Stories by Cameron Miculka

Calmer weather ahead

KAILUA-KONA — Clearer weather is coming to West Hawaii skies in the coming days, but forecasters are advising that the season for storms isn’t over yet.

Analysis for emergency shelter coming

KAILUA-KONA — The Office of Environmental Quality Control has received a draft analysis for the county’s planned emergency shelter and an affordable rental project in Kailua-Kona.

New marketplace to open next year

KAILUA-KONA — A larger Safeway being built as part of the Niumalu Marketplace is on track to open up in summer 2020, the project’s developers said Wednesday.

50 units proposed for Alii Drive

KAILUA-KONA — The Leeward Planning Commission next month will consider two applications related to a proposed 50-unit residential community across from Pahoehoe Beach Park in Kailua-Kona with 26 of its units intended to be affordable housing.

HPM announces modular homes

KAILUA-KONA — HPM Building Supply last week announced plans to launch a new line of modular homes for Hawaii island residents, “HalePlus,” that the company is calling a “fast, customizable and affordable option for homeownership.”

No response yet in Kaiser-Queen’s lawsuit

KAILUA-KONA — Six weeks after Kaiser Permanente filed suit against The Queen’s Health Systems after the latter informed the former it would begin billing Kaiser members for the balance of emergency services it provides, Queen’s has yet to file a response in court.

West Hawaii affordable housing projects moving forward

With more than half of North Kona and South Kohala renters paying above 30% of their income toward rent, two affordable housing projects in the region have the potential to help meet a critical need for the region.

State waiting on feds to start review for Saddle Road extension

KAILUA-KONA — The Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday that the State Historic Preservation Division has yet to receive word from the federal government that would allow it to move forward with its review for the proposed Saddle Road extension project.