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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.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announces the change at Pearl Harbor as he welcomes a new commander.
Hawaii is second only to Virginia in the amount of money that flows into the state through Defense Department spending.