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Panaewa Stampede Rodeo

The annual Panaewa Stampede Rodeo continues today, as thousands of fans watched the event on Saturday.

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Laubach petitions to be retained on bench

The state Judicial Selection Commission announces that Hilo District Family Judge M. Kanani Laubach has petitioned to be retained in office and to be renewed for an additional term. Her current term expires on Aug. 9.

Shipman Park tennis courts to close for repairs

The county Department of Parks and Recreation announces the temporary closure of the tennis courts at Herbert Shipman Park in Keaau, starting March 1, for fencing repairs. The work is anticipated to last through the end of March, barring any unforeseen delays.

County budget in the works

Hawaii Island’s exuberant real estate market and a new tax on transient rentals could be enough to keep county finances out of the red despite increased spending, as administrative money crunchers work on the first stab at an annual budget by March 1.

Hawaii creates conduct commission

HONOLULU — The state House of Representatives on Thursday created a commission that will recommend how to boost the effectiveness of state ethics, lobbying and campaign finance laws after two former lawmakers earlier this week pleaded guilty in connection with their acceptance of bribes.

Blood drive benefits food bank

The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s lone food bank, was able to distribute 437 meals to hungry Big Islanders thanks to blood donors in the community and a partnership with Blood Bank of Hawaii.

Payment deadline nears for new county TAT

Hawaii County reminds taxpayers operating hotels, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts and timeshares that the deadline to pay the new 3% Hawaii County Transient Accommodations Tax for guest stays during the month of January is Tuesday, Feb. 22.

Road striping begins today near Kapoho

The Hawaii County Department of Public Works Traffic Division will begin road-striping operations on Highway 132 between mile marker 7 and the intersection of Highway 137 (the area known as four corners) beginning today through mid-March, weather permitting.


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