Small Business Matters: TMT, 20 years later: what could have been

We’ve come a long way in the 20 years that have passed since the TMT protesters decided to turn back time and not be part of the future: another generation of continuing dependence on tourism’s whims, limited opportunities for our young people, and brain drain. All of this accompanied by a sort of general societal letdown after the promise of all the good that could have been being abruptly snatched away; a kind of cultural deflation.

Volcano Watch: What was that ship doing by the 2018 lava deltas?

HILO — In late September, East Hawaii residents with ocean views may have noticed an unusual ship — too small for a cruise ship, too big for a fishing boat — sailing just offshore of the 2018 lava deltas along the Puna coast. It also entered Hilo Harbor, where it deployed several smaller boats that canvassed the bay within the breakwall.

Bezona column: Become a Master Gardener

It might be too early to think about New Year’s resolutions but look at the big stores already promoting Christmas and it isn’t even Halloween! New Year resolutions are fun to make every year, but it is sometimes hard to measure their success.

Teacher Feature: Joy Personius

KAILUA-KONA — Joy Personius is in her third year as the Department of Education West Hawaii Complex Area Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resource Teacher, where part of her work is guiding teachers in the implementation of restorative practices in classrooms.

Court upholds BLNR fines of unlicensed lava boats

HILO — Hilo Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura upheld administrative fines levied by the state Board of Land and Natural Resources totaling $48,500 against three illegal commercial lava boat tours on Hawaii Island in a ruling issued Sept. 27.

Runnin’ With Rani: The Morning After

With feelings of excitement and pure inspiration still flowing strong from watching the previous day’s action-packed Ironman World Championships, the morning after often bears witness to many motivated toward new exercise regimens and for a few others, simply a good ol’ race of swim-bike-run.

UH regents unveil Maunakea resolution

A new resolution proposed by members of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents would establish deadlines for the decommissioning of several Maunakea telescopes and set groundwork for future educational programs on the mountain.

Waiki accomplice trial continues

KAILUA-KONA — Jury trial for three people accused of aiding alleged cop killer Justin Waiki entered its third week on Tuesday.