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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Hawaiian Mission Houses Commemorates 200th Anniversary Connecting New England to Hawai'i
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 140 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

..."The Hawai'i, New England Connection," a 30-day tour of History Theatre, panel discussions, and cultural events....

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Sunday, September 01, 2019
Thirty Years of State Tax, Part 1
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 703 Views :: Hawaii History, Taxes

...the taxes that have changed the most dramatically in the past 30 years....

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Friday, August 16, 2019
Polls Showed Solid Support in Run-up to Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 691 Views :: Hawaii History

...Gallup first polled Americans on their support for Hawaii's statehood in 1940....

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Friday, August 16, 2019
Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
By Andrew Walden @ 2:49 AM :: 38803 Views :: Hawaii History

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....

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Monday, August 12, 2019
It was 121 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 9778 Views :: Hawaii History

On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines....

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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 42254 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

August 6 and 9 have been made into International Days of Anti-American historical revisionism.  So here is a look at reality as seen from first-hand sources instead of whining activists.

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Saturday, August 03, 2019
1880: King Kalakaua Calls for Observatory to be Built in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 3046 Views :: Greenmail, Hawaii History, Higher Education, OHA

...In 1884 the five-inch refractor was installed in a dome constructed above Pauahi Hall.... 

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Thursday, August 01, 2019
1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
By Selected News Articles @ 2:44 AM :: 6749 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

At the Marquesas Islands, Herman Melville and his friend jumped ship....

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Monday, July 29, 2019
Native Claims: How Alaska Found a Settlement
By Selected News Articles @ 9:16 PM :: 1398 Views :: Greenmail, Hawaii History, OHA

...Here is the story of what Alaskans did, (and Hawaii did not) as told by former Alaska Governor and US Interior Secretary Walter J. Hickel....

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
Do We Have a Legitimate Government?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1226 Views :: Hawaii History

...It pains me to read stories of people who lost their homes after being told that they didn’t have to pay back their mortgages because the laws under which they were made were invalid in Hawaii....

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 27144 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Labor

...When the USSR collapsed in 1991, long-secret archives of the Communist International were thrown open to western researchers for the first time.  Many previously unknown details of communist history have been revealed--including the 1935 Comintern orders directing Communists to begin work in Hawaii....

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 6577 Views :: Hawaii History

When Hawaii became the 50th U.S. State in 1959, the historic occasion was marked by ceremonies within the sanctuary walls of the Kawaiaha‘o Church .... 

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Thursday, July 04, 2019
The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 8509 Views :: Hawaii History

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....

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Thursday, July 04, 2019
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 11220 Views :: National News, Hawaii History

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....

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Friday, June 14, 2019
June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 5:00 AM :: 29144 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor

Hawaii was the last place in the US to abolish indentured servitude....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Had a Very Strange Childhood
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 PM :: 3388 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Religion

...Mike announced that his wife and boys would not be able to eat most of what his mother had cooked, as they were now vegetarian. Also, everyone needed to stop calling the children by their birth names. Their new names were Bhakti, Jai, and Naryana....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 13180 Views :: Hawaii History

Today is Kamehameha Day in Hawaii....

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Saturday, May 25, 2019
​When Revival Swept Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 PM :: 1372 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

...A decade after the first missionaries arrived, the gospel tore across the islands in the 1830s....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 17563 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor, Religion

If you ask how "a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary" squares with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, let us explain ....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
The Biggest Fruit Ever Grown in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:36 PM :: 15474 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

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

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Prince Kuhio’s Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 18256 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture, Hawaii History, Land Use

...the homestead associations he championed in his first decade of service were multi-ethnic groups seeking the fee-simple ownership of land promised in the Hawaii Organic Act....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Falls of Clyde to be Restored at Closed British Shipyard?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:47 PM :: 1476 Views :: Hawaii History

...Restoration of Scottish sailing boat offered as ‘lifeline’ to now-closed Appledore Shipyard....

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Monday, March 18, 2019
The last time Congress created a new state
By Selected News Articles @ 5:20 PM :: 3382 Views :: Hawaii History

...On March 19, 1959, Congress approved Hawaii for admission to the union as the 50th state....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
False Missile Alert: CDC Analyses 38 Minutes of Tweets
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 1868 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...Four themes emerged from the Twitter data during the early period: 1) information processing; 2) information sharing; 3) authentication; and 4) emotional reaction....

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Sunday, February 10, 2019
Another Saint for Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 1513 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

...Joseph Dutton heard about Father Damien's work in Hawaii and joined him, helping the sick in the leper colony for 45 years....

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Sunday, January 20, 2019
1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 22949 Views :: Hawaii History

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Monday, January 07, 2019
Remembering Senator Fred Rohlfing, Republican Reformer
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 PM :: 2011 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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Monday, December 24, 2018
How Christmas Came to Hawaii
By Hoku Paoa Stevenson @ 12:22 PM :: 24334 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

As presented by Hoku Paoa Stevenson at the Summer Palace....

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Friday, December 07, 2018
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 2:26 AM :: 18546 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
How George H W Bush Stopped the Bombing of Kahoolawe
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 3579 Views :: Hawaii History, Military, Politicians, Republican Party

...I asked him to use his influence to reverse the policy initiated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt allowing Kaho'olawe to be used for bombing practice....

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Sunday, December 02, 2018
Fraud, Collusion, Embezzlement: Hawaii OPEB Debt
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 AM :: 3841 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Labor

...The majority’s interpretation embraces the view that the legislature has authorized payment for fraud, collusion, embezzlement, and bad faith dealings....

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Full Bilingual Hawaiian-English Bible Published
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 2352 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

...the first full bilingual Hawaiian-English Bible with modern diacritical markings....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Hawaii WWI Centennial - a Full Day of Events at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 2716 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...November 11, 2018 - Free to the Public Concerts, Films, Celebratory Service, Flyovers and Fireworks....

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Thursday, November 08, 2018
Teachers Union: Push Sovereignty Movement in Classrooms
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 2828 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, Labor

...Sovereignty flows from the will of the people.  The people’s will is statehood.  But the teacher’s union is pushing the rhetoric of an internationally-known anti-Semite to change your child's mind....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
​Ruggles’ Supposed Sovereignty “Expert” Has A Troubling Past
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 5022 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Hawaii History, OHA

...Hero of Holocaust Deniers, Alfred De Zayas....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Con-Con Opponents’ Nostalgia for Hawaii’s Golden Age of Democratic Reform
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 8:49 PM :: 1756 Views :: Hawaii History

...if the last convention was so great, why won’t the next one also be great?....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Do We Really Have a Spending Ceiling?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1641 Views :: Hawaii History, Taxes

...another provision that was passed by the 1978 Constitutional Convention to assure our fiscal health—and what our lawmakers have done to marginalize it....

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
General Income Tax Credit: How Legislators Subverted Will of 1978 ConCon
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1897 Views :: Hawaii History, Tax Credits

...The saga of this credit tells us a little about a bold move undertaken in the 1978 Constitutional Convention and our lawmakers’ reaction....

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Friday, October 12, 2018
VIDEO: Mazie Hirono Covers Up Sexist Harassment at UH
By Video @ 10:51 PM :: 7858 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Higher Education

...Reid said that she personally brought information about the harassment to Hirono....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Democrats Celebrate Serial Rapist Dan Inouye
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 AM :: 5034 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History

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

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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 :: 3662 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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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Unaffordable Housing? Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 PM :: 2604 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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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Hirono: Kavanaugh 'Critical' 8th Vote in Rice v Cayetano
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 3414 Views :: Hawaii History, Judiciary, OHA

...Will Justice Brett Kavanaugh become the ‘critical’ 8th vote against racially discriminatory OHA elections?  Could Kavanaugh become the ‘decisive’ 10th vote against the Hawaii Supreme Court’s Ceded Lands Decision.  Or maybe Hirono is afraid Kavanaugh will be the fifth vote against Nai Aupuni....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
The State Con-Con Papers
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:39 PM :: 2149 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

...42 short essays on the history, democratic function, and politics of the periodic state constitutional convention referendum, including Hawaii’s November 6, 2018 convention referendum....

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Kavanaugh for Supreme Court?  Rice v Cayetano Front and Center
By Selected News Articles @ 1:50 AM :: 6193 Views :: National News, Hawaii History, OHA

...In 1999 Kavanaugh helped write a friend-of-the-court brief in the Rice v Cayetano case....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
VIDEO: "This Is Not A Drill: 38 Minutes That Changed Lives."
By Video @ 3:29 AM :: 3139 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...The true story of the January 13, 2018 Hawaii missile alert, told by the people who lived it....

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Rescuing the Lost Battalion –The Story behind the ‘Heroes’
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 3228 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...NHK WORLD-JAPAN and PBS Hawai‘i Bring Documentary on Heroic WWII Japanese-American Regiment to Screening Attendees and Viewers....

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3
By Andrew Walden @ 9:57 PM :: 54537 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii History, Land Use

...After the 1960 Tsunami, homeowners in the destroyed Shinmachi area of Hilo bayfront were given fee-simple lots on newly subdivided state land in Waiakea Uka.  Shinmachi is now the site of the Hilo Bayfront Park....

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Hawaii Constitutional Convention--The Basics
By Video @ 7:23 PM :: 2438 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

...basic questions that will elucidate the nature of the institution....

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Monday, April 30, 2018
Con-Con: The People v. Hawaii Supreme Court
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 3:29 PM :: 4296 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

...The Court’s 1997 ruling on the majority required to call a state constitutional convention was a travesty of justice....

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