During her brief visit to Oahu, First Lady Jill Biden urged all to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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|First lady Jill Biden urges everyone to get shots during short Hawai‘i visit
Biden was joined by Gov. David Ige and other state and city leaders on Sunday for a tour of a vaccination clinic at Waipahu High School. The visit was part of the administration’s efforts to improve vaccination rates, as well as honor the work of military families. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4.
Hawai‘i’s Safe Travels program will likely stay in place through 2021
Governor wants students to wear masks in school, regardless of vaccination status
House panel subpoenas land fund, agriculture agency
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Vaccination sites mostly empty as infections surge
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Half of Foreign Oil for Hawai‘i Comes from Russia and Libya
Par Hawaii, the leading purchaser of crude oil in the Islands, says 34.4% of its imported crude oil last year came from Russia and 19.9% from Libya. The company says that obtaining oil from those two countries is the best environmental choice available to meet… read more.
|Paid to stand by: How a botched rail contract multiplied costs
Rail contractors were paid to ramp up and be ready to perform utility relocation work that didn’t materialize. Nan Inc., for example, charged about $100 million before having its contract canceled when the rail agency failed to secure approvals for the utility work. Civil Beat.
Nan Inc. prevails in rail-related whistleblower lawsuit
The choice for workers at a Honolulu care facility: Get vaccinated or get fired
Army seeks public input for continued use of 6,000 acres of state lands on Oʻahu
Major Honolulu private schools commit to in-person learning
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Business is Personal – Maintaining Human Connections in a Digital World
Join our panel of experts on August 5 as they explore the effects that technology has had on local businesses as they have quickly adapted to a new way of working, find ways to evolve your business practices, and use technology to strengthen personal relationships with customers and employees… read more.
|Study: Hawai‘i County has the nation’s third worst primary care provider shortage
In an analysis of 916 counties, 15 were identified as having the more dire shortages. Hawai‘i Island’s ranking was followed by Maui County as fifth worst and Kaua‘i as thirteenth worst. Tribune-Herald.
Hilo charter school receives $48,000 grant for farm-to-school program
Honomū fishing access will be preserved
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Working parents: How do grandparents help you balance your careers and raising keiki?
Reporter Noelle Fujii-Oride hopes to speak with working parents about Hawai‘i’s kūpuna edge. Many professionals rely on grandparents to help get keiki to and from school, babysit, finance private school education, feed them meals and, in some cases, provide housing... read more.
|Governor appoints Linda Clark to fill Maui House seat
Clark is an independent process server for the state’s Child Support Enforcement Agency, as well as president of the Kaupo Community Association. Civil Beat.
Council moves closer to lowering short-term rental caps
County could consider higher rates for top water users
|Kaua‘i Police Department only has 8 vacancies
The department employs up to 162 sworn officers, and is now closer to that number than at any point in recent years. Garden Island.
KIUC works to keep birds off power lines
Waimea 400 virtual meeting set for July 28
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