Without a financial lifeline from the state, Young Brothers requested regulators approve an emergency or temporary rate increase of nearly 47% — or $30.4 million — to sustain interisland cargo services through the end of the year.
HONOLULU — The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday urged Gov. David Ige to consider delaying a plan to allow travelers to use a negative COVID-19 test to bypass quarantine until the number of new cases on the U.S. mainland and in Hawaii drop significantly.
Bolstered by nonbinding resolutions seeking financial bailouts for very small and women-owned businesses, the Hawaii County Council on Wednesday unanimously passed an $80 million relief package tapping into federal coronavirus funds.
A bizarre incident Tuesday afternoon at the Hilo Home Depot parking lot ended with the arrest of a 55-year-old Pahoa man and a video admission by a Big Island mayoral candidate he and friends used vehicles to block the parking lot to hunt for an alleged would-be abductor.