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Hawaii Governor David Ige defends strictest COVID-19 rules in the U.S.

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Gov. David Ige defends most restrictive COVID-19 regulations in U.S. 
On Thursday, the governor defended Hawai‘i’s rules, saying that the Delta variant continues to spread among unvaccinated people. He said he worries about a repeat of last year’s Fourth of July spike. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now.

Gas prices climb over $4 per gallon 
Hawaiʻi has the highest July 4th holiday gas prices since 2014, according to the AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch. Maui Now.

Firearm, kūpuna safety bills become law
Two bills aimed at gun violence and a third that increases penalties for crimes against senior citizens became law Thursday. Star-Advertiser. Hawai‘i Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. KITV4.

Public Utilities Commission approves micro-grid tariff for Hawai‘i
The approval gives Hawaiian Electric more ways to power its grid during an emergency. The company said it plans to identify areas suited for developing micro-grids, including those prone to prolonged outages. Star-Advertiser.

Neighbor Islands to receive $5.15M in federal funds to purchase electric buses
Sen. Brian Schatz announced Thursday that Hawai‘i Island, Kaua‘i and Maui counties will receive federal funds to purchase three electric buses each and charging infrastructure. Hawaii News Now. Big Island Now. Maui Now.

New law requires owners of oceanfront properties to disclose risks to sellers
To protect and sometimes position coastal properties for sale, homeowners have installed sandbags and tarps along the state’s public beaches. A new law set to take effect in May requires them to disclose whether properties are susceptible to damage from sea level rise. Star-Advertiser.

Schatz: Congress needs to stop “ignoring the needs of Native people”
The Hawai‘i senator says Democrats have a unique opportunity to address centuries of racism, in part through funneling more resources to Indigenous communities. Civil Beat.

Cluster report highlights transmission in home-based child care settings
This week’s COVID-19 cluster report says outbreaks have been found in child care settings, particularly home-based ones. State investigates have also linked 31 cases to places of worship. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

This story was updated Sept. 10, 2020, to provide further perspective on planning for repairs.
Why Condos Need to Plan Ahead for Major Repair Projects
Aging condo buildings need large, complex projects to keep them safe and functional. But many condo associations have not budgeted for these expensive, time-consuming repairs, says Dana Bergeman… read more.
OIP to investigate HART for possible Sunshine Law violations
The state’s Office of Information Practices says it will investigate whether local officials overseeing Honolulu’s rail project violated the Sunshine Law when they discussed hiring former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa as a consultant in private emails. Civil Beat.

Police officer who fatally shot Lindani Myeni faced drunk driving charges in 2016
The officer was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and fleeing the scene of an accident. The charges were later dismissed when witnesses failed to show up in court to testify against him. Star-Advertiser.

Honolulu plans to increase police patrols to improve safety in Chinatown
Police will begin patrolling Chinatown 24/7 under a new plan by the city to crack down on illegal activity, which local residents say has increased due to an influx of homeless people. Civil Beat.

Thousands of new rooftop solar systems could be going up on O‘ahu
Utility regulators have approved a program to provide cash to homeowners who install battery energy storage systems to new or existing rooftop solar systems, as long as the homeowners let Hawaiian Electric use the power during peak hours. Civil Beat.

TheBus transitions to electronic card system
As of today, paper passes for Oʻahu’s public bus system are no longer available as TheBus transitions to the HOLO card system. Hawai‘i Public Radio. KHON2.

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Best Practices for Community Engagement

Here’s advice from experts in conflict resolution and planning. It’s mainly geared toward project leaders and developers, but community members may find this list useful…. read more.

No virus cases reported among HCCC inmates
All inmates at Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center are free of COVID-19, the state Department of Public Safety announced Thursday. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now.

DOT investigates what caused 2 planes to collide at Kona Airport
The state Department of Transportation is investigating a collision involving two private jets on the Kona Airport tarmac Wednesday morning. Hawaii News Now.

Miss Aloha Hula competition kicks off return of the Merrie Monarch Festival
A new Miss Aloha Hula was crowned Thursday evening, kicking off the 2021 hula festival. This year’s event was pre-recorded last week and started broadcasts yesterday. Hawaii News Now.

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Three Ways to Pay Back Nature Before it Forecloses on Hawaiʻi

Imagine going to your favorite Hawai‘i beach, picnicking on the white sand and snorkeling over a reef teeming with yellow tang. How much should you pay for such experiences? Most of us assume they should be free. But other people point to the cost of maintaining such more.
Five Democrats vie for Hawai‘i House seat vacancy
The Democratic Party of Hawai‘i said Thursday that it has received five completed applications from interested members who have met all qualifications to fill the vacant House of Representatives District 13 seat. Civil Beat.

Proposals seek stronger oversight of police on Maui
The Maui Charter Commission and the Maui Police Commission are both looking at ways to provide better accountability. Civil Beat.

Shuttles help stranded visitors as summer tourism heats up
Starting this weekend, Maui Aloha Shuttle will ferry visitors from Kahului Airport to West Maui and Wailea. Maui leaders said they hope the new shuttle service will help with the rental car shortage. Star-Advertiser. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now.

Coco Palms auction set for July 26
The historic resort goes up for auction at a foreclosure sale later this month. It will be offered in “as-is” condition. Garden Island.

Spike in COVID-19 cases worries DOH
State health officials say they are unsure if Kaua‘i’s rising cases are linked to the Delta variant. Garden Island.

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