State legislature releases record-breaking $8.7 billion budget.
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|Lawmakers lay out a record-setting $8.7 billion state budget
House and Senate lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a new state budget for next year that includes $350 million in funding for a new stadium at Hālawa, but no additional planning money for a new jail. The $8.7 billion budget is a record amount, and is about $400 million more than what Gov. David Ige asked for in his budget submitted to the Legislature last year. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser.
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Honolulu Fish Company: 2022 SmallBiz Editor’s Choice Award Winner – Food and Beverage
When Honolulu Fish Co. started, it depended on word of mouth and sold around 200 to 500 pounds of fish a week. Today it sells 50,000 to 60,000 pounds a week. Customers include local and mainland households, restaurants, hotels and casinos. “Our backbone is trust. I respect my customers and I want them to always believe in us… read more.
|$96 million federal grant to replace Mokapu Elementary
The state is receiving a $96 million federal grant to help replace Mokapu Elementary School because of “capacity and facility condition deficiencies,” Marine Corps Base Hawaii announced this week. The 14.2-acre campus includes 12 permanent school buildings, most of which were built in 1960, plus 10 portable structures. Star-Advertiser.
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HPD officers involved in Mākaha crash want public-paid attorneys
One less candidate in the running for the next Honolulu police chief
Inside the ‘frantic’ push to shorten rail and keep its federal funding
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The Cades Foundation is one of the largest private funders of arts in Hawai‘i, and promotes education, the well-being of children, the arts, and health and human services. In celebration of its centennial and to honor its commitment to serving the community, the firm is doubling down on its pro bono and volunteer activities with the launch of their Hoʻokupu for 100 Initiative… read more.
|Meeting about Pohakuloa Training Area lease extension draws mostly opponents
The U.S. Army found few supporters at a Monday public discussion about whether part of the Pohakuloa Training Area should remain under Army control. Opponents said the 23,000-acre lease should not be renewed, and that the Army also should vacate the remaining 109,000 acres of federal land. Much of the negative testimony came from ideological grounds, with several testifiers opposing U.S. military interventionism overseas. Tribune-Herald.
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|Panel pulls requirement for N. Kīhei affordable housing project so it can move ahead
Saying that a much-needed affordable housing project in North Kīhei shouldn’t be held up over county roadway requirements, Maui Planning Commission on Tuesday morning voted to pull the condition, allowing Hale Kaiola to move full-steam ahead. Maui Now. Maui News.
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‘We cannot afford to be careless’: Lahaina residents want more water oversight
|State grants $230M for Kaua‘i capital projects
The $230 million for capital improvement projects on Kaua‘i include improvements to Lihu‘e Airport and Vidinha Stadium. In all, 28 projects throughout the island received funding. Garden Island.
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