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Stewart Yerton

3 Things That Could Derail The Honolulu Rail Bailout Cory Lum/Civil Beat

3 Things That Could Derail The Honolulu Rail Bailout

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and his City Council stalwarts are playing chicken with a political freight train.

Oahu’s Cheapest Source Of Power Is About To Go Away Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu’s Cheapest Source Of Power Is About To Go Away

How HECO plans to replace that electricity for Oahu customers is still unknown but Hawaii’s last coal-fired power plant intends to shut down in just five years.

Why Hotels Will Likely Get Stuck With Honolulu Rail Tab Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hotels Will Likely Get Stuck With Honolulu Rail Tab

State lawmakers also want a thorough audit of the beleaguered project.

Why A New Hawaii Cargo Line Isn’t Such Good News For Locals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why A New Hawaii Cargo Line Isn’t Such Good News For Locals

Competition could spark a price war, but experts question whether Hawaii can support a third container fleet long term.

How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity

Four other trusts, derived from the wealth of Native Hawaiian royalty, support a wide range of philanthropies and hold vast business interests.

Hawaii Lawmakers Not Sold On Rail Tax Extension Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Not Sold On Rail Tax Extension

Legislators attending a briefing Monday appeared more favorable to tapping hotel tax money to help pay for the $10 billion rail line.

Hawaii Utilities Regulators Are Worried About Rising Electric Rates Blue Planet Foundation

Hawaii Utilities Regulators Are Worried About Rising Electric Rates

Commissioners are pushing HECO to do more to keep prices in check and customers from leaving the system.

Dream Plan or Pipe Dream? Group Pushes Street-Level Rail For Honolulu Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Dream Plan or Pipe Dream? Group Pushes Street-Level Rail For Honolulu

Salvage the Rail proposes ditching the over-budget elevated railway plan in much of the city.

Insurance May Not Be Enough For Some Marco Polo Condo Owners Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Insurance May Not Be Enough For Some Marco Polo Condo Owners

After the deadly Honolulu high-rise fire, some banks say they are also offering help to meet mortgage payments.

Why Is A High-Tech Agency Building A Center For Cops And Rescue Workers? Hawaii Technology Development Corp./University of Hawaii Community Design Center

Why Is A High-Tech Agency Building A Center For Cops And Rescue Workers?

The project raises questions about whether the Hawaii Technology Development Corp. is stepping away from its mission and legislative mandate.

Cybersecurity Experts Exchange Tricks Of The Trade In Honolulu Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Cybersecurity Experts Exchange Tricks Of The Trade In Honolulu

Political motives are driving hackers these days along with more sophisticated financial scams.

Ohio Firm To Buy Hawaiian Telcom For $650 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ohio Firm To Buy Hawaiian Telcom For $650 Million

The company says the deal with Cincinnati Bell won’t lead to the layoff of any of the company’s 1,300 employees in Hawaii.