Saturday, December 3, 2022
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Friday, December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Josh Green’s 5 big priorities for his first 100 days in office
  2. Mayor Kawakami lays out priorities for next term at his inauguration
  3. ‘A Deep Moral Crisis’: Commission Proposes ‘Bold’ Reforms for Legislature to Ignore
  4. One Failure Deserves Another: Hawaii’s State Board Of Education Draft Plan Pretends to Include Higher Reading and Math Goals
  5. Navy halts Red Hill defuel plan due to toxic fire suppressant spill
  6. Hawaii is now the only state where drivers are paying over $5 for a gallon of gas

Thursday, December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawsuit: TV News Reporter Coordinated Police Misconduct Story with Michael Green
  2. Robin Danner Money Grab Would Divert Funds Away from DHHL
  3. A+ Program Enrollment Down 34%
  4. Ironman Kicked out of Hawaii
  5. Navy officials still not sure what caused spill of toxic fire suppressant at Red Hill facility
  6. Stadium planning has gone into full retreat from who knows what to who knows where
  7. City hires contractor to evaluate, review Koko Head shooting range amid lead concerns--One More Obstacle to Concealed Carry
  8. Hawaii’s only rainbow trout aquaponics farm is closing -- Wiped out by Rolling Blackout
  9. Gay Marriage Invented in Hawaii, 1993--First Time in History of Human Race

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Final nail in the coffin for Bishop Museum?
  2. Japan tourism falling behind expectations
  3. Proposed ban on concealed weapons at ‘sensitive places’ moves forward at Council
  4. Soft on Crime: 10 Felonies in Four Years--out on Streets looking for #11
  5. Hawaii GOP Sues Elections Office Over Vote Auditing
  6. A New Leak At Red Hill Dumps Hundreds Of Gallons Of Firefighting Foam
  7. Landfill: Waimanalo Gulch Extension Coming Next

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DOJ Seeks 4-Year Prison Sentence For Hawaii Proud Boys Founder
  2. DBEDT to re-Bid CNHA Tourism Contract (again)
  3. Senators: Abolish HTA 
  4. “The Hawaiians bite the dust again, Mike,” Favella shouted
  5. BWS ‘Emergency’ Plan Calls for Building Moratorium
  6. Building Moratorium 2: New Mauna Loa Eruption Reopens A Costly Old Issue: Why Is Building Allowed In Risky Lava Zones?

Monday, November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Syringes and Feces: 13 Hawaii County parks are Now Homeless Management Zones
  2. Two Oahu schools fight for survival as enrollment shrinks
  3. It looks like “Aloha” to the Aloha Aina Party
  4. Hawaii Farmers Struggle As Worldwide Macadamia Market Goes Nuts

Sunday, November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. New Idea: Ask Hawaii Legislature to make Nepotism Illegal
  2. New Idea: Actually Punish Game Room Operators and Building Owners
  3. 50% of Women Released from Prison Are Back Within Three Years
  4. Winning is winning, whether the voters show up or not
  5. How did Gov. Ige do? Three former gubernatorial rivals weigh in
  6. Maui Lawsuit Seeks New County Council Election For Wailuku
  7. They went toe to toe with the Navy on Red Hill. And they’re prepared to do it again
  8. New York Times: Can Responsible Travel to Hawaii Be Fun?
  9. Hawaii County Proposes TVR ‘vacation nodes’ in your neighborhood

Saturday, November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mafia News: Newly elected state senator hires Makua Rothman
  2. Green: Top Priority will be Housing
  3. HMSA not paying fair share, California hospital says
  4. The Military Pledged to Remove Unexploded Bombs From This Island. Native Hawaiians Are Still Waiting.
  5. Hawaii gun permit ruling sides with ‘homesick’ Navy officer
  6. Judge weighs arguments in short-term rental lawsuit
  7. Hawaii Supreme Court -- Rejects With Prejudice -- Four Pro Hu Honua Amicus Briefs
  8. Warning signs up at Big Island’s Puhi Bay after 2M gallons of wastewater discharged

Friday, November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Program Flies 600 Homeless People To The Mainland
  2. BWS chief blocks mayor’s landfill request over aquifer concerns
  3. Displaced Palolo Valley Residents Press City To Settle Over Damaged Homes
  4. ‘Thermal Runaway’ -- Overheated Lithium Batteries Cause House Fire

Thursday, November 24, 2022
November 24, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GET Petition effort finds support
  2. Unvaccinated Putin Dupe Loses out on Kauai Council Position
  3. State starts processing citations under controversial red light camera pilot
  4. Honolulu Agency Steps Up Effort To Improve Permitting Process
  5. Lawmaker: Rescue plan for Hawaii’s last commercial dairy underway
  6. Soft on Crime--20-Time Loser Busted Buying Pound-Quantities of Meth
  7. Soft on Crime--Alleged Molokai Murderer was Drug-dealing Felon With Illegal Guns

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
November 23, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Holiday Tourism Down 35%
  2. What About the Meth? Green, Blangiardi blame Homelessness on TVRs and Evictions 
  3. Hundreds Of Honolulu Residential High Rises Fail To Meet ‘Acceptable’ Fire Safety Standards
  4. Hundreds apply for permits to carry a concealed weapon, but some question rules
  5. Health Department now involved in lead probe at Oahu’s only public shooting range
  6. Rail work severely disrupts local business
  7. Hate Crimes And Hate Groups In Hawaii

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Sent At Least 10 Foster Children To An Abusive Home At The Center Of A Drug Ring
  2. Former IBEW Local 1260 boss found guilty of fraud, embezzlement
  3. City Hires Collection Agency to target TVRs
  4. Lawyers clean up all details: ‘Unprecedented’ number of medical complaints among those exposed to Red Hill fuel
  5. Legislative Agenda: We can sell a Carbon Tax Pyramid Scheme if we call it ‘Carbon Cashback’
  6. Transparency at HPD questioned after rising violent crime stats kept out of Waikiki safety summit talk
  7. Officer in Makaha crash case granted city lawyer

Monday, November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Audit finds OHA Crimes--but only after Statute of Limitations Expires
  2. Navy a no-show at Red Hill remediation roundtable so far
  3. Hawaii Judges Were Trained To Run Better Child Welfare Hearings. Their Performance Plummeted
  4. Land and Power: Maui Trout Farmer Is Closing Up Shop After A Rough Year
  5. ACLU: Homeless Meth Addicts Should be able to stall sweeps with ‘Contested Case Hearings’

Sunday, November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Miske Tip of Iceberg: The FBI Is Investigating One Of Its Own
  2. Piñata: Lobbyists Sort Thru Hundreds of Applicants for Josh Green’s cabinet
  3. $20B COVID Money from the Sky: Ige Closes Out His Tenure With Record-Setting Surplus
  4. Hawaii police union seeks 25% COVID-19 hazard pay differential--$36K per Officer
  5. Kaua‘i Police Department issues open carry permit under new guidelines
  6. Tulsi Gabbard reinvents again
  7. Red Hill: Decades of Lawyering Ahead for Families
  8. City’s work to remove Haiku Stairs delayed

Saturday, November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UPW News: HCCC Supervisor gets 12 years for 'multi-year conspiracy to cover up abuse'
  2. Hawaii's public school enrollment decreased during the pandemic
  3. 5th Extension: COVID Emergency Lives on in Food Stamps
  4. DLNR Sweeps 'til Na Pali Coast 'devoid of craziness and trash' 
  5. Case for reinstating cockfighting on the Northern Mariana Islands dismissed
  6. Reimagining Tourism: Pay $55 to Dig in Mud near Site of Miske Shootout
  7. Trial of former union boss Brian Ahakuelo now in jury’s hands
  8. After months of debate, Honolulu police close to issuing first concealed carry gun permits
  9. Maui: Random Vigilante Thug Gets 5 Years
  10. Hawaii County Police Chief selection has begun
  11. Reports shed light on SHOPO Strategy to Oust ‘Outsider’ MPD chief
  12. Another Tech Fail: Plan to Replace Antique DLIR Software Blows up in State’s Face
  13. Plan awaits to fix cracks in rail station supports
  14. Darwin Prize: Taggers Graffiti Rail Car While Standing on 3rd Rail
  15. Homeless Dude Finally Agrees to Accept Shelter after 17 Years of Being Asked

Friday, November 18, 2022
November 18, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawsuit Blows DoE Cover-up: 9th grader raped at gunpoint on McKinley campus
  2. 'It's cartoon pornography' | Some demand teen novel be pulled from Hawaii library
  3. City issues 63 violation notices amid crackdown on illegal vacation rentals
  4. Difficult for us to Milk Tourists if Criminals Doing it Too
  5. Violent offenders can be kept in custody pending Grand Jury indictment, Hawaii Supreme Court says
  6. City knew for years about lead concerns at shooting range, but did little to warn workers of danger
  7. Retirement Homes Needed for 1,600 Homeless After Lifetime on Streets
  8. Maintaining the Problem: PIT Shows No Progress on Maui Homeless Count
  9. Grove Farm Takes Back Kauai’s Unopened Youth Drug Treatment Center

Thursday, November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Two Iges Better Than One? -- Contemplate future run for office
  2. Proof that every vote count: Incumbent lawmaker wins re-election by just 40 votes
  3. The average wait for a residential permit is 10 months. The city hopes ‘bots’ will slash that to weeks
  4. Police Report: Mom Says Big Island Prosecutor Threatened To Shoot Her Son
  5. County Council passes legislation barring firearms in ‘sensitive places’
  6. Soft on Crime: No Real Time Until 4th Shooting Conviction
  7. Imprisoned Ex-Honolulu Police Chief Kealoha Begins Paying Restitution
  8. HPD chief: Officers were chasing stolen motorcycle moments before critical crash
  9. Bus fares could go down for some riders in the new year
  10. Fail: PIT Count Shows no Reduction in Kauai Homelessness over Last Seven Years

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Nearly Every Republican Tulsi Gabbard Endorsed Lost the Election
  2. Meth runner for ex-Kauai Council member gets 3-year term
  3. FEC says Kahele congressional campaign must return $48K
  4. Hawaii Could Lose More Affordable Units Than It's Possible To Replace
  5. Bill to help reduce backlog of building permit applications deferred
  6. Report: Hawaii Needs More Healthcare Employees To Meet Growing Demand
  7. Riders say the Handi-Van is failing them. And the city agrees
  8. Jury finds state not liable for alleged inmate sex assaults by guards at women’s prison
  9. Contraception to Control Wild Pigs?

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Man linked to Miske murder-for-hire charges re-indicted for threats to Ige, Blangiardi
  2. Disenfranchised by Vote-by-Mail: 5,000 ballots uncounted over missing, mismatched signatures
  3. Hilo election machine foils ballot tampering attempt
  4. Tokuda Appoints Key Staff
  5. Kaua‘i Pacific Missile Range Facility aims for 2023 defueling
  6. Council to vote on legislative priorities
  7. Oahu, Maui higher electric bills starting in January 2023
  8. Prison rape victims seek $7.5M in damages, but state argues it’s not liable

Monday, November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 40 Years of Corruption: Hawaii Lawmakers Honor John Waihee’s Favorite Trump Lobbyist After She Pleads Guilty
  2. Alm Admits HOPE Probation has become a Joke
  3. Maui County reports about 900 ballots with deficiencies
  4. New Aloha Stadium plan proponents put hopes in Gov.-elect Green
  5. To err is human, but to really foul up a rental market requires rent control
  6. Having a Heart Attack on Lanai
  7. New members elected to Honolulu City Council could affect power dynamic
  8. Matsumoto chosen to be Hawai’i House Minority Leader
  9. Two Weird Tricks Reduce Crime: Arrest Criminals, Put Them in Jail

Sunday, November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Josh Green transition committee ‘heavy with lobbyists and political consultants’
  2. Crime News: Tupola on Rothman Payroll
  3. Aiona won 20 of the state’s 248 precincts
  4. Shakedown: Pohakuloa Lease up in 2029
  5. Oahu problem properties owe $130 million in building fines to city--$15.8M for not cutting grass
  6. Honolulu City Council To Take Up Restricting Guns In ‘Sensitive Places’
  7. Everyone Says We Need More Affordable Housing. But Oahu Voters Said No To More Money
  8. 820 seek lava buyouts: Final application phase for county’s Kilauea disaster recovery program closes
  9. Kauai Blonde Sovereignty Squatters Block Property Owner
  10. County hires security for Waipi‘o Valley Lookout


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31 Proposals to Stop Fraud, Drug Trafficking, and Bribery by Public Officials
by News Release Friday, December 2, 2022

... Submitted to the House of Representatives on December 1, 2022 by Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct ....


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Hilo Housing Cost Half of Statewide Median
by News Article Friday, December 2, 2022

... in Hilo, the typical home is worth $341,500 - compared to the typical home in Hawaii, which is worth $636,400 ....


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Blangiardi Nominates New DPP Director
by News Release Friday, December 2, 2022

... Dawn Takeuchi Apuna appointed director designate of City’s Department of Planning and Permitting ....


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2022 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, Dec. 3
by News Release Friday, December 2, 2022

... The month-long celebration of the Honolulu City Lights kicks off with a block party at 4 p.m. on Punchbowl Street ....


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DBEDT Economic Projections Unchanged
by News Release Friday, December 2, 2022

... DBEDT kept economic growth projections for 2022 and 2023 for the State unchanged at 2.6 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively ....


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Green Names 14 Cabinet Picks
by News Release Friday, December 2, 2022

... Green today announced nominees to serve as Director and/or Deputy Director for fourteen state departments in his cabinet ....


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(Another) Former Maui County Environmental Management Official Charged with Accepting Bribes
by News Release Friday, December 2, 2022

... charges stemming from the operation of a long running bribery scheme ....


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Guam office of Ernst & Young took $750K COVID loan
by News Release Friday, December 2, 2022

... even though the huge multinational corporation has over 365,000 employees worldwide and multibillion-dollar revenues that consistently grew during the pandemic (from $15.8 in 2019 to $17.6 billion in 2021) ....


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Red Light Camera Sites Named
by News Release Thursday, December 1, 2022

... Construction on the Vineyard Boulevard and Nuuanu Avenue RLSC began on Nov. 28 and is expected to take between 2-4 weeks ....


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Maui County Christmas Tree Lighting Slated for Monday
by News Release Thursday, December 1, 2022

... Bring your ohana to enjoy the holiday light display, Christmas music, and treats for the Keiki .... 


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Evidence of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse at OHA from 2012-2016
by Kelii Akina Thursday, December 1, 2022

... 22 financial transactions, worth over $7 million, made by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ....


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Hawaii County Rules Make it Easy to Build Mansions
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, December 1, 2022

... Ever wonder why so many mansions are being built on Hawaii Island? It’s because they don’t involve a lot of red tape or public opposition ....


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CNHA: Josh Green will Give us Tourism Contract
by News Release Thursday, December 1, 2022

... CNHA was disappointed with the Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism Director’s proposal this past Monday to rescind CNHA’s award; renege on the brokered resolution; and cancel the underlying solicitation ....


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Hawaii Licensing Regs Burden Low-Income Occupations
by News Release Thursday, December 1, 2022

... Hawaii has the highest average burdens across the occupations it licenses ....


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VIDEO: Mauna Loa Erupts, Flow Aims for Saddle Road
by Video Video Wednesday, November 30, 2022

... This morning, fountains at fissure 3 are up to 25 m (82 ft) and fountains are fissure 4, which formed at approximately 7:30 p.m. HST last night, were 5-10 m (16-33 ft) tall ....


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Environmental Harm and Blasting Hazards Surrounding The Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei
by News Release Wednesday, November 30, 2022

... The evidentiary hearing is expected to be held throughout December 2022, with a final Maui Planning Commission decision early 2023 ....


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Hawaii Parents Most Reliant on Child Support in USA
by News Release Wednesday, November 30, 2022

... In Hawaii, parents receive an average of $16,656 in child support annually; this makes up 25.1% of their income ....


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Quick Rail Boondoggle Update
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Wednesday, November 30, 2022

... Honolulu rail is not alone ....


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Accounting for Inflation, Tourist Spending is Down from 2019
by News Release Tuesday, November 29, 2022

... Inflation is 17% from 2019 to 2022 so a 15.1% 'nominal' increase means 'real dollar' spendng is down, not up ....


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Hawaii County PD Sergeants Start Wearing Body Cameras
by News Release Tuesday, November 29, 2022

... starting Thursday, December 1, 2022, 40 patrol sergeants will be outfitted with Body Worn Cameras (BWC) in all districts across the island ....


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Hawaii Statewide Transportation Plan Virtual Public Meetings
by News Release Tuesday, November 29, 2022

... Hawaii Department of Transportation will be holding virtual public meetings on the update of the Hawaii Statewide Transportation Plan on Dec. 5, 6, 14, & 15 ....


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Bill 57: Honolulu Seeks to Severely Restrict Carry
by NRA ILA Monday, November 28, 2022

... Tuesday, November 29th, the Honolulu City Council will hear an ordinance to prohibit citizens from exercising their right-to-carry in many places ....


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US House Ethics Committee continuing investigation into Kahele campaign finances
by News Article Monday, November 28, 2022

... The report released Monday said that Kahele made "misleading statements" to the staff members with the Office on Congressional Ethics and recommended a subpoena for Kahele ....


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Hawaii Home to Only PVSA-Legal Cruise Ship
by Grassroot Institute Monday, November 28, 2022

... There’s one large cruise ship that actually complies with the law. And that cruise ship is only operating in Hawaii ....


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Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit
by News Release Monday, November 28, 2022

... nomination deadline Monday, January 9, 2023 ....


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Economic Freedom: Hawaii Ranks 48th
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, November 27, 2022

“...our residents will continue to suffer and flee the state....”


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FBI: Miske Ran Waikiki ‘Beachboy’ Concession
by Andrew Walden Sunday, November 27, 2022

... Gradually the mafia deathgrip on Waikiki beaches is being chipped away ....


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No, Boosting the Affordable Housing Fund Isn’t the Answer
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 27, 2022

"... it is essentially a budgeting gimmick ...."


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Let's restore reason to city planning
by Kelii Akina Sunday, November 27, 2022

... Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It ....


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What would Happen if Hawaii Zoning Laws Were Abolished?
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, November 26, 2022

... Hawaii’s zoning laws prevent growth, are socially divisive, contribute to Hawaii’s high home prices ....


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Builder Cancels DHHL Barbers Point Solar Project
by Andrew Walden Saturday, November 26, 2022

"...this project is no longer financially viable under its current terms in the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) due to changing supply chain/market conditions, regulatory delays and final interconnection costs...."


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Reinventing Tourism: Maui Makes Fodor's 'NO' List
by News Article Saturday, November 26, 2022

... We could kick every tourist off the island and it would do anything for Upcountry Maui water users.  But, as usual, facts don’t get in the way of Kaniela Ing’s grandstanding ....


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Hawaii Unemployment 3.4%
by News Release Friday, November 25, 2022

... total nonagricultural jobs increased by 4,900 in October over September ....


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Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
by News Release Friday, November 25, 2022

... Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii establishes that whenever a grand jury is impaneled an independent counsel shall be appointed, as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it ....


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The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
by News Article Thursday, November 24, 2022

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....


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Blangiardi to establish Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission
by News Release Thursday, November 24, 2022

... The commission, which is being established by resolution using the mayorʻs executive reorganization power under Honolulu City Charter Section 4-202, will give effect to Bill 44 (2022), the ordinance passed by the City Council earlier this month ....


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Hilo Man Receives 42 Months in Prison for Defrauding Covid-19 Relief Programs
by News Release Thursday, November 24, 2022

... Mills submitted multiple applications for PPP and EIDL funds on behalf of three businesses under his control, Kanaka Maoli Hookupu Center, New Way Horizon Travel, and Uilani Kawailehua Foundation ....


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Drugs, Fish, and Termites: Miske FBI Backgrounder Unsealed by Federal Judge
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, November 23, 2022

... 40 miles off the coast of Hawaii, FV Rachel attached a large amount of Methamphetamine to a Radio Frequency (RF) buoy and dropped the drugs into the ocean ....


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Carpenters Union Director Heads List of Green Appointees
by News Release Wednesday, November 23, 2022

... chief of staff, Brooke Wilson, (former political and education director for the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters) who had served in the same position when he was Hawaiʻi’s lieutenant governor ....


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'Low Wind Resources': Another Conservation Alert for Big Island
by News Release Wednesday, November 23, 2022

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual and electricity demand has been unusually high since last week due to humid weather ....


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Hawaii: Critically Low Lung Cancer Screening Rates Reveal Opportunity to Save More Lives
by News Release Tuesday, November 22, 2022

... Hawaii ranks last in nation for early lung cancer diagnosis ....


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'If Hawaii wants more homes, it might just have to build them'
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, November 22, 2022

... Mainland publications reach out to the Grassroot Institute for background on why housing in Hawaii is so difficult to come by ....


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Displaced Philadelphia Woman Uses Housing Voucher to Live in Hawaii
by Video Video Tuesday, November 22, 2022

... "It's something that the (Philadelphia Housing) Agency encourages." ... "Hawaii has absorbed the total cost of the rent and utilities, Amen!" ....


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Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers, City Attempt to Bamboozle Public Again
by News Release Tuesday, November 22, 2022

... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City and County of Honolulu requests community input on alternative plans developed for Ala Wai Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Study ....


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IBEW Cheers Ahakuelo Convictions
by News Release Tuesday, November 22, 2022

... Former IBEW Local 1260 boss found guilty of fraud, embezzlement ....


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​Does anyone really believe stadium project will pan out?
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, November 22, 2022

"... Hawaii is littered with big public-facility development projects that have taken exorbitant stretches of time to produce compared with [their original] plans ...."


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Hawaii Nature Conservancy Buys Reef Insurance Policy
by News Release Monday, November 21, 2022

... The policy will provide funding for rapid coral reef repair and restoration across Hawai‘i immediately following hurricane or tropical storm damage ....


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How Jones Act Reform can work for everyone
by Grassroot Institute Monday, November 21, 2022

... how reform of the Jones Act — rather than all-out repeal or keeping the law the same — might be the way to appease both sides ....


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Report: Hawaii Started 95 Transportation Projects in Year-One of Infrastructure Law
by News Release Monday, November 21, 2022

... Hawaii leveraged $290.0 million in federal highway and bridge formula funds in FY 2022 to help jumpstart 95 new improvement projects ....


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Cleaning House at OHA
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 20, 2022

... One thing we all need to remember is how we got to this point ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 19, 2022
by GovTrack .us Sunday, November 20, 2022

... Bills introduced and votes cast in Congress ....


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​It's a perfect time to cut taxes
by Kelii Akina Sunday, November 20, 2022

... many Hawaii families are taking a hard look at their finances and calculating how inflation and recession will affect their holiday plans, if not their entire economic futures ....


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Case for reinstating cockfighting on the Northern Mariana Islands dismissed
by Court House News Saturday, November 19, 2022

... Andrew Salas, a former member of the House of Representatives and former Secretary of Commerce for the NMI, first filed the suit ....


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DLNR Sweeps 'til Na Pali Coast 'devoid of craziness and trash'
by News Release Saturday, November 19, 2022

... In October a team hauled out 820-pounds of rubbish in three helicopter sling loads ....


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5th Extension: COVID Emergency Lives on in Food Stamps
by News Release Saturday, November 19, 2022

... Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency proclamation today extending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits through January 16, 2023 ....


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Hawaii's public school enrollment decreased during the pandemic
by News Article Saturday, November 19, 2022

... Hawaii public schools saw enrollment drop by 4.75% from 2019 to 2022. Meanwhile, charter schools experienced a 1.85% enrollment increase ....


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UPW News: HCCC Supervisor gets 12 years for 'multi-year conspiracy to cover up abuse'
by News Release Saturday, November 19, 2022

... on June 15, 2015, Taum supervised his two co-Defendants and a third correctional officer while they transported an inmate across the facility. The inmate became frightened in the course of the transfer ....


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Two Maui Men Found Guilty of Hate Crimes for Racially Motivated Attack
by News Release Friday, November 18, 2022

... the defendants, who had never met C.K. before, stormed onto his property and demanded that he pack his things and leave, threatening to “tie [him] up and drag [him]” and make him “go missing” ....


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It’s our kuleana to ensure campaign promises are kept
by Kelii Akina Friday, November 18, 2022

... If we don’t demand action, followup on our demands and show the consequences at the ballot box, then we have failed in our civic duty ....


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Lack of Wind Threatens Rolling Blackouts on Big Island (again)
by News Release Friday, November 18, 2022

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual ....


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Greenwashing: Jason Momoa Slammed for Aluminum Can Hype
by Video Video Friday, November 18, 2022

... Momoa suggests that water in aluminum cans is more environmentally friendly ....


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Hawaii Short 3,873 Healthcare Professionals
by News Release Thursday, November 17, 2022

... The state’s need for healthcare professionals has grown 76 percent – from 2,200 job openings in 2019 to 3,873 openings today ....


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Hawaii State Senate Announces Leadership, Committee Chairs for 2023
by News Release Thursday, November 17, 2022

... Senate announces new Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2023 .... 


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Six Gays Elected in Hawaii
by News Release Wednesday, November 16, 2022

... Hawai‘i will have more out elected LGBTQIA+ officials at one time than we ever had in the history of our state ....


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Pentagon Press Secretary: 'Red Hill created a trust deficit'
by News Release Wednesday, November 16, 2022

"...It's currently estimated that the facility closure process will take three years to complete...."


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Honolulu Bill 57: Concealed Carry Gun Restrictions
by News Release Wednesday, November 16, 2022

... these bills are a knee-jerk reaction to the Bruen decision ....


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Fitch: Public Employee Pay Hikes, Higher Interest Rates Will Push Hawaii Liabilities Higher
by News Release Tuesday, November 15, 2022

"...higher inflation will pressure pension liabilities via rising employee wages, which raise projected benefits, and automatic cost of living adjustment mechanisms...."


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Feds: COVID Fraudster Shipped Fentanyl to Hawaii
by News Release Monday, November 14, 2022

... Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Stealing Nearly $5.5 Million in COVID Jobless Relief and for Drug Trafficking ....


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