Natural highs = best highs

In 2013, Kawika Singson decided he needed a new cover photo for his Facebook page. So the Honokaa native and extreme adventurer hiked to the active lava flow with his buddy to snap what he hoped would be a crowd-pleasing shot: a photo of his feet and tripod engulfed in flames.

Officer suspected of stealing drug evidence

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County police released information about an investigation into missing drug evidence and identified a former police officer as a person of interest, but have no further comment.

A bigger piece of the TAT pie

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island Mayor Harry Kim was taken aback after he received a call Tuesday night from House Speaker Scott Saiki asking him to testify on a measure to increase Hawaii County’s share of the Transient Accommodations Tax by more than $12 million annually for at least the next dozen years.

Kona students join nationwide demonstrations

KAILUA-KONA — In the wake of a shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school — and later threats to their own school — a handful of students at Konawaena High School looked to their own campus for an opportunity to ensure students feel safe in their classrooms.