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Friday, January 6, 2017
Clyde Wadsworth Named Hawaii Solicitor General
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 3794 Views :: Judiciary

Previously, Wadsworth was of counsel to Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing in Honolulu....

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Friday, January 6, 2017
State pension debt will likely get worse
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:53 PM :: 4390 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

"Our membership will live two to three years longer, which means we’ll have to pay...."

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Friday, January 6, 2017
Out with Obamacare…In with Trumpcare?
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:48 PM :: 3910 Views :: Health Care
What should the government’s role be when it comes to ensuring healthcare access for its citizens?
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Friday, January 6, 2017
Applicants Wanted for State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 4316 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Hawai`i State Ethics Commission. The council is also seeking nominees to fill vacancies on the Campaign Spending Commission....

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Friday, January 6, 2017
Story of Hope
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:46 AM :: 6133 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...so many kids never get the chance to see a real working farm....

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Friday, January 6, 2017
UHERO: Regulating Home-Share Rentals in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 2:08 AM :: 5729 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

Last year nearly one in three U.S. travelers stayed in home-based accommodation units compared to one in ten in 2011....

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Friday, January 6, 2017
137K Gallons Sewage: Caldwell Claims Latest Rupture is Repaired
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 5375 Views :: Honolulu County

...close to where the same pipe broke in November, 2016....

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Thursday, January 5, 2017
Intermediate Court of Appeals: JSC Nominates Ige Campaign Chair and some other people
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 5508 Views :: Judiciary

Why should Ige Campaign Chair Keith Hiraoka be bothered with District Court when he can go straight to ICA?....

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Thursday, January 5, 2017
HD2-Hilo: Ige Appoints Chris Todd to Legislature
By News Release @ 6:47 PM :: 6426 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

He held several positions at the Suisan Fish Market before becoming distribution manager for Hawai‘i Paper Products last year....

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Thursday, January 5, 2017
Dean Nishina Appointed Consumer Advocate
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 5805 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

Nishina previously served in the role from December 2009 to January 2011....

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Thursday, January 5, 2017
Auditor: Three DoE Special Funds do not meet criteria
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:22 AM :: 3595 Views :: Education K-12

...1 special fund, 1 revolving fund, and 1 trust fund did not meet criteria and should be closed....

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Thursday, January 5, 2017
Honolulu: 1,309 Lane-Miles Repaved
By News Release @ 10:14 AM :: 4073 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

Upcoming projects this year include the repaving of N. King Street and Kalākaua and Nu‘uanu avenues in town, and across O‘ahu projects in Mākaha, Makakilo/Kapolei, Waialua and St. Louis Heights....

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Thursday, January 5, 2017
Caldwell Inaugural Address: Rail Could End up Like Superferry
By News Release @ 12:54 AM :: 6352 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...splints that have cracks... tendons that aren’t working properly... the railcars....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Akina: Ethics Commission Upholds Participation in Suit Against Fake Indian Tribe
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 6929 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

“Today was a productive day. The will of the voters who elected me was upheld,” Trustee Akina said....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Busted in DHHL Scam, Company Teams up with Aloha United Way
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 9821 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Homelessness

...Free Obamafones --but only for the homeless who actively refuse shelter....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Education Week: Hawaii Grade ‘C’, Ranks 25th
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 4229 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s 2017 Highlights Report includes summarized results based on each of the nearly 40 indicators that make up Quality Counts’ overall grading rubric....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Nai Aupuni Biggest Failure of 2016, Will be Dead January 20
By Video @ 1:04 PM :: 5694 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Will be dead when Obama leaves office January 20....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Video: OHA Trustees Vote to Buy Out Crabbe--$450K Golden Parachute
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 7959 Views :: Ethics, OHA

During the debate, Crabbe cronies--now in the minority on the Board--revealed that they had gifted Crabbe with a $450K golden parachute just before the Nov 8 elections changed the Board majority....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Bedbugs: Honolulu Crawls up to 48th in USA
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 6245 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Tourism

Nationally, Orkin's bed bug revenue is up more than 10 percent over last year....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
2015 Traffic Accident Map of Honolulu
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:37 AM :: 5716 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

This is an interesting and useful result of an unofficial public-private partnership....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Harbors wharfage rates to rise 34.5% in 2017
By Michael Hansen @ 1:18 AM :: 8398 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business, Cost of Living

The first two wharfage increases of 17% and 15% on February 1st and October 1st respectively will result in a 34.5% increase in 2017 on a compound basis....

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Ethics, HSTA Announce Agreement on School Trips
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 5430 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...teachers may continue to plan trips and serve as chaperones with private tour companies....

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Monday, January 2, 2017
Legislative Agenda: Small Business on Defense (Again)
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 4617 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

The 28th Hawaii State Legislature ended on May 5, 2016, with some important victories for small business. The 29th session commences Jan. 18, 2017....

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Sunday, January 1, 2017
Annual Registration of Mopeds Required Beginning January 2017
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 4837 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Act 200 of 2016 requires significant changes to moped registration throughout the State of Hawaii....

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Sunday, January 1, 2017
Video: Hawaii GMO Papaya Real Solutions Real Lives
By Video @ 2:45 PM :: 5761 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Hawaii is now the newest member of the Cornell Alliance for Science for global network....

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Sunday, January 1, 2017
Mark Moses was a Mensch
By Selected News Articles @ 1:46 PM :: 6666 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

20 years ago, I visited Mark Moses’s deathbed....

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Sunday, January 1, 2017
112 Candidates Register for Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 4069 Views :: Honolulu County

The deadline to apply as a candidate is February 17, 2017....

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Sunday, January 1, 2017
Ige’s Billion Dollar Psych-Out
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4721 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...the Ige Administration has been meeting with the unions....

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