KOA customs facility dedicated

A handful of dignitaries gathered Tuesday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole for a small ceremony to dedicate a permanent Federal Inspection Services facility.

Favorable reception for new TAT tax

Most — if not all — County Council members support tacking an extra 3% tax on hotel, timeshare and transient vacation rental charges, but a bill to do that was postponed two weeks by the Finance Committee on Tuesday to work out more of the details.

Sunshine Law changes in the works

There’s little detail, but County Council members will be asked Wednesday to approve a resolution asking the county to support changes to the Sunshine Law, the state law governing public meetings and public notice to the meetings.

ACLU demands reform after Black girl arrested on Oahu

HONOLULU — Honolulu police officers and officials with Hawaii’s public school system discriminated against a disabled Black child by handcuffing, arresting and interrogating the 10-year-old girl for a “run-of-the-mill” dispute between children, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii said.