$95.8M Keahuolu Courthouse dedicated

  • Scores of people, including legislators, dignitaries and current and retired judges and employees, gathered Tuesday to bless and celebrate the opening of the 140,000-square-foot Keahuolu Courthouse, which began operations Sept. 3. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today, file)
  • Kahu Danny Akaka blesses the sculptures during the Keahuolu Courthouse dedication Tuesday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kahu Danny Akaka begins his blessing with the blowing of the pu at the Keahuolu Courthouse dedication Tuesday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Members of Kaulana Na Pua O Liliuokalani perform a hula at the Keahuolu Courthouse dedication Tuesday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Retired Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra talks about the old Kona judicial buildings at the Keahuolu Courthouse dedication Tuesday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Gov. David Ige speaks at the Keahuolu Courthouse dedication held Tuesday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Judges Melvin Fujino, left, Robert D.S. Kim, Henry Nakamoto and Wendy DeWeese listen to speeches at the Keahuolu Courthouse dedication Tuesday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, left, announces the self-help center at the new Keahuolu courthouse will be named after retired Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra during a dedication ceremony for the judiciary facility held Tuesday morning in Kailua-Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Third Circuit Court Chief Judge Greg Nakamura, left, retired Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra, Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald and Gov. David Ige untie the ceremonial ribbon at the Keahuolu Courthouse dedication Tuesday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — “Well, it’s finally happened.”