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Hawaii Legislature convenes without pomp, federal recognition for Hawaiians back on the table, Honolulu mayor names chief of staff, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Taro farmers offer free cuttings at Capitol as Hawaii Legislature convenes PC: Ka Leo o Hawai'i via Facebook, Ethan Weil State Legislature opens without the usual revelry. The coronavirus pandemic and the shock waves it has sent through the economy, as well as heightened security as a result of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, combined to create somber, austere ceremonies as lawmakers gathered on Wednesday to kick off this year’s legislative session. Star-Advertiser.New legislativ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Joe Biden, Hawaii, Washington Dc, House Of Representatives, Leo, Biden, Chinatown, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, State, Martin


Higher taxes on horizon, court halts aquarium industry, proms canceled, surgeon general seeks charges dismissed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

School of fish in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News Gov. David Ige ponders higher fuel and wealth taxes. Linda Chu Takayama, chief of staff for Gov. David Ige, informed the House Finance Committee on Tuesday that these two types of taxes are possibilities to increase state revenue and partly offset a decline driven by coronavirus pandemic impacts. Star-Advertiser.Lawmaker expects National Guard to help with security in Honolulu for Joe Biden inauguration. State House Speaker Scott Saiki expect...
Tags: Travel, Kaiser Permanente, Joe Biden, Hawaii, Donald Trump, DOE, Alm, Big Island, Waikiki, Maui, Department Of Education, Honolulu, Hawaii County, National Guard, Oahu, State House


Security ramped up at government buildings, Proud Boy leader out on bond, mass coronavirus vaccination centers planned on Oahu, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state Capitol ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii stepping up security at state Capitol and all government buildings. Gov. David Ige said Monday that Hawaii’s law enforcement agencies are taking appropriate steps to ensure security at the state Capitol and all government buildings after the FBI issued a warning that armed protests are possible at state capitols across the country in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Star-Advertiser.=====Hawaii ‘Proud Boy’ Re...
Tags: Travel, Cdc, Joe Biden, Fbi, Hawaii, Aclu, Army, Donald Trump, CVS Pharmacy, Big Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Josh Green, State


Green seeks halt to social gatherings amid COVID-19 spike, forecasters predict $300M revenue bump, NTSB says pilot in 2019 crash inadequately trained, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Josh Green with Jan. 7, 2021, update PC:Facebook   No gatherings for 2 weeks, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says. Lt. Gov. Josh Green on Thursday called for Hawaii residents to avoid all social gatherings for two weeks, immediately, as the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases hit a record high for the new year. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Officials Ask Residents To Stay Home To Reverse COVID-19 Spike. As COVID-19 cases in the islands signal another surge, state officials are calling on resi...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Congress, Navy, Washington, Joe Biden, Green, Hawaii, House, Pentagon, Kilauea, Donald Trump, DOE, Big Island, North Shore, Waikiki


Hawaii governor holds fast on travel testing requirements, surfing contests canceled, only 500,000 COVID vaccinations expected through May, Maui beach closed after naked, mask-less parties, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii beach fun ©2021 All Hawaii News Ige has no plans to ease testing rules for visitors, despite calls to do so from tourism industry. With Hawaii’s visitor industry slow to rebound, tourism and business leaders are asking the state to modify its pre-travel testing program to make it easier for visitors to come. The response from the governor so far: That’s not going to happen. Hotel industry officials said the recent surge of the virus on the mainland has made it difficult for many tr...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Cdc, Philippines, Hawaii, House, Marriott, Kilauea, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Honolulu, National Guard, Oahu


COVID cases rise; weekend ceremonies bring in new congressman, Honolulu mayor, council members; Mauna Kea management plan critiqued, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele displays Hilo painting in his congressional office PC:Kahele Facebook page Kai Kahele sworn in as U.S. representative, becomes the 2nd Native Hawaiian to serve in Congress. Kahele said that for his swearing-in ceremony, he used the Bible of the first Native Hawaiian congressman, the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka. Star-Advertiser.Kahele becomes second Native Hawaiian sworn into U.S. Congress.  U.S. Congressman Kaiali'i Kahele (HI-02) was sworn in Sunday as a Member of...
Tags: Travel, Congress, United States, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, City Council, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Cmp, Hawai, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Roth


Ige proposes 1.8% cut, undisclosed tax hikes, possible layoffs in new budget; DHHL to vote on Kapolei casino today; Kilauea volcano eruption expected to draw crowds, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige unveils budget Monday in video conference  Ige’s New Budget Proposal Would Wipe Out The Jobs Of 149 State Workers. Gov. David Ige’s new two-year budget proposal would eliminate the jobs of 149 state employees who are scattered in departments across state government, and may also involve some as-yet unspecified tax increases. Civil Beat.Governor Ige's biennium budget 2021-2023 reflects reductions. With the state expecting a $1.4 billion shortfall each of the next four years,...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Hawaii, Kilauea, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Maui Maui, Health Department, Roth, Maui Hawaii, State Legislature, Kona


Ige proclamation makes 10-day quarantine official, Kapolei casino plan spurs backlash, Kahele resigns state seat to enter Congress, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kupuna hula in Hawaii ©2020 All Hawaii News Report: Hula, Other Cultural Programs Can Improve Hawaiian Health. Hula and other culturally based programs should be used to address longstanding health inequities affecting Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders in Hawaii, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. Civil Beat.UH Report: Hawaiian Culture is Just What the Doctor Ordered. A new report by the University of Hawaiʻi...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Hawaii, Epa, Pfizer, Pacific, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Safeway, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Oahu


COVID-19 infections spike at Hawaii's largest prison, taxpayers on the hook for convicted ex-Police Chief's legal fees, tourist quarantine hasn't stopped Kauai coronavirus cases, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii prison ©2020 All Hawaii News Hālawa Correctional Facility COVID-19 Infections Rise to 167 Inmates and 28 Staff. The new results include positive results for 99 inmates and seven staff, according to an update provided by the state Department of Public Safety. Maui Now.Outbreak at Halawa Correctional Facility grows. The Department of Public Safety reported Sunday an additional 99 inmates and seven staff have tested positive for COVID-19. KITV4.Hawaii’s Largest Prison Hit With A Major...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Catholic, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, U S Senate, Oahu, Howard Hughes, Kihei, Hawaiian Islands, Maui News, Department of Public Safety, Garden Island


Pearl Harbor anniversary commemorated virtually, Hawaii County swears in new mayor, secrecy surrounds Honolulu rail partnership plan, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Navy Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. John Aquilino speaks during a ceremony Monday to mark the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 79th Pearl Harbor attack observance marked by COVID-19 caution. At 7:55 a.m. Monday, the approximate time when Japanese warplanes dropped out of the sky in a shocking attack on Oahu, a moment of silence was held at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in a coronavirus-reduced 79th anniversary of the moment that launched America into World Wa...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, America, Hawaii, House, Army, Pearl Harbor, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Wailuku, Oahu


Furloughs, layoffs loom for Hawaii government workers, Kauai reinstates 14-day quarantine, Supreme Court blocks police union attempt to keep discipline records secret, Kealohas to be sentenced today, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Merrie Monarch event pre-COVID ©2020 All Hawaii NewsNext Year's Merrie Monarch Festival Is On But With No Live Audience. Organizers of the Merrie Monarch Festival announced there will be no live audience for the annual hula competition next year. Tickets to the spring event usually go on sale around Dec. 1, but the sales have been canceled. Instead, organizers and sponsors are exploring other options given the ongoing pandemic. Hawaii Public Radio.Merrie Monarch 2021 Will Have No L...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Alaska, Hawaii, Associated Press, Lima, Cabinet, Berger, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Princeville, Katherine


Hawaii's digital divide identified, Maui police chief admits to hit and run, Supreme Court nominee Todd Eddins heads to full Senate today, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii internet connectivity October 2020 by island Source: DBEDT State plan seeks to expand broadband connectivity across Hawaii. The 45-page Hawai‘i Broadband Strategic Plan 2020 offers what state officials say is a fresh look at ways to boost broadband connectivity at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is showing how important it is for education, health and economic prosperity. Star-Advertiser.Recognizing the need; State addresses ‘digital divide’ in Hawaii Broadband Strategic Plan ...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Senate, Hawaii, Council, Pacific, Committee, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Kane, Guzman, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii


Hawaii elections officials rethink mail-only ballots, long lines spur COVID-19 concerns, Blangiardi and Roth solicit cabinet appointees, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii voters line up in Hilo ©2020 All Hawaii News  Last-minute surge of isle voters flooded election sites. In a last rush to have their opinion count, hundreds of voters showed up just before the 7 p.m. scheduled close of Hawaii voting centers across every county on Election Day, delaying the release of results for more than four hours. Out of 832,466 registered voters — another record — the number of ballots cast represented 69.6% of registered voters. Star-Advertiser.‘Distrust,’ Enth...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Washington, Hawaii, House, Associated Press, City Council, Lanai, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Trump, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii


Hawaii sends its 4 electoral votes to Biden; Blangiardi, Roth win county mayoral races, Kahele takes Tulsi Gabbard's congressional seat, voter turnout slows results, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii ballot sorting ©2020 All Hawaii News Full Hawaii election results as of 1:13 a.m. HST  Wednesday. Hawaii Office of Elections.Hawaii picks Biden in race for the White House. As expected, Hawaii voted overwhelmingly to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Tuesday’s general election. In results released about 11 p.m., Biden had secured about 65% of the vote. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii’s general election voter turnout was the best its been since 1998.  High-profile races ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Gop, Hawaii, House, Republican Party, City Council, Johnson, Biden, County, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai


Navatek CEO arrested, charged with $12.8M PPP scheme, test kit shortage keeps interisland travel closed, state offers $500 restaurant cards to jobless, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Navatek Robotx awards 2019 publicity photo Honolulu CEO charged in a $12.8 million PPP scheme. Martin Kao, 47, the chief executive officer of Martin Defense Group, previously known as Navatek LLC, was charged with two counts of bank fraud and one count of money laundering. Star-Advertiser.Prominent Hawaii Defense Contractor Arrested For CARES Act Fraud. Martin Kao is a prolific political donor whose company, Navatek LLC, has received millions of dollars in federal contracts. Civil Beat....
Tags: Travel, Fcc, Hawaii, Federal Communications Commission, DOE, Hawaii Island, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, State Board of Education, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Department of Labor, Garden Island, Hilo, Albert Hee


Lt. Gov. Green presents 5-point coronavirus plan, Love Has Won cult leaves Hawaii after harassment on Kauai, Kahele defends Big Island gathering, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Green explains ICU beds in a July 29, 2020 briefing (from video) Here’s the 5-point plan Lt. Gov. Green says Hawaii needs to follow to lower COVID cases. Lt. Gov. Josh Green says Hawaii can defeat COVID-19, and bring numbers significantly lower again. Hawaii News Now.Commentary: A plan to defeat COVID-19 in Hawaii — and we must deploy it now. Lt. Gov. Josh Green outlines coronavirus control plan. Star-Advertiser.=====Hawaii commercial real estate sales crashing. Hawaii’s commerci...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, San Francisco, Green, Hawaii, Big Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu


Hurricane Douglas dodges Hawaii, Maui mayor calls for inter-island quarantine as Oahu COVID-19 cases spike, polls kind to Ige, Caldwell, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

C-17 aircraft delivers FEMA supplies to Maui Saturday night ahead of Hurricane Douglas. PC: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Hawaii avoids direct hit from Douglas. Star-Advertiser.Douglas quickly moving away from state as stubborn Cat 1 hurricane. All hurricane and tropical storm warnings and watches for the Hawaiian Islands have been dropped as Douglas moves away, sparing the islands of any major damage. Hawaii News Now.=====Gov. David Ige, Mayor Kirk Caldwell beat Trump in handling p...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Fema, San Diego, Donald Trump, Jared, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Douglas, Kauai, Maui, Trump, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Hanalei Bay


Schools release pandemic reopening plans, candidates report campaign war chests, churches get millions in federal PPP grants, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Social distancing at a Hawaii school PC:Wheeler Elementary School Most Hawaii public schools will blend in-person and distance learning when classes resume. Principals selected different learning models in consultation with their staff and communities, campus by campus, for the new academic year. Star-Advertiser.‘Learning models’ selected: Big Island schools choose plans for handling instruction when classes resume. With less than a month before students return to class, Hawaii’s public s...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Hawaii, Bill, PPP, Department Of Transportation, Chinatown, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Capitol, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


Hawaii-based ships join saber-rattling in the South China Sea; Waikiki, Maui beaches reopen; state pension fund takes hit; food stamp, Medicaid applications jump, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

The Independence-variant littoral combat ships USS Montgomery (LCS 8), bottom, and USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) operate in the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Roys/Released) Navy sends subs to sea as message to China. The Pacific Fleet Submarine Force took the unusual step this month of announcing that all of its forward-deployed subs were simultaneously conducting “contingency response operations” at sea in the Western Pacific — downp...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, New York, Colorado, Navy, California, China, Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Colo, Department Of Health, South China Sea, Honolulu


Ige's 7th proclamation reopens some malls, shopping centers; Honolulu and Maui mayors disagree; health experts say it's too soon; Young Bros. curtails shipping, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige in May 5, 2020, Facebook live press conference Read the full text of Gov. David Ige's 7th Supplemental Emergency Proclamation Ige loosens restrictions with ‘safer-at-home’ proclamation. More Hawaii businesses will be permitted to reopen Thursday as per a new emergency proclamation from Gov. David Ige. Tribune-Herald.Gov. Ige announces phase 1 of re-opening businesses across Hawaii. After another day that saw new positive COVID-19 cases in the single digits, Governor David ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Hawaii, Associated Press, Kim, Citizens, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii County


Hawaii toxic emissions drop, bill hamstrings AG's investigations of nonprofits, Honolulu seeks manager for Haiku Stairs, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Chinatown in Honolulu ©2020 All Hawaii News Chinatown merchants blame fears over coronavirus for drastic decline in business. Businesses in Honolulu’s Chinatown are reporting a drastic drop in sales ― as Chinatowns across the U.S. have turned into virtual ghost towns because of irrational fears of infection. Hawaii News Now.35 in Hawaii under ‘self-quarantine’ for coronavirus, 1 under mandatory quarantine. The number of individuals in Hawaii under quarantine for the coronavirus jumped ove...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Senate, Walmart, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Cctv, Bill, Chinatown, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Wailuku


Big boost for Hawaii cattle industry, Honolulu council mandates union labor, Hawaiian Airlines employees mull strike, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cattle in Hawaii ©2019 All Hawaii News Idaho CEO gives ranchers $1.5 million in “game-changing” move for Hawaii’s cattle industry. An Idaho CEO not only bought the entire O'ahu operation, but paid $1.5 million to the ranchers and several others who were owed money. KITV.IRS Extends Relief for HI Farmers, Ranchers. The Internal Revenue Service has extended tax relief for Hawai‘i farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought, flooding or other severe weather in re...
Tags: Travel, White House, Idaho, Hawaii, Noaa, Hawaiian Airlines, Robert Burns, State, Eis, Honolulu, Katherine, Louis, West Hawaii, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Hawaiian Islands


Hawaii's worker shortage, state at odds over voter info, Schofield soldier in court, 'Peter Boy' father gets 20 years, Kauai seeks to save native birds, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki restaurant worker © 2017 All Hawaii News There Just Aren’t Enough Workers To Go Around In Hawaii. The state labor director calls it a “perfect storm” as restaurateurs and retailers struggle to recruit — and keep — employees. Civil Beat.A federal judge has cleared the way for President Donald Trump’s commission on election fraud to resume collecting detailed voter roll information from the states, but at least one election official in Hawaii says he won’t comply with the federal re...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Isis, Islamic State, US, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Portland, Bill, West Coast, Donald Trump, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui


Ige attends governor's conference, Tulsi Gabbard gets an earful at town hall, more money for homeless, 'vexatious requester' bill back before Legislature, Zuckerberg makes it official, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. Ige at governor's conference, courtesy Governor's Office Hawaii’s Governor Steps Gingerly Into GOP Power Circle. David Ige, a Democrat, is in Washington meeting with everyone who he thinks might help the islands — including the newly empowered Republicans. Civil Beat.Three years after homeless people on Oahu were first placed into market-rate, Housing First rental units, the state wants to add another $3 million to expand the concept to Kauai, Maui and Hawaii island starting in April...
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