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With economic growth slowing in Hawaii, economists put hope in tourism in 2023

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@ STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Beach goers sit on Waikiki Beach on Dec. 6.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@ STARADVERTISER.COM

    Beach goers sit on Waikiki Beach on Dec. 6.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2021
                                Job growth in Hawaii is expected to slow and unemployment could rise in 2023. A pedestrian walks past an employment poster at the ABC Store at Lewers Street and Kuhio Avenue.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2021

    Job growth in Hawaii is expected to slow and unemployment could rise in 2023. A pedestrian walks past an employment poster at the ABC Store at Lewers Street and Kuhio Avenue.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A rail car approaches the Halaulani (Leeward Community College) station on Aug. 30.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A rail car approaches the Halaulani (Leeward Community College) station on Aug. 30.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / SEPT. 2
                                Hale Kalele, located at 901 Piikoi Street, is a 200-unit apartment tower for residents with low incomes. It opened in May after more than seven years of work.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / SEPT. 2

    Hale Kalele, located at 901 Piikoi Street, is a 200-unit apartment tower for residents with low incomes. It opened in May after more than seven years of work.

The upcoming legislative session, which opens Jan. 18, should see more details emerge on how to increase Hawaii’s inventory of affordable housing, along with a range of issues including new fees on tourists to offset their effects on the environment. Read more

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