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County pumps up fuel tax: First year of phased hike starts at 6.2 cents a gallon

| | Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

HILO — The Hawaii County Council adopted a substantial fuel tax increase Friday with some strings attached.

  1. | Posted: Jun 14 2017 - 12:06am

    KAILUA-KONA — The hearings officer overseeing a contested case challenging the proposed development of a 306-unit timeshare will consider on Friday the county planning director’s request to reopen the public hearing on the issue.

  2. | Posted: Jun 14 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — Investigations and complaints are piling up in a case involving a Keauhou Bay charter captain, a Department of Land and Natural Resources official and Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth.

  3. Posted: Jun 14 2017 - 12:06am

    West Hawaii Dance Theatre dance camps

  4. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 9:50am

    KAWAIHAE — Members of a nonprofit group were disheartened over the theft of swim gear donated to soldiers, training on the the Big Island, for their rest and relaxation.

  5. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 9:16am

    Kona Hongwanji hosted the Obon Festival, honoring the spirits of the ancestors, Saturday evening at Keauhou Shopping Center. Taiko Drummers from Puna Hongwanji and Kona Daifukuji joined Kona Hongwanji in performing and accompanying the traditional dances.

  6. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 8:50am

    KAILUA-KONA — The Kailua Pier closed Monday afternoon after county crews discovered a sewage leak had entered the ocean on Palani Road in front of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.

  7. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 8:16am

    HILO — Wondering if your favorite beach is safe for a swim?

  8. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:05am

    KOHALA COAST — It was all about face time at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows Monday, as Hawaii tourism vendors wrapped up a weekend of courting representatives of the meetings, conferences and incentives industry from across the world.

  9. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Mayor Harry Kim signed a $490.8 million budget Friday, a 6 percent increase compared with the current fiscal year.

  10. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — With a year to go before candidate qualifying ends for the 2018 election, Kona Councilman Dru Kanuha is ready to make the leap to the state Legislature.

  11. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — One of two companies slated to open Hawaii Island’s first medical marijuana dispensaries says a change in production plans has pushed its estimated opening into next year.

  12. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — Hilo colleges are taking different approaches to two on-campus ahu — or stone alters — which a student group claims it constructed to bring attention to “124 years of genocide continuing on the Hawaiian community.”

  13. | Posted: Jun 12 2017 - 12:06am

    Though the enthusiasm and passion for getting involved in Hawaii’s young hemp industry was on display during Saturday’s conference, many in attendance also expressed concern about potential stumbling blocks in the path.

  14. | Posted: Jun 12 2017 - 12:06am

    Oahu state Sen. Mike Gabbard approached the podium during Saturday’s Hawaii Hemp Conference with a guitar case in hand and, after a few bars on a harmonica, began to sing and strum to an updated version of “The Times They Are a Changin’.”

  15. | Posted: Jun 12 2017 - 12:06am

    KAPAAU — Spectators and planners of the Kamehameha Day Celebration in North Kohala felt Hawaii Island saved its best for last Sunday.