Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hawaii geothermal, Maui sewage sought as energy sources, Oahu surf rescues surge, dog fight law gets more bite, Abercrombie appointee controversy continues, Kauai bike path cycles upward, shipping rates going up, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hilo Farmers Market (c) 2011 All Hawaii News


It looks like Oahu’s mango season could be a bust for most people this year. The popular, locally-grown, tropical fruit is in very short supply. KITV4.

A Young Bros. rate increase request first filed in December is finally moving forward. West Hawaii Today.

The state has signed a new, three-year contract with Corrections Corporation of America to house up to 1,900 prison inmates at private prisons in Arizona. Hawaii Reporter.

Why did Gov. Neil Abercrombie choose to ask the members of only five of the more than 150 boards and commissions to resign? Civil Beat.

The chairman of the Aloha Stadium Authority expects as many as seven of its nine members to refuse Gov. Neil Abercrombie's request to resign.  Star-Advertiser.

After receiving a letter from Gov. Neil Abercrombie asking that he resign from the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Wailea resident Travis Thompson said that he was considering his options but would likely stay at his post. Maui News.

Military personnel and visiting students shouldn't be counted in establishing new County Council districts because they aren't permanent Big Island residents. Tribune-Herald.

Kauai says the results of water quality tests from last year show the county's water meets all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for safe drinking water. Associated Press.

A new law is designed to crack down on dog fighting in Hawaii. Governor Neil Abercrombie signed Senate Bill 1069 on Tuesday. Hawaii News Now.

A plan to integrate educational facilities and affordable housing for a new community for underprivileged Leeward residents has fallen apart.  Star-Advertiser.

Hawaii Electric Light Co. is taking the first steps toward establishing geothermal energy as a means to meet West Hawaii's electrical needs. West Hawaii Today.

Lifeguards from the city Ocean Safety Division provided aid to hundreds of surfers and swimmers who attempted to brave the big waves on Oahu's southern and western shores Wednesday. Star-Advertiser.

The federal government remains committed to granting $1.55 billion for Honolulu's $5.3 billion planned rail project by October 2012. Star-Advertiser.

A developer's plans to build on more than 1,500 acres of West Oahu farmland has gained unanimous support from the Kapolei Neighborhood Board. Hawaii News Now.

Three days waiting for an answer became five months and $28,000 snowballed into $338,500 for an upcoming stretch of the county’s multi-use path in Kapa‘a.  Garden Island.