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Saturday, March 30, 2024
Stop Big Oil Suit: Did Hawaii's Hyper-Ideological Supreme Court Blow It?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:52 PM :: 2334 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Judiciary, Cost of Living

... there's a price to be paid for preening and posturing .... 

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Friday, March 29, 2024
DoD Returns Red Hill Control to US Navy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:12 PM :: 1506 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Joint Task Force – Red Hill transferred authority of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage to the Navy Closure Task Force – Red Hill ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
OIP Director Leaving Office
By News Release @ 4:50 PM :: 1470 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... Park will be retiring from OIP at the end of March 2024.  Supervising Staff Attorney Carlotta Amerino will become OIP’s Acting Director in April. ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:00 PM :: 36917 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor, Religion

If you ask how "a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary" squares with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, let us explain ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
Aloha Stadium Bidding Limited to Two Gangs of Insiders
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 3260 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

... only these insiders are qualified to bid ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
​Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancies on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court
By News Release @ 1:18 AM :: 1278 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

... Applicants Also Sought for Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program Board ....

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Friday, March 29, 2024
Recktenwald Appoints Michelle N. Comeau Oahu District Judge
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 2695 Views :: Honolulu County, Judiciary

... The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Senate WAM Approves Budget
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 1274 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Additionally, due to the August 2023 Maui Wildfires, Ways and Means unanimously approved other emergency appropriation bills, House Bill 679 Senate Draft 2 and House Bill 2610 Senate Draft 2 ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Criminal Escapes Kauai Jail, Dead After Run Over by Car 
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2722 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement

... The driver of the vehicle failed to stop to render aid and was last seen making a U-turn toward Kapa‘a ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Tourism Arrivals and Spending Down
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 1453 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... February 2024 average daily census of 236,008 is a decline from 2023 ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Council resolution exemplifies why we still have housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1464 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... Twenty years later, we are still having the same conversations ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
A hard look at the root causes of the exodus
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:33 AM :: 1700 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

...When government is finally saying it is the problem, it’s on the right track to finding a solution....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Hawaii #1 for Jaywalking Tickets
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:03 AM :: 1407 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii hands out an average of 5,000 jaywalking tickets per year, the highest per capita in the nation, but that has done virtually nothing to promote pedestrian safety ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Green Maui Update: Will not seize TVRs
By Video @ 3:12 AM :: 1435 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Green: No Permits to rebuild Until End of 2024 ....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024
‘I hope you die a slow and painful death’--Student 'triggered' by Israeli flags at UH Manoa
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 1721 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

"... Pro-Israel supporters at UHM planted Israeli flags in a common space to express their support for Israeli Jews following the Oct. 7 massacre ...."

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Green Appoints Dozens to Powerful State Boards
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2376 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Land Use

... BLNR, BoE, UH Regents and more ...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Jones Act reform doesn’t divide neatly along political party lines
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:59 PM :: 1404 Views :: Jones Act

... Many political disagreements divide neatly along party lines, but the protectionist Jones Act isn’t one of them ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Exodus to Mainland: State Loses $185M Tax Revenue
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 1565 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... outmigration since 2020 has resulted in the loss of $185 million in general excise taxes and state income taxes, or approximately $61.8 million per year ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
SB2845: Ammo Purchase Age Restrictions heading to House Vote
By NRA ILA @ 6:35 PM :: 1384 Views :: Second Amendment

... prohibiting persons under the age of 21 from purchasing or possessing ammunition ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Hawaii Democratic-controlled Senate Committee Passes COS Resolution
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 PM :: 1498 Views :: First Amendment, Second Amendment

... The Hawaii Senate committee’s approval of S.R. 168 and S.C.R. 196 is another example of how the Left supports an Article V convention and would use one to push radical, anti-American revisions to the U.S. Constitution ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Bill 121: TVRs to be Banned?
By Video @ 12:00 PM :: 1797 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tourism

... Once Hawaii County forces families to apply for permits, the next step will be an effort to ban our industry entirely ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Puna Man Charged with Heinous Abuse of a 2-Year-Old Girl
By News Release @ 5:30 AM :: 1473 Views :: Hawaii County , Family

... admitted to the emergency room with various burn marks, physical signs of dehydration and malnutrition, bruising at various stages of healing, and a fractured rib and femur bone ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
HGEA Plants Convicted Felon on HLRB
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 AM :: 1979 Views :: Ethics, Labor

... it "harms the legal system, the profession, and the public" while fostering "a perception of privilege and arrogance" ....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Prince Kuhio's Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 38505 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture, Hawaii History, Land Use

...the homestead associations he championed in his first decade of service were multi-ethnic groups seeking the fee-simple ownership of land promised in the Hawaii Organic Act....

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Monday, March 25, 2024
HELCO Predicts tight supply of electricity on Hawaii Island Thru April
By News Release @ 7:41 PM :: 1494 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... especially when wind, solar and hydroelectric output is lower than forecast ....

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Monday, March 25, 2024
Leaked WPATH Files Expose Medical Malpractice at Global Transgender Healthcare Authority
By News Release @ 6:24 AM :: 1706 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

... The files, which were leaked from within the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), were published by the US-based think tank Environmental Progress ....

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Sunday, March 24, 2024
Grassroot Institute Bills on the Move
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:10 PM :: 1376 Views :: Development, Land Use

... bills that could significantly ease Hawaii's emergency-status housing crisis ....

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Sunday, March 24, 2024
Cost of NIMBYism way too high
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:58 PM :: 1693 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... Resolution 24-65 contains most of the usual anti-housing rhetoric, and even claims that making it easier to create smaller, more affordable homes would somehow result in more so-called monster homes ....

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Sunday, March 24, 2024
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 23, 2024
By GovTrack .us @ 9:43 PM :: 1332 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, March 24, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 9:24 PM :: 1556 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life, Drugs

... marijuana, abortion, parental rights ....

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Sunday, March 24, 2024
DHHL Broken Promises II Premiere and Panel Discussion
By Rep Gene Ward @ 8:59 PM :: 1414 Views :: DHHL

... 100 years later, only 9,800 homesteads have been opened and 28,000 Native Hawaiians remain on a waitlist ....

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Sunday, March 24, 2024
Fear of the Unknown
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1382 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

... some bills replace a current tax rate with a blank.  Or several blanks.  Those are scary because you don’t know what our lawmakers are thinking of putting in there ....

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
Maui, land of infernal regulations
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:10 PM :: 1714 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Development

... the harsh limits on the allowable number of water fixtures per property could render density-increasing measures essentially meaningless ....

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
Hawaii has the Most Long-Tenured Homeowners in the US
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 1530 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

... 36% of Hawaii’s homeowner population has lived in its current residence for at least 24 years ....

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
Fraud: Another Sovereignty Scammer Pleads Guilty
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 2235 Views :: Higher Education, OHA, Taxes

... the sixth person charged in connection with the investigation into a group tied to Dexter Kiama and David Keanu Sai ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
Victory! Honolulu Agrees to Suspend Enforcement of Unconstitutional Ordinance, Saving Local Businesses
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 PM :: 2830 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Small Business, Tourism

... City suspends enforcement of a city ordinance that’s driving several restaurants in Waikiki out of business ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
HECO's Secret Wildfire Plan: Congress Demands Answers
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 1620 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... the Hawaii Public Utility Commission revealed it had not seen the document prior to the fires and only learned of its existence when HECO referenced it in HECO’s September 19, 2023, response ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
States Adding the Most Mortgage Debt -- Hawaii Ranks 3rd
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 1419 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The average mortgage balance in Hawaii was $366,362 in Q4 2023 ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
Hawaii -- Most Affordable State For Healthcare
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 1546 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii boasts the lowest percentages and costs in several key metrics ....

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Disgraced Mililani Athletic Director Fined $274,500 by Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 1706 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... This is the highest administrative fee ever issued by the Commission ....

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Mortgage Delinquencies Spike After Lahaina Fires
By UHERO @ 6:38 PM :: 1421 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

... In total, 296 mortgages have been delinquent sometime in the period between August and November 2023; only 17 of which had already been delinquent in July 2023 prior to the fires .....

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Allowing smaller lots and homes would benefit families, promote affordability
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:02 PM :: 1701 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... These two measures would increase our housing supply not only on Oahu but throughout all of Hawaii by allowing smaller homes on smaller lots....

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Class of 2024 high school graduation ceremonies scheduled
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 1764 Views :: Education K-12

... High school graduation ceremonies have been scheduled for the Class of 2024 with date, time and location information listed below ....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Star-Advertiser Sold to Carpenter Media -- after paying $150K ransom
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 2029 Views :: First Amendment

... The Hawaii properties of Black Press were hit by a January ransomware attack that froze crucial computer systems ....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Hawaii 2nd-Worst Taxpayer ROI
By Selected News Articles @ 6:46 PM :: 1762 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... states with the Best & Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment in 2024 ....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Roadblocks to Re-Building on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:33 PM :: 1651 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Zoning Code, Permitting and Water Rules ....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Big Island Press Club celebrates retired judge, dishonors Hawai‘i emergency administrator
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 1820 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, First Amendment

... law allowing the governor and county mayors to suspend electronic media transmission during a state of emergency ....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024
The last time Congress created a new state
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 15694 Views :: Hawaii History

...On March 19, 1959, Congress approved Hawaii for admission to the union as the 50th state....

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Monday, March 18, 2024
AG Points Finger at Maui County: 53 Subpoenas Delay Lahaina Fire Report
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 1861 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics

... The more Maui County is responsible, the less Hawaiian Electric owes.  And Maui County has sovereign immunity against lawsuits ....

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Monday, March 18, 2024
Hawaii Worst State for Doctors
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 PM :: 1682 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... from the average annual wage of physicians to the number of hospitals per capita to the quality of the public hospital system ....

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