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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hawaii Supreme Court: Must Employer Hold Open Injured Worker's Position Eternally?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:33 PM :: 1815 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Small Business

...Amicus Brief: Employer Can Fill Injured Worker's Position If There Are Legitimate Business Reasons For Doing So....

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Friday, March 08, 2019
SB931: Tourism Industry Aims to Shut Down Aquarium Fishery
By Selected News Articles @ 7:12 PM :: 1913 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tourism

...Introduction of the aquarium fishery closure bill is the tourist groups’ attempt to preempt the HEPA environmental review completion....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
By Tax Foundation @ 3:10 AM :: 1626 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii Ranks 23rd at $129 per capita....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Tokuda-Connected Recycler Busted for Fraud
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:55 PM :: 2580 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tax Credits

...During FY 2018, the total deposit amounts reimbursed to Reynolds Recycling was approximately $7.96 million....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
SB1009 Negates Public Health Benefits of Vaping
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 2088 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... SB1009 threatens the efficacy of a tobacco harm reduction tool that has helped millions of adult Americans quit smoking cigarettes ....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Feds Bust Labor Law Violators at Hawaii Malls
By News Release @ 10:29 PM :: 1799 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Wage and Hour Division (WHD) focused on retail mall employers in Hawaii, recovered $698,120 in back wages and liquidated damages for 339 employees, and led WHD to assess $59,523 in civil penalties for child labor violations during Fiscal Year 2018....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hawaii Small Businesses Speak out Against Minimum Wage Hike
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 1621 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii small-business association offers a better idea for State House to consider....

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
DOBOR Sets Hearings for Massive Fee Hikes
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 1855 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

...People who use any of Hawai‘i’s small boat harbors, offshore moorings, landings or wharfs will have a chance to comment on new proposed fees and rules....

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Monday, February 18, 2019
Solar Fail: EnSync Going Bankrupt 'Very Short Term'
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 1890 Views :: Energy, Small Business

...the offtaker for a sizeable project the Company was working on in Hawaii sent the Company a letter purporting to terminate the subject power purchase agreement....

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Aquarium Fishing and Hawaiian Culture
By Selected News Articles @ 11:49 PM :: 1522 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... the ancient Hawaiians were practical people that utilized their natural resources ....

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Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Restaurant Closures Correlate to Minimum Wage Hikes
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:05 PM :: 1980 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Tourism

...For every dollar that the San Francisco minimum wage went up, there was a 4 to 10 percent increase in the likelihood of restaurant closings....

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Saturday, February 02, 2019
HB1191: Minimum Wage Hike Written to Exclude Public Employees
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 1967 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Under HB1191 HD1, the minimum wage for employees not receiving employer-sponsored health insurance will gradually increase until it reaches $15.00 in 2024, and $12.50 in 2024 for employees who are receiving employer-sponsored health insurance  (Editor's Note: This formula avoids re-writing State and County union contracts)....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Economic Impact of Immigration by State
By Selected News Articles @ 12:32 PM :: 1511 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Small Business

...Hawaii Ranks 15th....

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Who Should Regulate Drones in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 2146 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Local rules that conflict with national ones threaten the growth of the entire U.S. drone industry....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
HDOT: Uber/Lyft Eligible to Begin Sister Isle Airport Pickups
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 1191 Views :: Small Business

...ride share pick up locations at Kahului Airport (OGG), Lihue Airport (LIH), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA), Hilo International Airport (ITO) and Kapalua Airport (JHM) have been established by HDOT....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Small Business Poll: 88% Say 'No' to Minimum Wage Hike
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 1657 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii employers have the added expense of complying with the state’s Prepaid Healthcare Act, which should be considered when examining the minimum wage....

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Hawaii Tax Structure Uniquely Anti-Manufacturing
By Tax Foundation @ 8:42 PM :: 1547 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii, a state with a sales tax base so broad that it applies to more than the state’s entire economy, taxes not just the machinery businesses use to manufacture goods, but also the raw materials used in manufacturing....

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Monday, January 14, 2019
Birth Control: Judge Blocks Religious Freedom in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:42 AM :: 2639 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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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
The Misinformed, Ineffective War on Styrofoam
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:43 PM :: 1940 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...a recent report on Oahu suggests that a Styrofoam ban is unlikely to reduce litter and increase recycling....

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Sunday, January 06, 2019
VIDEO: Economic Cost of Jones Act to Koloa Rum Co
By Video @ 10:45 PM :: 1945 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business

...How the Jones Act affects one Hawaii business....

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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 :: 3670 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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Monday, December 31, 2018
Auditor: Styrofoam Ban Doesn't Reduce Litter
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 2257 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...H-Power allows recycling without requiring participation in the rituals of the eco-religion....

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Sunday, December 30, 2018
OHA’s $500K Cookie Crumbles
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 AM :: 3611 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Small Business

... “Hawaii Gourmet Cookies has ceased operations.”   That’s the word from Oahu Auctions and Liquidations ....

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Sunday, December 23, 2018
Ige Approves Rule Changes for Small Boat Harbors
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 2153 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...drunks, bums, and feral animals....

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Sunday, December 23, 2018
Hawaii Becomes the Second State to Shut Out Wild-Animal Circuses
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 2616 Views :: Environment, Greenmail, Small Business, Tourism

...Gov. David Ige approved the new regulation Dec 21, 2018....

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Sunday, December 23, 2018
Environmental Council Completes Rewrite of Environmental Review Rules
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 2363 Views :: Environment, Development, Small Business

... The proposed rules now go before the Small Business Regulatory Review Board, which issues a recommendation to the Governor ....

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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 :: 2379 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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Thursday, December 20, 2018
DLNR, Animal Liberation Nuts Imagine Aquarium Poachers--Post Reward
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 1922 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...they're upset because nobody has been accused of violating the law....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Auditor: DLNR Held Back Ceded Lands Payments
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:32 PM :: 2785 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, OHA, Small Business

...Over $26 Million of State Portion of Ceded Land Revenues were not Transferred to the State General Fund in a Timely Manner....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Will US Supreme Court Hear Lesbian Home Invasion Case?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 2326 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...The high court has Aloha BnB 'Distributed for Conference' –to decide whether to hear the case--on January 4, 2019....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Forbes Best States for Business: Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 1940 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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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Caldwell Allows 60-Day Permitting Bill to Become Law Without Signature
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 2492 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Small Business

...However, Bill 64 requires certain mandates that residents and contractors should be aware of....

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Maui rental fines not fine
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:25 AM :: 2225 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

...Renting out your room illegally to someone vacationing on the island for 10 days would mean more than $100,000 in fines....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
HR5025: Protect Fishermen from Enviro Fines
By News Release @ 10:57 PM :: 1338 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s bill (H.R. 5025) to put sensible time limits on any government fines and penalties for fishing vessels was marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Caldwell: No Limebike Treatment for Ride Sharee
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 2156 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Unlike Limebike, Ride Sharee hired local insider Alex Wong.  That makes all the difference.  It is amusing to watch them try to explain why Ride Sharee bikes are OK and Limebikes are not....

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Thursday, November 08, 2018
EPA requires closures of 10 illegal cesspools in Hawaii in 2018
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 1993 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement actions this year in Hawaii led to closures of 10 large-capacity cesspools and over $640,000 in fines....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
DCCA Seeking Applicants for State Boards
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 1593 Views :: Small Business

...DCCA is looking for qualified and dedicated volunteers to fill current and upcoming vacancies on boards, commissions and committees across the state....

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Monday, October 22, 2018
DoE Antique Mainframe Crashes--Vendors Still Waiting 3 weeks Later
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1878 Views :: Education K-12, Small Business

...The DOE’s Financial Management System, which dates to the 1990s and is used to process purchase orders and payments, went out of service during an Oct. 6 upgrade....

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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 :: 2604 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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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Ranking Sales Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Tax Foundation @ 3:38 PM :: 1922 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii 24th....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Lesbians Mandatory? Aloha B&B Case Appealed to US Supreme Court
By Andrew Walden @ 4:55 AM :: 2579 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...The Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals judicially rewrote the “Mrs. Murphy exemption” for the first time in Mrs. Young’s case....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Senate Approves American Samoa Airline Cabotage Reform
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 2729 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Tourism

...Amata’s provision streamlines the requirement of foreign carriers who service the routes between Tutuila and Manu'a to reduce unnecessary paperwork....

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Monday, October 01, 2018
Food Waste Recycling Program Makes Pigs Happy--But Costs City at H-Power
By UHERO @ 8:45 PM :: 2339 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Small Business

“The vast majority of those businesses impacted by the City’s food waste recycling ordinance are continuing to use local piggeries to recycle their food waste.”

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Business Tax Climate--Hawaii Ranks 38th
By Tax Foundation @ 4:58 PM :: 1629 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii 4th-worst 'Individual Income Tax'....

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Can Aloha Poke Be Trademarked?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:37 PM :: 2742 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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Saturday, September 08, 2018
How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
By Tax Foundation @ 12:45 AM :: 1835 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii ranks 41st collecting $76 per capita....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Is Hawaii Ready to Tax Internet Sellers?
By Tax Foundation @ 2:40 PM :: 1525 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...State should proceed only after making legislative changes....

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Uber Caldwell: Level the Playing Field for Everybody Except HandiVan
By Andrew Walden @ 5:34 PM :: 2377 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...In the midst of all the Uber/Lyft hysteria, Caldwell conveniently leaves the UPW job trust Handi-Van Service out of the equation.... 

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
HDoT: New Rules Make Uber/Lyft Permanent at Airport
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 1515 Views :: Small Business

... The rules are in place to ensure there is a level playing field for all prearranged ground transportation companies ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Sunset Beach Dune Restoration Project utilizing private public partnership
By News Release @ 7:22 PM :: 2162 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Project involving numerous city agencies, community groups, and local non-profits for erosion mitigation ....

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