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Special property tax exemption upheld

A Hawaii County Council committee rejects bill to abolish a 30-year-old property exemption program.

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Don’t drive drunk on St. Patrick’s Day

The coronavirus pandemic might affect how St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated this year — but in addition to social distancing and mask-wearing, not driving impaired should also be on the celebration checklist.

Controversial statue will be moved

A statue recently erected in Lili‘uokalani Gardens will be moved after the County Council Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected the donation of the sculpture.

Flags at half-staff for Hilo-born former legislator

Gov. David Ige has ordered all U.S. and Hawaii state flags to fly at half-staff today at all state offices and agencies, including the Hawaii National Guard, in respect for former state Rep. William Bains-Jordan, who died at his home in Alabama at 104.

Bill would expand DA BUX food program

A state Senate bill that would eliminate a daily cap on a dollar-for-dollar match for supplemental nutrition assistance program beneficiaries under DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks program has cleared its first House hurdle.

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