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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Homelessness: Hawaii has 4th Largest Increase and 4th Largest Decrease
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 3681 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness
  • #4 -- HAWAII 460 / 7.6% increase 2007-2018
  • #4 -- HAWAII -690 / -9.6% decrease 2017-2018
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Economic Security: In Hawaii it Costs $96K
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 PM :: 3155 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii takes the cake as the most expensive state in the Union .... 

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
​Cato Institute’s Jones Act Conference
By Michael Hansen @ 2:24 PM :: 2563 Views :: Jones Act

...The Jones Act: Charting a new course after a century of failure....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
2019 Summer Journalism Internships
By News Release @ 1:01 AM :: 3325 Views :: First Amendment

...This is a great way to get experience, paid on-the-job training, and a start in media....

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Monday, December 17, 2018
National Report: Hawaii Ranks 13th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 3651 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...Hawaii is spending $4.5 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is just 32.9 percent of the $13.7 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

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Monday, December 17, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 16, 2018
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2251 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Weekly Update from GovTrack.org, December 16, 2018....

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Monday, December 17, 2018
Maui County Pays Vendors Ripped Off by Anti-GMO Activist
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 3922 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, GMOs

...The Mayor's Office of Economic Development (OED) announced today that its office received a total of $8,730.28 in requests for payments for unpaid invoices for the 250th Celebration of Queen Kaahumanu grant, which was terminated in October....

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Monday, December 17, 2018
Ige Introduces Executive Budget for Fiscal Biennium 2019-2021
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 2552 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Gov. David Ige submitted his Executive Budget for Fiscal Biennium 2019-2021 to the Hawai‘i State Legislature today....

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Sunday, December 16, 2018
Hawaii: Gun-Carry Ban Legit Because It's Century Old
By Selected News Articles @ 7:55 PM :: 3171 Views :: Second Amendment

...Hawaii is arguing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that its ban on the open carry of firearms is constitutional because it’s been around so long....

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Sunday, December 16, 2018
Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the Third Circuit
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 3263 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations....

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Sunday, December 16, 2018
The County Strikes Back (part 4)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3477 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

...We continue with our series about a timeshare association suing Maui County seeking to invalidate its “Time Share” property classification, with the county then striking back.... 

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Saturday, December 15, 2018
HELCO Pushing $13.4M Rate Hike
By News Release @ 12:36 PM :: 3884 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...If approved, a typical residential bill for 500 kilowatt-hours on Hawaii Island would increase by $8.21 a month....

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Friday, December 14, 2018
Dubin Disbarment?  Another Step in the Process 
By Andrew Walden @ 10:06 PM :: 5119 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Dubin, along with ex-Governor John Waihee, co-host "The Foreclosure Hour" on AM830....

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Friday, December 14, 2018
Ige Signs Emergency Proclamation to Build Homeless 'Ohana Zones
By News Release @ 8:44 PM :: 2899 Views :: Homelessness

...The emergency proclamation will focus on accelerating the completion of housing projects for individuals and families exiting homelessness. It will also help to expand shelter capacity and access to services, especially for unsheltered homeless individuals....

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Friday, December 14, 2018
Ige: Lofty ideals, few practical solutions
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 2438 Views :: Economy

...Expanding economic freedom in Hawaii is the first step....

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Friday, December 14, 2018
UHERO Economic Forecast: Record-high Visitor Numbers--Unimpressive Income Gains
By UHERO @ 4:59 PM :: 2608 Views :: Economy

...record-high visitor numbers, record-low unemployment, and ongoing—if unimpressive—income gains....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Auditor: DLNR Held Back Ceded Lands Payments
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:32 PM :: 4682 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, OHA, Small Business

...Over $26 Million of State Portion of Ceded Land Revenues were not Transferred to the State General Fund in a Timely Manner....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
DLNR Publishes Dam Evacuation Maps
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 2617 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government

...The newly updated Dam Inventory Management System is now available online with access to dam evacuation zone maps....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Hawaii hotel strike linked to lack of economic freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 4087 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, Cost of Living

...According to the Grassroot Institute, high taxes, high government spending and burdensome regulation were major reasons economic freedom in the state continued to decline; they also contributed heavily to the state’s high cost of living....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Honolulu Bum Patrol Extended City Cites 'Good Results'
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 3979 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Good results so far at nine urban parks under the 24/7 security pilot project....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Honolulu Republican Party Calls for Kaneshiro Resignation
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:18 PM :: 4719 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

...this situation involving Kaneshiro, Sapolu and Futa could potentially lead to countless criminal cases being dismissed or overturned, with dangerous and/or violent criminals being set free to roam our streets....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
‘Gold star’ marked duplicate driver licenses now available online
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 14344 Views :: Honolulu County

...Residents who do not have the federal REAL ID-compliant “gold star” marking on their current driver license can apply online....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Pearl City--2nd Least Needy City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 AM :: 2230 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu is tied for most inadequate kitchens--Pearl City has the least inadequate plumbing in USA....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Report: Hawaii is the healthiest state in 2018
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 2874 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... America’s Health Rankings Annual Report ....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
UN Climate Change Confab: Hawaii Promises to Keep Ratepayer Cash Flowing to Silicon Valley Billionaires
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 4016 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice, Poland....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
City, Hawai'i Gas open renewable wastewater biogas facility
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 3408 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...at the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant in ‘Ewa Beach....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
How Would You Grade OHA?
By Video @ 12:43 AM :: 2968 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Watch This To See Our OHA Report Card For 2018 & What They Should Do Next Year....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Whitewash: HGEA Members at State Hospital Get No Punishment for Saito Escape
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 4474 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

... Saito had sexual relations with at least three hospital staff members. Saito has been known for his manipulative nature, and sources say sexual relations took place on multiple occasions where he was able to obtain contraband ....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Regressive Progressives Plan Big Agenda for 2019 Legislature
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 4629 Views :: Democratic Party, GMOs

...Instead of passing a single major piece of legislation, during 2019 we are committed to passing into law bold public policy initiatives in all three of our major areas of focus - economic, environmental, and social justice....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Hawaii Cell Phone Taxes 7.75%
By Tax Foundation @ 11:50 PM :: 3275 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii ranks 44th in USA ....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
PETITION: Impeach City and County Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 4528 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Shall City and County of Honolulu Prosecutor Keith M. Kaneshiro be impeached and removed from his position for malfeasance, misfeasance or non-feasance in office?....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Machado remains OHA chair with support of full board
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 2360 Views :: OHA

...first board meeting since the November elections....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Urban Honolulu Native Hawaiian Population Declines 12%
By Selected News Articles @ 9:44 PM :: 3933 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...the blame can be placed squarely on high housing prices....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Congress Giving Territories Control of Offshore Windfarm Permitting
By News Release @ 12:42 PM :: 2270 Views :: Energy

...MEANWHILE: Feds Will Decide on Hawaii Offshore Wind Projects....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
EPA Moves to Roll Back WOTUS
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 PM :: 2131 Views :: Environment

...“For the first time, we are clearly defining the difference between federally protected waterways and state protected waterways”....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Janus: DAGS Bobbles Union Dues Collection
By News Release @ 11:27 AM :: 3360 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...UHPA filed a Prohibited Practice with the Hawaii Labor Relations Boards seeking to remedy these problems and ensure the State is compliant with their obligations under the Hawaii collective bargaining law....

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Monday, December 10, 2018
Finish OHA’s Audit for Fraud, Waste and Abuse!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:28 PM :: 3018 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Keli‘i Akina today secured renewed commitments from OHA’s newly chosen Board leadership to finish the audit of OHA and its subsidiary LLCs for fraud, waste and abuse....

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Monday, December 10, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards -- 34 Vacancies
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 2385 Views :: Honolulu County

... to volunteer contact your local neighborhood board ....

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Sunday, December 9, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 9, 2018
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 PM :: 2050 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Weekly Update From GovTrack.us ....

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Sunday, December 9, 2018
The County Strikes Back (part 3)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3458 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

...We continue with our series about a timeshare association suing the county, with the county then back assessing the association for $10 million.... 

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Saturday, December 8, 2018
Auwahi Wind Farm Requests Approval to Kill 140 Hoary Bats
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 4463 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...The requested total bat take is 140 bats (119 in addition to the 21 authorized).... 

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Saturday, December 8, 2018
Will US Supreme Court Hear Lesbian Home Invasion Case?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 3451 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...The high court has Aloha BnB 'Distributed for Conference' –to decide whether to hear the case--on January 4, 2019....

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Saturday, December 8, 2018
Elder-Abuse Protections--Hawaii Ranks 28th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 1970 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...but Hawaii ranks 48th for protection of elders from abuse....

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Saturday, December 8, 2018
Honolulu Scores Well for 'Wallet Fitness'
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 AM :: 1932 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Wallet Fitness is about turning one of Americans’ top stressors, money, into one of your biggest strengths....

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Saturday, December 8, 2018
Health Insurance: Hawaii Cheapest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:33 AM :: 3132 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...total cost of premiums and potential spending on deductibles ranging from $4,664 in Hawaii to more than $8,000 in eight states....

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Friday, December 7, 2018
Nation’s Capital hears our message on Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:06 PM :: 2608 Views :: Jones Act

...“The Jones Act: Charting a New Course After a Century of Failure.”...

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Friday, December 7, 2018
Census Releases 5 Year Study of Hawaii Households
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 3701 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 6, 2018....

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Friday, December 7, 2018
FHA Baseline Limit for Hawaii Homebuyers Increases
By News Release @ 2:11 AM :: 2542 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the baseline loan limit will be $726,525 for one-unit properties....

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Thursday, December 6, 2018
Title IX Lawsuit: ACLU Sues over Lack of Female Athletic Facilities at DoE Schools
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 5205 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...14 DOE high schools “do not have separate athletic locker facilities for girls, even when boys in those same schools do have such access.” ....

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Thursday, December 6, 2018
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Drivers
By Andrew Walden @ 1:00 PM :: 2457 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The best and worst states for drivers, ranked....

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