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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Hawaii among worst states for economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:17 AM :: 145 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The 2017 Economic Freedom of North America report helps explain why life is tough in the Aloha State....

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Thursday, December 14, 2017
State launches Kupuna Caregivers Program
By News Release @ 2:06 AM :: 116 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

...Working caregivers who pay for services to support their kupuna may now be eligible for financial help of up to $70 per day....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Hawaii: Worst Place to Pay off Student Loans
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 99 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...High costs of living stretch Hawaii workers’ paychecks thin and leave them with far less disposable income than residents in other states, making it the worst state for student loan affordability....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
200th Anniversary of Henry ‘Opukaha‘ia
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 199 Views :: Hawaii History

...The event is free and open to the public....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Jones Act costs all Americans too much
By Michael Hansen @ 5:20 PM :: 127 Views :: Jones Act

... Bloomberg -- “Hurricanes or no hurricanes, this ridiculous policy needs a rethink” ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Hawaii Ranks 5th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 161 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii is spending $6.6 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 48.1 percent of the $13.7 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Secret Plan: Use Constitutional Convention to Force Hawaiians into Fake Indian Tribe
By Video @ 4:03 PM :: 189 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...Robin Danner's Secret Blueprint....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Hawaii: Homelessness and Poverty Do Not Correlate
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 PM :: 179 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Honolulu is #1 for Homelessness, Pearl City is the 2nd-least needy city in USA....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
John McHugh PhD New Head of Pesticides Branch
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 188 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...His appointment is effective January 1, 2018. He succeeds Thomas Matsuda who will retire on December 31, 2017....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Child Care: Hawaii Among Most Unaffordable States
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 226 Views :: Family, Cost of Living

...Cost of Care Report Shows No State Has Affordable Care Massachusetts, Utah, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Washington, and Hawaii Top Nation's Unaffordability List for Infants and Toddlers....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hawaii Mayors commit to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2045
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 411 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Weasel Words Allow Continued use of Fossil Fuels....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Homeless Court clears hundreds of cases
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 206 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Judiciary

...No mention of how many homeless finally agreed to accept shelter in exchange for having their tickets dismissed....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Applications Being Accepted for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 185 Views :: Maui County

...deadline for applications is December 31, 2017....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Keli'i Akina and Malia Hill: DC Update
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:23 PM :: 180 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act, Federal Regulation, politics in Washington, and other issues that impact Hawaii....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
America’s Health Rankings--Hawaii 2nd Healthiest
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 177 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... In the past three years, violent crime increased 29% ....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hawaii 3rd-Highest Tax Revenue Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 PM :: 220 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...$4,540 a year in tax revenue per resident....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
How Affirmative Action Hurts Asian-Americans in College Admissions
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:09 AM :: 210 Views :: Higher Education

...Asian-Americans must score 140 points higher on their SATs than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students, and 450 points higher than black students....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
EPA, State of Hawaii receive Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Tank upgrade study
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 252 Views :: Environment, Military

...Aging fuel storage tanks at Red Hill could soon get an upgrade....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Ethics: Top HTA Execs Busted Taking Travel Upgrades
By News Release @ 12:20 AM :: 408 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

...Top HTA Exec solicited thousands of dollars in travel perks from Hawaiian, JAL, Starwood, China Air, and others.... 

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Throwing Money at Housing Won’t Work
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 239 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

...government’s real job is to out of the way, not create more costly programs that don’t work....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Draft EIS for Natatorium set to be complete by summer 2018
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 316 Views :: Honolulu County, Military, Tourism

...four alternatives proposed for the facility....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Hawaii DOE Saves $13M on School Bus Routes
By News Release @ 3:57 PM :: 207 Views :: Education K-12

...The Hawaii State Department of Education and TransPar have saved the state approximately $13 million annually through the Get on Board student transportation initiative....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 11, 2017
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 198 Views
  • Senate: Nielsen Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Balash Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Short-Term Fiscal 2018 Continuing Appropriations
  • House: Tax Overhaul – Motion to Request Conference
  • House: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Between States
  • House: Small Business Mergers Regulatory Exemption
  • House: Short-Term Fiscal 2018 Continuing Appropriations
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Kaneshiro names new First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 251 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...Sapolu has worked as a Deputy Prosecutor since 2011....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
UHERO: Carbon Tax Would Bring together energy and climate change policy
By UHERO @ 1:35 AM :: 305 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...global warming is just an excuse for tax hikes and rate hikes....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
State Now Accepting Grant-in-Aid Applications
By News Release @ 1:33 AM :: 211 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Deadline for GIA applications is January 19, 2018....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
DCCA Approves Sale of Hawaiian Tel to Cincinnati Bell
By News Release @ 1:27 AM :: 200 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The requirements outlined in the Decision and Order include....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
Payday Lending: Legislature to Consider New Regulations?
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 227 Views :: Small Business

...Hawai‘i legalized payday lending in 1999 as a way to regulate the check cashing business.... 

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Tech: 'Clinically Psychotic' HGEA Signs Suicide Pact
By Andrew Walden @ 8:27 PM :: 990 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor, Politicians

...The seeming political power play is actually a sign of Perreira’s weakness.... 

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Voluntary Additional Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 356 Views :: Taxes

...This will give Warren Buffett et al a chance to “walk the walk” and pay millions more....

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Saturday, December 09, 2017
Hula Halau to be banned from Yale?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 1105 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Native American student group accuses Polynesian dance group of ‘appropriating Hawaiian and Tahitian culture’....

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Saturday, December 09, 2017
ACS Hawaii 5-Year Report: Growth Data for Your Community
By News Release @ 11:55 AM :: 328 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 7, 2017....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
Airports Division spreads the red tape
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 6:47 PM :: 466 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...The pilot program requires the rideshare drivers to pay 7 percent of each fare to the state Airports Division....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 355 Views :: Military

The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
After Losing Judge, KSBE Tries Apologizing for Letting Child Molester Run Rampant
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 1736 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...two days after they lost their bought n paid for judge....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
Top Four HS Teams to Face Off in Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 302 Views :: Education K-12

...Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Campus Center Ballroom from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m....

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Friday, December 08, 2017
HUD: Hawaii #1 State for Homelessness
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 580 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Cost of Living

...Hawaii still leads nation in homeless count per capita....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Moody's: UH Bonds Stable as Long as Legislature Continues to Pony Up
By News Release @ 11:28 PM :: 339 Views :: Higher Education

...The rating is tempered by significant expense pressures across the 10-campus system, declining enrollments, and extensive capital needs with a large backlog of deferred maintenance....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Ige Appoints DLIR Director to Head DoTax
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 566 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...Takayama has served as the director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) since April 2015. She will assume her new position on Monday, Dec. 11....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Elder Abuse: Hawaii Ranks 22nd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 AM :: 393 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...2017’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
​Ninth Circuit Wrestles With Unblocking Trump’s Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 AM :: 680 Views :: National News

...A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit heard arguments Wednesday....

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 11763 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
HPD Coverup: AG Drops Case of Assault on Toddler Peyton Valiente
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 495 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police

...It was difficult to have to break the news to the parents that our findings did not result in charges against a perpetrator....

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
OHA Audit: Three Questions
By Video @ 9:11 PM :: 466 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The Hawai'i Auditorʻs Performance Audit Of OHA Is About To Be Publicly Released....

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Continuing to Doubt the North Koreans Could be Dangerous to Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 8:58 PM :: 527 Views :: Military

“This is like thinking a man pointing a gun at you wouldn’t figure out how to pull the trigger and kill you,”  Ward said.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Kamehameha School Child Molester Case – Hidden Payoff to Judge Exposed
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 AM :: 5544 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Judge Crandall's husband, David Schulmeister, and his law firm, Cades Schutte, represented the Kamehameha Schools, billing as much as $1 million a year....

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Pasha Hawaii charged in labor dispute
By Michael Hansen @ 11:46 PM :: 513 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...It may also lead to speculation that Pasha and the shipbuilder Keppel have not yet completed their ship design....

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 5, 2017
By Congress.org @ 12:35 PM :: 324 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Tax Overhaul – Motion to Proceed
  • Senate: Tax Overhaul - Education Savings Accounts
  • Senate: Tax Overhaul - Passage
  • House: National Forest Mining
  • House: Federal Workforce Probationary Period Extension
  • House: EPA Brownfields Program Reauthorization
  • House: Manufactured Housing Lending Regulation
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Nominees Sought for Two Judicial Vacancies on Oahu
By News Release @ 12:11 PM :: 391 Views :: Judiciary

The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancies in the First Circuit (Oahu)....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Trump: Major Changes in Management of Federal Monuments
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 475 Views :: Environment, OHA, Small Business

...Interior will make sure local voices are not drowned out by “large, well-funded NGOs and special interests”....

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