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Sunday, September 24, 2017
Harbors Division Soaking the Taxpayer – Again and Again
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 112 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business

...the Harbors Division isn’t satisfied with three years of triple-digit increases....

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Sunday, September 24, 2017
​GOP Obamacare Repeal Deal Would Boost Hawaii Medicare and Medicaid
By Selected News Articles @ 1:30 AM :: 122 Views :: Health Care

...Provides for an increased federal Medicaid matching rate (FMAP) for both Alaska and Hawaii....

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Saturday, September 23, 2017
DLNR wants to triple fees for commercial marine licenses
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 227 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

The hearings will be held at the following times and locations....

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Friday, September 22, 2017
Oahu Construction Boom Ending: What Excuse Will HART Use Next?
By UHERO @ 4:04 PM :: 246 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Rail

...number of significant condo and retail projects have wrapped up on Oahu, while fewer new buildings have broken ground, resulting in an overall reduction in construction activity and employment....

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Friday, September 22, 2017
Hurricanes Blow Jones Act Out of the Way
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 3:35 PM :: 202 Views :: Jones Act

"...we waived regulations, we waived rules, we waived the Jones Act restrictions to free up additional capacity."

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Friday, September 22, 2017
How High Are Property Tax Collections Where You Live?
By Tax Foundation @ 3:19 PM :: 181 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii counties collect an average of $980 in property tax per capita....

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Friday, September 22, 2017
Ige Assigns Dock Space to Pasha, TOTE
By Michael Hansen @ 3:12 PM :: 309 Views :: Jones Act

...PASHA gets the new Kapalama Container Terminal (KCT)....

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Ask Court to Stop Law Forcing Them to Promote Abortions
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 238 Views :: First Amendment, Life

“No one should be forced to provide free advertising for the abortion industry"

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Record setting applications for UH Manoa--But Enrollment Still Drops
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 393 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...the most received in a quarter century--But Fall 2017 enrollment at UHM still dropped 2.5% from Fall 2016.....

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Surprise: CNHA Charter School Scheme Twice as Large as Previously Reported
By Andrew Walden @ 10:40 AM :: 1817 Views :: OHA

...CNHA's cut will be $450K....

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Al Hee Minion Robin Danner Grabs for Control of Crooked Sandwich Isles Scam Company
By Video @ 1:49 AM :: 464 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...Sheʻs Planning To Control Your Phone & Computer....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Hawaii is #1 in Teacher Absenteeism at 79% 
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 508 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

In Hawaii about 79 percent of traditional public school teachers are chronically absent. In Hawaii charter schools it’s 23 percent…..

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Greenmail: OHA, UH Team up to Hire More Lawyers
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 309 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Enviros win 90% in Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Got Anxiety? DoH begins adding new excuses for Medicated Marijuana
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 263 Views :: Drugs

...At 10am on Wednesday, September 20, the Department of Health (DOH) is having the first public hearing for its new petition process to add new conditions for the use of medical cannabis....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
'Pono Policy Academy' to Begin Candidate Training Classes
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 511 Views :: Politicians

...two full-day trainings on “How to Run a Campaign” and “What to Expect After a Successful Campaign” run by lobbyist and former State Democratic Party Chair Alex Santiago....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Hawaii 6th Most Indebted State
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 361 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...$27,100 = Each taxpayer's share of Hawaii's debt....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Hawaii: 10,464 Student Loan Debtors Over Age 60
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 249 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...up 25% since 2012....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Survey: Texas More Diverse Than Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:59 PM :: 237 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...2017’s Most & Least Diverse States in America....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Residents of U.S. Territories Ask Court to Expand Voting Rights
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 227 Views :: Office of Elections

...The Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments Friday in a case centered on whether residents of Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands should be allowed to vote absentee in their former state of residence....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Data vs Hype: Honolulu NOAA Chart Shows Sea Level Rise is a False Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 1:20 PM :: 700 Views :: Environment

...Honolulu has seen an average sea-level rise of only 5.6 inches since 1900....

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Monday, September 18, 2017
​Ige Sends out Secret Memo on Information Practices
By Andrew Walden @ 10:42 PM :: 363 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...Ironically, the Memo itself was not posted on the Governor’s news feed nor is it linked by any Hawaii.gov website....

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Caldwell: Now That Legislature Has Done the Hard Work of Raising Taxes, I Urge HART to Not Do Nothing
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 848 Views :: Rail, Taxes

"...Doing nothing is unacceptable...." -- Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Sept 18, 2017

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 18, 2017
By Congress.org @ 4:46 PM :: 226 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
  • Senate: Patenaude Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
  • House: Criminal Gang Members
  • House: Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Report: Hawaii Health Insurance Jumps by Avg of $341
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 429 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Only five states had statistically significant increases in single coverage premiums 2015 to 2016 -- Hawaii is 5th ....

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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Why America's Missile Defenses Might Not Work Against North Korea
By Selected News Articles @ 5:41 PM :: 740 Views :: Military

...it would be extremely difficult—and would compromise the defenses of populated areas....

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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Legislature with U R Missing
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 379 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...there is "supposed to be" opportunity for participation....

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Hawaii Uninsured Rate Drops 4.36% Since 2010
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 336 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2016 -- -4.36%....

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 1056 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Please Attend The Next Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Board Meeting On Thursday, September 21st At 10 AM At OHA Headquarters....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Nominees Sought: Four UH Regents
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 492 Views :: Higher Education

...All terms begin July 1, 2018....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Hawaii GOP Calls on Schatz to Return Money
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 978 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...Schatz is one of a handful of Democrat lawmakers who have received generous campaign donations from Menendez....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
AG Chin: How a lobbyist for Corrections Corporation of America became the Left’s darling
By Selected News Articles @ 2:47 PM :: 903 Views :: Politicians

...Progressives are easily fooled....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Jones Act Waivers Prove Need for Reform
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:19 PM :: 358 Views :: Jones Act

The very fact that such waivers are standard in emergencies reveals something that the Jones Act lobby doesn't want people to understand....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
GAO: Pearl Harbor Shipyard in Bad Shape
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 AM :: 558 Views :: Military

...The Navy's 4 public shipyards are in bad shape, and it will take 19 years to restore their facilities, study says....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Bloomberg: After Irma, America Should Scrap the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 AM :: 446 Views :: Jones Act

...The century-old law restricting trade between U.S. ports is a costly failure....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Census: Hawaii Highest Rents in USA
By News Release @ 2:19 AM :: 525 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau released income, poverty, health insurance, housing and other data from its American Community Survey (ACS) for 2016 on September 14, 2017....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
BLNR Telescope Hearing Set for Sept 20
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 475 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...This is not a public hearing and members of the public will not be allowed to testify, argue, or otherwise present to the BLNR....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Is Hawaii Safe in Light of North Korea's Missile and Nuclear Tests?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 1:36 AM :: 463 Views :: Military

...Friday, September 15 from 12pm to 1:30pm Plaza Club, Honolulu....

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hawaii GE Tax Highest Sales Tax in USA on Per Capita Basis
By Tax Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 649 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii and North Dakota collect the most in statewide sales tax per capita at $2,090 and $1,835 respectively....

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Council yanks ‘forensic’ from rail audit
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:51 PM :: 800 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...the Honolulu City Council unanimously approved Resolution 17-199 to audit the rail for financial cost overruns, but watered down language that would’ve made the audit “forensic.”....

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Am Samoa: Feds Settle with StarKist
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 456 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...StarKist will pay a $6.3 million penalty and provide emergency response equipment to the American Samoa Department of Public Safety, Fire Services Bureau....

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Mauna Kea: It All Came Down to Money
By Video @ 6:03 PM :: 1157 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

...He Didnʻt Do It Because Of His Respect For Mauna Kea, But Rather For Something Else....

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Hawaii Weed Stores to Go Cashless Oct 1 (sort of)
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 763 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, Drugs

...Cash Transaction Will Continue under New ‘Cashless’ System....

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
AG Chin Defeats Parents of Disabled Children (again)
By News Release @ 11:55 PM :: 622 Views :: Education K-12

...plaintiff alleged that the staff at Koko Head Elementary School excluded her four-year old son from participating in class and discriminated against him....

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Hawaii Risks Loss of Federal Funds to Force Abortion on Churches
By Selected News Articles @ 6:10 PM :: 9753 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...federal law does not allow states that receive federal funding to force pro-life healthcare professionals to act against their conscience or religious beliefs....

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 11, 2017
By Congress.org @ 4:21 PM :: 444 Views :: Congressional Delegation

Senate: Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations
House: Emergency Hurricane Harvey Supplemental Appropriations
House: Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Travel Ban: Supreme Court Slaps Down 9th Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 PM :: 900 Views :: National News

...Justice Anthony Kennedy acted quickly on the government’s request: This afternoon he stayed the lower court’s ruling and ordered the challengers to respond by noon tomorrow....

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Hawaii DoE Sued over Sept 11 "Lockdown Drill"
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 PM :: 920 Views :: Education K-12

...An abusive lockdown drill in which a masked man threatened a middle-school classroom with a hammer left the entire class in tears....

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Rail Taxtrophe
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 1:47 PM :: 499 Views :: Republican Party

...We are gearing up for a battle to elect more Republicans to office in 2018....

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Monday, September 11, 2017
9-11 We Will Never Forget
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 392 Views :: Military, Republican Party

...September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2012....

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Sunday, September 10, 2017
How to fix health care in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:28 PM :: 615 Views :: Health Care

...foster greater competition among doctors, hospitals, drug companies and insurance companies, by simplifying the regulatory environment....

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