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Friday, July 6, 2018
Public lodging and island-wide sidewalk obstruction bills submitted to City Council
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 4320 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"...Although we’ve made gains in combating homelessness, there is a group of service-resistant individuals who continue to disobey the rules and take up our public spaces....”

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Friday, July 6, 2018
After Years of Hype: Hawaii Electricity Still 82.4% Coal and Oil
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 5211 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...and this was before the geothermal plant was overrun by lava....

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Friday, July 6, 2018
Honolulu Auditor Announces Next Audit Plans
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 3585 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...In accordance with the City Charter Section 3-502.1 (c), we submit to the Honolulu City Council our plan of proposed audits for FY2018-19....

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Friday, July 6, 2018
Blue Cross: Hawaii Lowest Rate of Diagnosed Major Depression
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 3865 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Wide variations exist in diagnosis rates between states and cities....

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Friday, July 6, 2018
Strictest And Most Lenient States on Speeding and Reckless Driving
By Selected News Articles @ 1:16 AM :: 4021 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii Ranks 24th ....

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
Only One Jones Act Ship Used in Iraq War
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:25 PM :: 4941 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...For its overseas sealift operations, America’s military generally relies on America’s Maritime Security Program (MSP) fleet — all foreign-built ships that do not comply with the requirements of the Jones Act....

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 3206 Views :: Jones Act

...closer scrutiny finds the law’s national security justification to be unmoored from modern military and technological realities....

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands: Broken Promises
By Video @ 12:52 PM :: 5813 Views :: DHHL

...Representative Gene Ward formed a study group to analyze what could be done to fulfill the Prince's promise....

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
SCHHA: Danner Confab Set for July 14-15
By News Release @ 12:38 PM :: 3578 Views :: DHHL

...“It’s a really cool summit,” said Robin Puanani Danner, the SCHHA elected chairman since the fall of 2015....

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
Who Wants to Kill OHA's Forensic Audit?
By Video @ 1:09 AM :: 3994 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...After Voting For It Some OHA Trustees Have Been Secretly Trying To Kill It Off....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Rate Hikes Coming: Matson Christens Big Overpriced Inouye Boat
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 3826 Views :: Jones Act

...It is the first of two new ships being built for Honolulu-based Matson by Philly Shipyard at a total cost of approximately $418 million for the pair, and the first of four new vessels that Matson will put into its Hawaii service during the next two years....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Akina: Where is the "Forensic" Audit OHA Trustees Promised?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:49 PM :: 3812 Views :: OHA

...After over a year of endless delays and obstacles, the independent audit has not even started....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
UH Cancer Center Keeps National Cancer Institute designation
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 3954 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...Of more than 1,000 cancer centers across the country, the UH Cancer Center is one of only 70 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in the nation....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
ACLU Demands Pahoa Voters be Allowed to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 4470 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...The letter, written by ACLU of Hawai’i Legal Director, Mateo Caballero, vows swift legal action if the “severe burden on the right to vote” imposed by the Office of Elections’ current voting plans for areas of Hawai‘i Island affected by the eruption of Kilauea Volcano are not fixed....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 5:13 PM :: 3496 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii Ranks 27th --Income taxes account for 22.8% of spending ....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Ige Appoints Four New Members to HTA Board
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 3605 Views :: Tourism

...Ige recently nominated the four business and community leaders to serve on HTA’s board, with their appointments confirmed by the Hawaii State Senate....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Designed to Fail: Local 5 Pushing Subprime Mortgage Scheme
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 4674 Views :: Ethics, Labor
  • Loan-to-value -100% for purchase and 110% for purchases with a rehab
  • No consideration of credit score
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Monday, July 2, 2018
HART Seeks Applicants to Fill Board Vacancy
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 3340 Views :: Rail

...Applicants must submit the HART Board Application Form, along with a cover letter and resume via email by July 6, 2018 at 4:30 p.m....

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Monday, July 2, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation--How They Voted July 2, 2018
By Andrew Walden @ 5:31 PM :: 3197 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Weekly Digest of Hawaii Conressional Delegation Votes from GovTrack.us....

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Monday, July 2, 2018
Best States to Start a Business? Hawaii 50th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:59 AM :: 3672 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...WalletHub compared the 50 states across 25 key indicators of startup success to determine the most fertile grounds in which to launch and grow an enterprise....

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Monday, July 2, 2018
Hawaiian Legislative Report Card Released
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 5359 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Politicians

...Ka Lahui Hawai‘i Political Action Committee (KPAC) announces the publication of its 3rd KOHO PONO Legislative Report Card in the July 2018 issue of the Ka Wai Ola....

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Sunday, July 1, 2018
It’s Not Easy Bein’ — an Employer
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4274 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Before I hire the worker, I need to comply with laws saying what I can and can’t ask the prospective employee....

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