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If you’re following bills as they move through our legislature, there are a couple of practices that we need you to know about. Often, committee chairs will refer to one or both of these practices when they move bills forward.

Hawaiian adds flight to San Francisco

Hawaiian Airlines, the leading carrier for service between the Bay Area and Hawai‘i, is adding a third daily flight between San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands in October using new Airbus A321neo aircraft.

KGEFCU to add a branch in Kilauea

Monica Belz stood before a packed crowd Saturday at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort and announced that the Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union will be opening a new branch in Kilauea later this year.

Competition in the skies

Kauai is still waiting for Southwest Airlines to announce flights into Lihue Airport, and airline representatives say that will happen soon.

Hawaiian Air workers share $31M

Hawaiian Airlines recently rewarded more than 7,100 employees $31 million in profit-sharing and bonus payments in recognition of their exceptional performance in 2018. The amount represents more than 11 percent of Hawaiian’s adjusted net income of $274.8 million last year.

Big Island pot dispensary OK’d

The state Department of Health has issued a formal notice to proceed to Lau Ola LLC, dba Big Island Grown Dispensaries, for its second licensed medical cannabis dispensary retail center, after passing its final onsite inspection. The company’s second retail center is located at 64-1040 Mamalahoa Highway in Kamuela.