Stories by Max Dible

After the blast: Survivor reflects on atomic attack on Hiroshima

HONALO — A near blinding flash outside the infirmary window brought a young Ed Kawasaki to his feet. Just seconds later, an earth-shaking blast and the resulting spray of shrapnel from exploding windows and doors hurtled him backward onto his hospital bed.

Coffee labeling bill gutted, deferred

KAILUA-KONA — A measure originally intended to change labeling requirements for coffee blends died quietly with a few passing words Tuesday morning.

Staff shortage closes transfer stations

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management closed transfer stations at Keauhou, Keei and Pahala Friday morning beginning at 9 a.m. due to what it described as an “unanticipated staffing shortage.”

Parker School coach wins award during defining season

KAILUA-KONA — The National Speech and Debate Association announced last Monday that Carl Sturges, headmaster at Parker School, had won its Diamond Award for the third time, making him the first Hawaii-based speech and debate coach ever to accomplish the feat.