High court hears case on legality of foreign fishing labor

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Friday on the legality of granting licenses to foreign workers in the state’s longline commercial fishing fleet, which for years has been under scrutiny after an Associated Press investigation revealed claims of human trafficking and questionable labor practices.

State unveils metrics for school reopening

There is still no set reopening date for classrooms in Hawaii, but the state health and education departments on Thursday provided metrics for how they plan to handle instruction based on the COVID-19 infection rate on each island.

Honua Ola sues to overturn PUC decision killing power plant project

Honua Ola Bioenergy, also known as Hu Honua Bioenergy, on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court requesting the Public Utilities Commission be ordered to vacate its July 9 decision that nullified an amended power-purchase agreement the almost completed Pepeekeo power plant had with Hawaiian Electric Co.