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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Honolulu 2nd-Skinniest City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:52 AM :: 349 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 18 key indicators of weight-related problems....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Hawaii AG: Gay Weddings are Mandatory
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 AM :: 534 Views :: First Amendment

...against a Minnesota couple who claim they should not be forced to make wedding videos for gay couples....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Community Well-Being: Honolulu Ranks 18th
By Selected News Articles @ 8:25 PM :: 342 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...186 communities ranked based on their Well-Being Index scores....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Adjusted for Cost of Living, Hawaii Taxes Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:30 PM :: 545 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...$8,277 -- Annual Hawaii State & Local Taxes on Median State Household....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
White House studies permanent Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 AM :: 489 Views :: Jones Act

...One issue the group is grappling with is how to justify a waiver for Puerto Rico while keeping Jones Act requirements for other US ports, such as Hawaii....

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Monday, March 12, 2018
The last time Congress created a new state
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 498 Views :: Hawaii History

...On March 19, 1959, Congress approved Hawaii for admission to the union as the 50th state....

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Gun Control Rallies: How Today’s students have been Brainwashed to prepare for this moment their whole lives
By Selected News Articles @ 10:35 PM :: 3325 Views :: Education K-12, Second Amendment

...Their educational experiences have been shaped by concepts like collaborative work, project-based learning, real-world scenarios, finding innovative solutions, and the underlying mantra that they can save the world....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Akana: Some OHA LLCs Created Secretly
By Selected News Articles @ 11:23 PM :: 761 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Three of them were secretly created by two former Trustees and the former Administrator without Board approval....

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Schatz: Farrakhan Unacceptable in Progressive Coalition
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 PM :: 706 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Religion

...“This is unacceptable in a progressive coalition or any political coalition. Antisemitism has no place in American society. We must reject this, left right and center,” Schatz wrote on Twitter....

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Hawaii Planned Parenthood Cuts Ties With Women’s March Co-Chair in Wake of Farrakhan Controversy
By Selected News Articles @ 5:41 PM :: 1017 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Life, Religion

...Mallory received backlash for attending Farrakhan's annual Saviours' Day address, an event where the Nation of Islam leader attacked "that Satanic Jew," called Jews "the mother and father of apartheid," and proclaimed that "when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door...."

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
CIA Warns of Extensive Chinese Operation to Infiltrate American Universities
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 604 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Military

...Chinese Communist 'Confucius Institute' a Threat to Academic Freedom at UH Manoa....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Hawaii Law 2nd Most Favorable to Renters
By Selected News Articles @ 1:21 PM :: 633 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...We focused on 10 common aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship, which include security deposits, rent increases, the warranty of habitability and eviction notices....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Recession Made Renters Majority in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 466 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the proportion of renters in Honolulu rose from 44.6% in 2006 to 56.1% in 2016 ....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
UH Reveals Clinton visit to Maunakea Telescopes
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 AM :: 1101 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton traveled to the summit of Maunakea in early January 2018....

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Monday, March 05, 2018
2018’s Best & Worst States for Women -- Hawaii 7th
By Selected News Articles @ 10:30 PM :: 467 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...the 50 states and the District of Columbia compared across 23 key indicators of living standards for women....

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Monday, March 05, 2018
Effort to Digitize Records Stopped Cold by Outdated State Computers--But Still Cuts Wait Time for Workers’ Comp Hearings in Half
By Selected News Articles @ 5:58 PM :: 680 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...Thousands of files have been digitized at the state’s disability compensation program. However, they need hardware with capacity for more storage to continue progress....

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Saturday, March 03, 2018
Hawaii DoE Organizing Students to Walk out March 14
By Selected News Articles @ 5:24 PM :: 1412 Views :: Education K-12, Second Amendment

...The state Department of Education is instructing schools statewide to create a “designated walkout area” for students...to participate in upcoming protests against gun violence, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said in a Friday letter to parents....

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Friday, March 02, 2018
Aiea Tops Hawaii Towns Ranked by Money Management Skill
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 PM :: 759 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Nine towns in Hawaii rank in lowest quintile....

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Friday, March 02, 2018
If Game Makers Don’t Address Loot Crates, Lawmakers Will
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 PM :: 530 Views :: Gambling, Hawaii State Government

...The ESRB’s decision to label video games with paid add-ons essentially does nothing to address the complaint that loot boxes are akin to gambling....

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Thursday, March 01, 2018
Research Shows Russians Firmly Behind anti-GMO Activism
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 AM :: 818 Views :: GMOs

...Russian news organizations RT and Sputnik used the term GMO in more articles than HuffPost, Fox News, CNN, Breitbart and NBC combined....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Best States? Hawaii Ranks 17th
By Selected News Articles @ 12:59 PM :: 586 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii shines in one area of 'best states' ranking....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Oregon Legislature Passes Bill to Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death
By Selected News Articles @ 5:20 AM :: 792 Views :: Health Care, Life

...House Bill 4135 passed the Oregon Senate 17-12. While the stated intent of the bill’s authors was to update the advance directive, it also paves the way for healthcare representatives to remove access to food and water for vulnerable Oregonians with dementia and Alzheimer’s....

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
2018 Property Taxes Ranked by State
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 PM :: 711 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value -- $1,459 (33rd–highest)....

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Monday, February 26, 2018
Supreme Court Justices Excoriate Union Lawyers Defending Forced Dues
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 981 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...The immense political influence of public sector unions appeared imperiled Monday, as several justices of the U.S. Supreme Court grilled labor lawyers over the constitutionality of mandatory union dues....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Trump v Hawaii: More Challengers Seek to Join Case
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 755 Views :: National News, First Amendment

...Supreme Court to hear Trump v Hawaii April 25, 2018....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Pandering to Dem Base with Fake Issue: Hawaii Sues FCC over Net Neutrality
By Selected News Articles @ 1:21 PM :: 723 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...politicians striking a fashionable pose against corporations and business, fearmongering by special interest groups with an agenda....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Hawaii Bill Banning Plastic Straws Based on Research by a 9-Year-Old
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 AM :: 1905 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the oft-cited, debate-driving statistic that Americans use 500 million plastic straws a day is the product of a 9-year-old's guesstimations....

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Best Cities for Public Transit: Honolulu Makes Top Ten
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 AM :: 732 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

...More than 69 million passengers in Honolulu ride TheBus annually....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Study: Hawaii Residents Deepest in Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 471 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Residents of Hawaii spend, on average, 36.2% of their monthly paychecks on credit card, student loan, and housing payments—the highest percentage in the nation....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Most Sinful States? Hawaii Ranks 35th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 457 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Some states are more well-behaved than others....

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Hawaii GE Tax Takes $8,360 from Family of Four
By Selected News Articles @ 2:03 PM :: 1174 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii General sales tax collections per capita: $2,090 (the highest in USA)....

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
NATO Loophole: Attack On Hawaii Not Covered By Treaty
By Selected News Articles @ 8:59 AM :: 971 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...Hawaii is in the North Pacific, not the North Atlantic....

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Monday, February 19, 2018
Experts: Universities Need to be Transparent About Money Received from Confucius Institutes
By Selected News Articles @ 3:56 PM :: 859 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Mounting concerns Confucius Institutes limit discussion on issues sensitive to Chinese government....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Emails: How PACOM grappled with false missile alert
By Selected News Articles @ 3:56 PM :: 1149 Views :: Military

...The emails were sent in succession after thousands of people received a text-message warning Jan. 13 that prompted hysteria in parts of Hawaii....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
UH Maui Activists Tear Down US, Hawaii Flags
By Selected News Articles @ 1:07 AM :: 1084 Views :: Maui County, Higher Education, OHA

“...Our identity has been erased, beaten, battered and thrown to the side....”

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
ERS Fires Investment Officer After Losses on VIX Puts
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 1213 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Chattergy told WSJ Hawaii will continue to sell these put contracts, convinced the income will offset market turbulence....

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Brian Schatz Fear of An Anglo America
By Selected News Articles @ 10:44 AM :: 1152 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...“Do you know anyone who says ‘Anglo-American heritage’ in a sentence?” asked Democratic Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz. “What could possibly be the purpose of saying that other than to pit Americans against each other?"....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
SB1279: Tax-Credit Scholarships for Special Needs Students
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 PM :: 687 Views :: Education K-12, Tax Credits

...Allows Qualifying Families To Pay For Tuition At Private And Parochial Schools....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
How Ethnically Diverse are Towns in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 AM :: 521 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...comparing more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key indicators of cultural diversity....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Honolulu 8th Healthiest City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 584 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...data set ranges from cost of doctor visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to fitness clubs per capita....

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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Truth in Accounting: Defense Department
By Selected News Articles @ 6:51 PM :: 534 Views :: Military

...the DoD Office of Inspector General has issued a disclaimer on the DoD’s own financial statements....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Electric Buses: Caldwell Helps Al Gore with Billion Dollar IPO
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 997 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Tax Credits

...Proterra hopes to hype these buses into a billion dollar IPO to pay off Proterra investor Al Gore....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
'Money Begins Disappearing' from Bikini Atoll Trust Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 1028 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...large sums being spent on things such as an airplane, two landing craft, an elaborate function in Hawaii, and cash payments to households on Ejit and Kili...."

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Sunday, February 04, 2018
9th Circuit Causing Surge In Illegal Immigration, ICE Chief Says
By Selected News Articles @ 12:23 PM :: 823 Views :: National News, Judiciary

...the court’s decisions have created a legal environment friendly to illegal aliens....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
Chin to Take Lt Gov Sinecure While Running for Congress
By Selected News Articles @ 10:45 AM :: 2366 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...First Deputy Attorney General Russell Suzuki has been appointed to serve as acting attorney general....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Dental Health--Hawaii Ranks 15th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 PM :: 543 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...25 key indicators of dental wellness....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Report: Hawaii is an Expensive Place to Get Married
By Selected News Articles @ 2:47 PM :: 836 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

...the cost only adds more stress, with the average couple shelling out over $35,000 for their big day....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Hawaii: Economic Impact of Immigration
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 PM :: 717 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...comparing the economic impact of foreign-born populations on the 50 states and the District of Columbia...

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Tulsi Gabbard, Donald Trump Team up to cut off aid to Muslim Pakistan
By Selected News Articles @ 5:35 PM :: 1261 Views :: Military, Politicians

...Calls for ending aid to Pakistan are growing on both sides of the aisle. In the House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii are preparing to introduce a similar bill....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
FCC: Employee Who Sent False Hawaii Nuke Alert Is ‘Refusing To Cooperate’
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 1228 Views :: Ethics, Military

...“it appears that the false alert was a result of two failures: First, simple human error. Second, the state did not have safeguards or process controls in place to prevent the human error from resulting in the transmission of a false alert.”....

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