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 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Cartoon for July 16...

The world as seen by cartoonist Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-Tribune....

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Fed survey says economy has picked up but outlook cloudy...

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says economic activity has picked up in most regions of the country but still remains well below pre-pandemic levels, with the country facing high levels of uncertainty....

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

State briefs for July 16...

First-time candidates raise largest war chests...

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Walmart latest retailer to require customers to wear masks...

NEW YORK — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal req...

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

ELECTION 2020: County battles rumors as ballots arrive at mailboxes...

As ballots began trickling into Hawaii Island mailboxes Wednesday, traveling much faster was a false social media rumor about how many stamps are needed to mail it back....

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Ex-officer sentenced for making man lick urinal...

HONOLULU — A U.S. judge sentenced a former Honolulu police officer Wednesday to four years in prison for forcing a homeless man to lick a public urinal, telling him to imagine someone doing that to his two young daughters....

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Doctor tests positive for COVID-19 in Ka'u; Traveling physician had contact with 11 patients during two days...

A traveling doctor who worked briefly at Ka'u Hospital and Rural Health Clinic tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, administrator Merilyn Harris confirmed today....

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Indictment accuses retired police officer of intimidating witness...

A former Hawaii Police Department officer already charged with drug and conspiracy offenses was indicted for intimidating a witness in two high-profile criminal cases....

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Decommissioning plan for Hoku Ke'a teaching telescope on board agenda...

The Maunakea Management Board during a meeting today will discuss a $1.3 million plan to decommission and relocate Hoku Ke'a, the University of Hawaii's teaching telescope on Maunakea....

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Your Views for July 16...

Offensive name?...

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Confirmed US virus cases rise amid new global restrictions...

MIAMI — California, Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 36,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as restrictions aimed at combating the spread of the pandemic took hold in the United States and around the world in an unsettling sign rem...

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

More Kona hospital employees test positive for COVID-19...

Two additional Kona Community Hospital employees tested positive for COVID-19, the hospital said Wednesday....

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Obituaries for July 16...

Shizuko "Elsie" Juanita Dela Cruz, 93, of Paauilo died June 30 at Hale Ho'ola Hamakua in Honokaa. Born in Ookala, she was a retired kitchen manager for the former Honokaa Hospital. Private services. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Surviv...

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Police: Missing teen found...

According to police 16-year-old Sasa Toaiva, who was last seen on Feb. 2, was located on Oahu with family and is in good health....

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Trump's shameful Stone clemency...

Roger Stone has a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back. But it's the current president, Donald Trump, who had Stone's back when on Friday he granted a commutation of the 40-month sentence his friend was facing for lying during the Russian investiga...

 2020-07-16 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

TMT forges ahead despite pandemic; opponents keeping close eye on project...

A top official of the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory project said Wednesday — exactly one year after protesters blocked Maunakea Access Road to prevent construction of the next-generation telescope — that the multinational pa...

 2020-07-15 22:28 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

DOH reports 29 new coronavirus cases statewide, 2 on Big Island...

The state Department of Health reports 29 new cases of COVID-19 statewide as of noon today....

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students...

BOSTON — Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools conducted cla...

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Obituaries for July 15...

Stephen Holi Correa Sr., 72, of Pahoa died July 6 at Hawaii Care Choices Pohai Malama Care Center in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he was a retired custodian at Pahoa High School, former coach for Hawaiian Beaches Little League, Pahoa High School girls basketball a...

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

White House virus task force member says 'none of us lie'...

WASHINGTON — A top member of the White House coronavirus task force said Tuesday that "none of us lie" to the public, an accusation President Donald Trump retweeted, and that while kids need to be back in school as Trump insists, "we hav...

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Teachers union, DOE agree to keep students farther apart this fall...

The Hawaii State Teachers Association and the state Department of Education reached an agreement on physical distancing in classrooms as schools prepare to start the new academic year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Wait 'til next year: Giving up on 2020, looking toward 2021...

NEW YORK — This was supposed to be the year of the comeback for Boysie Dikobe, a South African dancer recovering from his second hip replacement and gearing up to get back on stage when the coronavirus hit....

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Lee Loy amendment fixes requirement of building permit for window AC units...

In the wake of a county Department of Public Works press release that drew scorn when it was re-posted on Mayor Harry Kim's official Facebook page, Hilo Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy crafted an amendment to the construction code clarifying that building pe...

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Whether inmate mentally fit for execution could cause delay...

CHICAGO — The man next on the list to be executed by the federal government after a nearly 20-year hiatus ended this week might have a better chance of avoiding lethal injection, legal experts say, because he suffers from dementia and so, his lawyer...

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

State briefs for July 15...

Construction of military sea wall challenged...

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Cartoon for July 15...

The world as seen by cartoonist Ken Catalino, Creators.com....

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

New physician assistant program could boost Big Isle health care...

A physician assistant program from Washington will expand to West Hawaii this fall, but ultimately will improve access to medical care throughout Hawaii Island and the state....

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Buying Biden's America: The Democratic nominee offers an economic message where Trump fell down on the job(s)...

Bye-bye, "America First"! Hello, "Buy American"?...

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Police arrest 12 for DUI...

During the week of July 6-July 12, 2020, Hawaii Island police arrested 12 motorists for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident and four drivers were younger than 21....

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Florida virus deaths surge, vaccine research moves forward...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida surpassed its daily record for coronavirus deaths Tuesday amid rising global worries of a resurgence, even as researchers announced that the first vaccine tested in the U.S. worked to boost patients' immune system...

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Drier-than-normal June in East Hawaii...

In the midst of a dry July, East Hawaii got a bit of a respite early this week....

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Schools need federal support to reopen safely. The president's bluster is a major distraction...

Throughout the country, schools are working hard to figure out how to have a safe and productive school year in the midst of a pandemic....

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island produces more than 62,000 hot meals for those in need...

The Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island, to date, has produced more than 62,000 hot meals for those on Hawaii Island who continue to need assistance....

 2020-07-15 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Doctor tested positive for COVID-19 in Ka'u...

A traveling doctor who worked briefly at Ka'u Hospital and Rural Health Clinic tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, administrator Merilyn Harris confirmed today....

 2020-07-14 21:58 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

DOH reports 22 new COVID-19 cases; 19 on Oahu, 3 on Big Island...

The state Department of Health reports 22 new cases of COVID-19 statewide as of noon today....

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Police nab wanted man in Puna...

Police arrested Dean Aaron Hess, 27, of Puna, who was the subject of a wanted bulletin last week...

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration escalated its actions against China on Monday by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijing's significant maritime claims in t...

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

State briefs for July 14...

V-J Day planners say virus has not derailed schedule...

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

The deadly delusions of Mad King Donald...

NEW YORK — I don't know about you, but I'm feeling more and more as if we're all trapped on the Titanic — except that this time around, the captain is a madman who insists on steering straight for the iceberg. And his crew is too c...

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

ONLINE EXTRA: California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, said Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday in issuing a sweeping...

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June...

WASHINGTON — The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on programs to combat the coronavirus recession exploded while millions of job losses cut into tax revenues....

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Free service helps residents tackle COVID-19 financial challenges...

County residents can receive free financial advice through a new financial navigator service intended to help those unsure of their finances during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Charges dropped in bizarre Home Depot incident...

Video evidence reportedly cleared a Pahoa man arrested July 7 after a 24-year-old Volcano woman reported finding a zip tie on her vehicle in the Hilo Home Depot parking lot, leading her and others to use vehicles to block the lot's entrances and exits...

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Your Views for July 14...

Time for a ferry...

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Ige delays implementation of plan for trans-Pacific travelers...

A program that would allow out-of-state travelers to avoid a two-week quarantine upon arriving in Hawaii has been delayed until September, with officials saying the state requires more time to prepare for an influx of visitors....

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

News briefs for July 14...

Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals...

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Police seek missing teen...

Police are seeking the public's assistance with finding a 17-year-old boy reported as a runaway....

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Sure, throw hot dogs on the grill. But don't forget bananas...

In this pandemic summer, who doesn't want to eat and cook outdoors?...

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Grand jury returns indictments in murder, home invasion cases...

The Hilo grand jury, sidelined for about three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, went back to work last week and returned a pair of indictments in unrelated high-profile Puna cases — a murder and a home invasion....

 2020-07-14 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Public pools reopen amid pandemic...

Hawaii County's public swimming pools reopened Monday — and residents were quick to get back in the water....

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