Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Monday, January 20, 2020
January 20, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Attorney general seeks funds to fight corruption
  2. Cop Killer was Mental Case -- Second Barricade at House 
  3. HOPE probationers have been linked to some of Oahu’s most violent crimes
  4. Arson case opened after Homeless Drug Addicts cause 2-alarm house fire in Aiea
  5. Paddlers say homeless ruining bays

Sunday, January 19, 2020
January 19, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 2 police officers killed in shooting near Diamond Head; multiple homes up in flames
  2. Target Letter?  No Problem!  Caldwell, Amemiya Attempting to Bring Donna Leong Back to Work in Administration
  3. 99-year-lease housing plan is bleak future
  4. Legislators’ cost-of-living ideas try to stave off voters’ growing discontent before elections
  5. Poll: 69% Say Complete TMT
  6. TMT supporters pick up litter left on Mauna Kea by Telescope Protesters
  7. Maui Mayor Wants to Raise GE Tax
  8. Big Island Bus system ‘meltdown’ leaves schoolchildren, working poor stranded—Tax Hike was Supposed to Solve Transit Problems
  9. Using a new law, Hawaii goes after scofflaws and drafts rules for new B&Bs—But Will Any Apply?
  10. Many Hoops to Jump Through--Law nets no new lease extensions — so far
  11. Liability issue clarified for Hawaii charter schools
  12. HPD Busts Crime Ring ‘Uncle’ – Hand him over to Feds Because Soft on Crime State Kept Giving Him Bail
  13. Police open murder investigation at Oahu Community Correctional Center

Saturday, January 18, 2020
January 18, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Young Brothers Rate Hike Proposal Based on Fraudulent Numbers
  2. Salary Increases Drive $14B ERS Pension Shortfall
  3. HSTA’s Newest Raise Would Cost $46M
  4. Sen Taniguchi Blocks Bill Mandating Pension forfeiture after felony
  5. Drunk Hit-and-Run Former State Senator Actually Gets Arrested for DUI (this time)
  6. Will Judiciary Block Affordable Housing Plan?
  7. Ige pledged to end homelessness in Hawaii by 2020. What happened?
  8. Bum fights at Hawaii state library leave library patrons injured, damage building
  9. Jail Diversion Plan Diverts One Criminal
  10. Lack of information in Hawaii inmate’s death is questioned
  11. Wiping out Hawaiian History: Caldwell administration again pushes to rename Thomas Square

Friday, January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Reforming Inefficiencies Begins With Government Employees
  2. Hawaii County Council Rushing a $1.45M Insider Cash Give-Away
  3. New measure at state capitol looking to do away with HI-5 recycling
  4. Hawaii found to be only partially compliant with federal child abuse laws
  5. Pro-life advocates rally at state Capitol to ‘honor the lives lost to abortion
  6. Will DOE Slash Weighted Student Formula to Pay $10M to HSTA?
  7. Board of Education shelves plans to move Kaahumanu Elementary School to Make Way for Condos
  8. Fake: City sues disgraced ex-police chief in Pretend bid to recoup $250,000 payout
  9. New Prison Oversight Commission Trying to Release as Many Criminals as Possible
  10. More sex assault allegations against former Kamehameha Schools psychiatrist and ACLU Board Member
  11. Two Weeks of Steady Rain—74 Homeless Decide to Accept Shelter
  12. Kauai: Tax hike proposed for part-time TVRs
  13. Is This Any Way To Run An Airport?
  14. Technology helps provide accurate measure of sea level

Thursday, January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Silicon Valley Greenies On Verge of Taking over HECO?
  2. Hawaiian protests move to state Capitol “uncertain about what they were trying to accomplish”
  3. Tents, other items remain on Mauna Kea—Protesters Still Making Excuses
  4. Trying to Tax You Out of Your Car: Caldwell proposes study of traffic congestion pricing
  5. Details needed to add early-learning hubs
  6. Fewer criminal cases taken to court statewide
  7. Consumer Advocate Analysis: Hu Honua will increase greenhouse gas emissions and electricity costs
  8. Honolulu residents outspend most of the country on food expenses
  9. Nick Rolovich contract calls for $425,004 penalty for early departure
  10. New General Manager for HNN Named
  11. Lawsuit: Organic Store Spread Rat Lungworm to Customers

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Letters to the Editor January, 2020
Letters to the Editor
  • Make OHA Pay for Mauna Kea Protest Expenses
  • Time For The Taxpayers to PROTEST
  • Hawaii’s aging inter-island submarine fiber-optic cables 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Powerful Hawaii defensive radar is delayed
  2. Teacher pay differential plan comes under fire by lawmakers
  3. HSTA Operative in Three Way Race for Manahan’s Old Council Seat
  4. Big Island Doctor Shortage—Some Specialists Do Not Exist on Island
  5. How Much Will Legislators Pony Up to hire a UH football coach?
  6. UH Law Ex-Con Concerned About Number of Criminals Being Killed
  7. Soft-on-Crime Activists Complain About Difficulty Using Kids to Smuggle Meth to Inmates
  8. Waikiki Health opens a new homeless shelter in Moiliili
  9. The Misunderstood End of Coal in Hawai’i 
  10. Opening Day--Millions of Dollars Demanded

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 9 Years of CWS Failure Ends only with Death: Starved Hilo girl repeatedly returned to abusive family
  2. The Usual Election Year Attempt to Shift Protest Movements into Get out the Vote Efforts is Back for 2020
  3. CD2: Kai is not the guy
  4. City Officials, Protesters Do Deal on Sherwood Forest Park—Build Same Thing with Different Name
  5. Anti-GMO Lobbyist: Legalize Magic Mushrooms and Establish Meth Camp in Waianae
  6. Not enough assisted death?
  7. HPD 250 Officers Short—Another 268 Could Retire
  8. Public Safety Department Wants to Add 15 More Vacant Positions
  9. Amemiya Reports Nearly $1M In Mayoral Campaign Contributions
  10. Enviros Instructed to Make Hawaiian Hawk A Political Pawn
  11. Hold on to your Wallet—The Legislative Session is About to Begin

Monday, January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Legislators: We’re Not Corrupt Enough—Need More Unions
  2. Insiders Continue to Buy Favor from Kai Kahele
  3. Legislature 2020: Making Hawaii Even More un-Livable
  4. The legislative session starts this week, hearings underway
  5. Global Warmers Claim HART has Waterproofed Rail Against 6’ Sea Level Rise
  6. Biofool: Hawaii Legislature’s ‘Big Idea’ Kills Orangutans
  7. Mandatory Report On Hawaii Trash Disposal Hasn’t Been Filed In 4 Years
  8. Tourism Industry Group Begins Hyping Anti-Aquarium Hysteria (again)
  9. Oahu Is Overhauling How It Counts The Homeless to Boost the Numbers

Sunday, January 12, 2020
January 12, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mauna Kea: Removal of Perfectly Good Telescopes is on schedule
  2. Next Boondoggle: Burn Taxpayer Money to ‘Boost Construction’
  3. Legislative Agenda: Advocates rally at the Capitol to demand higher minimum wage
  4. Lawmakers should advance ethics bills
  5. 30 years later, it’s the last session for Rep. Cynthia Thielen
  6. Opening Day: Maybe save the party until the work is done
  7. New names, familiar faces raise interest in Honolulu’s high-stakes mayoral race
  8. Stolen Car and Murder in Homeless Camp Chop Shop Owned by Agribusiness Development Corp
  9. Released Inmates Become Homeless Drug Addicts in Hilo Neighborhood Near jail
  10. Soft on Crime: Felon with 4 Guns Gets 3 Months
  11. 5 Alkies Wearing Ankle Bracelets to Detect Alcohol

Saturday, January 11, 2020
January 11, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mayor Kim: Exempt Health Care from GE Tax
  2. ‘Affordable’ Housing on a Jail with Free Land and Tax Credits – $1,539/mo
  3. In trial for 4 arrested at Mauna Kea protest, prosecutors call TMT blockade ‘unjustified’
  4. Kelly King Installed Secret Spy Cameras in Council Chambers
  5. Maui Council Chair King’s downfall was putting community over money
  6. Dead Duckbill: Abandoned flood project in Hauula cost taxpayers $146K ... and flooding is still a problem
  7. Soft on Crime: Gets Away With Murder, Kidnapping Because of ‘Major Depression’
  8. Lawsuit: Police Beat up Legal Gun User

Friday, January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Shakeup at Honolulu Police Commission -- Anti-Kealoha Chair Ousted by Pro-Corruption Forces
  2. Meth-Head Convicted, Still Employed as Prison Guard—will be allowed to retire with pension soon
  3. Telescope Protesters Leave Mountain of Trash on Mauna Kea  
  4. Island ranchers, businesses oppose 34% hike to YB shipping rates
  5. Will Feds Save us from Hawaii’s Failed Effort to Solve Homelessness?
  6. Money to Burn: Hawaii government might collect an additional $74M in taxes
  7. Waimea Middle Will Get Back Withheld Settlement Money
  8. 3 years Late Oahu Finally Gets Its Joint Traffic Management Center
  9. After months-long delay, EPA to begin removing toxic soil under Kalihi street this month
  10. Soft on Crime Policies behind recent violent crime wave in Hawaii
  11. Waiwa: Kamehameha Schools project looks to develop 11,000 homes and cost $4B
  12. DOBOR vs County – 16 Years Spent Deciding Who Regulates Surf Schools

Thursday, January 09, 2020
January 9, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART: Rail May be Ready to Run in October—But City May not Have Money to Run It
  2. Hawaiʻi County Mayor Meets With TMT Officials About Mauna Kea's Future
  3. There aren’t enough ankle bracelets to monitor all inmates on work furlough
  4. Homeless Criminal from Mainland Comes to Waipahu, Slashes Woman at Times Market
  5. Eco-Phonies: Hawaii Co Council fails to override mayor’s herbicide veto
  6. Legislative Agenda: Suicide Squad Wants to Give out more Death Pills
  7. Hawaii Lawmakers Pushing For A Tax On Vaping
  8. Investigation reveals violations at Molokai Community Health Center
  9. Citing State Supreme Court Ruling on ‘Obstruction’, judge dismisses cases for 28 arrested at Waimanalo park protest
  10. Homeless Court Reports Progress in Moving Homeless off Streets
  11. Hawaii County Homeless Shelters ‘Always Full’
  12. Hawaii: Nobody Votes Because there is Nobody to Vote For

Wednesday, January 08, 2020
January 8, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Insider Helps Astronomers Learn How to make Payoffs to Hawaiian Community Leaders
  2. Stand-down counts as a victory for Mauna Kea ‘protectors’
  3. TMT: ‘Wish COUNTY Can Find a Way Through’
  4. Property buyouts mulled: Hawaii County will use HUD funds to purchase land from those wanting to leave areas impacted by eruption
  5. Tourism Industry, Billionaire Snowbirds Pushing to halt all aquarium fishing
  6. Hawaiʻi’s Future Liabilities are Expected to Cost $88 Billion
  7. Get Ready For An Economic Slowdown, State Economist Says
  8. If you’re not rich or if your parents aren’t well connected, the Hawaii you live in is different
  9. Four Mayoral Candidates Raising Money
  10. Another Assistant Superintendent Retires From DOE
  11. Will HPD release officer misconduct information to the public?
  12. OHA Returned $2M Of Ceded Land Revenue In 2019
  13. Medicare Trims Payments To 8 Hawaii Hospitals due to Excessive readmissions
  14. Nearly A Quarter of Hawaii Homes Are Purchased By Out-Of-State Buyers
  15. Hawaii Slips to No. 2 For Homelessness. New York Is #1
  16. Punawai Rest Stop: 1 in 200 Bums Accept Drug Treatment, 1 in 57 accept jobs, 1 in 22 accept housing
  17. $6M Ohana Zones program Moves 213 Bums into Housing
  18. Disgusting ‘Health Food’ Store Sells Sandwich Infested with Rat Lungworm Slug
  19. ‘I want her back’: Mother strengthens plea amid custody battle over 11-year-old girl

Tuesday, January 07, 2020
January 7, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Shakeup afoot at the federal office that exposed the Kealohas’ criminal behavior
  2. School Construction Projects ‘Political’—Only in Hawaii
  3. Audit: Honolulu DPP Can’t Get the Job Done Permits Languish for Years
  4. Money: Telescope Protesters Address Astronomy Conference
  5. YB Seeks $27M Rate Hike
  6. For first time since 2012, Honolulu saw its annual median home price drop (but not by much)
  7. 26% of Kailua TVRs Destroyed
  8. With Vote by Mail Coming, Maui has no Chief Election Officer
  9. Routes canceled as Hele-On bus shortage intensifies
  10. Guam: Identity vs Reality
  11. Man fatally shot by police in Kailua was work furlough escapee
  12. Homeless have Elitist Attitude
  13. Volunteers wanted for annual homeless Point-in-Time count

Monday, January 06, 2020
January 6, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Corruption Charges dropped against Wannabe Big Island Police Chief
  2. Alleged Drug Dealer Walks–Evidence Dismissed due to Police Wrongdoing
  3. Former SHOPO President Sues Over Police Chief Comments
  4. OHA officials should be accountable to state
  5. TMT supporters rally at Hawai‘i Convention Center
  6. Hearings to be held on Young Brothers rate hikes today and Tuesday
  7. Massive DoE Cash Giveaway Begins Tuesday
  8. State Refusing to Insure Charter Schools?
  9. Hawaii's new Title IX law includes incentives for Students to Turn Gay
  10. Marketing Technique: Tourism Industry Continues to Promote Eco-Hysteria
  11. Hawaii bankruptcies in 2019 hit highest level in 5 years

Sunday, January 05, 2020
January 5, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. We’ve had 30 years of “visionary” city leadership, and where has that gotten us?
  2. Kim to meet with governor, TMT officials this week
  3. Hawaii population decline could have big economic effects
  4. New law on reporting inmate deaths exposes alleged prison homicide
  5. Hawaii County Herbicide ban not a sure thing yet
  6. ‘Solution’ to Affordable Housing?  Spend lots of Property Tax Dollars
  7. Answers sought after state authorities allegedly take a child without a court order

Saturday, January 04, 2020
January 4, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Homeless News: Supreme Court Ruling Makes Sentencing Lighter for Rapist – Kidnappers Statewide
  2. Homeless Mayhem: Knife threat just latest incident in Kahului Safeway area
  3. ANOTHER Homeless Alleged Rapist Arrested -- Attacks in Honolulu Office Building
  4. Aloha Stadium: HCDA, Stadium Authority Fight for Control of Next Big Boondoggle
  5. State senators grill University of Hawaii on salary funding details
  6. Hawaii's New Asset Forfeiture Rules Take Effect Jan. 17
  7. Helicopter tour company pushes back against claims industry is unsafe
  8. FEMA Evaluates Hawaii Hurricane Logistics Support

Friday, January 03, 2020
January 3, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii News Now president Rick Blangiardi may run for mayor
  2. Astronomers to assemble in Waikiki as telescope discord looms
  3. Impeach Kaneshiro: E-Signature Issue Heads to Federal Court
  4. Hawaii ‘Amazon Tax’ is a Double Tax?
  5. Bus Fare Hike Will Further Reduce Ridership
  6. Judge Puts Hawaii Taser Case On Hold
  7. Greenhouse Gas Analysis Spreading Across Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission Proceedings
  8. Maili group sues city, developer in bid to stop affordable housing project
  9. Canadian Police Catch Homeless Dude from Connecticut Allegedly Raping Woman in Kailua-Kona Park 

Thursday, January 02, 2020
January 2, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Star-Adv: Office of Hawaiian Affairs should comply with audit
  2. New laws you could see in the 2020 Legislative Session
  3. Commission Begins Seeking Ways to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals Back out onto Hawaii’s Streets
  4. Rents Are Dipping In Hawaii, At Least For Some People
  5. $2.5M Hilo facility for homeless gets Three People into Permanent Housing
  6. Nicotine user? Hawaii U-Haul won't hire you starting in February


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DoE Releases Annual School Quality Survey
by News Release Tuesday, January 21, 2020

...Parents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public school....


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Making Prescriptions More Available
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, January 21, 2020
...Federal laws are standing in the way of the distribution of prescription medicine to individuals in need, says Dr. Jeffrey Singer, surgeon and medical public policy expert....

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1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
by News Article Monday, January 20, 2020

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TMT Supporters Help Clean Up Protest Camp After Photos Expose Messy Mauna
by News Article Monday, January 20, 2020

...TMT Protest Site on Maunakea Left Covered in Trash....


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Auditor: DBEDT Hides $6.5M from Legislature
by Hawaii State Auditor Sunday, January 19, 2020

...DBEDT had non-general funds with balances totaling $5.75 million and administratively created non-general funds with balances totaling more than $750,000 that were not reported to the 2019 Legislature as required by HRS....


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DoTax: State Tax Collections up $380M
by News Release Sunday, January 19, 2020

...In FY 2019, total State tax collections were $8.28 billion, a 4.8% increase from FY 2018 which were $7.9 billion....


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Don’t Let Them Double Up!
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 19, 2020

...After this one-two punch, many more businesses that sell to Hawaii customers are going to find themselves with Hawaii tax obligations....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 18, 2020
by News Article Saturday, January 18, 2020

...votes cast and bills introduced....


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HECO Reports 21% jump in solar generation capacity
by News Release Saturday, January 18, 2020

...The completion of large grid-scale projects and thousands of residential solar systems provided the largest-ever annual increase in solar capacity....


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10 Hawaii Robotics teams qualify for 2020 VEX Worlds
by News Release Saturday, January 18, 2020

...Results of State VEX Robotics Championships....


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2020 Legislature: Gun Bills Introduced
by News Release Saturday, January 18, 2020

...Current list of Firearms-related Bills introduced in the 2020 legislative session....


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Hawaii GE Tax Hits 105.29% of Personal Income
by Tax Foundation Friday, January 17, 2020

...The sales tax in Hawaii has a broad base that include many business-to-business services....


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Ige's philosophy: Spend, spend, spend
by Grassroot Institute Friday, January 17, 2020

...Ige plans to “boost” the construction industry by increasing the number of public works projects....


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Hawaii 2nd-Most Integrated State
by News Article Friday, January 17, 2020

...2020’s States with the Most Racial Progress....


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Hawaii Cost of Smoking $2.2M per Smoker
by News Article Friday, January 17, 2020

...Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet....


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Ed Case: Why Was VFR Helicopter Pilot Flying in Fog?
by Ed Case Thursday, January 16, 2020

...“A pilot flying his eighth 50-minute tour in one day. Without instrument certification and flying in a rough and variable terrain, rapidly changing weather environment, on visual flight rules only (solely what he could see).  According to a close-by witness and other observations, probably in ‘20 ft visibility in rain and fog.’ No flight tracking equipment aboard....


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Homeless deaths increase on O‘ahu Because They are not Being Forced into Shelters
by News Release Thursday, January 16, 2020

...The average age of death amongst this vulnerable population here on O‘ahu was 54.4 years old....


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DBEDT: Family of 4 Needs $80K for a frugal lifestyle--But only $67K on Big Island
by News Release Thursday, January 16, 2020

...Hawaii County had the lowest self-sufficiency income requirements among all counties....


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Vote-by-Mail Reminder Coming to Your Mailbox
by News Release Thursday, January 16, 2020

...Active voters should expect to receive the postcard within the next seven to ten days confirming they are properly registered....


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Family of Murdered Woman Demands Action Against Homeless Criminal Camp Near Whitmore Village
by News Release Wednesday, January 15, 2020

"...ADC acknowledged that there is some criminal activity going on but said they did not want to send sheriffs there and clear it out because criminals would just come back...."


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Ige, Legislators Announce "Joint Economic Package"
by News Release Tuesday, January 14, 2020

"...legislative package of bills to reduce income inequality...."


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DoH Orders Shutdown of Unlicensed Drug Treatment Centers
by News Release Tuesday, January 14, 2020

...Pacific Quest Corp operating two illegal special treatment facilities or therapeutic living programs....


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DoH Forced Dairy Farmer to Give $87K to Anti-GMO Group
by News Release Tuesday, January 14, 2020

...$87,000 to the Center for Food Safety....


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HSTA Pushing ANOTHER Massive Pay Hike with No Accountability
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, January 14, 2020

...HSTA got $45M in a contract reopener April 1, 2019.  On December 5, 2019 HSTA and DoE announced a massive pay hike for teachers working in so-called 'hard to fill' positions.  Now in a January 10, 2020, anouncement, the HSTA and Kishimoto are proposing to bump thousands of union members up five steps....


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Ige Approves Mauna Kea Administrative Rules
by News Release Tuesday, January 14, 2020

“...It is now time to utilize these rules to address the issues with excessive traffic that have been raised, as well as to issue new permits for commercial tour operations....”


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 12, 2020
by News Article Sunday, January 12, 2020

... votes and bills introduced from GovTrack.us ....


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Common Cause Announces Legislative Agenda for 2020
by News Release Sunday, January 12, 2020

...Common Cause Hawaii will be holding a meeting about the 2020 Hawaii State Legislative Session on Saturday, January 25....


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27 Vacant Seats on Honolulu Neighborhood Boards
by News Release Sunday, January 12, 2020

...To volunteer to fill a NB vacancy, apply to the NB Chair....


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What Really Is a Minimum Wage?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 12, 2020

...the reasons for an ever-increasing “living wage” have been a second tier topic of discussion....


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'Rest Stop' Serves Homeless 68,000 Times--Only 92 Accept Housing
by News Release Friday, January 10, 2020

...92 people have been placed into housing as a direct result of the consultation they received when visiting the Pūnāwai Rest Stop. Along with housing, 35 individuals have found employment through the services offered at Pūnāwai, and another 10 people have entered into substance abuse treatment....


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Audit: DPP Deficiencies Hamper Service
by Kym Pine Friday, January 10, 2020

"...DPP should convert from its inefficient plan-review operation to an inspection-driven model...."


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Hawaii Family Advocates 2020 Public Policy Priorities
by Hawaii Family Advocates Friday, January 10, 2020

...Hawaii Family Advocates intends to monitor the Hawaii Legislature and testify and otherwise weigh in on bills....


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Schatz Bill: Funnel Tax Credit Money to Pono Shim's LLC
by News Release Friday, January 10, 2020

...“Inspiring Nationally Vibrant Economies Sustaining Tribes (INVEST) Act"....


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State spending cap is useless
by Grassroot Institute Friday, January 10, 2020

...When you’ve dug an $88 billion hole, you need to stop digging....


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Pine: High Profile Ousters Cast Shadow on Government Transparency
by Kym Pine Friday, January 10, 2020

...This week, the Honolulu Police Commission ousted vocal Kealoha critic, Loretta Sheehan, from her Chair position. Additionally, it was reported that the Federal Public Defender for 24 years, Peter Wolff, who originally exposed the crimes of former City Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha and former Chief of Police Louis Kealoha, will also be ousted from his job....


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A Native Hawaiian’s response to SACNAS letter implying Native Hawaiian culture opposes TMT
by Video Video Friday, January 10, 2020

...from Tyler Trent, Native Hawaiian physics student....


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Audit: Property Assessments Inconsistent and Inequitable
by News Release Thursday, January 09, 2020

...tax assessments were inconsistent and inequitable, exemption and dedication property requirements were violated, and taxes assessed did not reflect the highest and best use of the properties....


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Audit: Handi-Van Phone System May be ADA Violation
by News Release Thursday, January 09, 2020

...an ineffective communications system that sometimes prevents riders from making reservations, drops calls, and does not record voicemail complaints....


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Governor's budget exceeds spending cap — again
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 09, 2020

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges the Legislature to rein in spending and taxes....


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In Hawaii $100 Buys Only $84 Worth of Goods
by Video Video Thursday, January 09, 2020

...video takes on Hawaii's high cost of living, with some quick examples, then some suggestions advising how to help fix it....


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Auditor Rips DPP--Permits Delayed due to Poor Management
by News Release Thursday, January 09, 2020

"...We found that the Department of Planning and Permitting does not effectively manage the permitting process for timeliness...."


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Hawaii Female Salaries 82.6% of Male
by News Release Thursday, January 09, 2020

...Hawaii women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $797, or 82.6 percent of the $965 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts....


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OHA's First Cover-up of 2020
by Video Video Thursday, January 09, 2020

...The New Year's Barely Started & There's Already A Cover-Up at OHA....


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Lawsuit: Hawaii AG David Louie Conspired with Money-Grubbing Trial Lawyers to Gin up $8B Case 
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, January 08, 2020

... The lawsuit could have far broader implications for the AG’s office given the large number of national cases the Hawaii AG’s office involves itself in.  How many of those cases are driven by the profit interest of private law firms? ....


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Hawaii Attorney General Approves Asset Forfeiture Rules
by News Release Wednesday, January 08, 2020

...the administrative asset forfeiture rules will become effective on January 17, 2020....


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Crooks Cry Racism: Debunking OHA’s Audit Excuses
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, January 08, 2020

...We at Hawai’i Free Press only needed 30 minutes to write this point-by-point rebuttal.  Yes.  It is that easy....


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Former HUD employee sentenced to 66 months in prison for fraud and identity theft
by News Release Wednesday, January 08, 2020

...from 2014 to 2019, Tong used an alias to act as property manager and landlord for five properties she rented to Section 8 voucher holders....


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At 100, Jones Act Looks Old and Wrinkly
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, January 07, 2020

...Alaska professor compares Jones Act to other forms of cabotage....


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Two Judicial Vacancies on Oahu
by News Release Tuesday, January 07, 2020

...Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancies – Two (2) District Judges, District Court of the First Circuit and District Family Judge, First Circuit (island of O’ahu)....


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Issues for 2020: Out with the Old and In with the New?
by Video Video Tuesday, January 07, 2020

...Will we see the same issues arise in 2020 or will there be new ones?....


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Larry Ellison in Talks to Buy HECO's Lanai Grid
by News Release Monday, January 06, 2020

...Maui Electric purchased the assets of the Lanai City power plant in 1988....


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DHHL Leaseholds--many vacant or abandoned
by Andrew Walden Monday, January 06, 2020

...Could the real estate market put 100s of Hawaiian families into the DHHL homes they have been waiting for?....


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OHA Sacrifices $3.2M to Hide Lawyer’s Conflict of Interest?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, January 05, 2020

...Former OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe is gone and OHA claims Crabbe’s departure shows the agency is cleaning up.  But the Board lawyer who signed off on everything is still in place....


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Cooling the Schools: The Reality
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 05, 2020

...solar powered systems costing an average of $40,000 per classroom have started breaking down or will only work for a short time every day....


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Pro-Telescope Rallies Set
by News Release Sunday, January 05, 2020

...January 5 and 6, 2020 in Waikiki and Jan 11 Panel Discussion in Nanakuli....


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Legislative Agenda: HPD Wants 5-Round Magazine Limit
by News Release Saturday, January 04, 2020

...bad guys ignore the law and obtain them illegally anyway....


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Hawaii Homelessness Summit 2020 set for Capitol
by News Release Saturday, January 04, 2020

...Meanwhile  -- ANOTHER Homeless Alleged Rapist Arrested -- Attacks in Honolulu Office Building....


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Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Retirement
by News Article Saturday, January 04, 2020

...ultimately, it comes down to how far do those retirement dollars go....


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BWS Fined for Runoff from Nuuanu Dam
by News Release Friday, January 03, 2020

...Sediment that BWS contractors failed to dredge flowed through the reservoir’s drain and was discharged into upper Nuuanu stream....


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Electric Rates Going Down: HECO, PGV Agree to Dump 'Avoided Cost' Scam
by News Release Friday, January 03, 2020

...For years PGV had been paid on an 'avoided cost' basis, thus preventing consumers from enjoying the benefit of cheap geothermal energy.  This, in turn, makes overpriced wind and solar look good....


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How to Stop the Exodus
by Kelii Akina Friday, January 03, 2020

...reject the idea that the “price of paradise” must inevitably be unreasonable....


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Legislative Agenda: OHA to Parlay Mauna Kea Protests into Control of BLNR, LUC
by Andrew Walden Thursday, January 02, 2020

...ensuring that four members of both the Land Use Commission and the Board of Land and Natural Resources are selected from lists submitted to the Governor by OHA....


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Akina article in Wall Street Journal strikes a nerve
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 02, 2020

...a commentary by Keli'i Akina published this past weekend by The Wall Street Journal generated hundreds of comments and was even picked up by the Drudge Report....


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Hawaii Least Depressed State
by News Release Thursday, January 02, 2020

...but depression rate jumps 17.76% from 2014-2018....


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​UH report shows more than 150 doctors left Hawaii in 2019
by News Release Wednesday, January 01, 2020

...The exodus of doctors from practice in Hawai’i this year was much worse than was indicated in preliminary figures released just a few months ago....


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DHHL Defends Mortgage Lending Practices
by News Release Wednesday, January 01, 2020

...DHHL Responds to SCHHA Claims on Lease Cancellations....


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Rebounding Hawaiian Hawk Removed From Endangered List
by News Article Tuesday, December 31, 2019

...On Tuesday, the service delisted the Hawaiian hawk, saying the population of the bird is at least 3,000....


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DLNR, TPL Buy Forest Surrounding OHA's Waimea Valley
by News Release Tuesday, December 31, 2019

...DLNR-DOFAW and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) have completed the purchase of 3,716 acres – the upper Waimea watershed – from Dole....


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DoTax Changes for 2020
by News Release Tuesday, December 31, 2019
…Form Changes, Hawaii County Surcharge Increase, E-Filing Requirements updated for 2020….

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Legislature Accepting Grant-in-Aid Applications
by News Release Tuesday, December 31, 2019

...The deadline to submit grant applications is 4:30 p.m. January 17, 2020....


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