An open-records case: Walden versus OHA’s LLCs

About half a year ago, we wrote about some limited liability companies formed by our Office of Hawaiian Affairs. These companies received cash and property, including 1,600-plus acres of land in Waimea Valley, from OHA.

Oahu’s rail project sits on a precarious perch

Recently, there has been fierce debate over Bill 42 before the Honolulu City Council. Here’s the background: In 2007, the city passed Ordinance 07-001, which says that the Honolulu rail project would be funded only with proceeds of the general excise tax surcharge and federal money.

‘New era in agriculture’

Agriculture is more than digging a hole in the ground and planting something, said Judith Rivera, Corteva Agriscience Hawaii research lead Friday at the dedication and blessing of a new lab building inKekaha.

Building on beautiful beans

While the coffee season came to a sudden halt for some farms in Hawaii, particularly for West Hawaii on the Big Island, Kauai Coffee has been enjoying a normal season on Kauai’s Westside.

Subaru Hawaii shares the love

Subaru Hawaii recently launched its “Share the Love” campaign by announcing that it will be increasing its donation from $30,000 to $50,000.

‘Grocerant’ coming to Kilauea

The Sullivan Family of Companies’ Kalama Beach Corporation has started construction on a 12,700-square-foot grocery store and restaurant at Kilauea Lighthouse Village in Kilauea.

Native Hawaiian Chambers of Commerce announce alliance

The state’s four Native Hawaiian Chambers of Commerce have entered into an alliance. State Sen. Brickwood Galuteria made the announcement at the 12th annual Hui Holomua Business Fest presented by the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce in Waikapu, Maui, on Oct. 17.

Take-aways from the ‘Con-Am’ argument

On Oct. 18, the Supreme Court of Hawaii held oral argument on a petition by the four counties to invalidate “Con-Am,” the constitutional amendment ballot measure that would allow the state to slap a “surcharge,” essentially an additional property tax, on “investment” real property.