Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Monday, October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Unlike Harry Kim, Caldwell isn’t Letting Protesters Stop Projects 
  2. Police Arrest Another 27 wind farm protesters at Kalaeloa
  3. Katherine Kealoha Signs Plea Deal With Prosecutors
  4. Honolulu’s Chief Medical Examiner Pushed out by Caldwell
  5. Fate of Hawaii’s Cheapest Energy Source Hangs on PUC Decision
  6. Recycling is Fake: Where Do All Of Hawaii’s Recyclables Go? No One Knows For Sure
  7. Illegal vapes traced to California woman who was CBD pioneer
  8. Hawaii Schools Are Making Progress In Career And Technical Education
  9. Another Sovereignty Con Man
  10. Trump defends Tulsi Gabbard in Hillary Clinton spat, says she’s no Russian agent
  11. Death Tax Keeps Billionaires from Dying in Hawaii 

Sunday, October 20, 2019
October 20, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gabbard: “We’re taking this all the way to the nomination”
  2. Maui Police, Prosecutor Conspire to Cover Up Hate Crime: Attack with Shovel Recorded with Audio, Video
  3. FORCING the Homeless to Accept Shelter: Pilot project aimed at reducing Oahu’s homeless will start in Waipahu
  4. HART P3: No Plan B
  5. Kahuku Protectors Need Food, Propane
  6. Protests rise up when voices go unheard
  7. Trans Activists Claim to Have Trans-Formed 3% of Hawaii HS Students
  8. Bill 40: Bans aren’t the best solution to help Hawaii’s environment
  9. More Homeless Mayhem: Stabbing near Kapahulu library leaves a man in critical condition

Saturday, October 19, 2019
October 19, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Katherine Kealoha agrees to plea deal, will cooperate with federal investigation
  2. More Arrested at Kahuku than Mauna Kea
  3. Kahuku Windfarm May be the Biggest Bat-Killer of them All
  4. Maui mayor says he won’t drop wastewater case headed to US Supreme Court
  5. Plea deal is offered to arrested TMT protesters
  6. Altitude Sickness Among Mauna Kea Officers
  7. DoE 2030: No Mention of Reading Writing, Arithmetic
  8. House finance chair: New Maui jail a priority
  9. Will Tiny Homes open door to Mobile Home Parks?

Friday, October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Staffer Convicted In Union Vote Rigging Finally Out At HART
  2. Victim of racially-charged violence on Maui outraged after his attackers get probation
  3. Guam: Discussion begins on CLTC federal lawsuit, settlement
  4. Lawmakers to revisit statewide ban of flavored e-cigarettes
  5. Mauna Kea: HGEA Files Altitude Sickness Grievance
  6. Hawai`i BioEnergy Proposals Generate Heat
  7. Navy Resists Calls To Relocate Or Strengthen Red Hill Fuel Tanks
  8. DOBOR: Ala Wai Fee Hikes Designed to Clear out Live-Aboards
  9. LOL: Hawaii’s surf might disappear completely if climate change worsens and turns ocean into Jell-o, experts say

Thursday, October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kealohas close to reaching a plea deal in Exchange for Ratting Out Caldwell Admin Officials
  2. Kiewit Part of Criminal Investigation?  Payments On Hold Pending Findings Of Rail Investigation
  3. Wind turbine protesters gear up for a drawn-out battle in Kahuku
  4. The Clock is Your Friend: 3 Years to Stop Hawaii’s Fake Green Energy Projects
  5. Hawaii Democrats To Hold Presidential Primary April 4
  6. Mayor Kim reassures protesters that TMT equipment won’t be snuck up the mountain
  7. Convicted Sovereignty Scammer Keanu Sai behind Illegal Bond Sales
  8. Affordable Housing Programs behind Loss of Affordable Housing
  9. Decoupling: More Electric Rate Hikes Coming
  10. Establishing Renewable Energy Policy Thru False Assumptions
  11. Injection Wells: Crackpot Maui Council Still pretending it has Control of Case, May Hire Eco Shyster
  12. Hawaii State Teachers Association calls for ban on all flavored tobacco products, citing increase use by students
  13. Honolulu Police Acquire More Military-Style Equipment
  14. Accused of Child Molestation: Ex-officer’s statements can be used against him, judge rules
  15. More Homeless Mayhem: ‘I was arrested because I murked a demon’

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
October 16, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Old Boy Insiders Pour Money into Kahele Campaign
  2. Day Three: Kahuku Protesters Block Gigantic Bat Killing Devices from Being Installed
  3. Protests concern Hawaii business leaders
  4. Plan B: Louis Kealoha Files For Divorce From Katherine Kealoha
  5. Water Rights: Kauai Bottled Water Case Back in Court
  6. Electric Cars: Elon Musk Needs More Money So Lets Make Housing More Expensive in Hawaii
  7. TVR Ban Guts 8% of Room Inventory
  8. Bill 55: Massive Property Tax Hikes on TVRs
  9. UH Pay Increases For Top Executives Drawing Scrutiny
  10. Growing concerns about Molokai’s only health center trigger calls for CEO’s resignation
  11. Former foster child files suit against CPS, alleging repeated sexual abuse
  12.  Vacant DHHL Homes Sit 5-6 Years
  13. Pesticides: Clowns in Hazard Suits Perform Before Hawaii County Council (again)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
October 15, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Saiki: Does the Rule of Law Still Apply in Hawaii?
  2. Hawaii Held Hostage by Anti-Technology Movement
  3. PLA Bill: Will Caldwell Sign or Veto?
  4. On Paid Leave -- Honolulu City Officials Targeted by FBI Still Making Big Money
  5. Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Accused of Assault, Hush Money Payments on Maui
  6. Feds to oversee valuation of DHHL land where city built rail hub
  7. LUC: If City Wants Extension at Waimanalo Gulch, it must take this hot potato out of our hands.
  8. Recycling is Just a Fraud: What Will Hawaii do now that 3rd World Doesn’t want our Garbage?
  9. Hawaii cannabis dispensaries must comply with vape cartridge ingredients law
  10. Attorney: Randall Saito will testify and reveal secrets about state hospital
  11. Alleged Chinatown Purse Snatcher Charged with 2nd Degree Murder in 2005 Incident
  12. Soft on Crime: 27-Time Loser Busted for Child Molestation
  13. Yap State Prosecutor Murdered

Monday, October 14, 2019
October 14, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Attorney General Investigating “Kickbacks and Corruption” in HART Relocation Program
  2. TMT protest dwindles to 150 people
  3. Protestors try new delaying tactic
  4. Oahu residents hold peaceful protest against wind turbine project
  5. Kauai Commenters Wise up to Green Energy Hype
  6. Boaters Upset About Steep Fee Increase At State-Run Harbors
  7. Navy officials to brief public on Red Hill plans
  8. Why Are We Killing Pedestrians In Hawaii Crosswalks?
  9. HPD effort vital for mentally ill
  10. No Surprise: After Blasting ‘Rigged’ Primary, Tulsi Gabbard Decides Against Debate Boycott

Sunday, October 13, 2019
October 13, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. It’s been a long time since the Hawaii Republican Party was a force to be taken seriously
  2. Andria Tupola Launching 2022 Republican Gubernatorial Campaign
  3. TMT is First Telescope to Pay Substantial Rent
  4. Aloha Stadium: Next Boondoggle Getting Started
  5. Recent Violence AGAIN Demonstrates Need to FORCE Homeless into Shelters
  6. Investigators set their sights on owners of Hawaii’s illicit massage parlors
  7. STDs in Hawaii are at an all-time high

Saturday, October 12, 2019
October 12, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kym Pine Supporting Tulsi Gabbard
  2. Cost of Not Enforcing the Law: Government agencies have spent nearly $10M so far on their response to TMT protest
  3. Telescope: THINK Fund surpasses 100-scholarship milestone
  4. Property Taxes Could Quadruple for Legal B&Bs
  5. Legislators Enact Special Fees then Forget to Spend Them
  6. Skyrocketing electric bills have Ewa residents demanding audit
  7. Molokai residents outraged over conditions at island’s only health center
  8. BLNR: Mahi Pono Gets Water for a Year
  9. Study: Hawaii falls behind energy policy and incentives
  10. HHS Secretary Touts First Amendment Work in Hawaii
  11. Plastic marine debris on Hawaii’s windward coasts comes mostly from abroad, study finds
  12. Kawaiahao iwi still stored in church basement after years long controversy
  13. Charged with Rape While on Work-Release, Inmate Sues Warden

Friday, October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ken Lawson’s Not-a-Pimp forgets to call Judge Racist until After he is Kicked out of Court
  2. Censorship: KCC Admin Springs into Action after Politically Incorrect Signs Appear on Campus
  3. Civil Beat has a ‘new’ Idea … a Tax Hike
  4. Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Would Pretend to Close By 2028 Under New Land Use Permit
  5. Union alleges private security firm owes airport workers nearly $1M
  6. “Game-changing” move for Hawaii’s cattle industry
  7. Soft on Crime: Home Invader out on Bail Allegedly Robs Buddhist Center
  8. Homelessness: Learn From San Francisco’s Mistakes before they Bring Typhus back to Honolulu

Thursday, October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Led by Telescope Protester, Burial council finds ‘no cause for alarm’ on controversial Sherwoods project
  2. A federal judge will decide whether the Kealohas are guilty of alleged financial crimes
  3. Telescope: Hawaii County Ethics Board quizzes Prosecutor (virtue signaling opportunity)
  4. Bus ridership plummets, putting rail forecast in limbo
  5. Hawaii – 99% of Vehicles are NOT Electric
  6. Star-Adv: Ala Wai Redevelopment Should not Include Condos
  7. Competition Brings Hawaii Airfares Down To Earth
  8. Lunatics Assault Hospital Worker 50 Times
  9. Lawsuit: Deranged Killer Released from Psych Ward Just Before Fatal Crash
  10. With calls for mental health emergencies on the rise, HPD launches crisis intervention team
  11. Homeless Dude Allegedly Destroys Paper Cutter to Get Blade to Slash other Homeless Dude
  12. Another Company Creates Gig for OHA Insider
  13. DHHL Decides to Start Answering the Phone
  14. Pension Debt Accounts for Over Half of All Debt for US States
  15. Hawaii personal debt is among highest in U.S.
  16. 26% of Hawaii DoE HS Students are Proficient—at Vaping
  17. Republicans Set to Lose Another Seat?
  18. Rep. Gabbard Plays Up Military Service But Says Little About It

Wednesday, October 09, 2019
October 9, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Bill 37: City to Negotiate Building Trades Union Contracts
  2. Trying to Leave State: Ken Lawson’s Smirking Not-a-Pimp Busted at Airport
  3. New Police Ethics Training Hopes To Stop ‘Misguided Loyalty’
  4. Deputy prosecutor ordered to keep distance from defense lawyer
  5. Businesses get a break on state fees after funds go unspent
  6. After Fuel Tax Hike, Hawaii County Can’t Spend Money Fast Enough (literally)
  7. No, this lawmaker doesn’t have an ‘incredible investment opportunity’ for you

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
October 8, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Protesters Threaten Sen Lorraine Inouye with Death
  2. TMT backers hope to rally Hawaiian support with Big Island student's 2015 petition
  3. Proposed Bill could force non-union workers to pay union dues
  4. State senator suspects ‘cover-up’ in probe into Public Safety trainer’s credentials
  5. Lawmakers vaping solution?  A Tax Increase, of Course
  6. How to reverse loss of Hawaii’s primary care doctors
  7. In 1921, Hawaiian homesteaders leased land on Molokai. Families now nearing lease renewal
  8. Hawaii Gets $50M to Promote Youth Literacy—Gives it to the DoE Instead!
  9. Hawaii Struggling To Find Out If Full-Face Snorkel Masks Are Dangerous
  10. Satisfaction study ranks Hawaii airports among the worst
  11. Hawaii Groups Returning To Court To Force FAA To Adopt Air Tour Management Plans For Parks
  12. Land Use Commission again will convene to determine landfill’s fate
  13. Hawaii GOP Leaders Stand By Their Man Trump

Monday, October 07, 2019
October 7, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Anti-Telescope Leader: “We have never advocated for the removal of telescopes”
  2. Where Hawaii Legislators Stand On The Thirty Meter Telescope
  3. Settle Maui Injection Wells Case?  County will suffer for Nothing
  4. When The Honolulu City Council Is Less Than Transparent
  5. Hawaii’s congressional delegation lacks consistency in holding town halls
  6. State officials aim to change water quality testing
  7. Hawaii Co Police ready to roll out body cameras
  8. Opening of new Kihei High School could be delayed 3 to 4 years
  9. Authorities target adults trolling online to sexually exploit minors
  10. Honolulu’s Property Crime Problem: ‘Tourists Make Great Victims’

Sunday, October 06, 2019
October 6, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Now That Cash is on the Table, ‘Unity march’ de-emphasizes Telescope Opposition
  2. Mauna Kea Protesters Camp is Dwindling
  3. Ethics Board to weigh in on TMT conflict question
  4. Hawaii Democrats need to prepare now to avoid chaotic 2020 presidential preference poll
  5. Charter schools growing while DoE Enrollment Shrinks
  6. Nearly 1 in 10 Big Island emergency warning sirens inoperable
  7. Community wants alternatives for Ala Wai project
  8. City Council puts brakes on OCCC relocation plan
  9. Global Warmers Push Debunked Scheme to Sue Big Oil
  10. Bill Proposes To End Herbicide Use By Hawaii County
  11. So Many Democrats Want Impeachment that Even Gabbard had to Flip-Flop

Saturday, October 05, 2019
October 5, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Attorney General subpoena:  Is OHA Illegally donating State Frequent Flyer Miles to Telescope Protesters?
  2. Legislator: Solve Mauna Kea Problem by Giving Mo’ Money to OHA
  3. Dillingham: Rail Budget Hides Massive Giveaway to HECO, HDoT
  4. Not Settled: Lahaina Injection Wells Case Before US Supreme Court Nov 6     
  5. Kealohas: No Jury For Bank Fraud Trial
  6. City and Kokua Coalition reach agreement on vacation rentals
  7. OHA Operatives Ask Hawaii Supreme Court To Overturn Ruling on Water Use
  8. Recycling was Always Fake—Now its Dead
  9. $1000 Electric Bill up from usual $400/mo
  10. DHHL RFP for Moiliili Rental Units
  11. 100% Increase in slip fees signals privatization ahead, boaters say
  12. Game Time! OEDB/ASB Rack up $135M in Federal Tax Credits
  13. Court: States have right to impose ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules
  14. Soft on Crime: Missing Connecticut man arrested in Hawaii—then Released
  15. Thank the legislature: Shoplifting Tweekers Shoot at Security Guards

Friday, October 04, 2019
October 4, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Acting Prosecutor could be fired, disbarred after lying to Council
  2. Hawaii civilian labor force shrinks as Workers Leave State
  3. Honolulu Rail’s West Side Station Costs Are Soaring—‘Incomplete Design Drawings’
  4. HART relocation program costly
  5. Major rail preparation work to kick off on Dillingham Blvd. next month
  6. City seeks first fines for illegal short-term rental properties—Miske Escapes Fine
  7. Greenhouse Gas Assessment Submitted for Proposed Maui Solar Project
  8. Hawaiian Electric lands $638.5M defense contract
  9. Poll: What Hawaiʻi Thinks About Marijuana Laws
  10. Hawaiʻi’s Medical Marijuana Oligopoly
  11. Homeless Mayhem: Knife threat just latest incident in Kahului area
  12. Soft on Crime: Trespasser Grabs Elem School Student in Cafeteria, Released by HPD
  13. Snorkel Rentals Kill: 2 die in separate ocean incidents on Hawaii Island

Thursday, October 03, 2019
October 3, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maunakea: Cost of not enforcing the law -- $8.3 million and Counting
  2. Kim Will Ask Nicely: Reopen Road to Mauna Kea
  3. City Council stalls on a resolution to turbine project
  4. Lawsuit: Kauai Emergency an Excuse to Shut Down TVRs
  5. Hurt by protests, Hong Kong duty-free group slashes Singapore jobs
  6. Sherwood Forest: Contractor to Remove Burned Bulldozer
  7. Test results show a spike in drug use among Hawaii workers
  8. Who Really Earns The Minimum Wage?
  9. Green Fees: Enviros have a New Name for a Tax Increase
  10. Just in Time for N Pacific Winter Storms, Pacific Eco-Boom is ‘working’ now

Wednesday, October 02, 2019
October 2, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Proficiency?  DoE Makes Zero Progress, as Usual
  2. OHA’s support of TMT protesters shocking
  3. No Surprise: Protesters Reject Kim Proposal
  4. Hawaii County’s response to Thirty Meter Telescope protest has cost over $4 million
  5. Protesters sign-wave outside of Mayor Kirk Caldwell's gubernatorial fundraiser
  6. Attorneys Who Requested Honolulu Rail Subpoenas No Longer At DOJ
  7. More Housing for Homeless?
  8. Soft on Crime: Sand Island Shooter is 25-Time Loser
  9. Victim shares personal images of a Maui officer at center of federal investigation
  10. Religion News: Hawaii County Council Reso Demands ‘Climate Action Plan’ 
  11. Is Hu Honua’s Energy Plan Truly Sustainable?
  12. Texas buyer sues seller of illegal vacation rental
  13. Kauai County Attorney Fired After Losing TVR Case
  14. DOJ sues 5 Hawaii apartment complexes over alleged disability law violations
  15. DOJ slaps private student housing firm in Hawaii with discrimination suit
  16. Sweep leaves beach clean only a matter of hours


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HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts
by News Release Tuesday, October 22, 2019

...teachers union says state should ban flavored vape products....


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Wind Industry Poised for Decline?
by News Article Tuesday, October 22, 2019

...the federal production tax credit for wind is scheduled to be phased out at the end of 2019....


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Kea'au Beach Park Meth Camp: Luxury Cars, Boats, and Jet Skis Bulldozed
by News Release Tuesday, October 22, 2019

... Its hard being a tweeker ....


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Katherine Kealoha's Boyfriend's Attorney's Law License Suspended
by News Release Tuesday, October 22, 2019

...Gun pointed at police during shooting was registered to Ebersole's attorney....


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Hawaii Legislature Hiring for 2020 Session
by News Release Monday, October 21, 2019

...Employment Opportunities with the Hawaii State House and Senate....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 19, 2019
by News Article Sunday, October 20, 2019

... From GovTrack.us ....


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Business Fees Go Down! – Huh?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 20, 2019

...In the news recently was a story about business and licensing fees actually going down....


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Cabotage Sabotage: Jones Act Reduces Water Trade Between US States
by UH ERO Sunday, October 20, 2019

...the costs associated with the Jones Act are empirically important and should be taken into account by policy makers....


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Ige Approval Rate Drops to 36%
by News Release Saturday, October 19, 2019

...Ige's approval rate ranks 48th among US governors....


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PLA measure is pilau
by Kelii Akina Saturday, October 19, 2019

... What happens when a government tries to fix a system that isn’t broken? ....


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Honolulu GOP: Veto Bill 37
by Brett Kulbis Saturday, October 19, 2019

...Bill 37 amounts to a sweetheart deal for big union labor and will guarantee that the county will have to spend more on future infrastructure projects....


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Judicial Appointments Announced--One Remains Open
by News Release Saturday, October 19, 2019

...Notice of Extended Deadline for Applications for Judicial Position – District Family Judge, Fifth Circuit....


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OHA Board approves $3 million in grant funding for Hawaiian-focused charter schools
by News Release Saturday, October 19, 2019

...Trustees voted today to award Kanu o ka ʻĀina Learning ʻOhana (KALO) with a grant to administer the lion’s share of the $3 million....


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What does State Government have to say about what you value most?
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, October 19, 2019

...how our values are impacted by the government....


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Kia'i Chicken? No Response to Telescope Panel Invite
by News Release Friday, October 18, 2019

...Kyukendall 101, UH Manoa Campus, Friday Oct 18, 2:30 pm....


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55 Kahuku Arrests: 'We Will Block Future Convoys'
by Video Video Friday, October 18, 2019

...Caldwell's police will clear the way for a stupid windfarm.  This proves that the problem on Mauna Kea is Harry Kim, not David Ige....


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Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a 'Russian asset' groomed to ensure Trump reelection
by Audio Audio Friday, October 18, 2019

..."She is a favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far."....


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National Council on Disability Rips Hawaii Assisted Suicide Law
by News Release Friday, October 18, 2019

...Hawaii and California 'confidentiality' provisions 'extremely dangerous'....


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Hawaii Death Tax Will Soon be Tied for #1
by Tax Foundation Friday, October 18, 2019

...Washington State’s 20 percent rate is the highest estate tax rate in the nation, although Hawaii is set to increase its top rate to 20 percent effective January 1, 2020....


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NELHA Economic Impact Estimated
by UH ERO Friday, October 18, 2019

... NELHA Host Park generates over $100M annually ....


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Hawaii Vape Retailers Oppose Proposed E-Cigarette, Store-Bought, Nicotine Flavor Ban
by News Release Friday, October 18, 2019

...Currently, the minimum age to purchase nicotine vapor products in Hawaii is 21....


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OHA Backs out of Tree-Planting Scheme
by News Release Thursday, October 17, 2019

...Our experts estimated that the survival rate of the trees would be just 10 percent....


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Nine Weeks on the Mauna: 48 Arrests, 5,033 Tickets
by News Release Thursday, October 17, 2019

...The combined total of the 9-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 5033 citations issued and 48 persons arrested for 80 offenses.... 


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Town Hall Meeting: Soaring Electric Bills in Kapilina
by Rep Bob McDermott Wednesday, October 16, 2019

...Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Iroquois Point Elementary School....


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UH Regents Plan: Lets Close Down Some Perfectly Good Telescopes
by News Release Wednesday, October 16, 2019

...Obviously this is a negotiating position. OHA is demanding decommissioning but wants rent money.  UH offers decommissioning but no money.  Now they have to trade to settle....


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Critical flaws plague new study linking ‘heavy’ pesticide exposure to cardiovascular disease
by News Article Wednesday, October 16, 2019

...there is no paper that is so dreadful that it cannot be published somewhere....


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Bill 37: Why Contractors Should Compete
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, October 16, 2019

...a proposed policy in Honolulu may prevent nonunion employers from bidding on government projects....


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First 'Ohana Zone' Homeless Shelter opens in Hilo
by News Release Wednesday, October 16, 2019

...There are 25 emergency shelter beds available in the initial phase. At full operation, the shelter will provide 50 emergency shelter beds for single men....


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COFA: Hawaii Wants Feds to Pay for Welfare
by News Release Tuesday, October 15, 2019

...In 1996, under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (Welfare Reform Act), COFA migrants living and working legally in the United States under the Compacts were deemed ineligible for most federal public benefits. Hawaii, as a U.S. port of entry in the Pacific, has directly borne the cost of public services related to migration under the Compacts....


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Hawaii: State of Childhood Obesity
by News Release Tuesday, October 15, 2019

... age 10-17--obesity rate 11.5%....


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Hawaii: Lowest Percentage of Young Business Owners
by News Release Tuesday, October 15, 2019

...Hawaii had the lowest percentage of Millennial-owned businesses -- 3.65%....


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Ige Names Three to BLNR
by News Release Tuesday, October 15, 2019

...Vernon Char, Wesley “Kaiwi” Yoon, Christopher Yuen....


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Fastest-Growing Cities? Honolulu Ranks 407th
by News Article Monday, October 14, 2019

...some cities know the key ingredients for long-term prosperity better than others....


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SCOTUS: Who is in charge at the County Of Maui?
by Robert Thomas Monday, October 14, 2019

...SCOTUS Oral Argument Hinges On Internal Dispute Over Who Can Settle....


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Fascist UH Admin Cuts Free WiFi to Telescope Protesters
by News Release Sunday, October 13, 2019

"...it feels like they're trying to smoke us out, that they're trying to slightly force us into leaving this building...."


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The Strange Case of Bank of America
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 13, 2019

...We need this to stop....


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Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Uninsured
by News Article Saturday, October 12, 2019

...Cities and States with the Highest and Lowest Uninsured Rates....


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NYT: What, Exactly, Is Tulsi Gabbard Up To?
by News Article Saturday, October 12, 2019

“...She seems very Trumpian....”


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HECO Rolling Blackouts Possible Due to Failure of Wind, Solar
by News Release Friday, October 11, 2019

...The heat and high humidity are driving increased demand for air conditioning at the same time overcast skies are diminishing solar output and wind resources are minimal....


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UH enrollment drops another 2%
by News Release Friday, October 11, 2019

...Nine of the 10 UH campuses saw reductions in enrollment....


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Brig. Gen Hara Appointed Adjutant General
by News Release Friday, October 11, 2019

...Ige has appointed Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara to be the Adjutant General for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Defense effective Dec. 6, 2019. He replaces Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe” Logan who will be retiring....


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Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancies – First Circuit Court -- Circuit Judge, District Judge, Family Court Judge
by News Release Friday, October 11, 2019

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancies in the State of Hawaii....


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How to Avoid ‘Troubled Waters’
by Kelii Akina Friday, October 11, 2019

...a task force of eminent Hawaii business and other community leaders has just issued a warning that Hawaii’s current rate of government spending is not sustainable....


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Mauna Kea Speedtrap: Total 4,632 Tickets, 46 Arrests
by News Release Friday, October 11, 2019

...The combined total of the 8-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 4,632 citations issued and 46 persons arrested for 74 offenses....


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Open Letter from astronomy student Naea Stevens
by News Release Friday, October 11, 2019

..."I invite my fellow kanaka who support TMT to join me in trying to reach for the stars."....


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$88B Debt: Hawaii CHANGE Initiative highlights state's future financial obligations
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, October 10, 2019

...Troubled Waters: Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii....


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Council approves PLAs despite many concerns
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, October 10, 2019

...After a public hearing, the Council approved the bill, 7-2, It now goes to the mayor....


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Caldwell Jets off to Europe for Some Climate Change Make-Believe
by News Release Thursday, October 10, 2019

...eight U.S. Mayors joined Mike Bloomberg to release the American Cities Climate Challenge Climate Action Playbook, a strategic guide to accelerate and deepen climate action in cities....


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Robotics League Expands into Micronesian Island of Kosrae
by News Release Wednesday, October 09, 2019

...High school students on the tiny Micronesian island of Kosrae will be building, programming and competing their own advanced robots for the first time....


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Best Cities for People with Disabilities -- Honolulu 93rd
by News Article Wednesday, October 09, 2019

... Pearl City has the Lowest Percentage of People with Disabilities in Poverty in USA ....


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Ala Wai Development Plan Serves OHA, not Boaters
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, October 09, 2019

...OHA stands to potentially receive a 20% cut of revenues generated from development of so-called ‘ceded lands’-- such as the Ala Wai harbor....


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UH Regents to Discuss Maunakea Rules at UH Hilo
by News Release Wednesday, October 09, 2019

...The location of the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents decision-making meeting on the proposed administrative rules for UH managed lands on Maunakea, scheduled for November 6, has been moved to the UH Hilo campus....


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First Hawaiian Homelands Leases Near 99-Year Mark
by News Release Wednesday, October 09, 2019

...lessees who are interested in extending their 99-year leases for an additional 100 years can do so via request through DHHL and with approval of the Hawaiian Homes Commission....


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Rep Cynthia Thielen will not run for Reelection
by Cynthia Thielen Wednesday, October 09, 2019

"...I thank all of you for 30 wonderful years...."


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Housing Cost Puts Hawaii Among States With Worst Pay
by News Release Monday, October 07, 2019
...we calculated how many hours at the median hourly wage it took to afford the median one-bedroom apartment in each state....

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DoH public health advisory urging everyone to stop vaping
by News Release Monday, October 07, 2019

...If you are an adult using vaping devices to kick a cigarette habit, do not return to smoking cigarettes....


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Ige Heralded for 'Worst Policy Proposals' of 2019
by News Release Monday, October 07, 2019

...The latest entry of the State of the States publication breaks down each governor’s “state of the state” address and identifies strong and weak policy prescriptions within....


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If Housing Costs in Honolulu Are Bad Now…
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 06, 2019

...the Honolulu City Council is considering Bill 25, which would add numerous energy conservation requirements for any residential dwelling that is new or remodeled....


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Responding to Kim: Anti-Telescope Leader Demands 'Lawful Rent'
by Video Video Saturday, October 05, 2019

"...to get the observatories to pay lawful rent...."


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VIDEO: Imua TMT Panel Discussion at Capitol
by News Release Saturday, October 05, 2019

...Mayor Harry Kim’s TMT plan offers nothing new, supporter says....


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Several schools see proficiency rates in math fall to single digits
by News Release Saturday, October 05, 2019

...Just 3% of Waianae High juniors tested proficient in math last school year, from 11% the year before....


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UHERO: Planned Projects Support Healthy Construction Outlook
by UH ERO Friday, October 04, 2019

...Hawaii Construction Forecast....


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OHA Trustee on Mauna Kea: "Where's the revenue from these Ceded Lands?"
by News Article Friday, October 04, 2019

...the Hawai'i Supreme Court ruled that the State of Hawai'i must resolve the claims of Native Hawaiians before selling ceded lands....


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Ed Case: “I don’t accept ‘the price of paradise’”
by Grassroot Institute Friday, October 04, 2019

...he is considering a proposal that would leave the Jones Act in place but forbid shipping companies from charging a certain percentage above an established international shipping rate....


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Anti-Telescope Rap Video: Swinging Baseball Bat "In the blessed era of Max Holloway"
by Video Video Friday, October 04, 2019

... apparently Max Holloway is 'sacred' ....


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Mauna Kea: 591 Tickets, Six Arrests
by News Release Friday, October 04, 2019

...The combined total for 7-weeks stands at 4092 citations issued and 43 persons arrested for 71 offenses....


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Mourning the Past Sacrifices the Future
by Joni Kamiya Friday, October 04, 2019

...It is pretty fun to belong to a cause and feel as if you’re making a difference....


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Energy Efficiency: Hawaii Ranks 16th
by News Release Friday, October 04, 2019

...Hawaii improved 2.5 points, thanks in part to a new law that sets efficiency standards for products not covered at the federal level, including computers, faucets, and showerheads....


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​City completes installation of 53,000 streetlights to energy-saving LEDs
by News Release Thursday, October 03, 2019

...Hawaii Energy presents $1.9 million rebate check....


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Weigh in on Caldwell’s $772 million splurge on replacing the Blaisdell Arena
by News Article Thursday, October 03, 2019

...Did you know you can weigh in on Caldwell’s $772 million splurge on replacing the Blaisdell Arena, a war memorial? Be quick, though....


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