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|Vacation rentals rise despite setback on Oʻahu
Oʻahu was the only major island to experience a drop in vacation rental supply and unit demand in January, according to a vacation rental report released Monday by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. KITV4.
Audit of United Public Workers union reveals concerns over spending, lack of transparency
The UPW, or United Public Workers, includes more than 13,000 members in Hawaiʻi. A recent 25-page audit conducted by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees reviewed documents between 2017 and 2019. Hawaii News Now. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Classes at Mililani High to resume, but with increased security following stabbing
This comes a day after a teen was arrested for allegedly stabbing two fellow students, sending them to a hospital in serious condition. The incident happened in a second-floor hallway at about 10:15 a.m., when students were out for recess. Hawaii News Now. Hawaiʻi Public Radio. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
School violence data shows areas of persistent trouble
The stabbings at Mililani High School on Monday happened at a campus that has a relatively low rate of both violent and disciplinary incidents. The Mililani incident shows that safety issues can and do happen anywhere, while campuses with higher rates of violence continue to struggle. KHON2.
Proposal for pilot program to detect school threats before they happen. KHON2.
UH economists say Coronavirus poses danger to tourism
The University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization released its latest quarterly forecast Monday on the state’s visitor industry and the outlook is cloudy. Carl Bonham, the organization’s executive director, said last year, visitor spending dropped three-tenths of a percent; this year, researchers expected no decline. The spread of COVID-19 has changed that calculation. Hawaiʻi Public Radio. Tribune Herald. KITV4.
20 for the Next 20: Evan Killips, City Mill
“Competing with the likes of Home Depot, Lowe’s and Amazon, Killips took City Mill’s online business from zero to trading punches in the same-day-pickup marketplace…” read more.
|Caldwell took in $155,000+ from Territorial Bank in 2019
In addition to his $186,432 city salary, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell pulled in at least $155,638 from Territorial Savings Bank – a result of his earnings as a bank director and exercising stock options, according to his recently filed financial disclosure form. Civil Beat.
Pilots in crash died of blunt force injuries
HPD investigating Louis Kealoha’s half brother following altercation
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