The 11-week extension of the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (PEUC 2) begins next Tuesday in Hawaii.
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|Extended jobless benefits rollout starts Tuesday in Hawai‘i
The 11-week extension of the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program will begin next week for about 68,000 potential claims in Hawai‘i. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now.
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Hawaiian Home Lands Commission might have 5 years to rule on gambling
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The pandemic is harming mental health, especially among Hawai‘i’s young adults and lower-income people
Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 tracking app picks up speed
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20 for the Next 20: Doug Johnstone
Doug Johnstone joined Ward Village before the property had a name. He has helped transform the 60-acre neighborhood into a vibrant community with new residences, retailers and open spaces. Bob Harrison, CEO and chairman of First Hawaiian Bank, has known Johnstone for several years and says he will continue to have a positive impact… read more.
|Koa Ridge developers say a hospital with 24-hour emergency care is included in project
The revised plan also reduces the size of the envisioned health care campus to 16.5 acres from 28 acres at the master-planned community between Waipi‘o and Mililani. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
EPA fines Kapolei refinery nearly $220K for chemical safety, hazardous waste violations
Rick Blangiardi taps Tim Sakahara as his communications director
Measure would help Aloha Stadium pay its bills and stay open
Construction Industry Outlook for 2021
The only private industry in Hawai‘i to add jobs in 2020, the construction industry is holding its ground, but not without a new set of challenges. Designated an essential industry, it’s the only private sector industry that added jobs… read more.
|Attorney continues to seek sanctions against council members
Although Charles Heaukulani was unsuccessful in stopping the County Council’s Feb. 3 confirmation of Planning Director Zendo Kern, the Hilo attorney is now pursuing a lawsuit alleging Sunshine Law violations by the council. West Hawaii Today.
$30M proposal advances to widen Queen Ka‘ahumanu and Kuakini highways
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5 Ways to Boost Local Innovation
The Sultan brothers say Hawai‘i can help build a vibrant and diverse economy in the 21st century with a coordinated effort by business and government. And how can we build viable, sustainable and scalable economic industries in our unique island environment that create prosperity for local people... read more.
|Maui water treatment operator sues county over whistleblower retaliation
The man says he lost his job after pointing out that a cleaning solution had spilled into the water supply in May. Civil Beat.
Panel defers affordable housing rule changes
Unexploded ordnance found during excavation in Wailea
Cluster at Maui jail rises to 20 infections
|Overwhelming support shown for acquiring Alekoko “Menehune” fishpond
The Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Commission recommended that the county purchase the fishpond, which is on the market for $3 million. Residents and community stakeholders have expressed strong support for the measure. Garden Island.
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