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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
New Reports Detail the Jones Act’s Cost to Puerto Rico
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 846 Views :: Jones Act

... Puerto Rico-based business groups released two analyses examining the Jones Act’s economic impact on the territory ....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Suddenly Transsexual at 50--Former Dude Scores $95K from New Age Guru
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 1809 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Labor, Religion

...transsexual wins $95K after being fired by Big Island New Age retreat center....

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Monday, March 04, 2019
City-Funded Survey Tries Out Excuses for Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 1189 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Taxes

...Residents were presented with a list of eight potential projects and asked their level of support for each, even if it involved raising taxes or fees....

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Monday, March 04, 2019
Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 891 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Crossover is the deadline for bills to pass third reading in order to move (or “crossover”) to the other chamber....

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Monday, March 04, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 3, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 AM :: 1036 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...weekly update from GovTrack.us....

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Sunday, March 03, 2019
HB664 / SB674: Legislators Push Sex Change for Autistic Children
By Andrew Walden @ 9:38 PM :: 2504 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Millions of dollars from the DoE budget are on the line if HB664 or SB674  “Relating to Gender Identity” becomes law.... 

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Sunday, March 03, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:52 PM :: 1024 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...decriminalization of marijuana is not the same as marijuana legalization....

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Sunday, March 03, 2019
Leaving Hawaii: Biggest Outflow in Last Year
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 2599 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii is among states which lost the most residents to outmigration over the last 10 years....

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Sunday, March 03, 2019
Grassroot Institute Plans Events on Oahu, Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:03 PM :: 774 Views :: Health Care

...Why is health care so expensive?...Who is winning the Battle of Ideas?....

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Sunday, March 03, 2019
Beware of Tax Software?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1124 Views :: Taxes

...individuals, gritting and gnashing their teeth, scour through their financial records and begin the arduous process.... 

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Sunday, March 03, 2019
Trump knocks 'crazy female senator' Mazie Hirono for comments on men
By Selected News Articles @ 4:41 AM :: 2856 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation

...when asked about whether she supports the Green New Deal, Hirono responded “Well, I don’t know how people are going to get to Hawaii, but I’m in favor of the plan."....

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Saturday, March 02, 2019
Leis Banned in South Dakota
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:46 PM :: 1877 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...University of South Dakota law students change party theme after 'Hawaiian Day' deemed 'culturally insensitive'....

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Saturday, March 02, 2019
HB210: House Republicans Unanimously Oppose Ranked-Choice Voting
By News Release @ 1:43 AM :: 1273 Views :: Office of Elections

"If public officials can't understand it, how are supposed to expect our constituents to?"

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Friday, March 01, 2019
New report urges 'building out' to ease housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:49 PM :: 1387 Views :: Land Use, Cost of Living

...Grassroot Scholar Randal O'Toole faults artificial land scarcity for high Hawaii home prices....

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Friday, March 01, 2019
UHERO: Hawaii Economy slows markedly. Is more in store?
By UHERO @ 3:48 PM :: 1043 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Tourism challenges were not limited to the aftermath of flood and fire, but also reflected weakening in some key markets and a falloff in spending. At home, population growth has been negative for the past two years, weighing on demand....

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Friday, March 01, 2019
Help People Save by Cutting Their Taxes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:41 PM :: 974 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Multiple bills heard this session have revolved around encouraging residents to save. The details vary, but there’s a common theme: The state wants to be your local bank....

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Friday, March 01, 2019
HCR31: Remove Oxy Dealer's Name from Smithsonian
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:20 PM :: 649 Views :: Drugs

...The Sackler family is held largely responsible for our current opioid epidemic – the No. 1 killer in our nation....

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Friday, March 01, 2019
Honolulu Rents 12th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 1126 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Zumper National Rent Report: March 2019....

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Friday, March 01, 2019
Hawaii tops nation for rise in pedestrian fatalities
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 814 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...pedestrian fatalities up 1800% in Hawaii....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Headed to Senate Floor
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 829 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Bills 600, 621, and 1466....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
January: More Tourists--Less Spending
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 782 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.62 billion in January 2019, a decrease of 3.8 percent compared to January 2018....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Poll: Gabbard at 0% in New Hampshire and Iowa
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 1883 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Tulsi Gabbard is polling below Pete Buttigieg and John Delaney in NH....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
SB1009 Negates Public Health Benefits of Vaping
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 1344 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... SB1009 threatens the efficacy of a tobacco harm reduction tool that has helped millions of adult Americans quit smoking cigarettes ....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Mortgage debt-to-income ratio crushing in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 AM :: 1171 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...14 Hawaii communities compared -- Hilo is the most affordable, Kailua the least....

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
OHA Must Do More to Solve the Hawaiian Home Lands Problem
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:20 AM :: 1089 Views :: DHHL, OHA

...it was Prince Kuhio's original vision that Hawaiian homesteaders would be able to own their land in fee simple....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
What do the FBI, OHA, and Kauai Have in Common?
By Video @ 10:48 PM :: 2650 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

...Illegal Activities? Criminal Coverups? Unsavory Characters?....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Oahu 12% More Homeless Refuse Shelter
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 1630 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...the number of homeless in shelters is down 19%....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Feds Bust Labor Law Violators at Hawaii Malls
By News Release @ 10:29 PM :: 1039 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Wage and Hour Division (WHD) focused on retail mall employers in Hawaii, recovered $698,120 in back wages and liquidated damages for 339 employees, and led WHD to assess $59,523 in civil penalties for child labor violations during Fiscal Year 2018....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Housing Instability and Crowding a Hardship for Hawaii Babies
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1268 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks among top half of all states for babies, according to a first-of-its kind report. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hawaiian Electric Claims 27% Renewable Despite Loss of Geothermal Plant
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 1003 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...The 2018 consolidated renewable portfolio standard (RPS) remained the same percentage as it was in 2017, at 27 percent. The consolidated number would have been 29 percent had Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) produced at the same level as 2017....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Conservationists Demand Half-Billion Reparations for Dead Hawaiian Tree Snail
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 PM :: 830 Views :: Environment

...Just last month, George, the last known member of this snails species, died without a mate after 14 years in captivity....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hawaii Small Businesses Speak out Against Minimum Wage Hike
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 1083 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii small-business association offers a better idea for State House to consider....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hawaii Tops U.S. in Wellbeing for Record 7th Time
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 877 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii residents reported the highest wellbeing in the U.S. in 2018, reaching the top spot for the seventh time since Gallup began tracking wellbeing in 2008....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Gallup: Trump Approval 26% in Hawaii—Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 1241 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians, Republican Party

...In order to get to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, Trump would have to win all but one or two of the states in which his 2018 approval rating was between 41% and 49%....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Hawaii Senators' Favorite Mafia Hitman Loses Home to Foreclosure
By Andrew Walden @ 8:42 PM :: 3978 Views :: Ethics, Homelessness, Politicians

...Yoon took out two mortgages for a total of $739,660 written on the same day, exactly 13 days after the HFFF fundraiser, and not recorded in Hawaii for over a year....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
City unveils pedestrian safety measures
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 696 Views :: Honolulu County

...The seven-point package of common sense initiatives is being called “Look All Ways,” and is designed to increase the safety of pedestrians, drivers and cyclists....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
47 Years After Title IX Becomes Law--Kalani HS Finally Gets a Girls Locker Room
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 745 Views :: Education K-12

...Title IX became law in 1972....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
This Week's Legislative Agenda
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:37 PM :: 813 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...your testimony is needed....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
Hawaii Nursing Homes Highest Quality in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 971 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have created a five-star, quality rating system for nursing homes....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Double Trouble: Lyon Also Offered Cash to Son of FSM President
By Andrew Walden @ 10:11 PM :: 8619 Views :: DHHL, National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Christopher Ivan Christian, was offered a “retainer” --$5K per month by Lyon—with a plan to increase to $10K....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Aloha Stadium Scheme Exploits Federal Tax Breaks
By Selected News Articles @ 6:52 PM :: 1054 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...the program’s requirement that investments must “substantially improve” zone property in order to qualify for tax breaks is quite loose....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Individual Development Accounts, Version 2.0
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 717 Views :: Cost of Living

...If an eligible person deposits money into the account, a sponsor such as a government agency matches the deposit....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Gallup: Hawaii 2nd-Most Liberal State
By News Release @ 2:37 AM :: 1278 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii is one of six states with more self-identified liberals than conservatives....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
False Missile Alert: CDC Analyses 38 Minutes of Tweets
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 1017 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...Four themes emerged from the Twitter data during the early period: 1) information processing; 2) information sharing; 3) authentication; and 4) emotional reaction....

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 9:11 PM :: 851 Views :: Family, Life

...four bills amend Hawaii's Age of Consent Law to allow minors to 'consent' to sex-change procedures without parental notification....

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Saturday, February 23, 2019
Impeach Kaneshiro: Yoshimura Pushes Back Against McCorriston tactics
By News Release @ 11:11 AM :: 2057 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... An attorney with Mr. McCorriston’s legal education and experience, should certainly realize his allegation is both false and "baseless" ....

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Friday, February 22, 2019
UH: Tuition Hikes Set for Next Year After Regents Reject Freeze
By News Release @ 7:33 PM :: 2317 Views :: Higher Education, Cost of Living

...The tuition schedule for the 2019–20 academic year at the University of Hawaiʻi’s 10 campuses will remain as previously approved ....

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Friday, February 22, 2019
House Finance Committee Passes Dozens of Bills
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 665 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...These measures will move to a full vote on the House floor....

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Friday, February 22, 2019
Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria Designed to Force New Products Past FDA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 939 Views :: Environment, Tourism

...Sunscreen has been in the news a lot lately. Both Hawaii and Key West, Florida, are trying to ban sunscreens containing certain ingredients....

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Friday, February 22, 2019
HART Property Acquisitions: The Denis Dwyer Connection
By Tom Berg @ 2:51 PM :: 1459 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Rail

"...Dwyer was to acquire all federal properties...."

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