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1,300 ballots arrived too late to count, so far 
More than 1,300 ballots have come in too late to be counted in the general election. The Honolulu County clerk’s office has received 716 mailed ballots after the election-day cutoff, 400 in Maui County and 213 in Hawai‘i County. KHON2.

Hawai‘i’s high court OKs 60-day hold on those uncharged
The Hawai‘i Supreme Court on Thursday issued an opinion that says defendants can be kept in custody pending a Grand Jury indictment. Star-Advertiser. KHON2. KITV4.

Hawai‘i receives ‘B’ grade in 2022 State Of The Beach report

The report report says Hawai‘i is earning a “B” grade, which means the state is doing a good job of protecting coastal resources, but also has room for improvement. KITV4.

Hawai‘i spinner dolphins at risk of disease, study finds
Toxoplasmosis, the disease that originates from the feces of cats, has been known in recent years to have killed at least 15 Hawaiian monk seals, as well as endangered birds and other wildlife in the islands. Now new research has discovered the deadly disease in two spinner dolphins. Star-Advertiser.

Help wanted: Retailers redouble calls for holiday workers
Total non-farm jobs in Hawai‘i have risen toward pre-pandemic levels and were hovering at approximately 614,700 in September compared with 659,100 in February 2020, before the pandemic started. Civil Beat.

Gov. Ige extends SNAP emergency benefits through the holidays until Jan. 16
Hawaiʻi Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency proclamation that extends the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits until next year. Big Island Now.

Local branding firm receives renewal to lead HTA’s Japan market
The integrative consulting firm LLC will once again lead HTA’s Visitor Education and Destination Brand Marketing and Management Services for the Japan market. Hawaii Public Radio.

Hawai‘i BOE seeks more community input for its strategic plan
The Board of Education will allow stakeholders to have another say on a new plan that will direct public education in Hawai‘i for the next several years. Civil Beat.

‘It’s cartoon pornography’: Some demand teen novel be pulled from Hawai‘i library
Controversy is brewing over a teen cartoon novel found in a state library that some criticize for displaying graphic and inappropriate images. KITV4.

Photo: courtesy of the University of Hawaii
A UH Incubator Aims to Take Ideas to Market
HITIDE helps faculty, staff and students commercialize their research and innovations. How about a $5,000 space satellite? The Office of Innovation and Commercialization launched it this year to give faculty, staff and students insights into how to commercialize and spread their innovation and research….. read more.
City issues dozens of violation notices amid crackdown on illegal vacation rentals
Since the ordinance went into effect Oct. 23, the city has issued 63 notices of violation. Hawaii News Now.

Parking at Honolulu airport to tighten, cost more
The state Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it plans to raise the daily parking rate at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and also charge more to park for over six hours but under eight hours, effective Jan. 1. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

Crime down in Waikīkī, police tell safety summit
Crime in Waikīkī is down in every category but theft so far this year as hotels, businesses, police, social service providers and government partner to ensure a mix of enforcement and programs help to ensure public safety. Star-Advertiser. KHON2. KITV4.

Honolulu police chief tries to rebuild community trust one group at a time
Business professionals question the chief on homelessness, police staffing and how they can support the department. Civil Beat.

In suit, family of 9th grader raped at gunpoint on campus says attack could have been prevented
The state Department of Education is being sued over the violent rape of a ninth grade girl at McKinley High School last year. Hawaii News Now.

City knew for years about lead concerns at shooting range, but did little to warn workers of danger
Gun owners on O‘ahu are still without a public range as a probe into possible lead contamination at Koko Head Shooting Complex continues ― and new details emerge about what the city knew. Hawaii News Now.

Kalihi nature preserve heals thousands of people, earns national award
The nature preserve is part of the nonprofit Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services. In 2005, the nonprofit was granted a lease from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources to care for the land. Hawaii Public Radio.

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A Legacy of Generosity Lives On

Thanks to one ‘local boy made good,’ generations of Roosevelt High School graduates have gotten a boost toward achieving their educational goals…. read more.

Kona hospital’s cancer clinics resume accepting new patients
Kona Community Hospital announced Thursday that its Medical Oncology and Infusion Clinics will soon begin accepting new patients again. Both clinics had temporarily paused accepting new patient referrals in early October due to staffing shortages. West Hawaii Today.

Hawaiʻi Radiologic Associates reopens after apparent cyber attack
Hawaiʻi Radiologic Associates reopened this week after a reported cyber attack took their system offline last month, leading to canceled appointments and delays in patients getting test results. Big Island Now.

Hilo MEGA lab helps surfing scientists research reefs
The Hilo-based consortium of scientists, athletes, and artists is making headlines for an effort to create a 3D map of Earth’s “premier surf breaks to help better protect reefs around the world.” Big Island Video News.

Click here to listen to the this episode of The Hawaii Business Podcast featuring Kuhao Zane!
S1E16 Kūha‘o Zane, Sig Zane Designs

The incoming CEO of Sig Zane Designs discusses how to merge the western business perspective with the Hawaiian principle of reciprocity. His worldview is shaped by his 30-year hula practice. Listen now!
2 Native Hawaiian men found guilty of hate crime
A jury Thursday found two Native Hawaiian men guilty of a federal hate crime, eight years after they beat up a white man who bought a house in their remote village on Maui. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Maui Now.

12 more east Maui streams gain instream flow standards
A dozen additional east Maui streams and tributaries are the beneficiaries of amended interim instream flow standards, or IIFS, which are meant to keep water in the streams and enhance the downstream habitat and upstream connectivity for native stream biota. Star-Advertiser. Maui Now.

Agricultural park expansion could put emphasis on organic crops
The Maui County Council is considering a measure that would implement organic standards and regulations in the expansion area of the Kula Agricultural Park and allow local farmers increased access to labor and land resources to support growing of local food. Maui News.

Fire chief given highest marks in evaluation
First-year Maui County Fire Chief Bradford Ventura excelled in his evaluation by the Fire and Public Safety Commission on Thursday, with the panel giving him the highest marks in each of six performance categories. Maui News.

Brun associates Kai and Huihui sentenced for roles in drug trafficking conspiracy
With the recent sentencing of two players in former County Council Member Arthur Brun’s illegal drug trafficking operation, the case against the Kaua‘i drug ring is nearly closed. Garden Island.

Kauaʻi short 43 full-time doctors; new UH medical school program will help
A 2021 NursingEducation analysis determined Kaua‘i County had the 13th-largest shortage of healthcare workers in the United States. Kauai Now.

Land donor takes back Kaua‘i’s unopened youth drug treatment center
Kaua‘i’s $7 million adolescent treatment facility, never opened to help the drug-dependent youth it was built to serve. But it has a new name, a new owner and a new goal to open by next August. Civil Beat.

Housing bill on Kauaʻi aims to provide a ‘regular flow’ of revenue for infrastructure improvements
The bill would require at least 2% of real property tax revenues to go into the Housing Development Fund annually. Hawaii Public Radio. Garden Island.

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