Casey Harlow

Producer of Digital Content

Casey Harlow was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. He came to Hawaiʻi Public Radio from the University of Oregon's college radio station, KWVA, in 2012. He started out as a board operator, and worked his way up to a full-time position working in practically every department at the station. Because of this, he is known as the station’s Jack-of-all-trades. He eventually moved to the news department in 2016, and is currently the department's Producer of Digital Content. In his off-time, he’s a Soul/R&B DJ and host of a Sunday morning show at the University of Hawaiʻi's college radio station KTUH.

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A measure to promote the building of affordable rental units in Honolulu is now a law.

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The YMCA of Honolulu is planning to sell its Central Branch location on Atkinson Drive. The announcement was made Friday by the organization’s Metropolitan Board of Directors.

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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city's $9.2 billion rail project isn't in danger of losing federal funds, so long as it builds all 20 miles of the planned transit line.

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Opening a business can be hard in Hawaiʻi. But one operation is finding early success highlighting local fruits in hard cider, an alcoholic beverage made from fermented apple juice that's caught the attention of millennials and other consumers.

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State lawmakers are asking federal officials to either ground all tour helicopters in the islands or ban flights over residential neighborhoods. Following Monday's deadly helicopter crash in Kailua, four senators signed a letter asking for action by the Federal Aviation Administration and state Department of Transportation.

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A new program announced today aims to help K-12 teachers in the state purchase a home. It's the result of a partnership with local leaders and a mainland firm with a connection to Mark Zuckerberg.

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A measure that would have implemented red light cameras at intersections will instead call for further study.

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After completing an inaugural flight from Kahului to Honolulu yesterday morning, Southwest Airlines is offering $29 fares for interisland flights.

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It's been nearly a year since Kīlauea erupted on the Big Island's lower East Rift Zone. The event destroyed more than 700 structures and displaced hundreds, if not thousands, of residents. Scientists are still studying the eruption, but they think they know what did, and didn't, cause it.

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After several years of debate, a measure to regulate monster homes on Oʻahu is awaiting Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s signature. The bill passed the City Council Wednesday, but the head of the department that will enforce the proposed rules says some details need to be hammered out.

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The Honolulu City Council has preliminarily approved the latest versions of the rail project's capital and operating budgets for the new year. Bills 15 and 16 outline what the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation will receive from the City and County for Fiscal Year 2019.

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Barring any action by the City Council, most of Honolulu's top officials will get a 3.5% pay raise this year. The city's Salary Commission agreed on the pay hike for positions ranging from the mayor to the deputy fire and police chiefs. 

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Electronic sports, or esports, is a form of competition using video games. And it's a growing industry. The University of Hawaiʻi is in the process developing a curriculum focusing on esports, and the many facets of the industry.

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The Federal Transit Administration is withholding payments for Honolulu's rail system until officials make changes to its plan to get the $9 billion project back on track.

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Time is running out for voters in the Honolulu City Council District 4 to cast their ballots in the contentious special election between Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters.

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According to a new Point in Time Count, the overall number of homeless individuals and families has decreased on the neighbor islands since last year. 

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If you have been procrastinating on doing your taxes, here's a friendly reminder that they are due pretty soon. The deadline to file your federal income tax return is next Monday, April 15th. But the state deadline to file is a week later, on April 22nd.

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Hawaiʻi County is on track to receive up to $60 million in state funds for recovery efforts from last year’s Kīlauea eruption.

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Maui Mayor Michael Victorino unveiled his first budget proposal yesterday, listing affordable housing, infrastructure and the environment as top priorities for the county in the next fiscal year.

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Updated: March 25, 2019, 7:22 p.m.  

Plans to extend the period for public comment on a proposal to renovate Ala Moana Regional Park hit a roadblock tonight. Earlier in the day, the City Council's Parks, Community Services and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee provided an update on the project, and heard testimony from residents, some of whom objected to aspects of the proposal.

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Senator Donna Mercado Kim has completed a review of more than a hundred positions at the University of Hawaii that were in jeopardy of being dropped. Earlier this week, the UH administration was warned of a proposed $30 million budget cut at the State Legislature. 

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The NFL is coming back to Hawaiʻi. The Los Angeles Rams, in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, announced the team will be playing the Dallas Cowboys at Aloha Stadium this August.

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Two House committees heard impassioned testimony yesterday from residents and local businesses on bills that would ban various plastic and polystyrene containers.

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A measure to decriminalize possession of marijuana in small amounts is moving forward at the State Legislature. House Bill 1383 would make possessing three grams or less of cannabis a misdemeanor. It would also establish a fine, and expunge prior convictions for possession of three grams or less from criminal records.

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Kauaʻi residents can now submit a police report for certain crimes online with the Kauaʻi Police Department.

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A high surf warning is still in effect for much of the state's north and west facing shores until 6 AM Tuesday. Surf is expected to be between 25 to 45 feet, and eventually lowering to 18 to 24 feet later today. A high surf advisory is in effect until Tuesday at 6 AM for west facing shores of Hawaiʻi Island.

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The state Department of Land and Natural Resources and the City and County of Honolulu, in partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, will be holding a town hall meeting on the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project next Tuesday.

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The chair of the Maui County Council is hoping for more collaboration between Mayor Mike Victorino's office and the council.

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The state Department of Transportation will be holding community meetings across the state starting on March 20 in Kapolei to get feedback on a possible road usage charge.

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The Honolulu Fire Department says the wildfire in Nānākuli that started on Sunday is a hundred percent contained. The blaze originated from behind the Sack-and-Save, and burned a total of 500 acres. But the fire department wants residents to start now to help prevent wildfires near their homes by making a plan.

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