Another sign of economic recovery: Average Hawaii CEO pay rose 20% in 2021.
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|In another sign of economic rebound, average Hawai‘i CEO pay rose 20% last year
A Hawaii News Now review of company proxy statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows that the top executives of Hawai‘i’s largest publicly traded companies received an average pay increase of more than $750,000 in 2021. Their average take-home pay: $4.5 million. Hawaii News Now.
Diamond Head to require reservations for tourists
As part of efforts to reduce congestion and visitor impacts at the iconic Diamond Head State Monument, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources will require out-of-state residents to make reservations to visit the popular site starting May 12. The new policy doesn’t affect Hawai‘i residents, who can enter by showing an ID. Star-Advertiser. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now.
Hawai‘i Supreme Court diminishes the power of non-compete clauses
Proposal for $300 tax rebate still alive in Legislature
New contracts give most Hawai‘i public union workers pay raises
The average childcare worker makes about $12 an hour. This bill aims to change that
Bill to provide free period products at public schools advances
Legislation would give landlords the OK to question tenants about assistance animals
Hawai‘i’s prison oversight commission finally gets a staffer — 3 years later
Waters: Hawai‘i needs Congressional Rep in it for the long run
Hawai‘i hotels fetched nation’s highest daily rates in March
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Sumida Farms: 2022 SmallBiz Editor’s Choice Award Winner – Agriculture
In 2018, Emi Suzuki and her husband set out a nine-year timeline to slowly take over Sumida Farms. But when the farm’s leader, Suzuki’s aunt Barbara Sumida, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2020, Suzuki took charge immediately… read more.
|HART board chair confident rail will get to Ala Moana
Colleen Hanabusa, chair of the Board of Directors for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, said she still believed the train will ultimately run to Ala Moana Center and possibly even UH Mānoa. Hawaii Public Radio.
Another HPD commander prepares to leave as search for police chief drags on
With water restrictions possible, BWS eyes worsening drought with concern
Makiki man is convicted of trafficking underage girls
Amid progress in Chinatown, mayor hopes to focus revitalization efforts in Waikīkī
Schofield Barracks soldiers helped shape new Army policies for parents
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NAIOP Hawaii’s Kukulu Hale Awards Put the Spotlight on Hawaii’s CRE Industry, May 6
Join NAIOP Hawaii at the Royal Hawaiian Monarch Room on Friday, May 6, for the 25th Annual Kukulu Hale Awards – a fun, ‘50s Flashback-themed celebration of this year’s award-winning CRE projects and special awardees, including Castle & Cooke Hawaii, 2022 Developer of the Year… read more.
|Affordable housing measures advance to council
A pair of bills moving through the County Council will carve out 1% of property tax revenues each year and dedicate the money to an expanded range of programs to increase affordable housing. West Hawaii Today.
County, mayor sued over Waipi‘o road closure
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Love Roller Coasters? Then Join the Local Restaurant Business
2021 was a wild ride of exhilarating ups and terrifying downs, unexpected twists and turns, and high supply and labor costs. The forecast for 2022 is better: more customers plus growth in takeout and delivery... read more.
|Thousands of houses are empty on Maui. Would higher taxes change that?
An estimated 15,000 housing units — about 1 in 5 throughout all of Maui County — are vacant, according to 2020 census estimates. Raising taxes on short-term rentals and properties valued at $3 million or more that aren’t used as primary residences would be a way to boost funding for affordable housing projects and desperately needed upgrades to roads, sewers and water systems. Civil Beat.
Maui lawmakers propose restrictions on vans campers and tourists are renting as lodging
Major police bust on Maui fuels concerns about use of ‘ghost guns’
|Plan approved for Wi-Fi in parks
The County Council unanimously approved a request to receive and expend $50,000 in state funds for a program providing 24/7 public internet access at seven parks throughout the island. The IT Department estimates that the project will be completed within a year. Garden Island.
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