BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI
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HONOLULU — Construction spending across Hawaii is expected to reach a decade high of $9 billion this year despite last year’s projections of spending leveling out, according to an economic report. The analysis by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization projects a 7 percent increase in construction spending from last year’s $8.4 billion, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday. SENT: 270 words.
HAWAIIAN CROWS RELEASED
HILO, Hawaii — Conservationists have released five more Hawaiian crows into the wild a year after 11 were released on the Big Island. The two females and three males were released last week in the Puu Makaala Forest Reserve, bringing the total number of known in the wild up to 16, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday. SENT: 275 words.
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