Casey Harlow

Producer

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. From 2015-2019, he hosted a Soul/R&B show on Sunday mornings at the University of Hawaiʻi's college radio station KTUH.

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A measure banning single-use plastic and polystyrene products from Oahu restaurants is moving to the full City Council for a final vote after amendments, although some businesses remain opposed to it.

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Tiny bits of plastics are threatening fish nurseries in Hawaii, and likely around the globe. That's according to the latest study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.

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A Honolulu City Councilmember hopes Mayor Kirk Caldwell will seriously consider alternative locations for a controversial children’s playground, with Kaka’ako Waterfront Park that was recently transferred to the city being one option.

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The U.S. Navy is now considering double-wall tanks for its fuel storage in Red Hill and says it will relocate the facility if that upgrade can't be done. 

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A bill banning single-use plastic items on Oahu has been moved back to a City Council committee for more discussion but that’s not stopping business owners from wanting a statewide approach to the issue. 

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Hawaii nonprofits are distributing water jugs to seniors and homebound individuals across the state as part of efforts to ramp up emergency preparedness. 

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A new report from the Hawaii Tourism Authority is highlighting occupancy for vacation rentals in September, including rentals listed on AirBnB and VRBO. The numbers emerge as the counties crack down on short-term rentals.

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Kaka'ako Waterfront Park will become City and County of Honolulu property on Friday. Honolulu officials are planning on repairing facilities – and addressing homelessness in the park.  

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A public meeting is scheduled next month on the U.S. Navy's proposed upgrades to its Red Hill fuel facility while a separate gathering is planned later this year on rule changes that would toughen standards for underground storage tanks.

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A measure to restrict single-use plastics and polystyrene containers on Oahu is moving forward at the City Council.

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Honolulu Councilmember Heidi Tsuneyoshi has submitted two resolutions to urge the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, and the administration, to be more open with the Council and the public.

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According to the National Weather Service's outlook on the state's wet season, you can expect a "wetter than normal" winter this year.

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Honolulu councilmembers passed a measure Wednesday that opponents say favors labor unions and that supporters argue will gurantee jobs for local workers.

Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative

Kauaʻi's power utility is seeking public comment on its draft environmental assessment covering diverting stream water to run the Waiahi hydropower plants.

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The Hawaii Department of Health is advising all e-cigarette users to immediately stop vaping until more is known about its health impacts.

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The Federal Reserve cut interest rates Wednesday to help the slowing national economy. Meanwhile, researchers say Hawaii's economy is already weak, and the state is growing more vulnerable to global events.

Sen. Mazie Hirono

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono is joining efforts to prevent changes to an immigration guideline. The amendments would make it harder for low-income immigrants to get green cards or temporary visas. 

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Community meetings throughout Maui County are being held to help Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration craft its first budget that will cover fiscal year 2020-2021.

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The Honolulu City Council is hoping to get ahead of the curve when it comes to regulating transportation rental companies. Councilmembers heard testimony for two bills that would establish fees and areas where companies can leave their shared rentals.

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According to new research from the University of Hawaii and Institute for Basic Science, icebergs could weaken and delay the effects of climate change for the Southern Hemisphere by up to 50 years.

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A proposed change to the federal food assistance program could affect thousands of Hawaii residents if it goes into effect as proposed.

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The Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation delivered two petitions to Maui County Council Chair Kelly King Wednesday, urging councilmembers to settle the county's legal case involving its Lahaina wastewater treatment facility, and withdraw its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The USS Arizona Memorial will reopen to visitors this Sunday after over a year undergoing repairs. The National Park Service, which oversees the site, announced Wednesday that contractors completed the final phase of construction this week.

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Updated: Aug. 24, 8:28 a.m.

A former Hawaii union executive and two of his family members are facing federal corruption charges. 

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A majority of Hawaii visitors are aware of the impact of sunscreen chemicals on coral, but there’s still work that needs to be done. That’s according to a new survey from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Scientists are using an established DNA technique to discover just what lives in the deep coral reefs of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Think of it as a CSI for marine ecosystems.

Hawaii Department of Transportation

It happens every fall. Schools and the University of Hawaiʻi restart for the new year and the roads grow significantly more congested. This time, officials say drivers can use several new safety improvements to ease their way through the annual back-to-school traffic jam.

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When Hurricane Walaka passed through the French Frigate Shoals as a category three hurricane last October, it left massive destruction of the coral reef, researchers recently found. Scientists also discovered an invasive algae overgrowing native corals and native algae at Pearl and Hermes Atoll.

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The Honolulu Rate Commission is considering whether rail fares should be lower or higher than a ride on TheBus. That's along with other issues concerning fares that the advisory committee wants the public to comment on before it makes its final rate recommendations to the City Council and city administration later this year.

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Hawaiʻi's threatened plants and animals could be impacted by the new changes to federal wildlife conservation rules, particularly those edging toward but not yet endangered.

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