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Hawaii Obamacare exchange projected to be financially viable — in 2022

Hawaii Health Connector is Hawaii's Obamacare exchange

By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange, Hawaii Health Connector, has been under fire for being the most costly in the nation, and a new report from the Hawaii Commerce and Consumer Affairs Department shows the Connector won’t be fiscally sustainable until 2022. That’s based on an enrollment of 70,000 to 80,000, said […]

January 16th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Hawaii financial advisor who targeted elderly sentenced to federal prison

US District Court - Hawaii

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU - Kevin Alan Loux, owner of the Loux Financial Group, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and 5 years of supervised yesterday despite a tearful plea for mercy to U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway. The 63-year-old licensed independent life insurance and annuity broker, who operated in Hawaii […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Former Portlock madam convicted on federal drug charges

Malia Arciero

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU – The former Porlock madam who said she ran an elite prostitution business for 10 years servicing celebrities, politicians and law enforcement, has been convicted on federal drug charges. A federal jury on Jan. 9 found Malia Elena Arciero guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with […]

January 9th, 2015 | Posted in Special Investigation,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Obama’s Hawaii vacation is over, now it’s time for taxpayers to pay massive tab

EXCLUSIVE: President Barack Obama stays in this multimillion home on Kailua Beach.

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU – President Barack Obama and his family just spent their Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Kailua. Now it’s time for taxpayers to pick up the tab. While the Obamas and friends who accompany them pay for their own private vacation home rentals on or near Kailua Beach, taxpayers foot […]

January 9th, 2015 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

FBI: Investment Scams on the Rise in Hawaii

Kawika Buchanan declines to speak to or look at reporters as he leaves the federal court house May 8

By Malia Zimmerman - HONOLULU – Curtis Wayne Ross was indicted this fall for allegedly defrauding three victims of $186,000, and he was re-indicted after being caught red handed in an FBI sting attempting to scam the Little Angels children's charity out of $15 million. Court records show Ross promised the manager of Little Angels he’d […]

January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Americans Worry About Waistlines & Wallets

Americans Worry About Waistlines & Wallets

As we ring in the year 2015, Americans are most concerned about losing weight and gaining financial wisdom, according to a survey conducted this fall. Weight loss and being more careful with money are popular New Year’s resolutions for Americans. The practice of making New Year’s resolutions can be traced back 4,000 years to the […]

January 5th, 2015 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

What Each US State Googled More Than Any Other in 2014

Google most searched map for 2014

Texas and Oklahoma worried about ebola in 2014 while people in Connecticut wanted to know more about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. California and Nevada checked out Bitcoin while Coloradans searched the word “marijuana” more than any other state. Seattle-based real estate website Estately examined Google Trends data to determine what people and issues the residents […]

January 5th, 2015 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Hawaii prime target of foreign governments seeking US intelligence

FBI Director James Comey says stopping cyber terror and cyber espionage are top priorities for his agency.. He is with Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha at FBI Headquarters in Honolulu

HONOLULU - With its strategic location in the Pacific and substantial military assets, Hawaii has been a prime target of foreign governments seeking U.S. intelligence, something FBI Director James Comey acknowledged on a recent trip to the state. The way to stop intelligence breaches, Comey said Dec. 12, is to “know your people” and “who […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

University of Hawaii athletics must tackle fiscal woes


BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii Athletic Department has faced a series of fiscal and staffing troubles in recent months, leading legislators, administrators and regents to debate the future of the state’s only athletic program. With an annual budget of around $30 million, the athletic department has operated in the red for 11 […]

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

Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders coach Hawaii's military youth

Photo by Dan Devens

KANEOHE - Eleven Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders were in Hawaii this week as a part of the team’s effort to reach out to military families stationed here. Over the weekend, the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders worked with grade school cheerleaders whose parents are stationed at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders also attended three separate […]

December 16th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

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