Panel to mull gun carry bill today

A bill that would restrict the carrying of concealed and unconcealed firearms in “sensitive places” in Hawaii County has garnered quite a bit of opposition ahead of its first committee hearing.

Kailua-Kona Public Library announces special hours

The Kailua-Kona Public Library will have modified public service hours this week due to the Ironman World Championship on Thursday and Saturday. The branch is located near the finish line, making access to the library difficult.

Keahuolu Courthouse open Thursday

The Keahuolu Courthouse will be open for business as usual on Thursday while the Ironman World Championship occurs. Access to the courthouse will require using alternate routes, which may take additional time.

Crash claims life of Kona man

A 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man died following a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday near the intersection of Kealakaa and Kealakehe streets in North Kona.

Free Grab-&-Go Ocean Learning Kits to be distributed

One thousand kits will be distributed at Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary-sponsored distribution locations on Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii Island this weekend with fourth graders on Lanai and Molokai receiving their kits via school.