Kua Bay lifeguards top priority for Hawaii County

Hapuna Beach is the largest white sand beach on Hawaii Island. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii County Lifeguards stay vigilant at Hapuna Beach. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Every year, representatives of the state’s four county councils get together to draft a wish list of priorities for the upcoming session of the state Legislature. This year, Honolulu has two proposals, Kauai has five, but Hawaii County has just one request — lifeguards for Kua Bay.