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Sunday, January 23, 2022
Where People from Hawaii Are Moving to the Most
By Selected News Articles @ 5:47 PM :: 4145 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... In a 2019 poll by Pacific Resource Partnership, 45% of the island residents surveyed said they were leaving the state or considering a move. Of those contemplating leaving, 47% named the cost of living as the most important reason ....  

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Sunday, January 23, 2022
Spotlight on Retirement Income
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1581 Views :: Taxes

... Their recommendation:  “Tax pension and other retirement income...."

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Saturday, January 22, 2022
Short-term rentals a convenient scapegoat?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:07 PM :: 1444 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... Based on how short-term vacation rentals are so often portrayed, I wouldn’t blame you if you thought their owners were all terrible people ....

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Saturday, January 22, 2022
Free Needles for Addicts: Hawaii Grade B for Hepatitis Elimination
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 1492 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

... Free needles.  Lots of free needles ....

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Saturday, January 22, 2022
DBEDT: Hawaii Family of Four Must Earn $85,372 to Stay off Welfare
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 2317 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, Tax Credits

... the amount of money that individuals and families require to meet their basic needs without government and/or other subsidies ....

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Saturday, January 22, 2022
Report: Hawaii Worst State to Drive in
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 1078 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... 2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in ....

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Saturday, January 22, 2022
GOP: Reopen the State Capitol
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 2302 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, COVID-19

... The word now is that leaders are reconsidering ....

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Friday, January 21, 2022
Ing Tells Russia US Military Not Wanted in Hawaii
By Audio @ 6:00 PM :: 2019 Views :: Military, Politicians

... Somebody needs to tell ex-Rep Kaniela Ing the left doesn't like Russia anymore ....

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Friday, January 21, 2022
Honolulu Rate Commission seeks input on TheBus, HandiVan fare changes
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 1131 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

... The Honolulu Rate Commission will be taking public testimony on proposed fare policy changes affecting TheBus and TheHandi-Van at its January 24th and February 8th meetings ....

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Friday, January 21, 2022
Rep Kai Kahele Doubles Down on COVID Lockdowns
By Video @ 4:24 AM :: 1790 Views :: Congressional Delegation, COVID-19

... on the Opening Day of the 30th Session of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature, Kahele implores state leaders to act decisively and execute a multi-year statewide strategy to mitigate the pandemic and save lives ....

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Friday, January 21, 2022
UH Regents approve new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 2165 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 :: 960 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 :: 1527 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 :: 2014 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 :: 1358 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 :: 1361 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 :: 1906 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 :: 811 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 :: 1171 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 :: 1295 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 :: 1963 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 :: 979 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 :: 1767 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 :: 1456 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 :: 972 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 :: 1949 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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Monday, January 17, 2022
1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 36719 Views :: Hawaii History

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Sunday, January 16, 2022
Under the Big Top
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1754 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 :: 1149 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 :: 880 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 :: 982 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 :: 1159 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 :: 1611 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 :: 1337 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 :: 778 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 :: 1290 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 :: 1232 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 :: 1610 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 :: 1549 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 :: 1348 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 :: 1162 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 :: 1087 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 :: 5830 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 :: 787 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 :: 844 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 :: 1126 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 :: 1341 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 :: 1246 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 :: 1186 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 :: 1188 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

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

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