Gov. Ige said that the State issued a “notice to proceed” to the University of Hawaii, and expects TMT construction to begin as early as this summer. The announcement comes just hours after the removal of four structures built by Native Hawaiian activists on Mauna Kea’s summit.
Union airline catering workers threaten strike on Oahu and Maui
Earlier this week, airline food workers in Honolulu and Maui voted to authorize a strike along with airline catering industry workers in 21 Mainland cities. Local 5 said negotiations are ongoing, but so far have failed to secure better wages and health care benefits for union members.
Chinatown liquor store to get license despite protest
The Honolulu Liquor Commission plans to renew the license of a Chinatown liquor store in the face of significant opposition from community members and government officials. A commission spokesperson said the agency has no grounds to deny the renewal, but opponents say the store is a hub for violence and illegal activity.
The group’s attorney said that SHPD’s decision to grant a works permit to Archaeological Service Hawaiʻi “has been reversed”. The case stems from the hui’s complaints that iwi are being disturbed at a Maui Lani development in Wailuku.
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TODAY’S FACT, FIGURE OR PHRASE
“As I’m dropping to the bottom, I’m asking myself, ‘What am I doing diving a submersible onto an active submarine volcano?’ My reservations were over after that dive. I was a volcano addict.”
– Terry Kerby, Operations Director at Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory
CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT
Mango Jam Honolulu offers residents and visitors “a taste of island culture,” showcasing a diverse mix of live entertainment, food and craft booths, cultural activities, a beer garden, and a farmer’s market highlighting one of Oʻahu’s most beloved fruits. Mango Jam starts tomorrow from 4:30pm-9pm and continues on Saturday from 10am to 9pm at the Frank Fasi Civic Grounds.
Get ready Windward Oʻahu! Sit down and talk story with our panelists, including include owner of R.A.W. Body Essential Ceandrys Black, owner of Manoa Chocolate Dylan Butterbaugh, Debbie Ah Chick-Hopkins from Global Village, Retail Merchants of Hawaii’s President Tina Yamaki, and Kamehameha School’s Director of Leasing Haunani Fujimoto. These industry experts and business successes reveal what it means to thrive as a brick-and-mortar business.