HILO With union-negotiated raises for county rank-and-file workers averaging 2% to 3% annually, the county Salary Commission is grappling once again with whether to raise salaries for the top 40 county officials during a tight budget year.
HILO Some $6.9 million in federal funds has been freed up for Hawaii County buses and Mass Transit operations following state intervention in a county paperwork breakdown.
HILO In 1992, the county inked a generous, endless contract with Waste Management Inc. to create and operate a landfill at Puuanahulu. Then the courts gave the private garbage giant a little more.
HILO If Mayor Harry Kim has his way, more police will patrol the island, transfer stations wont be closed on so many holidays, lines wont be quite as long at vehicle registration and licensing offices, parks will be cleaner and oceans and swimming pools safer.