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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Legislature 2018: Accomplishments for small business
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 107 Views :: Small Business

...paid leave, predictive scheduling, State-run retirement program....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Grassroot Institute gives feds input on Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:20 PM :: 112 Views :: Jones Act

...there is one set of maritime regulations and laws that costs consumers and businesses millions of dollars every year....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Blackmailed by DCCA, Spectrum Rolls out 'Free' Wi-Fi Statewide
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 204 Views :: Hawaii State Government

“DCCA also negotiated a Public WiFi Partnership program to be deployed in the coming years as a condition of the Hawaiian Telcom-Cincinnati Bell transfer.”

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Hawaii offers a cautionary tale of a socialist future for the U.S.
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 AM :: 216 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...According to CNBC, Hawaii has the second-highest tax burden in the country, just behind New York....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Hawaii's false ballistic-missile warning spurs senators to propose fixing national alert system
By Selected News Articles @ 2:13 AM :: 133 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Military

...The proposal is sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz, Hawaii Democrat, and Sen. John Thune, South Dakota....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
States with the Most At-Risk Youth--Hawaii 31st
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 AM :: 122 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key indicators of youth risk....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Should Sovereignty Activists Vote?
By Video @ 1:44 AM :: 136 Views :: OHA

...Voting In The August 11 OHA Election....

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Hawaii federal special education profile updated
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 172 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has created a profile for Hawaii....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Got a Fake Service Animal? Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Lawyers Can Help
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 301 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

"...under both state and federal fair housing laws, a person with a disability has the right to request ... use of an assistance animal that works, assists, provides emotional support...."

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
2018’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 173 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu 132rd most stresed....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Another Hawaii Hi-Tech Scam Busted
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 251 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...Also named in the lawsuit is Maui-based artist and sculptor Spar Street, who the SEC says received investor money as commissions for indentifying and recruiting new investors....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Federal Appeals Court: No Property Right In A Clean And Pure Environment
By Robert Thomas @ 1:19 PM :: 202 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Remember that case from earlier this year where the Hawaii Supreme Court held that for purposes of Hawaii's Due Process Clause, the Sierra Club has a property right in a "clean and healthful environment?"....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Farm Fair 2018: Eating the GMO Papaya
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:05 PM :: 192 Views :: Small Business, GMOs

...A few minutes later, she came back and took a slice and ate it to the skin....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Caldwell issues directive on climate change and sea level rise
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 251 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Land Use

... Propose revisions to shoreline rules and regulations to incorporate sea level rise ....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Video: Screams as Tour Boat Hit by Lava Bomb
By Video @ 2:55 AM :: 222 Views :: Hawaii County , Tourism

...At least 22 people on a Lava Ocean Tours vessel were injured this morning after an explosion sent lava through the roof of the boat’s passenger cabin....

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Monday, July 16, 2018
Best Cities for First Time Homebuyers? Honolulu Ranks 253rd
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 210 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...In 2017, 38% of all U.S. single-family home purchases were made by first-time buyers....

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
A Rogues Gallery – Hawaii Candidates 2018
By Andrew Walden @ 8:22 PM :: 1877 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...Are these people really running for office?....

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
Poll: Tupola 41 - Carroll 28
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 546 Views :: Republican Party

...Andria Tupola surges from behind to take big lead in GOP race....

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
HB2748: $500,000,000 Hole in Budget
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 625 Views :: Development, Tax Credits

... $200 million, or most of it, is headed out the door with no visible means of getting it back.....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
HB1895: Legislators Give Tobacco Lobbyists Control Over Counties
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 2251 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...This provision would block (preempt) county governments in Hawaii from passing their own laws to reduce tobacco use, including measures addressing the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products and menthol cigarettes that attract kids....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Retroactive Internet Sales Tax--DoTax Chickens Out
By Selected News Articles @ 5:38 PM :: 580 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...“To avoid any constitutional concerns, the department will not retroactively administer Act 41....” 

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Work together to implement Janus decision
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:07 PM :: 459 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

Government employee unions around the country are grappling with the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:33 AM :: 688 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is releasing a new report that outlines how policymakers could resolve Hawaii’s financially dangerous public pension crisis....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Caldwell Proposes Reducing Regulatory Burden on Transportation Providers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 AM :: 304 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...“Instead of putting more restrictions on ride-hailing customers, Hawaii should explore ways to relieve taxi drivers of over-burdensome regulations,” Akina said....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Corporate Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 2:42 AM :: 274 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii 44th at 0.8%....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
City Terminates Watts Constructors’ Right to Work on Joint Traffic Management Center
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 659 Views :: Honolulu County

...because of its failure to remedy numerous material defaults under the construction contract with the city....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
The FCC is changing up the country’s emergency alert system to prevent another Hawaii incident
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 281 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Action Supports More Effective Local Emergency Alert Tests and PSAs, Addresses False Alerts, and Seeks to Improve Wireless Alerts....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Letters being mailed to 44,000 impacted by storage crash of driver licensing documents
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 385 Views :: Honolulu County

...On September 15, 2017, a server containing multiple disks managed by Marquis ID Systems (MIDS) for the State of Hawai‘i’s drivers’ licensing programs had a multiple hard disk crash....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
CNBC: America's Top States for Business -- Hawaii 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 AM :: 367 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...We score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Hawaii Highest Energy Costs--Lowest Consumption
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 362 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2018’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Department of Health begins implementation of new medicated cannabis amendments
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 604 Views :: Tourism, Drugs

...More THC, Vaping, and lots of Weed for Kids, Tourists, and out-of-state students....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Are You Guilty of These?
By Video @ 6:19 PM :: 464 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Some Wonʻt Bother To Vote & Instead Say One Of These Three Things....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Vote Sam King: Support Forensic Audit of OHA
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 338 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...I don't see it hurting the beneficiaries at all, except for those beneficiaries stealing money from OHA...."

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Senate Votes 72-27: Former AG Mark Bennett Confirmed to 9th Circuit Court
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 395 Views :: Judiciary

...Mark will put his skills and experience to good use on the bench as a fair and impartial judge, beholden to nothing but the law and the Constitution....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Keli'i Akina Endorses Sam King for OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:57 PM :: 288 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...Keli'i believes Sam is the candidate who will unite Hawaiians and reform OHA....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Ige Vetoes Eight -- Allows Law Enforcement Standards Board to Become Law
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 518 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Police, Taxes

...Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers that he is vetoing eight out of 11 bills on his Intent to Veto list....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
GEMS for Insiders: Polynesian Cultural Center First to Take Advantage of On-Bill Financing
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 896 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...PCC will finance systems totaling 413 kilowatts (kw), with flexibility to install additional systems and features. The agreement marks the first commercial on-bill financing project in Hawaii using the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority's recently launched Green Energy Money $aver (GEM$)On-Bill program....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
KIUC Paying $3.2 Million to Co-op Members
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 296 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...“We had excellent financial results in 2017, which allows us to exercise one of the fundamental benefits of being a not-for-profit cooperative that is owned by the members it serves,” stated Allan Smith, Chairman of the KIUC Board of Directors....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Hawaii--The most expensive place to live in America
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 892 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Out-of-control living expenses in some of these places....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Best Cities to Drive in—Honolulu Scores 86th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 328 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...driving is often a major hassle and expense....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Kau Charter School Shuttered Amid Criminal Investigation
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 640 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics

...Big Island police have subpoenaed all of the school’s computers, financial records and student records....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Popular science news website promotes pesticide conspiracy theory
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 AM :: 513 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

...Was the "secret cocktail" being sprayed from black helicopters?....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Honolulu's Sidewalk Obstruction Prohibition Goes Island-Wide
By Robert Thomas @ 1:17 AM :: 479 Views :: Homelessness

...city lawyers have taken great pains to craft the bills with language that works around areas that federal courts have found unacceptable....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Ige Signs Firearms Bills Including Bump Stock Ban
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 444 Views :: Second Amendment

...Act 157 prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer and possession of bump fire stocks, multi-burst trigger activators, and trigger cranks....

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Monday, July 09, 2018
Tech Debacle: Hawaii v Ciber Stays in State Courts, Guaranteeing Big Money Payoff
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 421 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the State defeated a recent attempt by Ciber’s insurers to move the lawsuit out of state....

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Monday, July 09, 2018
Ala Moana Park EIS Released for Public Comment
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 612 Views :: Honolulu County

...Revised improvement plans highlighted in Ala Moana Regional Park Draft EIS....

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Monday, July 09, 2018
VIDEO: Make Hawaii Affordable Again
By Brett Kulbis @ 1:58 PM :: 450 Views :: Republican Party, Cost of Living

...imposing heavy taxes, creating massive bureaucracies and lavish government programs....

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Sunday, July 08, 2018
Hawaii 11th Most Efficient Education System--When Cost of Living Taken into Account
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 830 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Education narrative favoring wealthier, whiter states was just proven wrong....

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Sunday, July 08, 2018
If You Don’t Rock the Boat, How Do You Change Its Direction?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 644 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...When many of us in Hawaii grew up, we were taught to go with the flow....

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Saturday, July 07, 2018
Hawaii's First Hemp Growers Licensed
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 486 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, Drugs

...industrial hemp refers to cannabis plants with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration at or below 0.3 percent....

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