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The High Price of Wind Energy in Breezy Hawaii Hawaiian Electric Co.

The High Price of Wind Energy in Breezy Hawaii

Oahu residents will be paying six times the national average for wind energy produced at the North Shore's newly approved Na Pua Makani wind farm.
Kahuku ‘Is Going To Be Surrounded by Wind Turbines’ PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Kahuku ‘Is Going To Be Surrounded by Wind Turbines’

Hawaii Consumer Advocate says the PUC should have waited for an environmental review before approving another North Shore wind farm.
Honolulu Zoo Loses Another Director Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Honolulu Zoo Loses Another Director

Jeffrey Wilkinson has resigned from his position as director of the Honolulu Zoo for personal reasons, according to a Monday…
Honolulu City Council Continues on Collision Course With Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Continues on Collision Course With Mayor

Ernie Martin will remain as chair of the council. His expected challenge of Caldwell in the 2016 mayoral race points to continued friction in city government.
Honolulu Zoning Committee to Tackle Illegal Vacation Rentals PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Zoning Committee to Tackle Illegal Vacation Rentals

Councilman Ikaika Anderson says his committee hopes to have new legislation passed by the end of 2015.
Honolulu City Council Committee Chairs Picked PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Committee Chairs Picked

Councilman Ernie Martin expected to retain chairmanship.
Caldwell: City Meets Road Repaving Goal for 2014 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: City Meets Road Repaving Goal for 2014

More than 300 lane miles were repaved this year, keeping the city on track to repave 43 percent of its roads in five years.
Court Rejects Tommy Waters’ Election Challenge for Honolulu City Council Courtesy of the candidates

Court Rejects Tommy Waters’ Election Challenge for Honolulu City Council

Waters argued that there were enough questionable votes to merit a recount, but the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled the allegations lacked evidence.
Oahu Trash Pick-up Suspended for Holidays Civil Beat

Oahu Trash Pick-up Suspended for Holidays

City workers won’t be collecting trash on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day — the two holidays observed by refuse…