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On the Move: Paden, Lee, Espiritu and O’Neill
Honolulu architecture firm AHL has announced the hiring of four new employees.
Ferd Lewis: Big West continues to gamble on men’s hoops
The Big West Conference is scheduled to open its third week of league play in basketball Friday and the question of the moment should be:
Hawaii seniors, front-line workers next in line for COVID-19 vaccine shots
Hawaii has administered roughly a third of the nearly 83,000 COVID-19 vaccination doses the state has received so far.
Hawaii will need to pay $59 million in interest to cover unemployment
Hawaii continues to borrow from the U.S. Treasury Department to cover island unemployment claims but has not figured out how to cover $59.8 million in interest payments that will come due.
University of Hawaii vog forecast program reports on latest Kilauea eruption
According to Tuesday’s vog forecast, tradewinds are expected for the next couple of days, so air quality should be good for most of the islands, but the winds will carry the vog from Kau to Kona.
Surfers disappointed over canceled competitions
On Tuesday morning, when she heard the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, under the auspices of Gov. David Ige, had suspended all Hawaii surfing competitions indefinitely due to the novel coronavirus, the news hit hard for local surfer and four-time world champion Carissa Moore.
Kokua Line: Extra $600 for child hinges on parent’s eligibility
Question: I didn’t get the stimulus, and neither did my 12-year-old daughter and we both got it last time. What’s going on?
Central Pacific Bank unveils redesigned flagship branch
Central Pacific Bank on Monday debuted its redesigned flagship main branch and plaza lobby, which is a key component of a $40 million renovation and technology upgrade project.
Home prices on Kauai, Big Isle record high prices
Homebuyers on Kauai and Hawaii island last year generally purchased fewer properties but paid higher prices that produced a record in one market segment despite COVID-19 impacts.
Air Force C-17 delivers vaccinations to National Guard troops
Hundreds of Hawaii National Guard personnel with the joint task force responding to COVID-19 are getting vaccinated, with some on neighbor islands receiving the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday from the back of a C-17 cargo aircraft during a brief stop.
Kapiolani Medical Center nurses to take strike vote
Nurses at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children said they will take a strike authorization vote beginning Thursday after nearly five months of trying to negotiate a new contract with the hospital.
From Costco and Target to TV sitcom sets, Los Angeles workplaces emerge as likely pathways for coronavirus spread
With Los Angeles County now a leading hot spot of America’s coronavirus crisis, the statistics are hard to process. A person is dying every 10 minutes. And Mayor Eric Garcetti noted Sunday that a person is getting infected every six seconds.
Column: Make green choices, resist ‘fast fashion’
There is no denying that fast fashion and its consumerist nature is a detriment to the environment. The textile and clothing industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Despite the public becoming more educated on the dark side of the fashion industry, it is understandably hard for individuals to change their consumerist lifestyle.
Off the News: Most stadium events off, swap meet on
Citing ongoing COVID-19 safety restrictions and budgetary woes, the Aloha Stadium Authority last month placed a moratorium on all new events inside the aging facility. Fortunately, parking lot activities, including the Swap Meet and Marketplace, are slated to continue.
Editorial: Rocky Safe Travels impeding recovery
After opting out of Safe Travels Hawaii in early December, Kauai rejoined the state’s program on Tuesday, thereby allowing interisland travelers who test negative for COVID-19 to bypass a mandatory 10-day quarantine.
Police looking for suspects who killed steer in Waimea and took meat
Hawaii County police are asking for witnessed a livestock incident sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning in Waimea to come forward.
Coast Guard, Navy and fishing boat crews search for missing crew of Taiwanese fishing vessel near Midway
The Coast Guard, Navy and Good Samaritans are searching tonight for a life raft from a 95-foot Taiwanese fishing vessel that was found Friday adrift 550 miles northeast of Midway Island.