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Friday, November 30, 2018
Potential Criminal Prosecution: Hu Honua Violates Water Pollution Laws
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 6225 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...potential civil penalties of up to $25,000 per day per violation and potential criminal prosecution....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Stream Flow Ruling Cuts off Lahaina Water Supply
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 5924 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development

...the County intends to develop a new groundwater source within five years, or sooner, which will eventually provide for the full instream flow standard....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Forbes Best States for Business: Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 5202 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has one of the most onerous business tax situations. Another drawback: the highest cost of living in the U.S. Hawaii’s median home price of $708,000 is $115,000 more than any other state....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Report: Since recession, 10 states, including Hawaii, operate at structural deficits
By Selected News Articles @ 3:26 PM :: 4196 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Pew found “symptoms of structural deficits” in Hawaii (96.9 percent)....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Not all public-private partnerships are good
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:13 PM :: 3505 Views :: Rail

...to distinguish good public-private partnerships from bad ones, we use the same principles employed whenever we evaluate government action: cost, accountability and risk....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Wanna Buy a House on Maui? County has $30K to Give You
By News Release @ 2:14 PM :: 4719 Views :: Maui County, Cost of Living

...Public Encouraged to Apply for the County's First-Time Buyer's Program....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
What’s an airconditioned Neal Katyal worth?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:04 PM :: 4698 Views :: Second Amendment

...$185,000, according to a UIPA’d documents obtained from the Hawaii Attorney General’s office....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
House and Senate Republicans Meet to Plan 2019 Agenda
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 3693 Views :: Republican Party

..."It's high-time that Republicans set a bold agenda for the public to judge," said Representative Ward....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
How a U.S. law intended to reduce dependence on fossil fuels has unleashed an environmental disaster in Indonesia
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 AM :: 5349 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Dewanto’s team found the rigid body of an orangutan, half buried under a fallen log next to a scar of freshly cut forest in a peat bog being razed for a new palm plantation....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Hawaii Ranks 15th for Financial Transparency
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 AM :: 5079 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Report: One-third of states have passable fiscal transparency, the rest need improvement....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
​OHA offering $7 million for community grants
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 3279 Views :: OHA

...the opening of the application period for its Community Grants Program, which will make available $7 million....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Honolulu--6th Oldest Homeowners in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 9:25 PM :: 4711 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Provo, Ogden, and Salt Lake City have the youngest homeowners....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Visitor Arrivals Jump 4.4% for October--Spending Drops
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 3276 Views :: Tourism

...The average daily census (i.e. number of visitors on any given day) in October was 210,960, up 1.8 percent compared to a year ago....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
$3.56M Tourism Industry Payoffs to Community Groups Statewide
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 3158 Views :: Tourism

...$3.56 Million to Support 130 Hawaiian Culture, Natural Resources and Community Programs....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Details of the Horrible Carbon Tax Bill
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 8:11 AM :: 7686 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Establishes a creepy DC-based "Carbon Dividend Trust Fund" that seeks a backdoor two-child limit on families....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
To ‘Change Society’ -- Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 8187 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Any carbon-pricing mechanism should be “adequate to change behavior.”  The commission had considered asking that it be “practical” as well, but Sen. Karl Rhoads convinced the members that was a bad idea….

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Caldwell Allows 60-Day Permitting Bill to Become Law Without Signature
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 6555 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Small Business

...However, Bill 64 requires certain mandates that residents and contractors should be aware of....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Pine: Gill Family Windfarm Proceeding Against Community Opposition
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:08 PM :: 5669 Views :: Energy, Environment

...After a fierce Neighborhood Board meeting in April where the Board and many in the community opposed the project for its perceived insensitivity to the area, many including myself were under the belief that this project would not proceed until those concerns were addressed....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
DBEDT: International Students Contribute $498M to Economy
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 5449 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...direct spending by foreign students in Hawaii was $241.5 million for the calendar year 2017.  This estimate includes the total living expenses and institutional tuition and fees....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Charitable? Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 4241 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...WalletHub determined the most charitable of the 50 states by comparing them across 18 key indicators of charitable behavior....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Ige-Green Administration is Hiring
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 3363 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...In addition, the state is searching for individuals to serve on a variety of boards and commissions....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Connected: Rail, Pensions, and Vacation Rentals
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:48 PM :: 6464 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Rail, Taxes, Tourism

...Keli'i Akina and Joe Kent discuss the latest research by the Grassroot Institute on rail, vacation rentals and the unfunded liabilty of Hawaii's public pension system....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Sen 19 Loser Lopresti Claims Golojuch Altered Ballots--Demands Recount
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 7519 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

"...Michele Golojuch and her entire immediate family...leading a public misinformation campaign to conduct a character assassination against me for months...filing a bizarre and recklessly fabricated slanderous complaint against me trying to remove me from the Democratic Party...." -- Matt LoPresti

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Professor Thinks Banning These Words Would Fix Free Speech on College Campuses
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:58 PM :: 5307 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...“Remind students that one of the central missions of the university, which justifies its existence, is to get at the truth.”....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
4 Problems With the New Climate Change Report
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:45 PM :: 3797 Views :: Environment

...mass deaths, global food shortages, economic destruction, and national security risks....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Plastic Straw Ban Crusades Are About Progressive Virtue Signaling, Not Practical Solutions
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:42 PM :: 3574 Views :: Environment

...why such a seemingly trivial matter has become such a big deal....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Inspector General Releases False Missile Alert Report
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 3641 Views :: Military

...From Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Council Resolution: Ban Cars, Buses from Waikiki by 2030
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 6370 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tourism

... The Public Works, Infrastructure & Sustainability Committee will publicly discuss its Draft 1 of Resolution 18-221 [1] in the City Council Committee Meeting Room, on the 2nd floor of Honolulu Hale, at 1:00 pm Weds ....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
The County Strikes Back (part 1)
By Tom Yamachika @ 2:03 PM :: 5575 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

...a long and hotly litigated property tax case from Maui....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Schatz deletes tweet suggesting ‘chemical weapons’ used at US-Mexico border
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 AM :: 5100 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...U.S. agents shot several rounds of the gas after migrants tried to penetrate several points along the border at the San Ysidro border crossing....

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Saturday, November 24, 2018
Lloyd’s of London Throws in the Towel on Lava Exclusion
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 5291 Views :: Hawaii County

...Volcano Lawsuits Force Abrupt Change; Payouts in the Tens of Millions to Victims....

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Friday, November 23, 2018
The Jones Act: Charting a New Course after a Century of Failure
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 4126 Views :: Jones Act

....Cato Institute Conference featuring Keli'i Akina and Michael Hansen from Hawaii....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Honolulu Tax Evader a Big Deal in Guam, Micronesia
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 7895 Views :: National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Taxes

...Businessman convicted of tax fraud has Guam, Micronesia deals....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
State economic growth downgraded
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 4507 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii’s economic growth downward to 1 percent for 2018 from 1.5 percent....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
UH: Convicted Felon Paid to Get Other Convicts Released
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 9513 Views :: Higher Education, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...Why would any court trust 'exculpatory' evidence submitted by a convicted felon?....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
​Medicaid waivers allowed for inpatient psychiatric treatment
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 4696 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...a milestone for our efforts to reduce the preventable tragedies caused by the lack of inpatient treatment....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
If Hawaiians Were Indians, Hawaii Would be #3 for Reservations
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 10051 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

... Largest reservation: Nanakuli Hawaiian Home Land ....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Hawaii AG Demands More Focus on Trannies
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 3628 Views :: National News

...Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki joined a coalition of 20 state attorneys general urging the Trump Administration to abandon efforts to adopt a definition of “sex” that would exclude transgender and gender nonconforming individuals....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
DoE Announces New Scheme to Extract CIP Money from Legislature
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 3897 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE is redesigning its facilities maintenance program to align the Department’s strategic focus....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Wind Farm: Hearing to Consider Plan to Kill More Bats, Petrels
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 5277 Views :: Energy, Environment

...The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) hearing will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday November 29, 2018 at Kaʻala Elementary School, 130 California Avenue in Wahiawa....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
UHERO: Revenue Decoupling Jacks up Utility Rates
By UHERO @ 3:36 AM :: 4605 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...statistically significant upward adjustments on average are observed across utilities that experienced decoupling....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Grandstanding: Hirono Lawsuit Challenges Trump Appointment
By Selected News Articles @ 5:36 PM :: 5272 Views :: National News, Politicians

...The Justice Department said in reaction Monday that the claims by the senators “ignore centuries of practice and precedent.”....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Women's March Founder: "Anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment, and hateful, racist rhetoric part of the platform"
By News Release @ 4:30 PM :: 5327 Views :: Democratic Party, Religion

... Teresa Shook Demands Resignation of Muslim-Aligned Co-Chairs ....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A Smaller World
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:12 AM :: 6557 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...These feel-good ideas are placed upon farmers with no consideration of the consequences of its impacts....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Hawaii putting bond investors in a world of hurt
By Selected News Articles @ 12:58 AM :: 6358 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Hawaii is precariously stretched to fund debt obligations....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
UH 'Scientists' Assemble Cavalcade of 467 Global Warming Hysterias
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 4659 Views :: Environment

... warming, drought, heatwaves, wildfires, precipitation, floods, storms, sea level rise and changes in land cover and ocean chemistry.... (and lions, tigers, and bears)

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Monday, November 19, 2018
HRA Backs Hawaii Concealed Carry Lawsuit
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 4717 Views :: Second Amendment

...HRS 134-9 has been used to effectively block our citizens’ Second Amendment rights....

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Monday, November 19, 2018
Hawaii Grade C for Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Laws
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 4256 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii is among only seven states retaining an outdated standard requiring that harm to self or others be imminent for a person to qualify for inpatient commitment....

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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 18, 2018
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 3315 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...weekly update from GovTrack.us ....

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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Walden versus OHA’s LLCs
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 5506 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...These companies received cash and property, including 1,600+ acres of land in Waimea Valley, from OHA....

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