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Molokai police investigate cause of 3 brush fires
Molokai police are investigating the cause of three separate brush fires found burning at the same location.

Surftech Announces Official Board Sponsorship for Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships
Surftech and the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships announce a long term partnership supporting this historic event. (PRWeb April 10, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11750659.htm

CERT training offered on Molokai
The Maui Fire Department will be providing Community Emergency Response Team training courses on Molokai in Ma.

Severe thunderstorm warning for island of Molokai cancelled
The severe thunderstorm warning for the island of Molokai in Maui County is cancelled.

Hawaiian Homes panel to meet
The Hawaiian Homes Commission will hold its annual regular meetings on Molokai beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday and noon Tuesday in the Kulana Oiwi multipurpose conference room at Kalama'ula, according to an announcement.

Catholic diocese closing three Pittsburgh-area churches in parish mergers
Parish mergers in the Diocese of Pittsburgh will mean the closure of two churches in East Pittsburgh and another in Monongahela next month, the result of dwindling numbers of parishioners and priests as well as financial concerns.

Monsanto Employees Rally in Support of Hawai'i Agriculture
Hundreds of Monsanto employees on Maui and Molokai rallied on the morning of Wednesday, April 2, to demonstrate their support for Monsanto and Hawai'i agriculture, and to deliver copies of several hundred studies and safety reviews--more than 1,000...

KCC online classes help caregivers
Valerie Starkey takes care of senior citizens on Molokai. She works for Na Pu'uwai Native Hawaiian Healthcare System as a Certified Nursing Assistant. "We have ten clients right now that we work with,

Valerie Starkey takes care of senior citizens on Molokai. She works for Na Pu'uwai Native Hawaiian Healthcare System as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

North Versailles, Murrysville families still waiting for report on 2011 chopper crash that killed couple
A Hawaiian honeymoon should have been the beginning for the bride who grew up in Murrysville and the groom from North Versailles. In a storybook ...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shortage of Rental Cars in Hawaii

By Doug Porter

An interesting thing happened this week. Hawaii car rental companies like Avis, Budget, Thrifty and all the others actually ran out of cars. Visitors to Hawaii are up and shortages exist on all islands.

For 8 or 9 months now, rental companies have been reducing the number of cars in their inventory to cut costs. Fleets have been reduced by more than 1500 cars, but the bump in visitors from President’s weekend and Mid-winter break caught rental companies by surprise. Either things aren’t as bad as they expected, or perhaps – dare I say it – we’ve rounded a corner?

Of course it’s too early to say, but the increase in visitors to the islands is a good sign. Not just for car rental companies, but for airlines, restaurants, hotels, vacation rentals and just about everyone else in Hawaii. And, if it’s the beginning of a national trend it could start to spread to other sectors. Rental car companies will start increasing fleets and helping automakers, etc.

I may be grasping at straws here, but I’ll take any good news I can get.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


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