The state’s adjutant general says Hawaii’s coronavirus case remain high, hinting that an infection surge could happen in Spring Break.
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|Adjutant General warns of possible spring break COVID surge
COVID-19 case counts are still too high for the state to end the interisland travel quarantine in mid-April, Adjutant General Kenneth Hara of the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday at an AARP Hawai‘i webinar. KITV4.
Rapid growth in Hawai‘i arrivals stresses Safe Travels coronavirus screening
The Hawai‘i Capitol is closed to the public, but some lobbyists still have entree
Relief money plugs hole in proposed Hawai‘i budget to be voted on today
Why the public needs to know more about police contract talks
6 Reaper drones will be based on O‘ahu
Pandemic depresses college-going rates
State agriculture board expands coffee plant quarantine to slow spread of coffee leaf rust
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5 Steps to Longevity in Business
Jerry Pupillo, general manager at Wet’n’Wild Hawaii, believes the key to making a business last is to carefully look at yourself, your customers and your competition to constantly move forward… read more.
|Former HPD Chief Louis Kealoha allowed to delay prison term to get COVID vaccine
Kealoha, who was convicted of conspiracy in a tangled corruption case, was scheduled to surrender next month to begin serving a seven-year prison term. A U.S. judge on Tuesday extended that date to June 1 after Kealoha’s lawyer said the ex-chief would like to be vaccinated before going to a correctional institution in Oregon. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.
City audits HPD’s overtime costs after department spends $38M on overtime
Concert in Wai‘anae draws hundreds of people, sparking health and safety concerns
Vaccination appointment call center opens for kūpuna
Low inventory, high demand driving O‘ahu home prices through the roof
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|Fire chief selection questioned
A politically connected battalion chief with a degree in fire science rocketed past his more experienced colleagues to take the top position in the Fire Department, but questions have come up about how the vote was taken, so it may have to be redone. West Hawaii Today.
DOH not expanding vaccine eligibility yet, despite Civil Defense message
Kona Community Hospital preregistering Phase 2 individuals for vaccine
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Interests of Big and Small Businesses are Sometimes at Odds
Bigger businesses normally have a longer history and stronger finances, both of which provide greater access to capital and results in more financial security. Smaller businesses generally need to focus on day to day cash flow and often struggle while raising capital... read more.
|1,386 Pfizer vaccine doses compromised and then discarded on Maui
A refrigerator door that did not seal properly was the cause of the compromised vaccines. The incident occurred on Monday and the refrigerator is currently being repaired; but future doses will be stored in an alternative location, according to Maui Health. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4.
Wailuku water system, not lands, focus of potential county buy
Upgrade would deliver potable water to West Maui projects
|Kaua‘i residents age 60 and up now eligible for COVID vaccine
Appointments are open for all residents age 60 and over; all essential workers age 16 and over; and residents age 16 and over with high-risk medical conditions. Hawaii Public Radio. Garden Island.
County refinancing $28.5 million in General Obligation Bonds
Comments sought on PMRF radar proposal
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