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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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Clay Chapman Announces Addition of Pacific Lawyers To the Global Legal Network ALFA International

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU – Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell is pleased to announce the addition of Pacific Lawyers (www.pacificlawyers.com) to ALFA International (www.alfainternational.com), a network of global law firm members. Pacific Lawyers is an affiliation of independent law firms throughout the Pacific with member offices in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Micronesia and the Philippines. The […]

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Information you need to prepare for Ana

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

BY HONOLULU COUNCIL MEMBER KYMBERLY PINE - As Ana approaches our shores, the City'sDepartment of Emergency Management (DEM) advises O‘ahu residents to prepare a 7-dayDisaster Supply Kit. Although Ana may be a tropical storm when she approaches the Hawaiian Islands later this week, strong winds, flooding rains and storm surge could result in evacuations. To receive the most […]

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The Rotary Club of Honolulu Celebrates Centennial Anniversary with “Centennial Court” Service Project at Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii- Charles C. Spalding Clubhouse

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU - The Rotary Club of Honolulu will be celebrating 100 years of Service Above Self in 2015-16, and its more than 180 members have selected The Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH)– Charles C. Spalding Clubhouse gymnasium renovation as their Centennial Community Service Project.  Boys & Girls Club members cheered when they learned […]

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Kyle Matsumoto sentenced to 10 years in prison

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

LIHUE – On Wednesday, Judge Kathleen Watanabe sentenced Kyle Masato Matsumoto, a 37-year-old Hanalei man, to concurrent 10 and five-year prison terms in six separate cases. Second Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Vogt represented the State of Hawai‘i and Mark Zenger represented Matsumoto, who has been in custody at Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center since December 3, […]

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Pflueger: There is a lot of pain in this court room today for all of us

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

EDITOR'S NOTE: This was the entire prepared statement read by retired auto dealer Jimmy Pflueger today before he was sentenced on a “Reckless Endangering” charge for causing the deaths of 7 people at Ka Loko when a dam owned by both he and his family trust breached on March 14, 2006. He cried upon the […]

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