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Nathan Eagle

More Money Sought To Fix Hawaii’s Harbors, Airports And Roads Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

More Money Sought To Fix Hawaii’s Harbors, Airports And Roads

The state Department of Transportation has a long list of budget requests from the Legislature and the needs just keep piling up.

Hawaii Pension Fund Shortfall Hits $12 Billion PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Pension Fund Shortfall Hits $12 Billion

People are living longer and investment returns were weaker than expected.

Nurse Aide Slaps Dementia Patient Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nurse Aide Slaps Dementia Patient

Judge bans the nurse from caring for patients for 30 days.

Meet Hawaii’s Newest Lawmaker

Meet Hawaii’s Newest Lawmaker

The governor has appointed Chris Todd of Hilo from a list of three names submitted by the Democratic Party.

Cinch Up The Belt: State Budget Forecast Drops By $155 Million Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Cinch Up The Belt: State Budget Forecast Drops By $155 Million

The Council on Revenues lowered its growth projections after a debate that included speculation about Trump’s effects on tourism.

Fifth Whale Carcass Washes Ashore NOAA

Fifth Whale Carcass Washes Ashore

Since Nov. 11, five whales have washed up in the islands, sometimes prompting the posting of warning signs because sharks are attracted.

Senators Question Whether PUC Member Had Conflicts Of Interest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Question Whether PUC Member Had Conflicts Of Interest

They want a state agency to look into the legal services Tom Gorak was providing while general counsel for the Public Utilities Commission.

Hawaii’s Public Records Agency Is Picking Up The Pace A Bit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Public Records Agency Is Picking Up The Pace A Bit

The Office of Information Practices receives hundreds of requests a year regarding release of public records and meeting notifications.

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Attack On Albatrosses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Attack On Albatrosses

The 19-year-old’s arraignment came almost exactly a year after the slaughter of seabirds at Kaena Point in West Oahu.

Year Of The Tuna: A Quota Showdown Looms In 2017 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Year Of The Tuna: A Quota Showdown Looms In 2017

Like many other countries, the U.S. longline fleet based almost entirely in Honolulu wants to catch more fish.

Hawaiian Electric’s New Plan: 100 Percent Renewable By 2040 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric’s New Plan: 100 Percent Renewable By 2040

The companies’ latest submission to state energy regulators eschews the use of liquefied natural gas as a bridge to renewable power.

Hawaii Environmental Council Is Finally Playing With A Full Deck Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Environmental Council Is Finally Playing With A Full Deck

Lacking a quorum, the council has had to cancel many meetings over the past decade as governors struggled to nominate members.