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Hawaii taxpayers would spend millions on private preschools if amendment passes

Friday, October 31st, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU — Hawaii is the only state that prohibits government funding of private preschools, but that may change Tuesday. Hawaii’s voters will be asked whether the state constitution should be amended so taxpayers can subsidize private preschool education. Amendment 4, “The Hawaii State Funding for Private Early Childhood Education Programs,” asks: “Shall the appropriation of […]

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Kidnapped 9-year old boy found on tiny island in South Pacific

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

The FBI has located Billy Ginger Hanson, the 9-year-old boy who was kidnapped in Seattle last month by his biological father, Jeffrey Ford Hanson. The FBI had issued a bulletin here in Hawaii and through the Pacific after the child, who was scheduled to return home to his mother in Hazleton, Pennsylvania on Sept. 4, […]

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Fundraiser will help child get medical treatment she needs

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 in Business&Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU – Skylar Soares has faced tremendous adversity within her short thirteen years of life, diagnosed with three life-threatening diseases before reaching adolescence: Job Syndrome, Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and Lupus. (See her remarkable story told on video here: )   After battling her sicknesses for many years, Skylar now requires intensive medical treatment that can only be delivered […]

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Hawaii health officials: No automatic Ebola-related quarantine

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU — Governors of New Jersey, New York and Illinois have imposed mandatory quarantines for health care workers who treated Ebola patients in West Africa. But Hawaii Department of Health officials said Tuesday no such plan will be implemented in the islands. The Centers for Disease Control will notify the Department of Health if passengers entering […]

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Lava Flow Expected to Cut Off Access to Pahoa Polling Place

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU - Chief Election Officer Scott Nago announced today that voters assigned to Pahoa Community Center (04-03) who live north of the lava flow are instructed to vote at Hawaiian Paradise Community Center (04-01) on general election day. “The flow is expected to cross Highway 130, cutting off access to voters living in Ainaloa and […]

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Fishing vessel master is sentenced for sleeping while vessel is underway

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU – Kevin Lam, age 43, a resident of Oahu, pled guilty to eight charges of operating a commercial fishing vessel in a grossly negligent manner on Friday, October 24, and received a sentence of one-year probation and 60 hours of community service from Magistrate Judge Barry M. Kurren. The offenses occurred from September 7 […]

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OSHA cites Maui zip-line owner, operator for employee death

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining the owners and operators of a Maui zip-line course the maximum amount allowed for the death of a new employee who fell from a platform while at work in May 2014. OSHA investigators determined that Patricia Rabellizsa died because of inadequate safety measures […]

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Kaimuki is the Honolulu Neighborhood With Most Affairs; Makiki and Kailua Close Behind

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU - Residents of Honolulu have been engaging in extra-marital affairs in record numbers according to new data from The dating site designed for people already in relationships has decided to reveal Paradise's least faithful neighborhoods based on the more than 56,000 cheaters who live in the metro area. According to membership per capita, the most […]

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Former governor blames weak GOP for Hawaii's low voter turnout

Monday, October 27th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU – Hawaii is the third least politically engaged state. That's according to a study released Monday by WalletHub, which reviewed six key metrics — from political donations to voter turnout. Jill Gonzalez, spokeswoman for WalletHub, said Hawaii ranked lowest for the percent of the population registered to vote in the 2012 presidential election, at 58.9 percent. […]

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Reg Baker, New Partner at PKF Hawaii

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU – PKF Pacific Hawaii LLP announced today that Reg Baker, CPA PFS, has joined the firm as a Partner and is charged with leading its tax and accounting practices. He started work on October 1. An expert in personal financial planning and business advisory services, Baker brings to PKF Pacific Hawaii more than 25 years […]

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