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Blaze Lovell

Big Island Dairy Discharges More Wastewater Amid Heavy Rains Courtesy of Charlie Tebbutt

Big Island Dairy Discharges More Wastewater Amid Heavy Rains

Hawaii health officials say the diary, which was fined for spilling nearly 8 million gallons of wastewater this summer, is pumping out nearly 800,000 gallons in the latest incident.

Senators Put UH Finances Under A Microscope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Put UH Finances Under A Microscope

A proposal backed by Gov. David Ige to expand a community college scholarship program to four-year schools is met with skepticism.

DLNR Manager Fined And Forced To Resign For Ethics Violations Civil Beat file photo

DLNR Manager Fined And Forced To Resign For Ethics Violations

An investigation found a Kauai district manager falsified documents to favor a contractor, improperly accepted gifts and could have faced 165 counts of state ethics violations.

Hawaii’s Chief Information Officer Is Stepping Down Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Chief Information Officer Is Stepping Down

The state’s top technology official, Todd Nacapuy, was appointed by Gov. David Ige in 2015.

Once-Thriving Hawaii Dairy Industry Is On The ‘Brink Of Extinction’ Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Once-Thriving Hawaii Dairy Industry Is On The ‘Brink Of Extinction’

There used to be 160 dairies in Hawaii. Only two remain, and one plans to close, meaning Hawaii could end up importing all of its milk.

Lt. Gov. Green Hires Union Lobbyist As His Chief Of Staff Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Lt. Gov. Green Hires Union Lobbyist As His Chief Of Staff

Brooke Wilson was a lobbyist for the carpenters union, which spent more than $1.1 million to support Green’s candidacy.

State Investigates Big Island Biomass Plant For Discharging Wastewater Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

State Investigates Big Island Biomass Plant For Discharging Wastewater

There is no public health threat from the discharge at the facility, which expects to start generating power by burning wood sometime in December.

Ige Spent $3.2 Million On Re-Election Campaign, New Reports Show

Ige Spent $3.2 Million On Re-Election Campaign, New Reports Show

The incumbent governor, who won in a landslide, spent spent six times as much as his Republican challenger.

School Custodian Gets A New Job As Hawaii’s Only Republican Senator Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

School Custodian Gets A New Job As Hawaii’s Only Republican Senator

Kurt Fevella says he wants to focus on the needs of Ewa Beach. He’ll constitute a one-man GOP caucus in the 25-member Senate.