Veterans voice concerns at VA town hall in Kona

Vietnam War veteran Charles Thompson stood up and pleaded for quicker medical care and help at a town hall meeting Wednesday for one reason — his grandson. It was his third time requesting assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Flags to fly at half-staff to honor former state representative

As a mark of respect for the late former state Rep. Diana “Mele” Carroll, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset Friday to recognize services held on Oahu and Sunday, which is the day services will be held on Maui.

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Captain Cook man charged with arson

A 52-year-old South Kona man has been charged with arson in connection with a suspicious church fire reported last Thursday in Captain Cook.

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Runnin’ with Rani: Ranfranz keeps Peaman streak alive

In the wide world of Peaman, Cody Ranfranz has quickly turned into a household name for fans, spectators and competitors. Over the past eight months, the Konawaena sophomore has been virtually impossible to beat at the monthly Peaman Biathlon events since becoming the youngest victor in its 27-year history at the age of 14.

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