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Hawaii Senate Holds Special Session for Judicial Appointments


HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Senate will convene Wednesday, October 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. to open a special session to consider judicial appointments of Jeffrey P. Crabtree and Christine E. Kuriyama to the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu), and Margaret K. Masunaga to the District Court of the Third Circuit […]

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Third Shark Encounter on Maui This Week as Murky Water Warning Continues

Shark in Hawaiian waters (photo by Terry Lilly)

HONOLULU – For a third time this week, a Maui ocean user encountered a shark in murky water today around 10 a.m.  Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers report two women from Kihei, ages 53 and 46, were about 200 yards off Waipulani Beach Park, stand-up […]

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Travel Agent Pleads Guilty in $360,000 Fraud Scheme That Keeps School Band from Hawaii trip


US Attorney report - SPRINGFIELD, MO - Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a travel agent pleaded guilty in federal court today for stealing $360,000 from the Willard High School Band Boosters, which forced the cancellation of a trip to Hawaii for more than 300 students and chaperones. […]

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Information you need to prepare for Ana

Kym Pine

BY HONOLULU COUNCIL MEMBER KYMBERLY PINE - As Ana approaches our shores, the City'sDepartment of Emergency Management (DEM) advises O‘ahu residents to prepare a 7-dayDisaster Supply Kit. Although Ana may be a tropical storm when she approaches the Hawaiian Islands later this week, strong winds, flooding rains and storm surge could result in evacuations. To receive the most […]

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Kyle Matsumoto sentenced to 10 years in prison

Kyle Matsumoto sentenced to 10 years in prison

LIHUE – On Wednesday, Judge Kathleen Watanabe sentenced Kyle Masato Matsumoto, a 37-year-old Hanalei man, to concurrent 10 and five-year prison terms in six separate cases. Second Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Vogt represented the State of Hawai‘i and Mark Zenger represented Matsumoto, who has been in custody at Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center since December 3, […]

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

State Warns Hawaii Island Landlords and Tenants about Violating Emergency Rental Protections

Lava field on Hawaii Island  - Photo by Chuck Denny

HONOLULU - The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' (DCCA) Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) advises Hawaii Island residents that state’s emergency proclamation for the Hawaii Island remains in effect, including a ban on terminating residential rentals.  OCP has received reports from both landlords and tenants that landlords may be canceling month-to-month rentals in order […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Stairway to Heaven trail could reopen to the public

Stairway to heaven

The popular Haiku stairs in Kaneohe, also known as Stairway to Heaven, could reopen to the public. A 13-member working group formed by Honolulu City Council Member Ikaika Anderson has recommended the city reopen the trail, but with a managed access point at Windward Community College away from private neighborhoods. Conversely the popular stairs leading […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Cavasso launches US Senate campaign spots

Cam Cavasso, Republican candidate for US Senate

HONOLULU - U.S. Senate Candidate Cam Canvass starts his television advertising campaign today.  Cam's advertising centers around the high cost of living in Hawaii and the lack of viable solutions to this problem by the democrats.   U.S. Senate Candidate Cam Cavasso says: “I am releasing my advertising campaign today on Hawaii television. Is important the people in […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Retired US Senator Akaka among Ige-Tsutsui's campaign co-chairs

Lt Gov Shan Tsutsui and U.S. Senator Dan Akaka

HONOLULU - The Democrat Ige-Tsutsui campaign has announced its three honorary co-chairs, including former U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka, Central Pacific Bank President & CEO John Dean, and President of the International Executive Housekeepers Association-Hawaii Chapter Rose Galera. Democratic candidate for Governor David Ige thanked the new campaign co-chairs and said, “I’m very pleased to have these […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Hawaii Governor's Poll: Ige has double digit lead

David Ige

HONOLULU - The political news publication Politico’s Morning Score reported today that a Hawaii polling memo puts Senator David Ige up double digits in governor's race. The paper reported: "Democrat David Ige leads Republican Duke Aiona, earning 45 percent support to his rival’s 33 percent, according to a Global Strategy Group poll for Hawaii Forward, a DGA-backed independent […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

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