TORONTO — When an Assembly of First Nations delegation traveled to the Vatican in 2009 to meet with then-Pope Benedict XVI, the pontiff told them in a private meeting of his “personal anguish” over abuse suffered by Indigenous children in church-run boarding schools they were forced to attend in Canada.
HONOLULU — A U.S. judge has rejected a deal between prosecutors and a former elected Kauai official who agreed to plead guilty and accept a 15-year prison term for leading a drug-trafficking organization.
Hawaii’s indoor mask mandate and the Safe Travels program — the state’s only remaining COVID-19 restrictions — officially ended Saturday.
A former Hawaii Police Department officer slated to stand trial last week on charges stemming from a May 2019 indictment for allegedly stealing cocaine from a police evidence locker in Hilo back in May 2016 received a continuance after firing his court-appointed attorney.
The state’s largest private landowner is seeking public input on a plan to reconfigure commercial and cultural attractions at Keauhou Bay and build a 150-unit bungalow-style resort.
COMMERCE, Ga. — In Donald Trump’s push to fundamentally reshape the Republican Party, few places are a higher priority than Georgia.
WARSAW, Poland — President Joe Biden delivered a forceful and highly personal condemnation of Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Saturday, summoning a call for liberal democracy and a durable resolve among Western nations in the face of a brutal autocrat.
BANGKOK — Ukraine’s stiff resistance to the Russian invasion, which has turned Moscow’s advance into a grinding war of attrition, has underscored the importance to American allies of the need to be prepared for any eventuality, the top U.S. Army commander in the Pacific said Friday.
For many gardeners, a large property with rows of green peppers and sun-kissed tomatoes as far as the eye can see is just a dream. Many of us either don’t have much soil to call our own, have limited mobility, or are new to gardening and feel intimidated.
Mirrors come in different shapes and sizes and can be used in a myriad of ways. In some instances they can create a magical sense of openness while helping reflect light. They can even act as windows in spaces that don’t get much natural light. Beyond the single mirror, a common designer trick is to use a menagerie of mirrors.
When Girija Kaimal is feeling anxious, she often turns to crochet or fabric work to bring herself a sense of calm.
It seems just when we think we have dealt with one epidemic another pops up. The avocado lace bug caused widespread defoliation of avocado trees in 2021, and now we have a new pest attacking our native koa, wiliwili and uhiuhi.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who died this week at the age of 84, was a complicated figure in the global geopolitics of the late 20th century. History judges these efforts in different lights. Her support for NATO intervention in Kosovo saved many lives, and she championed an international response to climate change when this was still a quixotic quest. Albright was also instrumental in enacting Iraqi sanctions that the UN found led to the death of many children, later saying that “the price is worth it.” And she would correctly come to regret failing to intervene in the Rwandan genocide.
As people abandon masks and gather in bigger groups, it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still with us. A new form of the omicron variant called BA.2 is causing another surge, though on a much smaller scale than previous variants. BA.2 is spreading so fast that it’s expected to be the dominant form of the disease in Chicago by the end of this month.
Nine qualifying fish were brought to the scale at Honokohau Harbor for the 16th annual Love 2 Fish Tournament benefiting Hospice of Kona March 19.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Mike Krzyzewski slowly climbed up the ladder, bowed to the adoring Duke fans and then pointed to his players to give them the credit before cutting the final string of the net.
The BIIF tennis standings remained largely unchanged after another week of play on Big Island courts.