Mayor Rick Blangiardi proposes banning guns in schools, parks, and other locations.
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Mayor Rick Blangiardi proposes banning guns in schools, parks and other locations
In preparation for the issuance of permits for Honolulu citizens to carry guns in public, Mayor Rick Blangiardi said today he is proposing prohibiting firearms in various places. Blangiardi said he is asking the Honolulu City Council to consider a draft ordinance that also includes a default rule banning guns in private businesses and charitable organizations but permitting the property owners to decide whether to allow guns on the premises.
Chinese company plans to sell off its entire Hawai‘i real estate portfolio by year’s end
A Chinese company that has invested more than $650 million on hundreds of acres of land near or at the Ko Olina Resort in West O‘ahu is planning to sell off all of its properties by the end of this year.
Tourism gets career, technical education pathway in local high schools
The education nonprofit ClimbHI is partnering with the state Department of Education, and tourism organizations to launch a new career readiness program for high school students next year. The Hospitality for Me program attempts to bring a tourism pathway to the DOE’s efforts to expand career and technical education for students.
James Kaupena Wong, tradition-bearer and master of Hawaiian chant, dies at 93
James Kaupena Wong, a master chanter who was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award from the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts has died. Wong died Saturday afternoon, according to his niece Haunani Denhart of Oakland, California.
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