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Sunday, September 25, 2022
9th Circuit: Religious Services Allowed on Hawaii Ag Land
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 PM :: 662 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Land Use, Religion

... a Maui county commission denied the Spirit of Aloha Temple’s application for a permit to hold religious services on its ag-zoned property in Hana ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Honolulu City Lights display application deadline is September 9th
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 601 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

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

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
Union Members May Opt-out of Political Contributions
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 817 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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Friday, August 12, 2022
Two from Hawaii Appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 740 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii History

... to identify geographic names and federal land unit names that are considered derogatory and solicit proposals on replacement names ....

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
Confucius Institutes Rebrand to Circumvent U.S. Policy, Report Finds
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 1203 Views :: Ethics, World News, First Amendment, Higher Education

... The University of Hawaii Manoa invited at least two CI staff to remain on campus ....

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Ige Signs HB1848: “Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act”
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 943 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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Sunday, May 8, 2022
UIPA and Sunshine Bills Passed in 2022 Legislative Session
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1023 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... The Hawaii State Legislature has passed the following bills and resolution concerning the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and Sunshine Law ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
County of Maui and Ogden Newspapers Agree to End Discussions on Sale of Maui News Building
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 909 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

... In March 2021, the Maui County Council passed legislation for the administration to acquire the 6.3-acre parcel for $9.8 million ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:52 PM :: 1075 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life, Religion

... Session ends and there is some really great news! ....

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Saturday, April 23, 2022
‘Deliberative process’ loophole would encourage secrecy
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:44 AM :: 782 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

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

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Saturday, April 16, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:37 AM :: 928 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... Assisted Suicide Bill Passes Final Reading ....

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Sunday, April 3, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:53 PM :: 958 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... Assisted Suicide Expansion Makes it through Final Hearing ....

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Thursday, March 31, 2022
UH Faculty Senate Denounces Sen Donna Mercado Kim
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 1230 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

... Senator Kim pushed the elimination of a tenured faculty member’s position and introduced SB 3269 SD1, a bill that attempted to alter tenure and transfer managerial authority over the university from the Board of Regents to the legislature ....

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Friday, March 25, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:55 PM :: 1048 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

... HB1697 Becomes Resolution: Let the Keiki do the Dirty Work ....

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
Open-records exemption would open Pandora’s box
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:48 PM :: 831 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... a deliberative process exemption to the UIPA would be little more than a loophole by which state agencies could evade records requests ....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
HB2125 Deferred: Would Criminalize Parental Involvement in Education
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:52 PM :: 3032 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, COVID-19

... Senator Kidani Education Committee Chair, announced bill 2125 will be deferred, sighting a "fracturing of relationships between DOE and our special education families and community" ....

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Saturday, March 19, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:19 PM :: 1028 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

... SB2634--Medicaid Funding for Women Who Give Birth ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
Ten Senators Share in Lava Tube Dishonor
By News Release @ 6:14 AM :: 1551 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

... Kanuha Awarded Meritorious Torch of Light Award; San Buenaventura and Others Earn Lava Tube Dishonor ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Obtains Divorce -- After Trying to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 14490 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

... the only declared Hawaii Republican gubernatorial candidate to previously hold elected office has divorced her cocaine-dealer husband ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Putin's Potted Tulsi -- Gabbard says US ‘not so different’ from Russia on free speech
By Selected News Articles @ 8:37 PM :: 2215 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

... In 2018 Tulsi Gabbard hired a Russian agent to silence critics in Hawai'i media ....

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Friday, February 18, 2022
Student Press Freedom: Hawaii considers ‘New Voices’ legislation as Senate version clears first legislative hurdles
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 1247 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Senate Bill 214, and its House companion HB 781, are patterned on the Student Press Law Center’s “New Voices” model legislation ....

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:30 AM :: 1080 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... Upcoming Legislative Deadlines ....

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Friday, February 4, 2022
Legislative Session Opens and My oh My!
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 2776 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Life

... Historically, according the Legislative Reference Bureau, only 10% of bills introduced become law ....  

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Sunday, December 19, 2021
Gender Queer: DoE Makes Gay Blowjob Book Available in School Libraries
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 3679 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

... Images from ‘Gender Queer’ book checked out of Waianae High School library should help make underage boys more readily available to older homosexuals ....

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Use the Interim to Prepare for Legislative Session
By News Release @ 7:59 PM :: 2450 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... Get active at the legislature! ....

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Maui: No Tents for Anti-Vaxxer Rally
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 1700 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, COVID-19

"... event planners have recently requested that the event include food, live music and tents on County property ...."

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Saturday, August 21, 2021
COVID Spying: Saiki, Green Want 'Health Pass' to Enter Stores
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 4073 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

... Chinese Social Credit System ....

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Saturday, August 14, 2021
Open-records law restored, but transparency still needed
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:10 AM :: 1738 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

... It’s been about 525 days since the first lockdown began ....

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Monday, August 9, 2021
Honolulu City Lights application deadline is August 31
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1799 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

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

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Saturday, August 7, 2021
Ige Lifts Suspension Of Hawaii’s Open Government Laws
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 2159 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... Consequently, the UIPA and all its deadlines are back in full effect.  As OIP has advised agencies all along, it will be disinclined to grant any further extensions in pending UIPA and Sunshine Law appeals filed with OIP ....

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
UHPA Political Action Fund Objection
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 1851 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

... Our policy allows Active members of UHPA to object to the $5.00 per month allocation to the Political Action Fund ....

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
​Hawaii Court Of Appeals: You Can't Sanction A Member Of The Public For Merely Asking To Unseal Court Records
By Robert Thomas @ 10:15 PM :: 2304 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary

... the trial court sanctioned 'Judges for Justice' $17,000 for making the request ....

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Saturday, June 12, 2021
End COVID-19 transparency dodge
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:50 AM :: 1880 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

... Hawaii businesses might be reopening, but Hawaii government agencies still have a ways to go ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:19 PM :: 2342 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

...The Fumble or The Phantom Punch....

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Saturday, April 10, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 3342 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: We Need your Kokua ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
UNITE HERE Bosses Back Down after Federal Charge Challenging Illegal Dues Seizures 
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 2222 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

... NLRA mandates that union officials cannot force private sector workers who decline formal union membership to pay union fees as a condition of keeping a job ....

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
HB169: Outlaw 'Conduct with Intent to Convey False or Misleading Information'
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:11 PM :: 1940 Views :: First Amendment

... Guess who decides what is misleading information? .... 

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
​More SHOPO ‘Quota’ Chaos vs Ballard?  Officers Ordered to Find Excuse to Make Arrests at Anti-Vaxxer Rally
By Video @ 6:04 PM :: 4309 Views :: First Amendment, Police

... SHOPO saw a chance to embarass Ballard again.  The next Chief WILL be a Kealoha clone ....

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Thursday, March 18, 2021
Ige Wins Lava Tube Award for ‘Extreme Anti-Transparency Measures’
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 2195 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

... “one of the most extreme anti-transparency measures executed in the U.S.” ....

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Saturday, February 27, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:54 PM :: 2387 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... SB839 Assisted Suicide Expansion Bill NARROWLY Passes Senate Judiciary ....

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
HB852: Prohibit Discrimination by Employers Based on Political Affiliation
By Rep Gene Ward @ 4:38 AM :: 1708 Views :: First Amendment

... For example, the District of Columbia "prohibits discrimination based on political affiliation by public and private employers, housing, educational institutions, public accommodations, and when applying for government services, facilities, and benefits." ....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
'Climate Denialism' -- Hirono Pressures Inspector General to Investigate Trump Officials
By News Release @ 4:16 AM :: 2251 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

"... Commerce IG to Review Hirono-led Request to Investigate Climate Denialism Propaganda Pushed by Trump Appointees at NOAA ...."

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Sunday, January 24, 2021
Tulsi Gabbard: Domestic-Terrorism Bill Is ‘a Targeting of Almost Half of the Country’
By Video @ 5:16 PM :: 2210 Views :: First Amendment

... a proposed measure to combat domestic terrorism could be used to undermine civil liberties .... 

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Sunday, January 17, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Celebrates 23 Years
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:23 PM :: 2017 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

... continue to stand with you for FAITH, FAMILY and religious FREEDOM ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Illegal Dues Seizure: Federal Labor Board Charges Filed Against UNITE HERE Local 5
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 2611 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Union officials ignored two resignation requests, continue to unlawfully charge employee for union politics....

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Sunday, December 13, 2020
Hawaii Joins 46 State Anti-Trust Suit Against FaceBook
By Court House News @ 3:54 AM :: 2319 Views :: National News, First Amendment

...Nearly Every State Suing Facebook for Monopolistic Behavior....

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
UH law dean joins panel discussing civil liberties during COVID-19
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 2174 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, COVID-19

...Thursday, December 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. (HST) via Zoom....

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Hawaii court considering whether baseless lawsuit against Oahu churches will continue
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 2417 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

... “Hawaii’s law is reserved for serious fraud cases involving actual whistleblowers. It is not designed to pit neighbor against neighbor, and it certainly should not be abused by those who simply have an axe to grind against religion” ....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Kai Kahele vows to oppose BDS, fight anti-Semitism
By Selected News Articles @ 6:02 PM :: 2946 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Higher Education

...“Israel is a very strong partner” and the “best example of democracy and the American values that we have in the Middle East” ....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Hirono Demands More YouTube Censorship
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 2302 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

... Videos aimed to delegitimize election results, boost false fraud claims have millions of views ....

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