DeRozan, Aldridge lead Spurs past Timberwolves

SAN ANTONIO — DeMar DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a 23-point performance by Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler in a 112-108 victory Wednesday night in a matchup of teams coming off a tumultuous offseason.

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KEALAKEKUA — Kamehameha-Hawaii had not dropped a single set since the team’s league opener back in mid-August, but in Wednesday night’s BIIF Division I championship match, Hilo looked like the undefeated team, putting the Warriors in unfamiliar territory.

Ige supports state tax on properties to fund education

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige lent his political weight Monday night to a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the state to tax investment properties to support public education, while also promising to veto any resulting bill that might raise property taxes for owner-occupied homes or increase rents on affordable housing.

Council accepts easements for North Kohala pedestrian trail

HILO — A pedestrian trail that meanders from Kohala Lighthouse to recently acquired county land at Kapanaia Road now belongs to the public, with the County Council on Wednesday unanimously accepting an easement as part of a 2002 settlement agreement with a developer.

Obituaries 10-17-18

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Tale of two sentences

Bob Dylan in an early song, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol, tells how a rich, privileged southerner throws his cane at a black servant and kills her, and only gets six months in jail.

Nine drivers arrested for suspected DUI

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested nine motorists for suspected drunken driving between Oct. 8 and Sunday. None were involved in a traffic crash or younger than age 21.