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| | Jul 20 2016 - 10:45am | Comments

KAILUA-KONA — Making Hawaii Island the breadbasket it was in antiquity — but also increasing modern jobs and shifting county employees into areas where they will be most useful. Those themes, along with reducing pollution and keeping a cautious hand on the purse strings dominated center stage as West Hawaii heard from eight mayoral candidates Wednesday evening.

  1. | Posted: Jul 20 2016 - 10:45am

    KAILUA-KONA — Making Hawaii Island the breadbasket it was in antiquity — but also increasing modern jobs and shifting county employees into areas where they will be most useful. Those themes, along with reducing pollution and keeping a cautious hand on the purse strings dominated center stage as West Hawaii heard from eight mayoral candidates Wednesday evening.

  2. | Posted: Jul 20 2016 - 10:45am

    HILO — With a roomful of supporters at their back, former Mayor Harry Kim and former Senior Deputy Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela pleaded Thursday with the County Council to keep the county band in the county charter.

  3. | Posted: Jul 20 2016 - 10:44am

    HILO — Members of the Hawaii County Band would officially get the status they’ve held unofficially for a decade, under a charter amendment making its way to the Nov. 8 ballot.

  4. | Posted: Jul 20 2016 - 10:44am

    HILO — State Sen. Kai Kahele is selling his beachfront Milolii home back to the family he purchased the leasehold from, after questions arose about his residency qualifications for his Hilo-area Senate seat.

  5. | Posted: Jul 18 2016 - 2:23pm

    HILO — If elections were won by money alone, mayoral candidate Wally Lau would be a shoo-in for the top Hawaii County post.

  6. | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 9:55am

    HILO — Four candidates for mayor tried to stand out from a crowded field Thursday during a forum that concentrated on the island’s problems of homelessness, poverty and lagging infrastructure.

  7. | Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 12:05am

    HILO — A lingering ethics complaint against Council Chairman Dru Kanuha could be revisited next month, just a few days before the primary election.