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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Hawaii Parents Most Reliant on Child Support in USA
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 156 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

... In Hawaii, parents receive an average of $16,656 in child support annually; this makes up 25.1% of their income ....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Quick Rail Boondoggle Update
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:37 AM :: 140 Views :: Rail

... Honolulu rail is not alone ....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
VIDEO: Mauna Loa Erupts, Flow 6 Miles to Saddle Road
By Video @ 10:43 AM :: 859 Views :: Hawaii County

... This morning, fountains at fissure 3 are up to 25 m (82 ft) and fountains are fissure 4, which formed at approximately 7:30 p.m. HST last night, were 5-10 m (16-33 ft) tall ....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Accounting for Inflation, Tourist Spending is Down from 2019
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 223 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Inflation is 17% from 2019 to 2022 so a 15.1% 'nominal' increase means 'real dollar' spendng is down, not up ....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Hawaii County PD Sergeants Start Wearing Body Cameras
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 181 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

... starting Thursday, December 1, 2022, 40 patrol sergeants will be outfitted with Body Worn Cameras (BWC) in all districts across the island ....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Hawaii Statewide Transportation Plan Virtual Public Meetings
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 196 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Hawaii Department of Transportation will be holding virtual public meetings on the update of the Hawaii Statewide Transportation Plan on Dec. 5, 6, 14, & 15 ....

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Monday, November 28, 2022
Bill 57: Honolulu Seeks to Severely Restrict Carry
By NRA ILA @ 9:30 PM :: 292 Views :: Second Amendment

... Tuesday, November 29th, the Honolulu City Council will hear an ordinance to prohibit citizens from exercising their right-to-carry in many places ....

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Monday, November 28, 2022
US House Ethics Committee continuing investigation into Kahele campaign finances
By Selected News Articles @ 6:35 PM :: 260 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... The report released Monday said that Kahele made "misleading statements" to the staff members with the Office on Congressional Ethics and recommended a subpoena for Kahele ....

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Monday, November 28, 2022
Hawaii Home to Only PVSA-Legal Cruise Ship
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:42 PM :: 277 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... There’s one large cruise ship that actually complies with the law. And that cruise ship is only operating in Hawaii ....

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Monday, November 28, 2022
Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 216 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline Monday, January 9, 2023 ....

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Sunday, November 27, 2022
Economic Freedom: Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:30 PM :: 504 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

“...our residents will continue to suffer and flee the state....”

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Sunday, November 27, 2022
FBI: Miske Ran Waikiki ‘Beachboy’ Concession
By Andrew Walden @ 5:56 PM :: 1399 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... Gradually the mafia deathgrip on Waikiki beaches is being chipped away ....

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Sunday, November 27, 2022
No, Boosting the Affordable Housing Fund Isn’t the Answer
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 509 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Taxes

"... it is essentially a budgeting gimmick ...."

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Sunday, November 27, 2022
Let's restore reason to city planning
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:59 AM :: 494 Views :: Development, Land Use

... Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It ....

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Saturday, November 26, 2022
What would Happen if Hawaii Zoning Laws Were Abolished?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:14 PM :: 541 Views :: Development, Land Use

... Hawaii’s zoning laws prevent growth, are socially divisive, contribute to Hawaii’s high home prices ....

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Saturday, November 26, 2022
Builder Cancels DHHL Barbers Point Solar Project
By Andrew Walden @ 4:59 PM :: 641 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

"...this project is no longer financially viable under its current terms in the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) due to changing supply chain/market conditions, regulatory delays and final interconnection costs...."

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Saturday, November 26, 2022
Reinventing Tourism: Maui Makes Fodor's 'NO' List
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 1023 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... We could kick every tourist off the island and it would do anything for Upcountry Maui water users.  But, as usual, facts don’t get in the way of Kaniela Ing’s grandstanding ....

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Friday, November 25, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment 3.4%
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 451 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... total nonagricultural jobs increased by 4,900 in October over September ....

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Friday, November 25, 2022
Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 372 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii establishes that whenever a grand jury is impaneled an independent counsel shall be appointed, as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it ....

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Thursday, November 24, 2022
The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 31078 Views :: National News

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....

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Thursday, November 24, 2022
Blangiardi to establish Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 442 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... The commission, which is being established by resolution using the mayorʻs executive reorganization power under Honolulu City Charter Section 4-202, will give effect to Bill 44 (2022), the ordinance passed by the City Council earlier this month ....

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Thursday, November 24, 2022
Hilo Man Receives 42 Months in Prison for Defrauding Covid-19 Relief Programs
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 602 Views :: Ethics, COVID-19

... Mills submitted multiple applications for PPP and EIDL funds on behalf of three businesses under his control, Kanaka Maoli Hookupu Center, New Way Horizon Travel, and Uilani Kawailehua Foundation ....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Drugs, Fish, and Termites: Miske FBI Backgrounder Unsealed by Federal Judge
By Andrew Walden @ 8:35 PM :: 1768 Views :: Hawaii History, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... 40 miles off the coast of Hawaii, FV Rachel attached a large amount of Methamphetamine to a Radio Frequency (RF) buoy and dropped the drugs into the ocean ....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Carpenters Union Director Heads List of Green Appointees
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 1288 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... chief of staff, Brooke Wilson, (former political and education director for the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters) who had served in the same position when he was Hawaiʻi’s lieutenant governor ....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
'Low Wind Resources': Another Conservation Alert for Big Island
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 475 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual and electricity demand has been unusually high since last week due to humid weather ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Hawaii: Critically Low Lung Cancer Screening Rates Reveal Opportunity to Save More Lives
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 469 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii ranks last in nation for early lung cancer diagnosis ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
'If Hawaii wants more homes, it might just have to build them'
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:03 PM :: 547 Views :: Development

... Mainland publications reach out to the Grassroot Institute for background on why housing in Hawaii is so difficult to come by ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Displaced Philadelphia Woman Uses Housing Voucher to Live in Hawaii
By Video @ 9:16 PM :: 927 Views :: Honolulu County

... "It's something that the (Philadelphia Housing) Agency encourages." ... "Hawaii has absorbed the total cost of the rent and utilities, Amen!" ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers, City Attempt to Bamboozle Public Again
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 651 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City and County of Honolulu requests community input on alternative plans developed for Ala Wai Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Study ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
IBEW Cheers Ahakuelo Convictions
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 695 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... Former IBEW Local 1260 boss found guilty of fraud, embezzlement ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
​Does anyone really believe stadium project will pan out?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:01 AM :: 621 Views :: Ethics, Development

"... Hawaii is littered with big public-facility development projects that have taken exorbitant stretches of time to produce compared with [their original] plans ...."

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Monday, November 21, 2022
Hawaii Nature Conservancy Buys Reef Insurance Policy
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 534 Views :: Environment

... The policy will provide funding for rapid coral reef repair and restoration across Hawai‘i immediately following hurricane or tropical storm damage ....

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Monday, November 21, 2022
How Jones Act Reform can work for everyone
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:47 PM :: 555 Views :: Jones Act

... how reform of the Jones Act — rather than all-out repeal or keeping the law the same — might be the way to appease both sides ....

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Monday, November 21, 2022
Report: Hawaii Started 95 Transportation Projects in Year-One of Infrastructure Law
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 619 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Hawaii leveraged $290.0 million in federal highway and bridge formula funds in FY 2022 to help jumpstart 95 new improvement projects ....

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Sunday, November 20, 2022
Cleaning House at OHA
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1581 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... One thing we all need to remember is how we got to this point ....

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Sunday, November 20, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 19, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 2:50 AM :: 469 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Bills introduced and votes cast in Congress ....

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Sunday, November 20, 2022
​It's a perfect time to cut taxes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:13 AM :: 485 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... many Hawaii families are taking a hard look at their finances and calculating how inflation and recession will affect their holiday plans, if not their entire economic futures ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Case for reinstating cockfighting on the Northern Mariana Islands dismissed
By Court House News @ 5:12 PM :: 427 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

... Andrew Salas, a former member of the House of Representatives and former Secretary of Commerce for the NMI, first filed the suit ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
DLNR Sweeps 'til Na Pali Coast 'devoid of craziness and trash'
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 713 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness

... In October a team hauled out 820-pounds of rubbish in three helicopter sling loads ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
5th Extension: COVID Emergency Lives on in Food Stamps
By News Release @ 4:15 AM :: 482 Views :: COVID-19

... Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency proclamation today extending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits through January 16, 2023 ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Hawaii's public school enrollment decreased during the pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 AM :: 448 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools saw enrollment drop by 4.75% from 2019 to 2022. Meanwhile, charter schools experienced a 1.85% enrollment increase ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
UPW News: HCCC Supervisor gets 12 years for 'multi-year conspiracy to cover up abuse'
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 570 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... on June 15, 2015, Taum supervised his two co-Defendants and a third correctional officer while they transported an inmate across the facility. The inmate became frightened in the course of the transfer ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Two Maui Men Found Guilty of Hate Crimes for Racially Motivated Attack
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1071 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... the defendants, who had never met C.K. before, stormed onto his property and demanded that he pack his things and leave, threatening to “tie [him] up and drag [him]” and make him “go missing” ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
It’s our kuleana to ensure campaign promises are kept
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:13 PM :: 400 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

... If we don’t demand action, followup on our demands and show the consequences at the ballot box, then we have failed in our civic duty ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Lack of Wind Threatens Rolling Blackouts on Big Island (again)
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 875 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Greenwashing: Jason Momoa Slammed for Aluminum Can Hype
By Video @ 4:31 AM :: 679 Views :: Environment

... Momoa suggests that water in aluminum cans is more environmentally friendly ....

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Thursday, November 17, 2022
Hawaii Short 3,873 Healthcare Professionals
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 526 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The state’s need for healthcare professionals has grown 76 percent – from 2,200 job openings in 2019 to 3,873 openings today ....

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Thursday, November 17, 2022
Hawaii State Senate Announces Leadership, Committee Chairs for 2023
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 884 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Senate announces new Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2023 .... 

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Six Gays Elected in Hawaii
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 1141 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

... Hawai‘i will have more out elected LGBTQIA+ officials at one time than we ever had in the history of our state ....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Pentagon Press Secretary: 'Red Hill created a trust deficit'
By News Release @ 6:18 AM :: 453 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"...It's currently estimated that the facility closure process will take three years to complete...."

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