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.
Gun carry permits granted; police raise concerns over training
With 19 licenses to carry a concealed firearm issued and another 58 pending approval in Hawaii County, some Hawaii Island police officers are concerned they haven’t received proper training on encountering permit holders.
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.
Council members urge state to help solve traffic and road woes
The Hawaii County Council is urging the Legislature to take steps to improve ailing roadway infrastructure on the Big Island.
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.
Bill aims to provide tool to revitalize downtown Hilo
A bill that would create a business improvement district to revitalize downtown Hilo has been resurrected.
US Navy wants public’s ideas on how to use Hawaii fuel tanks
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Oahu (AP) — The Navy on Tuesday said it will ask the public how it should use a fuel storage facility in the hills above Pearl Harbor once it has finished draining petroleum from its massive storage tanks.
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.
UK minister under fire for calling migrants an ‘invasion’
LONDON — Britain’s interior minister faced criticism Tuesday for describing migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats as an “invasion,” days after an immigration center was attacked with firebombs.
Supreme Court clears way for Graham testimony in Georgia
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for Sen. Lindsey Graham’s testimony in a Georgia investigation of possible illegal interference in the 2020 election by then-President Donald Trump and his allies in the state.
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.
Public invited to support local group during Parkinson’s walk
The Hawaii Parkinson Association’s biggest event will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, at Magic Island on Oahu.
Roberts delays handover of Trump tax returns to House panel
WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday put a temporary hold on the handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee.
To tweet or not to tweet, now that Elon’s the boss
My plan was to dither. I find that if I plan to dither, the chances are high I’ll follow through.
Hilo museum to celebrate World Tsunami Awareness Day on Saturday
The Pacific Tsunami Museum on Saturday will host special presentations for children and adults to celebrate World Tsunami Awareness Day.
Kanye West has been an equal opportunity offender, but only now he’s being canceled
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being, say, James Corden and 10 being R. Kelly, how close are we to completely canceling Kanye West?
Harper, Phillies tie World Series mark with 5 HR, top Astros
PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper bashed a home run on the first World Series pitch he saw in Philadelphia, and then figured out how the Phillies could hit a few more.