County to end employee’s side contract

A lucrative side contract held by a county employee will end this year, after Mayor Billy Kenoi’s administration decided the county should buy its own pumping truck and bring the operation in-house.

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Detainee escapes at Kona Courthouse

A female detainee escaped from a holding area at the Kona Courthouse on Thursday, prompting Deputy Sheriffs to chase the shackled woman through the parking lot before they captured her a few minutes later.

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BIIF soccer: Lions claw past Wildcats 4-1

Aidan Alcos needed only a fraction of the first half to record a hat trick as the Makua Lani Lions defeated the Konawaena Wildcats, 4-1, Wednesday at Old Kona Airport Park.

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Island Life | 1-29-15

A hen watches over her chicks in the Costco parking lot. Chris McLaughlin/Community Contributor

About Town | 1-28-15

Free tax help available: AARP Foundation tax aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.

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