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New leak at Red Hill dumps 1,100 gallons of firefighting foam
Aqueous film forming foam was released on the upper end of the facility into the aboveground soil and into the underground facility, the health department said. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser. KHON2. KITV4.

Mauna Loa eruption continues, creating spectacle from afar
Mauna Loa’s first eruption in nearly 40 years marked its second day Tuesday with lava continuing to march across the mountain’s remote northeast rift zone toward Hawai‘i island’s saddle region. Star-Advertiser. Hawai‘i Public Radio. West Hawaii Today. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. Maui Now. Associated Press. Kauai Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
Mauna Loa eruption update webpage: USGS.

Resolving tourism marketing dispute will fall to incoming governor
Incoming Gov. Josh Green says he will broker a deal to end the dispute over how to market tourism to Hawai‘i. That’s despite the Ige administration’s last-ditch effort to have the contracts rebid. Hawaii News Now.

Japan tourism falling behind expectations
Visitors from Japan are only about 18% recovered from pre-­pandemic times, sparking concern that what was once the islands’ largest international market will drag down the state’s tourism economy into 2023. Star-Advertiser.

After-school programs have more funding but staffing, enrollment remain challenges
Beneficial after-school programs received millions in pandemic-relief funding, but more than 1,000 O‘ahu families are still waitlisted because of staffing shortages. Civil Beat.

State Board of Education framing early multiyear strategic plan
An early version of a new strategic plan to steer Hawai‘i’s public school system for the next five years or longer has been drafted and will be discussed Thursday at a special meeting of the state Board of Education. Star-Advertiser.

Climate change experts are taking lessons from Indigenous knowledge
A climate-related training for a United Nations delegation this week at Chaminade University will largely focus on such Indigenous-based approaches. Civil Beat.

Tracking Hawai‘i Paychecks Versus Living Costs Since 1969
To see if people are better off than their grandparents, we compared wages after inflation, debt loads, where people spent their money and more….. read more.
Bill on gun-free areas on O‘ahu passes first reading
The first reading of a city bill detailing where firearms cannot be carried on O‘ahu drew opposition Tuesday from those who believe there should be no restrictions for law-abiding firearm owners who want to carry a gun in public. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KITV4.

Blangiardi vetoes Waikīkī noise amplification bill, saying it would be unenforceable
The ordinance would have restricted the use of speakers and other noise amplifiers to certain hours of the day, and require them to be farther than 30-feet from homes and hotels.  Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Waikiki beach In Hawaii | Photo: courtesy of G70

Critical Planning for Sea Level Rise in Waikīkī and Shoreline Resort Properties | G70 & Sea Engineering

It is essential for Waikīkī and shoreline resort properties to prepare critical adaptation plans. As sea levels rise now and into the future, coastal natural hazard exposure is predicted to increase for properties close to the shoreline….. read more.

USDA awards $750K to Hawaiʻi Island farm for veteran support
A farm in Hilo will receive more than $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a pilot program helping military veterans. Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary receives prestigious award
The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries recently presented its annual Outstanding Sanctuary Award to Three Ring Ranch. Hawai‘i’s only accredited animal sanctuary was selected from more than 200 GFAS-certified sanctuaries worldwide for this honor. West Hawaii Today.

Hawai‘i Land Trust Preserves Special Places for Today and the Future
The nonprofit has protected over 20,000 acres, including shorelines, fishponds and sacred cultural sites. With community support, it strives to protect land through conservation easements, stewardship and educational more.
Maui County alleges TV reporter crossed a line in covering police misconduct case
Maui County has subpoenaed Hawaii News Now’s chief investigative reporter Lynn Kawano as part of a case involving a former police officer previously convicted for a child sex offense. Civil Beat.

Hale Pono Youth Shelter is expected to open in spring
Renovations are underway for the two-story, 7,100-square-foot Hale Pono Youth Shelter, which will be open to youth of all genders ages 12 to 17 who are dealing with emotional or behavioral problems, truancy, domestic violence, trauma or other challenges. Maui News.

Lawsuit seeks to void race results, hold new election
A candidate and 30 voters have filed a complaint with the Hawai‘i Supreme Court asking that the results of the Maui County Council’s Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat race be voided and a new election be held over alleged violations of duties and state law by the county clerk, including improperly notifying those with deficient return envelopes. Maui News.

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands opens new Kaua‘i office
The state Department of Hawaiian Homes Lands held a blessing, dedication and opening ceremony on Monday for its new Kaua‘i district office in Līhu‘e. Garden Island.

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