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Stage set for advancing clean energy goals

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 8:14 pm
For the first time in more than a decade, the Public Utilities Commission has accepted an updated Hawaiian Electric Co. plan detailing how it will reach the state’s goal of 100 percent renewable energy. Read More

Island Voices

Consider what a Livable City really needs

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 8:28 pm
Coming down to street-level rail through Honolulu would give us an urban transit system. So in the ongoing debate about what to do after Middle Street, I suggest leading with the challenge of livability. Read More


Add sprinklers with other plumbing

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 8:24 pm
One way to lessen the cost of installing new sprinkler systems in older high-rise buildings is to “piggyback” the work with the planned (and necessary) building-wide replacement of existing piping systems. Read More

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Off the News

After 17 years, Oahu will say goodbye to Kmart

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm
Oahu’s days of flashing blue-light specials are now numbered. Read More


Green power making most of green light?

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser asked Blue Planet Foundation, a clean-energy focused nonprofit, and the state’s dominant electric utility, Hawaiian Electric Co., to weigh in on progress toward the state’s renewable goal. Read More

Name in the News

Ku‘ulei Williams: Head of Aloha Harvest rescues food for those who need it most

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm
Aloha Harvest trucks pick up quality edibles that restaurants, caterers, groceries, food distributors and other purveyors would otherwise pitch, and make same-day deliveries to agencies serving the needy. Read More


Nā ipo liʻiliʻi hoʻokuʻi i ka puʻuwai

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm
A type of vegetation that grows only in Hawaiʻi, particularly on the North facing side of Moku o Loʻe, has been called Halophila hawaiiana by the scientific community, and is commonly referred to as seagrass. What can we call it in Hawaiian? Some high school science students have an idea. Read More

On Politics

Who will challenge Ige next election? All eyes on Hanabusa

Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 1:32 am
The biggest political race in Hawaii is the one implied, but not yet happening. Read More