Saturday, September 22, 2018
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Saturday, September 22, 2018
September 22, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail in Default? Feds Give HART 60-Day Warning
  2. Strive HI -- How Did Your School Do?
  3. Can Aloha Poke Be Trademarked?
  4. Lawyer: Bisexual Guard Raped Prisoners at Halawa for Years
  5. FBI investigating officers over beating death of Big Island man, lawyer says
  6. Tourism (but not much else) is booming in Hawaii. Here's why that's a problem

Friday, September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii district court strikes down law targeting pro-life pregnancy centers
  2. GOP surrogates rally at UH event for Trump and right-wing ideas
  3. Democrat Lawyers Tag Tulsi Gabbard 'CWILF'
  4. Hirono Took Money From Democrat Who Admitted to Hitting Wife
  5. Hawaii Student Debt Averages $25,125
  6. UHERO: Hawaii's Growth Down, But Not Out
  7. Bullying App to Bring Students into DoE Retaliation System?
  8. Competitive Elections?  Hawaii Dead Last
  9. HSTA chief should stick to the facts
  10. Government Spending Will Not Solve Affordable Housing Problem
  11. Hawaii County Vacation rental bill gets nod from panel
  12. Second Amendment: George Young Heading for US Supreme Court
  13. Hawaii County Resists transparency for reservoir evacuations
  14. Feds Impose Big Fines over safety violations at Maui Community Correctional Center (again)
  15. Foreign homebuyers buy only 375 units in first half of 2018
  16. Finding farming matches for old cane fields not so simple
  17. Salary Database Now Includes Hundreds Of Hawaii County Employees

Thursday, September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UH Manoa Socialists Threaten to Throw Poop
  2. Hirono: FBI Should Investigate Witness Tampering Against Alleged Kavanaugh Accuser
  3. Expected: Hawaii Files For Ninth Circuit En Banc Ruling On Right To Bear Arms 
  4. Auditor: RCUH Goes 11 for 11
  5. KITV4 Island News to host first General Election governor's debate—8 Days Before Election Day 
  6. HSTA: HGEA and UPW Hypocrites Should Share With Us
  7. DoE Spends $5000 per Student on SPED?  -- And Doesn’t Ask for Federal Funds
  8. Report: Hawaii students stumble in math
  9. Hawaii County Council reallocates GET surcharge proceeds to help pay for damages from Hurricane Lane
  10. Vacation rentals bill: City Panel Demands Greater Political Sacrifice by Councilmembers
  11. Pressure Pays Off -- Waianae Homeless to Abandon Tent City?
  12. Waimanalo NIMBYS -- After Finally Getting the Tweekers out of our Neighborhood, we don’t Want their Homeless Camp Disturbed
  13. Hawaii homeowners see average home equity gain of $30K
  14. Honolulu rail authority files condemnation suit against Kakaako business
  15. Honolulu airport considered one of the worst in the country
  16. Why Aren’t There More Women Judges In Hawaii? – Because They Don’t Apply
  17. Hawaii’s Soft-on-Crime Policy Leads to Child Death in Puerto Rico

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
September 19, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hirono: SCOTUS Seat Could Stay Vacant for Two Years  
  2. Mazie Hirono Needs to Shut up, Stand Up and Name Names of Hawaii Democrat Sex Harassers she is Covering For
  3. Grassroot Institute to Host Congressional District 1 Candidate Forum
  4. Hawaii State Taxes $6,084 per Capita
  5. Special Session Decision ‘Imminent’ – No Buyout for Lava Zone 1&2 Residents
  6. Poverty Persists Among Hawaiians Despite (or is it because of) Cultural Nationalism
  7. How Hawaii is Faking Carbon Neutrality
  8. Ige’s not hiding, but he’s totally dodging
  9. Maui: Ex-county official fined for theft of vacation time
  10. Mauna Kea: DHHL Orders Shutdown of Activists Checkpoint
  11. 15% of Hawaii's young men aren't registered with Selective Service
  12. Mental Health: Insurers Cut Back on Psychiatrists Pay

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
September 18, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Green Energy Mandates a Tax on Poor People
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 16, 2018
  3. New Thinking for Hawaiian Homes
  4. Union proposal would require $400M hike in property taxes
  5. DOE Proposes $100K Salary Increases For 19 Executives
  6. Council to discuss call for audit of DOE
  7. Four Years of ‘Disruptive’ -- Middle Street-to-Ala Moana phase of Honolulu rail project moving ahead
  8. Tax credits will be issue for film industry
  9. Amendment 1: Transparency in Pay Hikes for Public Officials
  10. Katherine Kealoha resigns as deputy prosecutor
  11. Authorities aim to thwart sex traffickers by reuniting high-risk teens with families
  12. Hawaii: 66% of Lunatics Untreated
  13. Swing and a Miss:  ACLU Tries Another Trick to Keep Homeless out of Shelters
  14. State Sheriffs searching for homeless man that caused Saint Andrew's Priory to go on lockdown
  15. New Service Helps Public Access Public Records

Monday, September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawsuits Close in on Hawaii’s Largest Carbon Credit Scheme
  2. Hawaii v Trump: House Judiciary Committee Moves to Ban Nationwide Injunctions
  3. Obamacare: Hawaii loses 51 full-time doctors as physician shortage continues
  4. Trading Padded Cells for Concrete Cells—The Price We All Pay for Closing the Lunatic Asylums
  5. Brace for constitutional amendment campaigns
  6. By Purposefully Deferring Maintenance, UH Admin Builds $1.6B Capital Improvement ‘Ask’
  7. Gene Ward On ‘Broken Promises’ For Hawaiians
  8. Caldwell Attempts to Impose IAL Designation on Landowners
  9. Roadblocks to relicensing push some drivers to illegal behavior
  10. Banning Fossil Fuels is Complicated
  11. FDA Should Declare Anti-GMO Labeling Illegal

Sunday, September 16, 2018
September 16, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Historic Homes--$2M Tax Exemption Gift to 342 Households
  2. Ray L’Heureux and Randy Roth: Schools’ problem is dysfunctional DOE
  3. Passive-aggressive ‘school tax’ proposal could turn out more aggressive than it seems
  4. HSTA Tax Hike: Rosenlee Schooled, Readers Not Fooled
  5. Rail: Ansaldo Holds P3 Solution Hostage?
  6. Rail board reaches critical point for public-private partnership plan
  7. SMS Study: Barriers to Affordable Housing
  8. Campaign Spending Commission fines Maui Council Anti-GMO Nut Alika Atay $2,700
  9. Hawaii Sex Trade Mostly Locals, not Tourists
  10. ‘Overtourism’ Complaints All About TVRs
  11. TVR Owners Iced out by Proposed Hawaii County Vacation Rental Law
  12. Jones Act waivers aren't a solution; they're a symptom of the problem

Saturday, September 15, 2018
September 15, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UH campuses climb in U.S. News and World Report ranking
  2. Lawsuit: Land Use and Environmental Regs Designed to Push ‘Minorities’ Out
  3. Gay Sex and blackmail inside the Halawa Correctional Facility
  4. St. Francis Medical Center Tries To Stop $80M Settlement For Abuse Victims
  5. Soft on Crime: Child Molester Gets Probation
  6. Soft on Crime: Lunatic OK for Release After Killing two
  7. Federal judges agrees to sale of Kealohas' home, discusses jury selection for upcoming trial
  8. ACLU: End Money bail So Criminals Can do it Again
  9. Second East Hawaii Homeless Shelter almost ready for families displaced by lava to move in
  10. The number of pedestrians killed in Hawaii this year is 6 times the figure in 2017
  11. Sen. Sullivan talks with Kavanaugh, says Supreme Court nominee recognizes unique Alaska Native rights
  12. Obamacare Morphs into ‘Medicare for All’

Friday, September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. AG Opinion: Hawaii Gun Laws Not as Restrictive as they Seem
  2. Evacuate? 'High Risk' Nuuanu Reservoir--What is Caldwell Administration Hiding?
  3. Council Passes Bill 53--Calls for Demolition of Affordable Housing 'Monsters'
  4. Debt is the No. 1 source of financial stress in Hawaii
  5. Paris Accord: Ige Promises to Keep Raising Taxes and Electric Rates
  6. End 'gut and replace' 
  7. VIDEO: 'Problematic' HSTA Rental Tax
  8. Opposition rises to tax proposal
  9. In Effort to Impose Gay Agenda via anti-Bullying Programs, ‘Gay Dad’ gets $10K Nuisance Money from DoE
  10. Star-Adv: Keep teens from Vaping Tobacco-But Encourage them to Vape Marijuana
  11. Damage to Hawaii county infrastructure caused by Lane totals about $20M
  12. Enviros Renew Push for Garbage Tax
  13. What New Census Data Says — And Doesn’t Say — About Hawaii
  14. Soft on Crime: Triple Murder ’Schizo’ given Free Pass to Mental Hospital
  15. Following Campaign Cash In Hawaii Just Got Easier

Thursday, September 13, 2018
September 13, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. July-Aug 2018: GE Tax Collections up 0.4%
  2. Tropical Storm Olivia Moving Away from Hawaii
  3. Ethics Commission Outlines Charges Against OHA Trustee Rowena Akana
  4. Hawaii property owners so beaten down they don’t often go to court
  5. Ethics Board punts on honesty policy
  6. Council Rejects Big Bus Fare Hikes For Seniors And The Disabled
  7. Psychotic Criminal Sent to UH instead of Old-Style Asylum--Learns to Target ‘The Americans’
  8. Peasants Must Be Made to Pay for the Electric Charging Stations Needed by the Eco-Priesthood
  9. Mainland Homeless Hanging Around in Waikiki
  10. What Has Happened To The American Dream in Hawaii?
  11. Why Hawaii’s Last Constitutional Convention Was a Disaster
  12. Hawaii’s commercial billfish industry loses vital protection

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
September 12, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Supreme Court to Decide if Land Can be Stolen from Owners Without Compensation?
  2. Unaffordable Housing? Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
  3. Tropical Storm Olivia Crosses Maui and Lanai
  4. Free speech comes to UH Manoa: Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk speaking
  5. Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on First Circuit Oahu Judicial Nominees
  6. Supreme Court: Applicants Sought for Disciplinary Board, Bar Examiners
  7. CSC: Dozens of Candidates Hit With Fines
  8. Food Hysterias, Federal Regs Squeeze Hawaii Small Farms
  9. Federal Money Is Running Out For Charter Schools’ Pre-K Programs
  10. Will Renewable Energy Trading Allow HECO to Keep Lowest Cost Electric Producer?
  11. Coco Palms: Usual Suspects Smell Blood in Water, Grab for Control of Property

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
September 11, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii County Hires Katyal to Fight Against Second Amendment Ruling
  2. Constitutional Amendment: Support for Public Education or Misguided Public Policy?
  3. Tropical Storm Olivia Aims Directly at Maui
  4. Did the 9/11 attacks usher in the post-truth age?
  5. 9/11 Truthers Meet the Birth Certificate Brigade  
  6. Judge rules Abigail Kawananakoa unfit to change her $215 million trust
  7. Judge rules to dismiss Former Unity House Scammers’ case against Dive Oahu and city
  8. Future of Health Care in the Pacific Uncertain As End to Compact Funding Nears
  9. FEMA Charters The World's Largest Jet To Rush Supplies To Guam
  10. Another Hi-Tech Tax Credit Success Story--Algae biofuel company to sell All Equipment, Lay off all Workers
  11. Bragging About Renewable Energy: Playing With Numbers
  12. Soft on Crime Policy Leads to Lockdown at UH Hilo

Monday, September 10, 2018
September 10, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hurricane Olivia Aims Directly at Maui
  2. Hawaii Happiest--and Most Sleepless State in USA
  3. Climate Change: More Fuel Tax Hikes, Fewer Lanes, More Homeless on Streets
  4. “We were Punatics.  But we were also Adults”
  5. Usual Suspects: Don’t Build New Prison, Lets Release Lots and Lots of Prisoners Instead
  6. Caldwell: Raise DMV Fees, Create more ‘Positions’—and Blame the Public 
  7. New online tool tracks nearly $400 million in Hawaii IT-related project funds
  8. Navy plan for Red Hill tanks

Sunday, September 09, 2018
September 9, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. If Everyone Farmed
  2. Hurricane Olivia Aims Directly at Maui
  3. Taking Exemptions Without Really Knowing
  4. Special Session for Lava Recovery: October or Nothing
  5. Alleged mail-in voting abuse demands deeper investigation
  6. Mayor: Coco Palms Developer Does not Have Capacity to Conclude Project
  7. Kahoolawe: New Center at Center of $29M Scheme
  8. Hidden Oil Industry Fund Lines Environmentalists Pockets
  9. Maui Mayoral Race--Criminal Short on Money
  10. After success of Chinatown clinic for all, talk of 2nd location afoot
  11. Molokai suicide rates are five times higher than the rest of the state
  12. HandiVan Remains Unscathed as Oahu’s taxi cabs and ride-hailing firms on a collision course

Saturday, September 08, 2018
September 8, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘Education tax’ a Pandora's box
  2. How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
  3. Congressman Hunter, the Jones Act and corruption 
  4. Impacts of 'Janus' on public sector
  5. Judge refuses to block ballot question on Hawaii constitutional amendment
  6. Principal: I Took $83K from School Treasury Because I am HGEA Member
  7. Baldwin HS band director placed on paid leave during investigation
  8. Maui: Campaign spending fine proposed for Anti-GMO Nut Atay
  9. Hawaii GOP shakeup
  10. Mandatory evacuation pau: Leilani Estates residents being allowed to return starting today

Friday, September 07, 2018
September 7, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii: Lowest Level of Food Insecurity in USA
  2. Nov 6 Ballot: PAR Publishes Con Con Backgrounder
  3. States with the Biggest Bullying Problems
  4. Honolulu rail contractor seeks ‘mega-substantial’ settlement over construction delays
  5. Hawaii sues for info on Airbnb owners who aren't paying taxes   
  6. Hawaii County Planning Commission seeks stricter short-term rental rules
  7. Board of Education To Wait On Approving New Student Discipline Code
  8. Airlines servicing Hawaii continue to throw support behind independent airport authority   
  9. Wood-Burning Power Plant Raises Environmental Concerns
  10. In wake of park closures, homeless encampments pop up on nearby streets
  11. That Long Line For A Driver’s License May Get Even Longer

Thursday, September 06, 2018
September 6, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HSTA Rental Tax: Expedited Hearing for Counties Lawsuit 
  2. Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Laws Written by Gut n Replace Method
  3. Climate Commission Grabs for Control of Waikiki
  4. JSC Nominates Six for Appeals Court Vacancy
  5. Hirono: Kavanaugh 'Critical' 8th Vote in Rice v Cayetano 
  6. OHA Hires Auditor to Look at 'Fraud, Waste, and Abuse'
  7. PAC Formed to Oppose HSTA Rental Tax
  8. Legislators, Hawaii County Dicker over Relief Package
  9. Mental capacity at core of Kawananakoa case
  10. Caldwell TVR ‘Compromise’ Pleases Nobody at Hearing
  11. Maui County Pays Contractor to Hunt Down Illegal TVRs Online
  12. Large sums of cash help major candidates, but not necessarily those backed by super PACs      
  13. Feds Force Hawaii DOE To Strengthen Its Student Discipline Code
  14. Hawaii County Council: Keanu Sai Followers Show up to Support Absent Doper Ruggles
  15. Homeless Leave Drug-Related Trash All Over Moiliili Park
  16. Homeless Overrun Wahiawa Birthing Stones, Rob Visitors at Gunpoint
  17. From Hawaii to Vermont, States Tackle Efficiency Standards
  18. Kauai Scientists: Absence of Snorkel Rentals Leads to Restoration of our Reef
  19. Pierre Omidyar’s Employee Glenn Greenwald says White House ‘Coward’ Behind Anonymous Op-ed Part of ‘Unelected Cabal’

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
September 5, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Families with Small Children in USA
  2. Pension spiking cost Hawaii taxpayers $20.5M in FY 2017
  3. Brett Kavanaugh: Office of Hawaiian Affairs a “naked racial spoils system.”
  4. Maui Council and Mayor: School tax ballot proposal ‘A Blank Check to Come After County Funds’
  5. Hawaii County anticipates $75M tax hit from ballot question
  6. Hawaii Climate Commission – Make the Little People Feel Pain
  7. Caldwell: Fine TVRs $100K Per Day Until The City Owns Their Property
  8. 10 Years Later -- Hawaii Energy Plans Overtaken by Reality
  9. 3 who lost homes in eruptions sue over denied insurance claims
  10. Charter Amendment: Will Kauai Voters be Suckered into voting for Term Limit Repeal?
  11. Proposed Maunakea rules – Keep the Peasants Off
  12. Hawaii Elections 2018: General Election Ballot

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
September 4, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gun Control: What the Dalai Lama Tells American Students
  2. Oxfam: The Best and Worst States to Work in America
  3. All UH campuses make top 10 most diverse lists
  4. Hawaii homeowners caught in limbo when insurers meet Kilauea
  5. 526 Frauds Reported to DoE Hotline – Only One Employee Terminated
  6. State asks for redevelopment pitches for 7 DOE parcels
  7. Focus of federal corruption probe appears to turn toward city prosecutor
  8. If You Really Believe the Eco Religion, Abandon Waikiki and Gimme $15.3B for Make-Work Projects
  9. Vacation rental bill heads to Hawaii County Planning Commission
  10. To beat Uber and Lyft, some taxi companies are trying to become them
  11. 250 Homeless Accept Shelter in Lahaina
  12. Why The Hawaii Elections Office Doesn’t Do More To Encourage Voting
  13. Schatz Pumps Money into Democrat Senate Campaigns
  14. Why Hawaii Is Burning Its Massive Mangrove Trees
  15. It Takes Two: Faces of Hawaiʻi Workers With Multiple Jobs
  16. F-22 alternative would save taxpayers money

Monday, September 03, 2018
September, 2018 Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
  • Gun Control: What the Dalai Lama Tells American Students


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Hawaii GOP: Our Ticket is United
by News Release Saturday, September 22, 2018

...Hawaii Republicans launched their ticket's general election campaign Friday during a dinner also attended by gubernatorial running mates Andria Tupola and Marissa Kerns....


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Rail in Default? Feds Give HART 60-Day Warning
by Andrew Walden Saturday, September 22, 2018

"...in the event of default, the Government may demand all Federal funds provided to the Grantee for the Project be returned...."


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Strive HI -- How Did Your School Do?
by News Release Saturday, September 22, 2018

...click any school to see test results....


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Can Aloha Poke Be Trademarked?
by News Article Friday, September 21, 2018

...Although there has been extensive discussion regarding whether Aloha Poke Co.’s actions are morally justified, there has been little, if any, serious analysis as to whether its position is legally valid....


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Bullying App to Bring Students into DoE Faculty-Administration Retaliation System?
by News Article Friday, September 21, 2018

...New app will allow Hawaii students to anonymously report bullying....


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UHERO: Hawaii's Growth Down, But Not Out
by UH ERO Friday, September 21, 2018

...Global tourism continues to power forward, and there remains a healthy pipeline of construction work. And even with the recent labor market weakness, Hawaii continues to enjoy its lowest unemployment in many years....


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Hawaii district court strikes down law targeting pro-life pregnancy centers
by News Release Friday, September 21, 2018

...A federal district court struck down a Hawaii law forcing pregnancy centers and pro-life doctors to advertise for the abortion industry Thursday, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision affirming free speech in NIFLA v. Becerra....


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Hirono Took Money From Democrat Who Admitted to Hitting Wife
by News Article Friday, September 21, 2018

...Hirono's Democratic colleague in the Senate, Tom Carper (Del.), who has admitted to punching his wife hard enough to give her a black eye, appears to be getting a pass from Hirono....


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Democrat Lawyers Tag Tulsi Gabbard 'CWILF'
by News Article Thursday, September 20, 2018

...One calls Tulsi Gabbard ‘the hottest member of Congress on either side of the aisle.’ And it’s part of a series of pages from four companies traced to one Democratic law firm....


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Hawaii Student Debt Averages $25,125
by News Release Thursday, September 20, 2018

...according to a report released today by The Institute for College Access & Success....


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Hirono: FBI Should Investigate Witness Tampering Against Alleged Kavanaugh Accuser
by News Article Thursday, September 20, 2018

...Hirono claimed Wednesday that the death threats that have allegedly been made against Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford are “witness tampering”....


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Auditor: RCUH Goes 11 for 11
by Hawaii State Auditor Thursday, September 20, 2018

...We found that RCUH has implemented all eleven recommendations....


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UH Manoa Socialists Threaten to Throw Poop
by Shirlene Ostrov Thursday, September 20, 2018

...attended by about 200 people. The Republican Party promoted the event as a chance to hear diverse ideas “at a time of increased campus censorship by snowflakes with their safe spaces.”....


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Expected: Hawaii Files For Ninth Circuit En Banc Ruling On Right To Bear Arms  
by News Article Wednesday, September 19, 2018

...an en banc hearing of the Ninth involves 11 judges chosen at random, out of the 23 or 24 judges (depending on confirmation hearings) on the Ninth Circuit....


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Hawaii State Taxes $6,084 per Capita
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, September 19, 2018

...​How High Are State and Local Tax Collections in Your State?....


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Grassroot Institute to Host Congressional District 1 Candidate Forum
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, September 18, 2018

...Friday, Sept. 28, from noon to 1 p.m....


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Hirono: SCOTUS Seat Could Stay Vacant for Two Years
by News Article Tuesday, September 18, 2018

...Senator Hirono says "I just want to say to the men of this country: Just shut up….”


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Green Energy Mandates a Tax on Poor People
by News Article Tuesday, September 18, 2018

...Hawaii’s governor signed a 100 percent mandate in 2015, making it the first state in the country to require its entire energy mix to originate from renewables. California passed a similar bill in August....


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New Thinking for Hawaiian Homes
by Video Video Tuesday, September 18, 2018

...Innovative approach that could reduce significantly the Hawaiian Homes waiting list...


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 16, 2018
by News Release Monday, September 17, 2018

...Weekly Update From GovTrack.org....


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Hawaii v Trump: House Judiciary Committee Moves to Ban Nationwide Injunctions
by News Release Sunday, September 16, 2018

...The Committee marked up HR6730 Sept 13.  Next stop, House floor....


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Lawsuits Close in on Hawaii’s Largest Carbon Credit Scheme
by Andrew Walden Sunday, September 16, 2018

...When a couple of penny-stock touts, one of whom is listed in the Panama Papers Offshore Leaks Database, start selling timber futures and carbon credits in Hawaii, the greenwash is thicker than most....


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Historic Homes--$2M Tax Exemption Gift to 342 Households
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 16, 2018

...the City is giving the exemption to 342 homes and forgoing taxation on $600 million in property value, translating to a revenue loss exceeding $2 million....


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UH campuses climb in U.S. News and World Report ranking
by News Release Saturday, September 15, 2018

...UH West Oʻahu climbed two spots to number 5 in Top Public Colleges West....


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VIDEO: 'Problematic' HSTA Rental Tax
by Video Video Friday, September 14, 2018

...Two public forums have been set to help educate voters....


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Paris Accord: Ige Promises to Keep Raising Taxes and Electric Rates
by News Article Friday, September 14, 2018

...“Politics runs on money. Billions of dollars."....


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Debt is the No. 1 source of financial stress in Hawaii
by News Article Friday, September 14, 2018

...the average debt in Hawaii is a whopping $869,250....


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Council Passes Bill 53--Calls for Demolition of Affordable Housing 'Monsters'
by Kym Pine Friday, September 14, 2018

...Finally politicians are doing something about affordable housing--they're demolishing it....


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End 'gut and replace'
by Kelii Akina Friday, September 14, 2018

What’s in a title? If you’re a member of the Hawaii Legislature, opportunity....


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Evacuate? 'High Risk' Nuuanu Reservoir--What is Caldwell Administration Hiding?
by Andrew Walden Friday, September 14, 2018

...In Hawaii 124 of the state’s 133 dams are deemed ‘at High Hazard Potential’ by the National Inventory of Dams....


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AG Opinion: Hawaii Gun Laws Not as Restrictive as they Seem
by News Release Thursday, September 13, 2018

...We advise that section 134-9, HRS, does not limit the issuance of unconcealed-carry licenses to individuals whose jobs entail protecting life and property....


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Hawaii property owners so beaten down they don’t often go to court
by News Article Thursday, September 13, 2018

...Hawaii has the nation’s worst property rights record followed closely by California....


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Ethics Commission Outlines Charges Against OHA Trustee Rowena Akana
by News Release Wednesday, September 12, 2018

...a formal contested case hearing on the Further Statement of Alleged Violation will be held before the Commission on Monday, October 22, 2018....


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July-Aug 2018: GE Tax Collections up 0.4%
by News Release Wednesday, September 12, 2018

...For FY 2019, cumulative collections of the GET are up by 0.4% from last fiscal year....


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Hawaii Sales Taxes Highest Per Capita in USA
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, September 12, 2018

...Hawaii’s sales tax base is broader than economists recommend, applying not just to final consumer products and services, but also to many business-to-business transactions. This results in multiple layers of taxation on the same product or service....


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Supreme Court: Applicants Sought for Grand Jury Counsel, Disciplinary Board, Bar Examiners
by News Release Wednesday, September 12, 2018

...Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancy on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court and Applicants Sought for Board of Bar Examiners....


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Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on First Circuit Oahu Judicial Nominees
by News Release Wednesday, September 12, 2018

...The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are....


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Tropical Storm Olivia Moving Away from Hawaii
by News Release Wednesday, September 12, 2018

...ABOUT 110 MI SW OF HONOLULU -- PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW AT 20 MPH....


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Hawaii Supreme Court to Decide if Land Can be Stolen from Owners Without Compensation?
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, September 12, 2018

...The land was zoned for single-family residences, but the County of Maui decided it should be used as a public park. Instead of buying the land, however, the County wielded its regulatory authority to prevent the Leones from developing their property in any way....


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Unaffordable Housing? Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
by News Article Tuesday, September 11, 2018

...in 1969 the only places in America where housing cost more than three times incomes were Hawaii and Stamford, Connecticut. I don’t know why Stamford was on the list, but Hawaii had passed legislation strictly regulating where people could build homes in 1961....


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Did the 9/11 attacks usher in the post-truth age?
by News Article Tuesday, September 11, 2018

... ripping a “hole in the fabric of reality” ....


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9/11 Truthers Meet the Birth Certificate Brigade
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, September 11, 2018

“…I LOVE a group of hapless morons who are turning the GOP into the party of tinfoilhat nutters who only have conspiracy theories about birth certificates...." --poster on Democratic Underground


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Constitutional Amendment: Support for Public Education or Misguided Public Policy?
by Video Video Tuesday, September 11, 2018

...Stanley Lau who is the chair of the Affordable Coalition PAC which was formed to oppose the passage in the upcoming General Election of a constitutional amendment authorizing the State to tax investment property....


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Hawaii County Hires Katyal to Fight Against Second Amendment Ruling
by Video Video Tuesday, September 11, 2018

...Resolution 666-18 would allow the County to enter into an agreement with the State of Hawai‘i to retain the legal services of Mr. Neal Katyal as special counsel, with the State to pay all fees and costs....


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Hawaii Happiest--and Most Sleepless State in USA
by News Article Monday, September 10, 2018

...Hawaii ranks as happiest state despite least sleep, study finds....


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Taking Exemptions Without Really Knowing
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 09, 2018

...These days, our General Excise Tax (GET) contains exemptions and reduced rates that are supposed to reflect commercial reality but often contain leaps of faith....


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If Everyone Farmed
by Joni Kamiya Sunday, September 09, 2018

...This weekend was spent planting the new fields....


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Impacts of 'Janus' on public sector
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, September 08, 2018

...Now that the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus v. AFSCME ruling has had time to settle, what’s next?....


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Congressman Hunter, the Jones Act and corruption
by Michael Hansen Saturday, September 08, 2018

...the connection between charges for campaign finance violations brought against Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA-50), and his support for and campaign contributions from the Jones Act industry....


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How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
by Tax Foundation Saturday, September 08, 2018

...Hawaii ranks 41st collecting $76 per capita....


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‘Education tax’ a Pandora's box
by Kelii Akina Friday, September 07, 2018

...The best laid plans, we are told, often go awry ... “Especially when it comes to politicians counting on revenue from tax hikes.”....


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States with the Biggest Bullying Problems
by News Article Friday, September 07, 2018

... Hawaii ranks 27th ....


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Nov 6 Ballot: PAR Publishes Con Con Backgrounder
by News Release Friday, September 07, 2018

...This year, on the November 6th ballot, you will have two questions asked of you....


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Hawaii: Lowest Level of Food Insecurity in USA
by News Release Thursday, September 06, 2018

...Estimated prevalence rates of food insecurity during this 3-year period ranged from 7.4 percent in Hawaii to 17.9 percent in New Mexico; estimated prevalence rates of very low food security ranged from 2.9 percent in Hawaii to 7.1 percent in Alabama and Louisiana....


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OHA Hires Auditor to Look at 'Fraud, Waste, and Abuse'
by Kelii Akina Thursday, September 06, 2018

...After months of delay, OHA and its LLCs will be audited for fraud, waste and abuse....


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Hirono: Kavanaugh 'Critical' 8th Vote in Rice v Cayetano
by Andrew Walden Thursday, September 06, 2018

...Will Justice Brett Kavanaugh become the ‘critical’ 8th vote against racially discriminatory OHA elections?  Could Kavanaugh become the ‘decisive’ 10th vote against the Hawaii Supreme Court’s Ceded Lands Decision.  Or maybe Hirono is afraid Kavanaugh will be the fifth vote against Nai Aupuni....


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Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Laws Written by 'Gut n Replace' Method
by News Release Thursday, September 06, 2018

...Watchdog Groups Use Sharp Knife of Litigation to Curb “Gut and Replace” Tactics, Restore Public Voice in Democracy....


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HSTA Rental Tax: Expedited Hearing for Counties Lawsuit
by News Release Wednesday, September 05, 2018

...After amended complaints were filed, the state Office of Elections said the ballot will not have a title....


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Climate Commission Grabs for Control of Waikiki
by News Release Wednesday, September 05, 2018

...Support legislation for disclosure for private property and public offerings located in areas with potential exposure to sea level rise....


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JSC Nominates Six for Appeals Court Vacancy
by News Release Wednesday, September 05, 2018

...The position has been vacant since Associate Judge Lisa M. Ginoza was elevated to the position of Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals in April 2018....


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Pension spiking cost Hawaii taxpayers $20.5M in FY 2017
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, September 05, 2018

...A Grassroot Institute FOIA request reveals that 320 employees spiked their salaries ahead of retiring....


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Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Families with Small Children in USA
by News Article Wednesday, September 05, 2018

...Pearl City also has the 2nd lowest divorce rate and the 3rd-lowest percentage of families in poverty....  


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Hawaii homeowners caught in limbo when insurers meet Kilauea
by News Article Tuesday, September 04, 2018

...“I cannot count how many homeowners told me that their insurance agents told them to not worry about their lava exclusion, because everyone knows that fires burn houses during an eruption”....


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All UH campuses make top 10 most diverse lists
by News Release Tuesday, September 04, 2018

...according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Almanac diversity rankings....


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Oxfam: The Best and Worst States to Work in America
by News Release Monday, September 03, 2018

...Hawaii ranks #19 overall, #27 for wage policies, #16 for worker protection policies; and #1 for right to organize....


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Akina: Don't Give up on OHA Elections
by Kelii Akina Sunday, September 02, 2018

...on August 11, of 286,041 ballots submitted, 41.3% were left blank in the race for the OHA Trustee Oahu seats, and 49.6% were left blank in the race for the OHA Trustee At-large seat....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted September 1, 2018
by News Article Sunday, September 02, 2018

...GovTrack Update for Sep. 1....


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Kauai Cash Grab: Long wait for Homeowners Property Tax Exemption
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 02, 2018

...How long do you think it takes between buying a home on Kauai and having the “home exemption” effective for real property tax there?....


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November Ballot: Understanding the constitutional amendment questions
by Video Video Saturday, September 01, 2018

...Understanding the constitutional amendment questions on the ballot....


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P3? HART Hosts Forum with International Experts
by News Release Saturday, September 01, 2018

...public and private stakeholders involved in developing the Honolulu Rail Transit Project attended the event, as did a number of directors from the HART Board....


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