Thursday, July 19, 2018
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Thursday, July 19, 2018
July 19, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii offers a cautionary tale of a socialist future for the U.S.
  2. Hawaii's false ballistic-missile warning spurs senators to propose fixing national alert system
  3. Should Sovereignty Activists Vote?
  4. States with the Most At-Risk Youth--Hawaii 31st
  5. Blackmailed by DCCA, Spectrum Rolls out 'Free' Wi-Fi Statewide
  6. Legislature 2018: Accomplishments for small business 
  7. Soft on Crime: Alleged Cop Killer has 13-year Rap Sheet—Never Did Any Real Time
  8. OHA: Crabbe Donates to Esther Kiaaina
  9. Kauai Charter School: Secret Credit Card Accounts—May Lose Charter
  10. HART Gives HIDoT Budget $26M Subsidy
  11. City overstates number of homeless getting permanent housing
  12. Raise minimum wage? No, create better jobs
  13. Methane Hysteria next on Hawaii Environmental Agenda?
  14. HPD rolling out body cameras next month
  15. Overcrowding worsens at Maui High — and relief is years away
  16. Big Island Has the Most Drugs and no residential treatment facility 
  17. After Burning $58M Hawaii ‘Tech’ Company Comes up with … A Dietary Supplement

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii federal special education profile updated
  2. Got a Fake Service Animal? Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Lawyers Can Help
  3. 2018’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America  
  4. How Charles Djou Is Keeping His Hand In Honolulu Politics
  5. Council Bills: Tear Down Newly-Constructed Affordable Housing ‘Monsters’
  6. Bag Ban: Just another example of politicians sticking it to the average guy and handing the money to businesses
  7. Star-Adv Jumps on Next Wave of Eco-Hysteria: ‘Best to ditch plastic straws’
  8. Global Warming to be Excuse for Higher Insurance Rates
  9. State Agrees To Upgrade Public Housing For Disabled After Federal Probe
  10. A one-way ticket for homeless to Waianae's coast
  11. Big Island Double Rate of Opioid Prescriptions
  12. Hawaii extends federal Title IX protections to LGBTQ students
  13. Lesbian Child Molestation Charged at Boys and Girls Club Maui
  14. HPD offers amnesty program for bump stocks

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
July 17, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Video: Screams as Tour Boat Hit by Lava Bomb
  2. Federal judges not supposed to be political
  3. Why no Mobile Homes for Lava Victims?
  4. Caldwell issues directive on climate change and sea level rise
  5. Federal Appeals Court: No Property Right In A Clean And Pure Environment
  6. Farm Fair 2018: Eating the GMO Papaya
  7. Another Hawaii Hi-Tech Scam Busted
  8. CD1: Case 36, Chin 27, Kim 14
  9. Lt Governor: Green 34, Tokuda 14, Carvalho 14
  10. Idiots Give Kaniela Ing $377K—What will he do with it?
  11. 76% Believe Gabbard Should Debate
  12. Lawyer Claims Cell Phone, Laptop ‘Stolen’ Just Before he was to Submit them to Kealoha Investigators
  13. HART: $134M Budget Bloat is a Good Thing
  14. Honolulu Cab Companies ‘Discouraged’ By Caldwell Pricing Proposals
  15. Judge Orders More Free Lawyers for Kealohas
  16. Maui: No Homes for Working People Since 1980s
  17. 10 percent of isle students receive special-ed services
  18. Super-Gonorrhea: Hawaii is #1 in USA 
  19. Addicts Get 15,000 Free Needles a Month in Kailua-Kona
  20. Poll: 62% Fooled by Homeless Safe Zones
  21. Feds Will Spend $345 Million To Prevent A Devastating Waikiki Flood

Monday, July 16, 2018
July, 2018 Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
  • Why no Mobile Homes for Lava Victims?
  • Federal judges not supposed to be political
  • Reorganizing the HTA

Monday, July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. A Rogues Gallery – Hawaii Candidates 2018
  2. Best Cities for First Time Homebuyers? Honolulu Ranks 253rd
  3. Poll: Voters Know Hanabusa Cannot be Trusted
  4. Hawaii GOP support for Trump surges
  5. Oxycontin Hawaii:  77 Deaths in 2016
  6. Election Ploy: Hanabusa’s Police Allow Homeless to Run Rampant in Waikiki

Sunday, July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB2748: $500,000,000 Hole in Budget
  2. Poll: Tupola 41 - Carroll 28
  3. Poll: Ige Beats Hanabusa 44-40
  4. Hanabusa coasts on leadership claims while vague on policy
  5. Puna Land-Swap Could Provide Answer
  6. Hawaii’s regressive “progressives”
  7. Abigail Kawananakoa records secret despite Supreme Court directive
  8. HGEA Still Whining about Maui’s hospital changeover, a year later
  9. Woman’s death from heroin overdose leads to dismantling of homeless camp
  10. Kauai Mayor Considers Lifting Ban on Vacation Rentals
  11. Kauai to kick off vote-by-mail
  12. Hawaii veterans work to rebuild, find a home for Barbers Point memorial
  13. New study finds rat eradication improves fisheries around islands

Saturday, July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Push-Poll: Hanabusa Ahead 57-31
  2. Cash: Carpenters super PAC to Help Make up for Hanabusa campaign shortfall
  3. SD23: Very Little Cash for Hee After he Quits Gubernatorial Race
  4. LG Campaign: Rich Tranny Loans Himself $442K
  5. Tupola Leaves GOP Challengers Behind In Campaign Money Race
  6. Kiaaina: 100% for the Akaka Tribe
  7. Hawaii County Charter Commission Sworn in
  8. Status of missing drug evidence case a mystery

Friday, July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DoTax Chickens Out on Retroactive Internet Sales Tax Collection
  2. HB1895: Legislators Give Tobacco Lobbyists Sneaky Bonus
  3. How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis
  4. Caldwell Proposes Reducing Regulatory Burden on Transportation Providers
  5. To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Corporate Income Taxes?
  6. Work together to implement Janus decision
  7. NextEra Execs Pay $20K for The Hanabusa
  8. Kealoha Case: Chief Cuckold’s Last Chance for a Deal?
  9. 'Arch enemies': Princess Kawananakoa's attorneys denounce foundation's board
  10. OHA Race: Esther Kia’aina Backed by Crabbe Cash Against Sam Wilder King II
  11. Microgrid Tariff: New Way to Transfer Ratepayer Money to Elon Musk
  12. City officials relocate 23 homeless to Shelter
  13. Soft on Crime: After 7-year Crime Spree, Criminal gets 5 years for Spear Attack (again)
  14. Coast Guard Medevacs Snorkeler from Molokini
  15. 25 Years Later—Developer Still Trying to Turn First Shovelful

Thursday, July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Highest Energy Costs--Lowest Consumption
  2. CNBC: America's Top States for Business -- Hawaii 47th
  3. Letters being mailed to 44,000 impacted by storage crash of driver licensing documents
  4. The FCC is changing up the country’s emergency alert system to prevent another Hawaii incident
  5. City Terminates Watts Constructors’ Right to Work on Joint Traffic Management Center
  6. Homeless Criminals Overrun Lava Evacuation Centers—Scare Victims Away
  7. Waikiki: Bystanders Provide Attitude Adjustment to Homeless Criminal
  8. County approaches Shipman about housing for evacuees
  9. Star-Adv Runs OHA Waimea Valley Fluff Piece
  10. Council OKs Property Tax Break For Active-Duty Military Personnel
  11. The city opened its waitlist for rental subsidies for 4 days — and 11,000 households applied
  12. $46,000 of grant to Atay’s assistant is being withheld—Trinette Furtado Defends Atay, Bardellini
  13. Political Insiders Sell 850 Pounds of Weed
  14. Lawyer: Dozens of Homosexual Child Molesters Became Hawaii priests
  15. AG: Alleged Charity Scammer Busted Again
  16. Organic Food is a Fraud
  17. Why banning plastic straws upsets people with disabilities
  18. Unwanted Recyclables Catch Fire in Keaau

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
July 11, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Senate Votes 72-27: Former AG Mark Bennett Confirmed to 9th Circuit Court
  2. Vote Sam King: Support Forensic Audit of OHA
  3. Are You Guilty of These?
  4. Department of Health begins implementation of new medicated cannabis amendments
  5. Ige Vetoes Massive TAT Hike
  6. Carbon Taxes: $855M Tax Hike Coming
  7. Tax Credit Junkies Grab for More Hawaii's Film Industry
  8. Hirono leaves door slightly open to voting for Kavanaugh
  9. More Hawaii Issues ‘Nationalized’
  10. Kim: Don’t bar building in lava zones
  11. Affordable housing index drops for homes, condos
  12. Hawaii Supreme Court Confirms Lesbians are Mandatory Houseguests
  13. Tobacco Smoking, vaping banned at University of Hawaii campuses (OK if marijuana)
  14. US Court of Appeals: HPD officers used excessive force during deadly tasing near Iolani Palace
  15. Ala Moana Park Homeless Debacle
  16. Tourist attack in Waikiki by homeless ‘man’
  17. Even Liberal California Judges Know That Anti-GMO Pesticide Claims are Garbage

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
July 10, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Signs Firearms Bills Including Bump Stock Ban
  2. Honolulu's Sidewalk Obstruction Prohibition Goes Island-Wide
  3. Tech Debacle: Hawaii v Ciber Stays in State Courts, Guaranteeing Big Money Payoff
  4. Ala Moana Park EIS Released for Public Comment
  5. Popular science news website promotes pesticide conspiracy theory
  6. Kau Charter School Shuttered Amid Criminal Investigation
  7. Best Cities to Drive in—Honolulu Scores 86th
  8. Hawaii--The most expensive place to live in America
  9. KIUC Paying $3.2 Million to Co-op Members
  10. Ige Vetoes Eight -- Allows Law Enforcement Standards Board to Become Law
  11. GEMS for Insiders: Polynesian Cultural Center First to Take Advantage of On-Bill Financing
  12. Katherine Kealoha had affair with Hawaii Co Fire Battalion Chief using money she stole from grandmother, feds say
  13. OHA Inspires Disillusionment For Hawaiians
  14. The annual money hunt begins for UH, stadium
  15. Arakawa Ads Take on Anti-GMO Mob
  16. Hawaii Co Councilmember was Paid Anti-GMO Lobbyist
  17. City boots contractor from delayed $54 million project
  18. Will State, Hawaii County Blow $2.7M on ‘Open Space’ Now Covered by Lava?
  19. Public safety officials submit plan for relocating, replacing OCCC
  20. Homeless: More Murder and Mayhem

Monday, July 09, 2018
July 9, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Make Hawaii Affordable Again
  2. Hawaii 11th Most Efficient Education System--When Cost of Living Taken into Account
  3. High Cost of Housing? 1978 State Constitution is the Problem
  4. Hanabusa Tried to Slip ‘Akaka Bill’ Thru Backdoor Deal
  5. Anti-GMO Corruption: Atay Gives $100,000 to his Thuggish Executive Assistant
  6. Jitters resurface over rail costs
  7. What Honolulu Rail Planners Can Learn From Puerto Rico
  8. Professional Licensing: It is easier to become a cop in Hawaii than to become a massage therapist or hair stylist.
  9. Public schools could soon be open for business

Sunday, July 08, 2018
July 8, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. If You Don’t Rock the Boat, How Do You Change Its Direction?
  2. Hanabusa: Mafia is Good for You and Me
  3. Star-Adv: A Vote for Hanabusa is a Vote for Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere
  4. Gov. David Ige wins over environmentalists
  5. Hawaii News Now enables Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign hypocrisy
  6. ACLU prepares to sue to Keep the Homeless out of Shelters
  7. Volunteers build additional shelters for evacuees
  8. Senate 19 Candidate Kurt Favella Catches Illegal Grease Dumper
  9. Surfrider Discovers Unwanted Kauai Garbage is Good Propaganda Tool
  10. Decades of Anti-Geothermal Hype Dismissed Easily

Saturday, July 07, 2018
July 7, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Recording Employees: HART’s evasiveness troubling
  2. Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
  3. July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
  4. Nago Reverses: Opens Pahoa Polling Place for Lava Evacuees
  5. Hawaii Timeshares Average 92% Occupancy in First Quarter 2018
  6. Hawaii's First Hemp Growers Licensed
  7. Unions Conspire with State to Illegally Continue Fee Collection for Non-Union Employees    
  8. Perreira Makes AFL-CIO Endorse Mafia Candidate Hanabusa
  9. Abigail Kawananakoa Foundation seeks to enter legal dispute over $200M fortune
  10. Opiate and cocaine use up, marijuana down in second quarter
  11. Star-Adv: Lets Pretend Erosion is Something New and its Caused by Sea Level Rise
  12. North Korea Slams U.S. ‘Gangster-Like’ Demands at Nuclear Talks

Friday, July 06, 2018
July 6, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Years of Hype: Hawaii Electricity Still 82.4% Coal and Oil
  2. Public lodging and island-wide sidewalk obstruction bills submitted to City Council
  3. Only One Jones Act Ship Used in Iraq War
  4. The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear
  5. Blue Cross: Hawaii Lowest Rate of Diagnosed Major Depression
  6. Strictest And Most Lenient States on Speeding and Reckless Driving
  7. Honolulu Auditor Announces Next Audit Plans  
  8. Lawmakers won’t override Ige vetoes
  9. After lawsuit Threat: State Suddenly ‘confident’ it will open Pahoa polling place
  10. Kamehameha Schools to pay $5M in case involving former teacher accused of recording students in the shower
  11. Will Dead Homosexual Child Molester be Removed from Punchbowl?
  12. Eviction case against former employees of Hawaiian heiress dismissed
  13. Young Brothers Grabs for $7.8M Rate Increase  
  14. Obamacare Grafted into Prepaid
  15. Same old Tricks from Maui Liquor Commission
  16. Coco Palms Grifters No-Show at Court Hearing
  17. Homeless Village May Get A New Neighbor: A 150-Foot Radio Tower
  18. Biki Getting 40% More Docking Stations Rent-Free

Thursday, July 05, 2018
July 5, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Who Wants to Kill OHA's Forensic Audit?
  2. Department of Hawaiian Home Lands: Broken Promises
  3. SCHHA: Danner Confab Set for July 14-15
  4. Former ILWU Stevedores Division Director slapped with federal indictment after alleged theft
  5. To Force Homeless into Shelters--Can ACLU Obstructionism be defeated?
  6. People returned to subdivision buried by lava in 1990 — could it happen again?
  7. DoE Discourages Teachers Faster than UH Can Graduate New Ones
  8. Shopping bag fee reduces spending
  9. August 11 -- 30% of Voters Will Decide Everything
  10. Campagna keeps pushing for debate
  11. 36% of Hawaii Candidates are Female
  12. Maui policymakers should consider a spending cap
  13. Homeless Drug Addict Attacks Woman at Ala Moana Park
  14. Drugs Behind Doubling on Foster Care Children on Kona Side of Big Island
  15. Residents in lava-ravaged lower Puna have a new concern: An uptick in crime

Wednesday, July 04, 2018
July 4, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Akina: Where is the "Forensic" Audit OHA Trustees Promised?
  2. Rate Hikes Coming: Matson Christens Big Overpriced Inouye Boat
  3. The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
  4. The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
  5. Who Has Freedom and Who Doesn’t?
  6. Don’t forget the sunscreen today
  7. HGEA Endorses Mercado Kim for Congress
  8. Elle Cochran Bought n Paid for by Maui Developers
  9. Cochran seeks to extend Central Maui moratorium on sand mining
  10. Maui: Professional managing director proposal deferred
  11. As LG Tsutsui Never Showed Up for Cabinet Meetings
  12. The U.S. has borne the Jones Act long enough
  13. Hawaii Hospitals Short on … Oxycontin?
  14. Low Quality Academics Make UH Manoa Students 6th Most Unhappy in USA
  15. Calling All Cronies: ‘Solar without a roof’ program set to debut

Tuesday, July 03, 2018
July 3, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ACLU Demands Pahoa Voters be Allowed to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day
  2. Reorganizing the HTA
  3. Ige Appoints Four New Members to HTA Board
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation--How They Voted July 2, 2018
  5. HART Seeks Applicants to Fill Board Vacancy 
  6. To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
  7. Designed to Fail: Local 5 Pushing Subprime Mortgage Scheme
  8. UH Cancer Center Keeps National Cancer Institute designation
  9. Hanabusa: Elect Me and I Will Build Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere
  10. Grants in Aid: Kidani, Yamane, Maluafiti Send Themselves $126K
  11. Trump Revokes Obama’s Anti-Asian School Admissions Policy
  12. Feds: Honolulu Rail Is Still Short By $134 Million
  13. Honolulu rail’s price tag now estimated at $8.3 billion, up $100 million
  14. Sen. Espero To Gov. Ige: ‘Huge Mistake’ To Veto Police Board
  15. Last call today for changes to Maui County Charter
  16. Sunscreen Ban Based on Junk Science
  17. Gap widens between arrivals and hotel occupancy: is Airbnb the reason?
  18. Hawaii officials eye a new approach to tourism
  19. Charter School Principal Calls It Quits After A Year
  20. Soft on Crime: Police searching for man with 17 prior convictions after parole violation
  21. State Religion Celebrates Sinners’ $0.15 Tithe

Monday, July 02, 2018
July 2, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Best States to Start a Business? Hawaii 50th
  2. Hawaiian Legislative Report Card Released
  3. Ray L’Heureux Should Have Been Included in Republican Debate
  4. Cocaine Dealer’s Wife Raises $139K in Council Bid
  5. Sam King for OHA Trustee
  6. Doug Chin was Lobbyist for CCA Private Prisons
  7. HEMIC:  We Will Not Buy Weed for Oxy Addicts
  8. Don’t Veto The New Police Certification Board

Sunday, July 01, 2018
July 1, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. It’s Not Easy Bein’ — an Employer
  2. State Payroll Modernization Readies for ‘Group 2’ Rollout
  3. 60,000 – 80,000 Lots to be Wiped Out? Ban on new construction in lava zones proposed
  4. Hawaii Union Bosses Have No Idea How to Extract Money from Workers Without Compulsion
  5. Tulsi Gabbard: Hypocrisy is as Hypocrisy Does
  6. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, once a thorn in scandal-plagued DNC’s side, gets taste of her own medicine
  7. Fewer women applying for judge positions in Hawaii
  8. Does it matter that Kaniela claims to be progressive?
  9. Councilmember Elle Cochran apologizes for FY 2019 rate increases
  10. Atay’s Anti-GMO Thug assistant is barred from Maui Council Services floor, ag offices


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Legislature 2018: Accomplishments for small business
by News Release Thursday, July 19, 2018

...paid leave, predictive scheduling, State-run retirement program....


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Grassroot Institute gives feds input on Jones Act
by Kelii Akina Thursday, July 19, 2018

...there is one set of maritime regulations and laws that costs consumers and businesses millions of dollars every year....


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Blackmailed by DCCA, Spectrum Rolls out 'Free' Wi-Fi Statewide
by News Release Thursday, July 19, 2018

“DCCA also negotiated a Public WiFi Partnership program to be deployed in the coming years as a condition of the Hawaiian Telcom-Cincinnati Bell transfer.”


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Hawaii offers a cautionary tale of a socialist future for the U.S.
by News Article Thursday, July 19, 2018

...According to CNBC, Hawaii has the second-highest tax burden in the country, just behind New York....


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Hawaii's false ballistic-missile warning spurs senators to propose fixing national alert system
by News Article Thursday, July 19, 2018

...The proposal is sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz, Hawaii Democrat, and Sen. John Thune, South Dakota....


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States with the Most At-Risk Youth--Hawaii 31st
by News Article Thursday, July 19, 2018

...WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key indicators of youth risk....


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Should Sovereignty Activists Vote?
by Video Video Thursday, July 19, 2018

...Voting In The August 11 OHA Election....


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Hawaii federal special education profile updated
by News Release Wednesday, July 18, 2018

...The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has created a profile for Hawaii....


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Got a Fake Service Animal? Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Lawyers Can Help
by News Release Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"...under both state and federal fair housing laws, a person with a disability has the right to request ... use of an assistance animal that works, assists, provides emotional support...."


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2018’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America
by News Article Tuesday, July 17, 2018

...Honolulu 132rd most stresed....


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Another Hawaii Hi-Tech Scam Busted
by News Release Tuesday, July 17, 2018

...Also named in the lawsuit is Maui-based artist and sculptor Spar Street, who the SEC says received investor money as commissions for indentifying and recruiting new investors....


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Federal Appeals Court: No Property Right In A Clean And Pure Environment
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, July 17, 2018

...Remember that case from earlier this year where the Hawaii Supreme Court held that for purposes of Hawaii's Due Process Clause, the Sierra Club has a property right in a "clean and healthful environment?"....


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Farm Fair 2018: Eating the GMO Papaya
by Joni Kamiya Tuesday, July 17, 2018

...A few minutes later, she came back and took a slice and ate it to the skin....


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Caldwell issues directive on climate change and sea level rise
by News Release Tuesday, July 17, 2018

... Propose revisions to shoreline rules and regulations to incorporate sea level rise ....


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Video: Screams as Tour Boat Hit by Lava Bomb
by Video Video Tuesday, July 17, 2018

...At least 22 people on a Lava Ocean Tours vessel were injured this morning after an explosion sent lava through the roof of the boat’s passenger cabin....


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Best Cities for First Time Homebuyers? Honolulu Ranks 253rd
by News Article Monday, July 16, 2018

...In 2017, 38% of all U.S. single-family home purchases were made by first-time buyers....


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A Rogues Gallery – Hawaii Candidates 2018
by Andrew Walden Sunday, July 15, 2018

...Are these people really running for office?....


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Poll: Tupola 41 - Carroll 28
by News Release Sunday, July 15, 2018

...Andria Tupola surges from behind to take big lead in GOP race....


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HB2748: $500,000,000 Hole in Budget
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 15, 2018

... $200 million, or most of it, is headed out the door with no visible means of getting it back.....


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HB1895: Legislators Give Tobacco Lobbyists Control Over Counties
by News Release Friday, July 13, 2018

...This provision would block (preempt) county governments in Hawaii from passing their own laws to reduce tobacco use, including measures addressing the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products and menthol cigarettes that attract kids....


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Retroactive Internet Sales Tax--DoTax Chickens Out
by News Article Friday, July 13, 2018

...“To avoid any constitutional concerns, the department will not retroactively administer Act 41....” 


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Work together to implement Janus decision
by Kelii Akina Friday, July 13, 2018

Government employee unions around the country are grappling with the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME....


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How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis
by Grassroot Institute Friday, July 13, 2018

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is releasing a new report that outlines how policymakers could resolve Hawaii’s financially dangerous public pension crisis....


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Caldwell Proposes Reducing Regulatory Burden on Transportation Providers
by News Article Friday, July 13, 2018

...“Instead of putting more restrictions on ride-hailing customers, Hawaii should explore ways to relieve taxi drivers of over-burdensome regulations,” Akina said....


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To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Corporate Income Taxes?
by Tax Foundation Friday, July 13, 2018

...Hawaii 44th at 0.8%....


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City Terminates Watts Constructors’ Right to Work on Joint Traffic Management Center
by News Release Thursday, July 12, 2018

...because of its failure to remedy numerous material defaults under the construction contract with the city....


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The FCC is changing up the country’s emergency alert system to prevent another Hawaii incident
by News Release Thursday, July 12, 2018

...Action Supports More Effective Local Emergency Alert Tests and PSAs, Addresses False Alerts, and Seeks to Improve Wireless Alerts....


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Letters being mailed to 44,000 impacted by storage crash of driver licensing documents
by News Release Thursday, July 12, 2018

...On September 15, 2017, a server containing multiple disks managed by Marquis ID Systems (MIDS) for the State of Hawai‘i’s drivers’ licensing programs had a multiple hard disk crash....


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CNBC: America's Top States for Business -- Hawaii 47th
by News Article Thursday, July 12, 2018

...We score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness....


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Hawaii Highest Energy Costs--Lowest Consumption
by News Release Thursday, July 12, 2018

...2018’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States....


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Department of Health begins implementation of new medicated cannabis amendments
by News Release Wednesday, July 11, 2018

...More THC, Vaping, and lots of Weed for Kids, Tourists, and out-of-state students....


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Are You Guilty of These?
by Video Video Wednesday, July 11, 2018

...Some Wonʻt Bother To Vote & Instead Say One Of These Three Things....


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Vote Sam King: Support Forensic Audit of OHA
by News Release Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"...I don't see it hurting the beneficiaries at all, except for those beneficiaries stealing money from OHA...."


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Senate Votes 72-27: Former AG Mark Bennett Confirmed to 9th Circuit Court
by News Release Wednesday, July 11, 2018

...Mark will put his skills and experience to good use on the bench as a fair and impartial judge, beholden to nothing but the law and the Constitution....


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Keli'i Akina Endorses Sam King for OHA
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Keli'i believes Sam is the candidate who will unite Hawaiians and reform OHA....


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Ige Vetoes Eight -- Allows Law Enforcement Standards Board to Become Law
by News Release Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers that he is vetoing eight out of 11 bills on his Intent to Veto list....


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GEMS for Insiders: Polynesian Cultural Center First to Take Advantage of On-Bill Financing
by News Release Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...PCC will finance systems totaling 413 kilowatts (kw), with flexibility to install additional systems and features. The agreement marks the first commercial on-bill financing project in Hawaii using the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority's recently launched Green Energy Money $aver (GEM$)On-Bill program....


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KIUC Paying $3.2 Million to Co-op Members
by News Release Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...“We had excellent financial results in 2017, which allows us to exercise one of the fundamental benefits of being a not-for-profit cooperative that is owned by the members it serves,” stated Allan Smith, Chairman of the KIUC Board of Directors....


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Hawaii--The most expensive place to live in America
by News Article Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Out-of-control living expenses in some of these places....


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Best Cities to Drive in—Honolulu Scores 86th
by News Article Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...driving is often a major hassle and expense....


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Kau Charter School Shuttered Amid Criminal Investigation
by News Release Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Big Island police have subpoenaed all of the school’s computers, financial records and student records....


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Popular science news website promotes pesticide conspiracy theory
by News Article Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Was the "secret cocktail" being sprayed from black helicopters?....


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Honolulu's Sidewalk Obstruction Prohibition Goes Island-Wide
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...city lawyers have taken great pains to craft the bills with language that works around areas that federal courts have found unacceptable....


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Ige Signs Firearms Bills Including Bump Stock Ban
by News Release Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Act 157 prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer and possession of bump fire stocks, multi-burst trigger activators, and trigger cranks....


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Tech Debacle: Hawaii v Ciber Stays in State Courts, Guaranteeing Big Money Payoff
by News Release Monday, July 09, 2018

...the State defeated a recent attempt by Ciber’s insurers to move the lawsuit out of state....


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Ala Moana Park EIS Released for Public Comment
by News Release Monday, July 09, 2018

...Revised improvement plans highlighted in Ala Moana Regional Park Draft EIS....


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VIDEO: Make Hawaii Affordable Again
by Brett Kulbis Monday, July 09, 2018

...imposing heavy taxes, creating massive bureaucracies and lavish government programs....


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Hawaii 11th Most Efficient Education System--When Cost of Living Taken into Account
by News Article Sunday, July 08, 2018

...Education narrative favoring wealthier, whiter states was just proven wrong....


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If You Don’t Rock the Boat, How Do You Change Its Direction?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 08, 2018

...When many of us in Hawaii grew up, we were taught to go with the flow....


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Hawaii's First Hemp Growers Licensed
by News Release Saturday, July 07, 2018

...industrial hemp refers to cannabis plants with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration at or below 0.3 percent....


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Hawaii Timeshares Average 92% Occupancy in First Quarter 2018
by News Release Saturday, July 07, 2018

...By comparison, hotel properties averaged an 82.9 percent occupancy rate for the same quarter....


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July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
by Andrew Walden Saturday, July 07, 2018

...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 Saturday, July 07, 2018

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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Recording Employees: HART’s evasiveness troubling
by Kelii Akina Friday, July 06, 2018

...To date, HART officials have not publicly explained why it has been recording the meetings between the auditor and HART employees....


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Public lodging and island-wide sidewalk obstruction bills submitted to City Council
by News Release Friday, July 06, 2018

"...Although we’ve made gains in combating homelessness, there is a group of service-resistant individuals who continue to disobey the rules and take up our public spaces....”


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After Years of Hype: Hawaii Electricity Still 82.4% Coal and Oil
by News Release Friday, July 06, 2018

...and this was before the geothermal plant was overrun by lava....


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Honolulu Auditor Announces Next Audit Plans
by News Release Friday, July 06, 2018

...In accordance with the City Charter Section 3-502.1 (c), we submit to the Honolulu City Council our plan of proposed audits for FY2018-19....


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Blue Cross: Hawaii Lowest Rate of Diagnosed Major Depression
by News Release Friday, July 06, 2018

...Wide variations exist in diagnosis rates between states and cities....


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Strictest And Most Lenient States on Speeding and Reckless Driving
by News Article Friday, July 06, 2018

... Hawaii Ranks 24th ....


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Only One Jones Act Ship Used in Iraq War
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, July 05, 2018

...For its overseas sealift operations, America’s military generally relies on America’s Maritime Security Program (MSP) fleet — all foreign-built ships that do not comply with the requirements of the Jones Act....


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The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear
by News Article Thursday, July 05, 2018

...closer scrutiny finds the law’s national security justification to be unmoored from modern military and technological realities....


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Department of Hawaiian Home Lands: Broken Promises
by Video Video Thursday, July 05, 2018

...Representative Gene Ward formed a study group to analyze what could be done to fulfill the Prince's promise....


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SCHHA: Danner Confab Set for July 14-15
by News Release Thursday, July 05, 2018

...“It’s a really cool summit,” said Robin Puanani Danner, the SCHHA elected chairman since the fall of 2015....


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Who Wants to Kill OHA's Forensic Audit?
by Video Video Thursday, July 05, 2018

...After Voting For It Some OHA Trustees Have Been Secretly Trying To Kill It Off....


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The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, July 04, 2018

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....


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The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, July 04, 2018

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....


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Rate Hikes Coming: Matson Christens Big Overpriced Inouye Boat
by News Release Tuesday, July 03, 2018

...It is the first of two new ships being built for Honolulu-based Matson by Philly Shipyard at a total cost of approximately $418 million for the pair, and the first of four new vessels that Matson will put into its Hawaii service during the next two years....


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Akina: Where is the "Forensic" Audit OHA Trustees Promised?
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, July 03, 2018

...After over a year of endless delays and obstacles, the independent audit has not even started....


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UH Cancer Center Keeps National Cancer Institute designation
by News Release Tuesday, July 03, 2018

...Of more than 1,000 cancer centers across the country, the UH Cancer Center is one of only 70 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in the nation....


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ACLU Demands Pahoa Voters be Allowed to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day
by News Release Tuesday, July 03, 2018

...The letter, written by ACLU of Hawai’i Legal Director, Mateo Caballero, vows swift legal action if the “severe burden on the right to vote” imposed by the Office of Elections’ current voting plans for areas of Hawai‘i Island affected by the eruption of Kilauea Volcano are not fixed....


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