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Hawaii Economic Chief: Start Over On The State’s Big Tourism Marketing Contract Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Economic Chief: Start Over On The State’s Big Tourism Marketing Contract

Mike McCartney, director of the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, wants the two organizations who have been fighting over the $34 million contract to split the job.

Why More Than 600 Foodland Workers Are Poised To Strike In Hawaii Civil Beat/2010

Why More Than 600 Foodland Workers Are Poised To Strike In Hawaii

The local supermarket chain has been in talks with the union since its collective bargaining agreement expired in April 2021.

Rising Prices, Increasing Poverty, Slowing Job Growth: Hawaii’s Economy Faces Grim Times Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Rising Prices, Increasing Poverty, Slowing Job Growth: Hawaii’s Economy Faces Grim Times

Among those facing higher costs are Oahu utility customers whose October bills could show more cost increases on top of a dramatic rise over the past year.

The Return Of Japanese Visitors May Be Just In Time To Save Hawaii’s Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

The Return Of Japanese Visitors May Be Just In Time To Save Hawaii’s Economy

A day after Japan’s prime minister lifted all travel restrictions, UH economists issued a report saying the return of Japanese travelers could help spare Hawaii’s economy.

This New Dairy Owner Says Local Cows Can Bring Down Hawaii’s Milk Prices Courtesy: Meadow Gold

This New Dairy Owner Says Local Cows Can Bring Down Hawaii’s Milk Prices

Under new ownership, Meadow Gold Dairies is trying to revive Hawaii’s dying dairy industry.

Widespread Power Outage Left Thousands Of Trout Dead At This Maui Farm Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Widespread Power Outage Left Thousands Of Trout Dead At This Maui Farm

For some residents, last week’s still unexplained power outage was an inconvenience. For one farmer, it was devastating.

Hawaii Condo Fees Are Among Nation’s Highest. And They’re Squeezing The Middle Class Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Hawaii Condo Fees Are Among Nation’s Highest. And They’re Squeezing The Middle Class

For many middle class home owners, maintenance fees can be almost as high as a mortgage.

Diversifying The Economy: Governor Contenders Would Boost Ag, Small Business Tom Hasslinger/Civil Beat/2020

Diversifying The Economy: Governor Contenders Would Boost Ag, Small Business

Vicky Cayetano wants a permanent 50% excise tax cut for small businesses, while Josh Green is proposing new government subsidies to support Hawaii agriculture.

Cost Of Living: Here’s How Top Democratic Candidates Say They Could Help Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Cost Of Living: Here’s How Top Democratic Candidates Say They Could Help

Josh Green and Vicky Cayetano offered up their top economic priorities for providing urgently needed relief to cash-strapped residents.

Group Wants Ideas On Diversifying Oahu’s Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Group Wants Ideas On Diversifying Oahu’s Economy

The Oahu Economic Development Board will submit its final plan to federal officials overseeing grants to create jobs and diversify the economy.