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News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson
The fight to keep farms from development heads to the state Land Use Commission this week. Farmers and local food advocates are fighting to keep thousands of acres of O`ahu farmland. Developers say new homes are needed in an area slated to become O`ahu’s second city.The LUC will hold hearings this Thursday and Friday morning to discuss the proposed Ho`opili development.
Downtown Honolulu became the latest battleground between farmers and developers. A fleet of tractors circled around the business district during lunchtime to protest the potential loss of more than 2000 acres of active farmland.
Two fatal stabbings in four months have happened at one of Hawai`i’s public housing complexes. Each incident involved non-residents. Residents say the current security system is severely lacking and more needs to be done to protect them from violent visitors and brawls that end in death.
Inmates at Hawai`i’s only women’s prison are cultivating Breadfruit trees around the prison grounds. The women say the trees are helping them as well.
ShareThisMany technology experts say rapidly developing smart grid technologies will revolutionize the way we use power just as personal computers have changed the way we live our lives. Some of the newest technology could come from projects on Maui.