A recent survey of Hawaii State residents shows only half are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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|Only half of Hawai‘i residents surveyed plan to vaccinate
The survey of 3,846 respondents was conducted Nov. 30 to Dec. 14 — before the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available in Hawai‘i. A summary of the survey that was released Wednesday said “anecdotal evidence suggests that vaccine acceptance has increased since and will continue to increase over time.” Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Maui Now. Hawaii Public Radio.
Faster vaccine deliveries promised by President Joe Biden would help the state could give a COVID-19 shot to every willing Hawai‘i resident by the fall, health official says. Civil Beat.
Lt. Gov. Green: We’ve given more vaccines than we’ve had cases. KHON2.
Ige’s proposed ‘sugar tax’ could generate $60 million a year for the state government
House bill proposes 3-year state liquor tax increase
Labor unions push lawmakers to drop GET on groceries
Hawai‘i chief justice: Courts must address systemic inequities
Former OHA finance chief sues over whistleblower retaliation
Hawai‘i ‘Proud Boy’ hires 9/11 defense lawyer to fight capitol mob chargers
Gov. Ige opens pre-arrival testing program to South Korea
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New Store, New Year for a Hawai‘i Tradition
Akira Nakajima, new owner of Fujiya Hawai‘i, a 67-year-old company, makes strawberry mochi. Nakajima moved here five years ago from Japan and wanted a second act expanding Fujiya’s mochi and snack business… read more.
|Mayor identifies affordable workforce rentals as a top priority
Rick Blangiardi’s first piece of legislation as Honolulu’s mayor calls for grant money to help fund more affordable rental units. What makes this plan different is the units would be constructed or remodeled specifically as workforce housing ― renters making close to the area median income. Hawaii News Now.
Honolulu’s next budget director expects challenges, ‘a tough 2020’
Murder trials, other O‘ahu court cases with multiple defendants halted due to COVID-19
HPD chief shakes up covert intelligence unit after years of scandal
Affordable housing complex opens in Maili, more projects expected to break ground this year
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|Some Big Island teachers get first dose of COVID vaccine
Approximately 630 DOE staff were given the first dose of the Moderna vaccine Jan. 16 at a closed “POD,” or point of distribution, conducted for Big Island DOE staff at Kea‘au High School, according to District Health Officer Eric Honda. Tribune-Herald.
Water employees offered vaccinations
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Expert Financial Advice for Your Small Business
During this year’s Small Business Summit, participants can meet one-on-one with experts to get their questions answered. Central Pacific Bank lined up a team of experts to help our small business owners and managers set their finances up for success in this post-pandemic economy. Learn more >>
|Proposal pulls power from Maui Redevelopment Agency
The Maui Planning Commission on Tuesday gave its backing to a proposed bill that pulls power from a county agency with authority to alter zoning and variance rules for downtown Wailuku. Maui News.
Hawai‘i governor declares Maui County a disaster area as drought there persists
|Council passes lower residential investor threshold evaluation
With one in eight homes on Kaua‘i empty, a bill attempting to incentivize filling these vacancies passed through the Kaua‘i County Council on Wednesday. Garden Island.
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