Aloha, 2022: A look back at the year that was
It’s been said that to live on the Island of Hawaii is to deal with nature on steroids, so it’s no surprise that a volcano is the Tribune-Herald’s top news story of 2022.
COVID in 2022: Vaccines, at-home tests help lower infections
Fifty-six Big Island residents died in 2022 from COVID-19, according to state Department of Health data.
Time zone by time zone, another new year sweeps into view
NEW YORK — New Year’s celebrations swept across the globe, ushering in 2023 with countdowns and fireworks — and marking an end to a year that brought war in Europe, a new chapter in the British monarchy and global worries over inflation.
2 technology balancing acts
The internet and social media have provided organizations and people with a great many windows on the world compared to the three major television stations of the 1950s.
Obituaries for January 1
Alice Francisca Dela Cruz-Bailado, 66, of Paauilo died Nov. 22 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Laupahoehoe, she and was a retired registered nurse for North Hawaii Community Hospital. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 7) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by husband, Clyde Bailado of Paauilo; daughter, Rachel K. (Kristopher Alsdorf Gellineau) Matthews of Colorado; stepsons, Preston (Denise) Bailado of Kona and Vanson (Tovah) Bailado of Paauilo; brother, Romel Dela Cruz of Hilo; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Volcano Watch: ‘Your job sounds so cool! How does someone become a volcanologist?’
What is a volcanologist, exactly? The short answer is a volcanologist is a person who studies volcanoes, but that’s not the whole story. There are as many different specialties within volcanology and as many paths you can take to get there as there are tools of the trade. What are these tools, you ask? Let’s have a look.
N. Korea fires 3 missiles amid tensions over drone flights
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters in its latest weapons display on Saturday, a day after rival South Korea conducted a rocket launch related to its push to build a space-based surveillance to better monitor the North.
Russian strikes intensify as Ukrainians return for holiday
KYIV, Ukraine — Multiple blasts rocked Kyiv and other areas of Ukraine on Saturday, killing at least one person and wounding 14 others, in a sign that the pace of Russia attacks had picked up before New Year’s.
The slow count: Hand tallies of paper ballots is the only way to the truth
It was two years ago, Dec. 2, 2020, when Donald Trump, angling for anything to undo his loss to Joe Biden, claimed — with no justification or facts — that Dominion voting machines were rigged and, “we have to go to paper. Maybe it takes longer, but the only secure system is paper.”
UH-Hilo hoops teams top Chaminade
The UH-Hilo men’s and women’s basketball teams both defeated the Chaminade Silverswords in games on Saturday afternoon.
No. 3 TCU upsets No. 2 Michigan 51-45 in wild CFP semifinal
GLENDALE, Ariz. — TCU’s wild ride has one more stop.
No. 1 Georgia rallies to beat No. 4 Ohio State 42-41 in semi
ATLANTA — Stetson Bennett capped No. 1 Georgia’s comeback from a two-touchdown, fourth-quarter deficit with a 10-yard, last-minute scoring pass to Adonai Mitchell in a 42-41 victory over No. 4 Ohio State for a shot at its second straight national title.
BYU offensive lineman Veikoso dies in construction accident
HONOLULU (AP) — Brigham Young University offensive lineman Sione Veikoso was killed in a construction accident in his hometown in Hawaii, family members said.
Young throws for 5 TDs, Alabama tops K-State in Sugar Bowl
NEW ORLEANS — Bryce Young’s decision to opt in to the Sugar Bowl only enhanced his chances of cashing in as a pro.
Iowa posts 1st Music City Bowl shutout, tops Kentucky 21-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Joe Labas threw for 139 yards and a touchdown in his first start and Iowa posted the first shutout in the Music City Bowl’s 24-year history by beating Kentucky 21-0 Saturday.
No. 4 Kansas rallies from 15 down to beat Oklahoma St 69-67
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The last time Kansas needed to overcome a 15-point halftime deficit was on the biggest stage in college basketball.
New abnormal: Climate disaster damage ‘down’ to $268 billion
This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over.
Suspect in Idaho killings plans to waive extradition hearing
BOISE, Idaho — A suspect arrested in connection with the slayings of four University of Idaho students plans to waive an extradition hearing so he can be quickly brought to Idaho to face murder charges, his defense attorney said Saturday.
‘Atmospheric river’ dumps heavy rain, snow across California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of California on Saturday, snarling traffic and closing highways as the state prepared to usher in a new year.
Benedict XVI, reluctant pope who chose to retire, dies at 95
VATICAN CITY — He was the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps and Mozart piano concertos to the public glare and majesty of Vatican pageantry. When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI and was thrust into the footsteps of his beloved and charismatic predecessor, he said he felt a guillotine had come down on him.