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