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Trial starts in ’09 murder

The murder trial of Patricia Wong opened Monday in Hilo Circuit Court with Deputy Prosecutor Matt Woodward telling jurors that the 61-year-old woman shot Kaycee Smith — the 21-year-old rodeo champion Wong called her hanai daughter — to death in 2009 to gain control of Smith’s sizable inheritance.

Philippines leader Marcos’ visit to Hawaii boosts US-Philippines bond and recalls family history

HONOLULU — Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is meeting with senior U.S. military leaders and members of Hawaii’s large Filipino community this weekend in a visit steeped in geopolitical and personal significance for the leader, but also drawing small protests from a younger generation of Filipinos who point to the actions of his dictator father who died in exile in Hawaii.

High Surf in Hilo

Dozens of surfers took to the waves Thursday morning at Honoli’i Beach Park in Hilo to take advantage of high surf.