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Friday, March 3, 2017
NCAA Reduces Punishment for UH men’s basketball
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 3810 Views :: Higher Education

UH’s probationary period has been reduced from three years to two and will now end in December 2017....

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Eight Nominated for UH Board of Regents
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 4322 Views :: Higher Education

...for 5‐year appointments, beginning July 1, 2017, subject to confirmation by the Hawai‘i State Senate....

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Security: Hawaii Legislators are Sitting Ducks
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:10 PM :: 4093 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Representative Gene Ward (R – District 17, Hawaii Kai) today requested the Department of Accounting and General Services for more security protection at the State Capitol....

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Pesticides, VOG, Mercury? DoH Seminar to Train MDs on Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 9157 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

This major event for medical professionals is part of Gov. David Ige’s statewide initiative to address community concerns about chronic exposures to pesticides, Vog, lead, mercury and other environmental hazards (allegedly) affecting our keiki....

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Emergency Work Ordered--Giant Sewer May Collapse Under Ala Moana Blvd
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 4738 Views :: Honolulu County

...a February 2017 inspection found that immediate repairs were necessary to the Ala Moana Boulevard Pensacola Relief Sewer....

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Friday, March 3, 2017
HIDOT to Solicit Feasibility Study for Ferry System
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 5327 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

Should the HDOT determine that a private ferry operation or public-private partnership is the desired model for the proposed ferry service the entity shall develop a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit for potential commercial ferry operators....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
ILWU Work Action Idles Pasha Containership in Honolulu Harbor
By Michael Hansen @ 11:29 PM :: 5867 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

The work stoppage was in apparent violation of the contract between the Hawaii Stevedore industry and the ILWU....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
What you can do to help contain taxes
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:05 PM :: 3724 Views :: Taxes

... the Honolulu Star-Advertiser noted with apparent alarm the “uncommonly heavy load of tax proposals still moving through both state Capitol chambers” ....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Use CRA to Repeal Dept. of Interior Rule that Tries to Force Fake Indian Tribe on Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 7479 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...the Congressional Review Act allows Congress a certain time to object to any new rule if it believes, for example, that an agency has overstepped its legal authority. If the President agrees, the rule is repealed....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Salvage the Rail: Street Level Plan Can be Completed with Existing Funds
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 5125 Views :: Rail

Optional extension routes to Waikiki and the University of Hawaii could be made at a cost of $139 M/mile....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Ethics: DLNR Harbor Agent Grabs for Payoff Beyond $200 Allowed Under Law
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 5556 Views :: Ethics, Small Business

...More DOBOR Corruption from Sunny Kailua Kona....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Memorial Service for Former State Rep Mark Moses
By News Release @ 5:23 AM :: 3874 Views :: Republican Party

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11AM at the Fleet Reserve Association - Branch 46, 891 Valkenburgh St....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
HPD, FBI Investigate Threat to Honolulu Jewish Preschool
By News Release @ 4:57 AM :: 6858 Views :: Law Enforcement, Religion

The Honolulu Police Department has opened a terroristic threatening investigation into a phone threat to Temple Emanu-El that prompted the evacuation of a preschool there on Monday....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
City schedules meeting to update community on O‘ahu General Plan
By News Release @ 4:53 AM :: 3752 Views :: Honolulu County
Tuesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. at President William McKinley High School’s Hirata Hall ....
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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Senate Judiciary and Labor Passes Assisted Suicide Bill Out of Committee
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 4:45 AM :: 5398 Views :: Health Care, Life

The bill will now move to the full Senate floor for a vote....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
California Company Helps Hawaii Marijuana Dealers Plan Sales to 9M Tourists
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 6373 Views :: Tourism, Drugs

Company Plans to Expand Customer Base Domestically and Internationally in New Cannabis Markets....

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
New Study Details Driving Forces of Hawaii's Unfunded Liability Crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:54 PM :: 6865 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Unsustainable government salaries and pensions are worsening the crisis....

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
OHA Ethics Complaints Ignored—Until Now
By Video @ 5:56 PM :: 6899 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

Who Violated The Law & Why They Got Away With It....

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
POTUS Rescinds WOTUS: Hawaii Waters to be Freed of Federal Control
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:22 AM :: 6263 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

By developing a rule that recognizes the need to work with states to address water issues, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers will be helping the environment, not hurting it....

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
First Month of Trump Economy: Visitor Spending up 10.1%—Arrivals Jump 4.9%
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 3940 Views :: Tourism

Visitor spending increased from U.S. West (+19.8% to $544 million), U.S. East (+6.7% to $433.1 million) and Japan (+26.5% to $200.4 million)....

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