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Friday, January 21, 2022
UH Regents approve new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 4591 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The plan’s strategies include broadening Native Hawaiian and community participation in planning and programming ....

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Thursday, January 20, 2022
Hawaii Communities Bring Hope, Can-Do Spirit to School Choice Week Celebrations
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 1652 Views :: Education K-12

... As School Disruptions Continue, Families Call Attention to Educational Flexibility, Opportunity During Twelfth Annual Public Awareness Week ....

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Thursday, January 20, 2022
VIDEO: Day One Speeches at Hawaii Legislature
By Video @ 4:37 AM :: 2439 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government

... House Speaker Scott Saiki announced plans in an unusually specific, brief speech ....

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Minimum Wage: Legislature Finishes what COVID Started?
By Heartland Foundation @ 5:24 PM :: 3297 Views :: Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

... 60 percent of businesses have been devastated by the pandemic ....

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Closed to the People: 2022 Legislative Session Begins Today
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:03 PM :: 2327 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Second Amendment

... we’re also being told that we can’t fully open the State Capitol to public interaction because it isn’t safe ....

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Solar: 1,000 megawatts now online
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2330 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... Nearly 4,700 rooftop solar systems installed in 2021; 92,500 now online ....

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
ARPA: Where did $1.6B Go?
By News Release @ 9:48 PM :: 2675 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Ige today said the State of Hawaiʻi allocated all the $1.6 billion received last May ....

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Hundreds in Hawaii will get cut of Student Loan Settlement
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 1375 Views :: Higher Education

... As part of the settlement, Hawai‘i will receive a total of $367,867 in restitution payments for 1,380 federal loan borrowers. Additionally, 196 Hawai‘i borrowers will receive a total of more than $4.3 million in private loan debt cancellation .... 

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Audit of the City's Information Technology Modernization, Services, and Support
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 1411 Views :: Honolulu County

... DIT is Unable to Meet Certain Service and Support Expectations .... 

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Before Pandemic, Spending Exceeded Long-Term Revenue in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 7:59 PM :: 1986 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Insights From Fiscal 50’s Key Measures of State Fiscal Health ....

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Legislature to Consider Auto-IRA Saving for Private Sector Workers
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 3639 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

... workers at employers of a minimum size would be enrolled automatically in the program with the ability to opt out ....

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Update: US Aid Following Tonga Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 1303 Views :: World News

... Tonga, which was devastated this weekend by volcanic ash and tsunami waves, with unknown loss of life, major damages, and an outage of the undersea cable communications ....

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Rep Bob McDermott Announces Campaign for US Senate
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:41 PM :: 3330 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Republican Party

... McDermott (R) Ewa Beach announced he will be a candidate for US Senate this year, challenging incumbent Brian Schatz ....

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Marketing: Hawaii Resorts Score 'Green Business Awards'
By News Release @ 12:31 PM :: 2864 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... A total of 14 venues and events were recognized ....

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Best Cities for Remote Workers? Honolulu 2nd Worst
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 AM :: 1251 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... LawnStarter ranked nearly 200 of the largest U.S. cities on remote worker-friendliness ....

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Bill 41 Could Squash Short-term Rentals
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:47 AM :: 2762 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Honolulu Council Bill 41, that would limit "short-term” rentals on Oahu to no less than 180 days at a time ....

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Sunday, January 16, 2022
Under the Big Top
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3148 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... With this kind of money projected to come in the door, politicians of all stripes are staying up nights plotting and planning how to spend it ....

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Sunday, January 16, 2022
Unemployment insurance mess back to haunt us
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:37 AM :: 1430 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...Just like they were a year ago at this time, the businesses that provide jobs to the state’s civilian workforce are in danger of having their annual unemployment taxes skyrocket....

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Sunday, January 16, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 15, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 3:09 AM :: 1140 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... bills introduced and votes cast this week  ....

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Saturday, January 15, 2022
UH regents to consider new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1444 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Board of Regents (BOR) will consider adopting the draft Master Plan for UH-managed lands on Maunakea at the BOR January 20, 2022 meeting  ....

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Saturday, January 15, 2022
No Buyout:  Todd Graham resigns as University of Hawaii head football coach
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 1420 Views :: Higher Education

... Graham resigned, so aside from normal reimbursements and compensation earned, no additional monies will be owed to the coach ....

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Saturday, January 15, 2022
Commission Hears Complaints on Election Integrity
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 2654 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

"...what he is bringing to the table is absolutely valid.…"

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Thursday, January 13, 2022
Put state budget on a diet, Akina says on ‘Perry & The Posse’ show
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:50 PM :: 1655 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... What to do with the state’s $3 billion budget surplus ....

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Thursday, January 13, 2022
Which County has the Most Small Businesses?
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 1059 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... According to the study, Maui County ranked as the top place in Hawaii for small business owners ....

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Thursday, January 13, 2022
Al Hee's Hawaiian Homelands Monopoly Broken
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 1701 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... Broadband telecommunication customers on Hawaiian Home Lands will soon have more options under the lifting of a former exclusivity clause that allowed only one provider ....

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Thursday, January 13, 2022
Feds: Ali'i Security Rips off 171 Guards for $1.54M Overtime
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 1653 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... A Hawaii company that provides security officers to the state’s National Guard, the Hawaii State Arts Museum, Foster Botanical Gardens and other public and private facilities ....

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Thursday, January 13, 2022
State budget windfall should be shared with taxpayers
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:39 AM :: 2475 Views :: Taxes

... the problem isn’t too little money, it’s too much ....

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Thursday, January 13, 2022
SHOPO Statement on Federal Indictment of Three Honolulu Officials
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 2307 Views :: Ethics, Police

"...For these accused felons to have taken money budgeted to hire more police officers and use it to pay off a failed former police chief is sickening...."

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Navy to Congress: Future of Hawaii Red Hill Fuel Facility Uncertain
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 2278 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Converse said those reports “will allow [the Navy] to make a long-term decision” as to whether the facility, used by all the services in the Indo-Pacific, will remain in operation. He said the question comes down to evaluating other sites and finding “better methods of distribution.” ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Hawaii Tax Foundation to Host 2022 Legislative Briefing series
By Tom Yamachika @ 9:51 PM :: 1481 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... The 2022 Legislative Briefings will be held via Zoom on the following Tuesdays from 7:30 am- 8:30 am ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Hawaii: Cost Per Tobacco Smoker $2.8M
By Selected News Articles @ 9:38 PM :: 1681 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...  In Hawaii, smoking can burn a nasty hole through your wallet .... 

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
How Many Legislators Were Partying With Sharon Har During COVID Shutdown?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 6657 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Alm’s subpoena of credit card records and video from the AnyPlace Lounge in Rep Sharon Har’s recently-dismissed DUI case ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
States with the Most Racial Progress--Hawaii 31st
By Selected News Articles @ 1:47 AM :: 1022 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... 2022’s States with the Most Racial Progress ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
DOH/CDC health survey expanded to include all Navy water system users
By News Release @ 1:27 AM :: 1182 Views :: Environment, Military

... a survey to learn more about the experience of people who have been affected by the petroleum contamination ....

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
DoH Reduces School Quarantine Requirements, HSTA Complains
By News Release @ 1:18 AM :: 1629 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... The HSTA hears that others were being told by the DOH that adults can return after five days “to sustain the workforce” ....

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Hawaii Democrats Central Committee Denounces Rep Ed Case
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 1733 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

... Democratic Party of Hawai’i State Central Committee (SCC) passed a Resolution expressing disappointment with Blue Dog Democrat Congressman Ed Case over his position, action, and inaction with regards to the national Build Back Better agenda ....

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Money and Power: HSTA Priorities for 2022 Legislature
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 2128 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... HSTA’s Government Relations Committee spotlights priorities for the 2022 Legislature ....

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
DHHL Releases EA for Isenberg Street Rentals, Kalaeloa Solar Project
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 1820 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

... 270 affordable rental units for native Hawaiian beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act ....

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Monday, January 10, 2022
Cryptocurrency in Hawaii at a crossroads
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:38 PM :: 1504 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

... Will Hawaii be able to benefit from the cryptocurrency boom? ....

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Sunday, January 9, 2022
TANF Hoarding
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1786 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

...  So what have we done with the federal TANF money?  We’ve let it pile up unused ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
Red Hill: BWS Smokes out Congress?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:16 PM :: 2942 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... BWS statements have become increasingly apocalyptic.  Just don’t ask them to get specific ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
Hotel moratorium bill: Maui Council Overrides Veto
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 2563 Views :: Maui County, Development, Tourism

“If we don’t provide the right type of visitor accommodations in the right places, we could see an influx of vacation rentals in our residential neighborhoods."

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 8, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 2:08 PM :: 1114 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... only two votes this week ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
PUC Chair James Griffin to Step Down
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 1356 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

... Griffin will serve until June 30, 2022.  Gov. Ige will nominate Griffin’s replacement in the coming months ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
UHERO: ​Effects of COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Hawai‘i
By UHERO @ 9:20 PM :: 2543 Views :: Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

... the trade-off in temporary losses during the adjustment period is met with significant gains in public health ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
Hawaii population continues to dwindle
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:02 PM :: 1762 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... the fifth year in a row that the state has shown a population decline ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
Anti-Gun Bills Expected
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 1548 Views :: Second Amendment

... This year needs to be the year you step up and put in the work to protect your rights ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
House subcommittee to take up Navy fuel cleanup in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 1844 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

... This hearing will conduct oversight into the Navy’s maintenance of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, the Navy’s investigation into and response to the November 2021 release of fuel from Red Hill facility ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
Hawaii Republicans: January 6 Investigation 'Targeting Good Americans'
By News Release @ 4:03 AM :: 1448 Views :: Republican Party

"Today, we remember these Americans who have been held in prison, without trials, and reportedly being mistreated, at a Washington DC detention facility."

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Friday, January 7, 2022
Ocean plastic is creating new communities of life on the high seas
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 1356 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

... Coastal plants and animals have found a new way to survive in the open ocean—by colonizing plastic pollution ....

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