Vaccines improve Hawaii’s economic recovery prospects, but tough times lie ahead.
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|Vaccines improve Hawai‘i’s economic recovery prospects, but hard times still likely
The state’s recovery is not expected to pick up in earnest until the middle of next year, according to the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization’s annual forecast due out today. But it will be a difficult path ahead, as the state’s economy is among the hardest hit in the country, the report confirms. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.
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DOE reveals furlough plan for teachers, other employees
Public worker unions urge Ige to halt furlough plan, citing confusion
$22M left on Hawai‘i Restaurant Cards needs to be spent by Tuesday
Office of Hawaiian Affairs names Carmen Hulu Lindsey chairwoman
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|Tommy Waters likely to become chairman of the Honolulu City Council
The veteran lawmaker is expected to lead the council when a new lineup meets for the first time on Jan. 2, under a resolution made public Thursday. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he won’t furlough workers
Restaurants get 90-day delay of ban on plastic utensils
Moving to Tier 3 by Christmas is unlikely but still possible
Despite millions in federal funds, HPD’s tent city at Ke‘ehi Lagoon sits mostly underutilized
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|Replacing Kahele: Democrats scramble to fill Hilo Senate seat
The Big Island could be short a state senator when the regular legislative session begins Jan. 20, as the process of filling Sen. Kai Kahele’s greater Hilo District 1 seat can’t begin until he resigns. West Hawaii Today.
Observatory installs solar photovoltaic system
Keahuolu Courthouse employee tests positive
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|Mayor’s request for two-week bar closure on Maui is approved
Governor David Ige has approved Maui County’s request to close bars and bar areas within restaurants from Dec. 12 to 26. Mayor Michael Victorino hopes that the temporary closure will halt the uptick in cases. Maui Now. Maui News.
Maui’s Family Life Center receives $1.25M Bezos grant
Surfer who died following Honolua Bay shark attack is named
|KPD recruit commencement postponed
The graduation ceremony scheduled to take place on the lawn of the Kaua‘i Police Department headquarters was abruptly called off. Garden Island.
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