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Grand jury declines to indict police in 16-year-old's shooting death, teachers ratify contract, hot housing market squeezing out renters, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii mai tai on the rocks ©2021 All Hawaii NewsSurvey says Hawaii residents among the least likely to switch to alcohol-free drinks. 3,000 drinkers were surveyed across the country and it revealed that just 58% of people in Hawai'i would be willing to switch to a non-alcoholic drink -- for at least a month. KITV4.Gov. David Ige continues to restrict the release of public records, citing the ongoing pandemic. The state’s public records law continues to be partially suspended under Gov. ...
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Oil prices climb on signs of strong fuel demand recovery | Reuters

Oil prices climb on signs of strong fuel demand recovery | Reuters Oil prices rose for a second session on Wednesday on signs of strong fuel demand in western economies, while the prospect of Iranian supplies returning faded as the U.S. secretary of state said sanctions against Tehran were unlikely to be lifted.Brent crude futures were up 32 cents, or 0.4%, at $72.54 a barrel at 0640 GMT, having earlier touched $72.83, the highest since May 20, 2019. Brent rose 1% on Tuesday.U.S. West Texas In...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf markets up as oil prices rise; deals boost #UAE, Bahrain | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf markets up as oil prices rise; deals boost UAE, Bahrain | Reuters Gulf stock markets rose in early trade on Wednesday tracking oil prices, with merger and acquisition deals providing an additional boost to the markets in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.Oil prices rose for a second session on Wednesday on signs of strong fuel demand in western economies, while the prospect of Iranian supplies returning faded as the U.S. secretary of state said sanctions against Tehran w...
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Getting Married and Having a Child Should Not Be so Hard

Life is grand. I am the luckiest man to live. Due to changes in the law, I have been allowed to marry- and to have a child with the person I love. While getting married and having a child seem self-evident truths, for LGBTIQ+ couples the law (and until 40 years ago, for reproduction, biology) prevented these couples from fulfilling these dreams. I have been practising family law in Australia since 1987. For two years before that, I was a graduate working full time in the law. By happenstance, my...
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Oil rises as Iranian supply not seen returning soon | Reuters

Oil rises as Iranian supply not seen returning soon | Reuters Oil prices rose on Tuesday, settling at the highest in more than two years after the top U.S. diplomat said that even if the United States were to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, hundreds of U.S. sanctions on Tehran would remain in place.That could mean additional Iranian oil supply would not be re-introduced into the market soon."I would anticipate that even in the event of a return to compliance with the JCPOA (2015 Joint Comprehe...
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Half of jail guard recruits test positive for coronavirus, Ige's emergency powers questioned, Honolulu resists releasing police body cam footage, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Corrections officer at Hawaii jail ©2021 All Hawaii News Half of Hawaii’s jail and prison guard recruits test positive for COVID. Half of the state’s new recruits to serve as correctional officers at Hawaii’s jails and prisons have tested positive for the coronavirus after the vast majority of the class declined to get vaccinated. Star-Advertiser.Questions raised on how much longer Hawaii Gov. Ige can invoke emergency powers. State lawmakers tried to limit the governor’s powers during the...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Fbi, Canada, Maine, Hawaii, Tsa, Department Of Transportation, Maui, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Naalehu, Hikianalia, Oahu

Vacation rental tax crackdown brings millions to state coffers, Congress mulls Pearl Harbor modernization money, Maui sets property tax rates, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kayaks on the Ala Wai ©2021 All Hawaii NewsState tax crackdown garners millions in unpaid vacation rental taxes. The state Department of Taxation already has collected $4.1 million this year from vacation rental owners who owed back taxes, and through continued stepped- up enforcement expects to easily hit $12 million by year’s end. Star-Advertiser.UHERO Forecast: Visitors Could Reach 6.4M in 2021, 8.8M in 2022. A new forecast from the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization ...
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Iran Gears Up for Return to Oil Market as U.S. Talks Advance - Bloomberg

Iran Gears Up for Return to Oil Market as U.S. Talks Advance - Bloomberg Iran is preparing to ramp up global oil sales as talks to lift sanctions show signs of progress. But even if a deal is struck, the flow of additional crude into the market may be gradual.State-controlled National Iranian Oil Co. has been priming oil fields -- and customer relationships -- so it can increase exports if an accord is clinched, officials said. In the most optimistic estimates, the country could return to pre-...
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Ige maintains mask mandate despite CDC guidance, Musk plans rocket reentry off Kauai, workers hard to find despite high unemployment, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige Gov. David Ige keeps Hawaii mask rules unchanged despite change by CDC. As President Joe Biden and federal health officials gave the OK for Americans who have been vaccinated to go maskless in most situations and discard social distancing, Gov. David Ige signaled that the time to loosen such restrictions wasn’t right for Hawaii. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Garden Island. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Lt. Governor Wa...
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Gas prices increase, vaccine passport program problematic, Maui condos falling into the ocean, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hilo gas station on May 12, 2021 ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii gas price second highest amid mainland disruption. Hawaii’s geographic isolation protected consumers from gasoline shortages in many southeastern states caused by the forced shutdown of a massive pipeline that lasted five days and began reopening Wednesday. Star-Advertiser. KITV4. With inter-island vaccine passport set up, state now turns attention to trans-Pacific travel. Without an automated method for verifying with local va...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Supreme Court, United States, Hawaii, Dallas, Associated Press, Las Vegas, Pacific, Maui, State, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Nanakuli, Hilo

Hawaii worries, but gets a grip on coronavirus, Honolulu can't find workers, Maui loosens COVID-19 rules, Big Island construction through the roof, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Tourists view Diamond Head from Waikiki ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii tops nation in worrying about COVID-19. Roughly 80% of Hawaii residents worry about COVID-19 daily, giving the state the No. 1 worry rank in a new nationwide report from SafeWise. The survey showed that on average only 62% of Americans worried about the pandemic each day, said Andrea Harvey, SafeWise’s outreach director. Star-Advertiser.Daily case counts remain steady as Hawaii leads way for adult vaccinations. Although...
Tags: Travel, Navy, China, Hawaii, Pacific, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Maui, Department Of Education, South China Sea, Josh Green, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, U S District Court

Investigation reveals Sens. Inouye, Akaka votes undermined Native Hawaiian land program, teachers to get $2,200 bonus, Aloha Stadium to be demolished, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Polynesian Voyaging license plate Gov. David Ige OKs commemorative license plates for the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Special license plates featuring the Hokule‘a will be hitting the road this summer. Star-Advertiser. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. The U.S. owes Hawaiians millions of dollars worth of land, Congress helped make sure the debt wasn’t paid. In the 1990s, Hawaii’s two elder statesmen — U.S. Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka — were at the forefront of efforts to ensure that th...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Star, Hawaii, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Legislature, Oahu, Hawaii Legislature, Hawaiian Islands, Manoa, University of Hawaii

Most oppose costly Honolulu rail project in poll, Maui ex-cop pleads guilty in sex-for-perjury case, American Rescue Plan funds on the way, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Honolulu rail route as planned, courtesy HART Majority oppose rail project in poll. The largest public works project in Hawaii history is opposed by 53% of registered voters on Oahu, with just 34% expressing support for Honolulu rail. The numbers are similar when voters living on the neighbor islands are factored in — 50% and 35%, respectively. Civil Beat.HART's interim CEO believes parts of Honolulu rail line can open by December. According to HART, since construction started more t...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Dell, Doj, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Travelers, State, Honolulu, Hart, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kona

Mubadala Keeping Pace With KKR as $29 Billion Deployed Last Year - Bloomberg

Mubadala Keeping Pace With KKR as $29 Billion Deployed Last Year - Bloomberg Mubadala Investment Co. joined global investors like KKR & Co. in pouncing on opportunities presented by the pandemic, embarking on a record dealmaking spree while many of its peers among sovereign wealth funds hunkered down.In a year that saw the worst oil-price crash in a generation, Mubadala delivered a record income for the Abu Dhabi government as it doubled down on a bet that sectors like technology and consumer ...
Tags: Travel, New York, India, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, KKR, Kuwait, Uae, Silver Lake, Gulf, State, Reliance Industries Ltd, KKR Co, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Al Mubarak

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

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Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, China, Russia, Uncategorized, US, Barack Obama, Iran, Taiwan, United States, Kyrgyzstan, Tokyo, Defence, Haiti, Sap, IAEA

Spinner dolphins to get federal protection, international tourism slow to recover, COVID-19 clusters pop up on Kauai, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Spinner dolphins under pressure of humans PC:NOAA Will Hawaii’s Spinner Dolphins Finally Get A Rest From The Crowds? NOAA officials said they hope to finally issue a new rule this summer that bars anyone from approaching within 50 yards of the dolphins. Civil Beat.Here’s Why It’s So Hard To Reshape Hawaii’s Tourism Industry. Policymakers fear jeopardizing the industry’s recovery from the pandemic because Hawaii needs the jobs back. Civil Beat.International visitor market isn’t expected to...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Noaa, Leo, Kilauea, Council, Committee, Lihue, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Hawai, Hawaii County, Legislature, Hanalei Bay

#SaudiArabia Plans Sale of Grain Silos as Privatizations Pick Up - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Plans Sale of Grain Silos as Privatizations Pick Up - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s biggest buyers of wheat and barley, is preparing to sell some of its grain silos as part of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s privatization drive.State-owned Saudi Grains Organization aims to start selling silo sites as soon as this year, according to people familiar with the matter. SAGO will seek bids from foreign and local firms, said the people. No decisions have been made and SAG...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, Bloomberg, State, Mohammed bin Salman, HSBC Holdings Plc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg Saudi Arabia, Sago, Saudi Grains Organization, Under Prince Mohammed Saudi Arabia

Governor not lifting mask mandate yet, state Legislature adjourns with federal funds propping up budget, Hawaii first state to declare climate emergency, Zuckerberg buys more of Kauai, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Gov. David Ige (from video) Governor Says No Changes To Hawaii’s Mask Mandate Anytime Soon. Gov. David Ige said it would create an “enforcement nightmare” to allow fully vaccinated people to forgo masks in accordance with new CDC guidance. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii legislators adjourn 2021 session, citing progress. State legislators Thursday wrapped up an economically challenging session that they say changed the way government operates by restructuring the Hawaii Tourism Au...
Tags: Travel, Mark Zuckerberg, Cdc, Hawaii, House, Pacific, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Legislature, Johnson Johnson

Big HART contract for former chairwoman Hanabusa, Pearl Harbor sub commander removed from duty after suicides, red light cameras coming to Honolulu, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Colleen Hanabusa courtesy photo Colleen Hanabusa, ex-chairwoman of the rail board, gets $924,000 HART contract. Colleen Hanabusa, a former Hawaii congresswoman and former chairwoman of the board that oversees the city’s troubled rail project, was the only bidder on a contract worth $924,000 with the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, which Hanabusa won. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.This Bill Aims To Prevent A Wave Of Evictions But Critics Say It Falls Short. The state evicti...
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Senate Majority Leader Kalani English stepping down following COVID-19 complications, Legislature passes hotel tax surcharge, car rental fee increases, automatic voter registration passes, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Sen. Kalani English Hawaii state Sen. Kalani English stepping down due to long-term COVID-19 symptoms. Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English announced Tuesday that he is stepping down from his Senate seat on May 1, citing lingering symptoms from a COVID-19 infection. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Maui Now. KITV4. Lawmakers pass budget and suspend pay raises. In one of their last days to make or amend state law, state legislators passed a budget they say avoided catastrophic cuts to the ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, China, United States, Hawaii, House, Department Of Transportation, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Legislature, West Hawaii, U S Army, Hawaii Legislature, North Kona

The European Club welcomes non-member play from Wicklow or 20 km visitors

The 7th at The European Club. Picture © The European Club The European Club in Co Wicklow has thrown out the welcome mat to visiting golfers after Minister of State Jack Chambers contradicted Golf Ireland’s Return to Golf Protocol on the Dail record last week.According to Golf Ireland’s Return to Golf Protocol, “Golf Clubs can reopen from Monday 26th ...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Chambers, State, Catherine Martin, Dail, European Club, Amateur golf, Co Wicklow, Catherine Murphy, Pat Ruddy, County Wicklow, Jack Chambers

Lawmakers focus on farmers, counties struggle with vacation rental laws, Mauna Kea working group comes together as TMT gets nod for runoff permit, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii farmers market pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii NewsBill would require 10% of Hawaii-bought produce to be local. The legislation, if approved by Ige, would mandate that a minimum of 10% of produce purchased by state departments be grown locally by 2025. That percentage requirement would increase every five years to 50% by 2050. Associated Press.Hawaii’s Food Hubs Find Strength In Numbers. A group of food hubs came together to support legislation that would win them new access to grant m...
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Hospitals could mandate coronavirus vaccinations for employees, state has lowest COVID-19 rate in nation, DOD expected to deny funding for Hawaii missile defense, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

A hospital in Hawaii Hawaii's Hospitals Could Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees. Hilton Raethel, President and CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii says he was "disappointed" that more than thirty percent of hospital employees did not want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine according to an internal survey they conducted earlier this year.  KITV4.Hawaii has nation’s lowest COVID-19 case rate, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows. The state’s rate of new cases over t...
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Heathrow Plan to Raise $3.8 Billion Challenged, Telegraph Says - Bloomberg

Heathrow Plan to Raise $3.8 Billion Challenged, Telegraph Says - BloombergLondon’s Heathrow faces opposition from some board members to its plan to raise 2.8 billion pounds ($3.8 billion) from airlines and customers by increasing airport prices, the Telegraph newspaper reported.State-backed Qatar Airways, whose owner is also Heathrow’s second-biggest shareholder, said the plan is “unreasonable, not in the consumer interest and should be rejected,” according to the report. The airline’s top execu...
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Gas prices going up, House shelves worker relief bills, Oahu opens vaccine to 50+ as COVID cases continue to rise, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gas prices were very high 10 years ago ©2011 All Hawaii News AAA Hawaiʻi: State Gas Price Average Reaches 17-Month High. On Thursday, April 8, the statewide average price for regular unleaded is $3.71 a gallon, which is up two cents from last Thursday, April 1, 22 cents higher than a month ago and 40 cents higher than the average last year on the same date. Maui Now. KITV4.State House leaders shelve bills that would help workers. House leaders are resisting union pressure to revive bills ...
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Florida Governor Says State is Suing CDC Over Cruise Shut-Down

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state of Florida is suing the federal government along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the lack of guidance or restart date to get cruises sailing again from Florida. ... Read More The post Florida Governor Says State is Suing CDC Over Cruise Shut-Down appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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COVID cases rise as vaccination passport system in works, guilty plea in CARES funds scam, HGEA files grievance over mass rail layoffs, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback whale watching off Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News Data gathered for humpback whale count from Kaua’i, O’ahu, Hawai’i, and Maui. Marine experts held the last humpback whale count of the season Saturday, March 27, 2021. About 68 trained leaders from NOAA gathered data from the 42 sites across Kaua’i, O’ahu, Hawai’i, and Maui. KHON2.Neighbor island lawmakers’ per diem overlooked as 10% raise could go into effect. Neighbor island state senators and representatives continue to earn $225...
Tags: Travel, Kaiser Permanente, America, Joe Biden, Hawaii, Noaa, Airlines, Maui, Department Of Health, Josh Green, State, Honolulu, Capitol, Hart, West Hawaii, Wailuku

China Signs 25-Year Deal With #Iran in Challenge to the U.S. - Bloomberg

China Signs 25-Year Deal With Iran in Challenge to the U.S. - BloombergChina and Iran signed an overarching deal aimed at charting the course of their economic, political and trade relations over the next 25 years.Beijing plans to invest in Iran while buying oil from the Islamic Republic, further straining its relationship with the U.S. which has already been frayed by China’s imports of covertly-shipped Iranian crude.The “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” agreement, signed in Tehran on Satur...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #UAE bourses fall as banks drag, ex-dividend stock hits #Qatar | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE bourses fall as banks drag, ex-dividend stock hits Qatar | NasdaqStock markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) traded lower on Wednesday, dragged down by banking shares, while the Qatari index was pressured by Qatar Navigation QNNC.QA trading ex-dividend.State-owned Abu Dhabi Airports has called on almost 3 billion dirhams ($816.82 million) worth of guarantees issued by local banks on behalf of contractors working on an airport expansion project already delayed by several ye...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, Doha, Uae, Reuters, Riyadh, State, Emirates NBD, United Arab Emirates UAE, Tasi, Abu Dhabi Airports

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