Trump to detail US coronavirus efforts, Schumer seeks $8.5B

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday against criticism that his administration isn’t doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat, as lawmakers called for giving disease fighters much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has requested.

Court sides with Trump in ‘sanctuary cities’ grant fight

NEW YORK — The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts.

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, South Korea — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a remote island in the Pacific, as the world worked to halt the fast-spreading virus that for the first time counted more new cases outside China than inside the country, where the epidemic originated.

Engineering Bash draws hundreds to Waimea

Some of the island’s most-talented students and professional engineers were on hand at the Engineering Bash Saturday at the Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library in Waimea.

West Hawaii beach cleanup Saturday

Jeff Fear and the Big Island Wave Riders Against Drugs have been on a mission to clean up West Hawaii beaches for the past 27 years.

Makalei ambulance bill advances

An ambulance for the Makalei area moved one step closer to reality Tuesday after a measure to fund and staff the proposal was passed by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.