Sunday, April 19, 2015         


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 Small projects add up
Large-scale residential construction is dramatically lagging demand for new homes on Oahu. Yet the imbalance is making it an attractive time for developers of small-scale housing projects. Story »
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.  Story »

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.  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 »

Obesity and starvation are among the world's two greatest ills. Wasted food is a major factor in exacerbating wealth and health disparities. 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 »

Island Snow is back on an expansion track and is building out a second Windward Oahu location in the former Mary Z's space in Kai­lua Shopping Center. 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- and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »


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