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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
How Medicare covers mental health
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 3887 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...Medicare covers a wide variety of such services, in both hospital inpatient and outpatient settings....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Introducing GOP Hawaii's New Executive Director
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 3941 Views :: Republican Party

...Hawaii Republicans hire an Executive Director....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tupola Tax Cut: Make EITC Refundable
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 2:10 PM :: 3839 Views :: Tax Credits

...“Let's Give Money Back”....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Ward: Step- by-step walkthrough of the software, hardware, and personnel that led to false alarm
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:01 PM :: 5007 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...if you expect Friday’s hearing at the Legislature to lead to closure of this matter....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
MLK and the Aloha Spirit
By Brett Kulbis @ 8:56 PM :: 3707 Views :: Hawaii History

...He was also inspired by our “Aloha Spirit” after his first visit to Hawaii in 1959....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
MLK Day: Overcome stereotype of Native Hawaiians as a monolithic group that opposes all that is American
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:46 PM :: 3593 Views :: Hawaii History, OHA

...This stereotype is clearly not the true picture....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
In Hawaii, No Heads Roll over False Missile Alarm
By Selected News Articles @ 6:27 PM :: 3614 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...“Once a Japanese manager or his underlings are caught in a scandalous situation, they have no other choice but to resign so that the many others who are dependent on them do not take the blame or suffer any of the consequences.”....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 9681 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from FEMA ... FEMA says that’s not true....

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
FCC: Hawaii did not have Reasonable Safeguards to Prevent False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 2928 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...We also must ensure that corrections are issued immediately....

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:38 AM :: 4663 Views :: Family, Hawaii History, Life

...On January 15, 1998, Hawaii Family Forum was incorporated....

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Trump Tax: Will Hawaii Legislature Conform?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3576 Views :: Taxes

...If they don’t, it will be functionally the same as raising taxes....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
38 Minute Delay--State EMA Got Permission from FEMA Before Retracting False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 5534 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Hawaii Emergency Management Agency statement on missile launch false alarm....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Honolulu Lowest Pay for STEM Professionals in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 3471 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...and the most unaffordable housing....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
False Alarm: Hawaii Missile Alert Retracted by Civil Defense
By Andrew Walden @ 12:31 PM :: 6441 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

"...NO missile threat to Hawaii...."

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lawmaker pushes pharmacies, insurance carriers for protections against Hawaii's No. 1 killer
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:04 AM :: 3666 Views :: Drugs

...America's deadliest-ever drug crisis killed more in 2016 than the number of U.S. troops that died in the 20-year Vietnam War....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Permit Purgatory--Cost of Housing on the Rise
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 3888 Views :: Republican Party, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawai'i has the longest average wait time for a building or construction permit - 17 months....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
New Catamaran Delivered for West Oahu dolphin tours
By Michael Hansen @ 1:45 AM :: 5060 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...the vessel is already in service and hosting tours along the West side of Oahu....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lack of Buyer forces Changes to Recycling Programs on Maui
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 4262 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...You may have been hearing new terms like China’s Green Fence and The National Sword and wondered what they are and how they impact our community....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Why Freddy Rice Went to Court
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:26 AM :: 7592 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, OHA

...Hawaii Island rancher Freddy Rice passed away on Jan. 5, 2018....

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Three Finalists named for student appointment to Board of Regents
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 3060 Views :: Higher Education

...a list of candidates to Gov. David Ige to fill one student seat for a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2018, subject to confirmation by the state Senate....

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Study: Hawaii Most Expensive Electric Car Ownership in USA
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 5022 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The current average annual cost of driving a typical new gasoline vehicle in the United States is $1,117, with a maximum of $1,509 in Hawaii and a minimum of $993 in Alabama....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
DoTax Data: 25,500 Vacation Rentals paying TAT in Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 7:15 PM :: 4036 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Tourism

..."This means there are way more than suspected filers actually paying their transient accommodation taxes than originally estimated"....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
UPDATE: Divided OHA Trustees Do Not Agree on Tribal Recognition Act
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 5862 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...HR 3744 would remove both the Executive Branch and by extension the US Department of Interior's authority to recognize and therefore create a Native Hawaiian Tribe....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
HTA Maps: How Many TVRs in Your Neighborhood?
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 4337 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Tourism

...Hawaii Visitor Accommodation Units Surpassed 80,000 Statewide in 2017....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
DCCA Releases Hawaii Insurance Premium Price Comparison Guide
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 3983 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Insurance Division Releases Annual Premium Comparison Guides to Help Consumers Compare Insurance Premiums....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Real Traffic Relief: Westside Welcomes Fifth Lane
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 3865 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...The addition of the fifth lane along the Wai’anae Coast has been long overdue....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Compact Impact Bill Reintroduced: Democrats Complaining About Cost of COFA Immigrants
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 4639 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...to provide additional federal resources to Guam, Hawai’i, the CNMI, American Samoa, and other jurisdictions affected by migrants from the Freely Associated States....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Applicants Wanted For State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 2902 Views :: Ethics

...The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. These terms on the Commission will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts Will Lower Hawaii Electric Bills
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 4007 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...State and federal taxes are included in the base electric rate and with a lower federal tax, the tax rate imbedded in the bill will be reduced....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 4273 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

..."A search of the world wide web reveals that no media source covered the event."....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
You’ve Got Fail: Investigation into Online Gun Sales Backfires on Brian Schatz
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 4423 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Second Amendment

....a government investigation of online gun sales designed to determine “whether private sellers would knowingly sell a firearm to an individual prohibited from possessing one” determined that … no, actually, they would not....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Report: 48% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford basics
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 4578 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...not high enough to afford a basic household budget that includes housing, child care, food, transportation and health care....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Hawaii Drivers License Design Change
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 4337 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Star in a gold circle marking to appear on Hawaii State Driver’s Licenses or State Identification Cards issued on or after Jan. 16, 2018....

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Hawaii: Happiest Workers in America?
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 3407 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Creativity was a big factor in job satisfaction — Video Game Producer, Film Director, Music Producer and Comedian were labelled as the happiest jobs in the country, along with Neurosurgeon....

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
HDoT Negativity: Ferry not Feasible
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 4176 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Small Business

...that which has been done can no longer be done....

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Hawaii Most Integrated State in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:35 PM :: 2750 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...This ranking measures the current integration levels of whites and blacks....

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Traffic & Pedestrian Fatalities Down for 2017
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 3579 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...pedestrian fatalities dropped in every county and overall were reduced from 32 in 2016 to 14 in 2017....

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Hanabusa: Elect Me and I Will Build Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 6306 Views :: Democratic Party, Homelessness, Politicians

...Hanabusa said social services (lots of meth) could be offered at designated homeless camping areas (if they have enough copper to trade)….

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Bizarre News: Hawaii State Hospital Obtains Re-accreditation
By News Release @ 1:01 AM :: 4065 Views :: Health Care

"...for demonstrating ongoing compliance with performance standards to ensure safe, effective patient care...." (No kidding.  They really said this.)

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Monday, January 8, 2018
Red tape tally long overdue
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:46 PM :: 3540 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...It is commonly said that Hawaii has too many government regulations, but how many regulations are there exactly?....

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Monday, January 8, 2018
Overcharged: Why Healthcare Costs Too Much
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:39 PM :: 3926 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...would expansion of Medicare be good for America?....

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Monday, January 8, 2018
Bed Bugs: Honolulu Ranks 48th
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 3500 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Tourism

...“They were virtually unheard of in the U.S. 10 years ago”....

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Monday, January 8, 2018
UH Releases Results of Campus Rape Survey
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 3284 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

...Among the 6 percent of students who reported nonconsensual sexual contact, less than a third said the incidents occured on campus or at a university-associated property....

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Monday, January 8, 2018
Hawaii--Lowest Family Salary in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 3142 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...and the least affordable housing....

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Sunday, January 7, 2018
Chin to Campaign on the Job for 9 More Weeks
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 5331 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

..will appoint committee of cronies to choose the most advantageous legal positions....

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Sunday, January 7, 2018
Why save the Hawaii Aquarium Fishery?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 4282 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...We need legislation to save the fishery and all DLNR ocean issued-permit businesses....

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Sunday, January 7, 2018
UH Manoa Prof Quits Modern Language Association After Refusal to Boycott Israel
By Selected News Articles @ 3:08 PM :: 3786 Views :: Higher Education

... Israelis--the one indigenous people whose rights are not upheld by UH Manoa prof .... 

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Sunday, January 7, 2018
GEMS Takes One on the Chin from the PUC
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 5061 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

...the PUC has basically said that it expects the program to crash and burn....

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Saturday, January 6, 2018
Supreme Court Justices asked to uphold third Trump immigration order
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 3926 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...This request, in a case from Hawaii, is the first of two that the government is expected to file....

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Saturday, January 6, 2018
State Robotics Championships Jan. 13-14, 2018
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 3035 Views

...with more than 140 elementary, middle and high school teams from around the state competing for 25 qualification slots at the VEX World Championships....

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