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“Largest Spenders” Wanted


Hawaii State Senate President Ronald Kouchi says Hawaii’s economy suffers from “continued restrictions on foreign travel.”

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‘Largest spenders’ wanted

With the novel coronavirus pandemic entering a third year, state Sen. President Ronald Kouchi said one of the biggest challenges facing Hawaii’s economy is “continued restrictions on foreign travel.”

Big Island grand jury impaneling to continue as scheduled

Impaneling of Hilo and Kona grand juries will continue as scheduled today in Hilo and Friday in Kona, despite Gov. David Ige signing Monday an emergency proclamation to temporarily suspend the statutory requirement for the annual initial impaneling of grand juries by Jan. 15.

Police arrest 33 for suspected DUI

Police arrested 33 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Dec. 27, 2021, and Sunday. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and three were younger than age 21.

$250 tax credit for homeowners?

The Hawaii County Council is considering granting homeowners a $250 property tax credit to alleviate the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council committee advances fare-free bus

After being named Monday the fourth Mass Transit administrator in as many years, John Andoh on Tuesday won a County Council endorsement of his first bill, a measure creating a fare-free Hele-On bus system for the next two years, if not longer.

State inks port agreements with Carnival, NCL

The first port agreements with Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Lines to formalize health and safety protocols for the return of cruise line operations in Hawaii have been executed, the state Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.


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