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Monday, February 18, 2019
Fear is not Sustainable
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:31 PM :: 4585 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...Nomi Carmona of the Babes Against Biotech was not present at the State Capitol. Ashley Lukens of the Center for Food Safety was a no show. Walter Ritte wasn’t even there too....

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
SB652: Will Legislators Give Drunk Rave Promoter $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 7611 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Politicians

...This is Jon Riki Karamatsu’s second try for Keahole money....  

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Squirreling Away Money at the Dept. of Transportation
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4404 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...The auditor found that they have lots of money lying around. More than $120 million in accounts that haven’t been even touched for five years....

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Hawaii Highest-Risk for Cyberattack
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 AM :: 3378 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Topping the list, by a large margin, is Hawaii, scoring a risk level more than quadruple the lowest-scoring state, Rhode Island. The average score was 88, and 26 states scored over that level. Hawaii was the only state to break the 150s....

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:36 PM :: 5226 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...Several bills to educate the community on suicide prevention are making their way through the legislative process....

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Four Bills for Hawaii Government Technology Transformation
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 2630 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Data, strategic planning bills critical to transforming state government....

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Hawaii Construction Industry: Wood Looks Good for 2019
By News Release @ 10:15 AM :: 5164 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...HLPA Predicts Residential and Commercial Building Increase in 2019....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
FULL TEXT: Federal Subpoena of HART Records
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 5030 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... HART is required to deliver documents to a Honolulu Federal Grand Jury on or before March 7, 2019 ....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Not too late to hold rail accountable
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:47 PM :: 4285 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...New York and California killed off expensive rail projects--Hawaii can too....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Board of Agriculture Chair Resigns After Two Weeks on Job
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 6146 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...Ige has appointed Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser chairperson of the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture.  Former Chair Denise Albano resigned for personal reasons on January 29, 2019....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Charting a New Course For Hawaii Tourism
By UHERO @ 1:21 PM :: 3477 Views :: Tourism

...Diminishing economic contribution, eroding resident sentiment, and increasing congestion and stress on sites and attractions provide evidence that the current governance model is inadequate....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
INRIX: Honolulu Traffic Congestion Costs $1282 per Driver
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 2863 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu is the 18th-most congested city in USA....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Honolulu GOP Chair Brett Kulbis Running for Reelection
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:38 AM :: 3467 Views :: Republican Party

...my intent is to run for re-election as the chairman of the Honolulu County Republican Party at our county convention next month....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
12,000 Leave Hawaii: Five Can Bring Them Back
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:26 AM :: 4177 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

...‘Perry & The Posse’ hosts Keli'i Akina on morning radio show....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
U.S.-build rule deters ocean cargo service to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:16 AM :: 3153 Views :: Jones Act

...why there are only a few ocean common carriers carrying goods between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Last Day to Register as Candidate: 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 11717 Views :: Honolulu County

...Candidate registration open through Friday, February 15, 2019....

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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Hawai‘i County Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 3058 Views :: Hawaii County

...The following vacancies need to be filled....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
UPDATE: FSM Government Responds to Lyon Bribery Charge
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 11255 Views :: Ethics, World News, Law Enforcement

...On February 14th, 2019 the FSM National Government was informed that the United States Government has approved the sharing of information related to this case....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Disbar Dubin--Disciplinary Board
By Andrew Walden @ 10:38 PM :: 6580 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...The Board recommends that the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai'i issue an Order that Respondent Dubin be DISBARRED....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Who Wants to Give OHA Millions More?
By Video @ 7:21 PM :: 3511 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Talk About Throwing Good Money After Bad ....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Screening Committee Selects Three KSBE Trustee Finalists
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 3677 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...three finalists to replace Kamehameha Schools Trustee Corbett Kalama whose term ends on June 30, 2019. They are:  Anton Krucky, Coralie Chun Matayoshi and Crystal Rose....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Gabbard Hires Russian Agent--Story to go National?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:28 PM :: 5758 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

...Very interesting. Tulsi Gabbard, the only Democratic presidential candidate who has full Kremlin support and who praised Syria's Assad, has hired Chris Cooper of Potomoc Square Group, the same DC fixer who the Russians hired to smear me and Sergei Magnitsky in 2016. Coincidence?....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
More Anti-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Hearings Wednesday
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 2701 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Wednesday, February 13th, the Hawaii state House Committee on Public Safety, Veteran and Military Affairs will be hearing several anti-gun bills....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
HB1180: $60M Lava Relief for Big Island
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 2738 Views :: Hawaii County

...Not Included: HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
FULL TEXT: Connors, Ballard ask Supreme Court to Remove Kaneshiro--Prosecutor Accused of Retaliating Against Witnesses
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 4953 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...“Once he sent those disciplinary notices to those employees, signed them, and said you are hereby put on notice, I think it’s moved over to tampering with a witness or obstruction of justice”....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Lyon Bribery Micronesia: Arrests Start at the Top
By Andrew Walden @ 4:15 AM :: 22718 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, World News

...Arrested over the weekend, Master Halbert, son-in-law of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) President Peter Christian and son of FSM Senator Dohsis Halbert, appeared before Honolulu Federal Judge Richard L. Puglisi for arraignment Monday, February 11, 2019.... 

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Hearing: Should Auwahi Windfarm Be Allowed to Kill 140 Bats?
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 5114 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... the DOFAW hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on February 15, 2019 at Kula Elementary School, 5000 Kula Highway in Kula ....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Medical Care is a Right—Except When it isn’t
By Mary Smart @ 9:41 PM :: 4185 Views :: Health Care, Life

...In the State of Hawaii we protect turtle eggs and other animals, and yet we don’t give the same protections to our young humans....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Janus: UH Employee Sues HGEA
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 6653 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

...The University and HGEA refuse to allow her to resign union membership....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 11, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 12:07 PM :: 3038 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...weekly update from GovTrack.us....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Senate Committee Refuses to Recognize Hundreds of Emailed Testimonies
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 6093 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Second Amendment

...The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs has arbitrarily decided to not accept testimony submitted to it via e-mail....

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Sunday, February 10, 2019
Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
By Brett Kulbis @ 6:54 PM :: 4061 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Legislative Hearings Week 4....

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Sunday, February 10, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:26 PM :: 4261 Views :: Family, Life

...Planned Parenthood Has Plans for Hawaii....

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Sunday, February 10, 2019
Another Saint for Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 4333 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

...Joseph Dutton heard about Father Damien's work in Hawaii and joined him, helping the sick in the leper colony for 45 years....

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Sunday, February 10, 2019
Wanna Buy a House?  No Problem Just Save $946 a month for 12 years
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 PM :: 3774 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Here's How Much Generation Zers Will Need To Save For A Honolulu Home in 2031....

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Sunday, February 10, 2019
Creativity Abounds at our Legislature, Pt. 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2558 Views :: Taxes

...creative tax-related bills at our legislature....

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Saturday, February 9, 2019
Lyon Bribe: DHHL Releases Suspect Contract Docs
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 8622 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Ethics

...Full Text: 211 pages of documentation related to the now-infamous 2010 DHHL contract with Lyon Associates....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
PRP App Reveals Web of Political Connections
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 4320 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...After taking over the publishing of the Hawai‘i Directory of Public Officials in 2018, PRP saw an opportunity....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Firearm Factoid Factory
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 3079 Views :: Second Amendment

...Following California’s lead, Hawaii lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
UHERO: New Benchmarking Will Reveal Higher Unemployment
By UHERO @ 3:09 PM :: 3572 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...We expect downward revisions in the healthcare industry and in accommodation and food services, where job gains remained lackluster throughout 2018....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
USA Today: Makaha 4th Worst City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 5826 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Goods and services are 61.4 percent more expensive...Housing is particularly unaffordable...an average of 9.7 percent of the city's labor force has been out of work over the last five years....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
Gas Tax? HDOT Doesn't Spend the Money it Already Has
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:09 PM :: 2636 Views :: Taxes

...Hawaii residents paid an average of 65.32 cents per gallon in combined gas taxes in 2018....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
HB1184: Legislators Vote Down Infant Born Alive Protection Bill
By Mary Smart @ 5:21 AM :: 6089 Views :: Health Care, Life

... it is the first time in many years that a PRO-LIFE bill was actually heard in a committee ....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
VIDEO: Abigail Kawananakoa Releases Edited Interview
By Video @ 3:33 AM :: 5748 Views :: Ethics, Family, OHA

...Campbell Estate heiress Abigail Kawananakoa released a video interview on Feb. 7, 2019 that was filmed on Jan. 15, 2019 at her home in Hawaii....

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Friday, February 8, 2019
BoE Announces Transsexual Bullying Policy--How Many HSTA Members Will be Fired?
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 5526 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Labor

...Thousands of HSTA Members Could be Targeted by New Anti-Bullying Policy....

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Green New Deal: Kamala Harris Endorses Socialist Plan to Ban Air Travel and Cows
By Selected News Articles @ 10:14 PM :: 9614 Views :: Democratic Party, Environment, Agriculture, Congressional Delegation, Tourism

“That would be pretty hard for Hawaii” -- Sen Mazie Hirono

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
VA Town Hall Set for Honolulu
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 4025 Views :: Health Care, Military

...To share information, resources, hear feedback from customers and to answer questions on VA health care, benefits, and memorial affairs....

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Do 'affordable housing' requirements work?
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 5200 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Thursday, Feb. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m. at the state Capitol, Room, 312 ....

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Hawaii: Highest Sales Taxes Per Capita in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 2:06 PM :: 3845 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...In fiscal year 2017, the highest state sales tax collections per capita were found in Hawaii -- $2,269....

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Aquarium Fishing and Hawaiian Culture
By Selected News Articles @ 11:49 PM :: 3783 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... the ancient Hawaiians were practical people that utilized their natural resources ....

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