Top state officials remain opposed to the proposed deal between Hawaiian Electric Industries and NextEra Energy, but the utility companies say it’s in the public’s best interest.
The Labor Department says Tomasita Farm Service paid 65 migrant workers from Mexico and Micronesia well below minimum wage.
Only five weeks remain for public comment on a federal rule to govern relations between the United States and a Native Hawaiian government.
Options will be available to view transcripts of the Hawaii PUC hearing without spending thousands of dollars to buy them from the court reporter.
Landlords at a conference on Hawaii’s housing crisis learn about voucher programs, but wonder where to turn when there’s trouble.
Gov. David Ige rejected calls to reconsider his position on accepting Syrian refugees, but reasserted that safety remains paramount.
The high court heard oral arguments in August on claims that there were procedural problems with the state’s approval of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources says this won’t help distressed coral reefs, but other measures might. A management plan is in the works.
Over the last quarter-century, 3,573 such collisions have been reported in the islands, with Kauai leading the way, according to federal data.
UPDATED: The Department of Land and Natural Resources says it wants to keep everyone safe, but some First Amendment advocates worry the guidelines go too far.
Hawaii energy regulators say they don’t have the time to put the records on their website, but might do so — after the hearing is over.
State Sen. Will Espero says the current system is unfair because it opens citizens up to having their property taken even if they aren’t convicted of a crime.
Asset forfeiture is a controversial practice that has many across the U.S. calling for reform. A new report says Hawaii has some of the worst laws when it comes to protecting citizens.
Peter Apo’s roots may have saved his life when he was on the West Coast. Now he is working to facilitate federal recognition for Hawaiians.
Attorney Eric Seitz joins the Pod Squad to talk about two of his cases: two lesbians recently arrested for kissing in public and a man who died after being shot with a Taser.
Meanwhile, the Consumer Advocate office is still struggling to fill vacancies as it represents the public in utility matters.
Support for the telescope on Mauna Kea remains high among other ethnic groups, but a long work stoppage hasn’t cooled Native Hawaiian opposition.
State Sen. Josh Green, a Big Island physician, offers some safety precautions as Health Department officials prepare to launch public information meetings.
Real estate analysts and experts contend we could make great strides toward producing the housing we need by losing some of our regulations.
Newly passed reforms will trim the exorbitant phone charges that prison inmates and their families face.
On the south shore of Oahu, distracted driving was responsible for many pedestrian deaths.
Lawmakers approved a pilot program to divert low-risk drug offenders to treatment instead of prison. But, a year later, it’s stuck in bureaucratic limbo.
The state Health Department wants the money to improve how it manages inspections and posts public information online.