County prepares to start hauling trash to Kona

In about another month, Hawaii County’s Department of Environmental Management expects delivery of the first three trucks and trailers it will use to haul rubbish across the island following closure of the Hilo landfill.

Town hall meeting set

State Sen. Lorraine Inouye will host a talk-story town hall meeting on the legislative session Monday in Waimea.

Key vote on GET increase today

Mayor Harry Kim started a public meeting on a proposed general excise tax increase Monday evening by reading a list of priorities he identified while speaking with residents during the last election.

Talks ongoing over composting deal

Hawaii County and Hawaiian Earth Recycling continue to hammer out the details of a new agreement after Mayor Harry Kim nixed plans to build a composting facility in a quarry near the Hilo landfill.