Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

Infrastructure Series: Energy Across the Islands

ShareThisEach of the Hawaiian Islands has its own electric grid, its own mix of fuel sources, and individual strengths and vulnerabilities in terms of electrical infrastructure.
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Wounded Warrior Program Helps Soldiers Support New Missions

ShareThisCaring for an entire generation of war wounded Americans is the focus of a program active across Hawaii. It started just after the first soldiers were sent home from Afghanistan. That war began 10 years ago last week. It is now the longest in U.S. history. Many who have served in war carry physical and mental wounds. As HPR’s Nikki Motson reports, now they’re getting help.
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Biofuel Plans in the Works, Though Many Disagree on How to Make it Work

ShareThisHawaiian Electric is looking to bring biofuel into the state’s energy supply mix. The idea is to put unused land to work, replacing black fuel with green fuel, support agricultural jobs and improve economic certainty for island residents. The trouble is finding a biofuel deal for Hawaii that people can agree on.
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DOE Travels to D.C. to Discuss No Child Left Behind

ShareThisPresident Obama is giving states a chance to opt out of the heavily criticized requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. But is it worth it for Hawaii to do so?
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Hawaii Wants More Chinese Tourists, the State Department Wants Proof They Won't Stay

ShareThisHawaii’s leaders say allowing more visitors from a growing group of ready to spend Chinese holds enormous economic potential for destinations like Hawaii. Tough U.S. visa requirements are holding visitors back. HPR's Nikki Motson takes a look at how likely a visa waiver might be...
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