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Hawaii Governor’s Race: Clear Differences On Energy Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor’s Race: Clear Differences On Energy Policy

Among the biggest splits between the two Democratic contenders is whether natural gas should be part of the state’s energy future.

Is Wireless Phone Giant Using Hawaii To Greenwash Its Image? Verizon Communications

Is Wireless Phone Giant Using Hawaii To Greenwash Its Image?

An environmental group says a national ad by Verizon Communications misleads viewers about the company’s policies.

How Gov Candidates Would Grow Hawaii’s Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Gov Candidates Would Grow Hawaii’s Economy

The next governor will face the challenge of not just creating new jobs, but creating high-paying jobs that allow people to afford to live in Hawaii.

Democratic Contenders For Congress Duke It Out cory lu

Democratic Contenders For Congress Duke It Out

A debate Monday featured sharp attacks on the candidates’ records, as well as disagreements about the scale of the military presence in Hawaii.

Economists: Public Employee Union Membership Is Bound To Drop Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economists: Public Employee Union Membership Is Bound To Drop

Compulsory union dues are a thing of the past due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. But some say a pro-union culture in the islands will prevail.

How Hawaii Governor Candidates Would Handle Burgeoning Pension Debt PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Governor Candidates Would Handle Burgeoning Pension Debt

Whoever wins the race for governor will have to balance a budget that includes billion-dollar payments for retired state workers.

Saving Hawaii’s GOP: A Tough Job For 3 Candidates For Governor Civil Beat

Saving Hawaii’s GOP: A Tough Job For 3 Candidates For Governor

A west Oahu lawmaker, a perennial candidate and a former education official are vying to become just the third Republican governor since statehood.

Auditor: Hawaii AG Mismanaged Asset Seizure Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Auditor: Hawaii AG Mismanaged Asset Seizure Program

The AG failed to account for forfeited property and didn’t spend $2 million for drug prevention programs as required by law, the report found.

State Changes Its Manoa Sludge Pits Plan After UH Faculty Outcry Google Maps

State Changes Its Manoa Sludge Pits Plan After UH Faculty Outcry

The Department of Land and Natural Resources finds a new temporary site for sludge it will dredge from Manoa Stream.

This Sludge Pit Plan Gets Little Love In Manoa Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

This Sludge Pit Plan Gets Little Love In Manoa

Critics question why the state didn’t conduct an environmental assessment for the Manoa Stream dredging project.

New Indictment Against Kealohas Focuses on Bank Fraud, Identify Theft Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New Indictment Against Kealohas Focuses on Bank Fraud, Identify Theft

Defense attorneys had wrongly hoped federal prosecutors were dropping conspiracy charges involving an alleged mailbox theft.

Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Gets His Job Back

Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Gets His Job Back

But a labor board panel has temporarily blocked Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard’s effort to release information explaining the decision.