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Monday, April 23, 2018
Realtors: Hawaii Most Un-affordable Housing in USA
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 11 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...According to March data, the state with the lowest Affordability Score was Hawaii (0.52)....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
SB2609 -- "The most unethical bill of the Session"
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 98 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

...SB 2609 will allow the redaction of all financial interest amounts on public financial disclosure statements of volunteer members of certain state boards, commissions, and agencies....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
HSTA: Our Slush Fund is on the Ballot Nov 6
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 88 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...The Senate’s 23 to one vote in favor of the Constitutional Amendment proposal comes after members of the State House unanimously approved the bill April 10....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
On Holiest Day, Hawaiian Electric Renews Pledge of Obedience to Eco Religion
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 267 Views :: Energy, Environment

...this can only mean one thing--more rate hikes coming....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Green Energy Plan: $2.3B Tax and Rate Hike to Send Even More Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 423 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Over the past 15 years, the people of Hawaii have paid 260% more for electricity than the US average, while gasoline prices consistently hover close to $1-per-gallon higher.  (But we can go even higher)....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
House-Senate Conference Committee Finalizes Budget Negotiations
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 693 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

...this budget provides $15 million to fund homeless services, $3 million more than requested by the Governor....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Hawaii 56% Religious
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 325 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Religion

...and 44% non-religious, 8th-least religious in USA....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Resolution: Will Democratic Convention Endorse Call to Stop Rail at Middle Street?
By News Release @ 12:50 PM :: 416 Views :: Democratic Party, Rail

...rail, during its 20 hours of daily operation, will use more energy per passenger-mile than is used today by one person in a gas-combustion automobile....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
DHHL Commissioners Appointed, Re-Appointed
By News Release @ 12:26 PM :: 213 Views :: DHHL

...Randy Awo, David Kaapu, Zachary Helm....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Hawaii House Passes Trigger Modification Ban
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 248 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Bill 2046 would make it a crime to manufacture, import, sell, gift, lend, or possess certain trigger modification....

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Sam King Announces OHA Candidacy
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 633 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...“Let’s unite and return OHA to its true mission,” says King on announcing his candidacy....

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Elections: 281 Candidates Pull Papers
By News Release @ 7:59 PM :: 8653 Views :: Office of Elections

...Candidate filing for the 2018 Elections runs from February 1, 2018 through June 5, 2018. ...

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Friday, April 20, 2018
DoE: Social Studies Standards open for public review through April
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 243 Views :: Education K-12

...Office of Curriculum seeking broad input from educators and the public on the draft Secondary (grades 6-12) Social Studies Standards through April 30, 2018.... 

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Former Maui Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Theft Under Color of Law and Witness Tampering
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 414 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...The driver, who was alone in the car, used crutches to stand when he got out of the vehicle and spoke limited English....

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Bunch of Zeroes: Conservative Rankings of Hawaii Congressional Delegation
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 390 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics

...Analysis Reveals Hawaii Federal Lawmakers’ Extreme Liberal Voting Records....

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Boom Over? Hawaii Construction Employment Drops
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 342 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Hawaii lost 1.9 percent of construction jobs between February and March....

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Legislators Vote $125M for Kauai, Oahu Flooding Relief
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 477 Views :: Kauai County, Military

...The funds will be allotted to the State Department of Defense for disaster relief this fiscal year for the repairs and will lapse at the end of the next fiscal year....

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Louise Pagotto recommended to be next Kapiolani Community College chancellor
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 2480 Views :: Higher Education

...The effective date of the appointment is June 8, 2018....

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Cleanest Air: Hawaii Joins Oil Rich Wyoming--'Green' California Remains Filthy and Disgusting
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 486 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii, and oil rich Wyoming and N Dakota are among the cleanest--8 of the 10 most ozone polluted cities are in 'green' California ....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
LEAD: Police to Refer Homeless Offenders to Treatment
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 444 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...The pilot is funded by the Hawai‘i Department of Health — Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division and involves a partnership between more than 30 community organizations....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Hemp Pilot Program Begins Accepting Grower License Applications
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 393 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...HDOA worked with federal and state drug enforcement agencies to successfully import the hemp seed varietal, Yuma, from China....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Ige Selects Troy Hashimoto for Souki Seat
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 1183 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011 ....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
April 24: Caldwell to Announce Plan to Increase traffic jams near UH campus
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 534 Views :: Honolulu County

...The meeting will be held at the Washington Middle School Cafeteria, 1633 S. King Street, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Most Ethics-Related Bills Dead for Session
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 307 Views :: Ethics

...Update on ethics-related legislation from Hawaii State Ethics Commission agenda....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Kauai Flooding: Dozens Evacuated from Hanalei by Helicopter
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 328 Views :: Kauai County, Military

...Hawai‘i National Guard has deployed two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, two CH-47 Chinooks, eight Zodiacs and more than 45 soldiers and airmen to support rescue efforts....

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Monday, April 16, 2018
Attorney General Suzuki Names Deputy, Assistant
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 335 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Dana O. Viola as the First Deputy Attorney General and James W. Walther as the Special Assistant to the Attorney General....

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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Opioids and Assisted Suicide
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 340 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...It would have been nice to see this kind of concern on "medication" intended to kill.... 

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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Ray L’Heureux Launches Republican Campaign for Governor
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 1030 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...Pledges to Bring Trust and Confidence back to Government with sound servant leadership....

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Saturday, April 14, 2018
State Supreme Court to Hear Molokai Ranch Water Case
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 501 Views :: DHHL, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

...Joint statement by DHHL and OHA on 1993 water use permit....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
JSC Seeks Nominees for Appeals Court, First Circuit
By News Release @ 6:08 PM :: 293 Views :: Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancies in the State of Hawaii....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
GAO: Hawaii-Pacific Vets Wait 75 Days to Receive VA Care
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 1219 Views :: Health Care, Military

...veterans experienced delays related to the processing of their enrollment applications, contacting them to schedule appointments, and completing comprehensive mental health evaluations....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
City Hires Private Security Guards to Protect Parks Overnight
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 613 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...parks were selected for this pilot project as many are in close proximity to another park, providing for a good test comparison of effectiveness....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
TMT Board Postpones Decision on Telescope Site
By News Release @ 11:36 AM :: 529 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The permit application process in the Canary Islands, in La Palma, continues. The environmental impact assessment of the project has been submitted to the competent authorities and, once the document is accepted, construction permits and other authorizations will be requested....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Hawaii County seeks applicants for Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 655 Views :: Hawaii County

...The following vacancies need to be filled....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
UH System--Legislative Session Update
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 293 Views :: Higher Education

...the university will be watching conference meetings to see how they fare as agreements are made....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Honolulu World's Best City Sanitation?
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 462 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu tops the City Sanitation ranking, followed by Helsinki and Ottawa in joint second, whereas Dhaka (230) and Port au Prince (231) fill the bottom places....

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Caldwell Ordered to Repay Military Personnel After Illegally Seizing Their Cars
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 884 Views :: Ethics, Military

...and the establishment of a $150,000 settlement fund for other affected servicemembers, who may be eligible to receive compensation....

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Kauai County Sues Opioid Manufacturers
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 485 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, Drugs

...litigation against manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of opioid pain medications who have irresponsibly spread this terrible epidemic....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
AMA: Hawaii Has Longest Life Expectancy
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 420 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...In 2016, Hawaii had the highest life expectancy at birth (81.3 years) and Mississippi had the lowest (74.7 years), a 6.6-year difference....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
House Approves 61 Bills for Final Crossover
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 346 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...With two days left before the Second Crossover deadline more than 220 bills have crossed over from the House to the Senate....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
DBEDT: US average labor earnings higher than Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 407 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...and these figures are not adjusted for cost of living....

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
HTDC Report: After Billions in Tax Credits, Hawaii Tech Sector Still Minuscule
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 544 Views :: Small Business, Tax Credits

...After all the billions we gave them, HTDC's pet 'High Tech' tax credit recipents claim a paltry $61.27M in revenues for 2017....

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
NAEP Shows Multi-Year Decline in DoE Math Scores
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 401 Views

"...Math scores are often correlated to college and career readiness...."

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
DoE Touts Increased Enrollment in AP Classes
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 525 Views :: Education K-12

...College and Career Readiness Indicators Report released by Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education....

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections to be Cancelled?
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 852 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

'''Extends the terms of board members from two (2) years to four (4) years...."

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
HB2010 Would be 'Devastating' to Tourism Industry--HTA
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 1045 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

"...Misinformation is being circulated that attempts to downplay the devastating effects that HB2010 SD2 will have on HTA’s tourism marketing...."

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Monday, April 09, 2018
EA Debunks Hysteria: Aquarium Fishery has 'No Significant Impact'
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 613 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...maybe now attention can be focused on more important issues such as the recent spate of deaths caused by snorkel rentals....

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Monday, April 09, 2018
HSTA Bosses Reelected without Opposition
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 414 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HSTA State Leadership Team to Serve through 2021....

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Monday, April 09, 2018
Hanabusa: Political Insiders are My Strength
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 865 Views :: Politicians

"...legislators are...in the best position to judge...."

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Friday, April 06, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 465 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...Bills that would have (1) established a task force to reduce suicides in Hawaii by 25% (HB2278 HD1), (2) designate September as Suicide Prevention Month (HB1703) and (3) create an application for smartphones designed to provide resources to Hawaii's youth (HB1704) all perished....

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