advocacy group has filed a new lawsuit seeking to block the Biden administration’s efforts to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans — the latest legal challenge to the program.
A jobs survey full of good news
For as long as I’ve been paying attention to economic news, pundits and investors have waited anxiously for the monthly report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the employment situation. That’s still true, and there was some important news in Friday’s report. More on that later.
Democrats should scuttle the debt ceiling before America hits the fiscal brink
They aren’t saying it publicly, but behind the scenes, congressional Republican officials and business leaders are bracing for the nightmare scenario of a debt ceiling crisis potentially worse than the one in 2011 if the GOP retakes the House this year.
28 dead as Julia drenches Central America with rainfall
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former Hurricane Julia has dissipated, but is still drenching Guatemala and El Salvador with torrential rains Monday after it reemerged in the Pacific following a pounding of Nicaragua.
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