Commentary: Is a second booster for COVID-19 the right choice for you?

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently authorized a second booster shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those age 50 and older. The recommendation follows a study out of Israel recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

HVNP guided tours return

Dozens of visitors endured the cold wind and rain Saturday to participate in the first ranger-guided tours at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in more than two years.

BBB study: Cryptocurrency scams on the rise

There’s a lot of buzz around cryptocurrency. The mystery, the thrill, the hype, and maybe above all, the confusion. While many of us have heard of cryptocurrency, many are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of this digital form of currency. It’s unregulated, untraceable and untouchable – it only exists as lines of computer code.

Obituaries: April 18, 2022

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Parole granted for two Kona men

A Kona man sentenced to up to a half-decade behind bars for a 2019 shooting that injured one and triggered an 11-day manhunt was granted parole by the Hawaii Paroling Authority on Wednesday.

Spieth beats Cantlay with playoff bunker shot to 7 inches

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Thinking he might have a chance for a playoff, Jordan Spieth rolled in a 10-foot birdie on the 18th hole in regulation. He made an even bigger shot at Habour Town’s signature hole in a playoff to win the RBC Heritage.

Pope makes Easter plea for Ukraine peace, cites nuclear risk

VATICAN CITY — On what is supposed to be Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis made an anguished Easter Sunday plea for peace in the “senseless” war in Ukraine and in other armed conflicts raging in the world, and voiced worry about the risk of nuclear warfare.