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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Child Care: Hawaii Among Most Unaffordable States
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 715 Views :: Family, Cost of Living

...Cost of Care Report Shows No State Has Affordable Care Massachusetts, Utah, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Washington, and Hawaii Top Nation's Unaffordability List for Infants and Toddlers....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hawaii Mayors commit to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2045
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 1421 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Weasel Words Allow Continued use of Fossil Fuels....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Applications Being Accepted for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 627 Views :: Maui County

...deadline for applications is December 31, 2017....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Keli'i Akina and Malia Hill: DC Update
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:23 PM :: 588 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act, Federal Regulation, politics in Washington, and other issues that impact Hawaii....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
America’s Health Rankings--Hawaii 2nd Healthiest
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 596 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... In the past three years, violent crime increased 29% ....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hawaii 3rd-Highest Tax Revenue Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 PM :: 652 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...$4,540 a year in tax revenue per resident....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
How Affirmative Action Hurts Asian-Americans in College Admissions
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:09 AM :: 747 Views :: Higher Education

...Asian-Americans must score 140 points higher on their SATs than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students, and 450 points higher than black students....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
EPA, State of Hawaii receive Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Tank upgrade study
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 697 Views :: Environment, Military

...Aging fuel storage tanks at Red Hill could soon get an upgrade....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Ethics: Top HTA Execs Busted Taking Travel Upgrades
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 1022 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

...Top HTA Exec solicited thousands of dollars in travel perks from Hawaiian, JAL, Starwood, China Air, and others.... 

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Throwing Money at Housing Won’t Work
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 706 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

...government’s real job is to out of the way, not create more costly programs that don’t work....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Draft EIS for Natatorium set to be complete by summer 2018
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 1298 Views :: Honolulu County, Military, Tourism

...four alternatives proposed for the facility....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Hawaii DOE Saves $13M on School Bus Routes
By News Release @ 3:57 PM :: 475 Views :: Education K-12

...The Hawaii State Department of Education and TransPar have saved the state approximately $13 million annually through the Get on Board student transportation initiative....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 11, 2017
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 460 Views
  • Senate: Nielsen Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Balash Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Short-Term Fiscal 2018 Continuing Appropriations
  • House: Tax Overhaul – Motion to Request Conference
  • House: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Between States
  • House: Small Business Mergers Regulatory Exemption
  • House: Short-Term Fiscal 2018 Continuing Appropriations
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Kaneshiro names new First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 670 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...Sapolu has worked as a Deputy Prosecutor since 2011....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
UHERO: Carbon Tax Would Bring together energy and climate change policy
By UHERO @ 1:35 AM :: 941 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...global warming is just an excuse for tax hikes and rate hikes....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
State Now Accepting Grant-in-Aid Applications
By News Release @ 1:33 AM :: 551 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Deadline for GIA applications is January 19, 2018....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
DCCA Approves Sale of Hawaiian Tel to Cincinnati Bell
By News Release @ 1:27 AM :: 370 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The requirements outlined in the Decision and Order include....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Payday Lending: Legislature to Consider New Regulations?
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 589 Views :: Small Business

...Hawai‘i legalized payday lending in 1999 as a way to regulate the check cashing business.... 

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Tech: 'Clinically Psychotic' HGEA Signs Suicide Pact
By Andrew Walden @ 8:27 PM :: 1691 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor, Politicians

...The seeming political power play is actually a sign of Perreira’s weakness.... 

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Voluntary Additional Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 850 Views :: Taxes

...This will give Warren Buffett et al a chance to “walk the walk” and pay millions more....

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Saturday, December 09, 2017
Hula Halau to be banned from Yale?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 1477 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Native American student group accuses Polynesian dance group of ‘appropriating Hawaiian and Tahitian culture’....

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Saturday, December 09, 2017
ACS Hawaii 5-Year Report: Growth Data for Your Community
By News Release @ 11:55 AM :: 627 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 7, 2017....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
Airports Division spreads the red tape
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 6:47 PM :: 771 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...The pilot program requires the rideshare drivers to pay 7 percent of each fare to the state Airports Division....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 603 Views :: Military

The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
After Losing Judge, KSBE Tries Apologizing for Letting Child Molester Run Rampant
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 2423 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...two days after they lost their bought n paid for judge....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
Top Four HS Teams to Face Off in Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 608 Views :: Education K-12

...Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Campus Center Ballroom from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
HUD: Hawaii #1 State for Homelessness
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 1007 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Cost of Living

...Hawaii still leads nation in homeless count per capita....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Moody's: UH Bonds Stable as Long as Legislature Continues to Pony Up
By News Release @ 11:28 PM :: 624 Views :: Higher Education

...The rating is tempered by significant expense pressures across the 10-campus system, declining enrollments, and extensive capital needs with a large backlog of deferred maintenance....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Ige Appoints DLIR Director to Head DoTax
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 939 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...Takayama has served as the director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) since April 2015. She will assume her new position on Monday, Dec. 11....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Elder Abuse: Hawaii Ranks 22nd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 AM :: 737 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...2017’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
​Ninth Circuit Wrestles With Unblocking Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 AM :: 989 Views :: National News

...A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit heard arguments Wednesday....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 12164 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
HPD Coverup: AG Drops Case of Assault on Toddler Peyton Valiente
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 702 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

...It was difficult to have to break the news to the parents that our findings did not result in charges against a perpetrator....

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
OHA Audit: Three Questions
By Video @ 9:11 PM :: 767 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The Hawai'i Auditorʻs Performance Audit Of OHA Is About To Be Publicly Released....

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Continuing to Doubt the North Koreans Could be Dangerous to Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 8:58 PM :: 811 Views :: Military

“This is like thinking a man pointing a gun at you wouldn’t figure out how to pull the trigger and kill you,”  Ward said.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Kamehameha School Child Molester Case – Hidden Payoff to Judge Exposed
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 AM :: 7088 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Judge Crandall's husband, David Schulmeister, and his law firm, Cades Schutte, represented the Kamehameha Schools, billing as much as $1 million a year....

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Pasha Hawaii charged in labor dispute
By Michael Hansen @ 11:46 PM :: 823 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...It may also lead to speculation that Pasha and the shipbuilder Keppel have not yet completed their ship design....

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 5, 2017
By Congress.org @ 12:35 PM :: 564 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Tax Overhaul – Motion to Proceed
  • Senate: Tax Overhaul - Education Savings Accounts
  • Senate: Tax Overhaul - Passage
  • House: National Forest Mining
  • House: Federal Workforce Probationary Period Extension
  • House: EPA Brownfields Program Reauthorization
  • House: Manufactured Housing Lending Regulation
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Nominees Sought for Two Judicial Vacancies on Oahu
By News Release @ 12:11 PM :: 602 Views :: Judiciary

The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancies in the First Circuit (Oahu)....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Trump: Major Changes in Management of Federal Monuments
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 829 Views :: Environment, OHA, Small Business

...Interior will make sure local voices are not drowned out by “large, well-funded NGOs and special interests”....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
7-2 Supreme Court Allows Latest Travel Ban To Take Full And Immediate Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 787 Views :: National News

...The Department of Justice asked the justices to lift lower court orders barring enforcement of the proclamation while legal challenges are adjudicated....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Ethics Fine: Guard Must Return Cash after $10K Inmate Payoff
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 992 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement

...In or around November 2009, Respondent Kanazawa-Yee and two other ACOs, ACO A and ACO B, planned to obtain money from Inmate....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Kauai: PCBs Found in Westside Kauai Water Tank
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 697 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...where are all the protesters?....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Lalamilo: Big Island Wind Farm Wants Permit to Kill Bats, Petrels
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 928 Views :: Energy, Environment

...The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received an application from the Lalamilo Wind Company LLC for an incidental take permit of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat and the endangered Hawaiian petrel....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Who is Gabbard's Guru?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:09 PM :: 2251 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Religion

"Gabbard’s life would be unrecognizable without Butler’s influence.”

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Sunday, December 03, 2017
Hawaii 2nd Best State for Healthy Retirement
By Selected News Articles @ 1:37 PM :: 835 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Seniors in Hawaii are sick less often than those in any other state....

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Sunday, December 03, 2017
The Tax Administration Slush Fund
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 756 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...the Tax Administration Special Fund is becoming an all-purpose slush fund for which corrective action is needed....

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Sunday, December 03, 2017
The Truth About OHA Audits
By Selected News Articles @ 2:45 AM :: 808 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...this audit will, according to the SOQ, "provide recommendations on organizational, structural and procedural improvement[s] to strengthen the BOT's fiduciary oversight of the OHA and its LLCs."...

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Saturday, December 02, 2017
'Certificate of need’ laws are certifiably unnecessary
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:23 PM :: 718 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... no politician would want to get caught saying they supported limiting the number of  hospitals, dialysis facilities or MRI machines for rural areas.  And yet, that’s exactly what Hawaii's legislature has done ....

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Saturday, December 02, 2017
Tupola: Equal Funding for Charter Schools
By Video @ 4:23 PM :: 675 Views :: Education K-12, Republican Party

...Did you know that not all of our keiki get equal funding for school?....

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