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Stewart Yerton

General Will Review Why Hawaii Sent Out False Nuke Alarm Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

General Will Review Why Hawaii Sent Out False Nuke Alarm

The initial review ordered by Gov. David Ige is due in 30 days, with a final report due in 60 days.
False Missile Threat Mistakenly Triggered As Part Of Internal Drill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

False Missile Threat Mistakenly Triggered As Part Of Internal Drill

Hawaii Gov. David Ige and emergency officials say new safeguards should prevent a repeat of the false alert.
Is This Maui Landowner Getting A Raw Deal From The State?

Is This Maui Landowner Getting A Raw Deal From The State?

A man who lost his waterfront land may have to pay the state $1 million as part of an eminent domain case.
Audit: State Energy Office ‘Is Not Doing Its Job’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Audit: State Energy Office ‘Is Not Doing Its Job’

A scathing report cites the office's failure to document what it's doing to help Hawaii's transition to renewable energy resources.
What’s Up With All The Fake Brides On Hawaii Beaches? Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

What’s Up With All The Fake Brides On Hawaii Beaches?

Honolulu is full of Japanese tourists in wedding attire, but many are there just for the photos.
Will Renters Soon Power Their Apartments With Solar? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Renters Soon Power Their Apartments With Solar?

A new Community-Based Renewable Energy program is designed to open the door for people previously shut out of the solar market

How Will Hawaiian Airlines Weather Its Big Transition In 2018? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Will Hawaiian Airlines Weather Its Big Transition In 2018?

With a new chief executive and the bulk of a new fleet set to arrive, Hawaii’s dominant airline will face a major competitor — Southwest Airlines.

Why Hawaii Residents Can’t Build Their Own Private Power Grids Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Residents Can’t Build Their Own Private Power Grids

As solar systems and battery storage gain popularity, some say Hawaii’s law needs to catch up with the technology.

Temple of Boom: Mormon Church North Shore Housing Plans Hit Roadblock Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Temple of Boom: Mormon Church North Shore Housing Plans Hit Roadblock

A City Council bill to preserve ag land in Koolauloa could restrict a proposed 550-unit housing and commercial development.

Can These Eco-Friendly Caskets Find A Niche In $20 Billion Industry? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can These Eco-Friendly Caskets Find A Niche In $20 Billion Industry?

A Waimanalo company is trying to serve the growing market for people wanting greener burial options.

Rail Board OKs Preliminary Step To Push Route Past Ala Moana Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Rail Board OKs Preliminary Step To Push Route Past Ala Moana

The manager of the Honolulu rail project says it needs to develop and secure an alternate route from Ala Moana Center in case it’s extended someday.

Will Rail Go To Manoa And Waikiki After All? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Rail Go To Manoa And Waikiki After All?

The HART board may be resurrecting a route plan far more ambitious than the one submitted to federal transit officials.