Honokaa Pool still closed

KAILUA-KONA — The Honokaa Pool remains closed several months after county officials had expected to reopen the facility to Hamakua residents.

Distress call nets no findings off Kona

KAILUA-KONA — A help call transmitted over VHF marine radio early Tuesday evening prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to launch several aircraft and dispatch a cutter to the Kona Coast.

Drought recovery proving uneven

KAILUA-KONA — A large swath of Hawaii Island emerged from abnormally dry conditions and other areas got some reprieve from drought following above-average rainfall over many areas during July.

2 indicted for slaying of 6-year-old on Halloween

KAILUA-KONA — Million-dollar bench warrants have been issued for two people indicted on murder, abuse and evidence tampering charges in the Halloween 2018 slaying of a 6-year-old boy at a Kealakehe apartment complex.

More housing? YIMBY, please

The YIMBY movement is definitely on to something: In many parts of the world it is too difficult to build new housing. The result is that lower-income individuals are priced out of some of the world’s most productive cities, such as San Francisco and London, because of exorbitant rents.

My Turn: A poorly disguised right-wing opinion piece

Mickie Kerr’s July 19 “Constitution Corner” screed treats us to a melange of right-wing talking points in the guise of an informative lecture. The basic idea that a right can only be something that does not infringe on others is obviously flawed. Every right tends to limit someone else’s freedom to exploit the holder of the right. Warnings that our free society is somehow endangered by wishes for improving it are at best misplaced.