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Thursday, November 15, 2018
GE Tax Receipts Down 0.7%
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 497 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...but income tax is up 12.4% and TAT is up 16.7%....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Esther Kia'aina--New OHA CEO?
By Video @ 1:14 AM :: 1263 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...Or Does She Have Other Plans In Mind?....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Anti-Pesticide Hysteria: Enviros Shift from Bees to Birds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 PM :: 728 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail, GMOs

...As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for ‘bird-pocalypse’ that’s not happening....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Ninth Circuit Considers Plea of Guam Elders in Airport Land Compensation Case
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 509 Views :: Land Use

...While Crawford has said he is one of 130 Tiyan landowners deprived of property, Highsmith estimates that 3,000 former landowners are in a similar position....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Nine New Democrats Elected to House
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 528 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

...House Speaker Scott K. Saiki and the House Majority Democrats are pleased to welcome nine newly elected Representatives to the 2019 Legislature....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hawaii 39% of Homeowners are 'Equity Rich'
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 1404 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...second only to California....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Applications Being Accepted for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 576 Views :: Maui County

...Positions are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by the County Council and have terms lasting two to five years....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Caldwell: No Limebike Treatment for Ride Sharee
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 840 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Unlike Limebike, Ride Sharee hired local insider Alex Wong.  That makes all the difference.  It is amusing to watch them try to explain why Ride Sharee bikes are OK and Limebikes are not....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Hawaii rank goes up, but not its economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:31 PM :: 859 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...The Economic Freedom of North America 2018 outlines Hawaii's statistical paradox....

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Monday, November 12, 2018
How to Build More Housing in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:02 PM :: 925 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

...how some well-intentioned regulations have had a chilling effect on efforts to build more homes....

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Monday, November 12, 2018
Hawaii 3rd Skinniest State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 AM :: 925 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...“Fat” is becoming the new normal in America....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Telescope: OHA Greenmail Overplays its Hand?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:25 PM :: 941 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...political cronies haven’t figured out how to grab a cut of your kid’s PhD salary....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Honolulu VA has Lowest Job Vacancy Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:16 PM :: 647 Views :: Health Care, Military

...Honolulu VA has the jobs filled--but its still not getting the job done....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Hawaii WWI Centennial - a Full Day of Events at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 1251 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...November 11, 2018 - Free to the Public Concerts, Films, Celebratory Service, Flyovers and Fireworks....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Honolulu VA Touts Few Improvements
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 1129 Views :: Health Care, Military

...Honolulu VA Medical Center Among Worst 30% -- again....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Oh? Can’t We Keep HART’s Funding Sources “Pure”?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1310 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...For a long time, I was wondering what the authors of 07-001 were smoking....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Special Funds: Auditor Looks at HART, OHA, PUC and Others
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:29 AM :: 767 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...and found one special fund did not meet criteria and should be closed....

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
House Republicans Select Gene Ward as Leader
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 645 Views :: Republican Party

...and Representative Lauren Matsumoto will serve as the House Minority Floor Leader....

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Hawaii Supreme Court Affirms TMT Permit 4-1
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 1933 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...TMT will move forward with fulfilling the numerous conditions and requirements of the state CDUP prior to the start of any construction....

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Bad News has a Silver Lining
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:45 AM :: 497 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...economic freedom in Hawaii actually diminished during the latest measurement period, from 6.3 in the 2017 Index to 5.48. But economic freedom in certain other states declined even more....

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Higher taxes do not make housing cheaper
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:40 AM :: 566 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

Many Hawaii taxpayers breathed a sigh of relief after the state Supreme Court on Oct. 19 voided a ballot question that would’ve allowed the state to raise taxes....

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Cost of Long Term Care--Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 808 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii among three most expensive states for home health aide services and for long term care in nursing facilities....

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Trump Admin: Caldwell a Section 8 High Performer
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 638 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The City and County of Honolulu, the largest housing authority in Hawai‘i that administers a Housing Choice Voucher Program, has once again been designated as a “High Performer” by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development....

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Hawaii #1 State for Viagra Prescriptions
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 725 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Which States Fill the Most (and Fewest) Prescriptions for Erectile Dysfunction Drugs?....

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Ige Proclaims ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 651 Views :: Family

...Transgender Day of Rememberance commemorates Boston gay prostitute Rita Hester who was followed home by two guys from a gay bar, then found dead.  The unsolved killing is now hyped as a 'hate crime'....

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Thursday, November 08, 2018
Hawaii ACLU Threatens to Sue Nursing Home for Refusing to Help Patients Kill Themselves
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 749 Views :: First Amendment, Life

...Those who oppose suicide in all its forms are being targeted by powerful liberal groups....

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Thursday, November 08, 2018
EPA requires closures of 10 illegal cesspools in Hawaii in 2018
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 940 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement actions this year in Hawaii led to closures of 10 large-capacity cesspools and over $640,000 in fines....

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Thursday, November 08, 2018
Teachers Union: Push Sovereignty Movement in Classrooms
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 1221 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, Labor

...Sovereignty flows from the will of the people.  The people’s will is statehood.  But the teacher’s union is pushing the rhetoric of an internationally-known anti-Semite to change your child's mind....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Premature Birth--Hawaii Grade 'D'
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 626 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii-10.4% of live births are premature....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Does Your State Have a Marriage Penalty?
By Tax Foundation @ 8:32 PM :: 722 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has a graduated-rate income tax but doubles its brackets to avoid a marriage penalty....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Public meetings scheduled for Oahu Climate Action Plan
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 1581 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Land Use

...The sense of urgency is palpable in these meetings....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
More Traffic Jams -- Oahu Bike Plan update to be announced at public meeting
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 669 Views :: Honolulu County

..the plan is to exploit cyclists as part of a social engineering project designed to make driving more inconvenient....

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
House Democrats Announce Committee Chairs
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 1478 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...House Speaker Scott K. Saiki is pleased to announce the Representatives who will be part of the House Leadership and the committee chair assignments for the Thirtieth Legislature....

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Final Read—Hawaii Election Results
By Andrew Walden @ 11:33 PM :: 2601 Views :: Office of Elections

...Republicans return to State Senate....

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
ConCon Complaint: Campaign Spending Violation on Front page
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:56 PM :: 792 Views :: Ethics

...Violation of Hawaii law regarding advertising in Monday's front page print edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Legislative Agenda: Oxycontin Will be Excuse to Make Your Insurance Policy Cover Marijuana
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 857 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Yes, your insurance rates will be going up, but we need our weed.  You straights exist to service us.  It is the order of things....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Election Day Reminders
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 759 Views :: Office of Elections

...Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday Nov 6....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
DCCA Seeking Applicants for State Boards
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 799 Views :: Small Business

...DCCA is looking for qualified and dedicated volunteers to fill current and upcoming vacancies on boards, commissions and committees across the state....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Honolulu 3rd Highest Proportion of Homeless Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 10:32 AM :: 956 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...2018’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Report on the Implementation of State Auditor’s Recommendations
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:31 AM :: 695 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...every year we follow up on recommendations made in our audit reports....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Mental Health Care: Report Ranks Hawaii at Bottom of States
By News Release @ 1:06 AM :: 576 Views

...67.5 percent of Hawaii youth with major depression don’t get any mental health treatment....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Mainland Gays: Our Agenda Only Half-Complete in Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 917 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu gay agenda 48% complete....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Honolulu Tagged in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 1224 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Honolulu is accepted into a two-year acceleration program that will provide cities powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat their near-term carbon reduction goals....

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Sunday, November 04, 2018
It’s Real Property Because We Said So!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1055 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Taxes

...a case now pending in the Hawaii Supreme Court that may give us some insight on county real property taxes and their limits....

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Saturday, November 03, 2018
UH Manoa Reorganization Would Create Fat Juicy Administrative Positions
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 1083 Views :: Higher Education

...a 'provost' and four 'vice-provosts'.....

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Saturday, November 03, 2018
Who Spent What, When, and Where on the Con-Con Referendum
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 5:40 AM :: 905 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...For the most recent period the No Campaign under the name “Preserve Our Hawaii” reported contributions of $665,000 and expenditures of $612,513....

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Friday, November 02, 2018
2018 -- Best Small Cities in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:16 PM :: 1130 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...five Hawaii towns ranked among 1,200 in USA.... 

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Friday, November 02, 2018
Hawaii 2nd Highest Down Payment Percentage in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:45 PM :: 710 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...LendingTree Ranks Down Payment Affordability by State....

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Friday, November 02, 2018
Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love, but don’t want to label
By Selected News Articles @ 10:34 PM :: 715 Views :: GMOs

...almost all the hard cheeses made in the United States, and in much of the West, use a protein that is made from genetically engineered yeast and bacteria....

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Friday, November 02, 2018
Lawsuit: OHA-Owned Corporations Must Comply With Open Records Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 8:00 PM :: 1969 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Lawsuit filed after denial of a UIPA request for the financial records of Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) owned and created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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