Democrats plan lightning Trump impeachment, want him out now

WASHINGTON — Warnings flashing, Democrats in Congress laid plans Friday for swift impeachment of President Donald Trump, demanding decisive, immediate action to ensure an “unhinged” commander in chief can’t add to the damage they say he’s inflicted or even ignite nuclear war in his final days in office.

Vets home begins vaccinations

Against a blue backdrop decorated with patriotic stars and a bunting banner with the hashtag #igottheshot, the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered Friday at Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home.

State uproots ‘kanaka garden’ at Wailoa park

An early morning operation Thursday to uproot a “kanaka garden” planted earlier this week by Hawaiian sovereignty activists was a multi-agency response, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Activists clear tents at Wailoa, leave garden

Activists occupying a portion of Wailoa State Recreation Area in Hilo were expecting state Department of Land and Natural Resource enforcement officers at 5 p.m. Wednesday, but by Tribune-Herald press time, some three dozen people were still waiting.

Hawaii delegation reacts to storming of US Capitol

Three days after U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele was sworn in as a member of the 117th Congress, the Hilo Democrat found himself in Washington, D.C., as an angry mob, encouraged by President Donald Trump, stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to thwart a peaceful transition of power.

State: ‘Kanaka garden’ at Wailoa park must be removed by 5 p.m. today

The state set a 5 p.m. deadline today for activists who have taken over a portion of Wailoa River Recreation Area in Hilo and planted a “kanaka garden” — as was done in 2012 and 2013 — to remove the plantings and other items or have them hauled away by Department of Land and Natural Resources enforcement officers.