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Insurer pulls plans from Hawaii Health Connector

August 16, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s largest health insurer is pulling out of the small-business side of the state’s troubled health exchange, leaving the Hawaii Health Connector with only one insurance company for... more »»

Rail station bids exceed projected budget

August 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Bids that came in for construction of the first nine stations of a Honolulu rail transit system indicate the project’s cost may far exceed estimates. more »»

Business/In Brief • Aug. 13, 2014

August 13, 2014 Plans outlined to demolish Big Island hotel KAILUA-KONA — A major Hawaii landowner has proposed demolishing a shuttered Big Island hotel to create an educational center for cultural resources. more »»

Make business-friendly candidates your choice when voting at the polls

August 9, 2014 The primary election is today, and it is important that all eligible voters get out and vote. more »»

Aerial advertising case continues in August

August 7, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A pilot arrested for flying an advertising banner over Oahu has been scheduled for a court hearing near the end of August. more »»

Business/In Brief – Aug. 6, 2014

August 6, 2014 HONOLULU — Taxpayers who paid double their balances because of a mistaken notice will automatically receive refunds in the next two to three weeks, Hawaii tax officials said. more »»

Proposed polystyrene ban needs more study

August 2, 2014 A bill to ban polystyrene (Styrofoam) in Maui County was first introduced back in 2009 by County Council Member Mike Victorino. more »»

Event showcases manufacturing in Hawaii and locally made products

July 26, 2014 The Maui Chamber of Commerce was in our nation’s capital for the first-ever “Hawaii On The Hill” to showcase manufacturing in Hawaii and feature locally made products. It came about when U.S. Sen. more »»

Business/In Brief • July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014 Matson finalizes surcharge settlement HONOLULU — Matson Inc. more »»

Business/In Brief • July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014 75K in Hawaii have no health care HONOLULU — State officials say the rate of people without health insurance in Hawaii has dropped below 6 percent since the implementation of President Barack Obama’... more »»

Makawao man finds sticky solution to a unslightly problem

July 18, 2014 Makawao resident Steven Tanouye has developed a sticker to hide the imprint of the old, previously used vehicle safety sticker. more »»

Business / In Brief • July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014 HONOLULU -- A tentative agreement would give Honolulu paramedics raises and less overtime. more »»

Kauai resort owner sues to block nearby dairy farm

July 16, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — The owner of a Kauai resort has filed a lawsuit to stop the development of a proposed dairy farm on a nearby property. more »»

Names & Faces

July 15, 2014 * Kokua Realty congratulates Mariah Brown, co-founder of the Da Kitchen restaurants and sales agent with Kokua Realty, for winning the Pacific Business News’ Businesswoman of the Year in the... more »»

Hula Grill celebrates 20 years

July 11, 2014 Hula Grill Kaanapali recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary. On June 6, it held a party for its longtime fans, employees and community members. more »»

Big Island GMO registry won’t disclose farmer IDs

July 10, 2014 HILO — A judge is allowing Hawaii County to maintain a registry of genetically modified crops while preventing public disclosure of farmers’ identities and specific farm location. more »»

Business/In Brief • July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014 Resort developers undeterred by fire LIHUE — Developers trying to rebuild an iconic Kauai resort ravaged by a hurricane are moving forward after the Coco Palms suffered another setback: a fire on... more »»

Business / In Brief • July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014 Oahu housing prices reach record levels HONOLULU — Housing prices on Oahu hit record levels in June thanks to an improving economy and tight supply. more »»

Business / In Brief • July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014 In the next few months, Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay will debut newly redesigned guest rooms and suites along with other new features as the resort continues its multimillion-dollar... more »»

Business/In Brief • July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014 An introductory class for “Core Four Business Planning” will be held today from 6 to 7 p.m. at Maui Economic Opportunity’s Family Center. The six-week class begins Tuesday and ends on Aug. 19. more »»


Hawaii State Bar Association August 20, 2014

free legal information; 6-7 p.m. Call 270-0872. Hot line aimed at community members who may not have access to attorney and need general advice or referral. If line busy, hang up and redial. Do not leave message. See more »


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The whole world is watching

August 19, 2014 The whole world is watching Americans were shocked this month to see pictures of police — looking like, in the deft phrase of Doktor Zoom, Keystone Stormtroopers — threatening citizens with... more »

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