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March, ceremonies mark Hawaiian Kingdom’s overthrow
People from across the state gathered at the Mauna‘ala Royal Mausoleum on Tuesday morning to participate in the annual Onipa‘a Peace March, commemorating the 130th anniversary of the overthrow.  Star-Advertiser. Hawai‘i Public Radio.  Big Island Video News.  Big Island Now.  Maui Now.

Lieutenant governor releases plan to expand public preschool
A recent analysis found the state was moving so slowly toward its universal preschool goal that it would take 47 years to build all the public preschool capacity Hawai‘i needed. The state expects it will need 465 new classrooms to serve the additional students. Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Civil Beat. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KITV4.

Hawai‘i’s 32nd Legislature begins today with more access
The state Capitol will open to the public today after nearly three years of restricted access due to Covid-19. People entering the Capitol must now go through a security checkpoint, show a photo ID and wear a wristband. Star-Advertiser.
Meet some of the fresh faces at the Hawaiʻi State Legislature.  Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Hawaiian Home Lands seeks extension to spending deadline
The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands plans to ask lawmakers for more time to spend a historic $600 million appropriated by the Legislature in 2022. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority names new chief administrative officer
Daniel Naho‘opi‘i served as HTA director of research from 2006 to 2017, and most recently was executive vice president of SMS Research & Marketing Services. Star-Advertiser.

State has new disaster, emergency leadership
Luke Meyers will join the governor’s office as state disaster management advisor, and retired Col. James D.S. Barros was named as the new administrator for the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency.  Kauai Now.

State makes headway in establishing new Department of Law Enforcement
As the state bifurcates the Department of Public Safety into two departments, some of the functions will remain the same, but some operations will transfer into the new Department of Law Enforcement.  Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Indigenous management of Hawai‘i’s fishponds is a getting high tech upgrade
The Loko Iʻa and Coastal Monitoring Project officially launched on Tuesday, will integrate modern sensor technology into everyday efforts at up to 30 fishpond restoration projects across Oahu and Maui County. Civil Beat. Maui Now.

Restoration Site Lead Nyree Hulme carefully plants an ‘āweoweo at the Kaupalaoa site. | Photo: courtesy of Terraformation
This Big Island Startup Turns Degraded Land into Thriving Ecosystems
Terraformation started by planting 7,200 trees and plants. The ultimate goal: restoring 3 billion acres across the globe. If we get it right here in Hawai‘i, we can be an example for what we can do in the world…… read more.
Honolulu permitting inspector OK’d his own company’s projects
An inspector in Honolulu’s permitting department has been running an electrical company on the side for over a decade and has inspected and approved more than a dozen of his own projects, public records show.  Civil Beat.

Red tape keeps city’s $17M housing project for the homeless empty
Nearly a year after construction wrapped up on a $17 million homeless housing project in Iwilei, no one’s moved in. Meanwhile, a row of makeshift shelters line the sidewalk outside. Hawaii News Now.

Ron Menor, longtime Hawai‘i politician, dies at 67
Menor served in the Honolulu City Council and the state Senate and House of Representatives. He served in the state Legislature from 1982 to 2008 and was a City Council member from 2013 to 2021. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.  KHON2.

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Next information session set for transient accommodations rental code
Nearly four years after the initial short-term vacation rental ordinance was adopted, county officials are considering changes to the code.  Big Island Video News. Big Island Now.

Hearing set for affordable housing production rules
The County of Hawaiʻi has developed draft Administrative Rules for the Affordable Housing Production Program, and a public hearing is set for February 13 in Hilo. Big Island Video News.

Killing of generous Hilo couple stuns community
Relatives and community members are shocked over the deaths of Jeffrey and Carla Takamine, owners of a popular cookie and confections company, who were found dead Monday in a Hilo home. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald.  Hawaii News Now. KHON2.

Aerial sheep hunting scheduled for end of month
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will conduct aerial hunting operations to reduce sheep populations in Maunakea forest reserves at the end of the month. Tribune-Herald.

West Hawai‘i Sanitary Landfill on pace to reach capacity in less than 25 years
At its current rate of use, the landfill that opened in 1993 has about 20 to 23 more years life expectancy. The landfill received 203,000 tons of waste in 2022, up from 196,631 in 2021. West Hawaii Today.

Photo: Getty Images; Photo illustration: Kelsey Ige
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Maui Memorial Medical Center reports a seasonally high patient census
In an update, the facility advised that the MMMC emergency department is very busy, and patients are waiting longer to be seen and to be admitted to the hospital, if required. Maui Now. Maui News.

Solar project proposed for Pi‘iholo
The project, which will be in an open 75-acre field, will be for qualifying low to moderate income residents in the area. The project will take up 16 acres of the field and will be able to serve 30 nonprofit groups in addition to the homes. Maui News.

Four Seasons Resort Lāna’i becomes first resort certified as Reef Friendly by MNMRC
Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s Reef Friendly Landscaping Certification Program requires properties to stop the use of all pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers that are harmful to aquatic and marine life. Maui Now.

Famous New York architect, family purchase more than 200-acre Hanalei Bison Ranch
Richard Meier and his family have purchased about 229 acres, which includes grazing bison, fish, and fruit and vegetable gardens. The property also has three built homes, two barns and six additional home sites. KITV4.

Kaua‘i DMV adds more appointment times
Kauai officials are now asking the public to expect longer wait times due to adjusting when they accept the last walk-ins.  KHON2.

Kaleo’s Pharmacy opens in Kalaheo
Cyrus Kaleo Tumbaga says opening the pharmacy like a dream come true because his goal had always been to get an education on the mainland and return home to give back to the community. Garden Island.

Conservation-based summer program accepting applicants on Kaua‘i
Kupu, a leading conservation and youth education nonprofit in the State of Hawai‘i, is preparing to host its 2023 Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps Summer Program. Kauai Now.

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