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The Island Air and Honolulu Rail Connection in Federal Bankruptcy Court?

HART and Island Air may be connected in a conspiracy of corporate greed, lies, and possible fraud in hiring David Uchiyama. A complaint filed on August 12 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Honolulu alleges Uchiyama was hired knowingly by Island Air owners to run the company into the ground. Many loyal workers for Island Air lost their jobs and health insurance overnight. Hawaiian Airlines almost became a monopoly overnight, increasing their... Read More
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Honolulu Rail: A First Class Section suggested by new COO David Uchiyama?

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transport  (HART) is overlooking the most time consuming, most money-eating projects every undertaken in the U.S. State of Hawaii. Fist started with a 6 billion dollar project in 2006, in 2019 this number went to 10 billion and it will be another 6 years before it will be operational to transport Hawaiian residents and visitors on a 20-mile long rail-link spanning 21 stations from East Kapolei... Read More
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Hilton Hawaiian Village: About to strike

The strike authorization comes after weeks of negotiations with Hilton for a contract covering 1,700 Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel workers. Workers complain that the company is not yet addressing key issues specific to the hotel. Desiree Hee, a member from Hilton Hawaiian Village Accounting department voted yes to strike: “I voted yes because I’m tired of technology and automation combining our jobs—meaning one person doing more than one type of work.... Read More
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The most important person in Hawaii

Tourism leader Chris Tatum  may very well be the most important person in the US State of Hawaii. The largest industry in Hawaii is tourism, and even if someone is not employed in that industry, it remains everyone’s business. The state agency in charge of tourism is the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), and since January 1 of this year, Chris Tatum has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer and President of... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority concerned about storm watch

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and its Island Chapters, and Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, are monitoring a low-pressure storm system as it approaches the Hawaiian Islands, in collaboration with the State of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service and County emergency management agencies. HTA has created a special Alert page on its website to provide industry partners, residents and visitors with information, updates and... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism paradise has a dark side: 117 people dead in 2018

One of the most popular US travel and tourism destinations is also a destination with a dark track record of 117 people that died on its roadways in 2018. One outspoken leader in the travel and tourism industry is the CEO of Charley's Taxi in Honolulu. She has been outspoken in traffic safety issues and invested heavily to make a difference. Her name is Dale Evans. Tourism income is at its peak... Read More
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Christmas eve for homeless in Honolulu means Sweeps

The ACLU of Hawai‘i reached out to the office of the Mayor this weekend, urging the City to reconsider and cancel its planned “sweep” of Waikiki’s houseless community this Christmas Eve. As of 1:30 p.m. today, the City has refused. The ACLU and homelessness experts note that nothing prevents the City from connecting people with services, including helping people get into shelters or more permanent housing, without the threat of arrest.... Read More
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Hawaii Special Alert: Federal Government Shutdown

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has created a special Alert page on its website providing industry partners, visitors and residents with information and online resources about national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges in the Hawaiian Islands that could be affected by the partial federal government shutdown. The partial federal government shutdown, which took effect on Friday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. HST, may result in closures at national parks, monuments, and... Read More
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Ala Moana mall fire: $6 million in damage at Bottega Veneta, Italian luxury store

Bottega Veneta is an upmarket Italian brand specializing in leather handbags, plus ready-to-wear women's & men's fashion.  There is a story on the 2nd level of Ala Moana Shopping Center in Honolulu. On Friday a fire at this Italian luxury goods store caused nearly $6 million in damage. The fire started at about 12:25 p.m. and four employees extinguished most of the fire with a fire extinguisher. Ala Moana security also... Read More
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ACLU: Female Athletes at Campbell High School file Federal Civil Rights Lawsuite

Two female student-athletes attending James Campbell High School (“Campbell”) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (“DOE”) and the Oahu Interscholastic Association (“OIA”).  today. The lawsuit is brought under Title IX, also known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, a federal law that requires gender equity in education, including in athletics. The plaintiffs are represented by the ACLU of... Read More