Emergency warning sirens to be tested Wednesday

The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

My Turn: The coronavirus loves deniers

The climate hates deniers. Deniers belch carbon and give the climate a fever. Racism hates deniers because they perpetuate unconscious stereotypes. But the coronavirus loves deniers. Without deniers, the virus would disappear. If everyone took the virus seriously, wore masks and social distanced, the virus would die out. If a coronavirus could talk, it would say, “Thank you, Novak Djokovic, Fox News, and especially, Donald Trump — you are creating the conditions for me to flourish.”

EPA fines Hawaii library system $144K for cesspool violations

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Pubic Library System is seeking authority from state lawmakers to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency nearly $144,000 in penalties for its continued use of large-­capacity cesspools that were banned in 2005.

Lakers set to sign guard JR Smith for the rest of NBA season

LOS ANGELES — The Lakers are working to sign guard JR Smith for the rest of the season, according to people familiar with the situation, which would reunite LeBron James with his former Cleveland teammate as the Lakers head to Florida for the resumption of the NBA season.

Roster shuffle: Plans change in MLB because of health issues

PHOENIX — A small group of players, including Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman and Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake, have announced they won’t be playing during Major League Baseball’s 60-game season. The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches.

Bill would permit homeless camps on state land

House Finance Committee members on Monday signed off on a gut-and-replace bill that would allow the state to issue temporary revocable leases for emergency homeless camps on state land amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Obituaries: June 30, 2020

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GOP lawmakers urge action after Russia-Afghanistan briefing

WASHINGTON — Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the White House insisted the president himself had not been fully read in on.