Doyle McManus: Buckle up for the first debate

Debates don’t often decide the outcome of a presidential campaign — but today’s scheduled collision between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden could be an exception to the rule if Biden comes out a winner.

Editorial: Amy Coney Barrett: Let’s learn more about her

In a vacuum, Amy Coney Barrett would be seen by all as a highly capable, fully qualified choice to serve as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She has been a Supreme Court clerk to the late Antonin Scalia, a law professor at George Washington University and Notre Dame, and, since 2017, a judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Her credentials are impeccable.

Obituaries: September 29, 2020

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Island Life: Inside the tube

Ernest Baker rides in the barrel at Laaloa, also known as Magic Sands, in Kailua-Kona. (Kyle Nakamura/Community Contributor)

Police locate teen, 16

Update: The Hawaii Police Department reported Tuesday morning that 16-year-old Kylie Kepa was located in Hilo in good health on Monday. She had previously been reported as a runaway.

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

NEW DELHI — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work.

Seared scallops on corn and chorizo risotto

It finally is starting to feel like fall. Maybe it’s time to move from the grill to the stove and make something a little heartier for dinner like an awesome seafood risotto. Flavored with bits of chopped chorizo and loads of fresh local corn that is coming to an end of its season, it’s a great way to welcome autumn to the dinner table.