Monday, May 21, 2018
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Monday, May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Banning Styrofoam Creates All Kinds Of Problems Including Environmental Ones
  2. Best States for Military Retirees -- Hawaii Ranks 37th
  3. Lava Flows Wipe out Supply of Affordable Housing
  4. Climate Change Commission to Make Housing Even More Expensive
  5. Rate Hike Coming: Lava Set to Wipe out State’s Only Clean, Cheap Geothermal Plant
  6. Caldwell’s Bloated Budget Adds 40 New ‘Positions’
  7. Haseko Lagoon Gets the LimeBike Treatment
  8. Honolulu’s Vanishing Crosswalks
  9. HSTA, Carpenters Select Josh Green for Lt Governor

Sunday, May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Trustee Candidates Aila and Kiaaina ‘Instrumental’ in OHA’s Biggest Boondoggle
  2. Ethics: Why did UPW Prison Guard Get $7000 from Inmate?
  3. Finding the Magic Bullet: City’s Share of Rail Administrative Costs
  4. Lava crosses Highway 137 and enters ocean in lower Puna
  5. On the Ballot this Fall? Council Trick to Return Corruption to Power in HPD
  6. HART Math: $400M isn’t above $240M it is Below $408M 
  7. Latest Scam to Hike GE Tax: Richards seeks to strip Mass Transit budget
  8. Caldwell: LimeBike will be Cool When it Properly Greases the Haunches of Power
  9. Public Meetings Begin for 2019-22 Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
  10. Anti-GMO Activists Kill Another Farm -- Exultant over Job Destruction on Molokai

Saturday, May 19, 2018
May 19, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Pohoiki Rd Evacuating by Helicopter--Coastal Puna may be next
  2. Backbone
  3. BLNR Approves Another Windfarm for Kahuku
  4. Ige to Tourists: Just Ignore that Little Volcano Thingy
  5. Elections: 335 Candidates Pull Papers 
  6. Lime suspends service in Honolulu after city classifies scooters as mopeds
  7. Stupidity Eruption: Conspiracy Theorists Tie Anti-Geothermal Hysteria to Tsunami Threat
  8. Homeless Begin Claiming to be Volcano Victims, Set up New Tent City
  9. Kauai: Lifeguards Save ANOTHER Snorkel Victim

Friday, May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kilauea Explosion Sends Ash to 30,000 feet
  2. How Well-Funded are Pension Plans in Your State? -- Hawaii 45th
  3. Caldwell: I Will Eradicate Every Last Lime 
  4. Applicants Sought for Hawaii Elections Commission
  5. Can Uber Stay in Honolulu?
  6. Good Intentions Pave Road to Hawaii Housing Crisis
  7. Dozens of Department of Education employees are under investigation
  8. HSTA teacher arrested on suspicion of promoting harmful drug
  9. Kishimoto: I Will Give Every Penny of Your Property Tax Hike to HSTA Members
  10. More Lame Excuses from Kaniela Ing – 31 Counts of Campaign Violations
  11. Lime: Government Moves Quickly When Politicos Don’t Get a Cut of New Business
  12. OHA Uses Misleading Data About Hawaiians
  13. GEMS ‘Solution’: Subprime Loans to Deadbeats
  14. Unity House Scammer Ordered Off Waikiki Beach
  15. County of Maui is on ‘spend and tax’ binge
  16. Maui County Bill aims to crack down on illegal B&Bs
  17. Pahoa Business Down Sharply after BnB Shutdown Ordered
  18. Will Lava Lot Owners Get Property Tax Break?

Thursday, May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated!
  2. OHA Math: Five Plus One Equals Zero
  3. Hawaii Gun Permits Down 24%
  4. Liliha-Nuʻuanu Complete Streets community meeting set
  5. Ige Unveils Security Features Designed to Make it Harder for HGEA Members to Have Sex With Mental Patients or Let Them Escape
  6. Kilauea Caldera Floor Drop Mirrors Run-up to 1924 Eruption
  7. Competing Sunscreen Maker Behind Anti-Sunscreen Petition
  8. Big Island Bookings Down 50% due to Volcano Hype
  9. Resort Fees Caused by High TAT
  10. New Super PAC With Pro-Rail Ties Emerges In Hawaii Elections
  11. Don’t Let The Mayor Pick Honolulu’s Top Cop
  12. Candidate: Sexual Harassment Requires Action Now
  13. Toxic Lot In Maili May Finally Get Cleaned Up
  14. When will UH Face Next Athletic Dept Disaster?
  15. Caldwell’s War on Lime a Quagmire
  16. Schatz Leads Efforts to Punish Homosexual Rapists in Prison

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kilauea: 12,000-foot Ash Plume
  2. Ninth Circuit’s Equal Pay Decision Requires Hawaii Employers to Reexamine Pay Structures
  3. Launch a Career? Honolulu Lowest Starting Salaries in USA
  4. Is Affordable Housing Constitutional?
  5. VIDEO: Free Market Thinking is Good for You
  6. Republican Caucus: Legislative Session in Review
  7. Homeless Steal from Evacuees at Volcano Emergency Center
  8. Harry Kim Introduces ‘Colored Guy from FEMA’
  9. Hawaii Legislature might reconvene to address lava crisis
  10. Volcano Could Become Next Excuse for Tax Hikes
  11. Maui: What Does it Take to Forcibly Incarcerate One Homeless Lunatic in Mental Institution?
  12. HGEA Mental Hospital: High-Level Staffers Involved in Saito Escape?  -- Still on Payroll
  13. Diminishing Democracy at the Hawaii State Legislature
  14. ERS: 26 years of Tax Hikes
  15. Kishimoto Fluff Piece Ignores Title IX Violations
  16. Tech Upgrade: DoE 5 Year Plan is a ‘Playground’
  17. Staffing and housing shortages challenge Kauai businesses
  18. Big Island businesses face layoffs, 30% loss as visitor cancellations mount
  19. Gamour Magazine Exploits Sunscreen Ban to Aid Profiteers
  20. Caldwell Wages War on Limes—90 Seized by Police
  21. Lawsuit: Managers Took Bribes At Low-Income Rentals
  22. Zero Republican Candidates on Kauai and Maui
  23. New Developments in Malia Zimmerman-Seth Rich Litigation

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. State encouraged building in risky lava zone
  2. UHERO: Rolling Blackouts Can Hide Green Energy Rate Hikes
  3. Supreme Court Overturns Federal Sports Betting Ban--May Lead to Legislation in Hawaii
  4. House 'Working Group' to Evaluate Sex Harassment Rules
  5. HSTA Tax Will Reduce Affordable Housing
  6. Rail Leaders Look To Curb Runaway Costs With Public-Private-Partnership
  7. The End of Clean Cheap Geothermal Electricity for Hawaii?
  8. ERS: Upholding Tenets of Eco-Religion More Important than Maximizing Returns
  9. Kealohas Still Grifting for Lawyer Money
  10. Will Unity House Scammers Finally Lose Grip on Waikiki Beach?
  11. Ponzi: Before Aug 11 Oblivion, Another DC Cash Run for Fukumoto
  12. ‘Exploited’ Underage Interns at State Legislature
  13. Which Committee Chairs Block Video of Meetings? 
  14. Caldwell Flips Out After Someone Leaves Lime Green Scooter on Sidewalk
  15. $11.4M City Settlement in Crosswalk Accident Because of ‘Complete Streets’ Policy
  16. Tourism Down Sharply on Big Island, Kauai

Monday, May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Little Pink House Coming to Honolulu  
  2. Drug Use by State: 2018’s Problem Areas
  3. Lawmakers Set New Record for Campaign Fundraisers
  4. Kishimoto, BoE, HSTA All Agree-They Want Your Money
  5. Will There Be Enough Workers For Hawaii’s Hot Economy?
  6. $4M Saved by Rebuilding Kauai Suspension bridge via Nonprofit Instead of County Procurement

 


Sunday, May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ​SB2699: Reactionary Reaction to Resort Fees
  2. HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3
  3. Prepare to Evacuate Puna Makai: Hwy 132 May Soon be Covered by Lava
  4. HSTA Again Selects Ige as Governor
  5. Hawaii Innocence Project Tied to Alleged Waikiki Pimp
  6. HART, Council, Caldwell Try New Scam on $44M rail shortfall 
  7. Maui Taxpayers Pay $15.9M for Rail
  8. Homicidal Lunatic Protecting Seven HGEA Members from Justice
  9. Water rates poised to rise (again)
  10. Molokai Ranch Hibiscus Scheme Evaporates Quickly
  11. Hawaii Potentially Banning 70 Percent Of Sunscreen Brands

Saturday, May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Elections: 319 Candidates Pull Papers
  2. Property Taxes Cost Hawaii $1070 per Person
  3. Trump Approves Volcano Disaster Proclamation   
  4. Hawaii Property Insurance Association Still Selling ‘insurance’ in Lava Zone
  5. Cost Controls? HART Laughs at Legislature
  6. West Maui Hospital to be Built with State Support –State of Wisconsin
  7. Hawaii Legislators Add Obamacare to State Law
  8. Coal-powered Honolulu Electric Vehicles
  9. Another Hawaii Lunatic Did not Have Guns Confiscated

Friday, May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How State Government fanned flames of volcano disaster
  2. Court Orders Hawaiian Shallow-set Longline Fishery to Close
  3. Dope Magazine Tours Bumpy's Marijuana Grow-Op
  4. HVO: Risk of Steam Explosion at Kilauea Summit
  5. Inflation Making Minimum Wage Irrelevant
  6. Hawaii’s first public preschool program opens new classrooms
  7. Pressler out at DoH
  8. FEMA denies federal funding for Hawaii flood victims
  9. Amid ongoing eruptions, Big Island faces a daunting new problem: A housing crisis
  10. Punatics Continue to Obsess over Clean Geothermal Plant
  11. Hanalei Flooding a Thrilling Opportunity to Exclude the Little People
  12. Crabbe Finds Three in Bucket
  13. State Hospital patient who escaped to California indicted on identity theft charges   
  14. In the midst of 'floatilla' madness, a DLNR officer is accused of excessive force

Thursday, May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Why OHA Wants You to Believe Three Myths
  2. Hawaii Constitutional Convention--The Basics
  3. Hawaii Timeshares Average 89.5% Occupancy for 2017
  4. Ige Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Kilauea Eruption
  5. Hawaii Judiciary Celebrates National Drug Court Month
  6. Senate Panel Approves Mark Bennett for Ninth Circuit
  7. Hawaii County Council Rejects general excise tax increase—Until After They are Reelected
  8. Hawaii Supreme Court sets date for Thirty Meter Telescope oral arguments
  9. Kealohas to stand trial in November
  10. Will Kauai Flood Criminalize Hanalei TVRs?
  11. DoE 6 Months to Have Meeting to Talk About Demolishing Burned Building on Campus
  12. New Chinatown Clinic Aims to Keep Bums Out of Expensive Emergency Rooms   
  13. Homeless Dude Beats Rap on Bumfight Stabbing
  14. Veto bill to ban some sunscreens

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
May 9, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ookala: DoH Warns on Dairy-Related Water Pollution
  2. City Buys 33 Unit Waikiki Building for Homeless
  3. HVO: Risk of Steam Explosion at Kilauea Summit
  4. Assisted Suicide: A Look into Hawaii's Future
  5. How Legislators Use Closed Door Meetings to Fool You
  6. HB2182/HB1986: Big Landowners to Score Megabucks from Carbon Credit Scam
  7. Now That Chief and Police Commission are Reformers Council Suddenly Wants to Change Everything
  8. Office of Elections Retaliation Lawsuit Bounced Back to Circuit Court
  9. Maui County’s top attorney reports gambling winnings in latest financial disclosure
  10. TVR Rules –Hawaii County Bill 108 amended
  11. Disasters Create New Opportunities to Attack TVRs
  12. Visitors to Haleakala decline 12% in 2017 –After Reservation System Imposed
  13. How Hawaii Schools Are Building Bridges To Micronesian Students
  14. Volcano Blasts Puna—But Brainwashed Punatics Obsess over Squeaky Clean Geothermal Plant

Tuesday, May 08, 2018
May 8, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Homeless Count Drops 10% Statewide as More are Pressured to Accept Shelter
  2. Rewrite of Hawaii Environmental Rules -- Public Hearings Set
  3. Follow the Money? Not so Easy in Hawaii
  4. Best States for Working Moms -- Hawaii Ranks 24th
  5. Confessions of a Third-World Resident
  6. Volcano Update: 12 Fissures Opened
  7. Best & Worst States to Be a Police Officer
  8. HART’s Latest Rail Contract Is For $400M — Twice What It Had Estimated
  9. Running Down HSTA’s Propaganda on Rental Tax
  10. Kim budget gives each Councilmember $30K ‘Reelect Me’ Money
  11. HB2110: Microgrid Bill Means More Rate Hikes Coming
  12. Maui Solar Farm Laughs All the Way to the Bank
  13. TopGolf: P3 Partnership to Reinvigorate Muni Golf on Oahu?
  14. Ethics: Two-of Nine Hawaii County Council Members Own TVRs
  15. Vacation rentals in disaster areas
  16. East Hawaii is Affordable Housing Secret
  17. ‘Raw Elements’ Profiteering on Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria

Monday, May 07, 2018
Letters to the Editor May, 2018
Letters to the Editor
  • Confessions of a Third-World Resident
  • Dermatologists: Ige Should Veto Sunscreen Ban
  • Iwasa: Rail Costs behind Caldwell Budget Cuts
  • Clean Nuclear Power for Hawaii 
  • Mother’s Day Umbilical Cord

Monday, May 07, 2018
May 7, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Why the State Audit is Good Medicine for OHA
  2. OHA releases report on health of Native Hawaiian women
  3. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  4. SB2046: Bump Stock Ban on Ige's Desk
  5. How Tulsi Gabbard Is Raising Money to Become Next Senator
  6. Council May Approve Caldwell’s Vacation rental proposal
  7. Profit Motive: Sunscreen Ban Designed to Give Competing Products an Edge
  8. Dive Tour Operators Desperately Try to Avoid Culpability for Snorkel Deaths
  9. Usual Suspects Seek to Exploit Hanalei Flooding to Take More Private Property
  10. Volcano News

Sunday, May 06, 2018
May 6, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle…for Our Keiki?
  2. Hawaii Towns Ranked for Economic Diversity
  3. Social Capital Index for Hawaii Counties
  4. Funds for Treating Individuals with Mental Illness: Is Your State Generous or Stingy?
  5. Elections: 300 Candidates Pull Papers
  6. Rep McDermott Cancels Endorsement of Carroll for Governor
  7. 200 Hawaii GOP Delegates Approve Party Platform
  8. Legislators waste healthy tax surplus to Help Hanabusa
  9. Legal loopholes in medical death law
  10. Maui County Signs Contract to Hunt Down illegal vacation rentals online
  11. Plan: Cut Carbon Emissions in Half by Becoming Homeless
  12. Random Mainlander Files Crackpot Lawsuit vs Coco Palms
  13. New fissure emerges in Leilani Estates; lava fountains reach as high as 230 feet

Saturday, May 05, 2018
May 5, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Legislators Save Union Bosses from not-yet-written Janus Decision
  2. Hawaii County Audit Finds Bundles of Cash in Breakroom
  3. VIDEO: Evacuation Ordered As Lava Erupts in Leilani Estates
  4. Feds Approve Hawaii Air Ambulance deal
  5. Hawaii: Over 1,500 Rape Kits Tested
  6. State investigating Kaniela Ing’s campaign finances
  7. Leilani Estates: Police Pull out of Area, Looters Move In? 
  8. Department of Retaliation: Paid suspension continues for school superintendent
  9. Kauai: Transient vacation rentals prohibited in areas recovering from flooding
  10. Doctors, Lawyers Paid to Clean up After Maui Homeless Bumfight
  11. Tourist in critical condition after Snorkel-Related  near-drowning incident on Maui

Friday, May 04, 2018
May 4, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Evacuation Ordered As Lava Erupts in Leilani Estates
  2. Secretive Commissions Determine Who Violates Anti-Discrimination Laws
  3. Dermatologists: Ige Should Veto Sunscreen Ban
  4. Was 2018 Hawaii Legislature a success?
  5. Navigating risk at Hawaii's public pension system
  6. Commonwealth Fund: Hawaii Among Top Health Systems
  7. Rethinking Hawaii Tourism: Time to Shift from Marketing to Managing Tourism?
  8. Southwest Coming to Bust Hawaiian Monopoly
  9. UHERO: Hawaii set for more growth
  10. HSTA Slush Fund: History Shows Us Where This is Going 
  11. Delusional Kouchi: Legislators are ‘Superheroes’
  12. Hawaii lawmakers proud of their work for Hanabusa—Sticking it to Ige
  13. KIUC Energy Storage Without Elon Musk
  14. Tourism authority chairman withdraws from confirmation fight
  15. Property rights include the right to rent it out — even if others don't like it
  16. Council Votes to Require ‘Life Safety Evaluation’ of Non-Sprinkler Buildings
  17. Kealoha Gang to have 2 federal trials
  18. Arakawa: Maui Council Should Restore Homeless Funds
  19. Homeless man sentenced to life in prison, blames drugs for killing his girlfriend
  20. Attempted Murder: Homeless Man Makes Excuses for Running over Bicyclist after Confrontation
  21. Homeless Take Over: Are Waikiki’s Public Pavilions Hopelessly Crime-Ridden?
  22. Homeless #1 Reason for Low Park Use
  23. Coco Palms Squatters Case Dismissed

Thursday, May 03, 2018
May 3, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Requests Disaster Declaration for Kauai, Oahu
  2. Public Private Partnership for Ala Wai Golf?
  3. Hawaii--Least Expensive Homeowners Insurance in USA
  4. US Citizen or US National: American Samoans in the Military
  5. Iwasa: Rail Costs behind Caldwell Budget Cuts
  6. Smug Millennial Caucus--Worst Attendance Of Legislators This Session
  7. Rep Creagan: We’re Not Supposed to Talk About Sexual Misconduct
  8. OHA trustee says she'll fight ethics charges 'to the death'
  9. HECO Proposes Two Grid-Scale Batteries -- $147M Exempted from Competitive Bidding
  10. Hawaii GOP Contributes to One Party State
  11. 'Sickening': Uber and Lyft accused of gouging military visitors to Hawaii
  12. Soft on Crime: Lucky Molester Avoids Jail
  13. Soft on Crime: Two Accused Child Killers Go Free
  14. Fourteen accept housing in wake of Homeless sweeps


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Hawaii Teachers Union Backs Campagna Over Gabbard for Congress
by News Release Tuesday, May 22, 2018

...U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, has not defended human and civil rights during her time in Congress. She was one of just three representatives, and the only Democrat who refused to condemn Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s genocidal chemical attack on his own people....


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United Way Report: 49% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford Basics
by News Release Monday, May 21, 2018

...the percentage of struggling families ranges from 32 percent in North Dakota to 49 percent in California, New Mexico and Hawaii....


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Government Relies on Flawed Data to Determine Endangered Species
by Heritage Foundation Monday, May 21, 2018

...“essentially half of the species” identified by Fish and Wildlife Service officials as “recovered” never should have been listed in the first place....


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Childcare: Mapping the Gap in Hawaii
by News Release Monday, May 21, 2018

...Hawaii has shortfall of 30,000 licensed child care slots, study finds....


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Best States for Military Retirees -- Hawaii Ranks 37th
by News Article Monday, May 21, 2018

...Hawai ties California and DC for the highest percentage of Homeless Veterans -- 33 times higher than lowest percentage state, Mississippi....


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Banning Styrofoam Creates All Kinds Of Problems Including Environmental Ones
by News Article Monday, May 21, 2018

...replacing Styrofoam products with paper alternatives often creates more waste (in volume and energy use) and generates more air and water pollution. The environmental impact of paper manufacturing is worse than foam manufacturing....


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Finding the Magic Bullet: City’s Share of Rail Administrative Costs
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 20, 2018

...In a recent hearing in the Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee, council leaders say that they might have found a “magic bullet”....


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OHA Trustee Candidates Aila and Kiaaina ‘Instrumental’ in OHA’s Biggest Boondoggle
by Andrew Walden Saturday, May 19, 2018

...IUCN has been tagged as a ‘Greenwashing Event’ funded by Shell Oil.  Why would they need OHA money?....


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Ethics: Why did UPW Prison Guard Get $7000 from Inmate?
by News Release Saturday, May 19, 2018

...Nothing in this report explains why these ACOs were getting this money from the Inmate. What are they getting away with?....


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​Lava crosses Highway 137 and enters ocean in lower Puna
by News Release Saturday, May 19, 2018

... Two lava flows enter the ocean at MacKenzie State Park off Highway 137; Coast Guard enforcing ‘safety zone’ ....


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Backbone
by Joni Kamiya Friday, May 18, 2018

...With the recent passage of the anti-pesticide bills in our legislature, I received messages and emails from certain legislators apologizing for voting for this....


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Elections: 335 Candidates Pull Papers
by News Release Friday, May 18, 2018

...Candidate filing for the 2018 Elections runs from February 1, 2018 through June 5, 2018. ...


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BLNR Approves Another Windfarm for Kahuku
by News Release Friday, May 18, 2018

...BLNR has given the greenlight to Champlin/GEI Wind Holdings LLC’s Na Pua Makani Power Partners LLC’s plans to build a 25-megawatt wind farm near Kahuku....


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Ige to Tourists: Just Ignore that Little Volcano Thingy
by News Release Friday, May 18, 2018

"...Hawaii is Open for Business: There is absolutely no reason for visitors planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands to change or alter their leisure or business travel plans...."


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Good Intentions Pave Road to Hawaii Housing Crisis
by Kelii Akina Friday, May 18, 2018

...Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls in Hawaii....


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Can Uber Stay in Honolulu?
by Video Video Friday, May 18, 2018

... "The Infamous" Bill 35 and it's effects on Hawaii's local population as well as tourists ....


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Applicants Sought for Hawaii Elections Commission
by News Release Friday, May 18, 2018

...Chief Justice Recktenwald is soliciting applications from residents of the County of Kauai....


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Caldwell: LimeBike will be Cool When it Properly Greases the Haunches of Power
by News Release Thursday, May 17, 2018

...Government Moves Quickly When Politicos Don’t Get a Cut of New Business....


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How Well-Funded are Pension Plans in Your State? -- Hawaii 45th
by Tax Foundation Thursday, May 17, 2018

... the Hawaii ERS is only 51% funded -- 5th worst in USA ....


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Ige Unveils Security Features Designed to Make it Harder for HGEA Members to Have Sex With Mental Patients or Let Them Escape
by News Release Wednesday, May 16, 2018

...patients and staff expected to occupy the new building in 2021....


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The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated!
by News Article Wednesday, May 16, 2018

...More and more, we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings, councils, or boards to “help determine” public policy in one field or another....


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Liliha-Nuʻuanu Complete Streets community meeting set
by News Release Wednesday, May 16, 2018

... The meeting will be held at the Maʻemaʻe Elementary School Cafeteria, 319 Wyllie Street, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. ....


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Hawaii Gun Permits Down 24%
by News Release Wednesday, May 16, 2018

...A total of 16,443 personal firearm permit applications were processed statewide during 2017, marking a 23.2% decrease from the tally in 2016....


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OHA Math: Five Plus One Equals Zero
by Video Video Wednesday, May 16, 2018

...Due to the recent State Audit, some have been calling for the ouster of all current Trustees....


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Republican Caucus: Legislative Session in Review
by Rep Andria Tupola Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The 2018 Legislative Session has come to a close. Close to 200 bills sit on the Governor's desk awaiting his signature....


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VIDEO: Free Market Thinking is Good for You
by Video Video Wednesday, May 16, 2018

...Keli'i Akina and Professor Schoolland demonstrate how free market thinking is good for the economy and our personal lives....


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Is Affordable Housing Constitutional?
by Video Video Wednesday, May 16, 2018

...affordable housing in Hawaii, how it works, whether it is legal, and how it could be done better....


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Launch a Career? Honolulu Lowest Starting Salaries in USA
by News Article Wednesday, May 16, 2018

...Honolulu and Pearl City tie Sta Rosa, Ca and Rancho Cucamonga, Ca for lowest monthly avg starting salaries adjusted for cost of living....


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Ninth Circuit’s Equal Pay Decision Requires Hawaii Employers to Reexamine Pay Structures
by News Article Wednesday, May 16, 2018

...In the case, Rizo v. Yovino, the court determined that the EPA bars employers from relying on past wage or salary history as a justification for pay disparities....


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House 'Working Group' to Evaluate Sex Harassment Rules
by News Release Tuesday, May 15, 2018

...members include Robin Wurtzel, Chief Counsel of the secretive Hawaii Civil Rights Commission which has helped cover up many sex-harassment claims....


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Supreme Court Overturns Federal Sports Betting Ban--May Lead to Legislation in Hawaii
by News Article Tuesday, May 15, 2018

...Supreme Court ruling could lead to sports gambling bills in Hawaii Legislature....


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State encouraged building in risky lava zone
by Grassroot Institute Monday, May 14, 2018

...ongoing disaster could have been avoided....


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UHERO: Rolling Blackouts Can Hide Green Energy Rate Hikes
by UH ERO Monday, May 14, 2018

... Dynamic pricing = 'Voluntary' rolling blackouts or brownouts.  You agree to use at certain hours and not at others ....


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Drug Use by State: 2018’s Problem Areas
by News Article Monday, May 14, 2018

... Hawaii ranks 46th ....


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Little Pink House Coming to Honolulu
by Robert Thomas Monday, May 14, 2018

...June 11, 2018, 6:30pm....


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​Reactionary Reaction to Resort Fees
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 13, 2018

...SB 2699 proposes to make “resort fees” subject to our Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT)....


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HSTA Again Selects Ige as Governor
by News Release Sunday, May 13, 2018

...he worked with HSTA for days at the bargaining table. Sometimes he stayed up with us until 3 a.m.... 


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HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3
by Andrew Walden Saturday, May 12, 2018

...After the 1960 Tsunami, homeowners in the destroyed Shinmachi area of Hilo bayfront were given fee-simple lots on newly subdivided state land in Waiakea Uka.  Shinmachi is now the site of the Hilo Bayfront Park....


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Property Taxes Cost Hawaii $1070 per Person
by Tax Foundation Saturday, May 12, 2018

...Average Per Capita Property Taxes: How Does Your State Compare?....


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Trump Approves Volcano Disaster Proclamation
by News Release Saturday, May 12, 2018

...Today’s Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hawai‘i Island follows the Presidential Disaster Declaration for flood-damaged Kaua‘i and the City and County of Honolulu, which was granted on May 8....


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Inflation Making Minimum Wage Irrelevant
by Kelii Akina Friday, May 11, 2018

...Hawaii’s Legislature did not approve a higher minimum wage this year....


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Hawaii’s first public preschool program opens new classrooms
by News Release Friday, May 11, 2018

...EOEL – which oversees the development of Hawaii’s only state-funded preschool program – now offers 26 prekindergarten classrooms serving 520 keiki statewide....


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Pressler out at DoH
by News Release Friday, May 11, 2018

...Anderson will be taking over for Pressler.  He has served as administrator of the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Aquatic Resources since October 2015....


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Dope Magazine Tours Bumpy's Marijuana Grow-Op
by News Article Thursday, May 10, 2018

"...inside these gates, we can do what we need to do...."


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Court Orders Hawaiian Shallow-set Longline Fishery to Close
by News Release Thursday, May 10, 2018

...enviros continue to obstruct all non-tourism activities in and around Hawaii....


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How State Government fanned flames of volcano disaster
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 10, 2018

...the state originally encouraged the building of homes in this dangerous area by offering lava insurance where no private company would....


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Senate Panel Approves Mark Bennett for Ninth Circuit
by News Article Thursday, May 10, 2018

...Mark Bennett, who served as Hawaii’s attorney general from 2003 to 2010, cleared the committee in an 18-2 vote and was a rare Trump nominee to receive more support from the Democrats on the committee than from the Republicans....


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Hawaii Judiciary Celebrates National Drug Court Month
by News Release Thursday, May 10, 2018

...Since the implementation of Hawaii’s first Drug Court in 1996, more than 2,000 people have graduated and found success in improving their lives....


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Ige Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Kilauea Eruption
by News Release Wednesday, May 09, 2018

...The governor is asking that the declaration authorize the Public Assistance Grant Program for Hawai‘i County, as well as the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program statewide....


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Hawaii Timeshares Average 89.5% Occupancy for 2017
by News Release Wednesday, May 09, 2018

...In comparison, occupancy of hotel properties statewide averaged 80.0 percent in 2017....


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Hawaii Constitutional Convention--The Basics
by Video Video Wednesday, May 09, 2018

...basic questions that will elucidate the nature of the institution....


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Why OHA Wants You to Believe Three Myths
by Video Video Wednesday, May 09, 2018

... Smoke & Mirrors At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs ....


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Assisted Suicide: A Look into Hawaii's Future
by News Article Wednesday, May 09, 2018

...look to other places both here and abroad where assisted suicide is already legal....


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City Buys 33 Unit Waikiki Building for Homeless
by News Release Wednesday, May 09, 2018

...The city utilized funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to acquire the eight-story building at 436 ‘Ena Road in Waikīkī....


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Ookala: DoH Warns on Dairy-Related Water Pollution
by News Release Tuesday, May 08, 2018

...Big Island Dairy has reported untreated wastewater from the dairy’s wastewater treatment system spilled from a damaged sewage pipe in the evening on May 6....


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Follow the Money? Not so Easy in Hawaii
by News Release Tuesday, May 08, 2018

... Following the Money 2018 -- How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data ...


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Best & Worst States to Be a Police Officer
by News Article Tuesday, May 08, 2018

... Hawaii Ranks 24th ....


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Homeless Count Drops 10% Statewide as More are Pressured to Accept Shelter
by News Release Monday, May 07, 2018

...Every county experienced a decrease in homelessness. Kaua‘i County saw the largest decrease at 28.9 percent, O‘ahu saw a 9.4 percent decrease, Hawai‘i County saw an 8.8 percent decrease, and Maui County saw a 2.6 percent decline....


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Rewrite of Hawaii Environmental Rules -- Public Hearings Set
by News Release Monday, May 07, 2018

... the Environmental Council is conducting nine public hearings from May 21-31 throughout the state on changes to the state Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) rules ....


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Best States for Working Moms -- Hawaii Ranks 24th
by News Article Monday, May 07, 2018

... WalletHub compared state dynamics across 15 key metrics to identify the Best & Worst States for Working Moms ....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, May 06, 2018

... May 3 Adjournment Sine Die ....


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SB2046: Bump Stock Ban on Ige's Desk
by News Release Sunday, May 06, 2018

...SB2046 contains vague language that could criminalize firearm modifications that are commonly done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability....


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Why the State Audit is Good Medicine for OHA
by Kelii Akina Sunday, May 06, 2018

...Myth 1: It doesn't matter how the money was spent, as long as it was spent on Hawaiians....


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OHA releases report on health of Native Hawaiian women
by News Release Sunday, May 06, 2018

... Haumea: Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Women and Empowering Wāhine Well-Being, a 150-page report ....


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Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle…for Our Keiki?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 06, 2018

...The amendment, if approved by the voters, does not define what investment real property is. Nor does it contain any limitations on the taxing power. Almost all the details are left up to the state legislature....


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Rep McDermott Cancels Endorsement of Carroll for Governor
by Rep Bob McDermott Saturday, May 05, 2018

...Cites involvement of fringe GOP troublemaker Eric Ryan and ongoing defamation of Carroll's rival Andria Tupola and her family....


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Funds for Treating Individuals with Mental Illness: Is Your State Generous or Stingy?
by News Release Saturday, May 05, 2018

...study reveals dramatic eight-fold difference in percentage of state funds allocated to helping mentally ill....


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Social Capital Index for Hawaii Counties
by Heritage Foundation Saturday, May 05, 2018

...Everyone Needs a Close Community, but Those Are Fewer and Fewer....


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Hawaii Towns Ranked for Economic Diversity
by News Article Saturday, May 05, 2018

...America’s transformation is more than skin-deep — it’s economic, too....


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Hawaii: Over 1,500 Rape Kits Tested
by News Release Saturday, May 05, 2018

...submission of the 1,513 previously untested sexual assault kits to accredited, approved forensic laboratories for DNA testing....


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