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FBI: Be aware of cyber criminals this holiday season

Monday, November 24th, 2014 in Business

REPORT FROM THE FBI - The FBI reminds shoppers in advance of the holiday shopping season to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to defraud consumers by offering too good to be true deals via phishing e-mails advertising brand name merchandise, […]

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Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook - Nov. 24, 2014

Monday, November 24th, 2014 in Business

HONOLULU- Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have not moved  in the past week, averaging $3.82/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.82/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in […]

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City gets 'F' for rail project

Monday, November 24th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

  BY DEAN CAPELOUTO - It is important that the rail have an "independent inspector - independentinspection" team, that isn't influenced by the receiving of RAIL construction contract revenues..... that is a major "conflict of interest".We asked about this early on, and were promised this would happen (duringone of the town halls).Also the issue on local jobs, […]

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DOT not transparent with the public on projects

Friday, November 21st, 2014 in Guest Commentary

  By Aaron Stene - I’m a concerned citizen, who closely follows county and state highway projects on the Big Island. I believe its important to monitor these new projects, especially since the State and county are using taxpayer dollars to build these new highways. This is why I’ve spent so much of my free time being a community transportation advocate. […]

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Oahu man charged with operating gambling business

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 in Business

REPORT FROM THE US ATTORNEY - HONOLULU – Three Oahu residents made their initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi Nov. 10 after being charged in a criminal complaint with conducting an illegal gambling business from approximately January to the present. Delvin Phuong Pham, age 48, Ken Truong, age 33, and Cam Lam, age 38, […]

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Improved housing protection for Hawaii Medical Marijuana patients becomes law

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

REPORT FROM THE ACLU - HONOLULU - The Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawai‘i ("MCCHI") (and allies) welcomes the enactment of Act 60, which, as of Nov. 1, voids provisions in Hawai‘i rental agreements that previously would have allowed eviction of a tenant based on their status as a registered patient with Hawaiiʻs medical marijuana program. Medical […]

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Exchanges Fail to Protect Colon Cancer Patients

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

By Jasmine Greenamyer - Colon cancer will claim more than 50,000 American lives this year. One in 20 people will be diagnosed at some point in their lives.Thanks to better screening and new treatments, the death rate from colon cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years. But even the best screening and treatment can't […]

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GOP Chair: Hawaii Dems Should Stop Whining

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

BY PAT SAIKI - Mark Takai and Hawaii Democrats are whining about television ads produced and paid for by an independent group that points out Takai has voted to raise our taxes, including supporting a bill that would have taxed pensions that are so important to senior citizens. All that complaining is a convenient way […]

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Why have the national Republicans forgotten about Hawaii?

Sunday, October 12th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

BY TISHA PANTER - Hawaii is moving closer to becoming a perfect storm for a change of power from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party because of a beginning of the recognition of an unnecessary man made high cost of living in Hawaii.    A high cost of living perpetuated by a coalition of three: […]

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Consumer protection and safety at risk as new transit companies enter Hawaii marketplace

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 in Guest Commentary

BY DALE EVANS - As leaders in the commercial transportation industry, it's our job to do everything in our power to protect passengers and drivers. That's why we feel it necessary to speak out about two new transportation alternatives that are not complying with existing regulations. There are now hundreds of these drivers who may be […]

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