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Tourism: Hitting record highs or steadily declining?

August 24th, 2014 · 15 Comments

I have to admit being totally confused by the apparent conflict between two recent reports about the state of Hawaii’s visitor industry. This morning’s Star-Advertiser reports that tourism officials are looking to “extend record-setting visitor numbers” achieved over the past few years (“Tourism officials aim higher“). Reporter Allison Schaefers tells us: Hawaii Tourism Authority board […]

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Tags: Business · Economics · Media · Politics

US trails other modern democracies in funding public media

June 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

If you find yourself frustrated by the news judgement of mainstream corporate media, here are a few statistics that explain part of the problem. This a short excerpt from an article in the latest issue of Extra!, the magazine of the media watch group FAIR. In other democratic countries, taxpayers have decided to build strong […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Media · Politics

HECO execs sidestep question about limits to rooftop solar

May 9th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Just a couple of hours before Hawaiian Electric Industries annual stockholders meeting on Wednesday morning, executives of HEI and its subsidiaries, HECO and American Savings Bank, had a conference call with investment analysts to present and discuss the company’s 1st Quarter financial results. Several of the questions were prompted by last week’s decisions and orders […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Energy · environment

Hawaii Monitor column examines questions about HECO’s future

May 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

My regular weekly column over at Civil Beat this week questions the future of electric utilities like Hawaiian Electric (“Hawaii Monitor: Could HECO Fade Like Evening Newspapers and Ma Bell?“). Several things got me going down this path. First, there were the scathing decisions by the PUC last week that gave a failing grade to […]

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Tags: Business · Energy · environment

Stopping by Antique Alley’s new location

April 27th, 2014 · No Comments

We stopped by Antique Alley’s new location at 1030 Queen Street this week to check on their progress. The store is open afternoons, but closed on Wednesday and Sunday. Their new location on Queen Street is just a short distance town-side of Kamakee, a few steps down the street from the landmark Office Depot on […]

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