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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Marijuana Dispensary Oligopoly Enforcers: Court Upholds Drug Raid on Pinky's Hempire 
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 197 Views :: Drugs

... “Pinky’s Hempire,” alleged that DOH’s interim administrative rules regarding hemp processing were illegal and that the prohibition on Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC products was unconstitutional ....

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Some gems amid Legislature’s overspending?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:25 PM :: 200 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... two bills that would improve Hawaii’s economy ....

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Monday, June 5, 2023
Hawaii Republican Party Closes Headquarters
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 241 Views :: Republican Party

... mold spores are present. An air quality test by a certified remediation company is being scheduled.  Until further notice, the Headquarters office is TEMPORARILY CLOSED for your health and safety ....

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Monday, June 5, 2023
Hawaii Economy 5th-Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 284 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... some contribute more than others ....

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Monday, June 5, 2023
Helicopter Association Slams Air Tour Plans for Hawaii National Parks
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 336 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... air tour management plans would severely limit helitours at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Haleakalā National Park ....

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Sunday, June 4, 2023
It’s Time for OHA to Change its Messaging About Kakaʻako Makai
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:00 PM :: 456 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... the messaging OHA uses to promote this development project could be connected to our failure to rally support in the legislature ....

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Sunday, June 4, 2023
Hawaii’s Shadow Budget
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 397 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

“...ready, fire, aim....”

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
New video says telehealth calls with mainland docs should be allowed
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:23 PM :: 336 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... The ban on teleconferencing with mainland doctors was lifted during the COVID-19 crisis, but should be lifted permanently ....

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
Do you want distractions or solutions?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:02 PM :: 320 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... increasing taxes on anyone can come with its own set of problems ....

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 3, 2023
By GovTrack .us @ 7:17 PM :: 307 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes cast and bills introduced in Congress ....

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
Green signs bill banning concealed firearms in 'sensitive places'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 AM :: 433 Views :: Second Amendment

... The bill could lead to lawsuits ....

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
Green Replaces Board of Education Chair
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 540 Views :: Education K-12

... Warren Haruki, who recently retired from several executive positions, has been appointed to serve as the new board chair ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
James Hansen Study Ends ‘Consensus’ -- COVID Shutdowns Blow Lid off Global Warming Theory
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 PM :: 663 Views :: Energy, Environment

... during the COVID shutdowns, emissions dropped sharply, but the climate became warmer ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Tripler Culture and Malpractice: Contrasting military medical centers and private hospitals
By Selected News Articles @ 10:50 PM :: 554 Views :: Health Care, Military

... Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, has paid out over $108 million since 1997 due to malpractice settlements and verdicts ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
HCDA to Ban Residential Development at Kakaako Makai
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 466 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... HCDA informational hearing on June 7 at 10:30 on Kakaako Makai Rule Amendments ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Green Signs 22 More Bills Into law
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 373 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... On Thursday, June 1, 2023, Governor Josh Green, M.D.  signed 22 of the 245 bills enrolled for his consideration since the adjournment of the 2023 Regular Session ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit (island of O’ahu)
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 399 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Red Hill 2023 Consent Order Published
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 367 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Red Hill 2023 Consent Order between the EPA, Navy, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Ranking Individual Income Taxes--Hawaii 5th Highest
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 520 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... and State Tax Collections per Capita--Hawaii 4th Highest ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Hawaii Highest Electric Rates in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 AM :: 588 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Hawaii clocked in as the most expensive state for electricity, with a 44 cents per kilowatt-hour cost ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Hawaii Job Satisfaction 3rd Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 459 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... Three Lowest States: Arkansas (2.1), Mississippi (2.3), Hawaii (2.5) ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Drone Bills in Hawaii Legislature
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 516 Views :: Small Business

... For the 2023 legislative session, Hawaii introduced five measures, two of which passed ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
Grassroot Institute urges special session to block huge unemployment tax increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:48 PM :: 493 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

... If no action is taken, Hawaii businesses will pay about $355 million for 2023, up 46% over last year ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
DBEDT: Economic Recovery Continues in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 369 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... projected economic growth rates for Hawai‘i for both years are better than the expected growth rates for the nation ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
Neighborhood Board Election Results Posted
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 5539 Views :: Honolulu County

... see the list of elected candidates ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
‘Empty homes’ tax won’t fix supply-side housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:10 AM :: 454 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Taxes

... the “empty homes” theory is just another distraction from the real cause of Hawaii’s housing crisis, which is regulations that block homebuilding ....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Hawaii visitor spending up as tourism continues to recover from the pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 392 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 806,209 people visited Hawaii in April 2023, representing a 97.4% recovery since April 2019 ....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Abercrombie News: Green Appoints Three UH Regents
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 536 Views :: Higher Education

... Former Governor Neil Abercrombie, Attorney Lauren Akitake, and Global Resiliency Hub CEO Alapaki Nahale-a will fill seats for the term beginning July 1, 2023 for five-year appointments, subject to confirmation by the Hawai‘i State Senate .... 

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
CDC: Hawaii drug overdoses doubled over the last decade
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 PM :: 396 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

... Hawaii had a reported 254 drug-related deaths recorded in the 12 months before December 2022. That amount could be as high as 298 after death investigations finalize, an increase of 7% from the prior year, according to the CDC ....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Owning a firearm in Hawaii is about to get more expensive
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 AM :: 887 Views :: Second Amendment, Cost of Living

... Recently, state legislators proposed a bill that, if passed, would increase the costs associated with obtaining and carrying a firearm for self-defense ....

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
​Aloha, Sam Slom, Hawaii will miss you
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:20 PM :: 646 Views :: Hawaii History, Republican Party

... It’s a rare man who enters politics and leaves this world mourned as much by his political adversaries as his friends and allies ....

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Hawaii governor still has long list of bills to sign
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 485 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

... House Bill 954 would increase the personal exemption from $1,444 to $2,288 beginning with the 2023 tax year and increase the standard deduction ....

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Hawaii Property Tax Rates Creeping Up
By Tax Foundation @ 2:47 PM :: 586 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii property taxes go from 28th worst to 32nd worst in four years ....

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Sunday, May 28, 2023
GET on Health Care
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 850 Views :: Health Care, Military, Taxes, Cost of Living

... One of the bills in this past legislative session that fell to the cutting room floor when it probably shouldn’t have was Senate Bill 1035, which would have exempted medical services provided by health care providers if the services were paid for by Medicaid, Medicare, or TRICARE ....

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Saturday, May 27, 2023
The Lone Ranger
By Selected News Articles @ 11:41 PM :: 869 Views :: Hawaii History, Republican Party

... the personal, face-to-face level, Sam was really hard to beat ....

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Saturday, May 27, 2023
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 27, 2023
By GovTrack .us @ 11:23 PM :: 552 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... bills introduced and votes cast in Congress ....

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Saturday, May 27, 2023
Green Opens First Homeless 'Kauhale'
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 1759 Views :: Homelessness

... The 10-unit village is being constructed by nonprofit HomeAid Hawaii in the mauka-most section of the Department of Health parking lot, will be completely fenced and will have 24-hour private security ....

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Saturday, May 27, 2023
HDoT Reopens HNL Runway--sort of
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 698 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

... Nightly closures of runway 8L from 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. will be needed for a 140-day period to complete the improvements to the runway ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
Line Item Veto of Slush Fund ‘the responsible thing to do'
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:10 PM :: 608 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... Hawaii’s taxpayers have paid about $1.5 billion in just the past two years for housing, but “Where’s all the affordable housing?” ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
Simpsons in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:49 PM :: 2271 Views :: Cost of Living

... the Simpsons try to buy a house in Hawaii ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
Honolulu Among Least Affordable Cities for Home Buyers
By Selected News Articles @ 10:11 PM :: 797 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Honolulu ranks 280th of 300 overall and 62nd of 68 among large cities ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
The Number of Troops Hawaii Sent to Fight in WWII
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 704 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

... About 15,965 Americans residing in Hawaii enlisted to fight in World War II ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
​Sailor Wins Right to Register Guns
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 837 Views :: Military, Second Amendment

... The lawsuit was initiated by Michael Santucci, an officer serving in the United States Navy ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
Hawaii Settles Lawsuit Allowing for Carrying of Billies for Self-Defense
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 919 Views :: Second Amendment

... On May 23, 2023, a settlement was reached in the case of Yukutake vs Shikada, which challenged Hawaii's law on carrying batons in public for self-defense ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
DPP Supervisor Gets 60 Months in Prison for Bribery Scheme
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 831 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... After a lengthy investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into corruption at the DPP, honest services wire fraud charges were filed against six individuals, including Inouye, arising out of schemes in which employees of the DPP took bribes in exchange for performing official acts at DPP ....

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Surgeon General Warning: Social Media a profound risk to mental health of children
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 776 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

"... urgently take action to create safe and healthy digital environments that minimize harm and safeguard children’s and adolescents’ mental health ...."

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Wailuku: DLNR, NOAA Raid 'Antique Freak' Shop
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 790 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Law Enforcement

... 26 counts of prohibited wildlife trafficking (HRS 183D-66) and 26 counts of possession of endangered and protected wildlife ....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Sovereignty Hitman Gets Piddling 37 Months for Beheading Threats
By News Release @ 6:08 PM :: 1139 Views :: Law Enforcement

“... we cut their heads off right in the [obscenity omitted] palace, for treason -- for treason and human trafficking ....”

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Honolulu Youth Commission now accepting applications
By News Release @ 3:57 PM :: 626 Views :: Honolulu County

... The new commissioners will be selected by Mayor Rick Blangiardi and Council Members Matt Weyer (District 2), Tommy Waters (District 4), Calvin Say (District 5), Tyler Dos-Santos-Tam (District 6), and Val Okimoto (District 8) ....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
'Out of State Permits' Drop 30%
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 821 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... 30 percent decrease over the past four years in the number of out-of-state permits issued in the City and County of Honolulu, falling to 2,545 in 2022 from 3,655 in 2019 ....

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