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Drunk driving and failure to render aid results in jail time for Princeville man

Jonathan Swift

LĪHU'E – A Princeville man was sentenced on Thursday to one year in jail and five years’ probation for First Degree Negligent Injury, Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, and Accidents Involving Substantial Bodily Injury. The offenses arose on the afternoon of March 6, 2012, when the Defendant, 37-year-old Jonathan Swift, side-swiped […]

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Hawaii Supreme Court Dismisses Three Primary Lawsuits

Hawaii Supreme Court

REPORT FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - HONOLULU – Attorney General David M. Louie announced today that the Hawaii Supreme Court dismissed three separate challenges to the primary election that was held on August 9, 2014 and August 15, 2014. “Today, the Hawaii Supreme Court reached the right result in all three challenges to Hawaii’s primary […]

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Maui Felon Arrested for Refusing to Provide DNA sample

Attorney General David M. Louie

HONOLULU – Attorney General David M. Louie announced today that on August 22, 2014, John P. Dunbar Jr. (60) of Haiku, Maui, was arrested by patrol officers and officers assigned to the Maui Police Department’s Crime Reduction Unit for refusing to provide a DNA sample. Mr. Dunbar, had been convicted of Escape in the Second […]

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

One dead, another injured hiking on Na Pali Coast

KAUAI'S NA PALI COAST HIKE BEGINS HERE

REPORT FROM THE COAST GUARD - HONOLULU — One hiker is dead and another medevaced to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter crew after an accident on a remote Na Pali Coast trail Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center received a medevac request from the Kauai Fire Department for a 25-year-old […]

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

USS Lake Erie to depart for new homeport of San Diego

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) will depart Hawaii for a new homeport in San Diego.

By Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Public Affairs - PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM - The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) will depart Hawaii Friday, Aug. 29 for a new homeport in San Diego. USS Lake Erie was commissioned in Pearl Harbor July 24, 1993. It is the first Navy ship in modern times to be […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Jury finds Hawaii Island man guilty of three counts of meth distribution

ICE meth

REPORT FROM THE US ATTORNEY - HONOLULU – A federal jury found Kali Lotoaiki Laulea, 33, of Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i County, guilty today after a five day trial in United States District Court in Honolulu. Laulea was convicted of three counts of methamphetamine distribution. Specifically, the jury convicted Laulea of distributing five or more grams of […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Announces Reduction In Force

HHCS logo

HONOLULU   ̶  Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) will implement a system wide reduction in force (RIF), eliminating positions as early as mid-December 2014. The announcement comes after an extensive review of operations, programs and services at each of its five regions’ facilities seeking solutions to address a $48 million shortfall for FY2015. The board […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

EEOC issues correction in EEOC v. Global Horizons case

Likhit Yoo-on, 43, from Sukhotai, Thailand reads a statement at the EEOC press conference

HONOLULU – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is correcting the previously issued press release dated June 3, 2014 regarding settlements in EEOC suits involving four farms in Hawaii, and will do so at a press conference to be held Friday. The case, EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc. et al., Case No. CV-11-00257-LEK-RLP, was […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Development Squadron 5 Receives First Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

KEYPORT, Wash. (Aug. 22, 2014) Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), a UUV, is unloaded at Naval Undersea Warfare Center - Keyport. LTV 38 is designed as a full-pressure hull vehicle, capable of both line of sight and over the horizon communications in support of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin A. Johndro/RELEASED)

By Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Justin Johndro, Naval Public Affairs Support Element, Northwest Public Affairs KEYPORT, Wash. - Commander, Submarine Development Squadron Five (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, took delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) on Aug. 22. The delivery makes LTV 38 the first UUV to join […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

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 »

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