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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Lyon Corruption: Secretary Bernhardt Transforms Interior’s Ethics Program
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 1820 Views :: Ethics

...Source: Esther Kia’aina and Andy Winer Warned Jim Lyon About Investigation....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
University of Guam Professor Arrested for Conspiring a Bid Rigging Scheme
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 2121 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

...Charged professor, Thomas Marler, still employed by UOG....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Hawaii: $100 Worth Only $84
By Tax Foundation @ 6:50 PM :: 2550 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... $100 is effectively worth the least in Hawaii ($84.39) ....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Percentage of Kids in PreSchool
By Selected News Articles @ 6:31 PM :: 3066 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Child Care Costs More than College Tuition....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Gun Control Study Based on Fake Hawaii Data
By Selected News Articles @ 6:29 PM :: 2638 Views :: Second Amendment

...Highly Touted Study Tests Non-Existent Policies, Uses Deceptive Data....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Lehua Island Rat Eradication -- Two Years After the Mindless Hysteria
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 2577 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Learn About Hysteria and Ignorance on Kauai....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Critical observation made on Maunakea during first night of return to operations
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 2368 Views :: Higher Education

...The existing astronomical observatories on Maunakea returned to operations this weekend, and it didn’t take long for a significant result to be achieved, not only for science, but for assuring the safety of the Earth....

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Sunday, August 11, 2019
Kate Stanley Elected Chair of Hawaii Democratic Party
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 2481 Views :: Democratic Party

...after the resignation of corporate lobbyist Kealii Lopez....

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Sunday, August 11, 2019
Soft on Crime – Because of the Money
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2410 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...The ability to drive a car is a privilege, not a right.... 

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Saturday, August 10, 2019
Disciplinary Board: Lawyer Gary V Dubin Billed Client for 30 Hours in One Day
By Andrew Walden @ 10:32 PM :: 5124 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Has a Honolulu lawyer invented time travel—or is he now set for his 15 minutes of fame? ....

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Saturday, August 10, 2019
Windfarms Bribe Environmentalists for Permission to Kill 300 Bats, 44 Nene
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 3849 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...With some fanfare, the DLNR acquired the 2,900 acres from Dole late last year for about $15 million, with $2.75 million of that coming from Kawailoa Wind....

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Friday, August 9, 2019
Astronomers Agree to Access Maunakea Through Protest Camp
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 2976 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...This route is unimproved and lined with tents, cars and people. However, pursuant to this agreement, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 the state laid cinder and cones in an attempt to address safety concerns....

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Friday, August 9, 2019
Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is Sept. 6
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2595 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

...Non-profit organizations wishing to create a display on the grounds of the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center during the annual Honolulu City Lights exhibition must submit applications....

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Friday, August 9, 2019
How really to help low-income earners
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 2135 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Minimum wage hikes are often promoted as a way to help the less fortunate out of poverty. But are they really the best tool for the job?....

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Friday, August 9, 2019
Matson forecasts lower net income and EBITDA for 2019
By Michael Hansen @ 6:34 PM :: 1804 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson Inc. reported second quarter 2019 results on August 7, 2019....

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Friday, August 9, 2019
Hearings to Set Rail Fares
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 2206 Views :: Rail

...the City's Rate Commission has scheduled meetings for July, August, and September to receive public input on fares for the rail system....

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Friday, August 9, 2019
Bridge Aina Lea: Statute of Limitations?
By Robert Thomas @ 12:10 AM :: 2675 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...Here is the motion asking the Hawaii Supreme Court for leave to file an amicus curiae brief (and the proposed brief)....

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Thursday, August 8, 2019
UH Names Chun executive director of Maunakea stewardship
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 2829 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Chun has formal training as a clinical psychologist....

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Thursday, August 8, 2019
After Years of Illegality, OHA LLCs Hand over Check Registers—Trustees Repeal Nepotism Clause
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 PM :: 4328 Views :: OHA

...search the record yourself—who are the “beneficiaries” of the OHA “friends and family plan”?.... 

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Hooser Claims he is not Running for Chair
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 2012 Views :: Democratic Party, GMOs

...Hooser claims to be too busy pushing the regessive leftist tourism-driven agenda of anti-GMO, anti-cane smoke, anti-dairy, anti-Superferry, anti-telescope activism....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
BLNR Nominees Sought
By News Release @ 6:23 PM :: 3069 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated people who are interested in serving on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Honolulu's New Short-Term Rental Ordinance Challenged In Federal Court
By Robert Thomas @ 4:01 PM :: 4076 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

... read the full complaint ....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
DHHL Seeks Developer for First Rental Complex at Moiliili Bowl-O-Drome Site
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2394 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL

...The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) recently adopted new administrative rules to allow DHHL to administer rentals on Hawaiian homelands. The new rules are awaiting Governor David Ige’s signature....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Open Letter to Surfrider: Drop Laniakea Suit Before Child is Killed
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 3446 Views :: Honolulu County, Greenmail, Tourism

...Please do not minimize the danger of the current situation: you can easily improve it by dropping the suit....

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
840 Maui Hospital Workers Liberated from HGEA—UPW Next?
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 3505 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...By joining more than 32,000 sisters and brothers at UNAC/UHCP, the Maui Health System members gain significant strength in dealing with Kaiser Permanente....

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Jones Act supporter labels Puerto Rico report “Gobbledygook”
By Michael Hansen @ 4:31 PM :: 5100 Views :: Jones Act

...This dire prediction can only mean that McCown understands the Jones Act has a significant economic impact on shipping services....

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Canary Island Enviros -- Hawaii Inspires us to Block Telescope from OUR Islands
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 2949 Views :: Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...The Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) claims to have a backup site on the Canary Island of La Palma, an argument used to put pressure on the Hawaiian authorities, but that has now turned against them when used by TMT opponents...."

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Monday, August 5, 2019
Lawsuit: Hawaii DoE SPED Suspensions top in USA
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 2413 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection show Hawaiʻi to be the worst state in the nation for public school students with disabilities....

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Monday, August 5, 2019
VIDEO: Free Market Roadshow in China
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:15 PM :: 1339 Views :: Higher Education

...Ken and Li Schoolland have travelled throughout China and numerous countries across the world, spreading the message of free market economics....

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Monday, August 5, 2019
Hawaii Doctors Least Likely to Accept Medicare
By Selected News Articles @ 3:08 PM :: 2162 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii ranks 36th for health care access....

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Sunday, August 4, 2019
OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $3 million charter school grant (again)
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 2784 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Flashback 2017: Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds....

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Sunday, August 4, 2019
Trustee: OHA Should be a Center of Influence Peddling
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 2646 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...you will work there around 5 years or so, building your networks and resume then go on to the private sector....

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Sunday, August 4, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 4, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 1694 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...votes and bills introduced, week ending August 4, 2019....

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Sunday, August 4, 2019
Withholding, the Root of All Evil?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1548 Views :: Taxes

...Withholding is making someone who isn’t liable for tax, but who pays money to someone who is, responsible for collecting and paying the tax to the government.... 

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Saturday, August 3, 2019
1880: King Kalakaua Calls for Observatory to be Built in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 5353 Views :: Greenmail, Hawaii History, Higher Education, OHA

...In 1884 the five-inch refractor was installed in a dome constructed above Pauahi Hall.... 

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Saturday, August 3, 2019
Laniakea Turtle Beach Pedestrian Accident Sparks Blame Game
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 1887 Views :: Tourism

...HDOT is confident that if the barriers were in place this collision would not have happened....

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Friday, August 2, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Thinks We’re Doomed
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 3060 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Politicians

...“Tracking metrics of Russian state propaganda on Twitter, she was by far the most favored candidate” ....

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Friday, August 2, 2019
Federal laws we could do without
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:02 PM :: 1623 Views :: Jones Act

...a panel discussion on the "dirty dozen" of federal laws....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Mauna Kea Reopened to Hunters
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 1929 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... The units were closed to protect public safety and provide security for the safe movement of heavy construction equipment associated with the Thirty Meter Telescope ....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Exclude 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding? Proposal on Council Agenda
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 3177 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Labor

...Bill 37 would restrict those who can bid on all county projects worth $250,000 or more by requiring that they be willing to adhere to “community workforce agreements.”....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Lyon Corruption: Master Halbert gets 18 Months
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 43065 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics

...for his participation in a money laundering scheme involving bribes made to corruptly secure engineering and project management contracts from the government of FSM....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
9th Circuit Rejects Race-Based Voting on Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 2010 Views :: National News, OHA

...case echoes Rice v Cayetano....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Stossel and Akina talk ‘dirty dozen’ at FreedomFest 2019
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:33 AM :: 1735 Views :: Jones Act

...Akina focused on how the protectionist federal shipping law known as the Jones Act has financially hurt Hawaii....

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