Police nab 17 for suspected DUI

Big Island police arrested 17 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Jan. 24 and Sunday. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and two were younger than age 21.

Obituaries: February 1, 2022

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Russia, US exchange accusations over Ukraine at UN

UNITED NATIONS — Russia accused the West on Monday of “whipping up tensions” over Ukraine and said the U.S. had brought “pure Nazis” to power in Kyiv as the U.N. Security Council held a stormy and bellicose debate on Moscow’s troop buildup near its southern neighbor.

Veggie French stew a hearty meal

Fricassee is a traditional French stew. Fresh vegetables and wild mushrooms flavor this light, vegetarian version. Rice and lentils are added to make a hearty meal, which all cooks in one skillet.

Gretchen’s table: One night in Bangkok, and the world’s your taco

One of the best things about visiting my daughters in Arlington, Virginia, is that there are so many funky restaurants to choose from. One of my favorites is Taco Bamba, a chainlet of fast-casual taquerias that dishes up some of the Washington, D.C. area’s best tacos at surprisingly non-D.C. prices.

Commentary: Ukraine’s fate could renew a race for weapons of mass destruction

Regret is what Ukrainian leaders must be feeling these days, as Russia amasses troops along the border. There’s nothing that says “keep your hands off my territory” like fully armed, nuclear-tipped weaponry — the sort that Kyiv surrendered shortly after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Now officials have no nuclear option to deter an invasion.

Jonathan Bernstein: Come on, Jan. 6 committee! get your act together

It’s been eight weeks since Liz Cheney, the top Republican on the House select committee investigating the attack of on the U.S. Capitol of Jan. 6, 2021, promised “multiple weeks of public hearings” to detail everything the committee has learned about the riot and former President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn an election he lost. Not only do we have no hearings yet, but we still have no idea when they will begin.