Two men were injured in surf Friday afternoon at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.
It would be very wrong to diminish the majesty and international scope of the Olympic Games by, as some are suggesting, anchoring them in Greece or on permanent sites on five continents.
It has been almost six months since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, and almost five months since President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland, the widely respected and centrist chief judge of the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to succeed him.
In 2014, President Barack Obama challenged America’s mayors to help end a shameful symbol of the nation’s broken promises to those who fought for the homeland but don’t have a home to call their own after returning to civilian life. To that end, the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness had a goal as lofty as its title. There was already some progress on that front since 2010, thanks to the initiative of individual mayors who grew weary of waiting for the federal government to make it happen.
This was not unexpected. After months of warnings from public health officials and scientists, the first locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus were reported in South Florida. Any illusion that this mysterious menace would not take hold in local mosquito populations and threaten multitudes more Floridians is gone. Any notion that the threat was overblown is dispelled. President Barack Obama, more than 40 Senate Democrats and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio want Congress to return to Washington to deal with the issue, which is exactly what should happen.
The May 29 WHT Editorial on Billy Kenoi’s pCard Saga merits revisiting before the primary election. It delineated his breach of public trust through repeated pCard misuse while in office. Kenoi violated ethics codes every time he charged personal items to the credit card, from pricey bar tabs and a surfboard to the fee for his State Bar Association dues.
The first time Democrats convened to nominate a Clinton for president was 1992, in New York, and it was an eventful affair. Jerry Brown refused to endorse his winning rival, Bill Clinton. Brown delegates put tape over their mouths to protest the feared silencing of their candidate, who eventually got to speak.
It’s impossible to miss the irony in the news this week — the week of the Republican National Convention — that Roger Ailes’ reign at Fox News has come to an end.
As if the threat posed by the Zika epidemic wasn’t scary enough, now comes word of a recent case in Utah where it appears the virus, for which there is no vaccine or medication, was transmitted by neither a mosquito bite nor sexual contact. It involves a patient who was a caregiver to an older man who was infected by Zika while traveling abroad. The incident raises the possibility, as yet unproven, that the virus can be passed through contact with other bodily fluids.
A nation desperately in need of healing instead has more lives to grieve after a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana., left three law enforcement officers dead and three wounded. Officials identified the shooter as an African-American Iraq war veteran from Kansas City, Missouri.
He disappeared with the money. That’s why the legend of D.B. Cooper endures.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Republican lawmakers as concerned about bad race relations as they have been in recent days, especially when they can blame the whole mess on the nation’s first black president.
Will it never end? Crucial emergency funding to fight the spread of the increasingly scary Zika virus, which causes birth defects in unborn babies, has gotten mired in the same tiring partisan fight over contraception and reproductive health that is on endless repeat in Washington.
BERLIN — On a trip to the beach, a German friend recently saw two teenage Afghan refugee boys stare in shock at female bathers in scanty bikinis. She overheard one youth agitatedly ask the German volunteer accompanying him: “Where are their fathers? Where are their fathers?”
On the Fourth of July, NASA’s Juno spacecraft was the source of a light show that put to shame anything happening on the planet of its origin.