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Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Census Overcount Favored Blue States
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 AM :: 1116 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics

... red states effectively lost at least three seats in Congress while blue states effectively gained them ....

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Hawaii Democrats Elect New Party Chair
By News Release @ 4:36 AM :: 1054 Views :: Democratic Party

... Anti-Vaxxer Shannon Matson Campaigns for Party Chair, Loses ....

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Monday, May 30, 2022
Auē! All four counties are planning spending sprees
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:30 PM :: 1190 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

... Hawaii’s gross domestic product is down by 4.43% since 2019, yet even as the economy suffers, all four counties seem determined to spend like crazy ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
How to Make Housing Affordable in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:45 PM :: 1555 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living
... Hint: It's not because of “empty homes,” short-term rentals, “outside investors” or other distractions ....
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Sunday, May 29, 2022
What went down at the 2022 Hawaii Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:38 PM :: 1015 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... the good, the bad and the ugly ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Transit History
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 902 Views :: Hawaii History, Rail

... Fat chance of the Feds giving us that much now ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
​Oahu’s problematic short-term rental ban
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:55 AM :: 1594 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... Have you been renting out a room to help pay your mortgage? ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Report: Federal funding flaw shortchanges Hawaii's school nutrition programs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 AM :: 664 Views :: Education K-12

... The Hawaii State Department of Education is paying tens of millions of dollars to feed Hawaiian school children due to a flaw in the funding method used by the federal government ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
83 public schools to offer summer meals
By News Release @ 3:35 AM :: 664 Views :: Education K-12

... to ensure that children continue to receive balanced nutrition during the summer break ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 28, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 1:40 AM :: 677 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Audit: 'No Limits' to HPD Overtime
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 1225 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... overtime cards, which document overtime requests and approval for payroll purposes, are managed manually, increasing the risk for human error, abuse, and fraud ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Navy Contractor: Piping Repairs Key to any Red Hill Solution
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 896 Views :: Environment, Development, Military

... It just so happens that these repairs are also the repairs needs to continue using the facility. What a coincidence! ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
VIDEO: Democratic Gubernatorial, Lt Gov Candidates Forum
By Video @ 4:01 PM :: 1114 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...  a Kahele representative said Kahele had a meeting with kalo farmers on Maui and could not attend ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
VIDEO: Republican Gubernatorial and Lt Gov Candidates Forum
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1177 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

... sponsored by Hawaii Christian Coalition ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Tourism Recovery Accelerated in April
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 641 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 818,268 visitors in April 2022, representing a 96.3 percent recovery from April 2019 and the highest recovery rate since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hawaii. Visitors spent $1.6 billion, an increase of 21 percent compared to the $1.32 billion reported for April 2019 ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Hawaii High-Tech Schemers Get $94M
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 920 Views :: Tax Credits

... Hawaii is among the first states in the nation to be approved for participation ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
DoH Survey: 87% in Red Hill Impact Area Report Symptoms
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 886 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Military

... Eighty-seven percent of over 2,000 survey participants reported at least one new or worsening health symptom following exposure to JP-5 jet fuel in the Navy water system. Thirty-seven percent sought medical care and 17 people reported being hospitalized overnight ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
How COVID-19 Models Shaped Hawaii Lockdown Policy
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 848 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... By 2021, the team relied on the locally tailored model developed by UH Mānoa Professor Monique Chyba ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Former Kauai County Council Member Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 1040 Views :: Kauai County, Drugs

... Brun, who was indicted with 11 other defendants on drug trafficking offenses, an assault on a federal law enforcement officer, witness tampering, evidence tampering, and firearm offenses, pled guilty to ten of those charges ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Chief Justice Appoints District and District Family Court Judges
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 826 Views :: Judiciary

... Recktenwald today appointed two individuals to fill judicial positions in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit and one individual to fill a position in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Fishing Industry Adopts Shark-Protection Strategy Before Enviros Can Impose One
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 771 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... the latest example in a long history of bottom-up federal fishery management through the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council ....

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Thursday, May 26, 2022
Hawaii Highest COVID Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:26 PM :: 1338 Views :: COVID-19

... 71 new cases per 100,000 people over the last two weeks ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
TRO Against New Police Chief’s son places him in UH Professor's spare bedroom
By Andrew Walden @ 9:56 PM :: 5162 Views :: Police, Drugs

... Logan said he planned to talk to Vanic about making him his third-in-command as a deputy chief ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Team Hickam delivers first baby formula flight
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 683 Views :: Military

... 78,000 pounds of baby formula arrived in Indianapolis aboard a Hickam-based C-17 Globemaster III flying from Ramstein Air Base, Germany ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
S&P: Solar, storage delays put Hawaii's energy transition to the test
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 1004 Views :: Energy

... Of 18 renewable energy agreements inked by Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. utility subsidiaries in recent years, only two are on track to meet their guaranteed commercial operation dates ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Lawsuit Seeks Habitat Protection for 49 Endangered Hawaiian Species
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 852 Views :: Environment

... The Service protected all 49 species as endangered on September 30, 2016, but failed to designate critical habitat as required ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
FAA Proposes to Revoke Transair's Certificate
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 807 Views :: Small Business

... Operated a Boeing 737 airplane on 33 flights when it was not airworthy ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
UH Board of Regents approves updated Maunakea Comprehensive Management Plan
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 1187 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... “The University of Hawaiʻi would still be responsible to care for Maunakea under that bill until 2028,” said Lassner, noting that the measure could still be vetoed ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
2022 UH Legislative Recap: Key takeaways, budget breakdown
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 882 Views :: Higher Education

... state support to increase the seating capacity at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex was NOT included in the budget ....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Trump Election Conspiracy Theories Front and Center in Hawaii Republican Party
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 2431 Views :: Republican Party

... Conspiracy Roadshow: 2000 Mules, Kelli Ward, Seth Keshel all making the grand tour of Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Policy experts: Hawaii does not need to be in the retirement fund business
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 AM :: 1202 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

"The state can't even fully fund its own public pension system."

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Brig. Gen. Arthur ‘Joe’ Logan chosen as Honolulu’s next police chief
By Video @ 10:16 PM :: 1244 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

... After taking a straw poll, the commission narrowed the field to Logan and Ebner, choosing to go outside the embattled department for its next leader ....

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Ige Appoints Two to Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 691 Views :: Ethics

... Governor David Ige re-appointed Wesley Fong to a new four-year term on the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission, and appointed Dr. Robert Hong to fill a seat soon to be vacated by outgoing Commissioner Melinda Wood ....

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Ige Signs HB1848: “Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act”
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 1042 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Hawaii is the sixteenth state to adopt such protections, known nationally as “New Voices” laws. ...

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Hawaiian Electric seeks developers of projects small and large in latest phase of shared solar
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 798 Views

... the companyʻs latest phase of community-based renewable energy (CBRE), on Hawaii Island, Maui and Oahu ....

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Sunday, May 22, 2022
​New U.S. Census Bureau data erases Hawaii’s 2010-2020 population growth
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:35 PM :: 994 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The U.S. Census Bureau overestimated Hawaii’s 2020 population by 6.79%, or 98,812 people, according to an internal review released this month of the 2020 census. ...

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Sunday, May 22, 2022
Civic involvement is key to saving Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:18 PM :: 1014 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... efforts to reform the state’s emergency powers law; reduce barriers to housing; bring taxes, debt and state spending under control ....

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Sunday, May 22, 2022
Senate: Bills on Ige's Desk 'Support our Priorities'
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 712 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Legislature Passes Bills Supporting Senate Priorities in a Historic Legislative Session ....

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Sunday, May 22, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 22, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 3:03 PM :: 695 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, May 22, 2022
If You Think Gas Prices Are Bad…
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1109 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... there are a lot of different taxes that go into the price at the pump ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Unemployment Bounce Back? Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 7:45 PM :: 884 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Recovery from Unemployment (2022 April vs 2020 January) -- Hawaii 51st ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Legislative Session: 50-50 for Small Business
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 772 Views :: Labor, Small Business

... relief, disappointment on four bills ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Questions persist about viability of Honolulu rail
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:05 PM :: 1088 Views :: Rail

... the one thing we can rely on concerning the Honolulu rail project is the long list of unanswered questions ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Gov. Ige urged to review new research before deciding on minimum-wage hike
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:56 PM :: 943 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... A popular 2010 study claiming minimum-wage hikes do not cause ‘economic shocks’ has just been reanalyzed and overturned ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
VIDEO: 2022 Legislature still addicted to spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:17 PM :: 1073 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... praiseworthy was the passage of a bill that will limit the state’s emergency powers, if the governor lets it become law ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Split BOE selects Keith Hayashi as superintendent
By News Release @ 1:01 PM :: 1388 Views :: Education K-12

... Hayashi will be a Superintendent for People who think things are just fine at DoE ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
VIDEO: Q&A with Four Finalists for HPD Chief
By Video @ 12:49 PM :: 1145 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... 90 minutes with the four finalists for HPD Chief ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Oahu Unsheltered Homeless Count Remains Near Record Level
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 1412 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... homeless shelter population drops 24% ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment 4.2%
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 880 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... in comparison with March 2020 (last month prior to pandemic effects), nonfarm jobs were down by 50,000, or -7.6% ....

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Thursday, May 19, 2022
COVID Cut Hawaii Marriage Rate 48%
By Selected News Articles @ 3:37 PM :: 1117 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, COVID-19

... of the 50 states, Hawaii saw the largest decline in marriage rate, dropping from 14.2-per-1,000 residents in 2019 to 7.4 in 2020 ....

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