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Monday, December 10, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards -- 34 Vacancies
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 179 Views :: Honolulu County

... to volunteer contact your local neighborhood board ....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Auwahi Wind Farm Requests Approval to Kill 140 Hoary Bats
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 311 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...The requested total bat take is 140 bats (119 in addition to the 21 authorized).... 

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Friday, December 07, 2018
Census Releases 5 Year Study of Hawaii Households
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 374 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 6, 2018....

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Friday, December 07, 2018
FHA Baseline Limit for Hawaii Homebuyers Increases
By News Release @ 2:11 AM :: 253 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the baseline loan limit will be $726,525 for one-unit properties....

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Thursday, December 06, 2018
Title IX Lawsuit: ACLU Sues over Lack of Female Athletic Facilities at DoE Schools
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 1874 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...14 DOE high schools “do not have separate athletic locker facilities for girls, even when boys in those same schools do have such access.” ....

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Attempting To Provide Material Support to ISIS
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 258 Views :: Military

...He spoke approvingly and in detail about committing specific acts of violence against others, including by attacking large public gatherings, such as the Honolulu Christmas Parade, and a parade at Schofield Barracks.... 

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Candidate registration period opens for 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 383 Views :: Honolulu County

...Monday, December 3 through Friday, February 15, 2019....

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
House Announces Committee and Leadership Roster
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 395 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Leadership and the committee assignments for the Thirtieth Legislature (2019-2020)....

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
How George H W Bush Stopped the Bombing of Kahoolawe
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 872 Views :: Hawaii History, Military, Politicians, Republican Party

...I asked him to use his influence to reverse the policy initiated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt allowing Kaho'olawe to be used for bombing practice....

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Republican Responses to Ige Inaugural Speech
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 622 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...Ige is so desperate to change the subject from his abysmal record in office that he feels compelled to attack President Trump’s lawful and appropriate defense of our borders....

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Monday, December 03, 2018
Full Text: Ige Inaugural Speech
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 296 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...often easier said than done....

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Monday, December 03, 2018
UH: Record-setting Native Hawaiian, Filipino and overall 4-year UH Mānoa graduation rates
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 286 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...From 2010 to 2018, the four-year graduation rates for first-time freshmen increased from 10.3% to 32.3% for Native Hawaiian students, and from 13.8% to 37.7% for Filipino students....

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Monday, December 03, 2018
WOTUS: Supreme Court Asks US Solicitor General to Weigh in on Maui Injection Wells
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 480 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...In its petition for certiorari, Maui calls the 9th Circuit Court ruling a “radical expansion of point source permitting,” poised to carry massive liability for Maui and its taxpayers....

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Monday, December 03, 2018
JSC Seeks Nominees for First Circuit Court--Two Vacancies
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 396 Views :: Judiciary

...The Commission invites anyone who meets the constitutional requirements and is interested in the position to apply....

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Saturday, December 01, 2018
Honolulu Ethics: Legal to Campaign on County Time?
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 377 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...a concern was filed with the Ethics Commission alleging that the Department Head’s intranet video message was a misuse of city resources for political purposes....

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Saturday, December 01, 2018
Ige Extends Lava Emergency for 5th Time
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 311 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...This proclamation also provides additional time for Puna Geothermal Venture to re-establish, or begin to re-establish, the regulatory framework under which it is required to operate....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Potential Criminal Prosecution: Hu Honua Violates Water Pollution Laws
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 555 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...potential civil penalties of up to $25,000 per day per violation and potential criminal prosecution....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Stream Flow Ruling Cuts off Lahaina Water Supply
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 355 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development

...the County intends to develop a new groundwater source within five years, or sooner, which will eventually provide for the full instream flow standard....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Wanna Buy a House on Maui? County has $30K to Give You
By News Release @ 2:14 PM :: 472 Views :: Maui County, Cost of Living

...Public Encouraged to Apply for the County's First-Time Buyer's Program....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
House and Senate Republicans Meet to Plan 2019 Agenda
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 366 Views :: Republican Party

..."It's high-time that Republicans set a bold agenda for the public to judge," said Representative Ward....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
​OHA offering $7 million for community grants
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 376 Views :: OHA

...the opening of the application period for its Community Grants Program, which will make available $7 million....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Visitor Arrivals Jump 4.4% for October--Spending Drops
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 310 Views :: Tourism

...The average daily census (i.e. number of visitors on any given day) in October was 210,960, up 1.8 percent compared to a year ago....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
$3.56M Tourism Industry Payoffs to Community Groups Statewide
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 342 Views :: Tourism

...$3.56 Million to Support 130 Hawaiian Culture, Natural Resources and Community Programs....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
To ‘Change Society’ -- Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 779 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Any carbon-pricing mechanism should be “adequate to change behavior.”  The commission had considered asking that it be “practical” as well, but Sen. Karl Rhoads convinced the members that was a bad idea….

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Caldwell Allows 60-Day Permitting Bill to Become Law Without Signature
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 593 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Small Business

...However, Bill 64 requires certain mandates that residents and contractors should be aware of....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
DBEDT: International Students Contribute $498M to Economy
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 439 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...direct spending by foreign students in Hawaii was $241.5 million for the calendar year 2017.  This estimate includes the total living expenses and institutional tuition and fees....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Ige-Green Administration is Hiring
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 662 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...In addition, the state is searching for individuals to serve on a variety of boards and commissions....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Sen 19 Loser Lopresti Claims Golojuch Altered Ballots--Demands Recount
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 792 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

"...Michele Golojuch and her entire immediate family...leading a public misinformation campaign to conduct a character assassination against me for months...filing a bizarre and recklessly fabricated slanderous complaint against me trying to remove me from the Democratic Party...." -- Matt LoPresti

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Inspector General Releases False Missile Alert Report
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 498 Views :: Military

...From Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Council Resolution: Ban Cars, Buses from Waikiki by 2030
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 943 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tourism

... The Public Works, Infrastructure & Sustainability Committee will publicly discuss its Draft 1 of Resolution 18-221 [1] in the City Council Committee Meeting Room, on the 2nd floor of Honolulu Hale, at 1:00 pm Weds ....

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Saturday, November 24, 2018
Lloyd’s of London Throws in the Towel on Lava Exclusion
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 1518 Views :: Hawaii County

...Volcano Lawsuits Force Abrupt Change; Payouts in the Tens of Millions to Victims....

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Friday, November 23, 2018
The Jones Act: Charting a New Course after a Century of Failure
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 773 Views :: Jones Act

....Cato Institute Conference featuring Keli'i Akina and Michael Hansen from Hawaii....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Honolulu Tax Evader a Big Deal in Guam, Micronesia
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 966 Views :: National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Taxes

...Businessman convicted of tax fraud has Guam, Micronesia deals....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
State economic growth downgraded
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 448 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii’s economic growth downward to 1 percent for 2018 from 1.5 percent....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
UH: Convicted Felon Paid to Get Other Convicts Released
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 1203 Views :: Higher Education, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Why would any court trust 'exculpatory' evidence submitted by a convicted felon?....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
​Medicaid waivers allowed for inpatient psychiatric treatment
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 541 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...a milestone for our efforts to reduce the preventable tragedies caused by the lack of inpatient treatment....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Hawaii AG Demands More Focus on Trannies
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 440 Views :: National News

...Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki joined a coalition of 20 state attorneys general urging the Trump Administration to abandon efforts to adopt a definition of “sex” that would exclude transgender and gender nonconforming individuals....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
DoE Announces New Scheme to Extract CIP Money from Legislature
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 548 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE is redesigning its facilities maintenance program to align the Department’s strategic focus....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Wind Farm: Hearing to Consider Plan to Kill More Bats, Petrels
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 690 Views :: Energy, Environment

...The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) hearing will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday November 29, 2018 at Kaʻala Elementary School, 130 California Avenue in Wahiawa....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Women's March Founder: "Anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment, and hateful, racist rhetoric part of the platform"
By News Release @ 4:30 PM :: 769 Views :: Democratic Party, Religion

... Teresa Shook Demands Resignation of Muslim-Aligned Co-Chairs ....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
UH 'Scientists' Assemble Cavalcade of 467 Global Warming Hysterias
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 787 Views :: Environment

... warming, drought, heatwaves, wildfires, precipitation, floods, storms, sea level rise and changes in land cover and ocean chemistry.... (and lions, tigers, and bears)

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Monday, November 19, 2018
HRA Backs Hawaii Concealed Carry Lawsuit
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 690 Views :: Second Amendment

...HRS 134-9 has been used to effectively block our citizens’ Second Amendment rights....

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Monday, November 19, 2018
Hawaii Grade C for Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Laws
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 593 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii is among only seven states retaining an outdated standard requiring that harm to self or others be imminent for a person to qualify for inpatient commitment....

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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 18, 2018
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 602 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...weekly update from GovTrack.us ....

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Full Bilingual Hawaiian-English Bible Published
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 813 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

...the first full bilingual Hawaiian-English Bible with modern diacritical markings....

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
City to Feds: OK We've Done What You Told Us To
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 537 Views :: Rail

...Joint letter sent to FTA as city and HART meet all deadlines for rail project....

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
State Legislature Hiring for Upcoming Session
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 542 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...30th Legislature - Session Employment Opportunities....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
HR5025: Protect Fishermen from Enviro Fines
By News Release @ 10:57 PM :: 462 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s bill (H.R. 5025) to put sensible time limits on any government fines and penalties for fishing vessels was marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Bum Patrol: City Launches 24/7 Security Project for Nine Parks
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 739 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...This pilot project involves two uniformed guards regularly patrolling the above mentioned parks, using a marked vehicle as their transport. These guards do not have citation powers, but are trained to mitigate confrontational situations and coordinate with the Honolulu Police Department should further enforcement be necessary....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
GE Tax Receipts Down 0.7%
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 491 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...but income tax is up 12.4% and TAT is up 16.7%....

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