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|Hawai‘i sees spike in school absenteeism
Statewide, 31,795 students — or 20% of those attending public schools — were at high risk for chronic absenteeism as of late February. That’s an increase from an average of 15% in recent years, according to the state Department of Education. Civil Beat.
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|O‘ahu joins Neighbor Islands and opens vaccinations to those 16 and older today
Adults in every U.S. state are now eligible to get a vaccine, meeting President Biden’s April 19 deadline. Hawai‘i and several other states were among the last to expand eligibility. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
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|State considers temporary night closure of Kailua Pier
The closure is being floated as a means to address homelessness and illegal activities taking place at the public facility. West Hawaii Today.
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|Hotel moratorium garners early support
A proposal to place a moratorium on hotel building permits is gathering support from residents, who say it will help cool an overheated tourism industry. Maui News.
Mayor offers Kalana Pakui Building to council
Maui DMV will open on Saturdays to ease backlog
Travel-industry clusters due to employees gathering outside work, says mayor
|Islander on the Beach refuses to sell path parcel
The resort’s board of directors has rescinded approval of a plan to sell a parcel fronting the Waipouli property to the county. Garden Island.
Agency on Elderly Affairs faces a proposed 6.9% cut next fiscal year
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