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Aborted Solar Projects Create Headaches For HECO and Regulators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aborted Solar Projects Create Headaches For HECO and Regulators

With SunEdison reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy, its three solar projects on Oahu remain on life support.
Spend Too Much? You’re Not Alone 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Spend Too Much? You’re Not Alone

Hawaii is in the top third nationally in financial savvy, but we lead the nation in the percentage of people who overspend.
Living Hawaii: Do We Need A $15 Minimum Wage? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Do We Need A $15 Minimum Wage?

Can America’s most expensive state afford to pay a livable wage? More to the point, can it afford not to?

The Final Arguments Against NextEra Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Final Arguments Against NextEra

Intervening parties in the NextEra-Hawaiian Electric merger have made their final arguments.
Living Hawaii: In The Islands, Does ‘Middle Class’ Mean Poor? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: In The Islands, Does ‘Middle Class’ Mean Poor?

Residents' paychecks may imply they're middle class, but many endure cost-of-living pressures commonly associated with poverty.
Richard Ha’s Farm Ends Operations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Richard Ha’s Farm Ends Operations

Hamakua Springs Country Farms on the Big Island plans to share the fruit of its final harvest.
Living Hawaii: Our Surprising Property Tax Poison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Our Surprising Property Tax Poison

It may seem counterintuitive, but our low property tax rates in the islands add to our high cost of living.
Living Hawaii: How Much Are You Saving On Gas and Electricity? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: How Much Are You Saving On Gas and Electricity?

Hawaii's long-term gamble on oil has cost residents plenty, but more recently it has been paying off. We decided to find out how much.
A Scuba Diver In NextEra’s Nuclear Pipe Flickr: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

A Scuba Diver In NextEra’s Nuclear Pipe

A man exploring the waters next to a nuclear power plant owned by a NextEra subsidiary got flushed through one of its very long pipes.