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A company owned by billionaire Larry Ellison is in negotiations to purchase the power plant and electric grid on Lanai, officials said.

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A famous guest facility on the island of Lanai is about to re-open after being closed for the past four years. Rooms will be available starting in November—but they will require a pretty substantial investment.

Lāna‘i 3.0

Aug 31, 2018
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Dozens of former Lāna‘i residents have returned to the island to help chart its future, including Pulama Lānai’s  COO. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier, has more.

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After rolling layoffs for the last few years during hotel renovations, Lāna‘i  residents are enjoying 3.4% unemployment, three points lower than this time last year.  This weekend will be a particularly exciting on Lāna‘i, priming for the July fourth holiday with the Pineapple Festival  on Saturday.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

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  Ever wonder what the summer’s been like on Lāna‘i? The weather’s been a little warmer than usual, but otherwise, the Pine Lads finished their softball season as league champs, the Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i at Mānele is nearly done, and the opening for Kō‘ele Lodge has been pushed back to next year.  Folks on Lana'i would like it if you'd head over and see how things are going for yourself.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa checked in on preparations for Fifth Friday celebrations, which include a Pokemon Go! Tournament.

Lanai Plane Crash Leaves 3 Dead, 3 Injured

Feb 27, 2014
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AP / Russell DeJetley

Maui County is in mourning after a plane crash Wednesday evening that resulted in the death of the pilot and two female employees of the Maui Department of Planning. Three other county employees were injured in the crash and are being treated at Queens Medical Center for second and third degree burns. HPR’s Molly Solomon gives us an update.