Ka‘u brush fire burns 3,500 acres

Firefighters battling a brush fire that scorched thousands of acres in Ka‘u this weekend managed to save dozens of horses and cattle from the flames.

Obituaries: September 20, 2020

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Man released, arrested again three times

A 30-year-old Hilo man judges recently released three times from custody without monetary bail despite prosecutors’ objections is back behind bars after allegedly committing more crimes.

Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.

Your lawn may be hungry and thirsty now

Global warming has made forecasting weather a big gamble. Generally speaking, Hawaii’s rainy season is usually November through April. The exception is Kona that has a summer rainy season with a dry winter. Other variables include elevation and the effect of moisture-bearing tradewinds. Thus mauka areas of the windward side may receive 200 or more inches of rain while coastal South Kohala may receive very little rain throughout the year. On the leeward side, coastal Kona may receive 30 inches of rain in the summer, but at 2,000 to 4,000 feet elevation, summer rainfall may be 60 to 100 inches. Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary at 3,000 feet in Kaloko Mauka has recorded no dry season for almost three years while the windward side has experienced unusually dry weather.

Stars hammer Tampa 4-1 to open Stanley Cup Final

EDMONTON, Alberta — The well-rested Stars took it to the banged-up Tampa Bay Lightning hard and early and goaltender Anton Khudobin closed it out with 22 third-period saves as Dallas won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final 4-1 on Saturday night.