Sunday | December 17, 2017
About Us | Contact | Subscribe

Hawaii lawmakers used to hearing about potential conflicts

| | Dec 11 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are used to hearing the criticism that they often vote in their own interests. Most work outside jobs, and bills often come up that could benefit their sources of income.

  1. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:06am

    The Reuters photograph from a Moscow courtroom during the sentencing this week of five men in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya spoke volumes. The defendants were not somber or respectful. Instead they were laughing and smiling after two of them were sentenced to life in prison and the others received long terms for their roles in shooting Politkovskaya to death in the entrance to her Moscow apartment building on Oct. 7, 2006.

  2. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:06am

    The Reuters photograph from a Moscow courtroom during the sentencing this week of five men in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya spoke volumes. The defendants were not somber or respectful. Instead they were laughing and smiling after two of them were sentenced to life in prison and the others received long terms for their roles in shooting Politkovskaya to death in the entrance to her Moscow apartment building on Oct. 7, 2006.

  3. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:05am

    HONOLULU — Former University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood is retiring from her faculty post at the school.

  4. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:05am

    HONOLULU — A state Public Charter School Commission official says a Kalihi school has stopped paying employees and may be asked to shut down.

  5. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:05am

    HONOLULU — A transgender employee of the Hawaii Department of Public Safety has received permission to use the restroom of her choice on the job.

  6. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:05am

    HONOLULU — University of Hawaii astronomer Brent Tully has been awarded a major prize for his role in understanding the structure and evolution of the nearby universe.

  7. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:05am

    LOS ANGELES — NASA has postponed its plan to send a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

  8. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:05am

    HONOLULU — Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain has endorsed former Rep. Charles Djou in his bid to represent Hawaii in the U.S. House.

  9. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:04am

    HONOLULU — The woman who died Sunday at a popular Hawaii cliff-jumping location has been identified as a Navy sailor.

  10. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:04am

    WASHINGTON — In December, Congress allowed federal unemployment benefits to expire, cutting off aid to more than 1 million people who had been out of work for 27 weeks or longer.

  11. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:04am

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.

  12. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:04am

    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing the Department of Veterans Affairs’ scheduling crisis, capping a day that began with the FBI announcing that it will open a criminal investigation into the agency scandal.

  13. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:04am

    The cameras came on, and America stopped to watch. O.J. Simpson was in the back of a white Ford Bronco, former college and National Football League teammate Al Cowlings behind the wheel, and police cars were trailing slowly behind. Around 95 million viewers tuned in, reality playing out on jostling helicopter cameras, on handmade signs draped onto overpasses of Los Angeles freeways, Friday night programming interrupted on televisions across America.

  14. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:04am

    EL PASO, Texas — Nick D’Amico, a deeply troubled Army veteran, had been seeing a counselor every other week. But he found it next to impossible to get a follow-up appointment at the El Paso VA with a psychiatrist who could adjust his medication, according to his mother.

  15. | Posted: Jun 12 2014 - 1:04am

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Some big food makers are getting serious about making sure farmers grow crops in ways that minimize damage to water, soil and the environment, according to a report released Wednesday that called for more companies to demand sustainable supplies.