The Bright Side: Remembering my only Ironman

I avoid writing about myself here, but while Ironman 2022 is still fresh in everyone’s mind, I thought I’d set straight a story that many people don’t believe, if they know about it at all: I was in Ironman once.

Editorial: Hard labor will be death sentence for Pa. man detained in Russia

The Biden administration’s continues to fail U.S. citizen and Oakmont resident Marc Fogel, who was convicted in Russia of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana. In June, a Russian court sentenced Fogel, 61, to 14 years’ imprisonment at a labor camp. On Wednesday, his family announced that he had been transferred from his detention center to the remote hard-labor prison.

Tom Yamachika: Love-hate relationship with P3

Our state has a love-hate relationship with public-private partnerships (P3). P3s are where public (government) interests and funds partner with private companies to cooperate and share risks and benefits.

‘Nothing’s left’: Hurricane Ian leaves emotional toll behind

FORT MYERS, Fla. — With her home gone and all her belongings trashed by Hurricane Ian, Alice Pujols wept as she picked through soggy clothes, toys and overturned furniture piled head-high outside a stranger’s house, looking to salvage something — anything — for her four children and herself.

N. Korea confirms nuke missiles tests to ‘wipe out’ enemies

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s recent barrage of missile launches were tests of its tactical nuclear weapons to “hit and wipe out” potential South Korean and U.S. targets, state media reported Monday, as its leader Kim Jong Un signaled he would conduct more provocative tests.

Mayor touts joint Waipio effort

Hundreds braved a rainy Wednesday night to attend a meeting at Honokaa Gym about Waipio Valley Road with Mayor Mitch Roth, Public Works Director Steve Pause and Heather Kimball, District 1 councilwoman.

National Guard struggles as troops leave at faster pace

WASHINGTON — Soldiers are leaving the Army National Guard at a faster rate than they are enlisting, fueling concerns that in the coming years units around the country may not meet military requirements for overseas and other deployments.

Musgrove pitches Padres past Mets 6-0 and into NLDS

NEW YORK — Joe Musgrove brushed off chants of “Cheater!” after a bizarre spot check by umpires on the mound, pitching his hometown San Diego Padres into the next round of the playoffs Sunday night with seven innings of one-hit ball in a 6-0 victory over the New York Mets.

Prosecutors seek prison for rioter’s attack on AP journalist