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Sunday, August 6, 2017
Rail Stations Designed to Profit KSBE, HECO, First Hawaiian
By Andrew Walden @ 9:34 PM :: 5041 Views :: Rail

...Cashing in at Middle Street, Kalapama, Iwilei....

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Sunday, August 6, 2017
DoE Student Absenteeism Over 20%
By Andrew Walden @ 8:49 PM :: 5998 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... DoE student absenteeism is caused by DoE teacher absenteeism ....

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Sunday, August 6, 2017
Laughed out of Court, Lawsuit Fails to Force US Unilateral Disarmament
By Selected News Articles @ 2:44 PM :: 3641 Views :: Military

... a three-judge panel ruled in a scathing decision that the provision is not enforceable in U.S. courts ....

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Sunday, August 6, 2017
The Grand Skim of Things (Part 1)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5882 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Rail, Taxes

...A Hawaii law dating back to 1955, which now can be found at HRS section 36-27, says that 5% of any special fund’s income will be paid to the state general fund to pay “central service expenses....”

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Saturday, August 5, 2017
Why a Tax on Soda is Unhealthy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:14 PM :: 5843 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has no soda tax. But that's not for lack of trying.....

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Saturday, August 5, 2017
Trump - Kim summit in Hawaii?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:29 AM :: 4932 Views :: National News, Military

...Would you like to see a Trump/Kim summit in Hawaii?....

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Saturday, August 5, 2017
Second Amendment Guarantee Act Would Protect Popular Rifles, Shotguns from Antigun Politicians
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 3975 Views :: Second Amendment

...This week, Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) introduced legislation that would shield popular rifles and shotguns, including the AR-15, from being banned under state laws....

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Friday, August 4, 2017
Seafarers’ irrational opposition to Sen McCain’s Jones Act reform bill
By Michael Hansen @ 11:43 PM :: 4958 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...Sacco’s column was in response to U.S. Senator John S. McCain’s introduction on July 13, 2017, of Open America’s Waters Act of 2017....

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Friday, August 4, 2017
Hawaii Value of $100? -- $84.18
By Tax Foundation @ 12:23 PM :: 5407 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the same amount of cash can buy you more in a low-price state than in a high-price state....

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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Break the Government Monopoly on Flood Insurance
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:56 AM :: 6247 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Cost of Living

...Since the 21st Century Flood Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 2874) passed out of committee in June, it has been subject to intense industry lobbying....

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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Haleakala: Police Again Clear Anti-Telescope Demonstrators from Road
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 7729 Views :: Maui County, Higher Education, OHA, Police

... See how it works when the police are allowed to do their job? ....

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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Hawaii Among States with Least Student Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 AM :: 3780 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...data set ranges from average student debt to unemployment rate among the population aged 25 to 34 to share of students with past-due loan balances....

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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Hawaii, 2017: 15 Cases of Rat Lungworm and Counting
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 4038 Views :: Health Care

...This year, the state confirmed a total of 15 cases of the serious parasitic infection, which is the highest number of cases reported in the state over the last decade....

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Honolulu Among 10 Worst Markets for House Flippers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:58 AM :: 5258 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...“Flip or Flop”....

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Compact Impact: Trump Admin Sends Another $3M
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 3886 Views :: National News

... Supplements $30 Million Provided Previously ....

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Oahu Republicans Go Door-to-Door
By Brett Kulbis @ 4:29 AM :: 3684 Views :: Republican Party

...This weekend, hundreds of homes in several districts across Oahu each received an informative and persuasive door hanger from the Honolulu County Republican Party....

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Mike Huckabee to Speak at Hawaii Republican Fundraiser
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 4:25 AM :: 4126 Views :: Republican Party

...Tuesday October 24 at 6pm, Koolau Ballroom....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Matson: Construction-Related Shipments Down
By Michael Hansen @ 11:59 PM :: 4886 Views :: Economy, Jones Act

...lower construction related cargo to Hawaii as the boom of high-rise condominium developments in Honolulu has begun to ebb....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Secret Rail Meetings at Legislature
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 6030 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

... If the funding of rail was all that was on the table it would be simple....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
HECO Public Meetings to Discuss Plan for Massive Rate Hikes
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 5099 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Hawaiian Electric Company will host a public meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, at McKinley High School....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Lawsuit: Donald Trump Personally Edits Malia Zimmerman Articles
By Selected News Articles @ 5:18 PM :: 4978 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...Trump allegedly reviewed the Fox story before it was published on May 16....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Improve Hawai’i’s Missile Defenses — Now
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 4802 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...U.S. Pacific Command boss Adm. Harry Harris Jr. told lawmakers in April to consider nearer-term measures. Harris said the existing system could be “overwhelmed” by an ICBM attack. If that happened, he said, “someone would have to make a decision about which ones to take out or not.”....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
US Intel Officials Confirm North Korea Can Strike Most Of The Homeland
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 PM :: 3385 Views :: Military

...The missile test on July 28 performed better than the Hwasong-14 tested earlier last month....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 1, 2017
By Congress.org @ 4:16 PM :: 3804 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...The House is in the August district work period and not doing any legislative business until Sept. 5....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
E-Cigs Get a Second Chance from FDA
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 4417 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...Unexpected update from FDA halts federal regulations and embraces e-cigarettes....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Akana: OHA Criminal Behavior has been going on for A Very Long Time
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 4848 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...“a criminal probe is now underway on a lucrative, non-bid contract issued by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs”....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Tourism: $8.4B in First Six Months
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 3105 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Visitor Arrivals Increased 4.3 Percent to 4.6 Million....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Peter Apo Reinventing OHA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:03 AM :: 4021 Views :: OHA

...struggling to navigate an unfriendly sea of public opinion, a divided beneficiary community, low ratings from important state legislators, and a cautiously uneasy relationship with the state administration....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
E-W Center Features in 2017 Congressional Pig Book
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 4978 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Higher Education

...the center was established by Congress in 1960 with no congressional hearings and over the State Department’s opposition....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Ige Seeks Comment on Nominees for 3rd Circuit Court
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 3866 Views :: Judiciary

...Gov. Ige has 30 days, or until August 30 to make his appointments....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
HART officials to meet with bond rating agencies in San Francisco
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 4450 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...In addition to the bond meetings, on Tuesday Mayor Caldwell and Chair Manahan will tour electric bus manufacturer Proterra to examine emission free buses that could be brought to O‘ahu in the future....

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