New HR director vows to restore trust

HILO — Coming off a critical audit that ended with the sudden resignation of the former Human Resources director, the county Merit Appeals Board and the newly appointed director put reestablishing trust at the top of the agenda.

Land Board approves public shooting range

KAILUA-KONA — The Board of Land and Natural Resources voted Friday to approve an area of land on Hawaii Island as a public shooting range for the purpose of supporting the state’s Hunter Safety program.

Swaying gingerly in the breeze

Michelle Familo, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, snapped this photo of shell ginger (alpinia zevumbet) at North Point on Sunday. (Michelle Familo/Community contributor)

Man, woman indicted for Hawi standoff

KAILUA-KONA — A woman is facing an additional charge of attempted murder following a grand jury indictment handed down in the case of a reported standoff last month in Hawi.