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HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige on Tuesday said he would veto a bill that would require websites such as Airbnb to collect and pay taxes on behalf of short-term vacation rental hosts, saying he wanted the state to coordinate with counties such as Honolulu that have new regulations.
Livestock will soon take the place of herbicides in a new county Department of Parks and Recreation pilot program.
KAILUA-KONA The developer behind a proposal for a five-story condominium near the Banyans surf spot in Kona agreed to take that plan off the table.
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— One might assume that better weather conditions during the summer make the roads safer, but it’s actually the opposite.
The remnants of what was Hurricane Barbara brought more rain to Hawaii Island on Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
The Hawaii County Council on Tuesday joined Maui and Kauai in backing Gov. David Ige’s request that Bank of America return to the table to discuss a decades-old dispute about $150 million in home loans for Native Hawaiians.
State Rep. Joy San Buenaventura said Tuesday she’s “very disappointed” that Gov. David Ige vetoed a bill aimed at reforming the statute governing the seizure of an individual’s property by civil asset forfeiture.
Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to halt the project on the grounds that the developers failed to post a security bond in accordance with the state’s 1977 Maunakea Plan.
HONOLULU A large missile defense radar mounted on a modified floating oil platform has returned to Hawaii.
A brief look at other news from throughout the state.
Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that public officials and the developer of the project failed to adhere to the terms of the states Maunakea Plan.
HONOLULU — The National Transportation Safety Board says two skydivers made a last-minute decision to board the plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month on Oahu.
WAIKOLOA The Kealakehe and Waimea greenwaste sites closed Monday until further notice.
Prayers, chants and tears and an outburst or two marked an afternoon of testimony Monday as more than 50 people shared their manao about Maunakea and the impending construction of a massive telescope there.
KAILUA-KONA In response to a proposal that would have the county buy nearly 70 acres of land between Lako Street and Puapuaanui Street, a consultant for the owner of that land said it isnt for sale.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo has seen an increase in the number of student applicants and acceptances for the 2019 fall semester.
The father of a 9-year-old Hilo girl police say was starved to death more than three years ago appears to be negotiating a plea deal.
A 23-year-old Hilo man sought by police after leading them on a chase June 30 that included driving on the wrong side of a divided highway has been arrested.
Police are still seeking the publics help to find a 76-year-old Honokaa man missing since August.
While the former hurricane Barbara was too weak to cause significant damage to the Big Island, it still succeeded in knocking out power to much of the island Monday.
HONOLULU (AP) A Hawaii group is counting vehicles approaching a state park on the island of Kauai as it looks to help regulate visitor traffic.
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