Hoops return to West Hawaii

This past Thursday, Friday and Saturday, high school basketball was welcomed back to West Hawai‘i in Konawaena’s preseason invitational girls basketball tournament at Ellison S. Onizuka Gymnasium in Kealakekua. Schools from all across Hawai‘i competed, including Konawaena, Lahainaluna, Kahuku, Waiakea, Orange Lutheran and Kapa‘a. Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF) play will begin this week for girls, while boys basketball will tip off next week.

Philippines leader Marcos’ visit to Hawaii boosts US-Philippines bond and recalls family history

HONOLULU — Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is meeting with senior U.S. military leaders and members of Hawaii’s large Filipino community this weekend in a visit steeped in geopolitical and personal significance for the leader, but also drawing small protests from a younger generation of Filipinos who point to the actions of his dictator father who died in exile in Hawaii.

When does a ‘B’ signify a ‘D’? In many classrooms

Despite widespread griping about the quality of K-12 education, polls consistently show that most parents are happy with the public schools their children attend. Since 2001, Gallup surveys on the topic show an average 76% satisfaction rate for those with kids attending a local campus.