Republican candidates for state office stump in Kona

KAILUA-KONA — A small but enthusiastic contingent of Hawaii Island Republicans gathered at the West Hawaii Civic Center Friday night to get to know their party’s candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, as well as to rally support for the conservative cause in Kona.

Dumping conditions irk West Hawaii waste haulers

KAILUA-KONA — Friction between county officials and West Hawaii septage haulers has been mounting for months as pumpers contend policies at the Kealakehe Waste Water Treatment Facility are onerous and costing them money.

Homeless housing fast tracked

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Gov. David Ige in late 2015 issued an emergency proclamation to address the state’s escalating homelessness crisis.