Hawaii News

Tsunami Advisory In Effect for Hawaii from Chile Quake

U.S. officials say they’ve found no imminent threat of a tsunami along the coasts of Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon or Washington after a major earthquake near Chile. Paul Whitmore, the director of the National Weather Service’s West Coast and Alaska …

Hawaii Driver’s License Lawsuit Gains Fed Support

The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those who struggle with English because of challenges they face in obtaining a driver’s license. The Justice Department on Thursday filed court documents saying the allegations are …

AIA Western Region Vice President Marjorie Berte To Retire

Marjorie Berte, vice president for state affairs for the American Insurance Association’s Western region on Tuesday announced plans to retire on March 31 Berte joined AIA in January 2011, and has been responsible for overseeing AIA’s government affairs efforts in …

Mobile Compatible Insurance License Search Launched in Hawaii

Hawaii’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’  Insurance Division has launched a mobile device-compatible “Insurance Licensing Search.” The webpage is redesigned to be “mobile-first responsive” and accessible to with an Internet browser on their mobile device, according to the department. …

NAMIC Frets Over Workers’ Comp Bills in Hawaii

There are several workers’ compensation-related bills moving through Hawaii state legislature that one trade group is watching closely. The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is keeping its eye on three workers’ comp-related bills the group worries can impact costs …

BevCap Captive Group Names Hawaii Domicile

BevCap Management has announced the formation of BevCap Sponsored Captive Insurance Inc., domiciled in Hawaii. BevCap Sponsored Captive Insurance Inc. is a cell captive, with its first cell being BevCap Health, a heterogeneous group captive. BevCap Health is a self-funded health …

Insurer Sues Over 2011 Hawaii Wind Farm Fire Losses

The insurance company that paid $2.4 million to cover losses from a wind farm fire in Hawaii is suing manufacturers that built parts of its battery system. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London paid to cover losses …

Tsunami Warning Centers in Alaska, Hawaii Open Despite Shutdown

Despite the partial government shutdown, Americans have a full team of scientists tracking every possibility for an earthquake-triggered tsunami. The nation’s two tsunami warning centers remain fully staffed and operating around the clock in Alaska and Hawaii. Stuart Weinstein is …

Man Fights To Take License Test In Hawaiian

A Hawaii man has waged a court battle centered on his right to speak Hawaiian, saying his inability to take a driver’s license exam in the language represents discrimination that violates the state constitution. Daniel Anthony was cited in January …

Guide to Help Hawaii Boaters Prepare For Disasters

Hawaii boaters have a new guide to help them protect themselves and their vessels from natural disasters. The University of Hawaii and the state worked together to prepare the Hawaii Boater’s Hurricane and Tsunami Safety Manual. University of Hawaii Sea …