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Skyline Eco-Adventures Hosts Oldest-Ever Zipline Participant

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 in Business

MAUI, HAWAII – Skyline Eco-Adventures, Hawaii’s award-winning zipline company and operator of the first zipline course in the United States, recently hosted its oldest-ever zipline participant at its Haleakala location. Nels Gerhard Glesne, a 98-year-old Maui resident, completed all five lines of the course, which includes towering eucalyptus trees and a swinging bridge in beautiful […]

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Puna Home Sales See Surge, While Hilo Falters

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 in Business

By Hussey Appraisal Group Hawaii-  It’s been an uneven start to the new year for the East Hawai`i housing market. According to data from Hawai`i Information Systems, real estate sales surged in the Puna district during the first quarter of 2014, while the Hilo housing market showed signs of slowing down. The number of residential […]

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“Outstanding Older American” Nominees Announced

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

WAILUKU, MAUI – The Maui County Office on Aging today announced the ten nominees who will be honored at the 46th Annual Outstanding Older American Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The awards luncheon will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Ballroom and will include an announcement by Mayor […]

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Coast Guard suspends search for overboard crewmember of container ship

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard suspended the search Wednesday for a Japanese crewmember reported overboard from the container ship Hercules Highway, approximately 805 miles northeast of Oahu. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center were notified at approximately 8:23 a.m., Monday regarding the 23-year-old male who was reported overboard from the container ship […]

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Hawaii Fire Fighters Association Endorses Abercrombie

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 in Hawaii Politics

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA) has announced that it will endorse Governor Neil Abercrombie for a second term. HFFA represents nearly 3,100 active and retired firefighters throughout Hawaii. “Governor Abercrombie has stood by our side for over 40 years,” said Bobby Lee HFFA president. “We first endorsed him in 1974. Since that time, he’s consistently […]

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County government should oversee land management, not DC bureaucrats

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

By Aaron Stene - I’m deeply concerned about the actions of the National Park Service and U. S Fish and Wildlife Service. These federal agencies intend to control how much new development happens in North Kona it seems. For example, the National Park Service wants the State of Hawaii to designate the Keauhou aquifer as […]

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Hawaii man sentenced to prison over tax issues

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 in Business

REPORT FROM THE US ATTORNEY GENERAL - WASHINGTON – Francis E. Chandler III was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway late yesterday to serve 37 months in prison and ordered to pay $3,066,629 in restitution for filing a false claim for tax refund and false retaliatory liens against four federal government officials, the […]

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Hawaii County Park Workers Skip Out Early, Rip Off Taxpayers

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

By Carol Christianson - The best kept secret island wide. The County of Hawaii, Parks and Recreation Department; Recreation Division pays wages to Recreation Directors who aren’t even present at their assigned parks. Few park users know that there are Recreation Directors paid to be present in their assigned parks M-TH from 12-8 and Fridays […]

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500+ Hawaii Residents Possible Victims of Alleged Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU —Hundreds of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure in Hawaii were likely misled by a loan modification program operated by the Homeowner Legal Assistance Association (HLAA), a Florida corporation, for approximately 17 months in 2009 and 2010, according to an investigation conducted by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection […]

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What's The Streamlined Sales Tax Project - And Should We Jump In

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

By Tom Yamachika- The topic of the Streamlined Sales Tax Project has come up every year for some time now, and from the discussions I see that the issues are not fully understood. The problem is this. Hawaii consumers needing a certain product can buy it in a local store, where that sale is subject […]

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