LIMITING THE NUMBER OF VISITORS AND CHARGING ENTRY FEES AT PARKS AND "HOT SPOTS" are supported in a new survey from University of Hawai‘i's Public Policy Center. The report Managing Tourism in Hawai‘i, released this week, shows support for rental car fees being used for the impact of tourism and for establishment of a tourism advisory council system to help govern the industry. The most support for new tourism regulations comes from Neighbor Islanders and Native Hawaiians, according to the report.
It says that Harris "spearheaded initiatives to provide quality, culturally responsive healthcare in public health nursing, public health consulting, hospital administration and other administrative positions throughout California, Nevada, and Hawaii. It notes that she moved to Ka‘ū in 2003, and served 18 years Administrator at the Ka‘ū Hospital where she established the Rural Health Clinic to increase access to primary care services for Medicare beneficiaries. Her integrated approach included physicians working with non-physician providers such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse-midwives and social workers. "Under Merilyn Harris' leadership, Ka‘ū Hospital & Rural Health Clinic has served as a model for the creation of additional rural health clinics throughout the State of Hawai‘i." At "the only in-patient medical facility in the district of Ka‘ū, Merilyn Harris worked tirelessly to improve access to care for residents of the area, from the region of Volcano to Pāhala and Nāʻālehu as well as serving residents in the southernmost point in the United States at Ka Lae and Hawaiian Ocean View Estates." Throughout her tenure, "Merilyn Harris consistently embodied community responsiveness in her leadership, working closely with the hospital’s foundation, non-profit organizations and leaders in the community to foster the strong and meaningful bond residents share with hospital staff."
|Merilyn Harris receives a resolution from the state Senate, surrounded by |
Ka`u Rural Health Community Association, Inc. founder Jessie Marques to her left and
the staff of Ka‘ū Hospital & Rural Health Clinic. Photo from KRHCAI
and Rural Health Clinic at the Hawai‘i State Legislature."
The Senate resolution commends Harris on "her professionalism, kind-heartedness and dedication to her community and expresses its heartfelt aloha, mahalo, and best wishes for continued joy, health, and happiness throughout her well-earned retirement."
NO TESTING AND NO QUARANTINE FOR COVID WILL BE REQUIRED FOR INTERISLAND TRAVEL beginning June 15. For those having received COVID-19 vaccinations within Hawai‘i, no testing will be enforced prior to or after returning to the state.
Gov. David Ige made an announcement Friday. explaining that proof of only one vaccine dose received in Hawai‘i will be required to skip the testing and quarantine. The governor also said that once the state's population is at least 70 percent fully vaccinated, all travel restrictions will be lifted. To date about 52
percent is fully vaccinated.
Public health officials are coming up with such incentives as free meals and hotel travel points to encourage more people to take the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccinations. Also launched is a public health media campaign urging everyone to get the shots.
Jelani M. Madaraka, PhD, JD, has been the Lead Civil Rights Analyst for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Honolulu Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Field Office for 20 years. He has worked over 30 years in various facets of civil rights, disability rights, equal opportunity, and labor relations. A certified mediator, negotiator, conciliator, and arbitrator, Madaraka is also a trainer, author, and Mediators Beyond Borders International member.
Ku‘ikahi’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session and connect with others interested in Finding Solutions, Growing Peace. To get the Zoom link, register online at https://freebrownbagtalk.eventbrite.com.
For more information, contact Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center at 935-7844 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.hawaiimediation.org. This lunch-and-learn series is made possible thanks in part to funding from the County of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Island United Way.
Also on May 31, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of gunshots,
On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, shortly after 9:30 a.m., Detectives with the Area II Juvenile Aid Section located and arrested Kahele in Kailua-Kona without incident.
On Thursday, June 3, 2021, after conferral with prosecutors, Kahele was charged with two counts of Criminal Property Damage in the First Degree, and one count each of Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree, Terroristic Threatening in the Second Degree, and Reckless Endangering in the First Degree. His bail was set at $72,000.00 and he remains in custody at the Kealakehe Police Station pending his initial court appearance today in the Kona District Court.
Police ask anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed this incident, or has information, to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or Detective Brandon Mansur at 808-326-4646 Ext. 301 or email@example.com.
|Pirates of the Penzance, as illustrated by this|
vintage Playbill at Uris Theatre on Broadway,
comes to Kilauea Theater this summer with local
talent through KDEN. Tryouts are June 7 and 8.
Performance dates begin Aug, 6 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in KMC's Kilauea Theater. They wrap up on Sunday, Aug. 22. For more information call 982-7344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call 808-731-5122 or stop by the Clubhouse during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 94-1581 Kaulua Circle. Email email@example.com.
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