Hawaii sees a 31% drop in visitor arrivals in September.
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|Hawai‘i sees 31% drop in visitor arrivals in September
A combination of scant international travel to Hawai‘i, a Covid-19 surge and Gov. David Ige’s subsequent plea in August for travelers to avoid nonessential trips to the state through October contributed to a substantial drop in visitor arrivals last month compared with pre-pandemic September 2019. Star-Advertiser. Tribune
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Former city auditor: Les Kondo is the ‘poster child for bad auditing’
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority hires T. Ilihia Gionson for new public affairs position
Covid-19 cluster report highlights O‘ahu elementary school, notes downward trend in cases statewide
U.S. Postal Service looking to fill more than 600 positions in Hawai‘i
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|Governor didn’t approve city’s planned reboot of large indoor events but has no plans to stop it
Gov. David Ige says he’s not comfortable with the city’s plan to allow large indoor events on O‘ahu, but won’t stop Honolulu’s mayor from moving forward. Hawaii News Now.
City explains reasoning behind food and beverage restrictions at O‘ahu events. Star-Advertiser.
Amid calls for relocation of Red Hill, the Navy pushes a double-tank test
Former judge tells lawmakers he was removed from audit after questioning rail spending
Honolulu Mayor Blangiardi hosts city blessing following completion of repairs at Koko Crater Stairs
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|County breaks ground on new dispatch call center
A new emergency call center being built in Hilo will improve communications between the county’s police and fire departments. The project will cost $25.4 million from the county’s capital improvement budget and is estimated to be completed in early 2023. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now.
Puna water projects mulled: Meeting held to discuss restoration of service to Isaac Hale Beach Park, 12 other proposals
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Saving Hawai‘i’s Endemic Plants, One Seed at a Time
In September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service named the Phyllostegia glabra, a member of the mint family that grew in the moist forests of Lāna‘i, as lost to extinction. The Army Natural Resources Program on O‘ahu works to stem the loss by maintaining a permanent stock of rare seeds... read more.
|Maui mayor wants to loosen Covid restrictions on large gatherings, restaurant capacity
Maui Mayor Victorino wants restaurants to be allowed capacity anywhere from 75% to 100% — instead of the current 50%. Unlike Honolulu, Maui allows customers in restaurants who are not vaccinated against the coronavirus, as long as they show proof of a negative Covid test within the past 48 hours. KHON2.
Large employers either silent or taking a wait and see approach to vaccine mandates
DOE request to open school without a crossing denied
Maui crews are successfully eradicating invasive little fire ants — with aerial support
|Kaua‘i vacation rentals on rebound
A new Hawai‘i Tourism Authority report shows demand, although down from a summertime high, equaled 53,346 unit nights last month. That’s up 1,424.2% from September 2020, when 3,500 unit nights were recorded, but still down 42.5% from September 2019. Garden Island.
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