Governor pushes ahead on re-election bid

KAILUA-KONA — Gov. David Ige’s campaign favors its candidate an “innovative and collaborative leader,” and there are few places that’s more evident, Ige says, than in West Hawaii.

Keahuolu deep well back online

KAILUA-KONA — North Kona is now only short two water sources after the Hawaii County Department of Water Supply completed “top-side” repairs on the Keahuolu deep well.

Water Board awards top DWS officials with raises

KAILUA-KONA — Manager-Chief Engineer Keith Okamoto and Deputy Kawika Uyehara of the Hawaii County Department of Water Supply both received pay raises after what was arguably the department’s most tumultuous year in recent memory.

End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

WASHINGTON — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues.