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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.

Wespac Still Pushing Obama To Lift Marine Monument’s Fishing Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Wespac Still Pushing Obama To Lift Marine Monument’s Fishing Ban

The federal advisory body’s leaders want a five-year delay of the commercial fishing prohibition around Papahanaumokuakea.

Fisheries Commission Takes Steps To Keep Observers Safe Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Fisheries Commission Takes Steps To Keep Observers Safe

The last-minute agreement represented one of the week’s few accomplishments, but more action on tuna is expected next year.

Tuna Commission’s ‘Glacial’ Pace Suits Some In Industry Just Fine Courtesy: Visuals Unlimited/WWF

Tuna Commission’s ‘Glacial’ Pace Suits Some In Industry Just Fine

Diverse interests always seem to stymie a global organization charged with saving bluefin and bigeye tuna from overfishing.

Uncertainty Over Trump Won’t Derail Palau’s Marine Reserve Plans Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Uncertainty Over Trump Won’t Derail Palau’s Marine Reserve Plans

The Pacific island nation partners with The Nature Conservancy to boost accountability and looks for lessons elsewhere — but not Hawaii.

Bula! Pacific Tuna Commission Gets To Work On Fishing Policies Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Bula! Pacific Tuna Commission Gets To Work On Fishing Policies

A Civil Beat reporter catches a red-eye flight to Fiji, where hundreds of people are discussing the health of tuna populations.

City Still Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Advocacy Group Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Still Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Advocacy Group Says

Honolulu officials have agreed to an independent financial audit of revenue from Oahu’s prime snorkeling venue.