Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories compiled by Hawaii News Digest. Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Content provided by “Hawaii Business Magazine.” Accessed on 24 May 2019, 0325 UTC, Post 18934. Included in this post are the Hawaii Island surf report and the current news video from the BBC in London.
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Someone earning $67,500 a year on O‘ahu is now considered ‘low income’
How high is Hawai‘i’s cost of living? According to newly-released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a single person living on O‘ahu is considered “low income” if they earn $67,500 or less. The individual “low income” limit is $44,000 on the Big Island, $50,400 on Kaua‘i and $54,700 in Maui County. For comparison’s sake, the minimum wage in Hawai‘i ― $10.10 an hour ― translates to $21,008 a year.
Honolulu airport parking may reach capacity this summer
The Department of Transportation is urging travelers to be dropped off at the airport rather than park. Its concern is that airport parking might be filled to capacity during the busy summer season because of current construction projects. About 800 spots in the Terminal 2 parking lot are unavailable while a new car rental facility is being built.
Feat. Nonprofit: Playbuilders of Hawaii Theater Co.
A traumatic story was told in the 2017 Playbuilders of Hawaii Theater Co. production of Dragonfly, The Story of a Young Local Girl’s Journey through Foster Care …more
TODAY’S FACT, FIGURE OR PHRASE
“Fifty percent of my success is the employees. It doesn’t matter how strong or smart we are, we cannot do everything ourselves.”
– Thanh Lam, CEO of La Tour Bakehouse
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Letter to the Department of Education on behalf of the Education Institute of Hawaii
Law firm Cades Schutte has been retained by the Education Institute of Hawaii in an effort to obtain information from the state Department of Education. The organization’s legal representatives say EIH made “12 separate requests” for financial data last year, but that the DOE has “refused to provide … tens of thousands of (critical) general ledger entries”.
Polu Gallery is celebrating the grand opening of its new location in the Sheraton Waikīkī. Enjoy the best of Hawai‘i’s surf art as well as refreshments and musical entertainment tomorrow, May 24th from 6-8pm.