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Saturday, January 20, 2018
O‘ahu Bicycle Master Plan workshops
By News Release @ 1:56 AM :: 140 Views :: Honolulu County

...a series of community workshops to provide project information and gather community input....

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
House Republican Agenda: Lower Taxes, Charter Schools, Transparency
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 180 Views :: Republican Party

...The Minority Caucus released their bill package today highlighting bills and resolutions that will make Hawaii more affordable, accountable, and accessible....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Interior Announces $12.8 Million for Hawaii in 2018 Compact Impact Funding
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 159 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...The funding will be provided to the Department of Human Services ....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 228 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Bill 2046​ is similar to federal legislation proposed by anti-gun California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
FEC Complaint Filed Against Chin Campaign Manager
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 225 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...The family of the late congressman Takai, meanwhile, defended Beesley’s actions for the first time today....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Hawaii v. Trump attorney to speak at UH Manoa
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 299 Views :: Higher Education

...Classroom 2 at the UH William S. Richardson School of Law from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 18....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Full Text: House Republican Opening Day Remarks
By News Release @ 1:17 PM :: 206 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Rep Andria Tupola address Opening Day....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Opening Day: Kouchi Claims Senators will work for Public Good
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 259 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Kouchi also assured the Governor that all 25 State Senators are committed to working on legislation that provide the best results for the people of Hawai‘i....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Ward Introduces Bill Mandating 'Shelter-in-Place' Drills at Schools
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 379 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...“Hawaii's children must have safe haven at their schools in the event of a missile attack.”....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Bizarre News: Honolulu selected to join national What Works Cities initiative
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 664 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Joins 99 cities that are committed to making city government more effective using data and evidence....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State breaks ground for new Kapalama Container Terminal
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 257 Views :: Jones Act, OHA

...the largest capital improvement project in the history of Hawai‘i’s commercial harbor system....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Maui Recycling Center Shut Down Due to State Non-Payment
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 243 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...This closure is due to a delay in payments from the Department of Health. Once the back payments have been received, operations will resume as normal....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Full Text: Speaker Saiki Opening Day Remarks
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 207 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Supporting Hanabusa, Speaker Saiki said "Unfortunately, one need only look to the past weekend to see a glaring instance of the inability of government at various levels to manage major issues facing out state."....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Final presentation scheduled for Ala Moana Regional Park Master Plan
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 384 Views :: Honolulu County

...Monday, January 29, 2018, 6 p.m., at the McCoy Pavilion Auditorium....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State doubles fee for marine licenses
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 241 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes

... whether they’re full-time fishers or “weekend warriors” ....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Another Lawsuit: Chin Jumps on Net Neutrality Bandwagon
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 257 Views :: First Amendment, Politicians, Small Business

...Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin joined 22 state attorneys general today in filing a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s 'illegal'rollback of net neutrality....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Chin Letter: Weed Plus Banking Equals Campaign Contributions
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 313 Views :: Politicians, Small Business, Drugs

Attorney General Chin said, “Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to cannabis businesses....”

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Introducing GOP Hawaii's New Executive Director
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 363 Views :: Republican Party

...Hawaii Republicans hire an Executive Director....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tupola Tax Cut: Make EITC Refundable
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 286 Views :: Tax Credits

...“Let's Give Money Back”....

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
FCC: Hawaii did not have Reasonable Safeguards to Prevent False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 333 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...We also must ensure that corrections are issued immediately....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
38 Minute Delay--State EMA Got Permission from FEMA Before Retracting False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 1752 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Hawaii Emergency Management Agency statement on missile launch false alarm....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Permit Purgatory--Cost of Housing on the Rise
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 502 Views :: Republican Party, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawai'i has the longest average wait time for a building or construction permit - 17 months....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lack of Buyer forces Changes to Recycling Programs on Maui
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 415 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...You may have been hearing new terms like China’s Green Fence and The National Sword and wondered what they are and how they impact our community....

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Three Finalists named for student appointment to Board of Regents
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 424 Views :: Higher Education

...a list of candidates to Gov. David Ige to fill one student seat for a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2018, subject to confirmation by the state Senate....

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Study: Hawaii Most Expensive Electric Car Ownership in USA
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 1032 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The current average annual cost of driving a typical new gasoline vehicle in the United States is $1,117, with a maximum of $1,509 in Hawaii and a minimum of $993 in Alabama....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
HTA Maps: How Many TVRs in Your Neighborhood?
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 563 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Tourism

...Hawaii Visitor Accommodation Units Surpassed 80,000 Statewide in 2017....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
DCCA Releases Hawaii Insurance Premium Price Comparison Guide
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 562 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Insurance Division Releases Annual Premium Comparison Guides to Help Consumers Compare Insurance Premiums....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Real Traffic Relief: Westside Welcomes Fifth Lane
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 394 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...The addition of the fifth lane along the Wai’anae Coast has been long overdue....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Compact Impact Bill Reintroduced: Democrats Complaining About Cost of COFA Immigrants
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 527 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...to provide additional federal resources to Guam, Hawai’i, the CNMI, American Samoa, and other jurisdictions affected by migrants from the Freely Associated States....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Applicants Wanted For State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 438 Views :: Ethics

...The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. These terms on the Commission will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts Will Lower Hawaii Electric Bills
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 537 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...State and federal taxes are included in the base electric rate and with a lower federal tax, the tax rate imbedded in the bill will be reduced....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 637 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

..."A search of the world wide web reveals that no media source covered the event."....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
You’ve Got Fail: Investigation into Online Gun Sales Backfires on Brian Schatz
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 781 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Second Amendment

....a government investigation of online gun sales designed to determine “whether private sellers would knowingly sell a firearm to an individual prohibited from possessing one” determined that … no, actually, they would not....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Report: 48% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford basics
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 884 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...not high enough to afford a basic household budget that includes housing, child care, food, transportation and health care....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Hawaii Drivers License Design Change
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 475 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Star in a gold circle marking to appear on Hawaii State Driver’s Licenses or State Identification Cards issued on or after Jan. 16, 2018....

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Hawaii: Happiest Workers in America?
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 389 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Creativity was a big factor in job satisfaction — Video Game Producer, Film Director, Music Producer and Comedian were labelled as the happiest jobs in the country, along with Neurosurgeon....

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
HDoT Negativity: Ferry not Feasible
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 501 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Small Business

...that which has been done can no longer be done....

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Traffic & Pedestrian Fatalities Down for 2017
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 349 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...pedestrian fatalities dropped in every county and overall were reduced from 32 in 2016 to 14 in 2017....

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Hanabusa: Elect Me and I Will Build Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 986 Views :: Democratic Party, Homelessness, Politicians

...Hanabusa said social services (lots of meth) could be offered at designated homeless camping areas (if they have enough copper to trade)….

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Bizarre News: Hawaii State Hospital Obtains Re-accreditation
By News Release @ 1:01 AM :: 587 Views :: Health Care

"...for demonstrating ongoing compliance with performance standards to ensure safe, effective patient care...." (No kidding.  They really said this.)

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Monday, January 08, 2018
Bed Bugs: Honolulu Ranks 48th
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 574 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Tourism

...“They were virtually unheard of in the U.S. 10 years ago”....

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Monday, January 08, 2018
UH Releases Results of Campus Rape Survey
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 360 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

...Among the 6 percent of students who reported nonconsensual sexual contact, less than a third said the incidents occured on campus or at a university-associated property....

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Sunday, January 07, 2018
Chin to Campaign on the Job for 9 More Weeks
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 873 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

..will appoint committee of cronies to choose the most advantageous legal positions....

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Saturday, January 06, 2018
State Robotics Championships Jan. 13-14, 2018
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 1004 Views

...with more than 140 elementary, middle and high school teams from around the state competing for 25 qualification slots at the VEX World Championships....

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Saturday, January 06, 2018
​KIUC Nominating Committee Confirms Six Candidates
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 495 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...six candidates for its Board of Directors election on March 10, 2018....

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Friday, January 05, 2018
DLNR: West Hawaii Aquarium Fishing Permits Stopped Pending Environmental Review
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 635 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...applying a Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruling from last year to an existing DLNR rule....

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Friday, January 05, 2018
Atlas Van Lines: Hawaii #5 State for Outbound Moves
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 609 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... 59.8% of Hawaii moves are outbound ... 

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Thursday, January 04, 2018
DBEDT: 31% of Hawaii families can't cover basic needs
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 1080 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...this study defines economic self-sufficiency as the amount of money that individuals and families require to meet their basic needs without government and/or other subsidies....

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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Report: 3 Patients Responsible for 25% of Assaults at Mental Hospital
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 620 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Analysis of data revealed that just 10% of active patients (55 of 532) were responsible for all assaults on staff. In fact, more than one-fourth were attributable to 3 highly-assaultive patients.... 

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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Appoints Kenji Price As Interim United States Attorney for Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:16 AM :: 850 Views :: Law Enforcement

“Kenji Price is a former Army Ranger with two Bronze stars, and a former federal prosecutor who worked organized crime, public corruption, and international drug trafficking cases—including against the Sinaloa Cartel,” said Attorney General Sessions.

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