Lava viewing site takes shape

HILO — “Managing expectations” will be key to the success of a public-private partnership to create a lava viewing area now that the lava flow has subsided.

Condos and hotels caught up in proposed vacation rental rules

HILO — Some longtime vacation rental condos, by a quirk of zoning, are being swept up into a vacation rental bill while those just across Alii Drive are not, an issue that has a crowd ready to speak out at the Leeward Planning Commission meeting.

Education tax discussion planned in Hilo

An important decision will be made by voters this November that, if passed, will amend Hawaii’s constitution. The ballot question reads, “Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support public education?”