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Hawaii drops in visitor popularity

Fewer tourists says they would recommend Hawaii as a destination.

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Fewer tourists say they would recommend Hawai‘i as a destination 
The percentage of travelers who are “very likely” to recommend Hawai‘i dropped from 86% at the start of the year to 64% in June, according to an online survey conducted for the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. Problems include crowding, confusing rules and a lack of car rentals. Star-Advertiser.

The new teachers’ union president has a different approach
Outgoing president Corey Rosenlee has been an outspoken and assertive advocate. His successor, Osa Tui Jr., is equally passionate about the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association but cut from a different cloth. Star-Advertiser.

VA wants a review of Hawai‘i’s veterans cemeteries after finding 2 in rough shape
Inspectors found “critical deficiencies” at cemeteries on the Big Island and Maui, including a lack of permanent or properly installed grave markers and inaccurate and missing maps of graves. Civil Beat.

Delta variant expected to become the dominant strain in a month
The variant is expected to double every two weeks, according to the state Department of Health. As Hawai‘i heads into the July 4th holiday, there are concerns it will spread more rapidly. Maui Now. KHON2.

UH report finds Hawai‘i needs to prepare for more frequent high-tide flooding
The report analyzed decades of sea level data from 89 harbors in the U.S. The results show that Hawai‘i has about 15 years to prepare before sea level rise leads to a rapid increase in high-tide floods. Civil Beat.

How Hawaiʻi’s Light Pollution Affects Wildlife and Humans
Wedge-tailed shearwater fledging season runs from early November to late December. That’s when hundreds of grounded birds are found on roads and in people’s yards in Hawai‘i each year… read more.
Uncertainty remains for rail project, board chairman
State Sen. Kurt Fevella says he plans to follow up with federal and state officials on his request that they investigate the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation on various issues, while the rail project continues to face uncertainty and a $3 billion budget deficit. Star-Advertiser.

Why O‘ahu neighborhoods have such sharp differences in vaccination rates
In parts of East Honolulu, more than 70% of residents have been vaccinated, while areas on the North Shore and West O‘ahu have less than 35%. Health officials point to a lack of access, time and knowledge about the vaccines as contributing factors. Civil Beat.

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The county is decades behind on ADA compliance at parks
Almost a quarter century after Hawai‘i County was sued, only six of the 16 facilities it agreed to upgrade have been completed. Now the County Council will be asked to float $25.5 million in bonds to pay for the rest. West Hawaii Today.

BLNR’s tie vote opens the door for aquarium fishing EIS
A revised final environmental impact statement proposing the reopening of West Hawai‘i’s coastal waters to aquarium fishing is poised to gain acceptance from the state Board of Land and Natural Resources. West Hawaii Today.

County in talks with contractor to finish Hilo roadwork
The Hawai‘i County Public Works director said that his department has been negotiating with Goodfellow Bros. to get the Kalanianaole Avenue project back on track. It was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018. Tribune-Herald.

Two Maui Watermen Unleash the Foilboard

Foilboarding has been around for nearly a decade, but it took a conversation between two Maui watermen for the technology to truly take off. Waterman Kai Lenny wanted a foilboard that could be ridden without a kite or tow boat and, instead, use the ocean as his more.
Three names emerge for DeCoite’s former seat
A former Maui County Council member, a Hāna activist and a former Peace Corps member are among those interested in filling former state Rep. Lynn DeCoite’s House District 13 seat. Maui News.

Ongoing complaints about Hāna Highway congestion led to 387 parking citations
The Maui Police Department issued 387 parking citations and 83 warnings between Haʻikū and Hāna town over a three-week period from June 1 to June 23. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now.

Recording devices to be used in study of spinner dolphins
Scientists have dropped listening devices into the water at some of Maui and Lāna‘i’s most sheltered bays to study spinner dolphins and how humans and noise from tour boats might be affecting them. Star-Advertiser.

Hā‘ena State Park to be managed by community-based nonprofits
After 20 years of private management, the state Board of Land and Natural Resources approved a community-based management structure to oversee the park. Hawaii News Now.

Parking at crowded beach parks to be studied
The county has allocated funding to perform a parking study at Po‘ipū, Lydgate and Hanalei’s Black Pot beach parks. Garden Island.

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