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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Kapiolani CC apprenticeship program showcased at mayors conference
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 694 Views :: Higher Education, Labor

...invited to present a Best Practices session on its apprenticeship program and how it could address employee shortages....

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Lyon Corruption: Ex-Schatz, Winer New Gig at Strategies360
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 1616 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... Really Obvious Question: Has Winer received a target letter or a subject letter in the Lyon investigation? ....

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Ige Signs More Bills into Law
By News Release @ 10:36 AM :: 1638 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...ACT 268 establishes the Stadium Development District and puts the state’s Aloha Stadium lands under the jurisdiction of the Stadium Authority....

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Gabbard: Harris Leveled ‘False Accusation’ of Racism at Biden
By Selected News Articles @ 3:37 AM :: 874 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

...'It was a false accusation that Joe Biden is a racist'....

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Free Market Economics with Mark Skousen
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:28 AM :: 448 Views :: Economy

...Skousen discusses with host Keli'i Akina what free-market economics is and why we should promote it....

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Monday, July 08, 2019
Trustee Akina Praises OHA’s Support of Court Order to Open LLCs’ Books
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:23 PM :: 912 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...Under interim CEO Sylvia Hussey’s leadership, transparency reigns...."

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Monday, July 08, 2019
Solar Variance Trick Makes Housing Even More Un-affordable in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 11:04 PM :: 1520 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Development, Cost of Living

...a dirty legislative trick from 2008 has--eleven years later--effectively outlawed new installation of tankless on-demand gas water heaters....

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Monday, July 08, 2019
Hawaii Among Worst States to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 PM :: 752 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Hawaii ranks 47th....

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
HSTA Members Grill Dem Presidential Contenders--Demand More Money
By News Release @ 9:25 PM :: 853 Views :: Democratic Party, Education K-12, Labor

...First Question: “How are you going to increase salaries...."

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
HSTA applauds governor's intent to veto bill on e-cigarettes in schools
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 895 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...SB 1405 calls for confiscation, increased fines for youth....

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
Feds Bust Hawaii-Based Fraudsters
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 1007 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Husband and Wife Plead Guilty To Involvement In Multi-Million Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme Based in Hawaii....

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
Do We Have a Legitimate Government?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1124 Views :: Hawaii History

...It pains me to read stories of people who lost their homes after being told that they didn’t have to pay back their mortgages because the laws under which they were made were invalid in Hawaii....

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 26796 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Labor

...When the USSR collapsed in 1991, long-secret archives of the Communist International were thrown open to western researchers for the first time.  Many previously unknown details of communist history have been revealed--including the 1935 Comintern orders directing Communists to begin work in Hawaii....

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Sunday, July 07, 2019
Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 6437 Views :: Hawaii History

When Hawaii became the 50th U.S. State in 1959, the historic occasion was marked by ceremonies within the sanctuary walls of the Kawaiaha‘o Church .... 

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Saturday, July 06, 2019
OHA LLCs Agree to Provide Check Register
By Andrew Walden @ 8:43 PM :: 1199 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... OHA’s response comes just two days after the departure of former OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe .... 

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Saturday, July 06, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 6, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 4:25 PM :: 809 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Congress was on recess this week, but members did introduce bills ....

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Friday, July 05, 2019
ACLU Claims Prosecutor Retaliated Against Safe House Whistle-blowers
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 937 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Law Enforcement

...the project lost its funding at the City Council and is set to close in August....

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Friday, July 05, 2019
Harvard: High Housing Costs Caused by 'Regulatory Constraints on Development'
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 973 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...“These constraints, largely imposed at the local level, raise costs and limit the number of homes that can be built in places where demand is highest.”....

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Friday, July 05, 2019
Energy: Hawaii has Highest Prices, Lowest Consumption
By Selected News Articles @ 2:14 AM :: 1016 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...despite the nation's lowest electricity consumption, chart-topping rates give Hawaii the 10th highest electric bills....

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Friday, July 05, 2019
​NIFLA v. Becerra: One Year Later, Still the Most Significant Abortion SCOTUS Case in Decades
By Selected News Articles @ 12:25 AM :: 826 Views :: First Amendment, Life

... Can the government mandate that groups or individuals speak a message with which they fundamentally disagree? ....

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Thursday, July 04, 2019
Lyon Corruption: While Son in Law Rots in Federal Detention, President Christian Returns to FSM Senate
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 1200 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Former President of the FSM, Peter M. Christian, is the official declared winner for Pohnpei State’s at-large seat, having received 6,060 votes or 46.46% of all votes cast....

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Thursday, July 04, 2019
'Life, liberty and ... property'
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:56 PM :: 702 Views :: Law Enforcement

...without property rights, many of our other rights or freedoms would be shallower....

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Thursday, July 04, 2019
The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 8376 Views :: Hawaii History

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....

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Thursday, July 04, 2019
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 11060 Views :: National News, Hawaii History

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....

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Wednesday, July 03, 2019
OHA LLC Records Being Destroyed?
By Video @ 11:50 PM :: 880 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...They Did Something Nobody Else Would Be Allowed To Do....

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Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Kealoha Barred from Practicing Law
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 706 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...with proceedings stayed until the criminal proceedings are final....

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Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Hawaii to Erase Prostitution Convictions After Three Years
By Selected News Articles @ 1:25 PM :: 677 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Ige said requiring proof of victimization is “unrealistic” due to victims’ fear of retaliation from their former pimps or sex buyers.... 

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Tuesday, July 02, 2019
DoH: Six Months of Suicide in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 843 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Hawaii Department of Health releases six-month progress report on Our Care, Our Choice Act....

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Monday, July 01, 2019
OHA Needs a Watchdog!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:36 PM :: 777 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

...If an OHA Trustee cannot publicly disagree with Board decisions, then it would hinder any Trustee from functioning as a watchdog. That would be a terrible loss to beneficiaries....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Telescope: DLNR vs KAHEA 'No Sound Cannon'
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 1161 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...The assertion that DOCARE utilized an LRAD in association with protests on Maui’s Haleakala several years ago is completely false....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 30, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 801 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Bills Introduced and Votes Cast for the week ending June 29, 2019....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
The Tax on Ghost Homes
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1148 Views :: Development, Land Use, Taxes

... a vacant home fee of 5% or 10% ....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
DHHL Announces Search for Larry Mehau's Successor
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 1093 Views :: DHHL

...present your claim by September 30, 2019, or be forever barred from succeeding....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
OHA looking for Someone to Give Away $1.66M
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 646 Views :: OHA

...OHA seeks non-profit to administer $1.66 million emergency financial assistance grant....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Activist Attacks Destroy Another 17% of Hawaii Seed Industry Acreage
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 1250 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

...Acreage harvested for all seed crops is expected to total 2,530 acres during the 2018-19 season, down 17 percent from the previous season....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Will Hawaii be the Next Puerto Rico?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:00 AM :: 963 Views :: Jones Act

...Hear how Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico dearly, and Hawaii, too....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Ige Appoints New Budget and Finance Director
By News Release @ 9:59 AM :: 705 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Neal Miyahira starts as Budget and Finance director on July 1. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
​‘Positive disruptor’ shares policy views on 'Perry & the Posse'
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:04 AM :: 1133 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism

...“Let’s not kill the goose that lays the golden egg”....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
HB748: Hawaii needs civil asset forfeiture reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:43 AM :: 803 Views :: Law Enforcement

...The governor is threatening to veto reform of a police practice that abuses individual rights....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Housing and the Hendersons
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:38 AM :: 861 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...It is universally acknowledged that Hawaii residents need more homes. So why is it so hard to build them?....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Better Education for Military-Connected Children
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:55 AM :: 758 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...a new nationally representative survey reporting on the experiences and opinions of over 1,200 active-duty military families. ...

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Akina: LLC Ruling 'A Big Win for OHA Beneficiaries'
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:28 AM :: 1032 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...“Losing this case raises questions as to whether the OHA Board is acting in the best interest of its beneficiaries when it comes to transparency and their right to know how their trust funds are spent.”...

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Owner of Engineering Firm Sentenced To Five Years For Tax Scheme
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 1233 Views :: National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Wagdy A. Guirguis was sentenced today to five years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
VIDEO: Why People are Leaving Hawai'i
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:20 AM :: 1355 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii residents have been moving away from the islands in droves in recent years; in fiscal 2017, more than 13,000 people departed — the highest negative net migration ever....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
What The US Supreme Court's Property Rights Decision Means For Hawaii's Property Owners
By Robert Thomas @ 3:10 AM :: 2003 Views :: National News, Development, Judiciary, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

...Hawaii’s property owners now have many more options for fighting back against oppressive government regulation of property than they did last week.... 

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Debates: On Agriculture, Democrats Pander to 'Regressive Left'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 AM :: 926 Views :: Democratic Party, Agriculture, Politicians, GMOs

...This week’s opening round of Democratic Party presidential debates threatens to fall short on science and is likely to be dominated by ideological talking points when it comes to food, farming and agricultural biotechnology....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Knee Jerk Reactions
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:39 AM :: 854 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...The activists could not get the results they wanted in a scientific study and instead went to the courtroom to make their case....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Auditor Rips DLNR Leasehold Management
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:57 PM :: 1075 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Land Use, Small Business

...The absence of long-range planning has left the Land Division staff without the expertise, resources, and options to actively and effectively manage its land portfolio....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Meth Bust Nets Retired Guam Police Officer
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 856 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...John Topasna Mantanona aka 'Boom' was arrested today, June 26, 2019, and charged with obstructing justice by endeavoring to influence a juror and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Tourism: Spending Down--Arrivals Up (again)
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 593 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... average daily visitor spending was down 4.2% -- Total visitor arrivals increased 4.6 percent to 841,376 ....

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