PUUNENE » The steady roar of motors and fans pulsates through the dim, cavernous factory along dusty Cane Haul Road. An elaborate jungle gym of pipes, conveyor belts, giant rollers and mills stretches the length of the humid building. Story »
Hawaii is seeing population growth on the neighbor islands at a far faster pace than on Oahu, so this year the Star-Advertiser is examining the emergence of our neighbor islands in three special reports.
In April, we published "Growing Pains," examining challenges facing Hawaii island and the population explosion turning it into the fastest-growing county in the state.
From 1990 to 2011, the population of Hawaii and Maui counties grew by 54 percent; Kauai County by 31 percent. Oahu's growth by comparison was a mere 15 percent [...] Story »