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Monday, March 11, 2019
Legislative Preview: Week 8
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:28 PM :: 1002 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Last week was cross over, 524 Senate Bills and 498 House Bill passed third reading in their respective chambers....

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Monday, March 11, 2019
Another Poll Puts Gabbard at 0% in Iowa
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 PM :: 1350 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...Gabbard is nobody’s first choice, but she does score 2% of the second choice votes....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Rep Quinlan to Constituent: "Get the F*** Out!"
By Andrew Walden @ 6:44 PM :: 7006 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, First Amendment, Second Amendment

...an incident that happened at the Capitol on Thursday, February 21, during a HiFiCo Activism at the Legislature event....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hirono: Gabbard Tied to David Duke, Steve Bannon, Russia
By Selected News Articles @ 6:42 PM :: 2060 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...If Gabbard wants to be in the lane that has the support of David Duke and Bannon and the Russian bots, she’s got that lane....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Ninth Circuit Wants To Know The Statute Of Limitations For Takings Claims In Hawaii
By Robert Thomas @ 4:40 PM :: 1758 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Land Use

...which statute of limitations applies to takings claims: the two-year personal injury statute, or the six-year "catch all." The answer has not been definitively resolved by Hawaii's courts....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hawaii Supreme Court: Must Employer Hold Open Injured Worker's Position Eternally?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:33 PM :: 1216 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Small Business

...Amicus Brief: Employer Can Fill Injured Worker's Position If There Are Legitimate Business Reasons For Doing So....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:54 PM :: 909 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...CROSSOVER: Bills alive move to the opposite chamber....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
GET increase will add to Hawaii’s high cost of living
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:34 PM :: 1390 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes, Cost of Living

...The Hawaii Legislature is considering a bill to add 0.5 percent to the 4 percent state general excise tax....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Rent Control: How Not to Create Affordable Housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:03 PM :: 1134 Views :: Development, Land Use

...Akina told Larson and his three million listeners that if policymakers want to create more housing that is affordable, they should ease land-use restrictions, reduce regulatory burdens and let the free market work....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 9, 2019
By News Release @ 2:04 PM :: 1348 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Weekly Update from GovTrack.us ....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Jones Act: High Steaks
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 1422 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

...Those burgers you picked up at the grocery store may have originated in Hawaii....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Can’t You Spare Half a Penny for Education?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1177 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...what we really need to do is fix the inefficiency....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
TelAbortion: Hawaii Doctors, Lawyers Plan the Abortion Future
By Selected News Articles @ 12:19 AM :: 1518 Views :: Health Care, Life

...As of the end of January, two hundred and eighty-three women had received TelAbortions, a hundred and fifty-eight of them in Hawaii....

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Saturday, March 09, 2019
While Collecting Honorifics from Chinese Communists, UH Manoa Also Gets Spyware
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 PM :: 1581 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Military

...UH Manoa #1 in Eyes of Chinese Communists....

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Saturday, March 09, 2019
Legislation Introduced to Repeal Jones Act
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 1099 Views :: Jones Act

...Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Open America’s Water Act of 2019 Thursday, a bill which would repeal the Jones Act and allow all qualified vessels to engage in domestic trade between U.S. ports....

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Saturday, March 09, 2019
DPP: Shortage of New Affordable Housing Triples
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 1328 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...The share of low-income households experiencing severe housing cost burden continues to increase....

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Friday, March 08, 2019
GE Tax Hike a Lose-Lose Proposition
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:46 PM :: 1140 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The Hawaii Legislature seems to have learned the wrong lesson from last year’s constitutional amendment debate....

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Friday, March 08, 2019
SB931: Tourism Industry Aims to Shut Down Aquarium Fishery
By Selected News Articles @ 7:12 PM :: 1324 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tourism

...Introduction of the aquarium fishery closure bill is the tourist groups’ attempt to preempt the HEPA environmental review completion....

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Friday, March 08, 2019
FSM Election 2019 Certified Results
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 1926 Views :: National News, Ethics

...On March 5th, 2019 the citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) voted for their elected representatives in the Congress of the FSM....

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Friday, March 08, 2019
SCR42: After Partying with Mafia Hitman, Sen Stanley Chang Proposes Repeal of 2nd Amendment
By Selected News Articles @ 2:39 AM :: 3207 Views :: Politicians, Second Amendment

...Chang’s measure, which has four co-sponsors, would request Washington discuss either scrapping the Second Amendment altogether or clarifying that it only applies to organizations such as state militias....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
HB893 Guts DHHL Funding
By Rep Gene Ward @ 8:12 PM :: 974 Views :: DHHL

...House Bill 893, DHHL's operating budget, currently allocates $1.75 million in general ("A") funds for its everyday operations—a far cry from their minimum request of $25.5 million....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Hawaii Infrastructure Receives D+ Grade from Civil Engineers
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 1029 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The report includes an evaluation of the following categories: aviation (C-), bridges (C+), coastal areas (C-), dams (D), drinking water (D+), energy (C-), roads (D+), schools (D+), solid waste (C), storm water (D-) and wastewater (D+)....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Prosecutor Kaneshiro Take Leave of Absence on Deadline to Respond to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 1667 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Kaneshiro's decision to take a "leave of absence" does not stop the Supreme Court proceedings regarding his law license....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Lyon Bribery: Election Results--FSM President Loses Seat
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 3433 Views :: Ethics, World News

...results of Tuesday’s elections, Panuelo received 6,773 votes against Christian’s 6,716....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Denounces Regime Change in Ad Showing Assad Forces Bombing Syrian City
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 AM :: 960 Views :: Military, Politicians

...Gabbard's campaign has not yet commented on the video of Assad's bombing in the ad....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
By Tax Foundation @ 3:10 AM :: 1204 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii Ranks 23rd at $129 per capita....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
DoH Launches Marijuana Sales to Tourists
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 1154 Views :: Tourism, Drugs

...Out-of-state minors can also apply if they (claim to) meet specific eligibility criteria....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
House Passes Election Changes, Ethics, Campaign Spending Reforms
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 1087 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Representatives say bills also address money in politics, fight public corruption....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Crossover: Anti-Gun Bills Make it to the Other Side
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 1134 Views :: Second Amendment

...Gun Control Bills Pass Chamber of Origin & Resolution Introduced to Redefine or Repeal the Second Amendment....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
DBEDT Projects Slower Economy, Rising Unemployment
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 1222 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii economic growth well below U.S. average over the past 10 years....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Hawaii Sues Trump Over Abortion Sales Pitch
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 1188 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Under the new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, providers in any clinic that receives Title X funding will be barred from referring a patient for an abortion ....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Kanuikapono School: Will Teachers be Fired to Cover Up FBI Investigation?
By Video @ 8:03 PM :: 2296 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor, OHA

...Kanuikapono Charter School Leadership Itself Is Now Being Watched....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Hirono Suggests She Was Joking When She Criticized the Green New Deal
By Selected News Articles @ 3:23 AM :: 2003 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Tourism

...Just kidding! It turns out Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) is a fan of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Hawaii GE Tax Hits Poor 255% Harder than Rich
By Selected News Articles @ 1:30 AM :: 1435 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii GE Tax takes 8.43% of income from low income families but only 3.31% from high income families -- 2nd most regressive in USA....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
It's legislative season again, so taxpayers beware!
By Video @ 1:02 AM :: 956 Views :: Taxes

...Tom Yamachika gives us a round up of the latest proposals to raise taxes on Hawaii residents....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Hawaii Worst State for Single Women--9th Best State for Women
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 685 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii is the worst state for single women—Wahiawa is best city in Hawaii for single women....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Crossover: House Sends 497 Bills to Senate
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 1645 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...As the 2019 Legislative Session nears its crossover deadline this week, the House of Representatives has passed nearly 500 bills....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
South Dakota law school: Hawaiian Day is offensive. Hawaii state rep: No it's not.
By Selected News Articles @ 11:16 PM :: 2034 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...The school said that the name could be interpreted as culturally insensitive....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Tokuda-Connected Recycler Busted for Fraud
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:55 PM :: 1945 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tax Credits

...During FY 2018, the total deposit amounts reimbursed to Reynolds Recycling was approximately $7.96 million....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Technology Transformation: Priority Bills on the Move
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 901 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...important legislation relating to government data and information and technology strategy remain in play, with some bills already crossing over to the other house....

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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 :: 946 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 :: 2080 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 :: 1384 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 :: 1023 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 :: 1135 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 :: 2703 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 :: 1200 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 :: 2669 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 :: 863 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 :: 1228 Views :: Taxes

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

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