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Health exchange head wants more oversight

November 22, 2014 HONOLULU — The new head of Hawaii’s troubled health exchange said he wants more oversight for the institution, and that he wants to expand the scope of some of the contractors that verify how well... more »»

VA sends health care vouchers to veterans

November 22, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A temporary program by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help veterans receive faster health care has begun in Hawaii with the issuance of thousands of Choice Cards. more »»

Shark expert to keep state job after completing incarceration

November 22, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A prominent Hawaii shark expert incarcerated for child pornography charges will return to his state job when his sentence is over. more »»

Medicaid flier leaves out key state insurer

November 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Medicaid health insurance program mailed out fliers incorrectly stating that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is not accepting new members for its Medicaid plan. more »»

Arizona teacher wanted on sex charges arrested in Hawaii

November 19, 2014 HONOLULU — A teacher wanted on charges of having sex with a student in Arizona recently began teaching in a Hawaii public school. Honolulu police and U.S. more »»

Federal funds will pay for health of migrants

November 19, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii will save about $21.5 million by tapping into federal funding to pay for health care for people living in the state under the Compact of Free Association. more »»

Hawaii lava flow clocks another quiet day with little activity and no advancements

November 19, 2014 PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — It’s another quiet day for a lava flow threatening a rural Hawaii town. more »»

Lava flow inspiration for student innovation

November 18, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano is inspiring innovative ideas from local students on how to deal with its effects. more »»

Hawaii insurance exchange enrolls more than 40

November 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s health insurance exchange enrolled more than 40 people on the first day clients were able to sign up to be covered next year. more »»

Health exchange leader hopes to draw customers

November 15, 2014 HONOLULU — As the Hawaii Health Connector opens its virtual doors for enrollment, the new head of the battered health exchange is trying to regain the community’s trust. more »»

State / In Brief

November 15, 2014 Lava flow stops at trash transfer site PAHOA, Hawaii — Lava that was filling the driveway of a Hawaii trash transfer station has stopped. more »»

‘Ransomware’ hits business computers

November 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Malicious computer malware that locks up files and demands a ransom for their release has shown up in Honolulu, according to police. more »»

Lava breaking out at 3 spots

November 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from Kilauea volcano is breaking out at three spots near the small Big Island town of Pahoa. more »»

Thousands may pay less for health insurance premiums

November 13, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Thousands of customers who have health insurance through the Hawaii Health Connector may end up paying less for their premiums next year. more »»

City Council delays vote on sit-lie ban

November 13, 2014 HONOLULU — The Honolulu City Council elected to delay voting on a proposal that would expand a ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks beyond Waikiki after council members said they didn’t have... more »»

Hawaii family that lost home paid ‘paradise tax’

November 12, 2014 HONOLULU — The family who lost their rented home to a lava flow in Hawaii is building a new one on land that was covered by lava years ago. more »»

Slow-moving lava reaches house

November 11, 2014 HONOLULU — A stream of lava set a home on fire Monday in a rural Hawaii town that has been watching the slow-moving flow approach for months. more »»

Earthquake rattles Big Island

November 11, 2014 KAILUA-KONA — A magnitude-3.8 earthquake Monday morning rattled the west side of the Big Island. The earthquake struck at 5:39 a.m. in ocean waters about 8.5 miles northwest of Kailua-Kona. The U.S. more »»

State/In Brief

November 10, 2014 Gabbard completes active duty call-up in eruption zone HONOLULU — U.S. Re. more »»

Street art a draw for Kakaako

November 9, 2014 HONOLULU — Honolulu is famous for golden sand beaches and big waves. But the city’s warehouse district, called Kakaako, is famous for a different sort of attraction. more »»

 
 
 

 

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