The state tax credit has contributed to Hawaii becoming the leading state in the nation for solar on a per capita basis. Fully 10 percent of electric utility customers on Oahu now have solar photovoltaic systems, compared with just 1.4 percent in California, the next-highest state. Story »
The world's biggest hamburger chain began a "build-your-own burger" concept last year at a location in Laguna Niguel, Calif. The restaurant offers computer tablets on which diners tap out the bun, patty, cheese and toppings they want. Story »
About $3.6 trillion is what the United States spent on health care in 2013, 3.7 percent more than 2012. Projections for 2014 anticipate a further increase of 6.1 percent. This expanded insurance coverage is made possible by the Affordable Care Act. Story »
Many folks, especially those who work for large businesses or government agencies, are familiar with sometimes infuriating password policies. While such policies may seem onerous, overbearing or even nonsensical, a good policy significantly improves an organization's information security. Story »
Hawaii News Now has created a management position in its newsroom operation and hired veteran broadcast journalist Daryl Huff to fill it. Huff will be the special projects producer, General Manager Rick Blangiardi told TheBuzz on Friday. Story »
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Underground art went wildly public Feb. 8-15 on the streets of Kakaako, where more than 100 local and international street artists installed a colorful splash of murals across area buildings and walls, while also gathering throughout the week for art-focused lecture series, films and a block party – a movement known as Pow! Wow! Read More »