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Accessed on 13 August 2019, 0415 UTC, Post 19358.
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4.5 magnitude earthquake hits Big Island
The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory received over 280 felt reports from across Maui and Hawai‘i Island this morning. The earthquake was centered near the coast of Papa‘ioku but there is no tsunami threat.
Tourists scramble as O‘ahu vacation rentals disappear under new law
Honolulu officials, rental operators, neighbors and lobbyists have been following the short-term vacation rental saga for years. But for tourists planning their weddings, anniversaries and vacations in the Aloha state, cancellations are coming as an unpleasant surprise.
FACT, FIGURE OR PHRASE
“We can have affordable rentals. We can build in different ways to help folks create equity through savings accounts. Models exist, but we just don’t apply them.”
– Corbett Kalama Exec. VP, COO Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation – Hawai‘i office
CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT
Ocean friendly pau hana with Surfrider Oahu
Head over to Herringbone Waikiki from 5:30 to 7:30pm this Wednesday to experience an ocean to table experience with al fresco dining. The event is intended to support Ocean Friendly Rreaurants that are reducing their single-use plastics impact.
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TODAY’S HAWAIʻI VIEWS
The mountains above Nuʻuanu Resevoir
Photo credit: Jeff Hawe