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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Tax Hike on Renters? HSTA Trots out old Front Groups
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 906 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...Parents for Public Schools of Hawaii was Founded in 2009 when Hawaii public schools were closed for 17 “Furlough Fridays”....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
The Grievance Studies Scandal Isn’t Just A Problem For Academia
By Selected News Articles @ 8:41 PM :: 1013 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Another journal, specializing in “feminist geography,” published a paper online in May about how dog parks are “petri dishes for canine ‘rape culture.’”....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Election Countdown--Dates to Remember
By Brett Kulbis @ 8:07 PM :: 789 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Election Day is Tuesday November 6....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
UH Glyphosate Study Debunked--Bee Death Story Is Bee-S
By Selected News Articles @ 7:58 PM :: 1098 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Higher Education

...New glyphosate study suggesting danger to honeybee microbiota is detailed, sophisticated—and wrong....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Constitutional Amendment Ballot Measure Will Raise Cost of Living -- Funds may not go to Public Education
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 1571 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Those opposed to the constitutional amendment attending the news conference today stood outside a modest, family-owned walk-up apartment on Date Street, valued at approximately $1.5 million, to draw attention to the type of investment properties that would be impacted by the new tax....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
OHA hires new Chief Operating Officer
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 819 Views :: OHA

...Former OHA COO Lisa Victor is now CTO....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Hirono: FBI Investigation a 'Farce'
By Selected News Articles @ 12:44 PM :: 1027 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...Hirono made the comments after MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow opined Wednesday that “Democrats don’t pressure the FBI the way that Republicans do.”....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Disabled in Poverty in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 AM :: 1393 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2018’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Fastest-Growing Cities in America--Honolulu 308th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 AM :: 625 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub compared 515 cities of varying population sizes based on 15 key measures of both growth and decline over a period of seven years....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Caldwell Appoints Chief for Troubled Joint Traffic Management Center
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 1673 Views :: Honolulu County

... Caldwell announces Melvin Kaku as head of JTMC transition; Hirokazu Toiya named DEM Acting Director ....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Senate Approves American Samoa Airline Cabotage Reform
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 1038 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Tourism

...Amata’s provision streamlines the requirement of foreign carriers who service the routes between Tutuila and Manu'a to reduce unnecessary paperwork....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Democrats Celebrate Serial Rapist Dan Inouye
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 AM :: 3487 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History

...For Democrats, it’s always “Believe Women,” unless....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Hirono: Heretics Must be Excommunicated from Government
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 1926 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation

...We fully support Sen. Hirono’s important request,” said Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, High Priest, Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
2018 Digital States Survey Grades Hawaii B+
By News Release @ 2:12 AM :: 697 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Since its inception 21 years ago, this biennial e-survey has helped benchmark state government use of digital technologies to improve service delivery, increase capacity, and reach policy goals....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
City Issues 467 ADU Permits--New Sewer Boosts Kaneohe ADU Capacity
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 742 Views :: Honolulu County

...Department of Planning and Permitting has sent 132 letters to Kane‘ohe homeowners whose pre-check forms were denied because of sewer capacity, informing them to resubmit these forms....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Guam case that echoes Rice v. Cayetano to be argued before Ninth Circuit at UH law school
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 1182 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News, Higher Education, OHA

...Arnold Davis sued for the right to register to vote in a future plebiscite, maintaining that Guam’s Decolonization Registry Law unlawfully discriminates by allowing only “native inhabitants of Guam” to be eligible for the vote....

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Ray L'Heureux: A Vision for Changing Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:29 PM :: 950 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...Out-of-the-box thinking for Hawaii's future....

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
VIDEO: Case, Cavasso Debate Jones Act, Rail, Akaka Tribe
By Video @ 6:17 PM :: 1023 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Politicians

...The candidates also both see the federal Jones Act as a contributor to Hawaii’s high cost of living. They want to see it reformed, with possible exemptions carved out for Hawaii....

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Honolulu Make-A-Difference Month cleanups start this weekend
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 752 Views :: Honolulu County

...The Storm Water Quality Branch of the Department of Facility Maintenance is happy to announce a series of community outreach events as part of Make-A-Difference Month....

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
HSTA Operatives Set School Protest in Push to Tax Renters
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 919 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 7 to 8 a.m....

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Monday, October 01, 2018
Food Waste Recycling Program Makes Pigs Happy--But Costs City at H-Power
By UHERO @ 8:45 PM :: 969 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Small Business

“The vast majority of those businesses impacted by the City’s food waste recycling ordinance are continuing to use local piggeries to recycle their food waste.”

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Monday, October 01, 2018
Finally! OHA Is Being Audited for Fraud, Waste and Abuse
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:02 PM :: 2042 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...I am still deeply concerned about the amount of time it has taken to begin this audit....

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Monday, October 01, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 1, 2018
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 875 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...From GovTrack.us, October 1, 2018....

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Sunday, September 30, 2018
Guess Which Agency Can Impose State Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1209 Views :: Education K-12, Development, Taxes, Cost of Living

...This law, which we have discussed before, recently has been used to create a “school impact district” that goes from Kalihi to Ala Moana.... 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Stop Digging Deeper Pension Debt
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:50 PM :: 942 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...state policymakers are willing to commit to payments on the unfunded liabilities, but haven’t done much to curb the excessive spending practices that have led us to this point....

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
HSTA Rent Tax: 14 Groups Support Counties Appeal to Supreme Court
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:36 PM :: 1059 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The Tax Foundation of Hawaii, a nonprofit taxpayer watchdog organization, together with 14 other organizations, businesses, and individuals, submitted a court filing supporting the Counties’ request that the Hawaii Supreme Court void the ballot measure for school funds....

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Hirono Fundraising Email Sent During Blasey-Ford Testimony
By Selected News Articles @ 5:49 PM :: 938 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...Hirono is “particularly vulnerable to right-wing attacks” because of her focus on the Kavanaugh allegations, the email said....

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Years Later KOLEA System Still not 100% Compliant with Obamacare Requirements
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:30 PM :: 780 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Follow-Up on Recommendations from Report No. 15-20, Audit of the Department of Human Services’ KOLEA System....

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Financial Literacy: Hawaii Ranks 44th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:07 PM :: 648 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...24 key metrics that represent financial savvy — or lack thereof....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
Audit of State DoD Accounts
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:44 PM :: 809 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Our review of six trust funds and four trust accounts of the Department of Defense (DOD) found one trust fund did not meet criteria and should be closed....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
Hawaii Construction Forecast: After Pullback, Construction Prospects Firm
By UHERO @ 11:33 PM :: 979 Views :: Development, Economy, Labor

...Following two years of decline, the pace of building in Hawaii has stabilized. The value of construction permits is posting healthy gains across all sub-sectors this year....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
DBEDT Report: Top 20 Occupations in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 965 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Retail Sales Workers topped the list at 42,445 workers in 2016, which accounted for 5.9 percent of Hawaii’s civilian workforce; followed by Food and Beverage Serving Workers at 40,775, 5.7 percent ... Construction Trade Workers ranked third place 34,137, 4.8 percent....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
New international maritime cabotage study released
By Michael Hansen @ 3:03 AM :: 595 Views :: Jones Act

...The report, “Cabotage Laws of the World,” is the outcome of a an international survey of national maritime cabotage regimes....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
Janus: Hawaii union law potentially unconstitutional
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:20 AM :: 1585 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Two prominent attorneys agree Act 007 may violate Supreme Court Janus decision....

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
UH System Enrollment Down 1.2%
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 768 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...It is the smallest overall decrease in the six years following the great recession....

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Business Tax Climate--Hawaii Ranks 38th
By Tax Foundation @ 4:58 PM :: 785 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii 4th-worst 'Individual Income Tax'....

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Hawaii Finance Commissioner Calls for Congress to Allow Marijuana Banking
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 651 Views :: Drugs

...the well-documented conflict between federal and state law has created barriers for financial institutions desiring to serve businesses involved in state-licensed cannabis activities....

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Usual Suspects File Briefs Supporting Hawaii Open Carry Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 692 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Monday, gun-grabber special interests filed “friend of the court” briefs and declarations to argue against the right to bear arms in the case of Young v. Hawaii, challenging the state’s effective ban on open carry by the whole people....

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Hawaii Visitor Spending Increased 1.4 Percent to $1.41 Billion in August
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 559 Views :: Tourism

“The 1.4 percent increase in visitor spending for August was the lowest of any month since May 2016. Additionally, the $1.41 billion in total visitor spending was the lowest of any month so far this year."

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Kauai We Have a Problem
By Video @ 3:56 PM :: 871 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism

...overtourism....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Engineers: Sea Life Park Falling Apart- A Disaster Waiting To Happen
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 1258 Views :: Tourism

...“when the wind was blowing, the building was moving, if this building collapses during a show, the dolphins, and possibly hundreds of people will be injured or possibly killed.”...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Former UH Manoa Anti-Trump Protester-- "Why I Left the Left"
By Video @ 12:54 PM :: 2076 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Former left-wing activist, explains why she left the 'left-wing' crowd she previously identified herself with and what were the main differences she learned about herself through the journey....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DoH Report on Underage Transsexuals Makes no Mention of the Child Molesters who Victimize Them
By Andrew Walden @ 9:47 PM :: 1295 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The term “hate crime” comes up six times in the report but the phrase “child molestation” never appears....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DoH Receives $8M Federal Grant to Fight Opioid Abuse
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 687 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Americans initiating heroin use dropped by around half from 2016 to 2017. The number of Americans misusing opioids also dropped for the second year in a row, and the number receiving specialty treatment for heroin use increased....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Trump official accused of violating Hatch Act for speech at Hawaii GOP fundraiser
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 1063 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

...The CLC sent a letter to Hatch Act Unit Chief Ana Galindo-Marrone asking her office to look at whether Benton's attendance as a speaker at a Hawaii Republican Party fundraiser on Friday was illegal....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Hirono Rhetoric Backfires--"Republican Party Favorability Highest in Seven Years"
By Selected News Articles @ 7:22 PM :: 1540 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary, Republican Party

...Please keep putting this Senator Hir-Oh-NO-she-didn't-just-say-that-yes-she-did on TV every single day from now until the midterms....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Hirono Uses Kavanaugh Accusation to Fundraise for Group Founded to 'MoveOn' from Monica Lewinsky Claims
By Selected News Articles @ 4:31 PM :: 919 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...sometimes you just have to laugh....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Hawaii Cauliflower coral could be listed as endangered
By News Release @ 2:53 PM :: 523 Views :: Environment

...coral bleaching hysteria can bring federal law down on you....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Financial State of the States--Hawaii 45th--$31,600 Debt per Person
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 1005 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...the state continues to hide $4.2 billion of its retiree health care debt....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
'Education Tax' -- $21K per House
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:52 PM :: 1391 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...A proposed state “surcharge” on “investment real property” to fund public education could result in county property taxes statewide going up by an average of $21,005....

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