Thursday, June 29, 2017
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
June 28, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Grassroot: Feds Should Audit Rail
  2. Food Evolution
  3. Not Satisfied With Merely Taking Land For Rail, Now The City Wants Blood
  4. Trump Appoints Doug Domenech Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas
  5. Hirono Second Surgery: Gabbard, Hanabusa Jockey for Position
  6. Special Permits Near Honolulu Rail Line Attract Proposals For Big Juicy Hotels
  7. Only 9% of Honolulu renters can afford median-priced home—Worst in USA
  8. Telescope: Hawaiian cultural park would reflect traditional use of mountain
  9. Lawsuit: Mainland Anti-Ag Activists Target ANOTHER Hawaii Diary Farm
  10. Incompetent Caldwell Administration Crashes Computers Statewide, May Take All Week to Correct
  11. Homeless Meth-Heads dumping raw sewage at Diamond Head
  12. Residents of former plantation village in Ewa fed up with redevelopment plan delays
  13. Soft on Crime: Alleged Criminal Takes 160 Selfies and Still Walks
  14. HSTA Member Actually Gets Fired—Solicited a Minor for Prostitution
  15. Governor Must Follow Through On Intent To Veto Union Giveaway
  16. Lawmakers Got Ethics Awards For Not Breaking The Law

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Universal Basic Income Is A Lazy Solution To The Oncoming Labor Crisis
  2. Drug Money: DoTax to Receive $400K/mo Cash—What Could Go Wrong?
  3. What Does it Take to Transfer one HGEA Member?
  4. Rep Chris Lee: If you don’t want to talk about putting everybody on Welfare, You Do Not Exist
  5. Ige Admin Claims Healthcare bill could cost Hawaii $200M/yr Medicaid funding
  6. Ige Veto May Save Hawaii From Wasting Millions on New Stadium
  7. Don’t Veto HB1414: Demand Audit of State’s Latest IT Debacle
  8. SA: Ige Right to Consider Veto of Aquarium Bill
  9. Ige Skips Chance to Name WESPAC Board Members
  10. Anti-GMO Activists Project and deflect
  11. Union for some Matson workers threatens to strike over labor dispute
  12. Chin: Hawaii Doomed because 6000 Muslims Might not Come Here
  13. Democrats Make Trump More Popular Among Republicans 
  14. Attorney John S. Carroll asks to resign to avoid disciplinary action
  15. House bill presses for plan to protect Hawaii against North Korea missiles

Monday, June 26, 2017
June 26, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban To Take Effect
  2. What a Wounded Veteran Thinks of Trump’s VA Reform
  3. Peruta Concealed Carry: Supreme Court Allows 9th Circuit Decision to Stand
  4. Cost-disbenefit analysis of rail
  5. SB1240: Science Beats Anti-Aquarium Hysteria
  6. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 26, 2017 
  7. Most Expensive Place to Live in U.S.? Hawaii, Where Toilet Paper Costs More Than Anywhere in the World
  8. No Incentive: HMSA Puts Pediatricians on Welfare
  9. Progress Slow on Affordable Housing
  10. Ige: “Quiet But Ineffective.”
  11. Kealohas Tried to Discredit Police Commissioner In Corruption Probe

Sunday, June 25, 2017
June 25, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii named 'worst state to make a living' (again)
  2. Washington Holds Guam Back, Despite Not Knowing Where It Is
  3. Offshore Wind Turbines Blamed For Killing Whales
  4. Anatomy of Epic Fail on Rail
  5. Pay to Play: Navatek Contributes $120K to Legislators, Gets $8.75M in Tax credits and Grants 
  6. Middle Street Station: HART Pays Millions More so First Hawaiian can Profit from TOD
  7. Blood Bank: HART Acts in Bad Faith – Reckless push to take land for rail
  8. Legislators need excuses to Hike taxes another $1.3B  for more rail
  9. Rail: Why Learn from Your Mistakes?
  10. Rail: 100% Personnel Turnover as Rats Jump Sinking Ship
  11. Shakedown: After Ignoring it for Years, Squatters Suddenly Claim Coco Palms Site
  12. Maui: Audit the Transportation Department
  13. Hawaii County: Audit the Hele On Bus System
  14. Mom blames court delays in the killing of 7-year-old Reef Aikau
  15. The People Who Sold us Obamacare now Pretend to Speak Authoritatively Against Trumpcare—Who could be fooled?

Saturday, June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige to Veto 15 Bills
  2. DoE to Open Military Transition Centers
  3. BoE Approves ESSA Plan Submission to Feds
  4. Celebrate Hokulea Return, Oppose Telescope?
  5. BoE Handing out Cash to top DoE Execs
  6. Hawaii County Council pumps up fuel tax by 261%
  7. DOBOR New Fishing Fees – $0.25 per square foot?
  8. Homeless: “There’s lots of crazy people on ice around here,”
  9. Star Adv: Gays are Racist, Need to Evolve

Friday, June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART Cancels Audit: "It's not my intent to figure out what we did wrong”
  2. Trump nominates retired Admiral Buzby to be MARAD Administrator
  3. Meet the Jones Act: A 97-year-old regulatory law that's costing you money
  4. Transforming Military Impact Aid into Education Savings Accounts
  5. HART Incompetence: Rail station strategy proves costly
  6. Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time
  7. Hirono to undergo second cancer surgery
  8. Newly hired teacher faces two month delay in pay
  9. Can HGEA and its Legislature Stop Airport Security Privatization?
  10. GEMS: How Many Legislators Does it take to Change a DoE Lightbulb?
  11. Honolulu Is Paying Back $1.45 Million In Federal Housing Funds
  12. Kauai Council Will not Bow to Mayor’s Demand for Tax Hikes 
  13. Walter Ritte Thug Gets Six Months for Attack on Fishing Boat
  14. DLNR Urges Ige To Veto Bill Phasing Out Aquarium Fishing In Hawaii
  15. Global Warmers Hope King Tide Will Generate More Propaganda Photos (again) 
  16. Men Systematically Excluded from College Education
  17. Battery Schemers Demand More Tax Credit Giveaways—Elon Musk Needs Another Billion
  18. Biki is Really Just a Politically-Connected For-Profit Business
  19. Wahiawa Meth Addicts Take over Foreclosed Home, Assault Neighbors

Thursday, June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Military Industrial Complex Compromising Hawaii Missile Defense for Profit
  2. Honolulu rail project most expensive in the world
  3. NFIB Hawaii Small Business End-of-Session Report
  4. The Greatest Journey Didn’t Start with a Protest
  5. HDOT: 2002 Airport Agreement with Sheriff is Out of Date
  6. OCCC Jail Siting Study Released
  7. Hawaii Homes Lowest Average CO2 Production in USA
  8. How High Are Spirits Taxes in Your State?
  9. Navy’s partnership with Polynesian Voyaging Society
  10. After Getting Rid of Citizen-Advisors  Police Commission finds Way to Dump Consultant Leading Police Chief Search
  11. Performance-Based Contracts Drive Housing First Progress in Hawaii
  12. Meth Addicts Like Being Homeless, Don’t Want Shelter
  13. Harry Kim Wants Homeless Tent City, May Lose Federal Funding
  14. UH Prof: Break up the DoE to Solve Teacher Shortages
  15. Hawaii businesses struggle to find workers
  16. If Hawaii Was Really Serious about Global Warming, We Would Shut Down Tourism Industry
  17. Jones Act Keeps Clean LNG out of Hawaii
  18. PUC Orders HECO to Give More Money to Green Energy Scammers
  19. Soft on Crime: Pimp, Child Rapist to Get Early Parole—Sues Because Prison was Unpleasant
  20. Jonesing Dopers Deploy Sob Story
  21. Campaign calls to 'relocate the turtles' as frustration grows over Laniakea gridlock
  22. Honolulu Residents Get Raw Deal With Bikeshare

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Pushing Bogus Coral Sunscreen Bills, Hawaii Surfrider Collects Payoff from Manufacturer
  2. Pasha to Buy Four Mystery Ships?
  3. 10 Buildings With the Highest Honolulu Property Taxes in 2016
  4. How Economically Independent is Hawaii?
  5. Hawaii to Supreme Court: No need to review travel ban
  6. ‘Food Evolution’ movie could mark turning point in public GMO discussion
  7. Mother Jones: World Health Organization called RoundUp a “probable carcinogen,” but it didn’t have all the facts
  8. FBI probe investigating police chief now zeroing in on city prosecutor, too
  9. Lawyers Begin Pretending Kealoha-Kaneshiro Ghost Ticketing Investigation is Real
  10. Universal Basic Income: Tax Hike to Pay Mainland Homeless to Come to Hawaii
  11. Lawsuit dismissed, clearing the way for transfer of hospitals
  12. Ige to Sign GEMS Rip-off Bill—Electric Ratepayers to Subsidize Failed Cool Schools Scam
  13. DoE Fails to Develop Even one Parcel of Land
  14. BoE Forwards HSTA-Ige ESSA Plan to Feds
  15. Emergency hires fill 38% of Leeward Teaching Positions
  16. Student Loan Repayment Steers 25 MDs, Nurses to ‘Underserved Areas’
  17. HIDoT: Firing Sheriffs is Negotiating Tactic
  18. Soft on Crime Crowd Saddened to Learn that Criminals do not Have Eternal Life
  19. Opioid Overdoses Cost $110M/year in Hawaii
  20. Domestic Abuse Felony Cases Clog Courts
  21. Aquarium fishing limits wrong for Hawaii
  22. Surfrider to DoH: Give Us the Power to Shut Down Beaches, Farms
  23. Military Industrial Complex Compromising Hawaii Missile Defense for Profit

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Letters to the Editor June, 2017
Letters to the Editor
  • Oahu Homeowners Get Railroaded
  • Rail vs Neil Blaisdell Center Renovations
  • Audit The Rail

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail Tax Hike: Legislators Promise Special Session, but Cannot Agree on Date or Funding Mechanism
  2. Global Warming: UH Professors Say Everybody in Hawaii Will Burn to Death. Soon. Real soon.
  3. Cool Schools? DoE Working to Avoid Installing Air Conditioners
  4. Rail vs Neil Blaisdell Center Renovations
  5. IT: Hawaii Spends the Most, Gets the Least
  6. DoTax: Another Big IT Project Collapse—$ Millions Wasted
  7. Enough is enough: Cut losses, end rail project
  8. Tourism Industry is Proof of Hawaii Democrats’ Climate Hypocrisy
  9. How HART Tried — And Failed — To Keep Rail Records Secret
  10. Rep Marilyn Lee to Appeal Against Admission of Fukumoto?
  11. Homeless Drug Addict’s Dogs Attack Jogger 
  12. Hawaii Judge Amends Travel Ban Injunction

Monday, June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Democrats Vote to Allow Fukumoto In
  2. Medicaid Expansion States Saw ER Visits Go Up, Uninsured ER Visits Go Down
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 19, 2017
  4. Panos: Statewide Surface Transportation Challenges and Opportunities
  5. Half of Hawaii Medicaid Funds Pay for Homeless Emergency Room Visits
  6. With Government out of the Way, Privatized Maui Hospital Hiring Hundreds, Investing Millions
  7. Put Everybody on Welfare: Omidyar, ACORN, and Richard Nixon All Agree—What Could Go Wrong?
  8. Hawaii County Moves to Shut Down Affordable Housing Development
  9. Honolulu Ethics Needs ‘Complete Overhaul’ 
  10. Global Warming: UH Professors Say Everybody in Hawaii Will Burn to Death.  Soon.  Real soon.

Sunday, June 18, 2017
June 18, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Closing an Estate Tax Loophole?
  2. New Sup’t Kishimoto set up to be Main Course of Political Feeding Frenzy
  3. Lawsuit: Sex, Lies and Retaliation in Maui County
  4. LG Candidates have no enthusiasm for Ige
  5. Another IT Disaster: Legislature Cuts off Funds for Tax System Modernization
  6. Public school spending in Hawaii is above U.S. norm
  7. Renters Hit by 10% Property Tax Hike on Affordable Housing
  8. How Homeless Attack Workers, Get Away with it
  9. Medicated Marijuana Drenched in Pesticides

Saturday, June 17, 2017
June 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell to Legislators: City will not put more ‘Skin in the Game’
  2. With Obama Out of the Way, HMSA Rate Hike Much Smaller
  3. Expensive Wind Energy Makes Maui Electric Bills Jump $15 in Month
  4. What do Illinois and Hawaii have in common that's causing residents to flee?
  5. Decisive Endorsement? Gay Thief Approves Fukumoto for Democratic Party membership
  6. Sovereignty Lawyer Disbarred
  7. Its Summer Again so Ige, DoE Pretend to Scramble to Cool Schools While Diverting Money to Line Green Energy Scammers Pockets
  8. Legislator: Housing Authority Money Demands Lack Specifics
  9. State DOT says deputy sheriffs no longer needed at Honolulu airport
  10. DOCARE Proposes $11,000 Fine for Teaching Kitesurfing at Beach
  11. Kauai Mayor Refuses to Sign Budget After Council Rejects Tax Hike
  12. Maui Hospital: 97% of HHSC Staff Accept Employment

Friday, June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
  2. State Recycling Program: A Decade of Fraud (Part 6)
  3. Auditor: 2017 Legislature Batting .000 -- 65 Bogus Special Funds
  4. Ige: Legislators Aren’t Getting Answers on Rail Costs
  5. Doomed: Affordable Housing Plan Depends on Rail
  6. Obamacare repeal will Barely be Noticed in Hawaii
  7. Hawaii workers 2nd in the nation using vacation time
  8. Preschool Pricing Hawaii families out
  9. Bogus Sand Study Claimed Maui would Run out in 2011 
  10. Organic Brainwashing in a Sea of Ignorance
  11. Scientists Want Papahanaumokuakea All to Themselves
  12. NRC Laughs at Big Island Depleted Activists
  13. Lawsuit: Staff Covered up Homosexual Rape
  14. Inmate lawsuit claims severe beating by HCCC guards; ‘repeated, systemic use of excessive force’ alleged

Thursday, June 15, 2017
June 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Audit The Rail
  2. State Labor Negotiators partly to blame for counties’ tax hikes
  3. No Jones Act tankers are capable of carrying liquid natural gas
  4. Takings: Bridge Aina Lea Suit Dismissed
  5. Wine Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 12th
  6. The Economic Security of Older Women and Men in Hawaii
  7. Audit: Informal Procedures by HPD, Prosecutor Hinder Domestic Violence Cases
  8. Audit Catches Maui County Finance Directory Abusing P-Card–Exposes Hostess Bar Loophole
  9. Soon-to-be HIDOE superintendent at the center of nearly $1M controversy
  10. TMT returns to high court: State justices to hear sublease appeal
  11. Property Taxes to Quadruple for 8,000 Condos
  12. GE Tax Payments up 1.1%, TAT up 14.9%
  13. Legislature’s Latest Idea: Put Everybody on Welfare and Call it ‘Universal Basic Income’
  14. Vampire Rail Cuts into Hawaii Blood Supply
  15. Hawaii Fastest Rising College Tuition in USA
  16. Hawaii Home Health Care Costs Rising Faster Than 48 States
  17. Anti-GMO Activists Sue State to Force EIS for Farming Operations
  18. Big Money Behind Anti-GMO

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
June 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Homeless Housed
  2. A third marine carrier in Hawaii?
  3. Honolulu 2nd-Lowest Average Internet Speed
  4. Kishimoto Contract Guarantees Big Fluffy Golden Parachute
  5. New proposals to legalize vacation rentals, hike taxes and fines
  6. Housing market beyond reach for many locals
  7. Rail: Unanswered Questions
  8. Telescope case in judge’s hands
  9. City to pay for detective’s attorney in Kealoha civil case
  10. New ethics complaint, attorney general investigation into DOBOR
  11. Former Maui official claims her firing was retaliatory
  12. Former Big Island clerk's law license suspended for 150 days
  13. Soft on Crime: Privileged Criminal finally Does a Little Time After Being Arrested by Fake Cops
  14. Iwilei: Drug Addicts Refuse to Accept Shelter Fight Police for Right to Live in Piles of Garbage
  15. Gerrymandered Enterprise Zones Benefit Wealth y Neighborhoods, Leave Waianae Behind
  16. State Pesticide Rules Advancing to Board of Agriculture
  17. Good News: Offshore wind farms face slew of challenges
  18. Hawaii's Worthless, Incompetent Congressional Delegation Loses Native Hawaiian Funding
  19. Mentally Ill Sanders Voters on the Rampage-3 Dead, Several Wounded

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Oahu GOP: No Rail Tax Hike Special Session
  2. Hawaii GOP: Ige Paris Accord Grandstanding will Cost Hawaii Consumers
  3. Message to OHA: ‘Clean up your Act’
  4. The saga of fishing vessel ‘America’s Finest’ continues
  5. Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 17th in Child Well-being
  6. Big Island Republicans Asleep as Democrats Scramble for Senate Opening
  7. Legislative Scandals Repeat Themselves: State grants-in-aid
  8. Skinning the Taxpayers: Mayor and other city officials get pay increases
  9. Tax and Spend: Hawaii County Budget $36M Bloat
  10. Enviros Push $760M Carbon Tax on Hawaii
  11. SB1240: Government Prepares to Kill Off More Small Businesses
  12. The problem with the Ninth Circuit’s decision striking down Trump’s Travel ban
  13. Rat Lungworm, the Tropical Parasite that took Hawaii by Surprise
  14. After Diamond Head Sweep, only Seven Bums Accept Shelter
  15. Homeless sweep set for Iwilei along Nimitz Hwy.
  16. Rape Kit Testing Yields Results
  17. Medical Bills Exceed $1 Million For Woman Accidentally Shot By Cop
  18. Arcadia: Pay a Surcharge and Your Electricity will be Blessed by Gaia
  19. New missile and new radar might gird isles

Monday, June 12, 2017
June 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 12, 2017
  2. GEMS: Ige Redirects Tax on Electric Ratepayers to Cover Cool Schools Failure
  3. HSAC: Property Taxes Going Up Because We Are Afraid to Legalize TVRs and Tax Them
  4. Parks: Caldwell Spends Money on Kakaako, Abandons Westside
  5. Caldwell Admin slammed over delays on landfill
  6. Study: Homosexual Child Molesters Abuse up to 40% of Homeless Youth
  7. Hawaii Paris Accord Signature – Fake, Fake, Fake
  8. UH Profs: We’re All Gonna Die Because of Trump
  9. Star-Adv: Legislators Should Make Polystyrene Ban Statewide

Sunday, June 11, 2017
June 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  2. Hilo: DLNR Land Lease Ends with Demolition of Hotel
  3. Reaching Back into the Past
  4. Old Boys Give $605K Grant to Some Guy in Hilo
  5. Hawaii’s environmental strides are more smoke than substance
  6. Increases in bus fares, vehicle taxes and meter parking
  7. Leeward GOP silence over rail missteps is deafening
  8. Honolulu Homeless improve under Housing First program
  9. Doomed: ESSA Plan Requires Kishimoto to ‘Eliminate Achievement Gaps’ by End of Her 3-yr Contract
  10. Vexatious?  Hawaii County Shuts off Contact with Community Activist
  11. Maui’s Only Neurosurgeon Unable to Leave Island
  12. Red tape could delay permits for hemp seed project
  13. Upside Down Flag Flies at Hawaii Community College

Saturday, June 10, 2017
June 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rep Thielen: Bring Rail Down to Earth
  2. TVRs: No Taxation Without Legalization!
  3. CyberStates: Hawaii Lags
  4. Global Warmers: Waikiki Sea Level Rise Will Drown Trump Hotel
  5. VIDEO: Lawyers Want Your Help to Keep the Homeless, Homeless
  6. Eco-Lawyers Help North Korea Reach Targets
  7. Contractor Begins Rail Work at Airport
  8. Hawaiian Health: Victimhood or Empowerment?
  9. Regulations May Make Marijuana Sales Unprofitable
  10. Neighborhood sit in stops Biki installment
  11. Kauai: Venomous Hatred of Republicans
  12. Illegal Alien was Leader of Punatic Circus


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Caldwell Computer Chaos--Police Notified
by News Release Thursday, June 29, 2017

...driving with an expired license may lead to a citation from police....


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Honolulu rail clearly a fiasco
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, June 29, 2017

...things could have turned out differently....


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Can Hokulea Crew Save Telescope?
by News Article Thursday, June 29, 2017

...Nainoa Thompson: University of Hawai‘i is the most important navigator....


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Akina: Change OHA’s Current Spending Policy
by Kelii Akina Thursday, June 29, 2017

“Crucial Recommendations for Achieving Fiscal Sustainability”


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OHA: Hot Air vs Fresh Air
by Video Video Wednesday, June 28, 2017

...One Labels Calls For Truth & Transparency A Witch Hunt. -- The Other Trustee Asks Beneficiaries To Participate & Speak Out Even More....


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Trump Appoints Doug Domenech Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas
by News Release Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Domenech’s nomination has been endorsed by all four Governors of the U.S. territories....


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Grassroot: Feds Should Audit Rail
by Kelii Akina Wednesday, June 28, 2017

We hope that the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General will be moved to mount a comprehensive fiscal and engineering audit of Honolulu rail ....


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Food Evolution
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, June 28, 2017

...The first 15 minutes left me feeling infuriated beyond belief because the Hawaii anti-GMO movement was replayed....


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Not Satisfied With Merely Taking Land For Rail, Now The City Wants Blood
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, June 28, 2017

...Blood bank sues over city push to take land for rail.... 


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Universal Basic Income Is A Lazy Solution To The Oncoming Labor Crisis
by News Article Monday, June 26, 2017

...Hawaii recently became the first state to make a major push towards a universal basic income....


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What a Wounded Veteran Thinks of Trump’s VA Reform
by Heritage Foundation Monday, June 26, 2017

"What happened was a national disgrace, and yet some of the employees involved in these scandals remained on the payrolls." -- President Donald J Trump


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Peruta Concealed Carry: Supreme Court Allows 9th Circuit Decision to Stand
by News Article Monday, June 26, 2017

...Peruta v San Diego: 9th Circuit Finds No Right to Carry Concealed Firearms in Hawaii, California....


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Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban To Take Effect
by News Article Monday, June 26, 2017

...“Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security,” the president said.... 


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 26, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, June 26, 2017
  • Senate: Long Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Mandelker Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Billingslea Nomination - Confirmation
  • House: Federal Lands Vegetation Management Protocol
  • House: Surface Water Storage Permitting
  • House: State Coordinated Temporary Employment Subsidies

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SB1240: Science Beats Anti-Aquarium Hysteria
by News Release Monday, June 26, 2017

“The Hawaii aquarium fishing community has offered alternative legislation and a willingness to work with DLNR to improve the permit system and ensure that it is based in sound science” 


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Cost-disbenefit analysis of rail
by News Release Sunday, June 25, 2017

... understated costs, overstated ridership, why it would be an environmental disaster, why it will use far more energy than cars, let alone buses ....


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Anatomy of Epic Fail on Rail
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 25, 2017

To what or whom should we be looking for leadership to get us out of this mess?


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Hawaii named 'worst state to make a living' (again)
by News Article Sunday, June 25, 2017

It really comes down to workers not getting much out of their paychecks because of a high cost of living and high taxes....


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Offshore Wind Turbines Blamed For Killing Whales
by News Article Saturday, June 24, 2017

The noise generated by wind turbines affected the sonar that whales use to navigate, causing them to beach themselves....


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Washington Holds Guam Back, Despite Not Knowing Where It Is
by News Article Saturday, June 24, 2017

...“Benign neglect,” were the words Lieutenant Gov. Ray Tenorio used to describe Washington’s relationship with his island. “The feds view Guam only as a military asset. Nothing more.”....


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BoE Approves ESSA Plan Submission to Feds
by News Release Saturday, June 24, 2017

The plan will be submitted following a 30-day opportunity for Governor David Ige to sign it.


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DoE to Open Military Transition Centers
by News Release Saturday, June 24, 2017

HIDOE will commit $250,000 annually for four years using federal Impact Aid funds towards school Transition Center facility improvements, technology, furnishings and special events....


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Ige to Veto 15 Bills
by News Release Friday, June 23, 2017

SB410 Labor Union Givesway, SB1240 Aquarium Fishing, SB562 AG to Defend Counties, HB2 'Tiny Homes' on Big Island Ag Land, HB627 Public-Private Partnerships....


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HART Cancels Audit: "It's not my intent to figure out what we did wrong”
by News Article Friday, June 23, 2017

... this week, the rail board cancelled a special audit designed to show taxpayers why the costs have ballooned so high ....


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Trump nominates retired Admiral Buzby to be MARAD Administrator
by Michael Hansen Friday, June 23, 2017

...there is nothing in the public record that would indicate Admiral Buzby’s views on national maritime policy....


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Meet the Jones Act: A 97-year-old regulatory law that's costing you money
by Michael Hansen Friday, June 23, 2017

...the need for the Jones Act is sensibly being questioned and challenged as never before....


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Transforming Military Impact Aid into Education Savings Accounts
by Heritage Foundation Friday, June 23, 2017

...Hawaii is one of only four states where over 30 percent of high school graduates who hope to join the Army cannot achieve an adequate score on the Armed Forces Qualification Test.... 


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Military Industrial Complex Compromising Hawaii Missile Defense for Profit
by News Article Thursday, June 22, 2017

... some in Washington want to ignore years of readily available and cost-effective missile defense technology in favor of developing new technology known as the Homeland Discrimination Radar-Hawaii (HDR-HI), a costly system that is years away from being fielded ....


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Navy’s partnership with Polynesian Voyaging Society
by News Article Thursday, June 22, 2017

...prior to Hōkūleʻa departing, crewmembers met with the Commander of Navy Region Hawaii and other key leaders, who discussed risk mitigation and provided guidance on adjusting waypoints during their voyage to remain out of dangerous waters....


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Honolulu rail project most expensive in the world
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, June 22, 2017

...there has never been a full independent audit investigating the rail for fraud, waste and abuse....


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Hawaii Homes Lowest Average CO2 Production in USA
by News Release Thursday, June 22, 2017

...Hawaii also stood out as having one of the lowest average home size of all states.... 


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How High Are Spirits Taxes in Your State?
by Tax Foundation Thursday, June 22, 2017

...Hawaii taxes the spirit at $5.98 per gallon....


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NFIB Hawaii Small Business End-of-Session Report
by News Article Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Defeat – for now – of onerous paid leave and minimum wage proposals highlight accomplishments for small business. Big court victory an added bonus....


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The Greatest Journey Didn’t Start with a Protest
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, June 21, 2017

If it were not for the brave souls who decided to collect information from the wind, stars, weather, and ocean currents, what we know as Native Hawaiians may have not arrived here in Hawaii....


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OCCC Jail Siting Study Released
by News Release Wednesday, June 21, 2017

... to replace the current Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) with a modern facility ....


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HDOT: 2002 Airport Agreement with Sheriff is Out of Date
by News Release Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Private security companies have worked to keep Hawaii’s airport facilities safe since 1976....


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‘Food Evolution’ movie could mark turning point in public GMO discussion
by News Article Wednesday, June 21, 2017

...how a cadre of non-experts is willing to bastardize science, and sacrifice progress and people for ideology and profit....


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Mother Jones: World Health Organization called RoundUp a “probable carcinogen,” but it didn’t have all the facts.
by News Article Wednesday, June 21, 2017

...A Scientist Didn’t Disclose Important Data—and Let Everyone Believe a Popular Weedkiller Causes Cancer....


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Hawaii to Supreme Court: No need to review travel ban
by News Article Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The justices ordered the latest round of briefing after the 9th Circuit ruled for Hawaii June 12....


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How Economically Independent is Hawaii?
by News Article Wednesday, June 21, 2017

...2017’s Most & Least Independent States....


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After Pushing Bogus Coral Sunscreen Bills, Hawaii Surfrider Collects Payoff from Manufacturer
by News Release Wednesday, June 21, 2017

...According to Nature and Scientific American, claims of coral damage from sunscreen are a bunch of hype....


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Pasha to Buy Four Mystery Ships?
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pasha faces the more immediate need to renew its fleet, which still has four steamships over 30 years old....


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10 Buildings With the Highest Honolulu Property Taxes in 2016
by News Release Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Honolulu raked in over $50 million in property taxes last year, from the top 10 taxpaying properties alone....


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Rail Tax Hike: Legislators Promise Special Session, but Cannot Agree on Date or Funding Mechanism
by News Release Tuesday, June 20, 2017

...no specific dates have been set for the special session and no rail funding mechanism has been agreed upon....


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Cool Schools? DoE Working to Avoid Installing Air Conditioners
by News Release Monday, June 19, 2017

"The department has made every effort to find solutions to cooling our classrooms in ways that are not only cost-efficient but also energy efficient..."


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Global Warming: UH Professors Say Everybody in Hawaii Will Burn to Death. Soon. Real soon.
by News Release Monday, June 19, 2017

“Our study shows...it takes very little warming for conditions to turn deadly in the tropics.”


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Panos: Statewide Surface Transportation Challenges and Opportunities
by Grassroot Institute Monday, June 19, 2017

Stuck in traffic? Panos Prevedouros will share traffic solutions that will free up our state's gridlock and get traffic flowing again....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 19, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, June 19, 2017
  • Senate: Rapuano Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Saudi Arms Sale Disapproval – Motion to Discharge
  • Senate: Iranian and Russian Sanctions
  • House: Health Insurance Tax Credit Verification
  • House: Veterans Affairs Department Accountability
  • House: Health Care Tax Credit Expansion

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Democrats Vote to Allow Fukumoto In
by News Release Monday, June 19, 2017

Decisive Endorsement? Gay Thief Approves Fukumoto for Democratic Party membership....


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Medicaid Expansion Crowds Emergency Rooms
by News Release Monday, June 19, 2017

States that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) saw 2.5 emergency department visits more per 1,000 people after 2014....


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Closing an Estate Tax Loophole?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 18, 2017
...this bill seems like a knee-jerk reaction....
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Auditor: 2017 Legislature Batting .000 -- 65 Bogus Special Funds
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, June 16, 2017

...None of the 65 Special Funds proposed in the 2017 Legislative session met criteria....


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State Recycling Program: A Decade of Fraud (Part 6)
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, June 16, 2017

The Department of Health, which administers the Program, has been aware of this flawed payment system since 2006 but has done little to address it....


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Audit Catches Maui County Finance Directory Abusing P-Card–Exposes Hostess Bar Loophole
by News Release Thursday, June 15, 2017

...The County Finance Director’s travel was presumed to be to attend an Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Nashville, TN, relating to “bribery and corruption”....


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Audit: Informal Procedures by HPD, Prosecutor Hinder Domestic Violence Cases
by News Release Thursday, June 15, 2017

...the HPD and PAT (Office of Prosecuting Attorney) lifecycle for domestic violence incidents can result in reclassifications and decisions that affect the case....


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The Economic Security of Older Women and Men in Hawaii
by News Release Thursday, June 15, 2017

...economic security of women and men aged 65 and older in Hawaii, including their marital status, poverty, and various sources and amounts of income....


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Wine Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 12th
by Tax Foundation Thursday, June 15, 2017

...Check out today’s map below to see where your state lies on the wine tax spectrum....


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State Labor Negotiators partly to blame for counties’ tax hikes
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, June 15, 2017

...negotiations with the public employee unions take place mostly at the state level, but the counties nevertheless are on the hook....


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No Jones Act Tankers to Carry LNG
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, June 15, 2017

...Currently no Jones Act-eligible tankers are capable of carrying LNG....


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Takings: Bridge Aina Lea Suit Dismissed
by News Release Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hawaii federal judge Susan Oki Mollway yesterday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a private landowner against the State of Hawaii after the State Land Use Commission in 2011 reverted more than 1,000 acres of land in South Kohala on Hawaii island from urban to agricultural use....


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June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hawaii was the last place in the US to abolish indentured servitude....


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Honolulu 2nd-Lowest Average Internet Speed
by News Article Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Honolulu average Internet download speed ranks 99th of 100 US cities....


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A third marine carrier in Hawaii?
by Video Video Tuesday, June 13, 2017

VIDEO: Mike Hansen discusses what this means, whether it's likely to happen, and how it fits in the Hawaii marine seascape....


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UH: Housing First Keeps 89% of Homeless Housed
by News Release Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Clients were 64% less likely to visit the emergency room and 74% less likely to be admitted to a hospital....


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Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 17th in Child Well-being
by News Release Tuesday, June 13, 2017

...families continue to offer a strong foundation for Hawaiʻi’s children, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book....


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Oahu GOP: No Rail Tax Hike Special Session
by Brett Kulbis Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Island taxpayers are already struggling from paycheck to paycheck....


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Hawaii GOP: Ige Paris Accord Grandstanding will Cost Hawaii Consumers
by Shirlene Ostrov Tuesday, June 13, 2017

...Democrats—who so piously declare themselves champions of the middle class and working families—will have accomplished nothing but to further increase the already exorbitant cost of living in Hawaii....


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Message to OHA: ‘Clean up your Act’
by Kelii Akina Monday, June 12, 2017

Beneficiaries are calling for higher levels of transparency and accountability....


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The saga of fishing vessel ‘America’s Finest’ continues
by Michael Hansen Monday, June 12, 2017

...New Anacortes-built trawler could be grounded by old law, endangering two Washington State firms....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 12, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, June 12, 2017

Senate: Elwood Nomination - Confirmation
Senate: Iran Sanctions - Cloture
House: Customs and Border Protection Polygraph Waiver
House: Financial Regulation Restructuring


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