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Hawaii lawmakers used to hearing about potential conflicts

| | Dec 11 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are used to hearing the criticism that they often vote in their own interests. Most work outside jobs, and bills often come up that could benefit their sources of income.

  1. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 3:21pm

    HONOLULU — State health officials, continuing to investigate the growing number of mumps infections statewide, are urging most Hawaii residents to get an extra mumps vaccination.

  2. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 3:15pm

    HONOLULU — Hawaii joined a coalition of states on Tuesday demanding U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stop the rollback of critical protections for student loan borrowers.

  3. | Posted: Sep 28 2017 - 3:10pm

    HONOULU — An 18-year-old man accused in the deadly Waikiki shooting of a 22-year-old man pleaded not guilty to a murder charge at Circuit Court today.

  4. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 5:25pm

    HONOLULU — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is one of four Democrat senators today calling for an investigation into the planned, periodic shutdown of, the official federal website established by the Affordable Care Act.

  5. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 5:24pm

    HONOLULU — The chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs wants Gov. David Ige to explain what caused a rapid escalation in spending in Hawaii on Medicaid, which is the health care program for the poor and disabled.

  6. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 11:25am

    HONOLULU — Hawaiian and Japan airlines signed a new partnership agreement Tuesday in Tokyo that will provide extensive code-sharing, lounge access and frequent-flyer program reciprocity. The agreement takes effect March 25, subject to government approval.

  7. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 11:02am

    HONOLULU — State Rep. Kaniela Ing wants to reduce the state tax on beer by half, a proposal he says is a matter of “class fairness.”

  8. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 11:01am

    HONOLULU — A devastating Atlantic hurricane season, along with concerns about safety in Mexico and Europe, could propel Hawaii’s visitor industry to an even stronger finish in 2018, which was already anticipated to be tourism’s best year.

  9. | Posted: Sep 27 2017 - 12:06am

    HONOLULU — Hawaii’s doctor shortage is worsening, except on the island of Kauai, a University of Hawaii assessment found.

  10. | Posted: Sep 26 2017 - 9:21pm

    WAILUKU, Hawaii — About 200 snails on Maui Island are being tested for rat lungworm disease in an attempt to track the mollusks that caused an unparalleled outbreak on the island this year.

  11. Posted: Sep 25 2017 - 5:24pm

    HONOLULU (AP) — A former Big Island resident is awaiting trial in Indonesia over a surfing dispute that happened two years ago.

  12. | Posted: Sep 25 2017 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU — Hawaii anti-abortion pregnancy centers went to court to argue that a new law violates their right to free speech and religion.

  13. | Posted: Sep 24 2017 - 7:08pm

    HONOLULU — The leader of Hawaii’s firefighter union has criticized the Honolulu Fire Department’s response to the apartment building fire in July that killed three people and left scores of apartments in the 36-story complex uninhabitable.

  14. | Posted: Sep 24 2017 - 7:08pm

    HONOLULU — Six people, including a 3-year-old girl, were transported to the hospital after a car smashed into a Honolulu restaurant.

  15. | Posted: Sep 23 2017 - 11:44am

    WAILUKU, Hawaii — A nearly 29 percent property tax hike is under consideration for Maui homeowners who rent out their non-primary residences as transient vacation rentals.