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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

Walking the walk in the 22nd annual Honolulu AIDS Walk at Kapiolani Park

by Scott Foster June 28, 2019, will be the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) civil rights movement. It all began far from Hawaii with a riot at a rundown New York City gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. For the first time in history, hundreds of LGBTs stood their ground to defy routine violent police attacks, arrests and jailing for simply socializing together.... Read More

Pearl Harbor welcomes USS Hawaii home from deployment

by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton, Submarine Force Pacific The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing its latest deployment June 6, 2019. The crew was greeted on the historic submarine piers of Pearl Harbor by a bustling crowd of well-wishers and families, eager to welcome the Sailors home after a successful deployment. “Every member of the crew prepared... Read More

Hawaii Dept. of Education stalling on fixing gender inequities

A lawsuit is being brought under Title IX, the federal civil rights law co-authored by former Hawaii Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in any school that receives federal financial assistance. The Hawaii State Department of Education’s (DOE’s) latest attempt to shirk its responsibilities to girls comes just short of the 49th Anniversary of Title IX (which will be June 23, 2019). Rather than actually... Read More
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Maui’s newest and most exclusive rental estate redefines luxury accommodation

​There’s a new player in the luxury rental accommodation space on Maui – one that blends modern features, amenities and services with deep roots in the island’s storied history. Haiku House Maui publicly announced today that it is accepting bookings for stays on its property. The news is set to shake up the hotel and hospitality industry on Maui, offering a unique, upscale hotel alternative not found anywhere else on the... Read More
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US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to visit Pearl Harbor

US Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, will visit the Pearl Harbor National Memorial tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, to brief a congressional delegation and other officials about repairs underway on the USS Arizona Memorial loading dock. The briefing will include an overview of the process in close proximity to the Memorial from a US Navy passenger vessel. Secretary Bernhardt commented, “I have made it a top priority to ensure that... Read More
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Volunteers to place 2,390 memorial flags at Pearl Harbor

Local volunteer groups, including military members, civilians, and youth organizations, will be placing 2,390 flags throughout the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center on Thursday, each with the name of a service member or civilian who was killed as a result of the Pearl Harbor attack. The flags will remain in place throughout the weekend and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Come see the volunteers this Thursday, May 23, from 3:30 pm... Read More