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Stewart Yerton

Will One Of These Fledgling Companies Be Hawaii’s Next Big Brand?

Will One Of These Fledgling Companies Be Hawaii’s Next Big Brand?

A business accelerator is trying to give promising companies a leg up.

Can A Sustainable Industry Be Built From An Invasive Species? Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Can A Sustainable Industry Be Built From An Invasive Species?

A landmark project on the UH Manoa campus shows the albizia tree’s potential as a building material — and the challenges of developing manufacturing in Hawaii.

The High Price Of Luring The Movies To Hawaii AP

The High Price Of Luring The Movies To Hawaii

The film industry says the state’s $35 million cap on tax credits is too low, costing Hawaii projects and jobs. But some question whether the benefits are worth the cost.

EPA Fines Tuna Processor In US Samoa NOAA

EPA Fines Tuna Processor In US Samoa

Starkist agreed to pay penalties for violating a 2018 settlement.

Vacation Rentals On Oahu May Face Tough Enforcement And New Limits Screenshot

Vacation Rentals On Oahu May Face Tough Enforcement And New Limits

Airbnb says bills before the Honolulu City Council could cause economic damage by suddenly removing many tourist rentals from the market.

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.