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Thursday, April 4, 2024
DLNR Now Charging $1 to Use Ocean
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 1607 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

... more than 500 companies with commercial use permits from the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR), began collecting one dollar from each passenger or customer ....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
The Secret History of the Mercado Kim Crime Family
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 PM :: 8765 Views :: Ethics, Gambling, Hawaii History, Police, Politicians, Drugs

... Mercado Kim's uncle, John Sayin Kim, became Godfather of Hawaii organized crime after the explosion of his Cadillac Eldorado in Chinatown ....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
SB2335: Recreational Marijuana Bill Appears Dead for Session
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 1296 Views :: Drugs

... the dispensaries don't want the competition ....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
EXTENDED AGAIN: Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 4073 Views :: Ethics

... The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Hawaiʻi State Ethics Commission. The term will be for four years ....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Gabbard Claims she Rejected RFK's Vice-Presidency
By Video @ 5:55 PM :: 1763 Views :: Republican Party, Tulsi Gabbard

... Chris Butler told me go big or go home ....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Hawaii 2nd Highest State Tax Burden
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 1765 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Overall Tax Burden 11.80% ....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Lahaina Fire: COFA Citizens may now Apply for FEMA Aid
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 1450 Views :: Maui County, National News

... Biden recently signed the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2024, which extended federal benefits to COFA citizens who legally reside in the United States ....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Twenty States Ask SCOTUS to Stop Hawaii Supreme Court from Dictating US Energy Policy
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 3315 Views :: Energy, Judiciary

"Major decisions about our national energy policy must be made at the federal level, not dictated by one lawsuit brought by one city in its own courts.”

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Monday, April 1, 2024
How OHA Affects All People
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:00 PM :: 1451 Views :: OHA

"Our decisions impact virtually every area of life on the islands."

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Monday, April 1, 2024
Concealed Carry Win on Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 5:56 PM :: 2449 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... The legal ownership of a firearm inherently includes the right to carry it ....

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Monday, April 1, 2024
Salary Needed for family of Four to Live Comfortably in Honolulu -- $299K
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 1954 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Total salary needed for two working adults with two children $299,520 ....

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Sunday, March 31, 2024
Crucial housing, healthcare bills still very much alive at Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:08 PM :: 1524 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

... The bills would enable starter homes, widen mixed-use housing, attract nurses to Hawaii and exempt doctors from the state GET ....

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Sunday, March 31, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:26 AM :: 1514 Views :: Life, Drugs

... How Much Pot Does One Person Need? ....

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Sunday, March 31, 2024
GET on Health Care, Revisited
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1579 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... HB 1675: GET exemption for medical services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE ....

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Saturday, March 30, 2024
The impressive journey of ‘Jonathan Gullible’
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:00 PM :: 1508 Views :: Education K-12

“The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey”

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Saturday, March 30, 2024
Eight Parties on Hawaii Ballot--but Democrats Challenge Kennedy's 'We The People'
By Andrew Walden @ 4:58 PM :: 1732 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

... National-level polling shows Kennedy pulling more votes from Biden than Trump ....

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Saturday, March 30, 2024
Hawaii Legislators Proclaim Easter Sunday to be 'Transgender Day of Visibility'
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 2197 Views :: Family, Religion

"As we approach March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility, I stand with pride alongside fellow members of the House who consistently affirm, embrace, and support transgender folks in our communities."

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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 :: 2537 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 :: 1644 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 :: 1623 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 :: 37142 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 :: 3931 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 :: 1405 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 :: 2873 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 :: 1464 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 :: 2896 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 :: 1561 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 :: 1603 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 :: 1863 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 :: 1571 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 :: 1558 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 :: 1912 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 :: 2647 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 :: 1490 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 :: 1746 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 :: 1498 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 :: 1617 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 :: 2021 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 :: 1632 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 :: 2132 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 :: 38828 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 :: 1633 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 :: 1827 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 :: 1538 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 :: 1870 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 :: 1410 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 :: 1743 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 :: 1515 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 :: 1571 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 :: 1857 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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