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In new book, mother reveals how her autistic son was healed

Goodbye short bus book cover

Today, one out of 50 boys is diagnosed with autism—an alarming situation that affects thousands of families and needs to be addressed. Parents are left with many unanswered questions about how to help their child, and they often receive little guidance in their journey down a road filled with gray answers. Jennifer Witten knows firsthand what […]

December 11th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Hawaii Ranks No. 1 Among All U.S. States in Overall Health

Photo: Emily Metcalf

HONOLULU – Rising rates of obesity and physical inactivity threaten Americans’ quality of life, even as Americans progressed in several key health metrics in 2014, according to the landmark 25th Anniversary Edition of America’s Health Rankings®: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities. Nationwide, obesity increased 7 percent from 27.6 percent to 29.4 percent […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Hawaii Resident wins big in McDonald's Monopoly game

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HONOLULU – It was Hilo resident Glen M.’s lucky day when he decided to play the 2014 MONOPOLY Game at McDonald’s. After ordering his Egg White Delight McMuffin®, Glen peeled off his third and final game piece to his winning combination of Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor Avenue and Marvin Gardens, that won him a family vacation to […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers and Babies

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers and Babies

Sonal Gerten, founder of Minnesota-based Tumblewalla and Play Activist, put together her personal holiday gift buying guide for 2014. The Gift List: Indestructibles ($5.95)– this isn’t new for 2014, but one of my all-time classic favorites as it’s water-proof and tear resistant and has bright colors/pictures for babies – babies can eat these (literally)!  It’s a great stocking […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

FBI: Be aware of cyber criminals this holiday season

Photo: Emily Metcalf

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, […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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

gas pump

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 […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Report: Hawaii consumers 'frugal'

Following the money government spends isn't easy in Hawaii, according to a new report - Photo: Emily Metcalf

With the biggest shopping event of the year just a few days away, America’s addiction to debt and spending continues to be a problem. However, a new report, the 2014’s States with the Biggest Spenders by WalletHub, reveals Hawaii's consumers are considerably more frugal than the nation's average. The report, which ranked Hawaii consumers as the 8th most […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Disney conservation grant continues support for coral reef research

Annick Cros, a doctoral candidate in zoology attached to Steve Karl’s lab at HIMB at work.

HONOLULU – The UH Mānoa Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology has been awarded a $24,650 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) to support the Connecting Coral Reefs Worldwide project. This new award will build on the positive outcomes of their 2013 award. […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Sarah Park, state ppidemiologist, briefs the media on the state’s Ebola response plan. Beside her are Dr. Linda Rosen, director of the Hawaii Department of Health; Rebecca Sciulli, BT microbiologist and coordinator for the State Laboratory, and Toby Clairmont, director of emergency services for the Healthcare Association of Hawaii.

  HONOLULU  ̶ Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Rosen, M.D., M.P.H. as Chief Executive Officer. She will start her new position with HHSC on December 16, 2014, succeeding Interim CEO Alice Hall, who stepped up to fill the position August 31, 2013.Governor Abercrombie appointed Dr. Rosen Director […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

New Ownership for Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning

Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning

HONOLULU – Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning (HSWAC) announced today that Hawaii-based investment firm Ulupono Initiative and deep-water cooling company Capital Cooling are assuming ownership of the company to bring the renewable energy district cooling system to construction. “It’s very exciting for us to have this strong vote of support from both Ulupono Initiative and Capital Cooling,” […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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