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Monday, March 9, 2020
INRIX Honolulu Traffic Congestion Report Card
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 2929 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...19 Hrs Driving time spent in congestion in 2019....

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Monday, March 9, 2020
Money News: OHA files motion for summary judgement in Maunakea lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 4886 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...work towards a solution that included balancing their fiduciary duties to the Native Hawaiian community with their primary focus – building telescopes on the mauna....

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Monday, March 9, 2020
Crossover: Republican Legislative Update
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:56 AM :: 3170 Views :: Republican Party, Taxes

...Legislators propose to pile on the taxes....

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Monday, March 9, 2020
Forest Service, DLNR Sign 'Shared Stewardship' Agreement
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 2251 Views :: Environment

...Hawai‘i is the thirteenth U.S. state to sign a Shared Stewardship Agreement with the USDA Forest Service (USFS)....

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 8, 2020
By GovTrack .us @ 4:52 PM :: 2275 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...This Week's Bills Introduced and votes cast by Hawaii Congressional Delegation....

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
Just a Technical Change
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3800 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Tourism

...the Department of Taxation, is behind a few of them....

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
EB-5 Scandals Finally Reach Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 AM :: 3761 Views :: Ethics, Development

...The EB-5 program offers alien investors a family-sized set of green cards if they invest....

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Saturday, March 7, 2020
ICA Vacancy: JSC Extends Deadline for Applicants
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 2415 Views :: Judiciary

...Associate Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawaii....

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Saturday, March 7, 2020
DNC Changes Debate Rules to Exclude Tulsi Gabbard
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 4855 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Tulsi Gabbard

...The rules had to be changed because Gabbard won two delegates on Super Tuesday in American Samoa.....

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Saturday, March 7, 2020
200-year anniversary of the arrival of the American Protestant Missionaries in Hawaiʻi
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 3611 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

...programs at Kailua Pier from 8am to 10:30am, as well as free programs at Mokuaikaua Church and Huliheʻe Palace from 11am to 4pm, April 4, 2020....

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Friday, March 6, 2020
UHERO: Making a High-Quality State Revenue/Tax System
By UHERO @ 7:47 PM :: 2775 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Hawaii citizens can count on seeing a slew of bills introduced to raise taxes on somebody....

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Friday, March 6, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:41 PM :: 4333 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Legislative Crossing: Bills Start Over Again in the Opposite Chamber....

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Friday, March 6, 2020
21 Infected on Corona Virus Cruise Ship--Test Reveals Hawaii's First Corona Patient
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 PM :: 7221 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

...February 26-29: Nawiliwili, Honolulu, Lahaina, Hilo....

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Friday, March 6, 2020
The green case for Jones Act reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:31 PM :: 18339 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...the pros and cons of ships, trucks and trains....

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Friday, March 6, 2020
Protesters Return to Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 5399 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... 10am Saturday, March 7, 2020 ....

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Friday, March 6, 2020
Mag Ban and Ammo Restrictions Pass Senate
By NRA ILA @ 12:01 AM :: 4695 Views :: Second Amendment

... Just last year, a 9th Circuit opinion ruled that California's ban on standard capacity magazines was unconstitutional ....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Obesity: Honolulu 2nd Slimmest City in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 10:00 PM :: 2936 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...almost 40 percent of U.S. adults are obese....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Senate passes bill to establish a carbon tax on fossil fuels
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 4459 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...Carbon Tax to become $15B Slush Fund for Developers....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Senate passes housing and education bills from joint legislative package
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 2752 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

...Senate Bill 3104, Senate Draft 2, relating to Land Development...and...Senate Bill 3103, Senate Draft 2, relating to a School Facilities Agency....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Legislature launches YouTube live streams of hearings and floor sessions
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 2872 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...hearing and floor session videos have been and continue to be archived, unedited....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Feds Agree to Consider Protections for Hawaii’s Cauliflower Coral
By Court House News @ 10:00 AM :: 2511 Views :: Environment

...The National Marine Fisheries Service has until June 30 to make its decision....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
32 Counts of Fraud: Mortgage Scammer Convicted
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 2393 Views :: Law Enforcement

...several victims testified at trial that they relied upon Williams’s representations and went into foreclosure as a result of the MEI program and lost their homes....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Japan Reduces TMT Funding
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 4426 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...The government of Japan reduced its budget allocation for the TMT project in Japanese FY2020 (April, 2020 to March, 2021) due to the stalemate of the construction in Hawaii...."

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Sudden Reversal: Josh Green Appointed to Head Corona Virus Response
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2980 Views :: Health Care

...Green: Put Corona Virus Quarantine Patients in Leahi Hospital with Nursing Home Patients....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Will Non-Jones Act Service to Hawaii Survive?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:04 PM :: 2704 Views :: Jones Act

...The fortnightly EXX (Hawaii) service is the third iteration of a contemporary APL Asia – Hawaii service they’ve attempted since August 2017.... 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes per Capita?
By Tax Foundation @ 8:51 PM :: 3536 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii collects $103 per person....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Cocaine: Another Tsuneyoshi Running for Honolulu Council
By Andrew Walden @ 3:24 PM :: 9225 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Drugs

...Convicted cocaine dealer and MMA fight promoter Chad Tsuneyoshi may not be satisfied with just having his wife on the Honolulu Council....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Youth Vaping 'Epidemic' All Hype
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 3858 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...In 2017, only only 3.5 percent of Hawaiian high school students reported using e-cigarettes daily and only 1.2 percent reported smoking combustible cigarettes daily....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Officer Kaulike Kalama Funeral Service Information
By News Release @ 12:36 AM :: 2236 Views :: Police

...Saturday, March 7, at the Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, 1887 Makuakāne Street. Public visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. with services scheduled to start at 10:45 a.m....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
House Passes Economic package, budget, mental health bills
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 2243 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...A total of 355 bills have been sent from the House to the Senate for their consideration....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
HR 54 Corona Virus: House Select Committee Formed
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 5270 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...During the recession of 2008, the state government was forced to reduce the school week to four days, cut millions of dollars from social programs, and reduce public employee salaries by 5 percent....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Pine: Risk of Corona Virus Recession Means Hold off 'Nice-to-Have' Projects Like Blaisdell
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:11 AM :: 3101 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...“We should hold off on ‘nice-to-have’ projects like construction at Blaisdell Center and focus on fiscal prudence,” said Pine....

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Hawaii is 8th-Richest State--But you'll never see any of it
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 4837 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is the 8th-richest state but has the 5th-lowest per capita income in USA....

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Senate: Bills up for third reading in crossover session
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 2246 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...A group of bills will be up for third reading in tomorrow’s crossover session in the Hawai‘i State Senate tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, starting at 9:30 a.m....

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Monday, March 2, 2020
Hawaii Lawmakers Push Severe Ammo Restrictions
By NRA ILA @ 4:16 PM :: 2859 Views :: Second Amendment

...California’s neighbor to the left is seeking to outdo the Golden State tyrants with an even more intrusive scheme to harass law-abiding gun owners....

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Monday, March 2, 2020
Hawaii Welfare Rolls Decline Sharply
By News Release @ 10:57 AM :: 2311 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...some immigrant families have decided to forgo all government benefits....

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Monday, March 2, 2020
Hawaii Republican Legislative Update
By Brett Kulbis @ 9:11 AM :: 3309 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Thursday March 5th is the 2020 Legislative session first crossover....

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Sunday, March 1, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 29, 2020
By GovTrack .us @ 5:47 PM :: 2452 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Weekly Update From GovTrack.us, February 29, 2020....

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Sunday, March 1, 2020
Tourist Count up 5% for January
By Hawaii Tourism Authority @ 2:42 PM :: 3170 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...The average daily census of total visitors in the Hawaiian Islands on any given day in January was 269,421, up 2.0 percent....

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Sunday, March 1, 2020
HB1990: $1.5B GE Tax Hike
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2806 Views :: Taxes

...a 0.5% GE Tax hike to pay for 'climate change'....

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Sunday, March 1, 2020
Hawaii Towns Ranked by Money Management Ability
By Wallet Hub @ 3:32 AM :: 2969 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Money management is a life skill that unfortunately isn’t taught as often as it should be.... 

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Sunday, March 1, 2020
House Sends More Than 150 Bills to Senate
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 2516 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...See all 2019 and 2020 House bills that have crossed over to the Senate this session....

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