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Coronavirus Forecast To Take $300 Million Bite Out Of Hawaii Tax Revenues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Coronavirus Forecast To Take $300 Million Bite Out Of Hawaii Tax Revenues

The new projections by the state Council on Revenues mean the state has less money to spend in the years ahead.

Jobs In Hawaii: The Future Looks A Lot Like The Past April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Jobs In Hawaii: The Future Looks A Lot Like The Past

Many of the state’s fastest-growing areas of employment remain in service and tourism jobs that make it tough to get by in Hawaii’s pricey economy.

Economists: Hawaii Visitor Spending Will Drop 10% From Coronavirus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economists: Hawaii Visitor Spending Will Drop 10% From Coronavirus

The latest report from UH economists says a more prolonged spread of the virus means greater economic tolls.

Lawmakers Want To Subsidize Big Rate Increases By Hawaii’s Only Interisland Shipper Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Want To Subsidize Big Rate Increases By Hawaii’s Only Interisland Shipper

Supporters say the cash is needed to help offset Young Brothers increasingly expensive cargo service to Molokai and Lanai.

Hawaii’s Largest Private College Is Fighting For Its Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Largest Private College Is Fighting For Its Future

Hawaii Pacific University has experienced plunging enrollment, steep operating losses and large debt. Now it’s planning for an ambitious turnaround at a time when many small colleges are in trouble.

Hawaii Lawmakers Hamstrung By Their Own Law On Special Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Hamstrung By Their Own Law On Special Funds

The auditor determined that none of the 63 special funds that legislators wanted to create this session met the high legal bar they set for themselves in 2013.

Judge: Hawaiian Princess Can Testify In Public But Info About Finances, Medical Issues Will Be Kept Secret Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: Hawaiian Princess Can Testify In Public But Info About Finances, Medical Issues Will Be Kept Secret

A state court judge on Wednesday said medical and financial evidence about millionaire heiress Abigail Kawananakoa will be kept from the public.

Hawaiian Electric Puts Activist Fund Manager On Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric Puts Activist Fund Manager On Board

The once-critical investor changed his tone on Wednesday.

EPA: Hawaii Toxic Releases Dropped In 2018 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

EPA: Hawaii Toxic Releases Dropped In 2018

Hawaii said “aloha” to a significant amount of chemicals related to the petroleum sector.

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Showing A Little Love For Kona Coffee Stewart Yerton

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Showing A Little Love For Kona Coffee

A bill that would require coffee labeled with a Hawaiian name contain at least 50% Hawaii-grown beans has so far faced no opposition.

 

Hawaii’s Push For Renewable Energy Could Stall Over Public Opposition To Facilities Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Push For Renewable Energy Could Stall Over Public Opposition To Facilities

Hawaiian Electric says it sees growing issues concerning land use and where to site projects.

Judge: Attorney General Can Get Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group Ronit Fahl/Civil Beat

Judge: Attorney General Can Get Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

A state judge has said he’s inclined to limit the scope of a subpoena filed against an activist organization leading protests of the Thirty Meter Telescope.