Friday, May 22, 2015         


State transferring Connector to federal insurance exchange

By Kristen Consillio
Hawaii is switching its Obamacare program to the federal exchange, meaning 37,000 residents insured through the Hawaii Health Connector will have to re-enroll via the federal marketplace for coverage in 2016, Gov. David Ige's administration confirmed Thursday.

State pays newspaper for nominees battle

By Kevin Dayton
Gov. David Ige has approved a final payment to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser to cover lawyers' fees in a lawsuit the newspaper filed to force former Gov. Neil Abercrombie to disclose the names of nominees for appointments as state judges.

Candidates might sue teachers union over election

By Nanea Kalani
Three public schoolteachers who say they won the votes to lead the Hawaii State Teachers Association are demanding answers from HSTA over its decision to reject the election results.

Schofield soldier arrested in scheme to steal jet fuel

By Leila Fujimori
A 46-year-old Schofield Barracks soldier was arrested Thursday in Honolulu on federal charges of bribery, theft and money laundering stemming from his alleged role in a scheme to steal jet fuel from a U.S. military fuel depot in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012.

State Hospital plans new 150-bed facility

By B.J. Reyes
An updated master plan for the Hawaii State Hospital includes development of a new 150-bed long-term care facility on the site of the Bishop Building located near the front of the Kaneohe campus, a state official said.

DuPont Pioneer to close Kauai facility, lays off 23

By Rosemarie Bernardo
Seed company DuPont Pioneer has laid off 23 employees on Kauai as part of a plan to consolidate a parent seed facility in Kekaha with one in Waialua on Oahu, officials said Thursday.
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