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                                The Navy prepared in late January 2022 to filter water from the Red Hill shaft and dump it into Halawa Stream.
EPA finalizes order for defueling and closing Red Hill site

The EPA said that it also has amended the agreement, called an administrative order of consent, to address public concerns that it contained weak defueling deadlines and not enough opportunities for public participation. Read more

Hawaii leads nation in homeownership increase

Hawaii led the nation with a 1.2% increase in its rate of homeownership between 2010 to 2020, one of only five states with a positive rate change over the decade, according to the latest U.S. census. Read more

                                <strong>Kali Watson: </strong>
                                <em>He led the DHHL from 1995 to 1998 before becoming director again in March</em>
DHHL buying land to speed up new homesteads in Hawaii

The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands might use around one-third of a historic $600 million legislative appropriation by the end of June, which marks one full fiscal year out of three given to deploy all the money helping beneficiaries. Read more

                                The city is considering new rules for surf contests on Oahu’s South Shores of Oahu, similar to what was implemented for the North Shore.
Shore Water Rules being drafted for Oahu’s South Shore

Surfing contests on Oahu’s South Shore, where Olympian Duke Kahana­moku and his fellow Waikiki beachboys put the sport on the map, dropped off heavily during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

                                The Transportation Security Administration and state Department of Transportation held a news conference Thursday at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to inform travelers about what to expect for a record-breaking 2023 summer travel season. People waited in a queue Thursday to enter the TSA checkpoint.
Hawaii airports ready for record summer travel rush

The Transportation Security Administration and state Department of Transportation are preparing for a record number of travelers to Hawaii this summer, which is expected to surpass 2019 pre-pandemic travel volumes. Read more

                                The Hawaii Department of Transportation is seeking community input on its proposed roundabout to replace the T-intersection at Kamehameha and Kahekili highways in Kahaluu (by the Hygienic Store).
Kokua Line: Why will it take so long to build Kahaluu roundabout?

Question: Construction of a roundabout at Kahe­kili and Kamehameha highways is about to begin. Why will this project take about 20 months to complete? Will they be doing other improvements to this intersection? Is there something about this site that makes building a traffic circle more complicated than usual, or is this the amount of time it usually takes? Read more

                                Hands type on a computer keyboard.
Vicinity Group launches in Honolulu

Vicinity Group, a newly formed technology service provider focused on the Hawaii and Pacific island market, formally announced its launch Thursday. Vicinity offers a range of innovative cloud and cybersecurity services for local businesses and organizations. Read more

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