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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Planning to Create More Traffic Jams: Kalihi Complete Streets community meeting Sept. 17
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 710 Views :: Honolulu County

...The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Farrington High School Cafeteria....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Cabotage Sabotage? The Curious Case of the Jones Act
By UHERO @ 6:37 PM :: 405 Views :: Jones Act

...UHERO examines the economic implications of the Jones Act....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
9/11 Truthers Meet the Birth Certificate Brigade
By Andrew Walden @ 4:05 AM :: 10624 Views :: Republican Party, Obama

“…I LOVE a group of hapless morons who are turning the GOP into the party of tinfoilhat nutters who only have conspiracy theories about birth certificates...." --poster on Democratic Underground

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Most Likely to Slip into Recession
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 AM :: 466 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Probability of weak economic fundamentals in Q4 2019: 30.53%....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
US News Ranks UH campuses
By News Release @ 3:48 AM :: 398 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... UH Mānoa is ranked 79 as a top U.S. public school, 166 among national universities and 177 as a best value school ....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
DoE Enrollment Drops Again--Charter School Enrollment Up
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 564 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 167,454 students (down from 168,152 last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,877 students (up from 11,546 last year)....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 333 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...The Small Business Caucus is hosting the first-ever panel of speakers at the Hawaii State Capitol to discuss the future of A.I. in Hawaii's economy....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
Jones Act denies domestic ocean shipments of propane
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 552 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The situation with LPG carriers parallels that of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in that none of these ships exist in the Jones Act fleet....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
Matson pays the highest wages in Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 10:35 PM :: 559 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...The relatively high median compensation level is probably related to Matson’s high degree of unionization....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
Hawaii Among States with Lowest Death Rate
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 288 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The average age-adjusted death rate for the five states with the highest death rates was 49% higher than that for the five states with the lowest death rates ….

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Monday, September 09, 2019
The Experience of Homeless, Runaway and Other Street Youth on O‘ahu
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 551 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Hawai‘i’s 2017 homeless point-in-time count reported 319 unaccompanied youth, with 82.0% of these youth living unsheltered....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
2020 Candidates Are Pushing To End Private Prisons — But The States They Serve Use Them For Better Inmate Conditions
By Selected News Articles @ 8:16 PM :: 473 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

“...Overcrowding, high recidivism rates and skyrocketing costs aren’t solved with politics or posturing...."

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Monday, September 09, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Says She Supports Regulating Abortion in the Third Trimester
By Video @ 8:06 PM :: 453 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Life

...Gabbard conceded that abortion should not be permitted during the last three months of pregnancy unless the mother was at severe risk....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
DLNR Hikes Small Boat Harbor Fees
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 394 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Fee increases for users of Hawai‘i small boat harbors and boating facilities will be implemented soon, after they were signed into law by Governor David Ige on August 13, 2019 ....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
Lahaina Injection Wells: Maui Mayor Scores Council for Refusing to Consider County's Settlement Offer
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 625 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...The effects of the Ninth Circuit Court’s expansion of the Clean Water Act on our already tight housing market could be severe....

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Sunday, September 08, 2019
Legal Fees: OHA Lawyers Bill 15 Times Higher
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 1752 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...One experienced downtown attorney tells Hawai’i Free Press he has never before seen a “no position” filing in response to a motion for legal fees....

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Sunday, September 08, 2019
The Fight Over Honolulu Vacation Rentals Begins
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 933 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Some of the requirements contradict themselves....

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Saturday, September 07, 2019
Neo-Nazis Brag About Boosting Gabbard's Small-Donor Count
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 994 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

...RT, the Kremlin-backed news agency, often highlights Gabbard’s campaign. The Russian embassy in South Africa has tweeted defensively about her, Russian bots have boosted her....

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Saturday, September 07, 2019
DoE Releases Draft 2030 Promise Plan
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 437 Views :: Education K-12

...A feedback window on the draft of that plan is open through Sept. 20, 2019....

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Saturday, September 07, 2019
Senate Special Session to Confirm Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 704 Views :: Judiciary

...The Senate will meet in Special Session on Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, 2019 at 10:00 A.M....

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Friday, September 06, 2019
UH Terminates Contractor After Data Covering 70,000 Students Exposed
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 725 Views :: Higher Education

...Graduation Alliance failed to implement certain requirements of the agreement intended to protect the data....

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Friday, September 06, 2019
DHHL vs OHA on Teardown of Protesters Sacred Shack
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 1191 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Removal efforts were conducted by Hawai’i Department of Transportation (HDOT) personnel, at the request of DHHL....

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Friday, September 06, 2019
The cure for Hawaii’s doctor shortage
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:13 PM :: 962 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...doctors can make 50 percent more if they work on the mainland instead of in Hawaii....

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Friday, September 06, 2019
UPDATE: Police Demolish 3rd Illegal Structure on 'Sacred' Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 4:12 PM :: 2169 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA
..."We got a library being built, we got kanakas getting established on their national lands."....
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Friday, September 06, 2019
DHS Amends REAL ID Rules for Micronesia
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 542 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Labor

...to Secure REAL ID Act-Compliant Identification for FAS Citizens....

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Thursday, September 05, 2019
Mauna Kea: 1,806 citations, 19 arrests
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 545 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 3-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 1806 citations issued and 19 persons arrested for 34 offenses. ...

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Thursday, September 05, 2019
Sen Lorraine Inouye: "We are complicit if we don’t do something.”
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 1204 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...what if protesters show up in your community blocking a road because they don’t think they like a certain business or activity? What’s to say they won’t decide to block an airport, harbor or other economic lifeline in your community?....

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Thursday, September 05, 2019
VIDEO: Hawaii residents are leaving the state in record numbers
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 1401 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...video Hawaii residents are leaving the state in record numbers....

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Hawaii 'Throwback Rule' Keeps Business Out
By Tax Foundation @ 11:19 PM :: 553 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...Throwback rules can yield exceedingly high and often uncompetitive levels of taxation for some businesses, to the point that the outmigration they generate can more than offset any revenue gains from taxing “nowhere income.”....

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Tattered Flags
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:38 PM :: 1089 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... It has been about 6 weeks since this debacle started ....

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Build a Wall? Mokapu Wall Money Moves to Border
By Ed Case @ 6:41 PM :: 524 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Military

...Action specifically affects $32 million in already-appropriated priority projects for Hawai’i....

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
DoTax Deploys Final Phase of Tech Upgrade
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 389 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...With this final installment, the department will add cigarette/tobacco, fuel and liquor taxes to the new system, completing the configurations needed to administer all Hawaiʻi taxes....

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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Regents Chair: University Must Lead Effort for Mauna Kea Resolution
By News Release @ 4:50 AM :: 799 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

"...I hope that the call to this action frees our president to lead in this direction, fortifies those leaders already working toward this end, and inspires other Hawaiʻi leaders, both in our Hawaiian community and in other sectors, to seek the same outcome...."

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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
RAND: Chinese Influence in Micronesia
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 537 Views :: Military

...America's Pacific Island Allies -- The Freely Associated States and Chinese Influence....

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Monday, September 02, 2019
Can Tulsi Gabbard Protect India's Government from Sanctions?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:35 PM :: 814 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Religion

... Everybody knows Gabbard is running for President because Chris Butler seeks recognition from mainstream Hinduism in India.  But what does India want in exchange? ....

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Monday, September 02, 2019
2019 Report: Fixed Wireline Broadband Speeds in Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:41 PM :: 636 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...reports are based upon an analysis of Hawaii data obtained from consumer-initiated wireline speed tests taken using Speedtest....

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Sunday, September 01, 2019
Thirty Years of State Tax, Part 1
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 720 Views :: Hawaii History, Taxes

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

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Saturday, August 31, 2019
OHA: Crabbe Spent Last Month in Office Hiding From Auditors
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 PM :: 1454 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Crabbe managed to hide from Auditors who were present at OHA HQ June 3 through June 14, 2019....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
DHHL-HDoT: Joint Statement on Mauna Kea Access Road
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 1075 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...Mauna Kea Access Road is under the control and jurisdiction of DOT...."

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Friday, August 30, 2019
How to give everybody a raise
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:32 PM :: 531 Views :: Cost of Living

...Lowering the cost of living would make everyone’s pay go further, especially the less fortunate....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Case and Akina discuss future of Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:06 PM :: 668 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...During his first term in Congress, from 2002 to 2007, Case introduced three bills to reform the Jones Act.... 

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Survey: Over 2,200 Healthcare Jobs Open in Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 845 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Higher Education

...more than 2,200 healthcare jobs open across the state, with an average vacancy rate of 10% and most jobs taking six to 12 months to fill....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Tourist Arrivals up 6.2%
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 421 Views :: Tourism

...Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.70 billion in July 2019, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to July 2018....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Mauna Kea: 16 Arrests, 1240 Tickets
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 859 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA, Police

...The combined total of the 2-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 1240 citations issued and 16 persons arrested for 29 offenses....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Hawaii: $100 goes a lot further on Sister Isles
By Tax Foundation @ 6:45 PM :: 610 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Metropolitan Area --Real Value of $100

  • 4th Lowest in USA -- Urban Honolulu, HI -- $80.19
  • Maui County $93.20
  • Kauai and Hawaii Counties – $99.50
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Workshops: How to Participate in Legislative Process
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 672 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...The workshop/presentation "Your Voice!" is about an hour in length and covers the Legislature and how to effectively participate in the legislative process....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
DoH: New school immunization requirements
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 599 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Higher Education

...additional immunizations will be required for students entering preschool, kindergarten through grade 12, and colleges/universities in Hawai‘i....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Ige Announces Six Judicial Appointments
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 900 Views :: Judiciary

...Clyde J. Wadsworth – 61, Solicitor General, Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawaiʻi, is appointed to the Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
HECO Demands $77.5M Rate Hike to Pay for More Useless 'Variable' Green Energy
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 900 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

...Keep working three jobs so you can send money to Elon Musk....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Batteries: Hawaii Ratepayers Give the Most to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 1050 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Elon Musk needs money.  That's why he is a billionaire and its why you are paying higher electric rates ....

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