Saturday, March 23, 2019
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Saturday, March 23, 2019
March 23, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. WSJ: How a Train Through Paradise Turned Into a $9 Billion Debacle
  2. High medical costs another threat to Hawaii taxpayers
  3. Hawaii GOP Speaker Cleared of Hatch Act Violation
  4. Lawmakers pass $8 billion budget – Will Focus on Tax Hikes
  5. Kauai Drivers Say ‘No’ to DoT Road Mileage Tax Scheme
  6. Bus ridership slide points to ‘Fraud’ in Rail Ridership Estimates  
  7. Lyon Bribery Could be Next Major Corruption Scandal in Hawaii
  8. Anti-Geothermals Go to Enviro Court to Block Re-Start of Plant

Friday, March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How high is too high? What’s known and unknown about minimum wage increases
  2. Hawaii PUC approves special rates for Al Gore's electric buses
  3. Hawaii Sues Trump (again) Over Abortion (again)
  4. HB942: Legislators Approve $60K Settlement After Failing to Force Churches to Promote Abortion
  5. Salvage Contract for Failed Plastic Boom in Hilo Bay?
  6. Micronesian official to plead guilty in bribery scandal
  7. Homeless Activist Has Change of Heart
  8. $2.5M Program Gives Mainland Newcomers $500/mo for Rent
  9. State Sen. Donna Kim drops plan to cut 121 UH-Manoa faculty positions
  10. Ex-chief's request granted for lawyer in mailbox framing
  11. Cue Progressive Freakout: Ige Turns To Private Prison Firm (other than UPW, Inc) For New Oahu Jail
  12. Department of Public Safety and Reentry Commission complete plans for Convict Reentry
  13. More is Less: Privatized Maui Hospital Recruits More Doctors Thereby Reducing Need for State Subsidy
  14. Electric Car Free Parking ‘Not Sustainable’
  15. Snorkel Rentals Kill: Two In Distress, One Rescuer Dead
  16. 9th Circuit Hands Tool to anti-GMO Hypesters
  17. DoH: How Many Anti-Vaxxers in Your School?

Friday, March 22, 2019
Letters to the Editor March, 2019
Letters to the Editor
  • Salvage Contract for Failed Plastic Boom in Hilo Bay?
  • HART Spends Money to Prove Spending Money is a Good Idea

Thursday, March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Rail Surcharge Lawsuit
  2. How to Solve the Hawaiian Homelands Problem
  3. Disabled Inmates: Feds Reach Agreement with Hawaii DPS
  4. Report: Hawaii Congressional Delegation Extremely Partisan, Except Gabbard
  5. Trump Ties Federal Funds for Colleges to Free-Speech Pledge
  6. Angry drivers blast state’s proposal to nix fuel tax for road usage surcharge
  7. Lyon contract scandal leaves Hawaii government officials scrambling  
  8. Hawaii Nearly Alone: 2/3 of Legislative Races Uncontested
  9. Hawaii legislative committees reject plastics ban proposals
  10. EVs costing state millions, blamed for airport parking congestion
  11. 42 sweeps in 90 days and still volatile encampment plagues neighborhood
  12. 16 more MCCC inmates transferred to Halawa Correctional Facility
  13. Councilmembers Call for Patrick Wong’s Resignation
  14. HPD Chief Ballard Says Allegations Of Doctored Test Scores Are Unfounded

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Kakaako Makai Plans Begin With Sewage Plant
  2. Grant Supports Drive to make UH, Chaminade, Kauai CC 100% Tobacco Free
  3. Buying a House? Need Money? Honolulu can help
  4. House Resolution Seeks Return of Hawaiian Airlines Call Center
  5. Falls of Clyde to be Restored at Closed British Shipyard?
  6. US DoT Inspector General Investigating Honolulu rail concerns raised in (yet another) whistleblower suit
  7. Senate Committees Approve More Money for OHA Insiders to Steal
  8. Mauna Kea a Mountain of Moolah for OHA
  9. Flood control plan for Ala Wai strongly opposed at meeting
  10. More housing would boost Maui tax revenues
  11. Stolen Stuff Hawaii to hold anti-crime rally at the state Capitol
  12. Outdated Wang Technology Hampers Investigations Into Hawaii Professionals
  13. Woman accused of stealing $760,000 from Homeless Shelter to face charges (after all)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART Plan to Control Expenses-Pay Robbins Crony $85K per Month
  2. Senate Committee to Hear Anti-Gun Bills
  3. The last time Congress created a new state
  4. HART Spends Money to Prove Spending Money is a Good Idea
  5. Hawaii State Government -- 2nd-Lowest Federal Dependency Ranking
  6. Liberty and Economics -- Hawaii Together with Keli'i Akina
  7. Pentagon IDs $452M in Hawaii military funding for border wall plan
  8. SB1428: Let Hawaii County Fritter Away GET funds on Anything
  9. Bureaucratic Turf Fight Holds Toddlers Hostage: Ige Backs Team DoE
  10. Inmate: Broken phones a starter for ‘riot’ at jail
  11. Soft on Crime Meets Hot Lead: 51 Convictions Out on streets—gets shot dead
  12. Bill 89: 4,000 TVR Permits
  13. Unused vehicles raise spending concerns at EMS
  14. Settlement reached in lawsuit against the city in firefighter’s death
  15. Hawai`i Can Reach 100% Renewable Energy by Clearcutting Forests
  16. Tourists Required to Convert to Eco-Religion Before Tour
  17. Ocean Plastic Cleanup Boom Still Stranded in Hilo Bay

Monday, March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The last time Congress created a new state
  2. Honolulu Council Special Election Ballots to be Mailed March 21
  3. GE Tax Hike: How They Voted
  4. Legislative Preview: Week 9
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 17, 2019
  6. Innovation? Hawaii Ranks 45th
  7. Lesbian Home Invasion: Supreme Court Will Not Hear Hawaii Case
  8. Star-Adv Says We Need Tax Hikes … Because Economy is Slowing
  9. DPS Still Can’t Figure out how to Release Prisoners on Time
  10. Kealoha and Puana expected in court for drug related charges
  11. Judge Orders Release Of More Records In Case Of HPD Officer Who Beat Girlfriend
  12. Moldy Honolulu Council: $1.4M Plan to Go Alii with HART
  13. Federal Mandate forcing Hawaii to Overhaul Disabled Programs
  14. Isle taxpayers take loss on failed Kauai dairy plan
  15. Oceanfront Homes Keep Going Up Despite Rising Seas – Because Nobody Believes in Sea Level Rise

Sunday, March 17, 2019
March 17, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Blank the Amount, Defect the Date
  2. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  3. Will Federal Investigation Wreck HART’s P3 Plan for Rail Past Middle Street?
  4. Senator Donna Kim pushes to fire 121 Underperforming UH Manoa faculty
  5. Lawmakers Looking Closely At Public Safety Director’s Performance
  6. Police chief owes answers on expensive lawsuit deal
  7. Pension ‘spiking’ costing Kauai county
  8. SB33: Millions More for Hollywood Movie Moguls
  9. Hana: ‘Electric Airplane’ Exposed as a Hybrid
  10. Star-Adv Genius Plan: Let Lots of Criminals out on Streets so they Won’t Riot in our Jails
  11. Hawaii Needs Municipal Governments Below County Level
  12. Politicians See Homeless Issue as Way to Pander to Voters, Nothing More

Saturday, March 16, 2019
March 16, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Restore flexibility for delivery of public services
  2. Lava Tube Dishonor goes to Hawaii County Civil Defense
  3. Infested: Honolulu Ranks #2 for Termites
  4. Rep Rida Cabanilla Hires Convicted Child Molester--Then Complains About Catholic Church sexual abuse
  5. Star-Adv: Telescope Protesters Can Cash in on Sustainable Future
  6. SB887: $100 for Carton of Tobacco Cigarettes
  7. Dispatchers say valuable time wasted during 911 calls
  8. Star-Adv: Can Activists Exploit PRP Poll to Keep the Homeless Homeless 
  9. State wants to build huge affordable housing projects with units on 99-year leases
  10. Hawaii National Guard soldiers headed soon to Afghanistan

Friday, March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lesbian Home Invasion: Supreme Court Considering Whether to hear Hawaii Case
  2. House Committee to Hear Anti-Gun Bills
  3. Judge Allows OHA, UH to Scrap for Mauna Kea Money
  4. Seeking Applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel – Second Circuit
  5. State won’t pay rail invoices subject to subpoena by feds
  6. Pacific Club Shindig: More Political Insiders Get Behind Kahele for Congress
  7. Spending soars in special election race for City Council seat
  8. Nadamoto claims Kaneshiro not in Charge
  9. SA Editorial: HPD settlement needs explanation
  10. $500 Red Light Camera Tickets
  11. Hawai‘i Businesses Speak Out Against Proposed Minimum Wage Increase
  12. Bottles, utensils and bags: Lawmakers are coming for your single-use plastics
  13. State proposes permanent villages of tiny homes for the hardest to house
  14. Ballard Pushing Homeless Tent Cities Modeled on Chinatown ‘Success’
  15. Ala Wai project will affect 37 private properties
  16. Bill To Create An Airport Corporation Advances — With A Very Big Catch
  17. Times of the signs: Holiday Inn still waiting, 5 years later, for sign approval
  18. GIA: Legislators Feel Their Power Over Nonprofits​

Thursday, March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Massive Pay Hike for Hawaii Legislators?
  2. HB118: Republicans Explain Vote to Kill Rail Audit
  3. After Konno: How Hawaii Can revive contracting as policy option
  4. State’s use of contractors just a hint of what could be
  5. UH Legislative Update
  6. Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments
  7. Poll: 45% Thinking of Leaving State or Know Someone who is
  8. Hawaii County Council passes $50M/year general excise tax hike
  9. Keith Kaneshiro put himself on paid leave. So why is he showing up at the office?  
  10. State Deputy Sheriffs Still Aren’t Accredited — 8 Years After the Law Required It
  11. Names, Ranks And Salaries Of Honolulu Cops Are Still Secret
  12. HB593: The Era of Hawaii Agriculture is Over
  13. City has collected more than 4.6 million pounds of homeless garbage from city streets and parks—14,276 Shopping Carts
  14. 21 inmates identified in MCCC riot; transferred to Halawa Correctional Facility
  15. Roads: Kauai Council Actually Considering Preventative Maintenance!
  16. Lifeguards work in deteriorating towers as brand new ones sit unused
  17. American Samoa Governor in Coma After Surgery

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Road Usage Charge: HDoT Community Meetings on Latest Tax Hike Scheme
  2. Auditor: Every Special Fund Proposed by Legislators Fails to Meet Criteria
  3. The Difference Between Real and Fake Energy Policy
  4. HART to Defy Federal Subpoena?
  5. Hawaii's predicted to bring in about $80 mil fewer dollars in tax revenue this fiscal year  
  6. Nearly all state jails operating over capacity
  7. Take longer view on Hawaii infrastructure
  8. Official charged with enforcing building codes didn’t get permits for residence
  9. School Chief Chooses Some Of The People Helping To Evaluate Her
  10. One judge approves sale of Kealohas’ home; another reschedules their fraud trial
  11. Judge rules bank fraud evidence can't be used in Kealoha corruption trial
  12. Legislator: Calls Run 30-0 Against Sanctuary State
  13. Investigation: No laws were broken when athletes skied down a snow-less Mauna Kea
  14. Biomass is not Carbon Neutral
  15. Gabbard Among ‘Those Going Nowhere’
  16. Did Hawaii Company Funnel Malaysian Money to Trump Campaign?
  17. Arrested in Waikiki: Coach Helped Rich Liberals get their Idiot Children into the Colleges They won’t let you attend

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Legislative Preview: Week 8
  2. Another Poll Puts Gabbard at 0% in Iowa
  3. Honolulu Council Special Election: Thursday Deadline to Register to Vote
  4. 557 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
  5. I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham. 
  6. Nishihara: Senate Will Vote on Espinda When I Have 13 Votes Against Him
  7. Criminals Light Fire in Maui Jail because TV Broken
  8. Cost to transport, house Hawaii inmates on the mainland is skyrocketing—But its Still Cheaper than UPW-Controlled Halawa Prison
  9. Shining Sunlight On The Honolulu Police Chief’s Performance
  10. Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro’s paid leave approved by his appointee
  11. City attorney to help hammer out how process for impeachment petition works
  12. Maui Councilmember Calls for Top Lawyer’s Resignation
  13. HPD Lieutenant who investigated financial crimes pleads guilty to tax charges
  14. Illegal immigrant sanctuary bill dies in state legislature
  15. SB663: Robot Cops to Give Tickets at Red Lights
  16. HB593: Replacing Prime Agricultural Land With Solar Panels
  17. Homebuyers should not be forced to choose solar over gas
  18. Honolulu Diocese Should Identify All Credibly Accused Priests
  19. Soft on Crime: Incompetent Prosecutors Let Homeless Lunatic Get Away With Murder—Literally
  20. Downtown Bumfights Leave two Stabbed
  21. Rich Tweeker Has 25-year Criminal Record—Keeps Getting Bail

Monday, March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rep Quinlan to Constituent: "Get the F*** Out!"
  2. Defense Attorneys Part of Kealoha Conspiracy, Coverup    
  3. Maui Corp Counsel Girlfriend ‘Transferred out to Avoid Appearance of Nepotism’
  4. Lawsuit Claims HPD Officer Sexually Assaulted Woman    
  5. HB210: Lower Voter Participation by Making Hawaii Elections More Complicated and Annoying 
  6. SB557: Hawaii to not likely become Second ‘Sanctuary State’ for Illegals
  7. HB1464: HMSA Underpays Doctors
  8. Manipulating Renewable Energy Definitions to Achieve Goals
  9. Gabbard declines to call Syria's Assad a war criminal

Sunday, March 10, 2019
March 10, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. TelAbortion: Hawaii Doctors, Lawyers Plan the Abortion Future
  2. The Jones Act: High Steaks
  3. Can’t You Spare Half a Penny for Education?
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 9, 2019
  5. Rent Control: How Not to Create Affordable Housing
  6. GET increase will add to Hawaii’s high cost of living
  7. Ninth Circuit Wants To Know The Statute Of Limitations For Takings Claims In Hawaii
  8. Hirono: Gabbard Tied to David Duke, Steve Bannon, Russia
  9. Maui County’s top lawyer arrested for physical abuse
  10. Marijuana: Shiny Object Confused with Priority 
  11. Product Bans are for the Silver Spoon People 
  12. HB1326: Failure to Pass would Harm Electric Coop, Small Farmers 
  13. A grand bargain on vacation rentals?


Saturday, March 09, 2019
March 9, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GE Tax Hike a Lose-Lose Proposition
  2. SB931: Tourism Industry Aims to Shut Down Aquarium Fishery
  3. FSM Election 2019 Certified Results
  4. Legislation Introduced to Repeal Jones Act
  5. DPP: Shortage of New Affordable Housing Triples
  6. Legislation Introduced to Repeal Jones Act
  7. While Collecting Honorifics from Chinese Communists, UH Manoa Also Gets Spyware
  8. HART’s disarray shows need for more oversight, not less
  9. Mauna Kea: OHA Still Grifting for Money
  10. Honolulu residents one step closer to paying for trash pickup
  11. Small Boat Harbors Need New Management: DLNR Wants More Money But Hasn’t Earned It
  12. For city officials on paid leave, taxpayers pay now or pay a lot more later
  13. The Kealohas Could Lose Their Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers
  14. Public Safety chief appears headed for a fight at Legislature to keep his job
  15. Former HPD officer accused of sexually assaulting a military wife
  16. Soft on Crime: Shoot a Weed Dealer Get 5 Years
  17. Maui Organic Food Activist is a Child Molester

Friday, March 08, 2019
March 8, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SCR42: After Partying with Mafia Hitman, Sen Stanley Chang Proposes Repeal of 2nd Amendment
  2. Hawaii Infrastructure Receives D+ Grade from Civil Engineers
  3. HB893 Guts DHHL Funding
  4. Earth Just-us: Eco-Lawyer Drives Up Your Cost of Living
  5. Hawaii lawmakers move to decriminalize pot possession
  6. Rape, Kidnapping Plea Bargain:  Gets 5 Years After Marijuana Growers Threaten Rape Victim
  7. City Poised To Pay $550,000 To Cop Who Claimed Ballard Doctored Female Recruits’ Test Scores
  8. UH should be wary of Confucius Institute
  9. Consumer Advocate Urges Rejection of Solar Project on Kunia Ag Land
  10. Identity politics does not fit well in Hawaii
  11. WaPo: Deathwatch for Tulsi Gabbard Campaign

Thursday, March 07, 2019
March 7, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lyon Bribery: Preliminary Election Results Show FSM President May Lose Seat
  2. Prosecutor Kaneshiro Take Leave of Absence on Deadline to Respond to Supreme Court
  3. Kanuikapono School: Will Teachers be Fired to Cover Up FBI Investigation?
  4. Hawaii Sues Trump Over Abortion Sales Pitch
  5. DBEDT Projects Slower Economy, Rising Unemployment
  6. Crossover: Anti-Gun Bills Make it to the Other Side
  7. House Passes Election Changes, Ethics, Campaign Spending Reforms
  8. DoH Launches Marijuana Sales to Tourists
  9. How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
  10. Carbon Tax Crosses over to House
  11.  Ozawa Helped Kealoha Pal Miske
  12. Kealoha lawyer seeks city funding for fees
  13. Solar Bid Rigging: Yamamoto Caliboso Secretly Represented All 7 Winning Bids
  14. State fires firm auditing rail change orders
  15. Rail officials want a multi-million dollar do-over for a station entrance they once decided to scrap
  16. Secret Plan to Convert Waianae Shelter into Massive Festering Homeless Tent City Behind Oahu’s 20% drop in sheltered homeless
  17. Queens Overrun by 1,700 Lunatics: Legislators Consider Doing a Study
  18. Rare Polynesian artifacts stolen from OHA CEO's home
  19. Soft on Crime: 31-Time Loser Gets 10 Years—Could be out in 1 Year
  20. HB287 / HB1557: Clear Squatters out of Foreclosed Homes
  21. Advocates Want to Legalize Child Prostitution
  22. DLNR Takes over Surf School Permits, Gives only one out
  23. Building More Suburbs Could Help Millennials Stay In Hawaii

Wednesday, March 06, 2019
March 6, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii GE Tax Hits Poor 255% Harder than Rich
  2. It's legislative season again, so taxpayers beware!
  3. Tokuda-Connected Recycler Busted for Fraud
  4. Technology Transformation: Priority Bills on the Move
  5. New Reports Detail the Jones Act’s Cost to Puerto Rico
  6. South Dakota law school: Hawaiian Day is offensive. Hawaii state rep: No it's not.
  7. Hirono Suggests She Was Joking When She Criticized the Green New Deal
  8. Crossover: House Sends 497 Bills to Senate
  9. Legislators Response to Federal Rail Probe: Cancel State Audits
  10. DAGS Rejects 11% of HART Invoices—HDoT Scheme to Milk Rail Budget May be Jeopardy
  11. Senate Approves 11% GE Tax Increase
  12. Pre-K: DoE Bureaucrats Squabble over Lucrative New Fiefdom
  13. Caldwell’s Latest Tax Hikes to create 110 new positions
  14. Mystery: BioFuel Scammers Behind HB307
  15. Dairy Shelves Empty in Hawaii Thanks to Anti-Dairy Activists, Jones Act and Hemi-Global Cooling
  16. Will Dead Criminal Finally Do Something for Family?
  17. Hawaii Claims Lowest Average Personal Loan Balance Among States
  18. 7th Annual Vietnam Era Patriot Recognition
  19. Hawaii Tests Abortion by Telephone

Tuesday, March 05, 2019
March 5, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Crossover: House Sends 197 Bills to Senate
  2. City-Funded Survey Tries Out Excuses for Tax Hikes
  3. Suddenly Transsexual at 50--Former Dude Scores $95K from New Age Guru 
  4. Kealoha Tied to former M Nightclub Owner
  5. HART board and City Council Reject forensic rail audit (again)
  6. Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities Coming Thanks to Josh Green: HPD chief says yes to ‘temporary refuge areas’
  7. HB1552: Independent Commission of Soft-on-Crime Activists to Oversee Prisons?
  8. Administrator who oversaw Hawaii State Hospital during high-profile escape to leave post
  9. Annual homeless census’ leader resigns
  10. A controversial ban on single-use plastics is up for a vote at the state capitol
  11. Oligopoly Drug Dealers Move 1,569 lbs of Weed, Score $12.9M in Revenue—Expect More when Tourists Can Score
  12. 85% of Medicated Dopers Have …uh… ‘Severe Pain’
  13. Legislature Considers Sex Abuse Investigation Of Catholic Church
  14. Kauai Emergency Proclamation Saves TVRs from Losing Legal Status


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Hawaii GOP Speaker Cleared of Hatch Act Violation
by News Article Saturday, March 23, 2019

"...Because you provided the Party with advance notice that the restrictions on the use of your official title and during the speech you asserted that you were speaking in your personal capacity, we believe that the Party acted without your permission...."


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High medical costs another threat to Hawaii taxpayers
by Kelii Akina Friday, March 22, 2019

...higher medical costs increase our state’s debt — and Hawaii taxpayers might be the ones who end up paying for it....


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WSJ: How a Train Through Paradise Turned Into a $9 Billion Debacle
by News Article Friday, March 22, 2019

...The project has tallied one of America’s biggest transit cost overruns; a grand jury is investigating....


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HB942: Legislators Approve $60K Settlement After Failing to Force Churches to Promote Abortion
by Video Video Friday, March 22, 2019

...Hawaii district court strikes down law targeting pro-life pregnancy centers....


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Hawaii Sues Trump (again) Over Abortion (again)
by News Release Friday, March 22, 2019

...Since its creation in 2009, the TPP Program has provided nearly $1 billion....


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How high is too high? What’s known and unknown about minimum wage increases
by UH ERO Friday, March 22, 2019

...the subsequent increase to $13 led to large reductions in hours for low wage workers of 6-7% that completely offset a 3% rise in the average hourly wages....


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​Hawaii PUC approves special rates for Al Gore's electric buses
by News Release Friday, March 22, 2019

... it is expected at least 130 electric buses will be added to fleets during the course of the pilot, including tour buses, school buses and public transit systems like TheBus on Oahu....


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Trump Ties Federal Funds for Colleges to Free-Speech Pledge
by News Article Thursday, March 21, 2019

"...There are 12 federal agencies that award education research grants, and the executive order will leave it to them to decide what schools must do to be in compliance...."  


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Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Rail Surcharge Lawsuit
by Tom Yamachika Thursday, March 21, 2019

"...Despite the rejection of the Supreme Court of Hawaii, our efforts were key in the legislature’s decision to drop the skim from 10% to 1% during the 2017 Special Session—this was a win for all taxpayers in this State...."


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Report: Hawaii Congressional Delegation Extremely Partisan, Except Gabbard
by News Release Thursday, March 21, 2019

...but none of them can keep up with American Samoa delegate....


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How to Solve the Hawaiian Homelands Problem
by Video Video Thursday, March 21, 2019

...There's Enough Land in Hawai'i for all Hawaiians....


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Disabled Inmates: Feds Reach Agreement with Hawaii DPS
by News Release Thursday, March 21, 2019

...Justice Department Reaches Agreement With Hawaii Department of Public Safety to Ensure Equal Access to Its Programs for Inmates With Disabilities....


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Falls of Clyde to be Restored at Closed British Shipyard?
by News Article Wednesday, March 20, 2019

...Restoration of Scottish sailing boat offered as ‘lifeline’ to now-closed Appledore Shipyard....


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House Resolution Seeks Return of Hawaiian Airlines Call Center
by Rep Bob McDermott Wednesday, March 20, 2019

...the House Labor Committee unanimously approved a draft resolution calling on Hawaiian Airlines to return the 200 plus call center jobs it has outsourced to the Philippines....


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Buying a House? Need Money? Honolulu can help
by News Release Wednesday, March 20, 2019

...Interest-free home down payment loans now available....


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Grant Supports Drive to make UH, Chaminade, Kauai CC 100% Tobacco Free
by News Release Wednesday, March 20, 2019

...support efforts to advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policies, including limiting the use of e-cigarettes....


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OHA Kakaako Makai Plans Begin With Sewage Plant
by News Article Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"...I was quite idealistic in thinking that with the $2.9M Master plan Rob Iopa’s WCIT created, we were going to be issuing RFPs to implement them...."


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HART Plan to Control Expenses-Pay Robbins Crony $85K per Month
by News Article Tuesday, March 19, 2019

...Paul Giannelia left his last rail transit job after only seven months because of "difficulties acclimating to the municipal workplace"....


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Liberty and Economics -- Hawaii Together with Keli'i Akina
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, March 19, 2019

...Economist Ken Schoolland and host Keli'i Akina discuss how economics and liberty interact as they explore a variety of public policy issues that impact our lives....


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Hawaii State Government -- 2nd-Lowest Federal Dependency Ranking
by News Article Tuesday, March 19, 2019

..."Federal Funding as a Share of State Revenue"....


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Senate Committee to Hear Anti-Gun Bills
by News Release Monday, March 18, 2019

...the Hawaii state House Committee on Public Safety, Veteran and Military Affairs is hearing anti-gun bills SB 600, SB 621, and SB 1466....


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The last time Congress created a new state
by News Article Monday, March 18, 2019

...On March 19, 1959, Congress approved Hawaii for admission to the union as the 50th state....


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Lesbian Home Invasion: Supreme Court Will Not Hear Hawaii Case
by News Article Monday, March 18, 2019

...A state-level decision against the property owner shows the limits of the Supreme Court's wedding cake ruling....


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Innovation? Hawaii Ranks 45th
by News Release Monday, March 18, 2019

...Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth....


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Honolulu Council Special Election Ballots to be Mailed March 21
by News Release Sunday, March 17, 2019

...Election Day Voting at Honolulu Hale only -- Saturday, April 13, 2019....


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Legislative Preview: Week 9
by News Release Sunday, March 17, 2019

...This is our last opportunity to provide public testimony to the committees hearing the bills....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 17, 2019
by News Release Sunday, March 17, 2019

... Weekly Update from GovTrack.us ....


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GE Tax Hike: How They Voted
by Andrew Walden Sunday, March 17, 2019

...Senate Bill 1474 would increase your GE Tax by 0.5%....


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Blank the Amount, Defect the Date
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, March 17, 2019

"SB 1474 Senate Draft 2 that proposes an increase in the GET now specifies '__ per cent or $ _____'"


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, March 16, 2019

... SB415 -- Abortion Expansion Bill Changes Focus ....


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Restore flexibility for delivery of public services
by Kelii Akina Saturday, March 16, 2019

...You just violated Hawaii law. Get ready to be sued....


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Lava Tube Dishonor goes to Hawaii County Civil Defense
by News Release Saturday, March 16, 2019

...that contributed to much of the inaccurate information reported worldwide about the lava flow....


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Infested: Honolulu Ranks #2 for Termites
by News Release Saturday, March 16, 2019

...Terminix Announces Its List of the Top 50 Most Termite-Infested Cities....


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American Samoa Governor Undergoes Heart Surgery in Seattle
by News Article Friday, March 15, 2019

...Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga underwent surgery last Wednesday (March 6)....


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Judge Allows OHA, UH to Scrap for Mauna Kea Money
by News Release Friday, March 15, 2019

...OHA is pleased....


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Seeking Applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel – Second Circuit
by News Release Friday, March 15, 2019

...The Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui, Molokai, and Lanai) is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for 2019 to 2020....


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Comments Suggesting Legislators Smoked Weed Stricken from House Journal
by Gene Ward Friday, March 15, 2019

...“What's most ironic is my comments were censored by Majority Leader Belatti, who happens to be a strong advocate to legalize marijuana." -- Rep Gene Ward....


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Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments
by News Release Thursday, March 14, 2019

...The American Samoan Government and its people were barely consulted before these monuments were established or expanded. As a result, our local fishermen were barred from accessing the waters that Samoans have been visiting for over a millennium....


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State’s use of contractors just a hint of what could be
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, March 14, 2019

...state agencies have saved thousands of dollars a year by privatizing some of their janitorial positions....


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UH Legislative Update
by News Article Thursday, March 14, 2019

...Kalbert Young, University of Hawaiʻi vice president for budget and finance and chief financial officer, shares his analysis of the 2019 legislative session to date....


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Massive Pay Hike for Hawaii Legislators?
by Andrew Walden Thursday, March 14, 2019

...Hawaii taxpayers are already burdened by the nation’s most highly paid part time legislators and its about to get worse....


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HB118: Republicans Explain Vote to Kill Rail Audit
by Shirlene Ostrov Wednesday, March 13, 2019

..."Repeals the requirement that the Auditor conduct an annual review of certain rapid transportation authorities in the State." -- HB118 ....


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After Konno: How Hawaii Can revive contracting as policy option
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, March 13, 2019

...A small tweak to an old law might be all that is needed to help the state partner with the private sector....


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The Difference Between Real and Fake Energy Policy
by News Article Wednesday, March 13, 2019

...after a decade of hype, Hawaii is still 75% coal and oil....


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Auditor: Every Special Fund Proposed by Legislators Fails to Meet Criteria
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, March 12, 2019

...We reviewed 98 House and Senate bills proposing 80 special and revolving funds during the 2019 legislative session of which none met criteria....


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Road Usage Charge: HDoT Community Meetings on Latest Tax Hike Scheme
by News Release Tuesday, March 12, 2019

...The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will hold 14 community meetings across the state to get public feedback on the concept of a road usage charge....


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I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, March 12, 2019

... Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times ....


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557 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
by News Release Tuesday, March 12, 2019

...balloting takes place online from Friday, April 26 through Friday, May 17....


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Legislative Preview: Week 8
by Brett Kulbis Monday, March 11, 2019

...Last week was cross over, 524 Senate Bills and 498 House Bill passed third reading in their respective chambers....


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Another Poll Puts Gabbard at 0% in Iowa
by News Article Monday, March 11, 2019

...Gabbard is nobody’s first choice, but she does score 2% of the second choice votes....


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Rep Quinlan to Constituent: "Get the F*** Out!"
by Andrew Walden Sunday, March 10, 2019

...an incident that happened at the Capitol on Thursday, February 21, during a HiFiCo Activism at the Legislature event....


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Hirono: Gabbard Tied to David Duke, Steve Bannon, Russia
by News Article Sunday, March 10, 2019

...If Gabbard wants to be in the lane that has the support of David Duke and Bannon and the Russian bots, she’s got that lane....


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Ninth Circuit Wants To Know The Statute Of Limitations For Takings Claims In Hawaii
by Robert Thomas Sunday, March 10, 2019

...which statute of limitations applies to takings claims: the two-year personal injury statute, or the six-year "catch all." The answer has not been definitively resolved by Hawaii's courts....


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Hawaii Supreme Court: Must Employer Hold Open Injured Worker's Position Eternally?
by Robert Thomas Sunday, March 10, 2019

...Amicus Brief: Employer Can Fill Injured Worker's Position If There Are Legitimate Business Reasons For Doing So....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, March 10, 2019

...CROSSOVER: Bills alive move to the opposite chamber....


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GET increase will add to Hawaii’s high cost of living
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, March 10, 2019

...The Hawaii Legislature is considering a bill to add 0.5 percent to the 4 percent state general excise tax....


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Rent Control: How Not to Create Affordable Housing
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, March 10, 2019

...Akina told Larson and his three million listeners that if policymakers want to create more housing that is affordable, they should ease land-use restrictions, reduce regulatory burdens and let the free market work....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 9, 2019
by News Release Sunday, March 10, 2019

... Weekly Update from GovTrack.us ....


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The Jones Act: High Steaks
by Video Video Sunday, March 10, 2019

...Those burgers you picked up at the grocery store may have originated in Hawaii....


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Can’t You Spare Half a Penny for Education?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, March 10, 2019

...what we really need to do is fix the inefficiency....


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TelAbortion: Hawaii Doctors, Lawyers Plan the Abortion Future
by News Article Sunday, March 10, 2019

...As of the end of January, two hundred and eighty-three women had received TelAbortions, a hundred and fifty-eight of them in Hawaii....


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While Collecting Honorifics from Chinese Communists, UH Manoa Also Gets Spyware
by News Article Saturday, March 09, 2019

...UH Manoa #1 in Eyes of Chinese Communists....


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Legislation Introduced to Repeal Jones Act
by News Release Saturday, March 09, 2019

...Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Open America’s Water Act of 2019 Thursday, a bill which would repeal the Jones Act and allow all qualified vessels to engage in domestic trade between U.S. ports....


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DPP: Shortage of New Affordable Housing Triples
by News Release Saturday, March 09, 2019

...The share of low-income households experiencing severe housing cost burden continues to increase....


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GE Tax Hike a Lose-Lose Proposition
by Grassroot Institute Friday, March 08, 2019

...The Hawaii Legislature seems to have learned the wrong lesson from last year’s constitutional amendment debate....


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SB931: Tourism Industry Aims to Shut Down Aquarium Fishery
by News Article Friday, March 08, 2019

...Introduction of the aquarium fishery closure bill is the tourist groups’ attempt to preempt the HEPA environmental review completion....


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FSM Election 2019 Certified Results
by News Release Friday, March 08, 2019

...On March 5th, 2019 the citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) voted for their elected representatives in the Congress of the FSM....


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SCR42: After Partying with Mafia Hitman, Sen Stanley Chang Proposes Repeal of 2nd Amendment
by News Article Friday, March 08, 2019

...Chang’s measure, which has four co-sponsors, would request Washington discuss either scrapping the Second Amendment altogether or clarifying that it only applies to organizations such as state militias....


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HB893 Guts DHHL Funding
by Gene Ward Thursday, March 07, 2019

...House Bill 893, DHHL's operating budget, currently allocates $1.75 million in general ("A") funds for its everyday operations—a far cry from their minimum request of $25.5 million....


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Hawaii Infrastructure Receives D+ Grade from Civil Engineers
by News Release Thursday, March 07, 2019

...The report includes an evaluation of the following categories: aviation (C-), bridges (C+), coastal areas (C-), dams (D), drinking water (D+), energy (C-), roads (D+), schools (D+), solid waste (C), storm water (D-) and wastewater (D+)....


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