Oldest stars possibly located
Astronomers believe they may have detected the last remnants of one of the first stars in the universe using a Maunakea telescope.
BIIF Volleyball: Hawaii Prep takes down Kealakehe 12-25, 25-8, 25-22, 12-25, 15-12
KAILUA-KONA – In one of the best games of the year in BIIF volleyball, it all came down to momentum.
US World Cup worries grow, 0-0 draw vs Saudis in last tuneup
The United States will limp into the World Cup, and not just because of all the Americans’ injuries.
MLB playoff primer: Things to know as postseason nears
Major League Baseball’s postseason has a little more heft this season.
Browns’ star Garrett suffers sprain, banged up in car crash
CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett suffered a sprained shoulder, strained biceps and minor cuts when he flipped his Porsche in a frightening single-car accident on Monday.
Yanks clinch AL East as Judge stalls; Cards claim NL Central
TORONTO — Aaron Judge walked four times and stayed at 60 home runs, one shy of Roger Maris’ American League record, as the New York Yankees clinched the AL East title by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Tuesday night.
Hawaii fines US Navy for unauthorized sewage release
HONOLULU — The state Department of Health said Tuesday it has fined the U.S. Navy $8.8 million for repeatedly discharging untreated or partially treated sewage into state waters from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Prototype electric airplane takes first flight
MOSES LAKE, Wash. — A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington state. The Seattle Times reports that if the Federal Aviation Administration eventually certifies the small airplane to carry passengers, it could become the first all-electric commercial airplane. The plane, built by startup Eviation, was built to carry nine passengers and up two pilots. It took off from Moses Lake, Washington, at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, and landed eight minutes later.The company’s goal is to show such electric planes are viable as commuter aircraft flying at an altitude of about 15,000 feet (4,572 meters).The plane, designed by engineers in Washington state and Israel, is powered by 21,500 small Tesla-style battery cells.
‘They opened the door’
A bill to restrict the carrying of concealed and unconcealed firearms in “sensitive places” in Hawaii County, including medical and government facilities, schools and parks, establishments that serve alcohol, as well as several other locations, is set to be considered by the County Council.
DOH touts flu shots
As Hawaii enters flu season in October, the state Department of Health already has reported a slight uptick in outpatient visits from influenza-like illness.
Millions of Americans will save on Medicare fees next year
WASHINGTON — For the first time in a decade, Americans will pay less next year on monthly premiums for Medicare’s Part B plan, which covers routine doctors’ visits and other outpatient care.
By Alex Harris Miami Herald
MIAMI — Hurricane Ian’s projected path shifted to the south Tuesday and farther away from Tampa Bay, a heavily populated region highly vulnerable to storm surge flooding, but the storm was still shaping up as a potential wide-ranging disaster for Florida.
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Jan. 6 panel delays hearing as Hurricane Ian aims at Florida
Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linked
NEW YORK — A number of scientists have wondered if aluminum, a vaccine additive that has been used for decades, had a role in allergies and asthma in children.
Obituaries: September 28, 2022
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Free culinary learning opportunity for adults opens in Kona
A new public-private partnership is providing an avenue for adults to venture into the culinary industry.
Commentary: Will we have a severe flu season? It doesn’t need to be that way
Flu season is fast approaching. Flu shots are now available, containing strains recommended by the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee in March. Given the long lead time required to manufacture some 180 million flu shot doses, scientists are forced to make informed guesses, a daunting task under the best of circumstances.
Editorial: The Supreme Court must not embrace the dangerous ‘independent state legislature’ theory
When the Supreme Court begins its new term Monday, one of the most consequential cases involves not guns, abortion, gay rights or COVID-19 mandates, but the way states determine how legislative lines are drawn and votes are counted. If the conservative supermajority embraces the radical “independent state legislature” theory, it will deal a body blow to the integrity of American elections.