Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Train stations short on toilets, hospitals get shot in the arm, Maui water fight escalates, tsunami zones updated, more news from all the islands

Sixteen private hospitals will receive more than $8.1 million in federal funds to provide charity care to uninsured and underinsured patients, the state announced yesterday. Star-Advertiser.

Hawaii Republicans said Monday this election year their goal is to field a GOP candidate for every political office in the state. KITV.

Just over a week remains until the filing deadline to be a candidate for office in the 2010 elections.KHON2.

Hawaii taxpayers have a $10 billion bill coming due — and it could get bigger. Civil Beat.

Economic activity picked up at the end of the fiscal year, but not enough for the state to end in the positive. KHON2.

Maui community groups are appealing the state water commission's recent ruling regarding Na Wai Eha streams, arguing it deprives them of the water they need to grow taro and restore natural habitat. Associated Press.

Community groups seeking to have more diverted water released from Na Wai Eha, or "the Four Great Waters," filed a notice of appeal Monday with the state Commission on Water Resource Management. Maui News.

The Board of Education is considering changes to high school graduation requirements. KITV.

Hawaii's population is aging at two and a half times the national average. KHON2.

Plans for Oahu's rapid transit system call for a single one-toilet public restroom at each of 21 stations. Associated Press.

The green light was given years ago to a centralized location for Oahu traffic management, but today marks the first step toward building the ambitious project aimed at responding in real time to traffic woes.Star-Advertiser.

It's time to double-check your danger zone. New streets, new homes, new elevations - it's all incorporated into Oahu's new tsunami evacuation maps, updated for the first time in nearly two decades. Hawaii News Now.

The advantages of internships are becoming increasingly obvious to businesses and to college students. Hawaii Business.

Some people in East Oahu are breathing a sigh of relief Monday night, now that more rundown million dollar homes in their neighborhood are now on the market. Hawaii News Now.

The County Auditor’s Office on Monday announced to the Cost Control Commission that it plans to complete at least three, possibly five, major audits this fiscal year, which started July 1. Garden Island.

The state Department of Transportation is seeking input from Big Island residents on planned revisions to its 2008-11 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. West Hawaii Today.

Attend any roping event in Hawaii and you'll find one thing in common -- they're filled with families. Grandparents, fathers, mothers, aunts and uncles across the island are passing on their roping skills and love for the fast-paced sport to future generations. West Hawaii Today.