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Hawaiian Dredging takes title to Honolulu Advertiser Building for new headquarters
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. Inc., one of the largest general contractors in the state, has completed the purchase of the historic Honolulu Advertiser building on Kapiolani Boulevard and plans to renovate the building and use it as the company’s corporate headquarters, the Honolulu-based company’s president confirmed to PBN. Hawaiian Dredging, one of the state’s oldest construction companies, currently leases 25,000 square feet of office space at City Financial Tower at 201 Merchant…

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 02:51:58 +0000

Uber, Lyft flood Prop. 1 campaign with cash
Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are pumping money into the Proposition 1 campaign as they try to change Austin's rules for transportation network companies. The political action committee heavily backed by those companies has massively out-raised and outspent its competitors, according tp campaign finance documents filed Friday with City Hall. The pro-Uber group, Ridesharing Works For Austin, raised a whopping $5.9 million in either cash or in-kind contributions since the last campaign finance…

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 02:16:34 +0000

PBN honors Hawaii's Best Doctors: Slideshow
Pacific Business News honored some of Hawaii's best physicians at a reception hosted by Jaguar Honolulu and Land Rover Honolulu at the dealership on Ala Moana Boulevard. The list of 458 doctors in 63 specialties appeared in our Feb. 26 issue, excerpted from the national Best Doctors in America List. Best Doctors relies on surveys of physicians themselves, asking, "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?" Click on the photos for a slideshow. Special…

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 02:14:34 +0000

​Will Hawaii medical marijuana dispensaries be up and running by July 15?
The first eight Hawaii medical marijuana dispensary licensees have been named, but will any be able to open dispensaries on July 15, as the law permits? It's possible, some experts say. However, grow time for the marijuana plant can take three to four months, said Pamela Lichty, president of the Drug Policy Forum. “One of the challenges is the time frame, and if they can be up and running as early as July 15,” she said. “Speaking from a botanical point of view, can they really get things…

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:52:08 +0000

EXCLUSIVE: Banta files $1.6M claim against Valley Metro for wages and more
Former Valley Metro CEO Steven Banta filed a $1.65 million claim Friday afternoon against Valley Metro for severance, annuity and treble damages. The claim, calling for a $273,000 annuity payment and 12 months severance at more than $260,000 is tripled under Arizona labor law to the $1.65 million. In the claim, Banta alleges he was pressured into resigning in November 2015 hours ahead of the release of a Arizona Republic story regarding his alleged inappropriate travel charges. A notice of claim…

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:21:58 +0000

​Bishop Museum president and CEO to resign
Blair Collis, who has been president and CEO of Hawaii's Bishop Museum for nearly five years, will resign from his post next week, the museum's board of directors said Friday. Collis has worked at the museum for 13 years and held the position as president and CEO since June 2011. LindaLee Kuuleilani “Cissy” Farm will serve as president and CEO on an interim basis after Collis departs on May 6. “It has been an honor to have served Bishop Museum over the last 13 years and particularly as president…

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:13:32 +0000

Fitch gives Hawaii harbor system bonds third highest rating
Fitch Ratings has assigned an A+ rating on the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s $323 million bonds being used for the harbor system. The third highest rating comes thanks to the harbor system’s “monopoly position” the ratings agency said. The port system has a “sizable and evolving capital improvement plan” the agency said. However, “it is expected to maintain its historically robust financial profile with relatively strong coverage, moderate leverage, and high liquidity,”…

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:55:05 +0000

Patti Payne's Cool Pads: $1.2M midcentury modern designed by NBBJ architect Bill Bain hits market
A rare midcentury modern waterfront home on 1 acre with 230 feet of private waterfront with beach has just come on the market for $1.2 million. Located in Poulsbo, there are also two adjoining 1-acre properties available for $120,000 each that can be combined with this as well. The 3,311-square-foot home, built in 1966, was designed by renowned architect William Bain Jr. from Seattle firm NBBJ and is being called a midcentury masterpiece. “It’s one of the coolest houses I have ever listed,…

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:52:14 +0000

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