Fire damages Hilo home

A fire damaged a two-story home Thursday evening on Kawailani Street between Kinoole Street and Kimo Place in Hilo.

Protecting Waimea ‘wahi pana’

Waimea Middle School’s sixth Grade Social Studies classes have now concluded several weeks of project-based learning experiences that included safe outdoor field trips coupled with engaging hands-on projects to gain a deeper cultural, historical and environmental understanding of the wahi pana — the historic and cultural resources they call “home.”

House Republicans, bullish on midterms, plot return to power

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The House majority seemingly within their grasp, Republican lawmakers huddling at a retreat in Florida this week turned to the architect of the “Republican Revolution” nearly three decades ago — former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — for ideas on starting their own political revolt come November.

Lynn Schmidt: Plant a sunflower victory garden for Ukraine

There was a time in our not so distant past when Americans planted gardens during wartime to both replenish crops and to show solidarity for troops fighting overseas. Americans can show our solidarity for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine by planting sunflowers this spring in a sunflower victory garden.