Nine arrested for suspected DUI

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested nine motorists for suspected drunken driving between Nov. 25 and Sunday. None of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash. One driver was under the age of 21.

Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019

Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates’ calls for tighter restrictions.

Trump barrels into NATO summit, clashes with France’s Macron

LONDON — President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO leaders’ meeting on Tuesday aiming insults at French President Emmanuel Macron, slamming ‘“unpatriotic” Democrats at home for holding an impeachment hearing while he is abroad and playing down the impact his domestic troubles are having on his standing on the global stage.

To save Everglades, guardians fight time – and climate

FLAMINGO, Florida — Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh. The boards sag, dipping her up to her knees in the tea-colored water.

Island Life: 12-03-19

The 18th annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Concert was held Nov. 26 at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity. Over 200 people attended and 11 different faith groups from Kona participated. Canned food and monetary donations — 253 pounds and $307, respectively — were collected for the Hawaii Food Bank.

Street light work on Palani Road today

KAILUA-KONA — The County of Hawaii Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be installing new street lights along Palani Road from the Hina Lani Street intersection south to the Queen Kaahumanu Highway intersection. Work will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, weather and construction conditions permitting.