Runnin’ with Rani: Simply the best swim-bike-run 2017

It’s always a bit daunting to sum up a year filled with inspirational sports stories, breakthrough performances, new race records, along with an upcoming generation of young athletes who could no doubt, become an Olympian in their sport.

Want great teachers? Recruit great principals

Many of us remember that special teacher who ignited our interest in learning. Who recognized our love of nature and channeled it to make science exciting. Who helped us overcome a fear of failing algebra. Who realized that difficulties at home create difficulties at school. They instilled us with the confidence we needed to succeed.

Obituaries: 12-29-17

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Waimea Ocean Film Festival opens Monday

The action-packed 2018 Waimea Ocean Film Festival — offering an exciting lineup of films, speakers, coffee talks, Q&As, exhibits, presentations and morning activities — gets underway this week.

Audit blasts outbreak responses

KAILUA-KONA — On Oct. 28, 2015, a week after confirming a case of dengue fever in a patient who had visited Hookena Beach, the Department of Health’s State Laboratory Division confirmed four more cases of the disease.