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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Honolulu's acting chief medical examiner says 127 people considered homeless died on Oʻahu in 2019, up from two years ago.

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Maui Mayor Michael Victorino is asking the state Legislature to extend a deadline that will allow the county to impose a general excise tax surcharge on business activities such as sales of products.

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State Department of Public Safety administrators outlined the department's budget priorities to lawmakers Tuesday at the state Capitol, including a request for $8.4 million over two years for staff on Mauna Kea.

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Organizations such as the Surfrider Foundation and Sierra Club are active in addressing broad environmental issues at the local level, including on Maui. But one island company and a homegrown community group are developing ways to recycle and reduce waste that could be adopted beyond the county.

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Honolulu's Board of Water Supply will soon begin a $5 million project to improve its meter reading system.

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A recent audit of Honolulu's Department of Permitting and Planning found the process to approve building permits is a time-consuming and inefficient one. But city officials argue the audit's results don't take into account the steps taken by the department and administration.

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Far from the view of the nearly three million visitors who travel to Maui County each year are two landfills that are filling up fast and approaching the end of their lifespans. 

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A revised contract between Hawaiian Electric and Puna Geothermal Venture could lower power bills for Big Island residents.

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Mike Mozart / Flickr

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Hawaii Senate Health Chair Rosalyn Baker plans to propose several bills in the coming legislative ssession aimed at reducing youth vaping, but she wants to add e-cigarettes and vaping products to existing tobacco laws.

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The state now owns nearly 4,000 acres of native forest on Oʻahu's North Shore with the purchase of land stretching from the Koʻolau summit to the middle of the Waimea Valley.

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Five percent of Hawaiʻi's population came from the mainland or abroad between 2013 and 2017 but the state continues to see a declining population overall.

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Honolulu officials have received 40 complaints of suspected illegal short-term rentals this week, most of them in Kailua.

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Two candidates running for Tulsi Gabbard's congressional seat are calling for her to do a better job in Congress. This comes a week after Gabbard voted "present" during the House impeachment decision.

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King tides, high winds, and possible heavy rains will impact most of the state over the next several days.

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Hawaii Congressman Ed Case wants amendments to the Jones Act, the maritime shipping law that requires only American-owned and built ships transport cargo between the U.S mainland and Hawaii as well as other American territories and states.

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Updated: Dec. 20, 6:45 a.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced Thursday he is withdrawing state law enforcement officers from Mauna Kea after informed that the $1.6 billion Thirty Meter Telescope won't proceed with construction at this time. Protesters who have stopped construction of the telescope say they were told to move out by Dec. 26 or face arrest.

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An alternate site for a controversial children's playground in Honolulu will likely become a reality, as the group funding the project is holding a press conference Saturday in Kakaʻako.

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A city audit of the Honolulu Zoo found a discrepancy of more than $650,000 in its finances, along with other problems. But city officials say the audit's findings are "dated" and changes have already been made.

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An official of the U.S. Marine Corps says it is willing to talk with concerned ʻEwa Beach residents about a proposed barrier but maintains the Corps' analysis of the project's impacts followed federal guidelines.

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NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

As 2019's hurricane season comes to a close, weather experts say it was an average year for the Central Pacific basin.

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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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