US economy returned to growth last quarter, expanding 2.6%

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6% annual rate from July through September, snapping two straight quarters of contraction and overcoming high inflation and interest rates just as voting begins in midterm elections in which the economy’s health has emerged as a paramount issue.

Fixes unveiled for Waipio road

A three-year Hawaii County plan to fully reopen Waipio Valley Road by mitigating its safety hazards was met with little opposition Wednesday.

Macbeth: Bare Bones and Unplugged

Without the aid of microphones and with only limited props and minimal costume accessories, the five-person touring company known as the Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) gave a stellar performance of Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth on Oct. 22 at the Kahilu Theatre.

Verlander, seeking 1st World Series win, opens for Astros

HOUSTON — Justin Verlander was answering questions about his start for the Houston Astros in Friday night’s World Series opener when the head of the opposition’s baseball staff took the unorthodox step of walking into the interview room to extend a hand.