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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
NATO Loophole: Attack On Hawaii Not Covered By Treaty
By Selected News Articles @ 8:59 AM :: 76 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...Hawaii is in the North Pacific, not the North Atlantic....

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Monday, February 19, 2018
City Reports multiple sewer spills in Windward
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 140 Views :: Honolulu County

...Crews will place warning signs beginning Monday morning....

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Monday, February 19, 2018
SB270: Chin Pushing Gay Conversion Ban
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 212 Views :: Family, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...once a child molester turns your son gay, it will be illegal to obtain counseling which might lead to the molester/s being identified....

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Monday, February 19, 2018
Experts: Universities Need to be Transparent About Money Received from Confucius Institutes
By Selected News Articles @ 3:56 PM :: 157 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Mounting concerns Confucius Institutes limit discussion on issues sensitive to Chinese government....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Emails: How PACOM grappled with false missile alert
By Selected News Articles @ 3:56 PM :: 489 Views :: Military

...The emails were sent in succession after thousands of people received a text-message warning Jan. 13 that prompted hysteria in parts of Hawaii....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
HB1908: Trigger Modification Ban To Be Heard Wednesday
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 208 Views :: Second Amendment

...The broad language of this bill could encompass many common modifications done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability.... 

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
First Lateral: 2,834 Bills Still Alive in Legislature
By Andrew Walden @ 2:13 PM :: 190 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...complete list of bills remaining alive after First Lateral deadline....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
HART Hosts Public-Private Partnership Conference
By News Release @ 12:15 PM :: 215 Views :: Development, Rail

...Andrew Robbins has been a staunch advocate of using P-3 partnerships - the joining of forces from the public and private sectors - to mitigate costs and risk and to expedite construction timelines....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Trump Tax In Hawaii?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 295 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...how to adapt the new federal tax law changes to Hawaii....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
UH Maui Activists Tear Down US, Hawaii Flags
By Selected News Articles @ 1:07 AM :: 514 Views :: Maui County, Higher Education, OHA

“...Our identity has been erased, beaten, battered and thrown to the side....”

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Hawaii: Highest Electric Rates, Lowest Consumption
By News Release @ 12:35 PM :: 442 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Electricity prices are highest in Hawaii but due to low consumption, expenditures are 'only' 4th highest in the USA....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Manufacturer Questions Report of Kauai Drone-Helicopter Collision
By News Release @ 12:26 PM :: 386 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...In other cases, incidents first reported as drone collisions turned out to involve a bat, an internal malfunction and a plastic bag....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Philly Shipyard: Will major U.S. commercial shipbuilding survive?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:21 AM :: 247 Views :: Jones Act

...PSI is one of seven active major U.S. shipbuilding yards constructing large self-propelled seagoing ships....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Elections: 122 Candidates Pull Papers
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 2203 Views :: Office of Elections

...Candidate filing for the 2018 Elections runs from February 1, 2018 through June 5, 2018. ...

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
HDoT Tech Disaster Leads to $11M Settlement
By News Release @ 1:43 AM :: 378 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and the Office of the Attorney General are pleased....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Homosexual Child Molestation: KSBE Outlines Terms of $80M Settlement
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 616 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Family, Hawaii History, Health Care

...A tentative settlement between Kamehameha Schools and the survivors of Dr. Browne’s abuse has been reached....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Just Be Quiet
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:07 AM :: 345 Views :: First Amendment, GMOs

...When the anti-GMO activists started up on the social media back in 2013, something in me drove me into action....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Russian LNG episode exposes feeble Jones Act argument
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 286 Views :: Jones Act

...why did LNG that arrived in Boston at the end of January come from Russia — and in violation of Obama-era sanctions against Russia?....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:51 PM :: 252 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...Marijuana Edibles Passes First Committee in the Senate....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
Trump Nominates Kenji Price US Attorney for Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 332 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Mr. Price is currently the interim U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaiʻi....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
UH Prof: Sustainability Means Cutting off Mortgage Credit so the Little People Can't Buy Homes
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 516 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Cost of Living

“...By signaling the importance of financial flows we have highlighted a potential leverage point for implementing sustainable policies….”

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Friday, February 16, 2018
City Agrees to Stop Illegally Towing Cars Belonging to Deployed Military Personnel
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 597 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Military

...The Department’s investigation revealed that between 2011 and 2016, Honolulu auctioned 1,440 cars registered to individuals who had identified themselves as servicemembers on City forms during the motor vehicle registration process.....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
Will Caldwell Bumbling Wipe out North Shore Surf Contests?
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 343 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...the Mayor acknowledged the need to overhaul the permit rules, to support competitive opportunities....

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Hawaii GE Tax hits many products multiple times
By Tax Foundation @ 8:16 PM :: 474 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and, by one estimate, ultimately taxes 105.08 percent of the state’s personal income....

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Hawaii Legislators Grasping at Straws
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:36 PM :: 369 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes

...A bill proposed in the Hawaii Legislature would ban the use of plastic straws. But the problem runs much deeper than the straw bill....

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
ERS Fires Investment Officer After Losses on VIX Puts
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 538 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Chattergy told WSJ Hawaii will continue to sell these put contracts, convinced the income will offset market turbulence....

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Brian Schatz Fear of An Anglo America
By Selected News Articles @ 10:44 AM :: 675 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...“Do you know anyone who says ‘Anglo-American heritage’ in a sentence?” asked Democratic Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz. “What could possibly be the purpose of saying that other than to pit Americans against each other?"....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Hawaii AG: Census Citizenship Question Might Depress Count of Non-Citizens Needed to Apportion Legislative Seats
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 489 Views

...Non-citizens are counted in the Census for the purposes of federal funds, apportioning of congressional seats and Electoral College votes, and the drawing of state and local districts....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
​Hawaii bail system victimizes taxpayers, too
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:38 PM :: 302 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...government inefficiency is resulting in excessively high costs to Hawaii taxpayers....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
DHHL Funding: A morass in which the courts should not get entangled
By Robert Thomas @ 9:08 PM :: 316 Views :: DHHL

...This is Chapter 2 of the story....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Bills: Skip ICA, Direct Appeals to Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 8:55 PM :: 295 Views :: Judiciary

...The bills, HB 2191 and HB 2194, would return the state court appeals system to the way it was prior to the 2006 amendments....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
I Shill for No One!
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:52 PM :: 488 Views :: GMOs

...Rep Ing and Sen Green bash farmer online....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Matson Previews full year 2017 results
By Michael Hansen @ 7:38 PM :: 307 Views :: Jones Act

...ahead of releasing of their 2017 annual results and earnings conference call scheduled for February 20....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Honolulu Rail Creates One Tenth of Jobs Promised
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:33 PM :: 429 Views :: Labor, Rail

...HART rail is being built one segment at a time by a single builder, instead of having, say 4 builders building 5 miles each, simultaneously....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
SB1279: Tax-Credit Scholarships for Special Needs Students
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 PM :: 350 Views :: Education K-12, Tax Credits

...Allows Qualifying Families To Pay For Tuition At Private And Parochial Schools....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Hypocrisy: Hawaii AG Demands Congress End Secret Sex Harassment Settlements--but says nothing about State Legislators
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 500 Views :: Ethics

...urging Congress to end secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment--while Hawaii State Legislators do exactly the same thing....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
How Ethnically Diverse are Towns in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 AM :: 300 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...comparing more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key indicators of cultural diversity....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
$1.1B for New Airport Concourse
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 548 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...Construction is scheduled to begin in five years....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
OHA Audit Released: "Alternate funding process directs money to individuals"
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 776 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Some were approved by the OHA Administration without Board of Trustee vote or even knowledge....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Gallup-Sharecare: Hawaii Ranks 3rd in Well-Being
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 469 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...this report examines well-being across the nation, including how well-being varies by state and which states lead and lag across the five elements of well-being....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Title IX Lawsuit? DoE discriminates against female athletes
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 382 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...ACLU sent a letter to the Hawaiʻi Department of Education demanding it take immediate action to cease sex discrimination against female athletes in DOE schools....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
VIDEO: Brian Evans on why he’s running for Congress
By Video @ 1:10 PM :: 308 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"... I’m an unconventional Republican ...."

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Coco Palms: Registered Sex Offender threatens to 'arrest' Judge Soong
By Andrew Walden @ 3:44 AM :: 1045 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail

... It turns out that “Moses Enoka Heanu, ‘Chief Justice, Court of the Sovereign’” was sentenced in 1998 to five years in the state penitentiary ....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Seven Republican Bills on the Move in the Legislature
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 12:43 AM :: 414 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Here are some bills introduced by members of our Republican Caucus that are moving through the legislature....

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Sea Level: Land area of low-lying Tuvalu has increased
By Michael Hansen @ 12:32 AM :: 470 Views :: Environment

...Tuvalu has been held-up globally as case study of a place where sea level rise due to man-made global warming will destroy the ability of people to inhabit it....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Mandatory Funding? DHHL Statement on Supreme Court Nelson Ruling
By News Release @ 11:28 PM :: 319 Views :: DHHL

"...The Department is very disappointed in the courts decision on the Nelson case and will confer with counsel on this matter....”

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Report: Delays at OIP Are Staggering
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 379 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...in recent years, OIP’s average time for review quadrupled, it is deciding fewer matters per year on average, and its backlog is trending upward despite a downward trend in new filings....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
SB2323: Senators Caught Lying About Peter Boy Case
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:41 PM :: 1853 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Law Enforcement

...In little Peter's case, he was not of compulsory age, and therefore not homeschooled.  The other case referred to in the bill, the girl who died in 2017 on the Big Island, was already under CPS before her mother took her out to be homeschooled.... 

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Pacific Territories: Trump Admin Proposes Office of Insular Affairs Budget
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 672 Views :: National News

...President Proposes $608 Million FY 2019 Budget for the U.S. Territories and the Freely Associated States--$111 Million for Palau Compact Agreement is also requested....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Honolulu 8th Healthiest City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 276 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...data set ranges from cost of doctor visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to fitness clubs per capita....

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