About 10K state employees will be subject to a two-day-per-month furlough to plug up a major budget shortfall.
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|Governor to furlough state workers beginning in January
Gov. David Ige announced yesterday that he is imposing two-day-per-month furloughs for unionized workers starting Jan. 1 to plug a projected $1.4 billion budget shortfall. An estimated 10,160 employees will see pay cuts of slightly more than 9% in this first round of furloughs. Ige said DOE and UH workers will have different furlough schedules in order to provide the required number of educational days. The full news release on the furloughs is here. Civil Beat. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4. Tribune-
Just 44% of the 616 people surveyed said they planned to take the vaccine when it’s available, according to a University of Hawai‘i poll released this week. Tribune-Herald. Hawaii News Now.
County mayors want post-arrival testing added to Safe Travels Program
DLNR has transferred more than 19,000 acres to use for agriculture
UH and Hawaiian Electric collaborate on ‘green tariff’
2020 CEO of the Year Micah Kāne
Kāne says that the CEO of the Year honor should actually be given to the entire team at Hawai‘i Community Foundation. “There’s nothing more important to me about this recognition than my team truly understanding that they own this – 110% of it. Especially during this time of COVID – we’ve spent way too much time together, highs and lows. We’ve grown as a team as a result of it. It’s been the silver lining and something I’m so proud of”… read more.
|Authorities overwhelmed with 20,000 travelers in quarantine
With roughly 20,000 people are in quarantine on O‘ahu, the Honolulu Police Department is unable to keep up with enforcement, Mayor Kirk Caldwell said yesterday. To reduce the quarantine numbers, he asked Gov. David Ige to allow travelers arriving in Hawai‘i without their COVID-19 results to be given a second post-arrival test at the city’s mobile testing laboratory, which gets results in two to three hours. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.City Council passes ‘surf equity’ bill for permits
Introduced in February by Council member Kym Pine, Bill 10 requires gender equity in the issuance of permits for sports activities by the Honolulu City and County Department of Parks and Recreation, in order to ensure the fair allocation of park facilities. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Pipeline Masters kicks off amid virus concerns
Facing economic hardship, restaurants urge city to ease plastic utensils ban
Tripler Army Medical Center will be one of the military’s first vaccination sites
Year in Review: Reimagined Workspaces
For 45 years, Interior Showplace has been helping local businesses create inspiring and engaging workplaces where ideas flourish and innovation thrives. This has never been more important, as we begin to bring people back to the office to compete in the post-COVID world… read more.
|Hawai‘i County ethics board rules against Kim in TMT case
The board on Wednesday found former Mayor Harry Kim guilty of violating the county’s ethics code when he didn’t enforce the law evenly during the 2019 Thirty Meter Telescope protests. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. West Hawaii Today. Big Island Video News.
5 Steps to Secure Holiday E-Commerce
If your customers’ information is compromised, the consequences can be catastrophic. Always ensure customer data is encrypted in transit (during submission to you and your partners) and while at rest (when it is stored in your systems), and use a trusted e-commerce partner such as PayPal or Shopify for financial transactions… read more.
|Honolua Bay shark attack victim dies
A 56-year-old Lāhainā man died Wednesday after he was attacked by a shark while surfing at Honolua Bay on Tuesday morning, according to a Maui Memorial Medical Center official. The attack happened hours before the Maui Pro surf competition was set to get underway. Maui News. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KITV4.Mayor wants bars closed for two weeks to halt rising infections
Maui Mayor Michael Victorino is seeking approval from Gov. David Ige to temporarily close bars and bar areas within restaurants for two weeks, or until Dec. 26, to stem the recent double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
|The Cliffs at Princeville and Department of Water receive ‘green’ awards
Gov. David Ige honored 20 businesses, venues and events for their energy efficiency and sustainable business practices in the Hawai‘i Green Business Program, and two honorees are from Kaua‘i. Garden Island.
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