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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Full Text: Espinda Promises No Retaliation Against PSD Dissidents
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 AM :: 1786 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Recent fatal shootings involving PSD employees and a riot/disturbance at the Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) have brought the Department front and center attention....

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Monday, April 22, 2019
Hawaii's Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 5:22 PM :: 1809 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Hilo and Kahului are the places to be....

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Monday, April 22, 2019
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 AM :: 48844 Views :: Environment

Ira Einhorn, Master of Ceremonies, Earth Day Rally on Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, Phila, PA, Apr. 22, 1970.

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Monday, April 22, 2019
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 12:37 AM :: 81953 Views :: Environment, Religion

There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....

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Sunday, April 21, 2019
Financial and Compliance Audit of the Department of Education
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:53 PM :: 1507 Views :: Education K-12

...one significant deficiency in internal control over financial reporting ... two significant deficiencies in internal control over compliance....

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Sunday, April 21, 2019
HIDOE Achieves Success with Job Order Contracting
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1558 Views :: Education K-12

...they just make a list of the projects and call them “deferred maintenance”....

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Saturday, April 20, 2019
OHA's Crabbe out of the Bucket?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:49 PM :: 4178 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...his contract expires this summer....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:11 PM :: 1945 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...Most of the suicide bills we have been tracking are in conference committee....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Are Hawaii officials paid too much or too little?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:19 PM :: 1796 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...Steve Frates, a Pepperdine University professor and president of the Center for Government Analysis, discusses how the salaries of Hawaii officials compare with officials across the nation....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Audits, subpoenas and more: What's next for Honolulu Rail?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:09 PM :: 1800 Views :: Rail

...panel discussion Friday, May 3, sponsored by Grassroot Institute of Hawaii... with Councilmember Heidi Tsuneyoshi and rail critics Randall Roth, University of Hawaii professor emeritus of law, and Panos Prevedouros, chairman of the UH civil and environmental engineering department....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Hawaii residents voting with their feet
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:05 PM :: 1296 Views

...For the fourth year in a row, the state’s economic policies have left us languishing in the bottom 10. And we have lost almost 52,000 residents over the past 10 years....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
80% of Oahu Residents Don't Have REAL ID
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 2247 Views :: Honolulu County

...So far, more than 190,000 O‘ahu residents have gotten the REAL ID-compliant driver license or state ID since they became available in January 2018....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 17554 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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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hawaii Senate to Vote on Anti-Gun Bills
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 1654 Views :: Second Amendment

...After receiving a notice of disagreement for the House amendments to both Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466, the conference committee has met and agreed to the House amendments for both bills....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
HDOT Launches Accelerated Hiring System
By News Release @ 10:39 AM :: 1792 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...“We’re excited to be able to use the Wiki Wiki Hire process to fill our engineering vacancies and are committed to using these available resources to get qualified workers into positions within one to two weeks.”....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
State Launches Aquaculture Accelerator
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1624 Views :: Small Business, Tax Credits

...The accelerator will be based at NELHA’s Hawai‘i Ocean Science and Technology Park in Kailua-Kona on Hawai‘i ‘i Island and is expected to start its first cohort in the fall of 2019....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
$17 Minimum Wage Cost $1.456 Billion per year
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 2251 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

...If the average pay hike is $3.50/hr for 208K workers, a $17 minimum would cost $5.6M per 8 hour shift--$28M per 40 hr week--$1.456B per year....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kids Oral Health--Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 AM :: 1808 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...this is the price Hawaii pays for pandering to anti-fluoridation nuts....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
DLNR: Another Step Towards State-Run Carbon Credit Scheme
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 2354 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Certifying the project under Verra’s VCS, which includes the verification and validation of the project by independent auditors, enables DOFAW to generate certified carbon credits that it, in turn, can sell to interested buyers, brokers, traders, or retailers....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Candidates Hirono, Case, Gabbard Refused to Release their Tax Returns
By Andrew Walden @ 10:19 PM :: 2673 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...A spokeswoman for Hirono implied that financial disclosures that the congresswoman is already required to submit are sufficient....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Lahaina Injection Wells: EPA won't regulate pollution that moves through groundwater
By Selected News Articles @ 5:14 PM :: 2087 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...the memo contradicts arguments EPA and the Department of Justice made on the same case three years ago....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Auditor: AG's Child Support Fund Still Running Deficit
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:07 PM :: 2366 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...CSEA disbursed amounts received without knowing whether the non-custodial parent had sufficient funds at the bank....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Is lack of funding the real problem in the Department of Education?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:54 PM :: 2457 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Taxes

...UIPA Request: DoE Refusing to Release Check Register....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tax Foundation Hawaii: Motion for Reconsideration Rips Rail-Skim Decision
By Tax Foundation @ 6:02 PM :: 2328 Views :: Taxes

...This is harsh criticism, but it is well-founded....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:40 PM :: 1946 Views :: Law Enforcement

...In some locales it generates more crashes as many motorists make early and sudden stops at the onset of the yellow light....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Why Farm?
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:36 PM :: 2384 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...Wouldn’t be wonderful if a wealthy non-profit volunteered to pay for all the regulations they demand?....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Ethics: DOBOR Kauai Employee Quickly Begins Taking Stuff
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 2276 Views :: Ethics

...requiring Respondent Kelekoma to pay an administrative penalty of $4,500 to the State of Hawaii, and referring this matter to DLNR for further action as appropriate....

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Monday, April 15, 2019
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 2492 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Try out the “adjust performance” feature.  You can abolish the GE Tax and cut other taxes, eliminate public employees, enact a right to work law, raise or lower the minimum wage, and see how each move affects Hawaii’s economic performance....

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Monday, April 15, 2019
Senate: OHA Must Complete Audit of LLCs
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 2555 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...in response to concerns that there was no systematic review of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' procurement processes, limited liability companies, or loans....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Unlucky and Unclean: How Not to Steal House 13
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 3908 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics, Agriculture

...With legal representation from Neil Abercrombie’s former Attorney General David Louie, former penny stock tout Jeffrey Dunster tried to use a bag full of receipts to claim ownership of a house known as ‘13’.  It didn't work....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 14, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 8:50 PM :: 1910 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Ethics: How Interest Group Can Plant its own People on State Payroll to Solicit Money
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 2050 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail

...and its all legal....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Hawaii Smallest Firearms Industry in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 PM :: 2299 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment, Small Business

...2019’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Blankety Blank
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1901 Views :: Taxes

...No, that isn’t a cuss word. It’s just the facts, ma’am....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Special Election: Waters Beats Ozawa by 1,004 Votes 
By Andrew Walden @ 2:16 AM :: 2730 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...Even as the Honolulu Rail project collapses around Mayor Caldwell’s ears, the election result gives a pro-Caldwell faction the majority on the council.  This contradiction is due to the failure of anti-rail politicians to separate themselves from criminals....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
30 Years Late: DoE Discovers IDIQ -- ‘Job Order Contracting
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 2292 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under 'new' contracting method....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:47 PM :: 2639 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life, Religion

...Upcoming Legislative Deadlines....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
JSC Seeks Nominees for Maui Circuit Court
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 2645 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
Activists hurt farmers by fueling public’s disconnect with modern agriculture
By Selected News Articles @ 5:09 AM :: 2974 Views :: Agriculture, Greenmail, GMOs

...farmers are increasingly frustrated and dispirited by having to deal with the demands and unrealistic expectations of a public that is growing ever more distant from the realities of agriculture....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
UH requesting second round of public hearings for Maunakea administrative rules
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 2303 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The regents will take up the request at their April 18 meeting at Leeward Community College....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
City adopts new affordable housing rules
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 1879 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...The rules took effect on March 31 and implement the affordable housing requirements in Ordinance 18-10 and other approvals issued by the city....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Deadline: HART 'Pleased' that city received P3 submittals
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 1980 Views :: Rail

...HART and the City will evaluate the submittals received today and then select a short list to move on to the second part of the procurement....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
ILWU Executive Charged with Embezzlement
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 2051 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...As the Secretary-Treasurer of the Longshore Division, Brown was responsible for the union’s financial matters....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Honolulu Council Special Election Voting Ends Saturday April 13
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 4271 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...As of Friday, March 29, 2019, the Office of the City Clerk has received 17,752 vote-by-mail ballots....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Want higher wages? Try economic freedom
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:24 PM :: 2254 Views :: Economy, Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii policymakers cannot mandate people into prosperity....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is April 23rd
By Tax Foundation @ 1:41 AM :: 1616 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is 43rd among states....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Hawaii Butterfly Knife Ban Challenged on Second Amendment Grounds
By Selected News Articles @ 12:55 AM :: 2026 Views :: Second Amendment

...“Knives are arms protected by the Second Amendment,” a complaint filed Wednesday in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii contends....

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Hirono: If Conservatives Don’t Want Content Removed From Social Media ‘They Shouldn’t Post Lies’
By Video @ 5:41 PM :: 2771 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Life, Religion

...“Maybe they shouldn't post lies about Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts."....

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
NRA Seeks 'Immediate Injunction' Against Hawaii Gun Laws
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 2149 Views :: Second Amendment

...Effort Underway to Halt Hawaii's Restrictive Firearm Permitting Requirements....

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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Gabbard: US Health Care System Designed to 'keep people sick and on drugs'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 AM :: 2097 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care

...This line of thinking is one step away from web sites touting “miracle cures THEY don’t want you to know about.”....

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