Officials: No hit-and-run

Hawaii County police and fire officials were in agreement Monday that a bicyclist apparently struck and killed by an on-duty police officer early Sunday morning was not involved in a hit-and-run.

Police arrest cop in fatal collision

A 63-year-old Michigan man was killed Sunday after allegedly being struck by an on-duty Hawaii Police Department officer in what the Hawaii County Fire Department described as a hit-and-run incident on Waikoloa Road in South Kohala.

Green waste plan delayed

Following an outcry from local landscapers, Hawaii County postponed implementing a program requiring commercial operators to haul their green waste to the landfills rather than dumping it at transfer stations.

Local News

Public supports recycling, green waste programs

Dozens of people came out Tuesday to support two nonbinding resolutions asking the county administration to seek long-term contracts to divert materials from the county’s two landfills.

Local Sports

Athlete of the Week: Kamehameha’s Dominik Pajimola

Sport: Soccer School: Kamehameha Performance: Pajimola, a senior striker, could have earned this honor a few weeks ago when he led the Warriors to their first BIIF title. He was trumped then by Honokaa’s Shayla Ignacio, but it was probably just a...

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Features

Give in to the pressure!

It’s one of the most pervasive of culinary cliches — the exploding pressure cooker. And thanks to it, all manner of otherwise adept home cooks fearfully retreat from this kitchen workhorse.

Community

New program helps convicts reintegrate

HOPE Services Hawaii Inc. has launched “Mentoring,” a program designed to help recently released Hawaii Island prisoners transition back into the community.

Moniz, Vares to be honored

Officer Kelly Moniz and Fire Prevention Inspector Kyle Vares were selected as the 2015 recipients of the Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year, respectively. The annual awards banquet honors the most outstanding police officer and firefighter in the county.

Entertainment/People

‘Lihau’s Journey’ at Kahilu Theatre

“Lihau’s Journey” (the film) becomes a hula drama, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre, featuring members, from keiki to kupuna, of the Beamer Solomon Halau O Po‘ohala and special guest kumu hula Keala Ching.

Girls’ Day Diva Fest

The University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the Girls’ Day Diva Festival 10.1 at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 on the Campus Center Plaza. The event moves to the Performing Arts Center for a concert featuring award-winning Kaumakiwa, Shawn Pimental, and Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘ole at 5 p.m.

Commentary

Get used to Obama’s swagger

WASHINGTON — Here’s some practical advice to those who didn’t like President Obama’s swagger during his State of the Union address: Get used to it.

Australia must act fast to rescue its economy

Few central bankers in modern history have had a better run than Australia’s Glenn Stevens. He steered his country around the global financial crisis, drove its currency to record highs and extended its recession-free run past the two-decade mark.

Nation

Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

RALEIGH, N.C. — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material — including war strategy and the names of covert operatives — while she was working on the book.

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