Voters to mull new tax

Voters will see on the November ballot a measure seeking to generate public education funding through a surcharge tax on high-value residential investment properties.

It’s Go time: School’s new building to serve as hub of board game activity

Spend a day as a student at Malamalama Waldorf School, and you might play a diatonic flute or re-enact fables and legends duringdrama class. To learn science, you might take a walk through nature. For social studies, you might learn about ancient Hebrew or Nordic culture, andphysical education class might include circus skills.

Nene population nears 3,000 statewide

Conservationists say a new proposal to reclassify the nene from endangered to threatened shows “great strides” have been made in recovering the species, whose population dropped to 30 animals in 1960.