Manjari Fergusson

Bank of Hawaii is Closing Accounts of Iran Citizens Living in the State

Bank of Hawaii is Closing Accounts of Iran Citizens Living in the State

The bank says the terminations are a result of the U.S. sanctions again Iran.
Lawmakers in Hawaii Aim to Pump Life Into Heart Defects Bill Nathan Eagle/Honolulu Civil Beat

Lawmakers in Hawaii Aim to Pump Life Into Heart Defects Bill

Most states already have a law making congenital heart defect tests mandatory before newborns leave the hospital.

Justice Reinvestment Report: Hawaii’s Prison System More Efficient

The prison population in the state is declining, while money for treatment programs is increasing.
Harris: Hawaii Electric Rates Are Up 50 Percent Since 2009 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Harris: Hawaii Electric Rates Are Up 50 Percent Since 2009

Electricity rates have been rising in Hawaii over the last five years, adding to the high cost of living.
Hawaii Car Sharing Aims for a Sustainable Future

Hawaii Car Sharing Aims for a Sustainable Future

But the program that gives users access to cars is hampered by high tax rates.
Lawmakers to Look at Construction, Budget Transparency at UH

Lawmakers to Look at Construction, Budget Transparency at UH

Legislators will focus on UH Manoa repairs, financial management and the beleaguered Hilo, West Oahu campuses.
Finding the City’s Flow: Why Honolulu’s Traffic Goes Against the Grain

Finding the City’s Flow: Why Honolulu’s Traffic Goes Against the Grain

Contraflow has been used for 60 years and costs nearly $3 million annually. Is there a better way to alleviate traffic?
‘Tis the Season: See What Gifts Honolulu City Agencies Got This Year

‘Tis the Season: See What Gifts Honolulu City Agencies Got This Year

Gifts valued at nearly $700,000 were approved by the City Council for city government agencies.
Hawaii Loses Money as International Student Population Shrinks

Hawaii Loses Money as International Student Population Shrinks

Universities are ramping up efforts to attract foreign students who contribute to the state's economy.