April 30, 2014, 2pm PDT
Using a metric called "regional price parity," the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that urban areas are the most expensive places in the country. Honolulu, Hawaii rates as the most expensive metro area in the country.
May 1, 2013, 5am PDT
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is fast approaching levels not seen for millions of years. At 400 parts per million (p.p.m.), the planet is fast approaching the point of no return for avoiding dangerous climate change.
March 7, 2013, 7am PST
Gallup and Healthways have released their annual state-by-state assessment of America's well being. For the fourth consecutive year, Hawaii tops the list.
November 2, 2012, 8am PDT
Despite a ceremonial groudbreaking last year, a $5.2-billion elevated rail project four decades in the making is facing an uncertain future as the centerpiece of a fierce campaign battle.
January 5, 2012, 10am PST
After decades of planning, a 20-mile light rail line in Honolulu is set to begin construction this March, despite persistent concerns over the project's cost.
July 6, 2011, 12pm PDT
Male cyclists outnumber females cyclists in New York City three to one. New York City lags behind Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Portland, Oregon, in female ridership.
June 26, 2011, 1pm PDT
Will Spence has been named the new director of the Maui County Dept. of Planning. Spence says one of his goals is to change how the department interacts with the public.
February 25, 2011, 10am PST
A rapid transit system gets closer to reality in Honolulu as officials conduct groundbreaking ceremony, while some still object to the project for aesthetic reasons.
February 24, 2011, 6am PST
Ground has broken on Honolulu's long-planned rail system, but locals still worry that the new transit won't lure new development to town.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
January 5, 2011, 6am PST
The state's energy administrator says that "renewable energy will be a driver of Hawaii's economy at least for the next decade."
Sustainable Business Oregon
November 7, 2010, 5am PST
The Queen Liliuokalani Trust has spoken out against a 2,330 home workforce housing development on the island of Hawai'i. The Trust was the previous owner of the land, and says the project will be detrimental to existing locals.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
August 31, 2010, 8am PDT
Legislation working its way through the Honolulu City Council could require construction companies doing work in the Hawaiian city to recycle or reuse as much as 60% of construction materials.
July 25, 2010, 1pm PDT
Hawaii is an ideal test case for creating an electric car infrastructure because fuel costs are very high and distances are manageable. Charging stations are going up all over the islands with a goal of making it easy to envision driving an EV.
June 6, 2010, 1pm PDT
Honolulu, HI is an island paradise, but it also has big city traffic problems. Sam Staley of the Reason Foundation says relief could come in the form of privately-funded HOT lanes.
April 21, 2010, 8am PDT
A Univ. of HI civil engineering professor blasts the professional engineering group of Hawaii's endorsement of the planned, elevated rail system. Voters supported the system in a 2008 election, but it has since become politically contentious.
January 17, 2010, 9am PST
Governor Linda Lingle is proposing that the state bring the state's elevated rail project down to the ground to save costs, considering Hawai'i's budget problems.
January 15, 2010, 5am PST
Officials in Hawaii have unveiled a strategic plan for removing garbage and debris from the ocean near the Hawaiian Archipelago.
January 13, 2010, 8am PST
A $5.35 billion plan to build a light rail system in Honolulu, Hawaii, is on rocky ground as the state's governor has joined the opposition movement.
September 16, 2009, 10am PDT
The islands of Hawaii are proving to be a laboratory for renewable energy projects, playing host to a variety of pilot projects that could end up paving the way for the rest of the country's transition to an energy menu with more renewable options.
September 4, 2009, 2pm PDT
The Honolulu City Council is considering a bill that will make it illegal to bring "odors that unreasonably disturb others" onto the bus.