Genetically modified salmon head to US dinner plates

INDIANAPOLIS — The inaugural harvest of genetically modified salmon began in late May after the pandemic delayed the sale of the first such altered animal to be cleared for human consumption in the United States, company officials said.

Paauilo brush fire burns 1,400 acres

Crews from the Hawaii Fire Department and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildfire worked overnight Friday to contain a brushfire in Paauilo.

Lt. Col. Loreto V. “JR” Borce Jr. reflects on his time as PTA commander

When Lt. Col. Loreto V. “JR” Borce Jr. turns over the helm of the U.S. Army’s Pohakuloa Training Area to Lt. Col. Kevin Cronin on June 15, he will have been in command of the Pacific Rim’s premier military training ground for three years — a year longer than the normal tour of duty here.

Emails show strain on Hawaii administration amid pandemic

HONOLULU — A review of Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s emails shows the state epidemiologist spent key weeks in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic resisting suggestions and requests from both inside and outside the administration that she boost contact tracing to control the spread of COVID-19.

Dangerous diseases and pests pose potential hazards to travelers

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, folks worldwide have fantasized about travel to all kinds of exotic places. It is forecast that the travel industry will soon be booming. However, some caution should be considered. Hawaii is a great choice for most mainlanders, but what about residents of Hawaii that have dreams of Machu Pichu, Tahiti or Southeast Asia?