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April 22, 2022
Catch Episode 32: Celebrating Earth Day and Month with Caroline Carl, Hawaii Energy

On this episode, Caroline Carl, Interim Executive Director of Hawaii Energy, and Jo McGarry discuss how Hawaii Energy is helping our state meet its clean energy goals before 2045. Despite current circumstances of inflation, rising fuel costs and the coal plant closure, Carl shares that there are many practical tips and solutions to increase cost savings and energy efficiencies for households and businesses. Tune in to hear how you can make smart energy choices and celebrate Earth Day and Earth month, every day and all year long.

Caroline Carl has been extensively involved in energy research initiatives in Hawaii for the past 15 years, designing and developing programs, and managing community outreach activities.

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Positive COVID-19 Tests on the Rise as Hawaii’s Free Testing Program Comes to an End

The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Hawaii jumped over the past week, rising for the fifth consecutive week as the omicron subvariant BA.2 maintained its dominance in the islands. 
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State Lab: Omicron Variant known as ‘XE’ Detected in Hawaii

A Department of Health spokesperson said that while XE seems to be more transmissible than the original Omicron strain, they are still looking into the significance of the variant.

“It remains to be seen whether we will see expansion of this variant over time. There is still a lot to learn about XE. Right now, we are seeing some signals internationally that XE may expand more rapidly than other Omicron strains,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble.

“We have not seen evidence that it causes more severe disease, or that it is more likely to cause breakthrough infections, but these are the key factors we will continue to watch.”
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Webinar: Employment Law Mid-Year Update
Friday, April 29, 2022 

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Topics to be discussed include: Legislative & Judicial Update, From Pandemic to Endemic – how to manage COVID going forward, and Retention & Recruitment – strategies for the post pandemic workforce.

For more information and to register to attend, click here.
Business After Hours presented by Treehouse Coworking Kahala
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Kick-off the summer by joining us for networking and beverages by Flying Embers.

For more information and to register to attend, click here.
CEO Leadership Series with Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 

8:30 - 10:00 AM

Managers, Directors, VPs and C-Suite executives are invited to join us for this exclusive conversation amongst your fellow colleagues to discuss and network with Southwest CEO, Bob Jordan.

For more information and to register to attend, click here
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