A proposed casino-resort in Kapolei survives narrow vote to proceed.
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|Proposed Kapolei casino survives narrow vote to move forward
A controversial proposal to develop a casino resort on lands set aside for Native Hawaiians in Kapolei was approved by a 5-4 vote Tuesday at the Hawaiian Homes Commission. The proposal must still win approval from Gov. David Ige and the Legislature before becoming law. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Big Island Video News. Hawaii News Now.
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|Deadline extended to keep $250M Honolulu rail project grant
Language put into one of the bills that make up the congressional pandemic relief package approved late Monday would keep alive the city’s hopes of receiving $250 million in federal grant money for its financially strapped rail project, says U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
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|Crowds at Kīlauea are a welcome nudge for the economy and a test of public health
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|Scaled-back state budget includes funds for hospital and jail
Funding for hospital and harbor improvements and medium-security housing at Maui’s only jail made the cut in the governor’s latest budget proposal, which calls for sharp reductions amid a struggling state economy. Maui News.
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|Council mulls parking fees for beach visitors
To address overcrowding at beach parks, the County Council proposed a bill that authorizes the county Department of Parks and Recreation to study the feasibility of new parking fees at beach parks. Garden Island.
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