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Second Marine Dies as Result of Sunday Crash at Bellows Instagram

Second Marine Dies as Result of Sunday Crash at Bellows

His identity has not been released; two others remain hospitalized in stable condition, AP reports.
Report: Hawaii is Fourth-Best State for Senior Health

Report: Hawaii is Fourth-Best State for Senior Health

Annual findings of United Health Foundation still rank Aloha State high, but not as high as last year when it was No. 1
Audit Update: NELHA Makes Progress But Still Has Transparency Issues NELHA

Audit Update: NELHA Makes Progress But Still Has Transparency Issues

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii serves as a tech park for dozens of businesses on the Big Island.
Gabbard’s Thursday: Interview with Wolf Blitzer and an Article in The Hill AFGE

Gabbard’s Thursday: Interview with Wolf Blitzer and an Article in The Hill

Hawaii congresswoman also joins effort to strengthen the Privacy Oversight Board.
Gabbard’s Upcoming Florida Gig Raises Eyebrows

Gabbard’s Upcoming Florida Gig Raises Eyebrows

An online news organization asks: Couldn't the Sunshine State's party leaders do better than a "Republicrat" to speak at its fundraiser?
Ex-Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle’s New Gig in Illinois Proves Lucrative Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Ex-Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle’s New Gig in Illinois Proves Lucrative

She makes more money as a gubernatorial aide there than she did while running the Aloha State.
From Maui Mayoral Campaign to 20-Year Prison Sentence

From Maui Mayoral Campaign to 20-Year Prison Sentence

Nelson N. Waikiki is sentenced for securities fraud, Attorney General's Office announces.
Schatz: Police Body Cams Could Help ‘Reform Our Broken Justice System’ Flickr: West Midlands Police

Schatz: Police Body Cams Could Help ‘Reform Our Broken Justice System’

The Hawaii senator praises an Obama administration that it will provide $20 million in grants for police body cameras nationwide.
OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Board Rescinds Support for Thirty Meter Telescope

But the trustees decline to go on record as opposing the $1.4 billion project.
Hawaii Dems Join Push to Raise Federal Minimum Wage Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Dems Join Push to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

It would rise to $12 an hour by 2020, but the measure is unlikely to go anywhere with Republicans in charge of both houses.
Seven Reps Break From Session’s Final Days to Raise Some Cash flickr:AMagill

Seven Reps Break From Session’s Final Days to Raise Some Cash

The members of the Hawaii House of Representatives teamed up for an event at a Honolulu restaurant.
Effort Launched to Recall Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Effort Launched to Recall Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi

The Big Island mayor is under investigation for improperly making private purchases with public funds.