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Isles' jobless rate still at 4.1 percent

By Kristen Consillio
Hawaii's jobless rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent in April for the fourth month in a row, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Tuesday.

Electric customers will likely see bills edge up 47 cents

By Kathryn Mykleseth
Oahu electric customers will likely see a 47 cent increase on their bills starting Monday as part of a $9 million rate adjustment Hawaiian Electric Co. plans to make.

Former Hawaiian Airlines trustee injured in Amtrak derailment

By Dave Segal
It started out just like any other commute for former Hawaiian Airlines trustee Joshua Gotbaum. He boarded Amtrak Train 188 from Union Station in Washington, D.C., headed for New York City. But just past a stop in Philadelphia, Gotbaum's life flashed before his eyes in a matter of seconds.

Isle hotels set first-quarter revenue record

By Allison Schaefers
Although the growth rate slowed for Hawaii hotels during the first quarter of this year, the industry still managed to set total revenue records and attain the nation's highest average daily rate.

Kauai landfill could fuel vehicles

By Kathryn Mykleseth
Kauai County is looking to use methane gas generated by landfills to fuel buses and garbage trucks. Mayor Bernard Carvalho wants to build the island's first biogas collection system, and the Kauai County Council approved $5 million in funding for the county to begin construction.

Defrauding of elderly getting worse in Hawaii

By Dave Segal
Hilo resident Milnor Lum is 88 years old, articulate and has a sharp mind. But during a one-week span in late March, Lum said he felt like he was "losing my marbles" when he fell victim to a Jamaican sweepstakes scam that cost him $1,050 after receiving a phone call telling him he had won $3.5 million and a 2015 Mercedes-Benz.
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