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July 22, 2022
Honolulu Primary Ballots Mailed Out, Drop Boxes Opened July 21

(Hawaii Public Radio) The Honolulu Elections Division began mailing out primary ballots throughout Oahu on Wednesday.

The Aug. 13 election is a single-party primary. Voters should only select candidates within their voting party. Non-partisan council races are an exception.

In-person voting can be done Monday through Friday, from 11 AM to 6 PM at the Kaneohe District Park meeting room from Aug. 1 through 5, and then at the George Fred Wright Wahiawa District Park ceramics room from Aug. 8 through 12.

Honolulu Hale and Kapolei Hale will open on Aug. 1 for voting, and will be open from 8 AM to 4:30 PM through Aug. 13. In-person voting on election day at these two locations will be from 7 AM to 7 PM. Centers will be closed on Sundays.

Voter drop boxes opened on Thursday, with locations at many district and community parks. A full list of where – and how – to vote can be found at
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Omicron Subvariants BA.4, BA.5 Now Make Up 47% of COVID Cases in Hawaii

(Honolulu Star Advertiser) Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 together now make up 47% of the COVID-19 variants circulating in Hawaii, according to the state Health Department’s latest variant report.

The department’s State Laboratories Division found via genome sequencing that subvariant BA.4 represented 8%, while BA.5 represented 39% of test specimens collected in the two-week period ending July 2.

Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1, meanwhile, made up 42% of variants circulating in the state, down from 58% two weeks prior. BA.2 now only makes up 11% of variants circulating in the state.
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CDC Endorses Novavax, a More Traditional COVID Vaccine, for Adults

(NPR) Regulators authorized the nation's first so-called protein vaccine against COVID-19 last week, but the final hurdle was a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Monday, July 25, 2022

Panel discussion on the return of Hawaii's largest international visitor market, Japan. Including guest speakers:

Consul General of Japan Yutaka Aoki providing opening remarks
  • Chi Hoon Bang, Director of Sales & Marketing, Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani
  • Tomohiro Ito, Director of Sales – Japan, Hawaiian Airlines
  • Meli James, Co-Founder, Mana up
  • Tetsuya “Ted” Kubo, President  CEO, JTB Hawaii
  • Julie Plant, VP of Retail, Honolulu Cookie Company
  • Ryan Tanaka, Chair, Hawaii Restaurant Association
  • Eric Takahata, Managing Director, Hawaii Tourism Japan
  • Janice Yasunaga, Director of Sales, Japan Airlines Hawaii Region
  • Moderated by Dave Erdman, PacRim Marketing Group, Inc.
For more information and to register,
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Friday, August 5, 2022
Hoakalei Country Club

Join us for the newest addition to the Business After Hours networking series of events, Fore & Pour for golf and pau hana on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 3:30 PM at Hoakalei Country Club. Enjoy a 9-hole scramble (play best ball) followed by pau hana at Hoakalei's poolside bar.

For more information and to register,

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
Central Pacific Bank, Oceans 20 Floor

Registration includes two beverage tickets valid for wine, beer and water and pupus.  All attendees will also receive complimentary headshot photos by Paula Ota.

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Friday, August 26, 2022
Sheraton Waikiki

Hear from U.S. Attorney Clare E. Connors on current topics that impact Hawaii businesses during the lunch program.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

We're returning on a larger platform, 
Brazen, which is an innovative alternative to connect candidates and employers for private one-on-one interviews.

For more information and to register,
click here. 
Monday, October 3, 2022
Hoakalei Country Club

Hole-in-One Lifetime Experience Sponsored by Workwear Outfitters
Win a trip to the Masters! You and a guest will receive airfare, hotel accommodations and one round of golf for 2 people.

For more information and to register,
click here. 
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