$600M DHHL bill advances

A bill that would allocate $112 million to Big Island housing projects on Hawaiian Home Lands is still alive and moving through the Senate.

New round of talks aims to stop the fighting in Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine — Another round of talks aimed at stopping the war in Ukraine is scheduled for Tuesday as the fighting looks increasingly like a stalemate on the ground, with the two sides trading control of a town in the east and a suburb of the capital.

Nuclear fears in US amid Russia-Ukraine war: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON — Russia’s war on Ukraine has most Americans at least somewhat worried that the U.S. will be drawn directly into the conflict and could be targeted with nuclear weapons, with a new poll reflecting a level of anxiety that has echoes of the Cold War era.

Editorial: Regardless of method, the death penalty is anathema to a civilized society

At a time when Americans are increasingly opposed to the death penalty and states are increasingly ending the practice, some others are returning to firing squads as an execution method. The recent law change by South Carolina was in response to the difficulty the state has had in finding lethal injection drugs. It’s an issue that, in itself, should awaken these lawmakers to the fact that capital punishment is on its way out in America — and needs to go.

My Turn: Hats off to The Food Basket

Out of the many nonprofit organizations on Hawaii Island, none is better recognized with the limited employed personnel that make up The Food Basket in Kona. I had the privilege of volunteering for a total of eight hours in a two-day period, and I was met by an inspired group of people.