Kona Miss Hawaii named scholarship CEO

KONA — The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Hawaii’s oldest food festival, announced the appointment of Jeannè Kapela as its new Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition executive director.

Hilo Ace could reopen by fall

HILO — Although Ace Hardware closed its Hilo location last month after more than 30 years of business, its new location might be open for business by fall.

Tax Foundation column: A threat to judicial independence

When we learn about our three branches of government, we’re usually told that the legislative branch makes the laws, the executive branch carries them out, and the judiciary branch interprets them. Each branch serves as a check and balance on the other two.

Banyan Drive bills dead

Redevelopment of Banyan Drive will have to wait until next year once again after the failure of three bills earlier this year.