Lahaina brush fire burns 1.875 square miles, 40% contained.
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Lahaina brush fire burns 1.875 square miles, 40% contained
Firefighters are expected to continue working throughout the day. The Lahaina Civic Center closed as an evacuation shelter on Wednesday morning. There have been no evacuations ordered nor road closures.
State unemployment fund grows to $205M after pandemic crash
Hawaiʻi’s Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund grew to $205 million after using over $800 million in federal pandemic funding. The program is typically funded exclusively by employers via state and federal payroll taxes. The UCTF rarely depleted pre-pandemic due to this design.
Hau‘ula residents sound the alarm over erosion on Kamehameha Highway
The Department of Transportation made emergency repairs to the highway at the Pokiwai Bridge after it collapsed in January 2020. Some residents say what they are seeing now are the same signs they saw before the last collapse, but the DOT says there’s no immediate threat to the highway.
Hawai‘i records 1,288 new Covid-19 cases, 5 more deaths
The state’s seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases declined to 154 compared with 165 reported on Nov. 2. The state’s average positivity rate also declined to 5.3% compared with 5.5% the previous week.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES
Hawai‘i International Film Festival Spotlights Foreign-Born and Next Generation Filmmakers
Hawai‘i international Film Festival will present the 14th edition of the New American Perspectives program in partnership with The Vilcek Foundation at its 42nd edition throughout the month. Composed of film screenings, filmmaker discussions and panels, a master class, and classroom presentations by filmmakers, the program centers the contributions of immigrant filmmakers to contemporary cinema in the United States.
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