Health director wants Navy to move Red Hill fuel tanks

By Sophie Cocke April 12, 2019 Updated April 12, 2019 12:32am State Department of Health Director Bruce Anderson is urging the Navy to relocate its underground fuel storage facility at Red Hill away from a major source of Oahu’s drinking water. To that end, he’s hoping the Navy will agree to reopening a legal agreement entered into in … Read more

Editorial: Get tougher on water lease bill

EDITORIAL| OUR VIEWApril 9, 2019  | Updated April 8, 2019 6:34pm There’s buzz at the state Capitol that a contentious public water rights bill, which appeared to be dead for this legislative session, could be resurrected today in the Senate for a floor vote. If that unusual parliamentary maneuver plays out, senators should reject House Bill … Read more

Column: Balanced solution to water-rights bill rejected, sadly

EDITORIAL| ISLAND VOICES By Marti Townsend April 7, 2019 Updated April 6, 2019 7:29pm In a rare move, a state Senate committee voted on Thursday to pass a bill that would have established a true balance between Hawaii’s food sustainability and constitutionally protected water rights. The proposed bill would have prevented Alexander & Baldwin Inc., a $1.8 billion … Read more

Water bill appears to give A&B a financial break

HAWAII NEWS By Timothy Hurley April 2, 2019 Updated April 2, 2019 12:57am A state measure that would give an assortment of large landowners, agricultural concerns and electrical utilities seven more years to meet stricter requirements for access to public water appears to give one particular company a huge break. A state measure that would give an assortment … Read more

Hawaii Legislature to consider bills on asset forfeiture and water leases

HAWAII NEWS| TOP NEWS By Sophie Cocke April 1, 2019 Updated April 2, 2019 12:54am State lawmakers have scheduled hearings on bills that would reform Hawaii’s civil asset forfeiture program, allow developers to build solar farms on prime agricultural land and extend the period of time that companies and farming interests have to comply with a deadline for obtaining … Read more