2 carriers seek Waimea-Kohala Airport contract

KAILUA-KONA — In response to a federal request for proposals from the U.S. Department of Transportation, two air carriers are vying to offer federally subsidized flights out of the Waimea-Kohala Airport.

Annual event inspires passions for science, math in young women

KAILUA-KONA — From excavating artifacts to cooking up a stir fry to moving like a polymer, the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel was a flurry of activity Tuesday, when hundreds of girls came from throughout West Hawaii to explore possible futures in science for Girls Exploring Math and Sciences.

What’s the Marriott breach mean for Hawaii?

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection is advising anybody who stayed at a Starwood hotel or timeshare since 2014 to guard themselves against identity theft after Marriott, owner of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, announced a security breach said to have compromised personal information belonging to as many as 500 million people nationwide.

Commission rules against Waikoloa Highlands developer

KEAHOLE — The state Land Use Commission Wednesday voted to revert more than 700 acres in South Kohala from rural district to an agricultural land classification after determining that the developer of a planned 398-lot residential subdivision did not substantially get the project off the ground.