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Attorney for Portlock madam said his client was set up by ICE agent

Malia Arciero

HONOLULU - The attorney for Malia Arciero, a madam who operated her business out of the elite Oahu neighborhood Portlock for about a decade, will go to court Thursday, Oct. 23, to attempt to get drug possession and drug dealing charges against her dismissed. Arciero, who said her elite escort business offered prostitution services to some […]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Investigator prevented from pursing criminal cases against companies scamming Hawaii's elderly and visitors

Aquilino "Aku" Idao, Supervisory Investigator State of Hawaii-DCCA-OCP

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU — Some Hawaii companies are taking advantage of visitors and elderly residents, but state officials are thwarting attempts to investigate, a supervisor with the state Department of Commerce says. Aquilino “Aku” Idao, of the department’s Consumer Affairs’ office, has filed a complaint with two state Senate committee chairman. Idao, who has worked in law enforcement […]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Matson to pay $1 million for Honolulu molasses spill under plea agreement

GOO: The molasses spill impacted sealife in Ke’ehi Lagoon, seen here, and Honolulu Harbor

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU — Matson Terminals Inc., the company responsible for spilling 220,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor in September 2013, has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor violations of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, court records show. The molasses spill killed 26,000 fish and much of the reef in Honolulu Harbor […]

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

US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures

US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures

By Michael Bowman - WASHINGTON—A top U.S. health official says it is unrealistic to expect every hospital in America to be able to care for an Ebola patient, but that health care facilities must be vigilant for possible cases and be ready to isolate anyone infected with the virus for transport to specialized treatment centers. Dr. […]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Peyton Manning Sets NFL Career Touchdown Passing Record

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws his 509th career touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Denver, Oct. 19, 2014.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set a new U.S. National Football League record for career touchdown passes in the Broncos' 42-17 rout of the visiting San Francisco 49ers Sunday night. Manning's short touchdown pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas late in the second quarter gave him 509 career touchdown passes, breaking the record held by Brett […]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Benghazi Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in US Court

An armed U.S. Marshal lifts the security barricade around the federal courthouse where Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khattala's hearing was held, in Washington, Oct. 20, 2014.

A Libyan militant has pleaded not guilty in a U.S. federal court to charges linked to the September 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi that killed four American citizens, including a U.S. ambassador. Ahmed Abu Khattala entered a not guilty plea on Monday at a short hearing in Washington, D.C. Khattala is charged with 18 counts […]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Report: Expelled Nazis Collected Millions in US Social Security

FILE - Trays of printed Social Security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia.

Suspected Nazi war criminals collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced to leave the United States, according to the Associated Press. Among those receiving Social Security were armed SS guards of Nazi concentration camps where millions of Jews perished, a rocket scientist who used slave labor to advanced his research, […]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

On Target Review: Titan Quad Rail System from Chaos

chaos handguard

by Rob Kay For those who want to add third party rails or handguards to their AKs, there are two basic choices. You can take the polymer route or go aluminum alloy. “Plastic” has the advantage of being inexpensive and strong. You’re probably not going to save any weight with polymer, but for most people’s […]

October 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

No consequences for key politician in Kauai dam breach tragedy

MaryAnn Kusaka

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - KILAUEA, KAUAI – Retired Auto Dealer Jimmy Pflueger was sentenced to 7 months in prison Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. He pleaded “no contest” to a Reckless Endangering charge filed against him by the state attorney in Nov. 2008 after his dam breached on March 14, 2006, killing 7 people. The state […]

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Hawaii worst for tax burdens, report says


HONOLULU — Hawaii ranks worst in three major categories in the seventh annual "Rich States, Poor States" report, which tracks states’ economic policies based on 15 policy areas. Hawaii has no sales tax; residents pay a general excise tax for goods and services, including food, medical services and medical prescriptions, and the taxes are imposed at every level. Hawaii […]

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

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