KAILUA-KONA — From a new take on the auto shop to proposing a business that recycles rubbish into sports equipment, three teams of students at Kua o Ka La Public Charter School are learning to put their talents and passions to work — and getting some solid cash in return.
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — California legalizes marijuana for recreational use Monday, but that won’t stop federal agents from seizing the drug — even in tiny amounts — on busy freeways and backcountry highways.
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea is one of the least Wi-Fi-friendly countries in the world. Having a device that emits Wi-Fi signals can result in detention and a major fine. Worse, if you are a North Korean. Public use of the internet is a concept that just makes North Korean officials really nervous.
Please don’t call it ANWR. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is not an acronym. We don’t refer to Yellowstone as YELL or Central Park as CEPA. By reducing it to four letters and leaving out those crucial words “national” and “refuge,” you’re liable to forget that this place belongs to all of us.
Preaching morality while practicing cupidity can be tricky, but various American governments have done it for years regarding smoking. This mental contortion now has a new chapter. The four largest American tobacco companies (Altria, R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard, Philip Morris) are, under government compulsion, funding newspaper and television ads to tell — actually, to remind — people that their products are sickening:
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Heading into his first full offseason as San Francisco’s coach, Kyle Shanahan wants the 49ers to maintain perspective now that expectations are rising dramatically with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback.
PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell could potentially make some Pittsburgh Steelers history Sunday.
SHREVEPORT, La. — Freshman James Blackman was throwing the touchdown passes. Another freshman, Cam Akers, was gaining big chunks of yards on the ground.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota will scratch one big item off his list Sunday when the quarterback plays in his first regular-season finale with the Tennessee Titans.
Brandon Echalas’ nickname suggests that of a flashy offensive player, and a self-important one at that.
HILO — A University of Hawaii at Hilo study designed to decrease medicine-related re-hospitalizations of older adults is garnering national attention.
Bret Stephen’s column on the tax bill is reasonable until he gets to the corporate tax. At that point, he feels that the corporate tax is too high. Well folks, show me a corporation that actually pays taxes. The average corporation pays no taxes because they can use the loopholes built into the tax structure that small businesses can’t use.
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HILO — Police investigators still aren’t sure whether the charred body found Monday morning inside a torched truck in Puna is a man or woman.
HILO — They’re the little birds that could.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County continues to move forward with plans to relocate Camp Kikaha out of the Old Kona Industrial Area and expand it to accommodate several hundred homeless on a permanent basis — but both the process and pace of that change have been altered in recent weeks.
KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Fire Department is cautioning residents about the dangers of illegal aerial pyrotechnics now that fireworks tents have opened across town.