Why Hawaii businesses are passing their rising costs to consumers.
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|Why businesses are passing their rising costs on to consumers
Grocery prices rose almost 12% in March compared with the same month a year ago, while gasoline prices increased almost 40%. Among those hit hardest are companies that rely on packaging, which is a big deal for Hawai‘i food product manufacturers and makers of packaged goods. Civil Beat.
Extra food stamp benefits are extended through May
Bill would expedite farmland transfers
Lawmakers are still practicing “gut-and-replace” on bills
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority faces tight deadline to award its largest contract
Office of Hawaiian Affairs might get more of what it’s owed from the state
“Big penalty” sought for abandoning vehicles
Covid cases are likely three times more than reported
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Goldwings Supply Service: 2022 SmallBiz Editor’s Choice Award Winner – Native Hawaiian Owned
Goldwings Supply Service was opened in 1987 by Frank Young as a “NAPA store with aircraft parts.” But aviation parts now make up no more than 10% of the company’s overall revenue even though demand for those parts remains… read more.
|Anderson’s City Council resignation raises questions in lieutenant governor race
In 2020, Ikaika Anderson abruptly gave up the Honolulu City Council seat he held for 11 years. Questions about his commitment to serve a full term as lieutenant governor are likely to hang over his campaign, say political analysts. Star-Advertiser.
Public weighs in on Ala Wai flood-control proposals
ʻŌlelo’s new leader says he is working to restore trust and transparency
Developer of Hawaii Ocean Plaza gives update on troubled project
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|Some building permits still stuck in EPIC system
Hawai‘i County continues to fix bugs in its online building permit system, but some testifiers to the county Cost of Government Commission aren’t convinced it’s happening fast enough. West Hawaii Today.
Council to review benefits of “dark sky” initiatives
Governor releases $1.5 million for Puakō sewer plans
Honoka‘a cockfight draws hundreds; alleged organizer arrested, 21 chickens killed
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Aloha Harvest Distributes Good Food to the Needy Before It Gets Tossed
Aloha Harvest distributes good-quality excess food from restaurants, hotels, stores and farms to agencies that feed the hungry, like homeless shelters and food pantries. The nonprofit’s mission is to reduce food waste and hunger... read more.
|Months after social host law took effect, no citations have been issued
The county law holds adult hosts accountable for underage drinking at house parties. But more than six months since the measure was implemented, no one has been cited. Maui News.
Cleaning Mā‘alaea Bay requires money, land and oysters
Maui airport sees faster processing, fewer disorderly incidents
|Kaua‘i legislators return donations tied to bribery figure
Following a February bribery scandal, some Kaua‘i lawmakers are distancing themselves from money tied to the central figure in the case, wastewater executive Milton Choy. Garden Island.
|APRIL 2022 ISSUE|
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