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Down To Earth Will Require GMO Food Labeling By 2018


Among the bills still alive in the legislature is a measure concerning the labeling of food that contains genetically modified organisms—or “GMO’s.” But some organic grocers are taking the matter into their own hands.

Google Pays $7 Million Dollars For Street View Case; Hawaii Gets $106,179


Google has agreed to settle a case brought by 38 states over its collection of personal data…And Hawaii is one of them.

The Internet search giant will pay a fine of $7 million --- with $106,179 going to the state of Hawaii.

Documentary "The Untold Story" Travels To Hilo


After five sold-out screenings in Honolulu, the film The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii is making its way to Hilo.

While the story of Japanese internment on the mainland has been well documented, this will be the first full length film to chronicle the internment experience in Hawaii.

Sequestration Impact on NOAA’s Hawaii Office Remains Unclear


As policy makers in Washington continue to struggle with budget issues, Hawaii residents are still wondering what the precise impacts will be on the state. One important area of federal spending for Hawaii: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—or NOAA. As HPR’s Bill Dorman reports, the specific cuts to Hawaii’s NOAA operations are still not clear. 

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Gas Prices Tick Upward


Gas prices across the state are continuing to rise this week.

The website says the average price at the pump is now $4.39 a gallon.

That’s up 27 cents from last month.

Some analysts believe at least part of the increase may be related to the shutdown of the Tesoro refinery.

That includes Patrick DeHaan, a senior analyst at

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