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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
City holding workshops to update Primary Urban Center plan
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 573 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

...The PUC spans from Wai‘alae-Kāhala to Pearl City....

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Mauna Kea Observatories: "Uncertainty About what Lies Ahead"
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 810 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Conflicts and protests on the mountain in 2014 and 2015 frame our expectations of 2019, and perhaps beyond....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
UH Board of Regents elects new leadership
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 784 Views :: Higher Education

...Board of Regents to consider proposed Maunakea administrative rules at August meeting....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Judges Refuse: No Halt to Telescope Construction--No End to Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 1429 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Religion

...Court’s suspension of governor’s emergency proclamation applies only to one Person....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Fighting for Details on How Hawaii DoE Spends $2 Billion
By Selected News Articles @ 7:05 PM :: 702 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"...The problem is the data we provide is based on an accounting system that is more than two decades out of use...."

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Former Laborers Union leader charged, accused of stealing thousands
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 1062 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...The union since has been placed under trusteeship by LIUNA headquarters after running into difficulties not unrelated to the thefts....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Doomed Telescope: Ige Hands off 'Leadership' to ... uh... Harry Kim
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 3242 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...“I honestly don’t know how this is going to end,” says Doug Simons, an astronomer and executive director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope....

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Monday, July 22, 2019
Ethics: Wanna Buy Some State Land? -- Hire a Legislator, Its Legal!
By News Release @ 9:04 PM :: 963 Views :: Ethics

...Chapter 84 permits the legislator to represent a private client in submitting an offer to purchase state property from a state agency....

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Monday, July 22, 2019
U.S. Insular Areas Aid Supports More than 26,000 Jobs
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 557 Views :: National News, Economy

...the impact on government employment ranged from three to 17 percent in the territories and close to 45 percent in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Notice of Judicial Position – District Family Judge, First Circuit
By News Release @ 10:11 AM :: 742 Views :: Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill a new judicial position in the State of Hawaii....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
The Special Land and Development Fund
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 584 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...Stop shooting the messenger and concentrate on cleaning house!....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Canada to ship containerized LNG to China instead of Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 1027 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The HECO LNG plans were abandoned after their proposed merger with NextEra Energy, Inc. was disapproved by the Hawaii State Public Utilities Commission....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
VIDEO: Crying DOCARE Chief Begs Protesters to Open Road
By Video @ 3:55 AM :: 2488 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...“I don't wanna be here,” said Kamakau who is the DOCARE Hawai‘i Island Branch Chief....

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Saturday, July 20, 2019
Machado: “OHA has no position on the siting of the TMT on Maunakea”
By Andrew Walden @ 11:02 PM :: 3449 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, Land Use, OHA

...Trustees are reminding Governor Ige of OHA’s real goal—not stopping the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) but gaining control of thousands of acres atop Mauna Kea.... 

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Saturday, July 20, 2019
Gabbard: "Spiritual nourishment of much greater value than Telescope"
By Video @ 4:06 PM :: 1038 Views :: Hawaii County , Congressional Delegation, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...More Woo than You....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Lt Gov Green: Telescope Not Worth 'Damage to Fabric of our Ohana in Hawaii'
By News Release @ 5:37 PM :: 1328 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Military, OHA, Politicians

...In my opinion no single project, not any, is important enough to allow ourselves to damage the fabric of our Ohana in Hawaii....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Pennies Add Up
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:29 PM :: 511 Views :: Jones Act

...Pennies add up. And when we’re talking about the Jones Act, they add up to billions of dollars....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Setting Off Hysteria
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:30 PM :: 780 Views :: Education K-12, Family, GMOs

...Today my kids learned a lesson about thinking logically the hard way....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
AG Settles Case: Hawaii Discriminates Against Legal Immigrants on Gun Permits
By Andrew Walden @ 10:19 AM :: 3001 Views :: Second Amendment

...Hawaii state law completely forbids anyone who is not a citizen of the United States of America from even applying for a gun permit....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Poll: Hirono Approval 46% - Schatz 52%
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 804 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...The poll was conducted from April 1 through June 30....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Will Philly Shipyard close?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:24 AM :: 740 Views :: Jones Act

...the yard remains idle as its continues to burn cash....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hawaii Pension Funds Only 55% Funded
By Tax Foundation @ 4:50 PM :: 1087 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...How Well-Funded are Pension Plans in Your State?....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hawaii 3rd Lowest Youth Poverty
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 PM :: 509 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...2019’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Will Hawaii be the next Puerto Rico?
By Video @ 3:57 PM :: 742 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act researcher lays out its failures and false arguments....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Mauna Kea Protests: UH Releases Guidelines for Staff
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 648 Views :: Higher Education

...with information in the event they encounter forms of expression that may alarm them or prevent them from accessing or leaving their place of employment....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Mauna Kea: Ige Signs Proclamation 'To Prevent Lawless Violence'
By News Release @ 3:18 AM :: 852 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...The emergency proclamation gives law enforcement increased flexibility and authority to close more areas and restrict access on Mauna Kea....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Caldwell in DC for Schatz Climate Hearing
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 688 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation

...It’s getting hard to take Kirk Caldwell seriously....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
OHA: Protests are Opportunity for us to Grab Mauna Kea Lease
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 1062 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...Regardless of your position on TMT, we must all agree with Gov. Ige’s 2015 statement that the state has 'failed' Maunakea...."

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
HART Board: Kim not gone--Stays on to Maintain Quorum
By Andrew Walden @ 10:22 PM :: 857 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Rail

...Kim says he will stay until a replacement Board member is selected....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
At UH Confab, Politicians and Lawyers Get Reality Check on Climate Suits
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 1078 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Higher Education

...Politicians and trial lawyers eager to sue energy companies over the costs of climate change received an unwelcome message from a university professor....

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
'Sacrilege': OHA Leadership Predicts Violence at TMT Construction Site
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 2190 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Religion

"...the commencement of construction activities for the TMT will result in bodily harm and psychological trauma to OHA’s beneficiaries and others at the hands of the State...."

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
Mauna Kea: ACLU Lists Grounds for Lawsuits Against Police
By News Release @ 6:59 PM :: 1187 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Police

"...corralling of protesters is simply unconstitutional...."

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
Hawaii GE Tax Hits 105.29% of Personal Income
By Tax Foundation @ 4:55 PM :: 987 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has the broadest sales tax in the United States, but it taxes many products multiple times....

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 13, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 2:14 PM :: 792 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... weekly update from GovTrack.us ....

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
So What Really Is a Resort Fee?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1074 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...we are starting to see laws passed in the 2019 Legislature take effect....

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Saturday, July 13, 2019
Senate Confirms Trump Appointee to Ninth Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 2:53 PM :: 816 Views :: Judiciary

...Bress will fill the seat vacated by Judge Alex Kozinski, who stepped down in 2017 amid sexual misconduct allegations.... 

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Saturday, July 13, 2019
Honolulu Among Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 AM :: 834 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...WalletHub compared 300 cities of varying sizes across 27 key indicators of market attractiveness, affordability and quality of life....

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Saturday, July 13, 2019
Hawaii--3rd Lowest Student Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 AM :: 563 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

...Student Debt as % of Income, Adjusted for Cost of Living  (3rd-lowest)....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
Ige Appoints New Chief of Staff, COO
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 673 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige has appointed Linda Chu Takayama as his chief of staff, effective Aug. 1 an Keith Yamamoto as chief operating officer.... 

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Friday, July 12, 2019
Puerto Rico Relief? Special interests lobby to uphold Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 10:57 PM :: 1357 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...Several domestic shipping and maritime interest groups, alongside unions, are backing lobbying efforts to keep the Jones Act on the books....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
CNBC America's Top States for Business -- Hawaii 49th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 911 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...To rank CNBC's 2019 America's Top States for Business, we put all 50 states through a rigorous test and graded them based on more than 60 measures of competitiveness in 10 broad categories....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
A Step in the Right Direction
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:06 PM :: 698 Views :: Small Business

...For almost three decades, the handyman exemption in Hawaii was capped at $1,000, a limit that includes the cost of labor and materials....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
DHHL Approves Kalaeloa Solar Project
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 692 Views :: DHHL, Energy

...A proposal to Build Solar Farm on Hawaiian Home Lands turns ugly in Kapolei....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
School Bus Dangers
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:14 AM :: 766 Views :: Education K-12, Agriculture, GMOs

...activists have scared parents into believing that they must fear pesticides but ignore other real safety hazards....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
Updating Old Jones Act Cost Estimates
By Michael Hansen @ 3:18 AM :: 736 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The Hawaii Shippers’ Council (HSC) recently reviewed its 1997 estimates of the cost of the Jones Act on Hawaii....

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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Tourism Activists Find New Way to Push Agriculture out of Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 1102 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...Hawai‘i’s Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) has violated the federal Clean Water Act by polluting ocean waters along Kauaʻi’s West Side without a permit, a federal court ruled yesterday....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Telescope Construction to Begin Next Week
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 716 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The State Department of Transportation announced that Mauna Kea Access Road will be closed and there could be lane and other road closures associated with large equipment movement beginning July 15....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Ige Signs Anti-Gun Legislation
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 672 Views :: Second Amendment

...Ige signed the final remaining anti-gun bill awaiting his consideration, Senate Bill 600. This comes on the heels of him signing Senate Bill 1466 on June 27th.... 

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Ige Vetoes 18 Bills, Allows Two to Become Law
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 655 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Ige boosts film tax credit and allows condo associations to conduct non-judicial forclosures ....

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Company was told to stop skydiving before fatal crash; now ordered to vacate
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 2687 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism

...“If you want to maintain your aircraft there are not a lot of options up there because the state won’t allow it.”...

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