Plastic straw ban measure passes second reading

  • MAX DIBLE/West Hawaii Today

    Nakoa Nelson-Riley, rear left, and Leilani Nelson-Riley serve up shave ice, complete with compostable utensils, to Daniel Schotland on Monday at One Aloha Shave Ice in Kailua-Kona.

KAILUA-KONA — The food industry can be fickle, its purveyors’ profit margins precarious. As such, in the restaurant business, every cent really does count.