Visitor numbers peaked on Saturday as spring break drives travel.
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|Tourist numbers peaked on Saturday, as spring break drives travel
Some 21,433 trans-Pacific travelers and 4,968 inter-island travelers were screened by Safe Travels Hawai‘i on Saturday — the highest single day since the start of the pandemic. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
The state’s rush to vaccinate has led to a patchwork system with little policing
Hotel, restaurant and bar workers are next in line to be vaccinated
State House resolution opposes $1.9B Hawai‘i radar
DOE doesn’t expect schools to fully reopen until next year
Unemployment call center is still understaffed, overwhelmed
Hawai‘i’s jobless rate hit 10.2% in January, the nation’s worst
Flags will fly at half-staff on Tuesday to honor William Bains-Jordan
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CHANGE Agents Rally Around Health & Wellness Efforts and Solutions
During this event, hear from Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii, Dr. Josh Green and others who seek to make real change in the health and wellness sector. Ask your questions and engage with them in an intimate, virtual pau hana.
|Mayor says he will tackle affordable housing, homelessness crisis
In yesterday’s State of the City address, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi outlined measures his administration plans to take. The city’s Office of Housing has been changed to reflect that focus, and is now the Office of Housing and Homelessness. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
Budget realities undermine Blangiardi’s vision for Honolulu
Hawai‘i Restaurant Association requests a 2-year extension to plastic ban
Opponents of Kaka‘ako Makai towers to rally again
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|$500K released for Kohala Hospital improvements
Governor David Ige on Monday released State Capital Improvement Project funds to finance the construction of centralized administrative offices at Kohala Hospital. Big Island Now.
University of the Nations Kona is looking to expand
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My Job: Forecasting Weather
While in graduate school, Thomas R. Birchard Jr. worked as a part-time weather anchor at KHNL-TV. Shortly after graduating, he joined the National Weather Service. “People will say being a weather forecaster in Hawai‘i is easy – but there are so many unique weather regions in the Islands... read more.
|Housing inventory hits new low while prices stay high
Last month set a record low for single-family inventory, at 214 units, according to the Realtors Association of Maui. The median sales prices for single-family homes was $895,000 — a 19.8% increase over last year’s figure. Maui News.
Pacific Whale Foundation retrieves ghost nets in Maui waters
|Mayor outlines a frugal yet stable budget in his State of the County address
Mayor Derek Kawakami said there will be no new furloughs, layoffs or tax increases this year, but admitted that the county’s fiscal position remains fragile. Hawaii News Now. Garden Island.
Kaua‘i police chief apologizes for anti-Asian remarks
|MARCH 2021 ISSUE|
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