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Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz Is Trying to Restore the Heartland of Oahu PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz Is Trying to Restore the Heartland of Oahu

The politician who grew up in Wahiawa has a vision for the old pineapple town and surrounding area.
Bid to Override County GMO Restrictions Is Dead — for Now

Bid to Override County GMO Restrictions Is Dead — for Now

Legislative efforts to supersede local regulations on GMO use didn't make it past a key Senate committee.

Hawaii Lawmakers May Consider Growing Industrial Hemp

House Bill 2660 would authorizes the growing of industrial hemp “for certain purposes under specified conditions.” The bill reads…
A River Ran Through It: Group Blames State for Wasted Water in Waimea

A River Ran Through It: Group Blames State for Wasted Water in Waimea

Earthjustice files petition against Hawaii's Agribusiness Development Corporation.
GMO Fight Heats Up on Kauai, Big Island Flickr.com: Brock Rosberry

GMO Fight Heats Up on Kauai, Big Island

County bills could have far-reaching impacts on the agribusiness industry, as well as local farmers.
New Federal Food Safety Law Confuses Hawaii Farmers, State Officials Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

New Federal Food Safety Law Confuses Hawaii Farmers, State Officials

State waiting on feds to issue rules on how to implement Food Safety and Modernization Act.
Hana Ranch Being Sold To Big Wind Developer

Hana Ranch Being Sold To Big Wind Developer

Owners of ranch say they've reached an agreement with Bio-Logical Capital.
10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Jan. 16 – 20

10 Must Read Stories From The Week Of Jan. 16 – 20

Politics, agriculture, Native Hawaiian issues, rail, Congress and a former governor running for mayor — the stuff of this week.