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Preserving a future

KAWAIHAE — Hayden Konanui-Tucker wasn’t planning to perform hula at the 46th annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival on Saturday.

Waikoloa asphalt plant permit sought

KAILUA-KONA — The Leeward Planning Commission on Thursday is scheduled to hear a request from Goodfellow Bros Inc. to extend the life of its permit for a base yard at the Waikoloa Quarry and approve an asphalt/concrete batching plant in the area.

Inouye holds state Senate seat

KAILUA-KONA — Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye, who represents North Hawaii in the state Senate, defeated challenger Heather Kimball in Saturday night’s Democratic primary.

Creagan beats Kapela

KAILUA-KONA — Rep. Richard Creagan fended off two challengers in Saturday’s Democratic primary election and, without a Republican candidate on November’s ballot, secured another term representing District 5 in the state’s House of Representatives.

Queen Kaahumanu Highway dedicated

KAILUA-KONA — As local officials celebrated the dedication of the newly widened stretch of Queen Kaahumanu Highway, the sound of horns from passing cars punctuated the speeches and remarks, notes of thanks — or at least, relief — for the completion of a project years in the making.

GOP candidates call for change

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE — Two candidates in the Republican Party primary faced off on issues including affordable housing and agriculture Saturday morning at the Waikoloa Village Golf Club.

Kimball challenges Inouye in Senate 4 race

KAILUA-KONA — Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye is touting a record of getting things done for the people of her district, but challenger Heather Kimball says she can bring a strategic mind well-suited to finding proactive solutions for the problems that continue to face the state and island.