The pleasure has been all mine, Big Island
My car stalled at an intersection in Hilo the other day, and my first instinct, frankly, was to roll it into a ditch and start walking, just to let everyone else pass by unencumbered.
Police body cams should not be tools of surveillance
Police body cameras and facial recognition technology serve two completely different purposes and shouldn’t be combined.
To deter China on Taiwan, Biden needs to reassure
Last week, in an unscripted moment, President Joe Biden warned bluntly that if China invades Taiwan, the United States will come to the island’s defense.
Waiakea programs get face-lift: Club coach Thompson to lead girls volleyball; Smith moves over to boys basketball
Laura Thompson had a developmental hand in Waiakea’s last BIIF girls volleyball championship, but now she’s ready for a more hands-on role.
BIIF volleyball player of year follows brothers as heavy hitter for Waiakea
There have been three standout volleyball-playing Morante brothers at Waiakea the past decade-plus, and each was molded from “Clay.”
University of Hawaii requires masks indoors amid spike
HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii said Tuesday it will require masks indoors across its 10-campus system amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in the islands.
After tearing it up at Kansas, Hilo High grad Ahuna enters transfer portal
Hilo’s Maui Ahuna owns a spot on the all-Big 12 baseball team, two entries on “SportsCenter” Top 10 plays, high rankings on 2023 Major League Baseball Draft prospect lists and a spot in the transfer portal.
HHSAA Hall of Honor: Salazar-Harrell is Konawaena girls basketball’s 12th inductee; Kohala’s Cazimero also honored
If the Konawaena girls basketball program doesn’t have its own wing in the HHSAA Hall of Honor already, perhaps it will now.
Kawaihae on high: Youth crews catapult Manny Veincent’s club to season-opening regatta win
Manny Veincent’s Kawaihae Canoe Club is in it’s 50th season and the paddling patriarch will turn 90 this year.
Leave abortion law to the states? Just look at Fugitive Slave Act to see how that will go
Why not leave abortion to the states?
Judge: Covid asylum restrictions to continue
NEW ORLEANS — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week.
CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11
Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday.
Hawaii bill promotes zero-emission travel between islands
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers this year passed legislation creating a working group to develop ways to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions on transportation between the islands.
Jury trial for three former Honolulu officials in chief payout case
HONOLULU — Three indicted former Honolulu officials will be tried by a jury on allegations they conspired to hide the source of public funds used to get a police chief to retire during a corruption investigation.
Abortion debate is really about love v. misery
It has been around for half a century, Roe v. Wade has, and besides this Supreme Court ruling facilitating something like 62 million abortions, it has generated a vast number of arguments in its defense. One of the most frequent insists that a woman has the irrefutable right to control her own body.
HHSAA track and field championships: Outleaned in the 100, Konawaena’s Hanks not to be denied in 200
It had been a minute, but Konawaena’s Caiya Hanks and St. Andrew’s Olivia Reed remembered one another from competing three years ago as freshmen sprinters, and they decided to reminisce.
The journey has included sour spots, but it’s made sweet-hitting Waiakea alum Gehrig Octavio all the stronger
Gehrig Octavio led his team to victory and hit a home run, but his first instinct in his first brush with the media was to smile and run the other way. Being 9 or 10 at the time, that’s exactly what the Hilo Little Leaguer did.
Waiakea looks for more magic at HHSAA track and field championships
With Taysia Rocha leading the way, Waiakea’s girls BIIF track and field championship had long been decided.
HPA, Kamehameha stumble in state D-II softball
Hawaii Prep and Kamehameha engaged in a well-played, dramatic BIIF softball championship, but neither could recreate the moment in their respective HHSAA Division II quarterfinals.