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Sally Kaye

Sally Kaye is a resident of Lanai, an editor and former prosecutor.
Giant Drones Over Lanai? Screenshot: Softbank

Giant Drones Over Lanai?

UH is hoping Lanai can become a global avionics center featuring drones with wings that span more than 200 feet.

Blindsided By A Last-Minute Plan To Privatize Lanai’s Small Boat Harbor Sally Kaye

Blindsided By A Last-Minute Plan To Privatize Lanai’s Small Boat Harbor

Under legislation that surprised and angered many residents of the small island, Manele boat harbor will become the first and only privately managed small boat harbor in Hawaii.

I Didn’t Give Hawaii Energy Permission To Use My Data — Did You?

I Didn’t Give Hawaii Energy Permission To Use My Data — Did You?

The state-contracted business data-mines your details on energy use without your approval and then scolds you in a report.

My Recent Experience With Ohana Air Was (Spoiler Alert) Not Good Cory Lum/Civil Beat

My Recent Experience With Ohana Air Was (Spoiler Alert) Not Good

Having dispatchers in Idaho is just one of the factors causing a frustrating lack of communication between the airline and passengers.

Lights Out On Lanai Sally Kaye

Lights Out On Lanai

How a small island community made it through a total blackout that lasted days. And it wasn’t even a hurricane.

Break-Up Cash: How Should HEI Spend Its Windfall? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Break-Up Cash: How Should HEI Spend Its Windfall?

Suggestions range from air conditioning classrooms to investing in renewables. Where should the $90 million go?
NextEra Hearings: Distance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NextEra Hearings: Distance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

When it came to the PUC's proceedings, I knew I could see it all much better on Olelo back home here on Lanai.
Proposed NextEra Merger: And Now, a Few Words From Lanai Flickr.com/Justin Ornellas

Proposed NextEra Merger: And Now, a Few Words From Lanai

Lanai residents, well, some of them anyway, turned out for a couple of recent sessions with NextEra and the Public Utilities Commission.
All Parties to Proposed Energy Merger Agree: NextEra Isn’t Talking PF Bentley/Civil Beat

All Parties to Proposed Energy Merger Agree: NextEra Isn’t Talking

Plenty of concerns are being raised about whether the Florida company's acquisition of Hawaii utilities is good for consumers.
Why Hawaii Missed Out on a Much-Needed Solar Project ProVision Solar

Why Hawaii Missed Out on a Much-Needed Solar Project

Years of bickering over a proposed energy park have led to the PUC finally cracking down on HECO and the developers.
Dear Gun Guys: That Hunting Rifle in Your Closet May Be a Problem Flickr.com

Dear Gun Guys: That Hunting Rifle in Your Closet May Be a Problem

The law requires registration of all firearms, including rifles, but here’s what might happen if you try.
NextEra, Let’s Clear the Air About HECO Purchase PF Bentley/Civil Beat

NextEra, Let’s Clear the Air About HECO Purchase

The sale of the power company to NextEra could lead to big changes in Hawaii. But will they be good or bad?
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