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Top Story: Top legislative leaders and state officials vow to tackle the high cost of living in Hawaii.
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|Minimum wage, preschool, housing top a rare platform that has united leaders
Top state officials and business leaders have largely agreed on a plan aimed at bringing down Hawaiʻi’s high cost of living. The unveiling of the Democrats’ package, which comes on the eve of opening day at the Legislature, includes three proposals to address the cost of living, housing and education. It is unusual for a governor and House and Senate leaders to unveil a shared legislative package the day before the session launches. Civil Beat. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. Tribune-Herald. KITV4. KHON2.
Leaders back ambitious plan to expand preschool. Civil Beat.
Teacher pay differential plan comes under fire by lawmakers
Farmers ask for funding to fight pasture pest threatening Hawaiʻi’s third largest commodity
Lockdown lifted at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after security scare
Powerful defensive radar is delayed
Legal group to analyze spike of deadly officer-involved shootings around Hawaiʻi
Hundreds of Millions of Dollars at Stake
A full count in the 2020 census is key to Hawai‘i getting its rightful share of federal funding, and the state is working to make that happen. Here’s how you and your company can help… read more.
|Waikiki Health opens a new homeless shelter in Mōʻiliʻili
Waikiki Health, which operates Kakaʻako’s Next Step Shelter, began welcoming formerly homeless tenants this week into a three-story shelter it now operates in Mōʻiliʻili. The shelter expects 76 single adults and couples to move into the 64-unit building on Isenberg Street. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Transportation crews receive tons of asphalt to mend state roadways
Off-leash dog park is coming to Central Oʻahu
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