Board to mull Gonzales’ residency

The residency status of County Council District 9 candidate Ron Gonzales, locked in a fight to the finish with incumbent Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille, will be the subject of a meeting of the county Board of Registration just days before Election Day.

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BIIF football: Warriors vs. Wildcats for D-II rule

Kamehameha senior quarterback Micah Kanehailua doesn’t need to take a pre-snap read to know how Konawaena will attack once the football is hiked into his hands because the two teams are familiar foes.



Court orders for Texas pastors’ speeches withdrawn

HOUSTON — Houston city attorneys withdrew subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.



Of ghosts and goblins

Who has never wandered afield on a lonely October evening and not heard, echoing in the gloom, the mournful questioning of an owl asking, “Who goes there?”

Practice safety first on Halloween

As parents, we are likely vigilant in checking our children’s Halloween candy to make sure they don’t eat anything unwrapped or homemade from strangers. We probably remember our parents doing the same after a night of trick-or-treating fun.


Premature postmortems

Grantland Rice, a popular American sportswriter of the first half of the 20th century, gave us an often-quoted homily to sportsmanship: “For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, he writes — not that you won or lost — but how you played the Game.” In losing American political campaigns, Rice’s second line is often changed to “he writes not that you won or lost but how you place blame.”


Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he’s gay

NEW YORK — Apple CEO Tim Cook’s declaration that he’s “proud to be gay” wasn’t exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple’s immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America.


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