A fruitful Enterprise

On Tuesday, Enterprise Holdings presented a donation to HOPE Services Hawaii. HOPE is a statewide nonprofit agency designed to help homeless families and individuals attain the skills needed to maximize their potential, succeed in permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency. Last month, community organizers celebrated the spirit of collaboration as they officially dedicated a new micro-housing facility for residents displaced by the ongoing Kilauea lava flow in lower Puna. The Sacred Heart Shelter, composed of 20 120-square-foot tiny houses, was erected in less than a month on land located below Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa. Brandee Menino, CEO of HOPE Services Hawaii, said the project came together swiftly thanks to the cooperative efforts of community groups. “It takes a community; there’s no way HOPE Serv­ices could do this on their own.” Courtesy photo

Both lanes of Hawi Road reopened

KAILUA-KONA — Both lanes of Hawi Road between Akoni Pule Highway and Keawe Iki Street in Hawi have reopened after being closed Tuesday morning due to a downed utility pole resulting from a traffic crash.

Ige, Hanabusa votes follow the money

HILO — The Big Island, especially West Hawaii and some areas in Puna, preferred U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa over incumbent Gov. David Ige in Saturday’s Democratic primary election.