Council split on suncreen bill

A legal advisor for the county has determined that a proposed bill to ban the sale of all but a few types of sunscreen on the Big Island does not interfere with a similar state law, but County Council members remain divided on the matter.

Sea turtle nesting season underway

Biologists are urging beachgoers to be conscientious as sea turtle nesting season carries on throughout the state, as there may be more turtles nesting on the main Hawaiian Islands than there have been for years.

Obituaries for May 22

Geraldine Yvonne Bonner, 75, of Kamuela died May 2 in Kamuela. Born on Kauai, she was an elementary school teacher for more than 40 years. Private services held. Survived by daughter Deanna (Tom Zambeck) Evans of Kamuela; son-in-law Steve (Yan) Evans; sisters Glenna Marti of Oahu and GayAnn (Robert) Hite of Vancouver, Wash. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

UH regents OK amendments to Maunakea plan

The University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents on Thursday approved a supplement to UH’s management plan for Maunakea, despite potentially losing jurisdiction over the mountain before the end of the decade.