Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

Where are Hawai`i's "Important Agricultural Lands"

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According to Hawai`i’s constitution protecting and preserving Hawai`i’s best farmland is the duty of state leaders. Decades after rules were written, what makes up the state’s top farmland remains ambiguous.

O'ahu Farms

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Energy Efficiency Comes to Military Housing

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State officials would like Hawai`i’s military families to change their energy wasting ways. A new large scale efficiency program is going beyond energy saving technology and looking to change the behavior of residents in 36 communities.

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Rising Incomes: Navigating the Economic Upswing

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Rising wages may finally become part of Hawai`i’s gradually improving economy. The latest forecast shows increasing incomes for the next two-years. HPR spoke with some experts to gain insight on what’s expected ahead .

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Despite Fewer Hurricanes, Prep for the Worst

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Meteorologists with NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center say there’s less storm activity expected this year. But just one direct hit on the islands could cause widespread devastation. With just days until the start of the hurricane season, officials urge people to be prepared.

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Ho`opili Vote Postponed, Deadlines Loom

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Battles over land use continue to the west of urban Honolulu. One of the most controversial decisions is over the Ho`opili project on the Ewa Plain. The Land Use Commission must make a decision by June 30th to vote with the full current commission.

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