Higa sentenced to 46 months in prison

Former County Councilman and Na Leo TV CEO Stacy Higa was sentenced Tuesday to 46 months in prison for embezzling from AmeriCorps and also for offering a bribe in return for federal coronavirus relief funds.

A dozen eggs make this angel food cake light as a feather

Angel food cake is the first thing I remember baking with my mom. She showed me how to separate the eggs, then whip the whites and fold in the flour. As soon as the cake cooled enough to eat, we’d take turns tearing pieces off and shoving the still-warm, light-as-a-feather cake into our mouths.

Editorial: Amend the Electoral Count Act

The Electoral Count Act of 1887 (ECA) is 809 words in 10 long and confusing sentences describing how Congress is meant to certify the election of a U.S. president. It needs amending.

Palani Road repaving ahead

Motorists should expect delays on Palani Road through March as the Hawaii County Department of Public Works works to repave about 2.5 miles of the mauka-makai thoroughfare in Kailua-Kona.

Vote on Maunakea management bill nears

A joint House committee will decide on Wednesday whether a bill that would create a new governing body for Maunakea will advance in the state Legislature.

Kona coffee labeling settlements reach $15.25M

Kona coffee farmers have each begun receiving their share of a $13.1 million settlement reached in a 2019 class action lawsuit against retailers that falsely labeled commodity coffee beans as premium “Kona” coffee.

Council members attend NACo conference

Four Hawaii County Council members returned from last week’s National Association of Counties conference brimming with ideas for new county initiatives and optimism for another infusion of federal money.

Trump’s social media app launches year after Twitter ban

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump’s social media app that he hopes will rival Twitter launched Monday as he seeks a new digital stage to rally his supporters and fight Big Tech limits on speech, a year after he was banned from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Obituaries: February 22, 2022

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Stop throwing out your pasta water

Talk to the best cooks in Italy, and they’ll tell you the secret to great pasta is an ingredient many American cooks throw out — the starchy pasta cooking water. They always reserve a cup or two to stir into the skillet with al dente noodles to help the other ingredients adhere while thickening the sauce.