Hawaii veterans talk doctor shortages

HONOLULU — Veterans told U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono they face a shortage of doctors on Maui, Molokai and the Big Island, which has contributed to the long wait times they endured seeking medical treatment across the island chain.

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IRS repeats warning about phone scams

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

Governor releases $22M for state infrastructure improvements

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Tuesday announced the release of more than $22 million to the Department of Accounting and General Services for various capital improvement projects updating state facilities, information technology infrastructure and business management software.

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Medical marijuana task force coming to Big Island

Almost half the state’s 13,115 medical marijuana patients live on Hawaii Island, but it took a request by state Sen. Will Espero for a medical marijuana task force to schedule a public hearing here.

Hanabusa won’t challenge

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa said Tuesday she will not file a legal challenge of her Democratic primary loss to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz for the seat once held by the late Sen. Daniel Inouye.

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Island Life | 8-20-14

A freediver looks through an opening in an akule bait ball in Kailua Bay. Bo Pardau/Community Contributor

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