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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10 Bills: House Republicans Introduce Caucus Package
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 3:27 PM :: 3423 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Our bill package strives to make our government and our state more accountable, affordable, and accessible....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Honolulu does not have enough money to pay its bills
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 4663 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... Truth in Accounting released its second Financial State of the Cities report ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Hawaii Residents Most Indebted in Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 12:46 AM :: 3264 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Residents of Hawaii spend, on average, 36.2% of their monthly paychecks on credit card, student loan, and housing payments—the highest percentage in the nation....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Most Educated States--Hawaii Ranks 17th
By Selected News Articles @ 12:15 AM :: 3265 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"...Quality of Education -- 36th...."

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
What A Nuclear Missile Attack On Hawaii Would Look Like
By Selected News Articles @ 9:47 PM :: 3698 Views :: Military

...A blast over Honolulu would be catastrophic. That doesn’t mean the government shouldn’t help the public prepare for one....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Ige Couldn't Remember Twitter Password as False Missile Alert Wreaked Havoc on State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 4032 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military, Politicians

...Ige said Monday that one of the reasons it took so long to inform the public that a ballistic missile alert in the state was in fact a false alarm was because he couldn’t remember his Twitter password....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
‘Let’s not be greedy’
By Joe Kent @ 2:20 PM :: 2829 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act supporters in Congress are angling to require petroleum and liquid natural gas produced in the United States be exported on only so-called Jones Act ships....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
MoveOn.org Denounces Schatz
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 4472 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Rep Hanabusa also voted in favor of the same continuing resolution, so logically all of this rhetoric should apply to her as well.  Do Hawaii progressives become 'outraged' only when instructed?....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Hanabusa Response to State of the State address—Ige has no specifics and neither do I
By News Release @ 7:44 AM :: 2906 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

"...Hanabusa looks forward to sharing a clear vision for our state’s future in the months ahead....” (or whenever)

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Republicans: 5 Issues Ige Left out of State of the State
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 3439 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...The Minority Caucus identifies 5 issues that Ige fails to discuss....

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Monday, January 22, 2018
School Choice Week in Hawaii: 80 Events and Activities Planned
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 2779 Views :: Education K-12

...a celebration is planned on Thursday, January 25 9:30am at the State Capitol....

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Full Text: State of the State Address 2018
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 2579 Views :: Hawaii State Government

"...We often need to be reminded of what makes us so special. ..."

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Missile Alert Investigator has Conflict of Interest
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:39 PM :: 4977 Views :: Ethics, Military

"...General Hara is a close personal friend of General Miyagi and under the command of General Logan.  General Logan serves as the Director of the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency, so how can he be evaluated by his Deputy Director, General Hara?"

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Federal Shutdown: Hawaii Ties DC With Most Federal Jobs Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 12:41 PM :: 2171 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...and Hawaii ranks 48th for Small Business Lending per capita....

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
It’s all Kumbaya at Pro-Jones Act U.S. House hearing
By Michael Hansen @ 5:29 PM :: 3744 Views :: Jones Act

...members of the Subcommittee are virtually all strong supporters of the Jones Act and typically receive industry backing in turn....

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
​U.S. Department of Education announces final approval of Hawaii ESSA plan
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 2766 Views :: Education K-12

...Measures student success (dilutes failing test scores--Editor) with 14 indicators including chronic absenteeism, inclusion rate, teacher retention, facility repair and maintenance backlog, and family engagement....

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
Small Business Tax Cut: Will Hawaii Legislature Conform?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2487 Views :: Taxes

...lawmakers will be asked to conform our Hawaii income tax law to the federal changes that have taken place in 2017....

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Hawaii error and liberal hysteria
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 AM :: 2611 Views :: Military

...Hawaii’s Democratic congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard, was among the first to blame the president. She said that Mr. Trump was “taking too long” to defuse the North Korean threat adding, “He’s not taking this threat seriously. There’s no time to waste.”....

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
SB2654: Tax E-Liquids, Ban Online Tobacco Purchases
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 AM :: 3856 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

...adds e-liquid to the definition of “tobacco products”, which would make all provisions of the cigarette tax and tobacco tax law that relate to tobacco products applicable to e-liquid....

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Why is HS Student More Efficient Than State Government?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:39 PM :: 3372 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Within five minutes of the erroneous missile alert, Iolani School student William Heyler had tweeted to the world that it was a mistake....

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
SB1129: Assisted Suicide on the Move
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:06 AM :: 2595 Views :: Life

...The assisted suicide bills from 2017 are still alive and we expect new bills to be introduced....

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
False Alarm: 'Hearing' Leaves More Unanswered Questions
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:08 AM :: 3870 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

"...the only thing accomplished today was more unanswered questions and the announcement that we must wait and see what the Governor's study-report by General Hara turns up...."

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
O‘ahu Bicycle Master Plan workshops
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 2317 Views :: Honolulu County

...a series of community workshops to provide project information and gather community input....

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
House Republican Agenda: Lower Taxes, Charter Schools, Transparency
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 2777 Views :: Republican Party

...The Minority Caucus released their bill package today highlighting bills and resolutions that will make Hawaii more affordable, accountable, and accessible....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Chin's Crackpot Theory: Eminent Domain Abuse, Hawaii Style
By Robert Thomas @ 7:03 PM :: 4460 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

...“No court in the United States has accepted that argument, and no condemning authority has had the chutzpah to make that argument."....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Ferry: Hawaii's Rough Seas Favor Monohull Design
By Michael Hansen @ 6:54 PM :: 3929 Views :: Jones Act

...a better operating model for Hawaii might be what operates in the Tasman Strait in Australia....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Stacks of rules for renters
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 3332 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...award-winning cartoonist and illustrator David Swann....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Supreme Court to hear Hawaii v Trump in April
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 3238 Views :: Law Enforcement, Politicians

...A decision is expected in June....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Interior Announces $12.8 Million for Hawaii in 2018 Compact Impact Funding
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 3341 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...The funding will be provided to the Department of Human Services ....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Congressional Letter: Kona Resident Funnels Russian Millions to Sierra Club
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 9178 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Russian money flowing to Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, 350.org, the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, the Rainforest Action Network....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid? -- Hawaii 48th
By Tax Foundation @ 11:29 PM :: 3691 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii Federal Aid equals 22.8 percent of State revenues....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 3511 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Bill 2046​ is similar to federal legislation proposed by anti-gun California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
FEC Complaint Filed Against Chin Campaign Manager
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 4145 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...The family of the late congressman Takai, meanwhile, defended Beesley’s actions for the first time today....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Hawaii v. Trump attorney to speak at UH Manoa
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 3122 Views :: Higher Education

...Classroom 2 at the UH William S. Richardson School of Law from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 18....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Full Text: House Republican Opening Day Remarks
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 1:17 PM :: 3705 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Rep Andria Tupola address Opening Day....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Opening Day: Kouchi Claims Senators will work for Public Good
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 4214 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Kouchi also assured the Governor that all 25 State Senators are committed to working on legislation that provide the best results for the people of Hawai‘i....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
FEMA: Hawaii Did Not Call Until 8:30AM
By Selected News Articles @ 8:44 PM :: 2358 Views

...It took Hawaii officials 23 minutes to contact federal authorities to seek guidance after realizing they had sent out a bogus alert....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Ward Introduces Bill Mandating 'Shelter-in-Place' Drills at Schools
By Rep Gene Ward @ 8:29 PM :: 4312 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...“Hawaii's children must have safe haven at their schools in the event of a missile attack.”....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Bizarre News: Honolulu selected to join national What Works Cities initiative
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 4651 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Joins 99 cities that are committed to making city government more effective using data and evidence....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State breaks ground for new Kapalama Container Terminal
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 4004 Views :: Jones Act, OHA

...the largest capital improvement project in the history of Hawai‘i’s commercial harbor system....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Maui Recycling Center Shut Down Due to State Non-Payment
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 4334 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...This closure is due to a delay in payments from the Department of Health. Once the back payments have been received, operations will resume as normal....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Full Text: Speaker Saiki Opening Day Remarks
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 3220 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Supporting Hanabusa, Speaker Saiki said "Unfortunately, one need only look to the past weekend to see a glaring instance of the inability of government at various levels to manage major issues facing out state."....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Final presentation scheduled for Ala Moana Regional Park Master Plan
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 4352 Views :: Honolulu County

...Monday, January 29, 2018, 6 p.m., at the McCoy Pavilion Auditorium....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Best States to Retire--Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 3869 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...highest cost of living in USA....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Hawaii: Smoking Costs $40K Per Year
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 3685 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
‘Onipa‘a Kākou: OHA Trustee Keli‘i Akina on Native Hawaiian Resilience and Finding Unity in Diversity
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:22 AM :: 4621 Views :: Hawaii History, OHA

...The main thing is that we all ‘E Hana Kākou,’ that is, work together to build a bright future for Hawaiians and all people.”....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State doubles fee for marine licenses
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 3586 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes

... whether they’re full-time fishers or “weekend warriors” ....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Another Lawsuit: Chin Jumps on Net Neutrality Bandwagon
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 4042 Views :: First Amendment, Politicians, Small Business

...Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin joined 22 state attorneys general today in filing a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s 'illegal'rollback of net neutrality....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Chin Letter: Weed Plus Banking Equals Campaign Contributions
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 4336 Views :: Politicians, Small Business, Drugs

Attorney General Chin said, “Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to cannabis businesses....”

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Video: Live at the Legislature with Rep Andria Tupola
By Video @ 3:39 AM :: 3641 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Catch us ‘Live at the Legislature’ every Monday at 8:30 AM on ‘Olelo Channel 49....

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