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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Ige’s Secret Proclamation Used to Promote War on Other Side of the World
By Andrew Walden @ 8:15 PM :: 5196 Views :: Ethics, Military

...While resolutions and proclamations such as these may seem to be a cheap and easy way to score campaign contributions, they can take a toll....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Income Tax Collections Per Capita—Hawaii Ranks 14th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 PM :: 4024 Views :: Taxes

...Hawaii collects $1,232 per person in income taxes....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Takai: Barking Sands Can Provide Anti-Missile Defense for Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 3445 Views :: Military

...North Korea appears relentless; and will continue test after nuclear test, before it perfects its missile capability....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Jones Act and Enviro Regs Blessing and Curse for California Refiners
By Michael Hansen @ 3:08 PM :: 5603 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...The principles applicable to the California petroleum market without doubt similarly impact Hawaii....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
SB2954: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Conference Committee Hearing Tomorrow
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 3855 Views :: Second Amendment

...input law-abiding Hawaii gun owners into a federal biometric database, managed by the FBI, for continuous monitoring....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Auditor: At First Only Hawai’i Free Press Noticed our Mauna Kea Report
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:07 PM :: 4357 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

Suddenly, our findings, conclusions, and recommendations became important reference material for both sides of the debate....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
State Accepting Applications for free Pre-K classes
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 3325 Views :: Education K-12

...classes are available to eligible children at 19 public elementary schools....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy’s Falling Prices
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:29 PM :: 4997 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...most of those “savings” are coming from taxpayers pockets....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Chevron Signs Deal to Sell Hawaii Refinery, Stations
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 3952 Views :: Energy

...One Rock also has a unique strategic relationship with Mitsubishi Corporation....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could End Disease Transmission
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 4544 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

Field trials in Brazil are using a genetically modified form of the A. aegypti mosquito....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
America’s First Freedom: Trouble In Paradise
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 4202 Views :: Second Amendment

...threatening to make the state’s already-restrictive gun laws even more onerous for law-abiding gun owners....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
US News & World Report: Best High Schools in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 PM :: 4744 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

We reviewed 28,561 U.S. public high schools; 17 Hawaii schools made our rankings....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
DoE 2016 Graduation Dates
By News Release @ 1:01 AM :: 3826 Views :: Education K-12

...2016 graduation dates for 64 schools statewide including public charter schools....

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Guam Justice--34 Years After Mayor’s Land Grab
By Robert Thomas @ 11:02 PM :: 3667 Views :: Land Use

Guam land titles can be seriously messed up....

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 18, 2016
By Congress.org @ 1:25 PM :: 3792 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Senate: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization – Cloture on Substitute Amendment
House: Financial Stability Oversight Council Overhaul – Passage
House: More Banks Operating Under the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy – Passage
House: Broadband Internet Access Regulation – Passage
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Monday, April 18, 2016
Pine: Star-Advertiser Wrong on Makaha Realignment
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 3:54 AM :: 3892 Views :: Honolulu County

The article is inaccurate and implies that the Makaha Realignment project is dead.  This is absolutely false....

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
House Passes More than 100 Senate Bills on Final Crossover
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 3015 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Bills include heat abatement for schools, crime victims’ rights, body cameras for police, senior care facility inspections, affordable housing, and the Judiciary budget....

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
Senate Passes more than 250 Bills on Second Crossover
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 3021 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Measures include teacher travel exception, water rights, assistance for displaced Maui sugar workers....

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
Shady Dealings
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 3552 Views :: Ethics

Conference committee is a dark time at the Legislature....

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
DLIR: Construction Industry’s 12.1 Percent Projected Growth Leads Expansion
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 4200 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term Future – 2017....

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
Begging for a Piece of the Hotel Room Tax Pie
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3091 Views :: Taxes

On Friday, April 1, April Fool’s Day, a respectable delegation of county politicians gathered in the House Finance Committee hearing room....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 15, 2016
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 3768 Views :: Office of Elections

Candidate filing for the 2016 Elections runs from February 1, 2016 through June 7, 2016....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Planned Parenthood Resolution Passes Last Committee
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:52 PM :: 5297 Views :: Family, Life

The resolution (SCR85) will be voted on by the full House....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Haseko Bills before Honolulu Council
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:43 PM :: 4846 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

Bill 62, Bill 63 and Resolution 15-206 are part of a master planned lagoon concept in Ewa....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Second Crossover—Bills Head for Conference Committee
By Rep Beth Fukumoto @ 10:36 PM :: 3886 Views :: Hawaii State Government

On April 14th, the Legislature hit the second crossover deadline of the 2016 legislative session....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Handgun Ban: Northern Mariana Islands Flout Court Ruling
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 4171 Views :: Second Amendment
Two weeks ago, we reported on the end of the final handgun ban in the United States....
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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Shadow Boxing with Jones Act Strawmen
By Michael Hansen @ 9:28 PM :: 3915 Views :: Jones Act

... in the persons of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders ....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Full Text: Honolulu Audit Report on Rail
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 4353 Views :: Rail

...HART’s financial and operating plans are not reliable....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Scientists use ‘assisted evolution’ in attempt to save coral reefs
By Selected News Articles @ 11:54 PM :: 3812 Views :: Environment, GMOs

…The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology occupies its own tiny island in Kaneohe Bay, known as Moku o Lo‘e....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Does the EITC Reduce Savings Among the Poor?
By NCPA @ 7:00 PM :: 3999 Views :: Tax Credits

Few policies have enjoyed as much bipartisan support as the EITC....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Hawaii: Four Anti-Gun Bills Heading for Conference Committee
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 5612 Views :: Second Amendment

Yesterday,  House Bill 625, House Bill 2632, House Bill 2629 and Senate Bill 2647 all passed their final floor votes in the Senate and House, respectively....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Honolulu Average Monthly Rent Jumps 7.28%
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 3550 Views :: Cost of Living

...the average monthly rent for single-family homes in Honolulu was $2,691....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Government Spending Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 4694 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...Hawaii fails to provide any information at all on recipients of key subsidy programs....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
DBEDT Profiles Hawaii Non-English Speaking Population
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 2768 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...report examines the non-English speaking population in Hawaii based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau from 2010 to 2014....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Ige Appoints Task Force on ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 5398 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

Ige has appointed Darrel Galera as chairman of the Governor’s ESSA team....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Brown Hands
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:46 PM :: 5081 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

I have been so dismayed seeing the activists once again playing the “these people are immigrants so their jobs aren’t needed” card....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
OHA Grabbing for Control of NW Hawaiian Isles
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 2118 Views :: OHA

For a decade, OHA has been advocating for co-trustee status....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
IHS: City-Funded Homeless Programs Meeting Goals
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 3942 Views :: Homelessness

...183 individuals moved off the streets....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Ward: Firearms Bill Violates Federal Law
By Rep Gene Ward @ 6:59 PM :: 4091 Views :: Second Amendment
Rep. Ward opposes SB2954 “Rap back system.”
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Grassroot Institute Event Highlights Need to Support Maui Agriculture
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:36 PM :: 4526 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

A large crowd attended and listened as Mayor Alan Arakawa, Councilwoman Elle Cochran, and Grassroot President Keli'i Akina, Ph.D. discussed the future of farming on Maui....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
States Employ Temporary Workers, But Often Know Little About Them
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 4267 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

The investigative division at the Hawaii Attorney General’s Office relies heavily on retired law enforcement officers hired as temps....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Duke Aiona Legislative Update April 13, 2016
By Video @ 3:55 PM :: 5230 Views :: Family, First Amendment

From Hawaii Family Advocates ....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Appleseed: Hawaii’s Poor Need a Tax Cut
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 6426 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living
“The State of Poverty in Hawai‘i: How Hawai‘i’s Residents Are Faring Post-Recovery.”
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Federal Grant Backs New Honolulu Homeless Court
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 5135 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary

Defendants who agree to plea deals will be offered alternative sentences such as community service or enrollment in court-ordered treatment....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Jones Act: A new fight and a new argument
By Michael Hansen @ 11:39 PM :: 4126 Views :: Jones Act

...it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend Jones Act cabotage on the basis of economics and so the pro-Jones Act interests are retreating to national defense....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Delayed
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 3549 Views :: Drugs

The Hawaii State Department of Health is reviewing the criminal history records of applicants for the Medical Marijuana Dispensary licenses....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Who’s Giving a Quarter of a Million Dollars to Nai Aupuni?
By Video @ 6:29 PM :: 4655 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Federal Contract Preferences – A Boon For Native Hawaiian-Owned Companies....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Chief Justice Appoints Darien W.L. Ching Nagata as Hawaii Island District Court Judge
By News Release @ 6:11 PM :: 3378 Views :: Judiciary

If confirmed by the State Senate, Nagata will serve a term of six years....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
State Revenues From Gambling: Short-Term Relief, Long-Term Disappointment
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 4315 Views :: Gambling

Rockefeller Institute Blinken Report: Gambling Not a Solution to State Revenue Woes....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Auditor: Kahoolawe Trust Fund Gone After 20 years Without a Plan
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:29 PM :: 5516 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...the Kaho‘olawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund will be depleted by FY2018....

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