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.

Voters want to expel former Hawaii House speaker

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

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House Speaker Joe Souki has refused a request from six voters in Honolulu’s Palolo district who want former House Speaker Calvin Say expelled from the Legislature.

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Hawaii investigator says state agency is shirking duties

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

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Some 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.

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

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

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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.

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Hawaii ranks worst for tax burden, report says

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

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Hawaii ranks worst in three major categories in the seventh annual “Rich States, Poor States” report, which tracks states’ economic policies that impact prosperity based on 15 policy areas.

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Hawaii students get gift cards to participate in sex education program

By   /  October 15, 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.

The University of Hawaii Center on Disability Studies gives gift cards to middle school students who participate in a controversial sex education program.

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Roadside animal farm may be casualty of Hawaii government

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

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By Malia Zimmerman |
HONOLULU — A 10-year battle in state court over a 120-acre commercial property in Waimanalo is coming to an end, but an animal farm that’s home to more than 100 abandoned animals and birds may fall as a result.
The property, owned by the state Department of Hawaiian Homelands, has been leased commercially by [...]

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