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Former legislator and PUC chair, Mina Morita, blasts third party owners of rooftop solar

July 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

This past week, Mina Morita’s Energy Dynamics Blog had a message for The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), the solar industry group that has been pressing an aggressive advertising campaign to block attempts to roll back the current subsidies for rooftop solar systems. “Ahana Koko Lele,” Morita wrote. “

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Convention center preparing security plan for possible protests at upcoming astronomy conference

July 25th, 2015 · 13 Comments

Back in 2009, Hawaii won the bid to host this year’s International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly. Landing this prestigious global conference, which will involve over 2,500 astronomers from 75 countries, was a big coup for the state. The meetings are scheduled to take place August 3-14 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Now, of course, […]

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Tags: environment · Politics

Sunday morning (photographs)

July 19th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Two images from a lazy Sunday morning in Kaaawa. The top photo was taken as we reached Swanzy Beach Park around 6 a.m. this morning. The sun was managing to break through some heavy clouds, sending rays of light in several directions. What a great sight for these lucky campers to wake up to. The […]

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Tags: environment · Kaaawa

Big Island land board member made the motion to approve Mauna Kea emergency rules

July 12th, 2015 · 6 Comments

State land board member Chris Yuen made the motion during Friday’s extended meeting to approve a set of emergency rules that will at least temporarily restrict activities on Mauna Kea, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. According to the Star-Advertiser: “We need the tools to keep order on the mountain,” said board member Chris Yuen, who […]

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Tags: environment · Politics

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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