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.
Running is a lifestyle for this year’s “Big Dog” scholars
To this year’s Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph Scholarship recipients, running is not just an athletic activity — it is a source of inspiration.
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.
Tkachuk sends Panthers to Stanley Cup Final, after topping Hurricanes 4-3 for sweep
SUNRISE, Fla. — Matthew Tkachuk delivered for Florida, again. Sergei Bobrovsky denied Carolina, again.
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.
Three UH-Hilo golfers named to academic all-district team
UH-Hilo golfers Nicholas Gomez, Kailey Oki and Noah Lau were named to the 2022-23 At-Large Academic All-District Team as selected and announced by College Sports Communicators Tuesday morning.
AARP offers free disaster preparation webinar
The beginning of hurricane season next month is a reminder for all Hawaii residents to have a disaster plan and disaster kit or to refresh and restock their disaster plans and kits.
Exchange Club prayer breakfast slated for June 8
The Exchange Club of Hilo next month will host its 28th annual prayer breakfast with Mayor Mitch Roth.
Out-of-Doors event features Disney songs
Singers with the East Hawaii Cultural Center and the Hilo Education Arts Repertory Theatre performed Disney songs during the Out-of-Doors concert in Lincoln Park last Saturday.
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
China’s hypersonic missiles threaten US power in the Pacific
China’s newest hypersonic missile, the DF-27, can fly as far as Hawaii, penetrate U.S. missile defenses and pose a particular threat to U.S. aircraft carriers, according to news reports of an assessment from the Pentagon.
Colorado River water deal gives California another reprieve. For now
The Colorado River deal announced Monday is more of a temporary reprieve than a solution to plummeting water supplies. The deep water cuts for California, Arizona and Nevada will tide over thirsty residents and farmers only until the end of 2026.
On 1st anniversary of Uvalde, Texas, school shooting, Biden says ‘it’s time to act’ on gun control
WASHINGTON — As families and loved ones mourn the unimaginable loss of 19 children and two teachers shot dead last year in Uvalde, Texas, President Joe Biden said from a solemn White House memorial that too many schools, too many everyday places have become “killing fields.”
Yellowstone baby bison put to death after visitor picks it up, leading herd to reject it
(AP) — A man who picked up a bison calf in Yellowstone National Park caused it to be shunned by its herd, prompting park officials to kill the animal rather than allow it to be a hazard to visitors.
Taking a daily multivitamin appears to boost brains of adults over 60, but more study is needed
Millions of American adults take daily multivitamins, even though the pills have not been shown to prevent ailments like heart disease or cancer and experts say it’s better to get nutrients from food.
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.
Typhoon Mawar flips cars, cuts power on Guam as scope of damage emerges in US Pacific territory
HAGATNA, Guam — Powerful Typhoon Mawar smashed the U.S. territory of Guam and continued lashing the Pacific island with high winds and heavy rain Thursday, knocking down trees, walls and power lines and creating a powerful storm surge that threatened to wash out low-lying areas.
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.