Lt. Governor Josh Green says Hawaii could lift its 10-day quarantine requirement for those showing proof of vaccination.
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|Lt. Gov.: More travel from U.S. Mainland may open soon
Within two weeks, Hawai‘i could lift its 10-day quarantine requirement for all travelers from the U.S. continent who show proof of vaccination, regardless of where they were vaccinated, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Wednesday. Civil Beat.Mayors are split on whether Ige should sign bill letting counties levy hotel taxes
The four counties had been sharing $103 million a year from the 10.25% transient accommodations tax. If Gov. David Ige signs a new bill, the state will keep all of the revenue, but the counties would be allowed to levy their own 3% tax. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser.
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Nearly 200,000 more residents need to get vaccinated to reach 70% goal
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|Honolulu Police Department pledges more public transparency
The HPD says it will hold news conferences within 24 hours of every officer-involved shooting and is amending its training for new recruits and veteran officers to emphasize de-escalation, cultural sensitivity, officer accountability and a near total ban on shooting into vehicles. Star-Advertiser.City taxpayers likely to pay legal fees for 3 HPD officers charged in fatal shooting
Taxpayers could be on the hook for paying more legal fees after three officers were charged with murder and attempted murder in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap. KHON2.
Gun crimes are on the rise on O‘ahu, and the trend could be linked to drugs
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Education program for at-risk youth shuts down after 50 years
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|County discusses tipping fees, credit for garbage haulers
The county is reconsidering how rubbish haulers are charged at the county’s landfills. Tribune-Herald.HMSA to close Kona office, transition to virtual service
The health insurance company says employees will continue to serve the community and HMSA members who live in Kona. Big Island Now.
Seattle group wins appeal in quest to overturn Dana Ireland murder convictions
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|MFD reminds residents that July 4th public aerial displays and firecracker sales are prohibited
The measures are designed to reduce the community’s risk of fire and fire-related injuries, says the Maui Fire Department. Maui Now.New water quality report is online
The Department of Water Supply’s 2021 annual report shows how Maui County’s drinking water compares with federal and state standards. Maui Now.
|Kaua‘i developer wants land returned after county delays opening drug treatment center
Grove Farm, the development company that donated nearly six acres to Kaua‘i County for an inpatient drug treatment center, said the land deed is no longer valid. Civil Beat.County targets programs for $7M in American Rescue Plan funds
The funds will help pay for adolescent drug treatment support, youth mental health recovery, houselessness, kūpuna assistance and other areas of need. Garden Island.
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