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Hawaii Teacher Vies For Award

Waiakea High School teacher Whitney Aragaki is finalist for national award.

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Bill aims to protect endangered species

A measure introduced in the state Legislature aimed at protecting endangered animals from new development is 25 years in the making, said a Big Island legislator.

Evidentiary hearing for Honua Ola postponed

The Public Utilities Commission issued an order late Wednesday temporarily suspending proceedings, including an evidentiary hearing on the Honua Ola project scheduled for next week, “pending further details” on Honua Ola’s appeal to the Supreme Court.

‘I miss home so much’

When an explosive volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami in Tonga just over two weeks ago, homes were destroyed, communication lines disabled, and a heavy blanket of ash deposited on towns and villages.

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.

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