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No Hotel Room Tax Exemptions

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Hawaii Island residents will not be exempt from a 3% tax on hotel, timeshares, and vacation rentals.

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No Big Island hotel tax exemption

Nov. 19, 2021

Big Island residents will not be exempt from a proposed extra 3% tax on hotel, timeshare and transient vacation rental charges, despite efforts from County Council members.

Big Island unemployment at 5.7% in October

Nov. 19, 2021

The Big Island’s unemployment rate during dropped to 5.7% during October, the lowest reported by the state since April 2020 as the novel coronavirus pandemic took hold.

New Maui police chief picks Las Vegas colleague as deputy

Nov. 19, 2021

WAILUKU — Maui’s new police chief is bringing a colleague from the Las Vegas department he came from to serve as his deputy chief, according to a letter to members of the Maui Police Department obtained by The Maui News.

WE’RE HERE: HBO series featuring renowned drag queens comes to Kona

Nov. 19, 2021

“WE’RE HERE,” the unscripted HBO series featuring renowned drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela, made a splash in Kona as they continued their journey spreading love and connection across small-town America, through the art of drag.

No opioid epidemic talk at ex-prosecutor’s brother trial

Nov. 18, 2021

HONOLULU — There will be no mention of the “opioid epidemic” at a trial against the pain physician brother of a former Honolulu prosecutor imprisoned in a corruption case that also took down her former police chief husband.

Keaau family brings island culture to ‘Family Feud’

Nov. 18, 2021 • Updated 10:17 p.m.

A Keaau woman whose family were big winners on “Family Feud” called their participation in the popular syndicated TV game show “definitely an experience I’ll never forget.”

Herbicide ban advances

Nov. 18, 2021 • Updated 10:18 p.m.

A County Council panel on Wednesday advanced a measure to ban the use of glyphosate-based herbicides at county Parks and Recreation facilities.

Two dozen nabbed for DUI

Nov. 16, 2021 • Updated 11:33 p.m.

Hawaii Island police arrested two dozen motorists for suspected drunken driving Nov. 8 and Sunday. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

Hawaii’s pandemic travel rules could remain into next year

Nov. 16, 2021 • Updated 11:33 p.m.

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s policy of requiring vaccinations or a negative COVID-19 test to bypass quarantine rules for people entering the state will likely stay in place into next year, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said.

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