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Friday, February 23, 2024
Hawaii committee to discuss $25 tourism tax Friday
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 AM :: 176 Views :: Environment, Taxes, Tourism

... House Bill 2406 would impose a $25 "transient accommodation tax," also known as a TAT, on top of the 10.25% TAT that is already in place ....

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Monday, February 19, 2024
SB3196 Bans Many Types of Guns
By Selected News Articles @ 6:43 PM :: 567 Views :: Second Amendment

... Bans all shotguns capable of accepting more than 5 rounds ....

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Friday, February 16, 2024
Hawaii is State With the Least Disposable Income
By Selected News Articles @ 8:54 PM :: 634 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii ranks last with an adjusted after-tax income per capita of only $47,894 ....

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Friday, February 16, 2024
Gun bills pass Hawaii Senate committee
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 PM :: 768 Views :: Second Amendment

... multiple bills that would restrict access to firearm use ....

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Thursday, February 15, 2024
Tulsi for VP? Trump talks with Gabbard about U.S. defense
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 933 Views :: Tulsi Gabbard

... Tulsi Gabbard running for VP again? ....

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Monday, February 12, 2024
9th Circuit To Hear Oral Argument in Absentee Voting Case for Citizens in U.S. Territories
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 PM :: 727 Views :: Military, Office of Elections

... In October 2020, former Hawaii residents now residing in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands filed a lawsuit ....

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Saturday, February 10, 2024
​Nearly 5,000 Maui fire victims remain in hotels
By Selected News Articles @ 7:46 PM :: 883 Views :: Maui County

... To date, 7,796 people have been moved into housing through the American Red Cross non-congregate sheltering program, but 4,961 more people remain in hotels ....

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Friday, February 9, 2024
SB2392: Hawaii committee advances bill that could keep Trump off the ballot
By Selected News Articles @ 1:28 PM :: 1136 Views :: First Amendment, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Rhoads said the bill does not apply just to Trump but could also apply to others. The Hawaii Office of Elections does not have a process in place if someone tries to challenge a candidate on a ballot, he said....

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Friday, February 9, 2024
'Spirit of Aloha' Hawaii Supreme Court gun ruling brings praise and ridicule
By Selected News Articles @ 1:17 PM :: 1438 Views :: Second Amendment

...A ruling by the Hawaii Supreme Court saying "there is no state constitutional right to carry a firearm in public"....

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Friday, February 9, 2024
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Fatal Crashes Involving Unlicensed Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:33 AM :: 909 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii: 23.14% of drivers in fatal crashes found not to have a valid license ....

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Thursday, February 8, 2024
Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Major Second Amendment Rulings in New Gun-Carry Decision
By Selected News Articles @ 2:45 AM :: 1464 Views :: Second Amendment

“The history of the Hawaiian Islands does not include a society where armed people move about the community to possibly combat the deadly aims of others.” -- Supreme Court without laughing

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Kula Fire Recovery: "No one is coming to save you"
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 1202 Views :: Maui County, Development, Small Business

“For a long time, people looked to government like it was their job to take care of everything. But the best course of action is not to go through elected officials, it’s to stand up and do it."

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Star-Advertiser Profitable ... except
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 PM :: 1041 Views :: First Amendment

... although the Hawaii operations were profitable, the potential purchase price was lower than Black Press had hoped ....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Family Court Secrets: Two Years After Ariel Sellers Murder, Kaluas Still Retain Parental Rights
By Selected News Articles @ 1:45 PM :: 1689 Views :: Family, Judiciary

... One of the surviving siblings was forced to spend more than a year in detained custody due the running objections of the imprisoned Kaluas asserting their parental rights through counsel .... 

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Hawaii Bill Would Take Steps Against a Central Bank Digital Currency
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 PM :: 1382 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

“A person who chooses not to participate in a digital currency system shall not be subject to additional surveillance, monitoring, or scrutiny by any government entity."

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Hawaii 2nd Smallest Racial Wealth Gap
By Selected News Articles @ 5:01 AM :: 1132 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... States with the Biggest and Smallest Wealth Gaps by Race/Ethnicity (2024) ....

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Christian Club Sues Hawaii Department Of Education After Allegedly Being Barred From School Grounds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 1393 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

... For nearly two years DoE has blocked elementary school Good News Clubs in facilities that are open to other, similarly situated non-religious organizations ....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Trial begins for Hawaii businessman accused of murder-for-hire, racketeering
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 1279 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

“...The kid’s got to go....”

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Monday, January 22, 2024
Hawaii Bill Would Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Process, Opt State Out of Federal Program
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 AM :: 993 Views :: Law Enforcement

... reform the state’s asset forfeiture process to require a conviction in most cases ....

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Sunday, January 21, 2024
Did you Buy a Gun and a Bible? Feds Sift Thru Bank Transactions Looking for 'Domestic Terrorists'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 1388 Views :: First Amendment, Second Amendment

... All-American consumerism by a completely peaceful and law-abiding citizen somehow threatens the people running my own country into the ground ....

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Friday, January 19, 2024
Hawaii offers a case study on the inadequacies of wind and solar
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 PM :: 1231 Views :: Energy, Environment

... weather-dependent wind and solar reliability issues are becoming more pronounced ....

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Thursday, January 18, 2024
Legislature Considering Constitutional Amendment to Enact a State Property Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 1295 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

... a bill calling for a constitutional amendment to enact a tax on residential investment property valued at over $3 million ....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024
U.S. Supreme Court to hear challenge on homelessness ordinance ban
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 977 Views :: Homelessness

... The U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear a landmark challenge to an earlier ruling preventing enforcement of anti-camping ordinances ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hawaii 9th Worst State to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 1080 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... 2024’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hawaii Worst State for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 AM :: 1193 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

 ... road quality ranks 49th ....

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Monday, January 15, 2024
1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 42039 Views :: Hawaii History

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Hawaii: State with the Smallest Credit Score Increase
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 PM :: 914 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... dead last ....

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Honolulu Inflation 3rd Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 934 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu prices up 0.80% in just two months .... 

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Hawaii: $2.5M needed to retire
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 PM :: 1242 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii annual retirement expenditures highest in USA: $103,610 ....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
$4.5M: The Real Cost of Smoking in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 PM :: 948 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii 8th highest cost of smoking ....  

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Sunday, December 31, 2023
It might be called Hawaiian, but it isn’t Hawaii-owned
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 1638 Views :: Hawaii History, Tourism

... Hawaiian Airlines has not been owned by an individual or entity in Hawaii for a long time ....

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Friday, December 29, 2023
DBEDT: Tourist Count Up--Spending Down
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 PM :: 922 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Spending was down 2.4% in November when compared to the previous year. However, the number of tourists increased by 0.3% to 731,233 ....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Hawaii slowest to recover pandemic job losses
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 1172 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii has recovered only 81% of lost jobs since COVID ....

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Monday, December 25, 2023
Public Corruption In The Land Of Aloha
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 2631 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Police

... Rather than get personally involved and perhaps step on the wrong toes, people deliberately chose to go along to get along ....

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
Hawaii's outward migration confirmed in U.S Census Bureau's report
By Selected News Articles @ 7:26 PM :: 1118 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... 12 people per day ....

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
Debt: Hawaii Ranks #1
By Selected News Articles @ 7:20 PM :: 1177 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

“The total state debt balance of $19.7 billion represents 19.49% of the state’s GDP."

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Friday, December 22, 2023
Existing short-term Hawaii rentals may remain in operation, judge rules
By Selected News Articles @ 8:04 AM :: 2028 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

... The ordinance that levies heavy fines on short-term rentals in Honolulu remains in effect only for new rentals beginning operations after the ordinance was put in place ....

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Sunday, December 17, 2023
Hawaii AG Fights to Get 'transsexual' Males into Bathroom with your Daughter
By Selected News Articles @ 5:24 PM :: 1862 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... seeking to block an Idaho law that prohibits transgender students from using public school restrooms and locker rooms that align with their so-called 'gender identity' ....

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Green announces plan to use short-term rentals to help with Maui housing
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 924 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

... Should the incentives fail to motivate enough STRs to become available, Green may impose a short-term moratorium by mid-January, he said ....

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Monday, December 11, 2023
WaPo: China’s cyber army is invading Hawaii, Guam  -- Target BWS?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 PM :: 1566 Views :: Military

"...Among the victims are a water utility in Hawaii...."

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
Anti-Semitic Hawaii ‘Peace’ Activists tied to Hamas, Iran, China
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 4083 Views :: World News, Military

... Hawaii-based Ann Wright, a former Army colonel and US diplomat and who sits on the group's board, was interviewed while aboard a ship headed to Gaza ....

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Saturday, December 9, 2023
How times have changed
By Selected News Articles @ 1:02 AM :: 1352 Views :: Tourism

... the mere fact that an airline that was not “Hawai‘i based” came in to buy a “Hawai‘i based airline” that didn’t elicit an immediate hearing in the State Capitol on the merits of it told me that, indeed, the relationship between the people of Hawai‘i, its government officials, and its aviation options, has very much changed....

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
PBS Wokesters Look Out for Hawaii’s ‘Local Menstruators’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1339 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

... a story that fused the tax-funded outlet’s search for niche necessities that require government funding with its ongoing attempt to defy science and pretend humans other than biological women get periods ....

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Monday, December 4, 2023
Kaneohe: Navy Floats P8 Poseidon, Plans to Restore it to Service
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 1970 Views :: Environment, Military

... the aircraft would be lifted and moved to the runway, “and it would settle onto its landing gear, which is still in good condition” ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Accounts in Distress? Hawaii Ranks 5th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 AM :: 1042 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... States with the Most People in Financial Distress in 2023 .... 

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii has the highest electricity prices in the U.S.
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 1217 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... An analysis of average electricity prices by state shows Hawaii is easily the most expensive at 30.31 cents per kilowatt ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Education professor hoping alternatives to suspensions work in middle school test
By Selected News Articles @ 2:20 PM :: 903 Views :: Education K-12

... A new approach to poor classroom behavior that avoids suspensions and expulsions is being put to the test in Hawaii ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
China Could Play Major Role in Drafting New Regulations for Seabed Mining, Says U.N. Official
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 AM :: 925 Views :: Energy, Environment, Military

“...China is the largest financial contributor....”

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Special Master: Presiding Judge Had ‘100s of Pages of Disqualifying Information’ in Kalua Case
By Selected News Articles @ 12:31 PM :: 1675 Views :: Family, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... evidence included the criminal records of the parents for assault and drug use, filed bankruptcy documents, and the absence of a record of children of their own ....

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Friday, November 24, 2023
Hawaii receives low marks for economic, personal freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 1416 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... “It has among the strictest restrictions on residential building in the country. And in 2022, the state worsened the problem by enacting a statewide urban growth boundary that limits land development.” ....

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