No fireworks for Kealakehe grads

KAILUA-KONA — Fireworks have lit up the sky for years to celebrate Kealakehe High School’s graduating seniors, but changes made more than a year ago to the county’s fire code are putting an end to the festive tradition.

Draft social studies standards up for review

KAILUA-KONA — The public and educators are invited to weigh in on draft standards for the state’s social studies coursework before the Department of Education seeks to implement them in the classroom.

National Park fees taking a hike

KAILUA-KONA — Entrance to local national parks will cost a little more after the National Park Service announced upcoming fee increases at two sites on Hawaii Island.

Getting on board

KAILUA-KONA — For those without private transportation, a trip from Hilo to Kailua-Kona means more than three hours on a bus as it travels through Laupahoehoe and Honokaa then down through Waimea.