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Coast Guardsman convicted of lewd act during general court-martial


HONOLULU — A Coast Guardsman was convicted of committing a lewd act on a minor and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during a general court-martial at the United States District Court - District of Hawaii Thursday. Petty Officer 1st Class Shane E. Reese was found guilty of Article 120b of the […]

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

Sierra Club violated Hawaii campaign spending law, commissioners said

Matt LoPresti is the new representative in Ewa after beating the incumbent in the primary and two other candidates in the General election.

HONOLULU - The Sierra Club of Hawaii spent $3,700 to create, print and mail a campaign flier in support of Matt LoPresti’s House campaign. LoPresti ultimately defeated Rep. Rida Cabanilla in the 2014 primary election, and went on to win the general election. But the state campaign spending commission said under Hawaii law, the Sierra […]

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

U.S. Citizen pleads guilty to traveling to Thailand to engage in sexually explicit conduct with minors

US District Court - Hawaii

REPORT FROM THE US ATTORNEY - WASHINGTON – A U.S. citizen residing in Thailand pleaded guilty today to one count of sexually exploiting a minor before U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi of the District of Hawaii. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Florence T. Nakakuni […]

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

Hawaii's homeless advocates protest Sit-Lie legislation

Photo: Emily Metcalf

HONOLULU - Hawaii’s homeless advocates will hold a protest on Thursday, November 20, at 11:30am, at city hall during National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. They want to encourage Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to veto Bill 48, which seeks to expand the so called Sit-Lie ban to 15 more districts on Oahu. The Honolulu City […]

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

Report: Same sex marriages give Hawaii economic boost

WAIKIKI: A high angle twilight view of Kapiolani Beach Park and the high-rise hotels along the shoreline of Waikiki. (Canadian Press via AP Images courtesy Watchdog.org)

HONOLULU - There have already been more than one thousand 800 same sex marriages in Hawaii since the practice was legalized in December 2013. Nerdwallet reports there has been a positive impact on Hawaii’s economy because of those marriages, with Hawaii bringing in $26,615,971 more. The report said 5.1 percent of Hawaii's population is LGBT and assumed 1 […]

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

Testing can now be done in Hawaii on suspected Ebola samples

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HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division will now be able to test for the Ebola virus in Hawaii rather than relying on blood samples from suspected Ebola patients sent out of state, according to a statement from the agency. Up until now, two blood samples were drawn from the suspected […]

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

NRA President to headline two events in Hawaii this weekend

Jim Porter, president of the National Rifle Association of America

HONOLULU - Jim Porter, president of the National Rifle Association of America, is in Hawaii preparing to speak at two events over the weekend. Porter headlines the Hawaii Republican Assembly Veterans Day event on Saturday. On Sunday, he will keynote the Hawaii Friends of the NRA dinner. This is only the second time a sitting […]

November 6th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Public advised to stay out of water at Kahuluu Lagoon

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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is advising the public to stay out of the water at Kahaluu Lagoon and the channel leading to Kaneohe Bay in Windward Oahu. Recent water samples taken in the area show abnormally high readings of bacteria indicating contamination from sewage at multiple monitoring sites. Caution signs […]

November 5th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

BLUE HAWAII: While change sweeps country, Hawaii remains the same

David Ige

HONOLULU – In a sweeping victory that went across the country, Republicans took control the U.S. Senate and expanded their seats in the U.S. House. It is the first time in 8 years Republicans control both Houses. But in Hawaii, there was virtually no change on the political front. Hawaii’s Democratic Party still has a […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

NRA President to speak at Hawaii event

REPORT FROM THE HAWAII REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY - Please join conservatives, 2nd Amendment supporters and gun enthusiasts this Saturday for a very special event to honor veterans on Veterans Day weekend as the Hawaii Republican Assembly (HIRA) proudly presents "An Evening with National Rifle Association (NRA) President Jim Porter" at the beautiful Pearl Country Club in Aiea. This Saturday, […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

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