Monday, July 15, 2024
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Monday, July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mental Illness: Hawaii has Lowest Rate of Involuntary Commitment in USA
  2. UH Manoa offering sexuality studies courses on ‘oceanic gender’ and ‘queer dance’
  3. Hawaii’s bold tax cuts and its impact on residents
  4. Condos' High-Rising Insurance Premiums Are A Top Issue In These Legislative Races
  5. Miske Trial: “On most trial days, the row of seats reserved for news media has been empty”
  6. Maui Still Isn't Releasing That Big ATF Report On The Lahaina Fire. Here's What They're Saying Now
  7. State law extends reporting time for child sex abuse

Sunday, July 14, 2024
July 14, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Trump Assassination Attempt at PA Rally
  2. Tax Cuts: We Need to Keep What We’ve Won
  3. Housing: "You gotta let the private sector do it"
  4. Governor surprises broadcasters by dropping censorship power
  5. Honolulu Council acts to repeal outdated city transit ordinances
  6. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 13, 2024
  7. 'Most hilarious pro-Jones Act argument'
  8. No Special Election: Green to appoint Nakashima’s HD1 successor, Dems to submit choices
  9. Who Needs Elections? Democrats Squabble over Who to Appoint for SD22
  10. Kill a Monk Seal Pup? DLNR Coverup Shields Public Employees from ‘2-minute-hate’ they unleash on others
  11. New lab-test authorization is harmful to HMSA members
  12. Hawaii County Morgue Overflowing with Bodies

Saturday, July 13, 2024
July 13, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Miske Lawyers Blame Wayne Miller for Everything
  2. Outsider Foolishly Buys N. Shore Oceanfront Lot--BLNR Steals It
  3. BLNR Destroys Kayak Business-Denies Hearing
  4. JSC Seeking Five Nominees for Circuit/Family Court
  5. DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN: Judicial Vacancy – Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
  6. Why Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam aren’t covered in NATO’s defense pact
  7. Hana Highway Regulation—Another Tourist Attack: 'We're going to kill you, get out of the car, you're not getting away from us, you're dead."
  8. CNBC: Why Hawaii is worst state for business
  9. Hanabusa names PIG to ‘investigate’ CEO Lori Kahikina’s next contract
  10. On Molokai, complaints about these downed utility poles have dragged on for years

Friday, July 12, 2024
July 12, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ariel Sellers Murder: Family Court Refuses to Release Secret Records “because of the impression of DHS and the family court that it might create”
  2. ‘Enough of the terror’: Prosecutors urge jury to convict accused Hawaii crime boss
  3. Green says major budget reform begins next year
  4. HD1 Rep Mark Nakashima Dead at 61
  5. Hotel Housing for Lahaina Survivors Ends
  6. Gun Industry Lawsuit Challenges Hawaii 'Public Nuisance' Law
  7. Officials Write Second Amendment Out of Hawaii
  8. US Senators Call for Hawaii to Join NATO
  9. Ed Case Calls on Biden to Quit Race
  10. “Miske believed everyone had a price and anything could be bought—He was right”
  11. Hint, Hint: CNHA Free Flights to Mainland for Lahaina Families
  12. New PR Firm To Sell Honolulu Rail? Some HART Board Members Say No
  13. Don’t spend money burying your power lines to prevent wildfires.  Give it to the solar industry instead.
  14. Haleakala Brush Fire Tests Maui’s Improved Emergency Strategy

Thursday, July 11, 2024
July 11, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kouchi Overthrow Risk in Waianae Senate?
  2. Green Signs 253 Bills Into Law
  3. Under 21? State to be Sued Over Firearms, Ammunition Ban
  4. Gay Socialist Teacher sentenced to 30 years for sexual assault of a minor 
  5. Maui Fire, ATF officials 'clarify' process for ATF cause and origin report on Lahaina wildfire
  6. Happy Lahaina Burned?  “People say our town is gone; I look at it as the opposite”
  7. $70M Shakedown:  Grab for COVID ‘Hazard Pay’ Drives HGEA, UPW Endorsements in Big Island Mayor's Race
  8. BATF, MFD Make up Stories to Allow County Time to Exploit Lahaina wildfire cause, origin report
  9. Lahaina: 62 Families Still ‘Transitioning’ Out of Hotels
  10. Closing arguments mark end of the Miske trial
  11. $3M BLNR Fines Push N Shore Landowner to ‘Donate’ Property to ‘Community Land Trust’ 
  12. DOH: Hawaii sees more than 1K increase in COVID cases
  13. Honolulu City Council adopts city-led gambling task force plan
  14. Shakedown Expert rails against Mainland food company that trademarked Hawaiian word
  15. HELCO Generator Problems Largely Resolved
  16. Military widow, single mother of eight faces eviction in Kapolei amid US Vets rental assistance delay
  17. It begins: Police seek suspects in assault and robbery near new County-Run homeless camp in Hilo

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
July 10, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Green: Out of Respect for Democracy, I will not Appoint Waianae Senator until After Primary
  2. Michaels CEO Indicted: 12-year racketeering conspiracy
  3. Green Signs 112 Bills Into Law
  4. HB1800: Green Signs $19.1B Budget
  5. Green Vetoes Seven Bills
  6. HGEA Plan: Steal $12K, get rewarded with $230K paid vacation
  7. Army establishes ‘environmental justice concerns’ as bargaining chip in Master Lease Negotiations
  8. Begging county to clear squatters from Maui beaches
  9. Maui Council: After Fires, 'the Most Critical Challenge We Face' is to … Confirm New Housing Director
  10. Short-Handed Kona Public Defender's Office Won't Accept New Drunken Driving Cases or ‘Class A’ Felonies
  11. Hawaii Governor Says Media Operations Should Be Protected During Emergencies
  12. Aloha Petroleum: $880K and counting to Defend Against Climate Change Suits

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
July 9, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Assisted Suicide Up 50%
  2. Green Signs 95 Bills Into Law
  3. Koko Head Shooting Complex resuming weekday schedule
  4. City, ACLU Settle Homeless Lawsuit
  5. Massive Turnover at HPD as Corruption Scandals Roil City
  6. Secret BATF Report in Hand, Maui County looking for fire lawsuit settlement options
  7. Maui Planning Commission Slow-Walks Proposed Seizure of Minatoya List Condos
  8. No action on Big Isle STVRs; Council considers proposed economic-impact study
  9. Green Fee to Pay to Buy up and Demolish N Shore Oceanfront Homes?
  10. Scam Alert: Major Biofuel to Electricity Contracts Are Underway
  11. Hawaii Bans Deep-Sea Mining as U.S. Political Support Splits on Party Lines
  12. Waianae emergency access road set to open Spring 2025
  13. Prosecutors intend to use lyrics of a popular song as evidence in a murder trial

Monday, July 8, 2024
July 8, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii's chance to expand housing freedom
  2. Governor signs bill to allow temporary licenses to nurses
  3. Hawaii County proposal -- good direction for Oahu beekeeping
  4. New law creates opportunities for Hawaii food entrepreneurs
  5. Proposed Hawaii County STR rules fraught with potential economic, legal pitfalls
  6. Even After Lahaina Burns, Hawaiian Electric Prioritizes Solar over Fire Safety
  7. Honolulu ranks toughest to flip homes in U.S., report says
  8. An Oahu Teacher’s Futile Apartment Hunt Shows How Bad The Rental Market Is
  9. Honolulu Ethics Commission Says Number Of Complaints Has Dropped
  10. Irony Alert:  State can’t get EBT cash to people who are not working because DHS can’t get anybody to work 
  11. No Mugshots for Deputies ‘Arrested’ in Racial Harassment Case
  12. Prison Worker with 2lbs Meth: Smuggled Meth Into Arizona Facility That Houses Hawaii Inmates
  13. ACLU Calls on Green to Veto Jail Construction to force Release of More Criminals onto Streets

Sunday, July 7, 2024
July 7, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
  2. Three Hawaii Governors Call on Biden to Quit Race
  3. Biden expected to make decision about future in ‘next couple of days,’ Hawaii governor says
  4. The Importance of Conformity
  5. Three anti-TVR measures go back before Hawaii County Council
  6. Leased land vital to military readiness
  7. Focus on Skyline basics, not optics
  8. Officials, volunteers conduct rigorous testing of voting equipment ahead of elections
  9. DoE: 1/3 of Vice Principal ‘positions’ vacant
  10. New Development Begins On Former Turtle Bay Resort Land Near Kahuku Point
  11. Hoping against extinction of Hawaiian honeycreeper

Saturday, July 6, 2024
July 6, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Green Signs 79 Bills Into Law
  2. Dillingham Airfield Saved by 50-Year Lease
  3. Former Tokai University Building Becomes Homeless 'Kauhale'
  4. 'Sun Bucks' -- $177 per kid Boost on EBT Cards
  5. Potential $85M from NASA for UH Hilo management of Maunakea telescope
  6. After Veto Threat, Green Signs Sara Yara Bill into law
  7. Tokuda Finds Way to Strip Name of Captain Cook from Post Office
  8. How the US Supreme Court's corruption ruling could affect local officials
  9. Maui wildfire lawsuit attorneys clash over first trial in November
  10. On Kaua‘i, the Biggest Home Developer Is the County
  11. County sets up encampment for homeless storm drain dwellers in downtown Hilo
  12. Email scam cost a Hawaii company over $8 million last year

Friday, July 5, 2024
July 5, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ethics: Hawaii Socialists Illegally Lobbied for Gaza ‘Ceasefire’ Resolution on Taxpayer Dime
  2. Only 31 rebuilding permits have been issued after the fire. Here’s what it took for a professional building contractor to get one.
  3. Lahaina Fire Survivors Prepare To Test Maui County's Rules On Living In The Burn Zone
  4. Health care facilities gear up for HECO’s ‘last resort’ power shutoff plan that kicks in today
  5. Honolulu Bill To Rein In Fake Farms Threatens Real Ag Enterprises
  6. Roadmap to Hawaii’s Future: Former college in Waikiki will soon house homeless
  7. What happened in Hawaiʻi on July 4, 1776
  8. Charles Djou plays leading role in 80th anniversary of D-Day events
  9. Muslims and Anti-Semites Protest Against July 4
  10. UH Gender identity researcher Milton ‘Mickey’ Diamond challenged the idea of juvenile sex-reassignment surgery
  11. Hawaii among best states for USPS mail delivery
  12. Beach Erosion caused by Destruction of Reefs

Thursday, July 4, 2024
July 4, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
  2. The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
  3. City: Towing Contractor Ripped off 782 Customers
  4. Schatz: $6.6M for YIMBY
  5. 'Shift and Save' -- 16,000 Hawaiian Electric Customers Can Escape --if they act now
  6. Green Signs 63 Bills Into Law
  7. Operation 'Shine the Light' Rescues 11 Missing Children on Oahu
  8. Here's a list of all the Fourth of July fireworks shows happening across Hawaii
  9. ‘Defend Hawaii’ – Maui PD and EMTs Conspire to Chase ‘Hunted’ Tourist-Victims Away
  10. ‘Going back to the mainland broke and broken’
  11. Sheriffs Subject of Three Separate Criminal Investigations over Harassment of Black Deputies
  12. HPD releases redacted bodycam footage showing DUI arrest of Officer Mariah Ah Tou
  13. HD2 Residency? Petitioners appeal decision regarding Lee Loy
  14. VOICES: ‘Guest house’ bill could boost Kaua‘i housing supply
  15. City Employees Find Way to Keep ‘Working’ from Home—Complain About Indoor Air Quality
  16. Hawaii Creates Panel To Study Mitigation Of Biz Tax Burdens
  17. Appeals court grants injunction, pausing demolition of Haiku Stairs
  18. Homeless Fight for Every 5th Stolen Shopping cart

Wednesday, July 3, 2024
July 3, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hotel Housing for Lahaina Survivors Ends
  2. Second observatory removed from Maunakea summit
  3. UHERO: Where can Hawaiʻi diversify its economy?
  4. Blangiardi: Be Prepared for Blackouts
  5. Mayor signs bill limiting gifts to City employees
  6. Rail: Bids for Civic Center will Come in Over $1.5B
  7. Miske will not testify
  8. Defend Hawaii: Mexican Mafia Still Obligated to Deal Thru Local Gangsters
  9. Honolulu Council proposes city-led gambling task force
  10. Lawsuit: DoE Suspends 9 Students For Bringing Nerf Gun To School  
  11. Hawaiian Electric drops amid news that ATF report on wildfires has been completed
  12. Seabright Mocks Hee’s Lawyers: Confirms Sandwich Isles Assets To Be Sold To Hawaiian Telcom
  13. DoD: Act of Congress Required to Expose Military Medical Malpractice
  14. Red light cameras to enforce speed limit starting January
  15. Money News: OHA Wants To Take Over Hawaiian Royals' Burial Site

Tuesday, July 2, 2024
July 2, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. RIMPAC 2024 Kicks off in Hawaii
  2. Five candidates are running for Hawaii’s two U.S. House districts—the fewest in the last 10 years
  3. Veto? Hawaii governor under fire over authority to suspend electronic media transmission
  4. ‘You’re Nothing!’: Hawaii Black Cop Was Belittled and Racially Bullied By Colleagues, Leading to Four Officers Arrested, Nine Others Placed on Paid Leave
  5. Christian Good News Clubs Win Equal Access in Hawaii Schools
  6. One Day's Media Debunk
  7. Makawao meth trafficker gets nine years in federal prison 
  8. Green Signs 51 Bills Into Law
  9. Rate Hikes Coming: ‘Wheeling’ Scam will funnel ratepayer money to Wind and Solar Developers
  10. LOL! HART board looks to hire PR firm to improve its image
  11. Sen Karl Rhoades Suddenly Doesn’t Want Convicted Felons to have the Right to Vote or Hold Office
  12. State to soon start sending out checks to descendants of DHHL beneficiaries
  13. Kula fire victims still waiting for back-up power source to keep hydrants working
  14. Some Maui residents trying to stop 'largest-ever' housing development in Makena
  15. Big Island Planning commissions support proposal for residential beekeeping

Monday, July 1, 2024
Letters to the Editor, July, 2024
Letters to the Editor

One Day's Media Debunk


Monday, July 1, 2024
July 1, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Supreme Court rules for broad presidential immunity in Donald Trump election subversion case
  2. Green Announces Appointments, Creates Insurance Task Force
  3. Green Signs 35 Bills Into Law
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 29, 2024
  5. Federal Court Whittles Down Hawaii Voter Roll Lawsuit
  6. Former HART Board Members Violated Sunshine Law By Discussing $1M Hanabusa ‘Consulting’ Contract In Private
  7. First Amendment Groups Oppose Veto Of Bill To Limit Governor's Power To Cut Off Electronic Media In Emergencies
  8. City Council Tinkers with Bill 7 affordable rental housing incentives
  9. Urgent Care: Minding the gap! A local medical history
  10. The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is an Enigma
  11. Hawaii Crypto Firms Exempt From MTL Requirements

Sunday, June 30, 2024
June 30, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Supreme Court overrules landmark 'Chevron' precedent on government authority
  2. Freedom in Hawaii is having a moment
  3. Intent to Veto: Budget Drama Continues
  4. Update development standards to allow more apartment housing
  5. Doomed Hawaiian Electric Seeks $1.1B Rate Hike In Futile Effort to Save Itself as Old Boy Power Center
  6. VETO LIST: Green Grabs for Control of $450M
  7. On Shrooms? HART, Blangiardi Dream of Extending Empty Rail Line to Manoa, Leeward
  8. Sara Yara Bill to punish traffic scofflaws may face governor’s veto because Public Defender doesn’t want it
  9. Navy Closure Task-Force to remove sludge from drained fuel tanks
  10. Hawaii Homelessness Industry Against Opening New Homeless Shelters
  11. Hawaii PD conduct state’s first-ever cannabis impaired driving Green Lab

Saturday, June 29, 2024
June 29, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Scheme to Remake Lahaina as Touristy Water Park Advances in Congress
  2. Criminal Alleges Ariel Sellers Body Buried in Bumpy Kanahele’s Waimanalo Compound
  3. Can Hawaii afford climate change lawsuit settlement?
  4. Biki Bikeshare abandoned by owners, operation handed over to City
  5. Hanabusa to Quit HART? -- Board OKs multi-year contract with CEO Lori Kahikina, subject to negotiations
  6. Former Kihei Rep Denounces TVR ban
  7. Father of Maui carjacking suspect points out his son was out on low bail at time of crime

Friday, June 28, 2024
June 28, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How Mexican cartels target Hawaii with meth, fentanyl
  2. Homeless people can be fined for sleeping outside, Supreme Court rules
  3. Did Hawaii just pave the way for court enforcement of California's climate promises?
  4. Hawaii Water Wars: If you don't claim a 'taking' you lose
  5. Senate Special Session Rubber Stamps Four Oahu Circuit Court Nominees
  6. 4th Hawaii sheriff’s deputy arrested -- ‘Reckless Endangering’ of Black Deputy
  7. Bankruptcy Looms: Will State Finally Allow Hawaiian Electric to Use Cheap Clean Natural Gas?
  8. PUC allows Hawaiian Electric to sell accounts receivable
  9. A Long-Awaited Federal Report On The Cause Of The Lahaina Fire Is Just Waiting For Maui County To Release It
  10. CYA News: Maui County awards contract to write secret review Aug. 8 fire response
  11. Morioka Stadium: Biding Process Improved by having only one bidder  
  12. Miske defense expected to rest its case on Monday
  13. Join Us to Hear About the Loopholes of Hawaii’s Pay-to-Play Law
  14. Family alleges HPD failed to act on child abuse claims against daycare despite evidence
  15. Management Learns Nothing After Four Homeless Killed at Maui ‘Harm Reduction’ Shelter
  16. He was arrested for DUI — with no alcohol in his system
  17. Steve Alm: Marijuana Legalization Carries Risks For Hawaii
  18. HYCF Can’t Find Anybody to Work as a Cook -- Buys Meals from Zippys
  19. Hawaii records 6 COVID-related fatalities

Thursday, June 27, 2024
June 27, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. May 2024: Tourism Declines Again
  2. Hawaii officials argue for second chance to reinstate butterfly knife ban
  3. Fate of Hawaii’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ hike hangs in balance at appellate court
  4. Government says Red Hill plaintiffs are asking for too much in damages
  5. State Supreme Court: Is Gov't Imposed "Church Purposes" Deed Restriction Void?
  6. Lahaina – Only 23 Building Permits Issued out of 2,200 Buildings Burned
  7. Hawaii Attorney General seeks Court Order Forcing MEMA Official to discuss 2018 ‘Hurricane Lane’ wildfire
  8. Two Minatoya List Condo Towers About to Fall into Sea Because State, County Will Not Allow Shoreline Protection
  9. Sen Brenton Awa Buys Lawnmower with Senate Allowance
  10. DelaCruz Pushing Offshore Wind Farms In Kaiwi Channel
  11. Couple says they survived being 'hunted' on Maui
  12. Downtown Honolulu electric grid upgrade will be long, disruptive


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Mental Illness: Hawaii has Lowest Rate of Involuntary Commitment in USA
by News Article Monday, July 15, 2024

... Mental illness is a central driver of the homelessness crisis ....


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UH Manoa offering sexuality studies courses on ‘oceanic gender’ and ‘queer dance’
by News Article Monday, July 15, 2024

... One course conducts an ‘[a]nalysis of imperialism, colonialism, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and queer(ed) relations and identities in Hawai‘i and the Pacific’ ....


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'Most hilarious pro-Jones Act argument'
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, July 14, 2024

"...Ships can't crash into bridges if there aren't any ships...."


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Honolulu Council acts to repeal outdated city transit ordinances
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, July 14, 2024

... Grassroot says the two laws are no longer relevant, and they hope the Council will continue to target outdated laws ....


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Governor surprises broadcasters by dropping censorship power
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, July 14, 2024

... Gov. Josh Green signs a bill prohibiting the governor or mayors from suspending electronic transmissions during emergencies ....


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Housing: "You gotta let the private sector do it"
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, July 14, 2024

"...if you really want things to change substantially, you gotta let the private sector do it, not the county be a developer, not the state be a developer....”


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Tax Cuts: We Need to Keep What We’ve Won
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 14, 2024

... the largest tax cut in Hawaii’s history ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 13, 2024
by GovTrack .us Saturday, July 13, 2024

... votes cast and bills introduced ....


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VIDEO: Trump Assassination Attempt at PA Rally
by Video Video Saturday, July 13, 2024

... Trump said a bullet “pierced the upper part of my right ear.” ....


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Why Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam aren’t covered in NATO’s defense pact
by News Article Saturday, July 13, 2024

... Article Five is only applicable if the attack occurs at a location north of the Tropic of Cancer ....


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JSC Seeking Five Nominees for Circuit/Family Court
by News Release Saturday, July 13, 2024

... one position is triple-extended ....


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DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN: Judicial Vacancy – Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
by News Release Saturday, July 13, 2024

... Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawaiʻi ....


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BLNR Destroys Kayak Business-Denies Hearing
by News Release Saturday, July 13, 2024

... Jensen and Ohana Kayak Rentals are responsible for a $35,000 fine in addition to the prohibition of permits for 24 months ....


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Outsider Foolishly Buys N. Shore Oceanfront Lot--BLNR Steals It
by News Release Saturday, July 13, 2024

... the proposed fines totaled more than $3.2 million after some genius threw a rock at an albatross ....


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Miske Lawyers Blame Wayne Miller for Everything
by Court House News Saturday, July 13, 2024

... racketeering, fraud and attempted kidnapping ....


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Ed Case Calls on Biden to Quit Race
by Ed Case Friday, July 12, 2024

"As to who that candidate should be, there are various paths to that decision. They are difficult and uncertain."


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US Senators Call for Hawaii to Join NATO
by News Release Friday, July 12, 2024

... senators raised concerns about the omission of Hawai‘i under Article 6 of the NATO Treaty ....


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Officials Write Second Amendment Out of Hawaii
by News Article Friday, July 12, 2024

... there’s a troubling trend by state officials to write Second Amendment freedoms out of the island state ....


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Green says major budget reform begins next year
by News Article Friday, July 12, 2024

... Hawaii lawmakers enacted a large income tax cut this year, and major budget reform will begin next year to ensure it stays in place, Gov. Josh Green said ....


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Gun Industry Lawsuit Challenges Hawaii 'Public Nuisance' Law
by News Release Friday, July 12, 2024

... will allow frivolous lawsuits against members of the firearm industry for the criminal and negligent misuse of firearms by remote third parties ....


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​‘Enough of the terror’: Prosecutors urge jury to convict accused Hawaii crime boss
by Court House News Friday, July 12, 2024

... Miske "left a path of battered bodies, shattered lives, traumatized victims and death scattered in his wake,” as part of a decades-long criminal enterprise ....


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Hotel Housing for Lahaina Survivors Ends
by News Release Thursday, July 11, 2024

... All remaining Lahaina survivors are evicted from their hotel rooms effective June 30, 2024 ....


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HD1 Rep Mark Nakashima Dead at 61
by News Release Thursday, July 11, 2024

“He was unopposed in this year’s primary and general election for the District 1 seat.”


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Ariel Sellers Murder: Family Court Refuses to Release Secret Records “because of the impression of DHS and the family court that it might create” 
by Andrew Walden Thursday, July 11, 2024

"The family court held that the redacted record could not be disclosed because of the impression of DHS and the family court that it might create."


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Gay Socialist Teacher sentenced to 30 years for sexual assault of a minor
by News Release Thursday, July 11, 2024

... "Bunag is not only a sexual predator, but a former intermediate school teacher who preyed on one of his students," said Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm. ...


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Under 21? State to be Sued Over Firearms, Ammunition Ban
by News Release Thursday, July 11, 2024

... Hawaii is the ONLY state in the nation with a complete ban on firearm ownership for individuals under 21 ....


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Kouchi Overthrow Risk in Waianae Senate?
by News Release Thursday, July 11, 2024

... Gov. Josh Green says if he has to pick a new state senator for District 22 before the Aug. 10 primary it will be Cross Makani Crabbe ...


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Green Signs 253 Bills Into Law
by News Release Wednesday, July 10, 2024

... final day of bill signings ....


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Maui Fire, ATF officials 'clarify' process for ATF cause and origin report on Lahaina wildfire
by News Release Wednesday, July 10, 2024

... Maui County makes excuses for why they are not releasing ATF report yet ....


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Green Vetoes Seven Bills
by News Release Wednesday, July 10, 2024

... Of the 17 bills on his original Intent to Veto List, Governor Green issued seven vetoes. He signed four bills after issuing line-item reductions, and six bills were signed into law ....


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HB1800: Green Signs $19.1B Budget
by News Release Wednesday, July 10, 2024

... HB 1800 represents an increase of more than $480 million in general funds for fiscal year 2025 .... 


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Michaels CEO Indicted: 12-year racketeering conspiracy
by News Release Wednesday, July 10, 2024

... Read the indictment and visualize how Michaels execs would run the same scheme in Hawaii .... 


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Hawaii Assisted Suicide Up 50%
by News Release Tuesday, July 9, 2024

... Last year, 91 patients received aid-in-dying prescriptions, which is 31 more than the 2022 total ....


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City, ACLU Settle Homeless Lawsuit
by News Release Monday, July 8, 2024

“I’m extremely pleased with this outcome,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi. “It completely strengthens our ability to enforce these laws to protect our residents and visitors."


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Koko Head Shooting Complex resuming weekday schedule
by News Release Monday, July 8, 2024

... Ranges open for public use Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 12 noon to 4 p.m., beginning July 10 ....


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Proposed Hawaii County STR rules fraught with potential economic, legal pitfalls
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, July 7, 2024

... the effect this measure might have on existing STR operators, small businesses and the broader Hawaii Island economy ....


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​New law creates opportunities for Hawaii food entrepreneurs
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, July 7, 2024

... The governor signs a Grassroot-backed bill that lets home cooks sell their products online, by mail and through third parties ....


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Hawaii County proposal -- good direction for Oahu beekeeping
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, July 7, 2024

... Hawaii Island lawmakers consider more liberal beekeeping rules while Honolulu County lawmakers ponder making them tougher ....


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Governor signs bill to allow temporary licenses to nurses
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, July 7, 2024

... another victory for greater healthcare freedom in Hawaii ....


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Hawaii's chance to expand housing freedom
by Kelii Akina Sunday, July 7, 2024

... severe restrictions on homebuilding have resulted in too few homes and some of the nation’s highest housing prices ....


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July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
by Andrew Walden Sunday, July 7, 2024

...When the USSR collapsed in 1991, long-secret archives of the Communist International were thrown open to western researchers for the first time.  Many previously unknown details of communist history have been revealed--including the 1935 Comintern orders directing Communists to begin work in Hawaii....


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Biden expected to make decision about future in ‘next couple of days,’ Hawaii governor says
by News Article Sunday, July 7, 2024

... The entire world is anxiously awaiting whether Biden decides to stay in the 2024 presidential race ....


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The Importance of Conformity
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 7, 2024

... Recently, Governor Green, without much fanfare, signed into law a number of bills that had been proposed by the Department of Taxation ....


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Three Hawaii Governors Call on Biden to Quit Race
by News Release Sunday, July 7, 2024

... we witnessed and listened to a frail and seemingly muddled President Biden agonizingly take us to the brink of electoral wipeout ....


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Tokuda Finds Way to Strip Name of Captain Cook from Post Office
by News Release Saturday, July 6, 2024

... the goal is to remove all references to Captain Cook from Hawaii ....


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After Veto Threat, Green Signs Sara Yara Bill into law
by News Release Saturday, July 6, 2024

... bill motivated by charges against a man who had no driver’s license and 164 traffic citations when he was arrested in the hit-and-run death of a 16-year-old McKinley High School student ....


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Potential $85M from NASA for UH Hilo management of Maunakea telescope
by News Release Saturday, July 6, 2024

"... a primary asset in NASA’s planetary defense system ...."


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Former Tokai University Building Becomes Homeless 'Kauhale'
by News Release Saturday, July 6, 2024

... Former college in Waikiki will soon house 120 homeless families as part of city program ....


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Dillingham Airfield Saved by 50-Year Lease
by News Release Saturday, July 6, 2024

... The new lease will go into effect July 6, 2024, at which time airfield operations will continue normal operations, including uninterrupted water service to the tenants ....


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'Sun Bucks' -- $177 per kid Boost on EBT Cards
by News Release Saturday, July 6, 2024

... Most eligible families will get SUN Bucks automatically without the need for an application ....


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Ethics: Hawaii Socialists Illegally Lobbied for Gaza ‘Ceasefire’ Resolution on Taxpayer Dime
by News Release Friday, July 5, 2024

"... Respondent Coffield explained that he was so distressed by Chair Tam’s text message and email that he left work, went to a coffee shop, and then drafted and sent the email from the coffee shop. Respondent Coffield did not return to work that day and neglected to take leave ...."


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Operation 'Shine the Light' Rescues 11 Missing Children on Oahu
by News Release Thursday, July 4, 2024

“...This operation required quick action and decisions and DHS is thankful for all involved with the successful location of these 11 children and youth....”


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'Shift and Save' -- 16,000 Hawaiian Electric Customers Can Escape --if they act now
by News Release Thursday, July 4, 2024

... Customers urged to review bills, take action if they choose not to continue ....


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The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, July 4, 2024

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....


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The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
by Robert Thomas Thursday, July 4, 2024

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....


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Schatz: $6.6M for YIMBY
by News Release Wednesday, July 3, 2024

... Grant Program Heading To Hawai‘i To Build More Housing ....


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City: Towing Contractor Ripped off 782 Customers
by News Release Wednesday, July 3, 2024

... invoices revealed the mishandling of a $900 fee ....


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Mayor signs bill limiting gifts to City employees
by News Release Wednesday, July 3, 2024

... prohibiting gifts to City officers and employees valued at more than $50 ....


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Blangiardi: Be Prepared for Blackouts
by News Release Wednesday, July 3, 2024

... Residents should prepare for extended outages that could last several hours to days by having emergency supplies such as food, water, and medications ....


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UHERO: Where can Hawaiʻi diversify its economy?
by UH ERO Tuesday, July 2, 2024

... industries with significant growth potential that are currently facing obstacles such as inadequate infrastructure, skills shortages, and market and government failures ....


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Second observatory removed from Maunakea summit
by News Release Tuesday, July 2, 2024

... All site work for the decommissioning of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) was completed in June 2024  ....


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Makawao meth trafficker gets nine years in federal prison
by News Article Tuesday, July 2, 2024

... Kitashima's associates helped him buy, ship, and transport methamphetamine between California, Oregon, and Hawaii ....


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Christian Good News Clubs Win Equal Access in Hawaii Schools
by News Release Monday, July 1, 2024

... after school Bible clubs must be given equal access ....


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‘You’re Nothing!’: Hawaii Black Cop Was Belittled and Racially Bullied By Colleagues, Leading to Four Officers Arrested, Nine Others Placed on Paid Leave
by News Article Monday, July 1, 2024

... put Horton’s life at risk by ordering the man to rush into traffic at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to stop a moving vehicle while on foot ....


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Veto? Hawaii governor under fire over authority to suspend electronic media transmission
by News Article Monday, July 1, 2024

... a ‘blank check’ to shut down all electronic media ....


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Five candidates are running for Hawaii’s two U.S. House districts—the fewest in the last 10 years
by News Article Monday, July 1, 2024

... This is the only election cycle in the last 10 years in which a district is not open ....


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RIMPAC 2024 Kicks off in Hawaii
by News Release Monday, July 1, 2024

... Approximately 29 nations, 40 surface ships, three submarines, 14 national land forces, over 150 aircraft and more than 25,000 personnel will train and operate in and around the Hawaiian Islands ....


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Federal Court Whittles Down Hawaii Voter Roll Lawsuit
by News Article Monday, July 1, 2024

... NVRA requires statewide voter rolls to be accessible to the general public ....


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Supreme Court rules for broad presidential immunity in Donald Trump election subversion case
by Court House News Monday, July 1, 2024

... but no immunity for unofficial acts ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 29, 2024
by GovTrack .us Sunday, June 30, 2024

... bills introduced and votes cast in Congress ....


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