Local businesses may have to pay that money back.
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|Hawai‘i owes the feds $700M. Businesses may have to pay the tab.
Hawai‘i’s recession-stricken businesses are on the hook for a massive loan the state took out to pay unemployment benefits to people who lost their jobs during the pandemic. Now lawmakers wonder how those businesses can possibly be expected to pay that money back. Civil Beat.
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|Hundreds get immunized at O‘ahu’s first mass vaccination site
The soggy weather didn’t deter kupuna from filing into the cruise ship terminal at Pier 2 Monday morning for their COVID-19 vaccine. But health officials are worried there isn’t enough vaccine to sustain demand. Nearly all of the 12,800 appointments are full through Jan 27. Hawaii News Now. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. KHON2.
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|Why aren’t more kids back in school?
Despite relatively low infection rates on the Big Island, some schools have opted to continue distance learning this quarter while others are working to bring students back to campus. Administrators say they face numerous hurdles in making plans. Tribune-Herald.
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|New rules requested by Mayor Mike Victorino take effect today
Among the measures, stores must limit capacity to 30%. Travelers to Maui need a negative result from a COVID-19 test and must download the AlohaSafe Alert app to help with contract tracing. KHON2.
Entrance, parking fees to Wai‘ānapanapa State Park will start in February
|Funding for road resurfacing projects has plummeted
The county estimates it will receive about $10.625 million in general excise tax revenue this fiscal year, down about $7.46 million from the year before. Garden Island.
Hearing on home exemptions is set for Feb. 8
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