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Damon Key Team Argues Bad Faith Case Before Hawaii Supreme Court

    Our Damon Key team argued a bad faith case before the Hawaii Supreme Court today,  Adams v. Hawaii Medical Service Association , SCWC-15-0000396.     Pictured below: Joanna Zigler, Rafael del Castillo, Tred Eyerly and Robert Thomas. [Author: Tred Eyerly]
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Panel seeks independent oversight of state jails, inmates mistakenly released, tent cities planned for homeless, gecko speed-dials from Kona animal hospital, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Inmate overflow area at Hawaii County Community Correctional ©2018 All Hawaii News Task force calls for jail oversight committee. The lack of public information about inmate suicides is just one reason a 13-member task force chaired by Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Michael Wilson is recommending the state create an independent oversight commission to inspect and monitor correctional facilities, investigate complaints, report findings to the public and shepherd in broad reforms to...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Ebay, Hawaii, Larry Ellison, Hawaii Island, Forbes, Kauai, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kona, Hawaiian Islands, County Council


C-SPAN bus visits Hawaii Capitol, looking ahead to general election, Caldwell vet tax cut veto stands, health insurers report gains and losses, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

C-SPAN bus visits Hawaii Capitol, courtesy photo C-SPAN Bus brings nonpartisan message to Hawaii. The 45-foot bus is on a 50-state tour and kicked off its 10-day sojourn in Hawaii today with an appearance at the state Capitol. Star-Advertiser.The Primary Is Over So What’s Ahead For The General Election? Sure, the tight races and intense, expensive campaigning of the 2018 primary may be pau, but Hawaii voters still face critical decisions at the ballot box in November. Civil Beat.HSTA Weig...
Tags: Travel, Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii, Kilauea, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Shell, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Roland Emmerich, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu


Szigeti out as tourism chief, 'tough love' for Honolulu homeless, media tour Halemaumau crater as Kilauea eruption persists, US EEOC sues HMSA, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO George Szigeti © 2018 All Hawaii News The Hawaii Tourism Authority board voted today to fire the agency’s president and CEO George Szigeti without cause. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Tourism Authority leader leaving amid growing scrutiny. The authority's board voted unanimously Thursday to terminate "without cause" George Szigeti, the authority's president and CEO for the past three years. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii Tourism Authority leader on contract termination: 'I'm...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Senate, China, US, Hawaii, Kilauea, Pacific, Chinatown, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Democratic, Honolulu


Kilauea spews ash as lava eruptions continue, Legislature mulls special session to help residents in volcano crisis, Akaka to lie in state Friday, Waikiki beachboys don't give up, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ash spews from Kilauea volcano PC: J. Wei Hawaii Legislature might reconvene to address lava crisis. The housing and transportation crisis caused by lava from Kilauea volcano have some state legislators considering a special session to find and fund potential solutions. Tribune-Herald.As ash billows from summit, geologists say ‘big one’ still possible. An enormous ash cloud towered above Kilauea’s summit Tuesday and dusted downwind communities, but the expulsion was short of the “big one”...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kaiser, Red Cross, Johnson, Kilauea, Delaware, Natural Resources, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Lime, Kauai, Maui, Dpp, Honolulu


Coral reefs dying, Honolulu and Big Island mayors release proposed budgets, SHOPO head retires, Kealoha home foreclosed, Ala Moana replaces deadly railings, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Coral scientists off Hilo ©2018 All Hawaii News Hawaii's coral reefs are dying, and researchers are a few steps closer to figuring out just how much environmental changes and human interaction affect the ocean's coral reefs. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii taxpayers can expect to save around $1.3 billion this year from recently enacted federal tax cuts, but the near-term benefit to the state economy will be “very small,” according to a new report. Star-Advertiser.A bill to allow terminally ill pat...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Associated Press, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Circuit Court, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Manoa, Honolulu Police Department, Lahaina


Hirono says spreading cancer won't keep her from her post, Ige seeks Airbnb tax deal, steep hikes in local Obamacare premiums, F-35A stealth aircraft flying through, disaster declared in Maui drought, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono courtesy image U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, who was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer and had a kidney removed in May, announced Tuesday that she has “some small spots in my thyroid gland.” Star-Advertiser.Sen. Mazie Hirono has a video update on her fight against cancer. KITV.Gov. David Ige’s administration is pursuing a private tax agreement with Airbnb Inc. that would allow the vacation rental company to collect taxes from its hosts and send the money to the state. ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii, Kaiser, Cbs, Airbnb, Associated Press, Air Force, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Chris Todd, Honolulu


Trump to stay in Waikiki, doubts raised about sailors adrift, Ige pledges oversight of Kakaako parks, coastal zone regulations eased, Maui News kills postal delivery, more news from all the Hawaiian islands

Children with paddleboard in Keaukaha © 2017 All Hawaii News Hawaii's Sustainable Tourism Stamp is Changing Industry Culture. 2017 is being dubbed the Year of Sustainable Travel by the World Tourism Organization. Hawaii Public Radio.White House releases details of Trump's 12-day trip to Asia. Trump will start the Nov. 3-14 travel with a briefing from the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii. He will also visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial during his first trip as president to the P...
Tags: Travel, White House, Hawaii, Army, Associated Press, Kim, Donald Trump, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Waikiki, Maui, National Park Service, Trump


Aquarium bill, 14 others, face Ige veto; Onizuka memorabilia moving to Honolulu; Kona crab catch limits mulled; Kauai mayor returns budget unsigned; Big Island chief judge Ibarra retiring, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Yellow tang © 2017 All Hawaii News Gov. David Ige said Friday he will likely veto a bill that would severely curtail and eventually end the aquarium fish collecting trade in Hawaii, stating it would be premature to consider a ban before more studies are done. Star-Advertiser.Gov. David Ige plans to veto 15 bills, including a proposal backed by environmental groups seeking to phase out the catching of aquarium fish in Hawaii. The governor similarly intends to veto a bill that critics feare...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Hawaii, Associated Press, Environmental Protection Agency, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Department Of Education, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, North Kona, Kona, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


Hokulea homecoming celebrations continue, universal basic income studied by Legislature, anti-aging drug begins trials, Maui sugarmill sale begins, Honolulu lobbyists spent $200k, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Greeting Hokulea in Honolulu, courtesy Hokulea crew No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe. On Saturday, thousands welcomed double-hulled canoe Hokulea home to Hawaii when it entered a channel off the island Oahu and tied up to a floating dock at Magic Island. Associated Press.Hokulea homecoming celebrations continued on Sunday, one day after thousands welcomed home the voyaging canoe....
Tags: Travel, Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii, City Council, Duke, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaiian Commercial Sugar Co, Hawaiian Islands


Federal appeals court panel hears Hawaii's travel ban lawsuit, bill gives Hawaii unions more power, Hawaii insurer benefits from Obamacare battle, homeless count questioned, mumps hits 16-year high, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Albatross at Papahanaumokuakea, courtesy NOAA The Trump administration’s review process for 29 national monuments, including the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, is sparking some outrage during the public comment period. Civil Beat.An executive order signed by President Donald Trump directs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review 27 national monuments established or expanded by three other presidents since 1996. Associated Press.An attorney for Hawaii told a federal appeals cou...
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Hawaii Medical Service Association reports decrease in net income for fourth quarter

The Hawaii Medical Service Association reported fourth-quarter earnings of $28.72 million, a decrease of 42.8 percent compared to the $50.28 million during the fourth quarter in 2015. The nonprofit health insurer said the $28.72 million net gain will help offset three years of operational losses totaling $172 million, which it attributed to changes due to the Affordable Care Act, lower Medicare reimbursements, the state’s aging population, and rising costs from prescription drugs and new medica...
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First Honolulu rail cars arrive, Kenoi turned down plea deal, no property tax hike for Maui, Democrats prep for Saturday caucus, cameras for Honolulu beach restrooms, Superferry gets new life in Canada, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Rail cars arrive, courtesy Honolulu Mayor's Office Honolulu’s first two rail cars have landed on Oahu — covered in shrink wrap, resting on trailers and poised to help form a transit system that local leaders are betting on to change how commuters eventually get around the island’s crowded South Shore. Star-Advertiser.The first 2 trains for O’ahu’s rail transit system arrived today at Honolulu Harbor.  They cost about 2.2 million dollars each and are being shipped from Italy to Hawai’i. Ha...
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Hawaii Medical Service Association sets out make Hawaii a Blue Zone

The Hawaii Medical Service Association is initiating a health and well-being project in Hawaii to inspire more healthy living choices as part of its ten-year agreement with Healthways. In 2005, National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner started the Blue Zone Project after researching the links between demographics and longevity, and dubbed the areas with the longest life spans "Blue Zones" throughout the world, including places like Okinawa, Japan. HMSA, a newly designated Blue Zone Employer, i...
Tags: Hawaii, Blue Zone, Dan Buettner, Okinawa Japan, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Healthways, Blue Zone Project


Investments help Hawaii Medical Service Association to $10.4M Q3 gain

The Hawaii Medical Service Association said Saturday that investment gains helped offset a third quarter operating loss of $8.5 million, compared to its operating loss of $12 million in the third quarter of 2013. Investment gains of $16.3 million for the third quarter helped the state's largest health insurer to report profits of $10.4 million, compared to a net gain of $400,000 in the third quarter of 2013, when investment gains of $7.9 million offset an operating loss of $12 million, accordin...
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