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Former Gov. John Waihee launches new Homeowner SuperPAC on Sunday Radio

Former Gov. John Waihee

BY GARY DUBIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW - Don't miss this Sunday's 3 p.m. Foreclosure Hour on KHVH-AM radio, featuring former Hawaii Governor John Waihee. John and I are launching the HOMEOWNERS SUPER PAC on Sunday -- a national political action committee providing financial muscle for what heretofore has been a sleeping giant. This is the […]

May 31st, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Former Governor Waihee, Three Others Agree To Pay $1.3 Million Legal Settlement

Former Gov. John Waihee

BY JIM DOOLEY - Former Hawaii Gov. John Waihee and three associates have agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle claims by the state Attorney General that they helped to illegally divert some $30 million from funeral and burial plans sold to thousands of Hawaii residents. The lawsuit was one of many filed after the […]

August 15th, 2012 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Exclusive: New Allegations Surface Regarding Former Gov. Waihee's Role in Financial Failure of Hawaii's Largest Group of Funeral Homes

Former Gov. John Waihee

BY JIM DOOLEY - Legal papers filed recently in state court make new allegations about former Gov. John Waihee’s role in the 2004 financial failure of Hawaii’s largest group of funeral homes and cemeteries. The court filings are latest shots in a six-year legal war over recovery of $40 million taken from the funeral trust […]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Hawaii Politics,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Historic upset in Hawaii's gubernatorial primary leads to incumbent governor's defeat

Senator David Ige becomes Democratic nominee for governor, August 9, 2014

HONOLULU — In a historic moment in Hawaii political history, Senate Ways and Means Chair David Ige beat incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the gubernatorial primary Saturday. Ige got 66 percent of the vote; Abercrombie, 30.9 percent. Ige got 143,835 votes, Abercrombie, 67,368. Ige’s victory is remarkable on a number of levels. No Democrat incumbent Hawaiian governor has […]

August 10th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Has Hawaii’s governor lost his mojo?

Gov. Neil Abercrombie called lawmakers into special session October 28 to legalize gay marriage

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU — Just months after becoming governor in 2010, Neil Abercrombie was ranked by Public Policy Polling as the nation’s most unpopular governor. In the past three years, his continued to spiral downward. With the Democratic primary set for Saturday, key political polls show he is trailing behind his relatively unknown opponent, […]

August 7th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Oh my! Actors from Hawaii 5-0, Star Trek, join President Obama in making political endorsements

Hawaii 5-0 Actor Daniel Dae Kim backs Gov. Neil Abercrombie's re-election

HONOLULU – George Takei, the actor in the original Star Trek movies who played the beloved character, Hikaru Sulu, and has made his mark on the Hollywood scene with the saying "Oh my!" has joined a growing list of celebrities, politicians and activists endorsing Hawaii's Democratic candidates in advance of Hawaii's Aug. 9 Primary Election. […]

July 30th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

"I have a dream" -- for Hawaii, 50 years later

Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo courtesy of Heritage)

BY KENNETH R. CONKLIN, PH.D. -- On August 28, 1963 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln memorial.[1] It was undoubtedly the most powerful civil rights speech of the 20th Century. How sad it is to see Dr. King's dream for race relations […]

August 29th, 2013 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Opinion | Read More »

Former Governors at the Hawaii State Senate


Former Governors George Ariyoshi, Linda Lingle, Ben Cayetano and John Waihee were seated on the stand along with their wives and other dignitaries at the opening day of the Hawaii State Legislature - Senate Session - January 16, 2013.

January 16th, 2013 | Posted in Pic of the Day | Read More »

HMAA Names Reg Baker Executive Vice President

Reg Baker

REPORT FROM HMAA – Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA), one of Hawaii’s largest Preferred Provider Organizations, has named Reg Baker its new executive vice president. John Henry Felix was elected chairman, president, CEO and secretary-treasurer. Gail Hannemann was elected as director and vice chair, and Warren Price III was elected as director. William McCorriston was newly elected as […]

January 15th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Cayetano Blasts Pacific Resource Partnership for New Attack Ad

Ben Cayetano

In an exclusive interview on Hawaii Reporter Television today, former Governor Ben Cayetano blasts Pacific Resource Partnership for its latest attack ad targeting his record as governor. He said the new TV commercial falsely accuses him of endangering public safety by recklessly pardoning more prisoners than any other Hawaii Governor. What the ad does not […]

October 26th, 2012 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

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