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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 8 2017 - 7:50am

    HILO — A federal judge in Honolulu has ordered a 43-year-old Pahoa man accused of negligent homicide in a fatal Memorial Day weekend pickup truck crash in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to undergo residential substance abuse treatment.

  2. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 7:49am

    Hawaii County Council members on Wednesday rejected for a second and final time a controversial resolution claiming historical discrimination against low-income and Native Hawaiian residents of Puna and Ka‘u.

  3. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 7:39am

    KAILUA-KONA — Not long after she married Kona coffee farmer Andres Magana Ortiz, Brenda Reynolds filed her petition to put her new husband on track for permanent residency in the United States.

  4. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 7:36am

    The Hamakua Soil and Water Conservation District voted Tuesday to rescind the conservation plan for Big Island Dairy and others that weren’t signed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

  5. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 7:35am

    HILO — Voyagers have arrived in Hilo from Tahiti, using nature as their travel guide.

  6. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 7:32am

    HILO — A 42-year-old Hilo man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he possessed more than 3/4 of a pound of methamphetamine, plus heroin and drug paraphernalia.

  7. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 5:31am

    HILO — A gas tax hike is probably coming to a pump near you, but there will be less of an immediate sticker shock, following the County Council’s 8-1 vote Wednesday to spread Mayor Harry Kim’s requested increase more evenly over the next three years.

  8. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 12:06am

    KAILUA-KONA — The Waimea family and community man facing deportation was given 45 days to take care of his affairs before he has to leave Hawaii Island.

  9. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 12:06am

    KEALAKEKUA —A Keaau man arrested Monday after a traffic incident at the corner of Daniel K. Inouye Highway, or Saddle Road, and Highway 190 was denied supervised release at his first court appearance Wednesday.

  10. | Posted: Jun 8 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — The Hilo landfill isn’t closed yet, but Hawaii County already was approached about using it for a solar farm once it’s capped, officials told the County Council on Wednesday.

  11. Posted: Jun 7 2017 - 2:42pm

    Both lanes of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway/Route 200 are closed due to a traffic accident at the 13 mile marker on the Hilo side

  12. | Posted: Jun 7 2017 - 10:00am

    HILO — Property tax rate hikes passed by the Hawaii County Council late Monday pack a wallop for residential and apartment properties, while sparing homeowners and affordable rentals from increases.

  13. | Posted: Jun 7 2017 - 8:53am

    HILO — Police have wrapped an internal probe into an Aug. 4, 2016, police pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Hilo that concluded with a two-car crash that resulted in the deaths of a 17-year-old boy and a 20-year-old woman in the stolen car and critical injuries to a 39-year-old woman driving the other vehicle.

  14. | Posted: Jun 7 2017 - 8:52am

    HILO — As Hawaii County considers large increases to the fuel tax, should any of that extra revenue go to help improve substandard private roads?

  15. | Posted: Jun 7 2017 - 8:30am

    KAILUA-KONA — Fifteen-year-old Kade Ketcheson got to put skills he learned as a junior lifeguard to the test last winter.