Developers, county host community brainstorming session for Village 9
KAILUA-KONA An accelerated path to alleviating some of the homeless pressure in Kailua Village began Tuesday at the West Hawaii Civic Center.
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.
Kona Earth and Ocean Day set for Saturday
KAILUA-KONA The world is waking up.
County to dismantle two homeless encampments in Kailua Village
KAILUA-KONA In the wake of a substantial state effort to clear a sprawling homeless encampment near a busy Kona intersection, Hawaii County on its own is addressing two smaller campsites in Kailua Village.
DOT empties homeless encampment near busy Kona intersection
KAILUA-KONA You cant go home, but you cant stay here.
Building a legacy: New foundation seeks to replant, replenish coral reefs globally
KAILUA-KONA Seven years ago, Bill Coney came up with an idea.
Lawmakers talk successes, failures at legislative forum
KAILUA-KONA Its crunch time in the Capitol as bills inch closer to becoming laws.
ADC to face audits: Bill ties corporation funding to a look at the books
KAILUA-KONA The Hawaii Agribusiness Development Corporation has successfully avoided recent attempts by legislators to saddle it with an audit.
DOH begins enforcement against CBD-infused products
KAILUA-KONA Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring compound in the cannabis plant more commonly known as CBD, is no longer an approved food additive in Hawaii. In fact, it never was.
Bill expands authority to eradicate invasive species on private property
KAILUA-KONA The Hawaii Legislature is close to signing into law a measure that will provide invasive species committees another weapon in the fight against biological intruders.
Management, employees differ on solid waste division staffing
KAILUA-KONA A county employee says abrupt transfer station closures like those experienced last week could pop up again in the future unless the Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management adds to its solid waste division workforce.
Open space fund draws most opinion at charter meeting
KAILUA-KONA The Charter Commission afforded West Hawaii residents a platform Wednesday to make their voices heard on potential amendments to the countys foundational document.
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.
2 dead after apparent drowning off Keauhou resort
KAILUA-KONA Two people are dead after apparently drowning Sunday afternoon near the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay.
NOAA assessment finds Kona crab fishery healthy, room for catch to increase
KAILUA-KONA Kona crab is an uncommon sight in grocery stores and fish markets, which could have something to do with why the stock is thriving as a fishery.
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.
‘I’ll be back’: Man recounts shark attack in West Hawaii waters
KAILUA-KONA The wind picked up around 10 a.m. Tuesday and Michael Bernstone conducted an about-face in his outrigger, turning back north toward Anaehoomalu Bay where his day began. Thats when he felt something thump the back of his canoe.
Project leaders review draft EIS for wastewater treatment plant with public
KAILUA-KONA Engineers from Brown and Caldwell convened an informational meeting with county officials and members of the public Monday night where they provided a presentation on the draft environmental impact statement for upgrades to the Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant and fielded questions.
Friend says shark attack victim at home resting, doing well
KAILUA-KONA A 75-year-old man survived a shark attack Tuesday morning while paddling an outrigger canoe in the waters between Anaehoomalu Bay and Kiholo Bay.
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.