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Orchid industry in decline, Legislature rejects plastic ban, new allegations in Zuckerberg Kauai land dispute, Hirono pays up, HPD chief gets high marks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Orchid show in Hilo ©2019 All Hawaii News Orchid Industry in Decline. Statewide the production of flowers and other nursery products are worth more than $77 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Orchids make up almost 20 percent of that value. But the state’s orchid industry has been struggling in recent years. Hawaii Public Radio.Hawaii legislative committees reject plastics ban proposals. Two Hawaii legislative committees have rejected proposals that would have banne...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Navy, California, Hawaii, House, Micronesia, Department Of Transportation, Zuckerberg, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Southwest


Public slams Ala Wai flood plan, Senate shoots down prison purchase, marijuana decriminalization advances, another federal agency probing rail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Along the Ala Wai ©2019 All Hawaii News Flood control plan for Ala Wai strongly opposed at meeting. Controversy over a $345 million project to lessen flood risks at the Ala Wai Canal by building a wall around the canal and huge flood control structures in the upper reaches of the watershed drew hundreds to a Tuesday town hall meeting in Manoa. Star-Advertiser.Hundreds attended a community meeting in Manoa Tuesday to hear from various city, state and federal agencies about a controversial ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Philippines, Hawaii, House, Bill, City Council, Southwest Airlines, Department Of Transportation, Hawaiian Airlines, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Capitol


Historical lesbian destinations

Due to the vast majority of LGBTQ historical records and writings focusing on the relationships between gay men, there isn’t much about the history of lesbianism in the more distant past. However, just in the past three centuries, along with the emergence of feminism and women’s rights, came the need to bring the lesbian voice into the mainstream. The easiest way to pay homage to the lesbian culture that helped shape history as you know it? Simply pay a visit to one of the many destinations a...
Tags: Travel, Lorde, Washington, France, Lgbt, New York City, US, Washington Dc, Tennessee, House, Paris, Nashville, Philadelphia, Lgbtq, Staten Island, Virginia Woolf


Big raises for state officials, cost of living a concern in poll, Big Island hikes general excise tax, many months before lava victims get to go home, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state Capitol ©2019 All Hawaii News Big Pay Raises Coming For Lawmakers And Top State Execs. The commission proposed that the governor’s salary would increase from $158,700 to $189,480 by 2024. Top agency executives, such as the attorney general, would see their wages increase from $154,812 to $188,400 during the same time period. The salaries of  state representatives and senators would rise from $62,604 to $83,052. Civil Beat.Advocates urge larger minimum wage hike. The Senate Co...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Hawaii, House, Kilauea, Council, Boeing, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Department Of Education, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature


Hawaii mulls road usage charge, sanctuary bill dies in Legislature, economic growth slowdown predicted, Maui jail riot likely caused by overcrowding, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii road ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii transportation officials consider swapping gas tax for road-use charge. The state Department of Transportation wants the public to weigh in on the concept of a road usage charge to fund the upkeep of state roads and bridges, and is holding 14 community meetings about the possibilities in the next few months. Star-Advertiser.Public Meetings Scheduled For Potential Road Usage Charge. The state Department of Transportation will be holding community me...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Bill, City Council, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Hilton Garden Inn, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Mauna Kea


Visiting Budapest: Suggested Itinerary, What to See & Do, and Where to Stay

Posted: 3/13/2019 | March 13th, 2019 Before I first visited, I imagined Budapest to be this rundown former Communist capital with little to do. But I was wrong. Dead wrong. Budapest turned out to be a vibrant city with a rich history, beautiful parks and buildings, bustling food halls, cool underground bars, and centuries-old thermal baths. There was indeed a lot to do. Since then, I’ve been back many times and have even led tours there. I love how Budapest’s drab exterior hides an inner warmt...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, Danube, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, House, Bangkok, Stephen, Anker, Old Town, St Stephen, Margaret, Dracula, Buda


Hawaii could become sanctuary state, corruption charges rampant in Honolulu, state cuts Canada and Europe tourism budgets, Maui corporation counsel on leave following arrest, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ala Moana Park ©2019 All Hawaii News Organizers of Ala Moana park forum call for more transparency. Officials with Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration have agreed to attend a meeting tonight hosted by groups that have raised concerns about planned improvements at popular Ala Moana Regional Park. Star-Advertiser.Here’s your chance to sound off on the future of Ala Moana Beach Park. Several community groups are teaming up to discuss the future of Ala Moana Beach Park. On Monday, a public m...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Ge, Canada, Hawaii, House, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wong, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Garden Island


Things Wisconsinites do better

While Wisconsinites are great at being humble, We’re also quick at pointing out that we are just better than the rest of the country at some things. We don’t mean to be cocky, but here are 10 abilities, aside from our standout humility, that Wisconsinites are better at than the rest of the United States. 1. Withstanding the cold A skill born of necessity, the ability to live in a place where winter can last for six months and actually enjoy it is one of our greatest talents. We’ve mastered...
Tags: Travel, US, America, Rock, United States, North Dakota, House, Wisconsin, All, Wisconsinites, Wisconsin culture, Being Midwest


The heart of the US- #Saudi relationship lies in the Kushner-prince friendship | Mohamad Bazzi | Opinion | The Guardian

The heart of the US-Saudi relationship lies in the Kushner-prince friendship | Mohamad Bazzi | Opinion | The Guardian:The new Democratic majority in Congress is unraveling the many ways that Donald Trump’s administration has been beholden to Saudi Arabia since its earliest days. In a report last month that got lost in the crush of other news, House Democrats detailed how top Trump administration officials, including Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner, pushed to provide the Saudi government with tec...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Saudi Arabia, US, House, Donald Trump, Mohammed, Trump, Michael Flynn, Kushner, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jared Kushner, Mohamad Bazzi, Jamal Khashoggi Trump, Middle East Kushner, Mohammed bin Salman The Kushner


Hawaii infrastructure gets low marks, Kaneshiro takes paid leave amid federal probe, House passes pot decriminalization, entangled whale freed off Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Walking along Diamond Head Road ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s infrastructure gets D+ in yearly report from engineers society. Most of the Aloha State’s infrastructure systems are in poor to fair condition. The report card recommends the state Legislature increase the state gas tax and support “innovative funding mechanisms” to pay for a backlog of repairs. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii's infrastructure received its first report card today and more than half of grades were below passing. The 201...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Noaa, Humane Society, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Tj Maxx, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu


Fraud in HI-5 recycling program, visitors can now get medical marijuana, Chinese hackers breach UH, lawmakers want to stop rail audits, excise tax hike advances, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Worker sweeps up cans at Hawaii recycling plant ©2019 All Hawaii News State audit alleges cheating in redemption payments in Hawaii recycling program. The state still has not made changes in its HI-5 redemption and recycling program to protect against fraud, and spot checks of recycling companies turned up two cases where records were allegedly altered so the state would reimburse substantially more to a recycler than was paid out to the public, according to a new report by the Hawaii Sta...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Ge, Navy, Senate, Mit, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Pentagon, Las Vegas, Kilauea, Pearl Harbor, DOE, Wall Street Journal


Low fares, fast ticket sellouts mark Southwest's entry into Hawaii, Legislature nears halfway point, trash pickup fees mulled in Honolulu, medical marijuana mainly used for pain, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Southwest Airlines in Honolulu Feb 5, 2019 courtesy photo Southwest’s low fares ramp up interisland competition. Star-Advertiser.Southwest Selling Tickets For Hawaii Routes. Hawaii Public Radio.“Hawaii, here we come!” declared Monday’s news release, announcing that tickets for Southwest Airlines service for the Hawaiian Islands are now on sale. Big Island Video News. Southwest Airlines began ticket sales for Hawaii destinations on March 4, 2019. The newly-released flight schedule include...
Tags: Travel, California, Senate, Hawaii, House, City Council, Costco, Southwest Airlines, Big Island, Maui, Southwest, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii Legislature, Health Department


Low fares, fast ticket sellouts mark Southwest's entry into Hawaii, Legislature at halfway point, trash pickup fees mulled in Honolulu, medical marijuana mainly used for pain, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Southwest Airlines in Honolulu Feb 5, 2019 courtesy photo Southwest’s low fares ramp up interisland competition. Star-Advertiser.Southwest Selling Tickets For Hawaii Routes. Hawaii Public Radio.“Hawaii, here we come!” declared Monday’s news release, announcing that tickets for Southwest Airlines service for the Hawaiian Islands are now on sale. Big Island Video News. Southwest Airlines began ticket sales for Hawaii destinations on March 4, 2019. The newly-released flight schedule include...
Tags: Travel, California, Senate, Hawaii, House, City Council, Costco, Southwest Airlines, Big Island, Maui, Southwest, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Health Department, DPS


How Travelers Share Social Media Romance and Make the Most Out of the Hostel

What comes to your mind when I mention Hostel? Hostels are cultural phenomena that for many perceive to mostly be geared towards youth. And it has also been called Youth Hostels. Today’s Hostels is typically low-priced social accommodations where travelers rent a bed, usually a bunk bed. The operational costs of a Hostel are cheaper than a traditional low-budget Hotel or Motel. There have been some new Hostels that introduced single, double or quad rooms even suites in some cases. To be conside...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Romance, Social Media, Seo, Social Media Marketing, House, Hotel, Kosovo, Hostel, Travelers, Prizren, Social Media Management, Social Media Community, Hotel Social Media, Morch


RuPaul changed nightlife in NYC

Thanks to the internet and social media, most people are familiar with the art of drag. The way we currently know it, however, really only became part of mainstream culture in the last decade. This shift in the landscape is in large part due to the work of RuPaul Charles. Heavily influenced by the way individuals have been conveying gender expression throughout history, RuPaul has helped drag reach never-before-seen heights. In 1992, he released the song “Supermodel (You Better Work),” a dan...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Brooklyn, Chelsea, House, Lgbtq, Britney Spears, Cher, Bushwick, All, Rupaul's Drag Race, Washington Heights, Astoria, Rupaul, Boobie Trap, NYC nightlife


The Top 5 Lesbian Travel Destinations in 2019

Posted: 2/21/2019 | February 21st, 2019 We want to speak to a wide range of voices on this website so have added an LGBTQ column to talk about travel issues that are important some of our community members. This month, Dani, one of our LGBT columnists, shares the top five lesbian travel destinations in 2019. I have told you everything you need to know about traveling as a lesbian and how to plan the perfect lesbian-friendly trip, but what about lesbian-friendly destinations? What are the great...
Tags: Travel, New York, Germany, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Canada, United States, House, New York Times, Broadway, Madonna, Montreal, Madrid, East Coast, Mallorca


Economy slows, pension assets decline, bills would build condos on state land, turbulent hearing for Maui mayor appointees, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki shoppers ©2019 All Hawaii News The state’s economy is expected to grow at a slower pace in the next few years, but a benchmark 10 million tourists could visit by the end of the year — and inflation-­adjusted visitor spending could surpass a peak that hasn’t been reached since 1989. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii automobile sales running out of gas. Hawaii consumers are putting the brakes on buying new automobiles. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii’s largest public pension fund is facing an uphill ba...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, House, Pearl Harbor, Ben Carson, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Waikiki, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, Hawaiian Islands, County Council, Garden Island, Kakaako, West Maui


New school tax floated, feds subpoena Honolulu rail documents, Kaneshiro impeachment postponed, Kauai seeks curbside recycling, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige with schoolchildren, courtesy photo The state Education Department and teachers are now backing another controversial idea to raise money for public schools. A new proposal being considered by lawmakers would raise the statewide general excise tax (the tax consumers pay on just about everything in the islands) half a percent — from 4 percent to 4.5 percent. Hawaii News Now.=====Federal grand jury subpoenas rail authority documents as part of criminal investigation. Hawaii N...
Tags: Travel, School, Supreme Court, Senate, Hawaii, House, Costco, Department Of Transportation, Chinatown, Waikiki, Kauai, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands


Feds: Kealoha sent secret supportive texts to suspect she was prosecuting, Legislature advances vacation rental tax, deadly force bill dies, environmental group sues Maui over street lights, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Katherine Kealoha Feds release Katherine Kealoha’s secret texts. Former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha sent secret messages of support to a defendant in a drug-dealing case Kealoha was prosecuting, according to documents released Wednesday by federal prosecutors. Star-Advertiser.In court filings Wednesday, federal prosecutors offered new details into the investigation into Katherine Kealoha’s alleged misconduct as a deputy city prosecutor ― along with the role that city Prosecutor Ke...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Dallas, Las Vegas, Southwest Airlines, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Earthjustice, Honolulu, Legislature, Safeway


Best hostels for solo travelers

Anecdotally, it seems like solo travel is the new “it” way to see the world. But even if your Instagram feed isn’t filled with pictures of people climbing mountains by themselves, numbers don’t lie. Hostelworld — the worldwide mavens and aggregators of everything hostel-related — found a 42 percent increase in solo bookings over the past two years. A remarkable number given how popular hostels were for solo travelers to begin with. Each year, Hostelworld filters through over 1.2 million hoste...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Florida, Russia, Southeast Asia, Netflix, Prague, House, Croatia, Mario Kart, Taipei, Hostels, Porto, St Petersburg, Queenstown, Lisbon


Hawaii mops up after winter storm, Senate rejects marijuana edibles, Honolulu public-private rail partnership 4 months behind schedule, Big Island gets half the recovery money, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Strong winds are expected to ease on Monday after a potent winter storm pummeled the state just a day prior, toppling trees onto cars, sending waves washing onto roadways and triggering widespread power outages throughout the day. Although a statewide high wind warning has been canceled, a high surf warning is in effect for all islands along with scattered weather warnings and advisories as the low-pressure system passes north of Hawaii Island this morning. Star-Advertiser.The bulk of the windy...
Tags: Travel, Senate, America, Hawaii, House, Aclu, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oia, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, House Committee, Kailua Kona


Trump official slams cartels as U.S. lawmakers push anti-OPEC bill | Reuters

Trump official slams cartels as U.S. lawmakers push anti-OPEC bill | Reuters:A senior administration official said on Friday that U.S. national security depends on affordable energy, and slammed cartels when asked if President Donald Trump would support a bill targeting the OPEC production group’s oil supply cuts.“The United States is firmly committed to open, fair and competitive markets for global energy trade,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “We do not support market-...
Tags: Travel, Opec, United States, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Steny Hoyer, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, NOPEC, House of Representatives ' Judiciary Committee


Congress flaunts its ignorance in House hearing on net neutrality

It’s amazing, and yet should surprise no one, that this country’s elected representatives can be either so cynical or so ignorant that two decades into the net neutrality debate, the basics still elude them. Today’s hearing in the House saw Members of Congress airing musty arguments and grandstanding generically as if they had just been informed of the internet this week. The hearing today at the House Energy and Commerce committee was entitled “Preserving an Open Internet for Consumers, Small B...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Fcc, Congress, House, Tom Wheeler, Mozilla, Johnson, Vermont, Michael, Flores, Pai, Trump, TX, Powell


Bauhaus in Germany: Exploring 100 years of iconic design and architecture

When people think about Germany, visions of fairy tale castles, Oktoberfest, Lederhosen, traces of the Berlin Wall and the ever-iconic Brandenburg Gate are usually what come to mind. But Germany is also famous for what was arguably the most influential modernist art and design movement of the 20th century: the Bauhaus (translates literally as “build house”). Famous for a sleek, functional design that has the soul of a work of art, the Bauhaus movement also had a major impact on design in the Uni...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Berlin Wall, Nazis, Berlin, Chicago, House, Dodge, Bauhaus, Elbe River, Leipzig, Weimar, Dailycheapo, Unesco World Heritage, United State


Legislature mulls tourism tax revamp, Airbnb under fire, Senate may subpoena prison chief, interim Honolulu councilman approved, online porn fee considered, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Produce at Hilo Farmers Market ©2019 All Hawaii News Growing Our Own: Hawaii Still Lacks Enough Local Food Production. Gov. David Ige has a vision for sustainability but progress has been slow. Civil Beat.State Lawmakers are considering legislation to revamp how tourism taxes are distributed to the counties. House Bill 983 would provide 23.1 percent of the Transient Accommodations Tax or TAT to the counties.  House Bill 631 would allow each County to establish its own surcharge on the TAT...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Southwest Airlines, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Army Corps, National Transportation Safety Board, Oakland California, State Capitol, District Court, Maui County Council


Comic book art tour of Brussels

In Brussels , comic strips are not limited to newspaper pages. The city is home to many comic strip illustrators — among them Peyo, creator of The Smurfs, and Hergé, creator of The Adventures of Tintin. Here in Belgium’s bilingual capital, their characters have all but jumped off the page. Throughout the city, you’ll find massive comic murals on the sides of buildings, as well as in galleries and museums, and you can take much of it in over the course of a long weekend. Brussels’ comic obsessi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Comic Books, Smurfs, House, Belgium, Brussels, Street Art, Tintin, All, Morris, Olivier, Louvain, Hergé, Peyo, Comic Art


Tulsi Gabbard jumps into crowded pack of presidential contenders, public hearing today on temporary Honolulu City Council member, Maui council confirms Victorino administrators, $5k rebates for EV charging stations, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tulsi Gabbard campaign photo Tulsi Gabbard offers progressive platform at campaign kickoff. Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard officially kicked off her presidential campaign Saturday with an ominous message about an increasingly dangerous world in which the United States sits on the “precipice of nuclear war” amid worsening international tensions. Star-Advertiser.Tulsi Gabbard On Running For President: ‘We Must Fight For The Soul Of Our Country’. The U.S. representative from Hawaii held ...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, United States, Hawaii, House, Pentagon, Associated Press, Pearson, Life Sciences, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui


Hawaii tourism nears 10M mark, Kauai dairy plan dropped, lawmaker seeks to ban cigarettes, $15 minimum wage and recreational marijuana bills advance, county mayors present wish lists, lots more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Luau in Kailua-Kona ©2019 All Hawaii News Isle tourism hit nearly 10M arrivals in 2018. Hawaii welcomed a record 9.9 million tourists in 2018, just 45,452 visitors shy of a 10 million benchmark that had been anticipated before head winds emerged in the back half of last year. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii saw nearly 10M visitors last year. That’s half a million more than in 2017. Hawaii News Now.The total number of visitors to Hawaii increased to nearly 10 million — and the amount they spent whi...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Associated Press, Kim, Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Capitol, Legislature, West Hawaii


(Closed) LIVE: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presents interim Union Budget 2019

Follow our LIVE blog for updates on internet, taxation, technology announcements in the interim Union Budget being presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha. Watch the livestream here. 12:52 pm: House adjourned, Budget presentation ends. 12:19 pm: Goyal has mentioned... ...
Tags: Travel, Budget, News, House, Piyush Goyal, Goyal, Union Budget, Lok Sabha Watch


Officials plan for Mauna Kea telescope protests, Native Hawaiians decry OHA violence, judge rejects gut-and-replace lawsuit, $250M rail bonds floated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

2015 Thirty Meter Telescope protest PC:Occupy Hilo State and county law enforcement officials have started planning for how they aim to allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea without protester interference. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii County is taking the lead on responding to anticipated protests of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea, lawmakers were told Thursday. Tribune-Herald.Lawmakers questioned state and University of Hawaii officials Thursday about plans to di...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Senate, Hawaii, House, Associated Press, Parks, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Mauna Kea, District Court



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