Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to be featured on quarter, economy still flat, union talks continue

The United States Mint announced today that the nation will honor Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii through its new quarter-dollar coin program. The Hawai'i Volcanoes' design will be the 14th to be featured on coins released under the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, and will be issued in 2012.

Hawai'i hotels posted a sixth straight month of record low occupancy in July despite slashing prices to lure visitors in a down economy.

While the state and the Hawaii Government Employees Association are arguing about a new labor contract before a panel of three arbitrators, sensitive talks are going on behind the scenes to end the labor dispute this month.

Thieves sneak past soldiers, burglarize elementary school

Honolulu City Managing Director Kirk Caldwell yesterday said he will run for mayor when Mayor Mufi Hannemann leaves office, be it 2010 or 2012.

A Delaware company is moving forward with plans to turn five miles of Ka'u coastline into a new community unlike any in the region.

The animals have left the fair.

Those who like to consume alcohol in Kauai County parks will have to find something else to do from 11 at night until 6 in the morning.

Opponents set a public hearing on Hawaii County Council reorganization as an admitted delaying tactic, but now that it's scheduled, council members have to go through with it.