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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Biden Administration Urges Supreme Court to Not Take Up American Samoa Citizenship Case
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 1208 Views :: National News

... our right to preserve our fa’a Samoa ....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Hawaii Teachers Earn 18.7% More than Average--6th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 1275 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... We compared the average salary of primary and secondary school teachers to the average salary for all jobs in each state .... 

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
How the Jones Act affects Puerto Rico; ‘the uncanny parallels’ with Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:01 AM :: 1263 Views :: Jones Act

... the Jones Act is harmful to the territory of Puerto Rico, and people throughout the U.S. should be skeptical of it, says Luis Ponce, co-founder and action director of the Boricuas Unidos en la Diaspora ....

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Tourist Count Reaches 92.4% of Pre-COVID Number
By News Release @ 12:02 AM :: 746 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... meet the new tourism, just like the old tourism ....

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Monday, August 29, 2022
HECO Warns of Rolling Blackouts on Big Island
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 1120 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Energy

... If rolling outages are necessary, Hawaiian Electric will send out a Tweet.  That's the plan ....

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Monday, August 29, 2022
Hawaii Gun Sales Per Capita Least in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:44 AM :: 767 Views :: Second Amendment

... In Hawaii, an estimated 11,000 guns were sold from January through July 2022 based on FBI background check data ....

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Monday, August 29, 2022
Better Budgeting for a Better Economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:46 AM :: 775 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... lawmakers are allowed to waive the state’s spending cap by a two-thirds vote, which they routinely do ....

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Monday, August 29, 2022
Mental Health Workers Strike Kaiser Beginning Monday
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 861 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...Clinicians will strike for as long as it takes to make Kaiser address an understaffing crisis that leaves patients waiting months for therapy sessions....

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Sunday, August 28, 2022
Dept. of Education Welcomes Two New $190K Hires
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1223 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

... in excess of $579,000 once fringe benefits are factored in ....

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Saturday, August 27, 2022
Do Outside Buyers Drive up Hawaii Real Estate Prices?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:33 AM :: 1267 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... “There’s a correlation between high regulation and high prices in housing,” Akina said. “That’s the real problem we’re facing in Hawaii." ....

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Friday, August 26, 2022
Is Hawaii is being run for tourism at the expense of locals?
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 1248 Views :: Tourism

... 67 percent agreed that their island is “being run for tourists at the expense of local people” ....

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Friday, August 26, 2022
Aiona, McDermott urge water treatment system for Red Hill
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:19 PM :: 895 Views :: Environment, Military, Republican Party

... Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation has only gotten money for remediation and not prospective preventive measures like water treatment facilities ....

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Thursday, August 25, 2022
Hawaii Ranks #1 for Student Loan Deadbeats
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 1155 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

... No state has a higher percentage of student-loan balances past due or in default ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Hawaii County Police Update Permitting Process for License to Carry Firearms
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 1072 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... revised permitting process for license to carry concealed and unconcealed firearms as a result of the July 23, 2022, Supreme Court of the United States decision ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
The cost of employment in each state--Hawaii 7th Highest
By Selected News Articles @ 10:52 PM :: 1283 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... How much does it cost to hire an employee in Hawaii? ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Ige Seeks Comment on First Circuit Court Nomination
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 929 Views :: Judiciary

... Gov. David Ige has received the names of five nominees to fill a circuit judge vacancy in the First Circuit Court ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Oahu Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 755 Views :: Judiciary

... nominees for one vacancy in the District Family Court of the First Circuit, and one vacancy in the District Court of the First Circuit (island of Oahu) ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
New report removes divisive distraction
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:25 PM :: 907 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... It is tempting to look for scapegoats when we talk about Hawaii’s housing crisis ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Hawaii Taxes are 2nd Largest Household Expense
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 1456 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Exceeded only by Housing--but on the Big Island, Taxes are the largest household expense item ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Honolulu City Lights display application deadline is September 9th
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 778 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery ....  

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
COVID: Hawaii Lifespan Drop Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 1:14 PM :: 908 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... From 2019 to 2020, life expectancy declined for all 50 states and D.C., from 0.2 years for Hawaii to 3.0 years for New York ....

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Monday, August 22, 2022
Alleged Russian spies in Hawaii to remain in federal custody until September trial
By Court House News @ 11:47 PM :: 934 Views :: Military

... A judge denied the couple’s appeal for release, citing flight risk related to one defendant’s military history ....

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Monday, August 22, 2022
To Tax or Not to Tax Sale of Food and Medicine
By UHERO @ 4:19 AM :: 919 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... taxes on the purchases of those expenditures disproportionately hurt low income households ....

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
Can We Sack the GET?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1039 Views :: Taxes

... Why don’t we just get rid of it? ....

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
Union Members May Opt-out of Political Contributions
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 988 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

... If you do not wish to contribute to the “candidate endorsement” fund for fiscal year 2022-2023, then you must sign, date, and return an UHPA Allocation Objection Form by September 16, 2022....

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
More Cleavage: HSTA Cheers Gay-Friendly Dress Code
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 1505 Views :: Education K-12

... “doing the happy dance” ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii Community Colleges Ranked
By Selected News Articles @ 11:48 PM :: 1024 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... Hawaii's six community colleges vary in quality ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii: Which Counties have the longest commute?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:55 PM :: 898 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... on Oahu 10.6% of employees have a 60+ minute commute ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii Construction Employment Down 6.6%
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 799 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii had the second-largest percentage shortfall -6.6 percent, -2,500 jobs ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 20, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 8:56 PM :: 755 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes cast and bills introduced ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Ninth Circuit Sends the Hawaii Concealed Carry Challenge Back Down to District Court
By Selected News Articles @ 1:10 AM :: 1318 Views :: Second Amendment

... I respectfully dissent from our failure to resolve the straightforward legal issues presented by this case. ...

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Chinese Navy intel ship spied on RIMPAC
By Selected News Articles @ 12:39 PM :: 844 Views :: Military

...Chinese intelligence monitoring of the RIMPAC exercises appears increasingly routine....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Rate 4.1% for July, 2022
By News Release @ 12:28 PM :: 802 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 4.1 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.2 percent in June ....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Kaiser mental health worker strike expands to Hawaii
By Court House News @ 10:46 AM :: 997 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Mental health workers will join their counterparts in California already on strike over understaffing and long wait times for patients ....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 54452 Views :: Hawaii History

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Polls Showed Solid Support in Run-up to Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 5253 Views :: Hawaii History

...Gallup first polled Americans on their support for Hawaii's statehood in 1940....

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
Hawaii Guns: Concealed Carry OK, Open Carry Banned?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:12 AM :: 1554 Views :: Second Amendment

... Hawaii Removes “Exceptional Case” Requirement for Concealed, NOT Open, Carry!? ....

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
DoH Survey: Just as Many Concerned about COVID as in 2020
By News Release @ 10:51 AM :: 956 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Sixty-nine percent of Kauaʻi households remain very or somewhat concerned about their household members getting sick with COVID-19. This is unchanged from the level of concern reported in the 2020 CASPER survey....

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
Out-of-state buyers don't drive Hawaii home prices, report shows
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:06 AM :: 2785 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... A pathbreaking analysis of nationwide data dispels the popular belief that out-of-state home buyers are the cause of the state's housing woes ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Death Rate for Hawaii Police Officers 13th-Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:22 AM :: 1014 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... In Hawaii, a total of six police officers have been killed on the job in the last decade, or 212 officers for every 100,000 police on the force as of 2021 - the 13th highest fatality rate ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Hawaii Homicides Double Over Last Decade
By Selected News Articles @ 11:13 AM :: 971 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... The 105.0% increase ranks as the fifth largest among the 44 states that reported an uptick ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
GAO Study Looks at Shipping Rates to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and other noncontiguous U.S. lands
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 992 Views :: Jones Act

... The Board last received a formal complaint in 1999 ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
​How to reduce permit delays for Hawaii homebuilding
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:55 AM :: 2024 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Small Business

... in Hawaii County, residential permits take about 143 days to issue. In Honolulu, it’s 108 days for residential projects and 432 days for commercial projects over $1 million ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
DBEDT Releases 2021 Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 12:29 PM :: 721 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... The book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Sunscreen: BASF Chemical is laughing at you from the homepage of the National Academies of Sciences
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 AM :: 1517 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

... a ‘generous five-year grant’ buys some 'science' ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Audit: Maui County Zoning ‘Heavily Politicized’
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 956 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... ZAED lost the majority of its supervisory personnel in 2021, and only one has been filled as of January 2022 ....

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Monday, August 15, 2022
Foreclosure Rate up 94% in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:41 PM :: 1107 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... In Hawaii, foreclosures rose by 94.1%, from 202 in the first six months of 2021 to 392 in the first half of 2022 .....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
A GE Tax Exemption for Food
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:39 AM :: 1047 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... The three Democratic candidates for governor all support it ....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Honolulu announces free week of fares for TheBus
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 880 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Rail

... starting August 22 to August 26, 2022. The free fare week is timed with the back-to-school jam ....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Hawaii Primary Election Results 2022
By Andrew Walden @ 1:57 AM :: 4453 Views :: Office of Elections

... Results from Hawaii Primary Election, August 13, 2022 -- Crime Families, Drunks, Anti-Vaxxers, and a Putin Dupe ....

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