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President Joe Biden signs the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.

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Biden signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act

President Joe Biden recently signed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, which aims to “crack down on skyrocketing ocean shipping costs and ease supply chain backlogs that are raising prices for consumers and making it harder for U.S. farmers and exporters to get their goods to the global market.”

Ige: Wage hike ‘a boost’

Hawaii’s minimum hourly wage will rise to $18 over the next six years, after Gov. David Ige signed the increase into law Wednesday.

Teacher charged with distributing child pornography

HONOLULU — A Hawaii public school teacher was ordered held without bail on a charge of distributing child pornography, which U.S. prosecutors said included videos of him having sex with a 13-year-old student.

Say bye to HI-5 at Kealakehe, Waimea, Hilo transfer stations

Hawaii Island residents will no longer be able to redeem their HI-5 bottles and cans at three of the most popular transfer stations, and the continuation of redemption service at a fourth is uncertain, as contractors grapple with inflation, fuel price increases and a worker shortage stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

14 arrested for suspected DUI

Hawaii Police Department officers arrested 14 motorists for suspected drunken driving between June 13 and Sunday. Six of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash.

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