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EPA reviews $15 million settlement for Hawaii molasses spill

posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:58 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing a $15.4 million settlement between Hawaii and a shipping company that spilled 1,400 tons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor to see how it may affect the agency's investigation. Full Story

Obama's solution to seizing of U.S. knives, high border costs - Asia-Pacific Trade Deal

posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:08 PM

Hardware Sales Inc. of Bellingham, Washington, does about 25 percent of its online business outside the United States. But going global can be frustrating. Overzealous Australian customs inspectors sometimes confiscate perfectly legal knives.... Full Story

Monsanto, Dow Unit Sue County over GMO Law

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Two agricultural companies sued Maui County on Thursday to challenge a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms. Full Story

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day
Election night turned into a “grand ol’ party” Tuesday as Republicans took back the majority in the U.S. Senate and built on their lead in the House. Full Story

Maui Voters to Decide Whether to Ban GMO Crops

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. Full Story

Extreme Weather, Natural Events Threaten Ag Products, Property from South Pacific to Southwest

posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Extreme Weather, Natural Events Threaten Ag Products, Property from South Pacific to Southwest
In Hawaii, lava from one of the world’s most active volcanoes continued its slow but steady creep, nearing rural homes on the Big Island. While Kilauea, has erupted continuously since 1983, scientists warn if the current trail of magma... Full Story

Maui County GMO initiative gets more signatures

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Activists have handed in more than 9,000 additional signatures to the Maui County Clerk's office in support of a moratorium on growing or testing genetically modified foods. Full Story

Feds settle worker abuse lawsuit against Del Monte

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. will pay $1.2 million to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit claiming Thai workers on Hawaii farms were subjected to uninhabitable housing, insufficient food, low wages and deportation threats, a federal agency said... Full Story

USDA to let Hawaii ship avocados to mainland US

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Guacamole connoisseurs around the U.S. will soon have a new domestic avocado to try — not from California or Florida, but Hawaii. Full Story

Hawaii Lawmakers Move Forward With Anti-GMO Bill

posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Committee approved the bill Thursday but amended it so it only applies to produce imported from outside Hawaii. Full Story

Wild donkeys taken to mainland

posted on August 5, 2011 at 4:41 PM

In an effort to control the Big Island's wild donkey population, about 100 of them are being taken to California. Full Story

Maui Land Fieldworkers Harvest Last Pineapples

posted on December 24, 2009 at 4:12 PM

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Fieldworkers at Hawaii's last major pineapple plantation have picked their last pineapples. Full Story

Hawaii Outlines Renewable Energy Goals

posted on October 24, 2008 at 8:10 PM

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's largest utility has signed on to a plan to move the state away from dependence on fossil fuels for electricity and ground transportation. Full Story

Hawaii Hanging on to Sugar Heritage

posted on September 26, 2008 at 8:09 PM

HONOLULU (AP) -- Sugar was once king in Hawaii, steering the economy and politics while shaping the multicultural identity and colorful pidgin English language of these islands. Full Story

Del Monte Cans Pineapple Operation in Hawaii

posted on February 3, 2006 at 8:02 PM

After 90 years of growing pineapple in Hawaii, Fresh Del Monte Produce announced this week it will stop operations there in a little more than two years. Full Story
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