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New CDC Guidance Paves The Way For Hawaii To Implement ‘Vaccine Passports’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New CDC Guidance Paves The Way For Hawaii To Implement ‘Vaccine Passports’

The federal agency said it’s safe for fully vaccinated people to travel without testing or quarantine.

Hawaii Restaurants Could Escape Shifting Pandemic Rules Under Proposed Program Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Hawaii Restaurants Could Escape Shifting Pandemic Rules Under Proposed Program

An initiative to help small businesses avoid government mandates has gained traction with some policymakers and could eventually include other industries.

‘What About Us?’: Retailers Struggle To Find Their Way Through The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘What About Us?’: Retailers Struggle To Find Their Way Through The Pandemic

The state had 10,000 fewer retail trade jobs at the end of 2020 than it had in 2019.

Hawaiian Airlines Feels Wind In Its Sails Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Airlines Feels Wind In Its Sails

The carrier, once Hawaii’s largest private employer, is starting to call back workers.

Oahu Customers May See Their Electric Bills Rise Next Year As Power Plant Converts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Customers May See Their Electric Bills Rise Next Year As Power Plant Converts

But Hawaiian Electric says a Kapolei Energy Storage project will save customers money over the life of the project.

Wedding Planners Could Get Federal Help During Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Wedding Planners Could Get Federal Help During Pandemic

The industry provides substantial income to Hawaii, but says federal and local programs are allowing its businesses to die.

A Hawaii ‘Vaccine Passport’ Could Open Door To Weddings, Concerts And More Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Hawaii ‘Vaccine Passport’ Could Open Door To Weddings, Concerts And More Tourism

Lt. Gov. Josh Green says Hawaii’s vaccine document may be complete by mid-May, and the state’s passport partner promised an announcement this week.

Online Platform Lets Low-Income Shoppers Buy Local Farm Products Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Online Platform Lets Low-Income Shoppers Buy Local Farm Products

Farm Link Hawaii connects food stamp beneficiaries with local farmers. The next step: taking those transactions online.

‘Fake Farms’ Are Squeezing Out Serious Agriculture Potential In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

‘Fake Farms’ Are Squeezing Out Serious Agriculture Potential In Hawaii

Some developers have turned acreage earmarked for farming into high-end luxury homes with high prices and restrictions on what the land can be used for.