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Monday, October 22, 2018
Test Case for Hawaii? Internet Providers Take On Vermont Net Neutrality
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 44 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...internet service providers sued Vermont on Thursday in an effort to overturn its recently enacted net neutrality rules....

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
Tulsi Gabbard weighing 2020 presidential bid
By Selected News Articles @ 5:56 PM :: 480 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Palestinians and white nationalists are behind Gabbard's effort to take the mantle of the Sanders campaign.... 

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Friday, October 19, 2018
NY Mag: Tulsi Gabbard 'remains in the Trump orbit'
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 679 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Trump 2020 Advisory Board member Tony Shaffer met with the congresswoman in her office this April....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Politically Engaged States--Hawaii 50th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 215 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

... Hawaii Lowest Tax Fairness and Lowest Political Engagement ....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Bogus Study Debunked: Hawaii Teacher Salaries Above Average
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 1294 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...With one statewide district, Hawaii ranks 51st for 'opportunity and competition'....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud--Hawaii 51st
By Selected News Articles @ 12:50 PM :: 363 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Their data set ranges from identity-theft complaints per capita to average loss amount due to fraud....

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 14, 2018
By Selected News Articles @ 7:03 PM :: 242 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Weekly Update From GovTrack.us....

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Hawaii 2nd Lowest Uninsured Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 279 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2017 -4.04% ....

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Friday, October 12, 2018
Guam Argues for Native Voting Law Before 9th Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 365 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

...In November 2011, Arnold Davis filed a law suit against Guam’s government, arguing that the plebiscite election discriminated against him and other non-native inhabitants....

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Friday, October 12, 2018
Justice Department Signs Off on CVS-Aetna Merger
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 319 Views :: National News

...The attorneys general from California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Washington participated in the settlement....

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Obamacare: 38-state lawsuit reveals deep national divide over states’ rights, federal role, taxation
By Selected News Articles @ 6:40 PM :: 475 Views :: Health Care

...the case is expected to reach the Supreme Court, where the matter may be finally settled....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Lawsuit: OHA-Owned Corporations Must Comply With Open Records Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 8:43 PM :: 905 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Lawsuit filed after denial of a UIPA request for the financial records of Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) owned and created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Monday, October 08, 2018
Gabbard Bill Would Require U.S. to be 100% fossil free by 2035
By Selected News Articles @ 7:04 PM :: 563 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation

...introduced with relatively little public notice in September 2017, the OFF Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), is gaining support from Democrat political candidates across the nation....

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Sunday, October 07, 2018
Hirono Won’t Say Whether Harassing Senators in Restaurants is ‘Going Too Far’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 PM :: 796 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Judiciary

...“This is the kind of activism that occurs and people make their own decisions. If they violate the law, then they have to account for that.”....

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Friday, October 05, 2018
Maui 5th Lowest unemployment in USA, Oahu 7th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:14 PM :: 403 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...US metro areas with the best and worst job markets....

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Friday, October 05, 2018
Hawaii 3rd Richest State Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 AM :: 572 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The string of islands in the Pacific Ocean obviously have an economy that functions much differently than the other 49 states....

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Friday, October 05, 2018
Harvard: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming
By Selected News Articles @ 1:03 AM :: 573 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Harvard University researchers find that the transition to wind or solar power in the U.S. would require five to 20 times more land than previously thought, and, if such large-scale wind farms were built, would warm average surface temperatures over the continental U.S. by 0.24 degrees Celsius....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
The Grievance Studies Scandal Isn’t Just A Problem For Academia
By Selected News Articles @ 8:41 PM :: 602 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Another journal, specializing in “feminist geography,” published a paper online in May about how dog parks are “petri dishes for canine ‘rape culture.’”....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
UH Glyphosate Study Debunked--Bee Death Story Is Bee-S
By Selected News Articles @ 7:58 PM :: 616 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Higher Education

...New glyphosate study suggesting danger to honeybee microbiota is detailed, sophisticated—and wrong....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Hirono: FBI Investigation a 'Farce'
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 PM :: 601 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...Hirono made the comments after MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow opined Wednesday that “Democrats don’t pressure the FBI the way that Republicans do.”....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Disabled in Poverty in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 AM :: 990 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2018’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Fastest-Growing Cities in America--Honolulu 308th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 AM :: 329 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub compared 515 cities of varying population sizes based on 15 key measures of both growth and decline over a period of seven years....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Democrats Celebrate Serial Rapist Dan Inouye
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 AM :: 2871 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History

...For Democrats, it’s always “Believe Women,” unless....

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Hirono Fundraising Email Sent During Blasey-Ford Testimony
By Selected News Articles @ 5:49 PM :: 610 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...Hirono is “particularly vulnerable to right-wing attacks” because of her focus on the Kavanaugh allegations, the email said....

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Financial Literacy: Hawaii Ranks 44th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:07 PM :: 340 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...24 key metrics that represent financial savvy — or lack thereof....

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Usual Suspects File Briefs Supporting Hawaii Open Carry Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 515 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Monday, gun-grabber special interests filed “friend of the court” briefs and declarations to argue against the right to bear arms in the case of Young v. Hawaii, challenging the state’s effective ban on open carry by the whole people....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Trump official accused of violating Hatch Act for speech at Hawaii GOP fundraiser
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 700 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

...The CLC sent a letter to Hatch Act Unit Chief Ana Galindo-Marrone asking her office to look at whether Benton's attendance as a speaker at a Hawaii Republican Party fundraiser on Friday was illegal....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Hirono Rhetoric Backfires--"Republican Party Favorability Highest in Seven Years"
By Selected News Articles @ 7:22 PM :: 1079 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary, Republican Party

...Please keep putting this Senator Hir-Oh-NO-she-didn't-just-say-that-yes-she-did on TV every single day from now until the midterms....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Hirono Uses Kavanaugh Accusation to Fundraise for Group Founded to 'MoveOn' from Monica Lewinsky Claims
By Selected News Articles @ 4:31 PM :: 720 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...sometimes you just have to laugh....

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Monday, September 24, 2018
Senator Hirono Didn’t Always Tell Men to ‘Shut Up’ and Believe Accusers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 1377 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Judiciary

...Senator Mazie Hirono today poses as a brave feminist cultural warrior, but when it really counted in her own backyard in Hawaii, she was AWOL....

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Monday, September 24, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 23, 2018
By Selected News Articles @ 12:03 PM :: 477 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Weekly Update from GovTrack.us September 23, 2018....

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Can Aloha Poke Be Trademarked?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:37 PM :: 756 Views :: OHA, Small Business

...Although there has been extensive discussion regarding whether Aloha Poke Co.’s actions are morally justified, there has been little, if any, serious analysis as to whether its position is legally valid....

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Bullying App to Bring Students into DoE Faculty-Administration Retaliation System?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 491 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...New app will allow Hawaii students to anonymously report bullying....

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Hirono Took Money From Democrat Who Admitted to Hitting Wife
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 932 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...Hirono's Democratic colleague in the Senate, Tom Carper (Del.), who has admitted to punching his wife hard enough to give her a black eye, appears to be getting a pass from Hirono....

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Democrat Lawyers Tag Tulsi Gabbard 'CWILF'
By Selected News Articles @ 6:11 PM :: 945 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

...One calls Tulsi Gabbard ‘the hottest member of Congress on either side of the aisle.’ And it’s part of a series of pages from four companies traced to one Democratic law firm....

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Hirono: FBI Should Investigate Witness Tampering Against Alleged Kavanaugh Accuser
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 PM :: 672 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...Hirono claimed Wednesday that the death threats that have allegedly been made against Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford are “witness tampering”....

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Expected: Hawaii Files For Ninth Circuit En Banc Ruling On Right To Bear Arms  
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 744 Views :: Second Amendment

...an en banc hearing of the Ninth involves 11 judges chosen at random, out of the 23 or 24 judges (depending on confirmation hearings) on the Ninth Circuit....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Hirono: SCOTUS Seat Could Stay Vacant for Two Years
By Selected News Articles @ 7:27 PM :: 1009 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...Senator Hirono says "I just want to say to the men of this country: Just shut up….”

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Green Energy Mandates a Tax on Poor People
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 569 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...Hawaii’s governor signed a 100 percent mandate in 2015, making it the first state in the country to require its entire energy mix to originate from renewables. California passed a similar bill in August....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Paris Accord: Ige Promises to Keep Raising Taxes and Electric Rates
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 716 Views :: Energy, Environment

...“Politics runs on money. Billions of dollars."....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Debt is the No. 1 source of financial stress in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 715 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the average debt in Hawaii is a whopping $869,250....

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Hawaii property owners so beaten down they don’t often go to court
By Selected News Articles @ 2:54 AM :: 983 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

...Hawaii has the nation’s worst property rights record followed closely by California....

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Unaffordable Housing? Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 PM :: 670 Views :: Hawaii History, Land Use, Cost of Living

...in 1969 the only places in America where housing cost more than three times incomes were Hawaii and Stamford, Connecticut. I don’t know why Stamford was on the list, but Hawaii had passed legislation strictly regulating where people could build homes in 1961....

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Did the 9/11 attacks usher in the post-truth age?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 AM :: 529 Views :: Republican Party

... ripping a “hole in the fabric of reality” ....

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Monday, September 10, 2018
Hawaii Happiest--and Most Sleepless State in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:09 PM :: 847 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks as happiest state despite least sleep, study finds....

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Friday, September 07, 2018
States with the Biggest Bullying Problems
By Selected News Articles @ 1:10 PM :: 787 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii ranks 27th ....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Families with Small Children in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 AM :: 1496 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Pearl City also has the 2nd lowest divorce rate and the 3rd-lowest percentage of families in poverty....  

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Hawaii homeowners caught in limbo when insurers meet Kilauea
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 AM :: 783 Views :: Hawaii County

...“I cannot count how many homeowners told me that their insurance agents told them to not worry about their lava exclusion, because everyone knows that fires burn houses during an eruption”....

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Sunday, September 02, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted September 1, 2018
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 PM :: 842 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...GovTrack Update for Sep. 1....

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
“It’s not me, it’s us.” Tupola finds receptive audience on Maui
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 1780 Views :: Maui County, Republican Party

...“I’m here to change your mind,” said Andria Tupola, Republican nominee for Hawaii governor....

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