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Turtle Bay Conservation Easement At Risk After House Defers Financing Bill PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Turtle Bay Conservation Easement At Risk After House Defers Financing Bill

UPDATE: A House committee deferred a bill that would have extended funding for preservation of hundreds of acres.
State, City Looking to Crack Down on Illegal Vacation Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State, City Looking to Crack Down on Illegal Vacation Rentals

Efforts are under way at the Legislature and across the street at Honolulu Hale. High housing prices are partially blamed on short-term rentals.
Saving Waikiki Beach — At Least for Now

Saving Waikiki Beach — At Least for Now

The city hopes to raise $600,000 annually from local businesses to combat chronic erosion, but some are balking at the proposal. Would the efforts merely stave off the inevitable?
Honouliuli National Monument: Important Window to Dark Past National Park Service

Honouliuli National Monument: Important Window to Dark Past

Establishment of the monument at the site of Hawaii's largest and longest-used World War II internment camp ensures that its story is shared with future generations.
Report Indicates Oahu’s Illegal Vacation Rentals Outnumber Permitted Ones Cory Lum/ Civil Beat

Report Indicates Oahu’s Illegal Vacation Rentals Outnumber Permitted Ones

Commissioned by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the report attempts to quantify vacation rentals advertised on the Internet.
Caldwell Fundraiser Pumps the Tourism Industry for Cash Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Caldwell Fundraiser Pumps the Tourism Industry for Cash

An email was sent to potential donors the same day the mayor signed bills that would ban sitting and lying on Waikiki sidewalks, as well as public urination and defecation.
Inch by Sandy Inch, Hawaii’s Loss of Beaches Worries Tourism Industry Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Inch by Sandy Inch, Hawaii’s Loss of Beaches Worries Tourism Industry

Recent reports cite concerns that elevated ocean levels, drought and hotter Hawaiian nights will hurt tourism and ultimately the state's economy.
Hawaii Economy Slows as Tourism Stalls, Construction Jobs Decline PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Economy Slows as Tourism Stalls, Construction Jobs Decline

A new report by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization has grim news for Hawaii’s economy: construction hasn’t…
Should Hawaii Hotel Developers Get a Tax Break to Help Tourism? Courtesy of WireLizard via Flickr

Should Hawaii Hotel Developers Get a Tax Break to Help Tourism?

House lawmakers push a bill aimed at spurring hotel construction and renovation.
Legislature: Reform Hawaii’s Tourism Agency Anita Hofschneider/Honolulu Civil Beat

Legislature: Reform Hawaii’s Tourism Agency

Lawmakers are responding to an audit criticizing the agency's marketing plan.
Asia Matters: Clearing the Air on Chinese Tourism

Asia Matters: Clearing the Air on Chinese Tourism

Tourism officials are missing a natural bet on Hawaii: Sell our clean air to smog-ridden China.
Europe’s Ambassador Talks Trade, Tourism, Security and Diversity in Hawaii

Europe’s Ambassador Talks Trade, Tourism, Security and Diversity in Hawaii

The top European Union figure in the U.S argues a free trade deal would help Hawaii.