Island Life 05-27-18

A snorkeler looks under an arch in the waters of Kailua Bay on Friday. (Reiko Sekine/Community Contributor)

Island Life 05-26-18

Bailey, Fenway and Virgil pose for photos at Hawaii Island Humane Society’s new dog park in Keauhou mauka on Thursday. (Ruby Tzimeas/Community Contributor)

Island Life 05-25-18

A butterfly rests on a beach buttercup on Tuesday in Kailua-Kona. (Reiko Sekine/Community Contributor)

Smiles and waves on Mother’s Day

Star Shortt, along with local surf schools Kona Town Surf Adventures, FBI Surf School and Surfer Bear hosted surf lessons with special needs children in celebration of Mother’s Day, May 13, in Kailua-Kona.

Documents ID officers who fired at suspect

Two Puna patrol officers who fired a total of 13 shots at a suspect who allegedly tried to run them over in a stolen pickup truck were identified in court documents as Bryson Miyose and Paul Wright III.

Pentagon bars China from joining RimPac exercises

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Wednesday withdrew an invitation to China to participate in a major Pacific naval exercise, citing Beijing’s “continued militarization” of the South China Sea, adding another irritant to relations between the two nations as they jostle over trade and North Korea.