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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Grandstanding: Hirono Lawsuit Challenges Trump Appointment
By Selected News Articles @ 5:36 PM :: 87 Views :: National News, Politicians

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

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Women's March Founder: "Anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment, and hateful, racist rhetoric part of the platform"
By News Release @ 4:30 PM :: 107 Views :: Democratic Party, Religion

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

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A Smaller World
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:12 AM :: 172 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

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

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Hawaii putting bond investors in a world of hurt
By Selected News Articles @ 12:58 AM :: 162 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

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

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
UH 'Scientists' Assemble Cavalcade of 467 Global Warming Hysterias
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 167 Views :: Environment

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

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Monday, November 19, 2018
HRA Backs Hawaii Concealed Carry Lawsuit
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 161 Views :: Second Amendment

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

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Monday, November 19, 2018
Hawaii Grade C for Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Laws
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 148 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii is among only seven states retaining an outdated standard requiring that harm to self or others be imminent for a person to qualify for inpatient commitment....

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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 18, 2018
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 290 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Walden versus OHA’s LLCs
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 490 Views :: Ethics, OHA

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

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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Senate Announces Leadership, Committee Chairs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:38 AM :: 432 Views :: Hawaii State Government

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

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Full Bilingual Hawaiian-English Bible Published
By News Release @ 11:38 PM :: 428 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

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

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Thousands of HSTA Members Could be Targeted by New Anti-Bullying Policy
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 1335 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

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

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Hawaii: Nobody Has More Individual Income Tax Brackets
By Tax Foundation @ 10:38 AM :: 405 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

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

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Maui rental fines not fine
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:25 AM :: 445 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

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

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
City to Feds: OK We've Done What You Told Us To
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 344 Views :: Rail

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

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
State Legislature Hiring for Upcoming Session
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 340 Views :: Hawaii State Government

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

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Auditor Rips Health Department Oversight of Board and Care Homes
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:19 PM :: 385 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

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

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
HR5025: Protect Fishermen from Enviro Fines
By News Release @ 10:57 PM :: 262 Views :: Environment, Small Business

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

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Bum Patrol: City Launches 24/7 Security Project for Nine Parks
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 462 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

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

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
GE Tax Receipts Down 0.7%
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 268 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

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

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Esther Kia'aina--New OHA CEO?
By Video @ 1:14 AM :: 937 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

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

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Anti-Pesticide Hysteria: Enviros Shift from Bees to Birds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 PM :: 376 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail, GMOs

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

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Ninth Circuit Considers Plea of Guam Elders in Airport Land Compensation Case
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 277 Views :: Land Use

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

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Nine New Democrats Elected to House
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 320 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

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

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hawaii 39% of Homeowners are 'Equity Rich'
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 851 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...second only to California....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Applications Being Accepted for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 329 Views :: Maui County

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

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Caldwell: No Limebike Treatment for Ride Sharee
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 583 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

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

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Hawaii rank goes up, but not its economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:31 PM :: 558 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

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

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Monday, November 12, 2018
How to Build More Housing in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:02 PM :: 647 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

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

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Monday, November 12, 2018
Hawaii 3rd Skinniest State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 AM :: 519 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

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

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Telescope: OHA Greenmail Overplays its Hand?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:25 PM :: 722 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

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

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Honolulu VA has Lowest Job Vacancy Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:16 PM :: 468 Views :: Health Care, Military

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

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Hawaii WWI Centennial - a Full Day of Events at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 981 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

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

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Honolulu VA Touts Few Improvements
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 755 Views :: Health Care, Military

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

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Oh? Can’t We Keep HART’s Funding Sources “Pure”?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1084 Views :: Rail, Taxes

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

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Special Funds: Auditor Looks at HART, OHA, PUC and Others
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:29 AM :: 519 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

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

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
House Republicans Select Gene Ward as Leader
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 501 Views :: Republican Party

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

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Hawaii Supreme Court Affirms TMT Permit 4-1
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 1531 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

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

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Bad News has a Silver Lining
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:45 AM :: 365 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

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

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Higher taxes do not make housing cheaper
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:40 AM :: 388 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

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

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Cost of Long Term Care--Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 554 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

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

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Trump Admin: Caldwell a Section 8 High Performer
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 456 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

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

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Hawaii #1 State for Viagra Prescriptions
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 537 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

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

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Ige Proclaims ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 510 Views :: Family

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

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Thursday, November 08, 2018
Hawaii ACLU Threatens to Sue Nursing Home for Refusing to Help Patients Kill Themselves
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 517 Views :: First Amendment, Life

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

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Thursday, November 08, 2018
EPA requires closures of 10 illegal cesspools in Hawaii in 2018
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 697 Views :: Environment, Small Business

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

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Thursday, November 08, 2018
Teachers Union: Push Sovereignty Movement in Classrooms
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 954 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History, Labor

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

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Premature Birth--Hawaii Grade 'D'
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 420 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

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

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Does Your State Have a Marriage Penalty?
By Tax Foundation @ 8:32 PM :: 487 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

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

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Public meetings scheduled for Oahu Climate Action Plan
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 1203 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Land Use

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

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