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How A Powerful Lawmaker Forced Through A Contentious Energy Bill Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

How A Powerful Lawmaker Forced Through A Contentious Energy Bill

When Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz’s pet legislation faced opposition from Rep. Nicole Lowen, he suddenly intervened with the power to make or break her bills.

How A Wellness Company Is Saving Sandalwood On The Big Island Courtesy: doTERRA

How A Wellness Company Is Saving Sandalwood On The Big Island

A former ranch in South Kona is being transformed from a grassland back to a native sandalwood forest by a Utah-based essential oils and aromatherapy company.

Lower Electric Bills Or More Jobs? Hawaii Grapples With A Green Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Lower Electric Bills Or More Jobs? Hawaii Grapples With A Green Economy

Lawmakers did an abrupt — and secretive — about-face as the session ended when they revamped a bill putting limits on some renewable energy sources.

Thousands Of Hawaiians Could Lose Phone And Internet Service Amid Bankruptcy Dispute PUC/Hawaiian Telcom/2022

Thousands Of Hawaiians Could Lose Phone And Internet Service Amid Bankruptcy Dispute

Sandwich Isles Communications has been changing locks, barricading doors and welding gates shut to keep out Hawaiian Telcom employees in a bitter feud over bankruptcy fallout.

Hawaiian Airlines Is Taking Off As Travel Restrictions Ease Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaiian Airlines Is Taking Off As Travel Restrictions Ease

After bleeding more than $4 million per day during the pandemic, the state’s dominant air carrier and linchpin of the tourism industry forecast a positive cash flow by summer.

Why More Apartment Buildings May Not Be The Answer To Oahu’s High Housing Costs Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat/2022

Why More Apartment Buildings May Not Be The Answer To Oahu’s High Housing Costs

A Canadian asset management company is stepping into a void with more than 1,000 apartments built or planned for Honolulu. But it’s tough to make it pencil out.

Hawaii Consumer Advocate Opposes Bioenergy Power Plant On Big Island Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat/2018

Hawaii Consumer Advocate Opposes Bioenergy Power Plant On Big Island

Critics say there are too many outstanding questions for the Public Utilities Commission to approve the Hu Honua project.

Here’s Why These ‘Aggressive’ Cosmetic Merchants Are Under Investigation In Hawaii Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Here’s Why These ‘Aggressive’ Cosmetic Merchants Are Under Investigation In Hawaii

Residents and tourists alike complain about high-pressure salespeople who hawk expensive skin care products in Lahaina.

Hawaii Tourism Is Rebounding But Japan Remains A Barrier Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Tourism Is Rebounding But Japan Remains A Barrier

Japan, which is Hawaii’s third-largest market, has eased most restrictions on travel, raising hopes a significant return of tourists may be near.

Thousands Of Hawaiians Could Lose Phone And Internet Service Amid Bankruptcy Dispute PUC/Hawaiian Telcom/2022

Thousands Of Hawaiians Could Lose Phone And Internet Service Amid Bankruptcy Dispute

Sandwich Isles Communications has been changing locks, barricading doors and welding gates shut to keep out Hawaiian Telcom employees in a bitter feud over bankruptcy fallout.

Hawaiian Airlines Is Taking Off As Travel Restrictions Ease Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaiian Airlines Is Taking Off As Travel Restrictions Ease

After bleeding more than $4 million per day during the pandemic, the state’s dominant air carrier and linchpin of the tourism industry forecast a positive cash flow by summer.

Why More Apartment Buildings May Not Be The Answer To Oahu’s High Housing Costs Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat/2022

Why More Apartment Buildings May Not Be The Answer To Oahu’s High Housing Costs

A Canadian asset management company is stepping into a void with more than 1,000 apartments built or planned for Honolulu. But it’s tough to make it pencil out.

Hawaii Consumer Advocate Opposes Bioenergy Power Plant On Big Island Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat/2018

Hawaii Consumer Advocate Opposes Bioenergy Power Plant On Big Island

Critics say there are too many outstanding questions for the Public Utilities Commission to approve the Hu Honua project.

Here’s Why These ‘Aggressive’ Cosmetic Merchants Are Under Investigation In Hawaii Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Here’s Why These ‘Aggressive’ Cosmetic Merchants Are Under Investigation In Hawaii

Residents and tourists alike complain about high-pressure salespeople who hawk expensive skin care products in Lahaina.

Hawaii Tourism Is Rebounding But Japan Remains A Barrier Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Tourism Is Rebounding But Japan Remains A Barrier

Japan, which is Hawaii’s third-largest market, has eased most restrictions on travel, raising hopes a significant return of tourists may be near.

Judge Dismisses Vaccine Mandate Suit Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Judge Dismisses Vaccine Mandate Suit

A federal judge said Hawaiian Airlines employees challenging the company’s vaccine requirement could sue again after the EEOC has made a final determination.

Ige Appoints Utilities Lawyer To Public Utilities Commission Office of the Governor

Ige Appoints Utilities Lawyer To Public Utilities Commission

Naomi Kuwaye’s experience includes representing a $16 billion energy company in a major case before the commission she will oversee if confirmed.

Lawmaker Calls For Investigations Of State Ag Park Program Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat/2022

Lawmaker Calls For Investigations Of State Ag Park Program

Rep. John Mizuno says the experience of a farm couple raises questions about whether the Department of Agriculture is adequately managing parks meant for small producers.