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Hawaiian Electric Revives Three Oahu Solar Projects Doug Murray/FPL

Hawaiian Electric Revives Three Oahu Solar Projects

The utility company had canceled its contracts with SunEdison as it headed toward bankruptcy, but NRG Energy has stepped up in its place.

How A Big Island Family’s Tragedy Is Saving Lives Today Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

How A Big Island Family’s Tragedy Is Saving Lives Today

A couple lost their son in a hiking fall 20 years ago. They turned their grief into a memorial foundation raising money for lifeguards and firefighters.

Money Sought To Protect Watersheds And Grow More Food Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Money Sought To Protect Watersheds And Grow More Food

Hawaii Gov. David Ige joins department heads asking legislators to approve funds for his Sustainable Hawaii Initiative.

Scientists See ‘Glimmer Of Hope’ For Hawaiian Monk Seals Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Scientists See ‘Glimmer Of Hope’ For Hawaiian Monk Seals

The endangered species, which is endemic to Hawaii, is growing in population after decades of decline.

Parents Turn Out In Force For Tougher Hawaii Day Care Rules

Parents Turn Out In Force For Tougher Hawaii Day Care Rules

Two bills that would bolster day care oversight were approved by Senate committees on Monday.

Efforts Underway To Rid Hawaii Of Coral-Damaging Sunscreen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Efforts Underway To Rid Hawaii Of Coral-Damaging Sunscreen

State lawmakers have introduced two bills and a study is planned to determine the effectiveness of public-outreach campaigns.

Potholes, Lost Inmate Property, Falling Ceiling Cost Taxpayers PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Potholes, Lost Inmate Property, Falling Ceiling Cost Taxpayers

The state approved nearly $200,000 in small claims to cover a wide range of incidents reported by residents, prisoners and others.

Fiji Is Showing Off Its Sharks — Should Hawaii Do The Same? Courtesy: Alana Hong Eagle

Fiji Is Showing Off Its Sharks — Should Hawaii Do The Same?

The apex predators are more than just a tourist attraction. Their protection in a marine park helps other fish thrive as well.

Hawaii Pension Fund Shortfall Hits $12 Billion PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Pension Fund Shortfall Hits $12 Billion

People are living longer and investment returns were weaker than expected.

Nurse Aide Slaps Dementia Patient Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nurse Aide Slaps Dementia Patient

Judge bans the nurse from caring for patients for 30 days.

Legislature’s Financial Leaders To Ige: Give Us A ‘Real Budget’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature’s Financial Leaders To Ige: Give Us A ‘Real Budget’

Lawmakers complain the governor’s spending proposal doesn’t reflect reality and will force them to be the “bad guy.”

Cinch Up The Belt: State Budget Forecast Drops By $155 Million Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Cinch Up The Belt: State Budget Forecast Drops By $155 Million

The Council on Revenues lowered its growth projections after a debate that included speculation about Trump’s effects on tourism.

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