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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Death Rate for Hawaii Police Officers 13th-Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:22 AM :: 77 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... In Hawaii, a total of six police officers have been killed on the job in the last decade, or 212 officers for every 100,000 police on the force as of 2021 - the 13th highest fatality rate ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Hawaii Homicides Double Over Last Decade
By Selected News Articles @ 11:13 AM :: 83 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... The 105.0% increase ranks as the fifth largest among the 44 states that reported an uptick ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
GAO Study Looks at Shipping Rates to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and other noncontiguous U.S. lands
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 147 Views :: Jones Act

... The Board last received a formal complaint in 1999 ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
​How to reduce permit delays for Hawaii homebuilding
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:55 AM :: 136 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Small Business

... in Hawaii County, residential permits take about 143 days to issue. In Honolulu, it’s 108 days for residential projects and 432 days for commercial projects over $1 million ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
DBEDT Releases 2021 Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 12:29 PM :: 205 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... The book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Sunscreen: BASF Chemical is laughing at you from the homepage of the National Academies of Sciences
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 AM :: 337 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

... a ‘generous five-year grant’ buys some 'science' ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Audit: Maui County Zoning ‘Heavily Politicized’
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 225 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... ZAED lost the majority of its supervisory personnel in 2021, and only one has been filled as of January 2022 ....

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Monday, August 15, 2022
Foreclosure Rate up 94% in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:41 PM :: 310 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... In Hawaii, foreclosures rose by 94.1%, from 202 in the first six months of 2021 to 392 in the first half of 2022 .....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
A GE Tax Exemption for Food
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:39 AM :: 508 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... The three Democratic candidates for governor all support it ....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Honolulu announces free week of fares for TheBus
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 340 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Rail

... starting August 22 to August 26, 2022. The free fare week is timed with the back-to-school jam ....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Hawaii Primary Election Results 2022
By Andrew Walden @ 1:57 AM :: 3391 Views :: Office of Elections

... Results from Hawaii Primary Election, August 13, 2022 -- Crime Families, Drunks, Anti-Vaxxers, and a Putin Dupe ....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Plague, Frogs, Fire and Cracks: Eleven Years of HART Excuses
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 981 Views :: Hawaii History, Rail

... HART excuses are nearly Biblical: Plague, Frogs, Fires, and Cracks -- but the real reason slipped out as COVID shut down Hawaii's tourism industry: “After Wasting Billions to Build Rail, is it worth $160 million a year to operate?” ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 13, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 5:19 PM :: 330 Views

... Bills Introduced and votes in Congress ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2022
Honolulu: Highest Tourist Taxes on Earth
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 706 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Tourism

... $51.70 a night ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2022
How to increase Hawaii’s healthcare capacity
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:32 AM :: 529 Views :: Health Care

... the state has a critical shortage of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, the fewest hospital beds per capita in the U.S., and the 10th longest emergency room wait lines ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Hawaii Cockfighters Continue Shipping Fighting Birds to Guam, Enabled by Territorial Department of Agriculture
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 709 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement

... Guam’s Animal Import Standards Announced in April Prove Hollow ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
It was 124 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 17939 Views :: Hawaii History

On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Two from Hawaii Appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 445 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii History

... to identify geographic names and federal land unit names that are considered derogatory and solicit proposals on replacement names ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Sue and Settle: ​Lawsuit Seeks Protected Habitat for 49 Endangered Hawaiian Species
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 358 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Ige Approves Emergency Rules to Hire Out-of-State Nurses
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 389 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... the rules amend Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules Chapter 16-89, to allow for nurses to practice temporarily ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Rolling Blackouts Coming in September: Hawaii ends use of coal for power generation
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 824 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... 7% bill increase forecasted ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
EPA: Kaneohe Marine Base to Upgrade Stormwater Runoff Controls
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 316 Views :: Environment, Military

... EPA announced a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps to make improvements related to stormwater discharges at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
How the Foreclosure Rate in Hawaii Compares to the Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 529 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... housing market appears to be coming back to earth ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
Honolulu Inflation Lowest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:43 PM :: 401 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
... Consumer Price Index Change ​6.8% year over year ....
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Thursday, August 11, 2022
Navy, UH, DoH Agree to Use EPA-Certified Water Testing Protocols
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 393 Views :: Environment, Military

... to ensure water testing is based on EPA-certified methods ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
Act 183: C-PACE in Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:56 AM :: 364 Views :: Energy, Small Business

... The legislation authorizes the Hawai‘i Green Infrastructure Authority to administer C-PACE for the soon-to-be available financing program ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
State Having Hard Time Giving Away Internet Discounts
By News Release @ 6:47 AM :: 531 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... more than 29,000 households across Hawai‘i are enrolled in the ACP, providing more than $7 million in benefits locally. It is estimated that more than 100,000 Hawai‘i households could qualify ....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Can Sam King Win for OHA At-Large Trustee?
By Video @ 7:53 PM :: 1057 Views :: OHA

... Will his Position on TMT Help or Hurt him? ....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
$100M Tax Hike: ​City to hold virtual public meetings for new Storm Water Strategic Plan
By News Release @ 7:18 AM :: 600 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging ....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Opioid Settlement: How will Hawaii Waste $78M?
By News Release @ 7:02 AM :: 406 Views :: Drugs

... The funding is part of nationwide settlements totaling $26 billion to resolve lawsuits against the three largest drug distributors and one of the largest drug manufacturers ....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Hawaii Gun Permits Down 10.8%
By News Release @ 5:44 AM :: 370 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

... A total of 23,299 personal/private firearm permit applications were processed statewide during 2021, marking a 10.8% decrease ....

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Public Hearings re TMT All this Week
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 7:19 PM :: 515 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The National Science Foundation (NSF) has begun the TMT environmental impact statement process.  Right now they are holding public hearings ....

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Mental Health Pandemic for Youth
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 456 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... overall child well-being--Hawaii Ranks 22nd ....

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
EPA fine leads to Hawaii DLNR acting on illegal cesspools
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 477 Views :: Environment

... Largest land manager in Hawaii will evaluate its 1.3 million acres of property ....

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Monday, August 8, 2022
House Maui initiative aims to identify and reduce homebuilding restraints
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:40 PM :: 545 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... The housing situation on Maui is the worst in the state ....

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Monday, August 8, 2022
How to Ensure Better Budgeting for a Better Economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:02 PM :: 407 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Tired of runaway government taxes, spending and debt?  Learn what we can do about it from budget expert Daniel Mitchell ....

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Monday, August 8, 2022
It's too late for now for Hawaii, but evidence against minimum-wage hikes keeps piling up
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 PM :: 543 Views :: Labor, Small Business

"...as firms reorganize their production in response to the higher minimum, they start substituting away from these workers on whom the minimum wage binds and towards those on whom it does not....”

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
Addressing the Tax Crisis in Health Care
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 529 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... According to the Hawaii Physician Shortage Crisis Task Force, taxes are one of the reason for the shortage ....

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 6, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 5:00 AM :: 505 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, August 7, 2022
HSTA Forced to Stop Enrolling Hawaii Teachers in Illegal For-Profit Education Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 12:45 AM :: 1554 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

... According the a July 18, 2022 letter from the US Department of Education, EGCC was illegally looting Pell Grant money to provide ‘free’ tuition ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
When bureaucracy grows, housing does not
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:28 PM :: 586 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... more regulation and delays ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
Honolulu Average Studio Apartment Rent $2,705
By Selected News Articles @ 7:11 PM :: 842 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Think your Hawaii rent is high? It probably is ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
Hawaii is the most difficult state to buy a home
By Selected News Articles @ 6:55 PM :: 781 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the average mortgage payment is 78.3% of the state's median income ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
Kauai: Highest car rental rates in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:35 PM :: 707 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... rental car rates at the top 100 U.S. airports for the month of August 2022 ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most--Hawaii 45th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 456 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

... based on changes in unemployment claims for several key benchmark weeks ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 AM :: 54661 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

August 6 and 9 have been made into International Days of Anti-American historical revisionism.  So here is a look at reality as seen from first-hand sources instead of whining activists.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
Maui Mineral-based sunscreen ordinance goes into effect October 1
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 465 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... mindless hysteria is part of our tourism marketing scheme ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
Maui Disposable Bodyboard Ban takes effect
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 535 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

... Ordinance prohibits sale, rental or distribution of polystyrene bodyboards ....

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Friday, August 5, 2022
Another Public Defender Becomes a Judge
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 786 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... She served as a law clerk for Judge Michael Town ....

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Thursday, August 4, 2022
Deconstruction of Maunakea telescope set to begin
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 530 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The deconstruction phase of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on University of Hawaiʻi-managed lands on the summit of Maunakea is on track to begin before summer ends and be completed by the end of the year ....

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