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|Lawmakers plan to use half of the $1.6B federal funds to bail out Hawai‘i businesses
After weeks of saying that American Rescue Plan Act funds can’t be used for tax breaks, including relief for low-income and unemployed residents, state lawmakers are now poised to use nearly half the federal funds on tax relief for Hawai‘i businesses. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Hawai‘i’s food hubs find strength in numbers
State legislators are already looking ahead to a more ambitious 2022 session
Lawmakers advance bill permitting traditional Hawaiian burial practices
Campaign finance records suggest an easy reelection bid for Brian Schatz
HTA asks communities to consider residents-only areas
Hawai‘i’s Pre-K classes lauded for quality, not quantity
Marine Corps rotation to Australia continues amid COVID-19 concerns
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GBC Boxes & Packaging Inducted into Hawaiʻi Small Business Hall of Fame
GBC Boxes & Packaging was founded by George and Bertha Chu in 1972, and originally sold Hawaiian souvenirs wholesale to stores statewide, including ABC Stores. Co-owner Walton Chu says the company is still owned by the Chu family but now focuses on selling packaging materials, mailers… read more.
|City Council considers measure that would create a progressive residential property tax
A proposal before the City Council would expand the tiers for taxes on investment properties to allow for five different tax rates to be applied as a property’s value increases. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Change in use of force policy preceded 2 fatal Honolulu police shootings
The “mauka shift” could solve rail’s utility woes
Lawmakers approve funds to install cameras at red lights
New Aloha Stadium development may finally move forward
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|Formation of Mauna Kea working group remains on target despite boycott
Monday is the nomination deadline for Native Hawaiians who want to serve on a panel that was created to propose a new governance and management structure for Mauna Kea. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
State recommends renewal of stormwater runoff permit for TMT construction site
Vacation rentals take a hit as county looks to revise rules
Residents voice concerns over Ka‘ū land purchase
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Hawaiʻi’s Geckos Play a Positive Role in Your Home
Yes, that is a gecko on your coffee mug. And on your bathroom wall, above your computer and just about everywhere else in your home. Though you may see your home as yours, geckos see it otherwise. They are often highly territorial and usually claim a part of your house as their own... read more.
|Budget panel cuts Maui Visitors Bureau funding, funnels it into tourism management
Saying they want to see more tourism management and “not more promotion,” Maui County Council members are transferring funding from the Visitors Bureau and putting some of it toward tourism management grants. Maui News.
Josh Green visits hospital as variant cases rise on Maui
|Kaua‘i gets alternative fuel corridor status
The Federal Highway Administration has approved the Kaua‘i Alternative Fuel Corridor, a move that will give the island streamlined access to potential funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Garden Island.
Smith’s Fern Grotto tour reopens
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