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County officials are trying to determine how to implement a new county Transient Accommodations Tax after a bill unexpectedly became law Tuesday.
HONOLULU — Three Honolulu police officers are asking a judge to dismiss charges against them in connection with a shooting that killed a 16-year-old Micronesian boy.
A 31-year-old Kailua-Kona man accused of robbery and assault stemming from a Fourth of July incident on a North Kona beach has been granted supervised release.
Required improvements at 10 county parks will likely continue, with a $25.5 million bond issue forwarded Wednesday by the County Council on an 8-0 vote.
A Kona school principal, the state Department of Education and Board of Education are being sued for failing to protect a female student from repeated sex assault on a public school campus.
HONOLULU — The median sale price for single-family homes on Oahu hit another record high in June, the fifth time that’s happened in the last six months.
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Ige’s vetoes overridden: House bill that defunds HTA, alters accommodations tax structure becomes law
The state Legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. David Ige’s veto of a bill that would restructure the state’s Transient Accommodations Tax program and curtail funds for the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Just days after Hawaii County assumed responsibility for the animal control contract from the Hawaii Rainbow Rangers, Hawaii Police Department Chief Paul Ferreira met with the County Council to explain the rationale for the decision and to provide clarity for animal control’s immediate future on the Big Island.
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