Hundreds participate in annual Hilo Women’s March

The third annual Hilo Women’s March was as much a celebration as a demonstration, with many participants still riding the wave of excitement from the influx of women being elected to Congress last November.

Trump plans to make ‘major announcement’ on shutdown, border

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he will make a “major announcement” about the government shutdown and the southern border this afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week. Democrats are now proposing hundreds of millions of dollars for new immigration judges and improvements to ports of entry from Mexico, but nothing for the wall, a House aide said, as the party begins fleshing out its vision of improving border security.

‘A big thank you’: Palace receives $50,000 check for upgrades

An anonymous $50,000 donation, slipped through the mail slot of the Palace Theater on New Year’s Eve, will help the theater with fire-safety upgrades and renovation of an antiquated sprinkler system — two things that must happen before a long-planned air conditioning project can move forward.