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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Walk-in Voting Begins Monday Aug 1
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 2473 Views :: Office of Elections

...Qualified Hawaii residents may now register and vote on the same day, at Early Walk-In Locations....

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
A Dream and a Vision
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:46 PM :: 2550 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment, Small Business

...the Hunting, Farming, and Fishing Association....

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
On Rail, Caldwell Stonewalls Council, Legislature, and Feds
By News Release @ 5:34 AM :: 1917 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...Kirk Caldwell has done everything possible to evade questioning and withhold the details of the rail project....

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Time for the Subcontract Deduction to Be Upended? Hafa Adai!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1750 Views :: Taxes

The special treatment applies only to subcontractors....

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Hawaii Budget: Taxes on the Horizon
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:35 AM :: 1953 Views :: Hawaii State Government

At the rate Hawaii is spending and taxing, projected budgets will only be sustainable for two more years....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
SB2077: Randy Perreira Face-Saving Bill
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:49 PM :: 2147 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...kabuki theater aimed at baffling and confusing union members to make it look like their union bosses are actually doing something for them when they’re not....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Maui County set to strangle Airbnb
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:37 PM :: 2255 Views :: Maui County

Officials in Maui County are set to impose stringent standards upon short-term housing permitting while serving Airbnb hosts with harsh civil penalties....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Honolulu Rail Nominated for Transportation Planning Excellence Award
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 1663 Views :: Rail

Against all odds....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
KIUC: 40% Renewable for 2016
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 2171 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...on track to burn almost 10 million gallons less oil than it did in 2006....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Almost All Hawaii Catholic School Graduates go on to College
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 1966 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

One hundred percent of Maryknoll High School seniors have been accepted to colleges....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Hawaiian Electric: Significant Alt-Energy Projects Underway Without NextEra
By News Release @ 3:37 AM :: 1415 Views :: Energy

...projects and initiatives by Hawaiian Electric to significantly increase its production of renewable energy by the end of the decade....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Screaming Haole Trespasses on Farm, Destroys Papaya Trees
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:35 AM :: 4651 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...A Caucasian woman came up to my dad as he was working on the field and started yelling at him that he was poisoning her....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
High Tech Corporate Welfare: State Gives Away Another $3.2M of Your Tax Dollars
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 1725 Views :: Tax Credits

$3,273,533 in funding from two grant programs to 13 Hawaii companies to help support development of new products....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Visitor Arrivals, Expenditures Increased in First Half of 2016
By News Release @ 3:03 AM :: 1624 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

June 2016 Arrivals Up 4.2 Percent, Expenditures Gained 4.3 Percent....

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Friday, July 29, 2016
Rep Kaniela Ing Caught Lying About Arrest--Claims 'Conspiracy'
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 9965 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

...Ing claims a long-running conspiracy is out to get him....

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Friday, July 29, 2016
Hawaiian Leaders Call on All Voters to Participate in OHA Elections
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:28 AM :: 1499 Views :: OHA

...vote for OHA Trustees in the August 13 Primary....

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Heart Association: Second Hand Marijuana Smoke Worse than Tobacco
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 2948 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

Rats’ blood vessels took at least three times longer to recover function after only a minute of breathing secondhand marijuana smoke....

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party Now Showing in Hawaii
By Video @ 4:12 PM :: 3202 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics

Now showing on Oahu, Maui, and Big Island....

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
DLNR: Keehi Lagoon is Caldwell’s Mess
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 2123 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"...there might be needles and other hazardous materials in here, so we don’t want people reaching in...."

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Bernie Sanders Resigns from Democratic Party
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 AM :: 3795 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

“I was elected an independent,” Sanders told reporters at a Bloomberg-hosted breakfast the morning after....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hot Schools: DoE Prepares for Illness and Exhaustion
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 2752 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Environment, Ethics

... Schools could have been cooled already but DoE insiders had to reward crony contractors so the keiki will just have to suffer until next year ....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Secrets: 24 Candidates Fail to File Financial Disclosure
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 1987 Views :: Ethics

The statutory deadline for candidates to file their financial disclosure statements with the Hawaii State Ethics Commission was Friday, July 22, 2016....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Cover Up: Jones Act Whistleblower Case Costs Matson $1M
By Michael Hansen @ 10:23 PM :: 1937 Views :: Jones Act

...Horizon Line Inc. covered up unsafe conditions on the Jones Act containership HORIZON TRADER employed in the Puerto Rico trade....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
U.S. establishes new Jones Act enforcement arm
By Michael Hansen @ 10:18 PM :: 1681 Views :: Jones Act

"This plainly is the outgrowth of industry lobbying to get CBP to take Jones Act enforcement more seriously."

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hawaii Capital Gains Taxes 29.2%
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 PM :: 4957 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the combined federal, state, and local rate paid by the taxpayer on capital gains income....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
OHA Elections are Decided by Oahu Voters
By Video @ 7:02 PM :: 2052 Views :: OHA

Registered To Vote On Oahu? - Hawaiian Or Not, This Message Is For You....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Honolulu Tops Cities Where Coffee Costs the Most
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 1768 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The most expensive nationwide is Honolulu, where coffee costs an average of $7.56....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hawaii Supreme Court: Hanalei Boatyard Connected to Area 51?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:20 PM :: 2592 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use

The case involves three parcels on Kauai -- one of which is owned by a fellow who has been a thorn in the County's side....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Lawsuit: Compel Department of Health to post long term care home inspection reports
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 1752 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

You would think that posting care home inspections online would have been easy....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Video: Tulsi Gabbard Nominates Bernie Sanders for President
By Video @ 5:22 AM :: 2139 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

Rep Tulsi Gabbard speech nominating Sen Bernie Sanders for President at Democratic National Convention July 26, 2016....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Papahanaumokuakea: OHA’s Power Grab will harm State's ability to continue trust responsibility to Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 3512 Views :: Environment, OHA, Small Business

Letter to Obama from Sen Akaka, Gov Cayetano, and Gov Ariyoshi ....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hawaii Pension System $8 Billion in Trouble
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:14 AM :: 2471 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...at $6,000 per resident, the burden of Hawaii’s pension shortfalls is among the highest in the nation....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hawaii Police Departments decreasing in size per capita
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:12 AM :: 2428 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

There are less police officers on the streets today per person than there were in the 1990’s....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
County by County: Where are the People Doped Up?
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 2512 Views :: Drugs

There is a clear pattern....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sen. Sam Slom Endorses Kelii Akina for OHA Trustee
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 8:39 PM :: 2401 Views :: OHA, Politicians, Republican Party

A Message from State Senator Sam Slom:  From time to time there is a candidate who is really worth supporting....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
DoE Community Meetings--Seeks Input on ESSA
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 1524 Views :: Education K-12

These meetings are part of the ongoing outreach effort in the updating of the Strategic Plan....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Tulsi Gabbard: ‘The Congresswoman Trump Fans Can Love’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:41 PM :: 2848 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

She’s a lawmaker who has a soft spot for dictatorial regimes....

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Monday, July 25, 2016
Senator Slom Publishes Financial Report on the State General Fund
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:43 PM :: 1750 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...assessing the financial health of the state general fund as a result of key decisions made by the legislative and executive branches during the 2016 legislative session....

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Monday, July 25, 2016
Another Sewage overflow near Ala Moana
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 1449 Views :: Honolulu County
Remember how long it took to wade thru Caldwell’s lies Last Time?
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Monday, July 25, 2016
Honolulu: Property Tax Bills and Absentee Ballots Arrive in Mail
By Rep Charles Djou @ 4:04 AM :: 2186 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

This week our City government mailed two very important documents:  your property tax bill and your absentee ballot....

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Monday, July 25, 2016
Bishop Museum: ‘Fears that some pieces might have disappeared’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 AM :: 4466 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History

...researchers claim that much of the collection is inaccessible....

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Debt Financing: The mayor's word on rail has been broken - again
By News Release @ 8:51 PM :: 1624 Views :: Rail

Caldwell promised that rail is 'fully paid for.'  But yesterday....

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Recreation Department Audit: No Way to Know How Much They Stole
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 3107 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

...there were multiple days where no deposit or revenue was recorded....

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
How Much Money Does Hawaii Spend Per Student?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:35 AM :: 1654 Views :: Education K-12

...in Hawaii, parents aren’t allowed to send their children to a different school unless they get a rare district exemption....

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
The “Turn Back the Clock Award”
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1470 Views :: Taxes

...a tax bill that tries to reverse progress made toward fairness and taxpayer rights....

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
UH Law Grads Average $55K Debt
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 1469 Views :: Higher Education

Average debt for 2015 UH Law School graduates who took out loans to pay for their legal education was $54,988....

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
City seeks non-profit organization for Kapolei City Lights parade and vendors
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 2191 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

The deadline to submit proposals is 4 p.m. on August 19, 2016....

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Video: Winds of Change in Education
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:04 PM :: 1542 Views :: Education K-12

...why it's so expensive to cool Hawaii schools....

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Tulsi Gabbard Votes Against Zika Funding
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:25 PM :: 2308 Views :: Health Care, Politicians

When politics start to affect public health and well being, there’s a major problem....

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Feds Nail $2M Tribal Scam–Thousands Got Free Hawaiian Homelands Cellphones
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 3476 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...the company improperly enrolled several thousand Hawaii customers as eligible for enhanced Tribal support reimbursements....

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