District 7 hopefuls address issues at West Hawaii forum

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.

Fireworks permits and guidelines: sales start today

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.

Hawaii reacts to travel ban ruling

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.

Open spaces

KAILUA-KONA — The physical aesthetic of Kona’s economy is changing as construction begins on a new shopping center, big names in retail switch locations, and some mainstay storefronts appear destined for vacancy while others may soon bustle again with new commerce.