A success story
A native plant thought to be extinct in the wild has been reintroduced in West Hawaii after surviving specimens were found by chance last year.
Mayor says 2-day running of Ironman World Championship in 2023 not set in stone, though race officials are moving forward
A two-day running of the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona in 2023 is not set in stone, Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth said Friday.
Moving on from disaster
Four years after her home and business were destroyed in the Kilauea eruption, Kieba Blacklidge has finally been able to move on.
A telescope for all: UH-Hilo observatory could be available to the general public
A teaching telescope planned for Halepohaku could be shared equally between students and the general public.
Going home: Advocate, police help homeless man, 70, reunite with family
A 70-year-old homeless man has been reunited with his family on the mainland thanks to the efforts of an advocate and Hawaii Police Department community policing officers.
Disasters like Ian pose extra risk for fragile older people
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Older people with limited mobility and those with chronic health conditions requiring the use of electrically powered medical devices were especially vulnerable when Hurricane Ian slammed into Southwest Florida, and experts warn such risks to society’s oldest are growing as disasters increase with the impact of climate change.
Blast on bridge to Crimea hurts Russian supply lines, pride
KYIV, Ukraine — An explosion Saturday caused the partial collapse of a bridge linking the Crimean Peninsula with Russia, damaging an important supply artery for the Kremlin’s faltering war effort in southern Ukraine and hitting a towering symbol of Russian power in the region.
Loud and clear: New Justice Jackson speaks volumes at bench
WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the Supreme Court and its newest justice, said before the term began that she was “ready to work.” She made that clear during arguments in the opening cases.
Nation and world news at a glance
4 weeks out, senate control hangs in the balance in tumultuous midterms
‘I love you, mommy’: 4-year-old Thai day care victim mourned
UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand — The little girl’s nickname was Plai Fon. In Thai, it means “the end of the rainy season” — a time of happiness.
On Gardening: Mini Me Watermelon is a magical new coleus for 2023
Just when you thought the gardening world would be content and that we didn’t need another new coleus, Mini Me Watermelon is rocking scorecards in university trials. Mini Me Watermelon is part of the ColorBlaze series. It will be making its debut in 2023 and is climbing the must-have plants chart.
Volcano Watch: Recent events at Mauna Loa remind us to be prepared for quick changes
The last eruption of Mauna Loa occurred in 1984 and began in a style typical of the volcano. At 10:55 p.m. on March 24, 1984, the rate of earthquakes under Mauna Loa started to rapidly pick up. While rates of earthquakes were already above normal, they quickly rose to two to three earthquakes per minute.
Gorgeous gourds are fall decor favorites
Fall decor has arrived, and with it comes the most gorgeous gourds!
Letters to the Editor: October 9, 2022
Find a new town
Editorial: Congress still owes DACA recipients a permanent fix
Imagine the life you have now, with all your routines that you’ve built and the goals you’ve achieved, with one caveat: At any time, through no fault of your own and without warning, faraway people could take away not just your job but your right to have a job, throw your entire future into disarray, and potentially separate you from your family permanently. Every once in a while, the people with this absolute power over you signal that they may use it, but maybe not, dangling the ax over your head for years.
Gustav Iden sets new course record to claim Ironman World Championship in debut
KAILUA-KONA – The newest Ironman World Champion is not a man who minces his words.
BIIF Football: Wildcats record sixth shutout of the season in 27-0 victory over Vikings
KEALAKEKUA – After thrashing the Vikings on their own home turf earlier this year, the Wildcats of Konawaena knew they’d be getting Hilo’s best effort at Julian Yates field Friday night.
Frazier gets winning hit as Mariners rally past Blue Jays
TORONTO — Adam Frazier hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Seattle Mariners erased a seven-run deficit while topping the Toronto Blue Jays 10-9 on Saturday for a sweep of their AL wild-card series.
No. 1 Alabama makes goal-line stand to beat Texas A&M 24-20
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jalen Milroe threw for three touchdowns in his first start and No. 1 Alabama made a final goal-line stand to escape with a 24-20 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday night in a battle of backup quarterbacks.