Mayor candidates state cases

The Kauai Board of Realtors’ annual trade show attracted more than 100 Realtors, nearly 40 exhibitors, and the county’s three mayoral candidates.

Council OKs tax hike

On Wednesday, the county council approved Bill 2670 to establish a general excise and use tax surcharge.

Legislators learn about reefs

HONOLULU — Some of the Hawaii State Legislature is talking about ocean health today in an informational briefing for the House of Representatives Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs.

Ige likes state’s progress

LIHUE — Gov. David Ige covered a lot of ground in his 40-minute talk Thursday morning at the Lihue Business Association. He quickly touched on the visitor industry, the economy, traffic, international flights, a recent visit to the Philippines, and