Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

Kalihi Public Housing Lawsuit Negotiations Continue

ShareThisAbout 1200 people are waiting for the outcome of a lawsuit determining their future living conditions. Mayor Wright Homes is the second complex to draw attention to public housing standards in the past several years.
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Infrastructure Series: A Look At O`ahu's Recycling

ShareThisIt’s the time of year when festive holiday events often bring more boxes, bottles and belongings into our homes. What to do with all that stuff after we don’t need it anymore is a question residents of each island struggle to answer. HPR’s Nikki Motson takes a look at efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle on O`ahu.
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Kaka`ako Ceded Lands Settlement, Deal or No Deal

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After decades of dispute and debate, Governor Abercrombie’s administration has offered a historic settlement deal to native Hawaiian’s. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is poised to accept the deal, but few native Hawaiians are participating in the process. OHA will be holding a series of community meetings in December 2011 and is also taking comments.

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Hawaii First in North America to Receive New Electric Car

ShareThisThere’s a new type of anxiety called “range anxiety". It’s used to describe the feeling people have about the reliability of electric cars. State energy leaders are adding more cars and charging stations to change that. They want to show people Hawai`i’s an ideal place to lead the nation in a conversion to electric vehicles.
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Despite Civil Unions, Couple Sues State for Right to Marry

ShareThisGay couples in Hawai`i have been actively fighting for the right to marry for 20 years. The most recent battle was announced by a lesbian couple a few days ago, just weeks before the state begins recognizing civil unions.
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