An effort to allow more part-Hawaiian children and grandchildren of Hawaiian homeowners to inherit the properties has stalled in Washington.
Even before the pandemic, licensed practical nurses, who do much of the work at long-term care facilities, were calling it quits.
As nurses left the profession, bottlenecks in education made it hard to replace them.
Health and government officials argued that advances in medicine and patient preference reduced the need for the beds, but now, there aren’t enough.
The lure of better jobs, cheaper housing and other opportunities beckons many residents, particularly in western states.
Civil Beat interviewed four of Hawaii’s most prominent leaders. They had a lot to say about our growing social and economic problems and the lack of leadership to help resolve them.
The deal drew a mixed reaction when it was unveiled at the Waimanalo Neighborhood Board meeting.
Experts say some apartment rental rates have been coming down even before a crackdown on Oahu vacation rentals.
State officials will decide at a hearing that starts next month if the developer’s mitigation plan adequately protects this endangered species.