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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 »

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

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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 »

Annual Native Hawaiian Convention Hits 600 Registered

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REPORT FROM TI LEAF -- With less than a week before the 11th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention opens on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Hawaii Convention Center, registration has hit 600 participants during the three-day event.   "The discussion topics and presentations completely connect with this year's theme of Moving Forward - Our People, Our […]

September 26th, 2012 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Native Hawaiian Roll Commission Holds Monthly Business Meeting on Maui


REPORT FROM TiLeaf Group, A Native Advocacy Firm  -- The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, appointed by Governor Abercrombie, held their August meeting on Maui.  All five commissioners were present - Commission Chair and At-Large Commissioner, John Waihee, Vice Chairman and Oahu Commissioner Naalehu Anthony,  Maui Commissioner, Mahealani Wendt, Kauai Commissioner, Robin Puanani Danner, and Hawaii Island Commissioner, […]

August 27th, 2012 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Trial By Rail | Cayetano-Lingle? | New Forbes Book | UH Regents Meet Today | COSTCO Gas?

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BY SEN. SAM SLOM - Trial By Rail. Yesterday, lawyers, the public and contract beneficiaries of the Honolulu taxpayers squeezed into new federal district courtroom 8 for the hearing by federal Mainland Judge A. Teshima on the Honolulu $9.03 billion rail project. Lead plaintiff attorney, Nicholas Yost,was in a San Fran hospital recovering from an after surgery infection. Matt Addams was […]

August 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Community Leaders Denounce PRP Hawaii's Latest Attack on Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Ben Cayetano

Ben Cayetano

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - John White of Pacific Resource Partnership, who already allocated some $900,000 to attacking the record and character of former Gov. Ben Cayetano in hopes of knocking him out of the Honolulu mayor’s race, released another attack advertisement yesterday. This time, he cited a letter from Tad Ono, who White describes as […]

August 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

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