Jan. 6 panel probes Trump’s ‘siren call’ to extremists

WASHINGTON — The Jan. 6 committee is preparing to highlight the way violent far-right extremists answered Donald Trump’s “siren call” to come to Washington for a big rally, as some now facing rare sedition charges over the deadly U.S. Capitol attack to overturn the presidential election.

Obituaries: July 12, 2022

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Biden admin: Docs must offer abortion if mom’s life at risk

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday told hospitals that they “must” provide abortion services if the life of the mother is at risk, saying federal law on emergency treatment guidelines preempts state laws in jurisdictions that now ban the procedure without any exceptions following the Supreme Court’s decision to end a constitutional right to abortion.

Commentary: Formula shortage exposes lack of breastfeeding support

The baby formula shortage continues to frustrate parents who are still paying significantly more for the product — if they’re able to find it on grocery store shelves at all. While President Joe Biden initiated Operation Fly Formula to ship in formula from other countries more than a month ago, a factory at the center of the crisis was shut down again recently due to flooding, causing the supply of formula to plummet once again.

Island Life: Ring of light

A 22-degree halo is seen from the White Sands subdivision of Kailua-Kona. A 22-degree halo is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a halo with an apparent radius of approximately 22 degrees around the sun or moon.

The Bright Side: 2022 HMT Series 7th inning stretch update

Back in 1987, with the help of other captains and crews then fishing from Honokohau Harbor, we created the first Big Island Marlin Tournament. This development was in response to a few things, one of which was that the tournaments of that era paid almost all of the purse to the single largest marlin caught. If a team landed a monster the first day – which is not uncommon in Kona – then for the rest of the teams, the wind went out of their sails.