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Hermina Morita

Heading the House energy panel grounded her in the policy side of the issue, but chairing the state's Public Utilities Commission put her on a learning curve

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 18, 2011

~~<p>On the wall of Hermina Morita's office across from the state library, there's a painting by Kapaa artist Sally French, a somewhat unsettling dreamscape of leaning utility poles, desktop computers, high-heeled shoes and yapping mad dogs. It once hung in the fellow Kauai resident's legislative office, where she held the House energy chair.</p>
<p>But when she was appointed as commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission -- a powerful panel she now chairs -- she just had to take it with her.</p>
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On the wall of Hermina Morita's office across from the state library, there's a painting by Kapaa artist Sally French, a somewhat unsettling dreamscape of leaning utility poles, desktop computers, high-heeled shoes and yapping mad dogs. It once hung in the fellow Kauai resident's legislative office, where she held the House energy chair.

But when she was appointed as commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission -- a powerful panel she now chairs -- she just had to take it with her. Login for more...



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