Sunday, July 15, 2018
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB2748: $500,000,000 Hole in Budget
  2. Poll: Tupola 41 - Carroll 28
  3. Poll: Ige Beats Hanabusa 44-40
  4. Hanabusa coasts on leadership claims while vague on policy
  5. Puna Land-Swap Could Provide Answer
  6. Hawaii’s regressive “progressives”
  7. Abigail Kawananakoa records secret despite Supreme Court directive
  8. HGEA Still Whining about Maui’s hospital changeover, a year later
  9. Woman’s death from heroin overdose leads to dismantling of homeless camp
  10. Kauai Mayor Considers Lifting Ban on Vacation Rentals
  11. Kauai to kick off vote-by-mail
  12. Hawaii veterans work to rebuild, find a home for Barbers Point memorial
  13. New study finds rat eradication improves fisheries around islands

Saturday, July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Push-Poll: Hanabusa Ahead 57-31
  2. Cash: Carpenters super PAC to Help Make up for Hanabusa campaign shortfall
  3. SD23: Very Little Cash for Hee After he Quits Gubernatorial Race
  4. LG Campaign: Rich Tranny Loans Himself $442K
  5. Tupola Leaves GOP Challengers Behind In Campaign Money Race
  6. Kiaaina: 100% for the Akaka Tribe
  7. Hawaii County Charter Commission Sworn in
  8. Status of missing drug evidence case a mystery

Friday, July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DoTax Chickens Out on Retroactive Internet Sales Tax Collection
  2. HB1895: Legislators Give Tobacco Lobbyists Sneaky Bonus
  3. How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis
  4. Caldwell Proposes Reducing Regulatory Burden on Transportation Providers
  5. To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Corporate Income Taxes?
  6. Work together to implement Janus decision
  7. NextEra Execs Pay $20K for The Hanabusa
  8. Kealoha Case: Chief Cuckold’s Last Chance for a Deal?
  9. 'Arch enemies': Princess Kawananakoa's attorneys denounce foundation's board
  10. OHA Race: Esther Kia’aina Backed by Crabbe Cash Against Sam Wilder King II
  11. Microgrid Tariff: New Way to Transfer Ratepayer Money to Elon Musk
  12. City officials relocate 23 homeless to Shelter
  13. Soft on Crime: After 7-year Crime Spree, Criminal gets 5 years for Spear Attack (again)
  14. Coast Guard Medevacs Snorkeler from Molokini
  15. 25 Years Later—Developer Still Trying to Turn First Shovelful

Thursday, July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Highest Energy Costs--Lowest Consumption
  2. CNBC: America's Top States for Business -- Hawaii 47th
  3. Letters being mailed to 44,000 impacted by storage crash of driver licensing documents
  4. The FCC is changing up the country’s emergency alert system to prevent another Hawaii incident
  5. City Terminates Watts Constructors’ Right to Work on Joint Traffic Management Center
  6. Homeless Criminals Overrun Lava Evacuation Centers—Scare Victims Away
  7. Waikiki: Bystanders Provide Attitude Adjustment to Homeless Criminal
  8. County approaches Shipman about housing for evacuees
  9. Star-Adv Runs OHA Waimea Valley Fluff Piece
  10. Council OKs Property Tax Break For Active-Duty Military Personnel
  11. The city opened its waitlist for rental subsidies for 4 days — and 11,000 households applied
  12. $46,000 of grant to Atay’s assistant is being withheld—Trinette Furtado Defends Atay, Bardellini
  13. Political Insiders Sell 850 Pounds of Weed
  14. Lawyer: Dozens of Homosexual Child Molesters Became Hawaii priests
  15. AG: Alleged Charity Scammer Busted Again
  16. Organic Food is a Fraud
  17. Why banning plastic straws upsets people with disabilities
  18. Unwanted Recyclables Catch Fire in Keaau

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
July 11, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Senate Votes 72-27: Former AG Mark Bennett Confirmed to 9th Circuit Court
  2. Vote Sam King: Support Forensic Audit of OHA
  3. Are You Guilty of These?
  4. Department of Health begins implementation of new medicated cannabis amendments
  5. Ige Vetoes Massive TAT Hike
  6. Carbon Taxes: $855M Tax Hike Coming
  7. Tax Credit Junkies Grab for More Hawaii's Film Industry
  8. Hirono leaves door slightly open to voting for Kavanaugh
  9. More Hawaii Issues ‘Nationalized’
  10. Kim: Don’t bar building in lava zones
  11. Affordable housing index drops for homes, condos
  12. Hawaii Supreme Court Confirms Lesbians are Mandatory Houseguests
  13. Tobacco Smoking, vaping banned at University of Hawaii campuses (OK if marijuana)
  14. US Court of Appeals: HPD officers used excessive force during deadly tasing near Iolani Palace
  15. Ala Moana Park Homeless Debacle
  16. Tourist attack in Waikiki by homeless ‘man’
  17. Even Liberal California Judges Know That Anti-GMO Pesticide Claims are Garbage

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
July 10, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Signs Firearms Bills Including Bump Stock Ban
  2. Honolulu's Sidewalk Obstruction Prohibition Goes Island-Wide
  3. Tech Debacle: Hawaii v Ciber Stays in State Courts, Guaranteeing Big Money Payoff
  4. Ala Moana Park EIS Released for Public Comment
  5. Popular science news website promotes pesticide conspiracy theory
  6. Kau Charter School Shuttered Amid Criminal Investigation
  7. Best Cities to Drive in—Honolulu Scores 86th
  8. Hawaii--The most expensive place to live in America
  9. KIUC Paying $3.2 Million to Co-op Members
  10. Ige Vetoes Eight -- Allows Law Enforcement Standards Board to Become Law
  11. GEMS for Insiders: Polynesian Cultural Center First to Take Advantage of On-Bill Financing
  12. Katherine Kealoha had affair with Hawaii Co Fire Battalion Chief using money she stole from grandmother, feds say
  13. OHA Inspires Disillusionment For Hawaiians
  14. The annual money hunt begins for UH, stadium
  15. Arakawa Ads Take on Anti-GMO Mob
  16. Hawaii Co Councilmember was Paid Anti-GMO Lobbyist
  17. City boots contractor from delayed $54 million project
  18. Will State, Hawaii County Blow $2.7M on ‘Open Space’ Now Covered by Lava?
  19. Public safety officials submit plan for relocating, replacing OCCC
  20. Homeless: More Murder and Mayhem

Monday, July 09, 2018
July 9, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Make Hawaii Affordable Again
  2. Hawaii 11th Most Efficient Education System--When Cost of Living Taken into Account
  3. High Cost of Housing? 1978 State Constitution is the Problem
  4. Hanabusa Tried to Slip ‘Akaka Bill’ Thru Backdoor Deal
  5. Anti-GMO Corruption: Atay Gives $100,000 to his Thuggish Executive Assistant
  6. Jitters resurface over rail costs
  7. What Honolulu Rail Planners Can Learn From Puerto Rico
  8. Professional Licensing: It is easier to become a cop in Hawaii than to become a massage therapist or hair stylist.
  9. Public schools could soon be open for business

Sunday, July 08, 2018
July 8, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. If You Don’t Rock the Boat, How Do You Change Its Direction?
  2. Hanabusa: Mafia is Good for You and Me
  3. Star-Adv: A Vote for Hanabusa is a Vote for Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere
  4. Gov. David Ige wins over environmentalists
  5. Hawaii News Now enables Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign hypocrisy
  6. ACLU prepares to sue to Keep the Homeless out of Shelters
  7. Volunteers build additional shelters for evacuees
  8. Senate 19 Candidate Kurt Favella Catches Illegal Grease Dumper
  9. Surfrider Discovers Unwanted Kauai Garbage is Good Propaganda Tool
  10. Decades of Anti-Geothermal Hype Dismissed Easily

Saturday, July 07, 2018
July 7, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Recording Employees: HART’s evasiveness troubling
  2. Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
  3. July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
  4. Nago Reverses: Opens Pahoa Polling Place for Lava Evacuees
  5. Hawaii Timeshares Average 92% Occupancy in First Quarter 2018
  6. Hawaii's First Hemp Growers Licensed
  7. Unions Conspire with State to Illegally Continue Fee Collection for Non-Union Employees    
  8. Perreira Makes AFL-CIO Endorse Mafia Candidate Hanabusa
  9. Abigail Kawananakoa Foundation seeks to enter legal dispute over $200M fortune
  10. Opiate and cocaine use up, marijuana down in second quarter
  11. Star-Adv: Lets Pretend Erosion is Something New and its Caused by Sea Level Rise
  12. North Korea Slams U.S. ‘Gangster-Like’ Demands at Nuclear Talks

Friday, July 06, 2018
July 6, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Years of Hype: Hawaii Electricity Still 82.4% Coal and Oil
  2. Public lodging and island-wide sidewalk obstruction bills submitted to City Council
  3. Only One Jones Act Ship Used in Iraq War
  4. The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear
  5. Blue Cross: Hawaii Lowest Rate of Diagnosed Major Depression
  6. Strictest And Most Lenient States on Speeding and Reckless Driving
  7. Honolulu Auditor Announces Next Audit Plans  
  8. Lawmakers won’t override Ige vetoes
  9. After lawsuit Threat: State Suddenly ‘confident’ it will open Pahoa polling place
  10. Kamehameha Schools to pay $5M in case involving former teacher accused of recording students in the shower
  11. Will Dead Homosexual Child Molester be Removed from Punchbowl?
  12. Eviction case against former employees of Hawaiian heiress dismissed
  13. Young Brothers Grabs for $7.8M Rate Increase  
  14. Obamacare Grafted into Prepaid
  15. Same old Tricks from Maui Liquor Commission
  16. Coco Palms Grifters No-Show at Court Hearing
  17. Homeless Village May Get A New Neighbor: A 150-Foot Radio Tower
  18. Biki Getting 40% More Docking Stations Rent-Free

Thursday, July 05, 2018
July 5, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Who Wants to Kill OHA's Forensic Audit?
  2. Department of Hawaiian Home Lands: Broken Promises
  3. SCHHA: Danner Confab Set for July 14-15
  4. Former ILWU Stevedores Division Director slapped with federal indictment after alleged theft
  5. To Force Homeless into Shelters--Can ACLU Obstructionism be defeated?
  6. People returned to subdivision buried by lava in 1990 — could it happen again?
  7. DoE Discourages Teachers Faster than UH Can Graduate New Ones
  8. Shopping bag fee reduces spending
  9. August 11 -- 30% of Voters Will Decide Everything
  10. Campagna keeps pushing for debate
  11. 36% of Hawaii Candidates are Female
  12. Maui policymakers should consider a spending cap
  13. Homeless Drug Addict Attacks Woman at Ala Moana Park
  14. Drugs Behind Doubling on Foster Care Children on Kona Side of Big Island
  15. Residents in lava-ravaged lower Puna have a new concern: An uptick in crime

Wednesday, July 04, 2018
July 4, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Akina: Where is the "Forensic" Audit OHA Trustees Promised?
  2. Rate Hikes Coming: Matson Christens Big Overpriced Inouye Boat
  3. The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
  4. The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
  5. Who Has Freedom and Who Doesn’t?
  6. Don’t forget the sunscreen today
  7. HGEA Endorses Mercado Kim for Congress
  8. Elle Cochran Bought n Paid for by Maui Developers
  9. Cochran seeks to extend Central Maui moratorium on sand mining
  10. Maui: Professional managing director proposal deferred
  11. As LG Tsutsui Never Showed Up for Cabinet Meetings
  12. The U.S. has borne the Jones Act long enough
  13. Hawaii Hospitals Short on … Oxycontin?
  14. Low Quality Academics Make UH Manoa Students 6th Most Unhappy in USA
  15. Calling All Cronies: ‘Solar without a roof’ program set to debut

Tuesday, July 03, 2018
July 3, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ACLU Demands Pahoa Voters be Allowed to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day
  2. Reorganizing the HTA
  3. Ige Appoints Four New Members to HTA Board
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation--How They Voted July 2, 2018
  5. HART Seeks Applicants to Fill Board Vacancy 
  6. To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
  7. Designed to Fail: Local 5 Pushing Subprime Mortgage Scheme
  8. UH Cancer Center Keeps National Cancer Institute designation
  9. Hanabusa: Elect Me and I Will Build Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere
  10. Grants in Aid: Kidani, Yamane, Maluafiti Send Themselves $126K
  11. Trump Revokes Obama’s Anti-Asian School Admissions Policy
  12. Feds: Honolulu Rail Is Still Short By $134 Million
  13. Honolulu rail’s price tag now estimated at $8.3 billion, up $100 million
  14. Sen. Espero To Gov. Ige: ‘Huge Mistake’ To Veto Police Board
  15. Last call today for changes to Maui County Charter
  16. Sunscreen Ban Based on Junk Science
  17. Gap widens between arrivals and hotel occupancy: is Airbnb the reason?
  18. Hawaii officials eye a new approach to tourism
  19. Charter School Principal Calls It Quits After A Year
  20. Soft on Crime: Police searching for man with 17 prior convictions after parole violation
  21. State Religion Celebrates Sinners’ $0.15 Tithe

Monday, July 02, 2018
July, 2018 Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
  • Reorganizing the HTA

Monday, July 02, 2018
July 2, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Best States to Start a Business? Hawaii 50th
  2. Hawaiian Legislative Report Card Released
  3. Ray L’Heureux Should Have Been Included in Republican Debate
  4. Cocaine Dealer’s Wife Raises $139K in Council Bid
  5. Sam King for OHA Trustee
  6. Doug Chin was Lobbyist for CCA Private Prisons
  7. HEMIC:  We Will Not Buy Weed for Oxy Addicts
  8. Don’t Veto The New Police Certification Board

Sunday, July 01, 2018
July 1, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. It’s Not Easy Bein’ — an Employer
  2. State Payroll Modernization Readies for ‘Group 2’ Rollout
  3. 60,000 – 80,000 Lots to be Wiped Out? Ban on new construction in lava zones proposed
  4. Hawaii Union Bosses Have No Idea How to Extract Money from Workers Without Compulsion
  5. Tulsi Gabbard: Hypocrisy is as Hypocrisy Does
  6. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, once a thorn in scandal-plagued DNC’s side, gets taste of her own medicine
  7. Fewer women applying for judge positions in Hawaii
  8. Does it matter that Kaniela claims to be progressive?
  9. Councilmember Elle Cochran apologizes for FY 2019 rate increases
  10. Atay’s Anti-GMO Thug assistant is barred from Maui Council Services floor, ag offices

Saturday, June 30, 2018
June 30, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Are Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg For or Against Religious Hostility?
  2. Hawaii ranks 24th in national child well-being
  3. Judge in Kawananakoa eviction case was on Family Payroll
  4. Hawaii County Council Stops Pretending -- passes $40M GE tax increase
  5. HELCO Scores $290M Rate Increase
  6. $8 an hour: That's how much Hawaii child care workers earn when cost of living is factored in 
  7. Margin of Error: Gabbard Maybe Less Popular than Hirono 
  8. Challenger criticizes Gabbard for ducking debate
  9. Former Unity House Scammers Still Harassing  Waikiki Beachboys

Friday, June 29, 2018
June 29, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Sierra Club Leader Hit With $1000 per day SMA Fines
  2. Caldwell: Outlaw Homeless Blocking Public Facilities While Refusing Shelter Space
  3. City Vans Shuttle Chinatown Homeless to Waianae
  4. May Tourism Spending up 11%--Arrivals up 7%
  5. Former HPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud
  6. Hawaii public unions must adapt to new reality
  7. DLNR Public Land Trust Database Now Open to Public
  8. DBEDT: "Population and Economic Projections for the State of Hawaii to 2045"
  9. Bumpy Kanahele Grifts for $300M—Gets Help from Ige
  10. Hounded by Senators, Hawaii Tourism Authority board votes to fire president and CEO George Szigeti
  11. Sudden Media Focus on False Missile Alert Designed to Put Hanabusa Over The Top
  12. Commission recommends 14% increase in TheBus and TheHandi-Van fare
  13. Big Island: Tallying The Growing Cost Of A Multimillion-Dollar Eruption
  14. Star-Adv: Pregnancy Centers Should Not Have Free Speech
  15. Supreme Court overturns gag order in case of child who died in foster care
  16. Civil Beat Wins Right To Intervene In HPD Arbitration Case
  17. Maui County Liquor Comm: Testifiers cite fear of retribution, changing rule interpretations; audit is underway
  18. Feds sue HMSA for alleged discrimination against disabled workers
  19. Sex abuse victims from decades ago will have another chance to file claims

Thursday, June 28, 2018
June 28, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Accused OHA Mis-Spenders -- Why You Should Vote for Them Anyway
  2. HSTA Endorses Moriwaki for SD12-Kakaako
  3. Hawaii 9th-Most Reliant on Sales Taxes
  4. Trump OKs federal aid for Oahu and Kauai victims of April floods  
  5. Council Chair: Jail Affordable Home Builders
  6. Housing for Lava Victims--Hawaii County Proposal Due in Two Weeks
  7. Rowena Akana Sues State Ethics Comm
  8. Political Intrigue: What This Consultant Is Doing In Hawaii Is A Mystery
  9. Puna residents complain of squatters, looters and thieves
  10. TSA to Fine Honolulu Airport $25M for Security Violations?
  11. State Cyber Security: ‘We Have Been Very Lucky’
  12. Honolulu City Council considers a resolution designating Chinatown as a "slum"
  13. 69 public schools offer free summer meals. But most kids don't claim them

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Letters to the Editor, June, 2018
Letters to the Editor
  • Ray L’Heureux Should Have Been Included in Republican Debate
  • Hawaii Act 200 of 2017 on Shaky Ground
  • Why does the Jones Act continue to be tolerated?


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Poll: Tupola 41 - Carroll 28
by News Release Sunday, July 15, 2018

...Andria Tupola surges from behind to take big lead in GOP race....


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HB2748: $500,000,000 Hole in Budget
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 15, 2018

... $200 million, or most of it, is headed out the door with no visible means of getting it back.....


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HB1895: Legislators Give Tobacco Lobbyists Control Over Counties
by News Release Friday, July 13, 2018

...This provision would block (preempt) county governments in Hawaii from passing their own laws to reduce tobacco use, including measures addressing the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products and menthol cigarettes that attract kids....


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Retroactive Internet Sales Tax--DoTax Chickens Out
by News Article Friday, July 13, 2018

...“To avoid any constitutional concerns, the department will not retroactively administer Act 41....” 


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Work together to implement Janus decision
by Kelii Akina Friday, July 13, 2018

Government employee unions around the country are grappling with the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME....


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How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis
by Grassroot Institute Friday, July 13, 2018

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is releasing a new report that outlines how policymakers could resolve Hawaii’s financially dangerous public pension crisis....


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Caldwell Proposes Reducing Regulatory Burden on Transportation Providers
by News Article Friday, July 13, 2018

...“Instead of putting more restrictions on ride-hailing customers, Hawaii should explore ways to relieve taxi drivers of over-burdensome regulations,” Akina said....


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To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Corporate Income Taxes?
by Tax Foundation Friday, July 13, 2018

...Hawaii 44th at 0.8%....


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City Terminates Watts Constructors’ Right to Work on Joint Traffic Management Center
by News Release Thursday, July 12, 2018

...because of its failure to remedy numerous material defaults under the construction contract with the city....


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The FCC is changing up the country’s emergency alert system to prevent another Hawaii incident
by News Release Thursday, July 12, 2018

...Action Supports More Effective Local Emergency Alert Tests and PSAs, Addresses False Alerts, and Seeks to Improve Wireless Alerts....


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Letters being mailed to 44,000 impacted by storage crash of driver licensing documents
by News Release Thursday, July 12, 2018

...On September 15, 2017, a server containing multiple disks managed by Marquis ID Systems (MIDS) for the State of Hawai‘i’s drivers’ licensing programs had a multiple hard disk crash....


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CNBC: America's Top States for Business -- Hawaii 47th
by News Article Thursday, July 12, 2018

...We score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness....


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Hawaii Highest Energy Costs--Lowest Consumption
by News Release Thursday, July 12, 2018

...2018’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States....


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Department of Health begins implementation of new medicated cannabis amendments
by News Release Wednesday, July 11, 2018

...More THC, Vaping, and lots of Weed for Kids, Tourists, and out-of-state students....


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Are You Guilty of These?
by Video Video Wednesday, July 11, 2018

...Some Wonʻt Bother To Vote & Instead Say One Of These Three Things....


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Vote Sam King: Support Forensic Audit of OHA
by News Release Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"...I don't see it hurting the beneficiaries at all, except for those beneficiaries stealing money from OHA...."


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Senate Votes 72-27: Former AG Mark Bennett Confirmed to 9th Circuit Court
by News Release Wednesday, July 11, 2018

...Mark will put his skills and experience to good use on the bench as a fair and impartial judge, beholden to nothing but the law and the Constitution....


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Keli'i Akina Endorses Sam King for OHA
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Keli'i believes Sam is the candidate who will unite Hawaiians and reform OHA....


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Ige Vetoes Eight -- Allows Law Enforcement Standards Board to Become Law
by News Release Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers that he is vetoing eight out of 11 bills on his Intent to Veto list....


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GEMS for Insiders: Polynesian Cultural Center First to Take Advantage of On-Bill Financing
by News Release Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...PCC will finance systems totaling 413 kilowatts (kw), with flexibility to install additional systems and features. The agreement marks the first commercial on-bill financing project in Hawaii using the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority's recently launched Green Energy Money $aver (GEM$)On-Bill program....


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KIUC Paying $3.2 Million to Co-op Members
by News Release Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...“We had excellent financial results in 2017, which allows us to exercise one of the fundamental benefits of being a not-for-profit cooperative that is owned by the members it serves,” stated Allan Smith, Chairman of the KIUC Board of Directors....


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Hawaii--The most expensive place to live in America
by News Article Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Out-of-control living expenses in some of these places....


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Best Cities to Drive in—Honolulu Scores 86th
by News Article Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...driving is often a major hassle and expense....


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Kau Charter School Shuttered Amid Criminal Investigation
by News Release Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Big Island police have subpoenaed all of the school’s computers, financial records and student records....


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Popular science news website promotes pesticide conspiracy theory
by News Article Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Was the "secret cocktail" being sprayed from black helicopters?....


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Honolulu's Sidewalk Obstruction Prohibition Goes Island-Wide
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...city lawyers have taken great pains to craft the bills with language that works around areas that federal courts have found unacceptable....


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Ige Signs Firearms Bills Including Bump Stock Ban
by News Release Tuesday, July 10, 2018

...Act 157 prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer and possession of bump fire stocks, multi-burst trigger activators, and trigger cranks....


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Tech Debacle: Hawaii v Ciber Stays in State Courts, Guaranteeing Big Money Payoff
by News Release Monday, July 09, 2018

...the State defeated a recent attempt by Ciber’s insurers to move the lawsuit out of state....


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Ala Moana Park EIS Released for Public Comment
by News Release Monday, July 09, 2018

...Revised improvement plans highlighted in Ala Moana Regional Park Draft EIS....


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VIDEO: Make Hawaii Affordable Again
by Brett Kulbis Monday, July 09, 2018

...imposing heavy taxes, creating massive bureaucracies and lavish government programs....


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Hawaii 11th Most Efficient Education System--When Cost of Living Taken into Account
by News Article Sunday, July 08, 2018

...Education narrative favoring wealthier, whiter states was just proven wrong....


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If You Don’t Rock the Boat, How Do You Change Its Direction?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 08, 2018

...When many of us in Hawaii grew up, we were taught to go with the flow....


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Hawaii's First Hemp Growers Licensed
by News Release Saturday, July 07, 2018

...industrial hemp refers to cannabis plants with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration at or below 0.3 percent....


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Hawaii Timeshares Average 92% Occupancy in First Quarter 2018
by News Release Saturday, July 07, 2018

...By comparison, hotel properties averaged an 82.9 percent occupancy rate for the same quarter....


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July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
by Andrew Walden Saturday, July 07, 2018

...When the USSR collapsed in 1991, long-secret archives of the Communist International were thrown open to western researchers for the first time.  Many previously unknown details of communist history have been revealed--including the 1935 Comintern orders directing Communists to begin work in Hawaii....


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Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
by News Article Saturday, July 07, 2018

When Hawaii became the 50th U.S. State in 1959, the historic occasion was marked by ceremonies within the sanctuary walls of the Kawaiaha‘o Church .... 


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Recording Employees: HART’s evasiveness troubling
by Kelii Akina Friday, July 06, 2018

...To date, HART officials have not publicly explained why it has been recording the meetings between the auditor and HART employees....


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Public lodging and island-wide sidewalk obstruction bills submitted to City Council
by News Release Friday, July 06, 2018

"...Although we’ve made gains in combating homelessness, there is a group of service-resistant individuals who continue to disobey the rules and take up our public spaces....”


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After Years of Hype: Hawaii Electricity Still 82.4% Coal and Oil
by News Release Friday, July 06, 2018

...and this was before the geothermal plant was overrun by lava....


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Honolulu Auditor Announces Next Audit Plans
by News Release Friday, July 06, 2018

...In accordance with the City Charter Section 3-502.1 (c), we submit to the Honolulu City Council our plan of proposed audits for FY2018-19....


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Blue Cross: Hawaii Lowest Rate of Diagnosed Major Depression
by News Release Friday, July 06, 2018

...Wide variations exist in diagnosis rates between states and cities....


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Strictest And Most Lenient States on Speeding and Reckless Driving
by News Article Friday, July 06, 2018

... Hawaii Ranks 24th ....


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Only One Jones Act Ship Used in Iraq War
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, July 05, 2018

...For its overseas sealift operations, America’s military generally relies on America’s Maritime Security Program (MSP) fleet — all foreign-built ships that do not comply with the requirements of the Jones Act....


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The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear
by News Article Thursday, July 05, 2018

...closer scrutiny finds the law’s national security justification to be unmoored from modern military and technological realities....


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Department of Hawaiian Home Lands: Broken Promises
by Video Video Thursday, July 05, 2018

...Representative Gene Ward formed a study group to analyze what could be done to fulfill the Prince's promise....


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SCHHA: Danner Confab Set for July 14-15
by News Release Thursday, July 05, 2018

...“It’s a really cool summit,” said Robin Puanani Danner, the SCHHA elected chairman since the fall of 2015....


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Who Wants to Kill OHA's Forensic Audit?
by Video Video Thursday, July 05, 2018

...After Voting For It Some OHA Trustees Have Been Secretly Trying To Kill It Off....


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The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, July 04, 2018

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....


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The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, July 04, 2018

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....


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Rate Hikes Coming: Matson Christens Big Overpriced Inouye Boat
by News Release Tuesday, July 03, 2018

...It is the first of two new ships being built for Honolulu-based Matson by Philly Shipyard at a total cost of approximately $418 million for the pair, and the first of four new vessels that Matson will put into its Hawaii service during the next two years....


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Akina: Where is the "Forensic" Audit OHA Trustees Promised?
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, July 03, 2018

...After over a year of endless delays and obstacles, the independent audit has not even started....


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UH Cancer Center Keeps National Cancer Institute designation
by News Release Tuesday, July 03, 2018

...Of more than 1,000 cancer centers across the country, the UH Cancer Center is one of only 70 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in the nation....


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ACLU Demands Pahoa Voters be Allowed to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day
by News Release Tuesday, July 03, 2018

...The letter, written by ACLU of Hawai’i Legal Director, Mateo Caballero, vows swift legal action if the “severe burden on the right to vote” imposed by the Office of Elections’ current voting plans for areas of Hawai‘i Island affected by the eruption of Kilauea Volcano are not fixed....


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To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
by Tax Foundation Tuesday, July 03, 2018

... Hawaii Ranks 27th --Income taxes account for 22.8% of spending ....


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Ige Appoints Four New Members to HTA Board
by News Release Tuesday, July 03, 2018

...Ige recently nominated the four business and community leaders to serve on HTA’s board, with their appointments confirmed by the Hawaii State Senate....


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Designed to Fail: Local 5 Pushing Subprime Mortgage Scheme
by News Release Tuesday, July 03, 2018
  • Loan-to-value -100% for purchase and 110% for purchases with a rehab
  • No consideration of credit score

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HART Seeks Applicants to Fill Board Vacancy
by News Release Monday, July 02, 2018

...Applicants must submit the HART Board Application Form, along with a cover letter and resume via email by July 6, 2018 at 4:30 p.m....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation--How They Voted July 2, 2018
by Andrew Walden Monday, July 02, 2018

...Weekly Digest of Hawaii Conressional Delegation Votes from GovTrack.us....


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Best States to Start a Business? Hawaii 50th
by News Article Monday, July 02, 2018

...WalletHub compared the 50 states across 25 key indicators of startup success to determine the most fertile grounds in which to launch and grow an enterprise....


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Hawaiian Legislative Report Card Released
by News Release Monday, July 02, 2018

...Ka Lahui Hawai‘i Political Action Committee (KPAC) announces the publication of its 3rd KOHO PONO Legislative Report Card in the July 2018 issue of the Ka Wai Ola....


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It’s Not Easy Bein’ — an Employer
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 01, 2018

...Before I hire the worker, I need to comply with laws saying what I can and can’t ask the prospective employee....


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State Payroll Modernization Readies for ‘Group 2’ Rollout
by News Release Saturday, June 30, 2018

...The HawaiiPay project is helping the state to replace its mainframe payroll system that is more than 50 years old with a single integrated software system called PeopleSoft....


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Hawaii ranks 24th in national child well-being
by News Release Saturday, June 30, 2018

...according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released June 27 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation....


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Are Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg For or Against Religious Hostility?
by News Article Saturday, June 30, 2018

...Gay Cakes or Muslim Ban?....


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Hawaii Sierra Club Leader Hit With $1000 per day SMA Fines
by Andrew Walden Friday, June 29, 2018

... Fines in excess of $236,000—still accruing at $1000 a day—and a lawsuit--are forcing into the open a 13-year battle over alleged violations of numerous State and County permitting and land use laws on a Huelo, Maui shoreline property owned by Hawaii Sierra Club Vice Chair and Maui Tomorrow President Lucienne De Naie ....


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DBEDT: "Population and Economic Projections for the State of Hawaii to 2045"
by News Release Friday, June 29, 2018

...The report projects that Hawaii’s economy, measured by real gross domestic product (GDP), will grow at 1.7 percent per year between 2016 and 2045....


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DLNR Public Land Trust Database Now Open to Public
by News Release Friday, June 29, 2018

...The central Public Land Trust Information System (PLTIS) available only to State and County agencies since January 2015 becomes accessible to anyone June 29, 2018....


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Hawaii public unions must adapt to new reality
by Kelii Akina Friday, June 29, 2018

...On Wednesday, the Court handed down its decision in Janus v. AFSCME....


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City Vans Shuttle Chinatown Homeless to Waianae
by Rep Andria Tupola Friday, June 29, 2018

...On May 16, three vehicles transported homeless individuals from Chinatown to the Waianae Civic Center as reported by the executive director of the city’s housing office.  On June 13, the director used a city van to take two people and their dog to the Waianae Civic Center during outreach efforts in Ala Moana Park, Waikiki and Old Stadium Park....  


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Former HPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud
by News Release Friday, June 29, 2018

...Copeland staged a burglary of his Pearl City home and reported jewelry, cash, liquor and electronics were missing...the keys to his Mercedes as well as the vehicle itself were missing. It was later reported burning nearby....


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