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HART board seeks ninth voting member

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board of directors is looking for applicants to fill its ninth voting-member position for a five-year term starting July 1. Read more

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                                People attending a previous HIDOE Traffic Safety Fair are shown how to properly hitch a trailer at one of several “learning stations.”
Traffic Safety Fair today honors late McKinley teen

The event, free and open to the public, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower parking lot of Aloha Stadium. It is presented by the state Department of Education in collaboration with DTRIC Insurance and Par Hawaii. Read more

                                An initial proposal presented to the state Board of Education by state schools Superintendent Keith Hayashi calling for increasing base pay for 25 top state Department of Education executives by about $13,000 was scaled back after it drew angry reactions Thursday. Above, Hayashi speaks at Pauoa Elementary School.
Proposed raises for Hawaii DOE executives reduced

The initial proposal presented to the board by state schools Superintendent Keith Hayashi had called for increasing base pay by about $13,000, and maximum pay by about $22,000, for three groups of superintendents who work under him. Read more

                                This 2016 photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at a CDC laboratory.
Deadly fungus detected in Hawaii patient

There has been one confirmed case in Hawaii of Candida auris, a deadly fungus that has sparked national concern as it’s spread rapidly through hospitals and other health care facilities in about two dozen states. Read more

                                Kurt Fevella, left, Elijah Pierick.
GOP leader urges ouster of Republican representative over LGBTQ flags

The senior Republican state senator has asked voters to reject a freshman Republican House member in the 2024 election after Rep. Elijah Pierick questioned why ‘Ewa Makai Middle School has LGBTQ flags on campus, including outside the principal’s office. Read more

Kokua Line: Can I still renew passport online?

Question: How long will the online passport renewal be down? If it doesn’t come back up soon, can I renew in person, or do I have to do it by mail? I’ve already bought plane tickets for June. Read more

Matson ups food bank’s support to $10M

Hawaii Foodbank has received a commitment from Matson Inc. to provide another $5 million in cash and in-kind shipping services to support food banks in Hawaii, Alaska and Guam. Read more

                                The final pineapple harvest day at Maui Land & Pine.
Maui Land & Pineapple earned $1.8M in 2022

Maui Land & Pineapple Co., which earlier this week announced appointments for its CEO and chairman positions, reported Thursday that its financial results swung to a profit of $1.8 million in 2022 on the strength of land sales and adjustments to its pension plan. Read more

                                Kulanihakoi High School on Maui delayed its opening due to safety concerns with traffic. Residents held signs urging the school to be opened.
Guarded hope greets stalled opening of Maui school

Fourteen-year-old Tyler Sammon says he really is glad that Gov. Josh Green has announced an agreement meant to end a bureaucratic impasse and finally open the still-vacant new Kulanihakoi High School in Kihei, Maui, possibly this August. Read more

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