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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Promise Kept: Trump Administration Protects Americans’ Religious Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 1063 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...The Obama administration winnowed the definition of religious freedom down to the narrow idea of “freedom of worship.” This was rebutted in the first line of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memorandum....

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Friday, October 06, 2017
RU486: ACLU Chooses Hawaii to Launch Abortion Drug Litigation
By Selected News Articles @ 11:43 AM :: 1236 Views :: Health Care, Life

...The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii filed a federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration over federal restrictions that require a doctor's prescription to get an abortion pill....

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Friday, October 06, 2017
Free Rein for Choppers Drives Park Enthusiasts to Court
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 AM :: 1081 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...Wednesday’s lawsuit says there were 14,645 commercial air tours conducted over the Hawaii Volcanoes alone....

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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 :: 1091 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

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

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Friday, October 06, 2017
AG: 1156 Backlogged Rape Kits Tested so Far
By News Release @ 5:20 AM :: 751 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

...the pace for sexual assault evidence kits submitted for testing has increased over the past three months....

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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Hirono: Trump Nominees Not Gay Enough
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 PM :: 1187 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...“So you do not support the recriminalization of homosexuality?” Hirono asked....

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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Cost of Living: Honolulu adjusted salaries lowest in USA
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:39 PM :: 2188 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu’s adjusted salaries are the lowest in the country, more than $7,000 below the next lowest, Tucson, AZ....

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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Our Revolution: Bernie Sanders Group Calls on Congress to Extend Jones Act Exemption for Puerto Rico
By News Release @ 12:55 PM :: 787 Views :: Jones Act

...Tell Congress: Extend the Jones Act exemption....

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Endgame: Telescope Protesters Shift focus to Sublease
By Video @ 6:05 PM :: 2049 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... UH to Trade 10,000 Acres for Telescope Approval, Lease Extension? ....

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
City now accepting Grants in Aid applications
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 1981 Views :: Honolulu County

GIA proposals must be submitted by 2 p.m. on November 16, 2017....

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards: 30 Vacant Seats Available
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 1245 Views :: Honolulu County

...To fill one of the vacancies listed below, apply to your local Neighborhood Board....

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Video: Running for Governor, Rep Andria Tupola Rallies Supporters in Waianae
By Video @ 3:41 PM :: 1250 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"I'm going to do it, I'm going to rise up and lead the state," Tupola said in the video.... 

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
State Climate Change Adaptation Commission to Meet in Doomed Oceanfront Hotel
By News Release @ 7:54 PM :: 954 Views :: Environment

...It is open to everyone and will be held on October 11, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach Resort, Coral Ballrooms 1 & 2 from 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Survey: Over 80% of Hawaii Residents want Jones Act Repeal or Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 7:40 PM :: 1290 Views :: Jones Act

...surveys taken in 2012 and 2017 show similar results....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Hawaii Joins States with Highest-Rated Health Insurance Plans
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 1137 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii moved up from 11th to 7th ....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Fastest Growing? Honolulu Ranks 333rd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:39 PM :: 856 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Shortage of Affordable housing:  Its not the demand, its the supply ....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Best Cities for Disabled? -- Honolulu Ranks 62nd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 PM :: 823 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...According to the Social Security Administration, one in five Americans lives with a disability, and one in 10 has a severe disability....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Open Access for Broken Trust Book
By News Release @ 12:30 AM :: 1426 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Higher Education

Thanks to support from University of Hawaii Press and Kamehameha Schools, the public now has free access to the bestselling book Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America’s Largest Charitable Trust....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Oahu Circuit: Public Comment on Judicial Nominees for Four Positions
By News Release @ 12:07 AM :: 1348 Views :: Judiciary

...Comments must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, October 13, 2017. All comments will be kept confidential....

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Monday, October 02, 2017
Accountable, Affordable, Accessible: House Republican Caucus 2018 Bill Package
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 813 Views :: Republican Party

...We have been creating a bill package that strives to make our government and our state more accountable, affordable, and accessible to and for you....

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Monday, October 02, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 2, 2017
By Congress.org @ 4:15 PM :: 771 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
  • Senate: Francisco Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Delrahim Nomination – Confirmation
  • House: Maternal and Infant Home Visit Program
  • House: FAA Short Term Reauthorization, Flood Insurance and Hurricane Tax Adjustments
  • House: Parole Violators' Benefits Revocation
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Sunday, October 01, 2017
Two HPD Chief Nominees Sued: Cover up Manslaughter, Excessive Force
By Andrew Walden @ 8:46 PM :: 4342 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...a secret commission larded with Kealoha loyalists has picked some candidates to continue the tradition....

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Sunday, October 01, 2017
Cultural Nationalism vs Technical Progress: Telescope Protesters Make More Cash Demands
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 1544 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The more technical progress, the less attractive cultural nationalism becomes....

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Sunday, October 01, 2017
Fritz v. Department of Taxation, and Why You Should Care
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1282 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

Over the past several months, there has been a court fight brewing that could have changed how the Department of Taxation lobbies for legislation....

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Saturday, September 30, 2017
Will Courts Defend Free Speech -- Or Forced Speech To Promote A Political Agenda?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 1271 Views :: First Amendment, Life

Hawaii has enacted such a law and it is under challenge in federal district court. ...

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Sen McCain Introduces Bill to Exempt Puerto Rico from Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 7:54 PM :: 1157 Views :: Jones Act

... legislation that would permanently exempt Puerto Rico from the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, or the Jones Act, to aid recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria and encourage long-term economic growth ....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Judiciary: Collaborative Effort to Reduce Truancy Launched
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 1240 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...A similar program at an Oahu intermediate school produced a 91 percent daily school attendance rate in 2016-17, up about 40 percent from 2015-16....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
DBEDT Community Forums on Electric Utility Ownership Models
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 1025 Views :: Energy

...The Hawaii legislature has directed the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) to undertake a study on the future of utility ownership models on each island in Hawaii....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
UHERO: Economy Slowing, Despite Arrivals Boom
By UHERO @ 3:49 PM :: 762 Views :: Economy

...the consequence of a flattening construction path and the natural effects of tightening labor markets....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Why is Hawaii so Healthy? Gallup vs Bloomberg
By Selected News Articles @ 1:32 PM :: 1589 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...Gallup says it's exercise, Bloomberg says it's labor unions....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Hawaii Visitor Spending Grows 6.1 Percent in August 2017
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 885 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Total visitor arrivals rose 4.8 percent to 818,581....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
White House waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico -- For Just 10 Days
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:16 AM :: 2194 Views :: Jones Act

...Puerto Rico needs more than temporary Jones Act waiver...the Jones Act had been significantly hindering essential relief efforts to the millions of hurricane victims on the island....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Feds Sue Guam Over 'Chamorro Land Trust'
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 1123 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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Thursday, September 28, 2017
US Senate Investigating Hawaii's Soaring Medicaid Costs
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 1467 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...CMS data show that total costs for new Medicaid beneficiaries in Hawaii rose from $249.1 million in 2014 to $437.4 million in 2015-a 76 percent single-year increase. Costs per-enrollee jumped 73 percent in that same period, going from $7,462 in 2014 to $12,910 in 2015....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Financial Literacy--Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 11:06 PM :: 776 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...2017’s Most & Least Financially Savvy States....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Housing ASAP: 714 Homeless Families Placed in Permanent Housing
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1037 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Working towards achieving a shared goal of functional zero by December 2018, which means that every family in Hawai‘i that becomes homeless can be placed into housing within 30 days....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
FBI: Violent Crime up 24% in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 1189 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...but Atty Gen Chin's news release was titled "CRIME IN HAWAI`I AT RECORD LOW LEVEL IN 2016".... 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Strive HI: How did your School do?
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1048 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The accountability system includes multiple measures of school performance including proficiency in Science, Math and Language Arts/Literacy; chronic absenteeism; school climate; graduation rates; and achievement gaps....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Hawaii Excise Taxes: $885 per Capita--3rd Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 4:15 PM :: 1109 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Excise taxes are particular taxes levied on specific goods or activities....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
BLNR Approves Telescope 5-2
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 1212 Views :: Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...the Board adopted today the recommendation of retired judge Riki May Amano to approve the application for a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) to build the Thirty-Meter Telescope....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Audit: Honolulu Homeless Programs Subject to Corrupt, Incompetent Department of Community Services
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 1476 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Homelessness

...Audit of Housing First, Community Assistance Program, and Hale Mauliola Homeless Programs....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Girl Scouts Rank Hawaii 23rd for girls' well-being
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 913 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The State of Girls 2017: Emerging Truths and Troubling Trends....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Hanabusa Blocks Missile Defense for Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 7:12 PM :: 1682 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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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
TOTE to Challenge Pasha for Hawaii trade?
By Michael Hansen @ 1:37 PM :: 1000 Views :: Jones Act

...TOTE has every intent to challenge Pasha Hawaii not only for assignment of KCT, but also Pasha Hawaii’s current operations prior to completion of KCT....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Trump says NO to Puerto Rico Jones Act waiver
By Michael Hansen @ 1:27 PM :: 877 Views :: Jones Act

Crowley taking action to defend their interests and forestall the administration from declaring a Jones Act waiver to cover Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
DoE Touts AP Test Results
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 887 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...double-digit increases in the number of exam takers, exams taken and scores of 3 or higher....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Does the Jones Act Endanger American Seamen?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:16 AM :: 904 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...the Jones Act has contributed to a smaller and older domestic shipping industry with more dangerous conditions for American seamen....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Problems ahead for Pasha Hawaii and TOTE despite Gov Ige’s terminal announcement
By Michael Hansen @ 12:11 AM :: 1173 Views :: Jones Act

...the Diamond Head Terminal at Piers 1 & 2 – where TOTE would operate -- won’t be available until the 2024/2025 time frame....

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Supreme Court Justices Cancel Travel Ban Hearing
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 PM :: 930 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 25, 2017
Hawaii Lowest Teacher Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 1283 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...adjusted for cost of living....

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