Inmate’s lawsuit alleges beating by HCCC guards

HILO — A 33-year-old inmate serving a 15-year prison sentence on two drug convictions is suing the state and its Department of Public Safety, claiming he was beaten by guards while in his cell at Hawaii Community Correctional Center.

A rocky road to recovery

Lower Puna residents with properties isolated by lava might be able to return home soon as the county considers how to create an access route across the lava near Highway 132.

‘Local boy’ wants PTA to be a good steward

HILO — Self-proclaimed “local boy” Lt. Col. Loreto V. Borce Jr., commander at U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Training Area, hit the ground running when he took over PTA in late May, with goals of readiness, workforce and community.

Obituaries: 11-17-18

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Guns like back in the day

Obenski: Nation responding to bully’s rhetoric

In the past three years we have seen an unprecedented increase in mass shootings, although the type and number of guns, more than people, in America have barely changed. We have more AR15s, but those have been around for 40 years. At least nobody uses Tommy guns anymore. They were the favorites of prohibition era gangsters and are seen in the old gangster movies. They could shoot more, bigger bullets faster than the AR. The most recent mass shooting was with a Glock 21 pistol, similar to those carried by most police officers but larger caliber.

Paradise lost

WASHINGTON — When polarity defines us, it’s easy to lose sight of our common humanity.

Island Life 11-16-18

A hibiscus blossoms near Kona Brewing. (Robert Viggers/Community Contributor)