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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.

Hawaii Will End Interisland Travel Quarantine June 16 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Will End Interisland Travel Quarantine June 16

Gov. David Ige described the move as the first, incremental step to reopening Hawaii to tourists from outside of the state.

‘It’s Going To Be Bad’: Federal Aid Will Soon Run Out For Many In Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

‘It’s Going To Be Bad’: Federal Aid Will Soon Run Out For Many In Hawaii

With the state’s largest industry shut down and federal funds soon to dry up, nothing is on the horizon to replace residents’ lost income.

Tensions Grow Over How — And When — To Reopen Tourism Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Tensions Grow Over How — And When — To Reopen Tourism

Lawmakers scrambling for ways to restart tourism expressed concern on Thursday after the governor announced plans to extend a 14-day travel quarantine.