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Council advances polystyrene bill

| | Feb 22 2017 - 10:24am | Comments

HILO — Foam food containers were back on the table Tuesday, when the County Council Environmental Management Committee on a 5-3 vote advanced a bill restricting those made of polystyrene.

  1. Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 10:11pm

    HONOLULU — The Coast Guard identified two tour boats operating illegally out of Pohoiki Boat Ramp in the last few days and is ramping up enforcement in response to a perceived increase in illegal charters operating in the area to view lava streaming into the ocean from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.

  2. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 10:11pm

    HONOLULU — Hawaii is exploring setting up “safe zones” for homeless people to camp, one of an array of offbeat solutions to its homelessness crisis which ranks worst in the nation.

  3. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 10:11pm

    KAILUA-KONA — The Kona Historical Society’s Hands On History Program at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm has been green lit for a second year, with a couple of upgrades.

  4. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 4:11pm

    Hawaii Island police are investigating a reported robbery at a financial institution in Hilo.

  5. Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 10:23am

    A 9-year-old Pepeekeo boy was critically injured in a vehicle-pedestrian crash Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 19 and Kaakepa Street in Pepeekeo.

  6. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Hawaii Island police have located 27-year-old Leilani Torres of Pahoa, who was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant.

  7. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Two bills designed to let vacation rental companies, such as Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway, collect taxes on behalf of those who rent out short-term accommodations on those platforms were heard by the state House Tourism Committee on Tuesday.

  8. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    KEALAKEKUA — Lawyers prosecuting and defending Macdon Thromman in the attempted murder of his girlfriend and a police officer in 2015 made their closing arguments on Tuesday.

  9. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Hawaii County spent more than $280,000 on overtime costs to rush completion of the Hilo Municipal Golf Course and Ka‘u Gym projects, Parks Director Charmaine Kamaka told County Council members Tuesday.

  10. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    A 29-year-old man arrested following a gunfire incident late Monday night at the Puainako Town Center parking lot in Hilo has previous felony firearms and terroristic threatening convictions.

  11. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    A mixed martial arts fighter and former cast member of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality television show is charged with misdemeanor assault for an alleged attack Friday on a female high school wrestler.

  12. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — A 50-year-old man accused of shooting his wife and two children to death last year in the family’s Leilani Estates home was found mentally fit to stand trial.

  13. | Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — After several years on the drawing board, a planned shopping center in Pahoa is expected to begin construction next month.

  14. Posted: Feb 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Hawaii Island police are investigating a shooting incident reported Monday night in the parking lot of a shopping center on the 2100 block of Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo.

  15. | Posted: Feb 7 2017 - 9:05pm

    HILO — A former Hilo attorney who was allowed to resign his license in lieu of discipline was arrested Sunday night and charged with DUI, driving after his license was revoked and without insurance.