Hawaii Island News 07/10/2019

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Ige vetoes vacation rental tax collection bill

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.

Ige vetoes asset forfeiture reform

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.

New lawsuit against TMT

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.

TMT opponents file new lawsuit

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 state’s Maunakea Plan.

Police chase suspect apprehended

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.

Residents monitor traffic heading to popular Kauai park

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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