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Hawaii’s Broadband Access

Hawaii Governor David Ige wants to invest $400 million to expand broadband internet across the state.

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Bills aim to expand broadband access

After Gov. David Ige on Monday announced his intention to invest $400 million to expand broadband access throughout the state, a host of broadband-related bills were introduced in the state Legislature.

Honua Ola takes fight against PUC back to high court

The primary opponent to Honua Ola Bioenergy’s attempt to take its biomass power plant online called the company’s appeal to the state Supreme Court to halt Public Utilities Commission evidentiary hearings slated for next week “a last minute attempt to stop cross-examination of witnesses.”

Quick start for wage bill

A bill that would almost double Hawaii’s minimum wage — incrementally increasing it to $18 per hour by Jan. 1, 2026 — has broken quickly out of the gate at the start of this year’s legislative session.

Pathways to productivity

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a two-part series about the challenges people with special needs have getting help in Hawaii County.

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