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Comment: Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, based in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Thanksgiving is not just the official start of the holiday season or a day we express our gratitude for the blessings in our lives, but a day we express through our actions our compassion to those less fortunate.
Team Molokai celebrates after a win in the game hukihuki (tug of war) Wednesday during their Makahiki Celebration at Na Wai Ola Public Charter School in Mountain View. The celebration included a day of hula, Hawaiian games, food and entertainment. “On this day, the culture is alive as Na Wai Ola celebrates their annual makahiki,” said education director Jason Wong.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Authorities are using a powerful tool in their effort to identify the scores of people killed by the wildfire that ripped through Northern California: rapid DNA testing that produces results in just two hours.