The State of Hawaii Department of Health narrows vaccine priority list for phase 1C essential workers.
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|DOH narrows vaccine priority list for phase 1C essential workers
Effective immediately, only essential workers at hotels, restaurants and bars are eligible — a drastic cut to the priority list initially deemed eligible under phase 1C. Employees in housing, construction, communications and other industries are out for now. KITV4.
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Hawai‘i lawmakers seek exemption from political ad disclosures
State Senate committees consider bill that would let APRNs perform abortions
Hawaiʻi Senate committee passes resolutions denouncing racism against Asian Americans
Governor orders flags to fly at half-staff in memory of Atlanta shooting victims
Viewing platform atop Koko Crater trail won’t be torn down
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Greening the Concrete Jungle
Hawai‘i is introducing a new form of concrete that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Concrete contributes immensely to climate change. That’s because manufacturing concrete and cement (a major component of concrete) requires a lot of energy and is traditionally carbon-intensive… read more.
|City prosecutor wants COVID-era policy changed so judges can jail misdemeanor offenders
City Prosecutor Steve Alm wants to restore some of the power O‘ahu judges had taken away from them during the pandemic. But critics argue the crime crackdown isn’t necessary and will only put detainees at risk. Hawaii News Now.
Possible transfer of Oʻahu EMS system is causing concern at Honolulu Hale
Proposal to rename McKinley High School stalls at Legislature
Wedding industry seeks O‘ahu reopening
Larger rail budget packs generous contingency plans
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New Family Friendly Hours at HoMA
As our community began to cautiously reopen at the end of 2020, local families sought out safe and engaging activities to spark their creativity and connection after months of being homebound… read more.
|A proposal to prioritize CIP projects by district is a no-go
A request that each council member prioritize the top five capital improvement projects for their districts turned into a discussion Tuesday about whether members should stay narrowly focused or take a countywide perspective. West Hawaii Today.
Nearly 21% of Hawai‘i County residents have been vaccinated
Leeward Planning Commission allows bed-and-breakfast despite cesspool concerns
Big Island scales back plans for recycled water
Hilo Seaside Hotel under new ownership
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5 Steps to Change Management
Beth Whitehead of American Savings Bank offers five things to focus on when implementing change in the workplace. You must present a clear, compelling reason for change to get employees’ buy-in. No one wants to support change for change’s sake... read more.
|Maui mayor says uptick in COVID-19 cases shows residents have grown “complacent”
Mike Victorino expressed frustration Thursday after 41 new infections were reported in the county. Hawaii News Now. KITV4.
Rickard to serve as acting police chief
Nonprofit seeks protected fishing area for Kīpahulu
|Gov. Ige assesses North Shore flood, landslide damage
As work continues to repair Kuhio Highway after the landslide last week above the Hanalei Bridge, officials gathered for a blessing of the site early Thursday morning. Garden Island.
Council moves forward on ag land use bill
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