In latest forecast UHERO predicts softening economy

HONOLULU — A new forecast by the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) reveals a darker economic horizon for the state since its last forecast in May, due to the global economy slowing sharply, and the U.S. heading for a mild recession in the first half of next year.

TAX MAN: Our kids are going away

We at the Foundation have been warning lawmakers for several years now that our state has been losing people. News media and some local nonprofits have been trying to find out why. The people leaving have said that they are unable to make ends meet here between the high cost of living and taxes.

BBB: 6 ways to run your small business more efficiently

Getting the most out of your small business isn’t always easy. When wearing many hats and working hard to maximize your limited time, some tasks have an opportunity to slip through the cracks. These tips can help you run your small business more efficiently, making the most of the hours you spend at work – and your investment.

Kaua‘i rent assistance changes coming

LIHU‘E — Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaua‘i Federal Credit Union’s Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program has distributed more than $25 million in federal funds to 2,400 Kaua‘i households struggling to make ends meet.

Lihu‘e Airport meeting tonight

PUHI — A public information meeting on the Lihu‘e Airport Optimization Plan is today from 6 to 8 p.m. at in the cafeteria of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.

Everyone is a winner in Battle of the Food Trucks

LIHU‘E — Augie T, the creator of the Lucky Owl television commercial and a member of the City & County of Honolulu council, emceed the Battle of the Food Trucks Sunday that welcomed a sold-out audience to Kress Street.

BBB: Prepping for National Preparedness Month

Launched in 2004 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), September National Preparedness Month (NPM), is dedicated to encouraging the public to assess and prepare for local disaster risks and unplanned emergencies. This year, FEMA’s campaign theme is centered around “Lasting Legacies: The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.”

Safeway register donations power school breakfast program

Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice has been selected as a charity partner for Safeway, and will receive donations from its annual Nourishing Neighbors campaign aimed at helping ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast.

Jim Edmonds 2022 Good Neighbor Awards finalist

The National Association of Realtors has selected Jim Edmonds, a Realtor from Kilauea, among 10 finalists for its 2022 Good Neighbor Awards program. This award honors Realtors who make an extraordinary difference in their communities through volunteer work. This is the 23rd year the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized Realtor volunteers.

USA Today awards Koloa Landing Resort — third year in a row

PO‘IPU — Koloa Landing Resort announced today it has received the 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award for “Best Hotel Pool.” The resort has received the award since its first nomination in 2019, naming Koloa Landing Resort “Best Hotel Pool” three years in a row.