Man charged for monk seal harassment
A 52-year-old man, who recently relocated to Hawaii from the mainland, was cited Tuesday by a trio of State and federal agencies after his dog was captured oån videotape harassing a Hawaiian monk seal at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park on Oct. 10.
Editorial: Progressives’ Ukraine letter makes life difficult for their Democratic colleagues
The Congressional Progressive Caucus last week issued, then quickly withdrew, a poorly timed letter to President Joe Biden urging stepped-up efforts to negotiate a settlement to the war in Ukraine, putting their fellow Democrats in the awkward position of appearing hand-wringing and indecisive ahead of midterm elections. The letter’s wording raises the question of whose side the progressives are really on: Russia’s or the West’s?
Council members urge state to help solve traffic and road woes
The Hawaii County Council is urging the Legislature to take steps to improve ailing roadway infrastructure on the Big Island.
Hawaii County has issued 19 gun carry permits issued since Supreme Court ruling
With 19 licenses to carry a concealed firearm issued and another 58 pending approval in Hawaii County, some Hawaii Island police officers are concerned they haven’t received proper training on encountering permit holders.
Public input sought on fishing regulations
A series of public meetings hosted by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will take place throughout November to review fishing regulations for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Monument Expansion Area, or MEA.
Judge keeps armed groups away from Arizona ballot drop boxes
PHOENIX — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered armed members of groups monitoring ballot drop boxes in Arizona to stay at least 250 feet away from the locations following complaints that people wearing masks and carrying guns were intimidating voters.
South Korea air raid sirens blare after North fires missiles
SEOUL, South Korea — Air raid sirens sounded in South Korea after the North fired about a dozen missiles in its direction Wednesday, at least one of them landing near the rivals’ tense sea border.
Officials: Suspect in Pelosi attack was on ‘suicide mission’
SAN FRANCISCO — The man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home, beating her husband and seeking to kidnap her told police he was on a “suicide mission” and had plans to target other California and federal politicians, according to a Tuesday court filing.
China fishing fleet defied US in standoff on the high seas
This summer, as China fired missiles into the sea off Taiwan to protest House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island, a much different kind of geopolitical standoff was taking shape in another corner of the Pacific Ocean.
US Navy wants public’s ideas on how to use Oahu fuel tanks
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — The Navy on Tuesday said it will ask the public how it should use a fuel storage facility in the hills above Pearl Harbor once it has finished draining petroleum from its massive storage tanks.
3 tragedies in Asia take hundreds of lives in 1 month
SEOUL, South Korea — More than 400 people died in October in a series of crowd-related disasters in Asia, when a bridge packed with revelers collapsed in India, Halloween partiers were crushed in South Korea’s capital, and spectators fled a stadium in Indonesia after police fired tear gas.
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NOAA to host virtual pre-whale season webinar
NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will host a virtual pre-whale season webinar from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9.
Commentary: The health of our nation’s health care system is under attack
The life expectancy of Americans has dropped for two consecutive years. The first year, attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, was consistent with other countries. The second year was not.