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.
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.
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.
PO‘IPU — Whaler’s Cove General Manager Marianne Martin was ecstatic, Friday, to present a $3,000 award to Stephanie Funtanilla of the Child and Family Service Nana’s House family resource center in Waimea.
It’s been no secret that housing costs are astronomical here in Hawaii (even if you aren’t the TMT observatory). It’s been a tougher problem to determine why this is so, and then try to find solutions.
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.”
The 2nd annual Battle of the Food Trucks is just around the corner and will be on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. on Kress Street in Downtown Lihu‘e.
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.
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.
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.
Hawaiian Airlines employees this week were recognized with U.S. Air Force commemorative coins for their role in last year’s evacuation of thousands of Afghans fleeing the Taliban regime.
LIHU‘E — Diane Keeler, the Walmart store manager, said no one should go hungry, Friday when she presented a check from the Walmart Foundation to the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i, represented by Wes Perreira and Tisha Remigio.