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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.

EPA Settles Syngenta Pesticide Claim For Pennies On The Dollar Nick Grube/Civil Beat

EPA Settles Syngenta Pesticide Claim For Pennies On The Dollar

The GMO company will pay $150,000 instead of the $4.8 million that had been sought for exposing Kauai workers to pesticides.

Hawaii’s Resistance To Trump Enters Cyberspace Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Resistance To Trump Enters Cyberspace

A bill to encourage net neutrality envisions the possibility of a taxpayer-owned internet service provider.

Modernizing Hawaii’s Electric Grid For Less Than $1 A Month Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Modernizing Hawaii’s Electric Grid For Less Than $1 A Month

Hawaiian Electric Co. needs to upgrade its distribution system to accommodate mushrooming rooftop solar.

Experts: New Solar Panel Tariff Won’t Hurt Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Experts: New Solar Panel Tariff Won’t Hurt Hawaii

The Trump administration recently decided to impose a 30 percent duty on imported solar panels to help U.S. panel makers.

How A Big Mainland Developer Learned To Thrive In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

How A Big Mainland Developer Learned To Thrive In Hawaii

Howard Hughes Corp. seems to stay on course as it navigates burial grounds and being in the path of rail.

Should UH Still Manage The Mauna Kea Summit? ©Sin Ok -stock.adobe.com

Should UH Still Manage The Mauna Kea Summit?

A Senate bill seeks to quell controversies on the mountain by removing the University of Hawaii as the manager.
Kauai’s Crackdown On Airbnbs Is Backfiring Courtesy of Alana Eagle

Kauai’s Crackdown On Airbnbs Is Backfiring

While one county is mired in disputes, legislators ponder their next moves regarding illegal vacation rentals.