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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General Approves Asset Forfeiture Rules
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 947 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the administrative asset forfeiture rules will become effective on January 17, 2020....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Crooks Cry Racism: Debunking OHA’s Audit Excuses
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 AM :: 1929 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...We at Hawai’i Free Press only needed 30 minutes to write this point-by-point rebuttal.  Yes.  It is that easy....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Former HUD employee sentenced to 66 months in prison for fraud and identity theft
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 936 Views :: Ethics

...from 2014 to 2019, Tong used an alias to act as property manager and landlord for five properties she rented to Section 8 voucher holders....

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
At 100, Jones Act Looks Old and Wrinkly
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 PM :: 711 Views :: Jones Act

...Alaska professor compares Jones Act to other forms of cabotage....

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Two Judicial Vacancies on Oahu
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 624 Views :: Judiciary

...Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancies – Two (2) District Judges, District Court of the First Circuit and District Family Judge, First Circuit (island of O’ahu)....

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Issues for 2020: Out with the Old and In with the New?
By Video @ 3:07 AM :: 753 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Will we see the same issues arise in 2020 or will there be new ones?....

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Monday, January 06, 2020
Larry Ellison in Talks to Buy HECO's Lanai Grid
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 920 Views :: Maui County, Energy

...Maui Electric purchased the assets of the Lanai City power plant in 1988....

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Monday, January 06, 2020
DHHL Leaseholds--many vacant or abandoned
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 1354 Views :: DHHL

...Could the real estate market put 100s of Hawaiian families into the DHHL homes they have been waiting for?....

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Sunday, January 05, 2020
OHA Sacrifices $3.2M to Hide Lawyer’s Conflict of Interest?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:23 PM :: 2318 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Former OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe is gone and OHA claims Crabbe’s departure shows the agency is cleaning up.  But the Board lawyer who signed off on everything is still in place....

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Sunday, January 05, 2020
Cooling the Schools: The Reality
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1181 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...solar powered systems costing an average of $40,000 per classroom have started breaking down or will only work for a short time every day....

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Sunday, January 05, 2020
Pro-Telescope Rallies Set
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 963 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...January 5 and 6, 2020 in Waikiki and Jan 11 Panel Discussion in Nanakuli....

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Saturday, January 04, 2020
Legislative Agenda: HPD Wants 5-Round Magazine Limit
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 1083 Views :: Second Amendment

...bad guys ignore the law and obtain them illegally anyway....

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Saturday, January 04, 2020
Hawaii Homelessness Summit 2020 set for Capitol
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 883 Views :: Homelessness

...Meanwhile  -- ANOTHER Homeless Alleged Rapist Arrested -- Attacks in Honolulu Office Building....

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Saturday, January 04, 2020
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Retirement
By Selected News Articles @ 2:06 AM :: 1588 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

...ultimately, it comes down to how far do those retirement dollars go....

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Friday, January 03, 2020
BWS Fined for Runoff from Nuuanu Dam
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 767 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...Sediment that BWS contractors failed to dredge flowed through the reservoir’s drain and was discharged into upper Nuuanu stream....

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Friday, January 03, 2020
Electric Rates Going Down: HECO, PGV Agree to Dump 'Avoided Cost' Scam
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 1107 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...For years PGV had been paid on an 'avoided cost' basis, thus preventing consumers from enjoying the benefit of cheap geothermal energy.  This, in turn, makes overpriced wind and solar look good....

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Friday, January 03, 2020
How to Stop the Exodus
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:48 AM :: 1010 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...reject the idea that the “price of paradise” must inevitably be unreasonable....

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Thursday, January 02, 2020
Legislative Agenda: OHA to Parlay Mauna Kea Protests into Control of BLNR, LUC
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 1481 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...ensuring that four members of both the Land Use Commission and the Board of Land and Natural Resources are selected from lists submitted to the Governor by OHA....

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Thursday, January 02, 2020
Akina article in Wall Street Journal strikes a nerve
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:25 PM :: 2077 Views :: Cost of Living

...a commentary by Keli'i Akina published this past weekend by The Wall Street Journal generated hundreds of comments and was even picked up by the Drudge Report....

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Thursday, January 02, 2020
Hawaii Least Depressed State
By News Release @ 11:12 AM :: 704 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...but depression rate jumps 17.76% from 2014-2018....

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Wednesday, January 01, 2020
​UH report shows more than 150 doctors left Hawaii in 2019
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 1091 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The exodus of doctors from practice in Hawai’i this year was much worse than was indicated in preliminary figures released just a few months ago....

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Wednesday, January 01, 2020
DHHL Defends Mortgage Lending Practices
By News Release @ 9:59 AM :: 822 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL Responds to SCHHA Claims on Lease Cancellations....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Rebounding Hawaiian Hawk Removed From Endangered List
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 PM :: 769 Views :: Environment

...On Tuesday, the service delisted the Hawaiian hawk, saying the population of the bird is at least 3,000....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
DLNR, TPL Buy Forest Surrounding OHA's Waimea Valley
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 944 Views :: Environment, OHA

...DLNR-DOFAW and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) have completed the purchase of 3,716 acres – the upper Waimea watershed – from Dole....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
DoTax Changes for 2020
By News Release @ 9:45 AM :: 826 Views :: Taxes
…Form Changes, Hawaii County Surcharge Increase, E-Filing Requirements updated for 2020….
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Legislature Accepting Grant-in-Aid Applications
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 663 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The deadline to submit grant applications is 4:30 p.m. January 17, 2020....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Exodus from Hawaii continued in fiscal 2019 
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:48 AM :: 918 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii cites Hawaii's cost of living and lack of opportunities....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
State Auditor Suspends OHA Audit Over Refusal to Release Records
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:16 AM :: 1266 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Trustees Machado, Lee Admit Refusing to Provide Unredacted Minutes to Auditor....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
US shipbuilding costs takes toll on national security
By Michael Hansen @ 5:22 PM :: 832 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Navy considers shipbuilding cuts for upcoming budget....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
The Brutality of the Museum Market
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 PM :: 978 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...On Saturday the 28th of December, a museum closed its doors for the final time....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
TMT: How We Got Here
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 1463 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...thirteen years of jumping through hoops....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
DBEDT: Hawaii Losing 13,200 Civilians Per Year
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 1215 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The young adult and prime-working age population in ages 18-34 was the largest age group among migrants....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
Will Red Flag Laws Stop Gun Owners Seeking Medical Care?
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 914 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...a poll asking gun owners if they would talk to their doctors about any mental health issues they may be having, knowing that their doctor could file a red flag order against them....

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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Rep Case Calls on FAA to Tighten Regulations After Deadly Helicopter Crash
By Ed Case @ 1:30 PM :: 799 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...Hawaii has seen 18 civilian helicopter crashes in the last five years....

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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Caught: OHA Audit Report Secrets Revealed
By Video @ 1:01 PM :: 1300 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Watch This For A Quick Run-Down & Where You Can See It For Yourself....

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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Red Flags at OHA
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 890 Views

...OHA would be prudent to consider taking this report to the law enforcement authorities who would be able to investigate whether any of the conduct described in the report rises to the level of criminal conduct, such as fraud, theft, or bribery.... 

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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 28, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 AM :: 758 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...votes cast and bills introduced by Hawai'i US senators and representatives....

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Sunday, December 29, 2019
Don't Sweep OHA Audit Under the Rug
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:32 AM :: 1198 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...There are serious questions which must now be answered....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
WSJ: Aloha Increasingly Means Goodbye Thanks to High Taxes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:29 PM :: 2391 Views :: Jones Act, Land Use, Taxes, Cost of Living

...With an 11% top rate, many Hawaii residents are looking for two tickets out of paradise....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
Mauna Kea Total: 8,324 Tickets, 78 arrests
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 590 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 18-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stood at 8,324 citations issued and 78 persons arrested for 143 offenses....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
Hawaii 5th Highest Champagne Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 10:01 AM :: 658 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii taxes champagne at the rate of $2.12 per gallon--5th highest in USA....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
Auditor: Insurers Already Cover Rape Victim Support
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:00 AM :: 568 Views :: Health Care

...Study of Proposed Mandatory Health Insurance for Clinical Victim Support Services for Victims of Sexual Violence and Abuse....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Mauna Kea: Will the United States Lose the Universe?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 1528 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Yes.  There is more at stake than OHA's money grab....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Let's unite to reform Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:06 PM :: 806 Views :: Jones Act

...On Dec. 19, Rep Ed Case introduced three measures to reform the archaic, century-old law....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Will 2020 be the year of an Hawaii Airport Corporation?
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:43 PM :: 1290 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...After failing in the Legislature four times, maybe the fifth time will be the charm....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
November Tourist Arrivals up 4.2%
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 572 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...and tourist spending is up 3.4%....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
HawaiiLifeSmarts: HS Teams to Compete
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 622 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Mayor Kim, Protesters Agree to Remove Last Tent from Mauna Kea Access Road -- Until End of February
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 1385 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...This 'agreement' helps everybody EXCEPT the telescope....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
56% of Hawaii Smokers Tried to Quit Last Year
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 857 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Lung Assn: Ready to Quit Smoking? ‘Quit, Don’t Switch’ to E-Cigarettes....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Worst Drivers: Hawaii #1 State for Drunk Driving
By News Release @ 2:24 PM :: 1105 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii is #1 for DUI and #4 for speeding....

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