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Monday, February 10, 2020
UPDATE: Hawaii Legislature Considers 18 Gun Bills
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 2142 Views :: Second Amendment

...While some bills were deferred, a number of bills unfortunately passed out of committee and will continue on. Additionally, some of the deferred measures on the House side were amended into other measures that were passed....

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Monday, February 10, 2020
Legislative Session Week Three in Review
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:24 PM :: 2971 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...from the Honolulu Republican Party....

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Monday, February 10, 2020
DoE's 30-Year Old Computers Crash--Finally Decides to Upgrade
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 2625 Views :: Education K-12

...the DOE began taking action after the current system — which has been in place since 1991 — experienced an outage in October 2018 that lasted several weeks, impacting operations and payments to vendors....

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Sunday, February 9, 2020
The ConAm Returns
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3990 Views :: Education K-12, Rail, Taxes

...to impose a surcharge on real property tax....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:05 PM :: 3596 Views :: Family, Life

...Assisted Suicide Expansion Bills - Safeguards: Going, Going, Gone....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 8, 2020
By Selected News Articles @ 7:53 PM :: 2211 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...votes cast and bills introduced for week ending Feb 8, 2020....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Wacky Season at Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:43 PM :: 3239 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...nanny-state proposals, unconstitutional overreach bills and social engineering schemes....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
92 Candidates File for Election
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 2989 Views :: Office of Elections

...complete list here....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
UH Releases Sex Harassment Survey Results
By News Release @ 2:47 PM :: 3441 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

...More than 6,300 students, or 15.5 percent of UH’s approximately 40,861 adult students participated in the 2019 survey....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
HCR37: Will Pro-Telescope Hawaiians be Included on 'Blue Ribbon' Panel?
By News Release @ 1:55 PM :: 4402 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... ask the Governor to appoint Malia Martin and Samuel Wilder King II to the panel ....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
SB42: Protesters trying to legalize anarchy
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 1:35 PM :: 4033 Views :: Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Claiming that lawlessness is in fact "civil disobedience" is in the eye of the beholder, making this law almost impossible to enforce....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Road Usage Charge: DoT Wants to Know How Much Spying Motorists Accept
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 2536 Views :: Taxes

...Each volunteer will choose one of three technologies for reporting vehicle mileage automatically....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
NELHA: Feds Bust Money Laundering Scheme at Heart of De-Sal Water Bottler
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 5278 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Tax Credits

...concealed from Koyo the fact that one of its upper level managers was an owner of the sham pass-through companies....

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
Makuu: Homeless Move onto Abandoned DHHL Leaseholds, Set up Auto Junkyard
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 4799 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Homelessness

...Over the past six months, the Department has removed unpermitted structures, unauthorized campers, and abandoned vehicles from Kalaeloa, Anahola, Hanapepe, King’s Landing, and other locations statewide....

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Friday, February 7, 2020
Hawaii: Few Disabled Working, Federal Benefits Unused
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 3236 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...Hawaii reported an integrated employment rate of 2 percent, the lowest rate in the nation....

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Friday, February 7, 2020
Free Golf, Methamphetamines, and Building Permits
By Andrew Walden @ 12:00 PM :: 13463 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Small Business, Cost of Living

...These are the kind of people who make Hawaii what it is today....

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Friday, February 7, 2020
Trump Admin Ousts EPA Region 9 Director
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 3362 Views :: Environment

"...it wasn’t going unnoticed how many Democrat members in Congress were commending me for the job I was doing...."

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Friday, February 7, 2020
Caught in Lie, Airports Division Admits it is Trying to Dump Dillingham Airfield
By News Release @ 1:26 AM :: 4295 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Tourism

...the U.S. Army got unexpected news from the DOT on Jan. 23....

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
Hawaii: Gun Bills Galore Moving in Legislature
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 2794 Views :: Second Amendment

...To give you an idea of the disrespect for your freedom, the joint committee in the House has scheduled 10 minutes to consider five anti-gun bills....

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
Survey: Ige Least Popular Governor in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:47 PM :: 2956 Views :: Politicians

...Ige Approval 32% -- Disapproval: 58%....

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
DoE Funds HSTA Pay Hike Propaganda 'Study'
By News Release @ 2:27 PM :: 3636 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Cost of Living

...The study was done by Augenblick, Palaich and Associates (APA), which (previously demonstrated its reliability by conducting) a salary study in 2014 for HIDOE and the Hawaii State Teachers Association....

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
Hawaii Mixed Scores on Dental Care
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 PM :: 2640 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii 46 -- ‘Dental Habits & Care’ Rank....

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
Lawsuit: Plastic Hysteria is Excuse for Feds to Take Control of Hawaii Waterways
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 3399 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...Your recycling was shipped to Asia and then they dumped it into the ocean because recycling is and always has been a fraud.  Now it is washing up on our beaches and enviro lawyers are using it as an excuse to enhance their power....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Full Text: State of the Union Address
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 2561 Views :: National News

"...This Nation is our canvas, and this country is our masterpiece...."

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Study: 25% of CFS Clients Victims of Sex Trafficking
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 4731 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs
...The six-page survey was administered over the course of three months to 363 individuals seeking help by trained social workers or support staff of Child & Family Service....
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Report: Hawaii seniors have highest poverty rate in the US
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 PM :: 3083 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Personalized Elder Index -- How Much do you need to live in your community in Hawaii?....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
After Diamond Head Attack--Lawmakers Propose Gun Control and Mental Health Bills
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 3778 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...SB2505: Requires & appropriates funds for DOH to establish a continuum of stabilization beds statewide for non-forensic patients with substance abuse or mental health disorders....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
SB42: Block AG's Investigation of Telescope Protesters Funding
By Andrew Walden @ 4:23 PM :: 4185 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...The Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs is set to hear SB42 SD1 today at 1:19pm....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
After Year of Campaigning in Iowa, Gabbard Gets Only 15 Votes Statewide
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 4682 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Tulsi Gabbard

...With 96% Counted Iowa Democratic Party says Gabbard started Caucus night with 326 votes statewide and ended with only 15 votes. ....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
House-Senate Resolutions call for (yet another) Blue Ribbon Commission on Hawaiian Issues
By News Release @ 4:35 AM :: 3182 Views :: DHHL, OHA

...asking the Governor to form a blue ribbon commission to examine and establish a reconciliation process relating to past, present and future issues of importance to Native Hawaiians and the State of Hawaiʻi....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Hawaii DoE Touts AP Test Scores
By News Release @ 2:44 AM :: 2949 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Meanwhile: ACT Scores Released: Hawaii 4th Lowest in USA....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Video: Solving Hawaii's Fiscal Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:31 AM :: 2855 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...how Hawaii can avoid its looming major debt crisis, projected at the moment to total $88 billion the next 30 years....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Need $2.3M to Retire in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 10:16 PM :: 4837 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the state in which you live can play a big role in how early you can retire....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
​Can changing a federal maritime law help lower Hawaii's cost of living? U.S. Rep. Ed Case thinks so
By Michael Hansen @ 9:57 PM :: 3887 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...a big reason why construction budgets are about 25% higher than the rest of the country....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Fireworks Prove Honolulu Port Security Lacking
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 9:38 PM :: 3725 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...“New Year’s Eve was just one of many indications that the inspection process is lacking, which is how illegal goods are coming into the state through our ports. We have seen an increase in gun violence, drug addiction is an epidemic and we are at high-risk for suffering from toxic substances and agricultural invasive species that can hurt our environment,” said Councilmember Pine....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Committee Releases Whistleblower Allegations of Misconduct at FAA Honolulu Office
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 4306 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released a fact sheet highlighting information the committee received from whistleblowers....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Andria Tupola Announces Run for Council District 1
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 5:06 PM :: 4505 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Republican Party

...Former Representative, Andria Tupola announced today that she will be running for City Council District 1....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Sen Susan Collins Campaign Is Being Helped by a Mysterious Hawaii Company
By Selected News Articles @ 4:40 PM :: 4821 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...UPDATE: Its Navatek...

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Week 2 at the Legislature
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:06 AM :: 3132 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

... from the Honolulu Republican Party ....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
Red Light Cameras: The Risks of Privatizing Law Enforcement
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 2588 Views :: Law Enforcement

...when private firms and municipalities consider revenues first, and safety second, the public interest is threatened....

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Sunday, February 2, 2020
Why Do Lawmakers Want More Special Funds?
By Tom Yamachika @ 12:43 PM :: 2852 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...there is a plethora of requests for “special funds” in the 2020 Legislature....

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:09 PM :: 4100 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Safe Haven for Newborns Passes First Committee....

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 1, 2020
By Selected News Articles @ 9:55 PM :: 2316 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...votes in Congress and bills introduced from GovTrack.us....

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
Kym Pine Leads 2020 Mayoral Race in Fundraising
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:04 PM :: 3509 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

...only Pine, Amemiya, and Hanabusa report substantial fundraising...

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
FAA employee blocked from inspecting Kauai tour chopper prior to crash
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 AM :: 4196 Views :: Ethics, Small Business, Tourism

...FAA bosses twice denied him travel authorizations to visit the helicopter company, making it next to impossible to perform adequate FAA oversight....

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