Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Monday, January 17, 2022
January 17, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Punatics to get the House seat stolen from Oahu by Disenfranchising Military personnel?
  2. Gov. David Ige seeks to create new law enforcement agency
  3. Got $123.9 Billion? -- Abercrombie-Connected Group pushes Hawaii political candidates for more ‘investment’ in brainwashing young children
  4. Bringing Down Costs Is More Important Than Raising Wages
  5. Restrictions hurt Hawaii’s stake in cryptocurrency market
  6. Navy Gives New Dates For Families Displaced By Water Crisis To Return Home
  7. Sales Pitch for Next Boondoggle: Public can attend virtual meeting discussing Ala Wai Flood Risk study
  8. Honolulu airport improvements become homeless camp--rash of car thefts
  9. Shortage of volcanic black cinder in Hawaii

Sunday, January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Before UH Hired Him -- Graham Got $12.8M Buyout from Arizona State U
  2. Big Pile of Your Money: Legislature Prepares to Light Bonfire
  3. What did Kealoha have on Caldwell?
  4. How did handcuffs become Honolulu’s new jewelry craze?
  5. Miske Lawyers Ask Hawaii Supreme Court to block sealing of old case and gag order issued by state judge
  6. Water at Aliamanu Military Reservation was 3 times state’s safe limit
  7. Living costs, lack of housing hurt medical recruiting locally
  8. More Homeless Mayhem: State librarian asks for $1M security boost against COVID pandemic crime wave
  9. Chinatown: 100 Homeless Drug Addicts Arrested
  10. Caltech Submillimeter Observatory on track to be removed later this year

Saturday, January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Commission Hears Complaints on Election Integrity
  2. No Buyout:  Todd Graham resigns as University of Hawaii head football coach
  3. UH regents to consider new Maunakea Master Plan
  4. Hawaii public school teacher absences hit 2,159 amid omicron surge
  5. State gets OK to once again streamline food stamp application, renewals process
  6. How The Victim Of Mistaken Identity Was Finally Let Out Of The Hawaii State Hospital
  7. HPD says 20 of the city’s security cameras in Chinatown don’t work

Friday, January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Former council members expect to be witnesses against indicted ex-city officials
  2. Lawmakers: Red Hill Fuel Leaked Into Well Through A Pipeline Navy Didn’t Know Existed
  3. DOE Officials Preview Budget Priorities To Hawaii Lawmakers
  4. Honolulu Police Chief Search Expected To Take At Least 6 More Months    
  5. Annual Statewide Count Of Hawaii’s Homeless Population Postponed
  6. Will This Bureaucratic Tug Of War Over Hawaii’s Ag Lands Finally End?

Thursday, January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell Next to be Arrested?
  2. New map proposed for Hawaii’s state, congressional lawmaker districts
  3. Hawaii Voter database - 100,000 bogus registrations?
  4. Hawaii's Capitol Can Be Opened Safely
  5. 42 Hawaii public schools have not reported their COVID-19 case counts since before winter break
  6. Head of nurses union: Severe staffing shortage at hospitals is impacting patient care
  7. UH Buyout: $1.2M for a Dr Pepper
  8. COVID: People Earned Less from Work--But Got Free Money from the Sky
  9. Antivax Mayoral recall effort fails Miserably in second attempt to collect signatures
  10. Poll - Hawaii Voters Want To Access State Agencies and Services Online

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
January 12, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kealoha Payoff Illegal: Top Caldwell Administration Officials Arrested by FBI
  2. ‘The judge got it wrong’: City prosecutor rails against lawmaker’s acquittal in DUI case
  3. Civil Beat Law Center intervenes again opposing unnecessary secrecy in Miske case
  4. Reality: As it pledges to empty fuel tanks, Navy says cost of crisis now tops $250M
  5. Illusion: Elected officials advance bill pretending to propose city regulate Red Hill fuel farm
  6. Is The Hawaii Legislature Ready To Give Teachers Yet Another Raise Outside of Collective Bargaining?
  7. Hanabusa Gravy Train: Honolulu Rail Board Members Signal Strong Satisfaction With Kahikina’s Job So Far
  8. Bill 41: Neighborhoods need rentals of 30+ days
  9. The Maui Charter Commission Is Weighing 85 Changes To County Government
  10. CNMI House Votes To Impeach Governor Torres

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Drunk With Power: Sharon Har DUI case ends in acquittal
  2. Witch Hunt Continues: House May Ask AG To Probe Alleged Criminal Conduct By State Auditor
  3. COVID Excuse: Higa sentencing delayed
  4. SB666: Hawaii’s Legislature Will Use Climate Change as Excuse for Tax and Fee Hike
  5. Rolling Blackouts Coming: Oahu renewable energy suffers setback
  6. Prioritize COVID testing, transparency to keep schools going
  7. First cruise ship to Hawaiʻi in 2 years arrives with positive COVID-19 cases in isolation
  8. U.S. military tracking Russian military vessel near Hawaii
  9. HPD And DOE Sued For Allegedly Handcuffing 10-Year-Old Girl Over Drawing
  10. New suits filed against housing project on Navy water line as flushing effort continues
  11. Hospitals report ‘critical’ shortage of staffed beds with 1,400 frontline caregivers out due to COVID
  12. Quack? Maui Hospital Goes After Antivax Doc

Monday, January 10, 2022
January 10, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Navy Has Underground Fuel Tanks on Kauai, Too
  2. Legislature: Wooden Stockade to Keep Public Out
  3. SHOPO Leader Wants Faster Progress In Finding A New Honolulu Police Chief
  4. Rate Commission seeks public input on Bus, Handi-Van fares
  5. Hele-On riders offered free Bikeshare use

Sunday, January 9, 2022
January 9, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Aloha Stadium Gravy Train: Tickets on Sale Now $25
  2. Rail Operating Cost may be $150M per Year
  3. Pandemic-caused shutdown of state Capitol hurts public participation in our Legislature
  4. One of Miske’s Hawaii Kai Homes Is For Sale, But He’s Unlikely To Get The Proceeds
  5. Hawaii’s high housing costs can be lessened
  6. Flushing of water system at Aliamanu and Red Hill to continue, Army says
  7. Some Central Maui residents may see different voting districts
  8. Interest is high now that electric guns are legal to buy and carry in Hawaii
  9. Young Brothers suspends some cargo shipments to Maui
  10. Shapiro: Lesson from WWII: Fix democracy with more democracy

Saturday, January 8, 2022
January 8, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Curbing emergency power
  2. Public schools are in-person, but COVID is keeping hundreds of students away
  3. Hawaii public school officials report 1,800+ teacher absences; Chaminade joins shift to virtual classes
  4. Navy wants to release millions of gallons of treated water a day from tainted well into Halawa Stream
  5. Ige Proposes Statewide Law Enforcement Agency
  6. Next Big Fat UH Buyout: Todd Graham Allegedly Called Hawaii A ‘Third World Country’ Because The Vending Machines Didn’t Have Dr. Pepper

Friday, January 7, 2022
January 7, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Peter Savio: ‘I Like Trump’ -- Considers Run on Republican Ticket
  2. Miske associate ‘Harry Boy’ Kauhi details Hawaii murder-for-hire in plea deal
  3. Missing HSTA Members Include 1,969 Anti-Vaxxers--Schools Shifting Back to Fake ‘Online’ Classes
  4. Decision on military population means 100,000 Oahuans Disenfranchised so Big island can Seize Control of Undeserved House Seat
  5. Hawaii Tax Collections Are Projected To Top $8 Billion For The First Time Ever
  6. First cruise ship in nearly two years slated to arrive in Hawaii next week
  7. Best feature of Maui comprehensive affordable housing plan is at risk
  8. Commission rejects ‘flawed’ effort to preserve Oahu farmland
  9. Monsanto pleads guilty to pesticide-related crimes in Hawaii
  10. 6 in 10 Oahu homes on the market sold over asking price in 2021: Report
  11. Hawaii Should Prepare Now For The Next Drug Scourge

Thursday, January 6, 2022
January 6, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii COVID Hospitalization Count Artificially Inflated by 20%
  2. Gov. David Ige’s emergency powers face challenges
  3. Hanabusa Gravy Train: HART Board Rewards one of its own with $170K Salary
  4. The Navy told this military family they were safe from toxic water. Then both their children ended up in the ER
  5. Unemployment Tax Spike For Employers?
  6. Lawmakers: Spend $1 Billion In Rainy Day Funds to Create HGEA ‘Positions’
  7. This Year HTA Wants $150M, and a Convention Center Roof
  8. ‘Working families’ Group of Hawaii lawmakers formed
  9. Hawaii DOE superintendent: Over 1,600 teachers statewide have called out sick    
  10. McDermott Leaving Hawaii House, Daughter-In-Law To Seek Seat
  11. Maui Purports to Have 4,311 ‘Affordable’ Units ‘in pipeline’
  12. Survey: Anti-Tourism Sentiment Strongest Among New Arrivals 
  13. Anti-TVR Bill 41 to be Heard Jan 13
  14. Ex-death row inmate accused of raping another prisoner at Halawa facility
  15. Hawaii 'Proud Boys' leader's case still active year after Jan. 6 Capitol attack
  16. Displaced military families will have to wait longer until water is safe to return home
  17. ‘It’s a mess’: Some Kula residents still boiling water 1 month after powerful storm
  18. With electric guns legal in Hawaii, police warn misuse comes with consequences

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
January 5, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii’s Population Drain Outpaces Most States — 10,358 flee
  2. Lower Income Families May Face Extra Hardships In 2022
  3. Hawaii is forecast to reach nearly 10 million tourists in 2024
  4. Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announces 50% capacity limit on large indoor events on Oahu
  5. Hawaii COVID-19 hospitalizations mount
  6. Hospital workers shortage worsens with more than 1,000 frontline caregivers out due to COVID  
  7. Some Hawaii public schools face staffing shortage as COVID-19 infections rise in the state
  8. Pressures of the pandemic delay environmental protection efforts
  9. Hundreds of domestic violence, DUI cases at risk after state Supreme Court ruling
  10. State offering inmates $25 incentive to get booster shot
  11. Alleged Game Room Shooter Has Lots of Priors
  12. HFD investigating blaze in Kakaako that triggered evacuation at homeless shelter
  13. Hawaii Council committee advances fare-free bus
  14. $250 tax credit for homeowners? Council members mull proposal, vote to table it for now
  15. Hawaii Avoids Port Backups But Some Goods Are Scarce

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
January 4, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Investigation underway: State probing vandalism of Captain Cook Monument
  2. COVID Count Drops Sharply: Hawaii sees 1,592 new coronavirus cases
  3. 100,000 Oahuans to be Excluded from Count so Big Island can get Another House Seat
  4. Board of Water Supply says 3 Oahu wells may never reopen after latest Navy contamination
  5. Clare Connors sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Hawaii
  6. Students return to Hawaii public school classrooms amid omicron surge
  7. Hawaii eliminates Safe Travels health questionnaire, reduces COVID quarantine for visitors to align with CDC guidelines
  8. Hawaii County flooded with outreach requests from COVID-patients who have no place to quarantine
  9. Honolulu Councilman Augie Tulba’s role in TV commercial raises ethics questions
  10. Report: DOE Food Sustainability Goal Not Real

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Letters to the Editor January, 2022
Letters to the Editor

Sounds of war we wish to forget

Monday, January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Wages For Many On Oahu Fail To Keep Pace With Soaring Prices
  2. Kaua‘i avoided ‘eviction tsunami’ as wealthy homebuyers drove up prices
  3. Omicron 66%, Delta 33% of Hawaii COVID cases
  4. Contractors play key role in Red Hill fuel storage operations
  5. Soft-on-Crime Crowd Hopes to Give Tickets for Felonies
  6. Helicopter Mapping Homeless camps for outreach, Point In Time Count

Sunday, January 2, 2022
January 2, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘Social License’: Buying Off Activists with Bundles of Money Is Essential For Large-Scale Projects In Hawaii
  2. Critical Hawaii issues face deadlines, uncertainty in 2022
  3. Wise quotables to help guide isle notables in the new year
  4. Rain may delay US Navy’s timeline for flushing fuel-contaminated water out
  5. New law allows Hawaii residents to legally purchase, carry stun gun for self-defense
  6. Hawaii deputy sheriffs hoping for back hazard, overtime pay
  7. Decision by Hawaii Supreme Court leads to dismissal of dozens of cases
  8. Romantic ideas about locally grown food getting in the way
  9. A Long Legal Battle Still Looms For Hawaiian Home Lands Beneficiaries
  10. ‘Just hop on the bus’: Hawaii County Council bill would make bus rides free thanks to grants

Saturday, January 1, 2022
January 1, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hospitalizations ‘decoupling’ from COVID counts as severity is not surging with cases
  2. Hawaii records 4 new coronavirus-related deaths, 2,710 additional infections
  3. State senate to hold hearing on University of Hawaii football program
  4. First class action lawsuit filed on behalf of residents affected by Navy’s tainted water crisis
  5. Preview of Oahu Without Coal: HECO asks Oahu customers to conserve electricity after several generators go offline
  6. Most Japanese nationals want to travel to Hawaiʻi after the pandemic
  7. Star-Adv Editorial: How to Extract Money from Zuckerbergs on Kauai

Friday, December 31, 2021
December 31, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Making Tourism More ‘Woke’ Means Taxes, Fees, and Hassles
  2. No Booster Shot Patients in ICU
  3. Hawaii reports 5 new coronavirus-related deaths, 3,290 additional infections
  4. Hawaii County Council Rejects In-Person Testimony                       
  5. Maui Council to convene online as in-person meeting rules suspended
  6. Hawaii Public Utilities Commission -- 2022 and Beyond
  7. Oahu and Maui plastic bans postponed

Thursday, December 30, 2021
December 30, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii sets new record with 3,484 new coronavirus cases -- no deaths
  2. Blangiardi Defends Approach To Omicron Surge
  3. New timeline of events sheds light on failures that led to Navy’s ongoing water crisis
  4. The Army showed the Navy how not to mismanage the contaminated water crisis in Hawaii
  5. DoH Still Delaying Flushing Process
  6. Navy Again Points Out Health Department Lacks Power To Shut Down Red Hill
  7. 3% TAT Hike Will Make TVRs More Attractive --- Cruise Ships Coming Jan 22
  8. High court ruling in Maui case could be good news for Maunakea protestors
  9. A quick look at some of what searches of Miske’s properties disclosed
  10. Pace of occupancy loss slows for Oahu retail market

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Best Cities for Remote Workers? Honolulu 2nd Worst
by News Article Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... LawnStarter ranked nearly 200 of the largest U.S. cities on remote worker-friendliness ....


Bill 41 Could Squash Short-term Rentals
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... Honolulu Council Bill 41, that would limit "short-term” rentals on Oahu to no less than 180 days at a time ....


1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
by News Article Monday, January 17, 2022



Under the Big Top
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 16, 2022

... With this kind of money projected to come in the door, politicians of all stripes are staying up nights plotting and planning how to spend it ....


Unemployment insurance mess back to haunt us
by Kelii Akina Sunday, January 16, 2022

...Just like they were a year ago at this time, the businesses that provide jobs to the state’s civilian workforce are in danger of having their annual unemployment taxes skyrocket....


Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 15, 2022
by GovTrack .us Sunday, January 16, 2022

... bills introduced and votes cast this week  ....


UH regents to consider new Maunakea Master Plan
by News Release Saturday, January 15, 2022

... Board of Regents (BOR) will consider adopting the draft Master Plan for UH-managed lands on Maunakea at the BOR January 20, 2022 meeting  ....


No Buyout:  Todd Graham resigns as University of Hawaii head football coach
by News Release Saturday, January 15, 2022

... Graham resigned, so aside from normal reimbursements and compensation earned, no additional monies will be owed to the coach ....


Commission Hears Complaints on Election Integrity
by News Release Saturday, January 15, 2022

"...what he is bringing to the table is absolutely valid.…"


Put state budget on a diet, Akina says on ‘Perry & The Posse’ show
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 13, 2022

... What to do with the state’s $3 billion budget surplus ....


Which County has the Most Small Businesses?
by News Release Thursday, January 13, 2022

... According to the study, Maui County ranked as the top place in Hawaii for small business owners ....


Community invited to help shape spending of federal recovery funds
by News Release Thursday, January 13, 2022

... The City and County of Honolulu invites the community to help advice how federal recovery funds will be invested in Oʻahu’s recovery by taking a community engagement survey at https://www.oneoahu.org/frf ....


Al Hee's Hawaiian Homelands Monopoly Broken
by News Release Thursday, January 13, 2022

... Broadband telecommunication customers on Hawaiian Home Lands will soon have more options under the lifting of a former exclusivity clause that allowed only one provider ....


Feds: Ali'i Security Rips off 171 Guards for $1.54M Overtime
by News Release Thursday, January 13, 2022

... A Hawaii company that provides security officers to the state’s National Guard, the Hawaii State Arts Museum, Foster Botanical Gardens and other public and private facilities ....


State budget windfall should be shared with taxpayers
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 13, 2022

... the problem isn’t too little money, it’s too much ....


SHOPO Statement on Federal Indictment of Three Honolulu Officials
by News Release Thursday, January 13, 2022

"...For these accused felons to have taken money budgeted to hire more police officers and use it to pay off a failed former police chief is sickening...."


Navy to Congress: Future of Hawaii Red Hill Fuel Facility Uncertain
by News Article Wednesday, January 12, 2022

... Converse said those reports “will allow [the Navy] to make a long-term decision” as to whether the facility, used by all the services in the Indo-Pacific, will remain in operation. He said the question comes down to evaluating other sites and finding “better methods of distribution.” ....


Hawaii Tax Foundation to Host 2022 Legislative Briefing series
by Tom Yamachika Wednesday, January 12, 2022

... The 2022 Legislative Briefings will be held via Zoom on the following Tuesdays from 7:30 am- 8:30 am ....


Hawaii: Cost Per Tobacco Smoker $2.8M
by News Article Wednesday, January 12, 2022

...  In Hawaii, smoking can burn a nasty hole through your wallet .... 


How Many Legislators Were Partying With Sharon Har During COVID Shutdown?
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, January 12, 2022

... Alm’s subpoena of credit card records and video from the AnyPlace Lounge in Rep Sharon Har’s recently-dismissed DUI case ....


States with the Most Racial Progress--Hawaii 31st
by News Article Wednesday, January 12, 2022

... 2022’s States with the Most Racial Progress ....


DOH/CDC health survey expanded to include all Navy water system users
by News Release Wednesday, January 12, 2022

... a survey to learn more about the experience of people who have been affected by the petroleum contamination ....


DoH Reduces School Quarantine Requirements, HSTA Complains
by News Release Wednesday, January 12, 2022

... The HSTA hears that others were being told by the DOH that adults can return after five days “to sustain the workforce” ....


Hawaii Democrats Central Committee Denounces Rep Ed Case
by News Release Tuesday, January 11, 2022

... Democratic Party of Hawai’i State Central Committee (SCC) passed a Resolution expressing disappointment with Blue Dog Democrat Congressman Ed Case over his position, action, and inaction with regards to the national Build Back Better agenda ....


Money and Power: HSTA Priorities for 2022 Legislature
by News Release Tuesday, January 11, 2022

... HSTA’s Government Relations Committee spotlights priorities for the 2022 Legislature ....


DHHL Releases EA for Isenberg Street Rentals, Kalaeloa Solar Project
by News Release Tuesday, January 11, 2022

... 270 affordable rental units for native Hawaiian beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act ....


Cryptocurrency in Hawaii at a crossroads
by Kelii Akina Monday, January 10, 2022

... Will Hawaii be able to benefit from the cryptocurrency boom? ....


TANF Hoarding
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 9, 2022

...  So what have we done with the federal TANF money?  We’ve let it pile up unused ....


Red Hill: BWS Smokes out Congress?
by Andrew Walden Saturday, January 8, 2022

... BWS statements have become increasingly apocalyptic.  Just don’t ask them to get specific ....


Hotel moratorium bill: Maui Council Overrides Veto
by News Release Saturday, January 8, 2022

“If we don’t provide the right type of visitor accommodations in the right places, we could see an influx of vacation rentals in our residential neighborhoods."


Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 8, 2022
by GovTrack .us Saturday, January 8, 2022

... only two votes this week ....


PUC Chair James Griffin to Step Down
by News Release Saturday, January 8, 2022

... Griffin will serve until June 30, 2022.  Gov. Ige will nominate Griffin’s replacement in the coming months ....


UHERO: ​Effects of COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Hawai‘i
by UH ERO Friday, January 7, 2022

... the trade-off in temporary losses during the adjustment period is met with significant gains in public health ....


Hawaii population continues to dwindle
by Grassroot Institute Friday, January 7, 2022

... the fifth year in a row that the state has shown a population decline ....


Anti-Gun Bills Expected
by News Release Friday, January 7, 2022

... This year needs to be the year you step up and put in the work to protect your rights ....


House subcommittee to take up Navy fuel cleanup in Hawaii
by News Release Friday, January 7, 2022

... This hearing will conduct oversight into the Navy’s maintenance of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, the Navy’s investigation into and response to the November 2021 release of fuel from Red Hill facility ....


Hawaii Republicans: January 6 Investigation 'Targeting Good Americans'
by News Release Friday, January 7, 2022

"Today, we remember these Americans who have been held in prison, without trials, and reportedly being mistreated, at a Washington DC detention facility."


Ocean plastic is creating new communities of life on the high seas
by News Release Friday, January 7, 2022

... Coastal plants and animals have found a new way to survive in the open ocean—by colonizing plastic pollution ....


UH: Solar Installations are Killing Birds
by News Article Friday, January 7, 2022

... The new technical report synthesizes current literature on the threats posed by industrial-scale solar installations to birds, identifies the species most at risk from solar infrastructure, lists the locations of current and future solar facilities, and describes specific strategies to limit negative impacts on Hawaiian bird life ....


National Community Survey for O'ahu Residents
by News Release Friday, January 7, 2022

>>>  Click here to take the survey!  <<<


COVID: Hawaii Shutdowns Among Harshest in USA
by News Release Thursday, January 6, 2022

... The study showed a statistically significant correlation between how severe state governmental actions were in shutting down their economies and negative impacts on employment more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began ....


Hawaii offers $25 to inmates who get COVID booster
by News Article Thursday, January 6, 2022

... The incentive is in addition to the $50 inmates can receive if they are fully vaccinated ....


TANF: Hawaii Hoards $364M Federal Welfare Money
by News Article Thursday, January 6, 2022

... Hawaii has $364 million idling in an account, equivalent to $2,923 per person living in poverty ....


Capacity at larger indoor gatherings temporarily restricted through January in response to Omicron
by News Release Thursday, January 6, 2022

... caps large indoor gatherings of more than 1,000 people at 50% capacity ....


Statewide Historic Preservation Plan to be Updated
by News Release Thursday, January 6, 2022

... The first meeting is scheduled for 5:30-8:30 PM, Friday, January 14 ....


California Global Warmer Returns to Hawaii, Quickly Named to BLNR
by News Release Thursday, January 6, 2022

... Aimee’s political experience includes working on Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign, helping to draft her “Climate Plan for the People,” and on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, where she led the Bay Area Idealists4Hillary group ....


Lobbyists Welcome--But Legislature will Continue to Exclude Public
by News Release Wednesday, January 5, 2022

... “The decision to keep the building closed ... was made to minimize the spread of COVID-19 among members, staff, visitors (ie lobbyists and other insiders), and other building occupants (ie lobbyists and other insiders). The building status will be reevaluated in the coming weeks (ie after the session is over)” ....


Judges, Grand Jury Counsel Needed on Big Island
by News Release Wednesday, January 5, 2022

... The District Family and/or District Court of the Third Circuit is accepting applications .... 


Schatz: 'January 6 was round one'
by News Release Wednesday, January 5, 2022

... We know that authoritarians rarely give up, and we know they aren’t doing their preparation for the next coup d’état in hiding ....


Congressional Delegation: Navy Must Comply With DOH Emergency Order To Defuel Red Hill Tanks
by Ed Case Wednesday, January 5, 2022

... CLUE: Where is the funding? ....


Federal CDC to Survey Red Hill Health Impacts
by News Release Wednesday, January 5, 2022

... investigators from the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and ATSDR will survey civilians living in homes serviced by the joint base water distribution system ....


DoT: Hawaii Harbors Reopen to Cruise Ships
by News Release Tuesday, January 4, 2022

... the State of Hawaii will be requiring participation in the State’s Safe Travels digital platform to upload proof of vaccination or negative test results for cruise lines arriving in Hawaii from outside the state ....


Hawaii budget needs lifestyle change in 2022
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, January 4, 2022

... the result of years of indulgence and bad habits ....


Hawaii Top Choice for Taiwan-National Guard Partnership: Report
by News Article Tuesday, January 4, 2022

... A new proposal by the United States could see the state of Hawaii "adopt" Taiwan and help train the island's forces through a partnership with the National Guard ....


New Ethics Comm Exec Director a Pro-Rail Corporate Lawyer and Lobbyist
by News Release Tuesday, January 4, 2022

... Ethics Commission Chair Melinda Wood stated: “Mr. Harris has the right mix of public policy, litigation, and managerial experience to excel in this role." ....


Senate Budget Briefings Begin
by News Release Tuesday, January 4, 2022

... twenty informational briefings Senate Ways and Means (WAM) committee will be conducting between January 4–18, 2022 ....


Let's Play Make Believe: Hawaii DoH 'Orders' US Navy to Stop Fueling Ships, Planes
by News Release Tuesday, January 4, 2022

"... Immediately suspend operations at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks, including fuel transfers...."


7-Eleven Hawaii to Accept SNAP for Online Orders With Vroom Delivery
by News Release Tuesday, January 4, 2022

... The island retailer will be the first convenience store chain in the U.S. to launch online SNAP payment capabilities ....


Removing Hawaii’s Barriers to Bitcoin
by Video Video Tuesday, January 4, 2022

... Hawaii has higher legal barriers to virtual-currency companies than any other state ....


Hawaii could be more transparent about CARES Act spending, report says
by News Article Monday, January 3, 2022

... Hawaii’s website falls short of breaking down what money was spent on beyond the vague spending category descriptions, which leave a lot of gray area ....


2022 State Business Tax Climate Index--Hawaii Ranks 41st
by Tax Foundation Monday, January 3, 2022

... The states in the bottom 10 tend to have a number of afflictions in common: complex, nonneutral taxes with comparatively high rates ....


Considering a Carbon Tax with Rebates
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 2, 2022

... This is not the only recommendation the Tax Review Commission came up with ....


​Honolulu Police Department Gun Registration Website Now Operational
by News Release Saturday, January 1, 2022

... This, in combination with the settlement agreement in Yukutake v. Connors, means that on Oahu, you can obtain a firearm with a single trip to the police station ....


Act 90: 19,000 DLNR Acres Transferred to Agriculture Department
by News Release Saturday, January 1, 2022

... fulfilling the purposes of Act 90, Session Laws of Hawaii 2003 ....


Native Hawaiian Access to Healthcare is a Symptom of a Statewide Problem
by Kelii Akina Saturday, January 1, 2022

... “Hawaiʻi is the ʻmost hostile health environment to practice in," physician says ....


OHA’s 2022 Legislative Package
by News Article Saturday, January 1, 2022

... the Board of Trustees (1) approved the drafting and submission of a Public Land Trust focused bill to the 2022 legislature; and (2) approved the measure entitled Building Back Pono: Addressing Socioeconomic Disparities in the Post-COVID Era ....


Hawaii Ranks 12th for Property Crime
by News Article Saturday, January 1, 2022

... There were a total of 33,928 property crimes reported in Hawaii in 2020 ....


Honolulu Hale Multiple Resignations, Retirements
by News Release Friday, December 31, 2021

... Blangiardi Administration Cabinet Reshuffle ....


A clear abuse of power: Auditor Rips Legislators 'Nonsense attempt to conjure up malfeasance'
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, December 31, 2021

... Whether the committee ultimately steps back from its excursion beyond the bounds of its legally authorized investigation remains to be seen; that will depend on the committee’s final report ....


Ige's Latest COVID Emergency Proclamation Does Only One Thing: Suspend Part of Sunshine Law
by News Release Friday, December 31, 2021

... Ige has signed an emergency proclamation temporarily suspending an upcoming provision in Hawaiʻi’s Sunshine Law that would have mandated at least one in-person location be held for public meetings ....


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