Articles by Jim Dooley:

Inouye Asked That Hanabusa Succeed Him In Senate

Monday, December 17th, 2012 in Today in Hawaii

BY JIM DOOLEY - Before he died, Sen. Daniel Inouye asked that U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa replace him in office, Inouye’s office said. Hanabusa was Inouye’s “one and only choice,” said Inouye press spokesman Peter Boylan. The request was made in a personal message delivered to Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie in recent days. Abercrombie, who […]

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Governor Proposes $6.1 Billion Budget

Monday, December 17th, 2012 in Today in Hawaii

BY JIM DOOLEY - A proposed new $6.1 billion state operating budget has been presented to state lawmakers by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, representing a 7.8 per cent spending increase in the coming fiscal year with another 11 per cent rise the following year. A news conference called by the governor today to unveil the budget document was […]

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Federal Judge Will Rule Soon On Future Of Rail Project

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 in Today in Hawaii

BY JIM DOOLEY - A federal judge today listened to new arguments in the legal challenge to Honolulu’s $5.3 billion rapid transit project and said he will rule shortly on whether to order a halt to the project. The hearing before U.S. 9th Circuit Appellate Court Judge A. Wallace Tashima centered on how the city […]

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Man Accused Of Defrauding Elderly Creates "Hawaii Reported" Web Site

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 in Today in Hawaii

BY JIM DOOLEY - After Hawaii Reporter published news stories about local businessman Daniel Doi’s legal problems with the state, Doi created his own web site, called Hawaii Reported, that claims he is the victim of a political vendetta orchestrated by state officials. The Attorney General’s office in November obtained a Circuit Court injunction against Doi […]

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Caldwell, PAC Spent $5 Million In Mayoral Campaign

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 in Today in Hawaii

BY JIM DOOLEY - Kirk Caldwell and the Super PAC that supported him spent more than $5 million to win this year’s Honolulu mayoral election – tripling the expenditures of losing candidate Ben Cayetano, according to reports filed today with the state Campaign Spending Commission. Pacific Resources Partnership, the political action committee that backed Caldwell, spent […]

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UH President Greenwood And Her Longtime Partner Donate $50,000 to Cancer Center

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 in Today in Hawaii

BY JIM DOOLEY - A $50,000 donation to the University of Hawaii Cancer Center from UH President M.R.C.Greenwood and her longtime partner, Patricia Johnson, has earned the couple prominent recognition at the front entrance of the new center. On the entry wall above a koa bench seating area are raised metal letters which say, “M.R.C. Greenwood […]

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"Wonder Blunder" Defendant Hubbard Pleads Not Guilty

Friday, November 30th, 2012 in Today in Hawaii

BY JIM DOOLEY -Marc Hubbard, the North Carolina man accused of defrauding the University of Hawaii of $200,000, appeared in federal court here today and pleaded not guilty. “He’s a legitimate businessman,” one of his attorneys, Peter Anderson, said outside court. Hubbard, a nightclub operator and entertainment promoter based in the Charlotte area, is also represented […]

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Accused Rapist Caught In The Act, Police Say

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 in Special Investigation&Today in Hawaii

BY JIM DOOLEY - A state probationer suing Honolulu police for alleged civil rights violations is facing new criminal charges after police reported last month that they caught him in the act of raping a 13-year-old girl, according to court records. Dewitt Lamar Long, 45, filed suit against the HPD last year, claiming officers violated his […]

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts 8 in Connection with Big Island Gambling Business

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 in Today in Hawaii

BY JIM DOOLEY - A federal grand jury has indicted eight persons for their alleged involvement in a massive Big Island gambling operation that involved millions of dollars in wagers. Charged in the case are: Eric Ford, 45 Marlo Banasan, 34 Matthew Phillips, 39 Kendale Limahai, 47 Robert Bland, 35 Jonah Yardley, 37 Trevor Carter, 24 […]

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Kauai Prosecutor Says County Official Rapozo Will Be Charged Again

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 in News&Today in Hawaii

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN AND JIM DOOLEY - Kauai’s outgoing prosecuting attorney says she will move to reinstate criminal charges against county official Janine Rapozo. Yesterday Kauai Circuit Judge Randal Valenciano dismissed a theft indictment of county executive Janine Rapozo, ruling that not enough grand jurors supported the charge. Story Now Prosecuting Attorney Shaylene Iseri-Cravalho says she […]

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