The Conversation: Gov. David Ige on COVID-19 Restrictions, Vaccines
Governor David Ige on the latest COVID-19 news; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Maui water dispute; Connecting young people to careers in the tourism industry
Governor David Ige on the latest COVID-19 vaccines, restrictions and more
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi recently came to an agreement with Governor David Ige to keep the county in Tier 3 despite fulfilling the requirement to return to Tier 2. Under the reopening guidelines, Honolulu would have returned to Tier 2 if the seven-day average of COVID-19 cases reached 50 and over--the city's seven-day average between March 25 and 31 was 58. As for vaccinations, Ige said Hawai‘i has been in the top ten states for vaccination rates. With the upcoming federal expansion of vaccine eligibility, Ige asked Hawai‘i residents to be patient because there will be more people than available appointments.
Reality Check with Civil Beat: Maui Water Dispute | Full Article
Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Chad Blair told us about a recent legal setback for environmentalists and Native Hawaiians, but perhaps a legal victory for land developers and state agencies. A First Circuit Court judge on Tuesday sided with the state, Maui County and Alexander & Baldwin in a case regarding the use of stream water from East Maui, a dispute dating back to sugar plantations in 19th century.
Connecting young people to careers in the tourism industry
On Friday, more than 1,000 students will get a virtual peek into job prospects in Hawai‘i's tourism industry at a virtual event hosted by ClimbHI with the Hawaii Tourism Authority. CEO Julie Morikawa said students will learn about job opportunities, support resources, changes in the industry and more.
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