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County pumps up fuel tax: First year of phased hike starts at 6.2 cents a gallon

| | Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

HILO — The Hawaii County Council adopted a substantial fuel tax increase Friday with some strings attached.

  1. Posted: Jun 4 2017 - 12:05am

    AP Congressional Correspondent

  2. | Posted: Jun 4 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Shawn Palmer, a 39-year-old Kona resident, takes part in every fishing tournament he can. And to spend a day doing exactly that for a good cause with some friends in a boat he built in his backyard makes it all the better.

  3. | Posted: Jun 4 2017 - 12:05am

    WAIMEA — What started as a concern for safety and damage to a neighborhood road, turned into the discovery of unlawful harvesting of eucalyptus trees on Kamehameha Schools land in Waimea.

  4. | Posted: Jun 4 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — Parker Land Trust, a sister entity of Parker Ranch, claims in a foreclosure lawsuit that German industrialist and biofuel pioneer Michael Saalfeld owes more than $50 million for 3,500-plus acres of land he bought from the Waimea ranch in 2010.

  5. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 8:59pm

    HILO — Second homes, commercial and industrial property and hotel/resorts would bear more of the property tax burden in order to give homeowners and farmers less of a rate hike, under proposals to be heard Monday as the County Council takes its final vote on the budget.

  6. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 8:59pm

    ALBANY, N.Y. — C. Wade McClusky Jr. faced a tough decision on June 4, 1942: turn his low-on-fuel U.S. Navy air squadron around or keep searching for the Japanese fleet headed for Midway. He decided to go on and wound up changing history.

  7. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 8:59pm

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is launching a major push for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation’s roads and bridges, a key item on his agenda that’s been stymied in Congress and overshadowed by White House controversies.

  8. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 1:00pm

    Water will be temporarily turned off Monday for customers along Walua Road, south of Kahoolele Street and within the Ihilani subdivision in North Kona.

  9. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 12:53pm

    HONOLULU — State officials released the design plans for an upcoming school inside an affordable housing complex.

  10. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 12:28pm

    KAILUA-KONA — As luck would have it, John Harvey was filling in as the cruise boat’s historian, which means he wasn’t wearing his swim trunks.

  11. Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 11:09am

    HONOLULU (AP) — A university report says electric cars have become popular in Hawaii, especially in Oahu.

  12. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 11:03am

    KAILUA-KONA — No tropical cyclone formation is forecast through Monday in the Central Pacific, which is where Hawaii is located, according to forecasters at the Honolulu-based Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

  13. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 9:58am

    A Pahoa home was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.

  14. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — A 42-year-old Hilo man faces numerous drug-related charges after search warrants on his sports utility vehicle and a room at a Honomu bed-and-breakfast turned up more than 3/4 of a pound of methamphetamine, in addition to heroin and drug paraphernalia, according to court documents filed by police.

  15. | Posted: Jun 3 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii County’s share of the Transient Accommodations Tax, which Mayor Harry Kim has lamented repeatedly as a primary cause for coming tax hikes to balance this year’s budget, continues to be a topic of conversation, and some contention, on the Big Island.