Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hawaii veterans celebrated, new state committee favors civil unions, Lingle mulls Senate run, Health Department changing restaurant rules, tourism up, Queen Liliuokalani Elementary fears closure, Maui business bucks sign rules, Hawaii sues for drug overcharges, more news

Hawaii celebrates Veterans Day with a number of ceremonies on Thursday. KITV4.

Honoring veterans is shared experience. Garden Island.

Hope for Homeless Veterans. Hawaii News Now.

Hawaii arrivals by air for the first third of November were up 14% from the same time last year, with strong increases in mainland arrivals to all four operating counties. Hawaii News Now.

Gov. Linda Lingle said yesterday she will take six months off before deciding whether to run for the U.S. Senate in 2012. Star-Advertiser.

The new composition of the Hawaii Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee favors same-sex civil unions. Associated Press.

As chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Daniel Inouye's schedule is packed with meetings and special events. KHON2.

The state health department is working to draft new food rules that will affect every restaurant in the state. KITV4.

Hawaii on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against two companies to recover what the state believes were prescription drug overcharges. Associated Press.

Attorney General Mark Bennett announced today that the State of Hawai`i has filed a complaint against McKesson Corporation and First DataBank, Inc., as part of an ongoing effort to recover for what the State believes were prescription drug overcharges to the State. Hawaii Reporter.

The state Board of Land and Natural Resources will hear an update Friday on an investigation into a Dec. 2, 2009, incident in which 125 concrete slabs were mistakenly dropped on a living reef at Keawakapu. Maui News.

Acting city Managing Director Doug Chin appears headed to confirmation after sailing through his committee hearing yesterday. Star-Advertiser.

Results in all races in the 2010 Hawaii elections are expected to stand after the last likely challenger conceded his race for Honolulu City Council. Star-Advertiser.

A review by Civil Beat casts doubt on lieutenant governor's assertion that his only involvement with the founder and president of Harvest Evangelism was at 2006 meeting. Civil Beat.

Surrounded by landowners, neighbors and Hawaiian activists, the Hawaii County Council Finance Committee on Tuesday took a firsthand look at a public road one of its members is asking to turn over to property owners. West Hawaii Today.

Kaheawa Wind Power II's draft habitat conservation plan and environmental assessment are available for public review, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday. Maui News.

As one of the older schools on Oahu, and bearing the name of Hawaii’s beloved last reigning monarch, the prospect of closing Queen Liliuokalani Elementary is a source of great concern to many within Kaimuki. Hawaii Independent.

Man is giving Mother Nature a hand to protect and preserve one of the last frontiers on Oahu. Hawaii News Now.

The once abandoned pool at Kaluakoi Hotel was recently revitalized by Molokai Ranch workers and is now open to residents and guests. Molokai Dispatch.

Even after being threatened with a county citation, Maui Coffee Roasters owner Nicky "Beans" Matichyn refused to remove a window painting that announced what he was selling in his store. Maui News.

Hilo repair shop to close after nearly six decades in business. Tribune-Herald.

On any given day at the Kaunakakai arena, Chelsea Sakamoto is saddled up on a horse with rope in hand, heart pumping, and a gaze fixed on an all-too unpredictable steer. Molokai Dispatch.

If you eat seafood, chances are good it came from a fish farm somewhere in the world. Big Island Weekly.

In 1971, Pentagon consultant Daniel Ellsberg leaked 7,000 pages of documents on the Vietnam War to the New York Times. Honolulu Weekly.