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Physician Green wins Hawaii Democratic primary for governor

Aug. 14, 2022 04:35 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — For their 16th wedding anniversary, Democrats in Hawaii gifted Josh Green and his wife, Jaime, a comfortable margin of victory in the gubernatorial primary Saturday. Green, the state’s current lieutenant governor, handily defeated former first lady Vicky Cayetano...

Hawaii details plans for $78M drug company opioid settlement

Aug. 09, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday outlined plans for how the state will spend $78 million it's receiving from a multistate settlement reached with pharmaceutical industry companies over their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Ige said drug overdose deaths have...

Ex-lawmaker in Hawaii bribery case donates to campaigns

Aug. 05, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The campaign committee of former Hawaii Democratic state Rep. Ty Cullen, who pleaded guilty earlier this year after taking bribes, donated to two candidates for the state House of Representatives last month. State Campaign Spending Commission data says Friends of...

Honolulu utility finds chemical in Red Hill monitoring well

Aug. 04, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Board of Water Supply said Thursday it has detected a small amount of a chemical naturally occurring in coal, crude oil and gasoline in a monitoring well near a Navy fuel storage facility that spilled jet fuel last year. The utility said in a news...

Hawaii school named for US leader muddles alumni identity

Aug. 04, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In Hawaii, there's a common question posed in the pidgin language of the islands: “Where you went grad?” Knowing where someone went to high school has long been an important identity marker for Hawaii residents and helps connect people in the state's close-knit...

Wife of defense contractor claims stolen ID is her real name

Aug. 02, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

The wife of a U.S. defense contractor, who together are charged in Hawaii federal court with fraudulently cloaking themselves in the stolen identities of two deceased Texas infants for three decades, said Tuesday that she’s not the person prosecutors say she is. When the case of...

Invisible ink, coded papers add mystery to ID theft case

Jul. 29, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Bobby Edward Fort was 27 when he enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1994 and retired 22 years later with a secret security clearance that allowed him to land a job in Honolulu as a defense contractor. But in reality, Bobby Fort was long dead. He was just short of 3...

Defense contractor held without bail in ID theft mystery

Jul. 28, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. defense contractor and his wife charged with fraudulently living for decades under the stolen identities of two dead infants told family they were going into the witness protection program before abruptly abandoning their house and leaving Texas about 40 years ago, a...

Hawaii couple charged with stealing IDs of dead Texas kids

Jul. 27, 2022 21:58 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. defense contractor and his wife who lived for decades under the identities of two dead Texas children have been charged with identity theft and conspiring against the government, according to federal court records unsealed in Honolulu. Walter Glenn Primrose...

US: Hawaii man used $1.2M in fake checks to try to post bail

Jul. 26, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man accused of using counterfeit bank checks totaling $1.2 million to try to bail three people out of a jail has been arrested and ordered held without bail, according to court records. Samuela Tuikolongahau Jr. was detained by federal authorities on...