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Caldwell to Sign Bill that Bans Sitting and Lying in Outdoor Malls Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell to Sign Bill that Bans Sitting and Lying in Outdoor Malls

Mayor Kirk Caldwell will sign Bill 62 into law on Wednesday, banning sitting and lying in four outdoor malls in the downtown…
Hawaii Lawmakers Hear Bill to Repeal Undersea Cable Law Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

Hawaii Lawmakers Hear Bill to Repeal Undersea Cable Law

Bill 1468 would dismantle legislation passed in 2012 to encourage the development of interisland cables to transport renewable energy to Oahu.
City Seeks Public Input on Overhaul of Blaisdell Center Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Seeks Public Input on Overhaul of Blaisdell Center

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and officials from the city’s Department of Planning and Permitting will host a public workshop on Tuesday,…
Hawaii Consumer Advocate: Review of NextEra Deal Should Proceed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Consumer Advocate: Review of NextEra Deal Should Proceed

UPDATED: Jeff Ono says the PUC should reject a petition from the solar industry and environmental groups seeking to delay the review of NextEra's purchase of HECO.
Clean Energy Advocates Push for 100 Percent Renewables ProVision Solar

Clean Energy Advocates Push for 100 Percent Renewables

Bill would advance Hawaii's clean energy mandates, but hotels say it could prevent them from switching to natural gas to save on electricity bills.
Feds Order Cleanup of Sand Island Oil Spill Google Maps

Feds Order Cleanup of Sand Island Oil Spill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working to ensure that a jet fuel spill off Sand Island Access Road near Keehi Lagoon…
NextEra Says Hawaii Customers Will Save $60 Million in HECO Merger Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NextEra Says Hawaii Customers Will Save $60 Million in HECO Merger

NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries ask PUC to approve $4.3 billion merger.
City of Honolulu Hiring Practices: Not Everyone Gets a Fair Shot Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City of Honolulu Hiring Practices: Not Everyone Gets a Fair Shot

Dozens of city jobs, some with six-figure salaries, aren't advertised before they're filled, which raises questions about fairness and whether the city is attracting top talent.
Legislators Find NextEra and HECO Execs Short on Details Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Legislators Find NextEra and HECO Execs Short on Details

Hawaii lawmakers express frustration about the lack of specifics when it comes to the utility companies' future business plans.
NextEra Deal Sparks Talk of Big Island Electric Co-op PF Bentley/Civil Beat

NextEra Deal Sparks Talk of Big Island Electric Co-op

Big Island residents are exploring the possibility of buying the island's electric utility from Hawaiian Electric Co.
Ige Taps Castle & Cooke Lobbyist to Lead Land and Natural Resources Department Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Taps Castle & Cooke Lobbyist to Lead Land and Natural Resources Department

Gov. David Ige has nominated Carleton Ching, Castle & Cooke Hawaii’s vice president of community and government relations,…
New Maps Chart Homeless Across the Nation, Hawaii Ranks #1 Screenshot, Movoto maps

New Maps Chart Homeless Across the Nation, Hawaii Ranks #1

Hawaii holds the ignominious distinction of having the most homeless per capita for four years in a row, according to interactive…