KAILUA-KONA — “Most of us were told, at some point in our lives, that we were no good at art, and so we lost touch with our creative side,” Karen Barry, owner of Quilt Passions, reflected recently. “But people who are creative, who still make ‘stuff,’ are happy people.”
Hawaii lives and breathes through its airports and the airlines that service them. We are the only state where air travel is the only practical way to get residents from one point in the state to another and the only state that cannot be reached by land. Our airports are the first and last impressions millions of visitors get of our state. These are same visitors who support our largest industry, tourism, the economic driver for the state. And their numbers are growing (or at least they were until the latest eruption overreaction in the national press). Here in Kona alone, airline seat capacity in the first quarter of 2018 was 30 percent above what it was in 2017.
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In a recent hearing in the Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee, council leaders say that they might have found a “magic bullet” — one that they say will get the city’s share of rail funding done painlessly.