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.
‘All Hawaiian’ coffee labeling in lawmakers’ crosshairs
State lawmakers are once again attempting to set limits on who can claim to sell Hawaii-grown coffee products.
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.
Celebrating Prince Kuhio Day: The Lyman Museum offers free admission in commemoration
Over 500 people visited the Lyman Museum for Manuahi Day, or the first free day since COVID-19 on Monday.
The former Country Club Condominium Hotel is up for new development
The former Country Club Condominium Hotel may become a hotel again under new management.
Community receives $10 million for new Papa‘aloa Community Center Gym
There is a bright future on the horizon for Papa‘aloa and the Hamakua Coast with the newly acquired $10 million for a new community gym.
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.
Pickleball all the rage: Demand for courts grows as sport soars in popularity
Pickleball is growing rapidly in popularity around Hawaii Island as more people are introduced to the fun, dynamic sport.
‘Losing momentum’ in albizia battle: Officials look for solutions as funding dwindles
As funding for albizia removal on the Big Island dries up, the invasive trees — and the danger they pose — are spreading again.
Kawaihae business launches fully electric catamaran
A sea tour operator in Kawaihae is leading the way toward a more eco-friendly industry with Hawaii’s first fully electric sailing charter vessel.
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.
Indigenous artists help skateboarding earn stamp of approval
PHOENIX — Years ago, skateboarding was branded as a hobby for rebels or stoners in city streets, schoolyards and back alleys. Those days are long gone.
TikTok CEO grilled by skeptical lawmakers on safety, content
WASHINGTON — A nearly six-hour grilling of TikTok’s CEO by lawmakers brought the platform’s 150 million U.S. users no closer to an answer as to whether the app will be wiped from their devices.
Trump inquiries present a stress test for Justice in a polarized nation
On the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, Merrick Garland was busy typing away in his upstairs office at home, finalizing remarks he planned to deliver the following day when he was to be introduced as Joe Biden’s nominee to be attorney general.
Trump arrested? Putin jailed? Fake AI images spread online
NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump getting gang-tackled by riot-gear-clad New York City police officers. Russian President Vladimir Putin in prison grays behind the bars of a dimly lit concrete cell.
Help sought finding owner of bracelet lost on BI
Thirty years after discovering it, a Colorado woman is seeking the owner of a bracelet found on a West Hawaii beach.