Updated county website in the works

HILO — Other than which mayor is smiling from the upper right corner, little has changed on Hawaii County’s website over the past decade, despite repeated plans to upgrade it.

‘Local boy’ wants PTA to be a good steward

HILO — Self-proclaimed “local boy” Lt. Col. Loreto V. Borce Jr., commander at U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Training Area, hit the ground running when he took over PTA in late May, with goals of readiness, workforce and community.

Sewer rates to almost double

HILO — Sewer fees will almost double over the next three years if the County Council agrees with a rate plan submitted by the Department of Environmental Management.

Commission mulls cutting PONC fund

HILO — A proposal under consideration for the 2020 ballot would cut the county open space land fund by half and allow the County Council to suspend the fund in emergencies or when too much money accumulates.

Election Day! Register and vote.

HILO — More than a quarter of all Hawaii County registered voters had already voted by Monday morning, and election officials hope that robust participation continues today, Election Day.