The Hawaii County Council deferred action on a bill to ban most pedestrians on the Waipio Valley Road, but residents believe a compromise may be near.
Opponents say closing the road would prevent people from using public lands.
While tourism-fueled businesses struggle from tighter travel restrictions, the housing market has remained healthy and aquaculture continues to grow.
Voters also chose County Council members and decided the fate of numerous charter amendments.
Jack’s Diving Locker has been using federal relief money to provide free summer camps to kids. The tourism reopening may be just in the nick of time.
Ikaika Marzo and Mitch Roth have different levels of experience and diverging views on TMT.
The issues include County Council term lengths and giving the council and certain boards more disciplinary powers.
Hawaii County officials want the Army Corps of Engineers to do a new study that could pave the way for improved water quality.
Waltjen dominated the pack for prosecutor and incumbents are on track to keep their council seats.