Thursday, June 22, 2017
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Pushing Bogus Coral Sunscreen Bills, Hawaii Surfrider Collects Payoff from Manufacturer
  2. Pasha to Buy Four Mystery Ships?
  3. 10 Buildings With the Highest Honolulu Property Taxes in 2016
  4. How Economically Independent is Hawaii?
  5. Hawaii to Supreme Court: No need to review travel ban
  6. ‘Food Evolution’ movie could mark turning point in public GMO discussion
  7. Mother Jones: World Health Organization called RoundUp a “probable carcinogen,” but it didn’t have all the facts
  8. FBI probe investigating police chief now zeroing in on city prosecutor, too
  9. Lawyers Begin Pretending Kealoha-Kaneshiro Ghost Ticketing Investigation is Real
  10. Universal Basic Income: Tax Hike to Pay Mainland Homeless to Come to Hawaii
  11. Lawsuit dismissed, clearing the way for transfer of hospitals
  12. Ige to Sign GEMS Rip-off Bill—Electric Ratepayers to Subsidize Failed Cool Schools Scam
  13. DoE Fails to Develop Even one Parcel of Land
  14. BoE Forwards HSTA-Ige ESSA Plan to Feds
  15. Emergency hires fill 38% of Leeward Teaching Positions
  16. Student Loan Repayment Steers 25 MDs, Nurses to ‘Underserved Areas’
  17. HIDoT: Firing Sheriffs is Negotiating Tactic
  18. Soft on Crime Crowd Saddened to Learn that Criminals do not Have Eternal Life
  19. Opioid Overdoses Cost $110M/year in Hawaii
  20. Domestic Abuse Felony Cases Clog Courts
  21. Aquarium fishing limits wrong for Hawaii
  22. Surfrider to DoH: Give Us the Power to Shut Down Beaches, Farms
  23. Military Industrial Complex Compromising Hawaii Missile Defense for Profit

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Letters to the Editor June, 2017
Letters to the Editor
  • Oahu Homeowners Get Railroaded
  • Rail vs Neil Blaisdell Center Renovations
  • Audit The Rail

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail Tax Hike: Legislators Promise Special Session, but Cannot Agree on Date or Funding Mechanism
  2. Global Warming: UH Professors Say Everybody in Hawaii Will Burn to Death. Soon. Real soon.
  3. Cool Schools? DoE Working to Avoid Installing Air Conditioners
  4. Rail vs Neil Blaisdell Center Renovations
  5. IT: Hawaii Spends the Most, Gets the Least
  6. DoTax: Another Big IT Project Collapse—$ Millions Wasted
  7. Enough is enough: Cut losses, end rail project
  8. Tourism Industry is Proof of Hawaii Democrats’ Climate Hypocrisy
  9. How HART Tried — And Failed — To Keep Rail Records Secret
  10. Rep Marilyn Lee to Appeal Against Admission of Fukumoto?
  11. Homeless Drug Addict’s Dogs Attack Jogger 
  12. Hawaii Judge Amends Travel Ban Injunction

Monday, June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Democrats Vote to Allow Fukumoto In
  2. Medicaid Expansion States Saw ER Visits Go Up, Uninsured ER Visits Go Down
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 19, 2017
  4. Panos: Statewide Surface Transportation Challenges and Opportunities
  5. Half of Hawaii Medicaid Funds Pay for Homeless Emergency Room Visits
  6. With Government out of the Way, Privatized Maui Hospital Hiring Hundreds, Investing Millions
  7. Put Everybody on Welfare: Omidyar, ACORN, and Richard Nixon All Agree—What Could Go Wrong?
  8. Hawaii County Moves to Shut Down Affordable Housing Development
  9. Honolulu Ethics Needs ‘Complete Overhaul’ 
  10. Global Warming: UH Professors Say Everybody in Hawaii Will Burn to Death.  Soon.  Real soon.

Sunday, June 18, 2017
June 18, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Closing an Estate Tax Loophole?
  2. New Sup’t Kishimoto set up to be Main Course of Political Feeding Frenzy
  3. Lawsuit: Sex, Lies and Retaliation in Maui County
  4. LG Candidates have no enthusiasm for Ige
  5. Another IT Disaster: Legislature Cuts off Funds for Tax System Modernization
  6. Public school spending in Hawaii is above U.S. norm
  7. Renters Hit by 10% Property Tax Hike on Affordable Housing
  8. How Homeless Attack Workers, Get Away with it
  9. Medicated Marijuana Drenched in Pesticides

Saturday, June 17, 2017
June 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell to Legislators: City will not put more ‘Skin in the Game’
  2. With Obama Out of the Way, HMSA Rate Hike Much Smaller
  3. Expensive Wind Energy Makes Maui Electric Bills Jump $15 in Month
  4. What do Illinois and Hawaii have in common that's causing residents to flee?
  5. Decisive Endorsement? Gay Thief Approves Fukumoto for Democratic Party membership
  6. Sovereignty Lawyer Disbarred
  7. Its Summer Again so Ige, DoE Pretend to Scramble to Cool Schools While Diverting Money to Line Green Energy Scammers Pockets
  8. Legislator: Housing Authority Money Demands Lack Specifics
  9. State DOT says deputy sheriffs no longer needed at Honolulu airport
  10. DOCARE Proposes $11,000 Fine for Teaching Kitesurfing at Beach
  11. Kauai Mayor Refuses to Sign Budget After Council Rejects Tax Hike
  12. Maui Hospital: 97% of HHSC Staff Accept Employment

Friday, June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
  2. State Recycling Program: A Decade of Fraud (Part 6)
  3. Auditor: 2017 Legislature Batting .000 -- 65 Bogus Special Funds
  4. Ige: Legislators Aren’t Getting Answers on Rail Costs
  5. Doomed: Affordable Housing Plan Depends on Rail
  6. Obamacare repeal will Barely be Noticed in Hawaii
  7. Hawaii workers 2nd in the nation using vacation time
  8. Preschool Pricing Hawaii families out
  9. Bogus Sand Study Claimed Maui would Run out in 2011 
  10. Organic Brainwashing in a Sea of Ignorance
  11. Scientists Want Papahanaumokuakea All to Themselves
  12. NRC Laughs at Big Island Depleted Activists
  13. Lawsuit: Staff Covered up Homosexual Rape
  14. Inmate lawsuit claims severe beating by HCCC guards; ‘repeated, systemic use of excessive force’ alleged

Thursday, June 15, 2017
June 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Audit The Rail
  2. State Labor Negotiators partly to blame for counties’ tax hikes
  3. No Jones Act tankers are capable of carrying liquid natural gas
  4. Takings: Bridge Aina Lea Suit Dismissed
  5. Wine Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 12th
  6. The Economic Security of Older Women and Men in Hawaii
  7. Audit: Informal Procedures by HPD, Prosecutor Hinder Domestic Violence Cases
  8. Audit Catches Maui County Finance Directory Abusing P-Card–Exposes Hostess Bar Loophole
  9. Soon-to-be HIDOE superintendent at the center of nearly $1M controversy
  10. TMT returns to high court: State justices to hear sublease appeal
  11. Property Taxes to Quadruple for 8,000 Condos
  12. GE Tax Payments up 1.1%, TAT up 14.9%
  13. Legislature’s Latest Idea: Put Everybody on Welfare and Call it ‘Universal Basic Income’
  14. Vampire Rail Cuts into Hawaii Blood Supply
  15. Hawaii Fastest Rising College Tuition in USA
  16. Hawaii Home Health Care Costs Rising Faster Than 48 States
  17. Anti-GMO Activists Sue State to Force EIS for Farming Operations
  18. Big Money Behind Anti-GMO

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
June 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Homeless Housed
  2. A third marine carrier in Hawaii?
  3. Honolulu 2nd-Lowest Average Internet Speed
  4. Kishimoto Contract Guarantees Big Fluffy Golden Parachute
  5. New proposals to legalize vacation rentals, hike taxes and fines
  6. Housing market beyond reach for many locals
  7. Rail: Unanswered Questions
  8. Telescope case in judge’s hands
  9. City to pay for detective’s attorney in Kealoha civil case
  10. New ethics complaint, attorney general investigation into DOBOR
  11. Former Maui official claims her firing was retaliatory
  12. Former Big Island clerk's law license suspended for 150 days
  13. Soft on Crime: Privileged Criminal finally Does a Little Time After Being Arrested by Fake Cops
  14. Iwilei: Drug Addicts Refuse to Accept Shelter Fight Police for Right to Live in Piles of Garbage
  15. Gerrymandered Enterprise Zones Benefit Wealth y Neighborhoods, Leave Waianae Behind
  16. State Pesticide Rules Advancing to Board of Agriculture
  17. Good News: Offshore wind farms face slew of challenges
  18. Hawaii's Worthless, Incompetent Congressional Delegation Loses Native Hawaiian Funding
  19. Mentally Ill Sanders Voters on the Rampage-3 Dead, Several Wounded

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Oahu GOP: No Rail Tax Hike Special Session
  2. Hawaii GOP: Ige Paris Accord Grandstanding will Cost Hawaii Consumers
  3. Message to OHA: ‘Clean up your Act’
  4. The saga of fishing vessel ‘America’s Finest’ continues
  5. Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 17th in Child Well-being
  6. Big Island Republicans Asleep as Democrats Scramble for Senate Opening
  7. Legislative Scandals Repeat Themselves: State grants-in-aid
  8. Skinning the Taxpayers: Mayor and other city officials get pay increases
  9. Tax and Spend: Hawaii County Budget $36M Bloat
  10. Enviros Push $760M Carbon Tax on Hawaii
  11. SB1240: Government Prepares to Kill Off More Small Businesses
  12. The problem with the Ninth Circuit’s decision striking down Trump’s Travel ban
  13. Rat Lungworm, the Tropical Parasite that took Hawaii by Surprise
  14. After Diamond Head Sweep, only Seven Bums Accept Shelter
  15. Homeless sweep set for Iwilei along Nimitz Hwy.
  16. Rape Kit Testing Yields Results
  17. Medical Bills Exceed $1 Million For Woman Accidentally Shot By Cop
  18. Arcadia: Pay a Surcharge and Your Electricity will be Blessed by Gaia
  19. New missile and new radar might gird isles

Monday, June 12, 2017
June 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 12, 2017
  2. GEMS: Ige Redirects Tax on Electric Ratepayers to Cover Cool Schools Failure
  3. HSAC: Property Taxes Going Up Because We Are Afraid to Legalize TVRs and Tax Them
  4. Parks: Caldwell Spends Money on Kakaako, Abandons Westside
  5. Caldwell Admin slammed over delays on landfill
  6. Study: Homosexual Child Molesters Abuse up to 40% of Homeless Youth
  7. Hawaii Paris Accord Signature – Fake, Fake, Fake
  8. UH Profs: We’re All Gonna Die Because of Trump
  9. Star-Adv: Legislators Should Make Polystyrene Ban Statewide

Sunday, June 11, 2017
June 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  2. Hilo: DLNR Land Lease Ends with Demolition of Hotel
  3. Reaching Back into the Past
  4. Old Boys Give $605K Grant to Some Guy in Hilo
  5. Hawaii’s environmental strides are more smoke than substance
  6. Increases in bus fares, vehicle taxes and meter parking
  7. Leeward GOP silence over rail missteps is deafening
  8. Honolulu Homeless improve under Housing First program
  9. Doomed: ESSA Plan Requires Kishimoto to ‘Eliminate Achievement Gaps’ by End of Her 3-yr Contract
  10. Vexatious?  Hawaii County Shuts off Contact with Community Activist
  11. Maui’s Only Neurosurgeon Unable to Leave Island
  12. Red tape could delay permits for hemp seed project
  13. Upside Down Flag Flies at Hawaii Community College

Saturday, June 10, 2017
June 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rep Thielen: Bring Rail Down to Earth
  2. TVRs: No Taxation Without Legalization!
  3. CyberStates: Hawaii Lags
  4. Global Warmers: Waikiki Sea Level Rise Will Drown Trump Hotel
  5. VIDEO: Lawyers Want Your Help to Keep the Homeless, Homeless
  6. Eco-Lawyers Help North Korea Reach Targets
  7. Contractor Begins Rail Work at Airport
  8. Hawaiian Health: Victimhood or Empowerment?
  9. Regulations May Make Marijuana Sales Unprofitable
  10. Neighborhood sit in stops Biki installment
  11. Kauai: Venomous Hatred of Republicans
  12. Illegal Alien was Leader of Punatic Circus

Friday, June 09, 2017
June 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii: To Afford 2BR Must Earn $73K
  2. GE Tax Hike Cornerstone of McDermott Plan to Rescue Rail
  3. Beer Taxes: Hawaii 5th-Highest in USA
  4. Ships Under Construction for New Cargo Liner Service for the Hawaii Trade?
  5. Governor to explore possibility of special session for rail  
  6. Did Council Really Put Skin in the Game?
  7. People Who Have The Most to Gain From Rail Are Still Skeptical
  8. Why Teachers Leave—One Word ‘Housing’
  9. Precisely as Predicted: Schatz, Civil Beat use King Tides for Global Warming Propaganda
  10. Bill signals beginning of the end for aquarium fishing
  11. Plastic Bag Ban: Feel Good Fakery

Thursday, June 08, 2017
June 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Who Just Got Caught at OHA?
  2. From colonial navigation acts to the Jones Act
  3. BoE Puts ‘ESSA Team’ Principal in Charge, Temporarily
  4. Potholes Cost Hawaii Drivers $708 per Year
  5. Mindless Bureaucracy Detains Machine at Honolulu Airport for Lack on Non-Existent Form
  6. KOS: Poll Shows Tulsi Gabbard Vulnerable to Primary Challenge
  7. Bonds: HART Story Changes Again--Now Says it Has Money Thru End of Next Legislative Session  
  8. New ‘Interim’ Sup’t: A school’s success can’t be measured through rankings
  9. City budget ratchets up fees, Bus Fares
  10. Falling Out Amongst Thieves: City Council puts off action on retail bag fee
  11. Hawaii County Council Approves Massive Fuel Tax Hike
  12. Honolulu Median 1BR Rent $1590
  13. HELCO: We will achieve 200% Renewable Energy in 2045
  14. Global Warmers: Only Donald Trump’s Oceanfront Properties will be Inundated
  15. Discrimination Against Punatics?
  16. Hawaii's medical marijuana program among the nation's most regulated

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
June 7, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Socrates Visits a Homeless Camp in Hawaii
  2. Hawaii: Most Expensive State to Put Your Kid Through College
  3. 90 mins to work: Hawaii Super-Commuters up 63%
  4. 2017’s Safest States in America–Hawaii 10th
  5. City seeks proposals for its third Housing First program
  6. Maui Mayor Signs Polystyrene Ban
  7. Hiding Failure: Schools board eliminates tests not required by Feds
  8. HART: With $350M Bonds, Rail Will Have Money for Construction
  9. Ige: Traffic Relief from Low Cost High Impact Projects – Like Shoulder Lanes
  10. Hawaii County Property taxes going up
  11. Hawaii County Council to Vote on Massive Fuel Tax Hike Next
  12. Caldwell Reaches into your Pocket: Street parking rates are set to double in Honolulu this summer 
  13. Suicide Squad Poll: Death Support by Ethnicity 
  14. Dope Stores Still Tied up in Red Tape
  15. Government Oysters: Delicious but we Promise not to Eat Them
  16. HPD: Unelected Thieves got away with millions of dollars in property crimes last year
  17. Sentencing delay likely for Kema Sr. as search for Peter Boy continues

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
June 6, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Sam Slom, Hawaii's Opposition Voice
  2. Ige: Trump Can’t Stop Me From Jacking up your Electric Bill to Line Pockets of Green Energy Scammers
  3. Containership capacity in Transpacific trade increasing
  4. 2017’s Best State Economies–Hawaii 39th
  5. 16 State Coalition Backs Travel Ban Before Supreme Court
  6. Wikileaks: Omidyar Website Gave up Leaker to NSA
  7. Poll: Ige Loses to ‘Someone Else’ 20% to 57% 
  8. OHA staffer faces conflict of interest allegations over poi mill venture
  9. 74% Say NO -- Only Star-Adv Editors and Politicians Want 10-cent Bag Tax
  10. Iolani Palace Becoming Homeless Tent City
  11. Hawaii County Council Approves 100% Property Tax Hike on 50,000 properties
  12. Inside Dope: Top State Bureaucrats to Open Marijuana Store on Kapahulu
  13. Katherine Kealoha Sues Prosecutor To Keep Her Employment Records Secret
  14. Honolulu Prosecutor wants to Spend Last $75k
  15. Trump promises ‘cheaper, faster and safer travel’ with private air traffic control
  16. Tourism Keeps Hitting Records, But Trumphaters Convince Themselves it is Dropping  

Monday, June 05, 2017
June 5, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Six Politicians Already Running for Lt Governor
  2. Years Later, Democrats Become Dimly Aware Tulsi Gabbard is a Joke Played on them
  3. State Bureaucracy: Marijuana Rots, Dope Dealers Lose $10K a Month Waiting to Open
  4. City sweeps homeless from state-owned Nimitz medians
  5. City Council bills would Impose 10-cent Bag Tax
  6. Richest islanders under the sun go with solar
  7. With NextEra Gone -- O`ahu May Get 100 Megawatts of New Solar
  8. $70/ Day for Elder Care—Unionization Next 

Sunday, June 04, 2017
June 4, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: The Right to Home Share in Hawaii
  2. Update on key initiatives at UH Mānoa, including enrollment management
  3. OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian men
  4. Human Casualties at the Legislature, Part 2
  5. Ige Has No Money:  2018 Scramble for Governor, CD1, CD2, Senate?
  6. Senators: Caldwell Asks for Blind Bailout, Will not Admit Problem
  7. Caldwell’s Latest Plan: Make the Handicapped Pay for Rail
  8. Massive Property Tax Hikes on Hawaii County Council Agenda
  9. Star-Adv: OHA must overcome Doubters to get Crony Cash Flowing from Fishermen’s Wharf (again)
  10. Parker Ranch Sues OHA-Funded Biofuel Schemer  
  11. Hawaii County Proposes Down-zoning Bridge Aina Lea (again)
  12. PUC: Wanna Sell Bottled Water, Then You are a Utility and we will Regulate You
  13. Dope Store Drops End Run Around Testing 
  14. Food Stamps: Who Will Buy Food for the Dopers?
  15. Catauna: Homeless Almost as Repulsive as Trump Supporters
  16. City plans Snap homeless sweep of state’s Nimitz Highway medians
  17. With NextEra Gone, Hawaiian Electric Begins Sending More Ratepayer Money to National Democrat Donors

Saturday, June 03, 2017
June 3, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Conflict of Interest: OHA Audit Committee Member Secretly owns OHA’s Former Poi Mill
  2. Where Pro-Rail and Anti-Rail Voices Agree
  3. Matson charters foreign flag containership for Samoa service  
  4. Evans: Raises the reason for tax increase
  5. Halawa: All Locks Fail at Another Prison Module
  6. Tourism Setting Records, but Chin says travel ban 'chilling effect' hurting Hawaii's economy
  7. Star Adv: King Tides Prove Hawaii Must Keep Shoveling Tax Credit Money to Silicon Valley Billionaires 
  8. Food as a political weapon
  9. State’s Largest Biofuel Farm Produces Much Hype, Little Oil
  10. More Marijuana for the Kids


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NFIB Hawaii Small Business End-of-Session Report
by News Article Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Defeat – for now – of onerous paid leave and minimum wage proposals highlight accomplishments for small business. Big court victory an added bonus....


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The Greatest Journey Didn’t Start with a Protest
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, June 21, 2017

If it were not for the brave souls who decided to collect information from the wind, stars, weather, and ocean currents, what we know as Native Hawaiians may have not arrived here in Hawaii....


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OCCC Jail Siting Study Released
by News Release Wednesday, June 21, 2017

... to replace the current Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) with a modern facility ....


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HDOT: 2002 Airport Agreement with Sheriff is Out of Date
by News Release Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Private security companies have worked to keep Hawaii’s airport facilities safe since 1976....


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‘Food Evolution’ movie could mark turning point in public GMO discussion
by News Article Wednesday, June 21, 2017

...how a cadre of non-experts is willing to bastardize science, and sacrifice progress and people for ideology and profit....


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Mother Jones: World Health Organization called RoundUp a “probable carcinogen,” but it didn’t have all the facts.
by News Article Wednesday, June 21, 2017

...A Scientist Didn’t Disclose Important Data—and Let Everyone Believe a Popular Weedkiller Causes Cancer....


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Hawaii to Supreme Court: No need to review travel ban
by News Article Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The justices ordered the latest round of briefing after the 9th Circuit ruled for Hawaii June 12....


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How Economically Independent is Hawaii?
by News Article Wednesday, June 21, 2017

...2017’s Most & Least Independent States....


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After Pushing Bogus Coral Sunscreen Bills, Hawaii Surfrider Collects Payoff from Manufacturer
by News Release Wednesday, June 21, 2017

...According to Nature and Scientific American, claims of coral damage from sunscreen are a bunch of hype....


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Pasha to Buy Four Mystery Ships?
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pasha faces the more immediate need to renew its fleet, which still has four steamships over 30 years old....


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10 Buildings With the Highest Honolulu Property Taxes in 2016
by News Release Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Honolulu raked in over $50 million in property taxes last year, from the top 10 taxpaying properties alone....


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Rail Tax Hike: Legislators Promise Special Session, but Cannot Agree on Date or Funding Mechanism
by News Release Tuesday, June 20, 2017

...no specific dates have been set for the special session and no rail funding mechanism has been agreed upon....


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Cool Schools? DoE Working to Avoid Installing Air Conditioners
by News Release Monday, June 19, 2017

"The department has made every effort to find solutions to cooling our classrooms in ways that are not only cost-efficient but also energy efficient..."


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Global Warming: UH Professors Say Everybody in Hawaii Will Burn to Death. Soon. Real soon.
by News Release Monday, June 19, 2017

“Our study shows...it takes very little warming for conditions to turn deadly in the tropics.”


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Panos: Statewide Surface Transportation Challenges and Opportunities
by Grassroot Institute Monday, June 19, 2017

Stuck in traffic? Panos Prevedouros will share traffic solutions that will free up our state's gridlock and get traffic flowing again....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 19, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, June 19, 2017
  • Senate: Rapuano Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Saudi Arms Sale Disapproval – Motion to Discharge
  • Senate: Iranian and Russian Sanctions
  • House: Health Insurance Tax Credit Verification
  • House: Veterans Affairs Department Accountability
  • House: Health Care Tax Credit Expansion

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Democrats Vote to Allow Fukumoto In
by News Release Monday, June 19, 2017

Decisive Endorsement? Gay Thief Approves Fukumoto for Democratic Party membership....


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Medicaid Expansion Crowds Emergency Rooms
by News Release Monday, June 19, 2017

States that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) saw 2.5 emergency department visits more per 1,000 people after 2014....


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Closing an Estate Tax Loophole?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 18, 2017
...this bill seems like a knee-jerk reaction....
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Auditor: 2017 Legislature Batting .000 -- 65 Bogus Special Funds
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, June 16, 2017

...None of the 65 Special Funds proposed in the 2017 Legislative session met criteria....


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State Recycling Program: A Decade of Fraud (Part 6)
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, June 16, 2017

The Department of Health, which administers the Program, has been aware of this flawed payment system since 2006 but has done little to address it....


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Audit Catches Maui County Finance Directory Abusing P-Card–Exposes Hostess Bar Loophole
by News Release Thursday, June 15, 2017

...The County Finance Director’s travel was presumed to be to attend an Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Nashville, TN, relating to “bribery and corruption”....


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Audit: Informal Procedures by HPD, Prosecutor Hinder Domestic Violence Cases
by News Release Thursday, June 15, 2017

...the HPD and PAT (Office of Prosecuting Attorney) lifecycle for domestic violence incidents can result in reclassifications and decisions that affect the case....


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The Economic Security of Older Women and Men in Hawaii
by News Release Thursday, June 15, 2017

...economic security of women and men aged 65 and older in Hawaii, including their marital status, poverty, and various sources and amounts of income....


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Wine Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 12th
by Tax Foundation Thursday, June 15, 2017

...Check out today’s map below to see where your state lies on the wine tax spectrum....


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State Labor Negotiators partly to blame for counties’ tax hikes
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, June 15, 2017

...negotiations with the public employee unions take place mostly at the state level, but the counties nevertheless are on the hook....


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No Jones Act Tankers to Carry LNG
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, June 15, 2017

...Currently no Jones Act-eligible tankers are capable of carrying LNG....


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Takings: Bridge Aina Lea Suit Dismissed
by News Release Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hawaii federal judge Susan Oki Mollway yesterday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a private landowner against the State of Hawaii after the State Land Use Commission in 2011 reverted more than 1,000 acres of land in South Kohala on Hawaii island from urban to agricultural use....


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June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hawaii was the last place in the US to abolish indentured servitude....


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Honolulu 2nd-Lowest Average Internet Speed
by News Article Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Honolulu average Internet download speed ranks 99th of 100 US cities....


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A third marine carrier in Hawaii?
by Video Video Tuesday, June 13, 2017

VIDEO: Mike Hansen discusses what this means, whether it's likely to happen, and how it fits in the Hawaii marine seascape....


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UH: Housing First Keeps 89% of Homeless Housed
by News Release Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Clients were 64% less likely to visit the emergency room and 74% less likely to be admitted to a hospital....


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Kids Count: Hawaii Ranks 17th in Child Well-being
by News Release Tuesday, June 13, 2017

...families continue to offer a strong foundation for Hawaiʻi’s children, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book....


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Oahu GOP: No Rail Tax Hike Special Session
by Brett Kulbis Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Island taxpayers are already struggling from paycheck to paycheck....


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Hawaii GOP: Ige Paris Accord Grandstanding will Cost Hawaii Consumers
by Shirlene Ostrov Tuesday, June 13, 2017

...Democrats—who so piously declare themselves champions of the middle class and working families—will have accomplished nothing but to further increase the already exorbitant cost of living in Hawaii....


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Message to OHA: ‘Clean up your Act’
by Kelii Akina Monday, June 12, 2017

Beneficiaries are calling for higher levels of transparency and accountability....


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The saga of fishing vessel ‘America’s Finest’ continues
by Michael Hansen Monday, June 12, 2017

...New Anacortes-built trawler could be grounded by old law, endangering two Washington State firms....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 12, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, June 12, 2017

Senate: Elwood Nomination - Confirmation
Senate: Iran Sanctions - Cloture
House: Customs and Border Protection Polygraph Waiver
House: Financial Regulation Restructuring


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Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
by News Article Sunday, June 11, 2017

Today is Kamehameha Day in Hawaii....


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Reaching Back into the Past
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 11, 2017

...retroactive tax legislation....


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Hilo: DLNR Land Lease Ends with Demolition of Hotel
by News Release Saturday, June 10, 2017

...prepare for a new phase of de-vitalization of Banyan Drive....


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Rep Thielen: Bring Rail Down to Earth
by Video Video Friday, June 09, 2017

...Representative Cynthia Thielen (H District 50 Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) assistant Minority Floor Leader, discusses the Honolulu rail project with Randall W. Roth, JD,LLM....


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TVRs: No Taxation Without Legalization!
by Kelii Akina Friday, June 09, 2017

...state lawmakers are eager to capture $26 million dollars in tax money every year from short-term vacation rentals....


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CyberStates: Hawaii Lags
by News Article Friday, June 09, 2017

The laggards are Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia....


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Global Warmers: Waikiki Sea Level Rise Will Drown Trump Hotel
by Andrew Walden Friday, June 09, 2017

...oddly enough, global warmers are still not lining up to accept my very generous offer of 10% of assessed value for their Hawaii oceanfront real estate....


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Ships Under Construction for New Cargo Liner Service for the Hawaii Trade?
by News Release Friday, June 09, 2017

...Philly Shipyard is in advanced talks with a leading Jones Act operator to establish a new shipping service in the Hawaii containership trade with up to four new, state-of-the-art, cost-effective and environment-friendly vessels....


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Hawaii: To Afford 2BR Must Earn $73K
by News Release Friday, June 09, 2017

...Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing....


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Beer Taxes: Hawaii 5th-Highest in USA
by Tax Foundation Thursday, June 08, 2017

All fifty states and the District of Columbia impose some tax on beer above and beyond the general sales tax....


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GE Tax Hike Cornerstone of McDermott Plan to Rescue Rail
by Rep Bob McDermott Thursday, June 08, 2017

...McDermott calls for Special Session....


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KOS: Poll Shows Tulsi Gabbard Vulnerable to Primary Challenge
by News Article Thursday, June 08, 2017

...Gabbard earns positive marks from just 49 percent of Democrats....


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Mindless Bureaucracy Detains Machine at Honolulu Airport for Lack on Non-Existent Form
by News Release Thursday, June 08, 2017

...DEA Form 452 doesn’t exist....


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Potholes Cost Hawaii Drivers $708 per Year
by News Release Thursday, June 08, 2017

...ASCE Hawaii Infrastructure Report....


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BoE Puts 'ESSA Team' Principal in Charge, Temporarily
by News Release Thursday, June 08, 2017

...DoE Priorities Reflect Teachers Union, HGEA Goals....


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Who Just Got Caught at OHA?
by Video Video Wednesday, June 07, 2017

...The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Independent Audit Hasn't Even Started Yet & Already Someone Has Been Caught....


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From colonial navigation acts to the Jones Act
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, June 07, 2017
“The Navigation Acts Are Still Alive: A Century of the Jones Act.”

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Maui Mayor Signs Polystyrene Ban
by News Release Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The law is set to go into effect on Dec. 31, 2018....


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City seeks proposals for its third Housing First program
by News Release Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Housing First Increment III will provide permanent supportive housing to 100 households experiencing chronic homelessness at a cost of $2.2 million....


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Socrates Visits a Homeless Camp in Hawaii
by News Article Wednesday, June 07, 2017

...The irony that the biggest discrepancy of rich and poor I've ever seen - existing side by side before my own eyes - is located in a Democratic Party fiefdom did not escape my notice....


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Hawaii: Most Expensive State to Put Your Kid Through College
by News Article Wednesday, June 07, 2017

At $10,670, the average in-state tuition and fees are by no means the highest in the nation. However, the cost of necessities is higher here than in any other state....


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2017’s Safest States in America–Hawaii 10th
by News Article Wednesday, June 07, 2017

...37 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories....


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90 mins to work: Hawaii Supercommuters up 63%
by News Article Tuesday, June 06, 2017

...The number of Hawaii residents commuting 90 minutes or more increased 63 percent from 2010 to 2015, to almost 17,000....


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Wikileaks: Omidyar Website Gave up Leaker to NSA
by News Article Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Civil Beat June 5, 2016: "Not all anonymous sources are created equal. Some do benefit you, and those should be protected...."


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16 State Coalition Backs Travel Ban Before Supreme Court
by News Article Tuesday, June 06, 2017

...urging the justices to reinstate key provisions of President Donald Trump’s executive order....


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2017’s Best State Economies–Hawaii 39th
by News Article Tuesday, June 06, 2017

...48th – Percentage of Jobs in High-Tech Industries....


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Containership capacity in Transpacific trade increasing
by Michael Hansen Monday, June 05, 2017

...This is an important development for many shippers in Hawaii and Guam because it further places the supposed opportunity to take advantage of these international services to the islands out of reach....


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VIDEO: Sam Slom, Hawaii's Opposition Voice
by Video Video Monday, June 05, 2017

...E Hana Kakou with Keli'i Akina, "Sam Slom, Hawaii's Opposition Voice"....


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Ige: Trump Can’t Stop Me From Jacking up your Electric Bill to Line Pockets of Green Energy Scammers
by News Release Monday, June 05, 2017

...More sweetheart contracts to buy overpriced electricity from campaign contributors....


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Human Casualties at the Legislature, Part 2
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 04, 2017

...fifteen senators wanted to stick their thumbs in the Governor’s eye....


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OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian men
by News Release Saturday, June 03, 2017

...Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Men, a 45-page report on the well-being of Hawaiian kāne....


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VIDEO: The Right to Home Share in Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, June 03, 2017

...Airbnb and other home-sharing applications are regulated by market demands for safety and quality, most notably, by star ratings....


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