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Economic Development Officials Outline Recovery Plan OLELO

Economic Development Officials Outline Recovery Plan

After twice refusing to speak to lawmakers, officials in charge of growing Hawaii’s economy explained plans to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Reports: Thousands More Likely To Soon Suffer Severe Financial Hardship In Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Reports: Thousands More Likely To Soon Suffer Severe Financial Hardship In Hawaii

Two recent reports predict tougher times ahead when federal relief money runs out in another few weeks.

Hawaii Economy Faces ‘A Long Slow Road Back’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Economy Faces ‘A Long Slow Road Back’

A wave of restaurant failures and bankruptcies is expected in the fall.

Vacation Rental Owners Are Threatening To Sue Over Shutdown Reid Nakamura

Vacation Rental Owners Are Threatening To Sue Over Shutdown

A Honolulu land-use lawyer has sent letters to four island mayors saying local rules related to COVID-19 violate constitutional rights of property owners.

Gov. David Ige Extends Trans-Pacific Travel Quarantine To July 31 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. David Ige Extends Trans-Pacific Travel Quarantine To July 31

Interisland travel will be opened on June 16. Passengers will be subject to a temperature check and anyone with a fever over 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to board.

Experts: Test Passengers To Reopen Hawaii Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Experts: Test Passengers To Reopen Hawaii Tourism

People traveling to Hawaii could get a COVID-19 test before boarding the plane at a national pharmacy chain under a deal in the works with state officials.

Hawaii’s Wedding Business Has Been ‘Completely Demolished’ Mikephamphotography

Hawaii’s Wedding Business Has Been ‘Completely Demolished’

Wedding planners and other vendors say they need some sort of guidance from the state about when larger ceremonies can start up again.

Bullying Feud Again Thwarts Senate Hearing On Hawaii Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bullying Feud Again Thwarts Senate Hearing On Hawaii Economy

Mike McCartney says senators have intimidated his staff. He won’t allow a discussion on economic recovery plans until the Senate president steps in.

Hawaiian Electric Details Proposed Projects

Hawaiian Electric Details Proposed Projects

The company provided information on 16 renewable energy projects, including nine on Oahu.