Editorial: Kansas voters showed the nation how to keep abortion rights safe

In record numbers, Kansas voters went to the polls Tuesday and definitively told conservative state legislators to back off from trying to take away abortion rights. Voters across Democratic and Republican swaths of Kansas resoundingly defeated a ballot measure that would have amended the state constitution to remove the right to abortion.

Fate of alleged killer now in the hands of jurors

The prosecution’s closing arguments in the murder trial of Kalani Kaohimaunu went as expected — with Deputy Prosecutor Joseph Lee saying Venus Mitchell recognized Kaohimaunu as the man who fatally shot her boyfriend, Keola Penovaroff, on Thanksgiving Day 2015.

Runnin’ with Rani: Peaman’s Whirled Peas Biathlon

Sunday’s Peaman Whirled Peas Biathlon held at Kaiakeakua Beach attracted over 100 participants to compete in the long course ½-mile swim and 2-mile run, or the shorter LavaKids Peawee course featuring a 200-yard swim and 1-mile run.

WNBA’s Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years

KHIMKI, Russia — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years behind bars in a politically charged case that could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow.

Trump-aligned challengers ousting GOP legislative incumbents

MADISON, Wis. — As Wisconsin’s longest-serving Assembly speaker, Republican Robin Vos has presided over efforts to restrict abortions, weaken unions, expand gun rights and push back against COVID-19 mandates. Despite that, he’s facing a primary challenger who claims he’s not conservative enough.