Kona protesters gathered in response to Floyd murder.
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A small group of protesters joined the nationwide demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday, sparking riots in Minnesota and protests across the United States.
A large group of protesters lined the sides of Queen Kaahumanu highway Friday afternoon urging for Hawaii’s leaders to re-open the state. More than 100 demonstrators — nearly all without masks — carried signs with messages varying from “I need a haircut” to warnings of tyranny, waved shakas and garnered honks from passing vehicles.
Hawaii’s consumer advocate is recommending the Public Utilities Commission suspend Young Brothers’ 2019 rate increase request and open a new proceeding to “investigate all relevant facts and measures” surrounding the struggling interisland shipper.
HONOLULU — The union representing workers at many of Hawaii’s hotels have held a demonstration demanding that public safety and the needs of Hawaii’s workers are placed at the forefront of plans to reopen the state’s tourism industry.
Casting a wary eye toward a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said discharging wastewater indirectly into the sea by allowing it to flow through groundwater violates the Clean Water Act, the county Environmental Management Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to ask the County Council and administration to solicit proposals for public-private partnerships to fix island projects falling into that category.
The state Department of Health reports three new COVID-19 cases in Hawaii Thursday, all in the City and County of Honolulu.
Mayor Harry Kim announced today that houses of worship in Hawaii County are cleared to reopen on Saturday and most businesses will have the green light to do so on Monday.
Two additional West Hawaii schools have been added to the list of sites for the state Department of Education’s summer meals program.