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Monday, May 28, 2018
Desperate, Hanabusa Releases Month-Old Push-Poll -- Claims 2-1 Lead
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 1520 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...The poll was conducted by Qmark Research of Honolulu from April 21 to May 7, 2018....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
Open Letter from Journalist Harassed by Tulsi Gabbard
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 3717 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Politicians

... The next day, two Butler disciples were parked immediately outside my home ....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
FDA Cracks Down on Hucksters Exploiting Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 1162 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Drugs

... hysteria is profitable ....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
Truth and Transparency - A Visit With Samuel Wilder King II
By Video @ 3:23 PM :: 1436 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...When Sam King read the recent state audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, he like most other Hawaiian beneficiaries was shocked and angered--So much so that he decided to take action and run for a trustee seat in the upcoming election to help put OHA back together....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
Brian Schatz: Tax Reform Was A Conspiracy To Make People Lose Their Jobs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 1879 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

...somebody's gotta stop this Schatz guy from tweeting....

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
Secret OHA LLC Created to Sell Marijuana
By Andrew Walden @ 9:03 PM :: 2661 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Drugs

...Hawai’i Free Press has been attempting—unsuccessfully--to obtain the six OHA LLCs’ check registers since 2016.  Now we have discovered a seventh OHA LLC....

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
We Can’t See It or Touch It, But We Can Tax It!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1214 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...HB 2416 applies Hawaii Use Tax to intangible property....

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Analyst: Hawaii Legislators are ‘F***ing Morons’
By Selected News Articles @ 6:09 PM :: 2457 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Michael Pachter, perhaps the most outspoken and well-known analyst in the games industry didn’t spare any words against the Hawaii legislators led by Chris Lee....

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Tupola Wins Three-Year TRO Against Internet Troll
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 1838 Views :: First Amendment, Republican Party

...read about what Hawaii Republicans are focused on while Democrats run in elections....

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Rescuing the Lost Battalion –The Story behind the ‘Heroes’
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 1422 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...NHK WORLD-JAPAN and PBS Hawai‘i Bring Documentary on Heroic WWII Japanese-American Regiment to Screening Attendees and Viewers....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
Kauai Fifth Circuit Seeking Per Diem District/Family Court Judge
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 927 Views :: Kauai County, Judiciary

...The Fifth Circuit Court (Kauai) is seeking candidates for a Per Diem District/Family Court Judge....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
Hawaii Tax Revenue up 20.2% Since Great Recession
By Selected News Articles @ 7:02 PM :: 839 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Pew's analysis compares state tax receipts from when the Great Recession began in December 2007 to the fourth quarter of 2017....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
Hawaii 5th-Highest Beer Tax in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 6:49 PM :: 854 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...$0.93 per gallon....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
$100M –Flood of Money Inundates Kauai
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 684 Views :: Kauai County

...The County of Kauaʻi submitted a list of 90 projects with cost estimates totaling $31,215,183 million....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
Case, Djou: Will Hawaii Delegation Support 'Honest Ads Act'?
By Ed Case @ 3:10 PM :: 875 Views :: Ethics

...require large online platforms to identify and publicly disclose the purchasers of political advertising, the same as now required for political TV and radio ads....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
OHA Trustee Candidate Sam King vs OHA Audit Excuses
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 1159 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...First off, how much did OHA pay for someone to design this info-graphic?....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
FEMA Rewards Maui With Lower Flood Insurance Rates
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 699 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...Maui County was upgraded from Class 8, which has a 10 percent discount on flood insurance premiums, to Class 7, which allows a 15 percent discount. This means the average premium will drop from $763 to $721....

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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 :: 1335 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 :: 753 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 :: 1189 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 :: 863 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 :: 1527 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 :: 733 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 :: 1101 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 :: 843 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 :: 2001 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 :: 734 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 :: 651 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 :: 2237 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 :: 1220 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 :: 1029 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 :: 947 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 :: 1087 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 :: 1006 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 :: 1279 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 :: 3752 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 :: 1411 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 :: 8097 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 :: 1057 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 :: 369 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 :: 833 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 :: 1062 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 :: 1111 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 :: 1316 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 :: 911 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 :: 2473 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 :: 1157 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 :: 1274 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 :: 1057 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 :: 1414 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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