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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
HDoT: New Rules Make Uber/Lyft Permanent at Airport
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 641 Views :: Small Business

... The rules are in place to ensure there is a level playing field for all prearranged ground transportation companies ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Sunset Beach Dune Restoration Project utilizing private public partnership
By News Release @ 7:22 PM :: 740 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Project involving numerous city agencies, community groups, and local non-profits for erosion mitigation ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Aloha Poke: Activists See Opportunity to Grab 'Cultural Property' in Patents, Trademarks
By News Release @ 2:31 PM :: 896 Views :: OHA

...the greater issue is to be taken up with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a system that has, for generations, inadequately addressed the commercialization and exploitation of Native Hawaiian traditional knowledge and culture....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Report: Hawaii's infrastructure 2nd worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 AM :: 741 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii Dams at high hazard risk: 93.2% (the highest)....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
States With the Most Skin Cancer--Hawaii 33rd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 681 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Annual skin cancer diagnoses: 20.3 per 100,000 residents....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Hawaii graded 'F' for small businesses
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 883 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Since 2012, the Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey has surveyed thousands of entrepreneurs on the state and local public policies that affect their ability to start, operate, and grow a business....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Property Tax Credit Offered to Low Income Homeowners
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 939 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

...Real property tax credit offered for Honolulu homeowners with combined income of less than $60,000....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hawaii Special Forces Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 639 Views :: Military

...Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, died Sunday from his injuries, the Department of Defense announced on Monday....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Two Days After Chin Loses CD1 Race -- Hawaii Drops Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 1544 Views :: National News, Politicians

...Since early 2017, the State of Hawaii has been fighting the Trump administration’s travel bans in the court system (and former AG Chin almost rode that wave into Congress...but not quite)....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hawaii Chosen as Captive Insurance Domicile of the Year
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 944 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Finalists for this year’s awards were Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Delaware, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Vermont....

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Monday, August 13, 2018
Waihee Foreclosure Hour? Dubin Escapes 'Interim Suspension’ -- Still Facing Disbarment
By Andrew Walden @ 9:49 PM :: 2987 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Now we know how Waihee isn’t getting paid.... 

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Monday, August 13, 2018
Survey--Hawaii 4th Most Child Care Centers Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 699 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...2018’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
At 6.1% Ing is the Biggest Socialist Loser in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 2396 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...But the movement is not over.  The Federal Election Commission is only just starting to dig into Ing’s campaign finances.  We suggest ‘movement’ to Brazil....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
National Democrats Salute Ige, Tie Tupola to Trump
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 1738 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...Tupola Voted to Oust the GOP Minority Leader Fukumoto Over Her “Criticism of President Donald Trump.” ....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
It was 120 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 AM :: 6428 Views :: Hawaii History

On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
Weekends Safe from Cackling Lawyers?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 839 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Taxes

Back in 2014, we wrote in this space about a nasty Honolulu City & County rule involving real property tax appeals....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
FINAL Read Ige 50.2% -- Hanabusa 43.4%
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 2106 Views :: Office of Elections

... Complete Printout from State Office of Elections 122 of 249 Precincts reporting on 2nd read....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Gabbard Operative Paid to Harass HSTA VP?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 2331 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Labor, Politicians

...The “Aquino Purificacion” account was easily traceable to Gabbard's copywriter, Marissa Rodriguez. Gabbard's FEC records include multiple payments to Rodriguez....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Primary Election Day Reminders
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 579 Views :: Office of Elections

...Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
UH Survey: HPV Vaccination Rates Low
By News Release @ 2:16 PM :: 801 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...only 35 percent of daughters and 19 percent of sons had received all three shots of the vaccine series....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
New rail taxes after election?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:09 AM :: 1103 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...talk of “recovery plans,” new bonds and property tax dollars allocated to rail inevitably raises the spectre of new rail taxes....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
​Mortgage Fraud: DCCA ‘Findings of Fact’ Expose Dubin Financial
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 AM :: 1861 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Politicians

...Hawaii foreclosure attorney Gary V Dubin and ex-Governor John Waihee III are going all-out in an effort to rustle up more foreclosure clients for the Dubin Law Firm—even as state disciplinary proceedings threaten Dubin’s law license....

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Friday, August 10, 2018
Socialist Star Comes to Hawaii to Back the Biggest Loser of them All -- Kaniela Ing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 1605 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...We both turned to community organization (because campaign cash can pay my credit card bills)....

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Friday, August 10, 2018
As SEC Closes in on Elon Musk, UHERO Continues to Dream Up New Ways to Send Him Money
By UHERO @ 1:29 AM :: 879 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...This study asks the question, how valuable is residential real-time pricing (RTP) in comparison to time-of-use (TOU) rates to absorb increasing sources of intermittent renewable energy?....

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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Hawaii: First State to Pass CEDAW in All Counties
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 710 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...the first state in the nation to pass Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) legislation in every county....

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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Waianae Ag Park Heavily Damaged in Brush Fire
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 606 Views :: Agriculture

...four of the nine working farms are total losses. The other eight lots are either vacant with leases pending or currently not in production....

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Thursday, August 09, 2018
HD43 Republicans Lose Chance to Replace Disqualified Candidate
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 AM :: 1083 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Instead of Republicans nominating a replacement, Sailau Timoteo, August 6, 2018, sent the following message to the Hawaii Attorney General....

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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Telescope: Cultural Property Ownership Gets You Only One Proceeding
By Robert Thomas @ 5:14 AM :: 979 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Judiciary

...The court held that Mr. Flores -- a native Hawaiian who claims a cultural interest in the mountaintop -- owned "property," but that he had the opportunity to protect that interest in a a parallel administrative proceeding, and didn't need another one....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Peter Apo: Who Should Replace Me at OHA?
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 902 Views :: OHA, Politicians

...Instead of singling out a single candidate I am choosing to recommend that voters consider advancing both Sam King and Kalei Akaka as the two candidates to face-off in the general election for the Oahu seat....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Watch This Before Saturday
By Video @ 9:20 PM :: 802 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...This Saturday You Can Help Reform The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Full Text: State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Telescope
By Andrew Walden @ 9:12 PM :: 1095 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The court’s decision overrules a December 2016 decision by Third Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources should have held a hearing for the 2014 sublease agreement for the six acres of land atop Mauna Kea for use by TMT....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Hawaii -- 4th-Highest Gas Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 1:21 PM :: 818 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii gas taxes average $0.4788 per gallon ....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Hawaii Ranks 25th -- States with the Most Underprivileged Children
By Selected News Articles @ 12:59 PM :: 882 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks 10th-worst for education....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Carvalho: With Power of Aloha Voters Can Overcome PRP Super PAC Money
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 850 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

“...Over the last weeks, there’s been a large number of people—statewide—who have pulled me aside, called me, reached out to people in our campaign in reaction to all the recent news regarding super PACs....”

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
2018’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities – Honolulu Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 807 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2018’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities....

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
UH: Early College is a growing success
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 500 Views :: Higher Education

...Early College has proven to be a highly effective strategy to get more students into and through college....

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
What is Happening with OHA? Keli'i Akina Interviews Peter Apo
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:31 AM :: 1016 Views :: OHA

...OHA Trustee Peter Apo speaks out boldly and reflectively on several hot potato issues, including audits and management of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Hawaii Republican Party Endorses Grace Manipol-Larson – Running Against White Supremacist in HD2 Hilo
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 12:14 AM :: 1100 Views :: Hawaii County , Republican Party

...She embodies the fundamental values that we as Republicans share, and represents the cultural diversity and beauty that make our islands a truly special place to live and raise a family....

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Monday, August 06, 2018
Access to Healthcare--Hawaii Ranks 35th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 763 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... and Hawaii dead last in Physician Medicare Acceptance Rate ....

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Monday, August 06, 2018
Hawaii Millionaire Will Go Broke Faster Than Any Other State
By Selected News Articles @ 9:15 PM :: 1482 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Retired with a Million?  You've got 11 years ....

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Monday, August 06, 2018
State Rolls Out Phase Two of Payroll Modernization
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 721 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary, OHA

...This second phase included an additional 20,000 employees of the Legislature, Judiciary, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Executive branch departments....

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Monday, August 06, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 6, 2018
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 667 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Votes in Congress July 30 through August 5, 2018....

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Monday, August 06, 2018
2018 HPD Community Survey
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 730 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...Oahu residents to take an online survey between August 1 and September 30, 2018, to provide public feedback on police services....

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Monday, August 06, 2018
This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 37636 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

August 6 and 9 have been made into International Days of Anti-American historical revisionism.  So here is a look at reality as seen from first-hand sources instead of whining activists.

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Sunday, August 05, 2018
American Samoa Citizenship Question Not So Simple
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 PM :: 1388 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...people who might be accused of knowingly promulgating the candidacy of a non-citizen or voting by a non-citizen should very carefully consider the ramifications of the following federal laws....

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Sunday, August 05, 2018
Wayfair – Playing Catch-Up
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 967 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...One good thing is that Hawaii has made its position known early, so that those businesses who choose to compete in our marketplace will know what the rules are....

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Saturday, August 04, 2018
Proclamation: HD43 Sailau Timoteo is No Longer Considered to be a Candidate
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 878 Views :: Office of Elections

...because she did not meet the constitutional requirements for the office at the time of the filing of her nomination paper....

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Saturday, August 04, 2018
EPA Releases Long-Delayed Report Showing Ethanol Hurts Environment
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 1170 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Tax Credits

...including ethanol in the U.S. gas supply is wreaking havoc on the atmosphere and soil....

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Saturday, August 04, 2018
Notice of Petition for Retention – The Honorable Kevin A. K. Souza
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 728 Views :: Family, Judiciary

...Written comments must be postmarked or faxed by Thursday, November 1, 2018....

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Saturday, August 04, 2018
Early Voting Ends Thursday Aug 9
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 1968 Views :: Office of Elections

...Starting July 30 through August 9, registered voters may visit any early walk in voting location within their county to cast their ballot....

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