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Green light for Puuanahulu solar project

Residents of Puuanahulu are hoping to cut their monthly bills by installing a photovoltaic system to power their water supply. The initiative got an initial green light this week with the release of an environmental assessment that found the project would not significantly impact the landscape.

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3 things to watch at state Legislature this week

HONOLULU — The mountain of bills that state lawmakers are tackling now looks more like a hill. More than half of the bills introduced just a month ago in the House of Representatives have died, and lawmakers are left with 737 of the original 1,515 bills that were on the list in that chamber after pushing key proposals through legislative deadlines. Those that lived include a proposal to create a system of medical marijuana dispensaries, a plan to label genetically modified foods and various attempts to fix problems at the state’s troubled health exchange.