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Teen suspect killed by Honolulu police had guns, Gluck faces Senate grilling as appellate judge nominee, tensions between vaccinated and unvaccinated as cases rise, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hanauma Bay ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii residents won’t need reservations to enter Hanauma Bay during new pilot program. The pilot program will start Wednesday and run through Aug. 8, the Honolulu Department of Parks announced today, as the city tries to accommodate residents while maintaining the preserve’s environment, which recovered during the COVID-19 outbreak while closed to the public. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.Ige says he’s not ready to institute vacci...
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“Beyond van Gogh” exhibit at Convention Center is a marvel

An innovative new immersive, interactive multimedia exhibit about late-19th Century Impressionist Vincent van Gogh is underway at the Hawaii Convention Center on the edge of Waikiki, and it is astonishingly beautiful. “Beyond van Gogh” runs until September 26, so there is plenty of time to make a day plan to take it in. Quietly pondering […] The post “Beyond van Gogh” exhibit at Convention Center is a marvel appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Hawaii travel news: July 14, 2021

– Please don’t make the news for what these folks did for disturbing endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals. These seals don’t come to the shoreline to be petted or for selfies. They come there to rest! If you are lucky enough to see a monk seal in Hawaii, please keep a distance of at least 50 feet or 16 meters. (Read our article about these seals here.) – A lot of people must be “missing the boat” to the USS Arizona Memorial. We’ve seen repeated messages from Pearl Harbor National Memorial social medi...
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Hawaii Tourism Authority cuts jobs in reorganization, veto override session begins today, Native Hawaiians protest land rights, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Beachgoers view Diamond Head from Waikiki ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii Tourism Authority reorganizes as politicians consider its fate. The Hawaii Tourism Authority has eliminated two high-profile positions under a reorganization that emphasizes destination management at a time when politics is about to decide the fate of the beleaguered agency. Star-Advertiser.More than 138,000 people arrived in Hawaii over holiday weekend. According to the state’s Safe Travels data, more than 138,000 peo...
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Legislature to convene next week for veto override session, ex-Honolulu official to be sentenced in embezzling case today, job vacancies go unfilled despite high unemployment rate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state Capitol ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHouse Speaker: Lawmakers Will Return To The Capitol July 6. Scott Saiki says he’s unsure if there will be any veto overrides, but Hawaii legislators need to make some technical budget fixes. Civil Beat.After Embezzling To Fund ‘Luxurious Lifestyle,’ Former Nonprofit Exec Begs For Leniency. Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to send Hanalei Aipoalani to prison. Aipoalani is hoping for home confinement. Civil Beat.Text messages implicate Higa i...
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Hawaii businesses struggle to accommodate tourism wave, Tui to head teachers' union, 3 vie for Maui House seat, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki at night ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii businesses, tourists struggle with pandemic-induced changes. Overall visitor satisfaction during the pandemic is trending downward as more arrive in the islands, according to the Visitor COVID-19 study, an online survey conducted in June for the Hawaii Tourism Authority by Anthology Group. Star-Advertiser.Osa Tui Jr., the new head of Hawaii teachers’ union, has different approach. Corey Rosenlee, the outgoing president of the teachers’ union, ...
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Hotels.com is offering 50% off their 10 most popular places to stay if you book by June 26 - here's what to know about each one

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort Hotels.com revealed Americans' 10 most desired hotels in the world, according to its recent data. Properties people are eyeing range from Caribbean all-inclusives to modern city stays. Through June 26, Hotels.com is offering up to 50% off these properties. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Booking site Hotels.com recently revealed their most lusted-after propert...
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Hawaii travel restrictions still up in the air, Delta variant spreads, special session mulled to consider vetoes, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki sunset with airplane © 2021 All Hawaii NewsIge: Hawaii Unlikely To Ease Travel Restrictions Ahead Of July 4 As Vaccinations Slow. Lt. Gov. Josh Green had publicly urged the governor to end the pre-travel testing requirement on July 1. Civil Beat.$144 million in new federal funding from the American Rescue Plan is coming to the state for various airports. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) said the new funding, signed into law in March, will help support airports that have expe...
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Ige may veto 28 bills, Green pushes for COVID travel clarity, Russian warships come within 30 miles of Hawaii, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige talks about veto list Monday PC:Governor's Office Gov. David Ige to veto budget, teacher bonuses. Gov. David Ige announced Monday his intention to veto up to 28 bills passed by the legislature this year, including the state budget, teacher bonuses and a requirement to disclose the name of public schools with COVID-19 cases. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Big Island Video News. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. Local-option TAT among 28 bills Ige may veto. Gov. D...
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Lt. Gov. Green seeks to ease Hawaii entry for U.S. travelers, mayors split on hotel tax, new law requires mediation before eviction, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hotels line Waikiki beachfront ©2021 All Hawaii NewsLt. Gov.: More Travel From U.S. Mainland May Open Soon. Hawaii within two weeks could lift its 10-day quarantine requirement for all travelers from the U.S. continent who show proof of vaccination, the state’s COVID-19 liaison said Wednesday. Civil Beat.Hawaii mayors split on whether Ige should sign bill for counties to levy additional hotel tax. Leaders of Hawaii’s four counties appear split on whether Gov. David Ige should sign a meas...
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Waikiki-Born Hawaiian Monk Seal Pup on His Own After Weaning

A 6-week-old Hawaiian monk seal pup born on a Waikiki beach has been weaned and is now on his own.
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Hawaii offers vaccination incentives, Waikiki crime surge worries tourism industry, Native Hawaiians get Discovery Harbour house lots, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii grocery store ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii employers eye vaccination mandates. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces workplace discrimination laws, in December said employers can require vaccination against the virus, which has infected 36,535 in Hawaii and resulted in 502 deaths. Star-Advertiser.No Vaccine, No Tests Required For Travel Within Hawaii Starting June 15. Starting June 15, travelers from the mainland who received at least one vaccine dose in Hawai...
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Ige ponders tourism balance, easing coronavirus restrictions, some ZIP codes reach herd immunity, while others have low vaccination rates, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiians kayaking on Hawaii Island ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHouse Finance Chair: Fewer Tourists Is ‘What People Want’. But the tourism industry opposes a bill on Gov. David Ige’s desk that aims to reduce tourism through higher taxes and fees on visitors. Civil Beat.Governor expected to loosen coronavirus restrictions as Hawaii nears 60% fully vaccinated. According to the Department of Health (DOH), 52% of Hawaii residents are fully vaccinated while 59% of residents have received at least on...
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Housing is expensive, but deals can be had — on Trump condos

By BERNARD CONDON | Associated Press NEW YORK — The building has stunning Manhattan skyline views, its spa offers deep-tissue massages, and the fancy restaurant off the lobby serves up prime steaks. Best of all, many apartments at the Trump World Tower are selling at a deep discount — assuming the buyer doesn’t mind the name over the door. “Fifty percent of the people wouldn’t want to live in a Trump building for any reason … but then there are guys like me,” says Lou Sollecito, a car dealer who...
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Comfort brews at Honolulu Beerworks

Tucked just off of Ala Moana Boulevard on Cooke Street in Kakaako on the way from Waikiki to Downtown, Honolulu Beerworks looks much more like a charming farmhouse than a warehouse. Its corrugated walls are painted a clean blue-jeans blue, trimmed with white. It opened in 2014 and has been a vital part of Kakaako’s […] The post Comfort brews at Honolulu Beerworks appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Incentives on the way for Hawaii vaccinations, Oahu battles for ag land, opponents renew Thirty Meter Telescope fight, bedbugs, maggots and roaches close establishments, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Gov. David Ige gets vaccinated in this Feb. 22, 2021 courtesy photoHawaii poised to join a growing list of states offering incentives for people to get vaccinated. To help Hawaii get there, the state and local businesses are set to offer up prizes in an effort to motivate people to roll up their sleeves. Specific details are still in the works. Hawaii News Now.Maui Mayor Victorino offers sneak peak of Governor Ige’s Tuesday press conference. Maui Mayor Michael Victorino recommends Maui ...
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Honolulu Beerworks and comfort brew

Tucked just off of Ala Moana Boulevard on Cooke Street in Kakaako, on the way from Waikiki to Downtown, Honolulu Beerworks looks much more like a charming farmhouse than a warehouse. Its exterior corrugated walls are painted a clean blue-jeans blue, trimmed with white. It opened in 2014 and has been a vital part of […] The post Honolulu Beerworks and comfort brew appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Fewer storms predicted this hurricane season, Honolulu cuts down Portlock gate and opens beach access, Kaimuki church tried to cover up COVID-19 outbreak, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tropical cyclones over the years PC:NOAAFewer storms predicted for Hawaii’s 2021 hurricane season. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Wednesday predicted that the region will see two to five tropical cyclones during the hurricane season that starts June 1. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Tribune-Herald.  Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now. KITV4. Hawaii poised to change unemployment rules to get more people back to work. Among the changes is requiring the unemployed t...
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Endangered Monk Seal Mom With New Pup Needs Space in Waikiki

Wildlife officials want people on a Waikiki beach to give an endangered newborn seal and its nursing mother lots of space.
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Hanabusa rejects big contract to volunteer on HART board instead, football star Colt Brennan dies at 37, vaccine passport program takes first step, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa rejects $924,000 HART consulting job. Former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa said Tuesday she will turn down a controversial $924,000 consulting contract with the city’s rail project and will instead serve as a volunteer board member. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Associated Press. Hawaii News Now. State Launches Limited Inter-Island 'Vaccine Passport' System. Traveling between the Hawaiian Islands just got easier for people who have been vaccinated in Hawai...
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Travel: Hawaii welcomes back tourists, but they still need to pass COVID-19 tests

The welcoming “aloha spirit,” dampened by more than a year of restrained travel between Hawaii and the mainland, is being happily lifted by a combination of positive events and a promising summer. The June-August tourist season can’t come soon enough for a state so dependent on vacationing families, honeymooning newlyweds, seniors enjoying their golden years and everyone in between. Tourists represent nearly a quarter of Hawaii’s economy, and when folks aren’t coming because of a pandemic, you g...
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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...
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19 of the best Airbnbs in Hawaii on every island for a much-needed tropical vacation

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb With beautiful weather and stunning beaches, a passport-free trip to Hawaii is always appealing. Hawaii can also be expensive, so booking an Airbnb over a hotel may help trim your budget. We found some of the best Airbnbs on each island, whether you seek sun and surf or rainforest hikes. With year-round warm weather, beaches framed by swaying palms, and majestic rainforests and volcanos, Hawaii ...
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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 ...
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Ewa Beach Golf Club: Worth the Drive

Yeah, it’s out there. But for Oahu visitors who love golf, the long drive from Waikiki to the Ewa Beach Golf Club is always worth the trip. About a 25-mile drive from the Hawaii Convention Center in Waikiki, the course is gorgeous, challenging, and it enjoys almost-always perfect weather. The course is located at the […] The post Ewa Beach Golf Club: Worth the Drive appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Hawaii vacation news: Pearl Harbor ticketing changes, Maui begins 2nd test for arrivals, car rentals still scarce and expensive

– Starting today, May 3rd, at 3pm HST, the primary reservation booking window for USS Arizona Memorial tickets will expand from one week to eight weeks in advance. The secondary reservation booking window, which is one day in advance, will remain the same. Reservations can be booked at this recreation.gov link. For more information about these changes, see this link to the park’s Facebook announcement. Additionally, check out our updated tips for visiting the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbo...
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Waikiki Beach Replenishment Expected to Be Done by Mid-May

A project to replenish the sand at Waikiki Beach is expected to finish by mid-May.
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Dozens Gather in Waikiki to Protest 2 Police Shootings

Dozens of people gathered in Honolulu's Waikiki neighborhood over the weekend following two recent police shootings in the state.
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Dozens Protest in Hawaii About Two Recent Police Shootings

Dozens of people gathered in Waikiki in Hawaii over the weekend following two recent police shootings in the state.
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Legislature seeks to slash solar tax credit, House wants to defer raises, medical marijuana users fear loss of cropland, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Solar panels in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News The state Senate is looking to slash a popular solar tax credit. But environmentalists and clean energy advocates say the measure will not only hurt the economy but will make it more difficult for the state to achieve its clean energy goals. Hawaii News Now.House aims to suspend raises for Hawaii legislators, governor, judges. Pay raises of 10% that were scheduled to go into effect for state legislators July 1 were tentatively suspended Tuesday...
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