Report: Hawaii wasn’t ready to handle missile threat alert

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier wasn’t effective, said a report released Tuesday.

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.

Rain damages Waiohinu transfer station

Damage from recent heavy rains at the Waiohinu Solid Waste Transfer Station will not prevent residents from disposing garbage there, but users will have to take precautions.