Ryan Finnerty

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Hawaii meets with teachers to tackle persistent low pay

Oct 24, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Education is working with teachers to try to solve the problem of low pay that has persisted for decades.
Central Intermediate School in Downtown Honolulu.
Ryan Finnerty

The legal pitfalls of making “Liquid Aloha” outside Hawaii

Jul 8, 2019
Expanding the production of regionally themed beers has opened some breweries up to accusations they misled consumers about beers' origins.
Kona Brewing Company's Big Wave Golden Ale seen on the North Shore of Oahu. Following the June settlement, Kona will include brewing location on its cardboard packaging.
Ryan Finnerty

Honolulu looks to Singapore to solve its housing shortage

Apr 30, 2019
Honolulu’s housing market is one of the most expensive in the country.
Condo buildings visible from Ala Moana Beach Park.
Ryan Finnerty for Marketplace

Volcanic activity takes the buzz out of Hawaii's coffee harvest

Feb 4, 2019
Coffee farmers in Hawaii are citing volcanic activity for a poor harvest.
Lava spews in Kilauea's East Rift Zone on May 23, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii, amid eruptions from the Kilauea volcano.
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