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Friday, May 25, 2018
Kaniela Ing: “I don’t think establishment Democrats know where the hell they’re going”
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 AM :: 1201 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...Nobody has more expertise in "not knowing where the hell they are going" than Kaniela Ing.  Nobody…. 

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Friday, May 25, 2018
OIP: Sunshine Law Changes for 2018
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 688 Views :: Ethics

...taking effect on July 1, 2018 will be the Sunshine Law changes signed into law last year, which will require board packets to be available for public inspection....

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Lava disaster could worsen Hawaii pension crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:27 PM :: 1061 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii State Government, Labor

...ERS director warns emergency overtime costs add to state's unfunded liabilities....

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Fisheries Management: UH Identifies Next Targets
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 751 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...In their computer model, the research team simulated the effect of removing fishing pressure....

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Hotel Occupancy Increases on Kauai Despite Flooding
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 1404 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...All Counties and All Classes of Hawai‘i Hotel Properties Reported Solid RevPAR and ADR Increases in April....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
S. 2155: Checks to Clear Faster in Am Samoa, NMI
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 635 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Small Business

...the provision reduces the lengthy 30-day hold on checks and puts the islands on equal footing with the states where the hold rarely exceeds 5 business days....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Rusty Scalpel: Gut n Replace SB2858 Fails to meet Constitutional requirement
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 983 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The “Rusty Scalpel” award recognizes passage of a bill whose subject has been substantially amended without opportunity for adequate legislative review as required by the Hawaii Constitution....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
China Disinvited from Participating in 2018 RIMPAC Exercise
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 788 Views :: Military

... As an initial response to China’s continued militarization of the South China Sea we have disinvited the PLA Navy from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise. ...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
After a Few Months of Typing, HGEA Member Scores Lifetime 'Disability' Pension
By Robert Thomas @ 1:23 PM :: 1839 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...with 10 years of back payments thanks to a 3-2 decision of the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Am Samoa Rep Amua Amata Headlines Hawaii GOP Luncheon
By News Release @ 12:42 PM :: 659 Views :: Republican Party

... May 31, 12:00 at Halekulani Hotel, Waikiki ....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Yap Robo Day Showcases Technical Excellence in Micronesia
By News Release @ 12:19 PM :: 595 Views :: Education K-12

...five high schools battle it out in an elimination style robotics competition....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Hawaii Teachers Union Backs Campagna Over Gabbard for Congress
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 2014 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Labor, Politicians

...U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, has not defended human and civil rights during her time in Congress. She was one of just three representatives, and the only Democrat who refused to condemn Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s genocidal chemical attack on his own people....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
United Way Report: 49% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford Basics
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 1130 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the percentage of struggling families ranges from 32 percent in North Dakota to 49 percent in California, New Mexico and Hawaii....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Government Relies on Flawed Data to Determine Endangered Species
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 933 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...“essentially half of the species” identified by Fish and Wildlife Service officials as “recovered” never should have been listed in the first place....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Childcare: Mapping the Gap in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 813 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii has shortfall of 30,000 licensed child care slots, study finds....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Best States for Military Retirees -- Hawaii Ranks 37th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:38 PM :: 989 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...Hawai ties California and DC for the highest percentage of Homeless Veterans -- 33 times higher than lowest percentage state, Mississippi....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Banning Styrofoam Creates All Kinds Of Problems Including Environmental Ones
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 PM :: 942 Views :: Environment

...replacing Styrofoam products with paper alternatives often creates more waste (in volume and energy use) and generates more air and water pollution. The environmental impact of paper manufacturing is worse than foam manufacturing....

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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Finding the Magic Bullet: City’s Share of Rail Administrative Costs
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1133 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

...In a recent hearing in the Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee, council leaders say that they might have found a “magic bullet”....

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
OHA Trustee Candidates Aila and Kiaaina ‘Instrumental’ in OHA’s Biggest Boondoggle
By Andrew Walden @ 9:54 PM :: 2711 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...IUCN has been tagged as a ‘Greenwashing Event’ funded by Shell Oil.  Why would they need OHA money?....

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Ethics: Why did UPW Prison Guard Get $7000 from Inmate?
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 1328 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Nothing in this report explains why these ACOs were getting this money from the Inmate. What are they getting away with?....

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
​Lava crosses Highway 137 and enters ocean in lower Puna
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 7852 Views :: Hawaii County

... Two lava flows enter the ocean at MacKenzie State Park off Highway 137; Coast Guard enforcing ‘safety zone’ ....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Backbone
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:41 PM :: 913 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, GMOs

...With the recent passage of the anti-pesticide bills in our legislature, I received messages and emails from certain legislators apologizing for voting for this....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees for the First and Third Circuits
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 319 Views :: Judiciary

...judicial nominees for four vacancies, two in the First Circuit (Island of Oahu) and two in the Third Circuit (Island of Hawaii)....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
BLNR Approves Another Windfarm for Kahuku
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 731 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...BLNR has given the greenlight to Champlin/GEI Wind Holdings LLC’s Na Pua Makani Power Partners LLC’s plans to build a 25-megawatt wind farm near Kahuku....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Ige to Tourists: Just Ignore that Little Volcano Thingy
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 989 Views :: Tourism

"...Hawaii is Open for Business: There is absolutely no reason for visitors planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands to change or alter their leisure or business travel plans...."

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Good Intentions Pave Road to Hawaii Housing Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:28 PM :: 976 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness, Land Use

...Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls in Hawaii....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Can Uber Stay in Honolulu?
By Video @ 12:28 AM :: 1203 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

... "The Infamous" Bill 35 and it's effects on Hawaii's local population as well as tourists ....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Applicants Sought for Hawaii Elections Commission
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 763 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Chief Justice Recktenwald is soliciting applications from residents of the County of Kauai....

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Caldwell: LimeBike will be Cool When it Properly Greases the Haunches of Power
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 2325 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Government Moves Quickly When Politicos Don’t Get a Cut of New Business....

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
How Well-Funded are Pension Plans in Your State? -- Hawaii 45th
By Tax Foundation @ 5:56 PM :: 1039 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... the Hawaii ERS is only 51% funded -- 5th worst in USA ....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ige Unveils Security Features Designed to Make it Harder for HGEA Members to Have Sex With Mental Patients or Let Them Escape
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 1120 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

...patients and staff expected to occupy the new building in 2021....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated!
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 981 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...More and more, we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings, councils, or boards to “help determine” public policy in one field or another....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Liliha-Nuʻuanu Complete Streets community meeting set
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 1346 Views :: Honolulu County

... The meeting will be held at the Maʻemaʻe Elementary School Cafeteria, 319 Wyllie Street, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. ....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Hawaii Gun Permits Down 24%
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 744 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

...A total of 16,443 personal firearm permit applications were processed statewide during 2017, marking a 23.2% decrease from the tally in 2016....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
OHA Math: Five Plus One Equals Zero
By Video @ 6:54 PM :: 991 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Due to the recent State Audit, some have been calling for the ouster of all current Trustees....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Republican Caucus: Legislative Session in Review
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 2:58 PM :: 867 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

The 2018 Legislative Session has come to a close. Close to 200 bills sit on the Governor's desk awaiting his signature....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
VIDEO: Free Market Thinking is Good for You
By Video @ 2:57 AM :: 591 Views :: Economy

...Keli'i Akina and Professor Schoolland demonstrate how free market thinking is good for the economy and our personal lives....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Is Affordable Housing Constitutional?
By Video @ 2:42 AM :: 1969 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...affordable housing in Hawaii, how it works, whether it is legal, and how it could be done better....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Launch a Career? Honolulu Lowest Starting Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 AM :: 978 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...Honolulu and Pearl City tie Sta Rosa, Ca and Rancho Cucamonga, Ca for lowest monthly avg starting salaries adjusted for cost of living....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ninth Circuit’s Equal Pay Decision Requires Hawaii Employers to Reexamine Pay Structures
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 AM :: 839 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...In the case, Rizo v. Yovino, the court determined that the EPA bars employers from relying on past wage or salary history as a justification for pay disparities....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
House 'Working Group' to Evaluate Sex Harassment Rules
By News Release @ 4:11 AM :: 789 Views :: Ethics

...members include Robin Wurtzel, Chief Counsel of the secretive Hawaii Civil Rights Commission which has helped cover up many sex-harassment claims....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Supreme Court Overturns Federal Sports Betting Ban--May Lead to Legislation in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:37 AM :: 703 Views :: Gambling

...Supreme Court ruling could lead to sports gambling bills in Hawaii Legislature....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
State encouraged building in risky lava zone
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:22 PM :: 1923 Views :: Hawaii County

...ongoing disaster could have been avoided....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
UHERO: Rolling Blackouts Can Hide Green Energy Rate Hikes
By UHERO @ 7:56 PM :: 863 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Dynamic pricing = 'Voluntary' rolling blackouts or brownouts.  You agree to use at certain hours and not at others ....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
Drug Use by State: 2018’s Problem Areas
By Selected News Articles @ 3:26 PM :: 876 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

... Hawaii ranks 46th ....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
Little Pink House Coming to Honolulu
By Robert Thomas @ 12:44 AM :: 1048 Views :: Land Use

...June 11, 2018, 6:30pm....

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
​Reactionary Reaction to Resort Fees
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1004 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...SB 2699 proposes to make “resort fees” subject to our Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT)....

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
HSTA Again Selects Ige as Governor
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 917 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Politicians

...he worked with HSTA for days at the bargaining table. Sometimes he stayed up with us until 3 a.m.... 

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3
By Andrew Walden @ 9:57 PM :: 49883 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii History, Land Use

...After the 1960 Tsunami, homeowners in the destroyed Shinmachi area of Hilo bayfront were given fee-simple lots on newly subdivided state land in Waiakea Uka.  Shinmachi is now the site of the Hilo Bayfront Park....

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Property Taxes Cost Hawaii $1070 per Person
By Tax Foundation @ 3:45 AM :: 1076 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Average Per Capita Property Taxes: How Does Your State Compare?....

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