Army boots WHT from public meeting

HILO — West Hawaii Today was banned from a meeting Thursday outlining Army plans to manage historic resources at Pohakuloa Training Area and Kawaihae Military Reservation.

Polystyrene ban coming

HILO — The convergence of two unrelated events has food vendors crying foul and may lead to changes in the county’s polystyrene ban.

Council budget process to remain public

HILO — The County Council has dropped its plan to work on the budget out of public view, after the state Office of Information Practices issued an opinion saying a subcommittee as structured would violate the Sunshine Law.