Hawaii health officials: No automatic Ebola-related quarantine

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

Photo by Malia Zimmerman

Governors of New Jersey, New York and Illinois have imposed mandatory quarantines for health care workers who treated Ebola patients in West Africa.

But Hawaii Department of Health officials said Tuesday no such plan will be implemented in the islands.

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Former governor blames weak GOP for Hawaii’s low voter turnout

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

Former Gov. Ben Cayetano is backing Ige

Hawaii is the third least politically engaged state.

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Voters want to expel former Hawaii House speaker

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

Photo courtesy of House Majority Blog

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

Photo courtesy of Aquilino "Aku" Idao

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

Photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard

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

Photo by Emily Metcalf/HawaiiReporter.com

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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