Hakalau man facing drug charges

Hawaii Police Department vice detectives on Friday charged a 58-year-old Hakalau man for several drug offenses stemming from a search warrant executed at a residence in Hakalau.

Use-of-force cases prompt state debates over officer records

DENVER — Lawmakers in more than 20 states have considered bills this year to make the disciplinary records of police officers public or to share them with other agencies, a push that comes amid high-profile deaths at the hands of law enforcement. About 20 states still largely prohibit their release, however.

State aims to move parts of Maui road inland as seas rise

WAILUKU — Hawaii officials have proposed moving parts of a Maui coastal highway that experts say are among the roads most vulnerable to erosion and rising sea levels in the state, but some community members say the plan doesn’t go far enough.

Editorial: Biden’s plans are ambitious but risky

In his speech to Congress, President Joe Biden declared his ambitions for a country on its way back from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now, after just 100 days, I can report to the nation: America is on the move again,” he said. “Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setback into strength.”

My Turn: Get water polo back into our pools

Being an administrator and coach for the Big Island’s USA Water Polo Club “Hui o Polo Wai”, Coach for Konawaena Girls Water Polo, and a player of high school and college polo, I am happy to see that HPA and Kamehameha girls teams have been able to play some water polo this spring. It’s great to see the newspaper coverage of water polo, which really helps highlight a sport that most don’t get a chance to see.

Restrictions easing in U.S. and Europe amid disaster in India

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Air travel in the U.S. hit its highest mark since COVID-19 took hold more than 13 months ago, while European Union officials are proposing to ease restrictions on visitors to the continent as the vaccine sends new cases and deaths tumbling in more affluent countries.

EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants

WASHINGTON — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners.

Quick glaze transforms weeknight chicken

It’s hard to resist the allure of a roasted chicken lacquered with a glistening glaze. It’s even harder to nail the recipe. And the challenge is the very ingredient that makes the chicken so attractive — the sugar.