Blown-call lawsuit seeks do-over of Rams-Saints game

NEW ORLEANS — In the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders asked a judge on Tuesday to order the NFL commissioner to reverse the results of the NFC championship game that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl, or schedule a do-over.

Surfing: Groms unite for Keiki Classic at Banyans

The groms were charging hard last Saturday during the 24th annual Uncle Shane’s Keiki Classic surfing contest. The contest, hosted by professional big wave surfer Shane Dorian, is an event the Big Island surfing community looks forward to every year.

Matthews lifts No. 5 Michigan over Minnesota

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Charles Matthews made a baseline floater at the buzzer to lift No. 5 Michigan to a 59-57 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night after the Golden Gophers scored 10 straight points to tie the game late.

Luquin’s sues Lloyd’s for nonpayment of fire claim

HILO — Luquin’s Mexican Restaurant has filed suit against Lloyd’s of London and Monarch E&S Insurance Services alleging the insurer hasn’t paid a claim filed after a fire gutted the popular downtown Pahoa eatery and the adjacent Akebono Theater.

Coral bouncing back in West Hawaii

KAILUA-KONA — It’s been four years since the worst bleaching event in state history and according to scientists from The Nature Conservancy, coral reefs in West Hawaii are stabilizing and poised to recover.

Obituaries: 01-23-19

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Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to vote on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies this week, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating.

My Turn: Kona subdivision lacks common sense

In this time of a scarcity of common sense in national politics (aka: government shutdown) we have a local issue that is calling to our county Planning Department to please give us wisdom and direction and yes, common sense.