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How HECO Helped Pull Hawaii Through The Tough Times Courtesy of Hawaiian Electric

How HECO Helped Pull Hawaii Through The Tough Times

Hawaiian Electric played a key role in Hawaii's economic recovery from the Great Depression. And then World War II hit the islands.
Learning To Live In The Electric Century Courtesy of Hawaiian Electric Co.

Learning To Live In The Electric Century

Hawaiian Electric Co. saw its profits skyrocket as people began using newfangled electric appliances.
Friends In High Places Helped HECO Tighten Its Grip On Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Friends In High Places Helped HECO Tighten Its Grip On Hawaii

The federal government's takeover of Hawaii proved extremely fortuitous for Hawaiian Electric. So was the involvement of leading local families.
How One Company Turned ‘Darkness Into Day’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How One Company Turned ‘Darkness Into Day’

From its beginning in 1891, Hawaiian Electric Co. has been deeply entwined with the economic, political and social history of Hawaii.
Hawaii’s New Ice Age: Meth And Regaining Motherhood Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s New Ice Age: Meth And Regaining Motherhood

For one woman who survived Hawaii’s first “Ice Age,” telling her story has been key to rebuilding her life and family.

Living Hawaii: The Pipe Dream Of Teaching In Paradise Goes Global Flickr.com/Todd Huffman

Living Hawaii: The Pipe Dream Of Teaching In Paradise Goes Global

Unemployed college graduates, Hawaii wants you! The islands need you! And they'll pay a lot for you! Or so the viral story goes -- and goes.
Living Hawaii: Why Our Salaries Aren’t Rising Faster

Living Hawaii: Why Our Salaries Aren’t Rising Faster

Unemployment is very low but that hasn't worked out to more money in workers' pockets.
What Does SunEdison’s Bankruptcy Mean For Oahu’s Solar Power?

What Does SunEdison’s Bankruptcy Mean For Oahu’s Solar Power?

The renewable energy giant has sought Chapter 11 protection, which might eventually make it possible to complete three solar projects for HECO.
Hawaii Would Love Trader Joe’s Slobo Mitic/Getty Images

Hawaii Would Love Trader Joe’s

The savvy little food chain may no longer be the most popular market on the mainland, but it could be in the islands.