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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:28 PM :: 4890 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture

Pruitt led the fight against the Clean Power Plan, the Waters of the United States rule, and the Renewable Fuel Standard....

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Thursday, December 8, 2016
OHA: Akina Sworn in, Akana Ousts Lindsey as Chair
By Andrew Walden @ 3:06 PM :: 3333 Views :: OHA

After this morning’s swearing-in of newly elected Trustee Kelii Akina, OHA Trustees got right down to business....

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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Pew: National Parks in Hawaii Need $133 Million in Maintenance
By Selected News Articles @ 10:27 AM :: 3776 Views :: Environment, Tourism

Here are needed repairs at some national parks in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Secede, With a Little Help From Putin
By Selected News Articles @ 11:44 PM :: 3168 Views :: National News

... US State secessionist movement controlled from Yekaterinburg, Russia ....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Akina to OHA: E Hana Kakou
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:14 PM :: 3073 Views :: OHA

...OHA is relevant and of concern to the entire community....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Full Text: Feds Give Rail Another Extension
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 2679 Views :: Rail

...just long enough to con legislators into hiking taxes....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Who’s not giving up on Fed Wreck?
By Video @ 4:52 PM :: 4611 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

It Looks Like It's Going To Be A Fight To The Finish....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Apathy on Borrowed Time -- The Condo Owner’s Soul Search
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 3594 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

A bill calling for the creation of an Office of the Condominium Ombudsman and seven-member commission is currently being drafted in a Hawaii legislative office....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Gallup: Hawaii Tops Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 3024 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

2015 Gallup Healthways State Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
BoE Approves Amended Strategic Plan
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 AM :: 4268 Views :: Education K-12

...HSTA Asks BoE to Reject Plan....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
HBA Land Use Conference to Focus on Telescope, TOD, and GMOs
By Robert Thomas @ 9:18 PM :: 2880 Views :: Land Use
"Takings: Regulatory and Physical"
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Obama Hawaii Vacation Cost $4.8M
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 4479 Views :: Law Enforcement, Obama

Secret Service Lodging Cost Over $1 Million Alone....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Council Reorganization Violates Sunshine Law?
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 3408 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

"...it is no surprise that Mr. Menor still believes himself to be above the law...."

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
FCC Order: Sandwich Isles $76M Fines, Repayments
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 4331 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...Dan Inouye died nearly 4 years ago....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Homeowners with Exemptions Reminded to File State Tax Returns—Or Else!
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 4383 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...due to a change in requirements, those residents who have qualified for exemptions in the past must now file a state resident income tax form or risk being disqualified....

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Monday, December 5, 2016
Video: Returning Power to Micronesians in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:50 PM :: 3914 Views :: National News, Homelessness

Officials attended and spoke during the events, including Consul General Mr. Kandhi A. Elieisar and Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa....

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Monday, December 5, 2016
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 5, 2016
By Congress.org @ 6:01 PM :: 2951 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Senate: Health Care Videoconferencing
House: Medical Research and Associated Activities 
House: Additional Committee Funding 
House: Banking Regulations
House: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization
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Monday, December 5, 2016
New Chief for Bureau of Conveyances
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 2843 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...examines, records, and indexes more than 344,000 land and property documents and maps each year....

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Monday, December 5, 2016
Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:15 PM :: 3168 Views :: Education K-12

...She does not support Common Core “period.”....

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Coordinated Action Needed to Address Homelessness
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3131 Views :: Homelessness

Coordinated action is not what our government normally does....

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Irksome Nuisance: DLNR Pushing Non-Commercial Fishing Licenses Statewide
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 5758 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

...the cost for an agency to run the licensing program would likely eat up much of the revenue it was supposed to generate....

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
City Officials Intentionally Jamming Up Traffic
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 PM :: 4180 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

“The city streets are being engineered to create traffic congestion, to slow traffic down, to favor bikers and pedestrians,” the former official said....

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Denied Another Extension, HART Finally Forced to Submit Financial Plan
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 2950 Views :: Rail

...due to the recent passage of Charter Amendment Number 4 in the 2016 Elections, the voters of the City authorized the consolidation of the operations and maintenance functions and responsibilities for all modes of public transit....

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
AG Releases 2015 Hawaii Crime Statistics
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 8024 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

Hawaii’s total Index Crime rate in 2015 was 0.3% below the rate reported in 2014, and 24.7% below the rate reported a decade earlier (2006)....

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Caldwell Administration seeking applicants for appointed positions
By News Release @ 12:35 AM :: 3282 Views :: Honolulu County

Submit a resume with appropriate references by December 16, 2016....

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Friday, December 2, 2016
Attorney General Outlines Plan to Test Rape Kits
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 3056 Views :: Law Enforcement

...since 1992 the state has collected 2240 sexual assault kits. As of June 30, 2016, 1951 of these have not been tested and 289 of them have been tested....

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Friday, December 2, 2016
Maui Seeks Volunteers for County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 3532 Views :: Maui County

...deadline for applications is December 31, 2016....

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Friday, December 2, 2016
Auditor: 25% of Trust Funds Managed by Governor’s Office Should be Closed
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:16 PM :: 2798 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the Office of the Governor did not file statutorily required reports for non-general funds and for administratively created funds....

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Harbors Division Fee Hike designed to boost $77M OHA Slush Fund?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:48 PM :: 7992 Views :: Economy, OHA, Taxes, Cost of Living

...OHA milked $12,684,000 from Harbors Division in 2015....

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Attack
By News Release @ 12:52 PM :: 3073 Views :: Military

The Parade will begin at 6:00pm following an opening ceremony at 4:30pm....

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Visitor Spending Increases for Fifth Consecutive Month
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 2540 Views :: Tourism

Visitors to Hawaii spent a total of $1.2 billion in October 2016, a 6.8 percent increase compared to last October....

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