Kim has defibrillator implanted

HILO — Mayor Harry Kim underwent an out-patient procedure involving the insertion of a defibrillator at Hilo Medical Center this morning.

Vacation rental bill heads to planning commissions

HILO — Hawaii County Council members approved a fourth version of a vacation rental bill Tuesday, fine-tuning a measure that’s generated a lot of controversy from those on both sides of the issue.

pCard audit finds big improvement

HILO — Hawaii County government has cleaned up its act regarding its pCard use, according to a report to be discussed today by the County Council Finance Committee.