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Sunday, July 08, 2018
Hawaii 11th Most Efficient Education System--When Cost of Living Taken into Account
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 1271 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...Education narrative favoring wealthier, whiter states was just proven wrong....

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Sunday, July 08, 2018
If You Don’t Rock the Boat, How Do You Change Its Direction?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1038 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...When many of us in Hawaii grew up, we were taught to go with the flow....

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Saturday, July 07, 2018
Hawaii's First Hemp Growers Licensed
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 846 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, Drugs

...industrial hemp refers to cannabis plants with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration at or below 0.3 percent....

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Saturday, July 07, 2018
Hawaii Timeshares Average 92% Occupancy in First Quarter 2018
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 947 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...By comparison, hotel properties averaged an 82.9 percent occupancy rate for the same quarter....

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Saturday, July 07, 2018
July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 22271 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Labor

...When the USSR collapsed in 1991, long-secret archives of the Communist International were thrown open to western researchers for the first time.  Many previously unknown details of communist history have been revealed--including the 1935 Comintern orders directing Communists to begin work in Hawaii....

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Saturday, July 07, 2018
Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 4716 Views :: Hawaii History

When Hawaii became the 50th U.S. State in 1959, the historic occasion was marked by ceremonies within the sanctuary walls of the Kawaiaha‘o Church .... 

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Recording Employees: HART’s evasiveness troubling
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:32 PM :: 999 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...To date, HART officials have not publicly explained why it has been recording the meetings between the auditor and HART employees....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Public lodging and island-wide sidewalk obstruction bills submitted to City Council
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 703 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

"...Although we’ve made gains in combating homelessness, there is a group of service-resistant individuals who continue to disobey the rules and take up our public spaces....”

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Friday, July 06, 2018
After Years of Hype: Hawaii Electricity Still 82.4% Coal and Oil
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 1222 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...and this was before the geothermal plant was overrun by lava....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Honolulu Auditor Announces Next Audit Plans
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 734 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...In accordance with the City Charter Section 3-502.1 (c), we submit to the Honolulu City Council our plan of proposed audits for FY2018-19....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Blue Cross: Hawaii Lowest Rate of Diagnosed Major Depression
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 774 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Wide variations exist in diagnosis rates between states and cities....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
Strictest And Most Lenient States on Speeding and Reckless Driving
By Selected News Articles @ 1:16 AM :: 855 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii Ranks 24th ....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Only One Jones Act Ship Used in Iraq War
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:25 PM :: 907 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...For its overseas sealift operations, America’s military generally relies on America’s Maritime Security Program (MSP) fleet — all foreign-built ships that do not comply with the requirements of the Jones Act....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 652 Views :: Jones Act

...closer scrutiny finds the law’s national security justification to be unmoored from modern military and technological realities....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands: Broken Promises
By Video @ 12:52 PM :: 1217 Views :: DHHL

...Representative Gene Ward formed a study group to analyze what could be done to fulfill the Prince's promise....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
SCHHA: Danner Confab Set for July 14-15
By News Release @ 12:38 PM :: 594 Views :: DHHL

...“It’s a really cool summit,” said Robin Puanani Danner, the SCHHA elected chairman since the fall of 2015....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Who Wants to Kill OHA's Forensic Audit?
By Video @ 1:09 AM :: 957 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...After Voting For It Some OHA Trustees Have Been Secretly Trying To Kill It Off....

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018
The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 6404 Views :: Hawaii History

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 8895 Views :: National News, Hawaii History

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Rate Hikes Coming: Matson Christens Big Overpriced Inouye Boat
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 1021 Views :: Jones Act

...It is the first of two new ships being built for Honolulu-based Matson by Philly Shipyard at a total cost of approximately $418 million for the pair, and the first of four new vessels that Matson will put into its Hawaii service during the next two years....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Akina: Where is the "Forensic" Audit OHA Trustees Promised?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:49 PM :: 1375 Views :: OHA

...After over a year of endless delays and obstacles, the independent audit has not even started....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
UH Cancer Center Keeps National Cancer Institute designation
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 785 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...Of more than 1,000 cancer centers across the country, the UH Cancer Center is one of only 70 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in the nation....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
ACLU Demands Pahoa Voters be Allowed to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 903 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections

...The letter, written by ACLU of Hawai’i Legal Director, Mateo Caballero, vows swift legal action if the “severe burden on the right to vote” imposed by the Office of Elections’ current voting plans for areas of Hawai‘i Island affected by the eruption of Kilauea Volcano are not fixed....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 5:13 PM :: 849 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii Ranks 27th --Income taxes account for 22.8% of spending ....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Ige Appoints Four New Members to HTA Board
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 944 Views :: Tourism

...Ige recently nominated the four business and community leaders to serve on HTA’s board, with their appointments confirmed by the Hawaii State Senate....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Designed to Fail: Local 5 Pushing Subprime Mortgage Scheme
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 1141 Views :: Ethics, Labor
  • Loan-to-value -100% for purchase and 110% for purchases with a rehab
  • No consideration of credit score
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Monday, July 02, 2018
HART Seeks Applicants to Fill Board Vacancy
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 751 Views :: Rail

...Applicants must submit the HART Board Application Form, along with a cover letter and resume via email by July 6, 2018 at 4:30 p.m....

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Monday, July 02, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation--How They Voted July 2, 2018
By Andrew Walden @ 5:31 PM :: 906 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Weekly Digest of Hawaii Conressional Delegation Votes from GovTrack.us....

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Monday, July 02, 2018
Best States to Start a Business? Hawaii 50th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:59 AM :: 1012 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...WalletHub compared the 50 states across 25 key indicators of startup success to determine the most fertile grounds in which to launch and grow an enterprise....

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Monday, July 02, 2018
Hawaiian Legislative Report Card Released
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 833 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Politicians

...Ka Lahui Hawai‘i Political Action Committee (KPAC) announces the publication of its 3rd KOHO PONO Legislative Report Card in the July 2018 issue of the Ka Wai Ola....

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Sunday, July 01, 2018
It’s Not Easy Bein’ — an Employer
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1038 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Before I hire the worker, I need to comply with laws saying what I can and can’t ask the prospective employee....

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
State Payroll Modernization Readies for ‘Group 2’ Rollout
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 1562 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The HawaiiPay project is helping the state to replace its mainframe payroll system that is more than 50 years old with a single integrated software system called PeopleSoft....

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Hawaii ranks 24th in national child well-being
By News Release @ 12:22 PM :: 891 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released June 27 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation....

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Are Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg For or Against Religious Hostility?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:06 PM :: 1191 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...Gay Cakes or Muslim Ban?....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Hawaii Sierra Club Leader Hit With $1000 per day SMA Fines
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 2927 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use

... Fines in excess of $236,000—still accruing at $1000 a day—and a lawsuit--are forcing into the open a 13-year battle over alleged violations of numerous State and County permitting and land use laws on a Huelo, Maui shoreline property owned by Hawaii Sierra Club Vice Chair and Maui Tomorrow President Lucienne De Naie ....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
DBEDT: "Population and Economic Projections for the State of Hawaii to 2045"
By News Release @ 11:32 AM :: 736 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...The report projects that Hawaii’s economy, measured by real gross domestic product (GDP), will grow at 1.7 percent per year between 2016 and 2045....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
DLNR Public Land Trust Database Now Open to Public
By News Release @ 11:27 AM :: 735 Views :: Land Use

...The central Public Land Trust Information System (PLTIS) available only to State and County agencies since January 2015 becomes accessible to anyone June 29, 2018....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Hawaii public unions must adapt to new reality
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:15 AM :: 1075 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...On Wednesday, the Court handed down its decision in Janus v. AFSCME....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
City Vans Shuttle Chinatown Homeless to Waianae
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 10:52 AM :: 757 Views :: Homelessness

...On May 16, three vehicles transported homeless individuals from Chinatown to the Waianae Civic Center as reported by the executive director of the city’s housing office.  On June 13, the director used a city van to take two people and their dog to the Waianae Civic Center during outreach efforts in Ala Moana Park, Waikiki and Old Stadium Park....  

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Former HPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud
By News Release @ 1:52 AM :: 1151 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Copeland staged a burglary of his Pearl City home and reported jewelry, cash, liquor and electronics were missing...the keys to his Mercedes as well as the vehicle itself were missing. It was later reported burning nearby....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Caldwell: Outlaw Homeless Blocking Public Facilities While Refusing Shelter Space
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 1117 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...The “public lodging bill” would make it illegal to lodge on a public sidewalk or other public areas if shelter facilities are available....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
May Tourism Spending up 11%--Arrivals up 7%
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 622 Views :: Tourism

...The island of Hawai‘i realized growth in visitor spending despite a drop in visitor arrivals (-1.6%) in May year-over-year....

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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Trump OKs federal aid for Oahu and Kauai victims of April floods
By News Release @ 9:42 AM :: 691 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County

...Gov. Ige submitted the request for reconsideration on June 13. It was based on the identification of additional damages resulting from the disaster....

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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Hawaii 9th-Most Reliant on Sales Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 9:30 AM :: 654 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...36.9% of State and Local Revenues come from the GE Tax....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Accused OHA Mis-Spenders -- Why You Should Vote for Them Anyway
By Video @ 7:22 PM :: 1212 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Two Trustees Accused Of Minor Misspending Could Actually Be Key To Stopping All Misspending At OHA....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Supreme Court Rules Government Unions Cannot Force Workers to Pay Dues
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 AM :: 1065 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...“This is the biggest victory for workers’ rights in a generation.”....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
False Missile Alert: HGEA Members Sleeping on the Job
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 AM :: 1390 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Military

...“On multiple occasions, I’ve observed them watching movies or TV shows.  Usually they are sitting around looking unoccupied. Approximately two weeks ago, it was reported to me by a staff member who came in early that they observed all three SWP staff on shift asleep.”....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Maui Planning Department Finalizes Short-Term Occupancy List
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 1078 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

...The list can be used by the public, property owners, realtors and the County for a quick determination about whether short-term occupancy – defined by the county as fewer than 180 days – is allowed without a permit....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Misunderstanding Economics: Interview with Paul Brewbaker
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:05 PM :: 913 Views :: Economy

...What do volcanoes, trade wars, and housing bubbles have to do with each other? These are just a few of the economic topics with which many of Hawaii's policymakers are woefully unfamiliar....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Supreme Court voids part of crisis pregnancy center law
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 1003 Views :: First Amendment, Life

...“If we win California that should take care of Hawaii”....

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