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University of Hawaii to proceed with teaching telescope

Jan. 26, 2021 9:55 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The University of Hawaii plans to proceed with construction of a teaching telescope on the state's highest mountain despite mixed reaction from the public. The university plans to erect the telescope at Halepohaku, a mid-level facility on Mauna Kea, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported ...

Tourism leads to less pessimistic tax forecast for Hawaii

Jan. 7, 2021 10:20 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Council on Revenues on Thursday offered a less pessimistic outlook for state tax revenue for the current fiscal year given the way the tourism industry has recovered under the state's COVID-19 testing program for travelers. The council said it expects general fund tax revenue to...

New events halted at Aloha Stadium over virus, budget issues

Dec. 18, 2020 11:07 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Aloha Stadium officials said they aren't scheduling new events because of coronavirus restrictions and budget issues. The Aloha Stadium Authority announced Thursday that it also has reduced day-to-day operations at the venue. The officials provided no specific timeline on how long the...

Gabbard bill would block transgender women college athletes

Dec. 14, 2020 9:13 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has sponsored legislation that would prevent transgender athletes from participating in women’s collegiate athletics. The legislation could halt federal funds to organizations allowing transgender or nonbinary athletes to participate in athletic...

Hawaii furloughs state workers amid pandemic budget crunch

Dec. 9, 2020 10:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Wednesday announced plans to furlough more than 40,000 state workers to balance the budget as tax revenue takes a hit during the coronavirus pandemic. The furloughs will take effect Jan. 1 and cut worker pay by 9.2%, Ige said. The governor said he and members of...