Thursday, August 17, 2017
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Thursday, August 17, 2017
August 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu: $100 worth only $80.32
  2. Corporations Becoming New Arbiters Of Public Morality
  3. DBEDT Releases 2016 Hawaii Data Book
  4. Grabauskas Suspected of Withholding Records
  5. How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity
  6. Will State Provide Land for Affordable Housing?
  7. DoE: 33% Absenteeism on South Side of Big Island
  8. Child Deaths: DHS Reverts to Tried and True System for Covering Up
  9. Greenmail: Panel wants to make watching delicious whales a Hawaiian experience
  10. Body camera video showed MPD officers acted by the book with protesters
  11. Army searching for 5 aboard downed chopper

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
August 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Telescope: OHA Sees Chance for Land and Money Grab
  2. Jones Act: Matson and Pasha Seek Every Loophole
  3. Compact Impact: DoI Launches Census of COFA Migrants
  4. Honolulu Ethics Comm Seeks Comments on Draft Strategic Plan
  5. Honolulu 2016 Citizen-Centric Report Released 
  6. Audit: Bulky Pickup Schemes Generate Millions in Overtime
  7. Rail Solution?  A new PR Campaign!
  8. Council committee to take up measure seeking rail audit
  9. State Surplus Becomes Deficit After Paying Wages, Benefits, Pension
  10. Star-Adv: Only Days Left for Legislators to Come up with Tax Hike for Rail
  11. Obamacare Causing $68M in Losses for HMSA, Kaiser
  12. Hawaii AG to Oversee Kawananakoa Dispute
  13. The state is spending a lot less on school buses. Here's how
  14. Mindless Bureaucracy: Housing Becomes Less Affordable on Oahu
  15. Hawaii’s household debt per capita ranks highest among 50 states
  16. Analysis: Most renters in Hawaii are 'cost-burdened'
  17. Homeless Can Get Housing if they Walk Across The Street: Most Won’t
  18. Officer caught fighting with girlfriend on video expected to get six-figure payoff
  19. Gulliver, Lilliputians: Kona Spaceport Tied Down by Red Tape
  20. Fraud-Riddled Hawaii recycling program hit lowest rate in 2016
  21. Its Easy to Call Trump Racist 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Charlottesville Attack Was Domestic Terrorism
  2. DLNR Sea Level Rise Adaptation Meeting Set for Hilo, Kona
  3. Broken Trust Published 20 Years Ago
  4. Rep Tupola Backs Forensic Audit for HART
  5. Special Session to be Cancelled?
  6. Apo voices support for TMT
  7. Definition of ‘Renewable Energy’ is Political
  8. DoH Bureaucratic Bottleneck Keeps 100lbs of Weed off Streets
  9. Guam on Edge as Norks Chicken Out

Monday, August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kawananakoa Estate: Sex, Drugs, and Inequality
  2. HART Rail Costs Nearly Triple Rail Tunnel  
  3. Grassroot: Investigate Rail Fraud, Waste, Abuse
  4. Oahu GOP: Mo More Bailouts for Rail
  5. Mattis: ‘We’ll Take It Out’ If North Korea Fires A Missile At Guam
  6. Heiress Kawananakoa: Lawyer is trying to take control of $200M estate
  7. Tuition Hikes Explained: UH Manoa Paying 72 Over $200K
  8. New DoE Sup’t Finds Way to Keep Daughter out of Hawaii Public Schools
  9. Hotels Control Opposition to Kauai dairy plan
  10. Hotels Chemophobes Team up for Sunscreen Megaprofits
  11. A bad week for sunshine
  12. Police Called 3x Day to Kona’s New Homeless Tent City
  13. Ex-Cop Sues Honolulu For Not Paying To Defend Him In Assault Lawsuit
  14. Star-Adv Nailed for Misleading Styrofoam Ban Rhetoric
  15. Association says a sprinkler system bill is not feasible

Monday, August 14, 2017
August, 2017 Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

HART Rail Costs Nearly Triple Rail Tunnel


Sunday, August 13, 2017
August 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Grand Skim of Things, Part 2
  2. 2018: Service to Muslims Could Make Chin Lt Governor
  3. Maui Council: TAT Hike Makes Neighbor Islands Pay for Rail (but we still aren’t legalizing TVRs)
  4. Pay for Rail by Eliminating Pension Spiking
  5. Rail Condemnation: Jurors Not Fooled by HART’s Appraiser
  6. Workings of Hawaii government hew to satirical Parkinson’s Law
  7. Roberts Hawaii Sees Money in Maui School Bus Debacle
  8. REIT Tax Losers Whine
  9. Maui Dopers Clean out Shelves at Weed Store
  10. Money: Danner’s Annual Show Set for October
  11. Muslim Relabeled as Grandmother upon Arrival in Hawaii

Saturday, August 12, 2017
August 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. No need for special session this summer
  2. It was 119 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
  3. Honolulu Rents Jump Another 6.7%
  4. Youth Homelessness--Hawaii Ranks 5th
  5. Tough On DUI? Hawaii Ranks 26th
  6. DBEDT: Hawaii Economy Slowing
  7. Registration Open for Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
  8. Rail Fail: Hanabusa Threatens to Run For Governor
  9. Government failures continue to mount
  10. GEMS: The Hawaii Program That Keeps on Taking
  11. UHA 15.3% Obamacare Insurance Rate Hike
  12. Star-Adv: Don’t overreach with smoking ban
  13. Dopers Clean Out Supply of Medicated Marijuana in 3 Days
  14. Chinatown: Six Homeless Accept Shelter Since May
  15. Tarnas announces campaign for Evans’ District 7 House seat
  16. Kauai council chair Rapozo to run for Kauai mayor

Friday, August 11, 2017
August 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Audit the rail: An idea that’s catching on
  2. Rail Fail: Why You Should Speak Out
  3. Which States Benefit Most from the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction?
  4. Governor needs to step up and fix Maui school bus crisis
  5. DLNR Sea Level Rise Adaptation Meeting Set for Hilo
  6. Vulnerable: Ige’s Campaign Cash As Low As His Poll Numbers
  7. Elections Commission Retaliation Suit Heading for Supreme Court
  8. Mileage Tax: HDOT to Hire Con-Artists to Concoct Sales Pitch for Massive Tax Hike
  9. Bureaucratic Empire Builders: HDOT wants to create State Police Force, Patrol Highways, Airports, Ports
  10. Proposed Wind Farms in Hawaii face challenges
  11. Maui Electric Bills Drop $11 Because of Less Wind Energy
  12. Kauai  Maui still short of school bus drivers
  13. Ex-Honolulu Cop Offers $300,000 To Settle Suit With Bartender He Shot
  14. Protective gear from Marco Polo fire fight taken out of service
  15. Enviros Freak out Because Somebody Might Catch a Fish
  16. ‘High’ Tech: Cannabis dispensary Hawaii's largest venture capital deal of 2016
  17. North Korea details plan to fire missile salvo toward Guam

Thursday, August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA the Savior of Mauna Kea?
  2. Video: How Jones Act Jams up Highway Traffic
  3. Killer Windfarms: Why do we subsidize the slaughter?
  4. Rail: ‘Special audit possibly coming down the line’
  5. Hawaii: North Korea Threat is Excuse for Another Pork Barrel Project
  6. Fight Begins over Kawananakoa Money
  7. Judge’s Findings Leave TMT Opponents Few Options
  8. 2 prominent Native Hawaiians say they're part of 'silent majority' in favor of TMT
  9. Legalize TVRs
  10. Hawaii County Fuel Tax Hike Bites Consumers Hard
  11. Students Make it to School Without Busses
  12. Bill requiring retrofitting of all high-rises with sprinklers passes first reading
  13. HPD Raids 20 Game Rooms
  14. Resolution to remove controversial sidewalk extensions passes city council
  15. Medicated Marijuana “Like Candy’ Should Appeal to Kids
  16. After Faking Opposition, Hawaii Election Officials Give Trump Exactly What He Requested
  17. Why Hawaii Won’t Join Battle Against Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Crackdown
  18. Anti-Semites Harass Hanabusa for Support of Israel

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
August 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. North Korea Mulls Nuking Guam
  2. Matson Tightens Grip on South Pacific
  3. Hawaii -- Lowest Percentage of MDs Accepting Medicare
  4. Who Needs Rail? Cost-Effective Lane Projects Save Commuters Time
  5. Want Land? DLNR Will Buy You Some
  6. Politicians Scramble for Dozens of Openings with Primary Day 1 Year Away
  7. Sister Isle Outrage over Tax Hike for Oahu Rail
  8. Pro-Rail Democrats Demand Hanabusa Oppose Rail Audit
  9. Defense Against North Korea Nukes? Hawaii Congressional Delegation Pushes Giant Pork-Barrel Project 
  10. OHA must seek TMT solution
  11. OHA Pays Waimea Group $172K to Watch Trees Grow
  12. Former Big Island Prosecutor Jay Kimura Missed Chance to Nail Peter Boy Killer
  13. Windfarms Kill 100s of Sacred Endangered Animals
  14. Grossly Overpriced Biomass project ‘still on schedule’
  15. Anti-GMO Loser Running ‘Academy’ For Democrat Candidates
  16. Dopers, Chronics Line up on First Day of Weed Sales
  17. UH Athletic Department Finds Way to Claim Profitability
  18. Sharp Drop in Pedestrian Deaths
  19. Gag order rescinded
  20. Star-Adv: We Need Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities in EVERY Community

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
August 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: Lawmaker Leaks Plan to Make Sister Isles Pay for Rail -- Public Hearing Set
  2. Full Text: Summary of Secret UPW Contract
  3. Trump Admin Funds Micronesia One Stop Centers
  4. Turn Your Child into a Tranny--Star-Adv Runs How-to Guide
  5. New DOE: Teacher Shortages, Hot Classrooms, and Low Test Scores
  6. HMSA Losing $48M on Obamacare Plans
  7. The Daniel K. Inouye Center has quietly disappeared
  8. Mental Health Care at Center of Homeless Plan
  9. Hawaii County Transit Administrator Disqualified Because he Tells Employees What to do
  10. Hawaii Ranks 46th for Gun Ownership
  11. BioMess: Hu Honua Loophole Allows Importation of Wood to Burn
  12. State’s Ruling Party Gears up for ‘Day of Resistance’
  13. State’s First Weed Store to Open Aug 15

Monday, August 07, 2017
August 7, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DoE Student Absenteeism Over 20%
  2. Rail Stations Designed to Profit KSBE, HECO, First Hawaiian
  3. Why Hawaii Isn't Rich Like Texas
  4. NY Child Molester Approved by Hawaii DHS as Foster Parent
  5. Legislators Create System for Politically Connected Landowners to Rake in Megabucks from Carbon Credit Scams
  6. Up Country Maui Residents May Get Nothing Out of A&B Water Settlement
  7. Styrofoam Ban Before Honolulu Council Wednesday
  8. How Jones Act Causes Traffic Jams

Sunday, August 06, 2017
August 6, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
  2. The Grand Skim of Things (Part 1)
  3. Laughed out of Court, Lawsuit Fails to Force US Unilateral Disarmament
  4. To Pay for Rail Curb costly retirement benefits for government workers
  5. Peter Apo: Loss of TMT would do cultural damage
  6. Not Dead Three Years Later, Corporate Lobbyist Used ‘Terminal’ Cancer in Assisted Suicide Sales Pitch
  7. High flying: Councilmembers Party in Japan on pCard
  8. Maui: 13,496 Units Needed to Meet Demand for Affordable Housing
  9. Maui Meeting Held to Justify $205M in Rate Hikes to Pay for Solar Schemers Profits
  10. Infighting, Retaliation at Hawaii Paroling Admin
  11. News Flash: Criminals Usually Don’t Get Their Shots

Saturday, August 05, 2017
August 5, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Seafarers’ irrational opposition to Sen McCain’s Jones Act reform bill
  2. Second Amendment Guarantee Act Would Protect Popular Rifles, Shotguns from Antigun Politicians
  3. Trump - Kim summit in Hawaii?
  4. Why a Tax on Soda is Unhealthy
  5. OHA committee pledges 'aggressive position' on Mauna Kea management
  6. Thompson’s voice needed on TMT
  7. DBEDT, Solar Scammers Seek GEMS Secrecy
  8. Police Commission selects consultant to help pick a chief
  9. Homeless relocation program has helped hundreds return to mainland
  10. Kona Homeless Refuse to Accept Shelter Spaces at New ‘Camp’
  11. Disability?  Yep Hawaii’s Got a Tax for That
  12. Activists fuel public’s disconnect from modern agriculture—and it hurts farmers
  13. Tulsi Gabbard panders to Anti-GMO Morons (Again)
  14. Judge issues stay to stop all Sand-Mining
  15. Zimmerman vs. Slom, Round 2

Friday, August 04, 2017
August 4, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Value of $100? -- $84.18
  2. Caldwell, Ige: Least Transparent in Hawaii History
  3. HD48 and SD24 to be Open Seats in 2018 Election
  4. HART Burns Millions on ‘Art’, Embossed Columns
  5. Hawaii Burns Down Rainforest for ‘Renewable’ Biofuels
  6. Chinatown: Caldwell’s Dim Bulb-outs Become Homeless Camps
  7. Kona: Homeless Keep their Needles, Leave Truckloads of Trash Behind
  8. Former HPD officer convicted of child sex assault crimes now facing civil suit
  9. Pie Meet Sky: 80K Tech Jobs for Hawaii
  10. We’re mad as hell, and wearing it like a medal

Thursday, August 03, 2017
August 3, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Anti-Telescope Protesters Fight with Police in effort to Create Incident
  2. Hawaii, 2017: 15 Cases of Rat Lungworm and Counting
  3. Hawaii Among States with Least Student Debt
  4. Break the Government Monopoly on Flood Insurance
  5. Rail Budget Pays to Repave Prison Parking Lot--HDOT Milks Rail Budget to Pay for Kam Hwy Repaving Beyond Middle Street
  6. Star-Adv: Robbins Hire a Hail Mary for HART
  7. Tokuda announces plans to run for lieutenant governor
  8. HSTA Gains Total Control over DOE
  9. Hawaii Smart Grid: Want vs. Need
  10. Statewide natural gas rate hike awaits PUC approval, costs could increase 15%
  11. Caldwell’s Complete Streets—A Scam to Keep Locals Out
  12. Soft on Crime: Judge gives career criminal another sentencing reprieve
  13. Harry Kim Declares Emergency so he can Build Homeless Tent City at Copper-Laden Construction Site

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
August 2, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Matson: Construction-Related Shipments Down
  2. Honolulu Among 10 Worst Markets for House Flippers
  3. Compact Impact: Trump Admin Sends Another $3M
  4. Oahu Republicans Go Door-to-Door
  5. Mike Huckabee to Speak at Hawaii Republican Fundraiser
  6. Secret UPW Contract Gives 7.2% Raise, $2000 Bonus 
  7. HMSA Seeks seek 27.1% Obamacare hike
  8. OHA to Sue UH Over Telescope ‘Mismanagement’ (Next Stop Canary Islands)
  9. Caldwell’s Sec 8 Program Designed to Hide Fraud
  10. 796 AC Units Installed in Schools
  11. More Secrecy: State issues gag order as investigation continues into death of Hawaii island toddler
  12. Homeless Tweekers Sink Boat in Ala Wai Canal
  13. Latest Sweep Makes Bums Interested in Finally Accepting Shelter 

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
August 1, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
  2. Secret Rail Meetings at Legislature
  3. Hawaii not College-Ready -- Second lowest median scores on ACT
  4. Crosswalk Cellphone Ban: Just because something is a good idea doesn’t mean it’s a good law
  5. Ige Seeks Comment on Nominees for 3rd Circuit Court
  6. HART officials to meet with bond rating agencies in San Francisco
  7. E-W Center Features in 2017 Congressional Pig Book
  8. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 1, 2017
  9. Peter Apo Reinventing OHA
  10. Akana: OHA Criminal Behavior has been going on for A Very Long Time
  11. HECO Public Meetings to Discuss Plan for Massive Rate Hikes
  12. Improve Hawai’i’s Missile Defenses — Now
  13. US Intel Officials Confirm North Korea Can Strike Most Of The Homeland
  14. E-Cigs Get a Second Chance from FDA
  15. Lawsuit: Donald Trump Personally Edits Malia Zimmerman Articles
  16. HART: New CEO Hired BECAUSE OF his Conflict of Interest
  17. Message to Special Session: Don’t falter on Pension fund payments
  18. New schools superintendent to start job with BOE meeting
  19. Protest is on for telescope convoy
  20. Anti-Cane Smoke Activists behind Effort to Shut Down Tuna Fleet
  21. Kauai Police Chief Settles Claim for Mysterious 2012 ‘Incident’
  22. LED Streetlights Reduce Hawaii Co Electric Bill 50%
  23. Hawaii to Distribute Enough Drug Overdose Kits for 333 1/3 Years
  24. State certifies first of labs that will test medical marijuana products
  25. Hawaii Republican Party Hosts Successful Fundraiser
  26. Trannies in Military a Really Bad Idea

Monday, July 31, 2017
July 31, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Slate: The Absurdity of Honolulu's New Law Banning Pedestrians From Looking at Their Cellphones
  2. Hint to Hawaii: Court halts Illinois mandate to promote abortion
  3. HART Board Votes 6-1 to Select Robbins as CEO
  4. What land in Hawaii is not held sacred?
  5. Caldwell’s Homeless Point-Man Quits
  6. Airport basement leak Becomes Excuse to Give Oceanit $500K
  7. HB1079: More Useless Expensive Regulations for Hawaii
  8. Maui hospital raises fee but retreats after moms protest

Sunday, July 30, 2017
July 30, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. No Hanahana -- Kaukau Anyway
  2. Rail: Rod Tam Floats Magnetic Levitation
  3. Report: Rail Tax Hike Would Compromise ERS
  4. Feds Give HART Sept 15 Deadline
  5. Telescope: Protesters will Decide whether Project is Built
  6. Slate: The Absurdity of Honolulu's New Law Banning Pedestrians From Looking at Their Cellphones
  7. PUC approves Ridiculously Overpriced Hu Honua Biomess Project
  8. Green Energy Schemers try to Explain Away 44% Rate Hike


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Honolulu: $100 worth only $80.32
by Tax Foundation Thursday, August 17, 2017

... Honolulu is the most expensive city in the USA, but in rural Hawaii $100 is worth $99.90 ....


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DBEDT Releases 2016 Hawaii Data Book
by News Release Thursday, August 17, 2017

...the 2016 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.”....


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Corporations Becoming New Arbiters Of Public Morality
by News Article Wednesday, August 16, 2017

....in this chess game, those in Charlottesville are just pawns....


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Telescope: OHA Sees Chance for Land and Money Grab
by Video Video Wednesday, August 16, 2017

...OHA Tricksters Are Hard At Work....


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Audit: Bulky Pickup Schemes Generate Millions in Overtime
by News Release Wednesday, August 16, 2017

...153 employees received $1.7 million in overtime for bulky and white goods collection....


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Honolulu 2016 Citizen-Centric Report Released
by News Release Wednesday, August 16, 2017

... government financial information in a concise, timely, clear, understandable, and accurate manner to the general public ....


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Honolulu Ethics Comm Seeks Comments on Draft Strategic Plan
by News Release Wednesday, August 16, 2017

...Please send your comments on the draft strategic plan by September 1, 2017....


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Compact Impact: DoI Launches Census of COFA Migrants
by News Release Wednesday, August 16, 2017

...Interior, Census Launch 2018 Enumeration of Compact Migrants in Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa To Determine Distribution of Compact Impact Funds....


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Jones Act: Matson and Pasha Seek Every Loophole
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, August 15, 2017

...big enough to sail four ships through....


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Rep Tupola Backs Forensic Audit for HART
by News Release Tuesday, August 15, 2017

...City and HART officials were often unable to give specific answers to our questions and rarely took responsibility for their cost overruns and inflated budgets....


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Broken Trust Published 20 Years Ago
by News Release Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The essay titled “Broken Trust”, published on August 9, 1997 by the Honolulu Star Bulletin, reported widespread corruption involving Bishop Estate....


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Charlottesville Attack Was Domestic Terrorism
by IPT News Monday, August 14, 2017

...Trump's refusal Saturday to specifically condemn by name those Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi white supremacists was morally deficient....


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Mattis: ‘We’ll Take It Out’ If North Korea Fires A Missile At Guam
by News Article Monday, August 14, 2017

...the U.S. military will shoot down North Korea’s missiles if they fire on U.S. territory....


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Oahu GOP: Mo More Bailouts for Rail
by Brett Kulbis Monday, August 14, 2017

...today's information hearing is nothing more than kabuki theater designed to make us believe they're concerned....


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Grassroot: Investigate Rail Fraud, Waste, Abuse
by Grassroot Institute Monday, August 14, 2017

“What is needed is a full, independent forensic audit of the project, to identify the reason — or reasons — for its significant cost overruns and missed deadlines...."


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Kawananakoa Estate: Sex, Drugs, and Inequality
by Andrew Walden Sunday, August 13, 2017

...If you’re rich, Hawaii is a really lousy place to get sick....


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The Grand Skim of Things, Part 2
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 13, 2017

...the Central Services Skim has redirected about $45 million a year from the special funds to the state general fund....


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Youth Homelessness--Hawaii Ranks 5th
by News Article Saturday, August 12, 2017

...2017’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children....


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Tough On DUI? Hawaii Ranks 26th
by News Article Saturday, August 12, 2017

...compare drunk driving penalties in all 50 states and D.C.....


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DBEDT: Hawaii Economy Slowing
by News Release Saturday, August 12, 2017

...After two years of consecutive growth above 2 percent, Hawaii’s economy grew by 0.9 percent during the first quarter of 2017....


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Registration Open for Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
by News Release Saturday, August 12, 2017

LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas....


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Honolulu Rents Jump Another 6.7%
by News Release Saturday, August 12, 2017

...Honolulu, HI, hit #3 in July with an increase of 8%, and returns to the list at #4 in August for another 6.7% increase. For August, that means median one-bedroom rent is $1,766 — the tenth highest in the country....


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It was 119 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
by News Article Saturday, August 12, 2017

On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines....


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No need for special session this summer
by Grassroot Institute Friday, August 11, 2017

...the immediate cash flow problems have been solved for the most part by the Honolulu City Council, which authorized the sale of $350 million in bonds to help bail out the project....


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Audit the rail: An idea that’s catching on
by Kelii Akina Friday, August 11, 2017

...Mahalo for helping this idea to catch on....


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Rail Fail: Why You Should Speak Out
by Shirlene Ostrov Friday, August 11, 2017

...Honolulu Rail Project is on track to becoming the costliest and most mismanaged public transportation project in our nation's history....


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Which States Benefit Most from the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction?
by Tax Foundation Thursday, August 10, 2017

... Hawaii ranks 4th with an average deduction of $2629 ....


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Governor needs to step up and fix Maui school bus crisis
by Rep Bob McDermott Thursday, August 10, 2017

...students and parents of Maui are being held hostage to bureaucratic bumbling that would make the keystone cops envious....


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DLNR Sea Level Rise Adaptation Meeting Set for Hilo, Kona
by News Release Thursday, August 10, 2017

...Believe this?  Got Hawaii oceanfront real estate? I will buy it off you for 10% of assessed value cash money....


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Hawaii: North Korea Threat is Excuse for Another Pork Barrel Project
by News Article Thursday, August 10, 2017

...Hawaii’s congressional delegation is hoping they’ll hook the big fish....


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Rail: ‘Special audit possibly coming down the line’
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, August 10, 2017

...Cliff Slater told the HART board that “everything should come up on the table, as John Henry Felix is calling for.”....


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Killer Windfarms: Why do we subsidize the slaughter?
by News Article Thursday, August 10, 2017

...a proposed Hawaii wind farm admits it will be lethal and seeks government permission to commence the killing....


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Video: How Jones Act Jams up Highway Traffic
by Michael Hansen Thursday, August 10, 2017

...the Jones Act has stifled coastal shipping and shifted the movement of freight to the nation’s roadways....


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OHA the Savior of Mauna Kea?
by Video Video Wednesday, August 09, 2017

...Telescope: For OHA, it’s all About the Rent Money....


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Want Land? DLNR Will Buy You Some
by News Release Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Grant applications for land acquisition....


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Who Needs Rail? Cost-Effective Lane Projects Save Commuters Time
by News Release Wednesday, August 09, 2017

“While highways funding is limited, we haven’t let that stop us...."


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Hawaii -- Lowest Percentage of MDs Accepting Medicare
by News Article Wednesday, August 09, 2017

...2017’s Best & Worst States for Health Care....


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Matson Tightens Grip on South Pacific
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, August 08, 2017

...once their Marshall Islands service is in place, Matson will no longer use Kyowa Line to transship cargo....


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North Korea Mulls Nuking Guam
by News Article Tuesday, August 08, 2017

...North Korean state media warned Wednesday that it is considering launching strikes on U.S. forces in Guam, as well as the U.S. mainland....


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Full Text: Lawmaker Leaks Plan to Make Sister Isles Pay for Rail -- Public Hearing Set
by News Release Tuesday, August 08, 2017

...The Hawaii Legislature is hosting a public informational briefing on state funding for the City & County of Honolulu’s rail project at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 in the State Capitol auditorium....


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Trump Admin Funds Micronesia One Stop Centers
by News Release Tuesday, August 08, 2017

...technical assistance grants totaling $467,095 to continue support for the Micronesia Resource Center One Stop Shop on Guam and the We are Oceania Hālau Ola One Stop Center in Hawaii...


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Full Text: Summary of Secret UPW Contract
by Andrew Walden Monday, August 07, 2017

...The contract features 10.65% wage hikes over four years and a reopener for years three and four -- conveniently timed for after the next gubernatorial election....


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Why Hawaii Isn't Rich Like Texas
by Kelii Akina Monday, August 07, 2017

Texas has no personal income tax....


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Rail Stations Designed to Profit KSBE, HECO, First Hawaiian
by Andrew Walden Sunday, August 06, 2017

...Cashing in at Middle Street, Kalapama, Iwilei....


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DoE Student Absenteeism Over 20%
by Andrew Walden Sunday, August 06, 2017

... DoE student absenteeism is caused by DoE teacher absenteeism ....


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Laughed out of Court, Lawsuit Fails to Force US Unilateral Disarmament
by News Article Sunday, August 06, 2017

... a three-judge panel ruled in a scathing decision that the provision is not enforceable in U.S. courts ....


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The Grand Skim of Things (Part 1)
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 06, 2017

...A Hawaii law dating back to 1955, which now can be found at HRS section 36-27, says that 5% of any special fund’s income will be paid to the state general fund to pay “central service expenses....”


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This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
by News Article Sunday, August 06, 2017

August 6 and 9 have been made into International Days of Anti-American historical revisionism.  So here is a look at reality as seen from first-hand sources instead of whining activists.


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Why a Tax on Soda is Unhealthy
by Kelii Akina Saturday, August 05, 2017

...Hawaii has no soda tax. But that's not for lack of trying.....


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Trump - Kim summit in Hawaii?
by Gene Ward Saturday, August 05, 2017

...Would you like to see a Trump/Kim summit in Hawaii?....


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Second Amendment Guarantee Act Would Protect Popular Rifles, Shotguns from Antigun Politicians
by News Release Saturday, August 05, 2017

...This week, Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) introduced legislation that would shield popular rifles and shotguns, including the AR-15, from being banned under state laws....


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Seafarers’ irrational opposition to Sen McCain’s Jones Act reform bill
by Michael Hansen Friday, August 04, 2017

...Sacco’s column was in response to U.S. Senator John S. McCain’s introduction on July 13, 2017, of Open America’s Waters Act of 2017....


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Hawaii Value of $100? -- $84.18
by Tax Foundation Friday, August 04, 2017

...the same amount of cash can buy you more in a low-price state than in a high-price state....


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Break the Government Monopoly on Flood Insurance
by Heritage Foundation Thursday, August 03, 2017

...Since the 21st Century Flood Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 2874) passed out of committee in June, it has been subject to intense industry lobbying....


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Haleakala: Police Again Clear Anti-Telescope Demonstrators from Road
by News Release Thursday, August 03, 2017

... See how it works when the police are allowed to do their job? ....


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Hawaii Among States with Least Student Debt
by News Article Thursday, August 03, 2017

...data set ranges from average student debt to unemployment rate among the population aged 25 to 34 to share of students with past-due loan balances....


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Hawaii, 2017: 15 Cases of Rat Lungworm and Counting
by News Release Thursday, August 03, 2017

...This year, the state confirmed a total of 15 cases of the serious parasitic infection, which is the highest number of cases reported in the state over the last decade....


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Honolulu Among 10 Worst Markets for House Flippers
by News Article Wednesday, August 02, 2017

...“Flip or Flop”....


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Compact Impact: Trump Admin Sends Another $3M
by News Release Wednesday, August 02, 2017

... Supplements $30 Million Provided Previously ....


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Oahu Republicans Go Door-to-Door
by Brett Kulbis Wednesday, August 02, 2017

...This weekend, hundreds of homes in several districts across Oahu each received an informative and persuasive door hanger from the Honolulu County Republican Party....


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Mike Huckabee to Speak at Hawaii Republican Fundraiser
by Shirlene Ostrov Wednesday, August 02, 2017

...Tuesday October 24 at 6pm, Koolau Ballroom....


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Matson: Construction-Related Shipments Down
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, August 01, 2017

...lower construction related cargo to Hawaii as the boom of high-rise condominium developments in Honolulu has begun to ebb....


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Secret Rail Meetings at Legislature
by News Release Tuesday, August 01, 2017

... If the funding of rail was all that was on the table it would be simple....


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HECO Public Meetings to Discuss Plan for Massive Rate Hikes
by News Release Tuesday, August 01, 2017

...Hawaiian Electric Company will host a public meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, at McKinley High School....


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Lawsuit: Donald Trump Personally Edits Malia Zimmerman Articles
by News Article Tuesday, August 01, 2017

...Trump allegedly reviewed the Fox story before it was published on May 16....


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Improve Hawai’i’s Missile Defenses — Now
by News Article Tuesday, August 01, 2017

...U.S. Pacific Command boss Adm. Harry Harris Jr. told lawmakers in April to consider nearer-term measures. Harris said the existing system could be “overwhelmed” by an ICBM attack. If that happened, he said, “someone would have to make a decision about which ones to take out or not.”....


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US Intel Officials Confirm North Korea Can Strike Most Of The Homeland
by News Article Tuesday, August 01, 2017

...The missile test on July 28 performed better than the Hwasong-14 tested earlier last month....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 1, 2017
by Congress .org Tuesday, August 01, 2017

...The House is in the August district work period and not doing any legislative business until Sept. 5....


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E-Cigs Get a Second Chance from FDA
by News Release Tuesday, August 01, 2017

...Unexpected update from FDA halts federal regulations and embraces e-cigarettes....


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Akana: OHA Criminal Behavior has been going on for A Very Long Time
by News Article Tuesday, August 01, 2017

...“a criminal probe is now underway on a lucrative, non-bid contract issued by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs”....


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