HONOLULU Hawaii already has some of the nations strictest gun laws, but the fatal shooting of two Honolulu police officers by a man his lawyer and neighbors believe had psychiatric problems has added new urgency to efforts to close gun control loopholes and bolster mental health care treatment.
Caneel Boo Boo Corpuz is a veteran on the Hilo High girls soccer team, and she called this season the roughest in her four years. Shes seen her share of wild stuff, and she was on the winning side.
Robert Jody Rob Bobby Abraham, 58, of Waikoloa died Dec. 16 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in San Diego, a cook 1 at the Mauna Lani, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hapuna Prince and Keauhou Beach hotels, member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 and culinary arts graduate at Hawaii Community College. Memorial service 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Old Kona Airport Park large pavilion. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by wife, Josette Abraham of Waikoloa; son, Taylar Abraham of Waikoloa; sister, Melody (Jim) Summey of Kailua-Kona; aunts, uncles; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Caiyle Kaupu and the Konawaena girls basketball team earned a hard-fought victory at Hilo High in mid-December to open the regular season, and then they had every reason to take it easy.
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Maria Lucas Panag, 91, of Kapaau died Jan. 5 at home. Born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a retired nursery worker for Kohala Nursery and member of Kohala Senior Citizens and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by sons, Virgilio (Virginia) Raquiza of Hawi, Reynald (Martha) Raquiza of Waimea and Marcos (Remi) Raquiza of Kapaau; daughter, Marybel (Jaime) Macaspac of Kapaau; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the New Year with its annual luncheon meeting to be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall.
This Saturday is Lunar New Year, the beginning of the new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. Food is very symbolic, with each dish having some hope for either longevity, good luck, or fortune.
PUU WAAWAA Nene wandered, honked and flew around the 55-acre enclosure at Puu Waawaa Forest Reserve as volunteers planted, watered, weeded, collected native seeds and created trails at the dryland forest for Mondays Kaiser Permanentes annual Day of Service.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues to share Hawaiian culture, stewardship programs and opportunities to explore the Kahuku Unit throughout February 2020.
The Donkey Mill Art Center is honored to present NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha The Great in Paint &Prose, featuring original paintings created by Carl F. K. Pao paired with selections from the book Kamehameha – The Rise of a King, by Kawika Eyre with illustrations by Brook Parker.
The 20th annual Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day will be held on Jan. 25 at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
On Jan. 12, Hawaii Wing Civil Air Patrol successfully concluded its emergency services biennial evaluation, conducted by the U.S. Air Force.