Ethics Board dismisses complaint against Waltjen

The county Board of Ethics on Wednesday dismissed a complaint against Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen by a group opposing vaccines, masks and other pandemic protocols who said Waltjen ignored their petitions and compilations of documents they assert prove their case.

Tax relief unlikely: Council told tax cuts unlikely

There will be no property tax credit for homeowners this year, and in fact, there’s very little chance property owners in any tax category will see their tax bills go down, following advice Tuesday from the county Corporation Counsel and Finance Department director.

Commission says county erred in sewer bills

The county was in error 23 years ago when it started charging owners of a historic home on Alii Drive two sewer fees instead of one, the county Environmental Management Commission said Wednesday.

Water bills to increase

Water rate increases are on tap for Big Island customers, with consecutive 9.5% increases in standby and usage charges this year and next.

Gas tax cut stalls at council

The final measure of a tax-trimming trifecta — a move to cut the gas tax by 10 cents a gallon — stalled Wednesday in the County Council.