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Preliminary hearing set for chase suspect

A man accused of attacking a woman, stealing her sport-utility vehicle, then leading police on a chase and trying to run down two officers with the stolen SUV before being shot by one of the officers made his initial court appearance Thursday.

Local Sports

PONY: Hilo Broncos All-Stars roll in regional

Coach Marvin Min said Kalani Marquez appeared nervous in the first inning of the Hilo All-Stars’ regional opener Thursday. Marquez struggled with his control on the mound and walked four straight batters as the state champions faced a rare deficit...


Navy secretary: Combat ship costs to decline

ABOARD USS INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Operating costs for the U.S. Navy’s newest ships will decline and “become more normal” over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.

Attorney: Kauai GMO, pesticide law protects public

HONOLULU (AP) — Kauai County’s authority to regulate genetically modified crops and pesticides was the subject of arguments in a federal court hearing Wednesday in a lawsuit by four seed companies seeking to stop a new law from going into effect next month.


Garden Guy: Monstera fruit is edible and delicious

Y our columns are always full of interesting, useful topics to those of us living here, whether gardeners or not. Here is our contribution: few people have any idea that the fruit of the monstera is edible and delicious! It’s almost a weed where we live, in Hawaiian Paradise Park, and it’s on every street. Granted, knowing when to pick it and how to cut it off the cob is a bit tricky, but we’re betting you could easily explain this to your readers. Two of your dedicated readers, R. &N.B.


Kealakehe High grad receives scholarship

Tayana Cardoza, a 2014 graduate of Kealakehe High School, is the recipient of a four-year scholarship provided by the Dutch Schuman Big Island Paniolo Scholarship Fund.



Possible deal in border crisis

WASHINGTON — Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border.



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