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Salary commission discusses raises

| | Jan 21 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

HILO — Six Hawaii County department heads and seven deputy directors make less than their subordinates, an issue the county’s Salary Commission will focus on at a meeting next month.

  1. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 10:08am

    HILO — With the unanimous confirmation Thursday of seven department heads, the County Council gave its stamp of approval to the majority of Mayor Harry Kim’s new Cabinet.

  2. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 9:58am

    HONOLULU (AP) — The man who thwarted an effort to hold an election for Native Hawaiians is the newest trustee of the public agency that provided $2.6 million for the failed self-governance vote.

  3. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 9:57am

    WASHINGTON — Congress certified Donald Trump’s presidential victory Friday over the objections of a handful of House Democrats, with Vice President Joe Biden pronouncing, “It is over.”

  4. Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 9:56am

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Maui Arts and Cultural Center has come under fire for allowing a performance in June that prompted complaints about sexual dancing and nudity.

  5. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 7:26am

    HILO — With Mayor Harry Kim shouldering all the blame for a perceived misstep, and dozens of people supporting his nomination, Corporation Counsel nominee Joe Kamelamela on Wednesday survived his first step toward confirmation.

  6. | Posted: Jan 6 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — Chris Todd will become the newest — and one of the youngest — members of the state Legislature after being appointed Thursday to replace Rep. Clift Tsuji, who died Nov. 15.

  7. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 10:18pm

    NORTH KONA — Firefighters battled five brush fires Thursday afternoon along Highway 190, also known as Mamalahoa Highway, in North Kona and South Kohala.

  8. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 10:18pm

    HILO — Last year was a deadly one on Big Island roads, with more official traffic fatalities than 2014 and 2015 combined.

  9. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 1:32pm

    The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Kona Patrol Officer Erich Jackson as “Officer of the Month” for January in a luncheon ceremony Wednesday at Huggo’s restaurant in Kailua-Kona.

  10. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 1:15pm

    Gov. David Ige on Thursday appointed Chris Todd to the state House of Representatives, District 2. He will fill the seat left vacant by the late Rep. Clift Tsuji, who died on Nov. 15.

  11. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 9:17am

    HONOLULU — The man who thwarted an effort to hold an election for Native Hawaiians is the newest trustee of the public agency that provided $2.6 million for the failed self-governance vote.

  12. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — Hawaii County Council members postponed a bill Wednesday that would strengthen restrictions on the purchase of alcohol after discussing whether certain ceremonial activities should be exempt.

  13. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — After years of delays, the mauka boat ramp at the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor will finally receive a much-needed upgrade.

  14. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Police arrested Russell Monlux, a man wanted in connection with a Kealakekua bank robbery, on Wednesday.

  15. | Posted: Jan 4 2017 - 5:17pm

    WASHINGTON — Hardening battle lines for the brawl to come, President Barack Obama urged congressional Democrats to “look out for the American people” in defending his legacy health care overhaul, while Vice President-elect Mike Pence stood firm Wednesday in telling Republicans that dismantling “Obamacare” is No. 1 on Donald Trump’s list.