Vietnam Veterans memorial unveiled

On Wednesday, Vietnam Veterans Day, as America recognized the 50th anniversary of the end of the war, a group of dedicated veterans unveiled a new Vietnam War Memorial at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

Ola Brewing eyes new venue

The former Wainaku Executive Center may become a restaurant in the next five years, according to plans by owner Ola Brewing Company.

UH-Hilo looks for new hires

The University of Hawaii at Hilo is hiring several staff members and administrators for the upcoming school year, ranging from executive positions to teaching roles.

States’ divisions on abortion widen after Roe overturned

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A group of Tennessee Republicans began this year’s legislative session hoping to add narrow exceptions to one of the strictest abortion bans in the country, armed with the belief that most people — even in conservative Tennessee — reject extremes on the issue.

Daunting recovery underway in tornado-devastated Mississippi

ROLLING FORK, Miss. — Help began pouring into one of the poorest regions of the U.S. after a deadly tornado tore a path of destruction for more than an hour across a long swath of Mississippi, even as furious new storms Sunday struck across the Deep South.

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.

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.

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.