Majority of Hawaii voters oppose Honolulu Rail Project.
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|Poll: Majority of Hawai‘i voters oppose rail project
The largest public works project in Hawai‘i history is opposed by 53% of registered voters on O‘ahu, with just 34% expressing support for Honolulu rail. The numbers are similar when voters living on the Neighbor Islands are factored in — 50% and 35%, respectively. Civil Beat.
HART’s interim CEO believes parts of the rail line can open by December
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Federal program will provide low-income residents with computer-related subsidies
State Senate announces appointment of new majority leader
More than 20,000 hotel jobs could be lost despite travel demand
Hawai‘i public high schools to host vaccination clinics for students 16 and up
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|Honolulu to stay in Tier 3 as it waits for Ige’s decision on modified reopening plan
Honolulu continues to surpass COVID-19 thresholds required to stay in Tier 3, but Gov. David Ige agreed with Mayor Rick Blangiardi to extend Tier 3 for another four weeks. Now Blangiardi has submitted a proposal to Ige to permanently modify the tier system. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Rade Vanic is selected as interim police chief
Approved City Council bill incentivizes affordable rental developments
Regulator approves $1.3B addition to Ward Village
Hawaiian Humane Society breaks ground in West O‘ahu
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Pono Potions Sells All-Natural Syrups For Coffee, Cocktails and Cooking
Owner Peter A. Hessler says he combines ingredients from local small farms and businesses to create the syrups. To support the local community, the company says, it has a bottle recycling program and donates 10 cents from every bottle sold to the Hawaii Foodbank… read more.
|Roth’s $609M budget relies on rising property values, grants
Bolstered by rising property values, an increase in grants and more money left over than anticipated, Mayor Mitch Roth on Wednesday released a $609.1 million no-new-taxes budget, a 3.9% increase over the previous budget. West Hawaii Today.
Cost estimate of Hawaiian Acres road plan raises eyebrows
Historic valley is site of controversial parking lot, residential subdivision proposal
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Advice for First-Time Homebuyers
The Hawai‘i HomeOwnership Center provides people with guidance, tools and education to help them successfully purchase their first home. Members meet with a counselor, who has assessed their income, credit report and assets to discern their “mortgage readiness.” Along with this information, counselors will help the prospective buyers plan... read more.
|Guilty plea: Former Maui cop offered to sabotage case in exchange for sexual relationship
Brandon Charles Saffeels pleaded guilty to a seven-count indictment that includes public corruption in the form of honest services wire fraud, the DOJ said. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 13. Civil Beat. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Big Island Now. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now.
County’s post-travel testing launches at Kahului Airport
A Maui farmer’s dream: Where food, not fences, separates the homes
|$14M in federal funding is coming soon
The county should be receiving its first share of American Rescue Plan funds by May 10, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz reported Wednesday. Garden Island.
400 food boxes are delivered to Kaua‘i families
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