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Ige cautious about loosening travel rules in light of mainland COVID-19 cases, union education critic wants top superintendent job, most Hawaii residents in poll want vaccine, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki beach beauties ©2021 All Hawaii NewsGov. David Ige says coronavirus infections are elevated and he won’t change mask and travel rules now. Gov. David Ige said he is concerned that recent COVID cases appear to be stuck at an elevated level and doesn’t expect to ease restrictions to the state’s mask mandate or travel entry requirements soon. Star-Advertiser.Lack of herd immunity on the mainland could extend Safe Travels program.  Getting herd immunity on the mainland was once seen ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Cdc, China, Hawaii, Marine Corps, Pacific, Department Of Transportation, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, State, East, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands

Transient vacation rentals shuttered as Hawaii nears 500 COVID-19 cases, Facebook's Zuckerberg gives $1M to Kauai, Legislature mulls budget, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state Capitol ©2020 All Hawaii News Pandemic Is Scrambling State Budget Priorities. The COVID-19 calamity means the Hawaii Legislature’s grand plans for the 2020 session may be just pipe dreams. Civil Beat.Hawaii Enlists Online Program To Help Enforce Travel Quarantine. The state of Hawaii said Friday it wants travelers to use an online program to provide information about their travel plans to help authorities enforce a 14-day coronavirus quarantine imposed on people arriving in t...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, Hawaii, Kim, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii County

Trump administration sued over coral decline, Tulsi Gabbard threatens debate boycott, calls DNC primary 'rigged,' Oahu landfill approved, Maui bus hub running late, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cauliflower coral in Hawaii ©2019 All Hawaii News Trump Sued For Failing To Protect Hawaii’s Cauliflower Coral. A “marine heat wave” is blamed for a 36% decline of the species. Civil Beat.Trump administration sued over Hawaii’s cauliflower coral. The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration Thursday for failing to protect cauliflower coral around the Hawaiian Islands, the nonprofit group said in a news release. West Hawaii Today.The Trump administration caught another...
Tags: Travel, Dnc, Hawaii, Kilauea, County, Hawaii Island, Maui, Trump, Honolulu, Hawaii County, EBT, Logan, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Ron, West Hawaii, Oahu

Hawaii population decline spells trouble, Tiger Woods golf course planned, confirmation hearings draw controversy, electric rate hikes looming, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Eating at the food court Ala Moana Center ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s Population Decline Signals Future Economic Challenges. Hawaii is one of just nine states that lost population in 2018, reflecting a level of out-migration far deeper than the brain drain of past years. Civil Beat.Senate Committee Confirms DHHL Deputy William Aila. Hawaii Public Radio.Supporters of Public Safety director engage in questionable tactics ahead of confirmation hearing. As embattled Public Safety Director ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Tiger Woods, Kilauea, Public Safety, Hawaii Island, Maui, State, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Tommy, Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu Police Department, Hana, Public Utilities Commission

Solar farms could take over prime ag land, $4.3M more to house inmates on mainland, boat people of the Ala Wai, pieces of Zuckerberg Kauai estate sold at auction, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Taro fields on Kauai ©2019 All Hawaii News Bill to put solar farms on prime ag land elicits stiff opposition. Developers would be allowed to put solar farms on prime agricultural land under a measure that has passed key legislative committees but is eliciting strong protest from Gov. David Ige’s cabinet while dividing farmers and environmental groups. Star-Advertiser.=====Hawaii officials request $4.3 million for mainland prisoners. Hawaii's government has requested additional funds to ho...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii, Kilauea, 3m, Canary Islands, Zuckerberg, Waikiki, Kauai, Eis, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii

State audit blasts Honolulu rail authority, Board of Education to re-vote on superintendent's contract, homeless coordinator defends progress, Hawaii's space defense plan, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Blistering audit blames political rush to construction for ballooning rail costs. The auditor documented $354 million in change orders related to Honolulu’s rail project. Hawaii News Now.Audit: Honolulu Rail Agency Hid True Costs From Public View. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation did not even level with its own board of directors about ballooning expenses, a new report says. Civil Beat.Premature contracts increased rail cost by $354M. Star-Advertiser.State Auditor: HART Increased ...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, City Council, Hawaii Island, Honolulu, Legislature, Board of Education, Hart, Wildlife Service, West Hawaii, Oahu, U S Postal Service, Hawaiian Islands, Department of Public Safety, Hilo

Hawaii Health Department says local romaine lettuce OK, recreational fishing fee mulled, filmmaker sues state claiming religious bias, Maui Sugar Cane Train returns, Lloyd's to pay lava victims, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian fisherman ©2018 All Hawaii News Fee to fish?: Group sets public meetings to break down report on recreational fishing regulation. Almost two years after Conservation International Hawaii and the Western Pacific Fishery Council released a feasibility study on a regulatory system for noncommercial fishing in Hawaii, contributors are touring the state to discuss it with the public. West Hawaii Today.State lawmakers noncommittal on raising minimum wage. Nate Hix, who founded an advoc...
Tags: Travel, US, EA, Hawaii, Kilauea, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Kauai, Maui, Dec, Mass Transit, Hawaii County, Lloyd, Los Angeles Rams, Coli, Hawaiian Islands

Hanabusa has 20-point lead over Ige in poll, Green leading Lt. Gov. race, Kim and Chin tied in #HI01, public strongly favors Thirty Meter Telescope, Maui mayor pushes $900M budget, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

David Ige, Colleen Hanabusa U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has a 20-percentage-point lead over incumbent Gov. David Ige less than five months away from the Democratic primary, with 47 percent of likely Democratic voters saying they would vote for Hanabusa if the election were held today, according to a new Hawaii Poll by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. According to a new poll by the Star-Advertiser, Hawaii voters may be leaning towards electing a new governor. Hawaii News Now.Many Hawaii voters...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Kim, Tripadvisor, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Democratic, Honolulu, Legislature, Coast Guard, Chin, West Hawaii, Oahu

Medical marijuana dispensaries to be cashless, lawsuit over state law requiring abortion counseling, DLNR drops final poison pellets on Lehua, hundreds of new species discovered off Kaneohe Bay, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Discount medical marijuana, courtesy photo State officials announced Tuesday that Hawaii will be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying they want to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries. Associated Press.State officials are urging Hawaii dispensaries to use a cashless system for medical marijuana sales to prevent crimes targeting cannabis retailers and their customers. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii is the first state in the nation that pl...
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Changes coming to Hawaii airports, 1k National Guard troops face deployment, CEO leaves Pearl Harbor nonprofit, sewer spill closes Maui beaches, Ige's fundraising slow, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu airport © 2017 All Hawaii News The Department of Transportation Airports Division expects the number of passengers boarding planes at state airports to exceed the 2007-2008 peak this year and is continuing major initiatives, including a $2.7 billion airline modernization project. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii DOT plans to resurrect airport authority bill as modernization projects move forward. Pacific Business News.State to create new police force for Honolulu's airport, ports. Hawaii N...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Department Of Defense, Hawaii, Middle East, Marco Polo, Smith, Donald Trump, Council, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Department Of Education, Honolulu

Taking out the trash in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, state House, citing Korea threat, seeks fallout shelter plans, Honolulu airport spending probed, Maui water woes, Kauai police cams protect officers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Monk seal on fish nets, courtesy NOAA 100,000 Pounds Of Debris Hauled Out Of Papahanaumokuakea. The marine junk from the reefs and shores of Midway and Kure atolls was brought to Honolulu, where it will be incinerated. Civil Beat.Agencies join to ship 50 tons of trash from atolls. The charter vessel Kahana arrived here last week carrying 12 shipping containers filled with derelict fishing gear, old nets, faded plastics and lots of other junk. Star-Advertiser. NOAA Derelict Fishi...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, North Korea, United States, Hawaii, House, Korea, Noaa, Houston, Sunedison, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii

Task force urges delay of new jail, Maui wind farm seeks to kill more endangered bats, most want recreational marijuana, homelessness as a medical condition, Ellison's Lanai water at issue, rat lungworm debated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Jail guard in Hilo © 2017 All Hawaii News A 13-member task force led by Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Michael Wilson is recommending that the state hold off on its plans for building a new jail on Oahu until the group can issue a final report at the end of the year that provides a road map for reforming the state’s correctional system. Star-Advertiser.The State Legislature created a task force last session to provide recommendations to improve Hawai’i’s Correctional System.  They...
Tags: Travel, US Postal Service, Hawaii, Larry Ellison, Associated Press, Ellison, Lanai, Lihue, Maui, Department Of Health, Hawai'i, State Capitol, Oahu, Hawaii Legislature, State Legislature, Alexander Baldwin Inc

Self-governance advanced for Native Hawaiians, road-use charge may replace gas tax, Maui battles coqui frog, crime drops at UH Manoa, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Department of the Interior hearings, file photo © 2016 All Hawaii News In what’s being described by some as a historic step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Friday that it has finalized “a pathway” that would formally recognize such an entity. Civil Beat.The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Friday that it finalized a rule for creating a government-to-government relationship with Native Hawaiians — if they choose to form their o...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Interior, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Manoa, University of Hawaii, Garden Island, U S Department of the Interior, Lahaina

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