Twins Taylor, Tyler Rogers relish chance pitch in same ‘pen
SAN FRANCISCO — Minutes after Taylor Rogers insisted that he and identical twin Tyler are way past their days of pulling pranks, his brother did just that.
Announcements: January 1, 2023
Emergency sires to be tested Tuesday
No. 14 Miami wins 9th straight, topping Notre Dame 76-65
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Nigel Pack scored 21 points and grabbed four steals in his home state to lead No. 14 Miami over Notre Dame 76-65 on Friday.
Cristiano Ronaldo makes big-money move to Saudi Arabian club
LONDON — Cristiano Ronaldo completed a lucrative move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on Friday in a deal that is a landmark moment for Middle Eastern soccer but will see one of Europe’s biggest stars disappear from the sport’s elite stage.
Michigan graduate assistant a trailblazer for female coaches
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Mimi Bolden-Morris had a trailblazing season at Michigan, becoming what is believed to be the first female graduate assistant football coach at a power conference school since the late 1980s.
Editorial: Red and blue states — Americans vote with their U-Hauls
New Census Bureau numbers released last week reveal an unmistakable trend: High-tax blue states are losing residents to low-tax red states. Are elected officials listening?
2022 was hard, but good public policy made it a success story
There’s no question that 2022 was challenging. A stubborn pandemic, Russia’s devastating war in Ukraine and the resulting inflation have all squeezed American families.
It was a good year if you are a mainstream Republican
In many ways, 2022 might seem like it was a pretty bad year for Americans on the political right. After all, the year saw record budget deficits, spending bills loaded with corporate welfare, a legally dubious student loan scheme, and disappointing election results for the Republican Party.
Hilo’s MEGA Lab lets public interact with scientists, research projects
A new group of scientists are operating a lab near Hilo Bayfront, favoring surf boards over microscopes when it comes to conducting groundbreaking research.
Evidence of Russian crimes mounts as war in Ukraine drags on
KYIV, Ukraine — Ten months into Russia’s latest invasion of Ukraine, overwhelming evidence shows the Kremlin’s troops have waged total war, with disregard for international laws governing the treatment of civilians and conduct on the battlefield.
Trump’s returns shed light on tax offsets, foreign accounts
Democrats in Congress released thousands of pages of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns Friday, providing the most detailed picture to date of his finances over a six-year period, including his time in the White House, when he fought to keep the information private in a break with decades of precedent.
Barbara Walters, a superstar and pioneer in TV news, dies
NEW YORK — Barbara Walters, a pioneer as TV news’ first woman superstar, has died, according to ABC News. She was 93.
EPA finalizes water rule that repeals Trump-era changes
ST. LOUIS — President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday finalized regulations that protect hundreds of thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, repealing a Trump-era rule that federal courts had thrown out and that environmentalists said left waterways vulnerable to pollution.
SKorea’s unannounced rocket launch causes UFO scare
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s military confirmed it test-fired a solid-fueled rocket Friday after its unannounced launch triggered brief public scare of a suspected UFO appearance or a North Korean missile launch.
Afghan refugees in US face uncertainty as legislation stalls
WASHINGTON — Congress has failed so far to create a path to residency for Afghans who worked alongside U.S. soldiers in America’s longest war, pushing into limbo tens of thousands of refugees who fled Taliban control more than two years ago and now live in the United States.
New Year’s resolution: Improve our environment as a Master Gardener
Some folks might say making New Year resolutions is a waste of time, because we often forget what we resolved by the end of January. However, the main key to success is to make resolutions that are measurable, reasonable and reachable. For example, if every Hawaii Island resident planted just one tree a month in 2023, that would be well over two million trees to sequester carbon and produce tons of oxygen thus helping to slow global warming. To be practical, that might be a resolution too big to achieve. To bring the resolution down to scale, plant what you can in your garden.
Aaron Judge is AP male athlete of year after setting HR mark
NEW YORK — Aaron Judge has always stood out.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
Notre Dame tops South Carolina in wild TaxSlayer Bowl
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tyler Buchner accounted for five touchdowns to help offset two interceptions returned for TDs, and No. 19 Notre Dame beat 20th-ranked South Carolina 45-38 in a wild TaxSlayer Bowl on Friday.
Glass act: Scientists reveal secrets of frog transparency
WASHINGTON — Now you see them, now you don’t.
Youth in foster care revel in Teen Day activities
More than 20 young adults ages 12 to 17 had the chance to enjoy Teen Day, which was sponsored by the East Hawaii Youth Leadership HI HOPES board. The acronym stands for Hawaii Helping Our People Envision Success, and is led by Raquel Gali.
Jan. 6 takeaways: Final revelations from investigation
WASHINGTON — Destroyed documents. Suggestions of pardoning violent rioters. Quiet talks among cabinet officials about whether then-President Donald Trump should be removed from office.
Obituaries: December 30, 2022
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Announcements: December 30, 2022
Waimea Community Association town meeting Jan. 12