Public rails against land fund cut

HILO — Members of the county Charter Commission are having second thoughts about a ballot measure reducing how much of the county’s budget must be used to buy land for preservation.

Council advances Kaupulehu project

HILO — Developers of the 1,079-acre luxury Kaupulehu project have begun the first steps toward public shoreline access and said Wednesday they’ll have it completed within one year.

Kahele announces congressional bid

HILO — With about 200 supporters cheering him on, state Sen. Kai Kahele on Monday announced he’s running for the 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by fellow Democrat, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

County sues Puakea Ranch

HILO — The county is suing a Hawi vacation rental ranch following more than two years of neighbor complaints over weddings, concerts and events being held there without a permit.