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The Associated Press Another bank announces bonuses

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s fifth-largest bank has joined the other four in announcing plans to give most employees a bonus and increase its minimum wage.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the Territorial Savings Bank on Wednesday announced that employees would receive a $1,000 bonus, excluding the 36 employees in upper management.

Officials say the new bonus is in addition to the bank’s annual $250 bonus that the same employees received earlier this month. The bank says it will also raise minimum wage to $15 per hour starting on Monday.

First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawaii, American Savings Bank and Central Pacific Bank have all previously announced they would give bonuses and minimum wage hikes.


Albatross eggs move from Kauai to Oahu

HONOLULU — Wildlife conservationists and the Navy have moved more than 20 Laysan albatross eggs to Oahu from a naval facility on Kauai, aiming to reduce the risk of aircraft striking the federally protected birds.

Officials say the eggs were located in a nesting colony near the airstrip at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, where the birds have been nesting for decades.

A Navy aircraft recently transported the eggs in a foam-padded cooler functioning as an incubator to a nesting colony in the Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve.

Laysan albatross at Kaena Point will serve as surrogate parents for the eggs that are expected to hatch in two months.