Illegal short-term rentals have been a problem for years. As visitor numbers grew, more and more tourists were showing up in neighborhoods outside resort areas, prompting an outcry from residents. The city is in favor of a six-month minimum for rentals located in resort areas only with property taxed at higher rates. Some hail the new effort while others pan it.
We are heading into a second consecutive holiday season under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic. How are we as individuals and as a community handling the lingering nature of the virus and the lifestyle changes it creates?
Every 10 years, the boundaries of elected political districts around the state are redrawn to reflect population changes, sometimes creating a new district in one county and eliminating an old district in another. Join us as we discuss Reapportionment and why it matters to you.
The American Cancer Society estimates more than 7,500 people in Hawaiʻi will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Most of those cases are likely to be women who have breast cancer. That diagnosis is scary but it is not a death sentence. Early detection, various treatment options and preventative measures, are among the tools available to help patients overcome this obstacle.
Hawaiʻi’s near constant denial of permit requests to carry guns in public will be tested before the U.S. Supreme Court next month. Will Hawaiʻi become an open-carry state?
Hawaiʻi’s growing transgender community is thriving, but continues to struggle with bias, discrimination and a lack of acceptance. Advocates say the best way to understand what being transgender is like is to talk with people in that community and to listen to their stories.
The state and counties, and some businesses, now require proof by employees of COVID-19 vaccination. New restrictions limit gatherings, and proof of vaccination is now needed for patrons of gyms and for dine-in service at restaurants. Join us for a COVID-19: Vaccination Update.
From the coconut rhinoceros beetle to coqui frogs to noxious weeds and foreign algae choking our reefs, these are just some of the so-called invasive species causing problems across our state. What can be done to get rid of them or at least minimize their impact?
While businesses that survived COVID-19-induced government lockdowns were hopeful and optimistic as they re-opened to fewer restrictions, they faced a new challenge: a shortage of employees. Find out what is being done to help support this employee shortage on COVID-19: Help Wanted.
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