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.

Roads remain closed as fire continues

KAILUA-KONA — Roads remained closed near Waikoloa Village Thursday evening, prompting Hawaii County Civil Defense to advise motorists to avoid the area and round the island’s south as an alternate route.

Castles for a cause

KALAOA — For Zach Laird and Jonathan Reagan, students at Jesuit Dallas, a school located in Texas, taking an active role in an environment thousands of miles from home is, they hope, something that can inspire others to contribute as well.

Dino day off

Youngsters got a dino treat Thursday when the Hawaii Red Cross, partnering with Kona Commons, Roberts Hawaii and Jurassic Tours, coordinated a free excursion for about 90 lava evacuees.

Murder suspect back in police custody

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County prosecutors confirm the suspect from last month’s fatal shooting on Painted Church Road is now back in custody after he was “erroneously released” from Hawaii Community Correctional Center on Tuesday.

Mangoes on parade

KAILUA-KONA — The 10th annual Mango Festival held Saturday at Hale Halawai was about more than just the mango or the dozens of varieties that grow throughout Hawaii.