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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Will the regulatory state strangle waterborne shipping in the U.S.?
By Michael Hansen @ 1:03 AM :: 2917 Views :: Jones Act

U.S. federal laws and regulations impacting waterborne shipping increased approximately 200% from 1970 to 2014....

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Monday, May 8, 2017
Inouye Institute Event to Feature Trump’s Transportation Secretary
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 3531 Views :: Higher Education, Rail

...To perpetuate the legacy (Railroad) of the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye....

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Monday, May 8, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 8, 2017
By Congress.org @ 4:11 PM :: 3003 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Senate: State Retirement Plan Disapproval
Senate: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations
House: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Appropriations
House: Health Care Overhaul
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Monday, May 8, 2017
Legislature acted responsibly in denying rail funding
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 AM :: 3976 Views :: Rail, Taxes

Today's Star-Adv Labels what many consider a sensible decision as an “Epic Fail” in screaming all-caps....

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Monday, May 8, 2017
Hawaii Republican Party Leadership Candidates--Convention Set for May 12-13
By News Release @ 12:41 AM :: 5470 Views :: Republican Party

...complete list of candidates for Party leadership....

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Monday, May 8, 2017
The Jones Act and other regulations have buried the shipping industry
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 2974 Views :: Jones Act

Today, the U.S. has fewer shipyards than any time in the recent past. Between 2006 and 2011, the Jones Act-eligible fleet shrank by over 17 percent....

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Sunday, May 7, 2017
The Rail Bill and Other Curiosities
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5257 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, Rail, Taxes

...Shut up or we’ll make you pay for rail too....

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Sunday, May 7, 2017
OHA Procurement Violations: Crabbe, Lindsey and the $435K Beamer
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 AM :: 9541 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

Multiple procurement violations underlie a secret $435,000 contract between the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and a company owned by UH Law Professor Kamana Beamer.....

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Dexter Kaiama: Keanu Sai's Favorite Lawyer Censured
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 6809 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, OHA

"...Kaiama, with reckless disregard as to the truth or falsity of the allegation, accused the presiding Judge of committing war crimes under international Conventions, and thereby filed a frivolous document that served no legal or practical purpose...."

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Anti-Dairy Activism Spreads: Big Island Dairy faces fine, possible lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 6083 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture

...The fine is based on an inspection DOH officials did March 28-29 in response to Democratic Party insiders....

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Video: Lingle Joins Harvard Governors Panel on Opioid Crisis
By Video @ 5:06 PM :: 3910 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH News....

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
UHERO: Hawaii economy begins Trump Era in fine form
By UHERO @ 4:38 PM :: 2843 Views :: Economy

...the economic outlook for Hawaiʻi, which remains favorable, despite tremendous uncertainty about future U.S. policy....

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
NRA: Second Amendment Wrap-up--2017 Legislature
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 3284 Views :: Second Amendment

...the 2017 session began with a range of gun bills introduced, but only a few bills saw legislative action this year.  All bills will carry-over to the 2018 legislative session....

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Gov. Ige Proclaims May 2017 as “Hawaii Military Appreciation Month”
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 2822 Views :: Military

Outstanding Community Service Contributions by Military Service Members Recognized....

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Friday, May 5, 2017
Rail: Senate Remains open to Negotiate with House
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 3140 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Rail, Taxes

...the Senate remains open to negotiate an agreement with the House to ensure adequate financing to complete the project, yet minimize the impact on the most vulnerable citizens of the community....

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Friday, May 5, 2017
Court: OHA Trustees Violated Sunshine Law Responding to Kerry Letter
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 4732 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...The May 1, 2017 decision by Judge Jeffrey P. Crabtree has been posted to OIP’s website....

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Friday, May 5, 2017
Interior Department Releases List of Monuments Under Review—Announces Public Comment Period
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 3772 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... Four Pacific 'Monuments' are under review ....

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Friday, May 5, 2017
De-Railing the Legislature
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:04 PM :: 3498 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...the lack of dissent allows tax-and-spend policies to move smoothly through the Hawaii Legislature...until....

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Friday, May 5, 2017
West Kauai Water Settlement opens door to ‘Renewable Energy Project’ on DHHL Land
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 4380 Views :: DHHL, Energy

"...KIUC could increase its renewable portfolio by ten percent or more with pumped storage hydro...." --DHHL

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Friday, May 5, 2017
Full Text: Joe Souki Resignation letter
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 3585 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...we were unable to agree with the Senate on funding to complete Honolulu’s rail system....

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Friday, May 5, 2017
Complete List of Bills Passed by the 2017 Legislature
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 AM :: 4652 Views :: Hawaii State Government

229 Bills have been passed by the Legislature.  15 have been signed into law as of May 4.  Another 214 are awaiting Gubernatorial action....

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 3075 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii ranks 31st at 21.5% of collections ....

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
The First Step in Revoking Obama’s Land (and Ocean) Grab
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:56 PM :: 3894 Views :: Environment, Small Business

What is done by executive power can be undone by executive power....

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Trump Signs Executive Order on Religious Freedom
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:49 PM :: 4534 Views :: First Amendment, Religion
"For too long the Federal government has used the power of the state as a weapon against people of faith, bullying and even punishing Americans for following their religious beliefs."
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Union salary hikes include hidden costs
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:09 AM :: 3852 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

That’s because when government salaries increase, so do pension promises....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
SR33: Appoint OHA Trustees?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:25 PM :: 4611 Views :: Ethics, Labor, OHA

State Senate asks OHA to convene a group of Hawaiian leaders, legal scholars, and Hawaiian community members to review whether it’d be better to appoint OHA Trustees rather than elect them....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Special Audit of OHA and Its Subsidiaries
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:02 PM :: 3007 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...this audit seeks to identify areas of “waste, abuse and fraud...”

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Free Speech? There are a few champions left
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 7:22 PM :: 3461 Views :: First Amendment, Life

... SB501 Mandatory Abortion Promotion -- How They Voted ....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Thanks to Jones Act, US would struggle to resupply forces after 30 days war in Korea
By Michael Hansen @ 6:29 PM :: 3826 Views :: Jones Act, Military

“McDew testified that the U.S. military cargo ship fleet is "aging out" and asked Congress to approve the purchase of used commercial vessels....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Two Tricks OHA is Pulling
By Video @ 6:16 PM :: 3427 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...re-writing the rules....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Hawaii--Worst State for Nurses
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 4395 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

Hawaii--Avg Annual Wage for Nurses (adj for cost of living) – 51st

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Soft on Crime: Scammer Gets Probation, Does it Again and Again (for two decades)
By News Release @ 12:03 PM :: 2092 Views :: Law Enforcement
Cazimero was previously convicted in 2003 of Hawaii state securities fraud violations. Cazimero received probation on that charge, and began his federal violations shortly thereafter....
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Mercatus: An Economic Analysis of the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 AM :: 3047 Views :: Jones Act

...Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam have suffered the most from the restrictions of the Jones Act....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Pago Pago Declaration ‘We are Here to Stay’
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2945 Views :: Military

“We are here to stay, we are here for peace, we are here for the prosperity for all our people, and we are proud the American flag flies in American Samoa.”

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Video: House, Senate Fail to Agree on Rail Tax Hike
By Video @ 9:13 PM :: 3360 Views :: Rail, Taxes
If the two chambers can’t agree by Thursday, the funding bill will die….
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Haymarket: May Day Founded on labor-history fable
By Selected News Articles @ 5:35 PM :: 2401 Views :: Labor

...previous historians had relied on an abstract of the trial prepared by defense lawyers....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Rep Kaniela Ing: Bin Laden Was “Leading a Movement Against the American Crusade”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 14769 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Military, Politicians

...Orig published June 23, 2012.  Republished to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the extermination of Osama bin-Laden....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Boom Over: Honolulu Construction Jobs Down 4%
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 3989 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Construction employment in Urban Honolulu dropped 4% from 28,400 in March, 2016 to 27,200 in March, 2017 for a net loss of 1,200 jobs....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Hawaii Republicans Postpone Lincoln Day Dinner
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 5482 Views :: Republican Party

Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah was to be the keynote speaker....

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Monday, May 1, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 1, 2017
By Congress.org @ 3:58 PM :: 3165 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Senate: Perdue Nomination
Senate: Acosta Nomination
House: Register of Copyrights
House: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Oversight
House: Short-Term Fiscal 2017 Continuing Appropriations
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Monday, May 1, 2017
70 Republicans Running for Oahu Neighborhood Board
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 5401 Views :: Honolulu County, Republican Party

...Look for your password coming in the mail soon for online voting....

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