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ACLU Hawaii Welcomes New Board Member: Reverend Blayne Higa

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (ACLU of Hawaii) is excited to announce the newest member of its Board of Directors, Hawaii Island-based Reverend Blayne Higa. Born and raised in Hilo, Blayne is a graduate of Waiakea High School. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, California with a focus on Shin Buddhist ministry and chaplaincy and is currently the Resident Minister of the... Read More
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IFPTE mourns tragic loss of IFPTE Local 121 members

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) released the following statement in response to yesterday’s shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard: “The officers, members and staff of IFPTE send our deepest condolences to the families of the three IFPTE Local 121 members who were the victims of a senseless shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii. It is with great sadness to... Read More
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CAIR condemns anti-Muslim hate rhetoric at Hawaii-Israel Alignment event

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned anti-Muslim hate rhetoric spewed at a recent event organized by the Hawaii-Israel Alignment group and published online under the title “Islam is coming for you.” In video excerpts published by CAIR, American Truth Project founder Barry Nussbaum makes a number of hate-filled Islamophobic statements, including: “You need to know who your enemies are.” “They’re... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers addressing important issues

The speaker at the Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association (HTWA) meeting held on October 9, 2019, was Dr. Keli’i Akina, President and CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and an elected at-large Trustee at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). Dr. Akina touched on several timely subjects including his personal thoughts about the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) being built on Maunakea on the Big Island in Hawaii. His personal opinion is... Read More
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Authentically Hawaiian Hotel Molokai Gets Fresh New Look

Travelers have enjoyed Hotel Molokai's laid-back atmosphere and aromatic Hawaiian breezes for over 50 years. Today, the hotel unveiled a new brand identity that brings modern appeal to its storied history. Along with a new logo and property signage, Hotel Molokai's rebrand includes a revamped website to help guests plan a dream getaway to what's known as the birthplace of hula and Hawaii's "Friendly Isle." "We're excited to have a visual... Read More

Car insurance for first-time drivers

Have you bought your first car? If yes, then congratulations for that, but do you know there are several responsibilities that you would have to take care of, and one responsibility from them is buying car insurance for your first car. As you are a first-time car owner, I am quite sure that you would not be aware of how to get car insurance and how soon after buying a car... Read More
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Hawaii visitors spending less

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $8.88 billion in the first half of 2019, a decrease of 2.0 percent compared to the same period in 2018, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In the month of June, total visitor spending was up 2.8 percent compared to a year ago. Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) helped to fund dozens of... Read More
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Diamond Resorts Hawaii: The fight continues with media outreach shouts

Yesterday, eturbonews published an article about workers who filed a class action lawsuit against hotel owner and operator Diamond Resorts, charging for alleged wage theft. Around 325 employees, many from UNITE HERE Local 5, from 3 hotels – The Modern Honolulu, Kaanapali Beach Club, and The Point at Poipu - are represented in the lawsuit. Today, eTN was contacted by Diamond Resorts to tell its side of the story and respond... Read More
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Visiting Kauai North Shore: Maybe not after understanding new rules

The Kauai Visitors Bureau (KVB) is reminding visitors headed to the Garden Island about new rules that have been recently introduced following the reopening of access to Haena State Park, which includes the Kalalau Trail, Hanakapiai Falls and Kee Beach on the island’s famed north shore. The newly-implemented rules set forth will not only reduce congestion and limit vehicular traffic, but also help protect cultural and natural resources from overuse. This... Read More