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Friday, October 20, 2017
Hawaii AG Joins Call for Large Capacity Ammo Ban
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 811 Views :: Second Amendment

...urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a California ban on the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines for guns....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Hawaii #1 for Road Rage
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 AM :: 1168 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Nowhere are drivers angrier than in Hawaii, analysis suggests....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Letter to House Speaker: Legislator Assaults Oahu Democrat Official After Complaint over Misappropriation of Funds
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 2122 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics

"...The four men who restrained Rep. Quinlan are Rep. Daniel Holt. Rep. Tom Brower, Ali Sek and Benjamin Gates...."

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Moody's: Hawaii has Already Collected the Taxes for Next Recession
By Selected News Articles @ 9:47 AM :: 1058 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has enough in cash reserves to weather next recession, report says....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
VIDEO: PBS Insights Debates Jones Act
By Video @ 4:43 AM :: 881 Views :: Jones Act

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President and CEO Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., was part of a panel moderated by Lara Yamada that discussed the federal maritime-related Jones Act on “Insights on PBS Hawai‘i,” Oct. 12....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Caldwell announces nominees to Honolulu Police Commission 
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 1723 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...Caldwell today nominated Karen Chang and Jerry Gibson to serve on the volunteer Honolulu Police Commission. Their appointments require confirmation by the Honolulu City Council....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Caldwell signs bills creating Waikīkī Transportation Management Special Improvement District
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 2028 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Tourism

...bills passed by the Honolulu City Council last week create and authorize the Waikīkī Transportation Management Special Improvement District....

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Who's Squandering Your Money at OHA?
By Video @ 6:09 PM :: 1347 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...Hawaiian Beneficiary Funds Continue To Fly Out The Door At OHA....

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Business Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 27th
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 928 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...The State Business Tax Climate Index is a measure of how well states structure their tax systems....

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Hawaii AG Sues Feds for Records on Deportation of Illegals
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 1046 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

“The federal government has significantly increased its immigration enforcement activities, including, for example, a nearly 40 percent increase in arrests within the first four months of 2017,” the complaint states....

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Rep Andria Tupola to Host Hawaii Tax Conference
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 1140 Views :: Taxes

...with speakers from the Reason Foundation, Tax Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trusts to inform the public on ways we can solve many of our fiscal problems and make our economy better....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Quality of Life? Honolulu Ranks 18th
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 841 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Median gross rent as a percentage of monthly income 46.5%....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s New Travel Ban. Again.
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 778 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson of the District of Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order against the ban Tuesday....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Alaska Native Leader Tara Mac Lean Sweeney Nominated for Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 976 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

..."Ms Sweeney is an incredibly qualified nominee," said Robin Puanani Danner....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Video: Kelii Akina on The State of Racial Harmony in Hawaii
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:24 AM :: 892 Views :: OHA

...Michael Lilly , Former Hawaii Attorney General, joins Hawaii Together with Keli'i Akina for a discussion on the history and current state of Racial Harmony in Hawaii.... 

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Sunday, October 15, 2017
Crooks and Cronies: Who’s Getting Paid from the FY 2016-17 OHA Check Register
By Andrew Walden @ 8:40 PM :: 3015 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Hawai’i Free Press has obtained a copy of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Office of Hawaiian Affairs check register in response to an open records request....

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Sunday, October 15, 2017
Incentives for Retirement Savings
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 995 Views :: Taxes

...During the past few months, the Tax Review Commission has been busy at work....

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Saturday, October 14, 2017
Hawaii politicians missing the boat on Jones Act reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:13 PM :: 1102 Views :: Jones Act

...It isn't often that a supposedly controversial political issue builds to an overwhelming consensus among Hawaii citizens — especially when that consensus is in direct opposition to the official position of the state's Democratic Party....

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Friday, October 13, 2017
Workers Protest as Star-Adv lays off 25% of Newsroom
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 1940 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...publisher Dennis Francis of OPI, owned by Canada-based Black Press Ltd., is insisting on slashing wages and benefits for the remaining journalists....

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Friday, October 13, 2017
Fuchigami Taking over from Ige's Chief of Staff? – That’s What the State Constitution Says 
By News Release @ 3:56 AM :: 2496 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The position of administrative director is actually one of the few positions created by the State Constitution....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Kiplinger: Hawaii Taxes 7th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 1038 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and this is before the legislature raised the TAT and increased the Income Tax.... 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Best Colleges? UH Manoa Ranks 484th -- UH Hilo 729th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 1513 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...comparing nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. across 27 key measures....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
State and Local Taxation Per Capita: Hawaii Takes $5,705
By Tax Foundation @ 2:20 PM :: 932 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has the 8th highest amount of taxation per capita in the USA....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Hawaii AG Obstructs Requests on How Much Taxpayer Funds Are Being Spent Fighting Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 1687 Views :: National News, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...the Hawaii AG office denied the public interest fee waiver request and charged $28,396.30 to complete the document search....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
USNWR: Best States? Hawaii Ranks 27th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 AM :: 1014 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Fiscal Stability#41....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
​State of Hawaii Auditing OHA
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 1:49 AM :: 1236 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the state Auditor has already informed OHA of its preliminary findings....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
SCOTUS Backs Trump, Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge
By Selected News Articles @ 3:03 PM :: 1156 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

...Tuesday’s order strongly suggests that the justices will dismiss the Hawaii case once the refugee resettlement provision terminates....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Recent Federal Court Ruling Affects Hawaii Tip Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 9:58 PM :: 1287 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...the 9th Circuit Court’s Marsh v. J. Alexander LLC decision makes life much easier for employers with tipped employees in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Chin, Muslims Sue to Block Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 1038 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Religion

'...it continues to effectuate the President’s unrepudiated promise to exclude Muslims from the United States...."

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Trump Refuses to Extend Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 8:05 PM :: 806 Views :: Jones Act

...Expiration of Trump’s temporary Puerto Rico Jones Act waiver validates Sen McCain’s permanent exemption bill....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 10, 2017
By Congress.org @ 4:31 PM :: 817 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Pai Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Quarles Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Cissna Nomination – Confirmation
  • House: Abortion Ban
  • House: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Atlantic: Aloha Tower Deal Makes HPU Poster Child for College Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 1:30 PM :: 8269 Views :: Higher Education

...it spent $54 million to buy Honolulu’s iconic Aloha Tower and convert it into an anchor for its downtown campus....

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Monday, October 09, 2017
Jones Act industry anxiety increases with Hurricane waivers
By Michael Hansen @ 11:44 PM :: 922 Views :: Jones Act

...Seafarers Fret Over New Assault on Jones Act in Wake of Storms....

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Sunday, October 08, 2017
Campaign Contributions, Financial Disclosure Tie Rep Beth Fukumoto to Alleged Ponzi Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 10:27 PM :: 3626 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Republican Party

...Fukumoto’s Long-Form Financial Disclosures include many details....

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Sunday, October 08, 2017
Protest OHA Giving CNHA $1.5M Hawaii Charter School Funds
By Selected News Articles @ 5:36 PM :: 1227 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Wednesday, October 11th At 10 AM....

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Sunday, October 08, 2017
If You're Still Paying Use Tax on Amazon Purchases--Stop
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1972 Views :: Taxes

...those who buy things from Amazon and have been paying Use Tax can stop....

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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Honolulu Boondoggle Recovery Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 1059 Views :: Rail

...You know you are in trouble when you have to write a recovery plan for a project that isn’t even half built....

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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Hawaii: Median Family Spends 6.8 years income to buy median home
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 1967 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is the most unaffordable housing market in USA....

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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Transit Ridership is Declining–So Why Pay Transit CEOs So Much Money?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 974 Views :: Rail

...HART’s CEO, for example, gets $317,000 plus a “housing allowance” of about $4,600 a month and a “transportation allowance” of $600 a month....

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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Jones Act Lobby: Ten Days is all Puerto Rico Should Get
By Michael Hansen @ 2:03 PM :: 990 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. House Subcommittee hears the Jones Act industry praise themselves....

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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Jones Act industry dirty tricks sabotage Hawaii poll
By Michael Hansen @ 1:50 PM :: 937 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act carriers in Jacksonville, FL were able to take time away from Puerto Rico hurricane relief shipments to dial in to a Hawaii online poll....

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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Promise Kept: Trump Administration Protects Americans’ Religious Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:13 PM :: 1058 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...The Obama administration winnowed the definition of religious freedom down to the narrow idea of “freedom of worship.” This was rebutted in the first line of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memorandum....

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Friday, October 06, 2017
RU486: ACLU Chooses Hawaii to Launch Abortion Drug Litigation
By Selected News Articles @ 11:43 AM :: 1229 Views :: Health Care, Life

...The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii filed a federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration over federal restrictions that require a doctor's prescription to get an abortion pill....

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Friday, October 06, 2017
Free Rein for Choppers Drives Park Enthusiasts to Court
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 AM :: 1072 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...Wednesday’s lawsuit says there were 14,645 commercial air tours conducted over the Hawaii Volcanoes alone....

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Friday, October 06, 2017
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss Travel Ban Cases--Chin Asks Court to Expand Case to Cover Travel Ban 3.0
By News Release @ 5:25 AM :: 1085 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...This new ban still discriminates on the basis of nationality...." -- AG Chin

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Friday, October 06, 2017
AG: 1156 Backlogged Rape Kits Tested so Far
By News Release @ 5:20 AM :: 746 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

...the pace for sexual assault evidence kits submitted for testing has increased over the past three months....

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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Hirono: Trump Nominees Not Gay Enough
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 PM :: 1181 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

...“So you do not support the recriminalization of homosexuality?” Hirono asked....

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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Cost of Living: Honolulu adjusted salaries lowest in USA
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:39 PM :: 2183 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu’s adjusted salaries are the lowest in the country, more than $7,000 below the next lowest, Tucson, AZ....

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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Our Revolution: Bernie Sanders Group Calls on Congress to Extend Jones Act Exemption for Puerto Rico
By News Release @ 12:55 PM :: 782 Views :: Jones Act

...Tell Congress: Extend the Jones Act exemption....

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Endgame: Telescope Protesters Shift focus to Sublease
By Video @ 6:05 PM :: 2040 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... UH to Trade 10,000 Acres for Telescope Approval, Lease Extension? ....

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