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Friday, May 24, 2024
313 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 17182 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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Friday, May 24, 2024
UHPA: Legislators' Retaliation Games Endanger UH Outside Funding
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 60 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

"These legislators continually criticize, find fault, and introduce legislation intent on diminishing the work carried out at UH."

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Friday, May 24, 2024
Podcast: The Second Amendment Implications of Hawaii Legalizing Butterfly Knives
By Video @ 5:18 AM :: 166 Views :: Second Amendment

... nobody really expected a blanket reversal on how Hawaii treats bladed weapons ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
Green Announces Plan: Fly 3,000 Lahaina Survivors to Mainland
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 404 Views :: Maui County, Tourism, Cost of Living

... To make a buck, CNHA will help move Hawaiians out of Hawaii ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
Jones Act beneficiaries schizophrenic about China
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:43 PM :: 249 Views :: Jones Act

... Carriers such as Matson and Pasha say the Jones Act is a “line of defense” against China, yet are happy to do business with China when it suits them ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
DoH: No Jet Fuel Found in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 231 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... no petroleum or jet fuel compounds were detected in 15 drinking water samples collected at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) and Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR)—12 from homes at JBPHH and AMR and three from source water shafts ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
DoE Begins Process of Convincing Lahaina Community to Accept School Relocation Plan
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 267 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... HIDOE presents three possible sites to rebuild permanent campus for King Kamehameha III Elementary ....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
At UH Manoa, ASUH Sponsors Anti-Semites
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 351 Views :: Higher Education

... Jamaica Osorio, assistant professor at UHM, who frequently posts and shares anti-Israel posts on her X account, spoke to demonstrators at the “Day of Action Rally” ....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Sue Big Pharma: State Scores $900M Jackpot
By News Release @ 12:16 AM :: 351 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

"they did not update their label”

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Green Cuts off Food to Lahaina Survivors
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 397 Views :: Maui County

... FEMA's current extension for the Non-Congregate Sheltering (NCS) Program is now set for June 10, 2024. On May 31, 2024, the state of Hawaiʻi will cease its feeding operations ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Latest Cockfighting Arrests ‘No Surprise’ after Hawaii Senate Fails on HB 1980
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 350 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Five people were arrested over the weekend during what police say was a cockfight raid at a gathering on the Kaloli Drive end of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Oahu unsheltered veterans reported in PIT 2024 likely underestimated by more than 100%
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 PM :: 302 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Count also finds 700+ empty shelter beds on Oahu ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
DHHL: After Hawaiian Tel Auction Buy, Criminal Al Hee's Sandwich Isles Scam Causing 'phone and internet disruptions'
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 628 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...At a May 20, 2024, US Marshall’s Auction on the steps of the Honolulu Federal Courthouse, Hawaiian Tel won ownership of the former assets of Sandwich Isles Communications....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Derek Turbin Elected Chair of Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 373 Views :: Democratic Party

... The Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi’s 2024 Convention concluded on Saturday evening with over 400 delegates ...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
GET exemption could be turning point in Hawaii healthcare crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:48 AM :: 328 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... This year, the Legislature finally listened to their pleas and passed SB1035 ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
UHERO Factbook: 80% of Hawaii Families Cannot Afford Mortgage
By UHERO @ 4:54 AM :: 336 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Twenty-eight percent of Hawaii residents spend more than 50% of their income on rent, and only 1-in-5 households can afford a median-priced home mortgage ....

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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 18, 2024
By GovTrack .us @ 7:28 PM :: 458 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Secret Administrative Directives, Part 1
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 713 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Taxes

... DoTax claims Administrative Directives are for “Internal Use” and are not to be disclosed to the public ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a slush fund—Where is the money going?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:54 PM :: 2391 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Ironically, OHA is repeating the error of Hawaiian Kingdom royals who exploited their own people and relied on an alliance with businessmen ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Plan to ban thousands of TVRs on Maui has rocky road ahead
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:16 PM :: 1207 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism

... The plan will have its first hearing on June 25 before the Maui Planning Commission ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Honolulu cuts budget by $40M; Grassroot says ‘keep going’
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:08 PM :: 604 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Most of the targeted savings would come from the operating budget of the city’s Department of Information Technology ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
National recruitment for next UH president to begin in late May
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 564 Views :: Higher Education

... CLUE: Dobelle and Greenwood are both still alive ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Defend Hawaii: Miske Lawyer Celebrates Kaneshiro Corruption Victory, Tells Feds to Pack Up and Leave
By Court House News @ 2:06 AM :: 3588 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... The quirky panel of 14 jurors had been coordinating outfits by color most days throughout the duration of trial ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
The Dire Cost of Disinformation
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:58 PM :: 764 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

... the very first coconut rhinoceros beetle was detected here in Hawaii 11 years ago ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Guam Congressional candidates united for Jones Act reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:52 PM :: 631 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

"What would you do to rescind or revise the Jones Act?”

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Oahu Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Fraudulent Check Scheme
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 553 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Judge Helen Gillmor sentenced Phong Duy Le, 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii to 29 months in federal prison ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Tupola Proposal Lowest TVR Property Taxes for 2025
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:16 AM :: 724 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Resolution 24-61 would set the property tax rates for fiscal year 2025 ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Census: Hawaii cities shrinking as state population decreases
By Selected News Articles @ 3:30 AM :: 746 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii has lost over 41,000 people to domestic migration since 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Tax cut great. Now let’s cut regulations.
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:31 PM :: 620 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... there is still plenty of work to be done to reduce the cost of living in Hawaii ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Akina lauds Legislature’s Lahaina-response spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:08 PM :: 594 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... legislators earmark $1 billion to cover costs such as emergency housing and rental assistance ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Influential high school administrator in Hawaii shrugs as boy competes in girls' track and field state championships
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 1512 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... 'several' of the girls' relay teams at Kea'au High School had two males on them ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
40% of Lahaina Burn Zone Survivors Face Difficulty Accessing Medical Care
By UHERO @ 2:54 PM :: 639 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... More than four in ten people reported difficulties accessing medical care and medications, compared to about one in ten before the fires ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Lahaina Burn Zone Sewer Service Partially Restored
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 640 Views :: Maui County, Development

... type your address in the search bar on the County of Maui Sewer Service Status interactive map ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Feds Designate 2,000,000 Acres of Hawaii as 'Sentinel Landscapes'
By Ed Case @ 2:02 AM :: 814 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Land Use, Military

... The program creates partnerships between federal agencies, state and local governments, private landowners, land managers and non-profits to preserve sensitive lands and resources near military bases ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Curt Otaguro Named new Boss of Airports Division
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 889 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... In his previous roles as State Comptroller and Deputy Superintendent of Operations for the Department of Education, Otaguro managed facilities on a large scale as well as complex Capital Improvement Projects ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
How DHS Policy Change Drives Homeless Count UP, UP, UP
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 804 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Effective Feb 1, 2017, the Hawaii DHS mandated more square footage per shelter bed, thus reducing the profitibility of homeless shelters and reducing the number of beds available.  The obvious result of this policy change is before us ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Honolulu Highest Inflation in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 5:44 PM :: 816 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... WalletHub compared 23 major MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Hawaii Supreme Court says goodbye to federalism
By Selected News Articles @ 5:12 PM :: 1142 Views :: Environment, Judiciary

... The litigation model adopted by Hawaii, characterized by suing oil companies under broad claims about their contributions to climate change, demands a national spotlight for its potential to disrupt the constitutional equilibrium between state innovation and federal authority ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Environmentalists hit snag in Navy fuel contamination case  
By Court House News @ 5:05 PM :: 654 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... may have to wait until ongoing defueling is completed ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Closing arguments begin in high-profile Hawaii bribery trial
By Court House News @ 2:40 PM :: 697 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... trial of former Honolulu prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, businessman Dennis Mitsunaga and co-defendants facing accusations of conspiracy to commit fraud and bribery ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Green Signs HB2342: Legalizes 'open carry' of everything except guns
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 PM :: 2879 Views :: Second Amendment

... This bill legalizes the open carry of all non-firearm weapons, including butterfly knives, switchblades, brass knuckles, swords, and spears ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Blasting and drilling to begin soon at the Kilohana temporary housing site
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 481 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... The USACE lead contractor on the project, Aktarius, LLC dba Dawson AKT ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Eddins: “Horrors and Treachery” Coming From SCOTUS
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 PM :: 1271 Views :: Judiciary

... It appears that the US Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in Trump v. United States will stop lower courts from jailing Trump for his porn-star hush money deals ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Final witness testifies as former prosecutor’s corruption trial draws to a close in Hawaii
By Court House News @ 2:22 PM :: 765 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Prosecutors say businessman Dennis Mitsunaga used hefty campaign contributions to exert influence over Hawaii's political landscape ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
SB930 Signed into Law: New Rental Application Fee Rules
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 505 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

... the law prohibits a landlord from charging an applicant for a residential dwelling unit, a tenant screening fee that is more than the actual cost to obtain information ....

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Monday, May 13, 2024
Landmark Victory for Second Amendment Rights in Honolulu
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 1172 Views :: Second Amendment

... All applications for concealed weapon licenses submitted before February 29, 2024, be processed within 60 days ....

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Monday, May 13, 2024
Feds Sentence Another Hawaii Fraudster
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 909 Views :: Law Enforcement

... DeLeon, a former Big Island resident, is required to pay $1,246,850 in restitution to the victims ....

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Monday, May 13, 2024
Black Sand, Kobayashi First to benefit from DEP 'Affordable Housing' Scheme
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 896 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... involves sharing a percentage of net appreciation with HHFDC ....

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Monday, May 13, 2024
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 11, 2024
By GovTrack .us @ 4:41 AM :: 618 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Bills introduced and votes cast in Congress ....

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Sunday, May 12, 2024
The Green Affordability Plan Passes
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 873 Views :: Taxes

... a significant tax reform which has been long overdue ....

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