State House finance chair says Hawaii residents want less tourists.
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|House finance chair: Fewer tourists is “what people want”
A bill sitting on the governor’s desk would shut off a guaranteed stream of hotel tax money that now goes to the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. But the tourism industry says House Bill 862 is a jobs killer, coming just as the Hawai‘i economy is starting to recover. Civil Beat.
12% of Hawai‘i adults don’t plan to get vaccinated, according to survey
Maps show dramatic vaccination disparities by zip code
Hawai‘i’s vaccine incentive campaign is launching today
1 in 10 public school classrooms need better ventilation
Growing use of rapid testing provides a “degree of safety” as Hawai‘i reopens
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A Green Formula for Rejuvenation
Kupu used stimulus money to protect the ‘āina and provide new opportunities for hundreds of people. To get the work done, the organization paid hundreds of unemployed or underemployed people while training them… read more.
|Medical records show police shot 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap in back of the head
Eric A. Seitz, who is representing Sykap’s grandmother and mother, said records from The Queen’s Medical Center show he was shot once in the back of the head, twice in the back of one shoulder and once in the back of the other shoulder. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser.
Rising Waikīkī crime puts officials on alert
Partial train rides could begin by the end of the year, but issues linger
City Council passes resolution supporting separate ocean safety and EMS units
Kahuku gym faces eviction after being caught in legal dispute over a noise complaint
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Central Pacific Bank Foundation is launching an accelerator program for women entrepreneurs. The 10-week program includes workshops designed for women entrepreneurs to hone financial management, marketing and leadership skills. Participants will also receive a host of benefits… read more.
|County Council approves 4.1% budget increase
The additional funds in Mayor Mitch Roth’s $610.1 million budget will pay for firefighter equipment, park repairs, beefed-up computer systems, more hours of community policing, and four additional vehicle registration and licensing clerks. West Hawaii Today.
22 more inmates test positive at HCCC
5G cell tower off Saddle Road is approved
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Voluntourism in Hawaiʻi
The opportunities for tourists to volunteer are growing along with the demand for those opportunities. From beach cleanups to cultural exchanges, forest conservation to farm stays, visitors are looking for experiences that are authentic... read more.
|As tourism heats up, some Maui residents cash in on increased spending
Nearly 7,000 visitors arrived in Maui on Wednesday. While some are complaining about the influx of tourists, others are capitalizing on it. Hawaii News Now.
$1.3M Hāna boat ramp and wharf improvement project to start later this month
Online tool can forecast West Maui coastal flooding 6 days in advance
|New DOW deputy manager is named
Judith A. Hayducsko has been selected as deputy manager and engineer of the county Department of Water, effective June 1. Garden Island.
3 vaccine pop-ups are planned for Saturday
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