Beleaguered charter school board members resign

KAILUA-KONA — The State Public Charter School Commission at its general meeting in Honolulu on Tuesday voted to accept the resignation of all of Kona Pacific Public Charter School’s governing board members and establish a new seven-member board.

Tentative deal reached in brewery lawsuit

KAILUA-KONA — The parent company of Kona Brewing Co. has agreed on a tentative settlement with the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed two years ago over allegations that the company’s packaging and advertising misleads customers.

Major mixed-use plan marches forward

KAILUA-KONA — A development carrying about 300 residences and more than 200 hotel rooms passed a major milestone earlier this month when the county’s Planning Department determined the $65 million project won’t have significant environmental impacts on the area.

Kai Eats and Drinks to open at former Bubba Gump space

KAILUA-KONA — Months after Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. closed its doors at Waterfront Row, the company behind Huggo’s and Lava Lava Beach Club is making plans to open a new restaurant there, bringing a new local restaurant to Kailua Village.

Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympics

KAILUA-KONA — With a torch held high, Special Olympics West Hawaii athlete Byron Pabre, joined by state law enforcement Torch Run director Tom Billins, led a group of volunteers, officers and athletes into Old Kona Airport Park Saturday morning to the sounds of cheers and applause from volunteers and spectators ready for the day’s event.

NHCH nurses, Queen’s in contract talks

KAILUA-KONA — As negotiations continue for a new contract between The Queen’s Health Systems and the nurses of North Hawaii Community Hospital, the president of the Hawaii Nurses Association says there are still some issues that need resolving, even as management is preparing to come back with its final offer.