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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Maui: 80 Homeless Meth Addicts Leave Behind 41 Junk Cars and 50 Tons of Garbage
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 1372 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

..."In recent weeks, our staff has reported individuals blocking the roadway entrance to the plant, starting verbal arguments and jumping on a truck in at least one instance in which police were called."...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Ban on large gatherings extended through Oct. 19
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 130 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have improved since the initial suspension began Aug. 25, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Zombie power plant refuses to die
By Video @ 2:50 AM :: 284 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

... Who's who and What with Hu Honua ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
46% Rate Hike: Audit Exposes Young Bros Fraudulent Accounting Tricks
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 291 Views :: Jones Act, Labor, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Saltchuk and Foss transferring expenses to YBs books makes YB seem less profitable, thereby fraudulently ‘justifying’ PUC rate hikes ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
August 2021 vs 2019: Hotel Revenues Up, Occupancy Down
By Hawaii Tourism Authority @ 11:04 PM :: 165 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... In August 2021, passengers arriving from out-of-state could bypass the State’s mandatory 10-day self-quarantine if they were fully vaccinated ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Study: Tourists will Spend More if Experience Seems 'Authentic' and 'Sustainable'
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 162 Views :: Tourism

... this is a sales pitch for less tourism ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Progressives Buy Ads to Complain After Ed Case Refuses to Burn Treasury Down
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 202 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... apparently Ed Case is not 100% on board with the Biden plan to borrow $3.5 Trillion and waste it on 'infrastructure' projects ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Life Sentence? State Releases Criminal to his Mommy -- then Feds Take Over
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 296 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... In 2020 Wilson was already out on the street after his 2019 sentencing to '10 years' in the State case ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Project POKE: Build Satellites in the Classroom
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 3:34 PM :: 166 Views :: Education K-12

... an amazing opportunity for Middle and High School keiki to build satellites in their classrooms ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
Anti-Vaxxer May Soon Chair Hawaii Democratic Party
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 3593 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, COVID-19

... People like us are above the law, force others to be immunized, but never us ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
OHA Check Register: Complete List of Who Gets Paid FY2020-21
By Andrew Walden @ 8:38 PM :: 742 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... This is the second fiscal year after the departure of former OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe.  Is the cash still flowing to insiders?  See for yourself ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
Competition for People
By News Release @ 6:00 AM :: 416 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... I have seen legislature after legislature consider many, many bills to increase taxes ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
What we ‘need’ is to fix Hawaii’s healthcare laws
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:41 AM :: 527 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... a closer look at the government policies that have contributed to the problem ....

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
COVID Recovery: Hawaii 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 480 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... progress toward economic recovery has been largely due to the distribution of the vaccine and yet highly vaccinated Hawaii still finds a way to lag ....

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 298 Views :: Maui County

... The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2021 ....

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
Problems on the Road to All-Electric Transportation
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:38 AM :: 619 Views :: Energy

... Enough electric generating capacity ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
Volunteers Needed for 45 Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 446 Views :: Honolulu County

... contact your local Neighborhood Board Chair to volunteer for a vacant seat ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
Biden Tax Hike: Hawaii Combined Income Tax Rate to Hit 57.4%
By Selected News Articles @ 5:23 PM :: 1168 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... If Congress’s new tax hikes come through, successful residents in high-tax states will be placed in a terrible position. ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 7.0%
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 263 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Statewide, 601,800 were employed and 45,550 unemployed in August  ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
COVID hits 10.6% of Marshallese in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:08 AM :: 587 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... among all Pacific Islander subcategories, the highest incidence of cases, 10,580 per 100,000 people, occurred among Marshallese individuals ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
UHERO ​Survey on COVID-19 Business Mandates
By UHERO @ 4:19 AM :: 311 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... conducting a brief 10-minute survey for business managers and owners to understand the impacts of the new COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements on their business ....

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Restaurant Defies Oahu’s new COVID rules--Gets Red Tagged
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 895 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... DOH Food Safety Branch has issued a Cease and Desist Order and a red “closed” placard to Doner Shack ....

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Robin Danner Moves to Washington, D.C. to Lobby for Fake Indian Tribe
By Video @ 4:27 AM :: 748 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL

... What New Trick Does Robin Have Up Her Sleeve? ....

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Lawsuit Challenges Seizure of Guns by Hawaii County PD
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 647 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... In addition to the lawsuit, they filed a temporary restraining order against the Police department to stop them from taking away Lance's lawfully owned firearms ....

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Not Just Covid: Hawaii Ranks 37th in Vaccinations
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 482 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii has low rates of vaccination against many diseases ....

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Hawaii has Cheapest Auto Insurance Premiums
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 586 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... In Hawaii, the average auto insurance premium comes in at just $1,096 ....

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
What knives can you carry in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 AM :: 1349 Views :: Second Amendment

... A common misconception in Hawaii is that the size of a knife is used to determine the legality ....

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
How COVID Rules Affect Maui Businesses
By Video @ 3:02 AM :: 404 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, COVID-19

... Questions include whether the mandates are practical, whether they are supported by data, and whether they are narrowly tailored to achieve a specific goal without violating the freedoms of Maui residents generally ....

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Comments Sought on Judicial Nominees in Three Counties
By News Release @ 1:10 AM :: 501 Views :: Judiciary

... judicial vacancies on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Oʻahu), Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui), Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaiʻi – Kona), and the District Court of the Third Circuit, island of Hawaii ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
What happened to our state’s balance of powers?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:44 PM :: 954 Views :: COVID-19

... When we got our first look at the tier system that outlined how our lives would be restricted by COVID-19 orders, we didn’t realize that eventually we, the people, would be divided into tiers ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Public input requested for new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 7:48 PM :: 478 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... the draft is going to the UH Board of Regents for review and possibly further changes before final approval, which is expected in early 2022 ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Can the Hawaii SMART Health Card record your sexual performances and store them in a database?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:41 AM :: 3909 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... the small print reveals a trail of breadcrumbs leading to your bedroom ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Vacant Homes Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 710 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... How does some bureaucrat sitting in the real property tax office have any idea whether a property is vacant? ....

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
Hawaii most expensive state to raise children
By Selected News Articles @ 4:25 AM :: 549 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Parents in Hawaii may spend the most on bringing up their children with an estimated total cost of $281,597 to support a kid’s basic needs for 18 years ....

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
FEMA Sends 30 Medics to Administer Antibody Treatment
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 615 Views :: COVID-19

... Monoclonal antibodies help the immune system temporarily respond to the immediate infection ....

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
Enviros Ask Biden Admin to Ban Sunscreen
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 497 Views :: Environment

... Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign ....

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Friday, September 10, 2021
​The Vacant Homes Tax: Can this Even be Enforced?
By Video @ 4:53 AM :: 1099 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... an increase of up to 2000% ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
VIDEO: Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Employees, Contractors and Large Private Sector Employers
By Video @ 10:41 PM :: 447 Views :: National News, Labor, COVID-19

... More than 80 million Americans working in the private sector will soon be federally mandated to either get vaccinated against Covid-19 or get tested weekly ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Ige Announces 'Vax-or-Test' Requirement to Enter State Facilities
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 729 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... The Order takes effect Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
89% of DoE Employees Vaxxed--Lower on Maui
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 578 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, COVID-19

...the Hāna-Lahainaluna-Duckburg Complex Area is the lowest at 75%....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Spying on You: Digital Hawaii SMART Health Card
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 1407 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Foil a Spy: Laminate a photocopy of your CDC vax card.  Score it down the middle to fold to the size of a business card.  Then put it in your wallet ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Judiciary Seeks Applicants for Oahu Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 536 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... To be considered for a one-year appointment ....

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
HSTA files class grievances over COVID school conditions, testing mandate
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 502 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

"HIDOE has thus far refused to formally engage in the bargaining process, preferring only to sit informally over these issues...."

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
The Cost of Disinformation
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:55 PM :: 924 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs, COVID-19

... Hearing after hearing, the least informed made so many false claims and none could ever be corroborated with data. Like a virus, that same disinformation was repeated over and over until it was believed as fact. Not one politician asked these testifiers for evidence ever. ...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
​COVID mandates lead to crisis of aloha
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:41 PM :: 874 Views :: COVID-19

... we must come together when the government overreaches and threatens fundamental rights ....

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Monday, September 6, 2021
Ethics Commission to Replace Dan Gluck
By Andrew Walden @ 9:47 PM :: 1136 Views :: Ethics

“The Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.”

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Monday, September 6, 2021
Judge Denies Feds’ motion to dismiss voting rights lawsuit in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:02 PM :: 727 Views :: Office of Elections

... A motion to dismiss a voting rights lawsuit involving U.S. citizens who moved to overseas territories was denied by a federal judge on Friday, allowing the case to proceed ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
​Manoa Rep Dale Kobayashi Speaks at Antivaxxer Rallies
By Andrew Walden @ 7:32 PM :: 5414 Views :: Democratic Party, Higher Education, COVID-19

... Now that the cat is out of the bag, will voters in Manoa reelect their antivaxxer Rep in 2022? ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
Honolulu Council urged to shelve digital vaccine passports resolution
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:43 PM :: 960 Views :: COVID-19

... The New York measure upon which this Honolulu resolution is based is already being challenged in court and has been criticized for its intrusions ....

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Sunday, September 5, 2021
Counties, You’re TAT Collectors Now
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 710 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

... HB 862 makes no provision whatsoever for joint collection. The counties are on their own ....

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