Lawmakers advance red light camera bill

KAILUA-KONA — A bill proposing a red light detector systems program overcame its first hurdle Thursday, clearing a joint judiciary and transportation committee, and is now waiting to be heard by the Committee on Ways and Means.

Kuleana Education Academy hosts students from Beijing, Shenzhen

KAILUA-KONA — A boy growing up in Kona and a boy from Beijing might not immediately seem to have a lot in common, but when Dana Kern’s son met the boy the family would be hosting for the duration of a program that brought more than a dozen students from China to Kuleana Education Academy, the two “just hit it off right away,” said Kern, board president at Kuleana Education Academy.

Watts in waiting

HILO — Hu Honua Bioenergy will have to wait until the state Supreme Court rules on the appeal of its power purchase agreement before it can begin generating power.