After 23 years, property owners along Alii Drive seek sewer fee refund.
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After paying their two sewer bills for more than two decades, owners of two contiguous lots on Alii Drive are arguing they should have had to pay only one sewer bill because the structure on one of the lots is an outbuilding, not an unoccupied unit as defined by the county.
Today may have the highest number of COVID cases in a single day on the Big Island since the beginning of the pandemic, county officials believe.
Big Island health care providers are reporting an influx of people getting their vaccine booster shots as the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus continues to sweep through the state.
The state’s health director said Wednesday she’s “very concerned about New Year’s” celebrations and hopes people will act accordingly to minimize the risk of spreading novel coronavirus infections.
The state Department of Education announced Wednesday that full in-person learning will resume during the second semester that begins next week.
HONOLULU — Hawaii agriculture officials are concerned after a live mongoose was caught on Kauai, an island that doesn’t have an established population of the invasive pest that threatens native birds.
A woman apologized Tuesday evening for posting photos and video earlier this month of large rocks being thrown into Lake Waiau atop Maunakea after her actions caught the attention of conservation managers and law enforcement.
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HONOLULU — The state’s public lands agency is warning people that they face arrest if found burning Christmas trees at an oceanic sandbar.
HONOLULU — The head of Honolulu’s water utility said Tuesday he prays the Navy doesn’t continue fighting an order to remove fuel from massive tanks that a hearings officer concluded pose “a metaphorical ticking time bomb” threatening drinking water.
The county tax forms are in place, new government employees are being hired and the hospitality industry is ready to begin what Mayor Mitch Roth calls the “unacceptable but necessary” step of charging guests at hotels and transient vacation rentals an extra 3% starting Saturday.
Hawaii Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 35-year-old Kenoa Castro of Hilo, who was reported missing. He was last heard from in mid-October.
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