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Apparent ransomware attack could affect paychecks for thousands in Honolulu.

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Apparent ransomware attack could affect paychecks for thousands in Honolulu
The names, addresses and phone numbers of all 8,000 workers with The Queen’s Health Systems may have been exposed through ransomware attacks on Kronos, a third-party company that tracks employees’ work time and leave requests. Last week, a separate ransomware attack targeted O‘ahu Transit Services. Star-Advertiser.
Honolulu tech officials on ‘extreme alert’ but say city’s computer networks are safe. Star-Advertiser.

Covid-19 mission ending for 500 Hawai‘i national guardsmen
About 100 soldiers and airmen will remain on orders until mid-March, supporting the health department with Covid mapping and the labor department with unemployment site assistance, a small Safe Travels team, and admin support for the neighbor islands. Maui Now.

Hawai‘i schools see an uptick in Covid-19 cases
As the first half of the school year draws to a close, data from the state Department of Education is raising fears of a possible new Covid-19 surge as the daily coronavirus case count inches up after weeks of relatively low numbers. Civil Beat.

How to Maintain a Company’s Culture for 100 Years or More
The CEO of Goodfellow Bros. describes a code of conduct that emphasizes employees, customers and community. Civil construction is difficult work both mentally and physically, and it is imperative that we as leaders appreciate the contributions of our employees… read more.
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi signs new hotel tax into law
The 3% levy would bring in about $86 million a year. Most of the revenue will be allocated to the city’s general fund and rail, and  a smaller portion will support natural resources affected by tourism. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

The proposed sites for O‘ahu’s new landfill would threaten drinking water, officials say
The four sites under consideration are all above groundwater aquifers. But finding a new location could require repealing a law meant to protect communities and delaying the city’s already tight deadline. Civil Beat.

Navy framing plans for flushing water system after jet fuel spill from Red Hill facility
The Navy is consulting with experts from around Hawai‘i and the mainland on new procedures for flushing the system, bringing in new equipment to help with the effort and drafting long-term plans. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawai‘i Public Radio. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4.

Military families who sued over Kāne‘ohe soil contamination get another day in court
A set of appellate rulings by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has brought a Kāne‘ohe military base lawsuit back to life after a federal court judge in Honolulu in 2019 dismissed almost all the claims. The dispute may soon head for trial in a state court. Civil Beat.

Aloha Stadium entertainment district proposals postponed

The request for proposals delivery to the three finalists for development of the New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District state project, which was set for today, has been postponed. Construction on the new stadium is expected to start in 2023. Star-Advertiser.

AUW’s CEO Knew, and He Did It Anyway

Aloha United Way President and CEO, John Fink, began his tenure at AUW on June 1, 2020. After a 40+ year history in the broadcast industry, Fink took the job with the intent of making a difference, something he had always sought to do during his many years on multiple non-profit boards… read more.

Plans progress to remove 1st of 5 Maunakea telescopes in exchange for TMT
The Caltech Submillimeter Observatory is set to be torn down and the site restored as soon as next summer. Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Hawaiʻi Island hui could get up to $100M to build agriculture industry
The Hawaiʻi Island Coalition seeks to create a robust agricultural economy on Hawaiʻi Island and aims to divert 20% of the state’s imported food to local producers. The U.S. Department of Commerce named the coalition as a finalist for the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge. Hawai‘i Public Radio

Still no answers to crowded Waipi‘o Valley Road issue
A year after the Hawai‘i County Council deferred a bill that would have limited pedestrian traffic on the access road, some advocates are frustrated with what they see as stalled progress toward limiting congestion on the overcrowded road. Big Island Now.

Creating a Winter Wonderland at Aloha Stadium

Mira Image Construction employee Sulu Cook pulls out a string of lights, part of an estimated 3 million lights used to create the second annual Show Aloha Winter Wonderland. The display runs through Jan. 1 at Aloha more.
Maui High principal steps in as complex superintendent
Beginning today, Maui High School Principal Jamie Yap will be the interim superintendent for the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area. Yap has spent more than 40 years in education. Maui News.

County seeks damage assessments, announces crisis cleanup line
Maui County continues to offer residents resources to assist with recovery from recent flooding from torrential rains. Maui Now.

500 residents sought for food insecurity survey
The nonprofit Malama Kaua‘i wants to survey 500 residents experiencing food insecurity to lay the groundwork for an island-wide joint Food Access Plan with the state Department of Health. Garden Island.

Kapa‘a Middle School teacher leads pilot HSTA training program
The Hawai‘i State Teacher’s Association has appointed Kapa‘a Middle School art teacher Dr. Michael Hurst to coach a new, statewide Early Leadership Institute that aims to educate new teachers in the state and improve teacher retention. Garden Island.

At 91, Kaua“i woman became the oldest person to finish this year’s Honolulu Marathon
Among those running in the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday was a 91-year-old woman from Kauai. Mathea Allansmith was the oldest runner to complete the 26.2-mile route, crossing the finish line after 10 hours and 48 minutes. Hawaii News Now.

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