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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Telescope: DLNR vs KAHEA 'No Sound Cannon'
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 3234 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...The assertion that DOCARE utilized an LRAD in association with protests on Maui’s Haleakala several years ago is completely false....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 30, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 1693 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Bills Introduced and Votes Cast for the week ending June 29, 2019....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
The Tax on Ghost Homes
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3110 Views :: Development, Land Use, Taxes

... a vacant home fee of 5% or 10% ....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
DHHL Announces Search for Larry Mehau's Successor
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 2191 Views :: DHHL

...present your claim by September 30, 2019, or be forever barred from succeeding....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
OHA looking for Someone to Give Away $1.66M
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 1475 Views :: OHA

...OHA seeks non-profit to administer $1.66 million emergency financial assistance grant....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Activist Attacks Destroy Another 17% of Hawaii Seed Industry Acreage
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 14229 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

...Acreage harvested for all seed crops is expected to total 2,530 acres during the 2018-19 season, down 17 percent from the previous season....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Will Hawaii be the Next Puerto Rico?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:00 AM :: 2079 Views :: Jones Act

...Hear how Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico dearly, and Hawaii, too....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Ige Appoints New Budget and Finance Director
By News Release @ 9:59 AM :: 1866 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Neal Miyahira starts as Budget and Finance director on July 1. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
​‘Positive disruptor’ shares policy views on 'Perry & the Posse'
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:04 AM :: 2909 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism

...“Let’s not kill the goose that lays the golden egg”....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
HB748: Hawaii needs civil asset forfeiture reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:43 AM :: 1772 Views :: Law Enforcement

...The governor is threatening to veto reform of a police practice that abuses individual rights....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Housing and the Hendersons
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:38 AM :: 2746 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...It is universally acknowledged that Hawaii residents need more homes. So why is it so hard to build them?....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Better Education for Military-Connected Children
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:55 AM :: 2266 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...a new nationally representative survey reporting on the experiences and opinions of over 1,200 active-duty military families. ...

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Akina: LLC Ruling 'A Big Win for OHA Beneficiaries'
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:28 AM :: 2102 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...“Losing this case raises questions as to whether the OHA Board is acting in the best interest of its beneficiaries when it comes to transparency and their right to know how their trust funds are spent.”...

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Owner of Engineering Firm Sentenced To Five Years For Tax Scheme
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 2889 Views :: National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Wagdy A. Guirguis was sentenced today to five years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
VIDEO: Why People are Leaving Hawai'i
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:20 AM :: 3410 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii residents have been moving away from the islands in droves in recent years; in fiscal 2017, more than 13,000 people departed — the highest negative net migration ever....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
What The US Supreme Court's Property Rights Decision Means For Hawaii's Property Owners
By Robert Thomas @ 3:10 AM :: 5347 Views :: National News, Development, Judiciary, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

...Hawaii’s property owners now have many more options for fighting back against oppressive government regulation of property than they did last week.... 

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Debates: On Agriculture, Democrats Pander to 'Regressive Left'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 AM :: 3370 Views :: Democratic Party, Agriculture, Politicians, GMOs

...This week’s opening round of Democratic Party presidential debates threatens to fall short on science and is likely to be dominated by ideological talking points when it comes to food, farming and agricultural biotechnology....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Knee Jerk Reactions
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:39 AM :: 2614 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...The activists could not get the results they wanted in a scientific study and instead went to the courtroom to make their case....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Auditor Rips DLNR Leasehold Management
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:57 PM :: 3195 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Land Use, Small Business

...The absence of long-range planning has left the Land Division staff without the expertise, resources, and options to actively and effectively manage its land portfolio....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Meth Bust Nets Retired Guam Police Officer
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 3027 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...John Topasna Mantanona aka 'Boom' was arrested today, June 26, 2019, and charged with obstructing justice by endeavoring to influence a juror and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Tourism: Spending Down--Arrivals Up (again)
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 1836 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... average daily visitor spending was down 4.2% -- Total visitor arrivals increased 4.6 percent to 841,376 ....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Financial Disclosures: Ethics Commission Releases Five Page List of Late Filers
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 1590 Views :: Ethics

...approximately 1,900 state officials are required to file a financial disclosure statement by May 31 each year.  More than 91% of filers were on time....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Initial Online Polls Say Gabbard Wins The Day
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 2971 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

... High-profile right-wing and alt-right internet trolls like Jack Posobiec, fellow Pizzagater Mike Cernovich, and Infowars‘ Paul Joseph Watson praised Gabbard on Twitter for her performance ....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
John Stossel to interview Keli'i Akina at FreedomFest
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 AM :: 1961 Views :: Jones Act

...The TV personality and Grassroot Institute of Hawaii president will discuss the Jones Act....

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
What are OHA Trustees Trying to Cover Up Now?
By Video @ 9:55 PM :: 2079 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...we will use this against you in the next election...."

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Judge Orders OHA LLCs to Hand Over Check Registers
By Andrew Walden @ 9:40 PM :: 3055 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...How much more beneficiary money will OHA insiders waste in this futile effort to keep their own secrets?....

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
OHA Granted Marijuana Grower Right to Audit LLCs
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 AM :: 2902 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Drugs

"... (Marijuana grower Ranson Shepherd) may audit any and all records of (OHA) relating to the Confidential Information, as well as (OHA’s) security and protection measures, and procedures ...."

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Ige: Intent to Veto 20 Bills--Including AirBnB Tax
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 3537 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

...Ige notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto the following 20 measures....

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Monday, June 24, 2019
Microbiologists Complain -- Not Getting Enough Global Warming Grant Money
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 2327 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...if you warmers don't pay us, we will blow the top off this scam....

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Monday, June 24, 2019
Civic Engagement: Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 6:17 PM :: 2070 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

... and the lowest voter turnout for 2016 Presidential election ....

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Sunday, June 23, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 23, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 PM :: 1709 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Weekly Update from GovTrack.us....

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Sunday, June 23, 2019
It’s the Economy, Stupid
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2521 Views :: Economy, Taxes

...Recently, we have been getting lots of news about our economy here in the islands, and none of it has been good....

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Sunday, June 23, 2019
On Board Video Shows 2016 Incident with Skydiving Plane
By Video @ 3:26 AM :: 3795 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism

...Skydiver's GoPro video taken from within the cabin records a 2016 incident over Byron, CA involving the same skydiving plane which later crashed at Dillingham Airfield, June 21, 2019, killing 11.... 

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Saturday, June 22, 2019
Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 2181 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Out of Reach documents the significant gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing....

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Saturday, June 22, 2019
The average Hawaii household forks over more than $10,000 a year for food
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 2111 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu residents spend the 2nd-most for food, 3rd-most as a percentage of income....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
​Why doesn’t Hawaii privatize more public services?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:49 PM :: 3034 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii’s state and county governments aren’t known for delivering high-quality public services in a cost-efficient manner....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
Inspired by ‘simplicity and efficiency’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:45 PM :: 2121 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii “quietly chips away at the stone of economic issues in Hawaii”....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
How High Are Spirits Taxes in Your State?
By Tax Foundation @ 10:24 PM :: 1989 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii taxes distilled spirits at $5.98 per gallon ....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
‘De facto ban’ could poison tourism well
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:21 PM :: 2869 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...banning short-term rentals could hurt Hawaii more than people realize....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
​OHA board appoints interim chief executive officer
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 1613 Views :: OHA

...The OHA Board today appointed OHA Chief Operating Officer Sylvia Hussey, Ed.D., as the agency’s interim chief executive officer (CEO) until a new CEO is hired....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
OHA Majority Targets Trustee Akina
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 3011 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the OHA Board has targeted him for his efforts to achieve greater transparency and accountability at OHA....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
First Congressional Hearing on Citizenship Choice for Individual American Samoans
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 2602 Views :: National News, Military

...The new hearing has been confirmed for the 3rd week of July....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Telescope: State Issues Notice to Proceed, Rips Down Protesters Shacks
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 3591 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... So that construction of the telescope can begin safely, four unauthorized structures were removed from Mauna Kea earlier this morning by multiple state agencies .... 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Judiciary Program Tackles Absenteeism at Keaau Middle School
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 2393 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary

"...the original intent of the program was to increase school attendance rates, which the program did...."

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Auditor: No More Silly Talk About Profits at the Convention Center
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 2432 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...Released today, a State Auditor’s report shows the Convention Center ‘s operating loss has jumped up from an anemic $4.3M in 2017 to a much more robust $8.3M in calendar year 2018....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Hawaii State Veterans Summit
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 1744 Views :: Military

... Complete Summit schedule ....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Kahele: I am a F****** Tiger on Tulsi's Tail
By Selected News Articles @ 6:06 PM :: 4856 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...a message to Gabbard: “Good luck running for president, but don't come back to Hawaii.”....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Hawaii 3rd Most Dangerous for Older Pedestrians
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 1369 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Between 2008-2017, Hawaii adults over 50 were 2.6 times as likely to be struck and killed while walking compared to people under 50….

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Why is the Hawaii Attorney General too busy to prosecute charter school corruption? 
By Andrew Walden @ 8:42 PM :: 3648 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...The day after an allegedly corrupt charter school director evaded justice, the AG’s office sent out yet another nationally-themed news release--ironically calling on Congress to do something about … corrupt educational institutions....

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Economic Well-Being of Children: Hawaii Ranks 34th
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 3237 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...conditions have shown little to no improvements in more recent years, with the state’s rank for this domain slipping from 30 in 2018 to 34 in 2019....

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