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Monday, January 21, 2019
Gabbard: No regrets about meeting Syria's Assad
By Selected News Articles @ 1:04 AM :: 57 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...She added that the "only alternative" to meeting with dictators like Assad is "more war."....

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Sunday, January 20, 2019
1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 20031 Views :: Hawaii History

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Sunday, January 20, 2019
Lesson for UH and DoE--How P3 Can Eliminate Deferred Maintenance
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 100 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

...Public agencies tend to delay or not perform preventive and predictive maintenance. Lack of preventive maintenance of assets of any type leads to deterioration that only accelerates as the maintenance is put off....

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Sunday, January 20, 2019
DOE’s Repair Backlog Is How Much Again?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 156 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...In a budget briefing at the legislature at about this time last year, Department of Education officials reported that their backlog of repair and maintenance jobs was $293 million, and they were patting themselves on the back because it was a significant drop from the $392 million reported in 2010....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
HR25: Prohibit Possession of Firearms and Ammunition in Hotel Rooms
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 218 Views :: Second Amendment

...This week, the Hawaii Legislature convened for the 2019 session and anti-gun forces are already making attempts to limit your rights....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Hawaii’s Failed Campaign Finance Law: The Case of the Star-Advertiser’s Missing Front Page Ad Disclaimer
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 10:19 PM :: 268 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... The penalty to Preserve Our Hawaii for the violation would be $25; the penalty to the Star-Advertiser would be nothing ....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Tulsi wants Money to Fight 'BS' Party Insider Howard Dean
By News Release @ 7:14 PM :: 232 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

 "Tulsi Gabbard. I don't think she knows what she's doing and I don't think she ... is qualified. She's not qualified." -- DNC Chair Howard Dean

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Unanimous: US Senate Rebukes Anti-Catholic Bigot Mazie Hirono
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 561 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Judiciary

... Hirono argues religious freedom is "the alt-right's position" -- but she didn't dare to vote nay ....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Video: Marshal Resigns After Fake Atooi King Teams up With Developer to Chase Protesters Off Land
By Video @ 4:49 PM :: 425 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

... 'King of Atooi' Dayne Gonsalves and his 'marshals' team up with developer to intimidate Coco Palms protesters ....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Ige Announces More Second Tier Appointments
By News Release @ 10:38 AM :: 606 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...HDoT, DAGS, DLIR, B&F, PSD.....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Video: Gabbard's First Week Ends With Apology to Gays
By Video @ 1:03 AM :: 210 Views :: Democratic Party, Family, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Politicians

...Attention Politicians: This is why you cannot get ahead by changing positions on gay marriage....

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Friday, January 18, 2019
City Auditor: HART Cost Overruns Will Continue
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 205 Views :: Ethics, Rail

"...HART policies and practices are inadequate to prevent cost overruns and schedule delays from recurring...."

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Friday, January 18, 2019
How we can keep our children in Hawaii?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:52 PM :: 206 Views :: Economy, Jones Act, Taxes

...Senate President Ron Kouchi talked about how his “greatest passion was to create a Hawaii where each and every one one of our children could come home.”....

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Friday, January 18, 2019
Hawaii Construction Employment Down 4.8% for 2018
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 190 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii suffered the second-largest construction employment decline in USA....

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Friday, January 18, 2019
$10 Maui Oceanfront Parcel? Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case
By Robert Thomas @ 1:40 AM :: 324 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Land Use

...Would You Pay $10 for Maui Beachfront Land?....

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Police Impersonators Attack OHA Offices, Most Escape Scot-free
By Andrew Walden @ 11:09 PM :: 576 Views :: Kauai County, OHA, Police

...Waving fake police badges, recidivist criminal police impersonators claiming to be ‘Federal Marshals’ from Kauai today assaulted employees at the State of Hawaii Office of Hawaiian Affairs.  Police let most of the group leave....

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Hawaii Tax Structure Uniquely Anti-Manufacturing
By Tax Foundation @ 8:42 PM :: 218 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii, a state with a sales tax base so broad that it applies to more than the state’s entire economy, taxes not just the machinery businesses use to manufacture goods, but also the raw materials used in manufacturing....

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Honolulu, Maui Among Least Affordable Rental Markets
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 254 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...percent of average wages to rent--Santa Cruz County, California (81.7 percent); Honolulu County, Hawaii (74.4 percent); Spotsylvania County, Virginia (73.0 percent); Maui County, Hawaii (69.5 percent)....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Math Goes PC: First-in-the-world UH ethnomathematics program approved by Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board
By News Release @ 8:44 PM :: 411 Views :: Higher Education

...Ethnomathematics participants gather algae around Coconut Island....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Ige Sends McCartney to DBEDT, Fuchigami now Chief of Staff
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 455 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...A press release announcing McCartney’s appointment Wednesday morning made no mention of the dual roles for Fuchigami....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Opening Day: Be an Effective Citizen-Activist
By Brett Kulbis @ 4:33 PM :: 212 Views :: Republican Party

...This is my continuing effort to keep you informed of our progress and to provide information as we change the political landscape on Oahu....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Opening Day Speech: What is a Loyal Opposition?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 4:00 PM :: 230 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...We will be faithful and committed to the needs of the people of Hawai‘i, and to the agenda that you set out as the Majority – but we ask that your agenda conform to the generally accepted principals of free markets, free people void of government shackles, and greater prosperity for all the people of Hawai‘i....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Ed Case: "I'm an Asian Trapped in a White Body"
By Selected News Articles @ 2:45 AM :: 867 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... faceplant ....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Racial Progress? Hawaii 2nd-Worst Health Disparities
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 AM :: 240 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 22 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DoH Reports 23,479 Medicated Dopers Statewide
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 241 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...As of Nov. 30, 2018 there were approximately 6,659 registered patients and 383 caregivers on Hawai‘i Island of the total 23,479 patients and 1,734 caregivers registered statewide. The primary reported condition for adult registered patients is ‘severe pain’. The primary reported condition for children under 18 years of age is ‘seizures’....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Harassed by Drugged-out Shelter–Refusers, Iolani Palace to close early--Children's Center may Shut Down
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 489 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

...there have been increasing issues with vandalism including damage to a palace window and graffiti on historic structures. This is a result of night time vagrancy and items such as hypodermic needles being left on the grass....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Audit: HART Board Hands Control to Contractor with Little Oversight
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:21 PM :: 268 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...In Report 2, we examined the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s current management structure, the relationship between HART and its Board of Directors, and HART’s use of third-party consultants to manage the Honolulu Rail Transit Project....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Caldwell Coverup: Mayor Hid Target Letter from Public--Feds Raid Fasi Building
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 AM :: 991 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Honolulu’s corporation counsel Donna Leong received a federal “target letter” eleven days ago--Caldwell said nothing until the story broke in the media....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Hawaii Student Loan Debt Doubles in Decade
By Selected News Articles @ 2:14 AM :: 225 Views :: Higher Education, Cost of Living

...Hawaii residents now owe $4.1B in student loans, up from $2B in 2008....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Ige Appoints Three to Board of Regents
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 218 Views :: Higher Education

...Robert Frank Westerman (Kauaʻi County), Alapaki Nahale-a (Hawaiʻi County) and Kelli K.K. Acopan (Student Regent)....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Irwin to be UH Hilo Chancellor?
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 196 Views :: Higher Education

...Irwin is currently the California State University (CSU) Monterey Bay provost and vice president for academic affairs....

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Monday, January 14, 2019
DCCA: Shop and Compare Insurance Options
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 302 Views :: Cost of Living

...The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division has released its annual sample premium comparison guides for motor vehicle, homeowners, condominium, and renters insurance....

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Monday, January 14, 2019
FCC Slaps Down Sandwich Isles Again--Orders Company to Continue Serving Customers
By Andrew Walden @ 6:08 PM :: 358 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...SIC may not discontinue service without our express authorization....

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Monday, January 14, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 14, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 272 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... weekly update from GovTrack.us ....

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Monday, January 14, 2019
Birth Control: Judge Blocks Religious Freedom in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:42 AM :: 393 Views :: First Amendment, Judiciary, Religion, Small Business

...The decision comes after a divided Ninth Circuit last month rebuked Gilliam for “abuse of discretion” by blocking interim versions of the rules in December 2017 in all 50 states....

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Sunday, January 13, 2019
Zero-Based Budgeting
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 515 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Today, we examine “zero-based budgeting,” an idea that has been around for a while but was recently championed by House Finance Chair Sylvia Luke....  

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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Who's Running in My District? 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 2174 Views :: Honolulu County

...Candidate registration open through Friday, February 15, 2019....

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Saturday, January 12, 2019
40-70 planned suicides in 2019?
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 12:41 PM :: 328 Views :: Family, Life

...Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review....

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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Budget: Hawaii Scores 'D-' for Legacy Costs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 321 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...The Volker Alliance gave states grades of A to D-minus, the lowest possible mark, for their practices in five areas that are the building blocks of budgeting nationwide....

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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Candidates Already Lining up to Run for Gabbard's Congressional Seat
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 AM :: 1412 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections, Politicians, Republican Party

...Within hours of Rep Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign announcement, the first hat is thrown into the ring for Hawaii CD2....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
‘Singapore model’ doesn’t sing for Hawaii housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:42 PM :: 1152 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Rail, Cost of Living

Among conditions for the buyers of these “ALOHA homes”....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii Ranks 49th for Federal Aid
By Tax Foundation @ 7:31 PM :: 377 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid?....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
CNN: Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 PM :: 440 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," the Hawaii Democrat told CNN's Van Jones during an interview slated to air at 7 p.m. Saturday....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Third Chief in Three Years for DOCARE
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 374 Views :: Law Enforcement

...DLNR Chair Suzanne Case remarked, “Jason has stepped in and stepped up on multiple occasions to fill leadership voids when previous chiefs have retired or resigned...."

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii's coming recession--Are legislators Listening?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:03 PM :: 416 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...The economic boom of the last few years allowed them to continue spending at high levels, and many of them would like to keep it that way....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Gabbard Standing up Against Anti-Catholic Bigotry Within Democratic Party
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:12 PM :: 471 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Religion

...Hirono asked, “If confirmed, do you intend to end your membership with this organization to avoid any appearance of bias?”....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Ed Case Appointed to Appropriations Committee
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 421 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...meanwhile Senator Brian Schatz serves on the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. Senate....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
BoE Will Re-Do Sup’t Vote—May Have Acted Illegally on Other Executive Hires
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 579 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

"...The chairwoman also said the BOE needs to review other past executive-session actions to ascertain whether or not they also should be invalidated...."

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii Sex Trafficking Study--Part 2 Released
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 426 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...Eighty percent of those forcibly initiated into prostitution via sex trafficking also prostituted without a trafficker at a later point...."

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
New Hi-Tech Payroll System Reveals 4,589 State Employees Paid for 'Multiple Positions'
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 676 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...On the first pay date of the year on Jan. 4, 2019, the PeopleSoft Payroll system issued 70,771 payments to 66,182 employees, as there are individuals issued pay for multiple positions....

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