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 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M...

Two former Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of people they victimized in one of the worst judicial scandals in U.S. history....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Blasts in Crimea underscore Russian forces' vulnerability...

KYIV, Ukraine — A spate of explosions and fires has turned Russian-occupied Crimea from a secure rear base into a new battleground in the war, demonstrating both the Russians' vulnerability and the Ukrainians' capacity to strike deep behind ...

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Growing the IRS, growing government...

Democrats who want to spend more money than a reasonable government budget will allow often talk about "improving tax compliance" and the "tax gap," suggesting that there really is enough money to pay for lots of new spending if only the t...

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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BMW Championship a pivotal playoff event on unfamiliar turf...

WILMINGTON, Del. — Justin Thomas is among the few who have experience at Wilmington Country Club....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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UH-Hilo women's volleyball ready for season...

The University of Hawaii at Hilo women's volleyball team looks forward to a dynamic season with a fresh team this year....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Planned Parenthood to spend record $50M in midterm elections...

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading reproductive health care provider and abortion rights advocacy organization, plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November's midterm elections, pouring money into contests where a...

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Baty homers first time up in majors, Mets beat Braves 9-7...

ATLANTA — Brett Baty homered his first time up in the big leagues, Starling Marte went deep twice and the New York Mets defeated the Braves 9-7 Wednesday night to snap Atlanta's eight-game winning streak....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Obituaries for August 18...

Lisiate "Richard" Kaufusi Apina, 64, of Kailua-Kona died July 25 at home. Born in Nukunuku, Tongatapu, Tonga, he was an electrician for Lindo Electric and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday,...

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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WHO chief: Lack of help for Tigray crisis due to skin color...

NAIROBI, Kenya — The head of the World Health Organization described the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region as "the worst disaster on Earth" and wondered aloud Wednesday if the reason global leaders have not responded was due to ...

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Cheney's defeat end of an era for GOP; Trump's party now...

WASHINGTON — Liz Cheney's resounding primary defeat marks the end of an era for the Republican Party as well as her own family legacy, the most high-profile political casualty yet as the party of Lincoln transforms into the party of Trump....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Trump supporters' threats to judge spur democracy concerns...

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of federal judges face the same task every day: review an affidavit submitted by federal agents and approve requests for a search warrant. But for U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, the fallout from his decision to approve a...

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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LeBron James inks 2-year, $97.1 million deal with Lakers...

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent announced Wednesday....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Ige: Changes coming as COVID funding ends...

Due to changes in federal funding, the state of Hawaii will alter its approach to testing, treatment and other COVID-19 mitigation strategies....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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DLNR: Leilani Fire 90% contained...

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Wednesday a multi-agency firefighting effort has resulted in 90% containment of the Leilani Fire in West Hawaii....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Yellen tells IRS to develop modernization plan in 6 months...

WASHINGTON — Now that President Joe Biden signed Democrats' expansive climate, tax and health care bill into law, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has directed the IRS to develop a plan within six months outlining how the tax agency will overhaul...

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Nahaku lava tube reopens...

A popular lava tube in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened following data monitoring and inspection of a fracture near a large overhanging rock slab at the apex of the lava tube....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Bombing at Kabul mosque kills 10, including prominent cleric...

KABUL, Afghanistan — A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded at least 27, an eyewitness and police said....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Cybercriminal-turned-expert to speak at AARP Hawaii workshop Friday...

Scarcely anybody online is doing the bare minimum necessary to protect themselves from cybercrime, says a notorious convicted cybercriminal....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Youth mental health is in crisis. Are schools doing enough?...

CECILIA, Ky. — For fourth-grader Leah Rainey, the school day now begins with what her teacher calls an "emotional check-in."...

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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CDC director announces shake-up, citing COVID mistakes...

NEW YORK — The head of the nation's top public health agency on Wednesday announced a shake-up of the organization, saying it fell short responding to COVID-19 and needs to become more nimble....

 2022-08-18 10:05 

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Orchids abound: Kona Orchid Society to hold first show and sale since 2019...

The Kona Orchid Society will hold its first show and sale in over two-plus years on Saturday offering the public a chance to scoop up some new varieties and learn about orchids....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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A new beginning: Ironman World Championship set to return to Kona...

With the Ironman World Championship set to return to Kona in October following a two-year coronavirus pandemic-induced hiatus, officials are coming into the community to let Kona residents know what can be expected....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Hilo man gets 10 years for property crimes...

Gavin Calicdan, 31, of Hilo was sentenced Monday by Hilo Circuit Judge Peter Kubota to 10 years in prison for a string of property crimes that occurred in 2020 and 2021....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Putin blasts US 'hegemony,' predicts end to 'unipolar' world...

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of trying to encourage extended hostilities in Ukraine as part of what he described Tuesday as Washington's alleged efforts to maintain its global hegemony....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Police seek leads on escapee...

Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a 34-year-old woman who escaped from their custody at about 6:25 p.m. Monday....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill into law on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the "final piece" of his pared-down domestic agenda, as he aims to boost his party's s...

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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US, South Korea to begin expanded military drills next week...

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States and South Korea will begin their biggest combined military training in years next week in the face of an increasingly aggressive North Korea, which has been ramping up weapons tests and threats of nuclear confl...

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Committee postpones emergency management bill: Questions surround media suspension and civil disturbances...

Constitutional questions around suspension of electronic media coverage and what constitutes a civil disturbance had a County Council panel on Tuesday postpone a sweeping emergency management bill so it could be clarified....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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New program makes county buses 'safe places'...

Big Island buses will become "mobile safe havens" for at-risk keiki under a new program by the Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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PGV to hold meeting tonight on proposed power increase...

Puna Geothermal Venture has scheduled a public meeting tonight to discuss its plan to increase power production....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Serena Williams loses to Raducanu; US Open next...

MASON, Ohio (AP) — The second stop on Serena Williams' farewell tour was a short one....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Obituaries for August 17...

Petra Lucia Nabeyan, 68, of Hilo died Aug. 6 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Micronesia, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Catholic in Hilo. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 21) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Online ...

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Little League World Series is back with 4 more teams...

The Little League World Series is back to its old self, and more. After no tournament in 2020 and no international clubs in 2021, both due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the youth baseball tournament has expanded to 20 teams from around the world that will pla...

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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O'Neill's game-ending HBP lifts Cards over Rockies 5-4...

ST. LOUIS — Paul Goldschmidt and Tommy Edman homered, and St. Louis scored the winning run when Tyler O'Neill was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, leading the Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Colorado Rockie...

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Trump foe Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP primary...

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Donald Trump's fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, was defeated in a GOP primary Tuesday, falling to a rival backed by the former president in a contest that reinforced his grip on the party's...

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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DOH expands access to Monkeypox vaccine...

With four new cases of monkeypox reported throughout Hawaii, the state Department of Health announced it is expanding vaccination eligibility....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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County to consider leasing large Hamakua parcel to nonprofit...

Hawaii County might lease 1,000 acres of Hamakua land to a Native Hawaiian nonprofit....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Monkeypox can spread to pet dogs, doctors report...

NEW YORK — Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Wolfgang Petersen, blockbuster filmmaker of 'Das Boot,' dies...

NEW YORK — Wolfgang Petersen, the German filmmaker whose World War II submarine epic "Das Boot" propelled him into a blockbuster Hollywood career that included the films "In the Line of Fire," "Air Force One" and "The Per...

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Artists paint murals to revitalize Pahoa...

Taking advantage of sunny weather last Friday, Keoni Alvarez smiled as he put the finishing touches on a large mural at the Pahoa Aquatic Center....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Ex-councilman sues county to recoup legal fees...

Former County Council Chairman Dominic Yagong is suing Hawaii County for $306,000 in legal fees he says he incurred successfully defending himself against a defamation lawsuit....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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The Inflation Reduction Act is key: In praise of its sweeping investments and deficit reduction...

One of the most important features of the Inflation Reduction Act — which makes massive investments in renewable energy to curb climate change, drives down prescription drug costs and more — is what it is not: an irresponsible spending spree p...

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Over-the-counter hearing aids expected this fall in US...

WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall, under a long-awaited rule finalized Tuesday....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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Western states hit with more cuts to Colorado River water...

SALT LAKE CITY — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West endures more drought, federal officials announced Tuesday....

 2022-08-17 10:05 

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The US can't afford any more illusions in Afghanistan...

One year ago, Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in part because the U.S. had hoped for the best after withdrawing its forces from the country, without adequately preparing for the worst. In dealing with the Taliban today, President Joe Biden's administr...

 2022-08-16 19:38 

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Woman dies after strange automobile mishap...

Police say a Hawaiian Paradise Park woman died Monday night in what appears to be a bizarre automobile mishap....

 2022-08-16 10:05 

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Trying to spark interest: Cost of Government Commission finding departmental feedback a challenge...

With just three months before they're required by the county charter to present a report to the County Council and mayor, some members of the Cost of Government Commission reported Thursday they're having a hard time drumming up interest from some...

 2022-08-16 10:05 

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Utility seeks extension of water rights...

Despite opposition from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hawaiian Electric has an opportunity to extend its rights to keep generating power on Wailuku River....

 2022-08-16 10:05 

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What international rankings leave out...

When attempting to make sense of the news, comparing different countries can inform how we think about political problems and possible solutions....

 2022-08-16 10:05 

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July drier than normal for much of the island...

It was a dry July in Hawaii County, despite a brief uptick in rain brought by the remnant of the former Tropical Cyclone Bonnie and the passing of Tropical Storm Darby south of the Big Island....

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