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Saturday, January 27, 2024
Audit Exposes Widespread Payroll Cheating at State Hospital
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:57 PM :: 1855 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Labor

"...staff’s intentional attempts to inflate their pay...."

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Saturday, January 27, 2024
Transit: Its growth, decline, and pending demise
By Cliff Slater @ 7:47 PM :: 1348 Views :: Rail

... Cliff Slater’s Tour de Force ....

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Saturday, January 27, 2024
Yet Another Report on How to Improve Hawaii's Competitiveness
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 1323 Views :: Economy

... Over the years there have been many reports, plans, and efforts to improve Hawaii’s economy, with mixed success ....

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Hawaii Democrats to Investigate Kim Coco Iwamoto Anti-Vaxxerism?
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 2412 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

... today we called upon the Democratic Party of Hawai'i to investigate whether Kim Coco Iwamoto's positions on vaccines align with the party's values and duties ....

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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 :: 1686 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 :: 1322 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

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

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Lung Association: Hawai‘i Earns Mixed Grades for Tobacco Control Policies
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1158 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” report releases Hawai‘i grades for tobacco control policies, outlines steps to reduce burden of tobacco ....

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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 :: 1896 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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Thursday, January 25, 2024
'FBI' Chain Letter Scheme Entraps Hawaii Republicans and Libertarians
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 AM :: 4678 Views :: Law Enforcement, Republican Party

... “I am an official informant” ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Video: Massive Waves Rip thru Kwajalein Base
By Video @ 6:45 PM :: 1432 Views :: Military

... Roi-Namur Island was struck by several substantial waves on Saturday night. It was NOT a tsunami. The powerful waves were driven by cyclonic surges in the open sea ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Sen Karl Rhoads Closing Barn Door after the Trump Escapes?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:16 PM :: 2159 Views :: First Amendment, Office of Elections, Republican Party

... SB2393 cannot keep Trump off the ballot: But it could have all kinds of unintended consequences in future elections ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Enviros: Honolulu is Primed for Carbon Pricing
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1298 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

... the Carbon Disclosure Project ....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Court: Ethics Rules do Apply to OHA Trustees
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 1386 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... The Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission is pleased to announce a significant legal victory in Akana v. Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission ....

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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 :: 1513 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

“...The kid’s got to go....”

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Money Grab: OHA Sues to Abolish Mauna Kea Authority
By News Release @ 2:14 PM :: 1120 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

... this is all about the master lease negotiations ....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Recovery? Maui County Greets New Year with GE Tax Increase
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 1297 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Maui County surcharge and GET is 4.5% as of Jan. 1, 2024 ....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Raw Milk Sales
By News Release @ 1:23 PM :: 1221 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... Passage into law would take an important step toward further rejecting a federal prohibition scheme in practice and effect ....

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Monday, January 22, 2024
VIDEO: State of the State Address 2024
By Video @ 4:56 PM :: 1195 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Green addresses Legislature ....

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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 :: 1159 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 :: 1658 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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Sunday, January 21, 2024
Will Tax Relief be on Agenda for 2024?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1172 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... In the 2023 legislative session, that legislation was amended beyond recognition in both the House and Senate ....

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Saturday, January 20, 2024
Saiki Updates House Committee Assignments
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2149 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Representatives Mizuno and Evslin ....

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Saturday, January 20, 2024
Changing ideas is the key to improving Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:37 PM :: 1227 Views :: Hawaii State Government

"...a unique, uncensored and raw platform...."

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Saturday, January 20, 2024
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 20, 2024
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 1125 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Saturday, January 20, 2024
Ways to improve Maui Interim Housing Plan
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:08 AM :: 1104 Views :: Maui County

... $500 million plan is fine but could be improved to more quickly help displaced fire victims ....

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Saturday, January 20, 2024
Hold on to your wallets! The Legislature is back in session
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:56 AM :: 1253 Views :: Development, Land Use, Taxes

... “artificial limiters” imposed on the housing stock via the state’s 5% cap on land zoned for residential ....

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Friday, January 19, 2024
HR6062: Congress Considers Amendments to American Samoa Constitution
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1070 Views :: National News

... to allow for American Samoa to enact constitutional changes as approved by the people without unnecessary additional procedures in Washington ....

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Friday, January 19, 2024
DLNR Transfers 24,200 Acres to Agriculture Department
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 1166 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use

... To date, 24,200 acres of agricultural lands have been transferred by DLNR to HDOA. In October 2023, the HBOA approved, accepting 99 more parcels on the list, totaling 21,672 acres, which still requires the review and approval of the BLNR ....

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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 :: 1467 Views :: Energy, Environment

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

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Thursday, January 18, 2024
Settlement Hearing Set for Hawaii DoE Title IX Class Action Suit
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 1265 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... class action lawsuit on behalf of present and future Campbell High School female students who participate, seek to participate, and/or are or were deterred from participating in athletics ....

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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 :: 1553 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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Thursday, January 18, 2024
Time to ask ‘tough questions’ about state energy policy
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:54 AM :: 1289 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... Are rolling blackouts going to be Hawaii’s “new normal”?  ....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Saiki Opening Day Speech: Don’t let Lahaina property owners rebuild
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 2315 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Tourism

... Turn Lahaina into Wailea v2 surrounding the ‘Venice of the Pacific’ water feature ....

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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 :: 1121 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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Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Mizuno News: Green Picks Nepotistic Nominee for HD29 Vacancy
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 4148 Views :: Democratic Party

... Mizuno hires wife as office manager, then Green appoints her to Legislature ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hawaii fares poorly in ‘economic freedom' ranking
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:13 PM :: 1368 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii 46th ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
State De-Carbonization Report Debunked
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:57 PM :: 1302 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... the report presents “aggressive scenarios of emission-reduction targets that will be incredibly challenging" ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hawaii 9th Worst State to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 1365 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 :: 1402 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

 ... road quality ranks 49th ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Schatz Blasts Trump’s Dangerous Claim Of Total Impunity, Warns Of Rising Threat Of Authoritarianism In The U.S.
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 1198 Views :: Congressional Delegation

“...The Official View Of Donald Trump's Lawyers Is That He, And He Alone, Should Be Exempt From The Law… That's Not A President – That's A Dictator....”

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Star-Advertiser Owner Bankrupt--Paper to be transferred to creditors
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 1492 Views :: First Amendment

... the Transaction will address the Company’s obligations to its secured creditors and will include an injection of capital that will enable Black Press to continue serving readers ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Kona Airport Runway Cracks Force Shutdown
By News Release @ 2:06 AM :: 1172 Views :: Hawaii County , Tourism

... HDOT is also working with contractors to mill and resurface a 10’ X 10’ area. Expected completion of the resurfacing, which will allow the runway to reopen, is prior to first light Tuesday, Jan. 16 ....

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Monday, January 15, 2024
1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 42565 Views :: Hawaii History

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Sunday, January 14, 2024
Are rolling blackouts the price Hawaii must pay for clean energy?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:35 PM :: 1480 Views :: Energy, Environment

... If you spent part of this week sitting in the dark without any electricity, you probably have some questions about the state’s energy plan ....

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Sunday, January 14, 2024
Honolulu’s Skyline rail ridership still paltry, cost now $72 each
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:24 PM :: 1536 Views :: Rail

... Skyline’s average daily ridership since opening in July is 3,100 ....

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Sunday, January 14, 2024
Election 2024: Candidate Filing Begins Feb 1
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 1006 Views :: Office of Elections

... 2024 HAWAII OFFICE OF ELECTIONS CALENDAR ....

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Sunday, January 14, 2024
More Tax Hikes Coming
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1773 Views :: Taxes

... It isn’t very far into the new year, but already the tax hike proposals have begun ....

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Saturday, January 13, 2024
Lisa Ginoza and Vladimir Devens Sworn In as Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Associate Justices 
By News Release @ 4:42 PM :: 1183 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Suuurrrprise! New Supreme Court Justice Devens Concealed his role as Carpenters Union Operative ....

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Saturday, January 13, 2024
Hawaii Congressional Delegation--How they Voted January 13, 2024
By GovTrack .us @ 4:29 PM :: 1038 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Saturday, January 13, 2024
Lahaina Building Permit: Corps of Engineers has 75-point test
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1361 Views :: Maui County, Development

... First FEMA trailers in July? ....

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