HILO There will be no special property tax classification for short-term vacation rentals under recommendations proposed by a panel tasked with revamping the county property tax code, but some people currently getting tax breaks for agriculture could take a hit.
HILO Its been almost three months since the Board of Ethics approved an advisory opinion requiring Puna Councilwoman Ashley Kierkiewicz to file an after-the-fact written disclosure of a possible conflict of interest stemming from a vote she took earlier this year.
HILO Will Mayor Harry Kim run for re-election?
HILO Whether the countys short-term vacation rental law is constitutional is beyond the scope of the county Board of Appeals, members said Friday in unanimously voting to deny a Captain Cook homeowners request to take up the issue.
HILO Major changes need to be made to the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands before Native Hawaiians can be reconnected to their homelands, a series of speakers told a state Senate panel Monday in Honolulu.
HILO A month after a key deadline for short-term vacation rentals, the Hawaii County Planning Department is plowing through almost 4,000 applications, including 1,150 seeking exemptions for nonconforming zoning.
HILO A Captain Cook homeowner is appealing the countys new short-term vacation rental law, saying its unconstitutional.
HILO If you want something done right, as the saying goes, do it yourself.
HILO Balancing energy conservation with building costs was top of mind Monday, as about 50 designers, builders and home owners quizzed county Building Division staff over proposed changes to the county energy code.
HILO U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbards announcement late Thursday that she wont seek reelection to Congress so she can focus on her presidential bid turns what early challenger Kai Kahele saw as a likely mano-a-mano contest into a political free-for-all.
HILO The Hawaiian Homes Commission took the first step Monday to hire an outside attorney to put a dollar figure on what the state owes Native Hawaiian beneficiaries for land, including the Maunakea Access Road, that was the subject of a 1995 state law.
HILO Indoor amusement facilities such as fitness and martial arts centers, pool halls and game rooms will be allowed in commercial and industrial zones, under changes the County Council approved Wednesday.