Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

Malia Zimmerman co-founded the investigative news organization, Hawaii Reporter, in February 2002. Malia reports daily for KHVH News Radio 830 AM, a local Clear Channel station, and hosts a monthly inspirational television show on the local CBS affiliate called You've Got the Power. Malia has freelanced for ABC 20/20, People magazine, Inside Edition, Fox News and publications such as the Washington Times, Bangkok Post and the Wall Street Journal. Malia and the reporters who worked under her have won numerous awards for their investigative reporting.

University of Hawaii athletics must tackle fiscal woes

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

University of Hawaii college football has been on a losing streak, impacting athletic department revenues

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.

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Man gets 33 months in prison after threatening to decapitate congresswoman

By   /  December 9, 2014  /  Congress, Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

Aniruddha Sherbow

By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
Threatening to decapitate a congresswoman has landed a former Hawaii resident in federal prison.
Aniruddha Sherbow, 44, was sentenced Monday to 33 months in federal prison after threatening to “beat” and “decapitate” U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.
The threats began in 2011 when Gabbard was a member of the Honolulu City Council and continued […]

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University of Hawaii won’t talk about sex education program

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

Hi Rep. Bob McDermott holds up a copy of notes from an 11-year-old student enrolled in the sex education classes in the state's public schools. Many parents complained the content is inappropriate and graphic for their children.

By Malia Zimmerman |Watchdog.org
HONOLULU – Hawaii State Rep. Bob McDermott is slamming the University of Hawaii over its refusal to disclose data collected from middle school students during a controversial sex education program.
The Hawaii State Department of Education conducts “Pono Choices,” a sex education program for 11-, 12- and 13-year-olds, in partnership with university researchers from […]

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Hawaii political action committee under fire for non-disclosure

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Hawaii, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Former Gov. Ben Cayetano is backing Ige

Hawaii’s state campaign spending commissioners want the Honolulu city prosecutor to investigate a case brought by former Gov. Ben Cayetano against Pacific Resource Partnership’s political action committee.

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Report: Hawaii’s $30B unfunded retirement liabilities part of national trend

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Hawaii, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Emily Metcalf/HawaiiReporter.com

By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
HONOLULU — A new report from State Budget Solutions, a national nonprofit organization focusing on states’ fiscal responsibility, warns it’s time for newly elected state officials in Hawaii and throughout the country to address unfunded liabilities in the retirement system.
The share of Hawaii’s $30-billion unfunded liability per resident is $21,852, the […]

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Ag giants sue to stop Maui’s anti-GMO initiative

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Malia Zimmerman

Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical Co. are challenging a law in Maui County.

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