UH Board of Regents approves Maunakea Master Plan despite opposition to Thirty Meter Telescope.
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|UH Board of Regents approve Mauna Kea Master Plan despite testimony condemning Thirty Meter Telescope
The UH Board of Regents on Thursday approved an updated Mauna Kea Master Plan that guides oversight of the mountain for the next 20 years and accommodates the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope if and when it is built. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now. KITV4.
Marine Corps to deactivate Hawai‘i battalion after 80 years of service
Hawai‘i public-school student absences up dramatically in latest Covid-19 surge, report finds
DOE: Nearly 3,400 Covid cases reported among students, staff amid Omicron surge. Hawaii News Now.
Retention rate of Hawai‘i public school teachers after 5 years of employment just over 50%
Advisory panel formed to help find next DOE superintendent
Hawai‘i Senate bill would hike minimum wage to $12 an hour on Oct. 1
UH is considering a Covid booster shot mandate
FEMA will provide Hawaiʻi with $48M to pay for 1,000 temporary medical staff
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How a Law Student is Breaking into Venture Capital
Madonna Castro Perez, who grew up on Guam, is rising fast in a male-dominated world. In February 2021, Castro Perez became vice chair of the UH student-run venture fund for which I am the chair. Before that, she was part of a team that won the UH Venture Competition… read more.
|Honolulu councilman proposes short-term rental compromise
A proposed crackdown on short-term vacation rentals on O‘ahu has been amended to address several areas of criticism from rental operators, a move that is getting a mixed reaction from the community. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.
Federal prosecutors who led corruption probe into Kealohas make it clear they’re not finished
Changes to fares for TheBus, TheHandi-Van up for public input
City lawyers’ ouster from Iremamber Sykap case sought
Hawai‘i homeowners to get $50 million in federal relief funds
7 public schools still can’t use tap water as contamination crisis drags on
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Cultural Practitioners, Advisors Help Educate Visitors About Hawai‘i’s People, Places, History and Culture
Cultural practitioners working in the tourism industry see their roles as integral to ensuring Hawaiian culture is perpetuated accurately and that visitors treat the Islands respectfully. But some practitioners say Hawaiian culture is still undervalued… read more.
|State land use panel rejects Connections’ permit request
The state Land Use Commission on Thursday denied by a 6-0 vote an application by Connections New Century Public Charter School for a special use permit to build a campus on about 70 acres of leased agricultural-zoned state land in Hilo. Tribune-Herald.
Request to change land use classification for site of proposed affordable housing project moves forward
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A Pueo and his Keeper
The Hawaiian short-eared owl was rescued on Kaua‘i in 2016, blinded in one eye and too young to know how to hunt on his own. His doting animal keepers now care for him. “If the zoo didn’t exist, he may have been euthanized”... read more.
|Maui becomes first island to add Covid booster shot for full vaccination status
Starting on Jan. 24, the Covid-19 booster shot will be a part of Maui’s Safer Outside program — it is a county program that requires businesses such as bars, gyms and restaurants to verify proof of vaccination. KHON2.
Maui Police 25% short staffed: 21 resignations, 13 retirements in 2021
Plan seeks more natural solutions to flood risks
State leaders disagree on who should spearhead Maui County’s axis deer problems
|County of Kaua‘i seeks to avoid Kekaha Landfill crisis
With the Kekaha Landfill nearing its capacity, the county is scrambling for solutions to avoid a potential garbage disaster. The landfill is currently projected to reach capacity in January 2027. According to the county’s Department of Public Works, the construction of a new landfill can take 10 to 12 years. A new landfill would not be completed until 2032 at the earliest.
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