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Back Rent And Seized Wine: The Legal Battle Behind Shirokiya’s Closure Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Back Rent And Seized Wine: The Legal Battle Behind Shirokiya’s Closure

Court records detail an ongoing struggle between Shirokiya and its landlord, Ala Moana Center.

How Neighbor Islands Are Working To Address Overtourism In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Neighbor Islands Are Working To Address Overtourism In Hawaii

As the Hawaii Tourism Authority shifts from marketing to tourism management, the counties are taking matters into their own hands with new hotel bans and airport shuttle systems.

Danny De Gracia: Let The People Get Paid To Stay Home. It’s Good For Us Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Let The People Get Paid To Stay Home. It’s Good For Us

We need a Hawaii with fewer service jobs where people can be part of a digital economy, and where our homes become our new offices.

Lee Cataluna: Rightsizing Hawaii Is A Better Goal Than Constant Growth Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Rightsizing Hawaii Is A Better Goal Than Constant Growth

Instead of regrowing the economy, Hawaii should focus on restoring quality of life.

Saying ‘Labor Savings’ Are Still Needed, Ige Proposes Cuts To Pay, Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Saying ‘Labor Savings’ Are Still Needed, Ige Proposes Cuts To Pay, Benefits

The governor’s latest financial plan calls for $285 million in cuts to public employee costs over 2 years.

Hawaii’s Population Is Shrinking. The Pandemic Could Make Things Worse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Population Is Shrinking. The Pandemic Could Make Things Worse

The state’s population has been declining for three years. Experts worry that the economy will suffer as more people move away due to changes caused by the coronavirus.

Big Island Officials Are Frustrated That Opportunity Zones Haven’t Drawn New Investment Cameron Miculka

Big Island Officials Are Frustrated That Opportunity Zones Haven’t Drawn New Investment

But there is hope the federal program can be a useful tool in attracting new business development during Hawaii’s economic recovery.

The Long Wait For Unemployment Checks Is Taking A Personal Toll Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Long Wait For Unemployment Checks Is Taking A Personal Toll

The state’s huge backlog of jobless claims has left many waiting weeks for benefits. For some, the loss of work has derailed dreams for starting over.

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World

Hawaii’s long-term economic plan is a blank slate by design to be filled in by an ensemble cast, says Alan Oshima, Hawaii’s economic recovery chief.

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