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Young Brothers May Get $25 Million In Federal Bailout Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Young Brothers May Get $25 Million In Federal Bailout Money

The state’s only interisland shipper says it needs financial help to stay afloat as the coronavirus crisis causes revenue losses to grow.

Battery Farm Could Replace Coal Plant Douglas Peebles

Battery Farm Could Replace Coal Plant

The proposed project would occupy 8 acres near an industrial park.

Hawaii’s Hotels Are Bleeding Cash Amid Shutdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Hotels Are Bleeding Cash Amid Shutdown

Flushing toilets and cleaning pools costs money, plus there are looming taxes. Can hotels survive the pandemic?

Ige’s Economic Chief Accuses Senators Of Harassment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Economic Chief Accuses Senators Of Harassment

Mike McCartney, director of the state’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, refused to discuss the administration’s plan to revive the economy.

Oahu Coal Plant Vows To Reduce Carbon Emissions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Coal Plant Vows To Reduce Carbon Emissions

AES Hawaii’s announcement came after the Sierra Club filed suit asking the state to impose a lower standard required by law.

Hawaii’s Struggling Farms Want The State To Become A Bigger Customer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Struggling Farms Want The State To Become A Bigger Customer

With local farmers reeling from a drop in demand from hotels and restaurants, advocates hope schools, prisons and hospitals will buy more local produce.

16 New Solar Farms For Hawaii But Utility Won’t Say Where Exactly

16 New Solar Farms For Hawaii But Utility Won’t Say Where Exactly

The public might have to wait 30 days for details of plans for 16 solar-plus-storage or standalone storage projects on three islands

Is Hawaii Ready To Reopen The Economy? Some Experts Say Not Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Hawaii Ready To Reopen The Economy? Some Experts Say Not Yet

State, county and health experts are publicly at odds over whether enough trained workers are in place to track an expected resurgence of the virus, especially when tourists return.

Ige Urged To Order DOH To Accept More Pandemic Help Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Urged To Order DOH To Accept More Pandemic Help

Some think the Hawaii Department of Health is woefully short of people doing contact tracing, but the department says it has enough staff to handle the short term.