$61 million slated for Puna roads

The county is receiving $61 million in federal funding to repair lava-inundated roads in lower Puna, but a timeline for when the next road can be restored has yet to be established.

Roads-acquisition bill shelved

A proposal to allow the county to acquire key private roads around the island has been postponed indefinitely after being roundly criticized at a County Council committee meeting Wednesday.

Council votes to accept $5.3 million for police overtime

After months of delays and revisions, the Hawaii County Council finally has approved a deal between the county and the state for reimbursement of police overtime costs incurred during the Thirty Meter Telescope protests on Maunakea last year.