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Oahu housing market ends 2020 with a bang

Oahu’s housing market made a huge recovery in December with a sales spike that followed several months of hefty declines earlier last year after coronavirus impacts began in March. Read more

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On the Move: Scott Loos

Wet’n’Wild Hawaii has appointed Scott Loos as the park’s new general manager. Loos is being promoted to general manager after serving as the park’s assistant general manager since 2015. Read more

                                Hawaii National Guard members assigned to the Medical Detachment prepared to administer COVID-19 vaccines on a C-17 aircraft during Operation New Hope in Hilo on Tuesday. The operation was designed to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in a single day to National Guard members assisting the state with the novel coronavirus in each county.
Air Force C-17 delivers vaccinations to National Guard troops

Hundreds of Hawaii National Guard personnel with the joint task force responding to COVID-19 are getting vaccinated, with some on neighbor islands receiving the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday from the back of a C-17 cargo aircraft during a brief stop. Read more

                                “It’s too bad, it’s disappointing — we were all so excited and really looking forward to the Sunset Open,” said Carissa Moore, the current world titleholder, about the cancellation of at least two World Surf League meets. Moore is pictured winning heat 3 of Round 1 of the Maui Pro presented by Roxy at Honolua Bay on Dec. 7 in Kapalua.
Surfers disappointed over canceled competitions

On Tuesday morning, when she heard the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, under the auspices of Gov. David Ige, had suspended all Hawaii surfing competitions indefinitely due to the novel coronavirus, the news hit hard for local surfer and four-time world champion Carissa Moore. Read more

                                Hawaii’s chief economist, Eugene Tian, said the second half of 2021 should be better for the economy — when vaccines become widely available. Diners sit outdoors at Duke’s Waikiki beachfront restaurant.
Higher state taxes under consideration

Gov. David Ige’s administration is considering unspecified tax increases and “revenue enhancements” to help plug a projected $1.4 billion shortfall, members of the state Senate’s Committee on Ways and Means were told Monday. Read more

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