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Friday, January 31, 2020
NRA Town Hall Set for Honolulu
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 517 Views :: Second Amendment

...Thursday, February 13th, 6PM-8PM -- Weinberg Memorial Hall - Ke’ehi Lagoon Memorial....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Election 2020: Candidate Filing Opens Monday Feb 3
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 611 Views :: Office of Elections

...Candidates seeking elective office can obtain nomination papers beginning Monday, February 3, 2020....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
HB2451: Assisted Suicide Proponents want Hawaii to be a testing ground for Nurses!
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:48 PM :: 594 Views :: Health Care

...The House Health Committee has scheduled a hearing on HB 2451 (Relating to Health) this Friday, January 31, at 11 a.m....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Hawaii GE Tax adds $222M to healthcare costs
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:17 AM :: 738 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Exempting medical services would help patients and stem the doctor shortage....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Second Amendment Rally Set for Capitol
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 414 Views :: Second Amendment

...Rally begins at 8:30AM -- Legislator visits begin at 10:30AM....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Bills Would Extend Statute of Limitations for Child Molestation
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:49 AM :: 521 Views :: Law Enforcement

...HB2177 will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on January 30 at 2:45 pm in Capitol Conference Room 325....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Maui Telescope Begins Making Observations--Thanks to Mayor Arakawa and Maui PD
By Video @ 2:23 AM :: 1039 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...here's what happens when the police are allowed to enforce the law....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii: Fiscal Architecture Approach
By UHERO @ 1:49 AM :: 556 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...a case for the Hawaii community to focus on “the future fiscal capacity of Hawaii state and local governments.”....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Feds Bust Philippine KOJ Church
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 555 Views :: Law Enforcement, Religion

...The criminal complaint charges three defendants who are described as the main administrators of KOJC in the United States....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
ILWU Boss Gets 30 Months for Theft
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 685 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...Nathan Lum was the former division director of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142, Longshore Division (ILWU)....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
HB2728: Diamond Head Attack Becomes Excuse for Tax Hike
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:03 PM :: 827 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Tourism

...House Bill 2728 implements a $5 surcharge for all overseas flights except for interisland travel....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Another Record Year: 10.4M Tourists Visit Hawaii in 2019
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 609 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...On average, there were 249,021 visitors in the Hawaiian Islands on any given day in 2019, up 3.0 percent from 2018....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Hawaii: 69% Struggle Financially
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 714 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The Hawaii Financial Health Pulse provides a new, in-depth view of the financial struggles faced by people in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Public Meetings to Discuss Caldwell Rain Tax
By News Release @ 2:47 PM :: 1327 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...The challenge: Making rainwater into an excuse for you to pay more taxes....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Doing the Job the State Won't Do: Feds Sentence MCCC Escapee to 46 Months in a Real Prison
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 676 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...Maui burglar sentenced to 46 months of prison after pleading guilty to possession of stolen firearms....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
HB2680: Involuntary Hospitalization for Mentally Ill
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:14 PM :: 741 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...HB2680 will be heard on Wednesday, February 5 at 9 am in Capitol Conference Room 325....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Hawaii receives mixed grades on tobacco prevention and cessation
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 555 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The 18th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report grades states and the federal government on policies proven to prevent and reduce tobacco use....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Hawaii: More Anti-Gun Bills Introduced Before Deadline
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 769 Views :: Second Amendment

...Some of the more egregious bills introduced include....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
DHHL Buys KSBE Property in Moiliili--Will Build Rental Units
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 609 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL intends to rehabilitate those buildings immediately and deploy them as affordable rentals to applicants on the wait list....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Save Billionaires Row: Tourism Industry Activists Sue DLNR Over Aquarium Fishing (again)
By Andrew Walden @ 11:25 AM :: 906 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Small Business, Tourism

...how much will Kona Coast billionaires contribute to these 'non-profits'?....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Honolulu City Finances 3rd Worst in USA
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 852 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Taxes

...While people have focused on the city’s $2.6 billion pension debt, its debt related to retiree health care benefits is almost as high at $2.2 billion....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
SB2331 Will Legislators Give Kaneshiro Crony $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 1879 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement

...What does a drunk rave promoter know about aviation fuel anyway?....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
This Week's Legislative Hearings
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 461 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

... List of present and future hearings ....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
School Choice Week Hawaii -- 96 events statewide
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 347 Views :: Education K-12

...Aloha State Parents to Explore Education Options for Upcoming School Year....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
Hawaii: Weddings Cost More Than Any Other State
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 615 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

...Couples in Hawaii spent $37,827 in 2018....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Death Row 'Not-a-Pimp' McCoy Kicked out by Angry Mother
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 1166 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...McCoy escaped death row but he couldn't escape mother of one of his 'girlfriends'....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Where The Homeless Are--Oahu 'Heat Map'
By News Release @ 4:27 PM :: 1945 Views :: Homelessness

...Partners in Care Releases ‘Heat Map’ of Homeless Camps Based on 2020 PIT Survey....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Auditor: CIP Management Gets Even Worse
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:48 AM :: 685 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government

...The State’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget for FY2019 was $2.02 billion....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Report: HIOSH has the Ethics of a Used Car Salesman
By News Release @ 5:07 AM :: 849 Views :: Ethics

... Occupational Health Branch Manager for HIOSH takes new hires shopping for used cars ....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
OHA Audit: Don’t Let Them Double Up!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 844 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...This deserves an answer....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Full Text: DBEDT Releases Housing Planning Study
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 615 Views :: Development, Economy, Cost of Living

...Included in the study are data on housing supply, demand, and estimates of housing units needed by levels of affordability....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:28 PM :: 720 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Gambling, Life

...January 23rd - Bill Introduction Cutoff Last day for a bill to be filed with the House or Senate Clerk....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 25, 2020
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 608 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... this week's votes--all impeachment-related ....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Eight Bills Behind 'Joint Economic Package'
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 616 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Measures tackle housing, childcare, wage issues highlighted in ALICE report....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Sen Riviere Introduces Bills to Protect Communities from Wind Farms
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 687 Views :: Energy, Environment

...This week, Senator Gil Riviere introduced the POWER Bill Package – People Overwhelmed by Wind Energy Ramifications....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
HB2593: Fossil Fuel Cars to be Banned by 2030
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 907 Views :: Energy

...House Bill 2593 would allow the sale of only electric, hydrogen, or hybrid vehicles by car dealerships starting in 2030....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
State of the State: Right diagnosis, wrong prescription
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 792 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...What ails Hawaii is too much government and too much spending. The last thing we need is more of the same....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
Week One: 4,161 Bills and Resolutions Introduced in Legislature
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:50 PM :: 631 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...4,161 bills and resolutions (including carry-overs from 2019) have been recorded as of January 20, 2020....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
U.S. Ferry Systems Soaked by Maritime Protectionism
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 PM :: 607 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii would certainly know....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
DoI Micronesia and US Territories: 2019 Accomplishments
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 517 Views :: National News

...Interior Assistant Secretary Releases 2019 Accomplishments for the Offices of Insular and International Affairs....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
Campbell HS: DoE Lawyers Fight Female Athletes Over Technicalities
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 AM :: 750 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...it probably costs more to pay the lawyers than to build the lockerroom....

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Nobody in Hawaii really believes in sea level rise
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 AM :: 1574 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Rail

...Perhaps HART should require its P3 partner to solve the ‘last mile problem’ by installing mooring cleats for gondolas.... 

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Hawaii Highest Union Membership in USA
By News Release @ 12:51 AM :: 620 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii has the highest union membership rate at 23.5 percent....

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
FAA Lowered Bar for Southwest Airlines Hawaii Approvals, Complaint Alleges
By Selected News Articles @ 12:34 AM :: 744 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

...U.S. air-safety regulators likely acted improperly in the way they authorized Southwest Airlines Co. to begin flights between California and Hawaii last year....

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Twelve candidates to appear on Democratic Party of Hawaii Party-run Presidential Primary ballot
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 595 Views :: Democratic Party

...In-person voting & same day registration options will be provided on April 4 on each island from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Feds Seize Real Estate Connected to Illegal Game Rooms
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 802 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...since at least 2016, the aforementioned individuals and others have been implicated in the operation of at least nine illegal game rooms....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Federal Charges for 7-11 robberies, UH carjacking
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 680 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...unlike the State, the Feds actually put criminals into a thing called a 'prison'....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Gabbard Sues Clinton Over ‘Russian Asset’ Remark
By Selected News Articles @ 12:30 PM :: 977 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Gabbard filed her suit in New York’s Southern District....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Eliminating Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness -- HRS Evaluated Law by Law
By News Release @ 11:57 AM :: 828 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...In 2019, Hawaii's legislature expressly re-incorporated failure to obtain needed treatment for mental illness to prevent serious physical debilitation or disease into its definition of 'dangerous to self.' ....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Ige, Ballard, Legislators Agree: Mentally Ill Must be Forcibly Committed to Treatment Centers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 AM :: 1438 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...will the Diamond Head attack be enough to turn the tide on mental health reform?....

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