Hawaii Island man faces charges for monk seal harassment

A 52-year-old Big Island man, who recently relocated to Hawaii from the mainland, was cited Tuesday by state and federal agencies after his dog was captured on videotape harassing a Hawaiian monk seal at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on Oct. 10.

Obituaries for November 2

Tomasa Martinez Valdez, 87, of Hilo, died Sept. 14 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Santa Ilocos Sur, Philippines, she worked for Miyashiro Poultry Farm and was a member of World Mission Center in Hilo. Visitation to be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral at 9:30 a.m. and burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park at 11:30 a.m. Survived by daughter Filomena (Carlos) Fernandez of Hilo; three grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Public input sought on fishing regulations

A series of public meetings hosted by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will take place throughout November to review fishing regulations for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Monument Expansion Area, or MEA.

Biden tears into GOP, labels DeSantis ‘Trump incarnate’

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — President Joe Biden on Tuesday lashed out at Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis as “Donald Trump incarnate,” zeroing in on a potential 2024 GOP presidential contender as he campaigned for Democrats facing uphill fights in next week’s midterm election.

Ukrainians grapple with power outages as winter approaches

KYIV, Ukraine — The decorative candles Yaroslav Vedmid bought more than a year ago were never meant to be lit, but the dried wax that now clings to them attests to how they’ve been used almost nightly — a consequence of power cuts across Ukraine.

Officials: Suspect in Pelosi attack was on ‘suicide mission’

SAN FRANCISCO — The man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home, beating her husband and seeking to kidnap her told police he was on a “suicide mission” and had plans to target other California and federal politicians, according to a Tuesday court filing.

Families unleash grief and anger on Parkland school shooter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Families of the 17 children and staff members Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered cursed him to hell, wished him a painful death and called him a coward Tuesday as they got their one chance to address him directly before he is sentenced to life in prison.

Mauka Makai Drag Show set for Honokaa

From the mountains to the sea, award-winning artists from Denver and Hawaii Island join forces for the Mauka Makai Drag Show on Saturday at Honokaa People’s Theatre.