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Blake Tek Yoon, whose criminal past stirred skepticism about his plans, had announced he would sell his Kahala home and donate the proceeds. Now the money seems to be going to creditors.
Even though most think athletics enhances the university’s image, they don’t want to pay higher fees.
The Honolulu mayor wants the City Council to consider a new vacancy tax and an increase in the property tax for certain high-end parcels.
The development company was one of the opponents of a tax on real estate investment trusts, which nevertheless was approved and is now on the governor’s desk.
UPDATED: But some employees felt coerced to support Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda’s confirmation, the Ethics Commission writes in a guidance letter to Jodie Maesaka-Hirata.
There’s no strike yet, but hotel workers authorized one should contract negotiations fall through.
The tuition cuts are part of a new tuition schedule that will also freeze other rates through 2023.
The measure also includes $2 million to temporarily house 248 additional Hawaii inmates at a private prison in Arizona.
UPDATED: Proposed new tuition rates being considered by the Board of Regents seek to reverse declines in graduate student enrollment.
A bill on the governor’s desk seeks to bail the associations out of legal jeopardy and clarify they can take away property even if their bylaws don’t say so.
A private developer wants to “get some of the homeless people off the streets.” Maili residents are concerned about traffic and infrastructure.