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The measure would have exempted service personnel from the first $120,000 of property taxes on the assessed value of their homes.
Ceremony planned for Allied prisoners who were killed when U.S. forces sank a Japanese ship.
Waianae Coast cultural practitioners have long battled for the public’s right to visit parts of a military reservation.
UPDATED: The vice president comes to Honolulu for a ceremony as the remains of U.S. service members arrive from North Korea.
If signed by the mayor, the exemption would cost Honolulu an estimated $1 million a year.
He was a young sailor at the time of the attack. Now 97, he’s moving from the islands to Boise, Idaho.
Elected officials and experts say despite the easing of tensions there is still a need for improved defense capabilities in Hawaii.
The Hawaii congresswoman has voted against the key military policy bill as a way to protest the U.S.’s decision to enter conflict in places such as Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
Pohakuloa Training Area, an Army-controlled site the size of Guam, is the largest U.S. military training ground in the Pacific.
The Hawaii National Guard Enlisted Association helped Councilman Ernie Martin craft a bill to give military homeowners a $120,000 exemption.