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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 9 2017 - 3:26pm

    The Hawaii Police Department is requesting the public’s help locating a 33-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing.

  2. | Posted: Jun 9 2017 - 3:22pm

    Big Island police have arrested Gabriel Prudholm, who was wanted for outstanding bench warrants.

  3. Posted: Jun 9 2017 - 2:58pm

    The Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday fined lava tour boat operator Shane Turpin, doing business as Kohala Tours, $15,000 for conducting commercial activity from a state boating facility without a required commercial use ramp permit, in violation of boating administrative rule, HAR 13-231-51.

  4. | Posted: Jun 9 2017 - 9:27am

    HILO — About 100 companies from around the globe are heading to the Big Island today for a four-day event aimed at selling Hawaii as a prime spot for meetings, conventions and incentives trips.

  5. Posted: Jun 9 2017 - 9:26am

    HONOLULU (AP) — Attorney General Doug Chin announced that no criminal charges will be filed against the Securitas law enforcement officer involved in the death of an unrestrained pit bull at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport the night of March 28.

  6. | Posted: Jun 9 2017 - 9:22am

    KAILUA-KONA — For Malani DeAguiar, being pa‘u queen in the King Kamehameha Day parade isn’t about title or prestige. It’s about service, family and perpetuating the pa‘u rider tradition.

  7. | Posted: Jun 9 2017 - 9:17am

    Hawaii Island police are investigating an unattended death after receiving a report of a 41-year-old falling to her death and whose body was found at the base of a cliff Thursday morning in Hakalau. Her name is being withheld pending notification of her family.

  8. | Posted: Jun 9 2017 - 8:53am

    HILO — It’s likely the sentencing of Peter Kema Sr. for the 1997 death of his 6-year-old son, Peter Kema Jr., won’t happen today as scheduled because authorities continue to look for the boy’s remains and because Kema hasn’t yet been given a polygraph test to determine if he told the truth about where he left the boy’s body.

  9. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 9:51pm

    KAILUA-KONA — A bill that would place a moratorium on all aquarium fishing in Hawaii — except for those operators already in possession of permits — is awaiting the signature of Gov. David Ige.

  10. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 9:51pm

    KAILUA-KONA — A Kona coffee farmer who entered the United States without documentation close to 30 years ago must leave the country at his own expense in 30 days if efforts to let him stay fail.

  11. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 9:51pm

    KAILUA-KONA — No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-5.3 earthquake Thursday morning on the south flank of Kilauea Volcano.

  12. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 3:07pm

    KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police are asking the public’s help locating Keanu Kaikala Krause who is wanted on an outstanding warrant of arrest in connection with a motor vehicle theft investigation.

  13. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 3:04pm

    KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s help locating three men wanted for outstanding bench warrants. These individuals have no known connection to each other, however, all have ties to the Puna District.

  14. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 2:58pm

    KAILUA-KONA — Forty-three percent of the island’s drunken driving arrests this year have occurred in the Kona District.

  15. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 7:51am

    HILO — Millions of dollars will be spent upgrading Hilo International Airport over the next two years.