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A ‘Descendants’-Style Land Feud Breaks Out On The Big Island Patricia Giles

A ‘Descendants’-Style Land Feud Breaks Out On The Big Island

A trust established by a former Dole president and Bishop Estate trustee has spawned a legal fight over a historic, 4,000-acre ranch.

Lawmakers Question Whether State Should Buy Kauai Farmland Google Maps

Lawmakers Question Whether State Should Buy Kauai Farmland

A bill would provide $6 million to the Hawaii Agribusiness Development Corp. to acquire the land, part of which is already leased to a seed company.

State Agribusiness Agency Says It’s Too Busy To Be Audited Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Agribusiness Agency Says It’s Too Busy To Be Audited

Lawmakers may expand the power of the Agribusiness Development Corp. even as its officials try to stave off a review of its operations.

Blue Planet: From ‘Harry Potter’ To Formidable Political Force Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Blue Planet: From ‘Harry Potter’ To Formidable Political Force

The foundation’s vision of moving Hawaii to 100 percent renewable energy is now central to the state’s energy plan — and has some traction on the mainland.

 

Developer Exploring Giant Wind Farm In West Oahu Gill Ewa Lands LLC

Developer Exploring Giant Wind Farm In West Oahu

The plan includes building up to 16 turbines in the Waianae mountains to pay for a massive land restoration project.

Are Hawaii Industries At Risk If A Trade War Breaks Out? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Are Hawaii Industries At Risk If A Trade War Breaks Out?

The islands make more from exported scrap metals than from coffee, cocoa, macadamia nuts and papaya combined.

Tighter Gun Restrictions Among Hundreds Of Bills Moving Ahead Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tighter Gun Restrictions Among Hundreds Of Bills Moving Ahead

As a deadline fast approaches, scores of measures were sent from one chamber to the other Tuesday at the Capitol.

Hawaii Senate Approves Putting Mauna Kea Under New Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Approves Putting Mauna Kea Under New Management

The bill would limit the number of telescopes on the mountaintop and authorize the new manager to renegotiate leases and permits pertaining to the mountain.

UH Takeover Of Innovation Center Is Raising Tech Community Eyebrows Belle II Collaboration

UH Takeover Of Innovation Center Is Raising Tech Community Eyebrows

In July, UH will oust the Hawaii Technology Development Corp. as the Manoa tech incubator’s landlord.

Airbnb Says No To Collecting Taxes On Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Airbnb Says No To Collecting Taxes On Rentals

State officials are worried they could end up with no new revenue if Airbnb backpedals on the collection process.

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Scrambling To Find Another $45 Million Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Scrambling To Find Another $45 Million

A rare mid-session public meeting is planned by the Senate Ways and Means chairman to assess the state’s financial picture.

This Is What A Statewide Police Board Might Look Like In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

This Is What A Statewide Police Board Might Look Like In Hawaii

A look at Arizona’s peace officer standards and training board offers a blueprint for Hawaii.