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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Honolulu: $100 Worth Only $80.40
By Tax Foundation @ 10:08 PM :: 704 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 :: 412 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 :: 689 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 :: 623 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 :: 740 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 :: 521 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 :: 1568 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 :: 4455 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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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
UH Tourism Logic: Too Many Visitors to Mauna Kea so We Close the Office on Sundays
By News Release @ 1:20 AM :: 884 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education

...The VIS has seen a significant increase in visitors since the May closure of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park due to the volcanic eruption.  The unexpected increase has placed a strain on resources....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
CATO: Hawaii 2nd-Least Free State in USA
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 936 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...It has among the strictest restrictions on residential building in the country....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality
By Selected News Articles @ 11:35 PM :: 622 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii Ranks 5th....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Think Farmers are Lazy?
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:21 PM :: 611 Views :: Agriculture

...This weekend was the planting of the trees....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Kauai: Illegal Alien Felon Gets 30 Months, Another Deportation
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 1324 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

...at that time of his arrest in 2017, Salas-Cruz illegally possessed three firearms, including a 12 gauge shotgun and two pistols, and numerous rounds of ammunition....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Exploring an Uphill Battle
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:46 PM :: 661 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...Following a career in the U.S. Air Force and then in the tech industry, Steve Lipscomb decided to throw his hat into the rink and run in the Hawaii Republican primary for Lt. Governor....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Lehua Island: No New Rat Attacks Since 2017
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 614 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Lehua Island supports tens of thousands of seabirds of which a significant percentage of eggs, chicks, and adults were preyed upon by rats annually....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
HIEMA Gets New Executive Officer
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 536 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Luke P. Meyers, a Certified Emergency Manager who most recently served in a variety of posts in the Pacific Northwest, has joined the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) as Executive Officer....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Caldwell Announces New Plan to Eliminate Lanes, Jam Up Downtown Traffic Even More
By News Release @ 12:44 AM :: 1361 Views :: Honolulu County

...The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the YWCA Laniakea at 1040 Richards St....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is Sept. 7
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 712 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

...Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery. The lottery drawing will take place on Friday, September 21....

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Monday, August 20, 2018
Hawaii Community Colleges: How Does Your School Rank?
By News Release @ 12:27 PM :: 1180 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Kauai Community College ranks highest in Hawaii....

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Maunakea Administrative Rules Public Meetings
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 548 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...to provide input on the proposed draft of the administrative rules that will govern public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea....

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Cashing In on Production Credits
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 523 Views :: Tax Credits

...48 productions registered for the credit, with estimated qualified expenditures north of $268 million in exchange for $55 million in tax credits....

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Hawaii 4th-Worst Rural Roads in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:50 AM :: 608 Views :: Honolulu County

...Honolulu drivers have to pay roughly $745 a year in car maintenance costs as a result of damaged roads....

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Maui County Community Budget Meetings Announced
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 560 Views :: Maui County

...Mayor Alan Arakawa and his administration will host a series of community meetings in September and October to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020....

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Uber Caldwell: Level the Playing Field for Everybody Except HandiVan
By Andrew Walden @ 5:34 PM :: 1017 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...In the midst of all the Uber/Lyft hysteria, Caldwell conveniently leaves the UPW job trust Handi-Van Service out of the equation.... 

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Friday, August 17, 2018
How to get more for our money
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:57 PM :: 674 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The real value of $100 in Hawaii is $84.46. That’s less than it was in 2016, when the real value was $85.62....

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Friday, August 17, 2018
Economist: Honolulu most liveable city in America
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 812 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...#2 is Pittsburgh....

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Friday, August 17, 2018
Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 32328 Views :: Hawaii History

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Hawaii: $100 Worth Only $84.46
By Tax Foundation @ 5:26 PM :: 937 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has the highest cost of living of any state....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Rosy assumptions could be thorny for Hawaii ERS
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:01 PM :: 698 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...end date could drag out far longer if the investments of the state’s Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) do not perform as well as expected....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Fast-Track Process Helps Two Affordable Housing Projects
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 765 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

...Mayor Alan Arakawa instructed all departments to give priority to processing permits for affordable housing projects....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
The State Con-Con Papers
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 616 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

...42 short essays on the history, democratic function, and politics of the periodic state constitutional convention referendum, including Hawaii’s November 6, 2018 convention referendum....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
DBEDT Releases 50th Edition Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 554 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... The book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
HDoT: New Rules Make Uber/Lyft Permanent at Airport
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 586 Views :: Small Business

... The rules are in place to ensure there is a level playing field for all prearranged ground transportation companies ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Sunset Beach Dune Restoration Project utilizing private public partnership
By News Release @ 7:22 PM :: 667 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Project involving numerous city agencies, community groups, and local non-profits for erosion mitigation ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Aloha Poke: Activists See Opportunity to Grab 'Cultural Property' in Patents, Trademarks
By News Release @ 2:31 PM :: 824 Views :: OHA

...the greater issue is to be taken up with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a system that has, for generations, inadequately addressed the commercialization and exploitation of Native Hawaiian traditional knowledge and culture....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Report: Hawaii's infrastructure 2nd worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 AM :: 662 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii Dams at high hazard risk: 93.2% (the highest)....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
States With the Most Skin Cancer--Hawaii 33rd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 603 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Annual skin cancer diagnoses: 20.3 per 100,000 residents....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Hawaii graded 'F' for small businesses
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 786 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Since 2012, the Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey has surveyed thousands of entrepreneurs on the state and local public policies that affect their ability to start, operate, and grow a business....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Property Tax Credit Offered to Low Income Homeowners
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 817 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

...Real property tax credit offered for Honolulu homeowners with combined income of less than $60,000....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hawaii Special Forces Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 572 Views :: Military

...Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, died Sunday from his injuries, the Department of Defense announced on Monday....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Two Days After Chin Loses CD1 Race -- Hawaii Drops Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 1450 Views :: National News, Politicians

...Since early 2017, the State of Hawaii has been fighting the Trump administration’s travel bans in the court system (and former AG Chin almost rode that wave into Congress...but not quite)....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hawaii Chosen as Captive Insurance Domicile of the Year
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 872 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Finalists for this year’s awards were Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Delaware, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Vermont....

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Monday, August 13, 2018
Waihee Foreclosure Hour? Dubin Escapes 'Interim Suspension’ -- Still Facing Disbarment
By Andrew Walden @ 9:49 PM :: 2594 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Now we know how Waihee isn’t getting paid.... 

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Monday, August 13, 2018
Survey--Hawaii 4th Most Child Care Centers Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 625 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...2018’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
At 6.1% Ing is the Biggest Socialist Loser in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 2279 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...But the movement is not over.  The Federal Election Commission is only just starting to dig into Ing’s campaign finances.  We suggest ‘movement’ to Brazil....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
National Democrats Salute Ige, Tie Tupola to Trump
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 1523 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...Tupola Voted to Oust the GOP Minority Leader Fukumoto Over Her “Criticism of President Donald Trump.” ....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
It was 120 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 AM :: 6302 Views :: Hawaii History

On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
Weekends Safe from Cackling Lawyers?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 764 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Taxes

Back in 2014, we wrote in this space about a nasty Honolulu City & County rule involving real property tax appeals....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
FINAL Read Ige 50.2% -- Hanabusa 43.4%
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 2016 Views :: Office of Elections

... Complete Printout from State Office of Elections 122 of 249 Precincts reporting on 2nd read....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Gabbard Operative Paid to Harass HSTA VP?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 2204 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Labor, Politicians

...The “Aquino Purificacion” account was easily traceable to Gabbard's copywriter, Marissa Rodriguez. Gabbard's FEC records include multiple payments to Rodriguez....

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