Tourism leaders urge Ige to declare Hawaii safe for visitors.
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|Tourism leaders urge Ige to declare it’s OK to visit Hawai‘i
The president and CEO of the Hawai‘i Lodging and Tourism Association said Hawai‘i’s visitor industry is “in jeopardy if we don’t get a positive statement soon from the governor that we’re ready to open up again.” Tribune-Herald.
Local researchers say Department of Health officials have refused to share Covid-19 data
Local epidemiologists and researchers say the Hawai‘i Department of Healthʻs latest decision to scale back the information it has been releasing to the public daily on Covid-19 deaths is just the latest example of the department’s lack of openness. Star-Advertiser.
Surge in Covid deaths took heavy toll on Native Hawaiian community
Experts say in the past two weeks, Native Hawaiians have accounted for up to 40% of the state’s Covid deaths. Officials said the key to convincing more people to get the shot is the right messengers. Hawaii News Now.
State Auditor Les Kondo faces ‘illegal’ act or prosecution
Jill Tokuda makes official her bid to be Hawai‘i Lt. Governor
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Grandparents Are Great, But They Can’t Solve All of Hawai‘i’s Child Care Needs
Hawai‘i’s high cost of living often drives the need for grandparent-provided child care. But many grandparents can’t provide care because they are still working or live on the Mainland. Here’s what else is needed… read more.
|Mayor: O‘ahu’s ban on large gatherings will likely be allowed to expire Oct. 19
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said O‘ahu’s ban on large gatherings will likely be allowed to expire Oct. 19, as long as Covid cases don’t surge again. Gov. David Ige also previously said he planned to make an announcement this week on relaxing the rules. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4.
City Council advances proposal for O‘ahu visitor tax
Bill 40 increases the hotel room tax to cover some of the city’s operating expenses, maintain its parks and beaches and to help pay for the rail. It would be imposed in addition to the state’s current 10.25% visitor tax. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
Salary data show hundreds of Honolulu city employees earn well over the state average
Honolulu Police Commission hears from HPD whistleblower
Council unanimously votes to take over ownership of embattled Diamond Head road
Firm to pay delinquent Kaka‘ako housing fees
Celebrating Professional Women
Be Bold. Be Remarkable. Be You. Read about some of Hawaiʻi’s remarkable Wahine in business… read more.
|Maunakea forum measured: Moderated update on master plan features more information than interaction
Although the discussion was called a “public forum,” public input was tightly controlled. Moderator Marisa Yamane selected questions and presented them mostly anonymously, while comments on YouTube, where the event was livestreamed, were disabled. Tribune-Herald.
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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... read more.
|Mayor signs tax bill for hotels
Mayor Michael Victorino signed Bill 101 on Tuesday establishing a 3% transient accommodations tax. Officials expect the bill to generate about $15 million in the current fiscal year. Maui News.
Proposal before Maui council would phase out thousands of short-term rentals
Father and son on Maui charged after officer finds dead turtle in fishing net
|County to use eminent domain for affordable housing in Kīlauea
The Kaua‘i County Council voted unanimously Wednesday to proceed with the acquisition of 23.5 acres of property in Kīlauea using the process of eminent domain. The county plans to use the property to build affordable housing. Garden Island.
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