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Blaze Lovell

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.

Two Losing Candidates Ask For Election Recounts Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Two Losing Candidates Ask For Election Recounts

City Council candidate Tommy Waters and state Senate candidate Matt LoPresti both lost their races by razor-thin margins.

Embattled Big Island Dairy Farm Plans To Shut Down Courtesy of Charlie Tebbutt

Embattled Big Island Dairy Farm Plans To Shut Down

A lawsuit filed last year alleged repeated spills and runoff of cattle manure, cattle urine and other waste from Big Island Dairy violated federal laws.

UH Regents Approve New Leadership Organization PF Bentley/Civil Beat

UH Regents Approve New Leadership Organization

The recombining of the University of Hawaii system president with the Manoa chancellor is among other bureaucratic shifts coming to UH.