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Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Business

  HONOLULU  ̶ Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Rosen, M.D., M.P.H. as Chief Executive Officer. She will start her new position with HHSC on December 16, 2014, succeeding Interim CEO Alice Hall, who stepped up to fill the position August 31, 2013.Governor Abercrombie appointed Dr. Rosen Director […]

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New Ownership for Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning

Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU – Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning (HSWAC) announced today that Hawaii-based investment firm Ulupono Initiative and deep-water cooling company Capital Cooling are assuming ownership of the company to bring the renewable energy district cooling system to construction. “It’s very exciting for us to have this strong vote of support from both Ulupono Initiative and Capital Cooling,” […]

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Coast Guardsman convicted of lewd act during general court-martial

Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU — A Coast Guardsman was convicted of committing a lewd act on a minor and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during a general court-martial at the United States District Court - District of Hawaii Thursday. Petty Officer 1st Class Shane E. Reese was found guilty of Article 120b of the […]

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Hawaii political action committee under fire for non-disclosure

Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU – Hawaii’s state campaign spending commissioners want the Honolulu city prosecutor to investigate a case brought by former Gov. Ben Cayetano against Pacific Resource Partnership’s political action committee. Pacific Resource Partnership, an affiliate of the Hawaii Carpenters Union, didn't disclose several hundred thousand dollars it spent on consultants in an effort […]

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Sierra Club violated Hawaii campaign spending law, commissioners said

Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU - The Sierra Club of Hawaii spent $3,700 to create, print and mail a campaign flier in support of Matt LoPresti’s House campaign. LoPresti ultimately defeated Rep. Rida Cabanilla in the 2014 primary election, and went on to win the general election. But the state campaign spending commission said under Hawaii law, the Sierra […]

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Commissioners take up Cayetano's Campaign Spending Complaint

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 in News

HONOLULU - The state campaign spending commission will meet today to review a case brought by Former Gov. Ben Cayetano against the Pacific Resource Partnership. Last month, Commissioners delayed decision making on whether to refer a complaint Cayetano filed against Pacific Resource Partnership to the Honolulu City Prosecutor for further investigation. The commission staff recommended […]

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Ag giants sue to stop Maui’s anti-GMO initiative

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU — Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical Co. are challenging a law in Maui County. The law, approved by voters Nov. 4, bans cultivation and experiments with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The agricultural giants filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court. The companies seek to prevent the law from going into effect and invalidate it altogether. […]

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U.S. Citizen pleads guilty to traveling to Thailand to engage in sexually explicit conduct with minors

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

REPORT FROM THE US ATTORNEY - WASHINGTON – A U.S. citizen residing in Thailand pleaded guilty today to one count of sexually exploiting a minor before U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi of the District of Hawaii. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Florence T. Nakakuni […]

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Hawaii's homeless advocates protest Sit-Lie legislation

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU - Hawaii’s homeless advocates will hold a protest on Thursday, November 20, at 11:30am, at city hall during National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. They want to encourage Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to veto Bill 48, which seeks to expand the so called Sit-Lie ban to 15 more districts on Oahu. The Honolulu City […]

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10 tips to help smokers quit

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

HONOLULU —Celebrate more birthdays with the American Cancer Society by quitting smoking during this year’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 20. According to American Cancer Society statistics, 890 new cases of lung cancer are predicted to be diagnosed in 2014 in Hawaii. Additionally, lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and […]

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