Honolulu County Newswire

Honolulu County Newswire

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  1. Loophole Undermines Hawaii's Historic Plastic Bag BanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | Switched

    The next day, some shoppers in the City and County of Honolulu -- where nearly 70 percent of the state's population lives -- were given free "reusable bags," like the one below, at checkout. Some businesses, including Tamura's, have begun charging for these bags, but Honolulu County law doesn't require them to.

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  2. NEWS Hawaii implements first statewide bag banRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | Plastics News

    ... entities are not required to comply, such as retail Exchanges and Class VI stores on military installations. Honolulu County passed the restriction three years ago, and it is the last county in Hawaii to enact a ban, making plastic bags illegal ...

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  3. Plastic Bag Ban Takes EffectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | STAR 101.9

    ... for repeat offenders. Restaurants, lunch wagons, bakeries, pharmacies and dry cleaners are all exempted. Honolulu County is the last in the state to ban plastic bags. Maui and Kauai County made the switch four years ago. And on the Big Island, the ...

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  4. NextEra merger: 'We have to consider all options'Read the original story

    Jun 19, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... - has only 1 percent renewable energy. "I have heard they have more money and are bigger," Curtis said. "Honolulu County has more money than Hawaii County. Maybe we should merge with them." Curtis acknowledged that Florida Power &Light's advantages ...

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  5. Upsetting the locals, both living and deadRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | Cape Cod Times

    ... of the supply needed." Permits for all types of new construction reached a record $2.07 billion last year in Honolulu County, which includes the entire island of Oahu, up 11 percent from 2013, according to the University of Hawaii Economic Research ...

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  6. Upsetting the locals, both living and deadRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | Cape Cod Times

    ... of the supply needed." Permits for all types of new construction reached a record $2.07 billion last year in Honolulu County, which includes the entire island of Oahu, up 11 percent from 2013, according to the University of Hawaii Economic Research ...

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  7. Upsetting the locals, both living and deadRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | Cape Cod Times

    ... of the supply needed." Permits for all types of new construction reached a record $2.07 billion last year in Honolulu County, which includes the entire island of Oahu, up 11 percent from 2013, according to the University of Hawaii Economic Research ...

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  8. Upsetting the locals, both living and deadRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | Cape Cod Times

    ... of the supply needed." Permits for all types of new construction reached a record $2.07 billion last year in Honolulu County, which includes the entire island of Oahu, up 11 percent from 2013, according to the University of Hawaii Economic Research ...

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  9. Honolulu condo boom prices out HawaiiansRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... of the supply needed." Permits for all types of new construction reached a record $2.07 billion last year in Honolulu County, which includes the entire island of Oahu, up 11 per cent from 2013, according to the University of Hawaii Economic Research ...

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  10. Honolulu Condo Boom Prices Out Hawaiians, Unearths DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Bloomberg

    ... of the supply needed." Permits for all types of new construction reached a record $2.07 billion last year in Honolulu County, which includes the entire island of Oahu, up 11 percent from 2013, according to the University of Hawaii Economic Research ... 1 comment

  11. More housing needed as growth acceleratesRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... County at 29 percent, followed by Maui with 25 percent and Kauai with 19 percent. Growth will be lowest in Honolulu County, which has a projected growth rate of 8 percent by 2025. The study found that home construction lagged during the recent ...

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  12. Governor David Ige Announces UH Board of Regents NomineesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | STAR 101.9

    ... and Michael McEnerney, president of McEnerney Shimabakuro Okazaki & Fujita CPAs AAC will both represent Honolulu County. Helen Neilsen, a founder and past board member of the Maui Coastal Land Trust, and Ernest Wilson, Jr., an executive with more ...

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  13. About Town | 3-16-15Read the original story

    Mar 16, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... Service Agency County Committee. Producers may apply requesting an appointment with the Farm Service Agency Honolulu County Office at 483-8600, ext. 2. The office will take Emergency Conservation Program applications for both Hawaii and Honolulu ...

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  14. Hawaii Gets Federal Education FundingRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | STAR 101.9

    ... is in Title One, Park A Grants for Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai and Maui counties for the upcoming school year. Honolulu County will receive the largest amount of funding at nearly $30 million. These Title One Grants provide financial assistance to ...

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  15. Hawaii construction permit value hits $2.89B in 2014, highest in 8 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Business Journal

    ... home projects have accounted for 65 percent of total private sector permit value dating back to 1998. In Honolulu County, the 2014 permit value was about $1.8 billion, up from about $1.4 billion in 2007; And on Kauai, the permit value was $254 ...

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  16. Legislation would pile it on the GETRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2015 | West Hawaii Today

    ... the House version died in committee. Rail for Honolulu: SB 19, HB 19 and HB 134 would make the existing Honolulu county surcharge on the GET permanent. HB 337 would extend it until an unspecified date. The Senate held hearings on SB 19 and, after ...

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  17. Waikiki prepares to celebrate the Year of the SheepRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    ... will contain a prize, such as gift cards and mall-branded merchandise, organizers said. More than 42% of Honolulu County's nearly 1 million residents are of Asian descent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Downtown Honolulu is home to a Chinatown ...

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  18. Counties' share of hotel room tax tied to property taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | KITV-TV

    From left to right: Maui County Council Chairman Mike White, Kauai County Council Chairman Mel Rapoza, Big Island County Chairman Dru Kanuha and Honolulu County Chairman Ernie Martin. From left to right: Maui County Council Chairman Mike White, Kauai County Council Chairman Mel Rapoza, Big Island County Chairman Dru Kanuha and Honolulu County Chairman Ernie Martin.

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