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Saturday, November 30, 2019
OHA Seeks Volunteer Board Manager to Oversee LLC
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 1629 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... will be one of a board of three appointed managers, is expected to direct and oversee the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of Hi`ilei Aloha LLC ....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
OHA Policy Should Not Discourage Trustees from Speaking Out
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:35 PM :: 1891 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

...On November 12, the editors of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser urged OHA to scrap its 'one voice’ policy....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 30, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 8:26 PM :: 1371 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... From GovTrack.us ....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Another Week on Mauna Kea: 329 Tickets, 3 Arrests
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1576 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 15-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 7,241 citations issued and 69 persons arrested for 130 offenses....  

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
Auditor: City Still not Collecting Property Taxes from Commercial Lessees of Government Land
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 1936 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Taxes

...According to BFS, since 2013, the state has not upheld its commitment to provide annual worksheets and timely information to the city....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
City Conducting 2019 Online National Community Survey for Oahu Residents
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 1214 Views :: Honolulu County

...Online Survey Period: November 25, 2019 through December 31, 2019....

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Friday, November 29, 2019
Barbers Point Air Museum: A Tale of an Eviction
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 2709 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...“Where are they going to dispose of the planes, at Waimanalo Gulch?”....

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Friday, November 29, 2019
Public Hearing: Unlimited Right for DoH to Stall Permits
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 2303 Views :: Energy, Environment, Military, Small Business

... The proposed amendment removes the limitation on the amount of time the department has to take action on a complete application for an Underground Storage Tank (UST) system permit and removes the automatic approval of a permit when that time limit is exceeded ....

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Thursday, November 28, 2019
Thankful for you
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:30 PM :: 1178 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...It is a tribute to the people of Hawaii that our state is consistently rated as the happiest in the country....

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Thursday, November 28, 2019
OHA: Who Pulled a Fast One While No One's Looking?
By Video @ 3:29 PM :: 2587 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Trustees Latest Sneaky Move Is Another Blow To Transparency....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Hawaii, Guam, NMI Reps: COFA Costs Should be Part of Renegotiation
By Ed Case @ 11:19 PM :: 1504 Views :: Congressional Delegation

"Without corresponding increases of guaranteed federal assistance to fully reimburse our jurisdictions being included as part and parcel of the Congressional Compact extension approval process, we will find it difficult to support Compact renewal.”

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
OIP: OHA PIG Opinion ‘Does not Exist’
By Andrew Walden @ 2:57 PM :: 1697 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OIP says an alleged OIP Opinion-- cited by OHA Trustee Chair Colette Machado as a rationale for a continued investigation of Trustee Keli'i Akina-- does not exist....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Former police officer pleads guilty to attempted unlawful sexual enticement of a 13-year-old boy
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 1749 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

... retired HPD officer James Dean Kalani Goeas, 63, of Waipahu, Hawaii, pleaded guilty today in federal court (but he won't lose his pension) ....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
How State Reform Efforts Are Transforming Juvenile Justice
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 PM :: 1670 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...Agency leaders share the history and potential of research-driven policy change....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
VIDEO: Keli'i Akina and Augie Tulba Talk Story 
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:17 PM :: 1548 Views :: Politicians

...in a personal and up-close interview, Augie Tulba talks with Keli'i Akina about his life experiences, values and new directions....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Barbers Point Air Museum: State Seeks Contractor to Destroy Historic Airplanes
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 AM :: 3904 Views :: Ethics, Military

...the Airports Division said that if the planes were not taken off the lot, that they would move ahead to dispose of them.  Just in the last couple of days, the State Procurement Office started sending out documents to effectuate that....

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Monday, November 25, 2019
Public Invited to a Washington Place Christmas
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 1181 Views :: Hawaii History

...Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige, together with the Washington Place Foundation, are inviting the public to a special Christmas Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 20....

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Monday, November 25, 2019
Petition: Save Naval Air Museum Barbers Point
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1811 Views :: Military

...we are seeking legal counsel for protection and defense against this wrongful eviction....

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Sunday, November 24, 2019
Honolulu Population Loss 2% Since 2010
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 1646 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu, Hawaii, had a net population loss from migration of 19,098 between 2010 and 2018 — 2.0% of the metro’s 2010 population of 953,207....

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Sunday, November 24, 2019
Wealth Is a Sin?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2056 Views :: Democratic Party, Small Business, Taxes

...spurred by the announced plans of Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to enact a tax on wealth....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
An Interesting Agreement
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 PM :: 2282 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, OHA

...On an idle Wednesday this last week, a thunderclap of a bulletin came across the 5:00 p.m. local news....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
With All Eyes on Mauna Kea, OHA Hands Danner Big Bag of Money
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 2241 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA announced today the selection of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) to administer a $1.66-million grant to provide emergency financial assistance to low-income Native Hawaiians statewide....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maui Windfarm: BLNR Approves Plan to Kill 345% More Bats, 147% More Nene
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 2232 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Kaheawa Wind Power II increases incidental take for the Hawaiian hoary bat from 11 to 38 adults (345% increase), and for the Hawaiian goose from 30 to 44 adults (147% increase) during the remaining 20-year permit....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Two Jailed in Hawaii Tax Fraud Scam
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 1852 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes

...New Jersey Tax Preparer and her Husband Face Prison Terms for Operating Tax Fraud Scheme in which they stole nearly $250,000 from State of Hawaii....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maintenance Backlog? DoE Facilities Branch Administrators Build themselves Houses, Apartment Complex
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 AM :: 3676 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Don’t get the wrong idea.  DoE employees aren’t lazy bums.  According to reports issued today by the Hawaii State ethics commission, they are working very hard on several very important construction projects—but not for the DoE....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Board of Taxation Review Seeks Volunteers
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 1327 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes
...There are currently three vacancies on the O‘ahu board, five vacancies on the Kaua‘i board, and one each on Maui and Hawai‘i Island....
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Friday, November 22, 2019
Auditor: AG Special Funds 'Do not meet Criteria'
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:32 PM :: 1513 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...We also noted that AG did not file statutorily required reports for non-general funds and for administratively created funds....   

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Road Map to Prosperity
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:17 PM :: 1343 Views :: Economy

... Why is Hawaii falling behind? ....

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Monsanto Fined $10 Million in Plea Deal Over Use of Banned Pesticide
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 AM :: 2037 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, GMOs

...the government agreed to dismiss two felony charges for unlawfully transporting and storing hazardous waste at locations on Maui and Moloka’i....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
UH Regents Seek Nominees for Two Positions
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 1187 Views :: Higher Education

...Maui County seat and student regent....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
14 Weeks on Mauna Kea: 6,912 Tickets, 66 arrests
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 1758 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Police

...but not of protesters....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Trustee Akina Calls on OHA Board to Reject Unsubstantiated Allegations
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:37 PM :: 2118 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Board refers matter back to investigative committee....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
OHA names Sylvia Hussey as new Chief Executive Officer
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 1269 Views :: OHA

...The board previously hired a professional consultant to help search for a new executive, but Hussey’s time as interim CEO was exceptional, prompting the unanimous action, OHA Chairperson Colette Machado said....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Cost of Care Survey 2019: Most Long Term Care Costs In Hawaii Decrease
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 1674 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...Annual Median Cost of Long Term Care Support Services for Hawaii....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Financial Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 20th
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 1660 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks 20th with an overall score of 84/100....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard is overwhelming favorite of Kremlin news outlets
By Selected News Articles @ 3:58 PM :: 1850 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

...Gabbard is the only candidate assessed to receive more positive mentions (28) than negative mentions (6), and more positive mentions (28) than neutral mentions (27)....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hawaii: 22.3% of Movers Leaving State
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 AM :: 2649 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2nd-highest in the USA....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
DoD Annual Financial Report: A lot going on under the Surface
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 1628 Views :: Ethics, Military

...There is a lot going on under the surface. They include signs of progress, as well as new sources of uncertainty, if not future inquiry and/or investigations....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Hawaiian Flight Attendants Vote to Authorize a Strike
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 1716 Views :: Labor, Tourism

...Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants today voted 99.9 percent to authorize a strike, with 95.1 percent participating....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
DBEDT: Hawaii's Worst-in-Nation Economy to Continue 'For Years'
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1992 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

“...Year-to-date through September, total visitor spending was a negative 0.1 percent and value of private building permits decreased by 7.2 percent....”

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Hawaii On-line Sting Nets 25 Alleged Child Molesters
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 1910 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii Attorney General Announces Results of Operation Keiki Shield....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
VIDEO: Hawaii-Israel Alignment Forum
By Video @ 4:35 PM :: 1327 Views :: Religion

...Video from Nov 6 Hawaii-Israel Alignment forum on Maui....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
US Supreme Court Decision Takes 90% of Mauna Kea from DLNR
By Tom Lodge @ 12:52 AM :: 5097 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment
...As the sheep disappeared, the grasses, vines, and human-tall weeds were encouraged to overcome the mountain....
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Monday, November 18, 2019
VIDEO: Panel Discussion Mauna Kea-Defining Sacred
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 3549 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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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 16, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 7:00 PM :: 1479 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Votes in Congress and Bills Introduced....

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Sunday, November 17, 2019
$136K to live 'comfortably' in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 1608 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Median household income in 2018: $80,212....

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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Invasive Species Inspection Fee for Air-flown Commodities
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2173 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the fee is collected only on shipments by water....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
VIDEO: Kahuku vs HPD-- We did not throw rocks
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2305 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Police

...Deputy Chief of Police McCarthy claims protesters harassed a police officer, rocks were thrown, and an officer was punched in the head. We are still unaware of when any of these incidents occurred and have seen no video evidence....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
WSJ ranks Honolulu Airport 15th of 20
By Selected News Articles @ 9:56 PM :: 1599 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...How the 20 next-largest U.S. airports performed in 15 categories....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Protect our nation: Reform the Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:46 PM :: 1861 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...the Jones Act was enacted a century ago, when warfare and trade were very different....

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