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Friday, November 15, 2019
Monster Homes: Auditor Rips Department of Planning and Permitting
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 71 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

"...We found that the Department of Planning and Permitting does not effectively manage building permits and inspections...."

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Mauna Kea: 312 Tickets and One 100 mph police chase
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 67 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The subsequent police pursuit extended 20 miles with the Dodge pickup reaching speeds of 100 mph and at times driving down the center of both lanes of travel....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Green Fog: Honolulu's Coming Climate Change Bond Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 8:55 PM :: 133 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...the disclosure statements do not actually project the anticipated risks to the city....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Mafia News: Hanabusa Announces Mayoral Campaign
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 150 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

...Hanabusa's political career begins in 1999 when she teamed up with Larry Mehau to protect the Broken Trustees of KSBE.  Now she wants to be mayor of Honolulu.... 

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
‘Driving Report' Tax Hike Propaganda from HDoT Coming to Your Mailbox
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 134 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... HDoT's fake ‘report’ will make it seem that you will save money with a road usage charge.  Will you believe them? ....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
LEAD: Homeless Law Enforcement Program Spreads to Big Island
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 115 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

... The Big Island Substance Abuse Council (BISAC) will operate the pilot project ....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Senate Special Session Confirms Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 105 Views :: Judiciary

...Clyde J. Wadsworth Sworn In as New Associate Judge of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Sue Big Oil: UH Law School Hides Conflict of Interest
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 268 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Antolini previously worked for Vic Sher, which may explain why the academic is so gung-ho to support the misguided crusade of her old boss....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Hawaii protests show why wind energy can't save us from climate change
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 220 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Last year, two Harvard researchers found that meeting current U.S. electricity needs with wind would require covering a land area twice the size of California with wind turbines....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
No Sea Level Rise Here: Moody's Upgrades HDoT Highways Bond Rating
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 174 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The rating upgrade was announced prior to the Highways Division’s upcoming 2019 revenue bond sale, scheduled for November 13th-14th....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Feds: Guam #1 for Medicare Ambulance Fraud
By News Release @ 12:40 AM :: 226 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Guam Ambulance Company Executives Plead Guilty to Medicare and TRICARE Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
​Former Schofield range director pleads guilty to conspiracy
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 266 Views :: Ethics, Military

...Garo admitted that he helped steer federal contracts worth more than $18 million to a contractor....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Mauna Kea Administrative Rules: Hot Potato Heading for Ige's Desk
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 274 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The rules now advance through the remainder of the administrative rules process to Gov. David Ige for final approval....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Rust Buckets: How the Jones Act Undermines U.S. Shipbuilding and National Security
By Selected News Articles @ 8:39 PM :: 188 Views :: Jones Act

...OECD estimates that the law's repeal would increase U.S. economic output by up to $135 billion....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Hawaii Sitting on $281M Unspent Federal Welfare Block Grant
By Selected News Articles @ 8:28 PM :: 256 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Idea: Use the money to FORCE the homeless into shelter with drug treatment and mental health care....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Hawaii Roads 3rd Worst in USA
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 220 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...the roads have potholes, illegible street signs and regular heavy congestion....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Hirono: 'Believe in Climate Change as Though It's a Religion'
By Video @ 6:44 PM :: 272 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Religion

..."A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth -- some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say."....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The Smell of Money: 75 Green Energy Schemers Scrum for HECO Gold
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 230 Views :: Energy

...Solar, wind, storage part of strong response to state’s largest procurement effort....

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Sunday, November 10, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 9, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 2:46 PM :: 426 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...votes in Congress and bills introduced for week ending Nov 9, 2019....

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Sunday, November 10, 2019
An Expensive Charter Crisis on Maui
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 435 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...Who’s going to pay all these attorneys? They don’t work for free....

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Saturday, November 09, 2019
Veterans Day Events Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 4:25 PM :: 627 Views :: Military

...events on Oahu, Big Island, Maui and Kauai....

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Friday, November 08, 2019
Tupola: Community Members step up to combat sex-trafficking
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 761 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...the annual Defend The Family sex-trafficking awareness conference....

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Friday, November 08, 2019
An EIS We’d Like to See
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:13 PM :: 440 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...Some states require an analysis of the potential economic impact of certain legislative proposals — an “economic impact statement,” if you will. Hawaii does not....

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Friday, November 08, 2019
Are Auditor's Recommendations Implemented?
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:02 PM :: 342 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...This report covers recommendations made in reports issued from 2014-2017....

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Friday, November 08, 2019
OHA Committee Acknowledges It Has No Authority to Discipline Trustee Akina for Speaking Out
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:42 PM :: 598 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA's P.I.G. issued a report conceding that OHA has "no recourse” to discipline him, and closed the matter....

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Friday, November 08, 2019
Sierra Club sues to block DoH Permit Approval for Red Hill Tanks
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 356 Views :: Environment, Military

...The approval deadline is Nov 19, 2019....

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Friday, November 08, 2019
12 Weeks on Mauna Kea: 6,237 Tickets, 60 Arrests
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 340 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway began on August 15.... 

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Economic freedom in Hawaii takes a fall
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:31 PM :: 456 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Economic freedom in Hawaii dropped three notches to 40th place among all 50 U.S. states ....

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Hot Take On The Maui Clean Water Act Arguments
By Robert Thomas @ 2:12 PM :: 454 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

...It all turns on the language of the Clean Water Act, and what does the term "from" mean....

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Maui Sewage Case Makes a Supreme Court Splash
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 PM :: 451 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

“...There are more than 500,000 similar underground injection wells in the country and nearly 6,000 in Hawaii alone....”

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
​Fewer years of healthy life for Native Hawaiians, UH study finds
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 411 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Native Hawaiians in Hawaiʻi have a shorter life expectancy compared with other racial/ethnic populations in the state....

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
OHA premieres new Maui water rights film
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 369 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

...The community event, called E Ola I Ka Wai: Elevating Advocacy to Protect Our Precious Waters, is a partnership between OHA and the Waiwai Collective....

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Full Text: Maui Injection Wells Case Oral Arguments Before Supreme Court
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 552 Views :: Maui County, Environment

..."Their questions were insightful, and I felt that they truly understood the complexity of the issues in this case and the potential effects of the expansion of the Clean Water Act on governmental entities and private properties.”....

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
UPDATE: Activists Sabotage Wailuku River Diversion Gates, Responsible for Fish Kill
By News Release @ 8:44 AM :: 1716 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment

...Chumbley said vandalism has occurred on Wailuku Water Co. land before, typically during “periods of high emotions and reactions"....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
DLNR: Coral Bleaching wasn't all that bad
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 514 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... It was all hype.  It always is.  It will be back next year complete with knashing of teeth and pulling of hair ....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Sue Big Oil for Climate Change? Caldwell Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 623 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Caldwell and Maui Mayor Victorino both know these suits are doomed.  This is just a cheap way to pander to believers of the eco-religion....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Mauna Kea-Defining Sacred
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 694 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... A TMT Panel Discussion Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM, Hawaii State Capitol ....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Hawaii Counties Among Least Affordable Places for Renters
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 AM :: 501 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...We ranked 827 counties by the ratio of rent-to-income....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Hawaii Highest Mortgage Fees in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:33 AM :: 504 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...and the lowest average interest rates....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
UH Manoa offers 'Land Acknowledgment' to Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 643 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...University of Hawaii at Manoa Provost Michael Bruno delivered a formal statement paying tribute to the original inhabitants of the land....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
Rep Mizuno calls on AG Barr to Investigate NY Homeless ‘Exports’
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 925 Views :: Homelessness

...NYC secretly exports homeless to Hawaii....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
​Want Americans to Buy U.S. Products? Dump the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 684 Views :: Jones Act

... the absence of Jones Act asphalt carriers means that Hawaii must import it from abroad ....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
Global Warmers: Everything Makai of King Street will be Drowned
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 579 Views :: Environment

...Attention Believers: I will buy your Hawaii oceanfront real estate for 10% of assessed value cash money right now.  Save yourself! The End is Near!....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
Honolulu Highest Homeless Veteran Count in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 483 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Military

...Honolulu Homeless Veterans per Veteran Population tied for worst in USA -- 46 times higher than first place Virginia Beach, VA....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
OHA approves $103,000 in event grants
By News Release @ 1:32 PM :: 340 Views :: OHA

...The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the selection of 20 community events that will receive a total of $103,000 from OHA’s ʻAhahui Grants Program....

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Sunday, November 03, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 3, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 634 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...votes in Congress and bills introduced from GovTrack.us....

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Sunday, November 03, 2019
The Parable of the Two Horses!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 666 Views :: Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

... which horse do you think finished pulling the wagon first? ....

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Sunday, November 03, 2019
HTA Releases Hawai‘i Vacation Rental Performance Report
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 682 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... The State of Hawai‘i has experienced record levels of visitor arrivals over the last seven years. However, during this time the number of traditional lodging units, such as hotels, condominium hotels, and timeshare resorts has increased minimally ....

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Saturday, November 02, 2019
Braving the cold to help Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:11 PM :: 461 Views :: Cost of Living

...energy, housing and occupational licensing. The “best practice” policies we have been learning about here will help us address the economic and social challenges we all face in Hawaii....

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Saturday, November 02, 2019
VIDEO: Kahuku Windfarm Protest in Caldwell's Office
By Video @ 9:01 PM :: 715 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Kahuku residents march in to Caldwell's office to protest windfarm....

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