Hawaii

Hawaii’s $205 Million Obamacare Exchange Implodes

Despite over $205 million in federal taxpayer funding, Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange website will soon shut down. Since its implementation, the exchange has somehow failed to become financially viable because of lower than expected Obamacare enrollment… READ MORE

‘Knives are out': Hawaii Dem faces backlash for taking on Obama over ‘Islamist’ extremism

She was Hawaii’s golden girl after winning a seat in Congress with support from top liberal groups, but now that Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been critical of President Obama, her political reputation in the… READ MORE
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Anger over how USA ‘took’ Hawaii decades ago resurfaces…


WAIMANOLO, Hawaii – Native Hawaiians could be in line for federal recognition similar to many American Indian tribes. But the… READ MORE
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Obamas drop $1K for meal at Hawaii restaurant that charges $500K for membership


President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent a leisurely couple hours at Vintage Cave Honolulu, dropping an estimated $1,000… READ MORE

Storm-hit Hawaii voters decide US Senate primary

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A steady flow of residents recovering from Tropical Storm Iselle began casting votes Friday to finally decide who wins…… READ MORE

Storm puts Hawaii race in limbo as Schatz clings to slim lead

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) is clinging to a fragile lead over Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) with most of the vote counted in Hawaii’s hard-fought Senate primary. Schatz had a 1,788 vote edge over Hanabusa with… READ MORE

Marijuana export could pay off Hawaii’s debts, lawmaker says

HONOLULU – She promised she hasn’t inhaled, but House Majority Floor Leader Rida Cabanilla is looking to marijuana to solve some of Hawaii financial troubles. Cabanilla said she hopes to legalize cultivation, manufacturing and exporting… READ MORE

Obama’s Hawaii getaway includes golf, basketball, meal at ‘Iron Chef’ restaurant

President Obama may have escaped Washington for a lengthy holiday vacation, but his weekend still was dominated by two of the commander in chief’s favorite activities: golf and basketball. On Sunday, Mr. Obama and the… READ MORE

Beach bum: Obama to holiday in Hawaii

President Obama and his family will leave Washington Dec. 20 for a 17-day holiday vacation in Hawaii. The White House announced Friday that the Obamas will depart next week after what is expected to be… READ MORE

Mormons try a more muted strategy against gay marriage second time around in Hawaii

With the Hawaii Legislature poised to usher in the legalization of same-sex marriage, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appears to be shifting its approach from offense to defense. While the church remains… READ MORE

Abercrombie calls for special session on same-sex marriage

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Months of speculation are over, Governor Abercrombie called a special session on same-sex marriage Monday afternoon. The Governor says it’s the right thing to do and he believes he has the support… READ MORE

Obama urged to use executive order to recognize Native Hawaiians

HONOLULU — Democrats are urging President Obama to bypass Capitol Hill once again and accomplish by executive order what Congress refused to do for 13 years: grant formal federal tribal recognition to Native Hawaiians. The… READ MORE
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Hawaii Senate Race Stokes Obama, Clinton Rift


The lingering fallout from the 2008 presidential primaries could rear its head in another congressional contest — this time in… READ MORE