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Drunk driving and failure to render aid results in jail time for Princeville man

Friday, August 29th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

LĪHU'E – A Princeville man was sentenced on Thursday to one year in jail and five years’ probation for First Degree Negligent Injury, Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, and Accidents Involving Substantial Bodily Injury. The offenses arose on the afternoon of March 6, 2012, when the Defendant, 37-year-old Jonathan Swift, side-swiped […]

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Maui Felon Arrested for Refusing to Provide DNA sample

Friday, August 29th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU – Attorney General David M. Louie announced today that on August 22, 2014, John P. Dunbar Jr. (60) of Haiku, Maui, was arrested by patrol officers and officers assigned to the Maui Police Department’s Crime Reduction Unit for refusing to provide a DNA sample. Mr. Dunbar, had been convicted of Escape in the Second […]

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One dead, another injured hiking on Na Pali Coast

Friday, August 29th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

REPORT FROM THE COAST GUARD - HONOLULU — One hiker is dead and another medevaced to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter crew after an accident on a remote Na Pali Coast trail Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a medevac request from the Kauai Fire Department for a 25-year-old […]

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Hawaii deemed ‘sinkhole’ state by fiscal watchdog for pension debt

Friday, August 29th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU — A report by a fiscal watchdog deems Hawaii one of the worst “sinkhole” states for its growing debt burden to taxpayers. Chicago-based Truth in Accounting reviewed the finances of every state, focusing on unfunded liabilities such as pension and health care obligations to current and retired public-sector workers, for its annual “State of […]

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Bonterra Solar makes Inc Magazine's list of America's fastest growing companies

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU – Bonterra Solar has been named to the 2014 Inc. 5000: America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies list. With a three-year growth rate (2010, 2011, 2012) of 568 percent, Honolulu-based Bonterra was ranked number 801 out of 5,000 companies nationwide. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing companies,” said […]

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Jury finds Hawaii Island man guilty of three counts of meth distribution

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

REPORT FROM THE US ATTORNEY - HONOLULU – A federal jury found Kali Lotoaiki Laulea, 33, of Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i County, guilty today after a five day trial in United States District Court in Honolulu. Laulea was convicted of three counts of methamphetamine distribution. Specifically, the jury convicted Laulea of distributing five or more grams of […]

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Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Announces Reduction In Force

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU   ̶  Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) will implement a system wide reduction in force (RIF), eliminating positions as early as mid-December 2014. The announcement comes after an extensive review of operations, programs and services at each of its five regions’ facilities seeking solutions to address a $48 million shortfall for FY2015. The board […]

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Local Lumber Industry to See Boost in 2015 As Construction Set to Drive Hawaii’s Economy

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU – Construction has been one of the hardest hit industries since the economic downturn of 2008/2009, but it has also been on a steady rebound over the last couple of years both nationally and locally. The University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) released its forecast earlier this month, indicating confidence in the growth […]

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EEOC issues correction in EEOC v. Global Horizons case

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is correcting the previously issued press release dated June 3, 2014 regarding settlements in EEOC suits involving four farms in Hawaii, and will do so at a press conference to be held Friday. The case, EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc. et al., Case No. CV-11-00257-LEK-RLP, was […]

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Hawaii Restaurant Pays Back Tips to Servers

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 in Business

REPORT FROM THE US DOL - Castle Resorts and Hotels Inc., which operates the Kauai-based Bull Shed restaurant in Hawaii, returned $55,674 in tips and $2,959 in minimum wages to 17 servers for violating the wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Wage and Hour investigators found the company reduced the cash wage of […]

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