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Ige’s Economic Chief Accuses Senators Of Harassment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Economic Chief Accuses Senators Of Harassment

Mike McCartney, director of the state’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, refused to discuss the administration’s plan to revive the economy.

Oahu Coal Plant Vows To Reduce Carbon Emissions Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Oahu Coal Plant Vows To Reduce Carbon Emissions

AES Hawaii’s announcement came after the Sierra Club filed suit asking the state to impose a lower standard required by law.

Hawaii’s Struggling Farms Want The State To Become A Bigger Customer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Struggling Farms Want The State To Become A Bigger Customer

With local farmers reeling from a drop in demand from hotels and restaurants, advocates hope schools, prisons and hospitals will buy more local produce.

16 New Solar Farms For Hawaii But Utility Won’t Say Where Exactly

16 New Solar Farms For Hawaii But Utility Won’t Say Where Exactly

The public might have to wait 30 days for details of plans for 16 solar-plus-storage or standalone storage projects on three islands

Is Hawaii Ready To Reopen The Economy? Some Experts Say Not Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Is Hawaii Ready To Reopen The Economy? Some Experts Say Not Yet

State, county and health experts are publicly at odds over whether enough trained workers are in place to track an expected resurgence of the virus, especially when tourists return.

Ige Urged To Order DOH To Accept More Pandemic Help Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Urged To Order DOH To Accept More Pandemic Help

Some think the Hawaii Department of Health is woefully short of people doing contact tracing, but the department says it has enough staff to handle the short term.

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World

Hawaii’s long-term economic plan is a blank slate by design to be filled in by an ensemble cast, says Alan Oshima, Hawaii’s economic recovery chief.

Hawaii’s Restaurants Face An Unknown Future Amid The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Restaurants Face An Unknown Future Amid The Pandemic

The industry, which employs 85,000 workers, has fallen off the cliff. Will going into a bar and restaurant be the same if the COVID-19 crisis eases?

CEO: Hawaiian Airlines Got $654 Million From Feds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

CEO: Hawaiian Airlines Got $654 Million From Feds

The airline says the money helps buy time for Hawaii’s largest private employer, which is burning through more than $4 million per day.