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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Executive Order 17-07: Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:30 PM :: 2299 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...The executive order establishes an Administrative Director in the Office of the Governor who will support companies seeking to test self-driving vehicle technology in Hawaiʻi....

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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Hawaii County Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 1316 Views :: Hawaii County

...The County wants to fill nine vacancies on the Cost of Government Commission, representing each of the nine Council Districts....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Hawaii Dusts Off Cold War-Era Sirens As North Korean Nuclear Shadow Looms
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 681 Views :: Military

...beginning Friday, residents will hear the nuclear warning siren on the first business day of every month just before noon....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
ConCon: OHA Admin Pushing to Abolish OHA Board of Trustees?
By Video @ 4:17 PM :: 1152 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, OHA

...Mana ka Lahui--what's their hidden agenda?....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
OHA Strategic Plan? Results Not Updated since 2013
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 777 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

...the State of Hawaii Dashboard and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Dashboard are only current up to 2013 for most of the categories presented....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Hawaii: Highest Consumer Debt in USA
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 675 Views

...States such as Hawaii with especially high costs of living had ratios of debt-to-adjusted income of 26.43%, compared to the overall average of 15.9 percent....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Hawaii's Best Workplace? Monsanto
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 914 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, GMOs

...Monsanto took first place, scoring an impressive 91.6 percent....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Governing Green Power: Realigning Institutions to Shovel Ratepayer Money to Elon Musk
By UHERO @ 3:15 PM :: 647 Views :: Energy

...The complex system of the future that many of us envision — what some call Utility 2.0 — will require dynamic price setting....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Wrong 25 Years Ago--UH 'scientists' sign SECOND warning notice to humanity
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 880 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...Actually, life is better now than it ever has been.  And the last 25 years have been very prosperous for humanity.  But lets not let reality get in the way of eco-socialism....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Auditor: DLIR Joins Long List of Departments Not Reporting Funds to Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:50 PM :: 574 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...DLIR did not file statutorily required reports for non-general funds and for administratively created funds....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Circuit Court judge dismisses all claims against city in case involving Kaka‘ako Land Company
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 680 Views :: Honolulu County

...Earlier this year, the Honolulu City Council adopted Resolution 16-213 requesting the city administration to initiate eminent domain proceedings for several streets in Kaka‘ako....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Hawaii v Trump: Back to the Supreme Court Again
By Selected News Articles @ 5:55 PM :: 778 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Challengers in Hawaii and Maryland responded today to the government’s request to have the Supreme Court intervene....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
HPD Chief Ballard Orders People With Medical Pot To Surrender Guns
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 1104 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...Marijuana users in Honolulu are expected to turn over all firearms and ammunition to the state within 30 days of receiving the notice, according to a letter signed by police chief Susan Ballard....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Hawaii Least Charitable State in USA?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:08 PM :: 697 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... but Hawaii ranks 5th in Percentage of Population who Donate Time ....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Vision for Future Waianae Coast with Kelii Akina and Germaine Meyers
By Video @ 3:15 PM :: 831 Views :: Honolulu County, OHA

...Dr. Keli'i Akina discusses a vision for the future of Waianae with one of its most passionate advocates and Community leaders, Germaine Meyers....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
Hawaii House Rules Prohibit Staff from Revealing "Illegal or Improper Conduct"
By Andrew Walden @ 10:40 PM :: 2165 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Politicians

... How do Hawaii legislators get away with sexual harassment? ....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
How Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Covers Up Sex Harassment Reports
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 1771 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

...Hawaii taxpayers may have been soaked as much as $200K in settlements which keep sex harassment quiet....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
Will Legislators Block Shutdown of All Ocean Users?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:23 PM :: 940 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Thanks to the State Supreme Court's September 6, 2017 aquarium fishing decision, all ocean users now face the same fate as aquarium fishers--shut down awaiting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
State's Hyperbaric Treatment Center to remain closed through February
By News Release @ 3:43 PM :: 1225 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

HTC has treated civilian divers for decompression sickness or “the bends” in Hawaiʻi since 1983....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
DLNR: Did Anti-Ratbait Activists Kill 45 Mullet?
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 832 Views :: Environment

...It is also not clear whether or not the fish were intentionally placed in a tide pool on the northern side of Lehua Island....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
New DLIR Website Tracks Military Spending in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 661 Views :: Economy, Military

The Hawaii Defense Economy project is focused on enhancing understanding of the economic impact of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracts and grants....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
Seven Deadly? Hawaii Comes up Short in Sin Index
By Selected News Articles @ 12:18 PM :: 760 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub’s data crunchers compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 32 key indicators of evil deeds....

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Sunday, November 26, 2017
DOTAX Litigation: Are Car Rentals “Tourism Related Services”?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 884 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

Should they re-evaluate their tax filings now that the Department’s litigation position is out in the public for all to see?

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ‘Apocalypse’
By Selected News Articles @ 8:13 PM :: 1259 Views :: Environment

... a global warming “apocalypse” that will flood coastal cities, tear up roads and bridges with mega-storms and bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world ....

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
DLNR Hearing: Should Maui Windfarm be Allowed to Kill More Nene and Bats?
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 931 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Plan to kill 41 Nene and 48 bats....

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
Survey: Military Families Overwhelmingly Favor School Choice
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 808 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...The survey of 1,200 active-duty personnel, veterans, and their spouses shows 72 percent are in favor of education savings accounts (ESAs), 64 percent are in favor of school vouchers, and 63 percent favor tax-credit scholarships....

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
Hurricane Maria spurs criticism of shipping laws
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 AM :: 644 Views :: Jones Act

...“To impose the Jones Act on the people of Puerto Rico is deplorable,” U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-IL, told a crowd at the City Club of Chicago. “You cannot strangle an economy by saying that the only way that a state can ship its goods in or out is by using the most expensive shipping in the world.”....

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Friday, November 24, 2017
Project Announcement: Honolulu Rail May Be Coming To A Neighborhood Near You
By Robert Thomas @ 4:26 PM :: 897 Views :: Rail

...project announcement is the effective taking date triggering property owners' right to compensation and damages....

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Friday, November 24, 2017
A Dozen States Back Travel Ban 3.0 At The Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 AM :: 726 Views :: National News

...“We’re hopeful the Supreme Court will agree with our coalition that the travel ban is lawful and constitutional, and should be enforced in its entirety.”....

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Friday, November 24, 2017
Hirono on Bill Clinton Sexual Misconduct Scandals: ‘Let’s Move Forward’
By Video @ 4:01 AM :: 1318 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...Earlier in the interview, Hirono talked of Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) resigning....

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Friday, November 24, 2017
Oahu Workshops: Learn to Raise Your Voice at the State Capitol
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 953 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...the Legislature's Public Access Room (PAR) is offering "Your Voice," a free, one-hour workshop at several locations on Oahu....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
After Auditor's Report, Department of Public Safety Agrees to Close Revolving Fund
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:59 PM :: 760 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...OUR REVIEW OF SIX SPECIAL FUNDS, three revolving funds, four trust funds, and five trust accounts of the Department of Public Safety....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Supporting Our Troops This Holiday Season
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 2:28 PM :: 621 Views :: Military

...National Holiday Care Package Drive.....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
2018 Elections: 20% Turnover in House?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 1:40 PM :: 1409 Views :: Republican Party

...the 8 open seats you should know about....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Grassroot: Things to be Thankful for This Year
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:15 PM :: 716 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Jones Act

...We are grateful for your partnership in striving for a Hawaii that leads the world in individual liberty and economic opportunity....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 AM :: 15294 Views :: National News

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Two Years Later--DLNR Still Finding Homeless Drug Addicts on Na Pali Coast
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 888 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Drugs

...Each time a team of officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) flies into the Kalalau section of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, they find fewer illegal camps and write fewer arrest citations....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
DBEDT: 9.5M Tourists Expected in 2018
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 727 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

"...air seats will increase by 8.5 percent during the first three quarters of 2018....”

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
New Claims by State in Airport Hangar Lawsuit
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 857 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The evidence suggests that dck worldwide directed how dck pacific handled payments to subcontractors....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Video: Why OHA's Mauna Kea Lawsuit is a Scam
By Video @ 5:22 PM :: 1085 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Why Has OHAʻs Mauna Kea Ad Hoc Committee Been Wrapped In So Much Secrecy?....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Rep Andria Tupola to Announce Gubernatorial Run
By News Release @ 2:53 PM :: 1417 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...This is the type of grassroots, community-based leadership we need to create a better Hawaii for everyone....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Reason: Why Does Hawaii Hate American Workers?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 PM :: 975 Views :: Small Business

...In Hawaii, it takes an average of 988 days and $438 in fees to become licensed to perform one of many occupations under the thumbs of state regulators....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Western Congressional Caucus Backs Review of Obama Tuna Monuments
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 668 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...It is time to bring more jobs and economic freedom to the West....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Hawaii Launches Investigation Into EA Over Gambling Concerns
By Video @ 1:19 PM :: 746 Views :: Gambling

...“Star Wars: Battlefront II” and EA more broadly have received a deluge of criticism for micro-transactions, or purchases made in-game with real-world money....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
DoE: 5-Year Teacher Retention 54%
By News Release @ 3:56 AM :: 786 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Department rolls out more data visuals for public to view....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
HUD Reviews Honolulu Section 8 Program
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 773 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...Flashback: Audit Bashes Honolulu’s Rent Subsidy Program For Not Collecting Debts....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
4M lbs of Trash Removed from Nimitz Homeless Camp
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 1452 Views :: Homelessness

...Since the pilot program enforcement efforts began in July, more than 80 people have entered shelters or transitioned to housing....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Rate Hike Coming: UH, HECO Conspire to Establish 'Green Tariff'
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 930 Views :: Energy, Higher Education

...Lower energy costs to UH with HECO picking up the transmission tab means higher electric rates for consumers--just as has happened with rooftop solar....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
To Help Campaign Contributors, Hanabusa Blocks Missile Defense for Hawaii for 6 Years
By Selected News Articles @ 4:39 PM :: 1414 Views :: Ethics, Military

...The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act reflects language inserted in the bill by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa that blocks the immediate deplyment of Ageis Ashore on Kauai....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Justice Department goes back to Supreme Court over Hawaii judge's block of Trump's travel ban
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 834 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Monday night to lift the lower courts' blockades....

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