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GAO to investigate Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday it will investigate Hawaii Health Connector’s spending of its $204 million federal grant. Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom filed a complaint March 27, asking for the investigation. He was the only one of 76 legislators to vote against the establishment of the state Obamacare exchange. Slom pointed out Hawaii […]

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Pflueger's company pays $350,000 fine for 7 counts of manslaughter under controversial plea deal

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU - Court documents released Wednesday by the state attorney general’s office show a company owned by retired auto dealer James Pflueger has paid $350,000 to the state of Hawaii. The money was part of a controversial plea deal that let’s Pflueger’s company, Pacific 808 Properties LP, and not Pflueger himself, take responsibility for 7 […]

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Honolulu Cold Case: Daughter seeks public's help to find her father's killers

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU- It has been 20 years since David Walden was murdered on a Honolulu dock at Pier 24 as he waited for a shipment to arrive from Maui. Witnesses reported two motorcycle riders approached Walden and shot him in broad daylight on Saturday, April 16, 1994, but the killers wore helmets and long-sleeved clothing and […]

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Becoming a Best-Selling Author FREE Workshop

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 in Business

Becoming a Best-Selling Author FREE Workshop will be held May 13th 6-9PM at the Manoa Innovation Center, Training Room (2800 Woodlawn Drive) in Honolulu. International Best Selling Author Patrick Snow will be conducting a free seminar in person about Becoming A Best-Selling Author: Writing, Publishing, and Promoting Your Book to Better Market Your Business. Patrick […]

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Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook - April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU- Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59/g, according to gasoline price website […]

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Angel Capital Association elects Kevin Laws and Linda Lorraine Smith as directors

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 in Business

The Angel Capital Association (ACA), the North American trade association of accredited investors that invest in high-growth early-stage ventures, has elected Kevin Laws, chief operating officer of AngelList (San Francisco), and Linda Lorraine Smith, member of Sierra Angels (Incline Village, Nev.), to its Board of Directors. Both were elected at ACA’s Annual Member Meeting on […]

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Hawaii Ranks at Top of List for Least Tax Friendly States

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

The news site Kiplinger has released its list of top 10 least tax friendly places in the United States. Hawaii came in at number 5, just behind California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Hawaii was ranked poorly, according to the report, because the state income tax is among the highest in the nation at […]

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Law would give Hawaii government unprecedented emergency powers

Friday, April 11th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor and four county mayors may be granted unprecedented emergency powers during a crisis, such as a natural disaster like the 1992 Hurricane Iniki that hit Kauai and Oahu or a terrorist attack. The bill, HB 849, is designed to bring Hawaii’s emergency management plan to federal standards. It renames the state civil […]

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City took four years to repair Hawaii Kai restrooms, but facility will open April 19

Friday, April 11th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU - How many years does it take to repair a public restroom? At least one case – at Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai - it took the City & County of Honolulu about four years to repair the public restroom facilities. In 2010, the city boarded up restrooms at Maunalua Bay, one of the […]

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