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Jobless rate falls, health officials to authorize booster shots, Land Board to rule on Thirty Meter Telescope permit, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii grocery store ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii’s jobless rate falls to 6.6%. Hawaii’s labor force has been shrinking even as the unemployment rate has been declining. The drop in the labor force has been mainly caused by people either moving out of state, being discouraged and not looking for jobs, or unwilling to return to the workforce in the midst of the pandemic. Star-Advertiser. KITV4. University of Hawaii regents defer controversial tenure proposal. The University of Hawaii Board...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Healthcare, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Johnson Johnson, Oahu, U S Navy, Kyle Thomas, Hawaii Department of Health, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Manoa


Coronavirus vaccinations for children, union complaints from teachers, health-care and hotel workers, Honolulu, Kauai advance hotel tax, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

PC:Kristine Wook on Unsplash Elementary age kids in Hawaii weeks away from being eligible for vaccine. Children between the ages of 5 and 11 are just weeks away from being eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. In Hawaii, 119,000 keiki fall into that age group. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.Teachers union files complaint to force Hawaii officials to bargain over COVID-19 safety protocols. The union representing Hawaii’s public school teachers has filed a complaint with the Hawaii Labor Relations Board...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Hawaii, House, City Council, Biden, Council, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Josh Green, U S Senate, Oahu, U S Navy, Hawaii Department of Health


Hawaii governor says visitors welcome again starting November 1, 2021

As Hawaii COVID-19 cases were headed on their highest surge yet, Governor Ige, asked visitors and residents to reduce travel to and from Hawaii through October. Since then, case counts and hospitalizations have come down significantly. As such, Gov. Ige announced that visitors and residents are welcome to travel to and from the state starting November 1, 2021. Yesterday, at an event on Hawaii Island, Ige stated, “Beginning November 1st, we want to invite and encourage fully-vaccinated visitors ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Pacific, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Ige, Maui County, Hawaii Island Ige, Coronavirus COVID 19


Hawaii welcomes all vaccinated domestic travelers back to the state, Oahu tackles general plan, Hawaii council favors hotel tax hike, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David IgeGov. David Ige ready to welcome fully vaccinated domestic travelers back to Hawaii Nov. 1. Ige's announcement comes nearly two months after he asked travelers to avoid Hawaiʻi because case counts were surging with the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant. Star-Advertiser. Associated Press. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. Maui Now.  Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4. Civil Beat.Hawaii sees 80 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 8...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Research and development, Hawaii, Delta, Pearl Harbor, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, Mauna Kea, U S Navy, Hawaiian Islands, University of Hawaii, County Council, South Shore


UH enrollment up, 70% of state fully vaccinated, Honolulu Zoo lion dies of COVID, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

University of Hawaii-Hilo pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii NewsUniversity of Hawaii bucks trend with first enrollment boost in 10 years. Enrollment at the 10-campus University of Hawaii system increased this fall for the first time in a decade, defying a national trend that was made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Maui Now. US Rep. Ed Case Raked In Campaign Cash While Threatening Biden’s Agenda. The Hawaii congressman, a self-described fiscal...
Tags: Travel, US, Hawaii, Fema, City Council, Biden, Kilauea, County, Lanai, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, U S Army


Proposed legislative districts draw fire, state GOP chairwoman resigns, inmates to get $50 to vaccinate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Odd-shaped districts in proposed Oahu House map PC:Hawaii Reapportionment CommissionNew Hawaii Election Districts Are Drawing Fire. Some lawmakers say they feel targeted by the new plans while the Hawaii Reapportionment Commission also faced accusations of gerrymandering certain districts. Civil Beat.Chair of the Hawaii Republican Party resigns, shifts focus to recruitment. The chair of the Hawaii Republican Party resigned from the position Thursday, but said she would remain active in t...
Tags: Travel, Kaiser Permanente, Gop, Hawaii, Kaiser, City Council, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, Maui Maui, Hawaiian Islands, Department of Public Safety, Kakaako


Higa pleads guilty to embezzling CARES, AmeriCorps funds, UH resuming on-campus education, Kauai dissolves COVID tier system, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Oct. 8, 2020 FBI raid Na Leo TV ©2021 All Hawaii News Higa pleads guilty in federal court to embezzling, bribery. Former Hawaii County Council Chairman Stacy Higa admitted in federal court Wednesday to embezzling money from two federal programs and using some of it for cosmetic dental surgery and to help fund his 2020 campaign for mayor. Big Island Now. Hawaii Is Losing More Teachers Than Ever Amid Pandemic Fatigue. Hawaii had 25% more public school teachers retire or resign dur...
Tags: Travel, Fbi, Hawaii, Leo, Kilauea, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, University of Hawaii, Maui News


Hawaii Supreme Court blocks early inmate release, data shows COVID much more deadly than flu, Hawaii County to consider lodging tax, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Corrections officer at Hawaii jail ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii Supreme Court blocks the early release of certain prisoners. The state Supreme Court denied a third request by the office of the Public Defender to release certain classes of prisoners early to help alleviate the crowded conditions that help COVID-19 spread, noting rising inmate vaccination rates and a declining number of infections in Hawaii’s jails and prisons. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Tribune-Herald.Race expanding for ...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, US, Hawaii, Council, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Wailuku, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, County Council


Experts tell House committee time to open Hawaii, UH to require employee vaccinations, mayor denies permit for Mandate Free Maui Unity March, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Tourist at Waikiki ©2021 All Hawaii NewsPressure mounts on Gov. David Ige to ease COVID-19 restrictions. But Ige, known for his cautious approach, doesn’t seem ready to announce that Hawaii is fully open for visitors, just yet. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Tribune-Herald. Garden Island. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Potential extension of Hawaii homeless program being considered by lawmakers. Enacted in 2018, state legislation requires the creation of a minimum of six Ohana Zone program proje...
Tags: Travel, China, Hawaii, House, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, Howard Hughes, Hawaiian Islands, Kaanapali, Hilo, Aloha Stadium, David Ige


Redistricting and politics, Land Board rejects aquarium industry plan, Honolulu marathon slated to return, more news from all the Hawaiian islands

Hawaii tropical fish ©2021 All Hawaii NewsRedrawing Hawaii’s Election Districts: ‘People Are Going To Be Pissed’. Years ago the political lines were redrawn in ways that clobbered Republicans. Today, the question is which Democrats will take the hit. Civil Beat.Hawaii Tourism Authority contract award to top marketing agency prompts scrutiny. The Hawaii Tourism Authority recently awarded a $9.4 million sole-source contract to the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, even as the marketin...
Tags: Travel, EA, Hawaii, Kilauea, Boeing, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Ntsb, Honolulu, National Transportation Safety Board, U S Geological Survey, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii News Now, Maui News


Navy kept mum about Red Hill fuel tank leaking into Pearl Harbor, illegal tour groups, boat tours fined, condos drive Maui's hot real estate market, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Healthcare leaders 'cautiously optimistic' about COVID conditions, support governor's plan to ease restrictions. Governor David Ige is expected to announce details on the adjustments by the end of this week. KITV4. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. KHON2. Task force studies scourge of missing and murdered Native Hawaiian women and girls. The panel, created by the state House earlier this year, aims to gather data and identify the reasons behind the problem. As of now, few figure...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Hawaii, House, City Council, Pearl Harbor, Islands, Lanai, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Kakaako, Hilo, David Ige, Tribune Herald


Native Hawaiians hard hit by COVID, Health Department denies researchers data, local hotel tax advances on Oahu and Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian ohana ©2021 All Hawaii NewsSurge in COVID deaths took heavy toll on Native Hawaiian community. Experts say in the past two weeks, Native Hawaiians have accounted for up to 40% of the state’s COVID deaths. Hawaii News Now.Local researchers say Department of Health officials have refused to collaborate and share COVID-19 data. Local epidemiologists and researchers say the Hawaii Department of Health has continually rebuffed their requests for data throughout the COVID-19 pandemic ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, House, Bill, Kilauea, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hart, Oahu, Maui County Council, Hawaii Department of Health, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, University of Hawaii


Ige to announce relaxed restrictions this week, Las Vegas captain tapped for Maui police chief, Honolulu council to vet pick for city auditor, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

USS Daniel Inouye guided missile destroyer PC: U.S. NavyNew $1.5 billion-plus Navy destroyer USS Daniel Inouye heading for Hawaii. The Navy’s new “Go for Broke” destroyer named for U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, a World War II hero and one of Hawaii’s most influential statesmen, is sailing to its new home port of Pearl Harbor and a Dec. 8 commissioning at Kilo Pier. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. Combative auditor hearings cross midpoint, with weeks to go. As the hearings enter their fourth...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Hawaii, Pfizer, Las Vegas, Pearl Harbor, DOE, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, YMCA, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


Honolulu looks to hotel tax to prop up rail budget, Kilauea threat level lowered, state seeks to hold on to FEMA nurses, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu rail station PC:HARTHow to shore up rail project’s budget? HART wants visitors to foot some of the bill. Should tourists help fund the rail project? The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is among those exploring the idea, which would use hotel room tax revenues to help shore up the budget for the embattled project. Hawaii News Now.HART officials have no answers for Oahu rail’s door, wheel, track problems. Rail officials continue to search for a solution for too-thin wh...
Tags: Travel, Navy, California, Hawaii, Fema, Air Force, Kilauea, MMA, Rail, Kauai, Maui, Tourette, Honolulu, Hart, West Hawaii, CIP


Ige extends pandemic restrictions to Nov. 30, Maui mayor defies Ige's order and allows spectators at sporting events, Kaiser health workers to vote on strike, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki shoppers @2021 All Hawaii News all rights reservedHawaii’s tourism industry anticipates a gradual return of visitors from Japan. As Japan officials ease COVID restrictions across the nation, Hawaii’s tourism industry can expect a rebound. But industry leaders anticipate the return of Japanese travelers will be a gradual one, and it will be some time before Hawaii’s economy sees the positive impacts. Hawaii News Now.Governor extends mask rules, travel regulations for another 60 da...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii, Kaiser, Kilauea, Lanai, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Oahu, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


First humpback whale of the season spotted, crowds expected as Kilauea volcano puts on a show, officials mull biomass for state's only coal-fired plant , more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback whale migration NOAAFirst humpback whale of the season spotted off of Maui. Every winter, humpback whales travel nearly three thousand miles from the cold waters of Alaska to the warm breeding grounds of the Hawaiian Islands. This year, the first reported sighting is officially on the books. KITV4.Hawaii working on plan to invite back visitors. A lack of international visitors to Hawaii combined with a COVID-19 surge and Ige’s plea for travelers to avoid nonessential trips to th...
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Hawaii, House, Pfizer, Kilauea, Committee, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, University of Hawaii


Kilauea erupts again, Oahu commission approves residential vacation rental restrictions, Maui mayor seeks to relax pandemic rules, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kilauea eruption USGS photo taken by M. Patrick on September 29, 2021 Lava returns to Kilauea Volcano’s Halemaumau Crater. Kilauea Volcano has started erupting again — just four months after the last eruption ended. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Public Radio. West Hawaii Today. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4. Hawaii public schools gear up for COVID-19 testing program. At least 165 schools across the state have registered for training to join O...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, Hawaii, House, Marine Corps, Dc, Kilauea, Usgs, Pacific, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Tait, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


Connors nominated as U.S. attorney, swimming with spinner dolphins banned, coronavirus delta variant proves deadly, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors Biden nominates Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors to serve as U.S. attorney. State Attorney General Clare Connors was one of nine nominees announced Tuesday by Biden’s White House. Connors, who has served as attorney general since 2019, now starts the U.S. Senate confirmation process. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Associated Press. Big Island Video News. Maui Now. KITV4. US Bans Swimming With Hawaiʻi's Nocturnal Spinner Dolphins. U.S. regulators on...
Tags: Travel, White House, US, America, Afghanistan, Hawaii, Biden, Defense Department, Pahoa, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Caltech, Honolulu, U S Senate, Legislature


High-tech farming aims to fill food gap, Waikiki businesses pay for police protection, redistricting commission mulls counting inmates, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Sensei FarmsCan High-Tech Farming Solve Hawaii’s Food Crisis? High-tech farming is costly and limited in what it can grow, but techniques could help Hawaii with its dependency on food imports. Civil Beat.Hawai‘i Joins Worldwide Pledge to Conserve, Restore, or Grow 100 Million Trees by 2030. 1t.org is part of the World Economic Forum’s efforts to accelerate nature-based solutions and was set up to support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. Propose...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Un, Biden, Big Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Board, World Economic Forum, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, East Maui, Kohala


HAT Blog Maui dispatch: a tale of two tables

After our pilgrimage to Maui’s petroglyphs at Olowalu, I was wrought and marveled by the spirit of learning. I needed a drink. We headed to the Sly Mongoose on the outskirts of Lahaina. It’s been recommended by every bar industry person I know on Oahu. A proud dive. Google it. No website. It’s just “out […] The post HAT Blog Maui dispatch: a tale of two tables appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Google, Maui, Oahu, Lahaina, Maui dining, Maui Sly Mongoose


Hawaii Supreme Court requires anti-TMT nonprofit bank records turned over to Attorney General, 2 Hawaiian Airlines flights turned back when passengers act out, Ironman takes a year in Utah, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian oli on Mauna Kea ©2021 All Hawaii News Supreme Court partially approves subpoena into bank records of group opposing TMT on Mauna Kea. The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a subpoena to access the bank records of a nonprofit organization that has opposed the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, but the ruling also further limits the scope of the subpoena. Star-Advertiser.2 separate Hawaiian Airlines flights return to Honolulu Airport after two unruly passenger ca...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Utah, Hawaii, Farmers, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii County, Wailuku, Oahu, state Department of Education, Maui County Council


South Korea President Moon Jae-In honors war dead in Hawaii ceremony, pre-travel testing misses many infected, GOP leader Carroll dies at 91, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Service members render honors during a joint repatriation ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 22, 2021. PC: Tech. Sgt. Rusty Frank Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency South Korea President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-Sook pay respects to the war dead at an Oahu ceremony. The first joint U.S.-South Korea repatriation held in Hawaii saw remains of South Korean soldiers from the 1950-53 Korean War that had been in the possession of the Defense POW/MIA Accounti...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Gop, Hawaii, Fda, UPI, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Carroll, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Honolulu, Joey, CIP, Oahu


Hawaii to remove forbidden staircase due to ‘rampant trespassing’

The Haiku Stairs, a nearly 4,000-step trail across Oahu’s Ko’olau mountain range, has drawn tourists despite being prohibited from useHawaii officials have announced plans to spend $1m removing a popular mountain trail known as the Stairway to Heaven, which they say has become the scene of “rampant illegal trespassing” and safety concerns despite the public being banned from using it. Tens of thousands of people have climbed the Haiku Stairs, which span nearly 4,000 steps across Oahu’s Ko’olau m...
Tags: Travel, Mountains, US, US news, US politics, Hawaii, Oahu, Ko'olau, Stairway


Hotel occupancy drops, Blangiardi extends restrictions, grants may pay for Kauai cesspool conversion, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki ©2021 All Hawaii News Statewide hotel occupancy took double-digit dive in August. Statewide occupancy in August was 73.4%, according to a report released Monday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority which was based on data from Tennessee- based STR. The results were 10.7 percentage points below August 2019 when the pre­pandemic occupancy was 84.1%. Star-Advertiser.Lieutenant Governor Wants More Health Care Resources, Not Rationed Care. Hawaiʻi Lt. Gov. Jos...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Joe Biden, Hawaii, Tennessee, Seattle, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Josh Green, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii Department of Health


TSA, airlines given more time to comply with vaccine requirements, librarians harassed, state employee pension fund sees record return, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

State gives Transportation Security Administration and airlines exemptions to Hawaii’s COVID emergency orders. Gov. David Ige’s order requiring that contractors and visitors at state facilities and property provide proof of their vaccination or testing status prior to entry has already been in effect for a week, but thousands of workers at state airports still aren’t in compliance. Star-Advertiser.Name calling, property damage: Public librarians harassed over vaccine mandate enforcement. Public...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Tsa, Kilauea, Sears, Department Of Transportation, Spectrum, Transportation Security Administration, County, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County


Hawaii to get fleet of MQ-9 Reaper drones, Honolulu Police officers investigated in hit-and-run, lifeguard shortage could close towers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

MQ-9 Reaper drone (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.) In a first, Air Force flies 2 big MQ-9 Reaper drones from mainland to Hawaii as part of new maritime emphasis. The Air Force flew two big MQ-9 Reaper drones for the first time from the continental United States to Hawaii to demonstrate the unmanned aircraft’s “untapped potential in a maritime environment” and to participate in Exercise ACE Reaper at Marine Corps Base Hawaii — which will eventually have six of the...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, Air Force, Seattle, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, State Board of Education, Pacific Islanders, U S Air Force, Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu Harbor, Department of Public Safety, Garden Island


Those over 65 could get less health care in COVID triage plans, Kauai council passes 3% local hotel tax, Ventura tapped as Maui fire chief, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Elders stay active in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii’s Pandemic Crisis Care Plan Raises Legal And Ethical Concerns. Hawaii stood by its decision to use age as a tiebreaker if needed in treatment decisions, according to the latest version of its plan for allocating resources if the pandemic overwhelms the state’s health care system, despite criticism that the plan may discriminate against older patients. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Public Radio.Audit Finds That Young Brothers ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Ventura, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu Police Department, Garden Island, Kakaako, Molokai, Puna, Grand Wailea Resort


Lawmakers grill state over low-cost leases of public land, Honolulu mayor approves removal of Stairway to Heaven, Ige holds firm on no fans in stands, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Government owned land in Hawaii, Statewide GIS Program. 2017Lawmakers grill state Land Board over below-market rents for state properties. The director of the state Land Board was asked tough questions Tuesday about whether the department is wasting money by charging below-market rents. Hawaii News Now.Department of Land and Natural Resources officials say audit veered from original scope. Officials with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources were prepared to talk about contr...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, City Council, Jeff Bezos, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Princeville, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, University of Hawaii


Vaccination passport requirements kick in, state auditor grilled under subpoena, BYU defies gathering laws, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Auditor Les Kondo State auditor Les Kondo and office are subjects of House investigation. For the first time in his five-year tenure, state Auditor Les Kondo was subpoenaed to appear before a special state House Investigative Committee on Monday and testified under oath about separate audits that found two state entities bungled economic opportunities to better manage state lands. Star-Advertiser.Former Hawaii Legislator Joins Board of Education on Interim Basis. Lyla Berg, who owns a lea...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, House, BYU, Steve, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Roth, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Board of Ethics, County Council



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