The neighbor islands are betting on the power of falling water to support expanding renewable energy as Kauai, Hawaii island and Maui look to an energy storage solution called pumped storage hydro.
Taxpayers waiting for a state refund are going to have to wait even longer.
The Hawaii Department of Taxation says as it enters the peak tax-processing period that the waiting time for refunds will extend to a range of about 10 to 14 weeks, according to a notice on its website.
The number of U.S. households dropping or choosing not to sign up for traditional cable or satellite TV service will rise 5 percent to 1.32 million this year, fueling changes in the way television is delivered and watched. Story »
This is an unusual take on a family business because it's actually three businesses: his, hers and hers (their daughter's). While the businesses are as interrelated as the family members, it is the 11-year-old who has been the driving force. Story »
I remember living in St. Louis Heights in 1986 when the old Kaiser Hospital was demolished with dynamite. I had a good view of it and took a photo of the white cloud of dust that was expelled into the air. Story »
Regrettably, we don't have enough to pay our state retirement system or our $40 billion of unfunded liabilities. We can't fix our airports or roads, we can't finish rail without regressive tax increases and we can't replace the funding the late U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye brought in. Story »
“Akamai Money” seeks out local experts to answer questions about business in Hawaii. If you have an issue you would like us to tackle, please email it to business@star-
advertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line. Story »