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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Finding the Magic Bullet: City’s Share of Rail Administrative Costs
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 245 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

...In a recent hearing in the Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee, council leaders say that they might have found a “magic bullet”....

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
OHA Trustee Candidates Aila and Kiaaina ‘Instrumental’ in OHA’s Biggest Boondoggle
By Andrew Walden @ 9:54 PM :: 515 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...IUCN has been tagged as a ‘Greenwashing Event’ funded by Shell Oil.  Why would they need OHA money?....

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Ethics: Why did UPW Prison Guard Get $7000 from Inmate?
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 360 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Nothing in this report explains why these ACOs were getting this money from the Inmate. What are they getting away with?....

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
​Lava crosses Highway 137 and enters ocean in lower Puna
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 4989 Views :: Hawaii County

... Two lava flows enter the ocean at MacKenzie State Park off Highway 137; Coast Guard enforcing ‘safety zone’ ....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Backbone
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:41 PM :: 234 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, GMOs

...With the recent passage of the anti-pesticide bills in our legislature, I received messages and emails from certain legislators apologizing for voting for this....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Elections: 335 Candidates Pull Papers
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 11882 Views :: Office of Elections

...Candidate filing for the 2018 Elections runs from February 1, 2018 through June 5, 2018. ...

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Friday, May 18, 2018
BLNR Approves Another Windfarm for Kahuku
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 229 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...BLNR has given the greenlight to Champlin/GEI Wind Holdings LLC’s Na Pua Makani Power Partners LLC’s plans to build a 25-megawatt wind farm near Kahuku....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Ige to Tourists: Just Ignore that Little Volcano Thingy
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 328 Views :: Tourism

"...Hawaii is Open for Business: There is absolutely no reason for visitors planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands to change or alter their leisure or business travel plans...."

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Good Intentions Pave Road to Hawaii Housing Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:28 PM :: 345 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness, Land Use

...Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls in Hawaii....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Can Uber Stay in Honolulu?
By Video @ 12:28 AM :: 310 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

... "The Infamous" Bill 35 and it's effects on Hawaii's local population as well as tourists ....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Applicants Sought for Hawaii Elections Commission
By News Release @ 12:08 AM :: 219 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

...Chief Justice Recktenwald is soliciting applications from residents of the County of Kauai....

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Caldwell: LimeBike will be Cool When it Properly Greases the Haunches of Power
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 551 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Government Moves Quickly When Politicos Don’t Get a Cut of New Business....

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
How Well-Funded are Pension Plans in Your State? -- Hawaii 45th
By Tax Foundation @ 5:56 PM :: 281 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... the Hawaii ERS is only 51% funded -- 5th worst in USA ....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ige Unveils Security Features Designed to Make it Harder for HGEA Members to Have Sex With Mental Patients or Let Them Escape
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 319 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Law Enforcement

...patients and staff expected to occupy the new building in 2021....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated!
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 305 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...More and more, we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings, councils, or boards to “help determine” public policy in one field or another....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Liliha-Nuʻuanu Complete Streets community meeting set
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 429 Views :: Honolulu County

... The meeting will be held at the Maʻemaʻe Elementary School Cafeteria, 319 Wyllie Street, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. ....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Hawaii Gun Permits Down 24%
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 254 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

...A total of 16,443 personal firearm permit applications were processed statewide during 2017, marking a 23.2% decrease from the tally in 2016....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
OHA Math: Five Plus One Equals Zero
By Video @ 6:54 PM :: 283 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Due to the recent State Audit, some have been calling for the ouster of all current Trustees....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Republican Caucus: Legislative Session in Review
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 2:58 PM :: 364 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

The 2018 Legislative Session has come to a close. Close to 200 bills sit on the Governor's desk awaiting his signature....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
VIDEO: Free Market Thinking is Good for You
By Video @ 2:57 AM :: 273 Views :: Economy

...Keli'i Akina and Professor Schoolland demonstrate how free market thinking is good for the economy and our personal lives....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Is Affordable Housing Constitutional?
By Video @ 2:42 AM :: 1352 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...affordable housing in Hawaii, how it works, whether it is legal, and how it could be done better....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Launch a Career? Honolulu Lowest Starting Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 AM :: 346 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

...Honolulu and Pearl City tie Sta Rosa, Ca and Rancho Cucamonga, Ca for lowest monthly avg starting salaries adjusted for cost of living....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ninth Circuit’s Equal Pay Decision Requires Hawaii Employers to Reexamine Pay Structures
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 AM :: 316 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...In the case, Rizo v. Yovino, the court determined that the EPA bars employers from relying on past wage or salary history as a justification for pay disparities....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
House 'Working Group' to Evaluate Sex Harassment Rules
By News Release @ 4:11 AM :: 288 Views :: Ethics

...members include Robin Wurtzel, Chief Counsel of the secretive Hawaii Civil Rights Commission which has helped cover up many sex-harassment claims....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Supreme Court Overturns Federal Sports Betting Ban--May Lead to Legislation in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:37 AM :: 309 Views :: Gambling

...Supreme Court ruling could lead to sports gambling bills in Hawaii Legislature....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
State encouraged building in risky lava zone
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:22 PM :: 530 Views :: Hawaii County

...ongoing disaster could have been avoided....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
UHERO: Rolling Blackouts Can Hide Green Energy Rate Hikes
By UHERO @ 7:56 PM :: 308 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Dynamic pricing = 'Voluntary' rolling blackouts or brownouts.  You agree to use at certain hours and not at others ....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
Drug Use by State: 2018’s Problem Areas
By Selected News Articles @ 3:26 PM :: 309 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

... Hawaii ranks 46th ....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
Little Pink House Coming to Honolulu
By Robert Thomas @ 12:44 AM :: 484 Views :: Land Use

...June 11, 2018, 6:30pm....

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
​Reactionary Reaction to Resort Fees
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 606 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...SB 2699 proposes to make “resort fees” subject to our Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT)....

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
HSTA Again Selects Ige as Governor
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 429 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Politicians

...he worked with HSTA for days at the bargaining table. Sometimes he stayed up with us until 3 a.m.... 

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3
By Andrew Walden @ 9:57 PM :: 15245 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii History, Land Use

...After the 1960 Tsunami, homeowners in the destroyed Shinmachi area of Hilo bayfront were given fee-simple lots on newly subdivided state land in Waiakea Uka.  Shinmachi is now the site of the Hilo Bayfront Park....

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Property Taxes Cost Hawaii $1070 per Person
By Tax Foundation @ 3:45 AM :: 653 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Average Per Capita Property Taxes: How Does Your State Compare?....

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Trump Approves Volcano Disaster Proclamation
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 357 Views :: Hawaii County

...Today’s Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hawai‘i Island follows the Presidential Disaster Declaration for flood-damaged Kaua‘i and the City and County of Honolulu, which was granted on May 8....

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Inflation Making Minimum Wage Irrelevant
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:54 PM :: 449 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii’s Legislature did not approve a higher minimum wage this year....

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Hawaii’s first public preschool program opens new classrooms
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 1371 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...EOEL – which oversees the development of Hawaii’s only state-funded preschool program – now offers 26 prekindergarten classrooms serving 520 keiki statewide....

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Pressler out at DoH
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 678 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Anderson will be taking over for Pressler.  He has served as administrator of the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Aquatic Resources since October 2015....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Dope Magazine Tours Bumpy's Marijuana Grow-Op
By Selected News Articles @ 8:26 PM :: 820 Views :: Greenmail, OHA, Drugs

"...inside these gates, we can do what we need to do...."

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Court Orders Hawaiian Shallow-set Longline Fishery to Close
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 436 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...enviros continue to obstruct all non-tourism activities in and around Hawaii....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
How State Government fanned flames of volcano disaster
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:45 PM :: 5050 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...the state originally encouraged the building of homes in this dangerous area by offering lava insurance where no private company would....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Senate Panel Approves Mark Bennett for Ninth Circuit
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 PM :: 889 Views :: Judiciary

...Mark Bennett, who served as Hawaii’s attorney general from 2003 to 2010, cleared the committee in an 18-2 vote and was a rare Trump nominee to receive more support from the Democrats on the committee than from the Republicans....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Hawaii Judiciary Celebrates National Drug Court Month
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 399 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Since the implementation of Hawaii’s first Drug Court in 1996, more than 2,000 people have graduated and found success in improving their lives....

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Ige Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Kilauea Eruption
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 345 Views :: Hawaii County

...The governor is asking that the declaration authorize the Public Assistance Grant Program for Hawai‘i County, as well as the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program statewide....

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Hawaii Timeshares Average 89.5% Occupancy for 2017
By News Release @ 7:57 PM :: 419 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...In comparison, occupancy of hotel properties statewide averaged 80.0 percent in 2017....

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Hawaii Constitutional Convention--The Basics
By Video @ 7:23 PM :: 478 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

...basic questions that will elucidate the nature of the institution....

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Why OHA Wants You to Believe Three Myths
By Video @ 5:06 PM :: 961 Views

... Smoke & Mirrors At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs ....

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Assisted Suicide: A Look into Hawaii's Future
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 498 Views :: Health Care, Life

...look to other places both here and abroad where assisted suicide is already legal....

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
City Buys 33 Unit Waikiki Building for Homeless
By News Release @ 2:37 AM :: 1502 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...The city utilized funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to acquire the eight-story building at 436 ‘Ena Road in Waikīkī....

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Ookala: DoH Warns on Dairy-Related Water Pollution
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 531 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture

...Big Island Dairy has reported untreated wastewater from the dairy’s wastewater treatment system spilled from a damaged sewage pipe in the evening on May 6....

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Follow the Money? Not so Easy in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 700 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

... Following the Money 2018 -- How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data ...

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