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|Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau loses contract to Hawaiian nonprofit
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority has awarded the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement its lucrative contract to market the state to U.S. visitors — a major blow to the Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, which has held the job for years and was originally chosen to retain the post in a multiyear, $100 million deal. Star-Advertiser. Garden Island. KHON2.
These 3 Hawai‘i beaches have chronic pollution problems
Surfrider Foundation shares its top 10 list of popular U.S. beaches that fail to meet health standards for recreational users. Of the 8,532 water test results reported in 2021, 36% of the samples collected from Maliko Bay on Maui, 95% from Chocolates Surf Break on O‘ahu, and 100% from Nawiliwili on Kaua‘i, failed to meet the state health standard for recreational waters. Civil Beat.
Native Hawaiians urge congressional committee to meet its trust obligation by opening more access to funding
State announces extension of digital currency innovation lab
‘Big win for girls’: State to spend $60M to construct locker rooms for female athletes
US Coast Guard ushers in ‘new era’ of operations with updated fleet of aircraft
Amid ongoing surge, more than 800 frontline caregivers in Hawai‘i out sick with Covid
Covid-19 vaccines for kids under 5 nearing final OK
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The Downtown Honolulu Parking Guide is Back
Need a parking space in the city for a month or just a day? Check our online guide, which includes locations, daily and monthly prices, and more information to find the right place at the right price… read more.
|More permit delays cause frustration at city planning department
Changes to the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting were supposed to expedite the process. But applicants said it’s taking longer than ever to get a permit — and they said multiple industries are suffering because of it. KHON2.
How to stop sand erosion on Waikīkī coastline? That’s the $2 billion question
OSHA: ‘Disabled’ Red Hill firefighting system put employees in danger
McCully-Mōʻiliʻili Library reopens after 2-year closure for repairs
Wooden swing removed at Sacred Falls State Park to discourage trespassing
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The Honolulu Museum of Art School Reopens in the Fall
The hallways and classrooms of the newly renovated Honolulu Museum of Art School will soon be abuzz with excitement and anticipation once again as the museum brings back studio art classes after a two-year hiatus…. read more.
|No property tax relief: Council approves $785.3M spending plan
Several council members were inclined to keep the tax rates the way they are, under the theory it won’t make that much difference to property owners, any business relief probably wouldn’t trickle down to consumers and it would be hard to bring tax rates back up once the economy cools. West Hawaii Today.
U.S. Court rules for Hawai‘i in latest Aina Leʻa decision
Big Island energy firm seeks Public Utilities Commission review
Ige talks return of Japanese visitors
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O‘ahu Construction Costs Are Up, But it Could be Worse
Honolulu trails only New York and San Francisco when it comes to building costs, according to project management company RLB. The total cost of building in Honolulu rose by 3.97% over the last year... read more.
|Major outdoor lighting rules to protect Maui County seabirds move ahead
With widespread support from environmental groups, a Maui County measure meant to dim lights that can be lethal for Hawaiian seabirds advanced Wednesday. Outdoor lighting changes would happen over a three-year period from the bill’s passage. The rules would carry an initial penalty of $1,000 and $1,000 for every day of noncompliance. Maui Now.
Public scoping on proposed Kīpahulu Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area
Maui solar panel owners can get cash incentives for upgrading energy storage
|Council approves $260.3M budget
It was a total increase of more than $40 million over the current budget (a $243.3 million operating budget and $24.8 million CIP tab), with the majority of the additional funds going towards CIP projects. Garden Island.
Endangered blind spiders and ancient burials spur angst over luxury condo project
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