Governor Ige says no shutdown planned for Hawaii during pandemic.
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|No shutdown planned for Hawai‘i, Gov. David Ige says
Gov. David Ige said Monday that there won’t be another full-scale shutdown in Hawai‘i, despite the ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases throughout the islands that have strained the resources of hospitals and prompted the governor earlier this month to sign an executive order shielding health care facilities from liability if they have to ration critical care. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Now.
There’s growing demand for Covid-19 vaccines and tests on O‘ahu
O‘ahu’s new program that requires people visiting most indoor facilities in Honolulu to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or show a negative test is driving up demand for both vaccines and testing. KITV4. Hawaii News Now.
State auditor Les Kondo and office are subjects of House investigation
For the first time in his five-year tenure, state Auditor Les Kondo was subpoenaed to appear before a special state House Investigative Committee on Monday and testified under oath about separate audits that found two state entities bungled economic opportunities to better manage state lands. Star-Advertiser.
State appears lax in reviewing the cases of people sitting in jail awaiting trial
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Sages Over Seventy: Eddie Flores
The founder of the L&L family of restaurants still goes to work most days but is now also working on rejuvenating Honolulu’s Chinatown. “It will help people understand a little more about the Chinese contributions to Hawai‘i… read more.
|Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s homelessness strategy for Honolulu falls flat
The foundation of Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s homelessness strategy was built on two promises: He assured the public that he would end sweeps of encampments and replace police with social workers to address nonviolent 911 calls. Now nine months into his term, neither promise has been fully realized. Star-Advertiser.
Honolulu over halfway to reaching housing goal
O‘ahu businesses adapt to new Covid-19 rules
Anonymous tip leads police to illegal ‘block party’ on BYU campus
OCCC is fighting outbreak of more than 100 infections
Tours to USS Arizona Memorial on hold as repairs to shoreside dock continue
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|State ponders Roth’s request to publicize list of those in quarantine; Ige says ‘it’s a balancing act’
The state is evaluating a proposal from Mayor Mitch Roth to publicly identify individuals who opt to quarantine after arriving on the island, Gov. David Ige said. Tribune-Herald.
Family with Big Island ties hope to support sustainable agriculture with a new dairy operation in ‘Ō‘ōkala
Chad and Stephanie Buck of O‘ahu recently purchased the assets of the former Big Island Dairy, which had been owned by Steve and Derek Whitesides since 2011 and was located on land leased from the state. Tribune-Herald.
Ethics board clears council members
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|Maui visitor industry prepares for proof of vaccination requirements
Maui launched a similar “Safer Outside” program, though there will not be a Covid-19 testing option for patrons as there is on Oʻahu. Hawaii Public Radio.
|County’s Solid Waste Division audited, morale in question
Ineffective leadership and unfair practices were noted as two causes of low morale in the county’s Department of Public Work’s Solid Waste Division, a new audit confirmed. Garden Island.
DMV to close early on Sept. 16
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