Coral bouncing back in West Hawaii

KAILUA-KONA — It’s been four years since the worst bleaching event in state history and according to scientists from The Nature Conservancy, coral reefs in West Hawaii are stabilizing and poised to recover.

A growing community

KALOKO — For decades, Chelle Ching has always had some kind of garden where she’s lived, be it in a pot or in the ground.

Kahele announces congressional bid

HILO — With about 200 supporters cheering him on, state Sen. Kai Kahele on Monday announced he’s running for the 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by fellow Democrat, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

A remembered Dream

KAILUA-KONA — Food, art, music, and dance filled the Makaeo Event Pavilion Saturday as hundreds gathered for the 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Kona Community Celebration.

Funding for supervisory positions priority for HPD

KAILUA-KONA — First-line supervisors remain a priority for law enforcement during discussions with the county on additional budget needs for the upcoming fiscal year, officials told police commissioners this week.