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The sale of Hawaiian Electric shouldn’t have been a surprise

December 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments

A couple of days ago, Henry Curtis (Ililani Media) walked through the available clues that should have provided some advance warning of Hawaiian Electric’s openness to a potential sale (“The Inside Scoop on HECO’s Four Year Death Cycle“). That is, if we had local business reporting that focused on in-depth understanding of the largest local […]

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Tags: Business · Media · Politics

Hawaiian Electric deal begging for deeper reporting

December 4th, 2014 · 7 Comments

I’ve been hoping for better local coverage of the surprise announcement of the proposed sale of HEI to Florida-based NextEra Energy. So far, even much of the Day 2 reporting has been based on the news releases and slide presentations made yesterday. This is, after all, the largest (or one of the largest) companies in […]

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Tags: Business · Energy · Politics

Behind the health care headlines

November 26th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Former Neighbor Bob shared some troubling observations on the state of our health care system. I’m turning the stage over to him this morning. six months ago my dentist sold his practice rather than digitalize his records and other issues [ Affordable Care Act] he had his practice 30 years my pharmacist tells me CVS/Caremark […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Health · Politics

Google’s Dropcam: Great product or greater threat?

November 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

After seeing a friend’s Dropcam, an easy to use surveillance camera that can store up to a month’s worth of video in the cloud, I decided to try one out. I consider it a good addition to the SimpliSafe burglar alarm system that I’ve recently installed, an upgrade from my original pair of webcams that […]

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Tags: Business · Consumer issues · Politics · Tech

A corporate biography of Hawaii’s Big Five

November 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

An old friend returned to Hawaii this fall, and we caught up with her a few days ago when she gave a presentation as part of the Center for Biographical Research Brown Bag Series. Carol MacLennan is a cultural anthropologist, a professor at Michigan Technology University, and the author of a new book, “Sovereign Sugar, […]

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Tags: Business · environment · History · Politics