Kim threatens to use nukes amid tensions with US, S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he’s ready to use his nuclear weapons in potential military conflicts with the United States and South Korea, state media said Thursday, as he unleashed fiery rhetoric against rivals he says are pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war.

Obituaries: July 28, 2022

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Manchin, Schumer in surprise deal on health, energy, taxes

WASHINGTON — In a startling turnabout, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin announced an expansive agreement Wednesday that had eluded them for months addressing health care and climate, raising taxes on high earners and large corporations and reducing federal debt.

Editorial: Congress, this is your last chance to close the Medicaid coverage gap

After months of doing nothing, Democrats in Congress appear poised to achieve something at last — or rather, multiple somethings, from protections for same-sex marriage to tens of billions of dollars toward computer chips to, finally, an economic package passed through reconciliation. There’s still room for the majority to make this last something the best it can be.

Police probing death of scuba diver

Hawaii Island police are investigating a possible medical incident that resulted in the death of scuba diver in the waters at Wawaloli Beach, commonly referred to as OTEC, on Sunday.

Oahu pair accused of conspiracy, taking IDs of dead babies

HONOLULU — A U.S. defense contractor and his wife who lived for decades under the identities of two dead Texas children have been charged with identity theft and conspiring against the government, according to federal court records unsealed in Honolulu.

$15M NELHA project clears environmental hurdle

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority is moving forward with an estimated $15 million project that will expand the campus’s research village and create a shoreline visitor education center.