Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
November 20, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii putting bond investors in a world of hurt
  2. Hawaii Grade C for Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Laws
  3. HRA Backs Hawaii Concealed Carry Lawsuit
  4. UH 'Scientists' Assemble Cavalcade of Global Warming Hysterias
  5. A Smaller World 
  6. Women's March Founder: "Anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment, and hateful, racist rhetoric part of the platform"
  7. Grandstanding: Hirono Lawsuit Challenges Trump Appointment
  8. OHA Money Grab Behind Star-Adv Push for Higher DLNR Land Rents
  9. Telescope foes ask Hawaii high court to reconsider ruling
  10. AG to Release Result of Investigation into HGEA-Controlled Lunatic Asylum
  11. Did Hawaii Lawmakers Poison Their Relationship With Gov. Ige?
  12. $17M—300% Sewer fee hike advanced
  13. We’re Number One!  Construction underway in Iwilei for largest hygiene center in the nation
  14. New location discussed for Waianae homeless
  15. Soft on Crime: 10 Convictions out on the Streets Does it Again
  16. Time For Honolulu To Finally Decide On Natatorium’s Future?

Monday, November 19, 2018
November 19, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 18, 2018
  2. HART Admits Taxpayers 100% on the Hook for P3 Contract
  3. Waters and supporters threaten recount lawsuits
  4. Green Energy Hustlers Thrilled at Prospect of 20% Higher Electric Bills
  5. Rename Hawaii Consumer Advocate the Rate Advocate
  6. Shakedown: Judge calls inspections at Pohakuloa training area ‘grossly inadequate’
  7. DLNR Leasing Strategy: Wait for Phone to Ring
  8. DLNR Criticized for Not Looting Tenants of Kanohelehua Industrial Park
  9. DHHL: Three Years of Paper Shuffling Before Construction Can Begin
  10. DPP Whac-a-Mole
  11. Maui: Will Planning Comm Water Down $20K/day TVR Fines?

Sunday, November 18, 2018
November 18, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Thousands of HSTA Members Could be Targeted by New Anti-Bullying Policy
  2. Senate Announces Leadership, Committee Chairs
  3. Full Bilingual Hawaiian-English Bible Published
  4. Walden versus OHA’s LLCs
  5. OHA Operatives Squeeze DLNR Harbors Division for Money as Ala Wai redevelopment Looms
  6. Open-Carry: Hawaii Paints itself into corner 
  7. Lt. Gov. needs a real job or save us the big salary
  8. Hygiene Center Homeless Vortex: Drug dealing, public drinking, street sex, street brawls, stabbings and murders
  9. Hanalei Residents Angle for Six More Months Without Tourists, TVRs
  10. Bill Would Keep Hordes of Tourists out of Leilani Estates
  11. New Age Quacks Behind Anti-Vaxxers Mobilizing to Keep Your Kids Sick
  12. When hype overpowers fact, we get mongoosed

Saturday, November 17, 2018
November 17, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. City to Feds: OK We've Done What You Told Us To
  2. State Legislature Hiring for Upcoming Session
  3. Maui rental fines not fine
  4. Hawaii: Nobody Has More Individual Income Tax Brackets
  5. UH: Ken Lawson Admits his “Innocence Project” Brought Alleged Pimp to Hawaii
  6. Legislative Agenda: State to Build 1000s of Condos at $300K ea?
  7. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to pay $13M for construction claims
  8. Ala Wai Harbor P3 Draws Interest from Developers
  9. Homeless Tent City: “Rapes, stabbings, theft. It was the weak preying on the weaker.”

Friday, November 16, 2018
November 16, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Auditor Rips Health Department Oversight of Board and Care Homes
  2. HR5025: Protect Fishermen from Enviro Fines
  3. Bum Patrol: City Launches 24/7 Security Project for Nine Parks
  4. HART approves rail recovery plan—New Cost $9.196B
  5. DoE SPED: We’re Incompetent so Give Us More Money 
  6. Hawaii Suicide Squad too Eager—Might Blow Chance to Spread Scheme to Mainland States
  7. HGEA Coverup: A year later, few answers into how admitted killer escaped from Kaneohe psychiatric hospital
  8. Maui Solar Schemes to Score $0.11 per kwh
  9. DHHL: Remove unauthorized hale
  10. NELHA Tax Credit Scheme Blames Global Cooling for Losses
  11. Bruno Mars Proves Aloha Stadium Structurally Sound

Thursday, November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Esther Kia'aina--New OHA CEO?
  2. GE Tax Receipts Down 0.7%
  3. $206M Short: Hawaii’s budget surplus shrinks to $750M
  4. 10 Family Members, 4 Bedrooms And ‘A Dream To Have Your Own Place’—The Reality of ‘Monster Homes’
  5. Council Passes Expedited Permitting Ordinance—DPP Promises to Retaliate by Slowing Occupancy Permits 
  6. Kauai Bill 2725: Fake Affordable Housing Bill Would Squelch Development, Lock Buyers out of Real Estate Appreciation
  7. Hawaii County Sewer Rates to Double?
  8. BUSTED: Hu Honua Lies Designed to Cover Up 28.6 cents per kwh Cost of Production
  9. Maui Enviros Panic as Real Farmer Considers Growing on former HC&S Cane Lands
  10. Money is the sticking point for striking hotel workers
  11. Two Inmates Alleged Beatings by HCC Guards
  12. Hawaii Democrats Should ‘stop kowtowing to entrenched special interests’

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
November 14, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii 39% of Homeowners are 'Equity Rich'
  2. Applications Being Accepted for Maui County Boards and Commissions
  3. Nine New Democrats Elected to House
  4. Ninth Circuit Considers Plea of Guam Elders in Airport Land Compensation Case
  5. Anti-Pesticide Hysteria: Enviros Shift from Bees to Birds
  6. Who’s Who: 2019 Legislative Committee Chairs
  7. Time to plan for next election already here
  8. HART’s P3 Plan Another Bad Sign For Rail
  9. FAR would hurt all homeowners
  10. Blaisdell vision costs too much
  11. Maui Vacation rental fines inviting legal trouble
  12. Oahu retirement home clarifies assisted suicide rules—ACLU Not Satisfied
  13. It’s not just that Hawaii can’t hire enough teachers. Schools also can’t convince them to stay
  14. Council: Hike Bus Fares 300% for Seniors
  15. Honolulu Council Working to Reestablish Kakaako Homeless Tent City
  16. Slow-Moving VA System Keeps Homeless Vets on the Street
  17. How Prosecutors Blew Pimp Case
  18. Analysis: Lane Could Have Destroyed Thousands of Aging Honolulu Homes

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii rank goes up, but not its economic freedom
  2. How to Build More Housing in Hawaii
  3. Caldwell: No Limebike Treatment for Ride Sharee
  4. Soft on Crime: Judge drops all charges against former death row inmate prosecutors said wanted to build prostitution empire
  5. Hawaii’s stun gun ban will be Overturned Soon
  6. Defeat of HART charter amendment to be Exploited as Latest Excuse for delays and costs    
  7. Star-Adv: City Faking TOD Affordable Housing Requirement
  8. Housing First Reduces Veteran Homelessness
  9. Ige plans to push for lava relief funding (sort of)
  10. Legislative Agenda: Wakai Pushing Wasteful Aloha Stadium Replacement Project
  11. Nago Screw Up:  Waianae polling places ran out of same day registration forms
  12. Hawaii Needs Automatic Recount For Close Elections
  13. Teenage Tranny On the Lookout Every Day for Excuse to File Grievance against HSTA Members

Monday, November 12, 2018
November 12, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Telescope: OHA Greenmail Overplays its Hand?
  2. Honolulu VA has Lowest Job Vacancy Rate in USA
  3. Hawaii 3rd Skinniest State
  4. Tulsi Gabbard for President? Campaign Decision by Christmas
  5. Hawaii Ethanol Craze Ran Amok Producing Bad Legacy Legislation
  6. DOH to hold hearing on Hu Honua power plant
  7. Hawaii Trannies Put on Blackface Show while Pushing Gay Bullying Policy in DoE
  8. Bills 79 and 80: Outlaw Affordable Housing ‘Monsters’
  9. Schatz: Remove Troops from Border so Caravan of Democrat Voters Can Get in
  10. Hawaii Students Drugged

Sunday, November 11, 2018
November 11, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii WWI Centennial - a Full Day of Events at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial
  2. Honolulu VA Touts Few Improvements
  3. Oh? Can’t We Keep HART’s Funding Sources “Pure”?
  4. Special Funds: Auditor Looks at HART, OHA, PUC and Others
  5. Hawaii GOP lost by largest margin since statehood
  6. Was rail worth all the pain? Voters suggest maybe not
  7. Legislative Team Hanabusa: Ige Still isn’t Talking to us
  8. Honolulu VA Medical Center Among Worst 30% -- again
  9. Legislative Agenda: More Spending for Education
  10. Legislative Agenda: Micromanage UH Textbook Selection
  11. Nanakuli charter school once hailed as educational leader in upheaval amid financial woes
  12. Kauai: ‘Affordable’ Housing Residents Will Never Catch Up
  13. Hawaii County Council to Dump ‘Open Spaces’ Fund

Saturday, November 10, 2018
November 10, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Supreme Court Affirms TMT Permit 4-1 -Dissenting Opinion Published
  2. House Republicans Select Gene Ward as Leader
  3. Bad News has a Silver Lining
  4. Higher taxes do not make housing cheaper
  5. Meet the New and Recycled Faces in the Legislature
  6. Telescope: Wilson Dissent Published, Protesters Given 10 More Days to File      
  7. Maui Eco Activists Horrified at Possibility of Coffee and Citrus Spreading Across Maui Cane fields
  8. Homeless Lunatics Must be Forced to Accept Shelter—but Politicians Would Rather Play Politics
  9. Failure of Mental Health Care System: Lunatic Terrorizes Local College
  10. Falls of Clyde to be Returned to Scotland 

Friday, November 09, 2018
November 9, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii ACLU Threatens to Sue Nursing Home for Refusing to Help Patients Kill Themselves
  2. Cost of Long Term Care--Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
  3. Ige Proclaims ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’
  4. Hawaii #1 State for Viagra Prescriptions
  5. Trump Admin: Caldwell a Section 8 High Performer
  6. Star-Adv: Lets Make General Elections Democrat-Only
  7. Bill speeding up building permits poised for final vote at City Council
  8. Kim resumes work on plan for Maunakea
  9. Vacation Rental Ban Could Be ‘The Final Death Blow’ For Puna
  10. Legislative Agenda: Potheads to Push for Edibles
  11. Hilo gun owner contests petition in open-carry case
  12. California Shooting: Failure of Mental Health Care System
  13. Soft on Crime: Child Molester May be Released on Technicality

Thursday, November 08, 2018
November 8, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Teachers Union: Push Sovereignty Movement in Classrooms
  2. House Democrats Announce Committee Chairs
  3. Public meetings scheduled for Oahu Climate Action Plan
  4. More Traffic Jams -- Oahu Bike Plan update to be announced at public meeting
  5. Does Your State Have a Marriage Penalty?
  6. Premature Birth--Hawaii Grade 'D'
  7. EPA requires closures of 10 illegal cesspools in Hawaii in 2018  
  8. Hirono to Telescope Protester: ‘The Court has Ruled’
  9. News Flash: So-called ‘Monster house’ Really Two Houses built on Land Zoned for Apartment Building---Rampaging Mob of Star-Advertiser Editors Continues to Demand Demolition
  10. After a two-year dry spell, Hawaii once again has a lone Republican in the state Senate
  11. Fevella’s win gives Republicans a state Senate caucus of 1 (again)
  12. LoPresti Refusing to Concede?
  13. Tommy Waters not conceding to Trevor Ozawa in Honolulu City Council race
  14. Toppled after 28 years at OHA, Rowena Akana punished for Giving Evidence to Attorney General
  15. Maui Anti-GMO Council Majority to Crown Biofuel Schemer King?
  16. Precinct Vote is Anti-GMO, Absentee Vote is Pro-GMO (again)
  17. Kauai 2020: Solution to Anti-GMO Ignorance—Abolish Polling Places
  18. After Ruggles joins Sovereignty Movement--Proposal would give County Council power to censure absent members
  19. HPD Chief: Police Not At Fault In Closing Of Domestic Violence Program
  20. Hawaii Harbors Division looking to capitalize on development opportunities amid rail project

Wednesday, November 07, 2018
November 7, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Final Read—Hawaii Election Results
  2. Statewide Election Results: Hawaii’s Voter Turnout Was Almost A Historic Low
  3. Exit Poll: Hawaii voters say nation headed wrong way
  4. Senate Monopoly Broken: Republican Kurt Fevella beats Matt LoPresti in Ewa Beach
  5. Recycling Crazy: Rida Cabanilla re-replaces Matt Lopresti in State House
  6. Oahu: 7,000 Late-Arriving Absentee Ballots Counted Overnight Put Ozawa Over the top by 22 votes
  7. Assorted Anti-GMO Nuts—Election Results
  8. Kauai County overwhelmingly votes to keep term limits
  9. Big Island Voters Say Yes to Fiscal Notes, Transparency
  10. Maui Voters Want Tougher Fines For Unlicensed Airbnbs
  11. Suicide in isles underreported
  12. If You Really Believe in Sea-Level Rise You will Change rail route
  13. How Self-Obsessed are Hawaii Environmentalists?

Tuesday, November 06, 2018
November 6, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Election Day Reminders
  2. DCCA Seeking Applicants for State Boards
  3. Legislative Agenda: Oxycontin Will be Excuse to Make Your Insurance Policy Cover Marijuana
  4. ConCon Complaint: Campaign Spending Violation on Front page
  5. Caldwell Decides to Soak Property Tax Payers $214M for Rail Loan
  6. Social Engineering: Caldwell Plans to Ban Cars and Busses from Waikiki
  7. Gubernatorial candidates both focusing on the high cost of housing
  8. Hawaii GOP focusing on conservative-leaning districts in battle against blue wave
  9. Maui Anti-GMO Candidate Funded by Dead Man
  10. ConCon opponents raise $740,000
  11. Hawaii: Low Voter Turnout Dictated by Lack of hot races
  12. Despite easier registration rules, early voting figures remain low
  13. Strategies 360: Money-oriented PR Firm Is Getting Involved In Hawaii Politics
  14. Kauai Disaster Becomes Excuse for anti-TVR Policy: Mayor Extends Ban on Hanalei TVRs
  15. There's a big increase in crime due to 15 cents bag fee on Oahu, says Retail Merchants of Hawaii
  16. City Council Plays Politics--could halt homeless enforcement bills
  17. Hu Honua: How a Dirty Biomess Plant Gets to be considered ‘Green’
  18. State review prompted by false missile alert months behind schedule
  19. Victim Advocates Withdraw From Partnership with Honolulu Police

Monday, November 05, 2018
November 5, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu 3rd Highest Proportion of Homeless Veterans
  2. Honolulu Tagged in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge
  3. Mainland Gays: Our Agenda Only Half-Complete in Hawaii
  4. Mental Health Care: Report Ranks Hawaii at Bottom of States
  5. Report on the Implementation of State Auditor’s Recommendations
  6. Filmmaker Sues Hawaii: My Film Is ‘Not The History They Want Told’
  7. Rent-Seeking Behavior: OHA, DLNR Destroy Hawaii’s Only Flour Mill
  8. Ineffectual Hawaii Republicans Allow Hawaii Democrats to Flood Mainland with Money
  9. Some hotel workers in CA reach a deal, but Hawaii’s strike continues  
  10. Two Years Later Builder Finally Gets Building Permit
  11. How Shrinks Help Lunatic Escape Justice--Win for public’s right to know
  12. Soft on Crime: Honolulu Rape Kit Tests Produce 120 Hits and 19 Serial Rapists – But no Prosecutions
  13. Prostitution charges against ‘johns‘ dismissed
  14. Big Island Real Estate Sales Down Sharply
  15. Global Warming: How One Environmentalist Scores a Lifetime of Free Hawaiian Vacations

Sunday, November 04, 2018
November 4, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. It’s Real Property Because We Said So!
  2. Rail: Ansaldo seeking $200M over rail delays
  3. By Thumbing Nose at Auditor, HART Alienates Legislature
  4. 2020: Pine, Anderson Already Raising Money for Mayoral Campaigns
  5. Shapiro: Death of GOP Makes Election Pointless, Need Shift to ‘Top Two’ Runoff System
  6. Maui Council: Anti-GMO Activists Leave Trail of Chaos, Criminality
  7. Maui County awaits appeal of timeshare tax ruling
  8. Sovereignty Activists Block Entrance to Barking Sands, Demand Money
  9. Feds target Big Island police officer in beating death investigation
  10. Hilo: Program to curb homeless trespassing

Saturday, November 03, 2018
November 3, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawsuit: OHA-Owned Corporations Must Comply With Open Records Laws
  2. Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love, but don’t want to label
  3. Hawaii 2nd Highest Down Payment Percentage in USA
  4. 2018 -- Best Small Cities in Hawaii
  5. Who Spent What, When, and Where on the Con-Con Referendum
  6. UH Manoa Reorganization Would Create Fat Juicy Administrative Positions
  7. Democrats Worried Looney LoPresti May Lose Ewa Senate Race
  8. Early voting numbers predict low voter turnout for general election
  9. Maui Council panel OKs bill to cut Paia and Haiku short-term rentals to 65
  10. Hawaii County Another step forward for vacation rental bill
  11. UPW Just Can’t Get it Right: Erroneous releases from HCCC continue
  12. Waikiki Natatorium one of 100 memorials nationwide to receive special WWI honor

Friday, November 02, 2018
November 2, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Why OHA Needs to be More Transparent
  2. Oahu: Lack of Wind Threatens Rolling Blackouts
  3. Hawaii DoE: 10% of Students Consider Suicide Each Year
  4. Lower cost of living to help teachers, everyone
  5. Election Day Reminders
  6. Design Flaws May Delay Rail’s Interim Opening Set For 2020
  7. City will be using $214M of HGEA’s Property Tax Revenue to help pay for rail
  8. Too busy to spend money: Hawaii County crises boosted budget savings
  9. HUD report: Hawaii sees fewer homeless veterans this year compared to last
  10. Ballard: HPD Focusing on Mental Health of Street People
  11. Police Commission: Why Is It So Hard To Get A Permit To Carry A Gun In This City?
  12. State Supreme Court rules those who solicited prostitutes can wipe record
  13. Report: DOE Has Mostly Fixed Flaws In Its Bus Transportation System
  14. Navy points finger of Red Hill fuel on human error, community uneasy over future problems
  15. “Extra”utility poles going away under $45M Hawaiian Telcom, HECO deal
  16. Policing Hawaii’s Illegal Vacation Rentals

Thursday, November 01, 2018
November 1, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail: Bill 42 Breaks a Promise
  2. Hawaii ACLU: Catholics Must Participate in Assisted Suicide
  3. Honolulu Development Plan Forum Set for Weds Nov 7
  4. Who Are OHA's Real Misspenders?
  5. HR 5026: Streamline Citizenship process for American Samoa US Nationals
  6. Con-Con: Hawaii’s only hope for term limits
  7. Some OHA Candidates Back Telescope Project
  8. Mauna Kea: Chin Promises No More Crying Police Apologizing to Protesters
  9. Telescope: End of the Line for Legal Obstructionism
  10. Hawaii DoE 10% of Students Consider Suicide Each Year
  11. Retaliation: Honolulu curtails 'courtesy inspections' of construction, delaying commercial projects by 2 years for No Particular Reason
  12. Planning panel endorses Caldwell’s new plan on vacation rentals
  13. Next Episode of Red Hill Drama Set for Thursday
  14. State considers Leeward Oahu property as site for homeless ‘ohana zone,' but not everyone is on board
  15. Why The State Wants To Build This Ala Moana High-Rise Above A Shelter
  16. Venture Capital in Hawaii—37% goes to Marijuana
  17. Legislators Tricked HSTA Leadership into Spending $521K on Doomed Ballot Initiative
  18. UH Preps Budget Sales Pitch
  19. HMSA Forces 3000 onto Obamacare -- Making Taxpayers Cover More Expensive Plans
  20. Another Alleged Homosexual Child Molester Sued


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Grandstanding: Hirono Lawsuit Challenges Trump Appointment
by News Article Tuesday, November 20, 2018

...The Justice Department said in reaction Monday that the claims by the senators “ignore centuries of practice and precedent.”....


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Women's March Founder: "Anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment, and hateful, racist rhetoric part of the platform"
by News Release Tuesday, November 20, 2018

... Teresa Shook Demands Resignation of Muslim-Aligned Co-Chairs ....


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A Smaller World
by Joni Kamiya Tuesday, November 20, 2018

...These feel-good ideas are placed upon farmers with no consideration of the consequences of its impacts....


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Hawaii putting bond investors in a world of hurt
by News Article Tuesday, November 20, 2018

...Hawaii is precariously stretched to fund debt obligations....


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UH 'Scientists' Assemble Cavalcade of 467 Global Warming Hysterias
by News Release Tuesday, November 20, 2018

... warming, drought, heatwaves, wildfires, precipitation, floods, storms, sea level rise and changes in land cover and ocean chemistry.... (and lions, tigers, and bears)


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HRA Backs Hawaii Concealed Carry Lawsuit
by News Release Monday, November 19, 2018

...HRS 134-9 has been used to effectively block our citizens’ Second Amendment rights....


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Hawaii Grade C for Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Laws
by News Release Monday, November 19, 2018

...Hawaii is among only seven states retaining an outdated standard requiring that harm to self or others be imminent for a person to qualify for inpatient commitment....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 18, 2018
by News Release Sunday, November 18, 2018

...weekly update from GovTrack.us ....


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Walden versus OHA’s LLCs
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 18, 2018

...These companies received cash and property, including 1,600+ acres of land in Waimea Valley, from OHA....


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Senate Announces Leadership, Committee Chairs
by News Article Sunday, November 18, 2018

...The following senators will take on the leadership roles for the Thirtieth Legislative Biennium 2019 through 2020....


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Full Bilingual Hawaiian-English Bible Published
by News Release Saturday, November 17, 2018

...the first full bilingual Hawaiian-English Bible with modern diacritical markings....


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Thousands of HSTA Members Could be Targeted by New Anti-Bullying Policy
by News Article Saturday, November 17, 2018

...5,270 students were bullied or harassed again after school officials were made aware of their initial incident....


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Hawaii: Nobody Has More Individual Income Tax Brackets
by Tax Foundation Saturday, November 17, 2018

...Hawaii has 12 brackets, the most of any state, followed by California and Missouri, each with 10....


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Maui rental fines not fine
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, November 17, 2018

...Renting out your room illegally to someone vacationing on the island for 10 days would mean more than $100,000 in fines....


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City to Feds: OK We've Done What You Told Us To
by News Release Saturday, November 17, 2018

...Joint letter sent to FTA as city and HART meet all deadlines for rail project....


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State Legislature Hiring for Upcoming Session
by News Release Saturday, November 17, 2018

...30th Legislature - Session Employment Opportunities....


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Auditor Rips Health Department Oversight of Board and Care Homes
by Hawaii State Auditor Thursday, November 15, 2018

...Why is this such a difficult issue?  Because care home owners 'vote' their patients....


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HR5025: Protect Fishermen from Enviro Fines
by News Release Thursday, November 15, 2018

...Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s bill (H.R. 5025) to put sensible time limits on any government fines and penalties for fishing vessels was marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee....


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Bum Patrol: City Launches 24/7 Security Project for Nine Parks
by News Release Thursday, November 15, 2018

...This pilot project involves two uniformed guards regularly patrolling the above mentioned parks, using a marked vehicle as their transport. These guards do not have citation powers, but are trained to mitigate confrontational situations and coordinate with the Honolulu Police Department should further enforcement be necessary....


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GE Tax Receipts Down 0.7%
by News Release Thursday, November 15, 2018

...but income tax is up 12.4% and TAT is up 16.7%....


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Esther Kia'aina--New OHA CEO?
by Video Video Thursday, November 15, 2018

...Or Does She Have Other Plans In Mind?....


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Anti-Pesticide Hysteria: Enviros Shift from Bees to Birds
by News Article Wednesday, November 14, 2018

...As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for ‘bird-pocalypse’ that’s not happening....


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Ninth Circuit Considers Plea of Guam Elders in Airport Land Compensation Case
by News Article Wednesday, November 14, 2018

...While Crawford has said he is one of 130 Tiyan landowners deprived of property, Highsmith estimates that 3,000 former landowners are in a similar position....


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Nine New Democrats Elected to House
by News Release Wednesday, November 14, 2018

...House Speaker Scott K. Saiki and the House Majority Democrats are pleased to welcome nine newly elected Representatives to the 2019 Legislature....


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Hawaii 39% of Homeowners are 'Equity Rich'
by News Release Wednesday, November 14, 2018

...second only to California....


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Applications Being Accepted for Maui County Boards and Commissions
by News Release Tuesday, November 13, 2018

...Positions are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by the County Council and have terms lasting two to five years....


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Caldwell: No Limebike Treatment for Ride Sharee
by News Release Tuesday, November 13, 2018

...Unlike Limebike, Ride Sharee hired local insider Alex Wong.  That makes all the difference.  It is amusing to watch them try to explain why Ride Sharee bikes are OK and Limebikes are not....


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Hawaii rank goes up, but not its economic freedom
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, November 13, 2018

...The Economic Freedom of North America 2018 outlines Hawaii's statistical paradox....


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How to Build More Housing in Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Monday, November 12, 2018

...how some well-intentioned regulations have had a chilling effect on efforts to build more homes....


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Hawaii 3rd Skinniest State
by News Article Monday, November 12, 2018

...“Fat” is becoming the new normal in America....


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Telescope: OHA Greenmail Overplays its Hand?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, November 11, 2018

...political cronies haven’t figured out how to grab a cut of your kid’s PhD salary....


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Honolulu VA has Lowest Job Vacancy Rate in USA
by News Article Sunday, November 11, 2018

...Honolulu VA has the jobs filled--but its still not getting the job done....


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Hawaii WWI Centennial - a Full Day of Events at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial
by News Release Sunday, November 11, 2018

...November 11, 2018 - Free to the Public Concerts, Films, Celebratory Service, Flyovers and Fireworks....


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Honolulu VA Touts Few Improvements
by News Release Sunday, November 11, 2018

...Honolulu VA Medical Center Among Worst 30% -- again....


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Oh? Can’t We Keep HART’s Funding Sources “Pure”?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 11, 2018

...For a long time, I was wondering what the authors of 07-001 were smoking....


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Special Funds: Auditor Looks at HART, OHA, PUC and Others
by Hawaii State Auditor Sunday, November 11, 2018

...and found one special fund did not meet criteria and should be closed....


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House Republicans Select Gene Ward as Leader
by News Release Saturday, November 10, 2018

...and Representative Lauren Matsumoto will serve as the House Minority Floor Leader....


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Hawaii Supreme Court Affirms TMT Permit 4-1
by News Release Saturday, November 10, 2018

...TMT will move forward with fulfilling the numerous conditions and requirements of the state CDUP prior to the start of any construction....


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Bad News has a Silver Lining
by Kelii Akina Saturday, November 10, 2018

...economic freedom in Hawaii actually diminished during the latest measurement period, from 6.3 in the 2017 Index to 5.48. But economic freedom in certain other states declined even more....


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Higher taxes do not make housing cheaper
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, November 10, 2018

Many Hawaii taxpayers breathed a sigh of relief after the state Supreme Court on Oct. 19 voided a ballot question that would’ve allowed the state to raise taxes....


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Cost of Long Term Care--Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
by News Release Friday, November 09, 2018

...Hawaii among three most expensive states for home health aide services and for long term care in nursing facilities....


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Trump Admin: Caldwell a Section 8 High Performer
by News Release Friday, November 09, 2018

...The City and County of Honolulu, the largest housing authority in Hawai‘i that administers a Housing Choice Voucher Program, has once again been designated as a “High Performer” by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development....


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Hawaii #1 State for Viagra Prescriptions
by News Release Friday, November 09, 2018

...Which States Fill the Most (and Fewest) Prescriptions for Erectile Dysfunction Drugs?....


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Ige Proclaims ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’
by News Release Friday, November 09, 2018

...Transgender Day of Rememberance commemorates Boston gay prostitute Rita Hester who was followed home by two guys from a gay bar, then found dead.  The unsolved killing is now hyped as a 'hate crime'....


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Hawaii ACLU Threatens to Sue Nursing Home for Refusing to Help Patients Kill Themselves
by News Article Thursday, November 08, 2018

...Those who oppose suicide in all its forms are being targeted by powerful liberal groups....


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EPA requires closures of 10 illegal cesspools in Hawaii in 2018
by News Release Thursday, November 08, 2018

...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement actions this year in Hawaii led to closures of 10 large-capacity cesspools and over $640,000 in fines....


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Teachers Union: Push Sovereignty Movement in Classrooms
by Andrew Walden Thursday, November 08, 2018

...Sovereignty flows from the will of the people.  The people’s will is statehood.  But the teacher’s union is pushing the rhetoric of an internationally-known anti-Semite to change your child's mind....


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Premature Birth--Hawaii Grade 'D'
by News Release Wednesday, November 07, 2018

...Hawaii-10.4% of live births are premature....


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Does Your State Have a Marriage Penalty?
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, November 07, 2018

...Hawaii has a graduated-rate income tax but doubles its brackets to avoid a marriage penalty....


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Public meetings scheduled for Oahu Climate Action Plan
by News Release Wednesday, November 07, 2018

...The sense of urgency is palpable in these meetings....


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More Traffic Jams -- Oahu Bike Plan update to be announced at public meeting
by News Release Wednesday, November 07, 2018

..the plan is to exploit cyclists as part of a social engineering project designed to make driving more inconvenient....


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House Democrats Announce Committee Chairs
by News Release Wednesday, November 07, 2018

...House Speaker Scott K. Saiki is pleased to announce the Representatives who will be part of the House Leadership and the committee chair assignments for the Thirtieth Legislature....


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Final Read—Hawaii Election Results
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, November 06, 2018

...Republicans return to State Senate....


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ConCon Complaint: Campaign Spending Violation on Front page
by J. H. Snider Ph.D. Tuesday, November 06, 2018

...Violation of Hawaii law regarding advertising in Monday's front page print edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser....


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Legislative Agenda: Oxycontin Will be Excuse to Make Your Insurance Policy Cover Marijuana
by News Release Monday, November 05, 2018

...Yes, your insurance rates will be going up, but we need our weed.  You straights exist to service us.  It is the order of things....


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Election Day Reminders
by News Release Monday, November 05, 2018

...Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday Nov 6....


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DCCA Seeking Applicants for State Boards
by News Release Monday, November 05, 2018

...DCCA is looking for qualified and dedicated volunteers to fill current and upcoming vacancies on boards, commissions and committees across the state....


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Honolulu 3rd Highest Proportion of Homeless Veterans
by News Article Monday, November 05, 2018

...2018’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live....


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Report on the Implementation of State Auditor’s Recommendations
by Hawaii State Auditor Monday, November 05, 2018

...every year we follow up on recommendations made in our audit reports....


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Mental Health Care: Report Ranks Hawaii at Bottom of States
by News Release Monday, November 05, 2018

...67.5 percent of Hawaii youth with major depression don’t get any mental health treatment....


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Mainland Gays: Our Agenda Only Half-Complete in Hawaii
by News Release Monday, November 05, 2018

...Honolulu gay agenda 48% complete....


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Honolulu Tagged in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge
by News Release Monday, November 05, 2018

...Honolulu is accepted into a two-year acceleration program that will provide cities powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat their near-term carbon reduction goals....


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It’s Real Property Because We Said So!
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 04, 2018

...a case now pending in the Hawaii Supreme Court that may give us some insight on county real property taxes and their limits....


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UH Manoa Reorganization Would Create Fat Juicy Administrative Positions
by News Release Saturday, November 03, 2018

...a 'provost' and four 'vice-provosts'.....


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Who Spent What, When, and Where on the Con-Con Referendum
by J. H. Snider Ph.D. Saturday, November 03, 2018

...For the most recent period the No Campaign under the name “Preserve Our Hawaii” reported contributions of $665,000 and expenditures of $612,513....


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2018 -- Best Small Cities in Hawaii
by News Article Friday, November 02, 2018

...five Hawaii towns ranked among 1,200 in USA.... 


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Hawaii 2nd Highest Down Payment Percentage in USA
by News Article Friday, November 02, 2018

...LendingTree Ranks Down Payment Affordability by State....


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Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love, but don’t want to label
by News Article Friday, November 02, 2018

...almost all the hard cheeses made in the United States, and in much of the West, use a protein that is made from genetically engineered yeast and bacteria....


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Lawsuit: OHA-Owned Corporations Must Comply With Open Records Laws
by News Article Friday, November 02, 2018

...Lawsuit filed after denial of a UIPA request for the financial records of Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) owned and created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....


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Lower cost of living to help teachers, everyone
by Grassroot Institute Friday, November 02, 2018

...lower state and county taxes, reduce government regulations, allow more housing to be built, update the federal Jones Act and narrow the scope of occupational licensure....


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