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Hawai‘i Housing Authority seeks 10,880 more affordable units
The Hawaii Public Housing Authority announced Monday that it chose a developer for its Ka Lei Momi Redevelopment Project at nine existing housing properties over the next decade and beyond.  Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Big Island Now.  KHON2.

Gov. Green signs bills to improve school facilities, curricula
Measures giving the state’s new School Facilities Authority access to millions more dollars and dramatically broader flexibility to build teacher housing and preschool classrooms were among a group of education-related bills signed into law by Gov. Josh Green on Monday. Star-AdvertiserTribune-Herald.  Big Island Video News.  Maui Now.

DOH recycling program receives 2-year audit
Although the refund and recycling program’s issues involving fraud have reportedly waned, an increased risk of fraud is still a concern. The audit found that a “significant deficiency” in internal controls to curb fraud as well as the ongoing reliance on third-party certifications remained. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.

Hawai‘i losing economic strength, economist says
Inflation has stabilized in Hawai‘i, but what is of concern to one  local economist is the state’s gross domestic product, which over the past five years has fallen way behind the national economy. Star-Advertiser.

Court: You can’t say “FCK” on your license plate
The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a loss for Honolulu resident Edward Odquina, who in 2021 applied for and received a personalized plate with the message “FCKBLM.” Civil Beat.  Star-Advertiser.  KHON2.  KITV4.

Hawai‘i’s Chamber of Commerce seeks to rein in red tape to help businesses
A new web portal is part of a long-term approach to improving the business environment in the state. Civil Beat.

Hawai‘i’s parole board is the most powerful in the country. That may change.
The paroling authority sets the minimum terms that inmates must serve before they can be released from prison, a task that other states assign to judges. Civil Beat.

Illustration: Mallory Adams-Nakamura
In Hawai‘i’s Housing Crunch, Tenants Are Vulnerable to Rent Hikes and Evictions. Here’s What They Need to Know.
This overview of renter protections explains what their rights are, where to get help and how Hawai‘i’s laws stack up against other states… read more.
Report: Despite cooling housing market, O‘ahu rents continue to soar
During the past five years, average studio rents in Honolulu are up 25% to more than $1,600 a month while four-bedroom apartments are up 22% to nearly $3,700.  Hawaii News Now.

City officials’ pay raises weren’t included in the budget. Now what?
The city charter mandates that these raises be delivered, meaning officials have to scrape together the money from other sources. Civil Beat.

O‘ahu’s traffic-related fatalities remain high
At roughly the halfway mark, the number of traffic­-related fatalities in Hawai‘i is lower than at the same time in 2022. Star-Advertiser.

State, city strain to keep traffic signs clear of overgrown foliage
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, labor shortages in state and city maintenance departments and a switch to sustainable yet less efficient weedkiller have hampered the frequency and quality of roadside maintenance. Star-Advertiser.

Unlikely alliance working to disrupt illegal gambling in West O‘ahu
Kincaid Olayan, better known as Mana, is the founder of God Forgives Bad Boys and Bad Girls, a ministry made up of former gang members. His group is among those trying to make his Ewa Beach neighborhood safer. Civil Beat.

Honolulu EMS welcomes 8 new ambulances
These new vehicles are set to replace other ambulances across O‘ahu that have reached the end of their service lives. KHON2.

State finds new operator for low-income complex
A private development partnership has taken over the Kulia i ka Nu‘u low-­income rental housing complex in Wai‘anae under a state land lease arrangement that includes a planned renovation of the property. Star-Advertiser.

UH students set to move into new state-of-the-art facility inspired by Utah school
The Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs, or RISE, was inspired by the University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios. Students will move into the facility in August. Hawaii News Now.

Photo: courtesy of Central Pacific Bank

“Don’t tell me it’s impossible to be a first-time homebuyer in Hawaii. It’s not.”

A good mortgage loan officer knows all those little differences. You have to be a problem solver by nature. That’s really the kind of team we have at CPB…. read more.

Following HSTA concerns, crews complete mold abatement effort at Hawai‘i school
Holualoa Elementary School students and staff will start the school year with an updated look following a $1.27 million renovation project that addresses campus-wide environmental concerns. Hawaii News Now.

Waipi‘o Valley Road phase one rockfall mitigation work completed
The next two phases are still in such early development that a timeframe for when they might start is unknown. Tribune-Herald.

Photos: Aaron Yoshino
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Service outage cancels 2 committee meetings
Two Maui County Council committee meetings that had been scheduled for Wednesday had to be canceled due to a service outage of the digital platform that hosts the council’s meeting documents, Presiding Officer Pro Tempore Tasha Kama announced Monday.  Maui News.

Conservation land designation resurfaces for discussion in committee on Thursday
The Maui Council committee on Agriculture, Diversification, Environment and Public Transportation will reconvene July 6 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Resolution 23-146, requesting that the Conservation Planning Committee review and provide recommendations on the possible acquisition or management of certain lands for conservation purposes. Maui Now.

Committee agrees to revise proposed renaming of Puamana burial site
The Water and Infrastructure Committee agreed on a proposal Monday to rename Puamana Beach Park in Lahaina to Puamana Cultural Preserve at Waianuʻukole.  Maui Now.

Visitor spending climbs past $1B in 2023 on Kaua‘i
That was up 31.1 percent from $823.9 million in the same five-month period of 2022, and 40.7 percent from $767.6 million in the same five-month period of pre-pandemic 2019. Garden Island.

Nagramada takes Island School helm
Island School announced that Nancy Nagramada assumed the head of school role on July 1. She brings more than 25 years of experience in educational settings on the East Coast and West Coast. Garden Island.

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