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Saturday, October 15, 2022
Ige Scores 'C' on Fiscal Policy Report Card
By Cato Foundation @ 4:50 AM :: 1845 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... The report examines the tax and spending choices made by the governors and discusses recent policy trends ....

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
House Ethics Committee Investigating Kai Kahele
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 2052 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Kaiali’i Kahele, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on August 30, 2022 ....

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
Nominations Open for Associate Justice, Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 1810 Views :: Judiciary

... Justice Michael D Wilson is turning 70 and therefore constitutionally required to retire ....

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
DLNR Sweeps Sand Island Homeless Drug Addict Camp (again)
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 1832 Views :: Homelessness

... the growing population of homeless people have reduced the desire for access and have made the area unsavory for paddlers, because of loose dogs, frequent fights, and other misconduct ....

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Jones Act News: ILWU Endorses Republican Conrad Kress for CD1
By Michael Hansen @ 11:45 PM :: 2770 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Labor, Republican Party

... Kress is challenging the incumbent Ed Case (D, HI-1) who has been a longtime supporter of Jones Act reform ....

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Hawaii judge halts ban on short-term rentals
By Court House News @ 4:14 PM :: 2932 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

... Airbnbs and similar rentals on Oahu can continue operations as usual for now ....

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Moody's revises Hawaii's outlook downward
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 1794 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... the state's sound financial position and strong governance, offset by economic concentration in tourism, elevated leverage (combined debt, pension, OPEB and other liabilities) and associated fixed costs ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
​The ‘mailbox conspiracy’ and what it says about corruption in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:31 PM :: 3825 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii History, Police

... Hawaii doesn’t have any more or less corruption than any other part of the country, but it does lack whistleblowers and introspection, which makes combating corruption so difficult ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
​Jones Act is a problem, especially during disasters
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:21 PM :: 2344 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

... the Jones Act recently hindered Puerto Rico’s ability to receive supplies quickly after being hit by yet another hurricane; and the 102-year-old shipping law also threatens to skyrocket energy costs ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
Text and Video of Testimony: HPD Hearing on Gun Registration Rules
By Video @ 5:23 PM :: 3654 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... Video of October 4th HPD hearing to set rules on our right to bear arms ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
Legislature is Hiring for 2023 Session
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 1498 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... The positions are temporary (4-6 month) jobs with start dates in December 2022 or January 2023 .... 

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Strive HI--Hawaii Public School Chronic Absenteeism Jumps to 37%, May Account for Improved Test Scores
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2720 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... The bottom 37% of students are chronically absent, let's see how much their absence improves test scores ....

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Why I Left Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:15 PM :: 2872 Views :: Cost of Living

... nearly half of my cousins had already left ....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Ige Signs Abortion Secrecy Executive Order
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 1934 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Life

“...Effective immediately, departments and agencies under my authority shall not provide any information, including medical records, data, or billing, to another state seeking to impose penalties upon a person or entity related to reproductive health services in Hawaiʻi....”

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
How Do Taxes Affect Interstate Migration?
By Tax Foundation @ 7:37 PM :: 2548 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... four of the top five states Hawaii residents moved to—Washington, Texas, Nevada, and Florida—forgo individual income taxes on wage income ....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
City now accepting Grants in Aid applications
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 1571 Views :: Honolulu County

... GIA proposals must be submitted by 2 p.m. on November 22, 2022 ....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Russian Hackers Attack Hawaii Airport Websites
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 1615 Views :: World News, Hawaii State Government

“...This attack was focused only on the public-facing website for the airports and had no impact on internal systems, operations, or traveler safety....”

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Putin Apologist Tulsi Gabbard Leaving Democratic Party
By Video @ 3:46 PM :: 2631 Views :: Democratic Party, Tulsi Gabbard

... preparing to be part of a Trump 2024 campaign and/or administration ....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Video clip on Hawaii doctor shortage goes viral
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:15 AM :: 2309 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care

... In just two days, 48 seconds of PA James Winkler talking about the lack of doctors on Kauai has logged almost 610,000 views ....

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Monday, October 10, 2022
‘Economic freedom’ took hit in 2020
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:50 PM :: 1640 Views :: National News, COVID-19

... the United States was less free in 2020 than it was in 2019 ....

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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Dirty OHA Contract is Model for CNHA Takeover of Tourism Marketing
By Andrew Walden @ 9:37 PM :: 5466 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, OHA, Tourism

... Ige’s March 4, 2020, COVID Emergency legalized over half of CNHA’s corruption ....

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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Drunk With Power: Rep. Har Refuses Debate 'in the tavern or bar of her choice'
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 2641 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

“...If it would make Ms. Har more at ease, I’m willing to meet her in the tavern, or bar of her choice to conduct the debate....”

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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Love-Hate Relationship with P3
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1969 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government

... The most recent and visible example is our iconic Aloha Stadium .... 

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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Ethics: How Maile Shimabukuro Illegally Campaigns at Nanakuli School Parade
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 3092 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Politicians

... only incumbents get to pass out goodies ....

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Saturday, October 8, 2022
Putting a human face on Hawaii's doctor shortage
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:31 PM :: 3362 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

... they told me, ‘Send this person to Costco’ ....

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Saturday, October 8, 2022
​Hawaii gas prices hold steady but remain among the highest in the nation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:48 PM :: 1947 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The cost for a regular unleaded gallon of gas was $5.22 on Wednesday, the same as Tuesday's price, according to AAA ....

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Friday, October 7, 2022
DoH Approves First Phase of Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 1690 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Removing existing fuel from the Red Hill pipelines will allow the Navy to begin critical repairs to facilitate safe defueling ....

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Federal Court Ruling: Sen. Karl Rhoads participated in Honolulu County Council Kickback scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 11:35 PM :: 18694 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians

...When Honolulu County Council member Andy Mirikitani faced trial in 2001 for fraud, theft, extortion, and bribery, key testimony came from Cynthia McMillan, the wife of now-State Senator Karl Rhoads (D-Downtown Honolulu)....  

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Petition aims to exempt medical costs from Hawaii's general excise tax
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:05 PM :: 1386 Views :: Health Care

... Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has launched a petition urging the Hawaii Legislature to exempt medical services from the state’s general excise tax ....

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
How Social Emotional Learning is used thru Hawai'i DOE
By Brett Kulbis @ 9:43 PM :: 2258 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Republican Party

... SEL is the woke framework to con parents ....

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Hawaii’s all-mail voting system a barrier for unhoused, non-English speakers
By Center for Public Integrity @ 4:07 PM :: 2221 Views :: Homelessness, Office of Elections

... without a permanent address, the homeless can’t receive a mailed ballot ....

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Meet the Honolulu CC & Kapiolani CC chancellor finalists
By News Release @ 2:31 PM :: 2073 Views :: Higher Education

... Each finalist was selected by University of Hawaiʻi Vice President for Community Colleges Erika Lacro based on recommendations from the chancellor search advisory committee ....

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
HVCB and CNHA "have found a way forward in partnership"
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 1756 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

“I am very pleased with the progress that the two organizations have made in coming together so that we can move forward in the best interest of the State,” said DBEDT Director Mike McCartney....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Exemptions to open-records law should favor disclosure, not secrecy
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:45 PM :: 1902 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... draft legislation would incorporate a “deliberative process privilege” into the state Uniform Information Practices Act ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Hawaii 2nd Highest Benefit from Food Stamps
By Selected News Articles @ 10:27 PM :: 1900 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... only Alaska pays more ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Red Hill Defueling Could Take from Four Months to 30 Days, Says New Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 1628 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The DoD could begin defueling pipelines as early as this month and remove all the fuel by the end of July 2024, according to the public plan ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Hawaii 5th-Worst State Finances
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 1737 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... For 2021, Hawaii had $6.5 billion to pay its bills of $24.5 billion ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Russian Hackers Target Hawaii State Computers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 2201 Views :: World News, Hawaii State Government, Military

... In a Telegram post Wednesday, Killnet, a notorious "hacktivist" group posted a list of several governmental websites it would be targeting in the coming days ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Biden Admin: Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will not be expanded
By News Release @ 5:14 AM :: 2217 Views :: Environment, National News, Small Business

... the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Martha Williams said the administration is not considering an expansion to PRIMNM ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Honolulu Council Bill 52--Bullying
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 1683 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Law Enforcement

... Bill 52, designed to prevent bullying of youths in City programs on City property, prevent retaliation against those who report bullying ....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
​Will Hawaii have to beg for a Jones Act waiver too?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:52 AM :: 1790 Views :: Jones Act

... It’s hard not to look at the delay, political gamesmanship and dueling press statements and wonder how long it will be until Hawaii is in a similar situation ....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Confirmation bias in the pros and cons of minimum-wage studies
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:34 AM :: 2106 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... Video of presentation at Hawaii Pacific University ....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Honolulu Police Department Considering Firearm Rules Changes
By NRA ILA @ 3:10 AM :: 1616 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... HPD will hold a public hearing to consider new proposed Rules governing Firearm Permits and Licenses ....

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Sunday, October 2, 2022
Three Years to Spend $600 Million
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1882 Views :: DHHL, Development

... On June 30, 2025, any of this money not contractually committed will drop back into our state general fund ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
A New Source of Wealth for the Hawaiian People
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:50 PM :: 2173 Views :: Development, OHA

... I have been a strong advocate of protecting OHA’s funds from fraud, waste and abuse. I am as passionate about growing those funds to meet the needs of Hawaiians ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 1, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 11:34 PM :: 1562 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes cast and bills introduced ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
More Endorsements for Sam King for OHA Trustee
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 8:55 PM :: 5225 Views :: Labor, OHA, Police, Politicians

... The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) represents over 2,700 police officers of the Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Police departments .... 

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Secretary of Defense Visits Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Meets With Hawaii State Officials and Families
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 1854 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Secretary also met with Hawaii state officials, as well as with several families impacted by the Red Hill fuel release, to listen to their concerns and to discuss the defueling effort ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Hawaii County Bill 220 - Gun Carry Ban in “Sensitive Places”
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 2170 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... hearing October 4th, 2022 at 9am ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Rising costs, construction woes hamper clean energy efforts in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 1826 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... obstacles in the path toward statewide elimination of fossil fuels ....

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