Vacation rental bill on hold until May 8: Almost 100 testifiers evenly divided on pros, cons of new regulations
HILO — No matter where they stand on the issue, one thing was clear Tuesday. People care very deeply about vacation rentals.
HILO — Juvenile crime is down 58.5 percent over the past five years, despite heavy caseloads and limited budgets in the Office of the County Prosecutor. Crimes in other categories have also been dropping.
HILO — More reliable buses, more routes and better coordination are coming to the county transit system, if recommendations of a master plan discussed Monday evening are implemented.
HILO — Bolstered by a state recalculation that shows a half-cent general excise tax surcharge would give the county twice what was originally thought, Mayor Harry Kim has resumed lobbying the County Council to pass it.
HILO — Commercial aquarium fish collecting could be returning to Hawaii shores, following a five-month pause.