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Hawaii vaccine passports on hold, Honolulu mayor 'dead set' against tightening restrictions in wake of coronavirus upsurge, Kauai joins Safe Travels program, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige from Zoom Vaccine passports for Hawaii on hold, Gov. David Ige says. Gov. David Ige said the state is testing the technology needed for a vaccine passport with CommonPass and CLEAR but that they still aren’t ready. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Tribune-Herald. KHON2.Hawaiian Airlines Hopes State Reconsiders Safe Travels Program Amid New CDC Guidelines. Hawaiian Airlines hopes the state will reconsider its Safe Travels Program after new guidelines from the Centers fo...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, House, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Carol, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hart, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Trans Pacific, Garden Island, Hilo, Kailua

Restrictions eased for Honolulu gyms and restaurants, about half of inmates opt for vaccinations, businesses to get unemployment cost break, 1 in 3 Hawaii residents on Medicaid, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii jail dorm ©2021 All Hawaii NewsState says about half of Oahu, Maui inmates who qualify under 1B opted to get vaccinated. Inmates who qualify under 1B are those 75 and up and those who are at the highest risk of complications if they catch the virus. KHON2.Hawaii businesses poised to receive unemployment insurance relief. With businesses throughout Hawaii poised to see big hikes in the amount they have to pay into the state fund for unemployment insurance, state lawmakers have sent...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Senate, US, Hawaii, Medicaid, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Alaska Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Eis, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu

Hawaii residents not staying home much, COVID-19 vaccinations not delivered equally, Maui promises vaccines for everybody by Labor Day, Blangiardi picks Cabinet, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii mobility map PC:UHEROPeople in Hawaii have stopped staying home as much following the surge in COVID-19 cases this summer, and have started going back to restaurants and shops, new mobility data shows. Civil Beat.UHERO mobility dashboard details can be found here.The number of residents leaving Hawai'i doubles in 2020. 2020 has taken a toll on many across the globe, including those in the Aloha State. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii says the state say the highest rates of popula...
Tags: Travel, New York, Senate, Hawaii, Cabinet, Parks, Big Island, Maui, Hawai, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, U S Postal Service, U S Congress, Kailua Kona, Hawaiian Islands

Cruise ships plan Nov. 1 return to Hawaii waters, hospitals brace for 3rd wave of COVID-19, University of Hawaii execs take pay cuts, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ah, Hawaii.Cruise ship and umbrella drink ©2020 All Hawaii News Cruise ships’ return to isles remains in muddy waters. Come Nov. 1, larger cruise ships could return again to Hawaii’s waters — but it’s probably not going to be smooth sailing at first for the floundering cruise ship industry. Star-Advertiser.Lt. Gov. Josh Green anticipates up to 8K visitors per day to Hawaii with pre-arrivals testing program. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green announced that Hawaii will only be accepting pre-arriva...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Hawaii, Public Safety, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Sheraton, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Board of Education, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kau, Edmund, Hawaiian Islands

Merrie Monarch canceled, Hawaii coronavirus testing lags far behind, Hawaiian heiress Kawananakoa found unfit to manage $215M estate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Merrie Monarch hula ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii has tested only 32 for coronavirus. Hawaii health officials have contacted roughly 350 people who have been exposed to the new coronavirus, but only 32 individuals have been tested. Star-Advertiser.=====Merrie Monarch canceled. The 57th annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo has been canceled, marking the latest and one of the most anticipated events in Hawaii to be suspended in the wake of the spreading COVID-19 disease. Star-Advertiser.Or...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, House, Kalaupapa, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Josh Green, State, Legislature, West Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, Caldwell, Hawaii News Now, County Council, Garden Island

Aila DHHL confirmation hearing contentious, Honolulu rail board mulls new contractor, multiple firearms found in ashes at tragedy, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Aila presides over Oct. 21, 2019 DHHL hearing ©2020 All Hawaii News DHHL chief nominee draws disagreement. The state Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee on Thursday decided to defer for a week a vote on the nomination of William J. Aila as Department of of Hawaiian Home Lands chairman after a nearly eight-hour-long hearing Thursday. Star-Advertiser.Senators Delay Vote After Grilling Aila As Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands. The governor’s nominee was applauded for projects he’s moved forward but...
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Minimum wage, vacation rental, police disclosure bills die, while red light cameras, hemp, suicide bills advance; Rapozo wants to be Kauai auditor, more than half Maui school not vaccinated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ala Wai ©2019 All Hawaii News Ala Wai Canal: Flood Control Project Will Do Little To Clean Up the Polluted Waterway. Federal engineers could ease the impacts of its plan if it also worked to restore the local ecology, conservationists say. The agency says its hands are tied. Civil Beat.Minimum Wage Increase Dead For 2019 Session. Concerns about different rates of increase and the impact to employer health care plans scuttled a deal. Civil Beat.A bill that would have increased the state’s ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Fda, Pahoa, Southwest Airlines, Family Court, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Southwest, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Hawaii Legislature

State auditor slams Health Department's oversight of care homes, security guards to patrol Honolulu parks, state tells Hawaiians to take down Mauna Kea access structure, Maui panel recommends $40M bond, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands, seen from GOES-17 at 6:30 a.m. EST, on Nov. 13, 2018. PC:NOAA/CIRA The GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager has sent its first images from the satellite's new vantage point over the Pacific Ocean. State auditor finds licensing of care homes problematic. An inordinate number of Hawaii’s nearly 500 adult residential care homes were operating in 2017 either with no license or with “hastily issued” permits — and sometimes without even being inspected, according to a scathin...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Washington, China, Hawaii, Portugal, Food And Drug Administration, Noaa, Nancy Pelosi, Pahoa, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu

Special session for rail funding looming, Ige signs bill giving more tech oversight, $1M from nonprofit for homeless vets, HART study finally public, farmers market comes to Ala Moana Center, Oprah to speak on Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Rail plan for Honolulu transit, courtesy HART Lawmakers haven’t yet agreed on the details, but leaders in the state House and Senate announced Monday they plan to hold a special session this summer to try to resolve their impasse over how to provide more funding for the city’s 20-mile rail project. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii lawmakers plan to convene a special session in July or August to again try to reach a deal on how to fund the remainder of Honolulu’s 20-mile rail project, which is now b...
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400-year-old petroglyphs discovered on Waianae Coast; health agencies battle Hepatitis A, Zika; early voting continues; sex workers seek rights; Hanabusa blasts rail officials; STEM education touted, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Petrogylphs found, courtesy DLNR Two visitors last month discovered large petroglyphs etched into sandstone on the Waianae Coast. At least 17 figures, believed to be created by aboriginal inhabitants of the Waianae coast, stretch over about 60 feet of beach, the U.S. Army and Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a news release today. Star-Advertiser.A pair of visitors to Hawaii from Ft. Worth, Texas made an incredible discovery while strolling along Oahu's Leeward coast. They ...
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