Hawaii average gas price hits new high
HONOLULU - The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Hawaii has reached a new record statewide high.
According to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report, Wednesday's record-breaking average price in the Aloha State was $4.598. That's about 5 cents higher than a week ago, about 22 cents higher than a month ago and about 28 cents higher than a year ago.
The price in Wailuku on Wednesday was $4.785 compared to $4.702 a week ago, $4.549 a month ago and $4.570 a year ago. Honolulu was at $4.470 and Hilo at $4.753. Hilo's average reached a record high $4.758 on Saturday.
Hawaii continues to have the highest average price in the nation, followed by Alaska at $4.365 and California at $4.296.
Food trucks win place on city streets
HONOLULU - Food trucks in Honolulu may park on city streets for hours to sell lunches and dinners under a new law.
The bill Mayor Peter Carlisle signed into law Tuesday allows trucks to park up to a posted time limit, or up to three hours in areas without posted time limits.
A previous city ordinance prohibited vendors from selling food and other items for no more than 15 minutes when stopped in a parking zone.
The City Council passed the bill 8-0 on Tuesday. Carlisle signed the measure shortly after.
Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard, who introduced the bill, said it's about supporting small-business owners. Several food truck owners have left the downtown area where police had been enforcing the old rules most strictly.