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State health insurers blame millions in losses on fees from health reform

May 17, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s two largest health insurers reported a combined $36 million in quarterly losses Friday and blamed the downturn on fees required by the federal Affordable Care Act. more »»

Hawaii scuba divers face off over aquarium fish

May 17, 2014 HONOLULU — A filmed underwater confrontation between an environmentalist who wants to shut down the aquarium-fish industry in Hawaii and a collector who gathers the fish and sells them for a living... more »»

Former state hospital worker says not enough guards on duty when attacked

May 15, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Former Hawaii State Hospital worker Emelinda Yarte said there should have been more security guards working when she was thrown against a wall and hit in the head helping colleagues... more »»

Welfare fraud leads to prison

May 15, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A judge sentenced a Waikiki man to nearly five years in prison Wednesday for illegally collecting food stamps and other benefits, saying his theft deprived those who really needed... more »»

Protest targets UH president finalist’s background

May 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — An online petition is questioning the qualifications of one of the finalists to become the next University of Hawaii president. more »»

State / In Brief

May 11, 2014 Flight turns back after smoke fills cabin LOS ANGELES — A United Airlines flight has arrived safely back at Los Angeles International Airport after smoke was reported in the cockpit and cabin durin... more »»

Agency rescinds kingdom letter

May 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees have rescinded a letter from CEO Kamanaopono Crabbe to Secretary of State John Kerry seeking clarification on whether the Hawaiian Kingdom... more »»

Hawaii bills introduced after molasses spill die

May 10, 2014 HONOLULU — A massive molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor last fall led Hawaii lawmakers to introduce legislation designed to prevent a repeat. more »»

Honouliuli proposal seeks monument or historical site status

May 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The National Park Service on Thursday proposed making the former Honouliuli Internment Camp on Oahu either a monument or a historic site. more »»

Abercrombie to decide on parole for kids who kill

May 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are following a national trend and challenging Gov. more »»

Complaints spur name change for sexual health app

May 7, 2014 HONOLULU — A sexual health information app called “Hula” will be changing its name after complaints that it is culturally insensitive to Native Hawaiians, the app’s owner said Tuesda. more »»

Native Hawaiian roll first step in charting the future

May 6, 2014 HONOLULU — The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission certified more than 125,000 people on its official register, completing a major first step for Native Hawaiians to form their own independent governmen... more »»

More work for jurors in Oahu murder trial

May 4, 2014 HONOLULU — Jury duty is far from over for the jurors who sat through more than a month of testimony to convict a former Hawaii-based soldier of murder in the death of his 5-year-old daughter. more »»

Officials seek to wipe out fire ants on Oahu

May 4, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — State agriculture officials in Hawaii are about to launch an aggressive 12-month program to wipe out little fire ants on Oahu. Hilo’s Hawaii Ant Lab will use pesticides to treat a 3. more »»

Boy stowaway ‘no longer in Hawaii’

May 4, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5 1/2-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet’s wheel well has left the state, but officials on Saturday would not say where they sent him... more »»

Kauai faces budget crunch

May 3, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — Kauai County councilors are considering tax increases and service cuts to cope with a projected $8.9 million budget shortfall. more »»

Legislature OKs major land deal

May 2, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers approved a historic land-preservation deal Thursday after a last-minute debate on the final day of the 2014 legislative sessio. more »»

Planners seek to amend deadline for Big Isle plan

May 2, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — County planners on Hawaii’s Big Island can’t meet the deadline for the next update to the county’s general plan, so they have taken action to eliminate the deadline from the law. more »»

University facing sex abuse investigations

May 2, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii’s flagship Manoa campus is included in a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for possible violations over handling of sex abuse... more »»

Landfill operator is indicted in spill

May 1, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the operator of Oahu’s only landfill on charges related to its spilling of sewage and medical waste into the ocean during heavy rains several years... more »»

 
 

 

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