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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Travel Ban? Janus? Supreme Court Poised for Blockbuster Finish
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 802 Views :: National News, Judiciary, Labor

...With the U.S. Supreme Court approaching the conclusion of its 2017 – 2018 term, the justices are expected to release a deluge of decisions in the coming weeks....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Oahu Drivers Burn More Than $11K in Yearly Commuting Costs
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 738 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail, Cost of Living

...Oahu commuters would save $11,773 by commuting through public transportation versus driving and absorbing all of its associated costs such as gas, insurance, car maintenance, parking, depreciation, etc....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
What Does State Constitution Say About Balanced Budget?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 592 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...here is a question for you....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Just home from Iraq, air traffic controllers answer call for Volcano Relief
By Selected News Articles @ 3:13 AM :: 545 Views :: Hawaii County , Military

...When the Kilauea volcano erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island, members of the 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, were just getting home from a seven-month deployment that sent them to Al Asad Airbase, Al Anbar Province, Iraq.... 

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Nanawale on Alert After Small Breakout Near Lava Tree
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 590 Views :: Hawaii County

...Mid-morning, lava started to slowly spill over the channel levees in the vicinity of Pohoiki road but most of the lava did not extend far enough to reach ground not already covered by lava. By early afternoon, lava was again confined to the flow channel....

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Culture of accountability results in academic successes at Kamehameha III Elementary
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 612 Views :: Education K-12

...King Kamehameha III Elementary has seen its achievement steadily climb in all subjects while maintaining high levels of growth....

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Saturday, June 09, 2018
Attention Friends and Family: Puna Volcano and Kauai Floods Spur OHA Cash Giveaway
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 655 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...$500,000 Cash Giveaway for Those Who Know How and Who to Ask....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
HB2748: Ige Signs Housing Bill
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 615 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

...HB2748 appropriates $200 million to the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation’s (HHFDC) Rental Housing Revolving Fund....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
Tax Collections Soar for FY2018
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 437 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...general fund tax deposits are up by 8.5% compared with the same period in FY 2017....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
Filing Open Until June 22 for Ewa Beach Senate Dist 19 Race
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 635 Views :: Office of Elections

...for the purpose of nominating and electing a State Senator to fill a vacant seat, caused by the resignation of the Honorable Will Espero, from the Hawaii State Senate....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
Nago Closes Puna Polling Places—Absentee-Only for Lava Zone
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 489 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...voters assigned to Pahoa Community Center (District Precinct 04-03) and Pahoa High & Intermediate School (District Precinct 04-04) are at risk of not being able to vote....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
As least we’re not as bad as California
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:05 PM :: 516 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii does not perform well on the annual EFNA Index, ranking 45th out of the 50 states in terms of economic freedom....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
'Surge pricing' ban will hurt Honolulu consumers
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:59 PM :: 576 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges Mayor Caldwell to reject the City Council measure....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
VA Reform: Mission Act streamlines community care options for veterans
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 586 Views :: Military

...funds the current, outgoing Veterans Choice program during the transition phase to make certain veterans receive the same care through the current program until the new Veterans Community Care Program is fully in effect....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
S2980: Missile Defense for Hawaii, Alaska
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 538 Views :: Military

...U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) was recently joined by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) in introducing S. 2980, the Integrated Missile Defense Act of 2018....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
UPW Endorses Ige, UHPA Endorses Hanabusa
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 708 Views :: Democratic Party, Labor, Politicians

...HGEA still silent on Gubernatorial race....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Ige Releases $12M for Volcano Response
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 439 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Labor

...costs for overtime, equipment and materials are mounting....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Hawaii #3 in Sin Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 4:09 PM :: 585 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...The State of Hawaii is the senior partner in the sin business....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
A Housing “Boom” and a Volcanic “Bang”
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:57 PM :: 686 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...how the state government’s housing policies have gone up in flames....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
UH Manoa Ranks 302nd in Survey of 800 Universities
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 452 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...the ranking most used and referenced by international students....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Is the Hawaii Convention Center Profitable?
By UHERO @ 1:59 AM :: 895 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...HTA CEO George Szegeti said “In CY2017 the convention center turned a net operating profit of $1.1 million, marking its second consecutive year of profitability.” This is surprising news, indeed....

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Cam Cavasso for Congress Dist 1
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 512 Views

...Cam Cavasso today announced his candidacy to represent Hawaii in the US Congress (Hawaii Congressional District 1) to replace Colleen Hanabusa....

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Little Pink House Coming to Hilo
By Video @ 4:34 PM :: 476 Views :: Development, Land Use

...Little Pink House opens on June 8 at the Palace Theater in Hilo....

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
A Sneaky Way to Approve City Funds for Rail
By Natalie Iwasa @ 4:35 AM :: 1203 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Buried in a proposed amendment to the bill for HART’s capital improvement budget (Bill 22, CD2, FD1) is the statement....

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii EIS--Public Scoping Meetings Being Held
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 989 Views :: Environment, Military

...The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meetings for the Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii Environmental Impact Statement....

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
VIDEO: 500 More Homes Destroyed--Kapoho Bay Fills with Lava
By Video @ 2:50 AM :: 968 Views :: Hawaii County

...Big Isle mayor’s home destroyed by lava, county confirms....

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Ige Volcano Proclamation: 'Make State Lands Available for Housing'
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 1511 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Law Enforcement

...“I, David Y Ige … hereby authorize and invoke … Section 171-85, et. seq., Hawaii Revised Statutes, disposition to victims of natural disaster….”

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Elections: 394 Candidates Pull Papers -- 327 File -- 4 Withdraw
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 15457 Views :: Office of Elections

...Filing is pau. Deadline to withdraw is Weds June 6, 2018....

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Safest States--Hawaii Ranks 8th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 569 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...4th Fewest Fatal Occupational Injuries Per Total Workers....

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Hawaii: New Greenhouse Gas Rules Just as Fake as Renewable Energy Rules
By News Release @ 12:35 AM :: 900 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits

...Net zero does not mean zero. Hawaii can cause a global rise in greenhouse gas emissions and call it net zero....

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Monday, June 04, 2018
Hee Quits Gubernatorial Race--Will Run for Senate 23 or LG
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 PM :: 1224 Views :: Politicians

...District 23 is held by Sen. Gil Riviere, a Democrat who has filed for re-election. The seat represents Kaneohe, Kaaawa, Hauula, Laie, Kahuku, Waialua, Haleiwa, Wahiawa, Schofield Barracks and Kunia....

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Monday, June 04, 2018
Hawaii Highest Government Surplus--Lowest Median Household Income
By Selected News Articles @ 1:27 PM :: 800 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2018’s Best & Worst State Economies....

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Sunday, June 03, 2018
After Decades of Hysteria--Lava Covers Geothermal Well-AND NOTHING HAPPENS!
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 897 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Neither well is expected to release any hydrogen sulfide....

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Sunday, June 03, 2018
The California Stupidity Fund, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 852 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...Now, the IRS and the U.S. Treasury have indicated that they are going to weigh in....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Auditor: Two Years Later State Scores 2-2-1 on IT
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:32 PM :: 522 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...thus making an accurate and comprehensive compilation of these costs extremely time-consuming, if not impossible to complete....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
2017: Google Generates $171M of Economic Activity in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 716 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The value of Google Search and AdWords for businesses is the profit they receive from clicks on search results and ads minus their cost of advertising, estimated as $8 profit for every $1 spent....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
State IT: Several Measures Await Governor’s Signature
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 548 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...several pieces of priority legislation succeeded in being passed this year. The governor has until June 25 to decide....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Sam King: Its Time to Fix OHA!
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 759 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...stop the OHA push for Federal Recognition, work to establish truth and transparency in OHA’s finances, and return OHA back to its core mission: making Hawaii better for Native Hawaiians and all Hawaii....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Conservative Forum of Hawaii Closes Books After Decade of Activity
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 760 Views :: TEA Party

...We punched above our weight in public exposure and hopefully did some good in spreading the Conservative gospel of freedom and liberty....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Lava Covers Four Corners, Hundreds of Homes Cut off
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 3262 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Residents of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland are isolated due to lava inundation of Beach Road at Four Corners....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Public Hearing: New Rules for Scheduling Surf Contests
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 1326 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Will Caldwell Bumbling Wipe out North Shore Surf Contests?....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Auditor: OHA Openly Violates HRS10-17 Nepotism
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:57 PM :: 1462 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... the friends and family plan is alive and well at OHA ....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Auditor: Only 56% of Recommendations Acted Upon Since 2004
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 576 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Some entities have failed to implement the audit recommendations: Department of Budget and Fiscal Services – Real Property, Honolulu Liquor Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation – Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Fund....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Auditor: City Parks and Recreation Fails Again and Again
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 878 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Instead of saving $833,907, water costs increased by over $2.08 million because reducing water costs by using non-potable water sources was not a priority....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
$0.15 Bag Tax Hits Oahu Starting July 1
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 1249 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes

...Caldwell in 2017, amended the plastic bag ban ordinance to require businesses to charge a minimum 15 cent fee per bag starting July 1, 2018....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Volcano
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 470 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes

...DoTAX today issued a Tax Announcement describing various forms of relief that are available to taxpayers who are affected by the disaster....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
UHERO: Healthy county economies face growing pains
By UHERO @ 9:47 PM :: 396 Views :: Economy

...Tourism keeps surprising to the upside, even as visitor numbers strain infrastructure and communities....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
HB2501: Ige Signs Hawaii Promise Scholarship Bill
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 403 Views :: Higher Education

...HB 2501 codifies and appropriates $700,000 for fiscal year 2018-2019 for the University of Hawai‘i Community College Promise Program....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Auditor: HART Management Listening in on My Interviews with Employees
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:35 AM :: 942 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Kondo voices his objection to a HART policy requiring all employees participating in the audit to tape record their interviews with him. Those recordings are being given to HART management....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
State Income Tax Collections--Hawaii Takes $1389 Per Capita
By Tax Foundation @ 3:44 AM :: 681 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii income taxes 10th-highest in USA....

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