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|State’s inter-island vaccine passport program begins as broader plan still in the works
Starting today, Hawai‘i’s vaccine passport program opens for inter-island travelers. The program applies only to people who got their shots in Hawai‘i and allows fully vaccinated people to skip COVID-19 tests or travel-related quarantines. Hawaii News Now. Big Island Now.
Bill to increase lodging tax could stifle visitor industry, some say
Local businesses say too many loopholes keep employees from coming back to work
Governor says lawmakers had “no authority” to approve $2,200 bonuses for teachers
Report ranks Hawai‘i 5th in solar jobs per capita
Paul Morgan to officially announce his candidacy for Hawaiʻi governor
COVID-19 cases are expected to plunge in Hawai‘i, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says
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|Ex-Honolulu police chief to visit family before heading to prison
A judge is allowing Louis Kealoha, convicted in a corruption case, to meet with family and friends in Washington state before he begins serving a seven-year prison sentence in Oregon. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
More Marines are coming to Hawai‘i
HART rail document reveals 27 alternative plans to complete the project
City Council resolution urges rail to stop at Middle Street
Federal aid is helping house nearly 1,000 homeless people on O‘ahu
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Reopening Hawai‘i Tourism Part II: Should We Change the Visitor Industry?
Many people inside and outside the tourism sector want a reinvention of Hawai‘i’s No. 1 industry so that it welcomes tourists while enhancing sustainability of nature and culture here. As a state with open borders, it is probably more efficient for Hawaiʻi to manage its destination properly… read more.
|Rep. Scott Saiki names members of Mauna Kea Working Group
Members of a group tasked with restructuring the management of Mauna Kea include representatives of several state agencies, observatory workers, House lawmakers, UH officials and opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawai‘i Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now.
Kona Community Hospital expects to begin vaccinating youth 12 and up on Friday
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|The tourists are back. In rural Hāna, the residents aren’t happy
Visitors are bringing an infusion of cash, but they’re also underscoring concerns about overtaxed roads, beaches and infrastructure, as well as environmental degradation and cultural exploitation. Civil Beat.
Maui County is accepting applications for emergency rental and utility assistance
|Nearly 400 households apply for rent help
On day one of Kaua‘i’s Rent and Utility Relief opening, 391 households applied for $1.455 million in aid, according to Housing Director Adam Roversi. KITV4. Garden Island.
Kaua‘i business owners say it’s hard to hire good workers
Study finds that pandemic led to more planting
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