Hawaii foreclosures up in June
HONOLULU - State data shows an increase in Hawaii foreclosures filed in court last month.
The state Judiciary says there were 378 new cases statewide filed in Circuit Court in June, up from 209 in June 2011.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday that last month's count was the second highest this year since a change in state foreclosure law that prompted lenders to file all cases in court instead of going through a long-preferred out-of-court process.
Beach business ban vetoed
KAILUA, Oahu - The mayor has vetoed a bill to extend the weekend ban on commercial activities at Kailua and Kalama beach parks.
Mayor Peter Carlisle said Wednesday a total ban might make good sense but that it would be better to pursue islandwide rules.
The city council recently approved the bill, 7-2. Based on that margin, Carlisle says it's likely the council will override his veto.
Many local residents have expressed support of extending the ban to weekdays, saying they don't want their community to turn into Waikiki.
Opponents of the bill say it would hurt those who rely on the beach for their livelihoods.
The ban would include businesses such as watersports classes and recreational stops by tour companies.