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Hospital Admissions For COVID Revised

20% of those in Hawaii hospitals with COVID were actually admitted for other reasons.

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20% of those in Hawai‘i hospitals with Covid were actually admitted for other reasons, experts say
Hawai‘i officials are considering changing the way Covid hospitalizations are tallied because a growing number of those in Hawai‘i hospitals with the virus are actually getting care for other reasons. Hawaii News Now.

Reapportionment Commission approves House seat move from O‘ahu to Hawai‘i Island


The Big Island will gain an eighth seat this year in the state House of Representatives at the expense of O‘ahu, following an 8-0 vote Thursday by the state Reapportionment Commission. West Hawaii Today. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Public Radio. Hawaii News Now.

General fund forecast to grow 15% this fiscal year
Another sign of Hawai‘i’s economic recovery came Thursday when the state Council on Revenues forecast a 15% increase in the state’s general fund for the fiscal year that’s already underway as visitor arrivals in the past six months already have surpassed the 3.3 million tourists who came to the islands in fiscal year 2021.  Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.

About 100 Hawai‘i National Guard soldiers to be deployed to the Middle East
The Department of Defense has notified about 100 Hawai‘i Army National Guard soldiers that they will be deployed to the Middle East in 2023. Officials said it will be a year-long deployment in which soldiers will be supporting the US Central Command efforts in the region. Hawaii News Now.

At least 8 Hawai‘i charter schools go virtual or extend break due to Covid-19
Kamaile Academy Public Charter School in Wai‘anae has sent 100 middle school students home to quarantine, while DreamHouse ‘Ewa Beach has shifted to full virtual learning for at least two weeks. Star-Advertiser.

7 Hawaiian Air employees file class-action lawsuit to block vaccine mandate
The suit claims Hawaiian Air is violating their religious rights and disability protections by denying all requests for medical or religious exemptions. Hawaii News Now.

Hawai‘i faces a shortage in Covid treatments as cases reach new highs
The limited availability of Covid medicine has prompted a process by which the federal government allocates drugs to each state and then the state works with health care leaders to allocate drugs to each hospital. Civil Beat.

HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE
2 Local Compensation Surveys Could Help Guide Your Business
Two surveys of Hawaii Employers Council members offers insights into best staffing practices for 2022 and how to navigate the ongoing challenges of recruiting and retaining top talent… read more.
OʻAHU
Several well-known radio personalities laid off
Danielle Tucker, Billy V, Wayne Maria, and Gregg and Shawnee Hammer were among 20 people at four Honolulu stations who lost their jobs. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

Honolulu’s republican party told to move fundraiser off Army base


The event at Schofield Barracks was to feature mainland party activist Scott Presler, described in reports as anti-Muslim. Hawai‘i law does not specifically prohibit political fundraisers from being held on government property if “the facility’s use rules do not prohibit political activities on the premises.” Civil Beat.

Miske associate ‘Harry Boy’ Kauhi details Hawai‘i murder-for-hire in plea deal
A member of an alleged Hawai‘i crime lord’s organization entered into a plea agreement with the federal government today, acknowledging a role in murder for hire schemes, racketeering, and robbery. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.

Grand Princess passenger cruise set to dock in Honolulu on Jan. 9
The Grand Princess, which will be sailing from California, will be docking on Sunday, Jan. 9, in Honolulu. It is the first cruise ship with passengers welcomed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic after the state reached an agreement with Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines. KHON2.

Key congressional panel poised to press Navy on whether they’ll de-fuel Red Hill tanks
The House Armed Services’ Subcommittee on Readiness will call some of the Navy’s top officials in Hawai‘i and on the mainland to testify about the fuel spill. They will also question them about whether the Navy plans to comply with the state’s order to shut down the fuel tanks. Hawaii News Now.

December caps record year for Oʻahu real estate. Home prices expected to rise in 2022
For a sixth consecutive month, the median price for a single-family home on Oʻahu was more than a million dollars, according to a new report from local real estate firm Locations Hawaiʻi. Hawaii Public Radio.

HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Hawaii Business’ Most Popular Stories of 2021

With all the changes in the labor market, it is not surprising that the most popular story of the year on our website was the feature on Hawai‘i’s 2021 Best Places to Work. Here’s what got the most traffic on our website, our twice-daily newsletter Today’s Hawai‘i News and our social media… read more.

HAWAIʻI ISLAND
HPD investigates anonymous threatening calls to Waiākea High
Hawai‘i police have initiated terroristic threatening cases in connection to threats received by personnel at Waiākea High School two days in a row. Big Island Now. KITV4.
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Horses are Healers at this Kaua‘i Nonprofit

Healing Horses Kauai uses riding therapy to improve their patients’ physical, cognitive and emotional health. The nonprofit welcomes riders of all abilities, providing an environment where healing and having fun can happen..read more.
MAUI COUNTY
Maui County delays update of ‘fully vaccinated’ status that adds Covid-19 booster
Maui Mayor Michael Victorino has announced the postponement until Jan. 24 of implementation of new public health rules that, in part, revises the definition of “fully vaccinated” to include those who have received a Covid-19 booster shot. Star-Advertiser. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

‘Priority projects’ aim to reach 5,000-unit goal
The Maui County Council is hoping a series of housing projects in the works will help the county reach its goal of building 5,000 affordable for-rent and for-sale units over the next five years. Maui News.

Kalaupapa has thousands of unmarked graves
A proposed memorial would honor all who lived there. Exactly 156 years ago on Thursday, the first dozen people diagnosed with leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, landed at Kalaupapa on Molokaʻi. Hawaii Public Radio. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

KAUAʻI
State, feds announce cash flows to Lihu‘e Airport
Ongoing projects at Lihu‘e Airport have gotten funding boosts in recent weeks, following announcements of state and federal disbursements. Garden Island.
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Hawaii Business’ Most Popular Stories of 2021
      
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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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