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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Audit Anger at OHA
By Video @ 7:01 PM :: 910 Views :: Ethics, OHA

....What Are They So Mad About At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs?....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
'Money Begins Disappearing' from Bikini Atoll Trust Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 1027 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...large sums being spent on things such as an airplane, two landing craft, an elaborate function in Hawaii, and cash payments to households on Ejit and Kili...."

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Ige Asks Legislators to 'Governmentize' Services
By Joe Kent @ 4:11 AM :: 852 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...HB 2368 and SB 2795 would begin replacing private contractors with civil service employees....

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Honolulu GOP Against Sanctuary State Bill
By Brett Kulbis @ 1:42 AM :: 943 Views :: Law Enforcement, Republican Party

...The function of law enforcement is to enforce the duly enacted laws of our state and our nation. SB-2290 violates this function....

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Traffic: Honolulu 19th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 759 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu drivers spend 11% of drivetime in congestion....

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
JSC Releases Nominees for Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 11:33 AM :: 720 Views :: Judiciary fill the anticipated vacancy created by the retirement of Intermediate Court of Appeals Chief Judge Craig H. Nakamura in March 2018....

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
JSC Releases Nominees for First Circuit Court
By News Release @ 11:18 AM :: 615 Views :: Judiciary

...judicial nominees for two vacancies in the District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu)....

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Legislators Want CWS to Investigate All Homeschooling Families
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 2328 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Labor

...Last week, three bills were introduced by the Hawaii Legislature that would significantly restrict homeschool freedom: Senate Bills 2274 and 2323, and House Bill 2244....

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Monday, February 05, 2018
Pandering to Dem Base: Ige Signs Net Neutrality Executive Order
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 806 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...Local ISPs: Net Neutrality is a Fake Issue....

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Sunday, February 04, 2018
After Winning Suit Against IRS, Maui TEA Party Dissolves
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 876 Views :: First Amendment, TEA Party

...The IRS intimidation definitely had a negative effect on our local group, squelching participation....

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Sunday, February 04, 2018
9th Circuit Causing Surge In Illegal Immigration, ICE Chief Says
By Selected News Articles @ 12:23 PM :: 818 Views :: National News, Judiciary

...the court’s decisions have created a legal environment friendly to illegal aliens....

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Sunday, February 04, 2018
How Much Does a Crosswalk Cost?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 854 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Senate Bill 2004, tells the story of just one signalized crosswalk yet to be built....

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Saturday, February 03, 2018
Decision Making on Anti-Gun Bills Deferred Until Next Week by Senate Committee on Public Safety
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 651 Views :: Second Amendment

...On February 1st, the Hawaii Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs (PSM) heard Senate Bill 2046 and Senate Bill 2436....

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Saturday, February 03, 2018
Hawaii Apprentice Hunting Legislation Passes Water and Land Committee
By News Release @ 1:19 PM :: 714 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Wednesday, January 31st, the Hawaii House Committee on Water and Land passed House Bill 1970 to establish an apprentice hunting license in Hawaii....

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Saturday, February 03, 2018
Assisted Suicide to be Fast-tracked?
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 12:14 PM :: 794 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Three suicide bills that were introduced this session by House members have been assigned to a JOINT committee hearing of the Health & Judiciary committees....

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Saturday, February 03, 2018
SB2136: Ige Administration Opposes OHA's $119M Cash Grab
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 AM :: 1422 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Higher Education, OHA

...Ige Admin testimony shows that OHA rent-seeking is driving up hospital bills, public housing rents, and University of Hawaii tuition for everybody—including native Hawaiians.... 

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Friday, February 02, 2018
Ewa Beach Skate park improved through private-public partnership
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 670 Views :: Honolulu County

...The work to improve this skate park began following a gift from the Association of Skateboarders in Hawaiʻi ....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Janus?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:17 PM :: 936 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...a decision by the court’s nine justices that state employees can't be required to pay union dues could lead to some interesting outcomes in Hawaii....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
American Samoa ID to be Rejected at Airports Starting Feb 5
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 963 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...American Samoa is not in compliance with the REAL ID Act and Federal agencies will not accept driver's licenses and identification cards from American Samoa as of February 5, 2018....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
Chin to Take Lt Gov Sinecure While Running for Congress
By Selected News Articles @ 10:45 AM :: 2354 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...First Deputy Attorney General Russell Suzuki has been appointed to serve as acting attorney general....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Introduces Legislative Package
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 872 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Tax Credits

...Bill to address Adams v. CDM court ruling (HB2201/SB2993)....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
TOTE pulls plug: What will Hawaii DOT, Philly Shipyard, Pasha and Matson do next?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:33 PM :: 1184 Views :: Jones Act

...the current carriers will in all probability avoid a “pricing war” and possible bankruptcy of one carrier....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
List: 66 Structurally Deficient Bridges in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 755 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Of the 1,135 bridges in the state, 66, or 5.8 percent, are classified as structurally deficient....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Lahaina Injection Wells: 9th Circuit Rules Against Maui County
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 956 Views :: Maui County, Environment surprise here....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Dental Health--Hawaii Ranks 15th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 PM :: 541 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...25 key indicators of dental wellness....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Hawaii Tourism Industry Set New Record Totals in 2017
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 544 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...$16.78 Billion in Visitor Spending; $1.96 Billion in Generated Tax Revenue; 9.38 Million Visitor Arrivals; 12.23 Million Air Seats Serving Hawai‘i; 204,000 Jobs Supported Statewide....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Ige will not sign HCDA 30-Year Resale Restriction on Affordable Units
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 944 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...Gov. Ige has informed the Authority that he would be open to considering a 10-year restriction on re-sales....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Shield Internet from Jones Act
By Joe Kent @ 3:29 PM :: 754 Views :: Jones Act

...It might be hard to believe, but Hawaii’s internet system (and, indeed, all U.S. internet cable systems) are highly dependent on not being subject to the protectionist shipping law known as the Jones Act....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
OHA Draft Audit: Millions given to those who “know how and who to ask.”
By News Release @ 9:44 PM :: 1657 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...OHA is extremely disappointed with the unauthorized release of the draft audit...."

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards--27 Vacant Positions
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 828 Views :: Honolulu County

...Apply to your local Neighborhood Board to be appointed to fill a vacant position....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
ACLU: Financially Successful Criminals Can Make Bail
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 646 Views :: Judiciary, Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...ACLU wants lots of unconvicted criminals back out on the streets....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Report: Hawaii is an Expensive Place to Get Married
By Selected News Articles @ 2:47 PM :: 832 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

...the cost only adds more stress, with the average couple shelling out over $35,000 for their big day....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Trigger Modification Ban and Other Anti-Gun Bills To Be Heard in Committee
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 680 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Thursday, February 1st, the Hawaii state Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs will be considering Senate Bill 2046 and Senate Bill 2436, and the House Committee on Judiciary will be considering House Bill 2024....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Video and Text: President Trump State of the Union Address
By Video @ 11:15 PM :: 772 Views :: National News

...As long as we are proud of who we are and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will never fail....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
OHA Audit: LLCs Refuse to Show Check Registers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:02 PM :: 1046 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Trustee Keli‘i Akina urges LLCs not to obstruct audit....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
HSTA Pushing Massive Property Tax Hike
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 1070 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Tourism

....more money and less accountability....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Hawaii: Economic Impact of Immigration
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 PM :: 713 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...comparing the economic impact of foreign-born populations on the 50 states and the District of Columbia...

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
DLNR Website Promotes Legal Hiking Trails
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 638 Views :: Environment, Tourism

...More than 100 Trails in Na Ala Hele Trail & Access Program Featured....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Captive Insurance Puts $1B into Hawaii Banks
By News Release @ 12:46 PM :: 692 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii was ranked third in the U.S. based upon total premium, fourth in the U.S. for largest captive domiciles and eleventh in the world based on total number of active captive licenses....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
FCC: Hawaii false missile alert sent by worker believing attack was real
By News Release @ 11:28 AM :: 1139 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Military

...Federal Communications Commission conducts open meeting to hear investigator's report on false missile alert....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
HB1970: Support Apprentice Hunting in the Aloha State
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 575 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Wednesday, January 31st, the Hawaii House Committee on Water and Land will hold a hearing on House Bill 1970....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Wage floor great for robots
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:57 AM :: 679 Views :: Labor, Small Business’s not a living wage if you’ve been replaced by a robot....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
Olelo TV Moving to Siberia?
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 922 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...Spectrum is channel slamming ‘Ōlelo – displacing channels 49, 53, 54, and 55, including Video On Demand channels 50 and 52....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
$1M Per Bed -- State Contract to Design, Build New State Hospital Building
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 794 Views :: Health Care

...$140M for 144 beds....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
Rep Cynthia Thielen for House Speaker
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 7:29 PM :: 1330 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...To stop the factional fighting and stalemate-causing dysfunction in the Hawaii House of Representatives, Representative Cynthia Thielen has placed her name for consideration as Speaker....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
UH to target former students for degree completion?
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 636 Views :: Higher Education

...a two-day planning session to craft a strategy to encourage thousands of former UH students to return to school....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
‘Audit The Rail’ in Twilight Zone
By Joe Kent @ 2:08 AM :: 912 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...elected officials raised taxes to pay for Honolulu County’s rail system while indicating their intention to conduct an in-depth, forensic audit of the over-budget, behind-schedule megaproject....

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Ethics Complaint: 'Sen DelaCruz Using Office for Personal Gain'
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 1601 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...via his Company DTL, which is a self-described "a Hawaiian strategic multidisciplinary studio that helps business, governments, organizations and communities navigate change."....

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Grand Theft Aina: OHA Trustees Set to 'Compel LLCs to Submit'
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 1935 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Waimea Valley and all of the LLCs are still 100% owned by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs--but the LLCs' lawyer says otherwise.... 

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Oops! DoTax Math Error!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 922 Views :: Taxes

...“math error authority” brings to mind one of the failings in Hawaii’s tax system....

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