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Saturday, October 20, 2018
ConAm: Supreme Court Strikes Down HSTA Poison Pill
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 AM :: 6732 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...HSTA members should note that their leadership has been played for the fools that they are....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
​Jones Act: How it Impacts the Military and the State of Hawaii
By Video @ 7:12 PM :: 3223 Views :: Jones Act

...Colin Grabow from the Cato institute in Washington, D.C joins Calvin Griffin to talk about the impacts of the Jones Act on the Military in Hawaii....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Auditor: DoH 'Loses' Paperwork--Kills Investigation of PKF Recycling Audit
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:53 PM :: 6752 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Originally bid at $76,400, the contract grew to $543,374—a 611 percent increase—while its scope shrank and the deliverables’ deadline were extended by a year. In the end, the PKF founder was arrested at the arport....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
NY Mag: Tulsi Gabbard 'remains in the Trump orbit'
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 5223 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Trump 2020 Advisory Board member Tony Shaffer met with the congresswoman in her office this April....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
More taxes won’t cure our ills
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:18 PM :: 3700 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...even a Hawaii Supreme Court Justice isn’t sure who is supposed to pay....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Team Hanabusa Grills Ige Campaign Manager over Judicial Nomination
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 4758 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...The Senate is expected to meet in a special session on October 24-25 to consider the nomination....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Study: Need $111,892 'To Get By' in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:11 AM :: 6256 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The average annual expenditures total $111,892. The median household income of $71,977 — the fourth highest in the U.S. — isn’t enough...even without putting anything away for savings....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Hawaii 2nd Most Regressive Tax System in USA
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 5638 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...only Washington State taxes the poor more than Hawaii....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Video: Hawaii AG Tells Supreme Court 'Vote No' on HSTA Property Tax
By Andrew Walden @ 5:18 PM :: 7799 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Labor, Taxes

... There was laughter heard from the audience ....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Releases Voter Guide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:53 PM :: 6089 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...if you are voting absentee, you will be receiving your ballot any day now....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Ranking Sales Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Tax Foundation @ 3:38 PM :: 4475 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii 24th....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Annual Survey
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 4428 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...The last day to complete the survey is Wednesday, October 31....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Report: Honolulu Roads 5th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 4402 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...per-driver vehicle operating costs due to rough roads. Honolulu 8th-worst at $851.  Share of Poor-Condition Roads 54% – 5th worst....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Politically Engaged States--Hawaii 50th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 3751 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

... Hawaii Lowest Tax Fairness and Lowest Political Engagement ....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Lesbians Mandatory? Aloha B&B Case Appealed to US Supreme Court
By Andrew Walden @ 4:55 AM :: 4898 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...The Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals judicially rewrote the “Mrs. Murphy exemption” for the first time in Mrs. Young’s case....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Lawsuit Challenges 'Illegal' Maui Council Frankenbill
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 5644 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

...changing of the ordinance to benefit of private developers, at the expense of the residents, was never publicly noticed as required under the State of Hawai’i Sunshine Laws, and, that it violated adopted Council Rules....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
ConCon: CNHA Rejects Abercrombie Alaska Pitch
By Video @ 8:33 PM :: 5737 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...The Surprising Decision by the CNHA....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Complaint Demands Expulsion of LoPresti from Democratic Party
By Brett Kulbis @ 6:20 PM :: 8107 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...“He is a liar, a thief, and a manipulator, and he does not represent the values of the Democratic Party”....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Bogus Study Debunked: Hawaii Teacher Salaries Above Average
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 7232 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...With one statewide district, Hawaii ranks 51st for 'opportunity and competition'....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
DoH: Prepare Workflows for Optimal Suicide Experience Starting Jan 1
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 4074 Views :: Health Care, Life

...workflows that support timely referrals and effective clinical standards....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud--Hawaii 51st
By Selected News Articles @ 12:50 PM :: 3656 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Their data set ranges from identity-theft complaints per capita to average loss amount due to fraud....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Why ConAm Will Hurt Teachers and Keiki
By Video @ 4:16 AM :: 5722 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Cost of Living

...law professor Randall Roth and entrepreneur Stanley Lau are leading a community movement that says the measure will actually hurt teachers and our school children....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Advertised Cost of a Constitutional Convention
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:00 AM :: 5471 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The $55 million figure being promoted by Preserve Our Hawaii is highly controversial.  Hawaii’s last convention in 1978 cost $2.03 million. In current dollars, that sum would be $7.7 million....

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Volunteers Needed for Polling Places
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 4645 Views :: Office of Elections

...Over 300 volunteers are needed to work at polling places especially in Aiea, Kalihi, East Honolulu, Kaneohe, and North Shore areas....

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Gay Bullying Policy: DoE Sets Public Hearings
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 7220 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, First Amendment, Labor

...a new section titled Chapter 89 Civil Rights Policy and Complaint Procedures for Student(s) Complaints against Adult(s)....

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Hawaii Family Advocates 2018 Voter Guide
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 8:33 PM :: 5792 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Things you need to know about the Hawaii General Election....

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 14, 2018
By Selected News Articles @ 7:03 PM :: 3095 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Weekly Update From GovTrack.us....

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition: Hawaii 38th
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 4002 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...On the basis of its solvency in five separate categories....

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Hawaii 2nd Lowest Uninsured Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 3688 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2017 -4.04% ....

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
ACLU: Let the Homeless Eat Meth
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 3499 Views :: Homelessness

...The tweekers have told us to let them do whatever they want.  It is a violation of the 8th Amendment to disobey tweekers....

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
General Income Tax Credit: How Legislators Subverted Will of 1978 ConCon
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4638 Views :: Hawaii History, Tax Credits

...The saga of this credit tells us a little about a bold move undertaken in the 1978 Constitutional Convention and our lawmakers’ reaction....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
#AuditTheRail, now more than ever
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:34 PM :: 4114 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...the FTA has signaled its lack of faith in the project by withholding federal funds absent a recovery plan and setting a Nov. 20 deadline for the city to come up with $44 million — the initial payment on a $214 million obligation to HART....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Why Con-Con Opponents Willfully Ignore Legislative Bypass Issues
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:50 PM :: 3902 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the leading no coalition, Preserve Our Hawaii, and its lead organizer, the Hawaii Government Employees Association, publicly announced their 'No' campaign on October 8....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Kiplinger: Hawaii Among Least tax-Friendly States
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 4842 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...The Aloha State, one of Kiplinger's top ten least tax-friendly states, is known for its high cost of living — and high taxes....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
ACEEE: Hawaii Scores Points for GEMS Scheme
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 3531 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranked 16th in the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, falling one position compared to 2017....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Regents to consider revisions to proposed Maunakea administrative rules after public hearings
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 5092 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...regents will consider this request at their October 18 monthly meeting on the UH Mānoa campus....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Insiders: How the 1978 Constitution Keeps us in Power
By News Release @ 1:01 AM :: 4936 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

...The insiders, a who’s who of what’s wrong in Hawaii, have made a handy list of everything that keeps them in power in the 1978 Hawaii Constitution....

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Friday, October 12, 2018
VIDEO: Mazie Hirono Covers Up Sexist Harassment at UH
By Video @ 10:51 PM :: 14443 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Higher Education

...Reid said that she personally brought information about the harassment to Hirono....

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Friday, October 12, 2018
Leadership Change at ODC
By Andrew Walden @ 10:20 PM :: 5608 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Bruce Kim is no longer Chief Counsel of the Office of Disciplinary Affairs, the Hawaii Judiciary office handling errant lawyers.... 

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Friday, October 12, 2018
Guam Argues for Native Voting Law Before 9th Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 4839 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

...In November 2011, Arnold Davis filed a law suit against Guam’s government, arguing that the plebiscite election discriminated against him and other non-native inhabitants....

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Friday, October 12, 2018
Justice Department Signs Off on CVS-Aetna Merger
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 3017 Views :: National News

...The attorneys general from California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Washington participated in the settlement....

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Friday, October 12, 2018
Planned Parenthood Endorses Ige-Green Ticket
By News Release @ 1:16 PM :: 5358 Views :: Democratic Party, Family, Life

Laurie Field, Hawaii State Director for PPVNH said, “Ige and Green have publicly supported increased access to reproductive health care, comprehensive sex education, LGBTQ and immigrant rights."

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Obamacare: 38-state lawsuit reveals deep national divide over states’ rights, federal role, taxation
By Selected News Articles @ 6:40 PM :: 3052 Views :: Health Care

...the case is expected to reach the Supreme Court, where the matter may be finally settled....

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Individual Income Taxes--Hawaii 4th-Highest
By Tax Foundation @ 6:17 PM :: 5194 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...The poorest-performing states on this year’s individual income tax component are New Jersey, California, New York, Hawaii, and Minnesota....

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Chief Justice Appoints Summer Kupau-Odo as District Court Judge
By News Release @ 10:31 AM :: 5106 Views :: Judiciary

...The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are....

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Call for Nominations for UH Board of Regents
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 3087 Views :: Higher Education

...recruitment process for three (3) City and County of Honolulu seats on the Board of Regents. All seats are for five-year terms to begin July 1, 2019....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh: Hawaiian Kingdom Hero?
By Video @ 8:14 PM :: 6982 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

"... a Hawaiian Tribe is now dead ...."

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Process Begins for Maui County to Acquire a Portion of Wailuku Water Company
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 4356 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

...the county to obtain approximately 8,764 acres of WWC land in the West Maui watershed area along with its water conveyance system. The proposed acquisition price is $9.5 million....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Case, Cavasso agree on updating Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:41 PM :: 4313 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...Democrat and Republican candidates say they would seek reform of the Jones Act, if elected....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
HEI Rate Payers to Pony up $2.6B for 1055 MW of Batteries
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 4032 Views :: Energy

...Do the Math: US EIA says median cost for energy storage is $2,500 per kw x 1,000 for mw x 1,055 mw = $2.64B project cost -- just for the storage....

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