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 Captain Cook homeowner is appealing the countys new short-term vacation rental law, saying its unconstitutional.
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 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.
HILO Hawaii Island is moving toward banning county-applied herbicides on parks and roadsides.
HILO Armed with a letter from county Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela, an oral assurance from the state attorney general and his own understanding of the law based on readings provided by the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel, county Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth told the Board of Ethics on Wednesday hes confident there would be no conflict of interest if he prosecuted protesters arrested on Maunakea.
HILO As more money pumps into county road projects, thanks in part to a 161% increase in the fuel tax rate since 2017, the county is having trouble spending it fast enough.