State looking at better ways to manage Ka Lae

KAILUA-KONA — A parking fee and entrance gate on South Point Road are on the table as part of the state’s efforts to better manage natural and cultural resources at Ka Lae, also known as South Point, where the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands says resources are in “critical condition.”

America, the complicated

It sounds so simple. Pass reasonable gun laws and the mass shootings will end. In the twentieth century, more than a hundred million unarmed civilians were murdered by their own government. “…an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” — Thomas Jefferson. Gun-free zones guarantee unarmed victims.

A decade of serving veterans

Dozens of veterans, community members and dignitaries braved heavy rain Friday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hilo’s Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home.

Kona Brew Fest back for 23rd year

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island brew connoisseurs need not fly to Munich for Oktoberfest to find a festival celebrating a host of unique beers, ciders and meads.

School walkouts

The state Department of Education is advising schools statewide to create a “designated walkout area” for students who want to participate in upcoming protests against gun violence, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said in a Friday letter to parents.