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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Ige: Finding a way forward on Mauna Kea, TMT
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 5201 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...I want to work with protest leaders and others to come to a reasonable resolution that ensures safety and respects the law....

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Monday, September 16, 2019
After Saudi Drone Attack, Tulsi Gabbard says she is not being Pimped out by Donald Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 11:18 PM :: 4025 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...Tulsi's guru Chris Butler wants recognition from the real Hindus in India.  This leads us to today's comments.... 

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Monday, September 16, 2019
OHA Trustees to Visit Anti-Telescope Protest Site
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 3308 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA

...site visit set for 3 p.m., Thu., Sept. 19....

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Monday, September 16, 2019
Kondo to OHA: I can Subpoena You
By Andrew Walden @ 9:24 PM :: 4161 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...With its LLCs on the line, OHA has already stonewalled one audit—while lying to the legislature about it.  Are they now preparing to stonewall another?....

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Monday, September 16, 2019
Most Traffic: Honolulu Ranks 9th
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 3376 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Average commute time 29.1 minutes....

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 14, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 11:57 PM :: 2812 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... from GovTrack.us ....

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Video: Anti-Telescope Activists go to Hawaii County Building, Threaten to 'Arrest' County Officials
By Andrew Walden @ 8:28 PM :: 173537 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...The videos show anti-telescope activists in black tactical vests labelled “HKPO” September 10, 2019 at the Hawaii County Building in Hilo.... 

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Cato Jones Act Criticism Prompts Industry Backlash
By Selected News Articles @ 7:07 PM :: 3000 Views :: Jones Act

...Michael Hansen, a maritime expert who serves as president of the Hawaii Shippers Council, published his own critiques....

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Thirty Years of State Tax, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2102 Views

...taxes that have ballooned over the years....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Grassroot: Are we doomed to run out of resources?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:40 PM :: 3756 Views :: Environment

...Earth’s resources are actually becoming more plentiful....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Vicious Rumors--Not the First Time
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:29 PM :: 7720 Views :: Agriculture, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

...to the politician who quietly supported us in word but did the opposite in action-- you’ve created this mess....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Why Flushing the "Clean Water Rule" Was the Right Thing to Do
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:44 PM :: 5233 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...The Trump administration announced that it had finalized its repeal of President Barack Obama’s infamous 2015 Clean Water Rule....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Loyal? Retired Hawaii County Police Lieutenant Supports Telescope Protesters
By Video @ 2:30 AM :: 4649 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...Really obvious question: Are police on the Big Island willing to enforce the law against sovereignty activists?....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
DHHL Wants Outside Attorney to Negotiate Land Swaps
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 2867 Views :: DHHL

...Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Issues Statement on Seeking Act 14 Private Counsel....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
OHA Seeks Vendor to Handle $1.66M Cash Giveaway
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 2325 Views :: OHA

...The grant is intended to assist Native Hawaiians statewide, whose incomes are at or below 300 percent of Hawaiʻi Federal Poverty Guidelines....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
ACLU Hawaii Announces Plan to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals out of Jail
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 3875 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...let's give them a second chance--or a 22nd chance....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
MaunaKea: DoE Sup't Reminds Teachers not to 'Coerce' Students
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 4284 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

...our commitment is to protect our learning environment from approaches that may inappropriately influence or coerce students to a particular political viewpoint....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
People are the solution, not the problem
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:32 PM :: 2713 Views :: Economy

...Obviously, Thanos wasn’t an economist....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Caldwell: "There will always be issues on construction costs and delays"
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 2823 Views :: Rail

...Feds still not ready to release the $744M....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Court: Fox Must Face Lawsuit over Malia Zimmerman Conspiracy Theory
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 PM :: 5475 Views :: National News, First Amendment

...Nearly a year after Rich’s death, in May 2017, Fox News published a story written by co-defendant and reporter Malia Zimmerman, which included the now-debunked claim that investigators had evidence showing Rich leaked the emails in the midst of the 2016 presidential election campaign....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
37 Oahu TVRs Get Notice of Violation
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 5697 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...more NOVs are anticipated in the coming weeks....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Hawaii: 'Natural Resources Management' Jobs up 33%
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 5391 Views :: Environment, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

...Hawai‘i’s natural resource management jobs were at least 4,697 in 2018....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
State of Play: Youth Sports in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 4387 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...a snapshot of how well adults are serving youth through sports, including sections describing the sport ecosystem in each of the four counties....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Scooterville: Honolulu #1 for 'Micro-Mobility'
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 2739 Views :: Honolulu County

...INRIX: Shared Bikes and Scooters Could Replace Nearly 50 Percent of Downtown Vehicle Trips....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Road Fees and Taxes: Nobody Pays More than Hawaii Drivers
By Tax Foundation @ 3:26 AM :: 3657 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the amount of state and local road spending covered by gas taxes, tolls, user fees, and user taxes varies widely among states. It ranges from only 6.9 percent in Alaska to 71 percent in Hawaii....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Registration Open for 2019-2020 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 2811 Views :: Education K-12

...LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Hawaii Judiciary Seeking Volunteers
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 2890 Views :: Judiciary

...Grand Jury Counsel, Disciplinary Board, Board of Bar Examiners....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mauna Kea: Ige Hits Back on Flag Tactics
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 6146 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...designed to produce an unnecessary reaction....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
DLNR: Protesters Rip Out Last Examples of Endangered Plants
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 6560 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...“The destruction of the ʻānunu vine is particularly disturbing, since there may be only five populations of this species still in existence.”....

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mauna Kea: 2,237 Tickets, 24 Arrests
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 3429 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

... The combined total of the 4-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department ....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Planning to Create More Traffic Jams: Kalihi Complete Streets community meeting Sept. 17
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 3162 Views :: Honolulu County

...The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Farrington High School Cafeteria....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Cabotage Sabotage? The Curious Case of the Jones Act
By UHERO @ 6:37 PM :: 3112 Views :: Jones Act

...UHERO examines the economic implications of the Jones Act....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
9/11 Truthers Meet the Birth Certificate Brigade
By Andrew Walden @ 4:05 AM :: 18604 Views :: Republican Party, Obama

“…I LOVE a group of hapless morons who are turning the GOP into the party of tinfoilhat nutters who only have conspiracy theories about birth certificates...." --poster on Democratic Underground

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Hawaii 2nd Most Likely to Slip into Recession
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 AM :: 3580 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Probability of weak economic fundamentals in Q4 2019: 30.53%....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
US News Ranks UH campuses
By News Release @ 3:48 AM :: 3384 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... UH Mānoa is ranked 79 as a top U.S. public school, 166 among national universities and 177 as a best value school ....

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
DoE Enrollment Drops Again--Charter School Enrollment Up
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 4634 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 167,454 students (down from 168,152 last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,877 students (up from 11,546 last year)....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 4038 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...The Small Business Caucus is hosting the first-ever panel of speakers at the Hawaii State Capitol to discuss the future of A.I. in Hawaii's economy....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Jones Act denies domestic ocean shipments of propane
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 5924 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The situation with LPG carriers parallels that of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in that none of these ships exist in the Jones Act fleet....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Matson pays the highest wages in Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 10:35 PM :: 5553 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...The relatively high median compensation level is probably related to Matson’s high degree of unionization....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Hawaii Among States with Lowest Death Rate
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 3108 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The average age-adjusted death rate for the five states with the highest death rates was 49% higher than that for the five states with the lowest death rates ….

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Monday, September 9, 2019
The Experience of Homeless, Runaway and Other Street Youth on O‘ahu
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 4776 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Hawai‘i’s 2017 homeless point-in-time count reported 319 unaccompanied youth, with 82.0% of these youth living unsheltered....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
2020 Candidates Are Pushing To End Private Prisons — But The States They Serve Use Them For Better Inmate Conditions
By Selected News Articles @ 8:16 PM :: 3904 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

“...Overcrowding, high recidivism rates and skyrocketing costs aren’t solved with politics or posturing...."

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Says She Supports Regulating Abortion in the Third Trimester
By Video @ 8:06 PM :: 3865 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Life

...Gabbard conceded that abortion should not be permitted during the last three months of pregnancy unless the mother was at severe risk....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
DLNR Hikes Small Boat Harbor Fees
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 4420 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Fee increases for users of Hawai‘i small boat harbors and boating facilities will be implemented soon, after they were signed into law by Governor David Ige on August 13, 2019 ....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Lahaina Injection Wells: Maui Mayor Scores Council for Refusing to Consider County's Settlement Offer
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 4959 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...The effects of the Ninth Circuit Court’s expansion of the Clean Water Act on our already tight housing market could be severe....

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Sunday, September 8, 2019
Legal Fees: OHA Lawyers Bill 15 Times Higher
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 6335 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...One experienced downtown attorney tells Hawai’i Free Press he has never before seen a “no position” filing in response to a motion for legal fees....

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Sunday, September 8, 2019
The Fight Over Honolulu Vacation Rentals Begins
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4026 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Some of the requirements contradict themselves....

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Saturday, September 7, 2019
Neo-Nazis Brag About Boosting Gabbard's Small-Donor Count
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 4723 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

...RT, the Kremlin-backed news agency, often highlights Gabbard’s campaign. The Russian embassy in South Africa has tweeted defensively about her, Russian bots have boosted her....

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Saturday, September 7, 2019
DoE Releases Draft 2030 Promise Plan
By News Release @ 1:24 AM :: 2953 Views :: Education K-12

...A feedback window on the draft of that plan is open through Sept. 20, 2019....

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Saturday, September 7, 2019
Senate Special Session to Confirm Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 3113 Views :: Judiciary

...The Senate will meet in Special Session on Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, 2019 at 10:00 A.M....

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