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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Hawaii ACLU: DMV Must Allow Islamic Hijab
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 6048 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Religion

...The ACLU has also requested that Honolulu, Maui, and Kauai counties respond....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Honolulu Rents Flat for Year
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 3521 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Of the nation’s biggest 252 cities 93% have registered Y-o-Y rent increases, 6% flatlined, and only 1% of cities have seen their rents decrease compared to  September, 2017....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
City now accepting Grants in Aid applications
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 4653 Views :: Honolulu County

...GIA proposals must be submitted by 2 p.m. on Monday, November 19. Last year more than $7.6 million in GIA were awarded....

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Ige Selling Judgeships? Nominates Campaign Manager for Appeals Court
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 8538 Views :: Judiciary

...What an amazing coincidence for the guy who magically resigned as Ige’s campaign manager the day before his name was picked by that very Judicial Selection Commission....

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Monday, October 8, 2018
Mauna Kea: DLNR Helicopters to Exterminate Sheep Again
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 5804 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

...aerial shooting from helicopters is scheduled for October 25 and 26, 2018....

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Monday, October 8, 2018
Gabbard Bill Would Require U.S. to be 100% fossil free by 2035
By Selected News Articles @ 7:04 PM :: 4178 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation

...introduced with relatively little public notice in September 2017, the OFF Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), is gaining support from Democrat political candidates across the nation....

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Sunday, October 7, 2018
Hawaii’s Largest Carbon Credit Scheme to be Evicted from its own HQ?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:22 PM :: 6653 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...The eviction suit, filed October 1, 2018 in Honolulu District Court is the latest of several lawsuits filed against HLH—including a separate eviction suit seeking removal of HLH from several big island houses on Kukaiau Ranch land....

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Sunday, October 7, 2018
Hirono Won’t Say Whether Harassing Senators in Restaurants is ‘Going Too Far’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 PM :: 5323 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Judiciary

...“This is the kind of activism that occurs and people make their own decisions. If they violate the law, then they have to account for that.”....

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Sunday, October 7, 2018
Guess Which Agency May Be Forgoing Millions in Federal Dollars?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4488 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Taxes

...It is very tempting for a DOE administrator to think, “There’s no benefit for us if we do all this work because the Legislature needs to fund us anyway...."

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Friday, October 5, 2018
HGEA Claims Another Pelt: DOCARE Chief Quits
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 5872 Views :: Environment, Labor, Police

...Robert Farrell, who has served as Chief of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) since January 2017, announced his decision to move into a project support role with reduced hours, effective today....

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Friday, October 5, 2018
Gay Divorce: Hawaii Supreme Court Gives Lesbian Control Over Another Lesbian's Baby
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 3608 Views :: Family

...The case involves a dispute between L.C. and M.G., a formerly married same-sex couple, regarding whether L.C. is a legal parent of a child conceived using anonymous donor sperm and born to M.G. during the marriage....

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Friday, October 5, 2018
Maui 5th Lowest unemployment in USA, Oahu 7th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:14 PM :: 3436 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...US metro areas with the best and worst job markets....

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Friday, October 5, 2018
Supreme Court to Hear Counties’ Challenge to HSTA Rent tax
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 4182 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The Hawai‘i Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument on the proposed constitutional amendment on Thursday, October 18 at 8:45 a.m. at Aliʻiōlani Hale....

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Friday, October 5, 2018
Hawaii 3rd Richest State Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 AM :: 4944 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The string of islands in the Pacific Ocean obviously have an economy that functions much differently than the other 49 states....

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Friday, October 5, 2018
Harvard: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming
By Selected News Articles @ 1:03 AM :: 4107 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Harvard University researchers find that the transition to wind or solar power in the U.S. would require five to 20 times more land than previously thought, and, if such large-scale wind farms were built, would warm average surface temperatures over the continental U.S. by 0.24 degrees Celsius....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Tax Hike on Renters? HSTA Trots out old Front Groups
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 4819 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...Parents for Public Schools of Hawaii was Founded in 2009 when Hawaii public schools were closed for 17 “Furlough Fridays”....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
The Grievance Studies Scandal Isn’t Just A Problem For Academia
By Selected News Articles @ 8:41 PM :: 4603 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Another journal, specializing in “feminist geography,” published a paper online in May about how dog parks are “petri dishes for canine ‘rape culture.’”....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Election Countdown--Dates to Remember
By Brett Kulbis @ 8:07 PM :: 4585 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Election Day is Tuesday November 6....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
UH Glyphosate Study Debunked--Bee Death Story Is Bee-S
By Selected News Articles @ 7:58 PM :: 5662 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Higher Education

...New glyphosate study suggesting danger to honeybee microbiota is detailed, sophisticated—and wrong....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Constitutional Amendment Ballot Measure Will Raise Cost of Living -- Funds may not go to Public Education
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 6398 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Those opposed to the constitutional amendment attending the news conference today stood outside a modest, family-owned walk-up apartment on Date Street, valued at approximately $1.5 million, to draw attention to the type of investment properties that would be impacted by the new tax....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
OHA hires new Chief Operating Officer
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 3234 Views :: OHA

...Former OHA COO Lisa Victor is now CTO....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Hirono: FBI Investigation a 'Farce'
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 PM :: 5007 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...Hirono made the comments after MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow opined Wednesday that “Democrats don’t pressure the FBI the way that Republicans do.”....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Disabled in Poverty in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 AM :: 4842 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2018’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities....

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
Fastest-Growing Cities in America--Honolulu 308th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 AM :: 3355 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub compared 515 cities of varying population sizes based on 15 key measures of both growth and decline over a period of seven years....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Caldwell Appoints Chief for Troubled Joint Traffic Management Center
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 4353 Views :: Honolulu County

... Caldwell announces Melvin Kaku as head of JTMC transition; Hirokazu Toiya named DEM Acting Director ....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Senate Approves American Samoa Airline Cabotage Reform
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 5953 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Tourism

...Amata’s provision streamlines the requirement of foreign carriers who service the routes between Tutuila and Manu'a to reduce unnecessary paperwork....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Democrats Celebrate Serial Rapist Dan Inouye
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 AM :: 8967 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History

...For Democrats, it’s always “Believe Women,” unless....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Hirono: Heretics Must be Excommunicated from Government
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 4967 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation

...We fully support Sen. Hirono’s important request,” said Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, High Priest, Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2018 Digital States Survey Grades Hawaii B+
By News Release @ 2:12 AM :: 3292 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Since its inception 21 years ago, this biennial e-survey has helped benchmark state government use of digital technologies to improve service delivery, increase capacity, and reach policy goals....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
City Issues 467 ADU Permits--New Sewer Boosts Kaneohe ADU Capacity
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 3086 Views :: Honolulu County

...Department of Planning and Permitting has sent 132 letters to Kane‘ohe homeowners whose pre-check forms were denied because of sewer capacity, informing them to resubmit these forms....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Guam case that echoes Rice v. Cayetano to be argued before Ninth Circuit at UH law school
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 7073 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News, Higher Education, OHA

...Arnold Davis sued for the right to register to vote in a future plebiscite, maintaining that Guam’s Decolonization Registry Law unlawfully discriminates by allowing only “native inhabitants of Guam” to be eligible for the vote....

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Ray L'Heureux: A Vision for Changing Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:29 PM :: 4715 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...Out-of-the-box thinking for Hawaii's future....

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
VIDEO: Case, Cavasso Debate Jones Act, Rail, Akaka Tribe
By Video @ 6:17 PM :: 5385 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Politicians

...The candidates also both see the federal Jones Act as a contributor to Hawaii’s high cost of living. They want to see it reformed, with possible exemptions carved out for Hawaii....

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Honolulu Make-A-Difference Month cleanups start this weekend
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 3024 Views :: Honolulu County

...The Storm Water Quality Branch of the Department of Facility Maintenance is happy to announce a series of community outreach events as part of Make-A-Difference Month....

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
HSTA Operatives Set School Protest in Push to Tax Renters
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 4787 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 7 to 8 a.m....

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Monday, October 1, 2018
Food Waste Recycling Program Makes Pigs Happy--But Costs City at H-Power
By UHERO @ 8:45 PM :: 5493 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Small Business

“The vast majority of those businesses impacted by the City’s food waste recycling ordinance are continuing to use local piggeries to recycle their food waste.”

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Monday, October 1, 2018
Finally! OHA Is Being Audited for Fraud, Waste and Abuse
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:02 PM :: 5013 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...I am still deeply concerned about the amount of time it has taken to begin this audit....

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Monday, October 1, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 1, 2018
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 3400 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...From GovTrack.us, October 1, 2018....

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