A potential $300 credit on most taxpayers’ 2021 tax returns is still alive.
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Tax rebate awaits governor’s approval
A potential $300 credit on most taxpayers’ 2021 tax returns is still alive, with the proposal awaiting Gov. David Ige’s signature or veto.
‘A hui hou, Uncle Johnny’
Thousands paid their respects Saturday to Johnny Lum Ho in a celebration of the legendary kumu hula’s life and legacy.
Kahele announces run for governor
U.S. Rep. Kaiali‘i Kahele officially entered the race to become Hawaii’s next governor during an event held Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island in Hilo.
Serving the community: Keakehe High football players help clean up Kona
Kealakehe High School football players got off the field to pick up trash along Ane Keohokalole Highway Friday afternoon.
Abortion rights activists rally in North Hawaii
About two dozen people rallied for abortion rights Saturday morning in Waimea.
Name change resolution shelved: Legislation sought to re-designate Captain Cook as Ka‘awaloa
A resolution asking the Census to re-designate Captain Cook as Ka‘awaloa was shelved this legislative session.
Housing subsidies advance: Council likes the plan, just unsure how to pay for it
The County Council’s commitment to subsidize affordable housing was expanded last week to include moderate-income families making up to 120% of the average median income, meaning a family of three earning up to $92,520 annually could qualify for a two-bedroom home costing up to $539,000.
Hele-On to operate state’s first hydrogen bus
The Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency, in partnership with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and U.S. Hybrid, has taken delivery of its first hydrogen fuel-cell-powered bus, which is intended for operation on Routes 202, 203 and 204 in Kailua-Kona later this spring.
Chocolates, living plants and flowers make great Mother’s Day gifts
This weekend is Mother’s Day and if you forgot any of those favorite women in your life, you are in real trouble! Trying to wrack your brains for just the right last minute gift can be frustrating. Chocolates are often a favorite gift, but why not go one step further and treat your loved ones to the Big Island Chocolate Festival on May 14 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriot Resort and Spa.
Judge orders no bail for Kona woman in drug case
A 44-year-old Kona woman facing federal drug charges will remain behind bars while the criminal case plays out.
Police arrest Kona man for vehicle break-ins
The Hawaii Police Department on Friday announced the arrest of a 32-year-old Kona man charged with breaking into four vehicles at a business in the Kaloko Industrial Area.
71 COVID patients in Hawaii hospitals considered manageable
HONOLULU — There are currently 71 people statewide hospitalized with COVID-19, including five in intensive care units. Less than a month ago, there were no coronavirus cases in intensive care, Hawaii News Now reported.
Kona man dies in Puna crash
Hawaii Island police are investigating a single-vehicle traffic crash in Puna that resulted in the death of a Kailua-Kona man.
UH puts brakes on astro leases
The University of Hawaii will suspend all sublease negotiations with the Maunakea Observatories as Gov. David Ige considers whether to sign or veto a bill that could change the future of astronomy on the Big Island.
Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population highest in decades
HONOLULU — The population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals has surpassed a level not seen in more than two decades, according to federal officials.
No deal: Waimea nurses reject Queen’s proposed contract
Nurses at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital this week rejected a proposed contract package pointing to unresolved “patient and staff safety concerns.”
Roth recommends rate rollback: Proposed $779.7 million budget is a 27.8% increase
Mayor Mitch Roth’s administration is recommending a rollback in property tax rates for almost all property classes, following updated assessments showing an additional $23 million on top of the $45.4 million increase estimated in March.
Waimea to host Virtual Town Meeting this evening
Waimea’s Virtual Town Meeting gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with updates from the Kawaihae Canoe Club, Hope Services, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hamakua-Kohala Health and others.
No gas tax relief: Council kills 10-cent discount on 4-4 tie
A deadlocked County Council on Wednesday put the brakes on any relief from the county gas tax this year, even after the measure’s sponsor tried to make the plan more palatable by adding a deadline limiting the 10-cent per gallon discount to eight months.
Former Honolulu mayor ends campaign for Hawaii governor
HONOLULU — The former mayor of Honolulu has pulled out of the race for Hawaii governor.
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