Monday, April 19, 2021
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Bill that would give legislators more oversight of governor’s emergency orders advances
  2. Rail: Hawaii politicos doing nothing might actually pay off for long-suffering taxpayers
  3. Search begins for next Honolulu Police Department chief
  4. As state hopes to implement vaccine passports, some raise concerns over privacy  
  5. Hawaii Sees Spike In School Absenteeism
  6. Windmills and wildlife: Clean-energy projects slaughtering bats statewide
  7. The Dim Bulb Behind Hawaii Carbon Tax Legislation
  8. What Slow Recovery To Tourism?
  9. Long Criminal Record of 16-yr old shot by police shows failure of soft-on crime approach
  10. Why can’t the taxman cometh a little later just this once?

Saturday, April 17, 2021
April 17, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Creating Year-Long Crime Wave, State Supreme Court ends failed pandemic prison release program
  2. Kauai—Island of Retaliation: Police Chief to serve unpaid suspension following investigation
  3. Police shooting review board will resume work after a year-long pause
  4. Safe Travels Hawaii program surpasses 2.5 million travelers
  5. Lawmakers OK Fines For Pandemic Rule Violators
  6. Unemployed worker gets a nasty surprise at tax time and she isn’t alone
  7. Resignation of Hawaii's disease investigation chief raises questions of fate of contact tracing

Friday, April 16, 2021
April 16, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sacrifice? Hawaii Board of Education Approves Pay Boosts For Complex Area Leaders
  2. Hawaii Safe Travels coronavirus vaccine passport timeline pushed back
  3. UH considers COVID vaccination mandate for students and employees
  4. Post-Arrival COVID Testing at Big Island Airports Winds Down
  5. Legislature Did Nothing About Agribusiness Development Corporation 
  6. Honolulu office vacancy rate jumps as Covid effect echoes through Q1

Thursday, April 15, 2021
April 15, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sacrifice? Unions Demand Pay Hikes ‘In single digits’
  2. HB613: Federal COVID Money Must be Used to Fund HSTA Pay Hikes before any other purpose
  3. HB1296: Raid Tobacco Funds to Balance Budget
  4. Lawmakers should follow the ‘golden rule’ of budgeting  
  5. Hawaii is only wage-taxing state not to copy Internal Revenue Service in extending due date
  6. Renewal of Maunakea master lease the top priority for new Institute for Astronomy director
  7. Hawaii’s Search For A New School Superintendent Could Take Nearly A Year
  8. Rolling Blackouts for Maui Too?  PUC fears potential clean energy project delays could slow closure of MECO oil-fired plant
  9. Hawai’i Powering Past Coal Task Force -- Secret or Public?
  10. Red light camera pilot program is moving forward on Oahu
  11. Kauai Police Chief’s Rising Star Began To Fall Last Year, Job Reviews Show
  12. Some Department of Health vaccine appointments going unfilled on Maui
  13. Hawaii Sees ‘Startling’ Increase In Number Of Children Facing Hunger
  14. Kalihi man resorts to desperate measures without unemployment
  15. Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting at Nuuanu home

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Another $800M For Rail? Don’t Count On It, Schatz Says
  2. Blangiardi’s Pick For Police Commission Withdraws Nomination  
  3. Homelessness: Team Blangiardi in Disarray
  4. Vaccinations for K-12 Students Before Schools Reopen
  5. Miske Gang Trying to Access Internet from Prison
  6. HMSA’s Mark Mugiishi To Chair State Redistricting Panel
  7. Honolulu building inspector is 4th to plead not guilty to federal bribery charges
  8. Anti-Tourism Protesters Protest Being Called Anti-Tourism
  9. Despite potential flooding threat, Wahiawa dam owners get more time to make repairs
  10. High court to hear Hu Honua Bioenergy LLC’s appeal
  11. Drug Oligarchy: Will State Clamp Down on Competition?
  12. Hawaii family horrified by video of autistic boy getting beaten in school bus
  13. Hawaii Jails COVID-free but ACLU Wants Supreme Court to Keep Releasing Criminals Anyway
  14. Money News: Historic duo puts climate on Indian Affairs agenda

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Shut Down Tourism for a Year and Didn’t Diversify Economy At All
  2. After Forcing out Ballard, McCarthy May Not Score Interim Chief Gig
  3. Building Inspector Took Money From A Homeowner. Her Punishment: 2 Years Paid Time Off
  4. Attorney for Kaneshiro Campaign Donors has Conflict of Interest?
  5. ‘Safe Travel Cards’ in works
  6. Kids back full time at only 40% of Hawaii’s public elementary schools
  7. Price to pay: Increase price for goods sets up challenges for Hawaii restaurants and retailers
  8. HECO Proposes Large Petroleum-Powered Battery That Will Increase Rates
  9. Carbon Pricing Issue Rips Apart Hawai’i Progressive Movement
  10. Big Island Geothermal Agreement On Hold Pending Environmental Review
  11. HB576 Signed into Law: Nurses Can Perform Abortions

Monday, April 12, 2021
April 12, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tax Hike Coming: HB243 Sea Level Excuse means Bloated Government Budgets needed to fund grab for Biden Bucks
  2. Thirty Meter Telescope still on hold as it awaits decision on $850M funding  
  3. Ige Withdraws Land Board Nominee Sam Gon
  4. SB159: Automatic voter registration bill nears passage
  5. Designed to Fail: Police Shootings Board Is Still Doing Nothing As Cases Pile Up
  6. Sailor’s suicide after Kahala Hotel barricade is the third tied to Hawaii’s submarine force in past 16 months

Sunday, April 11, 2021
April 11, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Envelopes Stuffed with Cash Smooth Approvals at Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting
  2. Corruption Antidote:  Blangiardi needs to embrace transparency
  3. We don’t need Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s memory of rail’s institutional failure
  4. Shameless: 16-yr old kid killed after 30 arrests and no jail--but ACLU Hawai'i pushes to continue early-inmate releases
  5. Home schooling rates soar during pandemic in Hawaii and nationally
  6. North Shore residents raise concerns about proposed military missile radar
  7. State ordered to pay $370K in attorneys fees in DHHL Waitlist case
  8. Homeless Drug Addicts Rob Graves in Pearl City

Saturday, April 10, 2021
April 10, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Senate Compromise Lets OHA Keep its Corrupt LLC Secrets
  2. Honolulu airport Baseyard Facility investigation leads to 3 arrests 
  3. Some businesses are facing a new challenge: Hiring workers back
  4. Bans On High Capacity Magazines For Guns Fails At Legislature
  5. Diamond Head News: Four Homeless Finally Forced into Shelter—Jail
  6. City Homeless Response Lacks Key Element—Force 

Friday, April 9, 2021
April 9, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB1348 Quietly Shifts $350M Aloha Stadium cost to Taxpayers
  2. Gut-and-replace bill threatens Tourism Authority funding
  3. ‘Mismanaged and dysfunctional’: Longtime DOH official calls out alleged corruption in department  
  4. State investigators raid Honolulu airport baseyard—One Arrested
  5. Honolulu prosecutor promises to take corruption seriously or something
  6. HB515 Would Make Superintendent Hiring Process More Local
  7. Honolulu Needs Transparency
  8. HART holds meeting to discuss progress of rail

Thursday, April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Commission that Loved Kealoha gives Ballard low marks for leadership, management
  2. Medical Examiner IDs 16-yr old boy killed after police chase—arrested 30 times, but he was back out on the street
  3. HB1174: Solar Schemers Whine About Loss of $18M Taxpayer Subsidy
  4. Chun reiterates UH support of astronomy on Maunakea is not a conflict of interest
  5. Citing safety concerns, state seeks $20,000 fine against owners of Wahiawa dam
  6. Money News: Greenmail Campaign Targets Mahi Pono
  7. Kauai Tiki Bar mandates employees receive vaccine

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu building plans examiner admits to taking bribes 
  2. 2 plead guilty to wire fraud in city planning department scandal
  3. Here’s How Hawaii’s New State Budget Is Shaping Up
  4. Dark Clouds Are Looming Over Hawaii Even As The Economy Appears To Be Improving
  5. Blangiardi makes request to change Oahu’s tier criteria
  6. DOH official responsible for contact tracing program vacates position
  7. Proposed rules for Oahu vacation rentals raise concern amongst residents and rental owners
  8. Soft-on crime policies leave kids on street instead of being in a nice safe jail – one dead
  9. New Honolulu Police Policy On Using Force Aims To Defuse Tense Situations
  10. Anti-GMO Cowden Fined for Russian Propaganda Junket
  11. DLNR crews clean out more than 30 homeless camps at Diamond Head

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Letters to the Editor April, 2021
Letters to the Editor
  • Rail Cost Nears $10,000 per Inch
  • Vaccine Passport Unconstitutional?

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
April 6, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. O’ahu Coal Plant Shutdown: Nightmare Scenario of Rolling Blackouts
  2. Kaena Point Site for Gigantic Floating Windfarm?
  3. Will Oahu roll back to Tier 2 on Wednesday?  Ige, Blangiardi patty cake
  4. Blangiardi working with legal adviser on agency abuses
  5. Ige: State not ready for vaccine passport
  6. Catch 22: HGEA-DLIR Cancel ‘Pending’ Unemployment Appointments
  7. Under New Leadership, HART Purges Nearly Half Its Staff
  8. Union Bosses Want Floor Vote on Minimum Wage Increase
  9. Maui County population could decline with job losses
  10. Kauai elementary schools back to in-person learning

Monday, April 5, 2021
April 5, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. If we can’t lower taxes, at least don’t increase them
  2. More Excuses: DOE ‘still waiting on funds, approval’ to address COVID learning loss
  3. HPD Chief Susan Ballard Is Up For Review This Week
  4. Hawaii police reform bills progress in Legislature
  5. Hawaii Data Landscape: Antiquated Infrastructure, Widespread Distrust
  6. Embattled hotel and condo project near Ala Moana Center hits another major snag
  7. Banning sunscreen ingredients means creating a greater risk of skin cancer

Sunday, April 4, 2021
April 4, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds fight Hawaii corruption as local enforcers are MIA (again) 
  2. A for Auditor, V for Vendetta
  3. Carbon Tax: Jack up gasoline prices by $0.60 per gallon to Get the little Peoples’ Cars out of our way
  4. Does your state want a cut of your federal unemployment benefits?
  5. HGEA, CoC: Hawaii legislative leaders wise to be patient
  6. COVID Justice:  13–Time Loser Finally Re-Arrested After Beating Elderly Woman Right in Front of Police
  7. Hawaii lawmakers poised to reform program that allows police to seize cash and cars
  8. Get Involved With A Public Board Or Commission. They Need You

Saturday, April 3, 2021
April 3, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. New CDC Guidance Paves The Way For Hawaii To Implement ‘Vaccine Passports’
  2. Watchdogs question HPD chief’s personal purchases from vendors awarded CARES Act fund
  3. OHA Will Sue to Build Kakaako Makai
  4. Hawaii Voter Suppression Worse than Georgia

Friday, April 2, 2021
April 2, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Federal crackdowns on Honolulu County corruption point to importance of ethics system
  2. Rail Piñata: Hawaii Political Insiders Jockey For Advantage In Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
  3. Senate Panel Approves Increases In Hawaii Estate, Conveyance Taxes to pay for Vacant Positions
  4. Junk car solution:  Its a tax hike, of course!
  5. Hawaii Restaurants Could Escape Shifting Pandemic Rules Under Proposed Program
  6. Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court
  7. Some restaurant owners calling switch to compostable utensils, straws challenging during pandemic
  8. Churches partner with the state to overcome vaccine hesitancy in their flocks
  9. Former Oahu Little League coach charged with 15 counts of child pornography

Thursday, April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Bribery: Ron Menor told DPP Employees to Keep Quiet
  2. Homeowner says former DPP employee arrested by FBI delayed his permits back in 2015
  3. Building industry workers say drastic changes needed at city department after bribery charges
  4. Gov. Ige warns Hawaii could go back to Tier 2 if coronavirus case trend continues
  5. SB1034: Virtual meetings to Continue After Pandemic?
  6. Biden Plan To Conserve More Ocean Habitat Worries Hawaii Fishing Interests
  7. $30M worth of COVID testing kits expire in state storage facility—Refused to Let Hawaii County Use Them
  8. Frustrated claimants protest HGEA Refusal to Show up for work at DLIR (again) 
  9. Hawaii Supreme Court issues order allowing judges to once again set bail, keep alleged criminals in custody
  10. More Oahu homeless residents dying from meth overdoses
  11. Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Marijuana Exemption From DEA While Also Requesting Legal Psilocybin Plan
  12. Negotiating Tactic: Public Utilities Commission Suspends HELCO-PGV Application Pending Chapter 343 Review

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii moving forward using coronavirus vaccine passport for travel
  2. Keeping Vacant Positions Funded and Secret--State officials won’t release unemployment office budget
  3. Hawaii Senate Committee Mulls Inheritance And Conveyance Tax Increases
  4. Hawaii Already Has A Job-Creation Program. It's Called Rail
  5. Judicial directive aimed at curtailing COVID in jails causing problems in streets, hospitals   
  6. Keep Tourists off the Beaches so we can use them as a Gigantic Festering Homeless Tent City
  7. House Investigation Into Sharon Har Postponed Until Criminal Case Concludes
  8. 13 Affordable Housing Bills Still Alive
  9. SB132: Expanded Sunscreen ban dead
  10. 90% of visitors abide to mask mandate, survey shows
  11. Bill that would provide rent relief to businesses advances in state Legislature
  12. Rooftop Solar Increases Inequality


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Is the Pacific Ocean now “ceded land?”
by Andrew Walden Sunday, April 18, 2021

... HB1019, creating a new OHA revenue stream at the expense of small dive-tour businesses, is quietly heading to conference committee ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 17, 2021
by GovTrack .us Sunday, April 18, 2021

... bills introduced and votes in Congress for week ending April 17, 2021 ....


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DHHL Offers Rent-With-Option-To-Purchase Homes on Hawaiʻi Island
by News Release Sunday, April 18, 2021

... Sixty homes initiated the project within the Villages of Laʻi ʻŌpua in Kealakehe, Hawaiʻi Island ....


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State Auditor Facing a Whack Job?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 18, 2021

... the report spends lots of time reviewing the Auditor’s recent actions involving the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ....


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​COVID-19 infections, vaccines, and economic recovery
by UH ERO Sunday, April 18, 2021

... As business activity contracted, the state quickly shed more than 150,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate jumped from 2% to 22% ....


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​Simon Shares Vision for Future as Astronomy Institute Director
by News Release Sunday, April 18, 2021

... Simons’ appointment as the leader of one of the world’s premier astronomy programs became official at the Board of Regents April 15 meeting ....


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HSTA Complains About Summer School Plan
by News Release Sunday, April 18, 2021

... Hawaii Board of Education Thursday approved a plan to spend up to $58 million in federal pandemic aid funds on summer learning loss programs ....


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HGEA Demands Negotiations over Telework
by News Release Sunday, April 18, 2021

"...to provide workplace flexibility for employees who are having to balance work and family responsibilities...."


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Time to get state out of tourism promotion?
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, April 17, 2021

... Since the launch of the Safe Travels program in October 2020, Hawaii’s tourism industry has been making a comeback ....


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Republicans Divided over Apportionment Commission
by Brett Kulbis Saturday, April 17, 2021

"... Well looks like the fix is in ...."


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Hawaii Students Vying for Lifesmarts National Championship
by News Release Saturday, April 17, 2021

... DCCA is rooting for two Waipahu High School teams as they compete virtually in the LifeSmarts National Championship this weekend ....


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HPD Releases Bodycam Video of Nuuanu Police Shooting Incident
by Video Video Saturday, April 17, 2021

... Officers responded to calls of a burglary in progress in the Nuuanu area where they shot 29-year-old Lindani Myeni after an altercation at a home on Coelho Way ....


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Mauna Kea Hui: 'Hawaiians are not a Tribe'
by News Release Friday, April 16, 2021

"...letter to Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland, in advance of a congressional proposal for Hawaiian reparations...."


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How to make lemonade out of the rail project
by Kelii Akina Friday, April 16, 2021

"... Uno said he has come to the conclusion that the rail is neither a construction project nor a transportation project. Instead, it is “a political project” — one in which all concerns about costs, waste and transparency are subordinate to political goals ...."


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Friday, April 16, 2021

... Governor Ige Signs Abortion Expansion Bill ....


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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Go to Governor
by NRA ILA Friday, April 16, 2021

... Earlier this week, the Senate voted to pass House Bill 1366 and House Bill 31. The bills will now be transmitted to Governor David Ige for his consideration....


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Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 9.0%
by News Release Friday, April 16, 2021

... compared to 9.2 percent in February ....


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Mobility Data Shows Fewer Residents Staying at Home
by UH ERO Thursday, April 15, 2021

... A potential cause of the recent virus spread is the decline in the share of people staying at home and a rise in gatherings ....


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VIDEO: Should Government Account for Long-Term Liabilities?
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, April 15, 2021

... the private Government Accounting Standards Board is considering rule changes that would make it easier for governments to ignore long-term liabilities when crafting short-term budgets .... 


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2021 UH Legislative Update, including proposed budget cuts
by News Release Thursday, April 15, 2021

... Many of the reductions are hopefully made up with federal stimulus funding ....


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After Kaka'ako Makai Debacle: 'OHA Shall Seek Decision Making Influence over All Land in Hawai'i'
by Andrew Walden Thursday, April 15, 2021

... OHA shall promote the idea that every property in Hawai'i is sacred and pursue initiatives that help achieve a broad acceptance of this truth ....


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Honolulu $1 billion-a-mile rail boondoggle a warning to Biden ‘Build Back’ plan
by News Article Thursday, April 15, 2021

... “This rail service began as one of those ‘shovel ready’ projects funded by the Obama-Biden stimulus program a decade ago. While never completed, it’s still digging a deeper money pit for taxpayer dollars” ....


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Hawaii 2nd Best State for Children’s Health Care
by News Article Thursday, April 15, 2021

... 2021’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care ....


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Hawaii State and Local Taxes $7,332 per person
by Tax Foundation Thursday, April 15, 2021

... Hawaii taxes 5th highest in USA ....


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Fourth Hawaiʻi Commercial Rent Survey Shows Some Recovery
by News Release Thursday, April 15, 2021

... 40 percent of businesses did not pay rent in full versus 50 percent in the third survey ....


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Aipoalani: Being banned never stopped him
by News Article Wednesday, April 14, 2021

he “...had previously attempted to divert federal grant funds to his bank account”....


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Mokuleia Crash: A Nest of Incompetents Surrounding 11 Deaths
by News Release Tuesday, April 13, 2021

... Accident Involving Inadequately Trained Pilot Leads to Call for Better Monitoring of Flight Instructors ....


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SB1350: Hawaii House Votes to Suspend Pay Raises for Legislators
by News Release Tuesday, April 13, 2021

... The House voted for a suspension running through December 31, 2022 ....


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Ige Signs Bill Allowing Nurses to Kill Babies in Abortions
by News Article Tuesday, April 13, 2021

... House Bill 576, allows advanced practice registered nurses to do first-trimester abortions either with abortion drugs or by the surgical aspiration method ....


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Could Compensation Smooth the Path for Jones Act Reform?
by Cato Foundation Tuesday, April 13, 2021

... This is the messy reality of politics that must be acknowledged .... 


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‘Plan C’ for rail?
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, April 13, 2021

... Joe Uno, HART Board member, speaks in his private capacity as a citizen to host Keli‘i Akina about whether a ‘Plan C’ may help salvage the troubled project ....


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Auditor: Working Group Report "Slipshod and riddled with errors and omissions"
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, April 13, 2021

... Scathing ‘audit’ of Hawaii state auditor Les Kondo is met with scathing rebuttal ....


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Urban Transit After COVID-19
by News Article Monday, April 12, 2021

... it is premature to commit funding for major new rail transit projects before we have some idea of the extent of transit ridership in the first several years after nationwide vaccinations ....


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Hawaii: 26.5% Expect to Lose Income
by News Article Monday, April 12, 2021

... The state where people are most likely to face an expected loss of employment income is Hawaii, at 26.5% ....


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How Hawaii Can Waste More Federal COVID Stimulus Money--Biden has some ideas
by News Release Monday, April 12, 2021

... Today, the White House released state-by-state fact sheets (crony dreambooks) that highlight the (allegedly) urgent need in every state across the country for the investments (pork projects) proposed by President Biden in the American Jobs Plan ....


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Vaccine Passport: Hawaii vs Florida
by News Article Monday, April 12, 2021

“...Requiring so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports for taking part in everyday life — such as attending a sporting event, patronizing a restaurant, or going to a movie theater— would create two cases of citizens based on vaccination....”


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Hawaii Small Businesses Among Most Exposed to Pandemic Losses
by News Article Monday, April 12, 2021

... States With the Most Pandemic-Proof Small Businesses -- Hawaii 50th ....


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SB251 Favors Uber/Lyft at Expense of Local Companies
by News Release Monday, April 12, 2021

... “The true intent of this effort is to create a façade of regulation that will allow the TNC’s to bypass all the current rules, regulations and taxes that Hawaii based operators must comply with.” ....


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Financially Literate States -- Hawaii Ranks 39th
by News Article Monday, April 12, 2021

... After the Great Recession, it became clear that more people needed to learn financial literacy ....


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U.S.-Taiwan Partnership in the Pacific Islands
by Heritage Foundation Monday, April 12, 2021

... For the U.S., the Pacific Islands are critical to the Indo-Pacific strategy and its status as a resident power in the Western Pacific. ... 


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Trump campaign boosted by $1.7M Pass Thru via Hawaii GOP
by News Release Monday, April 12, 2021

... Federal regulators are probing financial reporting discrepancies stemming from an effort to funnel $75 million through state Republican parties to the national GOP effort to reelect Donald Trump ....


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Bride of Frankenbill
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 11, 2021

... our lawmakers are not stopping at just one Frankenbill ....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by News Release Saturday, April 10, 2021

... Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: We Need your Kokua ....


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Case Joins the Bipartisan U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus
by Ed Case Saturday, April 10, 2021

...Equally divided between Democrats and Republican, the bipartisan group focuses on commonsense solutions to the country's toughest challenges....


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DLNR hands out more dam fines
by News Release Saturday, April 10, 2021

... Ka’u dam has been empty since about 2010 ....


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Rep Ward Questions Inaction on Legislative Pay Hikes
by Gene Ward Saturday, April 10, 2021

.... Speaker Saiki and Senate President Kochi have until April 28 (Adjournment Day) to rectify the situation if they so desire ....


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HART Frog Debacle Earns First “What Were They Thinking?!” Award
by Gene Ward Saturday, April 10, 2021

... The first WWTT Award will be presented to HART for its contract with Hitachi and the wrong sized wheels that do not fit the ‘frogs’ or rail intersections of two tracks ....


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Ige Signs 19th COVID Emergency Proclamation
by News Release Saturday, April 10, 2021

... the proclamation includes mention of an anticipated new exception for vaccinated travelers that will become effective only upon approval by the director of the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency ....


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Senate Slams Ige for Holding Back BoE Nominee
by News Release Friday, April 9, 2021

"... This is especially concerning given that the Board is currently engaged in the search process for a new Superintendent ...."


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Hawaii: Committee Passes Retroactive Home-Built Gun Ban
by NRA ILA Friday, April 9, 2021

... House Bill 1366 bans possession of home-built firearms ....


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Maui Beware!
by Kelii Akina Friday, April 9, 2021

... This would give Maui the second most restrictive affordable-housing law in the country ....


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Forced out by SHOPO, Blangiardi and Police Commission--HPD Chief Ballard Resigns
by Video Video Friday, April 9, 2021

...The Mafia has achieved its goal.  Next they will impose the Chief they want.  Someone like Kealoha without the drug-addicted wife to ruin it all....


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Mauna Kea Working Group Nominations Extended
by News Release Friday, April 9, 2021

... The House of Representatives has extended the nomination deadline for Native Hawaiian persons who wish to serve on the Mauna Kea Working Group from April 5, 2021 to April 26, 2021 ....


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Extended Deadline: Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the Second Circuit
by News Release Friday, April 9, 2021

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations....


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2021 Legislature almost pau, and thank goodness for that
by Grassroot Institute Friday, April 9, 2021

... Nobody's life, liberty or property are ever safe when our lawmakers get together, but there could actually be some bright spots this year ....


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COVID Justice: 430 Inmates Released, 58% Have Already Reoffended
by News Release Friday, April 9, 2021

... The Criminal Justice Research institute reported that 58% of inmates had reoffended at least once since their release ....


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Oahu Vax for Age 50+ Begins Monday
by News Release Friday, April 9, 2021

... “This is a great opportunity for residents 50 and older on O‘ahu to register before vaccine eligibility opens to everyone 16 and older on April 19...”


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Hawaii State Senate Confirms Three DHHL Commissioners
by News Release Friday, April 9, 2021

... The Hawaiʻi State Senate confirmed David Kaʻapu, Michael Kaleikini, and Dennis Neves to the Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) on Thursday, April 8, 2021 ....


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HECO Paying Blue Planet to 'Shape Opinion'
by News Release Friday, April 9, 2021

... Hawaiian Electric (HECO) financially supports the Blue Planet Foundation ....


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Forbes: Hawaii Tops List Of Worst-Performing States
by News Article Thursday, April 8, 2021

... Hawaii lags the nation’s economic momentum by an astonishing 5.14% ....


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Petition: 'Hawaiians are not a Tribe'
by Video Video Thursday, April 8, 2021

... Robin Danner Is Trying To Steal Your Future.  She Wants To Turn You Into An America Indian Whether You Want It Or Not ....


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O‘ahu businesses and activities to continue operations in Tier 3
by News Release Wednesday, April 7, 2021

... Honolulu will continue to operate in Tier 3 of the reopening strategy for the next four weeks, meaning O‘ahu businesses and activities will continue operations without reverting back to the Tier 2 framework ....


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DLNR: Court Ruling Balances Municipal Water Needs with Protection of East Maui Streams
by News Release Wednesday, April 7, 2021

...“This is a classic balancing”, the court ruled, “and the court is persuaded and finds and concludes that applying the applicable law…it was not unreasonable for the BLNR to balance these considerations as it did.”...


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COVID Restrictions Correlate with Unemployment, not Deathrates
by News Article Tuesday, April 6, 2021

... Hawaii is now the 11th-most restrictive state ....


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Republican ​Legislative Week in Review
by Brett Kulbis Tuesday, April 6, 2021

... we warned you about SB56 ....


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​Third Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
by News Release Tuesday, April 6, 2021

... The Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii island) is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for Hilo and Kona ....


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DCCA: Obamacare Enrollment Extended Again
by News Release Tuesday, April 6, 2021

... extension of a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Marketplace coverage until August 15 ....


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UNITE HERE Bosses Back Down after Federal Charge Challenging Illegal Dues Seizures 
by News Release Tuesday, April 6, 2021

... NLRA mandates that union officials cannot force private sector workers who decline formal union membership to pay union fees as a condition of keeping a job ....


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Hawaii 3rd Safest State During COVID
by News Article Tuesday, April 6, 2021

... the lower COVID-19 transmission and deaths are in a state, the more that state is able to eliminate restrictions on businesses ....


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State Economies Hit the Most by Coronavirus -- Hawaii #3
by News Article Tuesday, April 6, 2021

... Coronavirus isn’t just a danger to Americans’ health. It’s also a menace to our wallets .... 


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