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Feds Indict Former Union Official Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Feds Indict Former Union Official

Former stevedores union treasurer embezzled money, indictment alleges.

Minimum Wage: How High Is Too High?

Minimum Wage: How High Is Too High?

A university economic think tank ponders the most effective level for a minimum wage.

Hawaii’s Population Decline Signals Future Economic Challenges Carlie Procell/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Population Decline Signals Future Economic Challenges

Hawaii is one of just nine states that lost population in 2018, reflecting a level of outmigration far deeper than the brain drain of past years.

Beyond Hotels And Beaches: Can Hawaii Really Diversify Its Economy?

Beyond Hotels And Beaches: Can Hawaii Really Diversify Its Economy?

Hawaii’s economy is thoroughly dominated by tourism. But alternative energy and research-and-development offers some of the best chances for creating new, higher paying jobs.

Monsanto: $80M Verdict In Roundup Case Won’t Affect Other Suits PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Monsanto: $80M Verdict In Roundup Case Won’t Affect Other Suits

The agribusiness giant has also been sued by Hawaii plaintiffs who allege the pesticide caused their cancer.

Local Artisans Are Thriving Amid Kakaako’s Condo Boom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Local Artisans Are Thriving Amid Kakaako’s Condo Boom

If they make the right connections, artists, woodworkers and other creative types can benefit from the development of all those shiny skyscrapers.

Hawaii Supreme Court: Giant Law Firm OK To Set Up Shop Here PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court: Giant Law Firm OK To Set Up Shop Here

In a ruling based on the court’s own rules, the justices said multistate law firms can operate in Hawaii.

Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman

When two police officers responded to a drunken disturbance in her home, the plaintiff claims that one of them assaulted her in her bedroom.

Embattled Honolulu Prosecutor Takes Immediate Leave Of Absence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Embattled Honolulu Prosecutor Takes Immediate Leave Of Absence

UPDATED: Keith Kaneshiro is a target in a wide-ranging corruption investigation. His removal was sought by the state attorney general.