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A Deep Look At The Solar Wars In NextEra’s Home State

Rolling Stone magazine examined the extensive efforts of old-school electric companies to protect their profit centers.

Hawaii Judges, AG Don’t Want To Be Elected

Senate committee defers bill to make LG an appointed position.

Kite Surfer Found Dead Off Maui

The California visitor was out in heavy surf Thursday.

Zika Virus In Marshall Islands?

A newspaper in Majuro reports that a visitor in November tested positive after leaving the Pacific nation.

Pistol-Packing Solar Advocates?

Some people upset with Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission are showing up at PUC sessions with sidearms prominently displayed.

Monsanto Among Top Hawaii Lobbyists

The Center for Public Integrity also lists Castle & Cooke and the Hawaii Association of Realtors.

Judge Rejects Maui Hospital Challenge

It was a last-ditch effort by labor unions to halt privatization of three state-run hospitals.

Bill: ‘Facility’ Dogs Allowed In Court

It’s for Hawaii judicial proceedings involving the testimony of a vulnerable witness.

Fire Forces 42 People To Abandon Ship

UPDATED: Responding from Honolulu, U.S. Coast Guard is en route to site 1,800 miles south of isles.

Big Island Co-op’s Clean Energy Plan

The Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative says the county can be nearly 100 percent renewable, at a savings, by 2045.

Visitor Dies After Cliff Jumping On Big Island

A 36-year-old man died in waters off the west coast of Hawaii island.

DOE ‘Behavior Analyst’ Bill Uproar

Hundreds of opponents decry legislation that some say poses significant risk for harm to Hawaii consumers and keiki.

Police Unions Bargain For More Secrecy

An analysis by The Guardian found that police unions across the U.S. try to keep officer misconduct under wraps. The same is true in Hawaii.

Hawaii Island Declares Dengue Emergency

UPDATED: The proclamation will help the county “stay ahead of the response,” officials said.

Firearms Bills At Hawaii Legislature

They include measures requiring the mentally ill to surrender their weapons to chiefs of police.

Karen Awana Running For Office?

The former Hawaii House representative, a Democrat, has pulled papers for her old seat, now held by Republican Andria Tupola.

Hawaii Ferry Bills Chugging Along

Of nine measures before the Legislature, one is advancing while another is set to be heard this week.

Collective Bargaining For Grad Students?

Measures before the Hawaii Legislature would create a unit for graduate student assistants employed at the University of Hawaii.

No GMO Fish In Hawaii, Please

A bill would prohibit propagating, cultivating or farming genetically engineered fish in state marine waters.

Appeals Court To Hear Maui GMO Case

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Monsanto’s motion to dismiss an appeal by the SHAKA Movement.

Vandals Trash Beach Park Restrooms

Malaekahana State Recreational Area reopened last October after extensive renovations.

Mandatory Shelter Stay for Probationers?

The Senate is considering a bill to allow judges to order some defendants to stay at a homeless shelter.

Bill: Don’t Mess With Sharks And Rays

A measure before Hawaii lawmakers calls for penalties and fines for capturing or killing the creatures within state marine waters.

Pesticide Disclosure Bill Clears Committee

Hawaii lawmakers have advanced legislation that requires large agribusinesses to disclose what pesticides they spray on their crops.

$2.6M In Schatz’s War Chest

The Hawaii senator is flush with cash to run for re-election. Rep. Gabbard has $1.5 million.