Subscribe to Local News RSS feed

Local News

New business helps people heal and reach fitness goals

Roughly 14 years ago, Kona resident Donna St. John was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder that affects one’s movements, body and emotions. At first, she refused to believe it. For a long time, she found ways to ignore symptoms and cope. She did so until she could no longer conceal it.

Lava diversion: Can it work? Should it be considered?

Editor’s note: Since the June 27 lava flow began nearing Pahoa, the Tribune-Herald has been flooded with calls and letters from readers asking a simple question: What can be done, if anything, to divert the lava? Because of our readers’ intense interest in this subject, we’ve elected to publish this editorial on A1. Readers are encouraged to provide feedback at .