Building code ignores the obvious – at great expense
“I want to go back to my little grass shack in Kealakekua Hawaii.” Do you dare go back to when a little grass shack was considered adequate housing? You might be fined if the shack does not fully comply with the international building code.
WHT Editorial: Recycling changes leave us all asking serious questions
The changes to the Hawaii County recycling program on Oct. 16 caught nearly everyone off guard and this newspaper isnt an exception.
Here’s to the next 50
Then came 51.
My Turn: Editorial pity party for poor wealthy developer
The editors recent sympathy for that poor Hilo/Honolulu developer in West Hawaii Todays editorial, Neighbors call for preservation curious, brought tears to my eyes. It was moving how you educated the public about how, [t]he legitimate work the developer has done to get this far has been sound. There is so much more to this story than you told.
Our View: Neighbors’ call for preservation curious
Anti-development efforts tend to be as common as two-sided nickels.
Our View: Kudos to those trying to find homeless solutions
A lot of hard work, empathy, planning and team work will be required in the coming years to help reduce the homeless problem, and the issues that surround it, but kudos to stakeholders for organizing to try and make it happen.
Our View: Military wrong to boot WHT
Where the military preaches caution, we see another example of a worrisome trend.
Our View: Seattle’s homeless crisis should be Kona’s warning
Kailua-Kona can learn a lot from Seattle.
WHT editorial: How did pursuit get this far?
A 37-year-old man was airlifted to an Oahu hospital in serious condition after suffering gunshot wounds on Wednesday, launching another police manhunt in an area that was already in the middle of one.
WHT editorial: Ex-officer’s appeal seems heartless
When Jody Buddemeyer was sentenced in November to one year of probation for striking and killing a cyclist in 2015, many in the community — including this editorial board — felt the ex-officer got off lightly.
WHT editorial: Make example out of trouble-making homeless
On Monday, a Kailua-Kona business owner took issue with West Hawaii Today’s Sunday enterprise story on the aggressive behavior by some of the homeless that has seemingly escalated over the last couple of years.
WHT editorial: Council can GET it right this time
HILO — It’s deja vu all over again.
Our View: Anti-vaccination message barely worth printing
Detailing information with the community about what’s going on around the island is this newspaper’s daily mission, but every once and while it can be a difficult decision as to whether sharing certain information actually serves any public good.
WHT editorial: Hospital’s timing seems suspicious
It seems petty, unprofessional and irresponsible.
WHT Editorial: Really, how hard can fixing jail blunders be?
It’s a bit difficult to appreciate the scope of the internal investigation going on right now inside the ranks of the state Department of Public Safety because it sounds like something that should be pretty straightforward.
WHT editorial: Judge’s first year shows trend for dropping bail
KAILUA-KONA — It’s been one year since Robert Kim was sworn in as the 3rd Circuit Court’s newest judge.
WHT editorial: Who we like Tuesday
Only a few decisions remain for West Hawaii voters come Tuesday.
Accident awful, but jury decision understandable
Last week, former Hawaii County Police officer Jody Buddemeyer was sentenced to up to a year in jail for hitting Jeffrey Surnow from behind while traveling east in his police subsidized vehicle on Waikoloa Road.
WHT editorial: No to education tax; but yes on local control
With so much uncertainty swirling around the constitutional amendment proposal asking voters to raise property taxes to help fund public schools, it’s been impossible for anyone to say — should the measure pass — where the money would go.
WHT editorial: Ironman therapy, free of charge
Relax, it’s almost over.