In 1st full year of pandemic, biggest metros lost residents

After returning to metro San Francisco following a college football career, Anthony Giusti felt like his hometown was passing him by. The high cost of living, driven by a constantly transforming tech industry, ensured that even with two jobs he would never save enough money to buy a house.

At a pugnacious Oscars, Apple’s feel-good ‘CODA’ triumphs

LOS ANGELES — After a movie year often light on crowds, the Academy Awards named an unabashed crowd-pleaser, the deaf family drama “CODA,” best picture Sunday, handing Hollywood’s top award to a streaming service for the first time in a ceremony that saw the greatest drama when Will Smith strode onstage and slapped Chris Rock.

Council advances Waikoloa timeshares

A plan to replace nine holes of golf at Waikoloa Beach Resort with 900 timeshare units, a 140-unit workforce housing complex and 25 single-family home lots was advanced Wednesday by the County Council after a dispute between council members over whether asking for a list of community benefits amounts to “pay to play.”

US-backed group gets lifesaving meds to Ukrainians amid war

WASHINGTON — Thousands of patients in Ukraine are receiving lifesaving medicines to treat HIV and opioid addiction through a U.S.-funded group still operating despite the Russian invasion. Supplies are running short and making deliveries is a complicated calculus with unpredictable risks.

Obituaries: March 28, 2022

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The Bright Side: Normalcy returns, big fish still here

You know things are getting back to “normal” when the fishing tournaments return to the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, especially those raising funds for local nonprofits. Although the Ccub has been running one day a month tourneys to try and keep people fishing, it was a sign of good things to come when Hospice of Kona held their Love 2 Fish tournament last weekend. Fishermen love good signs.