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Saturday, April 30, 2022
HB1823: Suicide Bill is Dead
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:28 PM :: 1003 Views :: Family, Life

... HB1823: the conference committee did not deem this issue important enough to have a hearing ....

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Saturday, April 30, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 29, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 1:55 PM :: 736 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes in Congress and bills introduced ....

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Saturday, April 30, 2022
42% of Private Sector Working Remotely as of August, 2021
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 887 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Workers with a bachelor’s or graduate degree also tended to work remotely (72.2%) versus those without a bachelor’s degree (48.2%)....

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Friday, April 29, 2022
Beginning Sunday real estate transactions must disclose sea level risk
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1120 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... because 'everybody' believes in sea level rise this should be a good opportunity to get oceanfront Hawaii real estate at 10 cents on the dollar ....

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Friday, April 29, 2022
HB2511: $600M for DHHL
By News Release @ 5:22 AM :: 716 Views :: DHHL

... The bill also includes a three (3) year lapse date, subject to reporting and evaluation of progress by the Legislature ....

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Thursday, April 28, 2022
Survey: 62 Percent of Economists Oppose $15 Federal Minimum Wage
By News Release @ 8:35 PM :: 804 Views

... Three-fourths believe ending federal tip credit will slash tipped restaurant jobs ....

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Thursday, April 28, 2022
HB1434 'Dangerous' -- Eminent Domain Property Seizures
By Selected News Articles @ 8:21 PM :: 1724 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Land Use

... It’s one of the best-kept secrets this session .... 

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Thursday, April 28, 2022
Feds move to protect deadliest shark
By Court House News @ 8:09 PM :: 1244 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... One of the most famous incidents occurred after the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed during World War II ... hundreds of sailors were killed by sharks before rescue ....

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Thursday, April 28, 2022
​All State Court Public Cases Now Available For E-filing
By News Release @ 8:04 PM :: 729 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judiciary is pleased to announce that all civil Family Court cases, including divorce matters, were successfully integrated into the Judiciary Information Management System ....

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Thursday, April 28, 2022
Visitor Arrivals Reach 85% of March 2019 Level
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 932 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... and total spending by visitors who came to the islands in March 2022 was $1.53 billion, which was higher compared to the $1.49 billion (+2.5%) reported for March 2019 ....

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Thursday, April 28, 2022
​Senate and House Money Committees Approve State Budget Bill
By News Release @ 6:46 AM :: 697 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... An operating budget of $8.7 billion in general funds and $16.9 billion through all methods of funding (MOF) for FY23 ... CIP budget of $6 billion (all MOF) for FY22 and FY23 ....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Laughed out of Hawaii, Kahele Slinks Back to Washington, DC
By Selected News Articles @ 6:01 AM :: 3360 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Asked Tuesday if he intends to still work for Hawaiian Airlines while in Congress, "Yeah, absolutely" ....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Full Text: Conference Committee Issues Proposed Draft to Create Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 1432 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... This afternoon, the legislative conference committee on House Bill (HB) 2024, Relating to Mauna Kea, issued a proposed conference draft (CD 1) ....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Blangiardi signs Bill 41 outlawing some Short Term Rentals
By News Release @ 5:27 AM :: 1052 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... The measure was passed by the Honolulu City Council on April 13, 2022 by a vote of 8-to-1 .... 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
How the Jones Act transfers critical industry and jobs overseas
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 993 Views :: Jones Act

... with only 96 large oceangoing Jones Act-qualified ships left — down from 257 in 1980 — it is pretty clear the law has failed ....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
DLNR Launches Environmental Stewardship Dashboard
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 1058 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... Where do stewardship projects overlap, and where are there gaps? ....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
$328M: After 23 years of Judicial Stalling, State Settles DHHL Suit
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1028 Views :: DHHL

“... After weeks of intensive negotiations ...."

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
SB2819: Teacher pay bill emerges from conference committees
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1398 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... $7,000 pay hike and more fake 'professional development' time to escape actual teaching ....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 3:43 AM :: 942 Views :: Judiciary

... for two vacancies in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (island of Hawaii), and one vacancy in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit, (island of Kauai). ...

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Monday, April 25, 2022
Vacation rental ban won’t solve Hawaii housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:25 PM :: 1416 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Oahu tightened the screws in 2019. Yet, housing prices still went up. Even when vacation rental usage declined during the lockdowns, it didn’t result in a significant drop in housing costs....

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Monday, April 25, 2022
Honolulu 5th Lowest Small Business Growth
By Wallet Hub @ 3:30 PM :: 1136 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... Honolulu business environment ranks 84th of 100 large cities in USA ....

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Sunday, April 24, 2022
UHERO: Astronomy impact on Hawaiʻi even greater with ‘spillover’ effects
By UHERO @ 5:23 PM :: 1002 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... The extent of astronomy’s economic impact on the state goes well beyond the standard economic measurements when “spillover” effects are included ....

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Sunday, April 24, 2022
Stealth Taxes in 2022
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1429 Views :: Taxes

... Lawmakers can be very crafty and propose things that don’t look like taxes ....

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Sunday, April 24, 2022
Swimming in money, legislators could easily add to debt burden
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 AM :: 1279 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

... What one hand might be giving, the other might be taking away by spending money on things that could come back to haunt us ....

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Saturday, April 23, 2022
OHA LLCs Funnel Dollars to COO, Individuals, Lawfirm
By Andrew Walden @ 9:45 PM :: 1878 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... OHA LLCs make hundreds of payments to Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot and other retail outlets and hundreds of payments directly to named individuals ....

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Saturday, April 23, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:27 PM :: 995 Views :: Family, Life

... Bills Move to Conference Committees ....

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Saturday, April 23, 2022
City celebrates Earth Day by releasing 2022 Annual Sustainability Report
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 973 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... respecting the State religion by celebrating our efforts to get closer to the goddess Gaia ....

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Saturday, April 23, 2022
‘Deliberative process’ loophole would encourage secrecy
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:44 AM :: 895 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... a statutory exemption to Hawaii’s open records law ....

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Saturday, April 23, 2022
Kaimuki HS Grad Pleads Guilty to Trumpster Fraud
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 1102 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

... Two Leaders Of ‘We Build The Wall’ Online Fundraising Campaign Plead Guilty To Defrauding Hundreds Of Thousands Of Donors ....

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Friday, April 22, 2022
Economic report ranks Hawaii in bottom 10
By Selected News Articles @ 5:13 PM :: 862 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... over 83,000 people have moved away from Hawaii between 2011 and 2020 ....

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Friday, April 22, 2022
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 111883 Views :: Environment, Religion

There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....

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Friday, April 22, 2022
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 68628 Views :: Environment

Ira Einhorn, Master of Ceremonies, Earth Day Rally on Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, Phila, PA, Apr. 22, 1970.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
How Much Food Costs in Hawaii, Compared to the Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 PM :: 1451 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... In Hawaii, a family of four can expect to spend an average of $14,042 on food in 2022, the highest amount among states ....

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Video: 175 Junk Cars being Removed from DLNR Land on Maui
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 924 Views :: Maui County, Environment

“...People have been abandoning vehicles in an area about ¼-mile off the pavement and it’s been happening for 6-7 years...."

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Water to be Restored to Five Molokai Streams
By News Release @ 2:02 PM :: 1089 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... For more than a century these streams were almost fully diverted and often dry ....

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Jury Convicts Katherine Kealoha's Drug-Dealing Brother
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 1472 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Ethics, Drugs

... Federal Jury Convicts Big Island Pain Doctor Rudolph B. Puana of Conspiracy and Distribution of Oxycodone and Fentanyl ....

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Victims' rights events set for Oahu, Maui
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 3360 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Law Enforcement

... commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week ....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Ethics Complaint Nails Kahele
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 1390 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... Kahele is cosponsoring legislation and taking action as a committee member that directly affects his outside employer, which is further evidenced by Hawaiian Airlines lobbying on the bills Kahele cosponsored ....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022
The cost of “excess inflation” in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 12:02 AM :: 1098 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... inflation has not been over 7.5% since 1991 ....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Former Maui Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Child Enticement Charge
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 922 Views :: Maui County, Police

... on December 3, 2021, Saffeels contacted the online profile of what appeared to be a young female ....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Track Your Ballot: Ballottrax Service Launched in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 1089 Views :: Office of Elections

... Hawaii voters can sign up now to receive notifications about their mail ballot .... 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
86% Of Renters Can’t Afford to Buy Home in Honolulu
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 1008 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... On Maui, it's 90% ....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Hawaii Banks Charging More Than Payday Lenders for Small Loans
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 PM :: 1093 Views :: Ethics, Cost of Living

... FDIC-supervised institutions’ prices equal or surpass payday lenders’ in Hawaii ....

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Monday, April 18, 2022
Maui’s Automated Planning and Permitting System is LIVE
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 879 Views :: Maui County, Development

... a new web-based software designed to support planning and permit processing ....

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Monday, April 18, 2022
Court Order: Masks not Required in Airports or on Bus
By News Release @ 11:40 PM :: 795 Views :: COVID-19

... but Masks Still Required Indoors for Hawaii Public School Students ....

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Monday, April 18, 2022
SB2070: $50M for ‘thinly veiled scam’?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:02 PM :: 1799 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Agriculture

... When a couple of penny-stock touts, one of whom is listed in the Panama Papers, team up to sell timber futures and carbon credits what does the Legislature do? ....

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Monday, April 18, 2022
Hawaii's Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 1195 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... six Hawaii towns compared ....

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Monday, April 18, 2022
High Tax Hawaii 43rd in Economic Growth
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 PM :: 1201 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... A newly released report examines the tax burden and economic climate of all 50 states ....

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Sunday, April 17, 2022
Once Upon a Rebate
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1025 Views :: Tax Credits

... Governor Dorothy’s two bills died in the Legislature ....

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Saturday, April 16, 2022
UHERO is my new housing policy hero
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:56 PM :: 1345 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Delays, zoning rules and a long pathway to approval make homebuilding difficult and expensive ....

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