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April 11, 2012

Filming of Blue Lagoon Remake Wraps on Maui

The filming of the Lifetime Channel movie “The Blue Lagoon,” just wrapped up recently on Maui.
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December 29, 2011

New Green Employers Directory Facilitates Job Matching

The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) has launched a web-based directory of Green Employers as part of its Hawai‘i Green Jobs Initiative.
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October 27, 2011

Rep. Hirono Votes Against Anti-Worker Bill

Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono yesterday voted against a bill she called the “Election Prevention Act” saying it did nothing but undermine workers’ rights to organize.
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September 09, 2011

Tourism Related Jobs Could Top 159,000

Expected growth in visitor industry jobs could reach 159,542 in 2011, according to a statement released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).
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July 11, 2011

State’s New $13M Venture Capital Program Moving Forward

On July 26, the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) will hold an information meeting, on Oahu, to inform the public about its new venture capital fund and to seek input on implementation.
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April 18, 2011

Hawaii’s 9th Worst State Business Tax Stifling Recovery

Last week the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) published the "Business Tax Index 2011: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business” and Hawaii ranked 43rd out of 51, including the District of Columbia.
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May 19, 2010

Governor announces Job Creation Initiative

Governor Linda Lingle announced a job creation initiative yesterday that seeks to lower the state unemployment rate to 6 percent by utilizing state and federal funds to subsidize health insurance premiums for 6,450 employees. “Hawai‘i Premium Plus will stimulate our state economy by reducing the unemployment rolls, encouraging businesses across the Islands to expand, and... Read more »
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July 21, 2009


The group tasked with selecting a site for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope selected Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, today as its preferred site. Governor Linda Lingle praised the decision by the board of directors of the TMT Observatory Corporation saying, it marks “an extraordinary step forward in the state’s continuing efforts... Read more »
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