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Hawaii lawmakers used to hearing about potential conflicts

| | Dec 11 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are used to hearing the criticism that they often vote in their own interests. Most work outside jobs, and bills often come up that could benefit their sources of income.

  1. | Posted: Nov 29 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — Commercial haulers and others taking garbage to the landfill will be paying more to toss their trash, if the County Council agrees with a Department of Environmental Management request to raise tipping fees 33 percent over five years.

  2. | Posted: Nov 29 2017 - 12:06am

    KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Police Department and its Neighborhood Watch division will be sharing public information on emergency guidelines for a possible nuclear event, as recommended by Hawaii County.

  3. | Posted: Nov 29 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — The county is looking for more than a few good men and women.

  4. | Posted: Nov 29 2017 - 12:06am

    KAILUA-KONA — The formation of secluded starburst galaxies, the relationship between a nebula’s metallicity and its shape and size and the use of near infrared spectroscopy to study the accretion disk that orbits a black hole.

  5. | Posted: Nov 29 2017 - 12:06am

    HONOLULU – During a state House of Representatives informational briefing Tuesday to discuss research conducted and findings regarding the stranding of 17 pilot whales on Kauai in October, state and federal agencies told lawmakers they are looking into rat poison and sonar as potential causes of the deaths of five whales.

  6. | Posted: Nov 28 2017 - 9:03pm

    SEOUL, South Korea — After 2 ½ months of relative peace, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, claiming a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could put Washington and the entire eastern U.S. seaboard within range.

  7. Posted: Nov 28 2017 - 10:24am

    During the week of Nov. 20-26, Hawaii Island police arrested 20 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Five of the drivers were under the age of 21.

  8. | Posted: Nov 28 2017 - 9:51am

    KAILUA-KONA — A disconnect exists between the Hawaii Police Department and cattle ranchers in Ka‘u, who say over the last few years there has been a troubling and significant increase in the number of cows slain by unknown assailants for no apparent reason.

  9. | Posted: Nov 28 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for some top county officials who will see double-digit raises as high as 39.7 percent.

  10. | Posted: Nov 28 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — Snow fell Monday on the summits of Mauna Loa and Maunakea after the National Weather Service declared a winter storm warning.

  11. | Posted: Nov 28 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — An underground leak slowed motorists Monday but didn’t create a significant impact on the water-sensitive region.

  12. | Posted: Nov 28 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — A married couple swept away early Saturday afternoon in the current of the Wailuku River in Hilo owns a boutique resort in suburban San Diego.

  13. Posted: Nov 27 2017 - 3:35pm

    HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued six fishermen from the 57-foot fishing vessel Jane, reportedly taking on water 110 miles southeast of the Big Island, Monday.

  14. Posted: Nov 27 2017 - 3:05pm

    An autopsy conducted Nov. 9, determined that a man who died Nov. 8, after being involved in a two-vehicle traffic collision in Ka’u near the 46-mile marker of the Mamalahoa Highway, route 11, died from his injuries sustained in the accident.

  15. Posted: Nov 27 2017 - 2:32pm

    The Hawaii Island Police Department is investigating the possible drowning of a 62-year-old woman and searching for a 61-year-old man after they were swept down the Wailuku River.