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32 endangered species protected under Safe Harbor Agreement

KAILUA-KONA —The state Department of Land and Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Kamehameha Schools on Friday signed a historic agreement to promote the recovery of 32 federally endangered species and one threatened species on Hawaii Island.

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

SPOKANE, Wash. — Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.

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A lilikoi plant carries a dramatic blossom above its fruit in Opihihale on Sunday. (Terri Olsem/Community Contributor)

Only values-based conservatives can conquer Trumpism

WASHINGTON — On the issue of child separation, President Trump had to be dragged kicking and screaming into basic humanity. His initial goal was to create terror in migrants without provoking revulsion in the broader public. He failed. Trump may be immune to sympathy, but he is not immune to pressure. His partial backdown proves he is not completely indifferent to public outrage, which hopefully will generate more of it.

Mauna Loa a no-go

HILO — Hawaii Island residents will have only one volcano to worry about. At least for now.

Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled

SARANSK, Russia — With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception.

Confusion and uncertainty at the border after Trump acts

McALLEN, Texas — The U.S. government wrestled with the ramifications Thursday of President Donald Trump’s move to stop separating families at the border, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and Congress again failing to take action on immigration reform.

Obituaries: 06-22-18

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Thirty Meter Telescope project before Hawaii Supreme Court again

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in an appeal that could determine whether an embattled multi-nation telescope project can be built on a mountain Native Hawaiians consider sacred or have to move to a backup site in Spain’s Canary Islands that’s less desirable to scientists hoping to use the instrument for groundbreaking discoveries.