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  1. The American Landscape 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Outdoor Photographer

    Photographer: Lee Scott Location: Kalalau Lookout, Koke'e State Park, Kauai, Hawaii Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens, Manfrotto tripod, Arca Swiss ball head, B+W Circular Polarizer The story behind the shot: I took this photo during a 2012 summer camping trip in Koke'e State Park. My wife and I live in Kauai where I have my gallery so we didn't have to travel far for the photo.


  2. alt='Dispatch, Hawaii: Wrinkles in time' Title='Dispatch, Hawaii: Wrinkles in time'Read the original story

    21 hrs ago | Travel Weekly

    How do you keep your 13-year-old from dying of boredom while traveling with her aging and clueless parents? Solution: a kayaking trip across the Big Island's Keakekula Bay with the Kona Boys -- another ground operator I learned about thanks to coverage by Travel Weekly's contributing editor, Honolulu-based Shane Nelson. Our laid-back guide, Ben Darby, subtly and skillfully entranced us with the story of the fatal clash of two men who considered themselves demi-gods that took place on the lava shelf we paddled toward.


  3. Hawaii solar tax credit dollars dropped $60M in 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Business Journal

    Hawaii's renewable energy tax credit, one of the reasons for the state's record number of rooftop solar energy installations, cost the state $103.8 million in 2013, down 36 percent from about $164 million the previous year, according to the state Department of Taxation. The Tax Department said the data was based on the end of the calendar year; thus, not all the tax credit claims for that tax year were included.


  4. Can This Utility Go From Good to Great?Read the original story

    Yesterday | The Motley Fool

    But what makes a utility good doesn't always make it great, so here are three ways NextEra Energy can reach the next level. NextEra Energy is the undisputed leader in renewable energy, but its green investments aren't as diversified as they could be.


  5. Fight against albizias stalls in LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Hawaii Today

    A Senate bill seeking funding to control albizia trees on Hawaii Island has stalled after failing to cross over to the state House of Representatives. Proponents of the bill say they were surprised by the failure of the measure, in light of the devastation wrought by the invasive trees following Tropical Storm Iselle.


  6. Marketeers. Take a tip from Boyd GamingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Politics in the Zeros

    There's plenty of good money to be made by having a niche. Casinos are expert at this.


  7. a More than 250 Hawaii nonprofits compete for state grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Business Journal

    Combined, the organizations are requesting about $185 million for fiscal year 2016. Last year, about $10 million was distributed to a select few.


  8. Kenoi pushes for Banyan Drive, Kona airport during address to Japanese ChamberRead the original story

    Tuesday | West Hawaii Today

    Mayor Billy Kenoi on Monday took aim at projects needed on both sides of the island to move Big Island tourism forward. Speaking at a meeting of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii, Kenoi pushed for improvements along Hilo's Banyan Drive and a renewed effort to make Kona International Airport truly international.


  9. Attorney General to appeal decision allowing Nitta to bill MedicaidRead the original story

    Tuesday | West Hawaii Today

    The state Attorney General's Office is appealing a decision made last month to resume Medicaid reimbursements for a Hilo physician accused of fraud. In September, the state Department of Human Services cut off payments to obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Frederick Nitta following a preliminary investigation into allegations of fraudulent billing.


  10. As Volcano Erupts Around Them, Hawaiians Pledge to 'Go With the Flow'Read the original story

    Monday | Anchorage Daily News

    If a disaster movie played out in slow motion, it might look a bit like the Puna district on the Big Island of Hawaii. As a mass of smoldering black lava has inched since June toward the town of Pahoa, the commercial center of this isolated stretch of Puna, there has been no need for residents to run screaming from a flaming river rumbling down the mountain.


  11. Hawaiians wait, wonder about Kilauea volcano's lava flowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | St. Petersburg Times

    If a disaster movie played out in slow motion, it might look a bit like the Puna district on the Big Island of Hawaii. But as a mass of smoldering black lava has inched toward the town of Pahoa, the commercial center of an isolated stretch of Puna, there has been no need for residents to run screaming from a flaming river rumbling down the mountain.


  12. Bill could broaden tobacco tax to include nicotine, fund Hawaii Cancer CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Business Journal

    The Hawaii Legislature is considering a bill that would broaden the tobacco tax to include nicotine products - including e-cigarettes with liquid nicotine - to fund the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. House Bill 145 SD1 proposes raising the excise tax on tobacco products from 70 percent to 80 percent of the wholesale price of any tobacco product, starting in 2016.


  13. Lawmakers seek solutions for Hawaii's disappearing beachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Sam Lemmo, administrator of the Department of Land and Natural Resources' Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, spoke about the erosion at the groin near the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Monday at a news conference in WaiA kiki. More than 13 miles of Hawaii beaches have been lost to erosion in the last century and lawmakers are tackling the problem.


  14. Police: More vagrants, more crime in downtown HiloRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | West Hawaii Today

    Hawaii Police Department Assistant Chief Henry Tavares said a spike in property crime in downtown Hilo is related to the city's ongoing homeless problem. "Talking to our community police officers, I was actually floored to hear that the latest statistics show that there are over 100 homeless individuals that visit, stay or live in downtown Hilo," he told the County Police Commission on Friday.


  15. Health exchange, beach erosion and Chinese tourism on agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Tourists on Monday navigated sandbags near the groin by the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in WaiA kiki, where sand erosion had exposed metal on the groin. Hawaii lawmakers plan to tackle the state's troubled health exchange, public-housing issues and a slew of resolutions this week at the Legislature.


  16. Travel Times: Hawaii's hidden charmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Hinckley Times

    Far-flung Hawaii's been the setting for numerous blockbuster movies and it's the favoured holiday spot for many a celebrity - Lisa Haynes discovers there's more to the South Pacific paradise than just beaches and palm trees It's 6.20am and I'm standing in freezing fog, teeth chattering, rubbing my hands together. When packing for Hawaii, I didn't expect to need gloves and a bobble hat.


  17. Hawaii Senate confirms head of Department of Human ServicesRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii state Senate has voted to confirm a new head of the Department of Human Services.


  18. Upping the barrel tax hurts the poor moreRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 | West Hawaii Today

    One of the tax increase bills that is still afloat at our Legislature concerns the environmental response, energy and food security tax, which we refer to as the barrel tax. This tax started off as the environmental response tax, imposed at 5 cents a barrel of imported petroleum product as a way to create a fund for environmental cleanup in case of an oil spill in Hawaiian waters.


  19. Your special islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | NWAonline

    HANALEI, Kauai, Hawaii -- "Defend Hanalei," reads the bumper sticker on a rusty, surfboard-loaded pickup puttering slowly down the winding, two-lane road in front of my rental car as I approach a bridge into Kauai's green, green Hanalei Valley. The bridge itself is a political statement aimed at keeping "progress" out of this isolated community on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai.


  20. Traditional healer aims to bridge divide in patient careRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Kahuna Lapa'au Ikaika Dombrigues poses for a portrait with native plants in Hilo, Hawaii. Dombrigues will offer his expertise to Big Isle residents seeking traditional Hawaiian health care services for the mind, body and spirit in a series of upcoming workshops.