Mark Van Pernis was called rude, crusty, insulting, confrontational and condescending, among other adjectives, during a grueling three-hour Tuesday evening session of a County Council panel that ended with a recommendation to not immediately remove him from the powerful Leeward Planning Commission.
Kamehameha Schools and Kaunamano Farm donated a total of $10,000 to ‘Iolani Palace as part of a fundraiser in support of the ongoing operations of the historic landmark that has been severely impacted by the downturn of tourism as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
As the county grapples with a pandemic economy, closure of the Hilo landfill and loss of overseas markets for recyclables, there are more general priorities than specific recommendations in a 395-page 10-year solid waste plan slated for consideration by the County Council.
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