KAILUA-KONA — A controversial measure to institute across Hawaii a blanket ban on the manufacturing, distribution and use of chlorpyrifos — once the most widely utilized pesticide in the United States — continues to gain traction as it moves through the state House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON — The Senate left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter of fellow Republicans abandoned him on an issue that helped propel him to the White House.
NEW YORK — The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that’s causing most illnesses.
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WASHINGTON — Are you having trouble keeping up with the Rob Porter scandal? Apparently Sarah Huckabee Sanders is.
Kahilu Theatre Galleries presents an artistic fusion of eastern art form in its new exhibit, “Confluence East,” featuring Hawaii Island artists Ellen Crocker and the late Cal Hashimoto. The selected works include sculpture, paintings and mixed media in the art disciplines of Japan. The exhibit opens today with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m., and runs through March 29 in Waimea.
The road, a savior for embattled Hawaii basketball?
LOS ANGELES — Even when Tiger Woods hardly ever lost, he never could win at Riviera.
Justin Verlander is looking forward to a full season with the Houston Astros, while the New York Mets are hoping for a healthier year for their starting staff.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Shaun White apologized after dismissing the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as “gossip” shortly after winning his third Olympic gold medal in the men’s halfpipe.
HONOLULU — The Big Island has officially been bounced for a chance at a state title in boys basketball.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin placed her right glove over her heart soon after crossing the finish line, her mouth slightly agape in astonishment.
PARKLAND, Fla. — A former student opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.