Hawaii entrepreneurs face challenges in starting businesses, but work to make it happen
KAILUA-KONA Opening a business anywhere can be a struggle, but opening one in Hawaii regularly ranked among the worst states in the U.S. in which to start a business comes with its own set of challenges.
Draft EA released for Kona emergency shelter project
KAILUA-KONA Construction of the first phase of the Kukuiola emergency shelter project could start as early as this fall, according to a draft environmental assessment released Thursday.
Surf for Special Needs plans memorial day for fallen lifeguard
KAILUA-KONA To those who knew her as a colleague or as a friend, Joy Mills-Ferren Aunty Joy to many was a woman whose talents, especially as a lifeguard, were unsurpassed.
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 isnt over yet.
Analysis for emergency shelter coming
KAILUA-KONA The Office of Environmental Quality Control has received a draft analysis for the countys 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 projects developers said Wednesday.
Waikoloa Plaza eyes fall 2020 opening; hotel also planned
WAIKOLOA VILLAGE With vertical construction at Waikoloa Plaza planned to get underway soon, developers anticipate the new shopping center will be able to offer the community shopping and dining by fall of next year.
Visitor numbers recovering: June arrivals up in West Hawaii
KAILUA-KONA More visitors came to Hawaii Island last month than in June 2018, although the islands year-to-date numbers have yet to catch up.
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 Queens Health Systems after the latter informed the former it would begin billing Kaiser members for the balance of emergency services it provides, Queens has yet to file a response in court.
West Hawaii affordable housing projects moving forward
Officials looking to limit, avoid transfer station closures attributed to ‘staff shortages’
KAILUA-KONA With the closures of three West Hawaii transfer stations Tuesday that sent residents to Waimea and Kailua-Kona to dispose of their rubbish because of staff shortages, local officials say theyd like to see some solutions.
SAT, ACT test prep workshop later this month
KAILUA-KONA When it comes to standardized tests like the ACT, just knowing how to take the test can go a long way in maximizing a students score.
Inside the protectors’ camp: Night spent with protesters shows organized effort
MAUNAKEA Before dawn on Monday, two lines stood on either side of Daniel K. Inouye Highway near the bottom of the Maunakea Access Road.
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.
Hawaii physician assistant program now taking applications
KAILUA-KONA The MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program announced Tuesday that it is now accepting applications from those interested in joining the 2020 entering cohort at its new Hawaii campus in West Hawaii.
Landowner agrees to cancel plans for condominium near Banyans surf spot
KAILUA-KONA The developer behind a proposal for a five-story condominium near the Banyans surf spot has agreed to take that plan off the table.
Residents push to preserve 70-acre parcel but landowner still plans to develop off Lako St.
KAILUA-KONA In response to a proposal that would have the county buy nearly 70 acres between Lako and Puapuaanui streets, a consultant for the owner of that land said it isnt for sale.
What’s in store for Laaloa plan?
KAILUA-KONA The county is moving forward with plans for a popular Kona beach park, but theres still a long road ahead.