Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO John De Fries said during a livestream Wednesday that HTA, which had its budget reduced by about 24% as a result of a bill passed this summer, will have to rely on other state and county agencies to help control a growing number of visitors.
Green touts money for shots: Says state may not reach 70% vaccination goal without further incentives
Lt. Gov. Josh Green said people should receive $50 for each COVID vaccine shot they receive in order to boost vaccination rates as COVID cases continue to mount.
The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear arguments next month over whether the county overstepped its bounds by requesting neighbor islands’ police forces to assist in responding to the 2019 Thirty Meter Telescope protest.
Thirteen public schools on the Big Island were found to have elevated levels of lead in their tap water, state agencies announced Thursday.
The Hawaii County Council is urging the federal government to implement rules to prohibit close contact between humans and Hawaiian spinner dolphins.
Observatories on Maunakea have helped take the most detailed image of one of the brightest objects in the night sky.
State lawmakers are urging tenants who are behind on rent to take advantage of rental assistance and mediation programs in order to avoid a flood of evictions when Gov. David Ige’s eviction moratorium expires next month.
The 2021 legislative session has ended with nearly a dozen new laws protecting natural and cultural resources in the state.
There is still much that scientists do not know about ‘Oumuamua, the interstellar object that was discovered passing through our solar system in 2017. But most agree that it probably isn’t the work of aliens.
Travelers from the Philippines and South Korea will be allowed to bypass quarantine requirements in Hawaii starting next week as the state begins reopening international travel.