Hurry up and wait

Travelers waited in hourslong lines at Hilo International Airport over the weekend and Monday due to an “equipment failure,” according to the state Department of Transportation.

Cheers to the Years

Returning to the pre-pandemic format, the 28th Annual Kona Brewers Festival took place Saturday at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel Luau Grounds.

Pay to educate our keiki – or pay later

Education is the best public investment, especially on this island. It is not just the pupil who benefits. A healthy society depends on everyone to have an ability to contribute. No matter whether that contribution is in the simplest tasks or the most complex. Many careers that look simple can be quite overwhelming when you get closer. Ever seen the cab of a garbage truck? There are many controls you would not even recognize let alone understand.

Volcano Watch: Hele mai to the USGS open house on March 15

The U.S. Geological Survey will host an informal open house on March 15 about the proposed new building in Hilo and draft Environmental Assessment. The event will be hosted from 5-7 p.m. at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory offices in the Iron Works building located at 1266 Kamehameha Avenue-Suite C in Hilo.

World Baseball Classic players get artsy with custom cleats

Flashy footwear is a feature of this year’s World Baseball Classic. Stadium Custom Cleats has provided about 42 specially designed shoes for three dozen players. The company owned by Alex Katz, a pitcher for Israel at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and at this year’s WBC. Puerto Rico closer Edwin Díaz has trumpets in a reference to his intro music. Israel outfielder Joc Pederson has bright silver cleats with blue Stars of David. Katz came up with the idea in 2016 when was chastised by a minor league coordinator.