The Bright Side: Serious comedy

Last episode was refreshing to research and to write. It was refreshing because it was about some of the good stuff happening with local people in these oh so odd times. If you are looking for an uplifting piece this week, you may want to watch Tik Tok, pick up “Readers Digest,” an Archie comic book or maybe even an old issue of Harry Lyon’s “Kona Coast” magazine. Reason being; the news of late is anything but uplifting.

Consumer advocate chimes in on Young Brothers’ request

Hawaii’s consumer advocate is recommending the Public Utilities Commission suspend Young Brothers’ 2019 rate increase request and open a new proceeding to “investigate all relevant facts and measures” surrounding the struggling interisland shipper.

County announces 2020 Summer Fun program

The County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation on Friday announced its 2020 Summer Fun program will begin June 15 for a minimum of five weeks, tentatively ending on July 17.

Volcano Watch: Assessing Kilauea’s SO2 emissions

If you were around Hawaii Island — or even other Hawaiian Islands, or Guam — between May and August 2018, you likely know that Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) eruption released a lot of sulfur dioxide (SO2). But how much is a lot?