Leilani Estates road issue
Leilani Estates residents are divided about a road near fissure 8 that was built by a resident this week.
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Now under new ownership, Fujihara Store continues to give back. For 105 years, the store with the unmistakable yellow exterior has been a staple of the South Kona community; when Celeste Hua and Henry Cho bought the spot from Dusty Boyd early in May, they made sure to continue that tradition of giving back.
The winners of the Kailua-Kona Community Parade Association’s inaugural Kalakoa coloring and drawing contest were announced on Saturday.
Dozens and dozens of cars lined up at the surviving small business of Waimea Coffee Company to receive free meals and a whole lot of cheer ahead of Christmas. Organizers Victoria Scott and Tenny Lindsey-Velez of Waimea built this event off a random conversation that ended up with both saying, “I’m in! I’m in!”
It’s back to the drawing board for a bill prohibiting pedestrian access to Waipio Valley, after County Council members Wednesday raised constitutionality issues and the effect closing hiking there would have on other valleys, such as Pololu Valley in North Kohala.
HONOLULU — Some Honolulu residents have said that their city-issued debit cards loaded with $500 to buy groceries have not been properly activated, frustrating many recipients.
Hawaii County has received just under 5,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Health.
For years, Alika Rigaud has seen the cards written by children on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree, asking for toys, bikes, surfboards and more. For years, he wanted the chance to make one of those children’s wishes come true.
Areas around the summit of Kilauea on Wednesday were blanketed in high levels of sulfur dioxide and particulates that reached levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency as hazardous, according to a statement from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
HONOLULU — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has helped Honolulu get an extension on a deadline to develop plans for the last segment of the city’s rail line. The city had been required to submit a viable plan to the Federal Transit Administration by the end of this year or risk losing a $250 million federal grant.
The first 25 frontline workers at Kona Community Hospital received their initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday afternoon in Kealakekua.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige on Wednesday said the passage of a new coronavirus relief bill by the U.S. Congress this week has prompted him to delay the implementation of state worker furloughs previously due to begin on Jan. 1.
State health officials announced 13 new COVID-19 cases on Hawaii Island, bringing the island’s total case count to 1,835.
HONOLULU — The state agency that helps administer land for Native Hawaiians has approved a new program that will provide a small number of Native residents with down-payment assistance.
Editor’s note: Each Wednesday, West Hawaii Today is publishing a story about individuals, groups or organizations that have helped make life better for others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.