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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 :: 1947 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 :: 1234 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 :: 1391 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 :: 6033 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 :: 840 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 :: 903 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 :: 1226 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 :: 1420 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 :: 1865 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 :: 1318 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 :: 1260 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

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

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Sunday, January 9, 2022
TANF Hoarding
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1418 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

...  So what have we done with the federal TANF money?  We’ve let it pile up unused ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
Red Hill: BWS Smokes out Congress?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:16 PM :: 2528 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... BWS statements have become increasingly apocalyptic.  Just don’t ask them to get specific ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
Hotel moratorium bill: Maui Council Overrides Veto
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 2013 Views :: Maui County, Development, Tourism

“If we don’t provide the right type of visitor accommodations in the right places, we could see an influx of vacation rentals in our residential neighborhoods."

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 8, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 2:08 PM :: 889 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... only two votes this week ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
PUC Chair James Griffin to Step Down
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 1088 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

... Griffin will serve until June 30, 2022.  Gov. Ige will nominate Griffin’s replacement in the coming months ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
UHERO: ​Effects of COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Hawai‘i
By UHERO @ 9:20 PM :: 2076 Views :: Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

... the trade-off in temporary losses during the adjustment period is met with significant gains in public health ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
Hawaii population continues to dwindle
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:02 PM :: 1563 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... the fifth year in a row that the state has shown a population decline ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
Anti-Gun Bills Expected
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 1234 Views :: Second Amendment

... This year needs to be the year you step up and put in the work to protect your rights ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
House subcommittee to take up Navy fuel cleanup in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 1562 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

... This hearing will conduct oversight into the Navy’s maintenance of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, the Navy’s investigation into and response to the November 2021 release of fuel from Red Hill facility ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
Hawaii Republicans: January 6 Investigation 'Targeting Good Americans'
By News Release @ 4:03 AM :: 1216 Views :: Republican Party

"Today, we remember these Americans who have been held in prison, without trials, and reportedly being mistreated, at a Washington DC detention facility."

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Friday, January 7, 2022
Ocean plastic is creating new communities of life on the high seas
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 1092 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

... Coastal plants and animals have found a new way to survive in the open ocean—by colonizing plastic pollution ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
UH: Solar Installations are Killing Birds
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 1058 Views :: Energy, Environment

... The new technical report synthesizes current literature on the threats posed by industrial-scale solar installations to birds, identifies the species most at risk from solar infrastructure, lists the locations of current and future solar facilities, and describes specific strategies to limit negative impacts on Hawaiian bird life ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
National Community Survey for O'ahu Residents
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 712 Views :: Honolulu County

>>>  Click here to take the survey!  <<<

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
COVID: Hawaii Shutdowns Among Harshest in USA
By News Release @ 8:44 PM :: 1950 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

... The study showed a statistically significant correlation between how severe state governmental actions were in shutting down their economies and negative impacts on employment more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began ....

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
Hawaii offers $25 to inmates who get COVID booster
By Selected News Articles @ 8:14 PM :: 787 Views :: Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... The incentive is in addition to the $50 inmates can receive if they are fully vaccinated ....

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
TANF: Hawaii Hoards $364M Federal Welfare Money
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 1404 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Hawaii has $364 million idling in an account, equivalent to $2,923 per person living in poverty ....

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
Capacity at larger indoor gatherings temporarily restricted through January in response to Omicron
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 1036 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... caps large indoor gatherings of more than 1,000 people at 50% capacity ....

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
Statewide Historic Preservation Plan to be Updated
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 1023 Views :: Development, Land Use, OHA

... The first meeting is scheduled for 5:30-8:30 PM, Friday, January 14 ....

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
California Global Warmer Returns to Hawaii, Quickly Named to BLNR
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1467 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

... Aimee’s political experience includes working on Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign, helping to draft her “Climate Plan for the People,” and on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, where she led the Bay Area Idealists4Hillary group ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Lobbyists Welcome--But Legislature will Continue to Exclude Public
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 1097 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... “The decision to keep the building closed ... was made to minimize the spread of COVID-19 among members, staff, visitors (ie lobbyists and other insiders), and other building occupants (ie lobbyists and other insiders). The building status will be reevaluated in the coming weeks (ie after the session is over)” ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Judges, Grand Jury Counsel Needed on Big Island
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1605 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

... The District Family and/or District Court of the Third Circuit is accepting applications .... 

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Schatz: 'January 6 was round one'
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 2377 Views :: Democratic Party, National News, Congressional Delegation, Republican Party

... We know that authoritarians rarely give up, and we know they aren’t doing their preparation for the next coup d’état in hiding ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Congressional Delegation: Navy Must Comply With DOH Emergency Order To Defuel Red Hill Tanks
By Ed Case @ 2:28 AM :: 2549 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... CLUE: Where is the funding? ....

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Federal CDC to Survey Red Hill Health Impacts
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 1118 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... investigators from the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and ATSDR will survey civilians living in homes serviced by the joint base water distribution system ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
DoT: Hawaii Harbors Reopen to Cruise Ships
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 1047 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

... the State of Hawaii will be requiring participation in the State’s Safe Travels digital platform to upload proof of vaccination or negative test results for cruise lines arriving in Hawaii from outside the state ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Hawaii budget needs lifestyle change in 2022
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:55 PM :: 1085 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... the result of years of indulgence and bad habits ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Hawaii Top Choice for Taiwan-National Guard Partnership: Report
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 PM :: 1028 Views :: Military

... A new proposal by the United States could see the state of Hawaii "adopt" Taiwan and help train the island's forces through a partnership with the National Guard ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
New Ethics Comm Exec Director a Pro-Rail Corporate Lawyer and Lobbyist
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 1406 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Rail

... Ethics Commission Chair Melinda Wood stated: “Mr. Harris has the right mix of public policy, litigation, and managerial experience to excel in this role." ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Senate Budget Briefings Begin
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 834 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... twenty informational briefings Senate Ways and Means (WAM) committee will be conducting between January 4–18, 2022 ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Let's Play Make Believe: Hawaii DoH 'Orders' US Navy to Stop Fueling Ships, Planes
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1190 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"... Immediately suspend operations at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Tanks, including fuel transfers...."

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
7-Eleven Hawaii to Accept SNAP for Online Orders With Vroom Delivery
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 966 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

... The island retailer will be the first convenience store chain in the U.S. to launch online SNAP payment capabilities ....

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Removing Hawaii’s Barriers to Bitcoin
By Video @ 1:10 AM :: 1113 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

... Hawaii has higher legal barriers to virtual-currency companies than any other state ....

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Monday, January 3, 2022
Hawaii could be more transparent about CARES Act spending, report says
By Selected News Articles @ 5:22 PM :: 1196 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Hawaii’s website falls short of breaking down what money was spent on beyond the vague spending category descriptions, which leave a lot of gray area ....

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Sunday, January 2, 2022
Considering a Carbon Tax with Rebates
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1193 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

... This is not the only recommendation the Tax Review Commission came up with ....

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
​Honolulu Police Department Gun Registration Website Now Operational
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 1671 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... This, in combination with the settlement agreement in Yukutake v. Connors, means that on Oahu, you can obtain a firearm with a single trip to the police station ....

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
Act 90: 19,000 DLNR Acres Transferred to Agriculture Department
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 1180 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

... fulfilling the purposes of Act 90, Session Laws of Hawaii 2003 ....

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
Native Hawaiian Access to Healthcare is a Symptom of a Statewide Problem
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:38 PM :: 2104 Views :: Health Care, OHA, Taxes, Cost of Living

... “Hawaiʻi is the ʻmost hostile health environment to practice in," physician says ....

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
OHA’s 2022 Legislative Package
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 PM :: 1009 Views :: Land Use, OHA

... the Board of Trustees (1) approved the drafting and submission of a Public Land Trust focused bill to the 2022 legislature; and (2) approved the measure entitled Building Back Pono: Addressing Socioeconomic Disparities in the Post-COVID Era ....

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
Hawaii Ranks 12th for Property Crime
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 AM :: 1055 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... There were a total of 33,928 property crimes reported in Hawaii in 2020 ....

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