Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school

UVALDE, Texas — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman’s rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the 18-year-old shooter was killed by a Border Patrol team.

‘Trump is in the past’: Mounting losses show limits of power

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Donald Trump opened May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president’s kingmaker status before another possible White House run. He’s ending the month, however, stinging from a string of defeats that suggest a diminishing stature.

Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order Wednesday to fast track Russian citizenship for residents of parts of southern Ukraine largely held by his forces, while lawmakers in Moscow passed a bill to strengthen the stretched Russian army.

Boat with 842 Haitians headed for US winds up in Cuba

VILLA CLARA, Cuba — A vessel carrying more than 800 Haitians trying to reach the United States wound up instead on the coast of central Cuba, in what appeared to be the largest group seen yet in a swelling exodus from crisis-stricken Haiti.

Wilcox Emergency Department updates completed

LIHU‘E — Dr. Monty Downs, retired following 50 years of service to Wilcox Health and the first emergency room doctor at Wilcox Medical Center, said the first emergency room was just an 18-foot-by-18-foot room with a stretcher, not a gurney, in the middle.

‘Ohi‘a lehua is state endemic tree

HONOLULU — The earnest efforts by hundreds of school children, their teachers, state lawmakers and conservationists resulted in Gov. David Ige signing SB2059 into law Tuesday during a ceremony at Washington Place.

Boulders block beach-goers near Burns Field

HANAPEPE — State Department of Transportation personnel have blocked vehicle access to the perimeter road at Port Allen Airport (also known as Burns Field), upsetting residents who recreate on the facility’s makai side.

Hiranaka enters not-guilty pleas

LIHU‘E — The former Kaua‘i Police Department clerk accused of computer fraud and first-degree theft entered not-guilty pleas at her arraignment in Fifth Circuit Court in Lihu‘e Tuesday.

Seniors make lei for Memorial Day

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Veterans Council announced Memorial Day services are Monday, May 30, starting at 10 a.m. at the expanded Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Uli‘i Castor was happy (it’s the beverages that make it ‘Happy’) to get together with her Ka‘ahumanu Society sisters for some lei-making for Donna Loo and the Kaua‘i Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

ERSOY: The most misunderstood diet

I’ve been a nutritionist for many years but I still don’t even know how many types of diet there are out there. Almost every day we are hearing of a new “magical diet”, maybe even one that is actually really healthy and good for you. However, there is so much confusing information that it’s hard to know where to start.

Obituaries for Wednesday, May 25, 2022

• Clyde Kapuakela White • Jose Evangelista Bulatao Jr. • Eden Edralin Cadiente • Andres Rogelio Edralin Cadiente Jr. • Bok Soon ‘B’ Kalaiwa‘a • Melissa Mia Costales • Dale ‘Sparky’ Costales • Earl D. Hunter • Genevieve ‘Aunty Genny’ Carmelita Moura • Lina Manzano Panit • Harriet K. Silva