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15-year-old arrested after lockdown of Kealakehe High School  Hawaii Tribune Herald

KAILUA-KONA — Police arrested a 15-year-old boy following a lockdown at Kealakehe High School Friday morning. Hawaii Police Department Maj. Robert ...



County Council approves funding request for Kealakehe Regional Park  West Hawaii Today

The preferred plan released for the Kealakehe Regional Park in September 2013. (Image grab from master plan/Special to West Hawaii Today). The preferred ...



New Kealakehe High School principal named  West Hawaii Today

Glenn Gray. (Image from honokaahawks.org/Special to West Hawaii Today). Kealakehe High School Principal Wil Murakami speaks during the school's 2018 ...



Annual event inspires passions for science, math in young women  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

KAILUA-KONA — Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel was a flurry of activity Tuesday as hundreds of girls came from throughout West ...



Bomb comments lead to Big Isle student's arrest  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

A 15-year-old male student at Kealakehe High School was arrested for harassment Friday after allegedly making a comment about bombs during a confrontation ...



Letters to the editor: 12-05-18  West Hawaii Today

Abandoned boats now too? For the past three weeks, I have noticed a big boat on Queen Kaahumanu Highway. I was just wondering if maybe the SS Minnow, ...



New principal to lead Kealakehe High School  Hawaii Tribune Herald

KAILUA-KONA — Glenn Gray, principal of Holualoa Elementary School, will take over as principal of Kealakehe High School on July 2, the state Department of ...



Football: Steelers surging into Pop Warner championships  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Looking around the field at Old Kona Airport Park on Friday afternoon, Leeward Steelers head coach Hezekiah Anahu-Ambrosio is hit with a ...



Rape victim sues county, DOE  West Hawaii Today

KEALAKEKUA — The victim of a violent 2016 rape that occurred in a Kailua-Kona park has taken civil action against her alleged attackers, their parents, the ...



2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...



Kealakehe High special ed students get real-life experience, lend a helping hand  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — It was sweaty, hot and messy Thursday afternoon in the Lowe's parking lot in Kailua-Kona. But the heat couldn't keep seven special students ...



Kealakehe High School Graduation  West Hawaii Today

Kealakehe High School held graduation Saturday night at Waverider Stadium. If you would like to purchase any of these photos, please contact Norma ...



Hawaiian high school team makes 2800-mile journey for game against Desert Hills  St George News

ST. GEORGE — It was not your typical road trip for a high school football team. Kealakehe High School, from Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii some ...



Make way for Gray: Kealakehe’s new principal prepares for first year  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — For Kealakehe High School principal Glenn Gray, building better opportunities for students of the island's largest campus isn't a one-man job.



Hamakua defeats Leeward in Unlimited championship  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — For the Hamakua Cougars, a win in the Pop Warner Unlimited championship game was the culmination of years of hard work and dedication ...



No fireworks for Kealakehe grads  West Hawaii Today

Kealakehe High School graduates watch fireworks at the end of the 2017 commencement ceremony. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today). Graduate Hiilawe ...



Calendar for December 15  Hawaii Tribune Herald

Classes. SUNDAY, Dec. 16. ADVERTISING. CREATIVE RETREAT — EASY HOLIDAY BEADING. Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., ...



Shelters open in West Hawaii as storm approaches  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County Civil Defense reports that five emergency shelters have been opened in North Kohala, South Kohala, North Kona and South ...



No panic in Kailua-Kona as residents prep for hurricane  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Despite Hawaii Island's western flank sitting exposed to Hurricane Lane's leeward path, some West Hawaii storm preppers were just as casual ...



Students charged for pot brownie bust  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Two boys were charged in connection with selling suspected pot brownies at a Kailua-Kona school. A 14-year-old juvenile is facing three ...



Reported pot brownies send 2 Kealakehe students to hospital  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police responded to Kealakehe High School at 12:15 p.m. Thursday to a report of a female juvenile being transported to the ...



Gov. and Lt. Gov. Forum in Kailua-Kona, June 15  Big Island Now

The public is invited to attend a moderated Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forum on Friday, June 15, 2018, from 5:30 to 8 p.m..



Kealakehe High student returns from US Senate Youth Program  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — When the U.S. Senate Youth Program's Washington Week kicked off at the beginning of March, Kealakehe High School senior Maya Kiana ...



DOE plans ‘community engagement sessions’ for proposed student code changes  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Two meetings will be held during November on Hawaii Island to solicit public feedback on proposed updates to the department's student ...



2 Hawaii Island students, Taggart Nakamoto and Hope Kudo, earn prestigious Gates Scholarship  West Hawaii Today

Gates Scholarship recipients Kealakehe High School graduate Hope Kudo, left, and Konawaena High School graduate Taggart Nakamoto discuss their ...



Big grabs help Waveriders pull away from Pearl City  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — When Kealakehe needed a jolt against Pearl City, Kalani Piltz found some space. While completions were few and far between for the ...



Kealakehe student to represent Hawaii in Washington  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Throughout her time as a student, Maya Kiana Gee has experienced education from all sides and angles: private school, public school, ...



Students witness high court in action  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — More than 400 students sitting in the bleachers at the Kealakehe High School gymnasium stood instantly at the sound of a gavel. Hawaii ...



Super American Circus tumbles into town  West Hawaii Today

The Super American Circus 2018 Hawaii Tour, a modern one-ring circus, kicks off at the Hilo Civic Auditorium in Hilo on Feb. 27 and 28 and at Kealakehe High ...



NOH Place Like Home: Kealakehe High School  KHON2

The school in Kailua-Kona first opened its doors in August 1997 and graduated its first senior class in 2001.



2 Big Island students hospitalized after eating pot brownies  Hawaii News Now

Police on the Big Island arrested two teenagers accused of selling marijuana-laced brownies that sent two Kealakehe High School students to the hospital on ...



Police to increase presence at Konawaena, Pahoa high schools following school shooting threat  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Pahoa and Konawaena high schools will see increased police presence today (Wednesday) after postings on social media threatened school ...



2 Hawaii Island students earn prestigious Gates Scholarship  Hawaii Tribune Herald

Kealakehe High School graduate Hope Kudo and Konawaena High School graduate Taggart Nakamoto were among 300 students nationwide to receive a ...



BIIF football: Kealakehe books rare mainland trip to take on Utah squad  West Hawaii Today

Kealakehe's Jordan Himalaya throws a pass in a game last season. The Waveriders are heading to the mainland next season to take on Utah squad Desert Hills ...



Super American Circus Coming to Big Island  Big Island Now

The Super American Circus is coming to the Big Island during its 2018 Hawai'i Tour. This modern one-ring circus will showcase some of the best acts in the ...



VIDEO: Lieutenant Governor Forum In Kona  Big Island Video News

KEALAKEHE, Hawaii - A moderated Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forum was held on Friday at the Kealakehe High School Cafeteria, ...



Prospective governors, lieutenant governors in Kailua-Kona Friday  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Candidates for the Hawaii's highest office are headed to Kailua-Kona this week for a forum in advance of the gubernatorial primary scheduled ...



National champion wrestler Macchiavello shares skills, story with Big Islanders  West Hawaii Today

Kealakehe head coach Ivan Louis and NC State national champion wrestler Michael Macchiavello combined forces to put on the LAVA Clinic. (J.R. De ...



‘The possibilities are limitless’  West Hawaii Today

Saturday at the Big Island Teen Health Camp at Kealakehe High School, Dr. Barry Blum teaches Mikey Evans how to apply a cast on Nina Nabor. (Laura ...



Vargas 1st female to finish in Richardson Rough Water Swim  West Hawaii Today

He moved her, brightly, toward the ocean and one of his favorite spots, Richardson Ocean Park. “He was here a lot, he's the one who introduced this place to me ...



About Town: 06-12-18  West Hawaii Today

Sarah Rosenberg Memorial Foundation Scholarship awardees announced. The Kealakehe High School SCC Sarah Rosenburg Memorial Foundation ...



Big Island Chocolate Festival gives high-schoolers a chance to show their skills  West Hawaii Today

KOHALA COAST — Scores of chocolate lovers descended upon the Hapuna Beach Resort on Saturday to get their fill of sweet and savory creations. Now in its ...



9 am Updates – Flash Flood Warning Persists For East Hawaii  Big Island Video News

HAWAII ISLAND - Tropical Storm Lane's outer rain bands will still produce excessive rainfall this weekend. Rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches can still be ...



Football coach resigns after confrontation  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — An incident during a Kealakehe High School football game last week led to the resignation of one of the team's coaches, officials confirmed ...



Teacher earns MIT award  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Justin Brown, Kealakehe High School's career and technical education coordinator, was named a recipient of a Lemelson-MIT Excite Award.



Police investigating ‘suspicious’ death of 6-year-old boy  West Hawaii Today

Police are investigating the death of 6-year-old boy who died on Halloween. According to authorities, the boy was found unconscious somewhere outside his ...



BIIF volleyball: Makua Lani downed by Kealakehe, but far from out  Hawaii Tribune Herald

Makua Lani's Monilaite Moniati (22) watches as teammate Mara Duarte (9) bumps the ball off a Kealakehe serve during the second set of Saturday's BIIF match ...



BIIF girls basketball: Hawaii Prep snaps winless streak, beats Kealakehe 42-13  Hawaii Tribune Herald

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Prep pulled away late in a defensive battle on the hardcourt at Kealakehe High School on Monday to snap a regular season winless ...



Kilauea eruption, management dominate gubernatorial forum in Kona  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii's next governor will face a host of challenges but where the Big Island is concerned, one issue stands a literal mountain above the rest.



Wednesday 11 p.m. update: Category 4 Hurricane Lane’s rain bands reach Hawaii Island  Hawaii 24/7

National Weather *Service* Statement on Hurricane Lane. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…



More students taking, passing Advanced Placement exams  West Hawaii Today

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Waiakea High School students gather after school near the front of the campus Tuesday afternoon. HOLLYN ...



DOE seeks public input on new rules on bullying and harassment at Hawaii schools  Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Department of Education would like your help crafting new rules for bullying and sexual harassment at public ...



Ige, Hanabusa votes follow the money  West Hawaii Today

HILO — The Big Island, especially West Hawaii and some areas in Puna, preferred U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa over incumbent Gov. David Ige in Saturday's ...



Food trucks teach students business, life skills  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Kealakehe High School students are connecting the dots between the classroom and real-life thanks to a public-private partnership at Kua ...



WHCHC Offers Free Fitness Activities, Classes  Big Island Now

West Hawaii Community Health Center (WHCHC) invites community members of all ages to attend free fitness activities and classes throughout the week.



Students plant cultural roots to Palamanui campus befitting the species  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Konawaena High School senior Kainani Reeves-Bachman has a burning fire for propagating native species. That passion led to her planting ...



Wild One  West Hawaii Today

David Wild raises his fist in triumph at the finish line of this year's Hawaii Ironman 70.3 in June. Wild punched his ticket to the Ironman World Championships by ...



Faces of Konawaena: Original artist to revive mural adorning high school gymnasium  West Hawaii Today

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly listed the Konawaena Foundation's mailing zip code as 96740. The correct zip code is 96750. It is the ...



Runnin’ with Rani: Q&A with new Kealakehe cross country coach Patrick Bradley  West Hawaii Today

From left to right, Alec Ankrum, Cody Ranfranz and Raka Barrett follow Coach Patrick Bradley's interval training program at altitude on a grassy hill on Mauna ...



17-year-old Kealakehe High School graduate starts Big Island Princess Parties  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Piper Pearson who loved to pretend to be Snow White. ADVERTISING ...



Kealakehe High Student Selected for United States Senate Youth Program  Big Island Now

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that high school students Mr. Sean Patrick Beattie Callahan and Ms. Maya Kiana Gee will join ...



Aloha MAP summer enrichment program teaches kids STEM, culture and life lessons  West Hawaii Today

WAIKOLOA — The ballroom at the Hilton Waikoloa Village came alive Friday morning with chants and hula as nearly 300 keiki performed for friends and family ...



Election 2018: Challengers seek incumbent face-time  West Hawaii Today

Lieutenant governor candidates participate in a League of Women Voters candidate forum June 25 in Hilo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today). Community ...



Kona College Fair at Kealakehe HS  Big Island Now

The Hawai`i Association for College Admission Counseling will sponsor the spring Kona College Fair on Thursday, April 6, at Kealakehe High School.



From Honokaa to a distant starburst galaxy: Maunakea Scholars present discoveries at West Hawaii Science Fair  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — All five students who received Maunakea Scholars telescope time from Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) last year competed in the ...



West Hawaii County Band’s strong past, traditions continue today  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — You've seen them at the Fourth of July and King Kamehameha Day parades. If there's a community event, chances are they'll be there.



Kohala Graduation  West Hawaii Today

Kohala High School Graduation. If you would like to purchase any of these photos, please contact Norma Adamson-Fetz at ...



No longer silent: Waimea teens plan Saturday’s ‘March For Your Life’ event  West Hawaii Today

WAIMEA — Following a nationwide school walkout last Wednesday, anticipation has mounted among North Hawaii students who want to further voice their ...



South Kona family celebrates generations of military service  West Hawaii Today

Edwin Fujimoto sits with a commemoration of his family's combined 84 years of military *service*. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today). Edwin Fujimoto sits with a ...



Former Konawaena players, students celebrate 50 years of being ‘a Wildcat at heart’  West Hawaii Today

KEALAKEKUA — While the current Konawaena football team prepped Friday night for their homecoming game against Waiakea, an older generation of ...



Centennial celebration: Veterans to honor history, local philanthropist on 100th anniversary  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — This year marks a special anniversary for Veterans Day. The modern celebration of America's military heroes began as Armistice Day a ...



BIIF softball: Wildcats fight back to even D-II championship series against Kamehameha  Hawaii Tribune Herald

Konawaena's Rachel Sato just beats the tag of Kamehameha's Kawehi Ili during a stolen base attempt in Game 2 of the BIIF Division II championship series at ...



HAWAI'I ELECTIONS 2018: Where Do I Vote?  Big Island Now

The Office of Elections has designated the Pāhoa Community Center as a dual polling place for precincts 04-03 and 04-04 for the primary election.



Hawai'i Walmart Associates Receive $2M in Bonuses  Big Island Now

Hawai'i Walmart associates are receiving approximately $2 million in combined bonuses in their paychecks on Thursday, March 8, 2018.



Hundreds come out to support local artists at Festival of 1,000 Bowls  West Hawaii Today

KEAUHOU — After Waimea resident Juliana Kasberg saw the email from Donkey Mill Art Center promoting the 12th annual Cool Fusion: Festival of 1,000 Bowls ...



Kona clamors for answers on air quality  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Confusion, apprehension and frustration, along with a greater-than-capacity crowd, spilled out the open doors of the West Hawaii Civic ...



2 concepts create funding potential for Hawaii Island homeless initiative  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County's plans to address homelessness remain malleable as officials continue to search for the most crucial element of any initiative ...



BIIF boys volleyball: Kamehameha too much for ‘Riders in straight-set win  Hawaii Tribune Herald

KAILUA-KONA — After allowing Kealakehe to creep back into a heated first set, Kamehameha head coach Sam Thomas called his team into a huddle. He urged ...



Kailua Park Tennis Courts Closed for Renovations  Big Island Now

The Hawai'i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces the Kailua Park tennis courts will be closed for construction beginning Tuesday, Jan.



Homeless ranks shrink statewide, islandwide for second straight year  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Homelessness in Hawaii has taken a nosedive for the second consecutive year, according to the 2018 statewide Point In Time Count Report ...



Holoholo Ministries hosts indoor soccer tourney  West Hawaii Today

Holoholo Ministries hosted its bi-annual For Kona From Kona Indoor Soccer Tournament at the Old Airport Park hockey rink from Friday to Sunday. The 7-on-7 ...



Bail reduced for second Old A rape suspect  West Hawaii Today

Samuel Latrik appears in Circuit Court Thursday with his attorney James Biven for a bail hearing. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today). Samuel Latrik appears ...



BIIF volleyball: Waveriders win wild one over visiting Waiakea  West Hawaii Today

Kealakehe's Ke'ala Wright bumps the ball off a serve during the first set of Tuesday's game against Waiakea at Waverider Gymnasium in Kailua-Kona.



Vog reaches ‘unhealthy’ levels in Kona  Hawaii Tribune Herald

KAILUA-KONA — Hualalai was shrouded in vog Tuesday as air quality reached “unhealthy” levels for some West Hawaii residents. According to the state ...



Chef shares dessert-making expertise with students  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

Chef Jose Calpito poses for a photo with students and instructors of the Culinary Arts program at Hawaii Community College–Palamanui in Kailua-Kona. Calpito ...



Special Olympics powerlifters show off their strength ahead of summer games  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Powerlifting took center stage Saturday at Imua Iron as Special Olympics West Hawaii athletes showed off their strength ahead of State ...



Runnin’ with Rani: Local athletes relish their Ironman WC moment  West Hawaii Today

It's finally go time. After a week-long parade of events commemorating 40 years, the Ironman World Championships is set to kick off tomorrow morning at 6:35 ...



Kealakehe host “Design Day” for new playground  West Hawaii Today

All day at Kealakehe Elementary School, children came up with ideas and made drawings of their ideal playground as part of “Design Day.” Many of the ...



Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Declining  Big Island Now

The Hawai'i DOH announces that sulfur dioxide emissions from Kīlauea volcano's summit have dropped to half the levels before the eruption began.



Queen K highway to be closed for Ironman despite having more lanes  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today The state Department of Transportation said both sides of Queen Kaahumanu Highway — from Keahole Airport Road to ...



BIIF football: Kealakehe’s Trevino takes JC route to California at Golden West College  West Hawaii Today

Kealakehe senior Anthony Trevino, center, had help landing a college scholarship from Konawaena coach Brad Uemoto, left, and Wildcat assistant Peter Ewing.



Soccer: Kona Crush squeezing the most out of Big Island talent  Hawaii Tribune Herald

Vinny La Porta, Kona Crush's Director of Coaching, working with one of the club's youth teams. Courtesy photo. Vinny La Porta, Kona Crush's Director of ...



Business Roundup: 05-28-18  West Hawaii Today

Business Action Day June 14. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) will host a “Business Action Center Day” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ...



Getting in gear  West Hawaii Today

Lily Cho adjusts a robot named “Fluffy” at West Hawaii Explorations Academy in preparation for the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in 2017. (Laura ...



Calendar for September 29  Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)

Arts & Exhibits. TODAY, Sept. 29. ADVERTISING. ONE LUCID DREAM: A RETROSPECTIVE OF ART WORKS BY KEN CHARON. Where: Volcano Art Center, ...



UPDATE: Mass Fighting at Kealakehe High Leads to 8 Arrests  Big Island Now

Fights among students at Kealakehe High School the past two days have resulted in eight arrests and the cancellation of all classes Friday. A parent of a student ...



A final farewell: West Hawaii lays local hero to rest  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Tim Alspach was getting lunch at a downtown gas station Friday when he happened to pick up a loose copy of the West Hawaii Today. After a ...



Kealakehe Elementary School features STEM Night  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Students and parents came together Thursday afternoon to explore science, technology, engineering and math at the Kealakehe Elementary ...



Man, woman arrested in South Kona shooting incident  West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police are investigating two officer-involved shooting incidents that occurred Thursday in the areas of Keauhou and Napoopoo ...



Families of couple found dead in apartment wait for answers  Hawaii Tribune Herald

KAILUA-KONA — Families of the couple found dead inside an Alii Drive apartment Friday say the agony of not knowing what happened to their loved ones is ...



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