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Stabilizing Or Stalling? State Officials Explain Why Hawaii’s Recovery Plan Will Take 2 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Stabilizing Or Stalling? State Officials Explain Why Hawaii’s Recovery Plan Will Take 2 Years

The governor’s economic development leaders say they want to carefully craft a plan that will hold up for the long term. But legislative leaders aren’t convinced.

House Leader Lays Out Proposals For Accountability, Land And Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Leader Lays Out Proposals For Accountability, Land And Tourism

In what amounted to a speech to kick off the legislative session, House Speaker Scott Saiki called for unity and leadership, saying elected officials should fight for principles but be prepared to compromise.

Can You Make Money Being A Farmer In Hawaii? 2 Farmers Explain How They’re Doing It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can You Make Money Being A Farmer In Hawaii? 2 Farmers Explain How They’re Doing It

It takes a lot of creativity and hard work to overcome the high cost of running a farm in the islands.

Economists: Agribusiness Development Corp. Is A ‘Fiasco’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economists: Agribusiness Development Corp. Is A ‘Fiasco’

The report by University of Hawaii economists follows a critical report by the Hawaii State Auditor.

Senator Appointed By Ige Had Called To Impeach Him Facebook

Senator Appointed By Ige Had Called To Impeach Him

In a statement, Gov. David Ige said he knew about Sen. Laura Acasio’s background opposing the Thirty Meter Telescope when he appointed her.

Hawaii House Speaker Launches Probe Of State Auditor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii House Speaker Launches Probe Of State Auditor

House Speaker Scott Saiki said late and unfinished reports could be cause for lawmakers to remove state Auditor Les Kondo.

New Wave Of Federal Stimulus Money Is Hitting Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Wave Of Federal Stimulus Money Is Hitting Hawaii

But it may be too late for some businesses, particularly restaurants.

Auditor: State Agriculture Agency Is Failing To Fulfill Mission Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Auditor: State Agriculture Agency Is Failing To Fulfill Mission

After 25 years, the Agribusiness Development Corp. hasn’t helped Hawaii re-fashion former sugar and pineapple plantations into viable economic engines, audit says.

Hawaii Lags Other States In Administering COVID-19 Vaccines, Federal Data Shows Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lags Other States In Administering COVID-19 Vaccines, Federal Data Shows

But state officials say the pace will pick up with mass vaccination centers, including one due to open Monday.