Hawaii’s COVID-19 cases may be peaking, but hospitalizations are not.
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|Hawai‘i’s Covid-19 cases may be peaking, but not hospitalizations
Health officials believe they’ll know by the middle of this week if Hawai‘i has reached the peak of its Omicron surge. Officials say a steady drop in the number of infections is the first sign the surge may be on the decline. Star-Advertiser. Haw
Gov. David Ige proposes $100 refund for every Hawai‘i taxpayer and their dependents
Full text of Gov. David Ige’s State of the State address can be found here.
Hawai‘i minimum wage increase bill advances
Proposed bill prevents illegal vacation homes from advertising
Bills aim to reduce number of abandoned vehicles
Hawai‘i’s unemployment rate tumbles to 5.7%
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Here’s How Affordable Housing Policies Have Impacted Hawai‘i’s Housing Supply
Everyone agrees that Hawaiʻi needs more affordable housing. What we don’t agree on is which government policies will best fill that need.This report on affordable housing policies by county governments and state agencies provides different perspectives on what works and what doesn’t – and what might work better… read more.
|Honolulu Council considers new rules for short-term rentals
The Honolulu City Council is again considering a measure that would alter the rules for short-term rentals, notably increasing the minimum stay proposal to three months from 30 days unless a special permit is granted. Star-Advertiser.
Hawai‘i Senate bill takes aim at Red Hill fuel facility
Navy to withhold full Red Hill fuel leak report
Red Hill water crisis taking toll on students, teachers say
Notorious Pearl City cemetery to get new website, GPS system
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The Tranquility of Transportation
Local artist Kimberlie Clinthorne-Wong, envisions a Hawai’i of 2050 where electric transportation means shorter commute times, more gardens and green spaces, and the sounds of bird-song and laughter instead of the roar of… read more.
|Struggling to achieve: More support needed on the Big Island for special needs children and adults
Parents of special needs children say there’s a lack of support for them on the Big Island — and the pandemic has only made it worse. Tribune-Herald.
Pathways to productivity: Programs help people with special needs thrive after high school
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Handmade Noodles with Okinawan Sweet Potatoes are a Staple at this Kāne‘ohe Takeout Restaurant
Adela Visitacion guides dough blended with Okinawan sweet potatoes through a ramen machine purchased in Japan, where she trained in the art of noodle making. Homegrown in Hawai‘i, these noodles are a work of art... read more.
|Maui County booster requirement now in effect
A booster shot is now required to be considered fully vaccinated in Maui County. Those eligible for a booster, who are 18 and older, who want to dine indoors at a restaurant or bar, or workout at a gym will have to show proof to do so. KHON2. Hawaii News Now.
Maui commission wants public’s feedback on 40 reforms to local government
Deer on Kahului Airport runway prompts additional fencing
|County of Kaua‘i begins distribution of free at-home Covid-19 tests
Free Covid-19 home test kits ran out within a half hour at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center, where the county, in partnership with the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office, began its distribution of about 15,000 kits islandwide. Garden Island. KITV4.
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