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Hawaiian Electric braces for bill increases amid high oil prices, coal plant retirement

Electricity costs were rising before the coal facility closed down and now we’re expecting much higher costs along with blackouts. https://www.utilitydive.com/news/hawaiian-electric-coal-bills-earnings/629151/#:~:text=The%20utility%20forecasts%20that%20a,around%20%2415%20%E2%80%94%20starting%20in%20October. Dive Brief: Hawaiian Electric anticipates a temporary increase in customer rates due to high oil costs after the retirement next month of Hawaii’s last coal plant, the 180-MW AES plant on Oahu, Scott Seu, …

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Shortage of Police

Shortage of 300 Police. Few want to become police because of public perception and the criminals who found their way to the top of the ladder via political connections.https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2022/01/29/police-union-says-hpd-staffing-shortages-are-putting-officers-public-risk/ ONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Honolulu Police Department vacancies, COVID staffing shortages and leave are taking a toll on response times and officer safety, the head of the …

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Shortage of Teachers | Leading to up to 1,000 Vacancies

HONOLULU (KITV-4) Thousands of public school teachers will be getting a pay raise — anywhere from $7,000 to $26,000 a year — which is helping to prevent some teachers from retiring. Despite that, the Hawaii State Teacher’s Association still predicts a major shortage of teachers this year. HSTA President Osa Tui Jr. says that although …

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No Cash Bail

Dems wrote, signed, and almost passed No Cash Bail which put criminals back on the streets instantly. The lawmaker who introduced bail reform bill now asking Ige to veto it. Are they just catering to the new voter of the day?  https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2022/05/21/lawmaker-who-introduced-bail-reform-bill-is-now-asking-governor-veto-it/ We’ve had non stop corruption in the building permit office and jail systems. …

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