KAILUA-KONA — Developers, businesses and single-home builders aren’t supposed to construct new cesspools anywhere in Hawaii, but a labor shortage within one Hawaii County department creates what is essentially a loophole, leaving open the possibility to do just that on the Big Island.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that candidate for Hawaii County Council District 7, Bronsten Kossow, is the son of Hawaii County deputy managing director, Barbara Kossow. He is, in fact, her grandson. It is the policy of the West Hawaii Today to correct any incorrect or misleading information as soon as it is brought to the attention of the paper.
KAILUA-KONA — The beach is an unlikely backdrop for complaints on a sunny West Hawaii weekday.
KAILUA-KONA — Maria Harvey worked for seven years in various capacities off the shores of West Hawaii before she saw her first whale shark.
KAILUA-KONA — For the first time in a decade, a new legislator will take up the state Senate seat for Hawaii Island’s 3rd District.
KAILUA-KONA — Fireworks are coming to Kailua-Kona.
KAILUA-KONA — Knowing state law as it pertains to fireworks can save you from more than just criminal charges and hefty fines — it might well aid in keeping all your appendages in tact over this Fourth of July celebration.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island tourism numbers remained reasonable through the month of May, but it will be June and the summer months to follow that tell the tale of Kilauea volcano’s true impact on the county’s most lucrative industry.
KAILUA-KONA — The U.S. Supreme Court’s Tuesday decision in the case of Trump v. Hawaii, which affirmed broad executive powers to restrict or prohibit travel from majority-Muslim countries for national security purposes, inspired universal rebuke among Hawaii politicians and activist groups.