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News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson
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.
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.
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.
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?
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...