Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

Maui County Looking to Reevaluate Taxes on Ag Land

ShareThisCouncil members in Maui County are in the middle of difficult decisions about how to bring more fairness to the way property is taxed. Some members want to see an end to farm subsidies for gentlemen’s estates that don’t farm.
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A Second Smart Grid Project Comes to Maui, Free of Charge

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Governor Neil Abercrombie announced a project that will invest $37-million-dollars in smart grid technologies on Maui. The entire project is being funded by Japan.

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Sex Discrimination Case Hits a Company in Hawai`i

ShareThisThe Department of Labor recently found a company with operations in Hawai`i guilty of discrimination against women.
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Carrotmob Introduces the BUYcott to Hawaii

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There’s an old saying, “It’s better to use a carrot than a stick” to pursuade people to do things.  That idea is being used to encourage businesses in Hawai`i to step up their level of sustainability. It’s called a Carrotmob.

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Makana's Occupy with Aloha Song Gains National Attention

ShareThisWhile the Occupy movement has been smaller and quieter in Hawaii than elsewhere, the music of one Hawaiian musician is gaining attention as a protest song for the campaign. The song gained popularity from its debut a few days ago, in front of President Obama and other world leaders.
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