A former Public Utilities Commission counsel said regulators needed to complete an environmental review before approving the controversial project.
Utilities and others are concerned that the same lawyers are representing multiple parties in a competitive bidding process.
A number of new solar and wind projects are needed on Oahu to replace the last coal-fired plant, which is scheduled to close in 2022.
A University of Hawaii public policy professor conducted a private study that he hopes will help city officials better manage one of Oahu’s most popular — and overrun — hiking trails.
Growers want Hawaii to adopt a strict federal policy designed to protect Hawaii coffee from invasive species.
A growing number of tourism hot spots, ranging from Mallorca to Bhutan to New Zealand, are imposing new taxes and fees on visitors.
Officials believe visitors will follow local customs if they simply understand them.