State House leaders have rejected a measure to increase the minimum wage and exempt unemployment benefits from state income tax.

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Minimum wage bill shelved

HONOLULU — State House leaders have resisted union pressure to revive bills that would raise the minimum wage and exempt unemployment benefits from state income taxes.

Ige extends eviction moratorium

Gov. David Ige on Friday signed his 19th emergency proclamation for COVID-19 extending to June 8 the eviction moratorium, prohibiting evictions of tenants for failure to pay all or a portion of the rent, maintenance fees, utility charges, taxes or other required fees for the rental unit.

All rained out

March, traditionally the rainiest month of the year for the windward side of the Big Island, was much wetter than usual.

Hawaii’s master gardeners are the Peace Corps of the tropical garden world

When it comes to community outreach, the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Extension Service is comparable to the way Peace Corps reaches out to folks in other countries. The Master Gardener program is an important component of the CTAHR Extension Service. That program is set up to assist local folks with home gardening issues. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this service has been severely limited, but is again available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Kona Office in Kainaliu.

Tourist to stand trial in death of friend

A 37-year-old Pittsburgh man will stand trial on a single charge of manslaughter stemming from a March 29 altercation at a Kailua-Kona vacation rental that resulted in the strangulation death of his roommate, a fellow visitor from Pittsburgh.

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