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Top Story: Governor Ige wants “to budget extra money to boost construction spending and give a lift to the industry.”
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|‘Big ideas’ finished at Legislature, critics say
While previous generations of Democrats were determined to pursue dramatic goals such as employer- funded health care or a temporary disability insurance system, a more cautious cadre of lawmakers seems to be aiming lower today, according to the critics. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
State lawmakers will consider raising the minimum wage, paid leave programs and ways to keep residents from leaving the islands while grappling with climate change. Civil Beat.
State looks to boost construction to offset industry slowdown
Mandatory report on trash disposal hasn’t been filed in 4 years
Foodbank says hunger is a chronic problem
Space Force unit coming to Hawaii Air National Guard
One lettuce head at a time, farming program rooted at women’s prison changes lives
Restriction on aquarium fishing being sidestepped, conservation group says
UH researcher documents impact of stainless-steel hooks on sharks
How to Fix Our $88 Billion Hole
Projects to mitigate climate change, improve infrastructure and meet public employee pension and retiree health care obligations are expected to cost the state and four county governments over $88 billion… read more.
|City’s approach to how it counts the homeless to undergo overhaul
Administrators of Oʻahu’s annual homeless count have struggled with inaccuracy and undercounting. Now homeless service providers are making major technological and procedural changes to their annual count of the unsheltered population in an effort to get more accurate totals of the homeless. Civil Beat.
Facing backlash, Land Board scuttles parking plan for Ala Wai Boat Harbor
Māʻili residents sue to block affordable housing project
Kakaʻako Waterfront Park upgrades set to begin at a cost of $450K
Office vacancy rate down to 9.95 in 2019
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