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Monday, April 09, 2018
Amicus Brief on Behalf of Evan McMullin et al in Hawaii v. Trump: Congress Intended to 'Eliminate All Vestiges of Discrimination'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 805 Views :: National News, Republican Party

...The Republican Party platform of 1960 had endorsed an “immigration policy…based upon judgment of the individual merit of each applicant for admission.”....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
US, FSM, Marshall Islands Hold Mid-Year Meetings on Compact Funding
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 805 Views :: National News

...$4.8 Million Allocated for Marshall Islands in FY 2018 and Prior Year Funds....

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Monday, March 26, 2018
Omnibus Funding Bill: $123M for Palau COFA Agreement
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 549 Views :: National News

...$123 million in funding through 2024 for the 2010 Palau Compact Review Agreement as agreed to between the United States and the Republic of Palau....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Schatz: Federal Budget Includes Many Hawaii Pork Barrel Projects
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 855 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

... a very familiar looking laundry list of Hawaii spending allotments ....

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Saturday, March 03, 2018
Trump Approves American Samoa Disaster Declaration
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 662 Views :: National News

...due to Tropical Storm Gita from February 7 to February 12, 2018....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Trump v Hawaii: More Challengers Seek to Join Case
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 944 Views :: National News, First Amendment

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

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Pacific Territories: Trump Admin Proposes Office of Insular Affairs Budget
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1188 Views :: National News

...President Proposes $608 Million FY 2019 Budget for the U.S. Territories and the Freely Associated States--$111 Million for Palau Compact Agreement is also requested....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
TS Gita: American Samoa Emergency Declaration
By News Release @ 11:29 AM :: 879 Views :: National News

...Trump declared that an emergency exists in the territory of American Samoa and ordered Federal assistance to supplement response efforts in the territory due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Gita....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
'Money Begins Disappearing' from Bikini Atoll Trust Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 1218 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 :: 969 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
American Samoa ID to be Rejected at Airports Starting Feb 5
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 1208 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...American Samoa is not in compliance with the REAL ID Act and Federal agencies will not accept driver's licenses and identification cards from American Samoa as of February 5, 2018....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Video and Text: President Trump State of the Union Address
By Video @ 11:15 PM :: 875 Views :: National News

...As long as we are proud of who we are and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will never fail....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Interior Announces $12.8 Million for Hawaii in 2018 Compact Impact Funding
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 923 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...The funding will be provided to the Department of Human Services ....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Compact Impact Bill Reintroduced: Democrats Complaining About Cost of COFA Immigrants
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 1717 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...to provide additional federal resources to Guam, Hawai’i, the CNMI, American Samoa, and other jurisdictions affected by migrants from the Freely Associated States....

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Saturday, January 06, 2018
Supreme Court Justices asked to uphold third Trump immigration order
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 1177 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...This request, in a case from Hawaii, is the first of two that the government is expected to file....

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Saturday, December 23, 2017
150M Muslims Barred: Ninth Circuit Finds Trump’s 3rd Travel Ban Illegal
By Selected News Articles @ 2:03 PM :: 1133 Views :: National News

...the president’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States....

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Friday, December 22, 2017
SCOTUS Keeps Rebuking Lower Courts That Rule Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 1486 Views :: National News, Judiciary

...the justices have issued several fairly extraordinary orders in cases involving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the latest iteration of the travel ban, which deals rather harshly with trial courts in California, Hawaii and Maryland....

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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Defense Department to Investigate Chinese Aid to Micronesia
By Selected News Articles @ 2:09 PM :: 3940 Views :: National News, Ethics, Military

...islanders to trade in “U.S. government handouts, which are scheduled to end in 2023, for the wide-open promise of Chinese-style capitalism....”

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Congress Approves Renewed Palau COFA Agreement
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 1180 Views :: National News, Military

...Signed into law yesterday by the President, the enactment officially authorizes the strategic agreement signed between the United States and Palau governments in 2010....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
​Ninth Circuit Wrestles With Unblocking Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 AM :: 1292 Views :: National News

...A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit heard arguments Wednesday....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
7-2 Supreme Court Allows Latest Travel Ban To Take Full And Immediate Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 1070 Views :: National News

...The Department of Justice asked the justices to lift lower court orders barring enforcement of the proclamation while legal challenges are adjudicated....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Hawaii v Trump: Back to the Supreme Court Again
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 1170 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Challengers in Hawaii and Maryland responded today to the government’s request to have the Supreme Court intervene....

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Friday, November 24, 2017
A Dozen States Back Travel Ban 3.0 At The Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 AM :: 954 Views :: National News

...“We’re hopeful the Supreme Court will agree with our coalition that the travel ban is lawful and constitutional, and should be enforced in its entirety.”....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 AM :: 15729 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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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Justice Department goes back to Supreme Court over Hawaii judge's block of Trump's travel ban
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 1200 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Monday night to lift the lower courts' blockades....

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Monday, November 13, 2017
Ninth Circuit Partly Lifts Trump Travel Ban Blockade
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 1446 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

... The Ninth Circuit on Monday partly granted an emergency motion by the Trump administration and lifted a preliminary stay on most aspects of President Donald Trump’s ban on entry into the United States ....

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Friday, November 03, 2017
GOP Tax Plan Will End Federal Subsidy for Unaffordable Housing and High Tax Localities
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:10 AM :: 1962 Views :: National News, Republican Party, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...repeals the state and local tax deduction for income and sales taxes and caps the SALT deduction for property taxes at $10,000. The home mortgage interest is grandfathered in and preserved for new homes up to $500,000....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Getting Tired? Only Six States Join Chin Suit vs Trump Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 1378 Views :: National News

...California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Washington today filed a motion to intervene....

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Over $685K Stolen from Two Marshall Islands Trust Funds
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 1735 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...State Street is in the process of reimbursing all funds fraudulently transferred out of a separate account which is managed and administered solely by the RMI Government...."

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Supreme Court Dismisses Hawaii Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban 2.0
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 PM :: 1323 Views :: National News

...meanwhile Trump Set to Appeal Hawaii Court Rejection of Travel Ban 3.0....

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Hawaii AG Sues Feds for Records on Deportation of Illegals
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 1495 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

“The federal government has significantly increased its immigration enforcement activities, including, for example, a nearly 40 percent increase in arrests within the first four months of 2017,” the complaint states....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s New Travel Ban. Again.
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 1125 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson of the District of Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order against the ban Tuesday....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Hawaii AG Obstructs Requests on How Much Taxpayer Funds Are Being Spent Fighting Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 2171 Views :: National News, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...the Hawaii AG office denied the public interest fee waiver request and charged $28,396.30 to complete the document search....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
SCOTUS Backs Trump, Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 1543 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Tuesday’s order strongly suggests that the justices will dismiss the Hawaii case once the refugee resettlement provision terminates....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Chin, Muslims Sue to Block Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 1515 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Religion

'...it continues to effectuate the President’s unrepudiated promise to exclude Muslims from the United States...."

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Friday, October 06, 2017
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss Travel Ban Cases--Chin Asks Court to Expand Case to Cover Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 5:25 AM :: 1486 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...This new ban still discriminates on the basis of nationality...." -- AG Chin

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Feds Sue Guam Over 'Chamorro Land Trust'
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 1499 Views :: DHHL, National News

...Chamorro Land Trust (CLT) is modeled on DHHL--but CLT is vulnerable to this litigation because, unlike DHHL, CLT not an act of the US Congress written into the Admission Act of a State....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Hanabusa Blocks Missile Defense for Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 7:12 PM :: 4816 Views :: National News

...Hanabusa said operationalizing Aegis Ashore on Kauai would interfere with PMRF's missile testing and compromise the military's relationship with the local community....

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Supreme Court Justices Cancel Travel Ban Hearing
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 PM :: 1324 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...The likely practical effect, it appears, would be that the planned review simply will not occur, and that the new action would be met with new lawsuits, starting all over in the lower federal courts. ...

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Travel Ban: Supreme Court Slaps Down 9th Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 PM :: 1629 Views :: National News

...Justice Anthony Kennedy acted quickly on the government’s request: This afternoon he stayed the lower court’s ruling and ordered the challengers to respond by noon tomorrow....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
Hurricane Irma: Hawaii Red Cross Volunteers Heading to Florida
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 1588 Views :: National News, Republican Party

...I will be going as part of the Red Cross Shelter Management Team.  We’ll be setting up and managing a shelter for Florida families affected by Hurricane Irma....

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Saturday, September 09, 2017
Honolulu to hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
By News Release @ 3:15 PM :: 3867 Views :: Honolulu County, National News, Military, Police

...The ceremony will be held on Monday, September 11, beginning at 10 a.m. in front of the Eternal Flame Monument on the front lawn of Honolulu Hale featuring Honolulu’s first responders and airline representatives....

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Friday, September 08, 2017
Travel Ban: 9th Circuit Court Rules Against Trump (again)
By Selected News Articles @ 3:08 AM :: 1177 Views :: National News

...The celebration may be short-lived however, as the Supreme Court will take up the legality of the travel ban with oral arguments slated for Oct. 10....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Hawaii Sues Trump over DACA
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 1361 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...Sen. Dianne Feinstein suggests DACA is on shaky legal ground....

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
UH: Only 13 DACA Students in UH System
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 2169 Views :: National News, Higher Education

"...Our undocumented students are an integral part of our community...."

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Hawaii v Trump Argued Before 9th Circuit Court
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 1571 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Whatever the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, it will have a limited shelf life as the Supreme Court will take up the travel ban’s constitutionality on Oct. 10....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Compact Impact: DoI Launches Census of COFA Migrants
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 1213 Views :: National News

...Interior, Census Launch 2018 Enumeration of Compact Migrants in Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa To Determine Distribution of Compact Impact Funds....

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Monday, August 14, 2017
Charlottesville Attack Was Domestic Terrorism
By IPT News @ 9:04 PM :: 1583 Views :: National News

...Trump's refusal Saturday to specifically condemn by name those Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi white supremacists was morally deficient....

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Trump Admin Funds Micronesia One Stop Centers
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 1135 Views :: National News

...technical assistance grants totaling $467,095 to continue support for the Micronesia Resource Center One Stop Shop on Guam and the We are Oceania Hālau Ola One Stop Center in Hawaii...

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Saturday, August 05, 2017
Trump - Kim summit in Hawaii?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:29 AM :: 1502 Views :: National News, Military

...Would you like to see a Trump/Kim summit in Hawaii?....

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