Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kua Bay 8th best beach in U.S.

Hawaii has taken top honors for best beaches in the country, according to a new TripAdvisor survey.


Visitors and locals enjoy Kua Bay or Maniniowali on a sunny day at a top 10 rated beach by Trip Advisor. Laura Shimabuku/Special to West Hawaii Today

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New plane opens more opportunities for joyful flights for Big Island Air


Anthony Fink, pilot and director of operations for Big Island Air, left, and Rex Brumley, right, sit in the cockpit of the new plane. Brumley will be the aircraft’s principal pilot. Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today

The enthusiasm for giving air tours was palpable at Kona International Airport’s commuter terminal Friday morning, when Big Island Air blessed its newest airplane.

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Kohala students make music with pros

Inside Kohala Elementary School teacher Donovan Aiona’s classroom, the words on the board looked like poetry.

Surfing on a sunset sea
Sky as red as rubies
Waves barreling over me
Watching the clouds fade
On a lazy day
Waiting for the green flash
Reflected in the turquoise sea

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Signing GMO bill – Hawaii County

Kenoi: Signing GMO bill was to end ‘shouting’


Mayor Billy Kenoi speaks at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. LAURA SHIMABUKU/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY

Mayor Billy Kenoi provided some insight Thursday into why he signed a controversial measure banning new genetically modified organisms from growing in Hawaii County.

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