Temporary Leilani handoff proposed

HILO — Puna Councilwoman Eileen O’Hara has introduced a resolution urging Hawaii County to grant temporary control of Leilani Avenue to the Leilani Estates Community Association.

Inmate’s lawsuit alleges beating by HCCC guards

HILO — A 33-year-old inmate serving a 15-year prison sentence on two drug convictions is suing the state and its Department of Public Safety, claiming he was beaten by guards while in his cell at Hawaii Community Correctional Center.

Weather, water hit Cyanotech hard

KAILUA-KONA — Limited access to fresh water, inclement weather and a volcanic eruption has resulted in growing pains for Cyanotech Corp., forcing the company to post a loss for a third consecutive quarter.