Labor of legacy: Artist reworks decades-old mural at Konawaena High School
KAILUA-KONA Martin Charlots first step off the plane was a step through time.
Breaking down the budget
KAILUA-KONA A contemporary New York City poet a couple decades back in a now-famous lyric exclaimed that more money means more problems.
Kahaluu Bay closure intends to spark life beneath the surface
KAILUA-KONA Coral submerged in the typically crowded Kahaluu Bay is amid a reprieve from human traffic, which began Monday morning and continues through today.
Irrigation, vandalism among problems for withering Waikoloa Village park
WAIKOLOA VILLAGE The vision for Kamakoa Nui Skate Park in Waikoloa Village was more than a series of ramps and railings in a contouring bowl of concrete but its hard to see past that now.
No parking: Laaloa Beach Park revamp remains stalled after two years
KAILUA-KONA An iconic Alii Drive park area continues to wait for a facelift thats now two years in the making.
Wind company lodges complaint against DWS
KAILUA-KONA Lalamilo Wind Company in April filed an administrative complaint with the Hawaii County Department of Water Supply in what could prove a predecessor to a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
Man dies of apparent drowning south of Keauhou Bay
KAILUA-KONA A 77-year-old man died Thursday morning of an apparent drowning.
Got cheese? Food truck offers French flavors in melted form
KAILUA-KONA Being cheesy isnt always a bad thing.
Free Thursday night meals at Kailua Pier may be in jeopardy
KAILUA-KONA Salvation Army Lt. Raghel Santiago and her husband, Lt. Jose Santiago, have spent every Thursday night since June 2017 exactly the same way.
Gabbard introduces sunscreen legislation in U.S. House
KAILUA-KONA Two Hawaii politicians are taking the issue of reef safe sunscreens national.
South Kona transfer station still not accepting green waste
KAILUA-KONA Its been more than six weeks since the Department of Environmental Management stopped accepting green waste at the Keei Transfer Station in South Kona, and it doesnt appear ready to re-open for such business anytime soon.
No love for the mano: Sharks removed from marine protection bill
Correction: A previous version of this article used pronouns indicating that Kim Holland, founder of the Shark Research Group that operates as part of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is a woman. Holland is a man. It the policy of West Hawaii Today to remove or correct any incorrect or misleading information as soon as it is brought to the attention of the publication.
DOH addresses confusion on CBD legal questions
KAILUA-KONA A recent state Department of Health directive on the legality of the manufacturing, distribution or sale of myriad cannabidiol (CBD) products in the state has resulted in a measure of public confusion.
Church sponsors 6K walkathon for clean drinking water initiative
KAILUA-KONA Clean drinking water is more or less a fact of life in the United States, but globally that makes the U.S. more the exception than the rule.
TGIF: Lanihau Center Fourth Friday celebration a new monthly fixture in Kona
KAILUA-KONA As the sun set Friday, the normally bustling Lanihau Center assumed a new sort of vitality.
County to replace Old Terminal Building with new comfort station
KAILUA-KONA The Old Terminal Building at the Old Kona Airport Park will soon be a sight of the past.
Waste not: Company takes environmental approach to deconstruction in West Hawaii
KAILUA-KONA The term recycling invokes images of sorting aluminum soda cans, tubs stacked with glass mason jars or bins full of plastic grocery bags, but re-usable material often comes on a far greater scale.
Ta-Dah! Magics captures island cuisine, ambiance early on
KAILUA-KONA Whats in a name? The answer for Konas newest culinary fixture just about everything.
Testing finds extremely high oxybenzone levels at Kahaluu Bay
KAILUA-KONA The Kahaluu Bay Education Center last April commissioned testing to measure bay waters for the presence of oxybenzone, a chemical compound found in sunscreens and known to be harmful to coral ecosystems.
Trash and tally: Numbers from recent state, county homeless cleanup initiatives
KAILUA-KONA State and county crews spent a considerable amount of time and effort over the last two weeks dismantling established homeless encampments across Kailua Village.