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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Republican Unity: Kerns Storms Away Cursing
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 1316 Views :: Republican Party

...Hawaii Republicans launched their ticket's general election campaign Friday during a dinner also attended by gubernatorial running mates Andria Tupola and Marissa Kerns....

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Strive HI -- How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 361 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...click any school to see test results....

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Hawaii district court strikes down law targeting pro-life pregnancy centers
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 370 Views :: First Amendment, Life

...A federal district court struck down a Hawaii law forcing pregnancy centers and pro-life doctors to advertise for the abortion industry Thursday, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision affirming free speech in NIFLA v. Becerra....

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Hawaii Student Debt Averages $25,125
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 228 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...according to a report released today by The Institute for College Access & Success....

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Monday, September 17, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 16, 2018
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 361 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Weekly Update From GovTrack.org....

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Hawaii v Trump: House Judiciary Committee Moves to Ban Nationwide Injunctions
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 960 Views :: Judiciary

...The Committee marked up HR6730 Sept 13.  Next stop, House floor....

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Saturday, September 15, 2018
UH campuses climb in U.S. News and World Report ranking
By News Release @ 5:06 AM :: 514 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...UH West Oʻahu climbed two spots to number 5 in Top Public Colleges West....

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
AG Opinion: Hawaii Gun Laws Not as Restrictive as they Seem
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 1076 Views :: Second Amendment

...We advise that section 134-9, HRS, does not limit the issuance of unconcealed-carry licenses to individuals whose jobs entail protecting life and property....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Ethics Commission Outlines Charges Against OHA Trustee Rowena Akana
By News Release @ 10:46 PM :: 998 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...a formal contested case hearing on the Further Statement of Alleged Violation will be held before the Commission on Monday, October 22, 2018....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
July-Aug 2018: GE Tax Collections up 0.4%
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 295 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...For FY 2019, cumulative collections of the GET are up by 0.4% from last fiscal year....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Supreme Court: Applicants Sought for Grand Jury Counsel, Disciplinary Board, Bar Examiners
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 554 Views :: Judiciary

...Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancy on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court and Applicants Sought for Board of Bar Examiners....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on First Circuit Oahu Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 528 Views :: Judiciary

...The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Tropical Storm Olivia Moving Away from Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1565 Views

...ABOUT 110 MI SW OF HONOLULU -- PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW AT 20 MPH....

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Friday, September 07, 2018
Nov 6 Ballot: PAR Publishes Con Con Backgrounder
By News Release @ 12:51 AM :: 469 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...This year, on the November 6th ballot, you will have two questions asked of you....

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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Hawaii: Lowest Level of Food Insecurity in USA
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 648 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Estimated prevalence rates of food insecurity during this 3-year period ranged from 7.4 percent in Hawaii to 17.9 percent in New Mexico; estimated prevalence rates of very low food security ranged from 2.9 percent in Hawaii to 7.1 percent in Alabama and Louisiana....

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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Laws Written by 'Gut n Replace' Method
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 792 Views :: Ethics

...Watchdog Groups Use Sharp Knife of Litigation to Curb “Gut and Replace” Tactics, Restore Public Voice in Democracy....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
HSTA Rental Tax: Expedited Hearing for Counties Lawsuit
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 565 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Office of Elections, Taxes

...After amended complaints were filed, the state Office of Elections said the ballot will not have a title....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Climate Commission Grabs for Control of Waikiki
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 482 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Support legislation for disclosure for private property and public offerings located in areas with potential exposure to sea level rise....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
JSC Nominates Six for Appeals Court Vacancy
By News Release @ 10:25 PM :: 483 Views :: Judiciary

...The position has been vacant since Associate Judge Lisa M. Ginoza was elevated to the position of Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals in April 2018....

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
All UH campuses make top 10 most diverse lists
By News Release @ 3:48 AM :: 412 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Almanac diversity rankings....

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Monday, September 03, 2018
Oxfam: The Best and Worst States to Work in America
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 432 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii ranks #19 overall, #27 for wage policies, #16 for worker protection policies; and #1 for right to organize....

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Saturday, September 01, 2018
P3? HART Hosts Forum with International Experts
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 474 Views :: Rail

...public and private stakeholders involved in developing the Honolulu Rail Transit Project attended the event, as did a number of directors from the HART Board....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Profitable Non-Profit: For Years, State Employee Paid Twice to Supervise Himself
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 1616 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The Employee has been privately employed by the (profitable) Non-Profit for a number of years.... 

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Ethics: Lawyer Pays Off State Employees to Testify Against Their Own Investigation
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 933 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Employee A admitted that the testimony given was not based on a fair and thorough examination of the facts. Employee A’s testimony was offered to counter the recommendations given by Employee A’s own agency and bolster the client’s arguments in the underlying court proceeding....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Former Maui Police Department Officer Sentenced For Stealing Money And Conspiring To Bribe Witness
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 965 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...Former Maui police officer Anthony Maldonado stole $1,800 from a motorist because he thought the motorist was a drug dealer, had stolen drugs and money from drug dealers before, gave some of the drugs to his mistress and sold steroids to at least one other officer....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
State Visitor Count Up 5.2% for July--Big Island Down 12.7%
By News Release @ 1:37 AM :: 506 Views :: Tourism

...The island of Hawaii recorded decreases in visitor spending (-7.2% to $201.1 million) and arrivals (-12.7% to 153,906) compared to last year....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
DoE: 87% of Student Enrollment Growth Comes at Charter Schools
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 595 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 168,152 students (up 57 from last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,546 students (up 386 from last year)....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Hanalei: New Flooding Sets back Kuhio Hwy Repairs
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 4039 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

...Flooding August 27 and 28 inundated Kuhio Highway at Hanalei Bridge and between the Waikoko and Wainiha checkpoints....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Muslim Soldier Wanted to go "To Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki strip and start shooting"
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 3280 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military, Religion

...On July 8, 2017, Kang swore an oath of loyalty, known as “bayat,” to ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a ceremony conducted by the purported ISIS sheikh....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Tactical Urbanism: Caldwell Schemes to Eliminate Lanes, Jam Up Traffic Before Public Can Find Out
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 790 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...a free public lecture on Tactical Urbanism on Wednesday, September 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at SALT Kaka‘ako (the Barn, 691 Auahi Street)....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Monopoly: Par Pacific to Buy Second Hawaii Refinery
By News Release @ 9:16 PM :: 702 Views :: Energy

...Par intends to utilize the acquired assets for continued refining operations to supply fuel to IES, which will allow IES to fulfill certain utility fuel supply contracts in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
UH Manoa Pushing to Double Parking Rates--Uses Biki as Excuse
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 1232 Views :: Higher Education, Cost of Living

...The administration plans to take the rate increase to the UH Board of Regents (BOR) as soon as it can be scheduled....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Animal Quarantine Station Picked as Site for New Prison
By News Release @ 1:20 AM :: 562 Views :: Law Enforcement

...“The existing jail at Dillingham and Puʻuhale is severely overcrowded and in disrepair. Building a new correctional facility is one of my top priorities."....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
DoE to Impose Multi-Million Dollar Housing Tax Kalihi to Ala Moana Starting October 1
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1791 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes

...To date, HIDOE has collected a combined $4.7 million in school impact fees in Leeward Oahu, West Maui and Central Maui....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Register Now for Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 407 Views :: Education K-12

...LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas: Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, the Environment, and Technology through online quizzes and in-person competitions....

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Saturday, August 25, 2018
Coast Guard Reopens Honolulu Harbor
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 467 Views :: Jones Act

...Pasha Hawaii Resumes Cargo Operations After Receiving All Clear From U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Department of Transportation....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Lane: Ige Forms Joint Task Force with Military
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 467 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Ige’s formal request to appoint Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara was submitted on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 and approved by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis earlier today....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
OHA emergency funds distributed to lava flow victims
By News Release @ 8:17 PM :: 607 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA

...A second batch of checks from OHA’s natural disaster relief program released to 55 Native Hawaiian households in Puna....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Weakening Quickly, Lane Now a Tropical Storm
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 3417 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...ABOUT 145 MI SW OF HONOLULU HAWAII ... PRESENT MOVEMENT...W 7mph ....Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
DBEDT Slashes Hawaii economic growth projection from 1.9% to 1.5%
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 630 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii’s economic growth during the first quarter of 2018 was at 1 percent and the Honolulu consumer inflation was at 1.6 percent for the first half of 2018. Both numbers came out much lower than projected....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
New Rabies Quarantine Rules Announced
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 747 Views :: Agriculture, Tourism

...Revises Requirements for 5 Day or Less Program....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
With Daddy up on Drug Charges, Hawaii County Councilmember Suddenly Tries to Join 'Hawaiian Kingdom'
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 4472 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA, Politicians, Drugs

...Sovereignty flows from the will of the people.  The people's will is statehood.  So skip the rhetoric and scroll down to the bottom for the real story.  Or if your really want to have some fun, read all the explanatory comments I inserted in parenthesis. -- Editor....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
UH Tourism Logic: Too Many Visitors to Mauna Kea so We Close the Office on Sundays
By News Release @ 1:20 AM :: 891 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education

...The VIS has seen a significant increase in visitors since the May closure of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park due to the volcanic eruption.  The unexpected increase has placed a strain on resources....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
CATO: Hawaii 2nd-Least Free State in USA
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 951 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...It has among the strictest restrictions on residential building in the country....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Kauai: Illegal Alien Felon Gets 30 Months, Another Deportation
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 1332 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...at that time of his arrest in 2017, Salas-Cruz illegally possessed three firearms, including a 12 gauge shotgun and two pistols, and numerous rounds of ammunition....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Lehua Island: No New Rat Attacks Since 2017
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 624 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Lehua Island supports tens of thousands of seabirds of which a significant percentage of eggs, chicks, and adults were preyed upon by rats annually....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
HIEMA Gets New Executive Officer
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 542 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Luke P. Meyers, a Certified Emergency Manager who most recently served in a variety of posts in the Pacific Northwest, has joined the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) as Executive Officer....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Caldwell Announces New Plan to Eliminate Lanes, Jam Up Downtown Traffic Even More
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 1371 Views :: Honolulu County

...The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the YWCA Laniakea at 1040 Richards St....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is Sept. 7
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 722 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

...Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery. The lottery drawing will take place on Friday, September 21....

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Monday, August 20, 2018
Hawaii Community Colleges: How Does Your School Rank?
By News Release @ 12:27 PM :: 1192 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Kauai Community College ranks highest in Hawaii....

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