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Homeland Security Stops Cyberattack


Federal agents stop cyberattack targeting Hawaii undersea communications cable.

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Federal agents stop cyberattack targeting Hawai‘i undersea communications cable
The servers of a private O‘ahu company responsible for managing a trans-Pacific undersea cable that connects Hawai‘i and the Pacific region were targeted by an international hacking group, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now. KITV4.

Illegal fishing surfaces as a top threat to maritime, food security
Last week, U.S. State Department officials touched down in Hawai‘i to meet with military officials to discuss efforts to curb illegal and unreported fishing. Star-Advertiser.

Local fishermen and women on the hook for high costs as seafood prices continue to rise
Cost increases for fuel, baits and supplies are driving seafood prices up. Hawaii Longline Association Executive Director Eric Kingma says fish prices are 15% to 20% higher now than pre-pandemic. KITV4.

Hawaiian Electric’s 2021-22 sustainability report details renewable energy progress
Hawaiian Electric said it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 22% last year compared to 2005 baseline levels. The utility also reported that 38% of the its electricity sales came from renewable resources. Maui Now.

About one-third of donations affiliated with Milton Choy have been returned
The Campaign Spending Commission says they received dozens of returns from February through March, totaling well over $100,000. KHON2.

Questions raised over Kai Kahele’s job with Hawaiian Airlines
U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele’s nearly four-month absence from the nation’s capital is now raising questions about whether he has violated House ethics rules regarding his employment as a Hawaiian Airlines pilot. Civil Beat.

Hawai‘i is on the verge of banning flavored vape products

After more than seven years of the trying, the state is on the verge of banning flavored vaping products. But vape shop operators say the ban will put hundreds of small retailers out of business. Hawaii News Now. KITV4.

Fight to lower legal limit for drunk driving in Hawai‘i hits roadblock
A proposal to lower the blood alcohol content level officially died this legislative session. However, advocates for the change say they are not giving up and will be back next year. Hawaii News Now.

This home at 37 Ualei Place in Wailea sold last month for $18.5 million. It totals 6,860 square feet of living space and is located on a 1-acre estate. | Photo: Dante Parducci
Mainland and Foreign Buyers had Big Impact on Maui in 2021
Local buyers on Maui only accounted for 64% of all home sales last year: 1,876 of the 2,948 single-family homes and condos that changed hands on the Valley Isle. The percentages for local buyers on Maui were below the statewide numbers. Statewide in 2021, local buyers bought 76% of all single-family homes and condominiums… read more.
Short-term rental rules up for final vote at City Council
The proposed rules, which were introduced at the request of Mayor Rick Blangiardi, notably would increase the required minimum stay at short-term rentals to three months from the current 30 days. Star-Advertiser. Hawai‘i Public Radio. Hawaii News Now.

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s bold financial moves seem to be paying off
In the past two years, the university has significantly increased enrollment and has new medical programs in the works. And now HPU is financially back in the black. Civil Beat.

Army to conduct controlled burn to reduce wildfire threat
The Army announced Tuesday that it will conduct a controlled burn next week at the Schofield Barracks training range complex to reduce the risk of summer wildfires. Star-Advertiser.

Police misconduct records lawsuit costs Honolulu taxpayers another $83,000
The city and Honolulu Police Department have been ordered to pay attorney’s fees and costs totaling more than $83,000 in the latest round of legal sparring over whether police misconduct records should be available for public scrutiny. Civil Beat.

Third lawsuit filed against city alleging Honolulu police caused crash
A lawsuit has been filed against the city on behalf of the driver of a car that was allegedly run off the road by Honolulu police officers who fled the scene after the crash. The Honolulu prosecutor’s office also has opened an independent investigation into the crash. Civil Beat.

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Improving the Workplace for Wahine

As a sponsor of Hawaii Business Magazine’s Best Places to Work for Women category, ProService Hawaii’s own Michelle Kirk, Vice President of Client Experience, shares theses ideas for creating a better environment for wahine in 2020 and beyond… read more.

Unknown if property tax relief is on the horizon
It remains to be seen whether Mayor Mitch Roth’s administration will be able to provide property tax relief while still balancing its budget, officials told the County Council on Tuesday. West Hawaii Today.

Queen’s hospital nurses on Hawai’i Island paid nearly 20% less than Oʻahu counterparts
The Queen’s North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital in Waimea has been struggling to employ nurses even before the pandemic. Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Millions in state CIP funds released for Big Island projects
Hawai‘i Island funds include $500,000 to finance a feasibility and cost study for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in Pāhoa and $8.75 million to finance the construction of a 10 million-gallon water reservoir for the Lālāmilo water system. Big Island Video News.

Katherine Kealoha won’t be taking the witness stand to testify against her brother
Katherine Kealoha was by far the most anticipated witness in the drug trial against Dr. Rudy Puana, and experts were surprised that prosecutors apparently decided at the last minute to forgo her testimony. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

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From Kona’s Natural Energy Lab, Hatch Invests in Aquaculture Startups Around the Globe

The global accelerator Hatch uses its Kona branch as part of its mission to reduce the footprint of farmed and alternative seafood. Co-founder and partner Wayne Murphy calls Hatch the world’s first aquaculture accelerator. “There’s an amazing array of aquaculture more.
Deer woes return for local farmers as Maui County drought intensifies
For the third straight month, Maui County rain gauges were below half of what’s average, and some local farmers are seeing the impacts. Maui Now.

$6M in funds released for Maui CIP projects in February and March
The Maui funds include: $250,000 for construction of the Hāna Health Rehabilitation and Support Center, $1,293,000 for guardrail and shoulder improvements at various locations on Maui’s state highways, and $1,483,000 for the Maui Community Correctional Center’s new medium security housing unit. Maui Now.

Kauaʻi voters will get new election notification postcards after some got the wrong ones
Kauaʻi voters received postcards last week which were supposed to contain information about the upcoming primary and general midterm elections. Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Kaua‘i deputy police chief stopped at airport after issued firearm found in carry-on bag
Kaua‘i Police Department Deputy Police Chief Stan Olsen is expected to pay a civil penalty after he was stopped at Līhu‘e Airport on Friday for packing a firearm in his carry-on luggage. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Garden Island. Hawaii News Now.

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