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Saturday, October 27, 2018
The State of Obesity in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 798 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii's adult obesity rate is currently 23.8%, up from 15.7% in 2000 and from 8.9% in 1990....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
A victory to savor, but core issue remains
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:35 PM :: 634 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...It’s time to open a real dialogue in our state and work together to find real and lasting solutions for education....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
DoE Touts AP Exam Results
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 691 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...More HIDOE students are both taking and passing Advanced Placement Exams....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
Chemophobia epidemic—Fanning fears about trace chemicals obscures real risks and ‘damages public health’
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 1233 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...Chemophobia may lead to real risks....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
Auditor: Agriculture Department Hides $2.4M from Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:49 AM :: 848 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture

...not reported to the 2018 Legislature as required by Sections 37-47 and 37-52.5, HRS....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
Bat Killing Windfarm Buys Enviro Support for $2.75M
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 958 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Bat Killing Windfarm partially bankrolls purchase of 2,882 acres of Central Oʻahu forest and fallow lands from Dole Food Company....

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Thursday, October 25, 2018
Finalists named for UH Hilo chancellor
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 595 Views :: Higher Education

...The UH Hilo campus and the Hawaiʻi Island community is invited to meet the finalists on the following dates....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
OHA Candidate Evicts Kauai Anti-Drug Program
By Video @ 8:52 PM :: 1546 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Ethics, OHA, Politicians, Drugs

…Why You Should Not Vote Bill Aila for OHA….

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Bishop Street Lawyer Foolishly Leaves Hawaii, Gets Busted
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 1220 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...On October 16, 2018, a federal grand jury in Portland charged retired attorney Bruce L. Lamon, of Hillsboro, Oregon, with evading $744,000 in personal income taxes....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Laughed out of Court: Criminal Al Hee's Scam Company Loses Again
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 2103 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics

...Sandwich Isles Communications is not before a Hawaii court.  You can be sure it is not by choice....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
How Much Does Over-Regulation Increase Hawaii Housing Costs?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:32 PM :: 1266 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Government and the Cost of Living: Income-Based vs. Cost-Based Approaches to Alleviating Poverty....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Kawailoa Windfarm: New Plan is to Kill 265 Bats, 24 Petrels
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 821 Views :: Energy, Environment

... The public may send comments to the Approving Agency -- DLNR ....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
ACT Scores Released: Hawaii 4th Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 793 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Only Nevada, Mississippi, and South Carolina are lower....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Did Anti-GMO Activist Rip You Off?  Maui County Can Help
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 1095 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, GMOs

...Maui County Office of Economic Development is accepting invoices from vendors who provided goods and services under the recently terminated $100,000 grant awarded to an executive assistant of County Council Member (and anti-GMO activist) Alika Atay....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Affordable Hawaii Coalition: We Will Continue After Victory
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 798 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The executive committee voted unanimously to continue its commitment to address issues of concern to the people of Hawaii, starting with public education....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Graham: "I wouldn't want to be a Republican charged with a crime in Hawaii"
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 AM :: 2324 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Judiciary, Republican Party

...He thanked Democrats for unifying the Republican Party.... 

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Monday, October 22, 2018
DoE Antique Mainframe Crashes--Vendors Still Waiting 3 weeks Later
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 872 Views :: Education K-12, Small Business

...The DOE’s Financial Management System, which dates to the 1990s and is used to process purchase orders and payments, went out of service during an Oct. 6 upgrade....

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Monday, October 22, 2018
Test Case for Hawaii? Internet Providers Take On Vermont Net Neutrality
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 1003 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...internet service providers sued Vermont on Thursday in an effort to overturn its recently enacted net neutrality rules....

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Monday, October 22, 2018
How to Control the Costs of Public-Private Partnerships
By News Release @ 1:26 AM :: 763 Views :: Rail

...IMF provides a handy list of things HART is not doing....

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Monday, October 22, 2018
Auditor Looks at HDoT Energy Savings Contracts
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:22 AM :: 776 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...all four annual savings reports filed by Johnson Controls through 2017 indicated that actual savings exceeded energy contract guaranteed savings for each period....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Con-Con Opponents’ Nostalgia for Hawaii’s Golden Age of Democratic Reform
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 8:49 PM :: 751 Views :: Hawaii History

...if the last convention was so great, why won’t the next one also be great?....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Walk-in Early Voting Sites Open Tuesday Oct 23
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 979 Views :: Office of Elections

...October 23 through November 3, registered voters may visit any early walk in voting location within their county to cast their ballot....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Would You Pay $10 for Maui Beachfront Land?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:51 PM :: 821 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

...Welcome to newspeak, takings edition.... 

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
​Poor Farmer
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:40 PM :: 690 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...If you do not farm, why should you dictate how farming should be done?....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Shore water event application deadline extended for non-North Shore surf events
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 642 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...Short term extension valid for events scheduled between October 22, 2018 and February 28, 2019....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
​‘Kalikimaka Kritters’ picked as theme for 33rd Annual Holiday Wreath Contest
By News Release @ 3:25 PM :: 1135 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

...The public is invited to prepare submissions for the contest, which is held as part of the traditional Honolulu City Lights celebration....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Do We Really Have a Spending Ceiling?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 623 Views :: Hawaii History, Taxes

...another provision that was passed by the 1978 Constitutional Convention to assure our fiscal health—and what our lawmakers have done to marginalize it....

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
Tulsi Gabbard weighing 2020 presidential bid
By Selected News Articles @ 5:56 PM :: 1157 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Palestinians and white nationalists are behind Gabbard's effort to take the mantle of the Sanders campaign.... 

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
HSTA Property Tax: Two Wolves Fight Over Dinner
By Robert Thomas @ 2:12 AM :: 1115 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor, Taxes

...the lambs (the voters and taxpayers) didn't have much of a say as usual, and portions of the arguments revealed what these folks think about the intelligence of the average Hawaii voter....

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
ConAm: Supreme Court Strikes Down HSTA Poison Pill
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 AM :: 2112 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...HSTA members should note that their leadership has been played for the fools that they are....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
​Jones Act: How it Impacts the Military and the State of Hawaii
By Video @ 7:12 PM :: 753 Views :: Jones Act

...Colin Grabow from the Cato institute in Washington, D.C joins Calvin Griffin to talk about the impacts of the Jones Act on the Military in Hawaii....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Auditor: DoH 'Loses' Paperwork--Kills Investigation of PKF Recycling Audit
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:53 PM :: 1418 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Originally bid at $76,400, the contract grew to $543,374—a 611 percent increase—while its scope shrank and the deliverables’ deadline were extended by a year. In the end, the PKF founder was arrested at the arport....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
NY Mag: Tulsi Gabbard 'remains in the Trump orbit'
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 1400 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Trump 2020 Advisory Board member Tony Shaffer met with the congresswoman in her office this April....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
More taxes won’t cure our ills
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:18 PM :: 620 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...even a Hawaii Supreme Court Justice isn’t sure who is supposed to pay....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Team Hanabusa Grills Ige Campaign Manager over Judicial Nomination
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 1097 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...The Senate is expected to meet in a special session on October 24-25 to consider the nomination....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Study: Need $111,892 'To Get By' in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:11 AM :: 2742 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The average annual expenditures total $111,892. The median household income of $71,977 — the fourth highest in the U.S. — isn’t enough...even without putting anything away for savings....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Hawaii 2nd Most Regressive Tax System in USA
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 927 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...only Washington State taxes the poor more than Hawaii....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Video: Hawaii AG Tells Supreme Court 'Vote No' on HSTA Property Tax
By Andrew Walden @ 5:18 PM :: 1959 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Labor, Taxes

... There was laughter heard from the audience ....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Releases Voter Guide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:53 PM :: 1082 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...if you are voting absentee, you will be receiving your ballot any day now....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Ranking Sales Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Tax Foundation @ 3:38 PM :: 829 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii 24th....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Annual Survey
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 733 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...The last day to complete the survey is Wednesday, October 31....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Report: Honolulu Roads 5th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 896 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...per-driver vehicle operating costs due to rough roads. Honolulu 8th-worst at $851.  Share of Poor-Condition Roads 54% – 5th worst....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Politically Engaged States--Hawaii 50th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 666 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

... Hawaii Lowest Tax Fairness and Lowest Political Engagement ....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Lesbians Mandatory? Aloha B&B Case Appealed to US Supreme Court
By Andrew Walden @ 4:55 AM :: 1387 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...The Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals judicially rewrote the “Mrs. Murphy exemption” for the first time in Mrs. Young’s case....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Lawsuit Challenges 'Illegal' Maui Council Frankenbill
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 1175 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

...changing of the ordinance to benefit of private developers, at the expense of the residents, was never publicly noticed as required under the State of Hawai’i Sunshine Laws, and, that it violated adopted Council Rules....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
ConCon: CNHA Rejects Abercrombie Alaska Pitch
By Video @ 8:33 PM :: 1043 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...The Surprising Decision by the CNHA....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Complaint Demands Expulsion of LoPresti from Democratic Party
By Brett Kulbis @ 6:20 PM :: 2327 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...“He is a liar, a thief, and a manipulator, and he does not represent the values of the Democratic Party”....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Bogus Study Debunked: Hawaii Teacher Salaries Above Average
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 2257 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...With one statewide district, Hawaii ranks 51st for 'opportunity and competition'....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
DoH: Prepare Workflows for Optimal Suicide Experience Starting Jan 1
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 720 Views :: Health Care, Life

...workflows that support timely referrals and effective clinical standards....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud--Hawaii 51st
By Selected News Articles @ 12:50 PM :: 843 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Their data set ranges from identity-theft complaints per capita to average loss amount due to fraud....

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