After some tense moments, the Hawaii County Council reaches a compromise on the controversial county budget.
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Stark philosophical differences among County Council members coupled with limited funds and a lot of funding requests led to some tense moments Thursday that threatened to blow up a special session on the budget but ultimately culminated in compromise.
“I have a hard time going through life … and I just hope he gets what he deserves.”
The Hawaii Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday on whether to deny a circuit court subpoena for financial records relating to a nonprofit that provided support for Thirty Meter Telescope protesters.
People receiving unemployment benefits will have to start searching for work once again at the end of the month in order to continue to qualify.
During the week of May 10-16, Hawaii Island police arrested 17 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. None were younger than 21.
Police are seeking the public’s assistance with finding a 28-year old Naalehu man for questioning in a Kona theft case.
People on unemployment will be required to search for work once again at the end of the month.
Contract negotiations with Waste Management Inc. have already resulted in some savings, a county official told the County Council on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service’s Honolulu office on Wednesday released its 2020-21 wet season summary for October through April and its 2021 dry season outlook for May through September.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Wednesday predicted an 80% chance of a near- or below-normal hurricane season in the Central Pacific basin this year.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo will face cuts to its general fund during the next two fiscal years if the biennium budget approved by the state Legislature gets the green light from Gov. David Ige.
An injured hiker stranded in Pololu Valley was rescued by a Hawaii Fire Department helicopter Wednesday morning.
Campaign donations under investigation
The National Weather Service’s Central Pacific Hurricane Warning Center today predicted a below average hurricane season this year.
Hawaii County will end its COVID-19 district testing program this week after about 14 months of screening Big Islanders for the coronavirus.
A Hawaii County Council committee voted in support of a zoning amendment that aims to make the historic Hilo Iron Works more attractive to investors.
A group of Ka‘u residents was denied a petition for a contested case hearing challenging the acquisition of land by the Ala Kahakai Trail Association.
A 35-year-old Puna man faces charges in connection with a burglary in Volcano.
The Hawaii Fire Department was kept busy with a structure fire in North Kohala on Sunday and a brush fire in Ka‘u on Monday.
WAILUKU, Maui — The Maui Police Department properly handled an accident involving its chief backing his truck into a parked motorcycle at a shopping center, an independent investigation concluded.