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.

Honolulu project could run some small business owners out of town on a rail

By   /  August 29, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

RAILROADED: Small businesses along the planned Honolulu rail route are concerned the rail construction will put them out of business.

Cliff Garcia operates Toni’s Lamps & Shades on land his family has owned in the Kakaako district near downtown Honolulu for the past 70 years.

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Hawaii commission opens investigation into election day debacles

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


By Malia Zimmerman |
HONOLULU — Three Hawaii lawmakers called on the State Elections Commission to fire Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago Friday during a standing room-only commission meeting.
They were among several people outraged over recent debacles surrounding Hawaii Island’s primary and special elections.
“The decisions made in this election were just pitifully poor. Frankly, Mr. Nago [...]

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ACLU sues for Hawaii Island residents to get second chance to vote

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

Photo by Emily Metcalf

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday on behalf of potentially thousands of Hawaii Island residents asking the Hawaii Supreme Court to allow them to participate in the election after the fact.

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Hawaii’s largest insurance provider pulls small business plans from health exchange

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Hawaii, News, Obamacare  /  No Comments

SIGN HERE: Hawaii Health Connector sign ups improved Hawaii's uninsured rate by 2.75 percent at a cost of $204 million, study shows.

By Malia Zimmerman |
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s health-care exchange, the Hawaii Health Connector, has taken another blow.
Hawaii Medical Service Association, the state’s largest health insurer, won’t participate in the Connector’s Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, as of January.
The connector, already under fire for being the most costly exchange in the nation, is left with just [...]

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Schatz wins U.S. Senate primary in political battle that divided Hawaii’s Democratic party

By   /  August 19, 2014  /  Government Waste, Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, endorsed by President Barack Obama, said the East-West Center is an important part of the President's focus on the Asia-Pacific region

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, was declared the winner of the Democratic primary Friday in a hard-fought political battle that divided the party by race, loyalties and tradition.

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HI House leader ousted in election primary amid controversy

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

House Majority Floor Leader Rida Cabanilla with Gov. Neil Abercrombie

House Majority floor leader Rida Cabanilla is out of a job after losing the Democratic primary to Matt LoPresti.

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