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Saturday, November 18, 2023
Enviros Call for Rules to Stop Invasive Bugs
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1235 Views

... the state Department of Agriculture has never adopted rules to prevent the intra-island sale of plants, soil, compost and other plant and garden products ....

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Saturday, November 18, 2023
VIDEO: Bissen open to Seizing Condotels Which Compete with Full-Service ILWU-Controlled Hotels
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 2707 Views :: Maui County, Development, Labor, Land Use

... 'Minatoya List' short-term rentals are condotels competing with the ILWU controlled hotels.  That is why they are being targeted ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Former Kauai PD Employee gets Jail for Embezzlement
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 1681 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics

... Hiranaka repaid the State of Hawaiʻi $75,633.25 in restitution ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Hawaii Worst State for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 1474 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... American Lung Association’s ‘State of Lung Cancer’ report reveals improvement in survival rate for people of color, examines toll of lung cancer state-by-state ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
NRA Challenges Hawaii’s “Sensitive Places” Gun Law
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 1496 Views :: Second Amendment

... Hawaii “sensitive places” law makes it illegal to carry firearms throughout most of the state ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Honolulu 'Equality' Score Jumps with Transgender 'Health' Benefits
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 1587 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Police

...  Honolulu achieved additional points in this year’s rankings for having transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Telling Evening News Anchors What to Say: Carpenters Union Wages War Against Affordable Modular Housing on Kauai
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 5428 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Labor, Cost of Living

... Were you fooled when the Carpenters Union pretended to end its opposition to panelized construction after the Lahaina Fires?  Sucker ....

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Thursday, November 16, 2023
Water May Run Out due to Fire-Related Power Outages
By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 2001 Views :: Hawaii County

"...an extended power outage could leave portions of DWS’ water systems empty and customers with no water...."

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Thursday, November 16, 2023
Waianae: Feds Arrest Six for Cockfighting, Gamerooms, Meth
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 2979 Views :: Gambling, Drugs

... According to the Criminal Complaint, on three occasions in July 2021, Edward Caspino distributed approximately one pound of methamphetamine to an individual working with federal law enforcement ....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Hawaii receives ‘F’ in Shared Hope International’s Report Cards on Child and Youth Sex Trafficking
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 1562 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii is one of 21 states that fail to prohibit the criminalization of minors for prostitution offenses, thus allowing commercially sexually exploited minors to be held criminally accountable for their own victimization ....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Fronting for the Contractors: CNHA Hosting Debris Removal Meeting
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1800 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

...  CNHA fronts for the 8a contractors which scored the lucrative no-bid USACE contracts to clean up properties in Kula and Lahaina ....  

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Democrats Taking Applications for House Dist 10 Vacancy
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 1414 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... Applications will be accepted digitally beginning Wednesday, November 15 through Tuesday, November 28 ....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Predatory Landlord Practices at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 2034 Views :: Military, Cost of Living

... For most lessees, the increase is a $1,250 jump in rent per month. ...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Schatz: $20 Million For 'Native Hawaiian Climate Resilience'
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 2004 Views :: DHHL, Environment, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... Schatz-Authored Provision Of Inflation Reduction Act Funds New Kapapahuliau Climate Resilience Program ....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Hawaii is the fourth most impacted state by retail crime in America
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 3663 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... $288 stolen per resident ....

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Monday, November 13, 2023
Gun Violence: Westside Legislators Push Back Against Grace, Fevella
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 3132 Views :: Honolulu County, Gambling, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

"We are disappointed that one of our colleagues has chosen to align themselves with a group of people promoting hate and bullying."

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Monday, November 13, 2023
While Lahaina Waits, One Business Quickly Allowed to Reopen
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 1786 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Drugs

... its a cannabis dispensary ....

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Friday, November 10, 2023
Trap & skeet ranges at Koko Head Shooting Complex reopening this weekend
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1557 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... Skeet Range opening Saturday, Nov. 11, Trap Range reopening Sunday, Nov. 12 ....

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Thursday, November 9, 2023
Green Appoints Hashimoto to Senate Dist 5 Maui
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 3078 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

... there is now a vacancy in HD 10 ....

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Thursday, November 9, 2023
17 State Coalition Against Unconstitutional Hawaii Firearm Carry Ban
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 1812 Views :: Second Amendment

... 17 state attorneys general oppose Hawaii’s unconstitutional gun ban which prohibits the carry or possession of firearms in designated “sensitive” places ....

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Thursday, November 9, 2023
DOBOR Proposes Paid Parking at Ala Wai (again)
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 1560 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

... Ed Underwood said, “The boating program is currently subsidizing free parking in the facility which is not fair to those who are paying the fees" ....

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Thursday, November 9, 2023
2023 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, December 2nd
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 1943 Views :: Honolulu County, Religion

... tree lighting ceremony, Public Workers’ Electric Light Parade and City Lights block party ....

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Lahaina Fires: HECO Drops $75M to Buy Off Plaintiffs
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 1803 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Those who choose to participate will waive their ability to get compensated again through litigation related to associated claims ....

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Insurance Division: Nearly $700M Paid on Maui Wildfire Claims
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 1617 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

... data collected from 200+ insurers ....

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Monday, November 6, 2023
USACE awards $53 million contract to Pono Aina Management for temporary elementary school construction
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 2011 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Ethics

... 'Pono Aina' -- another 8a, another no-bid contract ....

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Sunday, November 5, 2023
Queens to Buy Wahiawa Hospital
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 1702 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

... Queen’s to formalize the purchase of WGH scheduled for March 31, 2024 ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
HECO Finally Gets Around to Announcing Wildfire Safety Strategy
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 1718 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaiian Electric claims it first began developing its Wildfire Safety Strategy in 2019 ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Public Input Sought for City’s First Climate Adaptation Strategy
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 1517 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... The Resilience Office is engaging in fifteen islandwide programs in the first half of November ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
DoH Hosts Healthy Hawaiʻi Strategic Plan 2030 Summit
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 1599 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... DOH convened more than 250 stakeholders, advocates, and visionaries across the state to discuss the Healthy Hawai‘i Strategic Plan 2030 ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Oahu Judicial Vacancy -- First Circuit Court
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 1531 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....

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Friday, November 3, 2023
DoE: Chronic Absenteeism 30%--achievement still lags pre-COVID numbers
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 1548 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... absenteeism drifts from 37% to 30% as some students age out of system ....

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Friday, November 3, 2023
Court Blocks Parts of Honolulu ‘Sensitive Places’ Gun Law
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 1868 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... Due to our "sensitive places lawsuit," Honolulu is no longer able to enforce parts of its sensitive places ordinance ....

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Thursday, November 2, 2023
OHA Trustees Select New CEO
By News Release @ 4:22 PM :: 1731 Views :: OHA

... Since 2019, Ferreira has served as budget chief of the Hawaiʻi State Senate ....

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Thursday, November 2, 2023
HIEMA Rewrites 'Hazard Mitigation Plan'
By News Release @ 3:11 AM :: 1639 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Military

... FEMA requires that states must have an approved hazard mitigation plan to qualify for numerous federal assistance and mitigation grants ....

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023
SD5 Election Set to Replace Gil Keith-Aragan
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 1676 Views :: Maui County, Politicians

... SD5 is now up for election in 2024 cycle ....

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023
DoH Survey: Housing Among Lahaina Top recovery needs
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 1655 Views :: Maui County, Development, Hawaii Statistics

... The greatest needs identified by the community included financial recovery (26%), finding permanent residence (24%), and finding employment (9%) ....

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Celebrate the Life of Senator Sam Slom
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 1805 Views :: Hawaii History, Politicians, Republican Party

... Sunday November 5, 2023, at State Capitol ....

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Monday, October 30, 2023
Lahaina Fires: Tourist Arrivals Down for Second Straight Month
By News Release @ 4:50 PM :: 1715 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... spending on Maui down more than 50% in September ....

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Saturday, October 28, 2023
Sterile Mosquitoes Released on Kauai
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 1860 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... releasing incompatible male mosquitoes to try and stop the near-certain extinction of at least four species of Native Hawaiian honeycreepers ....

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Saturday, October 28, 2023
Gays, CNHA, ACLU Push Amendment to Hawaii State Constitution
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 2048 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

... Coalition members say repealing Section 23 is an important step in securing marriage equality for the LGBTQIA+ community in Hawaiʻi ....

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Friday, October 27, 2023
Waipahu Resident Charged with COVID Fraud, Tax Evasion
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 1835 Views :: COVID-19

... filing false tax returns, wire fraud, money laundering and structuring related to her fraudulent application for unemployment assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic ....

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Friday, October 27, 2023
DLNR Transferring 99 Parcels to Agriculture Department
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 1800 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use

... 99 agricultural parcels, totaling 21,672 acres ....

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Friday, October 27, 2023
Quick Supreme Court Action Allows Kalima Settlement to be Paid
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 1829 Views :: DHHL

... fully and finally resolving all outstanding challenges in the Kalima litigation ....

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Thursday, October 26, 2023
Green's Latest Housing Proclamation Removes Sunshine Law Exemption
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 991 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... all boards involved in an affordable housing project covered by the proclamation should comply with the Sunshine Law’s requirements ....

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Thursday, October 26, 2023
DoE sees Lahaina Fires as latest excuse to eliminate accountability
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 1650 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...Public comment for a 2022-23 waiver request under Section 8401(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, due the Maui Island wildfires....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Legislature Accepting Applications for 2024 Session
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 2055 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Legislative experience is not required ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Hawaii AG Joins Nationwide Suit Against Facebook
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 1817 Views :: Family, First Amendment

... alleging that the company knowingly designed and deployed harmful features on Instagram and its other social media platforms that purposefully addict children and teens ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Lahaina: AG Looking for Illegal Evictions and Rent Hikes
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 1556 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... inform the Department of the Attorney General if their landlords are illegally raising rent or threatening them with eviction ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Hawaiʻi Recognized as Captive Insurance Domicile of the Year
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1613 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Greater than $5bn Gross Written Premiums ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Maui, Kauai Ambulance Procurement to be Re-Started
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 1571 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County

... following a protest by the incumbent service provider that was not selected, American Medical Response (AMR) ....

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