Kauai helicopter crash that killed 7 people was 100% preventable.
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Kaua‘i helicopter crash that killed 7 was ‘100% preventable,’ report says
The National Transportation Safety Board said that the Federal Aviation Administration had delayed installing aviation weather cameras that might have alerted the pilot to the fog-shrouded conditions in a mountainous region of Kaua‘i. The board also said the FAA failed to do enough to ensure that tour pilots in Hawai‘i are trained in handling bad weather.
Captain Cook name change proposal shelved
A resolution that requested the U.S. Census Bureau to change the name of the South Kona community of Captain Cook to its original name, Ka‘awaloa, stalled this legislative session. HCR27 was deferred April 20 by the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs.
New plan seeks to replace proposed six-story Wailuku Hotel with workforce housing
The proposed 125-unit multi-family complex was floated in place of the proposed hotel concept that was met with community opposition in 2020. 60% of the units would be priced in the “affordable” range and 40% would be priced at market rates.
Hawai‘i’s rental market tightens as property owners sell
Experts said real estate sales have gone up 40% over the last two years with many landlords selling their properties, leaving fewer options for renters. O‘ahu’s one bedroom average is $1,700, two bedroom is $2,195 and three bedroom is $2,800, according to a real estate expert.
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Hawaii State FCU is Offering $40,000 in Grants to Hawai‘i’s Public School Teachers to Purchase Classroom Supplies
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