It’s no secret that housing prices in Hawaiʻi have soared in recent years. But rental costs have also been rising sharply since just before the pandemic began. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more on the rising prices — and what’s behind them.
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Hawaiʻi lawmakers this year passed legislation creating a working group to develop ways to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions on transportation between the islands. Sen. Chris Lee says depending on imported fossil fuels gives Hawaiʻi high transportation costs but shifting to cleaner energy could lower those costs.
Most of the state is now under the highest Centers for Disease Control level for COVID-19. The levels are "a measure of the impact of COVID-19 illness on health and healthcare systems," the CDC says.
The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Food Safety Branch has issued red placards and shut down two separate restaurants on Maui and Oʻahu.
We Are Samoa Festival hosted the World Fireknife Championships at the Polynesian Cultural Center last week. HPR’s Zoe Dym attended the event and talked with two of the competitors.
About 50 mental health behavioral specialists with Kaiser Permanente continued their three-day strike on Oʻahu and Maui on Friday.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources Commission on Water Resource Management is considering some modifications to the U.S. Navy’s three water-use permits associated with Red Hill.
There's been a lot of news and information about water contamination from a leak at the Navy Red Hill fuel storage facility on Oʻahu. These are the recent developments you need to know.
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