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Top Story: Although Kauai police found the mother and father of the children, there has been no sign of the missing children since September 2019.
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Accessed on 28 January 2020, 0420 UTC, Post 20189.
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Kaua‘i police assist in Idaho missing persons case
Kaua‘i police found the mother of two missing kids and her husband near a beach resort over the weekend, but there’s still no sign of the children in the cross country investigation that includes several mysterious deaths. Seven-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan have been missing since September 2019.
What is Hawai‘i government doing about sea level rise?
The Islands have already lost more than 13 miles of beach, and the state predicts sea level rise will cause at least $19 billion in damage in the next 80 years. There isn’t a definitive list of priorities, but legislation is under consideration and O‘ahu is preparing to take local action.
Major decrease in Hawai‘i’s cost of living unlikely, but a little may be enough
Lawmakers from both chambers have assembled a bipartisan package of measures aimed at lowering the cost of housing and childcare and raising the minimum wage to keep Hawai‘i residents from moving away. But how much lower would prices need to go to produce the desired result?
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