Editorial: After US sacrifices for Gulf Arab states, they’re throwing support to Russia

Back in 1990, when Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was blasting his way through Kuwait and threatening to continue his rampage southward down the Arabian Peninsula, Gulf Arab oil leaders were apoplectic with fear and outrage over the violation of a sovereign state’s territory by a tyrant. They jetted to the United States to offer desperate promises on bent knee: anything the Americans want, just turn back this invasion and restore Kuwait’s sovereignty.

Simeon a finalist for a James Beard Award

Hilo-born chef/restaurateur Sheldon Simeon was named Wednesday to the short list of finalists by the James Beard Foundation for its prestigious Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific. He is one of five chefs to be nominated for the award, which covers the states of Hawaii, Alaska, Washington and Oregon.

Team frees humpback whale tangled in line off Maui

HONOLULU — A male humpback whale that was tangled so tightly in heavy line off Maui that his life was in danger has been freed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday.

Obituaries: March 17, 2022

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Zelenskyy pleads for help in impassioned speech to Congress

WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy summoned memories of Pearl Harbor and the Sept. 11 terror attacks Wednesday in an impassioned live-video plea to Congress to send more help for Ukraine’s fight against Russia. Lawmakers stood and cheered, and President Joe Biden later announced the U.S. is sending more anti-aircraft, anti-armor weapons and drones.