Hawaii’s dominant shipping carrier to pay $9 million to settle federal allegations

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

BIG NAME: Matson imports the majority of goods to Hawaii.

By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
HONOLULU — Matson Navigation Co. Inc.,  Hawaii’s largest cargo container shipping company, will pay $9.95 million as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and Illinois freight consultant Mario Rizzo.
Rizzo, who in 2010 filed lawsuit under False Claims Act in the U.S. District Court in California on his [...]

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Quarter of Hawaii’s population now on Medicaid

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

money series: hudreds of green dollar texture

New statistics released by the state Department of Human Services show about a quarter of Hawaii’s population relies on Medicaid.

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Malfunctioning websites still delaying Hawaii Obamacare signups

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  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.

The Hawaii Health Connector, has been unable to produce a fully functional website since it launched in October.

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Hawaii’s highest-in-the-nation energy costs stay intact by politics, monopoly

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

Much of Oahu's tropical beauty is marred by a crisscross of aging power polls and powerlines, critics say

If residents of Hawaii are going to have affordable electricity, the state needs to break up Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., the parent of the Hawaiian Electric Co., a former lawmaker contends.

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Homeless in Hawaii? Lawmaker wants to give you a free flight home

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Hawaii, National, News  /  No Comments

House Majority Floor Leader Rida Cabanilla wants to taxpayers to fund airline tickets for homeless so they can return to their home state

A Hawaii state representative says it’s time state taxpayers give the homeless a ticket to ride .

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$204 million Obamacare grant reduces Hawaii’s uninsured population just 2.75 percent

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  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.

After getting $204 million from a federal grant to establish its own Affordable Care Act Exchange, Hawaii’s uninsured population has been reduced by less than 3 percent.

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