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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 24 2017 - 12:05am

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

  2. | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — On June 25, 1950, 75,000 troops from the Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th parallel that divides the Korean peninsula into north and south, invading the Republic of Korea after years of tension.

  3. | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — A Kailua-Kona woman was found guilty on Friday in connection to a drug bust at Old Kona Airport Park in March.

  4. | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — A well-known homeless man who’s distinct, bearded look was famous to those who frequented downtown Kailua-Kona died Thursday, those who knew him said.

  5. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — A bill allowing farmers markets at several Hawaii County parks needs more time to ripen, the County Council decided Thursday.

  6. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — A Hilo grand jury has indicted a 33-year-old Keaau man for habitual drunken driving.

  7. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Every year, Laau Tuata wonders if this is the year he hangs it up.

  8. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — More than a month into Hawaii’s annual dry season, drought conditions persist in much of West Hawaii, and large portions of East Hawaii are starting to tip into a similar state.

  9. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 7:44pm

    KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police are warning the public about a telephone scam from persons claiming to be from the Department of Water Supply.

  10. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 2:56pm

    KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested 13 motorists for suspected driving under the influence of an intoxicant between June 12 and Sunday.

  11. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — The state’s plan to cool 1,000 classrooms by this fall won’t initially benefit many schools on the Big Island.

  12. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — The daughter of an elderly couple who were killed in a head-on traffic collision late last year in North Kohala is suing the driver of the other vehicle.

  13. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 12:06am

    KAILUA-KONA — A day after officials expressed the imperative need for public compliance with the mandatory 25 percent water usage reduction in North Kona, water stopped flowing in a portion of West Hawaii.

  14. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 3:37pm

    KAILUA-KONA — Word of a county plan to permanently relocate homeless from the Old Airport Park has made its way down the beach and into the bush, falling on the ears of many who would be made unwilling wayfarers by the proposal’s execution.

  15. | Posted: Jun 22 2017 - 12:06am

    KAILUA-KONA — Dozens of local yoga enthusiasts heralded the first day of summer with sun salutations Wednesday evening for International Yoga Day at Hale Halawai Park.