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Boosting Hawaii’s Minimum Wage

Hawaii House leaders want to raise the state’s minimum wage to $18 an hour.

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Hawaii House leaders propose an $18 minimum wage

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers opened a new session of the Legislature on Wednesday with House leaders proposing to raise the state’s minimum wage to $18 an hour and spend $600 million on housing for Native Hawaiians on the waiting list for Hawaiian homelands.

Future of $10.5M compost facility still uncertain

Executives for a stalled $10.5 million composting project addressed a County Council panel Tuesday, extolling the virtues of a centralized system, while other island recycling groups pushed for a distributed system of smaller facilities across the island.

Internet options expanding for Hawaiian homesteaders

HONOLULU — Residents of Hawaiian homelands may soon have more options for connecting to the internet. That’s because the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is lifting a decades-old exclusivity clause allowed only one internet service provider option for Hawaiian homesteaders.

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