Ka‘u baseball team falls at Hilo
HILO — The Ka‘u High School varsity baseball team suffered a 5-1 loss to Hilo High School Friday evening.
How a Big Island family aided in recovery of nene gosling
A nene family was reunited and relocated last week after an illegal capture and removal of its gosling from Wailoa River State Recreation Area in Hilo.
March Madness: No. 2 seed Utah chasing more NCAA history
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Utah won its first Pac-12 title behind All-American Alissa Pili, earned its highest seed ever at No. 2 in the Greenville 2 Regional and reached consecutive NCAA Tournaments for the first time in 14 years.
Final No. 1 seed falls as Houston gets blown out by Miami
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The next stop for Houston’s resurrected basketball program is the Big 12.
Gonzaga beats UCLA 79-76 in Sweet 16 on Strawther’s shot
LAS VEGAS — Gonzaga and UCLA played one NCAA Tournament game that left the Zags’ star player bawling, and another game that stunned the Bruins.
San Diego State ousts top seed Alabama from March Madness
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Darrion Trammell and San Diego State used a dominant defensive performance to knock top overall seed Alabama out of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night, bottling up All-America freshman Brandon Miller in a 71-64 victory in the Sweet 16.
AL West Preview: Can Ohtani, Angels unseat the Astros?
Once Shohei Ohtani struck out Mike Trout for an epic finish to the World Baseball Classic, the former AL MVPs quickly returned to being teammates again for what could be their last chance together to lead the Los Angeles Angels to the playoffs.
Biden: US will ‘forcefully’ protect personnel in Syria
OTTAWA, Ontario — President Joe Biden said Friday that the U.S. would respond “forcefully” to protect its personnel after U.S. forces retaliated with airstrikes on sites in Syria used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard following a suspected Iranian-linked attack Thursday that killed a U.S. contractor and wounded seven other Americans in northeast Syria.
House GOP passes parents’ rights bill in clash over schools
WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Friday narrowly passed legislation that would fulfill a campaign promise to give parents a role in what’s taught in public schools. It has little chance in the Democrat-run Senate and critics said it would propel a far-right movement that has led to book bans, restrictions aimed at transgender students and raucous school board meetings across the country.
Bills intended to shame and scare transgender students are despicable
Republican lawmakers across the nation have introduced more than 400 bills to restrict the rights of LGBTQ people in the current legislative cycle, according to Human Rights Watch. One of them is Assembly Bill 1314, an odious proposal by California Assemblymembers Bill Essayli, R-Corona, and James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, to compel teachers, counselors and other school staff to notify parents if their kid is transgender.
California’s population is on the decline, and high-income earners have joined the exodus
It turns out high-income people are also fleeing the state — a new twist in the California exit.
March Madness: Sweet 16 underway from NYC to Las Vegas
March Madness has reached Sweet 16 weekend. Two No. 1 seeds, Kansas and Purdue, are already gone along with millions of busted brackets and a host of bluebloods including Kentucky, Duke, Indiana and UCLA. Here is what to know:
Indigenous artists help skateboarding earn stamp of approval
PHOENIX — Years ago, skateboarding was branded as a hobby for rebels or stoners in city streets, schoolyards and back alleys. Those days are long gone.
Parade disinvites Hawaii lawmaker after pride flag comments
HONOLULU — The chair of a parade honoring a Native Hawaiian leader and prince said Friday a state lawmaker won’t be allowed to participate in the event after he questioned a middle school principal’s display of a pride flag supporting LGBTQ+ people.
Trump, turning up heat, raises specter of violence if he is charged
In an overnight social media post, former President Donald Trump predicted that “potential death and destruction” may result if, as expected, he is charged by the Manhattan district attorney in connection with hush-money payments to a porn star made during the 2016 presidential campaign.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
Tropical Gardening: Spring fragrance adds another pleasure to Hawaii gardens
The sun has officially passed over the equator as the Earth dips to the south. It is now officially spring. Our weather is generally mild all year, however, there is a noticeable spring fever effect when it comes to local gardeners. This is because many flowers start heavy blooming at this time.