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Trial of Waimana/Sandwich Isles exec now underway

June 24th, 2015 · 11 Comments

The trial of Al Hee, president of Waimana Enterprises and the brother of former State Senator Clayton Hee, started yesterday with jury selection in Honolulu’s Federal District Court. Judge Susan Mollway is presiding. According to the second superseding indictment filed on March 25, 2015, Hee allegedly pursued a plan to evade taxes by claiming personal […]

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Worrying about California’s drought

June 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments

A couple of stories about water caught my eye in the last week. If you missed it, go back and check this Washington Post story on the California drought (“Rich Californians balk at limits: ‘We’re not all equal when it comes to water’“). It seems there’s a sense of outrage among some of California’s wealthier […]

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Tags: environment · Politics

Former PUC chair says solar industry pursing narrow self-interest in opposing NextEra buyout

June 22nd, 2015 · 6 Comments

Remember Mina Morita, the former 7-term state representative from Kauai who went on to chair the Public Utilities Commission from 2011 until early this year and push the PUC in positive directions? Henry Curtis described her career in a post on his Ililani Media blog in January 2014: She was elected to the state House […]

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Tags: Business · Energy · environment · Politics

The application to send TMT case directly to the Hawaii Supreme Court

June 7th, 2015 · No Comments

The Hawaii Supreme Court this week agreed to take up the case of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, bypassing the need to wait for a decision by the Intermediate Court of Appeals. I always like to look at the documents in a case like this. For those of you who, like me, want […]

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Guest Post: Prepping for 2020

May 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

This comment from a reader who uses the name “Compare & Decide” seems worth sharing. It’s clear that the water woes of the U.S. west are going to have spillover impacts far beyond the boundaries of the states directly impacted by extreme drought. Compare & Decide writes: I am wondering how we can prep for […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · environment · Politics