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Thursday, March 16, 2023
Haleakala Insanity: Secretary of Defense Briefed on 700 Gallon Fuel Spill
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 1158 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Military

... The meeting included the Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William A. LaPlante, INDOPACOM commander Admiral John C. Aquilino, Joint Task Force Red Hill commander Vice Admiral John Wade, and other senior leaders ....

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Thursday, March 16, 2023
Hawaii Supreme Court Finds Excuse to Reverse Sex-Trafficking Conviction
By Court House News @ 7:07 PM :: 1250 Views :: Judiciary

"CW testified that she gave all of the money that she made from prostitution activities directly to Ferreira"

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
House passes state budget for third reading
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 1131 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

... update on the state budget and the Majority Caucus' legislative priorities ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Unsolved Mysteries releases ‘Hawaiian Homicide’ podcast
By Video @ 6:40 PM :: 1421 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Law Enforcement

... Information sought in the 2010 murder of HSTA employee Amber Jackson ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Green Marks First 100 Days as Governor
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1070 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Gov. Green became Hawaiʻi’s ninth governor on December 5, 2022 and has since managed to fully staff his office ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Hawaii Supreme Court rejects Big Island bioenergy plant
By Court House News @ 6:08 AM :: 1048 Views :: Environment, Cost of Living

... Rate hikes and massive amounts of greenhouse gases from a proposed biomass burning power plant would outweigh any benefits, the court found ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Full text of Mayor Blangiardi’s 2023 State of the City address
By Video @ 4:38 AM :: 1138 Views :: Honolulu County

"... Wicked Problems threaten the vitality of communities everywhere ...."

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Hawaii has the most expensive gas, nationwide
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 AM :: 1059 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... over the past year gas prices in Hawaii jumped from $4.57 to $4.88, a 6.8% increase ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Promoting Local Foods in Hawaii; Removing Barriers is Key to Growth
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:08 AM :: 1058 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

... The state has used numerous strategies to achieve that goal, but with mixed success ....

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
No Wind: Rolling blackouts impact more than 8K customers
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1492 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"... the lack of wind on a hot day caused both a higher use of air conditioning and a lack of wind-generated power ...."

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
"An opportunity drops into OHA’s lap"
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:48 PM :: 1636 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

... “Rules were meant to be broken,” the trustee said. “We do that all the time.” ….

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Auditor Rips OHA Land Acquisitions--Making it up as they Go Along
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:06 PM :: 1411 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

... these acquisitions were ad hoc, featuring strategies and criteria created to facilitate the acquisition ....

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Four Anti-Gun Bills Left
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 AM :: 1239 Views :: Second Amendment

... We started this legislative session with 49 gun bills and now at crossover were down to just four ....

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Monday, March 13, 2023
Congress Funds New ‘YIMBY’ Grants for Zoning Reform
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 1135 Views :: Development

... The final act of Congress in 2022 included passage of a new $85 million grant program aimed at zoning reform ....

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Sunday, March 12, 2023
Building Vs. Buying: Which Is Cheaper in The Aloha State?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 1813 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii shines as #1 out of only 18 states where it’s more cost-effective to build rather than buy ....

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Sunday, March 12, 2023
Hawaii Longliners Producing Highly Monitored, Sustainable Swordfish in First Season since MSC Certification
By News Release @ 2:53 PM :: 1221 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... This is the first season since the fishery was certified sustainable by the globally recognized Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ....

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Sunday, March 12, 2023
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 12, 2023
By GovTrack .us @ 2:36 PM :: 1037 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, March 12, 2023
California’s Surplus to Deficit
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1253 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... the revenue that did materialize was spent in a flash ....

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Sunday, March 12, 2023
Good news, bad news at Legislature’s halfway mark
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:39 AM :: 1235 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... The Hawaii Legislature is halfway through its 2023 session ....

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Sunday, March 12, 2023
Five Ideas to Put Aloha Stadium Plan on Right Track
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:05 AM :: 1143 Views :: Development

... avoid becoming another boondoggle ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
First Crossover: Republican Legislative Report
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1104 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

... four House Republican Bills Cross Over to Senate ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
53 Years of Legal Abortion in Hawaii
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:42 AM :: 1208 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

... over 220,000 of Hawaii's keiki have been lost to abortion since 1970 ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
Kouchi Thanks Green for Releasing Capital Improvement Project Funds for Kauai
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 1167 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... The Princeville Public Library will receive $2 million ... Kaua‘i High School will receive $1.5 million ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
Biden Proposes $537 Million in the FY 2024 Budget for U.S. Territories and the Freely Associated States
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 1091 Views :: National News

... $537 million in funding for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
More Red Light Cams Activated
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 1217 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... the Red-Light Safety Camera at Likelike Highway and School Street will begin issuing warnings on Friday, March 10, 2023 ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
Supreme Court Says 'No' to Homeless Camps on Ag Land
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1397 Views :: Agriculture, Homelessness, Land Use

... Hawaiʻi law expressly excludes overnight camps from the definition of permitted uses on Class A and B agricultural lands ....

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Friday, March 10, 2023
UHERO Report predicts challenging year for Hawaii tourism
By Selected News Articles @ 7:09 PM :: 1130 Views :: Economy, Tourism

"...While international tourism will continue to recover, domestic travel will soften as the US economy contracts later this year...."

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Schatz Goes YIMBY
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:09 PM :: 1340 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Development, Land Use

... A new federal “Yes In My Backyard” grant program, spearheaded by Hawaii’s U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, deserves kudos for targeting barriers to new housing ....

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Hawaii Unemployment Claims Jump 26.59%
By Wallet Hub @ 5:38 PM :: 1061 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... 210 Initial Claims per 100,000 People in Labor Force ....

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Smuggling Drugs into Jails--PSD Arrests Five
By News Release @ 6:36 AM :: 1799 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

... The investigations are ongoing, and more arrests are expected ....

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Blangiardi signs Bill 25: Relating to Anti-Bias and Inclusion Policy
By News Release @ 6:33 AM :: 1136 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

... establishing a policy of anti-bias and inclusion for all City officers and employees, including those with different perspectives, views, or opinions ....

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Thursday, March 9, 2023
Hawaii isle zoning review could lead to more housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:41 AM :: 1057 Views :: Hawaii County , Development

... effort underway to update the county’s zoning code ....

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Thursday, March 9, 2023
House Finance Committee Approves $18.9 Billion Budget
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 1012 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... The intention is not to immediately spend the money ....

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Thursday, March 9, 2023
House passes 11 ethics reform bills
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 1067 Views :: Ethics

... The measures now crossover to the Hawaiʻi Senate for 'consideration' ....

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Four Individuals Arrested for Investment Fraud Scheme Targeting Hawaii Residents
By News Release @ 3:43 AM :: 1414 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

... The four defendants were arrested in Waikiki over the weekend by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ....

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Hawaii Man Indicted for Child Porn
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 1184 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement

... Hawaii Man Indicted for Traveling to Oregon to Sexually Abuse Two Children, Sharing Video Recordings of the Abuse Online ....

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
SB1: Hawaii Senate Democrats Cheer Abortion Protections
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 623 Views :: Family, Life

... On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, the Senate passed SB1 SD1 by a 22-3 vote ....

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Hawaii Meth Supplier Gets 24 Years for $5.5M COVID Fraud
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1381 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs, COVID-19

... L.A. Man Sentenced to More Than 24 Years in Prison for $5.5 Million COVID Jobless Benefits Scam, Tax Fraud and Drug Trafficking ....

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Shootout as FBI Raids 800-Person Cockfight--Four Arrested
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 2890 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... the 800-person cockfight was busted at Hokukano Ranch which is promoted as a Big Island film location ....

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Monday, March 6, 2023
How Police Department Spending in Hawaii Compares to Other States
By Selected News Articles @ 10:27 PM :: 1271 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... In light of rising violent crime, grassroots support for the defund the police movement also appears to be slipping ....

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Monday, March 6, 2023
Time running out at Legislature for bills hoping to make it to the governor's desk
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:20 PM :: 1058 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... 'Crossover' is March 9, but any bill not out of committee by today likely will be dead ....

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Monday, March 6, 2023
Changing tax credit to portion of income would help Oahu homeowners
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:10 PM :: 1030 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

... Bill 38 (2022) would change the formula for calculating the eligibility for the real property tax credit ....

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Monday, March 6, 2023
Link home exemption to increase in home values
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:05 PM :: 1114 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Bill 40’s proposal would increase the home exemption by a mere 10% and the exemption for older individuals by just 7% ....

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Monday, March 6, 2023
‘Visitor impact’ fee inherently flawed
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:32 AM :: 1396 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

... your cousins will have to pay hundreds of dollars to go to the family barbecue at Ala Moana Beach Park ....

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Sunday, March 5, 2023
Labor Board Nails DPS Conspiracy, Cover-up
By Andrew Walden @ 9:51 PM :: 2751 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

"...the Board finds that PSD consciously, knowingly, and deliberately failed to disclose and withheld information...."

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Sunday, March 5, 2023
A Deep Dive into the Governor’s Tax-Cut Proposal
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:56 PM :: 1033 Views :: Taxes

... tax proposals introduced at the Legislature, the outlook for the state budget, and where Hawaii is at in paying off its debt and unfunded liabilities ....

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Sunday, March 5, 2023
Love-Hate Relationship with Tourism 
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1382 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

... We have been taxing the bejeebers out of tourists ....

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Saturday, March 4, 2023
​‘Wealth Tax’ has a wealth of problems
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:31 PM :: 1450 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

... Difficulty in administering a “wealth tax” is the primary reason there are only three European countries with wealth taxes today, down from 12 in 1990 ....

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Saturday, March 4, 2023
Proposed new category for ‘transient vacation’ rentals would burden residents
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:19 PM :: 1389 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

... this classification creates a significant tax burden for landlords — even those renting to working class families ....

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Saturday, March 4, 2023
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 4, 2023
By GovTrack .us @ 5:06 PM :: 1167 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Bills introduced and votes cast in Congress ....

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