Saturday, October 21, 2017
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Saturday, October 21, 2017
October 21, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds: Kealoha Stole $167K from Orphans
  2. UPDATE: OHA Trustees Reject CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
  3. Kaneshiro Kept Kealoha on as Prosecutor—Now Her Cases Will be Challenged--100s of Repeat Felons May Walk Free
  4. AG Chin: Trump OK to Ban Venezuela, N Korea--I’m Just Here to Help Get More Muslims into USA
  5. Trump Reforms Obamacare but Prepaid Will Save HMSA/Kaiser Duopoly from Most Competition
  6. How did Hawaii's hepatitis A outbreak compare to San Diego's?
  7. Battery Schemes: PUC expands opportunities for Money Transfer to Elon Musk
  8. Embezzlement cases show limits of trust
  9. SHOPO Chief: Kealoha case is "unfortunate" and "heartbreaking"

Friday, October 20, 2017
October 20, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell Flees State as Ex-Chief is Arrested
  2. Letter to House Speaker: Legislator Assaults Oahu Democrat Official After Complaint over Misappropriation of Funds
  3. Hawaii #1 for Road Rage
  4. Hawaii AG Joins Call for Large Capacity Ammo Ban
  5. Government is making a mess of Honolulu's Kakaako Waterfront Park
  6. Finally: Former Honolulu Police Chief And Prosecutor Wife Arrested
  7. To Hide More Cost Overruns, HART Killed $1.4B Procurement Just Before Special Session—Will Delay Two More Years
  8. Doug Chin Sure Sounds Like He Might Run For Congress
  9. GOP Rep. Andria Tupola To Run For Hawaii Governor
  10. Can You Act? More Taxpayer Money to be Given to Fake Tech ‘Entrepreneurs’
  11. Medicare, Medicaid: Homeless Ambulance Rides Rack up $89.4M in Charges
  12. Useless as an Excuse to Avoid Shelter, Nimitz viaduct homeless suddenly give up dozens of ‘pets’
  13. 40% of Hawaii Children Traumatized 
  14. Search for Hawaii County Mass Transit chief continues in Wake of Hurricane Kenoi
  15. ‘Complete Streets’ -- Caldwell Announces Plan to Increase Traffic Jams in Waipahu, Ewa
  16. AP, Enviros Sense New Opportunity to Attack Hawaii Fishing Fleet
  17. Did the Great Māhele Do More Good Than Harm?

Thursday, October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Moody's: Hawaii has Already Collected the Taxes for Next Recession
  2. Caldwell announces nominees to Honolulu Police Commission
  3. Caldwell signs bills creating Waikīkī Transportation Management Special Improvement District
  4. VIDEO: PBS Insights Debates Jones Act
  5. Star-Adv: Kealohas to be Indicted Today
  6. FBI Searches Home of Former Chief as Caldwell Preps Nominees to Name Successor
  7. SHOPO: Police Corruption ‘Starts at the Top’
  8. Kauai County considers 0.5% GE Tax hike
  9. Audit airport hangar project
  10. Former worker slaps Maui county with $1.63M discrimination suit
  11. Hawaii County to Seek New HR Director: Last One Quit After Kenoi Hiring Scam Exposed

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
October 18, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rep Andria Tupola to Host Hawaii Tax Conference
  2. Who's Squandering Your Money at OHA?
  3. Hawaii AG Sues Feds for Records on Deportations of Illegals
  4. Business Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 27th
  5. ‘Con-Artist’ OHA and HART Auditor Gets 20 Year Prison Sentence
  6. Embezzlement?  Homosexuals Accuse chief investigator for Office of Disciplinary Counsel
  7. Caldwell: I have Two Secret Nominees Lined up to Stack Police Commission
  8. Top police chief candidate defends integrity after criminal trial 24 years ago
  9. Third HPD officer charged in federal public corruption scandal linked to Kealoha
  10. Democrat Voters to be Punished for Electing Officeholders who Raise State and Local Taxes
  11. Discussions underway over where Trump should stay during Oahu visit – Maoists and Democrats Hoping for Waikiki
  12. Hawaii Is Still Falling Short In Its Inspections Of Health Care Facilities
  13. Soft on Crime: “He gets into trouble anytime he’s not in prison”
  14. Hawaii’s missile defense urged as North Korean threat persists

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s New Travel Ban. Again.
  2. Video: Kelii Akina on The State of Racial Harmony in Hawaii
  3. Quality of Life? Honolulu Ranks 18th
  4. Kealohas Named Among Six Co-Conspirators in Indictment
  5. HPD Chief?  U.S. Attorneys had a policy of not using Thomas Aiu as a witness in any criminal cases
  6. Maui: Electric Bills Spike $9 as Ratepayers Are Forced to Buy More Overpriced Wind Energy
  7. Pro-Rail Groups Spent $200K Lobbying Special Session
  8. Hawaii must fix Dams
  9. Nimitz Homeless Drug Addicts Run Illegal Gambling ‘Red Room’, Pile Garbage 10 Feet Deep
  10. Can Oahu’s Kahauiki Plantation Be Replicated on Other Islands?
  11. State: Homeless Tent Cities are not the Solution
  12. Insights on PBS Hawaii--The Jones Act
  13. Trump to visit Arizona Memorial next month

Monday, October 16, 2017
October 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Crooks and Cronies: Who’s Getting Paid from the FY 2016-17 OHA Check Register
  2. FBI arrests retired HPD major, police officer linked to alleged corruption investigation involving Kealohas
  3. New HMSA rules cut back women’s cancer screenings
  4. Civil Beat Mentions Kawananakoa Married to transsexual
  5. HTA Pays to Mail Homeless Back to mainland
  6. Global Warmers Upset You aren’t Taking Hawaii Climate Commission Seriously
  7. Bloomberg: For Puerto Rico's Sake, Scrap the Jones Act
  8. Guam: This is the Time to Push for Jones Act Exemption

Sunday, October 15, 2017
October 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Incentives for Retirement Savings
  2. Cayetano Endorses Hanabusa for Governor
  3. Council has plenty more vices in its long reach
  4. Hawaii could face the same winds of scorn that hit Puerto Rico
  5. Borreca: Hawaii Really Shouldn’t Bother With Disaster Preparedness
  6. Hawaii investors least interested in cryptocurrencies

Saturday, October 14, 2017
October 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Fuchigami Taking over from Ige's Chief of Staff? – That’s What the State Constitution Says 
  2. Hawaii politicians missing the boat on Jones Act reform
  3. Rep Andria Tupola to Host Hawaii Tax Conference
  4. Can Hawaii AG Help Muslims Obtain US Classified Info?
  5. Nobody Buying Attempt to Equate Japanese Internment with Arrest of Muslims
  6. Secret Public-Private Hawaii Energy Group is Plotting Our Future
  7. Anti-Pesticide Activists Spread Rat Lungworm
  8. State to clean up, fence off area under Nimitz Hwy. viaduct
  9. Plan for homeless camp in Kona moves forward
  10. BLNR Fines Family $75K for Saving House

Friday, October 13, 2017
October 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kiplinger: Hawaii Taxes 7th Highest in USA
  2. Failing Upwards: Ige Promotes HDOT Boss Fuchigami
  3. Workers Protest as Star-Adv lays off 25% of Newsroom
  4. When Caldwell sees how the votes fall he will make the necessary appointments to get the Chief he wants. 
  5. Obstruction of Justice? Arakawa Allegedly Asked Nonprofits Not to Cooperate with CSC Investigation 
  6. Without Felix Consent Decree, DoE Mental Health Care Slips
  7. Their Energy, Your Green: MECO is proposing 9.3 percent rate hike
  8. Damage left by Homeless Meth Addicts at Kakaako park is worse than expected
  9. Oahu Sites Identified for Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities 
  10. After 250 Visits, Street Psychiatrists Finally Get One Schizoid Homeless Person to Accept Treatment and Shelter
  11. Huge Packages: 33% Raise Coming for Some Hawaii County Officials?
  12. Illegal Red Placard Vendor Keeps Selling at North Shore Shopping Plaza Tied to Mrs Brian Schatz
  13. Fire code issues keep school auditorium largely idle despite $15 million upgrade
  14. Nanny State Regulation

Thursday, October 12, 2017
October 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii AG Obstructs Requests on How Much Taxpayer Funds Are Being Spent Fighting Trump’s Travel Ban
  2. State of Hawaii Auditing OHA
  3. USNWR: Best States? Hawaii Ranks 27th
  4. Best Colleges? UH Manoa Ranks 484th -- UH Hilo 729th
  5. State and Local Taxation Per Capita: Hawaii Takes $5,705
  6. Islandwide Sit-Lie Ban Part of Trick to Create Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities All Over Oahu
  7. Will Harry Kim get land for Homeless Tent City?
  8. Most of Hawaii's homeless students aren't actually living on the streets
  9. Arakawa to be fined $2000 for Buying Goodwill?
  10. Honolulu City Clerk Wants Big Increase In Price Of Voter Data
  11. Trump's Latest Travel Ban Could Be the Toughest to Challenge
  12. How Two Decades of Kauai Anti-GMO Ignorance Shaped Obama Admin Policy

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SCOTUS Backs Trump, Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge
  2. Chin, Muslims Sue to Block Travel Ban 3.0
  3. Recent Federal Court Ruling Affects Hawaii Tip Credit
  4. How Resignation, Recusal Allow Caldwell to Pick Next HPD Chief
  5. Medicaid: Ige Claims Cost not Soaring
  6. Same Homeless Person Interviewed Again and Again over the Years
  7. Exhausted from Hours of Drinking and Eating, Homeless Woman Slashed by Meth Addict
  8. BLNR to Impose $10K fine for Swimming without a Permit?
  9. Hawaii Hurricane Preparedness is ‘Mostly a Joke’

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Atlantic: Aloha Tower Deal Makes HPU Poster Child for College Debt
  2. Jones Act industry anxiety increases with Hurricane waivers
  3. Ominous UH email: 'In the event of a nuclear attack'
  4. Mayor calls for police panel chairman’s recusal from chief selection
  5. BoE: Stop Faking Student Success Indicator
  6. Homeless Tweekers Rip up $500K worth of Electric Lines to Plug in Their Air Conditioners
  7. City prosecutor: Judge was wrong to release ex-con accused of attempted murder
  8. Convictions of 2 accused pimps reinstated after case is thrown out
  9. Bill 80: Make a Payoff to Surfrider, Get a Tax Credit
  10. How HDOT Insiders Steer Contracts to Roberts Hawaii
  11. Hawaii Renewable Energy Standards A Shell Game
  12. Green Energy Schemers Pushing New ‘Profit-Sharing’ Scam

Monday, October 09, 2017
October 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Campaign Contributions, Financial Disclosure Tie Rep Beth Fukumoto to Alleged Ponzi Scheme
  2. Honolulu Rail Deal Fallout: Neighbor Islands Want A More Open Legislature
  3. Kakaako Sweep: 32 Homeless Forced to Accept Shelter
  4. Could the rail project bring more affordable housing?
  5. Legislators Plan more Gun Control Bills Next Session
  6. Pearl Harbor shipyard is Navy’s most backlogged
  7. USA Today: Save Puerto Rico from crippling Jones Act
  8. Crooked European Prosecutor Uses Omidyar as Spy

Sunday, October 08, 2017
October 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. If You're Still Paying Use Tax on Amazon Purchases—Stop
  2. Protest OHA Giving CNHA $1.5M Hawaii Charter School Funds
  3. Borreca: Exploit the Homeless to Get Hanabusa Elected
  4. Caldwell Screws up Again: Lapsed housing funds fuel despair
  5. Campaign Spending Commission investigates Maui mayor's spending
  6. OK Now We Admit Medical Marijuana is Fake, so now lets just go for Full Legalization
  7. Squatters Paradise:  Review of Sheriffs Favoritism Blocks Big Island Evictions for Two Years
  8. Structures once intended for tsunami survivors help homeless Hawaii families
  9. No Tents: Is Harry Kim Wising Up?
  10. Maui Hospital: Is 100 Days Enough to Overcome Decades of HGEA-UPW Decrepitude?
  11. Declining Men's Salaries Bring Gender Equity Closer

Saturday, October 07, 2017
October 7, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii: Median Family Spends 6.8 years income to buy median home
  2. Honolulu Boondoggle Recovery Plan
  3. Promise Kept: Trump Administration Protects Americans’ Religious Freedom
  4. Jones Act industry dirty tricks sabotage Hawaii poll
  5. Jones Act Lobby: Ten Days is all Puerto Rico Should Get
  6. Transit Ridership is Declining–So Why Pay Transit CEOs So Much Money?
  7. Sword Hid Relationship to Aiu from Police Commission
  8. Kakaako: Homelessness as a tool for Bureaucratic Empire Building
  9. Like Rats in a Maze: Legislators, Councilmembers Continue to Push for Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere
  10. $160M Property Tax Hike Coming thanks to ‘rail recovery plan’
  11. ‘Food Evolution’ screening benefits Waimea High

Friday, October 06, 2017
October 6, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Trump Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss Travel Ban Cases--Chin Asks Court to Expand Case to Cover Travel Ban 3.0
  2. RU486: ACLU Chooses Hawaii to Launch Abortion Drug Litigation
  3. AG: 1156 Backlogged Rape Kits Tested so Far
  4. Free Rein for Choppers Drives Park Enthusiasts to Court
  5. DoE in Action: Calls Cops on 9-year-old
  6. Conflict may force police panel leader to sit out chief vote
  7. Another “cart before the horse” moment for rail
  8. Tuition Hikes: UH Spends $25.7M on Travel
  9. Mainland Jones Act Industry Stacks PBN Jones Act Survey
  10. Wespac: Congressman Was Wrong About Lobbying
  11. Green Energy Scammers Still Hoping to Scoop Megabucks from DoD Budget
  12. DHHL Star-Adv Pushing Rentals (again)
  13. Prescribing Hope: Meds for Mentally Ill Homeless in Hawaii
  14. Homeless winning fight for beachfront property

Thursday, October 05, 2017
October 5, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Endgame: Telescope Protesters Shift focus to Sublease
  2. Honolulu Neighborhood Boards: 30 Vacant Seats Available
  3. City now accepting Grants in Aid applications
  4. Our Revolution: Bernie Sanders Group Calls on Congress to Extend Jones Act Exemption for Puerto Rico
  5. Cost of Living: Honolulu adjusted salaries lowest in USA
  6. Hirono: Trump Nominees Not Gay Enough
  7. Overtime Costs Jump 12% for Honolulu City Government
  8. Democrats Punish Rep Cindy Evans for Voting Against Rail Tax Hikes
  9. Attorneys accuse Kawananakoa's ‘wife’ of taking money from $200M fortune
  10. Chief? Public Input Favors Retired HPD Major Kendro
  11. Homeless do $500K Damage to Kakaako Park
  12. The Jones Act is crony capitalism at its worst and congress must repeal
  13. After Lobbying for Three Years, University of Hawaii actually has to Accomplish Something Now
  14. Some Muslims Consider Leaving Hawaii
  15. HSTA Member Indicted for Child Sex Assault

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
October 4, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Video: Running for Governor, Rep Andria Tupola Rallies Supporters in Waianae
  2. Survey: Over 80% of Hawaii Residents want Jones Act Repeal or Reform
  3. State Climate Change Adaptation Commission to Meet in Doomed Oceanfront Hotel
  4. More Shifting Numbers: Now City Claims Rail plan is $214M Short
  5. Candidates for HPD chief to detail their visions and qualifications
  6. Fail: Ige touts homeless successes — in park to be closed because of homeless crisis
  7. Illegal Hiring Practices: Kenoi Cronies fear Tidal Wave of Lawsuits
  8. Sister-Isle Councils: Sunshine Law Must Apply to Legislature
  9. Maui Survey: Repeal Obamacare 66.6%
  10. Here's another chapter of "Getting Around":
  11. Jones Act unfairly hurts Hawaii while jeopardizing security of U.S.
  12. Guam: Chamorro Tribal status resolution raises concerns
  13. Guam: 16 Homosexual Child Molesters

Tuesday, October 03, 2017
October 3, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Oahu Circuit: Public Comment on Judicial Nominees for Four Positions
  2. Open Access for Broken Trust Book
  3. Best Cities for Disabled? -- Honolulu Ranks 62nd
  4. Fastest Growing? Honolulu Ranks 333rd
  5. Hawaii Joins States with Highest-Rated Health Insurance Plans
  6. Abigail Kawananakoa Marries Transsexual Partner
  7. Surveys: Majority in Hawaii Want to Dump Jones Act
  8. Overrun with Homeless, Kakaako Park to Close
  9. Special Interests Spend Big On Their Lobbyists
  10. State eyes hike to well permit fees
  11. USDA: Hawaii has Lowest Rate of ‘Food Insecurity’ in USA
  12. Star-Adv: Matayoshi’s work on AP Classes Paying Off
  13. Move to Hawaii, Become Less Racist
  14. ACLU Chooses Hawaii to Launch Litigation for Mandatory Abortion Pills Nationwide
  15. Former Hawaii resident shot twice, describes horror of mass shooting in Las Vegas

Monday, October 02, 2017
October 2, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Cultural Nationalism vs Technical Progress: Telescope Protesters Make More Cash Demands
  2. Two HPD Chief Nominees Sued: Cover up Manslaughter, Excessive Force
  3. Accountable, Affordable, Accessible: House Republican Caucus 2018 Bill Package
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 2, 2017
  5. UPW to Blame: OCCC Inmates Attack Guards After Dozens Call in ‘Sick’
  6. The Disturbing State Of Mental Health Care In Hawaii’s Prisons
  7. Man arrested after Waipahu standoff was on leave from job as prison guard
  8. Nursing Home Inspections: DoH Fails 61% of Time—Loses Federal Funds
  9. Hawaii DOT proposing to hike harbor dockage, cruise passenger fees
  10. With thousands of Hawaiians waiting, Home Lands agency produced no homes—Sits on $30M in Fed Funds
  11. Airport corporation plan still supported
  12. BoE; We’re Making up Kishimoto Evaluations as we go Along
  13. Honolulu Zoo: How Long Will New Director Last?
  14. 894 Registered Lobbyists in Hawaii


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Feds: Kealoha Stole $167K from Orphans
by Andrew Walden Friday, October 20, 2017

...In or about 2004, while employed as a private attorney, K. KEALOHA was appointed by the Hawaii state court as trustee and guardian for two minor children....


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Caldwell Flees State as Ex-Chief is Arrested
by News Release Friday, October 20, 2017

...Caldwell left O‘ahu the evening of Oct 18 for a 'personal vacation', and is scheduled to return on Tuesday, October 31...


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UPDATE: OHA Trustees Reject CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
by Kelii Akina Friday, October 20, 2017

...the Resource Management Committee opted to instead give the grant funds directly to the charter schools, instead of to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement....


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Government is making a mess of Honolulu's Kakaako Waterfront Park
by Grassroot Institute Friday, October 20, 2017

...There likely are plenty of groups around Hawaii that would be willing to manage Kakaako Waterfront Park instead of the state. Why not give them a try?....


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Hawaii AG Joins Call for Large Capacity Ammo Ban
by News Release Friday, October 20, 2017

...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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Hawaii #1 for Road Rage
by News Article Friday, October 20, 2017

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


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Letter to House Speaker: Legislator Assaults Oahu Democrat Official After Complaint over Misappropriation of Funds
by Andrew Walden Thursday, October 19, 2017

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


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Moody's: Hawaii has Already Collected the Taxes for Next Recession
by News Article Thursday, October 19, 2017

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


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VIDEO: PBS Insights Debates Jones Act
by Video Video Thursday, October 19, 2017

...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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Caldwell announces nominees to Honolulu Police Commission 
by News Release Thursday, October 19, 2017

...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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Caldwell signs bills creating Waikīkī Transportation Management Special Improvement District
by News Release Thursday, October 19, 2017

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


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Who's Squandering Your Money at OHA?
by Video Video Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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


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Business Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 27th
by News Release Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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


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Hawaii AG Sues Feds for Records on Deportation of Illegals
by News Article Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“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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Rep Andria Tupola to Host Hawaii Tax Conference
by News Release Wednesday, October 18, 2017

...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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Quality of Life? Honolulu Ranks 18th
by News Release Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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


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Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s New Travel Ban. Again.
by News Release Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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


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Alaska Native Leader Tara Mac Lean Sweeney Nominated for Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs
by News Release Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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


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Video: Kelii Akina on The State of Racial Harmony in Hawaii
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, October 17, 2017

...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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Crooks and Cronies: Who’s Getting Paid from the FY 2016-17 OHA Check Register
by Andrew Walden Sunday, October 15, 2017

...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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Incentives for Retirement Savings
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 15, 2017

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


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Hawaii politicians missing the boat on Jones Act reform
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, October 14, 2017

...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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Workers Protest as Star-Adv lays off 25% of Newsroom
by News Release Friday, October 13, 2017

...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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Fuchigami Taking over from Ige's Chief of Staff? – That’s What the State Constitution Says 
by News Release Friday, October 13, 2017

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


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Kiplinger: Hawaii Taxes 7th Highest in USA
by News Release Thursday, October 12, 2017

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


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Best Colleges? UH Manoa Ranks 484th -- UH Hilo 729th
by News Article Thursday, October 12, 2017

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


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State and Local Taxation Per Capita: Hawaii Takes $5,705
by Tax Foundation Thursday, October 12, 2017

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


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Hawaii AG Obstructs Requests on How Much Taxpayer Funds Are Being Spent Fighting Trump’s Travel Ban
by News Article Thursday, October 12, 2017

...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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USNWR: Best States? Hawaii Ranks 27th
by News Article Thursday, October 12, 2017

...Fiscal Stability#41....


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​State of Hawaii Auditing OHA
by Kelii Akina Thursday, October 12, 2017

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


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SCOTUS Backs Trump, Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge
by News Article Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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


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Recent Federal Court Ruling Affects Hawaii Tip Credit
by News Article Tuesday, October 10, 2017

...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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Chin, Muslims Sue to Block Travel Ban 3.0
by News Release Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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


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Trump Refuses to Extend Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 10, 2017
by Congress .org Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Senate: Pai Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Quarles Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Cissna Nomination – Confirmation
  • House: Abortion Ban
  • House: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution

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The Atlantic: Aloha Tower Deal Makes HPU Poster Child for College Debt
by News Article Tuesday, October 10, 2017

...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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Jones Act industry anxiety increases with Hurricane waivers
by Michael Hansen Monday, October 09, 2017

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


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Campaign Contributions, Financial Disclosure Tie Rep Beth Fukumoto to Alleged Ponzi Scheme
by Andrew Walden Sunday, October 08, 2017

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


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Protest OHA Giving CNHA $1.5M Hawaii Charter School Funds
by News Article Sunday, October 08, 2017

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


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If You're Still Paying Use Tax on Amazon Purchases--Stop
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 08, 2017

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


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Honolulu Boondoggle Recovery Plan
by News Article Saturday, October 07, 2017

...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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Hawaii: Median Family Spends 6.8 years income to buy median home
by News Article Saturday, October 07, 2017

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


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Transit Ridership is Declining–So Why Pay Transit CEOs So Much Money?
by News Article Saturday, October 07, 2017

...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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Jones Act Lobby: Ten Days is all Puerto Rico Should Get
by Michael Hansen Saturday, October 07, 2017

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


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Jones Act industry dirty tricks sabotage Hawaii poll
by Michael Hansen Saturday, October 07, 2017

...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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Promise Kept: Trump Administration Protects Americans’ Religious Freedom
by Heritage Foundation Saturday, October 07, 2017

...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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RU486: ACLU Chooses Hawaii to Launch Abortion Drug Litigation
by News Article Friday, October 06, 2017

...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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Free Rein for Choppers Drives Park Enthusiasts to Court
by News Article Friday, October 06, 2017

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


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Trump Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss Travel Ban Cases--Chin Asks Court to Expand Case to Cover Travel Ban 3.0
by News Release Friday, October 06, 2017

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


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AG: 1156 Backlogged Rape Kits Tested so Far
by News Release Friday, October 06, 2017

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


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Hirono: Trump Nominees Not Gay Enough
by News Article Thursday, October 05, 2017

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


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Cost of Living: Honolulu adjusted salaries lowest in USA
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, October 05, 2017

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


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Our Revolution: Bernie Sanders Group Calls on Congress to Extend Jones Act Exemption for Puerto Rico
by News Release Thursday, October 05, 2017

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


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Endgame: Telescope Protesters Shift focus to Sublease
by Video Video Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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


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City now accepting Grants in Aid applications
by News Release Wednesday, October 04, 2017

GIA proposals must be submitted by 2 p.m. on November 16, 2017....


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Honolulu Neighborhood Boards: 30 Vacant Seats Available
by News Release Wednesday, October 04, 2017

...To fill one of the vacancies listed below, apply to your local Neighborhood Board....


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Video: Running for Governor, Rep Andria Tupola Rallies Supporters in Waianae
by Video Video Wednesday, October 04, 2017

"I'm going to do it, I'm going to rise up and lead the state," Tupola said in the video.... 


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State Climate Change Adaptation Commission to Meet in Doomed Oceanfront Hotel
by News Release Tuesday, October 03, 2017

...It is open to everyone and will be held on October 11, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach Resort, Coral Ballrooms 1 & 2 from 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM....


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Survey: Over 80% of Hawaii Residents want Jones Act Repeal or Reform
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, October 03, 2017

...surveys taken in 2012 and 2017 show similar results....


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Hawaii Joins States with Highest-Rated Health Insurance Plans
by News Release Tuesday, October 03, 2017

... Hawaii moved up from 11th to 7th ....


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Fastest Growing? Honolulu Ranks 333rd
by News Article Tuesday, October 03, 2017

... Shortage of Affordable housing:  Its not the demand, its the supply ....


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Best Cities for Disabled? -- Honolulu Ranks 62nd
by News Article Tuesday, October 03, 2017

...According to the Social Security Administration, one in five Americans lives with a disability, and one in 10 has a severe disability....


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Open Access for Broken Trust Book
by News Release Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Thanks to support from University of Hawaii Press and Kamehameha Schools, the public now has free access to the bestselling book Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America’s Largest Charitable Trust....


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Oahu Circuit: Public Comment on Judicial Nominees for Four Positions
by News Release Tuesday, October 03, 2017

...Comments must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Friday, October 13, 2017. All comments will be kept confidential....


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Accountable, Affordable, Accessible: House Republican Caucus 2018 Bill Package
by News Release Monday, October 02, 2017

...We have been creating a bill package that strives to make our government and our state more accountable, affordable, and accessible to and for you....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 2, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, October 02, 2017
  • Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
  • Senate: Francisco Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Delrahim Nomination – Confirmation
  • House: Maternal and Infant Home Visit Program
  • House: FAA Short Term Reauthorization, Flood Insurance and Hurricane Tax Adjustments
  • House: Parole Violators' Benefits Revocation

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Two HPD Chief Nominees Sued: Cover up Manslaughter, Excessive Force
by Andrew Walden Sunday, October 01, 2017

...a secret commission larded with Kealoha loyalists has picked some candidates to continue the tradition....


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Cultural Nationalism vs Technical Progress: Telescope Protesters Make More Cash Demands
by Andrew Walden Sunday, October 01, 2017

...The more technical progress, the less attractive cultural nationalism becomes....


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Fritz v. Department of Taxation, and Why You Should Care
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 01, 2017

Over the past several months, there has been a court fight brewing that could have changed how the Department of Taxation lobbies for legislation....


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Will Courts Defend Free Speech -- Or Forced Speech To Promote A Political Agenda?
by News Article Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hawaii has enacted such a law and it is under challenge in federal district court. ...


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