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Care Home Operator Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU – Calling it a classic case of elderly neglect, Acting Attorney General Diane Taira announced today that a Waipahu caregiver has pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in a Honolulu Circuit Court.  36-year old Jennifer Polintan recklessly caused the death of 88-year old Nona Mosman in May of 2013. Ms. Mosman was a client in Polintan’s […]

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Hawaii government modernizes environmental review process

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU – The Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) launched a new online viewer that links environmental disclosure documents to a map of geographic locations across the state. The application will ultimately house environmental assessments (EA) and environmental impact statements (EIS) dating back to the inception of the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act in 1974. Environmental […]

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Kapa‘a bank robber gets 10-year prison sentence

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

REPORT FROM KAUAI COUNTY - LĪHU'E – The Honorable Randal G.B. Valenciano, Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit Court, today sentenced Joshua M. Carlsen, age 37 of Kapa‘a, to a maximum of 10 years in prison for robbing the Kapa‘a branch of the Bank of Hawai‘i earlier this year. Carlsen pled No Contest to Robbery […]

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Aiona Already Released Policy Issues, ​Only Candidate So Far

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

REPORT FROM CAMPAIGN OF DUKE AIONA FOR GOVERNOR - Duke Aiona’s innovative policies prove that more of the same is not an option. And the upcoming election promises to send a thunderclap across the nation: Hawai‘i is ready for a change, for real solutions and not rhetoric. As a man of action for all of […]

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State Urges Residents to Exercise Caution Regarding Online Loans

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU - The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) advises Hawaii residents to exercise caution when searching for a loan through an online lender. Consumers searching for a loan online may actually be dealing with an online lead generator that may sell the personal financial information to data brokers. […]

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Former Clerk at Kualapuu Charter School on Molokai Sentenced for Theft

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

REPORT FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE - HONOLULU – On September 18, 2014, Sonja Domingo, 41, was sentenced for three counts of Theft in the Second Degree by Maui Circuit Court Judge Joseph E. Cardoza. Ms. Domingo pled guilty to the charges on July 8, 2014. Ms. Domingo was charged with three counts of Theft […]

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Hawaii Foodbank Needs Public's Help to Win Walmart's Voting Campaign

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Business

The Hawaii Foodbank needs your vote to win $60,000! Vote every day in the Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign now through October 5, 2014. Your vote could help the Foodbank distribute food for 150,000 meals to help feed 1 in 5 people this year. The Hawaii Foodbank is competing with 128 other food banks […]

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Civil Beat Poll Shows Democrat David Ige in the Lead

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

REPORT FROM IGE FOR GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN - HONOLULU -  Hawaii Democratic gubernatorial candidate State Senator David Ige’s campaign for governor is encouraged with the results of the first Hawaii news poll released since the primary election. The Civil Beat poll released this morning shows David Ige leading with 43%, a 4-point lead over his Republican […]

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Final in trio of women who embezzled a half a million dollars from credit union is sentenced

Friday, September 19th, 2014 in Today in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The final defendant in a trio of women who collectively embezzled a half a million dollars from the Oahu Transit Services Federal Credit Union was sentenced Thursday, Sept. 19, in U.S. District Court. U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor ordered Dona Takushi, the former manager of the credit union, to serve 15 months in […]

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EPA moves to protect Hilo’s coastal waters from leaks at sewage facility

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

REPORT FROM THE EPA - HONOLULU – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an order requiring the County of Hawaii to repair the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant’s ocean outfall pipe. The pipe is leaking treated wastewater close to shore, posing a potential risk to the marine environment and public health. To comply with the […]

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