Hilo Councilman Aaron Chung wants part of luxury tax on second homes dedicated to homeless programs.
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The primary opponent to Honua Ola Bioenergy’s attempt to take its biomass power plant online called the company’s appeal to the state Supreme Court to halt Public Utilities Commission evidentiary hearings slated for next week “a last minute attempt to stop cross-examination of witnesses.”
A bill that would almost double Hawaii’s minimum wage — incrementally increasing it to $18 per hour by Jan. 1, 2026 — has broken quickly out of the gate at the start of this year’s legislative session.
Gov. David Ige recently released $1.8 million in capital improvement project funding for design, construction and equipment to complete a multipurpose building for Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School in Waimea.
HONOLULU — A former building plans examiner with the Honolulu planning department pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking bribes in exchange for expediting the approval of permit applications.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Monday proposed refunding $100 to every taxpayer and dependent as the economy and tax receipts recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Editor’s note: This is the second story in a two-part series about the challenges people with special needs have getting help in Hawaii County.
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