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Hawaii General Election Gubernatorial Candidates on the Jones Act

Matson and Horizon monopolize Hawaii's shipping market because of the Jones Act
Photo: Emily Metcalf

BY MICHAEL HANSEN - We have had an exciting primary election season in Hawaii culminating on primary election day on Saturday, August 9, 2014, and the general election campaign promises even more political thrills through election day on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Especially noteworthy is that a major gubernatorial candidate in the general election has […]

August 27th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Hawaii Politics | Read More »

USS Columbus Holds Change of Command

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - (Aug. 26, 2014) - Commander David Youtt, left, passes on command of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) to Cmdr. Albert Alarcon at a change of command ceremony, Aug. 26. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor/Released)

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Khor, Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Public Affairs PEARL HARBOR - Commander David Youtt was relieved by Cmdr. Albert Alarcon as commanding officer of USS Columbus (SSN 762) today, Aug. 26, during a change of command ceremony at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Youtt expressed how […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Guilty plea accepted for property damage to historic Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace

HONOLULU – Attorney General David M. Louie announced that today Drew Paahau (22) of Honolulu, plead guilty to Criminal Property Damage in the First Degree and Burglary in the Second Degree, before Judge Rom Trader, First Circuit, Island of Oahu. Ms. Paahau faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment or a $20,000 fine or […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

State Remains Optimistic on Economic Growth

HONOLULU - Photo courtesy of HTA

REPORT FROM DBEDT - HONOLULU — In its third quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) revised Hawaii economic growth upward due primarily to the prevailing low inflation rate. “Hawaii’s inflation rate (1.1 percent) was lower than the U.S. average for the first time since 2003,” said […]

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

Fish swim around a deep coral reef at Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. NOAA photo

New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pollutant. Fishery stock "substitutions"—which falsely present a fish of the same species, but from a different geographic origin—are the most dangerous mislabeling offense, according to […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Image & Imagination exhibition opens Sept. 5 at HiSAM as part of First Friday

Hi Sam logo

HONOLULU – Image & Imagination, an exhibition of curiosity-inspiring works from the Art in Public Places Collection, opens at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Hawai’i State Art Museum’s (HiSAM) Diamond Head Galleries. Image & Imagination, sponsored by the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA), includes 38 works in a variety of […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Hawaii Soldier honored for Selfless Act

Sgt. Maj. Gerardo Gonzalez,

By Sgt. Jessica DuVernay, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade - WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - A Soldier assigned to 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, was honored with an Army Commendation Medal, on Wheeler Army Airfield Aug. 14, for his heroic actions in aiding to save a young girl's life. Sgt. […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Former Department of Human Services Investigator Charged with Theft

Hawaii Attorney General David Louie

HONOLULU – Attorney General David M. Louie announced that Roselani Wise (51, Lihue) was charged with Theft in the Second Degree on July 23, 2014 and arraigned on August 12, 2014, before Judge Randal Valenciano, Fifth Circuit, Island of Kauai. Her trial has been set for October 6, 2014. Ms. Wise, a former Department of […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Fire Rescue team and pilot receive esteemed award in Dallas, TX

Ben Franklin_photo, L-R: Battalion Chief Jason Ornellas; Firefighter III Bryan Doo; Capt. Gordon Tamura; Fire Chief Westerman, Firefighter II Aaron Hawthorne, Firefighter II Adam Hussey; Air 1 Rescue pilot Clifton Cates; and Deputy Fire Chief John Blalock accept the 2014 IAFC/Motorola Solutions’ Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award for Valor at the annual Fire-Rescue International conference held in Dallas, TX last week.

Four firefighters and a pilot with the Kaua‘i Fire Department’s Rescue 3 crew were awarded the 2014 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)/Motorola Solutions’ Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award for Valor, and Fire Chief Robert Westerman was awarded the Ben Franklin Leadership Award, at the annual Fire-Rescue International conference held in Dallas, TX last week. […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Red Cross Closes Hawaii Island Shelters

Red Cross volunteers help Hawaii residents after Hurricane Iselle

HONOLULU - The Hawaii Red Cross Shelter at the Pahoa Community Center closed on Monday, August 18th at 12 noon.  Red Cross client caseworkers are working with shelter residents who cannot return to their homes due to the storm, to help with alternative arrangements. On Saturday night, there were 23 overnight residents at the shelter.  […]

August 18th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

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