Hawaii Travel News 01/28/2011
Mayor signs bill ending 2011 furloughs
"Furlough Fridays" became a regular cost-cutting measure for much of the State and County government during the recession. Mayor Carvalho and the Kauai County Council have ended them for Kauai, at least.
Abercrombie Proposes Doubling Vehicle Weight Tax – Project Economy News Story – KITV Honolulu
Taxes are a hot-button issue of the new Abercrombie administration in Hawaii, and doubling the vehicle weight tax is just another proposed increase. I may have to start using the bus!
Naked Man Rescued From Waikiki Trash Chute – Honolulu News Story – KITV Honolulu
Ummm… the headline says it all! Haha!
Gone fish – Hawaii News – Staradvertiser.com
The Oceanarium's huge fish tank lost almost half of its marine life due to a faulty ozone mechanism this week. Such a shame!
Health Officials: Honolulu Water Safe – Honolulu News Story – KITV Honolulu
There was an "Erin Brokovich" scare last month when a study declared that Honolulu had high levels of chromium-6 in it's tap water. New tests refute the studies findings.
Sunshine Market vendors frustrated with plastic bag ban
Grumbling over the plastic bag ban has started at Kauai's Sunshine Markets. I don't get why someone doesn't just sell reusable totes there? Especially living on an island, we need to take care of the environment and this ban is a good thing.
Abercrombie addresses deficit in State of the State address | KHON2 Hawaii’s News Leader
Governor Abercrombie's first State of the State address was this week, with many suggestions for ways to end the deficit and move the State forward. Not all reaction has been positive, but I think the dialogue it has started is great.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse official trophy host for Pro Bowl 2011 | KHON2 Hawaii’s News Leader
The Pro Bowl is in town, and you can check out the official trophy at Wolfgang's Steakhouse in Waikiki.
Chef Mavro’s restaurant gets Gayot fame | Pacific Business News
Wow, only one Hawaii restaurant in the Top 40 for the U.S.? Better than nothing, I guess. Chef Mavro is a great choice, one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine.
Eat Your Way Around Honolulu | BootsnAll Travel Articles
My version of a foodie's guide to Oahu eats!
Groupon Coupons Take Off In The Islands – Video – KITV Honolulu
Many locals and visitors alike have been taking advantage of companies like Groupon, PlayHawaii, Living Social, and more. It's a great way to save on businesses you like or to try new ones.