Windward Planning Commission says bill “really is just a matter of transparency.”
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‘It really is just a matter of transparency’
The Windward Planning Commission has recommended passage of a bill that would require the County Council to approve any time extensions for rezoning applications.
Police officer charged following domestic dispute
Hawaii Island police have charged a 28-year-old North Kohala patrol officer with abuse following a domestic dispute at a residence in Ainaloa on Oct. 1.
Government cost commission mulls powerful county manager
An ambitious proposal creating a powerful county executive has gained some traction in the Cost of Government Commission, but commissioners decided Thursday to refine the measure before taking a formal vote next week.
PTA announces convoys, training
Increased military traffic should be expected starting Friday amid increased training at Pohakuloa Training Area.
UH-Hilo enrollment dips again
Enrollment for the University of Hawaii at Hilo declined again this year by 8.2%.
Council: New jail needed
The Hawaii County Council and a state oversight commission agree that the Hawaii Community Correctional Center should be moved to a different location.
Council passes bill aimed at AVs
The Hawaii County Council Wednesday signed off on a bill that’ll help private property owners rid their land of abandoned or derelict vehicles.
Council endorses Keauhou Bay land purchase
The last open piece of property on Keauhou Bay could soon belong to the public, following approval Wednesday by the County Council to purchase the parcel using property tax proceeds.
‘All the helping made her proud’
When the COVID-19 pandemic began more than two years ago, Mieko Nagao, 96, helped her neighbors and community by sewing masks out of material she found throughout her home.
DOH uses wastewater monitoring to track virus
The first report analyzing wastewater from the state Department of Health confirms COVID-19 cases have dropped statewide since June, with the omicron subvariant BA.5 remaining the dominant strain.
Animal Control Services criticized
Dozens of people turned out Tuesday to voice their frustrations with Hawaii County’s Animal Control Services, only for a planned discussion about those operations to be postponed.
Packages that prompted Pearl Harbor gate closure deemed safe
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — A man was taken into custody and a gate to Pearl Harbor was closed Monday after three suspicious packages were found in the area, officials for the U.S. military base said.
Council panel sees firearm bill as too restrictive: Committee seeks to whittle down list of prohibited places
Hawaii County’s first shot at drafting an open or concealed carry gun law was deemed too restrictive Tuesday by a majority of County Council members after dozens of testifiers weighed in, the vast majority opposing the measure on constitutional grounds.
On the wish list: $2M sought for Waikoloa park expansion
Hawaii County is looking to expand Kamakoa Nui Park in Waikoloa Village.
Council to get update on animal control
Council members are set to get an update today on animal control services provided by the Hawaii Police Department.
Captain Cook man charged with multiple drug offenses
Hawaii Island police have charged 41-year-old Matthew B. Cummings of Captain Cook a variety of drug offenses following the execution of search warrants at Cummings’s South Kona property.
State hopes to boost use of Affordable Connectivity Program
Even as the second Digital Inclusion Week kicked off Monday, participation in a federal program offering discounts on internet bills is still lower than expected.
Navy admiral to seek community input on Red Hill fuel tanks
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — The commander of the task force responsible for draining fuel from a World War II-era storage tank facility that leaked jet fuel and poisoned Pearl Harbor’s tap water last year said Monday he’s exploring ways to get community feedback.
Police seek leads in slaying of Mountain View man
Police haven’t yet identified any suspects in the homicide of 36-year-old George Edward “Eddie” Dodge.
Ironman Parade of Nations returns
For the first time since 2019, athletes from around the globe took to Alii Drive Monday afternoon for the Ironman Parade of Nations.
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