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Stewart Yerton

What’s Up With All The Fake Brides On Hawaii Beaches? Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

What’s Up With All The Fake Brides On Hawaii Beaches?

Honolulu is full of Japanese tourists in wedding attire, but many are there just for the photos.
Will Renters Soon Power Their Apartments With Solar? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Renters Soon Power Their Apartments With Solar?

A new Community-Based Renewable Energy program is designed to open the door for people previously shut out of the solar market

How Will Hawaiian Airlines Weather Its Big Transition In 2018? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Will Hawaiian Airlines Weather Its Big Transition In 2018?

With a new chief executive and the bulk of a new fleet set to arrive, Hawaii’s dominant airline will face a major competitor — Southwest Airlines.

Why Hawaii Residents Can’t Build Their Own Private Power Grids Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Residents Can’t Build Their Own Private Power Grids

As solar systems and battery storage gain popularity, some say Hawaii’s law needs to catch up with the technology.

Temple of Boom: Mormon Church North Shore Housing Plans Hit Roadblock Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Temple of Boom: Mormon Church North Shore Housing Plans Hit Roadblock

A City Council bill to preserve ag land in Koolauloa could restrict a proposed 550-unit housing and commercial development.

Can These Eco-Friendly Caskets Find A Niche In $20 Billion Industry? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can These Eco-Friendly Caskets Find A Niche In $20 Billion Industry?

A Waimanalo company is trying to serve the growing market for people wanting greener burial options.

Rail Board OKs Preliminary Step To Push Route Past Ala Moana Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Rail Board OKs Preliminary Step To Push Route Past Ala Moana

The manager of the Honolulu rail project says it needs to develop and secure an alternate route from Ala Moana Center in case it’s extended someday.

Will Rail Go To Manoa And Waikiki After All? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Rail Go To Manoa And Waikiki After All?

The HART board may be resurrecting a route plan far more ambitious than the one submitted to federal transit officials.

Why Gov. Ige’s Secret Talks With Airbnb Have So Many People Upset Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Gov. Ige’s Secret Talks With Airbnb Have So Many People Upset

A backlash is brewing against a potential deal for the company to collect Hawaii taxes — in part, because no one knows what’s in the agreement.

The Case Against Katherine Kealoha Just Keeps Getting Worse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Case Against Katherine Kealoha Just Keeps Getting Worse

A new FBI report says the now-indicted prosecutor leaned on a witness to help cover up alleged criminal activity in a private guardianship case.

Trump’s Hawaii Visit Inspires Supporters, But More Opponents Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Trump’s Hawaii Visit Inspires Supporters, But More Opponents

A lonely contingent of Honolulu Tea Party members were in a welcoming mood that wasn’t shared by people at a Capitol rally.

What’s At The Center Of The Case Against The Kealohas? Bank Fraud Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

What’s At The Center Of The Case Against The Kealohas? Bank Fraud

The former HPD chief and his prosecutor wife are accused of using various methods, from forged documents to bogus rental leases, to defraud banks.