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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Climate Commission Grabs for Control of Waikiki
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 435 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Support legislation for disclosure for private property and public offerings located in areas with potential exposure to sea level rise....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
JSC Nominates Six for Appeals Court Vacancy
By News Release @ 10:25 PM :: 443 Views :: Judiciary

...The position has been vacant since Associate Judge Lisa M. Ginoza was elevated to the position of Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals in April 2018....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Pension spiking cost Hawaii taxpayers $20.5M in FY 2017
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:12 PM :: 1561 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...A Grassroot Institute FOIA request reveals that 320 employees spiked their salaries ahead of retiring....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Families with Small Children in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 AM :: 1255 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Pearl City also has the 2nd lowest divorce rate and the 3rd-lowest percentage of families in poverty....  

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Hawaii homeowners caught in limbo when insurers meet Kilauea
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 AM :: 636 Views :: Hawaii County

...“I cannot count how many homeowners told me that their insurance agents told them to not worry about their lava exclusion, because everyone knows that fires burn houses during an eruption”....

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
All UH campuses make top 10 most diverse lists
By News Release @ 3:48 AM :: 377 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Almanac diversity rankings....

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Monday, September 03, 2018
Oxfam: The Best and Worst States to Work in America
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 380 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii ranks #19 overall, #27 for wage policies, #16 for worker protection policies; and #1 for right to organize....

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Sunday, September 02, 2018
Akina: Don't Give up on OHA Elections
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:30 PM :: 336 Views :: OHA

...on August 11, of 286,041 ballots submitted, 41.3% were left blank in the race for the OHA Trustee Oahu seats, and 49.6% were left blank in the race for the OHA Trustee At-large seat....

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Sunday, September 02, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted September 1, 2018
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 PM :: 678 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...GovTrack Update for Sep. 1....

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Sunday, September 02, 2018
Kauai Cash Grab: Long wait for Homeowners Property Tax Exemption
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 751 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Taxes

...How long do you think it takes between buying a home on Kauai and having the “home exemption” effective for real property tax there?....

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Saturday, September 01, 2018
November Ballot: Understanding the constitutional amendment questions
By Video @ 5:22 PM :: 1297 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Understanding the constitutional amendment questions on the ballot....

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Saturday, September 01, 2018
P3? HART Hosts Forum with International Experts
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 446 Views :: Rail

...public and private stakeholders involved in developing the Honolulu Rail Transit Project attended the event, as did a number of directors from the HART Board....

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Saturday, September 01, 2018
Arizona ruling shows Hawaii ballot question vulnerable
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 PM :: 640 Views :: Higher Education, Taxes

...An "education tax" proposal similar to Hawaii's was held back from voters for being vague....

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Saturday, September 01, 2018
State tax first of many?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:13 AM :: 709 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...In Hawaii, we are now looking at one of the most popular of all tax solutions: passing the costs to a nebulous “other.”....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Profitable Non-Profit: For Years, State Employee Paid Twice to Supervise Himself
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 1577 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The Employee has been privately employed by the (profitable) Non-Profit for a number of years.... 

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Ethics: Lawyer Pays Off State Employees to Testify Against Their Own Investigation
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 903 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Employee A admitted that the testimony given was not based on a fair and thorough examination of the facts. Employee A’s testimony was offered to counter the recommendations given by Employee A’s own agency and bolster the client’s arguments in the underlying court proceeding....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Former Maui Police Department Officer Sentenced For Stealing Money And Conspiring To Bribe Witness
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 932 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...Former Maui police officer Anthony Maldonado stole $1,800 from a motorist because he thought the motorist was a drug dealer, had stolen drugs and money from drug dealers before, gave some of the drugs to his mistress and sold steroids to at least one other officer....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
State Visitor Count Up 5.2% for July--Big Island Down 12.7%
By News Release @ 1:37 AM :: 485 Views :: Tourism

...The island of Hawaii recorded decreases in visitor spending (-7.2% to $201.1 million) and arrivals (-12.7% to 153,906) compared to last year....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
DoE: 87% of Student Enrollment Growth Comes at Charter Schools
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 561 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 168,152 students (up 57 from last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,546 students (up 386 from last year)....

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Maui Event: Build up or build out?
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:50 PM :: 1084 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...opening up more land for housing should also be on the table, if policy makers want to ease pressure on the housing market....

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
“It’s not me, it’s us.” Tupola finds receptive audience on Maui
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 1638 Views :: Maui County, Republican Party

...“I’m here to change your mind,” said Andria Tupola, Republican nominee for Hawaii governor....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Hanalei: New Flooding Sets back Kuhio Hwy Repairs
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 3468 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

...Flooding August 27 and 28 inundated Kuhio Highway at Hanalei Bridge and between the Waikoko and Wainiha checkpoints....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Muslim Soldier Wanted to go "To Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki strip and start shooting"
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 3252 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military, Religion

...On July 8, 2017, Kang swore an oath of loyalty, known as “bayat,” to ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a ceremony conducted by the purported ISIS sheikh....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Tactical Urbanism: Caldwell Schemes to Eliminate Lanes, Jam Up Traffic Before Public Can Find Out
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 762 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...a free public lecture on Tactical Urbanism on Wednesday, September 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at SALT Kaka‘ako (the Barn, 691 Auahi Street)....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Monopoly: Par Pacific to Buy Second Hawaii Refinery
By News Release @ 9:16 PM :: 680 Views :: Energy

...Par intends to utilize the acquired assets for continued refining operations to supply fuel to IES, which will allow IES to fulfill certain utility fuel supply contracts in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Is Hawaii Ready to Tax Internet Sellers?
By Tax Foundation @ 2:40 PM :: 461 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...State should proceed only after making legislative changes....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Hawaii AG 'Guidance' an Attempt to Silence Churches During Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 AM :: 924 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...Suzuki's guidance was "clearly an intimidation tactic leveled at Hawaii's houses of worship to frighten them into silence on the upcoming elections for political office."....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
UH Manoa Pushing to Double Parking Rates--Uses Biki as Excuse
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 1205 Views :: Higher Education, Cost of Living

...The administration plans to take the rate increase to the UH Board of Regents (BOR) as soon as it can be scheduled....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Animal Quarantine Station Picked as Site for New Prison
By News Release @ 1:20 AM :: 549 Views :: Law Enforcement

...“The existing jail at Dillingham and Puʻuhale is severely overcrowded and in disrepair. Building a new correctional facility is one of my top priorities."....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
DoE to Impose Multi-Million Dollar Housing Tax Kalihi to Ala Moana Starting October 1
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1754 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes

...To date, HIDOE has collected a combined $4.7 million in school impact fees in Leeward Oahu, West Maui and Central Maui....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Register Now for Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 391 Views :: Education K-12

...LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas: Personal Finance, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Safety, the Environment, and Technology through online quizzes and in-person competitions....

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Manhunt: Gabbard Cult Associate Arrested for Stealing Police Car, Leading Wild Chase Across Island
By Andrew Walden @ 5:13 PM :: 3046 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement, Religion

...after allegedly stealing a police vehicle in Kaimuki, smashing into a bread truck, leading officers on a cross-island chase, getting shot in the shoulder, and running into the jungle near Waiahole, Jaya Keahonui Titcomb has been arrested by Honolulu police.... 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Guam Rep Bordallo Loses Primary After 16 Years in Congress
By Selected News Articles @ 3:47 PM :: 721 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Republican former Public Auditor Doris Flores Brooks will now compete with Democrat Sen. Michael San Nicolas for Guam's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives....

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Monday, August 27, 2018
Hawaii--6th Best Economy in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:24 PM :: 646 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii has the most expensive real estate in the country. However, it also has one of the most affluent populations in the country....

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Monday, August 27, 2018
Hawaii--Highest Employment Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:39 PM :: 595 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...2018’s Hardest-Working States....

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Monday, August 27, 2018
GOP: LoPresti 'admitted criminal acts'--Should drop out of Race
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:49 AM :: 2319 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

....Lopresti accountable for his admitted criminal acts in both 2018 and 2016, including coercing his Staff to lie to Capitol Police in filing false reports....

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Sunday, August 26, 2018
Raising Taxes Means Decreasing Prices?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 700 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

...Maybe it’s just a question of semantics....

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Saturday, August 25, 2018
Coast Guard Reopens Honolulu Harbor
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 455 Views :: Jones Act

...Pasha Hawaii Resumes Cargo Operations After Receiving All Clear From U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Department of Transportation....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Matson Unloading Interrupted by Hurricane Lane
By Michael Hansen @ 9:42 PM :: 428 Views :: Jones Act

...To comply with USCG order, Matson and the other operators with commercial vessels in Hawaii harbors had to stop cargo operations and send their vessels to sea and wait out the hurricane....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Lane: Ige Forms Joint Task Force with Military
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 454 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Ige’s formal request to appoint Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara was submitted on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 and approved by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis earlier today....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
OHA emergency funds distributed to lava flow victims
By News Release @ 8:17 PM :: 587 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA

...A second batch of checks from OHA’s natural disaster relief program released to 55 Native Hawaiian households in Puna....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Weakening Quickly, Lane Now a Tropical Storm
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 3352 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...ABOUT 145 MI SW OF HONOLULU HAWAII ... PRESENT MOVEMENT...W 7mph ....Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Honolulu: $100 Worth Only $80.40
By Tax Foundation @ 10:08 PM :: 695 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...In 4th place Honolulu $100 is worth only $80.40, in Maui County, $93.90, but in the rest of Hawaii—Big Island + Kauai--$100 is worth $98.33....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Hawaii ports closed for Hurricane Lane
By Michael Hansen @ 9:11 PM :: 403 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. Coast Guard ordered all commercial harbors in the State closed as of Thursday morning and all commercial vessels of 200 gross tons and greater to evacuate to sea....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii sends Jones Act waiver request to President Trump
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:43 PM :: 678 Views :: Jones Act

...Grassroot Institute president says a waiver will help island families rebuild....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
DBEDT Slashes Hawaii economic growth projection from 1.9% to 1.5%
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 614 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii’s economic growth during the first quarter of 2018 was at 1 percent and the Honolulu consumer inflation was at 1.6 percent for the first half of 2018. Both numbers came out much lower than projected....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
New Rabies Quarantine Rules Announced
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 729 Views :: Agriculture, Tourism

...Revises Requirements for 5 Day or Less Program....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Exempt Hawaii from Jones Act for Hurricane Lane
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:44 PM :: 512 Views :: Jones Act

...Federal agencies should take precautionary steps now to better assist Hawaii residents....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Who Really Won the OHA Election?
By Video @ 8:27 PM :: 1553 Views :: OHA

...Itʻs Not Even Anyone Who Was Announced As Getting The Most Votes....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
With Daddy up on Drug Charges, Hawaii County Councilmember Suddenly Tries to Join 'Hawaiian Kingdom'
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 4434 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA, Politicians, Drugs

...Sovereignty flows from the will of the people.  The people's will is statehood.  So skip the rhetoric and scroll down to the bottom for the real story.  Or if your really want to have some fun, read all the explanatory comments I inserted in parenthesis. -- Editor....

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