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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.
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.
ShareThisThe Department of Labor recently found a company with operations in Hawai`i guilty of discrimination against women.
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.
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.