NWS predicts four to seven tropical cyclones for hurricane season

There is a 50% chance of above-normal tropical cyclone activity during the Central Pacific hurricane season this year, according to the outlook from NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, which are divisions of the National Weather Service.

Nuggets make Denver a hoops town with first trip to NBA Finals in 47 years

DENVER — It took 3,787 regular-season games and 29 trips to the playoffs, countless ripoffs of rainbow uniforms and even more ‘yeah, buts’ than any city should have to stomach. Finally, 47 seasons into an entertaining, often frustrating and almost always overlooked journey in the NBA, Denver is at the center of the basketball world.

Army soldiers help clean Pu‘ukohola Heiau site

More than a dozen soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment on May 16-17 volunteered to clean up the beach area of the Pu‘ukohola Heiau National Historic Site in West Hawaii.

A’s, Nevada leaders reach tentative ballpark agreement

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Republican Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo announced Wednesday a tentative agreement with the Oakland Athletics and legislative leaders for a stadium funding plan after weeks of negotiations over how much the state will contribute to a $1.5 billion Las Vegas ballpark.

Hundreds of kids attend Hawaii Keiki Rodeo

Nearly 400 keiki ranging in age from 2 to 17 years old displayed the paniolo spirit at the Hawaii Keiki Rodeo held on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, at the Pana‘ewa Equestrian Center

McCarthy signals debt deal optimism as US is put on credit watch

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s optimism that White House and GOP negotiators would reach a deal in time to avert a potentially catastrophic default didn’t mollify analysts as the U.S. was put on a ratings watch late Wednesday. The California Republican said after a four-hour meeting between his and President Joe Biden’s hand-picked negotiators that a deal was possible before June 1, the date by which Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned the U.S. could run out of money to pay its bills.

A year after the Uvalde massacre: Did anything change?

The shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in May 2022 in some ways changed the conversation yet again on gun violence in the United States: 19 fourth-grade students and two teachers died in one of the deadliest school shootings in American history.

Obituaries for May 25

James Arthur Hour, 97, of Kailua-Kona died May 4. Born in Quincy, Ill., he was a commercial artist and owner of Jim’s Sign Shop in Calistoga, Calif. Services at a later date. Survived by daughters, Marie of Missouri and Sharon DePauw of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.