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Friday, January 16, 2015
Hawaii Obamacare exchange projected to be financially viable — in 2022
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:38 PM :: 1971 Views :: Health Care

...a new report from the Hawaii Commerce and Consumer Affairs Department shows the Connector won’t be fiscally sustainable until 2022....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Hawaii PUC chairwoman resigns powerful position
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:05 PM :: 2436 Views :: Energy, Ethics

State land records show the couple illegally built two bed and breakfast units and operated the lucrative business for more than a decade in a conservation district in Hanalei....

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Friday, January 09, 2015
Obama’s Hawaii vacation is over, now it’s time for taxpayers to pay tab
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:45 PM :: 2809 Views :: Honolulu County, Obama

...HPD spent $277,000 on overtime costs this year during the president’s 16-day vacation. That’s $16,000 less than in 2013, but $60,000 more than in 2012....

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Saturday, December 27, 2014
Hawaii prime target of foreign governments seeking US intelligence
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:01 AM :: 2495 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

Comey said he is concerned that in the wake of Snowden’s “so called revelations,” Americans “healthy skepticism” of government powers will turn to cynicism....

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
New report ranks Hawaii among worst places for business
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:08 AM :: 2460 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The study did note three positives: a low corporate capital gains tax; low property taxes and low wireless taxes....

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Troubled Obamacare vendor awarded new Hawaii contract
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:14 PM :: 1852 Views :: Health Care

Montreal-based CGI Group Inc. will be awarded another year-long state maintenance contract despite the ongoing problems with the site....

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Monday, December 22, 2014
U.S. should respond aggressively to cyber attack, expert says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:13 PM :: 2079 Views :: First Amendment

The attack on Sony Pictures and threats to the movie industry cannot be tolerated, one of the nation’s leading security experts says....

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Friday, December 19, 2014
University of Hawaii athletics must tackle fiscal woes
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:06 AM :: 3282 Views :: Higher Education

University of Hawaii college football has been on a losing streak, impacting athletic department revenue....

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Man gets 33 months in prison after threatening to decapitate congresswoman
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:35 PM :: 2104 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...On Aug. 3,  2013, Sherbow sent an email to the FBI and the media with the headline “Cutting Off Tulsi Gabbard’s Head.”....

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
University of Hawaii won’t talk about sex education program
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:45 PM :: 3314 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Higher Education

"...researchers are asking 11-year-olds whether they’ve had sex, how many partners they’ve had and if they’ve had anal sex...."

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Hawaii political action committee under fire for non-disclosure
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:33 AM :: 2372 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

Hawaii’s state campaign spending commissioners want the Honolulu city prosecutor to investigate a case brought by former Gov. Ben Cayetano against Pacific Resource Partnership’s political action committee....

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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Report: Hawaii’s $30B unfunded retirement liabilities part of national trend
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:19 PM :: 1804 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii’s $30-billion unfunded liability per resident is $21,852, the seventh highest in the nation....

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Monday, November 10, 2014
Hawaii Supreme Court to hear same sex marriage case
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:59 AM :: 2956 Views :: Family

Hawaii voters opposed same sex marriage in 1998 by a vote of 69.2 percent to 28.6 percent....

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Friday, November 07, 2014
Group: University of Hawaii fiscal woes hurting students, faculty
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:43 PM :: 2061 Views :: Higher Education

Students and faculty at the University of Hawaii are joining forces to try to force solutions to the system’s spiraling financial crisis....

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014
While change sweeps country, Hawaii remains the same
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:45 PM :: 2346 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

While voters across the country handed Republicans control of the U.S. Senate and expanded their numbers in the U.S. House of Representatives, virtually nothing changed  for Hawaii....

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Monday, November 03, 2014
Hawaii taxpayers would spend millions on private preschools if amendment passes
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:23 AM :: 1842 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii prohibits government funding of private preschools, but that may change Tuesday....

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hawaii health officials: No automatic Ebola-related quarantine
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:36 PM :: 2440 Views :: Health Care, Military

New Jersey, New York and Illinois have imposed mandatory quarantines for health care workers who treated Ebola patients in West Africa....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Cayetano Blames One Party System for Low Turnout
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:09 PM :: 3886 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party
“The Democrats who run against each other are pretty much on the same side on social issues, so it just comes down who has greater resources and who is more popular.”
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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Voters want to expel former Hawaii House speaker
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:43 PM :: 2075 Views :: Politicians

House Speaker Joe Souki has refused a request to expel former House Speaker Calvin Say....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hawaii investigator says state agency is shirking duties
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:18 PM :: 2233 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Some Hawaii companies are taking advantage of visitors and elderly residents, but state officials are thwarting attempts to investigate, a supervisor with the state Department of Commerce says....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Matson to pay $1 million for Honolulu molasses spill under plea agreement
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:35 PM :: 2267 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...Matson Terminals Inc has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor violations of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899....

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Hawaii ranks worst for tax burden, report says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:59 PM :: 2439 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii ranks worst in three major categories in the seventh annual “Rich States, Poor States” report....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Hawaii students get gift cards to participate in sex education program
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:15 AM :: 2742 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...The gift cards, valued at between $10 and $20 each, are issued to 11, 12 and 13-year-olds....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Roadside animal farm may be casualty of Hawaii government
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:04 AM :: 2554 Views :: DHHL, Small Business

A 10-year battle in state court over a 120-acre commercial property in Waimanalo is coming to an end....

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014
New director takes over Hawaii’s troubled Obamacare exchange
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:14 PM :: 1947 Views :: Health Care

...state administration and some key lawmakers want the state Department of Human Services  to take over the Connector....

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Friday, October 03, 2014
Hawaii officials on alert after Ebola scare
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:23 PM :: 2147 Views :: Health Care

Medical officials responded to an Ebola scare by placing a patient in isolation....

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Friday, October 03, 2014
Hawaii House leader fined a record $50,000 for ethics violations
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:37 AM :: 2812 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

"...this case is a perfect storm of public corruption” Totto said....

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Friday, October 03, 2014
Hawaii will go bust by 2016, Senate minority leader says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:34 AM :: 2451 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...the state is “headed into a situation where there is anticipated fiscal year imbalance” because spending is outpacing revenue....

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Second Amendment advocates score victory in Hawaii court
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:28 PM :: 2115 Views :: Second Amendment

...Seabright ruled unconstitutional Hawaii’s law prohibiting alien residents from applying for firearms permits....

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Fired chief procurement officer blows whistle on Hawaii DOE procurement troubles
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:43 PM :: 3393 Views :: Education K-12

The former chief procurement officer for the Hawaii Department of Education has filed a whistleblower lawsuit....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Oahu defense contractor sentenced on espionage charges
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:17 PM :: 2176 Views :: Military

A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and civilian contractor will spend more than seven years in federal prison....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hawaii’s ‘most unusual political candidate’ vying to be next congressman
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:26 AM :: 1847 Views :: Politicians

Kawika Crowley, the Republican running for U.S. House District 2 in November, is quite possibly the state’s most interesting politician in 2014....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Hawaii lawmakers may ease access to marijuana
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:10 AM :: 2034 Views :: Drugs

In its smoked form, marijuana potency and dosage cannot be controlled....

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Friday, September 05, 2014
Controversial sex education program reinstated in Hawaii public schools
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:48 PM :: 3197 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...the program for middle school students will include some key revisions....

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Hawaii deemed ‘sinkhole’ state by fiscal watchdog for pension debt
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:27 PM :: 2613 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

A report by a fiscal watchdog deems Hawaii one of the worst “sinkhole” states for its growing debt burden to taxpayers....

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Friday, August 29, 2014
RAILROADED: Rail construction Could put Small businesses out of business
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:51 AM :: 2386 Views :: Rail

Cliff Garcia operates Tropical Lamps & Shades on land his family has owned in the Kakaako district near downtown Honolulu for the past 70 years....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Hawaii commission opens investigation into election day debacles
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:10 PM :: 2065 Views :: Office of Elections

Three Hawaii lawmakers called on the State Elections Commission to fire Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago Friday during a standing room-only commission meeting....

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
ACLU sues for Hawaii Island residents to get second chance to vote
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:22 AM :: 1977 Views :: Office of Elections

...The ACLU lawsuit asks the Hawaii Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected by Iselle to cast a vote to be included in the August 2014 primary results....

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Hawaii’s largest insurance provider pulls small business plans from health exchange
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:19 AM :: 1921 Views :: Health Care

Hawaii’s health-care exchange, the Hawaii Health Connector, has taken another blow....

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Schatz wins U.S. Senate primary in political battle that divided Hawaii’s Democratic party
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:09 PM :: 2587 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Polls showed that whites, and most mainland liberal groups, largely backed Schatz, while Hanabusa had the support of local Asians....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
HI House leader ousted in election primary amid controversy
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:11 PM :: 3429 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

House Majority floor leader Rida Cabanilla is out of a job....

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Puna to Pick Senator
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:59 PM :: 2222 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

...New Age seekers, Hawaiian sovereignty activists, organic farmers and the odd pakalolo grower....

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Monday, August 11, 2014
Incumbent Hawaii governor out in historic upset
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:27 PM :: 2189 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians

Ige got 143,835 votes, Abercrombie, 67,368....

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Friday, August 08, 2014
Major storms hit Hawaii after lawmakers raid hurricane fund
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:11 PM :: 2512 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the state’s $126 million hurricane relief fund has nearly run dry after the state Legislature snatched the funds to balance the budget in 2011....

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Thursday, August 07, 2014
Has Hawaii’s governor lost his mojo?
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:40 AM :: 2429 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...If Abercrombie loses this primary, it will be the first time in Hawaii’s history a sitting Democrat governor is ousted after just one term....

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Saturday, August 02, 2014
VA reform bill gives veterans private health care options
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:57 PM :: 1915 Views :: Military

House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise Wednesday on a Veterans Affairs health care reform bill....

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Saturday, August 02, 2014
Honolulu Army reservist accused of fraud, theft and child molestation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 1:47 PM :: 2945 Views :: Military, Politicians

...he is accused of repeatedly molesting a 13-year-old boy, and has been held in the state prison facility since February....

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Feds fly immigrant minors to Hawaii on taxpayer dime
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:20 AM :: 2353 Views :: National News
“between January 1 and July 7, a total of eight minors were discharged from the unaccompanied alien children program to sponsors in Hawaii.”
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Absentee ballot fraud incident has Kauai police, elections officials on alert
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:14 PM :: 2989 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Office of Elections

“When my ballot was stolen, I felt so violated. I am very concerned about corruption here on the island,” Woods said....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Hawaii’s dominant shipping carrier to pay $9 million to settle federal allegations
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:19 AM :: 2130 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Matson and Horizon improperly billed the U.S. Department of Defense, costing $2 million a year in damages....

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