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|Tourism recovery not expected until summer, hotel execs say
Hawai‘i hotel industry executives don’t see any meaningful recovery in tourism until the summer, even as the COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out across the country. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.Visitor numbers are down 77%, despite holiday surge
November numbers dropped significantly compared to last year, with most visitors coming from the U.S. West Coast; only 524 came from Japan. While down from peak tourism years, the week before Christmas saw the largest number of arrivals — 89,050 — since the state’s pre-testing program was launched. KHON2. Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now.
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Growing food for Hawai‘i is hot right now. In the past decade, farms of unprecedented diversity have spread across the Islands. Sensing a business opportunity in growing food locally (it’s widely assumed that around 85% of Hawai‘i’s food is imported, though it’s difficult to verify), a number of large companies plunged into… read more.
|Kirk Caldwell’s legacy as Honolulu mayor is marred by rail and homelessness
When he ran for mayor in 2012, Caldwell promised to help the homeless, “build rail better” and be a dependable leader for Honolulu. Eight years later, O‘ahu has barely progressed, political observers say. Civil Beat.Caldwell outlines improvements at Ala Moana Regional Park, including the Hawaiian Pond
Among the updates, the eroded, muddy banks of the Hawaiian Pond are being fixed and improved, says Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. KITV4.
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|State Land Board to decide on dredging of new beach at Pohoiki
The state seeks a waiver to dredge a channel through black sand deposited by the 2018 Kīlauea eruption. Civil Beat.West Hawai‘i golf subsidy program returns
Waikoloa Village Golf Course in South Kohala and Makalei Golf Course in North Kona will both offer reduced rates for residents of Hawai‘i County for six months. West Hawaii Today.
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Now is a good time to ask the same question of our water that we ask of our farm-to-table food: What’s its story? Here is our guide to the fresh water that we share. Included is information on each island, but each island is different... read more.
|10 COVID-19 cases detected at Harbor Lights, cleaning underway
Maui County officials confirmed a cluster of infections at the Harbor Lights condominium complex in Kahului. Maui Now.Garbage is collected and bagged before heavy rains sweep it into the ocean
The Maui Nui Marine Resource Council organized volunteers to clean up trash and debris from the half-mile-long Mā‘alaea gulch before rains funnel it into the bay. Maui News.
|Bus fares will rise on Friday
The Kaua‘i Bus announced a fare increase effective Jan. 1, as well as a new design for its 2021 monthly bus passes. Garden Island.Lane closures scheduled for portions of Hanapēpē
The Department of Public Works said that portions of Hanapēpē will be closed Dec. 29, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for road reconstruction work. Garden Island.
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