West Hawaii News

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Genki Sushi remains closed over weekend

KAILUA-KONA — Genki Sushi at Kona Commons will remain closed this weekend after the company requested a scheduled inspection be delayed to allow for more time to clean and treat the establishment.

West side dumps forced to close again

KAILUA-KONA — Staff shortages in the county Department of Environmental Management forced the closure Friday of two transfer stations in Kona, an issue that’s repeatedly plagued the department in recent months.

Firefighter raises, bonuses questioned

HILO — A pay plan for firefighters that includes raises as well as bonuses and other perks could be on shaky ground, with Mayor Harry Kim opposed and the County Council offering only tepid support.

Not guilty plea entered in reckless driving case

KAILUA-KONA — The 26-year-old driver of a white Kia Soul that became well-known on social media for its handler’s “erratic and dangerous” actions behind the wheel has pleaded not guilty to all charges filed in the case.


Bernhardt shares recovery options, says decision on long-term solution for HVO still ‘months away’

HILO — After a tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Thursday, the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior discussed his observations about the still-visible damage the park sustained during the Kilauea eruption last year and how the park might recover from it.

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