Rent control proposal

If you’ve ever looked for a place to live, you know prices aren’t cheap. If you want to rent a house in Honolulu, expect to pay an average of almost $2,700 a month, and that’s up almost five percent from last year. The issue has one lawmaker considering what’s already happening in other expensive large cities on the mainland: rent control. Rent control would place … Continue reading Rent control proposal

Education budget cuts could spell danger

The state is working with less money. That could mean important programs will not be getting the money they want. That’s because the state will not collect as much taxes as it thought it would. Tax revenue was expected to grow by 5.5 percent but instead it only grew by 3 percent. Lawmakers say that equates to $155 million less to spend this year. The … Continue reading Education budget cuts could spell danger

Illegal lava viewing gets a crack down

By Web Staff Published: February 8, 2017, 8:01 pm Updated: February 8, 2017, 9:40 pm Kilauea volcano on Hawaii island has been putting on quite a show recently, and it’s attracting illegal business. In 24 hours, the U.S. Coast Guard has identified two tour boats operating illegally out of Pohoiki Boat Ramp. Officials are ramping up enforcement against illegal charters operating in the area to … Continue reading Illegal lava viewing gets a crack down