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|Pay raises for lawmakers over the next year are raising eyebrows
The hikes were approved two years ago, but critics now question the optics of getting raises during an economic crisis. They would boost lawmakers’ pay from $62,604 to $70,584 effective Jan. 1, and from $70,104 to $79,044 for the House Speaker and Senate President. Civil Beat.
Did unions’ lack of support spell trouble for school superintendent?
Economic recovery prospects are rosy with billions in federal aid coming to Hawai‘i
Targeted messaging is needed to overcome vaccine hesitancy, UH study finds
Legislators defer measure relating to Safe Travels program
Immigration reform efforts in Congress offer hope to Hawai‘i “Dreamers”
Hawai‘i is seeing a boom of spring break vacationers
State quietly makes changes to vaccine registration process for most employers
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9 Ways to Retain Your Employees
We all know it’s much easier and cheaper to keep a good employee than to find and train a new one, but getting workers to stay is hard. Here are strategies that local companies can use to retain their employees… read more.
|40 police officers rattle peaceful protest at Kapi‘olani Park
Videos posted online show 400-500 protesters calling for calm as officers descended. Many became agitated by what appeared to be an unwarranted police presence that escalated into two arrests. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
HPD’s embattled chief denies reports of low morale, promises better communication
Plea agreement details how Miske allegedly ordered a chemical attack on rival nightclub
Hopes dwindle for more clarity in HART board votes
Students at ‘Aikahi Elementary are returning to campuses under new CDC guidelines
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|Hilo Medical Center opens early vaccine registration for people ages 50 to 65
The hospital will begin processing sign-ups this week for appointments at upcoming mass vaccination clinics planned for April 3 and 24 at Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo. Tribune-Herald.
KTA Super Stores will host its own large-scale vaccination clinic on Friday
Vaccine pre-registration opens at Kona Community Hospital
Banyan Drive proposals to be selected next month
Teachers, parents and students call for Ke Kula ‘O ‘Ehunuikaimalino principal’s ouster
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
For a Honolulu woman who is a senior executive in her firm, sexual harassment during a business gathering was a shattering event – one that still causes her voice to waver though it happened two years ago... read more.
|189 citations issued in mask enforcement effort
The Maui Police Department issued the citations over a two-week period for violation of public health rules. Maui Now.
2 students and 2 employees have tested positive at Maui County public schools
Outbreak at Maui jail compounded by staffing shortages, contagious variant
Micro-grants awarded to 105 small farms
|King Kamehameha celebrations have been cancelled
The King Kamehameha Celebration Commission announced the cancellation of parade events statewide due to the pandemic. Garden Island.
County seeks to adopt micro-chipping program for pets
New Kaua‘i program encourages visitors to participate in beach cleanups
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