Although a minimum wage hike is “long overdue”, will it be enough to live in Hawaii?
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|Minimum wage hike “long overdue,” but will it be enough to live in Hawai‘i?
On Monday, the Senate is scheduled to hear SB 2018 that would raise the minimum wage to $18 an hour in 2026, while House leadership is expected to introduce its own minimum wage bill. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.
Pandemic cloud lingers as Ige prepares his final State of the State address
HTA is shifting focus to a new type of visitor
Newly sold bonds will fund $230M for essential airport projects in Hawaiʻi
Caucuses multiply in Hawai‘i, focusing on specific legislation
Okimoto to seek Honolulu City Council seat, leaving House with just 2 Republicans
Char: Number of Covid cases “very concerning”
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Here’s How Hawai‘i Plans to Expand its Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
New styles to suit every need, personality and driving desire are about to debut in the electric vehicle market. By 2045, forecasts suggest half the vehicles on Hawai‘i’s roads will be electric. The challenge facing the state and Hawaiian Electric Co.: Where will everyone plug them in?… read more.
|State has yet to release new rules cracking down on beach revetments
Property owners are legally allowed to keep the emergency protections in place temporarily, but state officials have allowed walls of sandbags to remain for years, even decades. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.
Roy Amemiya wants city documents to fight his conspiracy indictment. The city says no
City lawyers can also represent Honolulu officers in teen’s shooting
A deal to sell plots of land to Waialua farmers moves ahead
Navy water quality results to be made public faster, says interagency team
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|North Kona, South Kohala are vacation rental hotspots
The areas are home to about 80% of short-term vacation rentals on the island, and 87% of complaints. West Hawaii Today.
Council rejects contractor for Leeward Planning Commission
Plans for Kalanianā‘ole reconstruction pushed back to April
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Two Surveys Ask About Covid-19 Issues at Work and at Home
We asked about personal vaccination statuses, whether workplaces have vaccination policies and how concerned people are about contracting the virus... read more.
|Victorino, Bissen dive in early to Maui mayor race
Mayor Michael Victorino and former Judge Richard Bissen are declaring their candidacies for mayor this week. Voters will elect a mayor in November following the nonpartisan August primary. Civil Beat.
New law impacts some vacation rentals and Grand Wailea expansion
Maui ranks among top destinations, based on trip searches
Hawai‘i’s strictest pandemic policies have created a lonely existence at Kalaupapa
|Tourism officials discuss top priorities in 2022
Island tourism officials have a game plan for 2022, one year after the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority debuted county-by-county Destination Management Action Plans to address a changing visitor industry. Garden Island.
Run-up to KIUC election is underway
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