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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Honolulu: Lowest Starting Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:07 PM :: 612 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu and Pearl City tie with Juneau, AK as the cities with the lowest average starting salaries when adjusted for cost of living.... 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Hawaii: 2nd Highest Taxes on Pass-Through Businesses
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 PM :: 242 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii combined pass-through business income tax rate 43.7%, second only to California....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
JP Morgan Report Highlights Hawaii Pension Problems
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 334 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii was third behind Illinois and New Jersey for how much of its total revenue would be required to pay off its unfunded retirement liabilities over the next 30 years....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Lawyers for Hawaii Gun Carry Lawsuit File Supreme Court Brief in New York Case
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 AM :: 304 Views :: Second Amendment

...Those unfamiliar with the Hawaii case may wonder what it has to do with the New York action, and the answer to that is that the notoriously anti-gun Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals tied the two together....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Gabbard Defends Fringe Leaders’ Rights After Facebook Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 240 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

...Democratic Hawaii Rep. and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard criticized Facebook for banning fringe leaders during her appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast Monday....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Drug Use by State: Hawaii 2nd-Lowest
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 206 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...Hawaii has the 2nd-most treatment centers per drug user....

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Saturday, May 11, 2019
“Rap Back” or Rip-Off? Aloha State Gun Owners Sue for Disclosure of Information
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 708 Views :: Second Amendment

...In Hawaii, state law imposes a registration requirement on almost all firearms. Under a bill signed into law in June 2016, Hawaii became the first state to couple this registration requirement to the Rap Back service....

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
No, Honolulu’s beaches aren’t going to disappear in 20 years
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 1563 Views :: Environment

... Another climate lie bites the dust ....

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Best States for New College Grads--Hawaii 49th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 463 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

"...Years needed to afford down payment: 25.68...."

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Trump Reportedly Caves on Jones Act Waiver
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 701 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...members of Congress who spoke with President Trump emerged from the White House projecting supreme confidence that a Jones Act waiver is now effectively off the table....

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Monday, May 06, 2019
Want an Energy Revolution?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:44 PM :: 497 Views :: Energy

...It won’t come from renewables—which can never supply all the power we need—but from foundational scientific discoveries....

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Monday, May 06, 2019
Honolulu 5th-lowest Small Business Growth
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 356 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Honolulu is slightly ahead of Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio....

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
USD Finds 'Hawaiian Day' Legal
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 AM :: 542 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...The University of South Dakota determined that a student group naming its party “Hawaiian Day” did not violate the school’s policy....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Worst State for Nurses
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 599 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2019’s Best & Worst States for Nurses....

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Monday, April 29, 2019
ERS Invested Millions With Alleged Fraudster
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 AM :: 1207 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...As of Sept. 30, Hawaii has paid $36.4 million to Abraaj Global Growth Markets Fund....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Poll: Ige Among Most Unpopular Governors, Again
By Selected News Articles @ 6:49 PM :: 715 Views :: Politicians

... Approve 47% – Disapprove 36% ....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Problem Gambling? Hawaii #2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 685 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...2019’s Most Gambling-Addicted States....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Full Text: Espinda Promises No Retaliation Against PSD Dissidents
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 AM :: 777 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Recent fatal shootings involving PSD employees and a riot/disturbance at the Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) have brought the Department front and center attention....

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Monday, April 22, 2019
Hawaii's Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 5:22 PM :: 880 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Hilo and Kahului are the places to be....

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Monday, April 22, 2019
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 AM :: 46900 Views :: Environment

Ira Einhorn, Master of Ceremonies, Earth Day Rally on Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, Phila, PA, Apr. 22, 1970.

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Monday, April 22, 2019
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 12:37 AM :: 77707 Views :: Environment, Religion

There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kids Oral Health--Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 AM :: 904 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...this is the price Hawaii pays for pandering to anti-fluoridation nuts....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Lahaina Injection Wells: EPA won't regulate pollution that moves through groundwater
By Selected News Articles @ 5:14 PM :: 1053 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...the memo contradicts arguments EPA and the Department of Justice made on the same case three years ago....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 14, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 8:50 PM :: 1118 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Hawaii Smallest Firearms Industry in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 PM :: 1199 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment, Small Business

...2019’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
Activists hurt farmers by fueling public’s disconnect with modern agriculture
By Selected News Articles @ 5:09 AM :: 2092 Views :: Agriculture, Greenmail, GMOs

...farmers are increasingly frustrated and dispirited by having to deal with the demands and unrealistic expectations of a public that is growing ever more distant from the realities of agriculture....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Hawaii Butterfly Knife Ban Challenged on Second Amendment Grounds
By Selected News Articles @ 12:55 AM :: 1255 Views :: Second Amendment

...“Knives are arms protected by the Second Amendment,” a complaint filed Wednesday in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii contends....

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Gabbard: US Health Care System Designed to 'keep people sick and on drugs'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 AM :: 1469 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

...This line of thinking is one step away from web sites touting “miracle cures THEY don’t want you to know about.”....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Hawaii Swamped by Carbon Dioxide Tax Bills
By Selected News Articles @ 6:23 PM :: 1348 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Multiple carbon-dioxide tax bills are under consideration in the current session of the Hawaii State Legislature....

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Worst Financial Knowledge and Education
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 AM :: 1119 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...2019’s Most & Least Financially Literate States....

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Monday, April 08, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 8, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 11:58 PM :: 1037 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hawaii--2nd Highest State Tax Burden in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 PM :: 1165 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Unlike tax rates, which vary widely based on an individual’s circumstances, tax burden measures the proportion of total personal income that residents pay toward state and local taxes....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Stressed States? Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 AM :: 837 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii residents get the least amount of sleep per night and have the 3rd-lowest job security in USA....

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Hawaii County has Least Expensive Housing in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1278 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Editor's Note: The Big Island is different because the subdivisions in Puna and Kau change the supply-demand equation. 

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Monday, April 01, 2019
HHS Cuts Funding to Hawaii Planned Parenthood
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 1323 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life

...Trump Admin Awards $5.1 Million to Group of Pro-life Medical Clinics, Cuts Funding to Planned Parenthood....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
The Biggest Fruit Ever Grown in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:36 PM :: 14645 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

Henry Opukahai'a was an orphan raised by his uncle to be a pagan priest....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Trump Tax Cut Lowers Electric Bills--HECO Gave Back the Least
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 PM :: 1227 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Utility bills have dropped ranging from less than a dollar a month for the average residential customer in Hawaii to about $14 for the same group in Florida....

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Saturday, March 30, 2019
PEW: Hawaii Pension Fund Positioned to Withstand Next Recession
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 1301 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Stress tests help validate increases in state, worker contributions....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Ala Wai? Corps of Engineers has Long History of Corruption and Cost Overruns
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 1583 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics, Development, Military

...Reminiscent of rail, projected Ala Wai costs have already leapt from $200M to $470M.... 

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Federal Investigation Forces Hawaii AG to Back off Mandatory Abortion Stance
By Selected News Articles @ 8:59 PM :: 1246 Views :: First Amendment, Life

...An investigation of complaints made against the state of Hawaii came to a close this month after Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors issued a memorandum stating that her department will not enforce a controversial law....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hawaii: Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 PM :: 1436 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...contrasting state and local tax collections with the quality of the services residents receive in each of the 50 states....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard says Mueller clearing Trump is 'a good thing for America'
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 1286 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...She said the alternative — an indictment — “could even have led to civil war.”....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Hilo Has the Highest Food Prices in America
By Selected News Articles @ 10:40 PM :: 1890 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

...As much as a third of the food waste in Hawaii is due to food that has gone bad before it reaches the consumer....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
UH Class Constitutes "material support of a Foreign Terrorist Organization"?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 PM :: 1833 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Military

...The 'Humanize Palestine' website was deactivated later in 2017, about two weeks after the University of Hawaii Chancellor became aware of a nexus that consisted of University of Hawaii content, Palestinian terrorism and the website....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Pearl Harbor Profligacy
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 1342 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...government officials are blaming others and dodging responsibility....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Best States for Doctors? Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 PM :: 1269 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii ranks 51st for 'medical environment'....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Hawaii Ranks 40th for Neighborhood Watch Programs
By Selected News Articles @ 4:44 AM :: 1037 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Police

...Which States have the most Neighborhood Watch Programs per capita?....

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Saturday, March 23, 2019
Hawaii GOP Speaker Cleared of Hatch Act Violation
By Selected News Articles @ 4:08 PM :: 1118 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

"...Because you provided the Party with advance notice that the restrictions on the use of your official title and during the speech you asserted that you were speaking in your personal capacity, we believe that the Party acted without your permission...."

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Friday, March 22, 2019
WSJ: How a Train Through Paradise Turned Into a $9 Billion Debacle
By Selected News Articles @ 9:53 PM :: 2138 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...The project has tallied one of America’s biggest transit cost overruns; a grand jury is investigating....

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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Trump Ties Federal Funds for Colleges to Free-Speech Pledge
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 1151 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

"...There are 12 federal agencies that award education research grants, and the executive order will leave it to them to decide what schools must do to be in compliance...."  

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