Welcome our new Oʻahu Group Manager—Lauren Watanabe

Originally from East L.A., Lauren Watanabe is an artist and proud third generation working class Mexican-American. Her identity informs her passion for justice and she channels it into her work and art. After graduating from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, she was a community/political organizer with UNITE HERE Local 5 and discovered her profound … Read more

Safety measures for fuel tanks could take billions — and decades, Navy says

By William Cole March 19, 2018 Updated March 19, 2018 5:56am The least expensive method of double-walling the Red Hill fuel tanks could cost between $500 million and $2 billion, the Navy said in a newly released estimate. The most expensive tank-within-a-tank option, with carbon steel and full interior and exterior coating, is estimated at between … Read more

Red Hill fuel ruling must quicken fixes

EDITORIAL | OUR VIEW February 26, 2018 Updated February 26, 2018 12:05am The existence of the Navy’s underground fuel storage facility at Red Hill — constructed during the World War II era — was a state secret until the early 1990s, when the tank farm was declassified. That disclosure prompted petroleum leak-related worries and other concerns … Read more