UH study suggests onslaught of disease amid global warming.
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|UH study suggests onslaught of disease amid global warming
The survey of medical literature of known cases of illness found evidence that more than 58% of human diseases caused by pathogens, such as dengue, hepatitis, pneumonia, malaria and more, already have been aggravated by the kind of climatic hazards that would become more commonplace as the planet heats up. Star-Advertiser.
Campaign Spending Commission investigates Covid testing company that got big city contract
The state Campaign Spending Commission subpoenaed the bank records of two employees of Capture Diagnostics, which is part of a consortium awarded a $19.5 million emergency contract in 2020 for the city’s testing program at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The commission is looking at whether the company reimbursed the employees who gave a total of $10,000 to former Mayor Kirk Caldwellʻs campaign in November 2021. Hawaii News Now.
Hawai‘i political candidates return $142,000 from besieged executive
Fueled by doubts, hundreds of Hawai‘i Republicans sign up as election observers
‘It lasts as long as the money lasts’: Enrollment in discounted broadband program low
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Here’s What Residents Say about Tourism, the Minimum Wage, Remote Work, Personal Finances and More
We asked business leaders about their companies and the general public about their workplaces, what business leaders and the general public’s view was is on the Jones Act, and more. The general public had other thoughts on electric vehicles and minimum wage increases… read more.
|$30 million Covid-19 relief fund established for Honolulu County nonprofit organizations
The county is setting aside $30 million for local non-profit organizations that were impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nonprofit organizations can receive up to $100,000 if they meet certain criteria that demonstrate economic harm directly related to the pandemic. KITV4.
Honolulu’s embattled Leahi Avenue will be returning to city control
SEC sues Semisub tour boat, alleging investor fraud
Honolulu City Council candidates spend big bucks on campaigns as primary nears
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Vicky Cayetano Addresses Needs of Small Business, Farmers
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|Three vie for Senate District 1
The Democratic primary for state Senate District 1 has two sitting senators facing off against each other and a third candidate who’s a former high-level appointed government executive and union chief. Tribune-Herald.
Program rolled out to ease burden on families for school supplies
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|Mayor announces $25M federal grant for Waiʻale Road extension
Mayor Michael Victorino announced the County of Maui will be awarded $25 million for the Waiʻale Road extension through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity discretionary grant program. The planned extension will connect Waiʻale Road with Honoapiʻilani Highway to improve traffic flow in the Waikapū area and provide an alternate route between Kahului and Wailuku. Maui Now. KHON2.
In Haleakalā National Park, crews look to the past to understand the present
|Kaua‘i gets $25 million in RAISE grant infrastructure funds
The federal government awarded Kaua‘i a $25 million grant Monday, which will be used for South Shore transportation improvements. The money will allow for the construction of three new roundabouts on the South Shore — at the intersections of Po‘ipu and roads, Po‘ipu Road at Kiahuna Plantation Drive and Po‘ipu Road at Ala Kinoiki and Pe‘e Road. Garden Island.
EPA fines state agency for illegal Kaua‘i cesspool
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