Organizers of EnVision Maunakea say they had one main goal — to start a respectful conversation regarding Hawaii’s tallestmountain and its future.
Mayor Harry Kim on Friday sent the County Council a bill to raise the general excise tax by one-half percent to balance next year’s budget, while telling a state legislative panel that the county exhausted its fund balance to pay for this year.
A light rain drizzled over Hilo Bayfront on Saturday morning but that didn’t deter participants of the Stand Up For Your Rights march.
Preschooler Nawai Irie loves art, watching cartoons, princess toys and learning new things. She’s a typical 3-year-old: opinionated, joyous, intrigued when new people enter the room and uncertain until she assesses them. Unlike other girls her age, though, Nawai already has outlived her life expectancy.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo plans to forgo a more contentious part of its reorganization plan and instead rehash the topic at an undetermined time in the future.
When Ocean Safety became a part of the Hawaii Fire Department in 2007, the equipment budget was $2,200. In the past 20 years, the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation has raised $1.6million to help Hawaii Island’s emergency responders get the equipment they need to do their job, including the Ocean Safety Division.