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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Racial Progress? Hawaii 2nd-Worst Health Disparities
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 AM :: 98 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 22 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Caldwell Coverup: Mayor Hid Target Letter from Public--Feds Raid Fasi Building
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 AM :: 408 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Honolulu’s corporation counsel Donna Leong received a federal “target letter” eleven days ago--Caldwell said nothing until the story broke in the media....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Hawaii Student Loan Debt Doubles in Decade
By Selected News Articles @ 2:14 AM :: 148 Views :: Higher Education, Cost of Living

...Hawaii residents now owe $4.1B in student loans, up from $2B in 2008....

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Monday, January 14, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 14, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 168 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Monday, January 14, 2019
Birth Control: Judge Blocks Religious Freedom in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:42 AM :: 267 Views :: First Amendment, Judiciary, Religion, Small Business

...The decision comes after a divided Ninth Circuit last month rebuked Gilliam for “abuse of discretion” by blocking interim versions of the rules in December 2017 in all 50 states....

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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Budget: Hawaii Scores 'D-' for Legacy Costs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 262 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...The Volker Alliance gave states grades of A to D-minus, the lowest possible mark, for their practices in five areas that are the building blocks of budgeting nationwide....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
CNN: Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 PM :: 348 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," the Hawaii Democrat told CNN's Van Jones during an interview slated to air at 7 p.m. Saturday....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Hawaii Smokers Lose $48K Per Year
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 318 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...The Real Cost of Smoking by State....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
RIMPAC: Navy Quietly Fires 20 Hyper Velocity Projectiles Through Destroyer’s Deckgun
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 PM :: 456 Views :: Military

...to prove the Navy could turn the more than 40-year-old deck gun design into an effective and low-cost weapon against cruise missiles and larger unmanned aerial vehicles....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Gabbard Rips Religious Bigotry After Hirono Demands Judicial Nominee Quit Knights of Columbus
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 AM :: 603 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Judiciary, Religion

"...I stand strongly against those who are fomenting religious bigotry, citing as disqualifiers Buescher’s Catholicism and his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus...." -- Rep Tulsi Gabbard

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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Feds to PUC: Stop Approving Bat-Killing Windfarms without Endangered Species Permits
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 679 Views :: Energy, Environment

"...HECO has not been coordinating with the Service and DOFAW to verify that a wind energy producer has completed the necessary compliance procedures...."

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Monday, January 07, 2019
Hawaii 4th-Fewest Families with Young Children
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 373 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...2019’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family....

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Monday, January 07, 2019
Remembering Senator Fred Rohlfing, Republican Reformer
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 PM :: 394 Views :: Hawaii History, Republican Party

"...if we fail to make our party representative of our diverse population, it will be...years before a two-party system comes back to Hawai'i...."

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Sunday, January 06, 2019
Surprised by Wind and Waves in Pacific: Giant Plastic Eco-Boom Breaks up, Will soon wash up on Hawaii Beaches
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 920 Views :: Environment

...“Really obvious question: How long until wave action tears up these booms?”--Hawai'i Free Press, May 12, 2017.... 

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Saturday, January 05, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard is a Rising Progressive Star, Despite Her Support for Hindu Nationalists
By Selected News Articles @ 9:05 PM :: 982 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Religion

...Her progressive domestic politics are at odds with her support for authoritarians abroad, including Modi, Sisi, and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad....

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Saturday, January 05, 2019
Anti-GMO? Regressive Left Just as Russian as Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 8:26 PM :: 422 Views :: GMOs

...The Russian propaganda machine works closely with the complementary, well-financed U.S.-based anti-genetic engineering movement....

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Friday, January 04, 2019
Government-Funded Sweatshops: No Minimum Wage for Hawaii Disabled Workers
By Selected News Articles @ 9:39 PM :: 1328 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor, Small Business

...people with disabilities in Hawaii often work for pennies per hour while living on welfare benefits....

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Thursday, January 03, 2019
Government Shutdown: Hawaii 4th-most Affected
By Selected News Articles @ 6:21 PM :: 623 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics. They range from each state’s share of federal jobs to federal contract dollars per capita to the share of families receiving food stamps....

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Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Hawaii Rankings: Either the Best or the Worst
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 583 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Only five states had more wildly gyrating rankings than California — Hawaii, Vermont, Alaska, Nevada and Connecticut ....

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Tuesday, January 01, 2019
Video: Ship Burns 1,800 miles off Oahu
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 1010 Views :: Jones Act, Military

... Coast Guard, good Samaritans responding to vessel fire in Pacific Ocean ....

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Monday, December 31, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 30, 2018
By Selected News Articles @ 2:22 PM :: 525 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Weekly Update From GovTrack.us, December 30, 2018 ....

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Saturday, December 29, 2018
Nancy Pelosi Vacations at Fairmont Orchid During Government Shutdown
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 1397 Views :: National News, Tourism

...Pelosi was spotted on Thursday vacationing at a four-diamond resort in Hawaii despite an ongoing battle in Washington, D.C., that led to a government shutdown....

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Friday, December 28, 2018
Obamacare Waiver: Hawaii Only State to Skip Reinsurance
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 PM :: 1101 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...Reinsurance programs help insulate insurers from heavy losses if they end up enrolling a higher-risk population with higher claims. Insurers can thus lower their premiums, instead of raising rates....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Hirono Demands Judicial Nominee Quit Knights of Columbus
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 990 Views :: First Amendment, Judiciary

...Hirono is pushing for the nominee, Brian Buescher, to drop his membership in the organization and recuse himself from cases in which it has taken a position....

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Schatz: My Bills Designed to Trick Public into Accepting Socialized Medicine
By Selected News Articles @ 2:32 PM :: 928 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

...Democratic Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii said in an interview. “This is about moving the so-called Overton window.”....

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Friday, December 21, 2018
Senate Updates Committee Assignments
By Selected News Articles @ 11:38 PM :: 2085 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The following senators will take on the leadership roles for the Thirtieth Legislative Biennium 2019 through 2020....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Surfboards count as 'vessels' under the Jones Act, and it's creating big problems for workers' comp
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 891 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business

...this would technically require the business to have both state and federal workers’ compensation insurance, which means paying two separate premiums....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Economic Security: In Hawaii it Costs $96K
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 PM :: 880 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii takes the cake as the most expensive state in the Union .... 

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Sunday, December 16, 2018
Hawaii: Gun-Carry Ban Legit Because It's Century Old
By Selected News Articles @ 7:55 PM :: 1122 Views :: Second Amendment

...Hawaii is arguing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that its ban on the open carry of firearms is constitutional because it’s been around so long....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Hawaii hotel strike linked to lack of economic freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 883 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, Cost of Living

...According to the Grassroot Institute, high taxes, high government spending and burdensome regulation were major reasons economic freedom in the state continued to decline; they also contributed heavily to the state’s high cost of living....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Pearl City--2nd Least Needy City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 AM :: 591 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu is tied for most inadequate kitchens--Pearl City has the least inadequate plumbing in USA....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Urban Honolulu Native Hawaiian Population Declines 12%
By Selected News Articles @ 9:44 PM :: 1032 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...the blame can be placed squarely on high housing prices....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
EPA Moves to Roll Back WOTUS
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 PM :: 519 Views :: Environment

...“For the first time, we are clearly defining the difference between federally protected waterways and state protected waterways”....

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Sunday, December 09, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 9, 2018
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 PM :: 729 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Weekly Update From GovTrack.us ....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Elder-Abuse Protections--Hawaii Ranks 28th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 657 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...but Hawaii ranks 48th for protection of elders from abuse....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Honolulu Scores Well for 'Wallet Fitness'
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 AM :: 649 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Wallet Fitness is about turning one of Americans’ top stressors, money, into one of your biggest strengths....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Health Insurance: Hawaii Cheapest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:33 AM :: 893 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...total cost of premiums and potential spending on deductibles ranging from $4,664 in Hawaii to more than $8,000 in eight states....

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Smug Hirono: Dems Struggle Appealing to Voters Because ‘We Have to Tell Everyone How Smart We Are’
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 1194 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

...Sen. Mazie Hirono suggested Tuesday that Democrats have a hard time connecting with voters because their breadth of knowledge tends to turn people off....

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Monday, December 03, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 2, 2018
By Selected News Articles @ 1:30 AM :: 784 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Weekly Update from GovTrack.us December 2, 2018....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Forbes Best States for Business: Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 985 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has one of the most onerous business tax situations. Another drawback: the highest cost of living in the U.S. Hawaii’s median home price of $708,000 is $115,000 more than any other state....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Report: Since recession, 10 states, including Hawaii, operate at structural deficits
By Selected News Articles @ 3:26 PM :: 948 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Pew found “symptoms of structural deficits” in Hawaii (96.9 percent)....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
How a U.S. law intended to reduce dependence on fossil fuels has unleashed an environmental disaster in Indonesia
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 AM :: 1141 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Dewanto’s team found the rigid body of an orangutan, half buried under a fallen log next to a scar of freshly cut forest in a peat bog being razed for a new palm plantation....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Hawaii Ranks 15th for Financial Transparency
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 AM :: 756 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Report: One-third of states have passable fiscal transparency, the rest need improvement....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Honolulu--6th Oldest Homeowners in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 9:25 PM :: 756 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Provo, Ogden, and Salt Lake City have the youngest homeowners....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Charitable? Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 613 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...WalletHub determined the most charitable of the 50 states by comparing them across 18 key indicators of charitable behavior....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Schatz deletes tweet suggesting ‘chemical weapons’ used at US-Mexico border
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 AM :: 1039 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...U.S. agents shot several rounds of the gas after migrants tried to penetrate several points along the border at the San Ysidro border crossing....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 18673 Views :: National News

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
If Hawaiians Were Indians, Hawaii Would be #3 for Reservations
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 1246 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

... Largest reservation: Nanakuli Hawaiian Home Land ....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Grandstanding: Hirono Lawsuit Challenges Trump Appointment
By Selected News Articles @ 5:36 PM :: 981 Views :: National News, Politicians

...The Justice Department said in reaction Monday that the claims by the senators “ignore centuries of practice and precedent.”....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Hawaii putting bond investors in a world of hurt
By Selected News Articles @ 12:58 AM :: 1452 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Hawaii is precariously stretched to fund debt obligations....

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