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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Tutu Bert’s House to serve Homeless Discharged from Queen’s Hospital
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 2538 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

Public-Private partnerships will provide medically frail homeless discharged from The Queen’s Medical Center with a safety net for short-term homecare and housing support....

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Takai: China out of RIMPAC
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 1028 Views :: Military

In response to recent provocative actions taken by China in the South China Sea....

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
HTA: Visitor Spending up 1.2% for February
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1400 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Total spending by all visitors was $43.3 million per day in February 2016....

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Feds Gain Control over 157,000 Acres in Maui County
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1771 Views :: Environment, Land Use

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected 157,000 acres of critical habitat for 125 species of plants and animals from the Hawaiian islands of Molokai, Maui and Kahoolawe....

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Hawaii Land Use Laws Violate Fair Housing Act
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 1950 Views :: Land Use

...any policy that effectively discriminates against minorities, even if not intentional, violates the Fair Housing Act of 1968....

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Interior Department Funding ‘Self-Determination’ in US Virgin Islands
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 1819 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

...develop educational outreach programs regarding the islands’ self-determination options....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills: One Down, Three to Go
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 3102 Views :: Second Amendment

At today's meeting of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor, three of the four bad gun bills were passed and the fourth was deferred....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Federal Recognition: How Robin Danner Made $11.9M
By Video @ 7:18 PM :: 2957 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA
How Many Hawaiians Do You Know Who Have Made Over 11 Million Dollars?
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Photos: Hate-Fueled Attack on Mauna Kea Radio Telescope
By Andrew Walden @ 2:42 PM :: 2672 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...The suspect gained entry by ramming our gates then used his vehicle to ram our outer steel doors multiple times and proceed to beat on our inner doors....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Willes Lee Succeeds Sharon Angle as President of National Federation of Republican Assemblies
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 1711 Views :: Republican Party

... Sharron Angle left her post at the NFRA to make another run for U.S. Senate in Nevada ....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Beyond Political Sovereignty: Pathways for Native Hawaiian Advancement
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:41 PM :: 2389 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

There are several pathways through which Native Hawaiians are advancing, such as education, entrepreneurship, and political involvement....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Ige releases $5 million for design of new West Oahu high school
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:24 PM :: 1403 Views :: Education K-12

...“Sometimes you have to make waves to catch a wave,” said McDermott....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Solving Hawaii Housing Crisis Through Land Use Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 1648 Views :: Land Use

...Hawaii land use policies discriminate unfairly against minorities and the poor....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Stevedores Shutdown Matson Oakland Terminal
By Michael Hansen @ 5:25 PM :: 1781 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...a dispute about starting times....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Jones Act Campaign Contributions: Mazie Hirono is Living the Dream
By Michael Hansen @ 5:04 PM :: 1559 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...The Jones Act pays off — in politics....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Cigarette Taxes: Hawaii 5th Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 PM :: 1567 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Cigarette Taxes are $3.20 per pack....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Official Precinct by Precinct Results: Hawaii Democratic Presidential Caucus
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 4345 Views :: Democratic Party

Democrat voters reject old boy candidate Hillary Clinton 70-30....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Hawaii Legislators: Driving Stoned?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 1466 Views :: Drugs

... Drinking and driving can affect everyone but those most at risk are lawmakers ....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
City proposes bill to waive most accessory dwelling unit permit fees
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 1549 Views :: Honolulu County

Bill 27 could save up to $9,000 to $10,000 in application fees....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Half of Hawai’i Residents Struggling “Paycheck to Paycheck”
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 1706 Views :: Tax Credits, Cost of Living

The poll results also show that Hawaiʻi residents are highly concerned about the state’s high cost of housing....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Video: Aha Aloha Aina Meetings Protest Nai Aupuni
By Video @ 2:36 PM :: 2823 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

... 24 videos from Aha Aloha Aina meetings ....

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Monday, March 28, 2016
Bizarre News: Corrupt Language Removed from Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 8:50 PM :: 1236 Views :: Ethics

...that would have allowed vote-buying amongst lawmakers....

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Monday, March 28, 2016
OHA to Fund Kana’iolowalu Roll Again?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:13 PM :: 1658 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

How will the Nai Aupuni gang pay for a ratification vote on the so-called constitution they rammed through their so-called constitutional convention?

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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Hawaii Apprentice Hunting Bill Advancing through Legislature with Bipartisan Support
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 1342 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Bill 2026 would establish the Hawaii apprentice hunting license program....

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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:17 PM :: 1842 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Sex Trafficking Bill Deferred Until Next Wednesday....

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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Angry Democrats Caucus: ‘It was chaos and a farce’
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 PM :: 3690 Views :: Democratic Party

"It's supposed to be. It's an inner-party decision."

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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Can Illegal TVRs be Taxed?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1211 Views

...it seems a bit much to ask the brokers to be policemen for the counties ....

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Sunday, March 27, 2016
HB1739: Boss Can Demand Your Social Media Passwords
By Selected News Articles @ 4:34 AM :: 2129 Views :: First Amendment, Labor, Small Business

...the bill provides a pretext for employers to demand employee passwords in the case of a suspected data breach....

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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Bill Burgess: Honolulu attorney fought race-exclusive programs
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:07 AM :: 2941 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii History, OHA

"A memorial service for H. William Burgess will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 4:00PM at the Pacific Club at 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu."

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Saturday, March 26, 2016
Where to Vote: Hawaii Democrats Presidential Preference Poll March 26
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 5036 Views :: Democratic Party

...1:00 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2016....

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Friday, March 25, 2016
Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of March 24, 2016
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 1807 Views :: Office of Elections

The candidate filing process allows qualified individuals to have their names appear on the ballot....

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Friday, March 25, 2016
Hawaii DoE: Don’t Measure Students Ability to Speak English
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 1396 Views :: Education K-12

Hawaii is requesting a waiver from the US Dept. of Education....

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Friday, March 25, 2016
‘Culturally Accurate’ Testing: DoE Latest Scheme to Move Goalposts
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 1263 Views :: Education K-12

...designing an assessment that can support a broader and culturally accurate definition of student success in Hawaii....

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Maui Budget: Mayor Arakawa Says No Property Tax Rate Increase Necessary
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 1731 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

Citing higher property tax valuations this year....

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Sanders: No Federal Interference with Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 2871 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...Bernie Sanders today released a platform of policy proposals to expand the rights and opportunities of Native Hawaiians....

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Grassroot Report: How to Fix Hawaii's Housing Crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:24 PM :: 1429 Views

...The solution may be found in a recent Supreme Court decision....

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Lawsuit Dismissed: State’s 10% Rail Tax Skim Stands
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:17 PM :: 1467 Views :: Rail, Taxes

"Judge Nacino’s ruling doesn’t say that no problem exists, but just says that his court isn’t the one that can fix it”

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Billy Kenoi Indicted, Arrest Warrant Issued -- Could Get 15 Years in Prison
By Selected News Articles @ 2:50 PM :: 3583 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Politicians

Lorraine Inouye: Kenoi Should Resign...

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Hawaii: Four Anti-Gun Bills Before Senate Judiciary Committee
By News Release @ 12:52 PM :: 1299 Views :: Second Amendment

Yesterday, the Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs Committee heard ....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Nai Aupuni Fundarising: Don’t Give These Scams a Dime
By Video @ 6:03 PM :: 1738 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...How They Plan To Scam You Into Paying For Federal Recognition....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
SR16: Hawaii Legislative Resolution Asks Google to Censor Internet
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:49 PM :: 1366 Views :: First Amendment

...such a measure would require search engines to engage in censorship under government directive....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuition up 136%: UH Manoa Ranks #1 in USA—and Administration Wants More
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 1921 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

Startclass examined data from the National Center for Education Statistics to find the public schools with the highest tuition increases over the past 10 years....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Fuel Tax Hike to be Heard by Committee Without Proper Public Notice
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 1371 Views :: Taxes

...The hearing will be WEDNESDAY at 10:30am in room 309 at the State Capitol....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
TomTom: Honolulu 6th Most Congested in USA
By News Release @ 12:07 AM :: 1397 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail
Congestion Level: 29% More Travel Time Compared With Free-Flow—a 3% Drop from Last Year
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Caldwell’s Zoo Loses Accreditation
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 1585 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...the AZA is concerned the city has not provided adequate funding to the zoo on a consistent basis....

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
New Report Compares E-Cigarette Taxes in 50 States
By Selected News Articles @ 5:03 PM :: 1601 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...some project that vapor products will surpass traditional cigarettes in consumption over the next decade....

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Hawaii Family Advocates Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 2:39 AM :: 1820 Views :: First Amendment, Life, Taxes

... SD2938 Increased Taxes for Hawaii Drivers ....

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Hawaii Planned Parenthood Should be Investigated Not Celebrated
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 12:20 AM :: 1663 Views :: Life

Instead of investigating Planned Parenthood as other states have done, these Hawaii Senators want to CELEBRATE them....

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Monday, March 21, 2016
Hawaii Legislation Would Strengthen Franchisee Rights
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 1164 Views :: Small Business

...new, comprehensive guide to state franchising laws....

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Monday, March 21, 2016
Hawaii 12th Most Expensive State to Own a Car
By Selected News Articles @ 9:42 PM :: 1635 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the three-year cost of car ownership in Hawaii is $12,065 ....

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