Obituaries: June 26, 2022

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PUC again rejects Honua Ola

The state Public Utilities Commission on Friday denied motions by Honua Ola Bioenergy and Hawaiian Electric to reconsider its decision last month to reject an amended power purchase agreement between the utility and the nearly completed power plant in Pepeekeo.

Biden signs landmark gun measure, says ‘lives will be saved’

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school.

Supply issues put the squeeze on Food Basket

The Food Basket continues to struggle with supply chain issues, the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rising cost of living, all of which have contributed to a major shortage of food that Executive Director Kristin Frost Albrecht calls “unprecedented.”

Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A Texas group that helps women pay for abortions halted its efforts Saturday while evaluating its legal risk under a strict state ban. Mississippi’s only abortion clinic continued to see patients while awaiting a 10-day notice that will trigger a ban. Elected officials across the country vowed to take action to protect women’s access to reproductive health care, and abortion foes promised to take the fight to new arenas.

Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms

WASHINGTON — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service.

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, pressing their momentum after taking full control Saturday of the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk and the chemical plant where hundreds of Ukrainian troops and civilians had been holed up.

Serena Williams puts ‘Out of office’ on for Wimbledon return

WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams joked — or was it a joke? — that she activated the “Out of office” message on her email account so anyone trying to reach her about her many non-tennis activities while she’s at Wimbledon would know why no response arrived immediately.

Mystics edge Aces 87-86 in overtime

LAS VEGAS — Alysha Clark scored 20 points, Elena Delle Donne added 19 and Natasha Cloud sank three free throws in the final 11.7 seconds of overtime to help the Washington Mystics hold on for an 87-86 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Saturday night.

Style at Home: Pretty and patriotic styles

While I have many favorite color combinations, red, white and blue is right near the top year-round! That is one reason I get so excited during the summer months when it comes to the forefront of my shop. While in the other months I try to stay away from making this combination scream USA, these are the months where it is easier than ever to bring out a bit of patriotic prettiness to existing home designs – even for those who don’t share my obsession for decorating with these hues.