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Big Island Attempts To Curb Short-Term Rentals Paula Dobbyn/Civil Beat/2022

Big Island Attempts To Curb Short-Term Rentals

Two County Council members say their proposed legislation is aimed at helping to ease Hawaii island's housing crisis for residents.
UHERO: Hawaii May Escape A Recession Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

UHERO: Hawaii May Escape A Recession

But the weakened yen has slowed down the return visitors from Japan.
Hawaii Tourism Marketing Chief Hopes For New Mainland Contract By March Screenshot/2022

Hawaii Tourism Marketing Chief Hopes For New Mainland Contract By March

The state Senate Ways and Means Committee grilled tourism officials about a major tourism marketing contract that has been mired in the procurement process for more than a year.
Hawaii Tourism Authority Hits Restart On US Marketing Contract Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Tourism Authority Hits Restart On US Marketing Contract

The decision comes as the state agency faces legal challenges to previous decisions.
Hawaii Island Crash Prompts Call For ‘Immediate’ Inspections Of Helicopter Model NTSB/2022

Hawaii Island Crash Prompts Call For ‘Immediate’ Inspections Of Helicopter Model

The tail boom separated from the fuselage during that tour crash. Missing bolts that attach those parts have investigators concerned.
Citing Water Crisis, Maui Makes Fodor’s List Of Places To Not Visit Next Year Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Citing Water Crisis, Maui Makes Fodor’s List Of Places To Not Visit Next Year

The travel publication listed the island among regions “suffering from water crises.”
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.
Pilot And Passenger Statements Describe Hawaii Helicopter Crash Hawaii County Fire Department via AP/2022

Pilot And Passenger Statements Describe Hawaii Helicopter Crash

The helicopter was found lying on its left side with significant damage to the cockpit, and the tail boom was nearly 800 feet from the main wreckage, according to a report.
What Happens Now That A Judge Has Blocked Honolulu’s New Short-Term Rental Law? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

What Happens Now That A Judge Has Blocked Honolulu’s New Short-Term Rental Law?

City officials could appeal to a higher court or find some way to compromise with property owners who rent their places for fewer than 90 days.
Why Tour Groups Are Barred From Stopping At Some Honolulu Beaches But Not Others Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Why Tour Groups Are Barred From Stopping At Some Honolulu Beaches But Not Others

The City Council is considering halting commercial activity at Kokololio Beach. Residents and tour companies say beach-by-beach bans push the problem down the road and don't solve the overall problem.