911 call conveyed fear before police fatally shot Hawaii man
HONOLULU — Honolulu police on Friday released the 911 call a frightened woman made about a stranger in her home, which led to officers shooting and killing him.
Island Life: Chain of orchids
Hanging dendrobium orchids in Kona on Tuesday. (Bob Viggers/Community contributor)
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A scrawled filefish (the pattern looks like handwritten letters), seen in Kailua-Bay in March. (Reiko Sekine/Community contributor)
Island Life: Brand new pineapple
The crown and flower of a new pineapple. (Mona Peck/Community contributor)
Israelis gather for Passover, celebrating freedom from virus
JERUSALEM — A year ago, Giordana Grego’s parents spent Passover at home in Israel, alone but grateful that they had escaped the worst of the pandemic in Italy. This year, the whole family got together to mark the Jewish feast of liberation and deliverance from the pandemic.
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Daftendirektly to my heart: The retirement of Daft Punk
It’s been a tough couple of days for the ever-changing landscape of music.
Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds
MEXICO CITY — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies.
“I thought we were done:” Parts fall from sky in plane scare
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — David Delucia was settling back into his airplane seat and starting to relax on his way to a long-awaited vacation when a huge explosion and flash of light interrupted an in-flight announcement and put him in survival mode.
Biden declares ‘America is back’ in welcome words to allies
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden used his first address before a global audience Friday to declare that “America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back,” after four years of a Trump administration that flaunted its foreign policy through an “America First” lens.
Biden orders Justice Dept. to end use of private prisons
President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies.
Island Life: Rainy evergreen
Raindrops on a pothos or evergreen vine in Kailua-Kona.(Chris Stewart/Community contributor)
Island Life: Listen to the surf
A beautiful clear Friday at Mahai’ula Bay. (Alan Tharp/Community contributor)
FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot
WASHINGTON — The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, contradicting earlier statements that they were caught off guard by the assault by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Feds calculate riskiest, safest places to live in US
Spending her life in Los Angeles, Morgan Andersen knows natural disasters all too well. In college, an earthquake shook her home hard. Her grandfather was affected by recent wildfires in neighboring Orange County.
Fast rollout of virus vaccine trials reveals tribal distrust
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The news came during a hopeful time on the largest Native American reservation.
GOP torn over Trump’s Electoral College challenge of Biden
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary challenge of his election defeat by President-elect Joe Biden is becoming a defining moment for the Republican Party before next week’s joint session of Congress to confirm the Electoral College results.
Island Life: Glowing from vog
The return of vog, thanks to Sunday’s Kilauea eruption, renders Kona’s Monday sunset in shades of fire. (Bob Viggers/Community contributor)
Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump late Tuesday threatened to torpedo Congress’ massive COVID-19 relief package in the midst of a raging pandemic and deep economic uncertainty, suddenly demanding changes fellow Republicans have opposed.