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  • EEOC holds court-ordered Honolulu news conference

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is hoping a federal judge in Hawaii approves $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai workers. The agency held a court-ordered news conference in Honolulu Friday clarifying that the settlements with four Hawaii farms...

  • Hawaii tourism study finds more vacation rentals

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has about four times as many vacation rentals for travelers than the state's tourism agency previously believed. A new study indicates there are about 26,500 houses and condominiums being rented on a short-term basis around the state, Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice...

  • Hawaii tourism officials expect slower growth

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tourism officials said Thursday they were tempering their expectations, but they still anticipate continued growth for the state's biggest industry. The Hawaii Tourism Authority expects 8.2 million visitors to come to the islands this year, followed by 8.4 million next...

  • Mainland helps monitor Hawaii quakes, eruptions

    HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Geographical Service outposts in other states are helping monitor Hawaii's volcanoes and earthquakes while work is done to repair Tropical Storm Iselle's damage to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Violent winds slammed the observatory early Friday, causing power problems...

  • White House blog omits Obama vacation for 4 straight days

    The official White House blog has yet to mention that President Obama is on vacation, now in its fourth day.

  • Ship rescues 3 stranded in rough seas off Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) — A container ship crew on Monday rescued three men who were stranded in a sailboat off the Hawaiian islands for about 24 hours as Hurricane Julio battered their vessel with giant waves and high winds that ripped off one of its hatches. The sailors made it onto the container ship...

  • After Ninth Circuit rules for Hawaii AG, credit card companies settle marketing claims

    Louie HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – Hawaii Attorney General David Louie announced settlements worth $11.3 million on Aug. 4 with four major credit card companies to resolve allegations of deceptive marketing practices for credit card payment protection plans. The settlements came just...

  • Hawaii democratic senate primary still too close to call

    The Hawaii democratic senate primary election is still too close to call days after holding the vote. 

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 11

    The Democratic primary for Hawaii's Senate seat remains too close to call following Saturday's primary. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hi. leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hi. by a narrow margin, but because of Tropical Storm Iselle, many voters will now vote by absentee ballot. The race may not be decided...

  • Hawaii governor unseated in Democratic primary

    Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was unseated in a stunning primary-election defeat Saturday after a fellow Democrat, state Sen. David Ige, easily coasted to victory on his promise to bring a less combative leadership style in a race that divided Democrats.

  • Hawaii Senate primary dodges storms, but political tempest lies ahead

    Hawaii’s Democratic Senate primary, the most competitive for the party this year, promised to be a knock-out fight — but it was nearly also a natural disaster.

  • Sweet spot: Obama nears 200 days golfing, could reach 199 during Vineyard vacation

    First duffer Barack Obama is nearing 200 days golfing during his presidency and could make that mark during his upcoming 16-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

  • Hurricane Iselle gains strength as it nears Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents prepared for what could be the first hurricane to hit the state in more than 20 years as weather officials said Wednesday that an approaching storm appears to have strengthened and will likely maintain its speed as it heads toward the islands. Hurricane Iselle...

  • Hawaii U.S. Senate race: Dem incumbent trailing primary challenger by eight points

    HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – With the primary election only days away, incumbent U.S. Senator Brian Schatz is trailing fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa by eight points, the latest poll shows. According to a Monday Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll, 50 percent of voters would select...

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