State House members seek to close budget gap without tax hike.
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HONOLULU — State lawmakers opened a new legislative session Wednesday, with coronavirus protections in place like masks and clear plastic shields separating their seats.
Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth was released from Hilo Medical Center today, 11 days after suffering a heart attack.
HONOLULU — A judge in Honolulu dismissed charges Wednesday against U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams after he was cited for allegedly violating local coronavirus restrictions while in Hawaii to help with COVID-19 surge testing efforts.
HONOLULU — Figures from a realtor organization show Maui’s housing market set price records in 2020 despite an economic downturn and reduced sale volume.
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HONOLULU — Cut spending, raise taxes or perhaps both. Hawaii lawmakers face tough choices as they convene a new legislative session this week amid a pandemic that has pummeled tourism, the state’s biggest industry, and depleted tax revenue.
Premier Medical Group traveled to Mountain View on Tuesday to screen the community for COVID-19 as part of an initiative to test underserved areas in Hawaii County.
The County Council Planning Committee voted 5-4 Tuesday evening to send the confirmation of Planning Director Zendo Kern to the council early next month with a negative recommendation.
Gov. David Ige on Tuesday announced the appointment of longtime educator Laura Clint Acasio to fill the state Senate District 1 seat that became vacant with the election of Kai Kahele to U.S. Congress.
HONOLULU — State leaders said Tuesday limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday he’s appointed Laura Acasio of Hilo, an educator, to the state Senate District 1 seat vacated by Kai Kahele, who is now a U.S. congressman.
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