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“81 years after Pearl Harbor attack, thousands remember the everlasting legacy.”

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81 years after Pearl Harbor attack, thousands remember the ‘everlasting legacy’
Thousands gathered Wednesday to mark another year since the Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor and honor all those who sacrificed their lives. At the same time, many celebrated the future that came after — when once bitter enemies became loyal friends and allies. Hawaii News Now. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Public Radio.  Tribune-Herald. Maui Now.

Defense bill seeks to protect, restore threatened reefs
With climate change threatening the health of coral reefs around the world, Hawai‘i’s congressional delegation on Wednesday scored apparent victories on behalf of America’s coral reefs in two separate measures that were included in the National Defense Authorization Act, the annual defense bill expected to pass before the end of the session. Star-Advertiser.

Closures of Red Hill, shark fin ban and volcano monitoring included in defense bill
Congress has come to terms on an annual defense budget that sets spending for the U.S. military at $858 million for 2023. Civil Beat.

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority weighs marketing contract options
Board members of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority want authoritative advice on options they may have to deal with the head of another state agency rescinding a multimillion-dollar tourism marketing contract HTA awarded in June. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

Amid spike in respiratory illnesses, some Hawai‘i shelves run low on cold medicines
Some Hawai‘i drug stores are running low on cold medicines and children’s painkillers ― a nationwide trend as demand increases along with respiratory viruses. Hawaii News Now.

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New Episode: Paddy Kauhane Aims to Help Hawai‘i’s Youth Reach Their Full Potential
Paddy Kauhane has spent 35 years working at nonprofits. Under her leadership, the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii launched a new cohort-based mentoring program focused on on-time graduation from high school and career exploration.
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Honolulu building permit delays might lead to refund
Honolulu residents whose building permit applications are not approved within a year would receive a 75% refund under a bill that passed first reading Wednesday during the last City Council meeting of the year. Star-Advertiser.

Police Commission moves to speed up hiring process next time new chief needed
In an effort to reduce the hiring time when searching for a new police chief, the Honolulu Police Commission is reviewing the city’s procurement process to see if potential bidders for recruitment services could be approved in advance. Civil Beat.

Honolulu’s Mid-Pacific virtual academy plans $750K expansion
A Mid-Pacific Institute academy that encourages private and public school students to take classes and collaborate online from anywhere in the world is planning to undertake a $750,000 expansion, thanks to a major grant. Star-Advertiser.

The Hawaii Keiki-HDS Dental Sealant Program provides oral health assessments and dental sealants at no-cost and refers students who need urgent dental care to community dental service providers. The program will continue to screen students throughout the school year in 2023. | Photo: courtesy of HDS Foundation

HDS Celebrates a Year of Accomplishments to Wrap Up its 60th Anniversary

Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) commemorates 60 years of healthy smiles and local roots by continuing efforts to improve oral health across the state. In partnership with Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program, HDS distributed more than 12,000 HDS SMILEkits to children at more than 200 schools… read more.

Mayor Mitch Roth asks for respect from visitors of Maunaloa
The Maunaloa eruption has made Hawaiʻi a global celebrity once again, but Hawaiʻi Island Mayor Mitch Roth says some people are being disrespectful of the lava flow.  Hawaii Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News.

Short-term rentals in agriculture districts again an issue
The Board of Appeals is scheduled Friday to consider a case brought by neighbors of a five-acre parcel in Captain Cook dubbed “Konania Villas,” that is advertised on vacation rental sites as three two-bedroom, two-bath interconnected villas with a shared courtyard, pool and patio in a “fruit orchard retreat.” West Hawaii Today.

‘A huge mess’: Hawai‘i County cracks down on Hu Honua permit violations
The Department of Public Works has issued a violation notice to the biomass energy plant, but the company’s president says everything’s in order and will be sorted out soon. Civil Beat.

Kahele wants federal probe of lobbying efforts for DHHL lease extension
Among the lobbyists representing the Prince Kuhio Plaza is Andy Winer, a recent political rival of the Hawai‘i congressman and former chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz. Civil Beat.

Former Hilo jail guard sentenced to 8 years for assaulting inmate
Another jail guard was previously sentenced to 12 years in prison while two others are scheduled for sentencing in January. Civil Beat. Big Island Now.

Celebrating those who make Hawai'i a better place.
Hawai‘i’s National Philanthropy Day

Annually, the AFP Aloha Chapter celebrates the community’s inspiring and committed fundraisers on the frontlines, along with leaders in philanthropy who give not only their funding, but their time and talent as well, to make Hawai‘i thrive. This year, the Chapter is delighted to welcome these outstanding awardees to a distinguished more.
Maui County Youth Council to transmit 2022 final Youth Legislative Package
Resolutions adopted by a majority vote of the Maui County Youth Council of 2022 at its final meeting held earlier this month, will be compiled into the “Youth Legislative Package of 2022.” This will be transmitted via county communication to the Maui County Council at its Dec. 16 meeting. Maui Now.

MVCB partners with Raw Elements to provide mineral sunscreen dispensers in Maui County
The Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau has partnered with Raw Elements to provide 20 mineral-only sunscreen dispensers at high traffic beaches in Maui County.  Maui Now.

Kaua‘i lawmakers on anti-corruption proposals: Transparency and term limits
The Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct, headed by retired Judge Dan Foley, released more than 30 proposals last week intended to increase transparency, strengthen investigation of fraud, improve ethical awareness and oversight and reduce the power of money in politics. Garden Island.

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