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Tesoro and 76 gas stations to be renamed ‘Hele’

COURTESY KRAIDO

Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 4:08 pm
Dozens of Tesoro and 76 gas stations will be renamed “Hele” in the coming weeks as owner Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. rebrands some of its gas stations in Hawaii. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / OCT. 2015
                                A member of 350 Hawaii, left, and Jack Taylor held signs in protest against NextEra Energy outside of HECO at Alakea and King streets. NextEra Energy Inc. filed this week to withdraw from three energy projects in Hawaii after the state rejected its proposed purchase of Hawaii’s largest electric utility.

NextEra pulls out of three Hawaii energy projects

STAR-ADVERTISER / OCT. 2015
                                A member of 350 Hawaii, left, and Jack Taylor held signs in protest against NextEra Energy outside of HECO at Alakea and King streets. NextEra Energy Inc. filed this week to withdraw from three energy projects in Hawaii after the state rejected its proposed purchase of Hawaii’s largest electric utility.

Updated on  July 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm
NextEra Energy Inc. filed this week to withdraw from three energy projects in Hawaii after the state rejected its proposed purchase of Hawaii’s largest electric utility. Read More
Roger Ailes attended a special screening of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” in New York in Feb. 2015. 21st Century Fox says Fox News Network CEO Roger Ailes is resigning. The announcement comes amid charges by former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who claims she was fired after refusing his sexual advances. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Roger Ailes resigns as head of Fox News; Rupert Murdoch to take helm

Roger Ailes attended a special screening of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” in New York in Feb. 2015. 21st Century Fox says Fox News Network CEO Roger Ailes is resigning. The announcement comes amid charges by former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who claims she was fired after refusing his sexual advances. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Updated on  July 21, 2016 at 10:30 am
Roger Ailes resigned as head of the Fox News Channel, felled by sexual harassment accusations leveled by a former anchor. He’ll be succeeded by 21st Century Fox founder and Chairman Rupert Murdoch. Read More

Hawaii’s jobless rate edges up to 3.3%

Hawaii’s unemployment rate inched up one-tenth of a percentage point in June to 3.3 percent — its highest level this year — even as employers continued to add jobs. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines’ earnings soar 62.9%

Hawaiian Airlines’ earnings soared 62.9 percent during the second quarter amid robust demand for a Hawaii vacation, modest industry capacity growth, lower fuel costs and a more favorable foreign exchange environment. Read More
Updated on  July 21, 2016 at 4:17 pm
Bar-S classic franks made with chicken and pork. More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month were recalled today over concerns of listeria contamination at the company. (USDA via AP)

Listeria fear prompts big hot dog, corn dog recall

Bar-S classic franks made with chicken and pork. More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month were recalled today over concerns of listeria contamination at the company. (USDA via AP)

Updated on  July 20, 2016 at 8:01 am
More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month are being recalled over concerns of listeria contamination. Read More
COURTESY HAWAIIAN AIRLINES
                                Hawaiian Airlines is now virtually guaranteed two daily routes between Hawaii and Haneda International Airport in Tokyo.

Hawaiian Airlines gets OK for daytime Haneda slot

COURTESY HAWAIIAN AIRLINES
                                Hawaiian Airlines is now virtually guaranteed two daily routes between Hawaii and Haneda International Airport in Tokyo.

Updated on  July 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm
Hawaiian Airlines is now guaranteed two daily routes between Hawaii and Haneda International Airport. Read More
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE VIA AP

Kids leaving home doesn’t always lead to parents saving more

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE VIA AP
Raising kids costs a lot of money, so when they finally strike out on their own it stands to reason that parents would have more money to spend, save or invest. How they spend that money can have large consequences for their retirement security. Read More
COURTESY BOILING CRAB
                                Boiling Crab’s Whole Shabang sauce coats a bag of shrimp with corn, potatoes and andouille sausage. Shrimp is one of the chain’s most popular seafood items.

Cajun-style seafood chain coming to Hawaii

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                                Boiling Crab’s Whole Shabang sauce coats a bag of shrimp with corn, potatoes and andouille sausage. Shrimp is one of the chain’s most popular seafood items.

Updated on  July 19, 2016 at 10:31 am
The California-based Boiling Crab Restaurant Group plans to open its first Hawaii restaurant early next year. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The state’s electric utility said it canceled a contract for the use of liquefied natural gas for power generation due to the termination of the proposed merger with NextEra Energy Inc.

Hawaiian Electric withdraws request for approval of LNG contract

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The state’s electric utility said it canceled a contract for the use of liquefied natural gas for power generation due to the termination of the proposed merger with NextEra Energy Inc.

Updated on  July 19, 2016 at 12:04 pm
Hawaiian Electric Co. said today that it withdrew its application to use liquefied natural gas for power generation. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Michael Mina opens a steakhouse in the International Market Place next month.

Star chef to offer free taste of his food via food truck

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Michael Mina opens a steakhouse in the International Market Place next month.

Updated on  July 18, 2016 at 12:36 pm
Celebrity chef Michael Mina will offer a preview of his soon-to-open Stripsteak restaurant in public food-truck events Wednesday and Thursday at four Honolulu locations. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 2014
                                A customer pumped gasoline in March 2014 at Tesoro gas station on the corner of Cooke and King Streets in downtown Honolulu. The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $425 million settlement with Tesoro Corp. and Par Hawaii Refining.

EPA reaches $425M settlement over Par Hawaii, Tesoro refineries

STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 2014
                                A customer pumped gasoline in March 2014 at Tesoro gas station on the corner of Cooke and King Streets in downtown Honolulu. The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $425 million settlement with Tesoro Corp. and Par Hawaii Refining.

Updated on  July 18, 2016 at 9:59 am
The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $425 million settlement with two companies to reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries in the West. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / JULY 2010
                                Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.’s subsidiaries include Hawaiian Electric Co. on Oahu, Maui Electric Co., Hawaii Electric Light Co. on the Big Island, and American Savings Bank. Shown here is the Hawaiian Electric Co. building on Ward Avenue in Honolulu.

NextEra ends merger deal, will pay Hawaiian Electric $95 million

STAR-ADVERTISER / JULY 2010
                                Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.’s subsidiaries include Hawaiian Electric Co. on Oahu, Maui Electric Co., Hawaii Electric Light Co. on the Big Island, and American Savings Bank. Shown here is the Hawaiian Electric Co. building on Ward Avenue in Honolulu.

Updated on  July 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm
NextEra Energy Inc. has ended its plan to buy Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. and will pay the state’s largest utility $95 million in “break-up” fees and other costs, the two companies announced early today. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / JULY 2010
                                The HECO office on Ward Avenue. The state Public Utilities Commission today announced their decision regarding NextEra Energy Inc.’s proposed $4.3 billion purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.

PUC rejects NextEra’s purchase of Hawaiian Electric

STAR-ADVERTISER / JULY 2010
                                The HECO office on Ward Avenue. The state Public Utilities Commission today announced their decision regarding NextEra Energy Inc.’s proposed $4.3 billion purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.

Updated on  July 15, 2016 at 5:35 pm
Hawaii’s Public Utilities Commission said today it has rejected NextEra Energy Inc.’s proposed $4.3 billion purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. Read More
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Attorney General says Ige’s PUC appointment was constitutional

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Updated on  July 15, 2016 at 4:49 pm
State Attorney General Doug Chin said in a formal opinion today that the Hawaii Constitution authorized Gov. David Ige to appoint Tom Gorak on an interim basis to the Public Utilities Commission. Read More

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