Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

Not Enough Navy Sailors at Sea

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When we think of the Navy, most of us can conjure up images of men sailing the open seas. While that’s true for many sailors it turns out it’s not the case for enough of them. The Navy is having trouble with too many sailors staying on land and gaps in some of the most critical seafaring positions. They’re working to change that.

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To Label or Not to Label: The GMO Debate Continues

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On election day California residents will be asked if labeling of genetically modified foods should be labeled. If the most populated state says, “Yes” it could have impacts across the nation, including Hawai`i.

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Energy Challenges Common Among Island Communities

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Many island communities like Hawai`i face significant energy challenges, with high levels of imported oil, skyrocketing electricity rates and limited land and funds to develop clean technologies. The Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit wrapped up this week, with many island communities looking to Hawai`i for guidance.

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Aina Koa Pono's Second Go at Big Island Biofuel

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The Hawai`i biofuel company Aina Koa Pono is back at the Public Utilities Commission with a new proposal to supply plant based electricity. The new proposal is supposed to save customers millions of dollars over the last deal, but will it be enough to convince the PUC it’s the right choice for Hawai`i’s residents? HPR takes a look.

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Osprey Aircraft Expansion Causes Concern

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When it comes to military aircraft, Osprey are the latest flying machine. A mix of both helicopter and airplane, they fly higher, faster, and are more versatile. They’re replacing older aircraft across U.S. bases but they’re also causing concern in several communities.

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