Ryan Finnerty

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Hawaii group lures remote workers amid pandemic downturn

Mar 22, 2021
Workers freed of geographic constraints may want to relocate, and Hawaii wants to capitalize on their mobility and skills.
Hawaii's tourism industry has been ravaged by the pandemic, but the crisis may end up bringing workers from a wide range of industries into the state.
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With an economy dependent on tourism, Hawaii tries to encourage visitors

Nov 18, 2020
The state has dialed back mandatory quarantines for visitors if they test negative for COVID-19.
Hawaiian Airlines jets outside Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. Hawaii has seen a more than 90% reduction in the number of arriving air travelers since the start of the pandemic.
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Hawaii meets with teachers to tackle persistent low pay

Oct 24, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Education is working with teachers to try to solve the problem of low pay that has persisted for decades.
Central Intermediate School in Downtown Honolulu.
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The legal pitfalls of making “Liquid Aloha” outside Hawaii

Jul 8, 2019
Expanding the production of regionally themed beers has opened some breweries up to accusations they misled consumers about beers' origins.
Kona Brewing Company's Big Wave Golden Ale seen on the North Shore of Oahu. Following the June settlement, Kona will include brewing location on its cardboard packaging.
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Honolulu looks to Singapore to solve its housing shortage

Apr 30, 2019
Honolulu’s housing market is one of the most expensive in the country.
Condo buildings visible from Ala Moana Beach Park.
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Volcanic activity takes the buzz out of Hawaii's coffee harvest

Feb 4, 2019
Coffee farmers in Hawaii are citing volcanic activity for a poor harvest.
Lava spews in Kilauea's East Rift Zone on May 23, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii, amid eruptions from the Kilauea volcano.
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