Surf school management proposal raises concerns

A meeting regarding the invitation for bids for surf schools at Kahaluu Bay is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m.-noon at the West Hawaii Civic Center council chamber in Building A.

A network for life

KAILUA-KONA — In 2016, 30 cases of human trafficking in Hawaii were reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, five more than just a year prior and 11 more than were reported in 2012, according to that organization.

A dolphin tale

KEALAKEKUA BAY — The first time filmmaker Jonathon Kay got in the water with the dolphins at Kealakekua Bay, “it was an amazing encounter,” he said.

Waikoloa resort proposal withdrawn

KAILUA-KONA — A request made to the Leeward Planning Commission to rezone part of a Waikoloa parcel and grant a special management area use permit to accommodate a planned 40-unit resort development has been withdrawn.

Neighbors push back against resort project

KAILUA-KONA — The Leeward Planning Commission Thursday held off on approving a slate of requests from Waikoloa BC, LLC, related to a proposed 40-unit resort development.

Traffic shifts makai on Queen Kaahumanu Highway

Northbound and southbound traffic along the stretch of Queen Kaahumanu Highway under construction was scheduled to shift to the new road’s makai lanes overnight, with transition work expected to finish by 5 a.m. this morning.