Sunday, April 14, 2024
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Saturday, April 13, 2024
April 13, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rape and Death: HB2340 pays $2.5M to Coverup Foster Care Disasters
  2. Affordable Housing?  HB2328 Bethel Block Bill Secretly a Sweet Deal for Fullard-Leo Family
  3. 236 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  4. Termite Tent Violation Links Miske to Teamsters, ILWU Violence
  5. 9 indicted for allegedly selling over 150 pounds of meth
  6. Decommissioning of Mauna Kea observatory set to resume after winter pause –Telescope to be Shipped to Chile, where Science is Appreciated
  7. Trump VP: Tulsi Gabbard not hot enough?
  8. Another case of travel-related dengue reported on Oahu
  9. Hawaii a Vacation Destination Middle-Class Families Can’t Afford Anymore

Friday, April 12, 2024
April 12, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SB2706: 'Expungement' will help sex offenders find work in Hawaii schools
  2. Study STR economic impact before banning them
  3. ‘Surprise’ state tax last straw for veteran Hawaii bar owner?
  4. Legislators “stripped out pretty much everything that made it work.”
  5. Health Department: Lahaina Ocean Waters Safe for Recreation
  6. Hawaii #3 for Per-Capita Congressional Earmarks
  7. Former MMA fighter testifies he carried out beatings for alleged crime boss Mike Miske
  8. Video shows robbery of BVNK store by Miske crew wearing ‘Sheriff’ Shirts
  9. $120M for 5 Years use of New Elementary School In West Maui
  10. Maui Fire litigation State Court hearing to take place today
  11. Lahaina: “You go through the buffet line, and you sit down, and you get to have a meal with your community.”
  12. Lahaina's Santa Claus Joins The Exodus From Maui
  13. Liquor Comm Denying UIPA Requests
  14. Harassment: Waikiki building owner racks up $100,000 in fines
  15. Water likely to shut off to Camp Erdman, dozens of Mokuleia residents in July
  16. Convert Papahanaumokuakea into a Marine Sanctuary before a Trump Return

Thursday, April 11, 2024
April 11, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Case: FEMA should build housing on Maui
  2. Waipahu High students, Hawai‘i Pacific Health doctors and nurses to work side by side in new Academic Health Center
  3. Study: Honolulu Is the City with the Highest Inflation Problem
  4. Rising insurance rates on the horizon for Hawaii residents following Maui fires
  5. HB2743:  A new $1,200 per year tax
  6. A Low-Income Housing Complex Is First to get Building Permit After Lahaina Fire
  7. CNHA Complains Maui Fire Victims Unwilling to Leave Island
  8. Hawaii lawmakers aim to avert ‘early’ DHHL funding lapse
  9. Lahaina Protesters Trash Wedding
  10. The Miske trial may be nearing the half-way point
  11. Death Of Foster Child $750,000 Settlement Keeps CWS Secrets
  12. Unsupervised: Military Child Care Centers Slow to Report Abuse with Little Oversight   
  13. Mental health crisis center open in Iwilei—but half of homeless need padded cell

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
April 10, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 41st--Will Legislature Send Tax Cuts to Governor?
  2. Prices in Hawaii are Ridiculous: 7 Things that Cost Way More
  3. SB2553: Hawaii 'opt out' retirement scam
  4. Two Big Scandals Joined?  DPP Criminal Architect also Working for Mitsunaga
  5.  ‘There might be some type of corruption’ -- Homosexual Child Molester gets Sweet Plea Bargain
  6. HB1595 Expungements: Thousands of Big Island Criminals to get records wiped
  7. Hawaii ban on short-term vacation rentals moves forward in state legislature
  8. 1,100 Lahaina Voices Stifled because a purple-haired armed robber didn’t submit testimony online
  9. Cockfighting bills die in Hawaii State Legislature due to Mafia Opposition
  10. Opioid Dealer Plea Bargain Backed by 117 pages of testimonials from current and former Honolulu police officers, City Council members, and state lawmakers
  11. Frequent Turnover At Hawaii's Education Board Engineered by Legislators
  12. Inspectors are finding more Hawaii public schools with inoperable fire alarms
  13. Honolulu permitting office cites Hawaiian lūʻau for being in a residential area

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
April 9, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Marconi Point Project Connected to DPP Bribery Scandal
  2. Hours extended for re-entry access into Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area
  3. Lahaina: 43.8% of businesses “critical, on life support"
  4. HB2404: Tax Cut for Working Families heads to Conference Where Real Bill Will be Written
  5. HB2653: Estate Tax Cut for Hawaii Small Business Owners
  6. 2,694 fire survivors living in 11 hotels—FEMA gives one month extension
  7. Half of rental units reserved for Maui fire victims (and paid by taxpayers) are sitting vacant
  8. FBI had been Investigating Miske Since 2008
  9. Honolulu City Council requested to condemn properties for rail
  10. Crews will remove 2nd Maunakea telescope starting April 15
  11. Slick Maneuver: Company announces plan to donate land for Lahaina fire debris
  12. Judge Blocks New Appointee From Joining Maui Planning Commission
  13. Retired State Ag Official Blamed for Invasive Species Spread Returns To The Agency
  14. 14 Convictions in 16 Years--Out on the Street, does it again

Monday, April 8, 2024
April 8, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Will Hawaii ever have a ‘Taxpayer Bill of Rights’?
  2. ‘Grave Threat’: Calls Mount For SCOTUS To Intervene In Hawaii Climate Lawsuit Against Major Energy Companies
  3. Murder for Hire and Witness Intimidation: Read The Latest Bizarre Motion In The Keith Kaneshiro Bribery Case
  4. Why Does Neil Abercrombie want State to Buy Buildings in Chinatown?
  5. Homicide Up Sharply on Oahu
  6.  ‘Rest Stop’ to Pass out Free Needles to Help Homeless Drug Addicts Shoot More Drugs

Sunday, April 7, 2024
April 7, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Road to rebuilding Lahaina paved with obstructions
  2. SB3196: Gun Control Bill Dead for Session
  3. How to Nurse Hawaii Back to Good Health
  4. Trask: UH Regents Shakeup May Profit OHA
  5. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  6. The Passthrough Entity Problem
  7. EPA Orders Hawaii County to Upgrade Sewage Treatment Systems
  8. Hawaiian Electric Cracks Down on Useless Solar Production
  9. Council Pay Hikes:  Waters copies Hanabusa
  10. Conservative Hawaii emerges, bucks pot legalization
  11. Big power supply problems continue to plague Hawaii island
  12. Lahaina Fire: Lawyers and Insurance Companies Point To One Termite-Damaged Utility Pole
  13. Mercado Kim Gives Brennon Morioka Authority over UH Construction
  14. Vacation rentals bill blasted: Commissioners get an earful over proposed TAR regulations
  15. Amid cost of living concerns, consumers in Hawaii find food prices differ widely by location

Saturday, April 6, 2024
April 6, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Judge Dismisses Claims: State cannot be Sued in Federal Court over Lahaina Fire
  2. 229 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  3. HB1595: Mass expungement of 50,000 criminal records in Hawaii
  4. Honolulu City Council member introduces resolutions to address controversial pay raises
  5. Lesbian Liquor commissioner resigns after alleged drunken confrontation at Playbar Waikiki
  6. Child Suffers for 17 Years Because Addicts Are Not Forcibly Incarcerated in Treatment Facilities
  7. Eight Months Later--Kahului Housing Project For 500 Fire Survivors Finally Opens

Friday, April 5, 2024
April 5, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Studies show Hawaii was correct to pass on dangerous marijuana legalization
  2. Ministry of Truth: Hawaii Lawmakers Call for Set Standards for Ethical News Sources
  3. Lahaina Fire Solution: A Rate Hike, of Course
  4. Rabbi likely to win bias suit against Hawaii County
  5. 4,000 Flee Maui--Lahaina emergency proclamation causing more homelessness
  6. Architect Laurel Mau Testifies In Bribery Trial About Abrupt Firing From Mitsunaga & Associates
  7. Ex-HPD officer pleads guilty to child sex assault, pimping
  8. Hawaii's Top Court Says A Fetus Is Not A Person
  9. Under legislative proposal, thousands of Hawaii drivers would have to buy more insurance
  10. DHHL Land Buys: $600M will be encumbered by June 30
  11. Same-sex marriage bill remains alive
  12. Drug-use linked to crime, homelessness in the islands
  13. Column: Change isles’ licensing policy to keep mental health clinicians
  14. Public Utilities Commission Increases Transparency
  15. NIMBY News: Opponents Of Kauai Hydro Plan Drop Lawsuit But Project Is Still In Limbo
  16. NIMBY News: A Project Aimed At Helping Upcountry Maui's Water Shortages Is Getting Pushback From Residents

Thursday, April 4, 2024
April 4, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Secret History of the Mercado Kim Crime Family
  2. DLNR Now Charging $1 to Use Ocean
  3. HONU Housing Less Than One Homeless Per Day
  4. How to revive Hawaii’s downtown centers
  5. Lahaina: 500 Properties Cleared, Zero Building Permits Issued
  6. After controversial raises, voters may get a chance to weigh in on Council salary hikes
  7. Longer council terms rejected following robust criticism
  8. Marijuana decriminalization bill advances after pot legalization bill dies
  9. More on the 2012 assault of event promoter Michael Galmiche
  10. Discrimination Suit Against Kauai Police Chief Dismissed, Captain Forced To Retire
  11. Questions swirl over whether wildfire relief aid will pay tab for Maui mayor’s enhanced security
  12. Garbage News: City Points to Waipio Peninsula to Justify Extending Use of Waimanalo Gulch

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
April 3, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii 2nd Highest State Tax Burden
  2. Gabbard Claims she Rejected RFK's Vice-Presidency
  3. SB2335: Recreational Marijuana Bill Appears Dead for Session
  4. EXTENDED AGAIN: Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
  5. How HPD and HFP Made Miske Fireworks Investigation Go Away
  6. After Kaneshiro-Mitsunaga trials, Is Wheat Finished With Hawaii’s Political Criminals?
  7. Only 21 Accept Lahaina ‘Ohana Fund’ Settlement Offer
  8. Bill aims to exempt private practice physicians from GET
  9. Your Electric Bill Could Be Going Up 5% To Help HECO Pretend to Pay For Wildfire Prevention
  10. UH Regents Are Stepping Up The Search For A New President
  11. HB2802: Lock Gay Marriage into State Constitution
  12. Hawaii Lawmakers Move to Ban Ammo Sales to those Under 21
  13. Hawaii Senate bill targets outdated emergency communication control, stirs debate
  14. Queen's completes purchase of Wahiawa General Hospital
  15. Flacking for latest CNHA Scheme, Council Grills Kapiolani Park Preservation Society
  16. Guilty plea expected in pandemic benefits theft case

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
April 2, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Twenty States Ask SCOTUS to Stop Hawaii Supreme Court from Dictating US Energy Policy
  2. Concealed Carry Win on Big Island
  3. How OHA Affects All People
  4. Lahaina Fire: COFA Citizens may now Apply for FEMA Aid
  5. High Fives And Hugs: Witness Describes Friendly Relationship Between Mike Miske And HPD Officers
  6. Navy Whistleblower Pursued Fraud Case Against Red Hill Contractors, Unsealed Documents Show
  7. Eminent Domain News: Green Will Take ‘Unilateral Action’ To Install ‘Venice of the Pacific’ Tourist Water Feature
  8. As deadline looms, lawmakers evaluating best use of limited money for tax breaks
  9. SB3202: Housing density bill curtailed
  10. Hawaii County Council Vice Chair Against Surprise Name Change for Island
  11. GPS data to be presented at trial will show officers drove past crash scene after pursuit, records reveal
  12. Honolulu Short 437 Officers
  13. ACLU: State Supreme Court helps us turn Honolulu into one Gigantic Festering Homeless Tent City

Monday, April 1, 2024
April 1, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Salary Needed for family of Four to Live Comfortably in Honolulu -- $299K
  2. April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month
  3. To Buy a House on Maui, Spend 100.5% of your Wages
  4. Gut the middle class:  Flow of affordable-housing funding faces redirection
  5. Neither the AG nor the Honolulu Prosecutor want to prosecute Misdemeanors
  6. Scientists Say Lahaina's Offshore Water Quality Is Pretty Good Despite The Hype
  7. Navy Says Its Vast Testing Of Pearl Harbor Water Has Been Flawed
  8. Miske trial to resume with more testimony about assault on a rival promoter more than a decade ago
  9. Bills to crack down on illegal game rooms finally get a hearing after mounting community pressure
  10. Petition calls for more protections for domestic violence victims

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

April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month


Sunday, March 31, 2024
March 31, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Legislators Proclaim Easter Sunday to be 'Transgender Day of Visibility'
  2. Eight Parties on Hawaii Ballot--but Democrats Challenge Kennedy's 'We The People'
  3. GET on Health Care, Revisited
  4. The impressive journey of ‘Jonathan Gullible’
  5. Crucial housing, healthcare bills still very much alive at Legislature 
  6. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  7. Tulsi for VP? One Down, One to Go
  8. With CNHA Moving on to Lahaina Schemes, HTA gets Legislative Support Again
  9. Maui's doctor shortage crisis: Physicians rally to eliminate tax burden
  10. Big rent-to-own housing push by DHHL
  11.  ‘Resident-preference’ housing measure is for show only
  12. Now Chinese migrants are sneaking onto Guam
  13. Hawaii County Council – Longer terms of Office?
  14. Prosecutors are slowly moving the Miske case forward
  15. Could power go out at Merrie Monarch Festival?

Saturday, March 30, 2024
March 30, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Stop Big Oil Suit: Did Hawaii's Hyper-Ideological Supreme Court Blow It?
  2. 216 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  3. Court documents reveal murdered youth gang ‘counselor’ was allegedly involved in drug ring
  4. Honolulu Council Chair Tommy Waters to reject 3% raise

Friday, March 29, 2024
March 29, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
  2. Aloha Stadium Bidding Limited to Two Gangs of Insiders
  3. Senate WAM Approves Budget
  4. Criminal Escapes Kauai Jail, Dead After Run Over by Car 
  5. Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancies on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court
  6. Recktenwald Appoints Michelle N. Comeau Oahu District Judge
  7. OIP Director Leaving Office
  8. DoD Returns Red Hill Control to US Navy
  9. Maui facing suicides, exodus amidst housing struggle
  10. Maui's Housing Crisis Only Got Worse After The Fires. Will This New Department Help?  (CLUE: ‘No’)
  11. Rich Landowners Destroy Historic Buildings Because State Historic Preservation Division Too Busy Blocking Affordable Housing
  12. Emails At Bribery Trial Show Alleged 'Courtship' Between Mitsunaga And Kaneshiro Reps
  13. HECO could be fined for power outages in Mililani meant to prevent wildfires
  14. Lawmakers push for bill that would privatize public boat harbors like the Ala Wai
  15. Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines create timing agreement regarding merger
  16. Democrats Trying to Keep Kennedy off ballot
  17. LOL! Senators Want ‘Media Council’ to Name ‘Approved’ Journalists

Thursday, March 28, 2024
March 28, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. A hard look at the root causes of the exodus
  2. Council resolution exemplifies why we still have housing crisis
  3. Green Maui Update: Will not seize TVRs
  4. ‘I hope you die a slow and painful death’--Student 'triggered' by Israeli flags at UH Manoa 
  5. Hawaii #1 for Jaywalking Tickets
  6. Tourism Arrivals and Spending Down
  7. Lahaina Rebuild Still Blocked: “No Permits Until Later this Year”
  8. How Many Miske Codefendants got release from detention after a guilty plea?
  9. What Is The Real Cost Of Affordable Housing In Hawaii?
  10. Hawaii Senate Committee’s Spending Plan Includes Hundreds Of Millions For Maui Fire Costs  
  11. EPA’s integrity is questioned for withholding Red Hill tests
  12. DPP to Replace 30-year old Computer System
  13. Attorney for alleged victim takes stand in bribery trial against former city prosecutor
  14. Mililani residents say their drinking water suddenly looks more like milk
  15. How Much Should People Know About A School's Safety Plan? Officials Are Reluctant To Reveal Too Much

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
March 27, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Exodus to Mainland: State Loses $185M Tax Revenue
  2. SB2845: Ammo Purchase Age Restrictions heading to House Vote
  3. Jones Act reform doesn’t divide neatly along political party lines
  4. Green Appoints Dozens to Powerful State Boards
  5. TRO Denied: Author of Child Sex Change Kidnapping Legalization Bill Plays Victim
  6. Honolulu City Council delays gift ban bill for workers
  7. The Senate Just Killed Green’s Plan For A Climate Fee For Visitors
  8. City Council adopts resolution opposing ‘tiny lots’ bill
  9. ‘Fragile’ health care system on Oahu adds staffing in wake of key ER closure
  10. HECO Mililani blackouts almost daily
  11. Hamakua Energy Plant Fails under Hawaiian Electric Ownership
  12. Hawaii Board Of Education To Get New ‘Leader’ For The Third Time In 2 Years
  13. Rules that help set real estate agent commissions could soon change in Hawaii
  14. Will Maui Council Allow Water Well Drilling Upcountry?
  15. Hilo gun rights advocate George Young dies at 74

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
March 26, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Prince Kuhio's Fight to Americanize Hawaii
  2. HELCO Predicts tight supply of electricity on Hawaii Island Thru April
  3. HGEA Plants Convicted Felon on HLRB
  4. Puna Man Charged with Heinous Abuse of a 2-Year-Old Girl
  5. Bill 121: TVRs to be Banned?
  6. Hawaii Democratic-controlled Senate Committee Passes COS Resolution
  7. Lahaina: 3,280 people still living in hotels with two weeks to go
  8. Proposed Council raises draw public concern
  9. Gay Socialist Teacher Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation
  10. Hawaii AG's Office Explains How It Drafted Marijuana Legalization Bill
  11. How many Criminals are on Electronic Monitoring In Hawaii?
  12. Jury in Kaneshiro bribery case shown cell phone videos of alleged victim being fired
  13. $12.5M settlement reached for victim in near-fatal Makaha crash involving 4 officers
  14. Two Miske co-defendants sentenced following guilty pleas


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Aloha ThinkTech
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 14, 2024

... ThinkTech has fallen victim to a phenomenon that has plagued many nonprofits including the Tax Foundation of Hawaii:  a drop in donor funding ....


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A tax proposal I actually like
by Kelii Akina Saturday, April 13, 2024

... the state’s estate or “death” tax can force their heirs of local businesses to sell off the assets of their companies ....


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"How it feels to move to Las Vegas" Grassroot Hawaii Instagram posts attract 2.2 million views in March
by News Release Saturday, April 13, 2024

... Here are the top videos that were posted in March ....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, April 13, 2024

... protecting parental rights, safeguarding religious freedoms, implementing effective suicide prevention measures, and preparing for the upcoming elections ....


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E Maui Water Diversion: Sierra Club Loses at ICA
by News Release Saturday, April 13, 2024

... Sierra Club requested a contested case hearing on the issuance of any revocable permits for calendar year 2021. The BLNR denied the request and voted to continue the permits ....


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DOH announces new RFPs for ground ambulance services for Kaua‘i and Maui Counties
by News Release Saturday, April 13, 2024

... replacing the RFPs that were canceled on Oct. 23, 2023, after concerns were raised ....


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City Closing Ulehawa Beach Park to Clean Tons of Homeless Tent City Garbage
by News Release Saturday, April 13, 2024

... beaches along the Waianae Coast have been taken over by a 20-mile-long homeless camp.  This is just one mile ....


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Honolulu Joining National Legal Strategy to Sue Glock
by News Article Saturday, April 13, 2024

... the bill proposes hiring specialized legal experts from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Dentons law firm ....


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2nd Crossover: Senate Moves 182 Bills
by News Release Saturday, April 13, 2024

... the Senate passed 182 House Bills out on third reading this week ....


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Affordable Housing?  HB2328 Bethel Block Bill Secretly a Sweet Deal for Fullard-Leo Family
by Andrew Walden Saturday, April 13, 2024

... secretly to give $8,480,800 over the tax assessment to one specific family at the request of Neil Abercrombie ....


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236 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
by News Release Friday, April 12, 2024

... Candidate filing begins on February 1, 2024, and goes through June 4, 2024 ....


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Rape and Death: HB2340 pays $2.5M to Coverup Foster Care Disasters
by Andrew Walden Friday, April 12, 2024

... rape, sodomy, forced oral copulation and fondling, physical beatings, starvation, theft and destruction of personal property, and failure to provide medical care, clothing, and medicine ....


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Health Department: Lahaina Ocean Waters Safe for Recreation
by News Release Friday, April 12, 2024

... 'Toxic' hysteria has been used to keep property owners away from their lots in the Lahaina burn zone--but the DoH just can't find any toxins ....


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Legislators “stripped out pretty much everything that made it work.”
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, April 11, 2024

... highlights, frustrations at 2024 Legislature ....


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‘Surprise’ state tax last straw for veteran Hawaii bar owner?
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, April 11, 2024

... Comerford said his 45 years of living in Hawaii and 25 years of being a business owner are likely to end due to a recent state decision to collect taxes on federal Restaurant Revitalization Funds received during the COVID-19 lockdowns ....


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Study STR economic impact before banning them
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, April 11, 2024

“...30% respondents reported that if there was not a home and vacation rental option during their recent stay in Hawaii, they would not have made the trip....”


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SB2706: 'Expungement' will help sex offenders find work in Hawaii schools
by Andrew Walden Thursday, April 11, 2024

... Examples of offenses which may be eligible for automatic expungement include domestic abuse, harassment by stalking, certain sex offenses, sexual exploitation, promoting pornography for minors, and habitual intoxicated driving ....


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Study: Honolulu Is the City with the Highest Inflation Problem
by News Article Thursday, April 11, 2024

... inflation 4.8% year over year for urban Honolulu ....


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Waipahu High students, Hawai‘i Pacific Health doctors and nurses to work side by side in new Academic Health Center
by News Release Thursday, April 11, 2024

... more than 500 health academy students who will receive hands-on training from Hawai‘i Pacific Health physicians and medical professionals to support the community clinic ....


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Case: FEMA should build housing on Maui
by Ed Case Wednesday, April 10, 2024

... Case said relying only on rehousing is extremely difficult given the severe shortage of homes on Maui ....


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SB2553: Hawaii 'opt out' retirement scam
by News Article Wednesday, April 10, 2024

...a scam designed to shunt the least attentive investors -- those who do not 'opt out' -- into low return, high fee accounts run by whichever financial institution makes the most campaign contributions....


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Prices in Hawaii are Ridiculous: 7 Things that Cost Way More
by News Article Wednesday, April 10, 2024

... Groceries, Gas, Electricity, Housing, Taxes, and more ....


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Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 41st--Will Legislature Send Tax Cuts to Governor?
by News Article Wednesday, April 10, 2024

... Gov. Josh Green addressed the tax and migration issues in his policy brief issued last month. One of his solutions is indexing the state's income tax for inflation, he said ....


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Lahaina: 43.8% of businesses “critical, on life support"
by News Release Monday, April 8, 2024

...43.8% of businesses described themselves as “critical, on life support,” with only 3.1% reporting “doing great, feeling great.”....


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Hours extended for re-entry access into Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area
by News Release Monday, April 8, 2024

... Re-entry activities, such as sifting, may be restricted ....


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Marconi Point Project Connected to DPP Bribery Scandal
by News Article Monday, April 8, 2024

... City Seeks to Dismiss Marconi Claims, Supports Move to Depose Bribery Convicts ....


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‘Grave Threat’: Calls Mount For SCOTUS To Intervene In Hawaii Climate Lawsuit Against Major Energy Companies
by News Release Monday, April 8, 2024

... the case should be in the Supreme Court’s domain given the implications it could have for the U.S. economy, national security and federalism ....


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Will Hawaii ever have a ‘Taxpayer Bill of Rights’?
by Grassroot Institute Monday, April 8, 2024

... TABOR, a constitutional amendment approved by Colorado voters in 1992, limits the growth of government by limiting tax increases ....


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Road to rebuilding Lahaina paved with obstructions
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, April 7, 2024

... regulations and objections by various special interests ....


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Hawaiian Electric Cracks Down on Useless Solar Production
by News Release Sunday, April 7, 2024

... lower export payments for daytime solar and 'opt-out' reassignment to 'Shift and Save' evening rate hikes ....


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Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Family Judge, Second Circuit
by News Release Sunday, April 7, 2024

... nomination deadline May 20, 2024 ....


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EPA Orders Hawaii County to Upgrade Sewage Treatment Systems
by News Release Sunday, April 7, 2024

... The consent order requires the County of Hawai‘i to address broken equipment and deferred maintenance ....


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SB3196: Gun Control Bill Dead for Session
by News Release Sunday, April 7, 2024

... gun control bill dead ....


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The Passthrough Entity Problem
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 7, 2024

... This is an issue here in Hawaii because our individual income tax rates can go up to 11%, second highest in the nation ....


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How to Nurse Hawaii Back to Good Health
by Kelii Akina Saturday, April 6, 2024

... State lawmakers took an important first step last year by passing legislation that allowed Hawaii to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact ....


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Trask: UH Regents Shakeup May Profit OHA
by News Article Saturday, April 6, 2024

... must pay fair market value for their leases ....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, April 6, 2024

... From this point on, there will be no more public input via hearings. ...


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Judge Dismisses Claims: State cannot be Sued in Federal Court over Lahaina Fire
by Court House News Saturday, April 6, 2024

... The state is dismissed from a set of federal cases that aim to hold it liable for the deadly wildfires but may still face claims in state court ....


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Rabbi likely to win bias suit against Hawaii County
by News Article Friday, April 5, 2024

"It’s like Kabuki theater."


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Lahaina Fire Solution: A Rate Hike, of Course
by News Article Friday, April 5, 2024

"Making ratepayers to pay for the cost of their negligence and mismanagement is not the way to go"


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Ministry of Truth: Hawaii Lawmakers Call for Set Standards for Ethical News Sources
by News Article Thursday, April 4, 2024

... Hawaii's move to mandate a journalist group to vet news sources for "ethics and objectivity" ignites debate on misinformation and freedom of the press ....


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Studies show Hawaii was correct to pass on dangerous marijuana legalization
by News Article Thursday, April 4, 2024

... a huge rush to poison the population ....


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Lahaina: 500 Properties Cleared, Zero Building Permits Issued
by News Release Thursday, April 4, 2024

... No Lahaina burn zone property owners have been given building permits ....


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How to revive Hawaii’s downtown centers
by Kelii Akina Thursday, April 4, 2024

... The developer requested a waiver for the project, but a year later, the permit is still pending ....


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HONU Housing Less Than One Homeless Per Day
by News Release Thursday, April 4, 2024

... for the past 153 days HONU connected 119 clients with shelter or supportive housing ....


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DLNR Now Charging $1 to Use Ocean
by News Release Thursday, April 4, 2024

... more than 500 companies with commercial use permits from the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR), began collecting one dollar from each passenger or customer ....


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The Secret History of the Mercado Kim Crime Family
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, April 3, 2024

... Mercado Kim's uncle, John Sayin Kim, became Godfather of Hawaii organized crime after the explosion of his Cadillac Eldorado in Chinatown ....


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SB2335: Recreational Marijuana Bill Appears Dead for Session
by News Release Wednesday, April 3, 2024

... the dispensaries don't want the competition ....


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EXTENDED AGAIN: Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
by News Release Wednesday, April 3, 2024

... The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Hawaiʻi State Ethics Commission. The term will be for four years ....


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Gabbard Claims she Rejected RFK's Vice-Presidency
by Video Video Tuesday, April 2, 2024

... Chris Butler told me go big or go home ....


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Hawaii 2nd Highest State Tax Burden
by News Article Tuesday, April 2, 2024

... Overall Tax Burden 11.80% ....


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Lahaina Fire: COFA Citizens may now Apply for FEMA Aid
by News Release Tuesday, April 2, 2024

... Biden recently signed the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2024, which extended federal benefits to COFA citizens who legally reside in the United States ....


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Twenty States Ask SCOTUS to Stop Hawaii Supreme Court from Dictating US Energy Policy
by News Release Tuesday, April 2, 2024

"Major decisions about our national energy policy must be made at the federal level, not dictated by one lawsuit brought by one city in its own courts.”


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How OHA Affects All People
by Kelii Akina Monday, April 1, 2024

"Our decisions impact virtually every area of life on the islands."


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Concealed Carry Win on Big Island
by News Article Monday, April 1, 2024

... The legal ownership of a firearm inherently includes the right to carry it ....


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Salary Needed for family of Four to Live Comfortably in Honolulu -- $299K
by News Article Monday, April 1, 2024

... Total salary needed for two working adults with two children $299,520 ....


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Crucial housing, healthcare bills still very much alive at Legislature
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, March 31, 2024

... The bills would enable starter homes, widen mixed-use housing, attract nurses to Hawaii and exempt doctors from the state GET ....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, March 31, 2024

... How Much Pot Does One Person Need? ....


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GET on Health Care, Revisited
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, March 31, 2024

... HB 1675: GET exemption for medical services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE ....


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The impressive journey of ‘Jonathan Gullible’
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, March 30, 2024

“The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey”


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Eight Parties on Hawaii Ballot--but Democrats Challenge Kennedy's 'We The People'
by Andrew Walden Saturday, March 30, 2024

... National-level polling shows Kennedy pulling more votes from Biden than Trump ....


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Hawaii Legislators Proclaim Easter Sunday to be 'Transgender Day of Visibility'
by News Release Saturday, March 30, 2024

"As we approach March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility, I stand with pride alongside fellow members of the House who consistently affirm, embrace, and support transgender folks in our communities."


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Stop Big Oil Suit: Did Hawaii's Hyper-Ideological Supreme Court Blow It?
by News Article Saturday, March 30, 2024

... there's a price to be paid for preening and posturing .... 


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DoD Returns Red Hill Control to US Navy
by News Article Friday, March 29, 2024

... Joint Task Force – Red Hill transferred authority of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage to the Navy Closure Task Force – Red Hill ....


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OIP Director Leaving Office
by News Release Friday, March 29, 2024

... Park will be retiring from OIP at the end of March 2024.  Supervising Staff Attorney Carlotta Amerino will become OIP’s Acting Director in April. ....


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Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
by Robert Thomas Friday, March 29, 2024

If you ask how "a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary" squares with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, let us explain ....


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Aloha Stadium Bidding Limited to Two Gangs of Insiders
by News Release Friday, March 29, 2024

... only these insiders are qualified to bid ....


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​Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancies on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court
by News Release Friday, March 29, 2024

... Applicants Also Sought for Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program Board ....


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Recktenwald Appoints Michelle N. Comeau Oahu District Judge
by News Release Friday, March 29, 2024

... The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation ....


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Senate WAM Approves Budget
by News Release Thursday, March 28, 2024

... Additionally, due to the August 2023 Maui Wildfires, Ways and Means unanimously approved other emergency appropriation bills, House Bill 679 Senate Draft 2 and House Bill 2610 Senate Draft 2 ....


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