Obituaries: August 4, 2022

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After Taiwan, Pelosi in S. Korea to meet political leaders

SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met top South Korean political leaders on Thursday, a day after she concluded her high-profile visit to Taiwan by renewing Washington’s “ironclad” commitment to defending democracy on the self-governing island despite vehement protests from China.

Inspectors OK 1st Ukraine grain ship but no sign yet of more

ISTANBUL — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal passed inspection Wednesday in Istanbul and headed on to Lebanon. Ukraine said 17 other vessels were “loaded and waiting permission to leave,” but there was no word yet on when they could depart.

Kona Mauka Rotary announces upcoming speakers

The Rotary Club of Kona Mauka will hear from Diana Bertsch, Ironman event director on Tuesday. The following Tuesday, Aug. 16, club members and guests will hear from ACLU Field Organizer Ansley Calandra. Meetings are held at Teshima’s Restaurant from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, contact club president Sam Johnson at

Waimea woman charged in Malama Market incident

A search warrant executed on a shoulder bag carried by a woman accused of a violent shoplifting incident Monday morning at Malama Market in Pahoa turned up a black pellet pistol with a CO2 cartridge that resembled a real semi-automatic pistol, according to court documents filed by police.

Hilo murder case heads to jury

The maternal uncle of a man accused of a fatal shooting on Nov. 26, 2015, said Wednesday his nephew was at a Thanksgiving party the uncle hosted at his Kalapana home and couldn’t have been in Hilo when the shooting took place.