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Top Story: According to HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, Hawaii remains behind New York City for the rate of homeless people in the city’s overall population.
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|Hawaiʻi is no longer No. 1 for homelessness
Hawaiʻi has fallen to No. 2, behind New York City, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. In Hawaiʻi, 44.9 in every 10,000 people were experiencing homelessness in 2019, according to the report. The national average is 17 people per 10,000 and New York’s rate is 46.4. Civil Beat. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Get ready for an economic slowdown, state economist says
Hawaiʻi must cope with a third straight year of population decline and a shrinking labor force while looking at a slowing economy in the coming years. But that doesn’t mean that the state’s economy, or even the country’s, is facing a recession, according to state economist Eugene Tian. Civil Beat.
OHA returned $2 million of ceded land revenue in 2019
Medicare trims payment to 8 Hawaiʻi hospitals
HMSA settles Hilo discrimination case
Assistant superintendent retires from DOE
Hawaiian Telcom promotes its chief of staff, Su Shin, to president and GM
Rep. Chris Lee to seek Windward Senate seat
Talk Story: Christopher Benjamin, President and CEO, Alexander & Baldwin
A&B has evolved over its 150 years, starting in sugar, adding shipping, then tourism and now focusing on Hawai‘i real estate. Benjamin attributes the company’s longevity to being able to morph into relevant businesses that provide value… read more.
|City officials: Audit shows help is needed at the Department of Planning and Permitting
Honolulu appears to be bursting with new construction projects, but contractors, developers and residents can’t seem to get their projects off the ground fast enough. Why? Issues with the permitting review system at the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting. KITV4. Civil Beat.
Oʻahu grapples with where to place its next landfill as it confronts its waste dilemma
One year later, city touts success of Pūnāwai Rest Stop for homeless
Auditor: Handi-Van software – and perhaps its operator – need an overhaul
City issues 260 citations for illegal short term vacation rentals across the island
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