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Attorney for Portlock madam said his client was set up by ICE agent

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU - The attorney for Malia Arciero, a madam who operated her business out of the elite Oahu neighborhood Portlock for about a decade, will go to court Thursday, Oct. 23, to attempt to get drug possession and drug dealing charges against her dismissed. Arciero, who said her elite escort business offered prostitution services to some […]

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Investigator prevented from pursing criminal cases against companies scamming Hawaii's elderly and visitors

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU — Some Hawaii companies are taking advantage of visitors and elderly residents, but state officials are thwarting attempts to investigate, a supervisor with the state Department of Commerce says. Aquilino “Aku” Idao, of the department’s Consumer Affairs’ office, has filed a complaint with two state Senate committee chairman. Idao, who has worked in law enforcement […]

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Hawaii Senate Holds Special Session for Judicial Appointments

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Senate will convene Wednesday, October 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. to open a special session to consider judicial appointments of Jeffrey P. Crabtree and Christine E. Kuriyama to the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu), and Margaret K. Masunaga to the District Court of the Third Circuit […]

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Honolulu Crimestoppers: Bank Robbery Suspect Wanted

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 in Business

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male who is wanted for robbing the Bank of Hawaii located at 95-1249 Meheula Parkway. On October 22, 2014, at approximately 12:59 p.m., a male entered the Bank of Hawaii located in Times Super Market, handed the teller a note, and […]

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Third Shark Encounter on Maui This Week as Murky Water Warning Continues

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU – For a third time this week, a Maui ocean user encountered a shark in murky water today around 10 a.m.  Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers report two women from Kihei, ages 53 and 46, were about 200 yards off Waipulani Beach Park, stand-up […]

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Hawaii worst for tax burdens, report says

Friday, October 17th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU — Hawaii ranks worst in three major categories in the seventh annual "Rich States, Poor States" report, which tracks states’ economic policies based on 15 policy areas. Hawaii has no sales tax; residents pay a general excise tax for goods and services, including food, medical services and medical prescriptions, and the taxes are imposed at every level. Hawaii […]

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Travel Agent Pleads Guilty in $360,000 Fraud Scheme That Keeps School Band from Hawaii trip

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

US Attorney report - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a travel agent pleaded guilty in federal court today for stealing $360,000 from the Willard High School Band Boosters, which forced the cancellation of a trip to Hawaii for more than 300 students and chaperones. […]

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Halloween costume contest at the Hyatt: Heroes and Villians

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU – Calling all heroes and villains! Every year, Halloween at the Hyatt draws Waikiki’s largest crowd of costumed partygoers to the most extravagant themed costume contest. On Friday, October 31, 2014 from 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, heroes and villains will battle it out for […]

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GOP: It Clearly Wasn't David Ige's Night

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

by Ted Kwong - Last night's Hawaii News Now town hall debate showed a clear contrast between the candidates. Duke Aiona was on offense, challenging his rivals on their records of tax increases that have made Hawaii's bad cost of living even worse. Meanwhile, Senator David Ige was unable to defend his record or offer any […]

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World War II Era Fighter Plane Discovered at Midway Atoll

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in News

HONOLULU – Maritime archaeologists working with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service discovered the remains of a sunken World War II era P-40K Warhawk fighter aircraft while doing research in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument aboard NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai in August. The wreckage was found in about 25 feet of water […]

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