Lawmakers Consider Fees To Recycle Electronic Devices - State health officials hope to build on the success of a bottle recycling program and expand it to include electronic devices."We are looking for a system to deal with our electronic goods altogether to reclaim the valuable metals that are in them, and handle them in a way that is cost effective and efficient for everyone," said deputy health director Gary Gill.Mike Allwer sold a car stereo at his discount store on Pensacola Tuesday.
- KITV - Feb 14, 2012
- Hawaii News Now Jan 18, 2012
After a few lean years marred by budget cuts and furloughs Hawaii state economy is slowly recovering and lawmakers were cautiously optimistic about Hawaii's financial future as they opened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday.Their goals for the new session include creating jobs, balancing the budget without raising taxes or imposing new taxes, and improving Hawaii's business climate.During his opening remarks House Speaker Calvin Say said he would like to maintain stability."Maintaining stability means no new taxes for state government from residents and businesses.
- KHON Jan 12, 2012
Reptiles and other invasive species invaded the capitol today as part of a legislative briefing on environmental concerns.Despite the challenges of workforce and budget cutbacks, alien species control agencies are still making progress, but are pointing out how much more needs to be done.They're not your usual warm-blooded family pets.
- KHON Dec, 13, 2011
When a former employee who became one of David H. Murdock’s most avid supporters sat down with the billionaire owner of Lana'i in July, she created quite a stir among residents when she wrote Murdock was contemplating selling the island if opposition to a wind energy project continued.
- KHON - May 16, 2011
New H-1 freeway westbound ramps will help alleviate bottlenecks around some of the large shopping centers in Oahu’s second city. There's still a lot of work to be done before motorists see complete traffic relief.State transportation officials and Kapolei lawmakers say $18.7 million is well worth the price for improved traffic flow heading in and out of Oahu's second city. "It's going to save a tremendous amount of time,” said Sen.
- HNN - May 16, 2011
A dedication ceremony was held Monday morning.Drivers in west Oahu will now have some much needed traffic relief. The new westbound freeway ramps at the Kapolei Interchange Complex are now open. A dedication ceremony was held Monday morning at the site and the ramps opened at 1 p.m. The $18.7 million project adds a new on-ramp at the Makakilo Drive and a new off-ramp leading to Farrington Highway which exits near the Wet 'N' Wild water park.
- KHON - Apr 12, 2011
HONOLULU- After sailing through the state Senate since being introduced in late January, a plan that would allow the state to purchase Oahu’s only slaughterhouse for $1.6 million faces a final vote on the House floor Tuesday morning. Supporters of SB249 say buying the slaughterhouse at Campbell Industrial Park with taxpayer dollars will ensure the viability of the livestock industry for years to come.“If we really want to protect our local agriculture in regards to livestock, then we have to ensure that this slaughterhouse is going to be viable,” said state Sen.
- KITV - Feb 28, 2012
A company that builds electric vehicle charging stations announced Tuesday the first steps toward building a network of chargers across Hawaii. The firm is called Better Place and has partnered with Hawaiian Electric Company and four hotels in Waikiki to install 10 electric car charging stations on Oahu. Five electric car charging stations have been installed at the Sheraton Waikiki with five other chargers at HECO sites on Oahu.