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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
How State Reform Efforts Are Transforming Juvenile Justice
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 PM :: 952 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...Agency leaders share the history and potential of research-driven policy change....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
VIDEO: Keli'i Akina and Augie Tulba Talk Story 
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:17 PM :: 793 Views :: Politicians

...in a personal and up-close interview, Augie Tulba talks with Keli'i Akina about his life experiences, values and new directions....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Barbers Point Air Museum: State Seeks Contractor to Destroy Historic Airplanes
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 AM :: 2839 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Military

...the Airports Division said that if the planes were not taken off the lot, that they would move ahead to dispose of them.  Just in the last couple of days, the State Procurement Office started sending out documents to effectuate that....

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Monday, November 25, 2019
Public Invited to a Washington Place Christmas
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 665 Views :: Hawaii History

...Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige, together with the Washington Place Foundation, are inviting the public to a special Christmas Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 20....

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Monday, November 25, 2019
Petition: Save Naval Air Museum Barbers Point
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1057 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

...we are seeking legal counsel for protection and defense against this wrongful eviction....

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Sunday, November 24, 2019
Honolulu Population Loss 2% Since 2010
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 965 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu, Hawaii, had a net population loss from migration of 19,098 between 2010 and 2018 — 2.0% of the metro’s 2010 population of 953,207....

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Sunday, November 24, 2019
Wealth Is a Sin?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1173 Views :: Democratic Party, Small Business, Taxes

...spurred by the announced plans of Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to enact a tax on wealth....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
An Interesting Agreement
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 PM :: 1316 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, OHA

...On an idle Wednesday this last week, a thunderclap of a bulletin came across the 5:00 p.m. local news....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
With All Eyes on Mauna Kea, OHA Hands Danner Big Bag of Money
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 1676 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA announced today the selection of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) to administer a $1.66-million grant to provide emergency financial assistance to low-income Native Hawaiians statewide....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maui Windfarm: BLNR Approves Plan to Kill 345% More Bats, 147% More Nene
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 1279 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Kaheawa Wind Power II increases incidental take for the Hawaiian hoary bat from 11 to 38 adults (345% increase), and for the Hawaiian goose from 30 to 44 adults (147% increase) during the remaining 20-year permit....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Two Jailed in Hawaii Tax Fraud Scam
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 1237 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes

...New Jersey Tax Preparer and her Husband Face Prison Terms for Operating Tax Fraud Scheme in which they stole nearly $250,000 from State of Hawaii....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maintenance Backlog? DoE Facilities Branch Administrators Build themselves Houses, Apartment Complex
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 AM :: 2912 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Don’t get the wrong idea.  DoE employees aren’t lazy bums.  According to reports issued today by the Hawaii State ethics commission, they are working very hard on several very important construction projects—but not for the DoE....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Board of Taxation Review Seeks Volunteers
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 790 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes
...There are currently three vacancies on the O‘ahu board, five vacancies on the Kaua‘i board, and one each on Maui and Hawai‘i Island....
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Friday, November 22, 2019
Auditor: AG Special Funds 'Do not meet Criteria'
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:32 PM :: 934 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...We also noted that AG did not file statutorily required reports for non-general funds and for administratively created funds....   

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Road Map to Prosperity
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:17 PM :: 827 Views :: Economy

... Why is Hawaii falling behind? ....

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Monsanto Fined $10 Million in Plea Deal Over Use of Banned Pesticide
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 AM :: 1167 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, GMOs

...the government agreed to dismiss two felony charges for unlawfully transporting and storing hazardous waste at locations on Maui and Moloka’i....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
UH Regents Seek Nominees for Two Positions
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 677 Views :: Higher Education

...Maui County seat and student regent....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
14 Weeks on Mauna Kea: 6,912 Tickets, 66 arrests
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 985 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Police

...but not of protesters....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Trustee Akina Calls on OHA Board to Reject Unsubstantiated Allegations
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:37 PM :: 1365 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Board refers matter back to investigative committee....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
OHA names Sylvia Hussey as new Chief Executive Officer
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 851 Views :: OHA

...The board previously hired a professional consultant to help search for a new executive, but Hussey’s time as interim CEO was exceptional, prompting the unanimous action, OHA Chairperson Colette Machado said....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Cost of Care Survey 2019: Most Long Term Care Costs In Hawaii Decrease
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 1113 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...Annual Median Cost of Long Term Care Support Services for Hawaii....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Financial Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 20th
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 985 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks 20th with an overall score of 84/100....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard is overwhelming favorite of Kremlin news outlets
By Selected News Articles @ 3:58 PM :: 1127 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

...Gabbard is the only candidate assessed to receive more positive mentions (28) than negative mentions (6), and more positive mentions (28) than neutral mentions (27)....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hawaii: 22.3% of Movers Leaving State
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 AM :: 1960 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2nd-highest in the USA....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
DoD Annual Financial Report: A lot going on under the Surface
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 977 Views :: Ethics, Military

...There is a lot going on under the surface. They include signs of progress, as well as new sources of uncertainty, if not future inquiry and/or investigations....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Hawaiian Flight Attendants Vote to Authorize a Strike
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 1091 Views :: Labor, Tourism

...Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants today voted 99.9 percent to authorize a strike, with 95.1 percent participating....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
DBEDT: Hawaii's Worst-in-Nation Economy to Continue 'For Years'
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1409 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

“...Year-to-date through September, total visitor spending was a negative 0.1 percent and value of private building permits decreased by 7.2 percent....”

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Hawaii On-line Sting Nets 25 Alleged Child Molesters
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 1153 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii Attorney General Announces Results of Operation Keiki Shield....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
VIDEO: Hawaii-Israel Alignment Forum
By Video @ 4:35 PM :: 766 Views :: Religion

...Video from Nov 6 Hawaii-Israel Alignment forum on Maui....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
US Supreme Court Decision Takes 90% of Mauna Kea from DLNR
By Tom Lodge @ 12:52 AM :: 3957 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment
...As the sheep disappeared, the grasses, vines, and human-tall weeds were encouraged to overcome the mountain....
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Monday, November 18, 2019
VIDEO: Panel Discussion Mauna Kea-Defining Sacred
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 2530 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... A TMT Panel Discussion Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM, Hawaii State Capitol ....

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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 16, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 7:00 PM :: 993 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Votes in Congress and Bills Introduced....

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Sunday, November 17, 2019
$136K to live 'comfortably' in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 1023 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Median household income in 2018: $80,212....

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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Invasive Species Inspection Fee for Air-flown Commodities
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1395 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the fee is collected only on shipments by water....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
VIDEO: Kahuku vs HPD-- We did not throw rocks
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1385 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Police

...Deputy Chief of Police McCarthy claims protesters harassed a police officer, rocks were thrown, and an officer was punched in the head. We are still unaware of when any of these incidents occurred and have seen no video evidence....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
WSJ ranks Honolulu Airport 15th of 20
By Selected News Articles @ 9:56 PM :: 1015 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...How the 20 next-largest U.S. airports performed in 15 categories....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Protect our nation: Reform the Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:46 PM :: 1108 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...the Jones Act was enacted a century ago, when warfare and trade were very different....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
BEA: Hawaii Economic Growth Slowest in USA
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 1234 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Wholesale trade was the leading contributor to slow growth in Hawaii....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
DoH: Marijuana Behind Most Vaping Illness
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 1148 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...FDA and state health laboratories have detected vitamin E acetate (a synthetic form of vitamin E) in a sample of vaping fluids also containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active compound in marijuana....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
DLNR: Mauna Kea Protesters Trampling Endangered Plants
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1786 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...In addition to the alleged cutting of these vines, DOCARE officers found evidence that other rare plants have been trampled, either inadvertently or intentionally....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Monster Homes: Auditor Rips Department of Planning and Permitting
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 2029 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

"...We found that the Department of Planning and Permitting does not effectively manage building permits and inspections...."

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Mauna Kea: 312 Tickets and One 100 mph police chase
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 1153 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The subsequent police pursuit extended 20 miles with the Dodge pickup reaching speeds of 100 mph and at times driving down the center of both lanes of travel....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Green Fog: Honolulu's Coming Climate Change Bond Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 8:55 PM :: 1741 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...the disclosure statements do not actually project the anticipated risks to the city....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Mafia News: Hanabusa Announces Mayoral Campaign
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 1468 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

...Hanabusa's political career begins in 1999 when she teamed up with Larry Mehau to protect the Broken Trustees of KSBE.  Now she wants to be mayor of Honolulu.... 

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
‘Driving Report' Tax Hike Propaganda from HDoT Coming to Your Mailbox
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1085 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... HDoT's fake ‘report’ will make it seem that you will save money with a road usage charge.  Will you believe them? ....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
LEAD: Homeless Law Enforcement Program Spreads to Big Island
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 996 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

... The Big Island Substance Abuse Council (BISAC) will operate the pilot project ....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Senate Special Session Confirms Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 798 Views :: Judiciary

...Clyde J. Wadsworth Sworn In as New Associate Judge of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Sue Big Oil: UH Law School Hides Conflict of Interest
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 1916 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Antolini previously worked for Vic Sher, which may explain why the academic is so gung-ho to support the misguided crusade of her old boss....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Hawaii protests show why wind energy can't save us from climate change
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 1509 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Last year, two Harvard researchers found that meeting current U.S. electricity needs with wind would require covering a land area twice the size of California with wind turbines....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
No Sea Level Rise Here: Moody's Upgrades HDoT Highways Bond Rating
By News Release @ 1:37 PM :: 903 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The rating upgrade was announced prior to the Highways Division’s upcoming 2019 revenue bond sale, scheduled for November 13th-14th....

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