What Hawaii hospitals learned about their ability to handle a pandemic in a time of crisis.
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|What the pandemic taught Hawai‘i hospitals about their capacity to handle calamity
Health officials say the pandemic spurred investment in new equipment, such as monitoring technology for intensive care patients, but staffing shortages persist. Hospitals had to rely on expensive outside help from traveling nurses and respiratory therapists. Civil Beat.
House Speaker pulls the plug on statewide travel mandate
Hawai‘i’s transgender community pushes for better health insurance coverage
Relief package will fend off “economic scarring,” says Schatz
Vaccines are now available for all veterans in Hawai‘i
It’s too early to tell how J&J snag will impact vaccinations in Hawai‘i
Still-closed Waikīkī Aquarium holds Earth Month celebration
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5 Steps to Creating a Culture of Innovation
New products, services and processes are a great way to increase your revenue and strengthen the bottom line. Management consultant Vino Mehta offers this guide… read more.
|Honolulu building plans examiner admits to taking bribes
Kanani Padeken was one of five current and former Department of Planning and Permitting employees charged in a federal corruption probe. She pleaded guilty to accepting at least $28,000 from architect William Wong between 2017 and 2020. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.
David Ige, Rick Blangiardi agree to leave Tier 3 in place for now
O‘ahu to join other counties in opening vaccinations to residents 16 and older
Honolulu Police Commission slams chief for leadership failures, puts her on improvement plan
Citing safety concerns, state seeks $20,000 fine against owners of Wahiawā dam
Hawaiʻi’s Top Employers 2021
Employees’ views about the workplace are changing rapidly – engagement, morale, life balance and community commitment now often play a bigger role in workplace satisfaction than compensation. Employees have spoken in the 2021 Best Places to Work Survey. Read on to find out where they work and why they love their jobs… read more.
|Chun reiterates that UH support of astronomy on Mauna Kea is not a conflict of interest
Greg Chun, UH’s executive director of Mauna Kea stewardship, advised the Maunakea Management Board that an upcoming working group to explore alternative management structures could present “issues” for UH. Tribune-Herald.
Council rejects Leeward Planning Commission nominee
Study examines new way to predict the impact of future eruptions before they happen
Covered play courts are reopening across the Big Island
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Time Warp: My Boss is Half My Age
I think I’ve met my match with my current boss. He doesn’t seem to think it matters that he was born the year I graduated from high school. He acts like he knows everything about banking and expects me to follow his lead... read more.
|Maui to add mandatory second test for trans-Pacific arrivals
Visitors at Kahului Airport will soon be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival, or face a 10-day quarantine. The proposed change to the Safe Travels program has been approved by the governor. Maui Now.
Court rules in favor of A&B, Land Board in Maui water dispute
Bill would reserve half of all beach parking for residents
|Missile Defense Agency briefs Kaua‘i Council on proposed radar
The federal agency said an estimated 200 to 400 people may be needed to construct a proposed $1.9 billion defense radar on Kaua‘i, and more than 100 people will work at the facility. Garden Island.
Kaua‘i councilwoman in the hot seat after accepting paid trip to Russia
Tiki Iniki mandates that employees get COVID-19 vaccine
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