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Jen Ruggles

Councilwoman Ruggles refrains from legislative duties citing possible war crimes liability

Council member Jen Ruggles released a letter today in response to Corporation Counsel Joe Kamelamela’s opinion regarding possible criminal liability for war crimes. In a letter on Corporation Counsel letterhead dated August 22, 2018, Kamelamela’s answer consisted of two sentences stating, “we opine that you will not incur criminal liability under state, federal and international […]

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Mayor Kim pens letter to County Council to join support of tax surcharge

The State Legislature is considering extending the opportunity for counties to adopt a GET Surcharge (HB2587). Current estimates just received from the State Tax Research & Planning Officer, Department of Taxation, State of Hawaii are double the previous estimates presented to the County Council. This corrected estimate was due to the method of allocation to […]

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Bronsten “Kalei” Kossow

Bronsten Kossow to run for Kanuha’s vacant council seat in Kona

Lifelong Kona resident Bronsten “Kalei” Kossow announces he will run for Kanuha’s vacant seat in the County Council. County Council District 7 is comprised of Kealakekua, Kona Scenic, Kainaliu, Honalo, Keauhou, Kahalu‘u, Hōlualoa, Kona Hillcrest, Pualani Estates, Sunset View, Kuakini Heights, Kona Vistas, Ali‘i Heights, and Kona Industrial.

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Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Inauguration Ceremonies held in Hilo Monday, December 1, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

County of Hawaii Inaugural Ceremonies in Hilo (Dec 1)

Inauguration Ceremonies at Afook-Chinen Civi Auditorium in Hilo Monday, December 1, 2014.

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New County Council office open in Puna

MEDIA RELEASE Councilman Greggor Ilagan, of District 4, has reopened his office in Puna after months of renovations and building improvements to the old Pahoa Police Substation. “The public needs easy access to their government, and this new office will help achieve that goal,” Ilagan said. The new office is located at 15-2879 Pahoa Village […]

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Kenoi signs bill on genetically engineered crops

MEDIA RELEASE Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 on Thursday, Dec. 5. Below is the message he sent to the Hawaii County Council: Aloha, Chair Yoshimoto and Members: On Nov. 19, 2013 the Hawaii County Council adopted Bill 113 Draft 3 adding a new article relating to Genetically Engineered Crops and Plants, and on Nov. […]

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GMO update from Councilmember Wille

Councilmember Margaret Wille, District 9, released the following statement on the County Council’s committee discussion on GMOs: The council members generally recognized there is a need to restrict any further introduction of the GMOs here on our island offering suggestions to address those concerns. Given the current presence of some genetically modified crops here, the […]

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Greggor Ilagan

Ilagan on bus fare increase

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii County Council member Greggor Ilagan says he voted to support the Mass Transit system with the goal of further development of bus routes in Pahoa. Ilagan was among seven members of the council who approved the bus fare increase discussed in Bill 86. “I can’t ignore the needs of this community. That […]

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County Council actions taken May 15

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The following PDF includes the actions taken by the Hawaii County Council at its regular meeting on May 15 in Hilo. — Find out more: www.hawaiicounty.gov/lb-counci…

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Mayor submits 2013-14 budget to council

Kenoi: ‘This proposed budget is $8,886,474 less than the budget in effect when this administration began’

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County Council actions taken March 28

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The following PDF includes the actions taken by the Hawaii County Council at its regular meeting March 28. — Find out more:

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County Council actions taken March 13

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The following PDF includes the actions taken by the Hawaii County Council at its regular meeting March 13. — Find out more:

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Kanuha, Eoff host ‘talk story’ on NACo (March 19)

MEDIA RELEASE District 7 Council Member Dru Kanuha and District 8 Council Member Karen Eoff host a talk story session to report on the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference that they attended in Washington D.C. and a general community update. The meeting is 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at the West Hawaii Civic Center, […]

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Kenoi submits budget to council

Balanced budget includes estimated revenues, appropriations of $370,778,473

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