Sunday, July 23, 2017
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, July 23, 2017
July 23, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. EITC: Devil in the Details
  2. Political Connections Pay Off: Navatek Goes Rent-Free at Port
  3. ‘Hanabusa for Governor’ Narrative Created by Anti-Aquarium Nuts?
  4. Shapiro: Special Session Should Demand Rail Audit
  5. Maui: How Affordable Housing Crisis was Created by Council Meddling in Marketplace
  6. Caldwell Rejects Most ADU Applications
  7. Star-Adv: Green Energy Fluff Piece—No Mention of Plan for 44% Rate Hike
  8. Hele On: Report Documents Kenoi Administration Incompetence
  9. Bumbling Officials Leave County on hook for subsidized housing bill
  10. Police: Homeless are Mostly Mental Cases
  11. Activist ‘Healers’ See Profit in Soaring Opioid Overdoses
  12. UH Manoa Enrollment Dropping Fast

Saturday, July 22, 2017
July 22, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Grassroot: Special Session Should Order Rail Audit
  2. Rail: 75% of Contracts Already Signed
  3. Millennials are public pension losers
  4. JSC Announces Four Vacancies--Seeks Chief Judge for ICA
  5. Hanabusa 'seriously considering' bid for governor
  6. Update to rail plan is more than 2 years past due—Turnover Reaches 63%
  7. GEMS: Going from Failure to Failure
  8. EV owners have saved $2.6M in airport parking fees
  9. Wheeler soldier Kang indicted for allegedly providing aid to ISIS
  10. Aquarium fishery subject to regulation
  11. MPD to implement body camera program
  12. Civil Defense Prepares for North Korean Attack
  13. Marco Polo Fire

Friday, July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. AG Chin Politicizing Office and ignoring his real job
  2. Hawaii Braces For Possible NK Missile Attack
  3. AG Chin Calls on Trump Admin to Keep Rape Hysteria Active on Campuses Nationwide
  4. Big Q: Should the state embark on a new effort to bring another interisland passenger ferry service to Hawaii? (YES 3-1)
  5. HART Auditor Found Guilty of Fraud—Could Get 20 Years
  6. Arakawa: Sister Isles Should not be paying for Oahu Rail with TAT Hike
  7. Greenmail Causes Lack of Affordable Housing
  8. Pacific Islanders suffer from poor overall health, large federal study shows
  9. Navy to let city clear large homeless encampment from Pearl Harbor bike path
  10. News Flash: One Homeless Dude Says He ‘Might’ be Willing to Accept Shelter 
  11. Homosexual Kiddie Porn: Kamehameha Schools appeal to close court is denied
  12. Marijuana for 8-year olds—Don’t Worry its ‘Medicine’
  13. Police, Prosecutors Help Prison Guard Evade Felony Dope Dealing Charges
  14. Effort to Shut Down Tuna Fleet Fails Again
  15. Hirono’s Up For Re-Election Next Year But Schatz Has Twice The Cash
  16. Marco Polo Fire

Thursday, July 20, 2017
July 20, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How High Are Individual Income Tax Collections in Your State?
  2. DBEDT: International Students Spend $255M in Hawaii
  3. "Make Hawaii the Line in the Sand for North Korean Missiles”
  4. Gabbard Beating Hanabusa in Race to Replace Hirono
  5. Ige, Caldwell, Trump Battle for Mr Unpopularity
  6. With One Month to Go DoE Still Trying to Fill 100s of Vacant Positions
  7. Caldwell Cronies on Police commission vote against covering officer’s legal fees in lawsuit involving former chief’s wife
  8. Eco-Faddists Try New Tactic to Shut Down Hawaii Fishing Fleet
  9. State: Public Housing Must be Privatized to Save it
  10. Marco Polo Fire

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Supreme Court Rejects Parts of Hawaii Judgment, 24,000 Muslims Blocked from Country
  2. Oahu Military to Get 20% for Cost of Living
  3. OHA seeks community input for its Wahiawā lands master plan
  4. Input Sought for DHHL 2018 Legislative Agenda
  5. Homeless Youth: Hawaii Ranks 5th
  6. Auditor: Anti-Superferry Activists Wasted $71M of Taxpayer Money
  7. Poll: Ige Approval 48%
  8. Star-Adv: HART Needs Forensic Audit
  9. Secret Hearing for Officers who want Honolulu taxpayers to foot their legal bills in a corruption lawsuit
  10. DOE misconduct investigations result in 6 leaving
  11. How Anti-Superferry Protesters Killed Affordable Housing
  12. Biomass: ‘Clean’ Energy That is Dirtier than Coal
  13. Hawaii Medicaid: 33% are Drug Addicts, 25% are Mental Cases
  14. What Will it Take to Force Drug Addicted Homeless to Accept Shelter?
  15. Homeless Dude Causes Mayhem at Kahului Businesses
  16. Jaylin Kema receives warning for violating terms of probation
  17. Chinatown: Caldwell’s Latest Lane-Elimination Scheme Draws Ire
  18. Marco Polo Fire

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
July 18, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART Boardmember: Our Credibility has Disappeared, Nobody Knows Who is Responsible
  2. U.S. Senator McCain strikes again at the Jones Act
  3. 2017’s Best & Worst Places for First-Time Home Buyers--Honolulu Ranks 268th
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 17, 2017
  5. Hawaii Death Tax: State Gets You in the End
  6. Hirono: I get most of my Intel from Watching TV
  7. Hawaiian Electric rates could rise 44% under Green Energy plan OKed by state regulators
  8. Key to Green Energy Plan—Get Rid of Cheapest Power Source
  9. Hawaii County to Form Secret Organization to Find Ways to Hike Your Taxes
  10. Tourism Scores Trump Bump
  11. Why no worries about mainland ownership of Oceanic, Hawaiian Telcom?
  12. Why did you choose to begin Food Evolution with the example of the Hawaiian papaya?
  13. CPS had been in contact with Hawaii girl starved to death since she was a toddler
  14. Homeless Drug Addicts Repeatedly Assault Kailua Business
  15. Assisted Suicide is a Great Way to Kill off Old White Males
  16. Hawaii v Trump V2—Expect a Ruling Soon
  17. Marco Polo Fire

Monday, July 17, 2017
July 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART's Latest Excuse: Blame Paulette Kaleikini
  2. Special Session Threatens Neighbor Islands
  3. Nothing can convince homeless people to leave the streets
  4. Big Island EMS reaches out to frequent 911 callers to help minimize cost, provide solutions
  5. HTDC: High Tech Schemers Become Property Developers
  6. New care home law is called ‘a facade’
  7. Honolulu Council to Mandate Sprinklers?
  8. Plastic bag ban only profits businesses
  9. Surfrider’s Favorite Bacterium Gives False Readings
  10. Hu Honua`s Secret Ash-Disposal Plan Released

Sunday, July 16, 2017
July 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How Rail Bonds Can Help Put Local Politicians in Jail
  2. Caldwell Cronies Criticized for Killing Rail Audit
  3. Ige taking a laid-back approach to re-election
  4. Hirono emerges from surgery
  5. Albatross: Animal Liberation Enviros form Online Lynch Mob
  6. Gays Excited to Meet Underage Homeless Youth
  7. ‘Anything is better than the status quo’: Guam eyes end to American colonial rule
  8. Big Island ‘Saturated’ with Marijuana
  9. Paternalistic Council has a Law for Everything

Saturday, July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Supreme Court gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion
  2. Giving Rail Credit Where it Isn't Due
  3. Can American Samoa Break Hawaiian Airlines Monopoly?
  4. Private Scholarships Offer Micronesians Access to Opportunity
  5. How to Lower the Cost of Health Care and Bring Doctors Back to Hawaii
  6. State Releases Follow Up Audit of the Management of Mauna Kea
  7. While Rail Hangs in Balance, Caldwell Plans to Splurge $500M on Blaisdell
  8. Rejected by Honolulu Judge, Assisted Suicide Lawsuit Fails to Legalize Manslaughter
  9. The Economist: 100% Renewable Goal ‘A Green Red Herring’
  10. Sprinklers Could Have Been Installed at $4,305 Per Unit
  11. Jury finds former jail guard guilty of sexual assault
  12. Hawaii: Bureaucracy So Thick You Could Go Bankrupt Trying to Sell Marijuana

Friday, July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Obama-Appointed Judge Orders More Muslims into Country
  2. Constitutional Limits on States’ Efforts to “Uphold” the Paris Agreement
  3. Hawaii: 22% of Medicare Patients got Opioids in 2016
  4. Honolulu Auditor Announces Plans for 2017-18
  5. US Soldier, ISIS Supporter Believed Hitler Was Right And Moon Landings Were Fake
  6. 2009 Law Allows BioFuel Scammers to Soak Electric Ratepayers
  7. Failed GEMS Program Now Takes Slightly Less from your Electric Bill
  8. Bag Tax: Enviros Show the way to Rip-Off Consumers
  9. Fallen concrete from airport viaduct has engineer calling for emergency inspections
  10. Biki:  Top Stations are in Waikiki
  11. DoE: Many Teachers Quit to Leave State
  12. Hawaii Co Auditor Investigates Cash Handling, Hiring Favoritism
  13. ‘Plantation’ village offers families hope

Thursday, July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mandatory Abortion: As Predicted SB501 Leads to Lawsuit
  2. Honolulu 6th-Worst City to Drive in
  3. Road Funding: Nobody Pays More Than Hawaii Drivers
  4. Hawaii Will Force Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Advertise Free Abortions
  5. US Missile Defense System Achieves Successful Intercept Amid Rising Tensions With North Korea
  6. US: Only Supreme Court can relax immigration limits
  7. Hawaii Energy Costs--Low Usage vs High Rates
  8. Ige Launches 'Multi-Department Opioid Abuse Initiative'
  9. Invasive Species Inspectors Communicate 'Caveman Style' After (another) State IT Project Failure
  10. UH Prof Lists Surviving ‘Internalized Misogyny’ On Resume
  11. Council approves millions in rail construction bonds – But Caldwell Claims it Still Isn’t Enough
  12. Rail 34 Times More Expensive Than H-3
  13. AG rejects charges against anti-Cayetano PAC
  14. Honolulu Ethics Comm. Quiet After Being Destroyed by The Caldwell
  15. Caldwell Schemes to Jam up Traffic in Kalihi, Iwilei
  16. 15-Cent Per Bag Tax
  17. Historic Home Tax to Jump to $1000?
  18. Hawaii Supreme Court Heard Oral Argument on Hawaiian Homelands Funding
  19. Kauai Council Approves Massive Pay Hikes for HGEA
  20. BioFool Project Will Soak Helco Ratepayers
  21. Homeless Drug Addicts Trash H-1 Freeway
  22. Homeless Drug Addicts Assault People in Moiliili

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. CNBC: Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Business
  2. Ige Vetoes 13 Bills--Two Become Law Without Signature
  3. National conservative advocates for Jones Act on national security basis
  4. Caldwell: $350M Bond Issue is our Skin in the Game
  5. HB575: Hilo to be Liberated from Leasehold Decay
  6. Kahauiki homeless village breaks ground; families to move in early December
  7. DOBOR Retaliation Defeated: Ethics Board dismisses complaint against Roth
  8. Airhead Ing: I Pushed Anti-Aquarium Bill for Esthetic Reasons
  9. Controversial proposal calls for airport sheriffs to become DOT police force
  10. City must pay paramedics and EMTs nearly $900,000
  11. Former HPD officer accused of bribing a prostitute pleads guilty in corruption case
  12. MCCC guard promised sex assault victim ‘trouble’ if she talked
  13. Schatz, Hirono Among Most Popular US Senators
  14. Police crack down on Wahiawa homeless camp that doubled as drug den
  15. Long lines waiting for senior housing
  16. Chinatown Angry at Caldwell’s Latest Lane-Elimination Scheme

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
July 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Floating rail bonds could sink city credit
  2. Political Correctness Kept Radical Muslim in Army for Years
  3. Hawaii's Ruling Party Announces 'Summer of Resistance and Renewal'
  4. Competition: Too Many Ships Ply Asia-Hawaii Routes?
  5. City to hold second public workshop on Blaisdell Master Plan
  6. Governor supports smaller increase in hotel room tax
  7. Is Federal Funding For Rail Still Such A Good Deal?
  8. Sierra Club: HECO isn’t Hiking Rates Fast Enough
  9. HB209: Massive Income Tax Hike Signed into Law
  10. Hawaii State Legislature will not convene to override vetoes
  11. HSTA Operative to Kishimoto: Unleash us from all Testing
  12. Sand Island Transitional Housing Always Full – Will Expand 25%
  13. EV Sales fall far short of Projections
  14. ‘Outdated’ HighTech Schemers Drop High from Name 
  15. Honolulu City Council May Expand Its Plastic Bag Ban
  16. Gun Control Nuts Cherry Pick Data from Hawaii

Monday, July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. FBI Arrests Kaiser HS Grad at Schofield -- Tied to Islamic State
  2. Hawaii Senators Party with Mafia Hitman, Cocaine Dealer in Property Development Venture
  3. Why Did so Many Political Insiders Back the Criminal Al Hee?
  4. Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Supports Mauna Kea World Park
  5. Hu Honua = Aina Koa Pono V2
  6. Calvin Say and Gene Ward: Yell Less, Pray More And Come Together As Americans

Sunday, July 09, 2017
July 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mucking Around in the Past?
  2. GE Tax Equivalent to 13% Sales Tax
  3. Economic freedom needed to increase affordable housing
  4. Big Q:  Do know someone who’s had to leave Hawaii directly due to high home prices? (Yes = 68%)
  5. Telescope Protesters Want to Discuss Terms for Cultural Park atop Mauna Kea
  6. Who Needs a Tax Hike?  $350M Bond Funds Rail for year
  7. Ige Admin Uses Anti-Trump Lawsuits as Political Tool
  8. SB410: Legislators’ brown-nosing puts unions in control
  9. Starting a business is challenging
  10. Hu Honua Biomess—Soak Ratepayers Every Month for Years to Come
  11. Growth Industry: Public Urination up 1000-Fold
  12. Aquarium fishery best managed, in the state of Hawaii
  13. Ritte Thug Gets Six Months for Attack on Fishermen
  14. Greenmail Activists Celebrate Their Control of Hawaii County Democratic Party
  15. Rep Andria Tupola empowers people with hard work and a smile

Saturday, July 08, 2017
July 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige's Second Suit Against Trump: 9th Circuit Says Chin is Faking it
  2. Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
  3. Ige Reappoints Three to LUC
  4. IT Project Stripped out of DOTax after decade of influence buying, psychosis, and bankruptcy
  5. Legislature Schedules Special Session to Hike Taxes In Late August
  6. Caldwell Discovers New Trick to Hike Property Taxes on Farmers
  7. Board: Fired warden created a hostile work environment, but should get 2 years back pay
  8. Soft on Crime: Hawaii BB Shooting Suspect Walks, Molests Child

Friday, July 07, 2017
July 7, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii, Alaska contemplate coming into North Korean missile range
  2. July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
  3. Ige's Second Suit Against Trump: Too Much Even for an Obama Judge—AG Appeals to 9th
  4. Competition heating up on Asia-Hawaii trade
  5. HART board chokes on forensic audit
  6. Here’s Who Might Get Stung Hardest By Any New Rail Taxes
  7. Supreme court hears arguments on 10% Rail Skim
  8. Building a house in Honolulu costs nearly twice as much as Chicago, report shows
  9. Median price of a home could hit $1 million by 2022
  10. Court decision disappoints substitute teacher
  11. Legislature Cut Every Penny For Free Or Low-Cost Legal Services
  12. State fires execs at OCCC as jail's care for mentally ill inmates declines
  13. Star-Adv: Ige Should Join Next Fake Anti-Trump Fight—Don’t Surrender Voter Data
  14. Hawaii First to Join Paris Accord?  Fake News!
  15. Anti-Aquarium Nuts: We Are the New Normal
  16. Jail Term for Blasphemy: Teenage Iconoclast Repents, Pledges Obsequience to State Religion

Thursday, July 06, 2017
July 6, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tiki bar owner bows to ‘cultural appropriation’ outcry: ‘I am so very sorry’
  2. Secy Perry calls the Jones Act an impediment to energy independence
  3. Some reasons why the HART Board does not want to do a forensic audit
  4. DLNR: Napali Coast a Better Place with Squatters Out
  5. Progressive Activists are the Main Cause of Inequality
  6. Corrupt Former Liquor Commissioner is also Child Molester—Only Gets 18 months
  7. Rail Construction Destroying Businesses—County Pretends to Help
  8. Police Commission Panics After Consultant Who Picked Kealoha Refuses to do it Again
  9. Taxpayers Might Have To Pay For Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Attorney
  10. Hu Honua Ripoff: Another Green Energy Rate hike Coming
  11. Oahu single-family home prices hits record $795k
  12. Fight over Trump travel ban's scope begins in federal courts
  13. Civil Beat Editors Endorse Anti-Aquarium Hysteria
  14. Keeping Traffic Jammed: Caldwell Eliminates More Lanes
  15. Ige Bill Signing

Wednesday, July 05, 2017
July 5, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Al Hee's Scam Company Loses its Monopoly on DHHL
  2. Kaiser Takes Control of Maui County HHSC Hospitals
  3. Office Of Maunakea Management honored with culture and heritage award
  4. A Passion for Papaya is Not Propaganda
  5. Beyond Middle Street: Public Forums Discuss Options for Rail
  6. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 5, 2017
  7. Best States to Start a Business? Hawaii Ranks 46th
  8. Special Session? Legislators All Agree Caldwell Can’t be Trusted
  9. Three Plans to Give HSTA More Control over DoE
  10. 91% of Hawaii Senior Women are Rich
  11. Embattled City Prosecutor Kealoha Has Been On Unpaid Leave Since April
  12. SB 1240 on aquarium fishing should be vetoed
  13. Medicated: 17,591 sign up for Marijuana

Tuesday, July 04, 2017
July 4, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
  2. The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
  3. Trump Lawyers Ask Hawaii Court to Stay Out of Travel Ban
  4. Ige: I will Help Keep Illegal Aliens Voting
  5. Maui Hospital Privatization Will Save State $260M
  6. At Maui's correctional center, a litany of safety concerns — and no fix in sight
  7. Riding the rail means an endless parade of buses
  8. Isle lifeguards on patrol despite liability exposure
  9. Hawaii now has the nation's broadest wildlife trafficking ban
  10. Sand Mining Since 1984, Suddenly Shut Down
  11. Leftists Protest Against July 4th


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EITC: Devil in the Details
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 23, 2017

On July 10, 2017, Governor Ige proudly signed House Bill 209, a bill that establishes a Hawaii earned income tax credit.... 


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JSC Announces Four Vacancies--Seeks Chief Judge for ICA
by News Release Saturday, July 22, 2017

...And ICA Judge Katherine Leonard is seeking retention....


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Millennials are public pension losers
by Kelii Akina Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hawaii may be giving millennials the short end of the stick when it comes to the state’s unfunded public pension liabilities....


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Rail: 75% of Contracts Already Signed
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Saturday, July 22, 2017

.... CITYLAB --formerly Atlantic Cities-- covers the Honolulu rail boondoggle ....


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Grassroot: Special Session Should Order Rail Audit
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, July 22, 2017

...VIDEO: Grassroot Institute writer discusses audit of rail fiasco....


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AG Chin Calls on Trump Admin to Keep Rape Hysteria Active on Campuses Nationwide
by News Release Friday, July 21, 2017

...90 percent of campus sexual assault allegations “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right.’”....


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Hawaii Braces For Possible NK Missile Attack
by News Article Friday, July 21, 2017

Hawaii is introducing an emergency response plan for residents to prepare them for a possible North Korean missile strike....


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AG Chin Politicizing Office and ignoring his real job
by Rep Bob McDermott Friday, July 21, 2017

...a hyper-partisan, publicity-seeking, grandstander....


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How High Are Individual Income Tax Collections in Your State?
by Tax Foundation Thursday, July 20, 2017

... Before the latest increase, Hawaii ranked 11th ....


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"Make Hawaii the Line in the Sand for North Korean Missiles”
by Gene Ward Thursday, July 20, 2017

Representative Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis urging more protections for Hawaii.... 


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DBEDT: International Students Spend $255M in Hawaii
by News Release Wednesday, July 19, 2017

... report analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy ....


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Supreme Court Rejects Parts of Hawaii Judgment, 24,000 Muslims Blocked from Country
by News Article Wednesday, July 19, 2017

...And Hawaii Attorney General Chin is preparing his appeal to the 9th Circuit to admit the 24,000 Muslims....


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Auditor: Anti-Superferry Activists Wasted $71M of Taxpayer Money
by Hawaii State Auditor Wednesday, July 19, 2017

...Underwater: State’s Costs of Hawai‘i Superferry....


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Homeless Youth: Hawaii Ranks 5th
by News Article Wednesday, July 19, 2017

...2017’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth....


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Full Text: Mandatory Sprinkler Bill
by News Release Wednesday, July 19, 2017

...Caldwell today introduced a bill requiring retrofitted sprinkler systems be installed in all high-rise residential buildings over 75 feet tall built before sprinkler systems were required in 1975....


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Oahu Military to Get 20% for Cost of Living
by News Release Wednesday, July 19, 2017

...U.S. Pacific Command announced changes to the 2017 Hawaii Cost of Living Allowance effective Sept. 1, 2017....


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Input Sought for DHHL 2018 Legislative Agenda
by News Release Wednesday, July 19, 2017

...The deadline for proposals is Thursday, August 10, 2017....


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OHA seeks community input for its Wahiawā lands master plan
by News Release Tuesday, July 18, 2017

...Explore the development of compatible agricultural uses and other programmatic initiatives....


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Prostitution: HPD Officer Pleads Guilty--Offered to 'Fix' Case
by News Release Tuesday, July 18, 2017

...LaBarre will be sentenced on October 23, 2017....


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HART Boardmember: Our Credibility has Disappeared, Nobody Knows Who is Responsible
by News Release Monday, July 17, 2017

...Full Text: Letter to HART Boardmembers, Mayor and County Councilmembers from John Henry Felix....


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Hirono: I get most of my Intel from Watching TV
by Video Video Monday, July 17, 2017

..."Well, mainly I get my news from watching you guys on TV" Hirono said....


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Hawaii Death Tax: State Gets You in the End
by Tax Foundation Monday, July 17, 2017

...State inheritance and estate taxes, together with the federal estate tax, reduce investment, discourage business expansion, and can sometimes drive wealthy taxpayers out of state....


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U.S. Senator McCain strikes again at the Jones Act
by News Release Monday, July 17, 2017

“Senator John McCain introduces legislation to repeal the Jones Act & promote free trade”


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 17, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, July 17, 2017
  • Senate: Rao Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Hagerty Nomination – Confirmation
  • House: California Drought Prevention
  • House: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization

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2017’s Best & Worst Places for First-Time Home Buyers--Honolulu Ranks 268th
by News Article Monday, July 17, 2017

...23 key indicators of market attractiveness, affordability and quality of life....


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HART's Latest Excuse: Blame Paulette Kaleikini
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Sunday, July 16, 2017

... HART's current cost overrun is 93.4%, of which 1% is due to the two lawsuits ....


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How Rail Bonds Can Help Put Local Politicians in Jail
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 16, 2017

...City officials were accused of certifying financial statements in 2002 and 2003 that were false because they failed to disclose that the city was purposely underfunding....


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State Releases Follow Up Audit of the Management of Mauna Kea
by Hawaii State Auditor Saturday, July 15, 2017

...We found that UH and DLNR have partially implemented four of the recommendations. Three recommendations remain open, and one is inapplicable at this time....


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Supreme Court gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion
by News Article Saturday, July 15, 2017

... Hawaii must explain itself to the Supreme Court before 6AM Tuesday ....


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How to Lower the Cost of Health Care and Bring Doctors Back to Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, July 15, 2017

...Presentation featuring Dr. Kyle Varner, former Hawaii physician....


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Can American Samoa Break Hawaiian Airlines Monopoly?
by Michael Hansen Saturday, July 15, 2017

...American Samoa seeks federal avaition cabotage waiver....


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Giving Rail Credit Where it Isn't Due
by Kelii Akina Friday, July 14, 2017

...rail is like the cousin who is always hitting you up for money....


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Private Scholarships Offer Micronesians Access to Opportunity
by News Release Friday, July 14, 2017

...A dozen Micronesian students are headed to prestigious private schools this fall, thanks to Habele K-12 tuition scholarships....


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US Soldier, ISIS Supporter Believed Hitler Was Right And Moon Landings Were Fake
by News Article Friday, July 14, 2017

...Kang, who belongs to the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii and worked as an air traffic control operator, pledged allegiance to ISIS and attempted to send classified and unclassified military documents to members of the terror group....


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Honolulu Auditor Announces Plans for 2017-18
by News Release Friday, July 14, 2017

...plan of proposed audits for FY2017-18....


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Hawaii: 22% of Medicare Patients got Opioids in 2016
by News Article Friday, July 14, 2017

...and Hawaii is among the lowest in the USA....


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Constitutional Limits on States’ Efforts to “Uphold” the Paris Agreement
by News Release Friday, July 14, 2017

...On June 6, the Governor of Hawaii signed two bills that his office described as supporting the Paris Agreement....


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Hawaii Obama-Appointed Judge Orders More Muslims into Country
by News Article Friday, July 14, 2017

... “The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the executive branch’s duty to protect the nation,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said ....


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UH Prof Lists Surviving ‘Internalized Misogyny’ On Resume
by News Article Thursday, July 13, 2017

"...by keeping your job and your other unearned privileges, you are running a continued debt to marginalized people and you should always be seeking ways to pay us back....” -- UH Manoa Prof Piper Harron


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Invasive Species Inspectors Communicate 'Caveman Style' After (another) State IT Project Failure
by Hawaii State Auditor Thursday, July 13, 2017

...After more than a decade of development and close to $4.2 million in new and amended contracts, Department of Agriculture has failed in its attempt to implement a central integrated database....  (try MS Excel next time)


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Road Funding: Nobody Pays More Than Hawaii Drivers
by Tax Foundation Thursday, July 13, 2017

...the share of state and local road spending that is covered by tolls, user fees, and taxes varies drastically. It ranges from only 12 percent in Alaska to 76.3 percent in Hawaii....


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Mandatory Abortion: As Predicted SB501 Leads to Lawsuit
by News Article Thursday, July 13, 2017

...Faith-based pregnancy centers file suit against Hawaii law, say it forces abortion promotion....


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Ige Launches 'Multi-Department Opioid Abuse Initiative'
by News Release Wednesday, July 12, 2017

...drug overdose leading cause of injury-related deaths....


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Hawaii Energy Costs--Low Usage vs High Rates
by News Article Wednesday, July 12, 2017

...Hawaii ranks 37th in monthly energy cost....


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Honolulu 6th-Worst City to Drive in
by News Article Wednesday, July 12, 2017

...average gas prices to average annual hours of traffic delays to auto-repair shops per capita....


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US: Only Supreme Court can relax immigration limits
by News Article Wednesday, July 12, 2017

... Judge Derrick K. Watson “lacks authority…to grant additional relief beyond what the Supreme Court permitted” ....


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Hawaii Will Force Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Advertise Free Abortions
by News Article Wednesday, July 12, 2017

All five of Hawaii’s pro-life pregnancy centers will be forced to choose between advertising free abortions and defying the state’s demands starting Wednesday July 12, 2017....


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US Missile Defense System Achieves Successful Intercept Amid Rising Tensions With North Korea
by News Article Wednesday, July 12, 2017

...Video Shows What It Might Look Like If The US Knocked Out One Of Kim Jong Un’s Missiles....


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CNBC: Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Business
by News Article Wednesday, July 12, 2017

... Hawaii's disadvantages, like the regulatory regime and the roads, are not beyond its control ....


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National conservative advocates for Jones Act on national security basis
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, July 11, 2017

...National conservative advocates for Jones Act on national security basis....


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Ige Vetoes 13 Bills--Two Become Law Without Signature
by News Release Tuesday, July 11, 2017

...Ige announced that he has vetoed 13 of 15 bills on his Intent to Veto list....


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Political Correctness Kept Radical Muslim in Army for Years
by IPT News Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Kang case demonstrates the longstanding military practice of genuflection before the altar of political correctness remains. ...


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Floating rail bonds could sink city credit
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, July 11, 2017

...rail leaders want to put $350 million on the city’s “credit card” to fund the project....


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Hawaii's Ruling Party Announces 'Summer of Resistance and Renewal'
by News Release Tuesday, July 11, 2017

...DPH leadership engaged grassroots “resistance” groups to apprise them of the project and invite them to participate in the program....


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Competition: Too Many Ships Ply Asia-Hawaii Routes?
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, July 11, 2017

“...this high level of service should provide better access and lower logistics costs for Asian goods....”


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City to hold second public workshop on Blaisdell Master Plan
by News Release Tuesday, July 11, 2017

...Thursday, July 13 beginning at 6pm....


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FBI Arrests Kaiser HS Grad at Schofield -- Tied to Islamic State
by News Article Monday, July 10, 2017

According to the FBI, Kang pledged allegiance to ISIS and attempted to provide military documents to ISIS contacts....


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Mucking Around in the Past?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 09, 2017

...HART stunned critics by cancelling a special audit that would have examined past cost overruns....


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GE Tax Equivalent to 13% Sales Tax
by Andrew Walden Saturday, July 08, 2017

...Hawaii GET taxes many products multiple times and ultimately taxes 99.21 percent of the state’s personal income compared to the national median sales tax which applies to 34.46 percent of personal income....


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Economic freedom needed to increase affordable housing
by Kelii Akina Saturday, July 08, 2017

Dr. Keli’i Akina gave the following speech on June 30th, 2017, at the 2017 Maui County Affordable Housing Summit, hosted by the Maui Chamber of Commerce and Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns....


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IT Project Stripped out of DOTax after decade of influence buying, psychosis, and bankruptcy
by News Article Saturday, July 08, 2017

...The shift out of DOTax is just a scam to justify vetoing HB1414 which mandated an audit of the State's decade-long series of IT debacles....


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Ige Reappoints Three to LUC
by News Release Saturday, July 08, 2017

...Nancy Cabral (Hawai‘i County), Linda Estes (Kaua‘i County) and Gary Okuda (At-Large)....


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Ige's Second Suit Against Trump: 9th Circuit Says Chin is Faking it
by News Article Friday, July 07, 2017

“This court will not upset the Supreme Court’s careful balancing and ‘equitable judgment’ brought to bear when ‘tailor(ing) a stay’ in this matter....”


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July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
by Andrew Walden Friday, July 07, 2017

When the USSR collapsed in 1991, long-secret archives of the Communist International were thrown open to western researchers for the first time.  Many previously unknown details of communist history have been revealed--including the 1935 Comintern orders directing Communists to begin work in Hawaii.


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Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
by News Article Friday, July 07, 2017

When Hawaii became the 50th U.S. State in 1959, the historic occasion was marked by ceremonies within the sanctuary walls of the Kawaiaha‘o Church .... 


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HART board chokes on forensic audit
by Grassroot Institute Friday, July 07, 2017

“It’s not my intent to muck around in the past.”


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Competition heating up on Asia-Hawaii trade
by Michael Hansen Friday, July 07, 2017

...the dedicated Asia–Hawaii Express will be upgraded from a fortnightly service to a weekly sailing starting in July 2017....


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Hawaii, Alaska contemplate coming into North Korean missile range
by News Article Thursday, July 06, 2017

...Ward believes it is time to refurbish the tunnels as civilian shelters in case of a North Korean attack....


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DLNR: Napali Coast a Better Place with Squatters Out
by News Release Wednesday, July 05, 2017

...A three day operation last week resulted in additional arrests and the dismantling of large, illegal camps in Kalalau Valley....


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Some reasons why the HART Board does not want to do a forensic audit
by Honolulu Traffic Wednesday, July 05, 2017

...a number of allegedly flagrant violations of the law including the following....


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