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Silence raises red flags

| | Oct 22 2017 - 9:17pm | Comments

HONOLULU — A boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii’s commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety and working conditions for foreign laborers in this unique U.S. fleet.

  1. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 8:00am

    LOS ANGELES — Opioid drug overdoses, the cause of some 16,000 fatalities and half a million visits to emergency departments yearly, may have met their match: The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the sale, by prescription, of a hand-held auto-injector of the opioid-reversal drug naloxone, a “rescue pen” that caregivers or family members can use to avert a potentially fatal overdose.

  2. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 7:58am

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s interim authorities on Thursday accused fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych of ordering snipers to open fire on protesters and getting help from Russian security agents to battle his own people, but they provided no evidence directly linking him to the bloodbath in Kiev that left more than 100 people dead.

  3. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 7:56am

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was “invested and debated” by Congress and wasn’t a covert operation that required White House approval.

  4. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:03am

    These are good times for U.S. landlords. For many tenants, not so much.

  5. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has sent Congress a $36 billion wish list for equipment and operations that aren’t in the Pentagon’s official budget for the coming fiscal year.

  6. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — The federal government on Thursday reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination, to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites tainted with hazardous chemicals for decades.

  7. Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:03am

    Documents: Washington county considered buying up homes in area of deadly landslide

  8. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:02am

    FORT HOOD, Texas — The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member prior to the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health contributed to the rampage, authorities said Thursday.

  9. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:02am

    HONOLULU — Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou of Hawaii has announced that he will run for Congress again, hoping to fill the seat that Rep. Colleen Hanabusa will vacate as she runs for U.S. Senate.

  10. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Barack Obama’s health care law Thursday, their opposition undimmed just days after Obama celebrated news that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for coverage under the law.

  11. Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:02am

    Coqui frogs captured on Oahu

  12. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:02am

    HONOLULU — A record number of firearms were registered in Hawaii last year, prolonging a run of steady increases since 2000, the state attorney general’s office said in a report released Thursday.

  13. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:02am

    The state House finance committee passed a bill Wednesday that would grant Hawaii County an unspecified amount of funding for fire ant containment.

  14. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:02am

    NEW YORK — The stock market held close to its all-time high on Thursday amid optimism that the economy is set to strengthen.

  15. | Posted: Apr 4 2014 - 1:02am

    A bill establishing a framework to allow partnerships between the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. and private health care providers is headed to a conference committee, after the House Finance Committee unanimously passed it Tuesday.