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Friday, March 22, 2019
Hawaii Sues Trump (again) Over Abortion (again)
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 236 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...Since its creation in 2009, the TPP Program has provided nearly $1 billion....

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Friday, March 22, 2019
​Hawaii PUC approves special rates for Al Gore's electric buses
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 200 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

... it is expected at least 130 electric buses will be added to fleets during the course of the pilot, including tour buses, school buses and public transit systems like TheBus on Oahu....

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Report: Hawaii Congressional Delegation Extremely Partisan, Except Gabbard
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 187 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...but none of them can keep up with American Samoa delegate....

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Disabled Inmates: Feds Reach Agreement with Hawaii DPS
By News Release @ 12:34 AM :: 183 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Justice Department Reaches Agreement With Hawaii Department of Public Safety to Ensure Equal Access to Its Programs for Inmates With Disabilities....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Buying a House? Need Money? Honolulu can help
By News Release @ 5:36 AM :: 254 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...Interest-free home down payment loans now available....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Grant Supports Drive to make UH, Chaminade, Kauai CC 100% Tobacco Free
By News Release @ 5:23 AM :: 199 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...support efforts to advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policies, including limiting the use of e-cigarettes....

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Monday, March 18, 2019
Senate Committee to Hear Anti-Gun Bills
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 481 Views :: Second Amendment

...the Hawaii state House Committee on Public Safety, Veteran and Military Affairs is hearing anti-gun bills SB 600, SB 621, and SB 1466....

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Monday, March 18, 2019
Innovation? Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 215 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Small Business

...Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth....

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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Honolulu Council Special Election Ballots to be Mailed March 21
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 566 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...Election Day Voting at Honolulu Hale only -- Saturday, April 13, 2019....

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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Legislative Preview: Week 9
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 263 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...This is our last opportunity to provide public testimony to the committees hearing the bills....

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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 17, 2019
By News Release @ 8:35 PM :: 381 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Lava Tube Dishonor goes to Hawaii County Civil Defense
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 637 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment

...that contributed to much of the inaccurate information reported worldwide about the lava flow....

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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Infested: Honolulu Ranks #2 for Termites
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 539 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Terminix Announces Its List of the Top 50 Most Termite-Infested Cities....

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Judge Allows OHA, UH to Scrap for Mauna Kea Money
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 448 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...OHA is pleased....

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Seeking Applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel – Second Circuit
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 285 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...The Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui, Molokai, and Lanai) is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for 2019 to 2020....

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 376 Views :: Environment, National News, Small Business, Obama

...The American Samoan Government and its people were barely consulted before these monuments were established or expanded. As a result, our local fishermen were barred from accessing the waters that Samoans have been visiting for over a millennium....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Road Usage Charge: HDoT Community Meetings on Latest Tax Hike Scheme
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 534 Views :: Taxes

...The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will hold 14 community meetings across the state to get public feedback on the concept of a road usage charge....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
557 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 512 Views :: Honolulu County

...balloting takes place online from Friday, April 26 through Friday, May 17....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 9, 2019
By News Release @ 2:04 PM :: 665 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Saturday, March 09, 2019
Legislation Introduced to Repeal Jones Act
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 551 Views :: Jones Act

...Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Open America’s Water Act of 2019 Thursday, a bill which would repeal the Jones Act and allow all qualified vessels to engage in domestic trade between U.S. ports....

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Saturday, March 09, 2019
DPP: Shortage of New Affordable Housing Triples
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 490 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...The share of low-income households experiencing severe housing cost burden continues to increase....

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Friday, March 08, 2019
FSM Election 2019 Certified Results
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 1019 Views :: National News, Ethics

...On March 5th, 2019 the citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) voted for their elected representatives in the Congress of the FSM....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Hawaii Infrastructure Receives D+ Grade from Civil Engineers
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 483 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The report includes an evaluation of the following categories: aviation (C-), bridges (C+), coastal areas (C-), dams (D), drinking water (D+), energy (C-), roads (D+), schools (D+), solid waste (C), storm water (D-) and wastewater (D+)....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Prosecutor Kaneshiro Take Leave of Absence on Deadline to Respond to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 718 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Kaneshiro's decision to take a "leave of absence" does not stop the Supreme Court proceedings regarding his law license....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
DoH Launches Marijuana Sales to Tourists
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 522 Views :: Tourism, Drugs

...Out-of-state minors can also apply if they (claim to) meet specific eligibility criteria....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
House Passes Election Changes, Ethics, Campaign Spending Reforms
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 530 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Representatives say bills also address money in politics, fight public corruption....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Crossover: Anti-Gun Bills Make it to the Other Side
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 566 Views :: Second Amendment

...Gun Control Bills Pass Chamber of Origin & Resolution Introduced to Redefine or Repeal the Second Amendment....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
DBEDT Projects Slower Economy, Rising Unemployment
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 519 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii economic growth well below U.S. average over the past 10 years....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Hawaii Sues Trump Over Abortion Sales Pitch
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 445 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Under the new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, providers in any clinic that receives Title X funding will be barred from referring a patient for an abortion ....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Crossover: House Sends 497 Bills to Senate
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 742 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...As the 2019 Legislative Session nears its crossover deadline this week, the House of Representatives has passed nearly 500 bills....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Technology Transformation: Priority Bills on the Move
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 390 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...important legislation relating to government data and information and technology strategy remain in play, with some bills already crossing over to the other house....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Suddenly Transsexual at 50--Former Dude Scores $95K from New Age Guru
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 888 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Labor, Religion

...transsexual wins $95K after being fired by Big Island New Age retreat center....

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Monday, March 04, 2019
City-Funded Survey Tries Out Excuses for Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 562 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Taxes

...Residents were presented with a list of eight potential projects and asked their level of support for each, even if it involved raising taxes or fees....

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Monday, March 04, 2019
Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 407 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Crossover is the deadline for bills to pass third reading in order to move (or “crossover”) to the other chamber....

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Saturday, March 02, 2019
HB210: House Republicans Unanimously Oppose Ranked-Choice Voting
By News Release @ 1:43 AM :: 766 Views :: Office of Elections

"If public officials can't understand it, how are supposed to expect our constituents to?"

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Friday, March 01, 2019
Honolulu Rents 12th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 626 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Zumper National Rent Report: March 2019....

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Friday, March 01, 2019
Hawaii tops nation for rise in pedestrian fatalities
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 528 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...pedestrian fatalities up 1800% in Hawaii....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Headed to Senate Floor
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 624 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Bills 600, 621, and 1466....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
January: More Tourists--Less Spending
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 444 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.62 billion in January 2019, a decrease of 3.8 percent compared to January 2018....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Poll: Gabbard at 0% in New Hampshire and Iowa
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 1293 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Tulsi Gabbard is polling below Pete Buttigieg and John Delaney in NH....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Oahu 12% More Homeless Refuse Shelter
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 714 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...the number of homeless in shelters is down 19%....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Feds Bust Labor Law Violators at Hawaii Malls
By News Release @ 10:29 PM :: 600 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Wage and Hour Division (WHD) focused on retail mall employers in Hawaii, recovered $698,120 in back wages and liquidated damages for 339 employees, and led WHD to assess $59,523 in civil penalties for child labor violations during Fiscal Year 2018....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Housing Instability and Crowding a Hardship for Hawaii Babies
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 695 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks among top half of all states for babies, according to a first-of-its kind report. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hawaiian Electric Claims 27% Renewable Despite Loss of Geothermal Plant
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 586 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...The 2018 consolidated renewable portfolio standard (RPS) remained the same percentage as it was in 2017, at 27 percent. The consolidated number would have been 29 percent had Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) produced at the same level as 2017....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hawaii Small Businesses Speak out Against Minimum Wage Hike
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 741 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii small-business association offers a better idea for State House to consider....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hawaii Tops U.S. in Wellbeing for Record 7th Time
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 494 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii residents reported the highest wellbeing in the U.S. in 2018, reaching the top spot for the seventh time since Gallup began tracking wellbeing in 2008....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Gallup: Trump Approval 26% in Hawaii—Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 803 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians, Republican Party

...In order to get to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, Trump would have to win all but one or two of the states in which his 2018 approval rating was between 41% and 49%....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
City unveils pedestrian safety measures
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 468 Views :: Honolulu County

...The seven-point package of common sense initiatives is being called “Look All Ways,” and is designed to increase the safety of pedestrians, drivers and cyclists....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
47 Years After Title IX Becomes Law--Kalani HS Finally Gets a Girls Locker Room
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 535 Views :: Education K-12

...Title IX became law in 1972....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Gallup: Hawaii 2nd-Most Liberal State
By News Release @ 2:37 AM :: 1012 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii is one of six states with more self-identified liberals than conservatives....

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