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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.

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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.