Monday, June 1, 2009

Top Hawaii Headlines: Monday morning edition

Hawai'i hotels continued to struggle in April, with occupancy dropping for the 14th month in a row.

Recovery is still a long way out for Hawaii's struggling hotel industry, which sustained its third month of record revenue losses in April, according to a Hawaii hotel report released today.

Education officials fear that the projected drop in state tax revenues could have a "dramatic impact" on the public school system, both in the current school year that ends in just over a week and the upcoming school year.

Gov. Linda Lingle will discuss her administration's plan to close the state budget shortfall via a live broadcast on television, radio and the Internet starting at 1 p.m. today

Global warming threatens to push endangered native Hawaiian honeycreepers closer to extinction unless the likely resulting increase in mosquitos that carry avian malaria and the pox virus is curtailed, federal scientists warn.

Futuristic aircraft may land in Hawaii

Advocates Hope Lingle Will Retain Program. Healthy Start Program Screens New Mothers

Hawaii's Department of Health will stop providing daily updates of new swine flu cases this week.

Work on the West Hawaii Civic Center is on schedule, with walls for the largest building to be erected by the end of June, Maryl Group Chief Executive Officer Mark Richards said.

Completion of the installation of the permanent bridge at Paihi is nearly finished and the County of Maui Department of Public Works is expected to reopen it on Monday.

Residents of two Kapoho subdivisions are slowly killing the pristine environment where they've chosen to live.

While the Maui Planning Commission moves forward with some of the big-picture questions in the county's general plan, residents of Waihee are looking at what the plan would mean for their small town.

Residents are urging the state to scrap its plans to develop a popular Westside Kauai state park and implement entrance fees for visitors.