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Saturday, June 08, 2019
ACLU: DoE Would Rather Litigate Than Build Locker Rooms for Female Students
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 571 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Documents filed yesterday in federal court by the ACLU of Hawai‘i reveal that DOE has simply been waiting for two female high school athletes to graduate, hoping the mere fact of their graduation will prevent the girls from being able to proceed with their gender discrimination lawsuit....

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Saturday, June 08, 2019
Democrat Senator Reveals His Ties to the Knights of Columbus
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:31 PM :: 1169 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Religion

...Some Democrats have stood up to Hirono's anti-Catholic rhetoric....

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Friday, June 07, 2019
Hawaii 3rd Highest Beer Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 7:10 PM :: 753 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii imposes $0.93 tax per gallon of beer ....

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Friday, June 07, 2019
Honolulu needs a spending cap, pronto!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:42 PM :: 598 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

... This week, the Honolulu City Council approved an operating budget of $2.8 billion, an increase of 8.8% over last year’s budget and almost $1 million more than the amount proposed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell ....

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Thursday, June 06, 2019
OHA Trustees target one of their own for ‘investigation’--then chicken out
By Andrew Walden @ 11:10 PM :: 2141 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... was this Crabbe's final attempt at revenge? ....

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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Crabbe Out as OHA CEO
By Selected News Articles @ 9:44 PM :: 1246 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The Crabbe-created LLCs must be dissolved, the irregularities in contract awarding must end, and the FBI must be raid the offices now before all the evidences of corruption are destroyed while Crabbe hangs on till the end of the month.... 

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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Final Report: Utility Ownership and Regulatory Models for Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 676 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Study concludes that ratepayers are being gouged to the greatest possible degree and no other system could gouge us more effectively without us noticing....

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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Feds Debunk Surfrider's Fake Bacteria Counts
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 906 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail

...Scientists use a powerful microbial detection device to show that suggestions of sewage in Kauai’s watershed were mostly false positives....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Death Gets 373 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 842 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...373 people who were considered homeless at the time of their deaths have died on O‘ahu from 2014 through 2018....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
‘Housing First’ Gets 450 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 614 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...91 percent of Honolulu’s Housing First clients came into the program as chronically homeless, and over 60 percent came directly from living on the streets....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Honolulu ranked America’s best small city for second year in a row
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 549 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...based on several criteria, including crime rates, air quality, housing affordability, entertainment offerings, cultural diversity, and economic vitality....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Low Participation Breakfast: DoE is Serving it All Summer
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 653 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Hawaii 39.7% of free-lunch eligible students participate in free breakfast program – 2nd lowest in USA....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Panos: Some Ways To Stop The Exodus To The Mainland
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:02 AM :: 1284 Views :: Economy, Cost of Living

...For decades now, the young ones have heard this message loud and clear....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
OHA Distributes $6M Grant Money
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 954 Views :: OHA

...OHA Board of Trustees approves $6 million for community grants....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Feds Identify Hawaii's Six Worst Nursing Homes
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 1456 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... identified as having a “persistent record of poor care” ....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Hawaii joins states suing OxyContin maker
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 546 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...In Hawaii, opioid deaths, hospitalizations, and treatment services have risen significantly over the last several years....

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Monday, June 03, 2019
Hawaii Economy is Booming--And It's the 4th Worst
By Selected News Articles @ 6:50 PM :: 882 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...low tech, low patents, low innovation....

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Sunday, June 02, 2019
Earth Is Nearly 520 Percent More Abundant Now Than in 1980
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 1008 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy

...Thanks to the ultimate resource: the human mind....

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Sunday, June 02, 2019
Shining Light on Revenue Estimates
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 726 Views :: Economy, Taxes

...DOTAX justified the shroud of darkness surrounding its revenue projections with a theory, derived from federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law, called “deliberative process privilege.”....

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Saturday, June 01, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 1, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 5:19 PM :: 810 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Congress was not in session last week but two resolutions were introduced by members of the Hawaii congressional delegation....

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Saturday, June 01, 2019
Help the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board develop ethics training
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 824 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...work with Dr. Troy Hutchings to make the Model Code of Ethics for Educators 'appropriate for Hawaii'....

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Friday, May 31, 2019
Hawaii US Dollar Worth Only 84 Cents
By Selected News Articles @ 8:40 PM :: 923 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...in Hawaii the dollar has less buying power than in any other state....

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Friday, May 31, 2019
VIDEO: Cato Jones Act Forum
By Michael Hansen @ 8:20 PM :: 809 Views :: Jones Act

...“Unnatural Disaster: Assessing the Jones Act’s Impact on Puerto Rico”....

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Friday, May 31, 2019
Why people are leaving ‘paradise’
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:50 PM :: 1864 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...the population of urban Honolulu declined in 2018 for the second year in a row....

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Friday, May 31, 2019
HTA: Tourist Arrivals Up, Spending Down
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 606 Views :: Tourism

...average daily visitor spending was down -9.2%, total visitor arrivals rose 6.6 percent to 856,250 visitors in April....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Neighborhood Board Election Results Released after Inquiry from Hawai’i Free Press
By Andrew Walden @ 10:22 PM :: 977 Views :: Honolulu County

...Along with the response, we also got something else—the election results -- five days ahead of the new deadline....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Akina: Hope that Hawaii can change
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:10 PM :: 720 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...if people speak out and let policymakers know that taxes should be lowered and barriers to economic freedom removed, things could change....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
First Dialysis Center Coming to Micronesia?
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 598 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...Request for Proposals: Pohnpei State Hemodialysis Project....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Bipartisan Effort Urging DHS Action on REAL ID for COFA Migrants
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 759 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

...“When my legislation became law, it should have solved this issue and allowed FAS citizens to obtain REAL ID compliant identification.  However, recent guidance put into place by the Department of Homeland Security has imposed additional burdens on these citizens."  -- Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-lowest Employment Growth as Many Jobs go Begging
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 PM :: 929 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...lots of jobs sit unfilled as Hawaii has the 5th-lowest avg starting salaries (adjusted for cost of living) in the USA....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
VA Pacific Islands launching new community care options
By News Release @ 4:37 AM :: 923 Views :: Health Care, Military

...this would apply to Veterans living in Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire and the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
List of Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 722 Views :: Honolulu County

...an updated list of Neighborhood Board vacancies as of May 29, 2019....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ethics: Caldwell Admin Asked Neighborhood Boards to Campaign Against HSTA Property Tax
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 893 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...The Official requested...all 33 Neighborhood Board chairs...place the ballot issue  ...on their board’s monthly agenda between September 15 and October 15, 2018, so that a certain political action committee “and others” could publicly discuss this topic prior to the election....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ethics: City Employee ‘Likes’ Tommy Waters on City Time
By News Release @ 4:07 AM :: 1009 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...the Commission reviewed the totality of the circumstances and also confirmed the conduct as de minimis, dismissed the complaint, and did not impose a civil fine on Official....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
OHA seeks community input on its upcoming biennium budget
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 712 Views :: OHA

...The comment period will close June 5....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
OHA approves $100,000 in event grants
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 643 Views :: OHA

...22 community events that will receive a total of $100,000 from OHA’s ʻAhahui Grants Program....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 3:26 AM :: 605 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii derives 22.9% of tax revenue from individual income taxes .... 

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
​Lawsuit Launched to Protect Hawaii’s Cauliflower Coral
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 676 Views :: Environment

... enviros allege there is a 36% decline in Cauiflower Coral populations ....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Did OHA really ‘Slash’ Trustee allowances?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:22 PM :: 949 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...not all are so impressed....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
No Ethics Conclusion: OK to Solicit State Employees to Support Espinda?
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 776 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...State Makes No Conclusion On Whether DPS Deputy Director Violated Ethics Code....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 26, 2019
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 576 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Votes and Bills Introduced for week ending May 26, 2019....

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Monday, May 27, 2019
Lyon Bribery: A Sewer Project in Chuuk
By Selected News Articles @ 9:33 PM :: 1906 Views :: National News, World News

...A 2014 FSM government claim against Lyon Associates Inc. for over $4.6 million for ”errors and omissions” in the designs for a road and sewer project in Chuuk State raises additional questions about the company’s involvement in the FSM....

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
Patient Dumping Alleged at Adult Care Home
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 879 Views :: Health Care

...Medicaid care homes are allowed no more than two patients, however, if in the discretion of the health department such a Medicaid care home is allowed a third patient, such a patient MUST be a Medicaid patient....

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
NPS: Eruption Cut Volcanoes National Park Traffic 45%
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 826 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...“It’s not surprising to see a decrease in visitor spending during 2018 since most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was closed for 134 days due to unsafe and unpredictable volcanic activity”....

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
The “Rail Skim” Suit: We Lost the Battle, Taxpayers Won the War
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1314 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...A long time ago the Tax Foundation of Hawaii sued the State....

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
Judicial Vacancy 3rd Circuit
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 680 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Saturday, May 25, 2019
​When Revival Swept Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 PM :: 909 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

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

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Saturday, May 25, 2019
Senate Confirms Ninth Circuit Judge for Second Time in a Week
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 987 Views :: Judiciary

...The Senate confirmed a Los Angeles attorney Tuesday to a seat on the Ninth Circuit after he faced criticisms from Democrats over his record of representing fossil fuel companies in court, making him the second Trump nominee added to the San Francisco-based appeals court in a week....

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Saturday, May 25, 2019
​Report: Hawaii Gives the Most 'Green' to Elon Musk and Al Gore
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 853 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaii earned a top of-the-class A+ for spending as much as the settlement allowed on electric vehicle charging infrastructure (Elon Musk) and electrified mass transit buses (Al Gore) ....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Census: Oahu Population Declines Again
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 804 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Oahu population is down 12,612 from its 2016 peak....

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