Economic Impacts

  Struggling with declining business, Maui’s largest mall faces foreclosure

  The Waikiki crowds are back, but tourism officials say it’s anything but business as usual

  Facing worsening financial woes, Biki bikeshare program to shut down dozens of stations

  Live entertainment organizers demand state develop plan to bring back concerts, other large events

  Organizers, support workers call on city to ease restrictions on live events

  Ige joins other governors in calling for new CDC guidance to help cruises resume operations

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  State unemployment office warns of new scam targeting claimants

  The low supply of construction materials is driving prices through the roof

  The tourism floodgates have started to open. Some say Hawaii isn’t ready.

  Oahu’s wedding industry moves forward with cautious optimism after tier modifications

  $16B in federal aid up for grabs for Hawaii’s live entertainment venues

  Oahu business owners say they’re disappointed in lack of clarity over COVID guidelines

  Blangiardi says he’s ‘dead set against’ rolling Oahu back to Tier 2

Under the city's current tier system, Oahu would move back a tier as early as this week and reinstate a host of restrictions.

As vaccinations ramp up, Kauai welcomes back trans-Pacific travelers

After several months, Kauai is welcoming back trans-Pacific travelers as it rejoins the state’s Safe Travels program on Monday.

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