Monday, September 25, 2017
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Monday, September 25, 2017
Letters to the Editor September, 2017
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UH Law Prof Antolini: Mrs Brian Schatz’ North Shore Shopping Plaza is Not News – Stop reporting it


Monday, September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Go to Court Over Law Requiring They Promote Abortions
  2. Congresswoman calls for yearlong Puerto Rico Jones Act waiver
  3. Hawaii Lowest Teacher Salaries in USA
  4. Unions Stood by as Kenoi Violated Civil Service Laws—100s Illegally Bypassed to hire ‘POI’
  5. Chief: Police Commission to Winnow out Non-Corrupt Contenders This Week
  6. DoE Starts Semester with 531 Teacher Vacancies
  7. Doctor shortage worsens
  8. Revitalizing Mayor Wright Homes could cost $1 billion
  9. Tax Review Commission: A $700M Money Grab 
  10. Hawaii Electric Rates up 9% in Year
  11. Sierra Club Still Working Hard to Destroy Farmers
  12. Nuclear attack sirens? Try wait

Sunday, September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GOP Obamacare Repeal Deal Would Boost Hawaii Medicare and Medicaid
  2. Harbors Division Soaking the Taxpayer – Again and Again
  3. Brian Schatz Praises NFL Players who Kneel During National Anthem
  4. Morale a major problem at embattled police department, some say
  5. Big Island Strive HI test scores overall still below standard
  6. How Honolulu Strip Clubs Get Away with Liquor Law Violations
  7. No more cuffs in court? New policy says suspects can appear without shackles

Saturday, September 23, 2017
September 23, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DLNR wants to triple fees for commercial marine licenses
  2. Senator: Lets Build a Massive Festering Homeless Tent City Downtown Where There’s Lots of Copper 
  3. 41 Tons of Trash Removed from Pearl City Homeless Camp
  4. Solar Panels About to Get More Expensive
  5. 35 Years Late: Honolulu Leftist Churches Finally Decide to get Around to Becoming ‘Sanctuaries’
  6. Investigator will explore contention over Kawananakoa’s estate

Friday, September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Ask Court to Stop Law Forcing Them to Promote Abortions
  2. Hurricanes Blow Jones Act Out of the Way
  3. Ige Assigns Dock Space to Pasha, TOTE
  4. How High Are Property Tax Collections Where You Live?
  5. Oahu Construction Boom Ending: What Excuse Will HART Use Next?
  6. If N. Korea attacks Hawaii, you'll have minutes to prepare
  7. More Tax Hikes Coming? Rail’s last segment fraught with risk to Taxpayers
  8. OHA Trustees to Reconsider CNHA Contract at Sept 27 Meeting
  9. Criminals Stealing More Thanks to Legislature
  10. Council Considers New Scheme to Keep Criminals on the Streets
  11. Marijuana Stores Move 57lbs of Dope in First Month
  12. City continues to clear out items along the Pearl City bike path
  13. With No Chief to Collect Payoffs, HPD Raids Illegal Gambling Sites Island-Wide
  14. Police: Non-Profit Loses $5.8M to Embezzler

Thursday, September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Al Hee Minion Robin Danner Grabs for Control of Crooked Sandwich Isles Scam Company
  2. Surprise: CNHA Charter School Scheme Twice as Large as Previously Reported
  3. Record setting applications for UH Manoa--But Enrollment Still Drops
  4. City Fines Go Away for N Shore ‘Shopping Center’ Planned by Mrs. Brian Schatz
  5. OIP Rules Designed to Cut off Access to Public Records
  6. BLNR Hears Arguments Over Control of Mauna Kea Telescope, Land
  7. How Some Hawaii Officials’ Paychecks Compare To The Mainland
  8. Ige Confuses Renewable Energy with Low Climate Impact Policies
  9.  Hawaii and other Liberal States Single-Handedly Saving Planet from Global Cooling or Warming or a Big Monster
  10. DOH: Honey Butane Oil is ‘Medicine’ Now
  11. HPD Officer Points out that Chief Selection Process is Corrupt
  12. Kealoha’s Quest For City To Pay His Legal Fees Takes A Nasty Turn
  13. Hawaii Housing Authority -- Kupuna ordered to pay $800 rent increase
  14. Hawaii Co Council Votes to Ban Foam Containers
  15. Study: $30B of Hawaii’s Economy based on Obamacare

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii is #1 in Teacher Absenteeism at 79% 
  2. Hawaii 6th Most Indebted State
  3. Hawaii: 10,464 Student Loan Debtors Over Age 60
  4. 'Pono Policy Academy' to Begin Candidate Training Classes
  5. Got Anxiety? DoH begins adding new excuses for Medicated Marijuana
  6. Greenmail: OHA, UH Team up to Hire More Lawyers
  7. Nuclear Blast Preparations: Inside Legislators’ Secret Meeting
  8. HART: We Overestimated Last Tax Hike by $600M
  9. Ige’s School Reform:  Kaiser HS Football Team Collapses Season Cancelled After Threats
  10. Special Education Parents: More Lawsuits Coming
  11. 29% Property tax Hike for Maui TVRs
  12. $4M Effort Forces 42 Homeless Drug Addicts to Accept Shelter
  13. Kauai PD Raids Homeless Camps Forces 8 to Accept Shelter in Jail
  14. Hawaii Co: In a few years we may buy some Igloos, until then we will have massive festering homeless tent cities
  15. Abused Toddler’s Mom Seeks Federal Help With Her Son’s Case Against ‘Friend of the Police’
  16. HFD: We Know cause of Marco Polo Fire
  17. Lanai Celebrates Death of Big Wind

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Sends out Secret Memo on Information Practices
  2. Caldwell: Now That Legislature Has Done the Hard Work of Raising Taxes, I Urge HART to Not Do Nothing
  3. Data vs Hype: Honolulu NOAA Chart Shows Sea Level Rise is a False Crisis
  4. Residents of U.S. Territories Ask Court to Expand Voting Rights
  5. Survey: Texas More Diverse Than Hawaii
  6. Rail ’Recovery’ Magically Drops Cost by $1B and Plans $429M per Year in New Tax Hikes
  7. Rail critic calls HART’s financial recovery plan shallow
  8. Telescope: Result of BLNR Hearing will be Appealed to Supreme Court
  9. Overflowing With Homeless Drug Addicts, Emergency rooms struggle with long waiting times
  10. Homeless Pour into Waianae Tweeker Camp
  11. Soft on Crime: Cohort of Alleged Waikiki Shooter Released from Death Row in Delaware Thanks to Liberal Lawyers

Monday, September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Report: Hawaii Health Insurance Jumps by Avg of $341
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 18, 2017
  3. Shelter? Most of Hawaii ‘On Their Own’ to Deal with Nuke Fallout
  4. DoI Recommends Opening Some Pacific Monuments to Fishing
  5. These Big Oahu Schools Got Bigger
  6. Hawaii Co Police struggle with overtime, vacancies
  7. Wait For Drug Treatment On Big Island Can Stretch Months
  8. State Caregiver Aid Program Takes Shape—How Much will FACE Get?
  9. Shipping companies’ expansion in isles could go bust for some

Sunday, September 17, 2017
September 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Why America's Missile Defenses Might Not Work Against North Korea
  2. Legislature with U R Missing
  3. Carbon Tax Heads $700M in Tax Hikes Proposed for Next Legislative Session
  4. HART Submits Rail Recovery Plan after 16 Months of Chaos Produces Massive Tax Hike
  5. New documents reveal state system that failed abused boy
  6. Media bring legal challenge to Police Commission secrecy
  7. City Fees Add to the High Cost of Sprinkler Retrofit
  8. Ige Spews CO2 from Here to NYC—Meeting with Tax Credit Schemers to Talk ‘Warming’
  9. Crony Capitalist Kelly King Plans to Spend $1.5M to Attract More Homeless to Kihei
  10. ACLU: We will Push Hawaii Counties to become 'Sanctuaries’ for Illegal Aliens
  11. Big Island: Donald J Trump Scares Seven Liberals Away from Voting
  12. Aquarium fish: Let science guide decision-making
  13. Brian Schatz Can’t Distinguish Between Weather and Climate
  14. Sale of Apartments Will Profit HHFDC, Reduce Affordable Housing

Saturday, September 16, 2017
September 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
  2. Hawaii GOP Calls on Schatz to Return Money
  3. Nominees Sought: Four UH Regents
  4. Hawaii Uninsured Rate Drops 4.36% Since 2010
  5. HART: Feds Freeze Rail Spending on Land Buy
  6. Concern grows after construction workers unearth 2 sets of iwi
  7. Honolulu to consider paying homeowners to house homeless
  8. Rep Tupola: Sex trafficking is a big problem in Hawaii
  9. How one Hawaii school is helping kids succeed by making sure they get to class
  10. Solar installation warranty died with Honolulu company
  11. Today’s Police News: Assault, Road Rage, and Cyberstalking

Friday, September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Is Hawaii Safe in Light of North Korea's Missile and Nuclear Tests?
  2. BLNR Telescope Hearing Set for Sept 20
  3. Census: Hawaii Highest Rents in USA
  4. Bloomberg: After Irma, America Should Scrap the Jones Act
  5. GAO: Pearl Harbor Shipyard in Bad Shape
  6. AG Chin: How a lobbyist for Corrections Corporation of America became the Left’s darling
  7. Pension Spiking Costs Taxpayers $25M per year
  8. HART puts finishing touches on rail recovery plan on eve of deadline
  9. State’s records request rules changing
  10. Welfare, Medicare and Marijuana: Internet Billionaire has a Plan for Your Life

Thursday, September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii GE Tax Highest Sales Tax in USA on Per Capita Basis
  2. Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit
  3. Am Samoa: Feds Settle with StarKist
  4. Harassed by Attorney General, Parents of Autistic Child Flee State
  5. Honolulu Rail 3x More Expensive than Mainland Systems
  6. Four Months and Still no State Tax Refund
  7. Will Police Commission Hearings be Opened by Judge?
  8. Is Hawaii’s government corrupt?
  9. National Democrat Donors Fly AG Chin Around World
  10. Peter Apo: “I should have declined the offer to be a paid Civil Beat columnist”
  11. High-ranking Maui police officer investigated for sexual assault

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mauna Kea: It All Came Down to Money
  2. Hawaii Weed Stores to Go Cashless Oct 1 (sort of)
  3. AG Chin Defeats Parents of Disabled Children (again)
  4. DoE SPED: 24% Absenteeism, 40% Do Not Graduate
  5. State's failure to conduct random checks on probationers puts public at risk
  6. Hawaii Spends $2M/yr flying Criminals to Arizona and it’s still Waaaay Cheaper than our Corrupt UPW-Controlled Prisons
  7. HHFDC: Operating Affordable Housing Not Our Job 
  8. Retaliation Games; Parole chief back at job after investigation
  9. Kim Plans Massive Festering Homeless Tent City for Hilo
  10. Preschool In Hawaii: Expensive And ‘Ridiculously Hard to Find’
  11. City Issues 49 Violations for TVRs
  12. White Nationalist Leader: Tulsi Gabbard Understands Us

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
September 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Risks Loss of Federal Funds to Force Abortion on Churches
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 11, 2017
  3. Audit Exposes Illegal System to Bypass Civil Service, Hire 100s of Kenoi Cronies
  4. Lawsuit: Hawaii County Police Used Stun Gun On Wrong Man—Tried to Cover it up
  5. Republican Opposition To The Rail Special Session
  6. News Outlets Challenge Honolulu Police Commission Secrecy
  7. Star-Advertiser staff cuts follow lower earnings by parent company
  8. Hawaii adds Only Four Shelters from Cat 2 Hurricane

Monday, September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 9-11 We Will Never Forget
  2. Rail Taxtrophe
  3. How to fix health care in Hawaii
  4. Hawaii DoE Sued over Sept 11 "Lockdown Drill"
  5. Travel Ban: Supreme Court Slaps Down 9th Circuit
  6. Retaliation from NextEra Supporters behind Hanabusa Campaign Announcement
  7. Ige’s Failed Housing Deal
  8. Hawaii Legislature: The Trappings of Respect and Trust Without the Real Thing
  9. Civil Beat Needs to Come Clean on Peter Apo Scandal
  10. Two more names emerge as candidates for HPD's next police chief
  11. Another Day in the DPS: Penis Grabber Gets Back Pay

Sunday, September 10, 2017
September 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. CNHA 'Hoodwinks' Native Hawaiian Charter Schools out of $225K
  2. The Power of School Choice
  3. How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
  4. Rail: Heads We Win, Tails You Lose
  5. Counties Begin Pushing for more Tax Hikes in 2018 Legislative Session
  6. Waikiki: A never-ending parade of emergency vehicles that cater to the health problems of the homeless
  7. What is being done to alleviate Hawaii’s physician shortage
  8. Hawaii Civil Defense: "It is very difficult. We do not know."

Saturday, September 09, 2017
September 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Supreme Court: Aquarium Fisheries Sacrificed on Altar of Tourism
  2. Enrollment: DoE Down 1% -- Charter Schools up 5%
  3. Hawaii taxes block prosperity
  4. Hurricane Irma: Hawaii Red Cross Volunteers Heading to Florida
  5. Honolulu to hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
  6. U.S. waives Jones Act before Hurricane Irma hits
  7. Caldwell to Meet With Rail Car Manufacturer
  8. BLNR Approves Boating Rule Changes
  9. Hirono Spews Anti-Catholic Bigotry in Senate Hearing
  10. Rail Operations Timed to Provide Excuse for Next Tax Hike
  11. Names: Five Local Candidates for HPD Chief
  12. Homeless Male Dies on Freeway Because he was not Forced to Accept Shelter
  13. Soft on Crime: Lifelong Doper Gets Another Joke Sentence
  14. Gary Hooser Admits: ‘Harsh and Ugly Rhetoric’
  15. More Rat Poison Hysteria on Kauai

Friday, September 08, 2017
September 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Braces for High Costs of Renewable Energy Mandates
  2. Travel Ban: 9th Circuit Court Rules Against Trump (again)
  3. Reso 17-199: Will Honolulu Council Back Rail Audit?
  4. Rumors and Rage: When Good Conservation Sounds Bad
  5. DoH Cancels Flu Vaccinations at Dozens of Oahu Schools and All Private Schools
  6. Ponzi Scheme: Rep Beth Fukumoto’s ex-Husband Under FBI Investigation
  7. Rail: Tax Hike Bill may Have Unconstitutional Provision
  8. Neighbor islands feel railroaded by Legislature
  9. Ige: I Have More Experience Running State than Hanabusa
  10. Honolulu police chief candidates whittled down to top 9 after written test
  11. HCDA Admits Developer Scored Kalaeloa Solar Farm Without Public Input or Open Bidding
  12. Ige’s Incompetent Housing Dep’t Blows Deal for Hundreds of Affordable Units
  13. Contract dispute spurs 'chaotic' move of mentally ill youth from Queen's
  14. Hawaii County Foam container ban moves forward
  15. Experts raise state revenue forecast—State Taxes Suck $6.62B out of Economy

Thursday, September 07, 2017
September 7, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 2017 Hawaii ACT Scores 4th Worst in USA
  2. Dropping college enrollment shows Americans are no longer buying the college lie
  3. AG Chin to Run for Congress?  Wes Machida for LG?
  4. 8-0 Honolulu Council approves Rail GET surcharge extension
  5. HART Cancelled Rail Contract to Ala Moana in August—Didn’t Tell Legislators – Already Planning to Fail on Latest Deadline
  6. AG Chin Refuses to Prosecute: Slap on Wrist for PRP over campaign against Cayetano case
  7. State Supreme Court Finds Excuse to Shut Down Aquarium Fisheries Statewide
  8. Honolulu police body cam pilot on hold
  9. Hirono Spews Anti-Catholic Bigotry in Senate Hearing
  10. SHOPO Sues to Block Release of Police Officer Names For Salary Database
  11. Soft on Crime: 10 Convictions Gets 18 Months, Will be out in Two
  12. Hawaii County Spending $833 per Month per Bum for Homeless Tent City


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Hawaii Lowest Teacher Salaries in USA
by News Article Monday, September 25, 2017

...adjusted for cost of living....


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Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Go to Court Over Law Requiring They Promote Abortions
by News Article Monday, September 25, 2017

“This is an important case because Hawaii goes even further than California did, and they are clearly singling out pregnancy centers....” 


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Congresswoman calls for yearlong Puerto Rico Jones Act waiver
by Michael Hansen Monday, September 25, 2017

Cong Velázquez is one of five representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives of Puerto Rican descent....


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Harbors Division Soaking the Taxpayer – Again and Again
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 24, 2017

...the Harbors Division isn’t satisfied with three years of triple-digit increases....


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​GOP Obamacare Repeal Deal Would Boost Hawaii Medicare and Medicaid
by News Article Sunday, September 24, 2017

...Provides for an increased federal Medicaid matching rate (FMAP) for both Alaska and Hawaii....


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DLNR wants to triple fees for commercial marine licenses
by News Release Saturday, September 23, 2017

The hearings will be held at the following times and locations....


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Oahu Construction Boom Ending: What Excuse Will HART Use Next?
by UH ERO Friday, September 22, 2017

...number of significant condo and retail projects have wrapped up on Oahu, while fewer new buildings have broken ground, resulting in an overall reduction in construction activity and employment....


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Hurricanes Blow Jones Act Out of the Way
by Kelii Akina Friday, September 22, 2017

"...we waived regulations, we waived rules, we waived the Jones Act restrictions to free up additional capacity."


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How High Are Property Tax Collections Where You Live?
by Tax Foundation Friday, September 22, 2017

...Hawaii counties collect an average of $980 in property tax per capita....


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Ige Assigns Dock Space to Pasha, TOTE
by Michael Hansen Friday, September 22, 2017

...PASHA gets the new Kapalama Container Terminal (KCT)....


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Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Ask Court to Stop Law Forcing Them to Promote Abortions
by News Article Thursday, September 21, 2017

“No one should be forced to provide free advertising for the abortion industry"


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Record setting applications for UH Manoa--But Enrollment Still Drops
by News Release Thursday, September 21, 2017

...the most received in a quarter century--But Fall 2017 enrollment at UHM still dropped 2.5% from Fall 2016.....


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Surprise: CNHA Charter School Scheme Twice as Large as Previously Reported
by Andrew Walden Thursday, September 21, 2017

...CNHA's cut will be $450K....


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Al Hee Minion Robin Danner Grabs for Control of Crooked Sandwich Isles Scam Company
by Video Video Thursday, September 21, 2017

...Sheʻs Planning To Control Your Phone & Computer....


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Hawaii is #1 in Teacher Absenteeism at 79% 
by News Article Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In Hawaii about 79 percent of traditional public school teachers are chronically absent. In Hawaii charter schools it’s 23 percent…..


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Greenmail: OHA, UH Team up to Hire More Lawyers
by News Release Wednesday, September 20, 2017

...Enviros win 90% in Hawaii Supreme Court....


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Got Anxiety? DoH begins adding new excuses for Medicated Marijuana
by News Release Wednesday, September 20, 2017

...At 10am on Wednesday, September 20, the Department of Health (DOH) is having the first public hearing for its new petition process to add new conditions for the use of medical cannabis....


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'Pono Policy Academy' to Begin Candidate Training Classes
by News Release Wednesday, September 20, 2017

...two full-day trainings on “How to Run a Campaign” and “What to Expect After a Successful Campaign” run by lobbyist and former State Democratic Party Chair Alex Santiago....


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Hawaii 6th Most Indebted State
by News Release Tuesday, September 19, 2017

...$27,100 = Each taxpayer's share of Hawaii's debt....


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Hawaii: 10,464 Student Loan Debtors Over Age 60
by News Release Tuesday, September 19, 2017

...up 25% since 2012....


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Survey: Texas More Diverse Than Hawaii
by News Article Tuesday, September 19, 2017

...2017’s Most & Least Diverse States in America....


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Residents of U.S. Territories Ask Court to Expand Voting Rights
by News Article Tuesday, September 19, 2017

...The Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments Friday in a case centered on whether residents of Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands should be allowed to vote absentee in their former state of residence....


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Data vs Hype: Honolulu NOAA Chart Shows Sea Level Rise is a False Crisis
by News Article Tuesday, September 19, 2017

...Honolulu has seen an average sea-level rise of only 5.6 inches since 1900....


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​Ige Sends out Secret Memo on Information Practices
by Andrew Walden Monday, September 18, 2017

...Ironically, the Memo itself was not posted on the Governor’s news feed nor is it linked by any Hawaii.gov website....


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Caldwell: Now That Legislature Has Done the Hard Work of Raising Taxes, I Urge HART to Not Do Nothing
by News Release Monday, September 18, 2017

"...Doing nothing is unacceptable...." -- Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Sept 18, 2017


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 18, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, September 18, 2017
  • Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
  • Senate: Patenaude Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
  • House: Criminal Gang Members
  • House: Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations

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Report: Hawaii Health Insurance Jumps by Avg of $341
by News Release Monday, September 18, 2017

... Only five states had statistically significant increases in single coverage premiums 2015 to 2016 -- Hawaii is 5th ....


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Why America's Missile Defenses Might Not Work Against North Korea
by News Article Sunday, September 17, 2017

...it would be extremely difficult—and would compromise the defenses of populated areas....


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Legislature with U R Missing
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 17, 2017

...there is "supposed to be" opportunity for participation....


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Hawaii Uninsured Rate Drops 4.36% Since 2010
by News Article Saturday, September 16, 2017

...Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2016 -- -4.36%....


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Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
by News Article Saturday, September 16, 2017

...Please Attend The Next Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Board Meeting On Thursday, September 21st At 10 AM At OHA Headquarters....


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Nominees Sought: Four UH Regents
by News Release Friday, September 15, 2017

...All terms begin July 1, 2018....


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Hawaii GOP Calls on Schatz to Return Money
by News Release Friday, September 15, 2017

...Schatz is one of a handful of Democrat lawmakers who have received generous campaign donations from Menendez....


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AG Chin: How a lobbyist for Corrections Corporation of America became the Left’s darling
by News Article Friday, September 15, 2017

...Progressives are easily fooled....


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Jones Act Waivers Prove Need for Reform
by Kelii Akina Friday, September 15, 2017

The very fact that such waivers are standard in emergencies reveals something that the Jones Act lobby doesn't want people to understand....


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GAO: Pearl Harbor Shipyard in Bad Shape
by News Article Friday, September 15, 2017

...The Navy's 4 public shipyards are in bad shape, and it will take 19 years to restore their facilities, study says....


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Bloomberg: After Irma, America Should Scrap the Jones Act
by News Article Friday, September 15, 2017

...The century-old law restricting trade between U.S. ports is a costly failure....


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Census: Hawaii Highest Rents in USA
by News Release Friday, September 15, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau released income, poverty, health insurance, housing and other data from its American Community Survey (ACS) for 2016 on September 14, 2017....


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BLNR Telescope Hearing Set for Sept 20
by News Release Friday, September 15, 2017

...This is not a public hearing and members of the public will not be allowed to testify, argue, or otherwise present to the BLNR....


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Is Hawaii Safe in Light of North Korea's Missile and Nuclear Tests?
by Gene Ward Friday, September 15, 2017

...Friday, September 15 from 12pm to 1:30pm Plaza Club, Honolulu....


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Hawaii GE Tax Highest Sales Tax in USA on Per Capita Basis
by Tax Foundation Thursday, September 14, 2017

...Hawaii and North Dakota collect the most in statewide sales tax per capita at $2,090 and $1,835 respectively....


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Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, September 14, 2017

...the Honolulu City Council unanimously approved Resolution 17-199 to audit the rail for financial cost overruns, but watered down language that would’ve made the audit “forensic.”....


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Am Samoa: Feds Settle with StarKist
by News Release Thursday, September 14, 2017

...StarKist will pay a $6.3 million penalty and provide emergency response equipment to the American Samoa Department of Public Safety, Fire Services Bureau....


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Mauna Kea: It All Came Down to Money
by Video Video Wednesday, September 13, 2017

...He Didnʻt Do It Because Of His Respect For Mauna Kea, But Rather For Something Else....


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Hawaii Weed Stores to Go Cashless Oct 1 (sort of)
by News Release Tuesday, September 12, 2017

...Cash Transaction Will Continue under New ‘Cashless’ System....


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AG Chin Defeats Parents of Disabled Children (again)
by News Release Tuesday, September 12, 2017

...plaintiff alleged that the staff at Koko Head Elementary School excluded her four-year old son from participating in class and discriminated against him....


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Hawaii Risks Loss of Federal Funds to Force Abortion on Churches
by News Article Tuesday, September 12, 2017

...federal law does not allow states that receive federal funding to force pro-life healthcare professionals to act against their conscience or religious beliefs....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 11, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, September 11, 2017

Senate: Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations
House: Emergency Hurricane Harvey Supplemental Appropriations
House: Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations


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Travel Ban: Supreme Court Slaps Down 9th Circuit
by News Article Monday, September 11, 2017

...Justice Anthony Kennedy acted quickly on the government’s request: This afternoon he stayed the lower court’s ruling and ordered the challengers to respond by noon tomorrow....


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Hawaii DoE Sued over Sept 11 "Lockdown Drill"
by News Article Monday, September 11, 2017

...An abusive lockdown drill in which a masked man threatened a middle-school classroom with a hammer left the entire class in tears....


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Rail Taxtrophe
by Shirlene Ostrov Monday, September 11, 2017

...We are gearing up for a battle to elect more Republicans to office in 2018....


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9-11 We Will Never Forget
by News Release Monday, September 11, 2017

...September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012....


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How to fix health care in Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, September 10, 2017

...foster greater competition among doctors, hospitals, drug companies and insurance companies, by simplifying the regulatory environment....


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Rail: Heads We Win, Tails You Lose
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 10, 2017

...The special session rail bill, SB 4, provides that if the Foundation wins and the State is ordered to refund money to the City, then the State will scoop the same amount of money from the City’s share of transient accommodations tax....


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How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
by Tax Foundation Saturday, September 09, 2017

...in FY 2015, the corporate income tax only comprised 5.3 percent of state tax collections....


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The Power of School Choice
by Kelii Akina Saturday, September 09, 2017

...This was my first back to school experience at the Kualapu‘u Public Conversion Charter School on the island of Moloka‘i....


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Hirono Spews Anti-Catholic Bigotry in Senate Hearing
by News Article Saturday, September 09, 2017

...“Are you or have you ever been …. ”


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BLNR Approves Boating Rule Changes
by News Release Saturday, September 09, 2017

...The rule changes cover a spectrum of boating and ocean recreation uses, such as: commercial use and parking permits and fees; commercial marine operations and tours....


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Supreme Court: Aquarium Fisheries Sacrificed on Altar of Tourism
by News Article Saturday, September 09, 2017

...The purpose of the Supreme Court is to give the enviros whatever they ask for.  Why?  Because the enviros are agents of the State’s #1 industry—tourism and land development....


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Caldwell to Meet With Rail Car Manufacturer
by News Release Saturday, September 09, 2017

... to  discuss the current status of the Honolulu rail project. He will meet with representatives from Hitachi, Seibu, and Tokyu Corporation ....


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Hurricane Irma: Hawaii Red Cross Volunteers Heading to Florida
by News Release Saturday, September 09, 2017

...I will be going as part of the Red Cross Shelter Management Team.  We’ll be setting up and managing a shelter for Florida families affected by Hurricane Irma....


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Honolulu to hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
by News Release Saturday, September 09, 2017

...The ceremony will be held on Monday, September 11, beginning at 10 a.m. in front of the Eternal Flame Monument on the front lawn of Honolulu Hale featuring Honolulu’s first responders and airline representatives....


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U.S. waives Jones Act before Hurricane Irma hits
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, September 09, 2017

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii praises waiver to help hurricane victims....


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Enrollment: DoE Down 1% -- Charter Schools up 5%
by News Release Friday, September 08, 2017

...Department announces 2017-18 enrollment figures for public and charter schools....


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Hawaii taxes block prosperity
by Kelii Akina Friday, September 08, 2017

Confucius said to the ruler: So long as when you get richer, the poor get richer....


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DoH Cancels Flu Vaccinations at Dozens of Oahu Schools and All Private Schools
by News Release Friday, September 08, 2017

...the State can pay billions for Rail but it can't pay thousands for vaccinations....


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Rumors and Rage: When Good Conservation Sounds Bad
by News Article Friday, September 08, 2017

...The Kauai Garden Isle's inflammatory headline shouted “POISON DROPPED” in inch-high letters....


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Reso 17-199: Will Honolulu Council Back Rail Audit?
by Kelii Akina Friday, September 08, 2017

...the most recent version of the proposed resolution requests an “independent forensic audit” of HART operations and contract awards....


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Travel Ban: 9th Circuit Court Rules Against Trump (again)
by News Article Friday, September 08, 2017

...The celebration may be short-lived however, as the Supreme Court will take up the legality of the travel ban with oral arguments slated for Oct. 10....


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Hawaii Braces for High Costs of Renewable Energy Mandates
by News Article Thursday, September 07, 2017

...HECO has acknowledged rates could rise by more than 44 percent when PSIP is fully implemented....


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