Howzit Howard: Hyatt Regency Waikiki

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The one-day strike at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki turned out not to be the only one. The union also hit the Los Angeles Hyatt. The strike lasted for two shifts and ended at 9:30 last night. hotel service is back to normal this morning. Hyatt used about 100 temporary workers to stay open. The union did a similar strike against Hyatt in Los Angeles.

Maui county has the fastest tourism rebound. First Hawaiian economist Leroy Laney told an audience in Kahului that Maui sugar is also improving a little, but construction lags even the Big Island.

From the Hawaii field office of the USDA - state aquaculture is now a $32 million business, despite sales down seven percent from the previous year. This includes everything from algae for pills to ornamental fish to shrimp brood stock.

Taro for poi production - running five percent below year-before levels... still hundreds of thousands of pounds a month.

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