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|Coronavirus epidemic impacts on Hawaiʻi
Economists Wednesday forecast slower growth in the tourism market over the next few years, but cautioned that the outlook doesn’t factor in the impact of the coronavirus — even if no one here gets it. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Travel warnings, cancellations due to virus begin to take toll on tour companies. Hawaii News Now.
Virus fears spur the largest union representing hotel workers in the state to ask resort executives across the islands to allow their employees to wear surgical masks while on the job. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Despite media reports to the contrary, people cannot seek asylum because they’re afraid of the coronavirus. Civil Beat.
Legislation actions and updates
Streamlining plan will require 38,000 Neighbor Island patients to find new health insurance
Final remains from Diamond Head incident identified as Jerry Hanel
Trump’s revamp of major environmental law “a big disaster for Hawaiʻi”
Lawsuit: Feds failing to protect Hawaiʻi waters from plastics
Ige administration seeking approval for over $1M worth of settlements
Building on the Momentum for CHANGE
The purpose of Hawaii Business Magazine’s six CHANGE Events in 2020 is to inform and energize a conversation among individuals, businesses, nonprofits and government and inspire all of us to work toward positive CHANGE… read more.
|Aviation businesses worry about Dillingham Airfield closure
U.S. Army Hawaii was notified Jan. 23 that the state intended to end the lease early and vacate Dillingham Airfield by June 30. The uncertainty of the situation is being felt up and down the runway, which has three glider operations, two skydiving centers, hangars for privately owned aircraft and other aviation operations, according to business representatives. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
North Shore community fights for a louder voice in planning of future projects
Fight over green building code highlights challenge of phasing out carbon
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