Impact of COVID-19 on UH-Hilo applications ‘nominal’

While the number of students who so far applied to the University of Hawaii at Hilo has increased compared to last year, university officials say those applications largely came before the onset the COVID-19 pandemic; the impact the disease might have on overall enrollment this fall remains to be seen.

Sentencing set in fatal 2018 crash

Sentencing is coming up for a Kona man who pleaded no contest earlier this year to first-degree negligent homicide stemming from a 2018 crash that killed a 41-year-old mother of two.

Tropical Gardening: Here we go again with another hurricane season

Hurricane season is officially here and the tropical Pacific has already had Typhoon Amphan tearing up the Philippines in May. When it comes to hurricanes, to paraphrase an old adage, June is too soon, July — standby, August a must, September — remember, then remember again October and November because it is not over until December!

Weddings, vow renewals at state beaches resume with ‘wiki permits’

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Thursday that, effective immediately, wiki permits, the online permitting system for limited commercial activities on state beaches such as weddings and vow renewals, is resuming service subject to the following COVID-19 “Act With Care” restrictions:

AYSO planning for fall return

High-fives will be prohibited and the pitch won’t be as crowded as the usual, but plans are in the works to have American Youth Soccer Organization play come back to area fields in a couple of months.