Evictions planned at iconic church

HILO — Thirteen families living on Mauna Ziona Church property in North Kona are likely to be evicted in the coming weeks, more than two years after the property was purchased at county tax auction by the Free Church of Tonga-Kona.

Cost of county government? $2,449 each

HILO — If each man, woman and child living on the Big Island dug into a pocket and handed over his or her share of the cost of running county government, that amount would be $2,449.

HR audit wins national award

HILO — A critical audit of the county Human Resources Department has netted a national award for Legislative Auditor Bonnie Nims and her staff.