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Judge: State Can’t Keep Data Behind Its Budget Estimates Secret Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: State Can’t Keep Data Behind Its Budget Estimates Secret

A judge ruled the Hawaii Department of Taxation must make public the information and assumptions it relies on to develop revenue estimates for the Legislature.

Seed Industry Is Shrinking Dramatically But It Still Grows Hawaii’s No. 1 Crop Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Seed Industry Is Shrinking Dramatically But It Still Grows Hawaii’s No. 1 Crop

Despite controversy and declining production, executives say Hawaii will remain a key player in growing GMO seeds for years to come.

 

Energy Giant AES Has A Big — And Growing — Footprint In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Energy Giant AES Has A Big — And Growing — Footprint In Hawaii

The Kahuku wind farm developer opposed a proposed ban on coal in Hawaii.

Hawaii Supreme Court: Gov Can Appoint Whoever He Wants During Interim Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court: Gov Can Appoint Whoever He Wants During Interim

Monday’s opinion resolves a dispute that arose in the wake of the failed NextEra-Hawaiian Electric Industries merger.

Report: Hawaii’s Economic Growth Is The Lowest In The Nation

Report: Hawaii’s Economic Growth Is The Lowest In The Nation

Record visitor numbers are hiding an alarming trend.

Second Bid To Impeach Honolulu’s Top Prosecutor Is Filed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Second Bid To Impeach Honolulu’s Top Prosecutor Is Filed

A Honolulu businessman once charged with operating an illegal gambling operation is seeking to remove Keith Kaneshiro, the Honolulu prosecutor.

Honolulu Prosecutor Objects To Feds’ Ruling On A Third Deedy Trial PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Prosecutor Objects To Feds’ Ruling On A Third Deedy Trial

A U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Christopher Deedy couldn’t be tried for manslaughter charges again, but only on assault charges.

Regulators Demand Audit Of Hawaiian Electric Co. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Regulators Demand Audit Of Hawaiian Electric Co.

The PUC says the investigation will promote more transparency and understanding about HECO’s management practices.

Hawaii Gas Faces Uncertain Future In State’s Renewable Energy Push Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gas Faces Uncertain Future In State’s Renewable Energy Push

A bill to limit the use of natural gas in new homes could be a first step to broader bans, a gas company official says.

Airbnb Crackdown Does Not Deter Oahu Visitors Screenshot

Airbnb Crackdown Does Not Deter Oahu Visitors

More visitors came to Hawaii in September, but visitor spending dropped.

PUC’s Former Lawyer Says Approval Of Kahuku Wind Farm Violated Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

PUC’s Former Lawyer Says Approval Of Kahuku Wind Farm Violated Law

A former Public Utilities Commission counsel said regulators needed to complete an environmental review before approving the controversial project.

Conflicts, Antitrust Questions Raised Regarding Maui Solar Farm Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Conflicts, Antitrust Questions Raised Regarding Maui Solar Farm

Utilities and others are concerned that the same lawyers are representing multiple parties in a competitive bidding process.