Thursday, April 18, 2019
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Why Farm?
  2. The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras
  3. Tax Foundation Hawaii: Motion for Reconsideration Rips Rail-Skim Decision
  4. Is lack of funding the real problem in the Department of Education?
  5. Auditor: AG's Child Support Fund Still Running Deficit
  6. Lahaina Injection Wells: EPA won't regulate pollution that moves through groundwater
  7. Economist: Regulations Add 24% to Home Construction Costs            
  8. Beating agriculture to death in Hawaii
  9. Honolulu Salary Commission Approves Pay Raises For Top City Officials
  10. Abercrombie Forced Micronesians onto Obamacare
  11. Politicians Tour MCCC After Riot, Spend $8M
  12. Latest DoE Grift: $11B for New Schools or Something
  13. Red Hill Tank Relocation Pricetag—$1.6B
  14. Meth Addict Who Dies After Being Tased was Son of American Samoa Police Commissioner
  15. 8 homeless shelters don’t meet new standards, but will be funded anyway 
  16. Busting prostitution businesses is a priority for the prosecutor's office

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ethics: DOBOR Kauai Employee Quickly Begins Taking Stuff
  2. Caldwell’s Rubber Stamp Council will Tax and Spend
  3. UIPA Request: DoE Refusing to Release Check Register
  4. HDOT still seeking your thoughts on a proposal to tax drivers by the mile
  5. Community members come together to rally against crime and corruption in Hawaii
  6. Katherine Kealoha’s grandmother forced to pay over $100K in legal fees in corruption case
  7. Old Boys Line up Behind “Only Candidate’ Running for CD2—Kahele
  8. Gabbard Second to Last in Democrat Presidential Fund Race
  9. The High Price Of Luring The Movies To Hawaii
  10. HB1093: Proposed Bill Regulating Uber, Lyft Is Biased Against Taxis
  11. Recycling numbers are down but costs are up
  12. HIDOT Removes 14 Truckloads of Trash—All Seven Homeless Refuse Shelter
  13. Recovering Drug Addict ‘was homeless downtown for many, many years’

Monday, April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Senate: OHA Must Complete Audit of LLCs
  2. Unlucky and Unclean: How Not to Steal House 13
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 14, 2019
  4. Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 45th
  5. $100M Hawaii tax hike bills -- Job Loss and Lawsuits
  6. SB1000: Use EV Mandate to Make Housing Even More Unaffordable
  7. Do you believe in coincidences?
  8. Details lost in reporting election-by-mail results
  9. Vacation Rentals On Oahu May Face Tough Enforcement And New Limits
  10. Where Hawaii Renters Spend Half Their Incomes On Housing
  11. Kakaako Makai Celebrates Ten Years as Homeless Tent City

Sunday, April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Special Election: Waters Beats Ozawa by 1,004 Votes
  2. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  3. JSC Seeks Nominees for Maui Circuit Court
  4. 30 Years Late: DoE Discovers IDIQ -- ‘Job Order Contracting
  5. Blankety Blank
  6. Hawaii Smallest Firearms Industry in USA
  7. Ethics: How Interest Group Can Plant its own People on State Payroll to Solicit Money
  8. How Kealoha, Kaneshiro Retaliated Against Officers After Miske Arrest
  9. Council Leadership Change This Week?
  10. Josh Green Finally Abandons Tent Cities?
  11. Another CWS Fail: Parents sue over 3-year-old’s death in foster care
  12. Inmate: ‘This is crazy; we going die’
  13. HELCO seeks 3.4% increase
  14. Oh, yeah? Well, how’d you like an audit, punk?
  15. Proposals would reduce building permit fees
  16. Mufi: Counties have Acted on TVRs—Now it is up to Legislature

Saturday, April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Deadline: HART 'Pleased' that city received P3 submittals
  2. UH requesting second round of public hearings for Maunakea administrative rules
  3. City adopts new affordable housing rules
  4. Activists hurt farmers by fueling public’s disconnect with modern agriculture
  5. HART board chair under federal investigation — but it’s not about the rail project
  6. Hawaiʻi Farmers, Ranchers Lobby for Water Bill
  7. Administrator in charge of DPS training programs accused of lying on her resume
  8. Deputy Prosecutor Futa Says She Never Got Target Letter
  9. Trevor Ozawa vs. Tommy Waters: Round 3 of Honolulu City Council fight ends tonight
  10. 3 percent Maui council salary hike lacks the votes
  11. Councilman wants to make more clear what alternatives will be acceptable to polystyrene
  12. An old hospital in Hilo is being transformed into a haven for the homeless

Friday, April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ILWU Executive Charged with Embezzlement
  2. Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is April 23rd
  3. NRA Seeks 'Immediate Injunction' Against Hawaii Gun Laws
  4. Hawaii Butterfly Knife Ban Challenged on Second Amendment Grounds
  5. Hirono: If Conservatives Don’t Want Content Removed From Social Media ‘They Shouldn’t Post Lies’
  6. Want higher wages? Try economic freedom
  7. Honolulu Council Special Election Voting Ends Saturday April 13
  8. Feds Demand City Pony up $111M for Rail--No Money Beyond Middle Street Until P3 Settled
  9. Ige supports giving water permit holders more time
  10. Legislators Advance HB1248 as Vote-by-Mail Problems Multiply
  11. While Honest Citizens 2nd Amendment Rights are Restricted, Shooters Walk Again and Again—Here’s How
  12. Senate panel rejects reappointment of Nolan Espinda as Hawaii’s public safety director
  13. Kauai: Entire System Comes Down on Whistleblower
  14. State housing project combines juvenile offenders and affordable housing; raises concerns
  15. Ex-Maui inmate gets $10K in sex assault lawsuit settlement
  16. Substitute Teacher Will Study for Marriage Counselor License While in Jail on Revenge Porn Conviction
  17. Teacher in Ewa Elementary’s A-plus program indicted in sexual assault of former student

Thursday, April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA's $139 Million Dollar Question
  2. OHA Trustees Vote 8-1 to Extend Audit
  3. Hawaii Swamped by Carbon Dioxide Tax Bills
  4. HB217/HB218: Making Life Easier for Young Criminals
  5. Gabbard: US Health Care System Designed to 'keep people sick and on drugs'
  6. It’s April and Feds Still Aren’t Releasing $744 Million For Honolulu Rail
  7. Windfarm: Judge Approves Plan to Kill Lots of Bats 
  8. HB1326: Will All the Water be Cut Off?
  9. Voting Rights Violation?  Ranked voting could make its way to Hawaii
  10. Despite warnings, Kaneshiro continues to visit building that houses prosecutor’s office
  11. Carlisle Wants Embattled Prosecutor's Job
  12. Ala Wai: DLNR-DTL Scheme to Funnell Money to OHA will Damage Cultural Resources
  13. SB1000: Electric Vehicle Mandate Will Make Housing Even Less Affordable
  14. Aina Lea – After 10 Years in Court, Affordable Housing Project May Now Be Built
  15. Hawaii sees a significant increase in sexually transmitted diseases
  16. Pearl City intermediate school DoE Child Molester Gets Away With It—Then Foolishly Leaves Hawaii 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
  2. Final Crossover: House Approves, Amends 85 Senate Bills
  3. Human Services Blueprint for COFA Citizens
  4. New UH Manoa leadership structure approved
  5. Health Department Audit: Material Weaknesses and Significant Deficiencies
  6. Is Federal Recognition Dead or Dormant?
  7. Gov. David Ige having a rough year at the Legislature
  8. Minimum Wage, REIT Tax Head to Conference Committee
  9. HB820: Gut-n-Replace Keeps leasehold condo scheme alive
  10. SB33/SB365: Megabux for Movie Moguls—Heading to Conference Committee
  11. Hawaii lawmakers hope a recent ruling will play in their favor in regulating vacation rentals
  12. Hawaii Agribusiness Development Corp faces audits
  13. More than 30,000 ballots already cast in special election for city council
  14. Trial of former HPD officer delayed as more Miske info tied to Kealoha is sought
  15. Lawmakers grill public safety director
  16. Maui County attorney resigns from post following abuse allegations
  17. Maui Mayor Describes Being Attacked by Homosexual Child Molesters
  18. Puna officer faces felony charges in domestic incident

Tuesday, April 09, 2019
April 9, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Relax Maui zoning to allow more urban dwellings
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 8, 2019
  3. Hawaii 2nd Worst Financial Knowledge and Education
  4. Hawaii--78 Bridges 'Deficient'
  5. Hawaii: County by County Health Reports
  6. Ige: Electric Company to Collect from GEMS Green Energy Deadbeats
  7. Hawaii Firearm Seizure Bill Eligible For Floor Vote
  8. Old Boys Last Hope?  Kahele Says He’s Raised $250,000 To Challenge Tulsi Gabbard
  9. State Senate leaders say they don’t intend to revive water bill
  10. Hawaii lawmakers consider vacation-rental tax legislation
  11. DeVos: Hawaii DoE Should do Exactly the Opposite of What it Does Now
  12. 30 Years Late: DoE Discovers IDIQ -- ‘Job Order Contracting’
  13. State Initiates Audit Of School Impact Fees On Developers
  14. Retaliation: DUI investigation initially under Katherine Kealoha's division
  15. Former police officer heads to court accused of luring boy for sex
  16. Permanent supportive housing will reduce homelessness
  17. Snuffed out: Tobacco tax increase proposal dies
  18. DOH begins enforcement against CBD-infused products
  19. Smoking Marijuana vs. Smoking Tobacco: Which is More Harmful?
  20. Hawaii boaters facing big increase in fees

Monday, April 08, 2019
April 8, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Secret Timeline Shows OHA Lying to Legislature While Stonewalling LLC Audit
  2. Stop Anti-Vaxxers From Putting Hawaii Kids At Risk
  3. Does Hawaii Really Want Agriculture?
  4. The future of marijuana: Island cannabis industry reps talk hurdles, economic woes
  5. Former Real Estate Commission vice chairman sentenced to jail, court supervision for theft
  6. Moving Hawaii’s Technology Out Of The Dark Ages

Sunday, April 07, 2019
April 7, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Revenue Raisers Already Sent to the Governor
  2. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  3. Giveaway to Public Employee Unions Hidden in Minimum Wage Bill
  4. A&B Water Rights Bill May Have New Life
  5. A Three-Step Guide: How Women Can Protect Themselves from Joe Biden
  6. HB285: Release Names of Suspended or Fired Police Officers
  7. EMS Tries to justify Fuel Truck Purchase
  8. UHPA: Lassner Not Angry Enough
  9. Ige Touts State-Run ‘Hawaii Saves’ Retirement Program
  10. Socialist Utopia: Kahana Valley living park concept ‘broken’
  11. Solid Waste: UPW Exploits Absenteeism in Push for New Positions
  12. Soft on Crime: Five Time Loser Kicks Cop in Head—Gets Probation
  13. Stupid Pimp Leaves Soft-on-Crime Hawaii—Quickly Gets 72 Year Sentence

Saturday, April 06, 2019
April 6, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. New Petition Launched to Impeach Kaneshiro
  2. 9th Circuit: City Can Only Enforce Sleeping Ban if Shelter Available
  3. Kishimoto Demands Media Cover Up Failing Schools
  4. DoE: Only 56% of our Grads Need Remedial Math (not counting the ones who don't go to college and the ones who don’t graduate)
  5. UHERO: How Obamacare Affects Micronesian Health
  6. Ige Signs 20% Death Tax into Law
  7. Does House bill’s demise affect Upcountry water?
  8. Lawmakers pass Red Light Camera bill through State House of Representatives
  9. HB748: Fixing Hawaii’s civil asset forfeiture program
  10. Gut & Replace --- Hawai’i State Energy Office
  11. Another CWS Fail: Lawsuit filed in toddler death
  12. Over 25,000 Votes Cast in Special Election
  13. Judge OKs recorded testimony from 99-year old key witness in Kealoha case
  14. Riot at Maui CCC caused $5 million damage
  15. Maui Police Dept. internally investigating if traffic section misused money

Friday, April 05, 2019
April 5, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Levinson: Ballard's Second Amendment Stance 'Could Precipitate Legal Catastrophe'
  2. Kiss of Death: OHA Endorses Amended Water Bill Just Before Senate Committee Kills It
  3. #AuditTheRail finally on track!
  4. OHA Trustees Approve New Governance Framework
  5. OHA Gives $500K to Nonprofits
  6. DLNR Seeks Bidders to Redevelop Ala Wai Harbor
  7. Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Eligible for Floor Vote
  8. Dela Cruz: If A&B Can’t Have Water then Nobody Can
  9. Screw A&B—Part 2: Surprising Support For New Tax On Hawaii’s Powerful Real Estate Interests
  10. Two HPD officers indicted after allegedly making a homeless man lick a toilet
  11. SB567: Will Legislators Let us Round up Homeless Mentally Ill?
  12. Homeless Drug Addicts, Chinatown Merchants May Hire Security Guards
  13. Guam Begins Process to Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana
  14. UPW Backs Espinda Reappointment
  15. Vital piece of evidence in investigation into Maui jail riot goes missing
  16. Caldwell’s plan for monthly garbage fee could be trashed
  17. Waters Leads Ozawa In Money Raised And Spent In City Council Race
  18. Polluted Subsoil Causes 3 month Delay in Rail Station Construction
  19. HB593: Now we have green versus green
  20. DoE Forms Secret Gender Committee
  21. Maui Council to Hire Lawyer to Sue over Mayor’s Interim Appointments 

Thursday, April 04, 2019
April 4, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: MCCC Officers Tell Riot Story, Slam 'Upper Echelons' of PSD
  2. Sin Taxes: Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
  3. Do You Think Like an Islander?
  4. Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Pass Committee, Age Restriction Bill Eligible for a Floor Vote
  5. HEI Plans to Shut Down State's Cheapest Energy Producer to Make Way for More Tesla Batteries
  6. 2019 Graduation Dates
  7. 2 men accused of storming OHA offices could face felony charges
  8. Another 3.4% Rate Hike: PUC sets HELCO hearings
  9. HB593: Plan to allow solar farms on top-rated agricultural lands killed
  10. Legislators Trying to make A&B give $62M to Politically Connected Mahi Pono?
  11. Bill Would Criminalize Driving Under The Influence Of … Almost Anything
  12. Middle Street Rail Solution: Run Bus Lanes on North King Street
  13. Desperate to Save Insider Control: Department of Public Safety proposes plans to relieve overcrowding
  14. DPS Plans to Stack Hearing for Espinda—Worried ‘Outsider’ will be Next Boss
  15. Puana Grandmother to Provide Key Details on Mailbox Frameup?
  16. Council leadership: Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for ex-police chief’s legal defense
  17. Whistleblower tells police commission concerns about upcoming promotions
  18. Nearly 23,000 Votes Cast in Council Special Election
  19. Unionization of UH grad students a Financial Burden to State
  20. Hawaii Population Decline Military-Related?

Wednesday, April 03, 2019
April 3, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawsuit: Hawaii Discriminates Against Legal Immigrants on Gun Permits
  2. ACLU: Kealoha Lawyers Threaten Free Speech
  3. Rail: P3 Contractors see “Untenable Interface Risk”
  4. Oil Companies, Enviros Support Carbon Taxes
  5. Micronesian government official pleads guilty to federal bribery charge    
  6. Stuck with Obamacare Micronesians In Hawaii Struggle To Get Health Care
  7. Despite court order, Katherine Kealoha fights to keep personnel files secret
  8. How Many People Make Minimum Wage?
  9. $1000 Fine Threat Shuts Down Homeless Enablers

Tuesday, April 02, 2019
April 2, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. State of the State Budget 2020
  2. Is Leasehold Housing Built on Government Land a Solution to Unaffordable Housing in Honolulu?
  3. Hawaii County has Least Expensive Housing in Hawaii
  4. Hawaii--2nd Highest State Tax Burden in USA
  5. Governor Announces 2020 Census Committee
  6. Stressed States? Hawaii Ranks 42nd
  7. Community meeting to be held for O‘ahu’s first Pedestrian Plan
  8. Tax Hikes: How The Senate Aims To Take More of Your Cash
  9. Federal Prosecutor: Former HPD Officer Admits being Homosexual Child Molester
  10. Police Commission Disputes Honolulu police chief on handgun carry permits
  11. Sumida: I helped Kealoha Beat the rap once—he can do it again if the media helps
  12. After Maui Jail Riot UPW Takes Aim at PSD Leadership
  13. Questions raised over DPS officer's less-lethal weapons
  14. DPS Doesn’t Buy Non-Lethal Weapons—But Spends Thousands on Rifles and Shotguns that are not given to Officers
  15. Charges dropped against Maui’s top civil lawyer
  16. Answer to High Cost of Living: Give Even More Money to Silicon Valley Billionaires and Hollywood Movie Moguls
  17. Histrionics, Chemophobia Begin to pay off in Court
  18. Biofuel Schemers Fret as Subsidies Decline
  19. Electric Car Owners Scoop up $3.5M in Free Airport Parking
  20. Mainland Drug Addict Demands Money for Homelessness at Legislature
  21. City Contractor Works Hard to Keep Homeless Tent City Near Children's Center

Monday, April 01, 2019
April 1, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Biggest Fruit Ever Grown in Hawaii
  2. HHS Cuts Funding to Hawaii Planned Parenthood
  3. Auditor: Many Deficiencies in State Federal Funding Compliance
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 31, 2019
  5. Hawaii County Police Community Satisfaction Survey
  6. Honolulu Republicans Reelect Brett Kulbis Chair
  7. Honolulu Council Special Election Walk-in Voting Begins Today
  8. Several Hawaii Charter Schools Under Federal Investigation
  9. Stopping rail at Middle Street might save $440M
  10. Salary Commission recommends MORE raises for city executives
  11. Still Alive: SB192/HB1552 Would Lets Lots and Lots of Criminals Back out onto Streets
  12. SPED Student Raped by Three HSTA Members Gets Settlement

Sunday, March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Judgments Aren’t Necessarily the End of Litigation
  2. JSC Seeks Applicants for Judicial Vacancy – District Family Judge, First Circuit
  3. Got Milk? DoH Consent Decree Requires Shut Down of Big Island Dairy
  4. Trump Tax Cut Lowers Electric Bills--HECO Gave Back the Least
  5. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  6. Legislators Raise Taxes to Boost State Workers Minimum to $17—in the middle of contract reopener
  7. Legislative Pay Hike Needed to Attract More Layabouts
  8. Kim talks management during meeting with Ige, other officials about mountain’s future
  9. HART work went off the rails, report says
  10. MECO Another 3.8% Rate Hike—Utility Squeezed by Alt-Energy Schemers
  11. Bureaucratic Infighting, Money and Positions--Turf War over public preschools
  12. HB748: Reform Asset Forfeiture
  13. Police Could Save Millions by Dumping Subsidized Vehicles
  14. Halawa: Prisoner Commits Suicide After Being Raped by Homosexual for 5th Time
  15. Big Island: Where the Anti-Vaxxers Are
  16. Tour Boat operated by Anti-Superferry Activists Runs over (yet another) Baby Whale
  17. Lihue: Mainland Homeless Build Tent City Next to Shopping Center

 


Saturday, March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Court: OHA LLCs Subject to UIPA
  2. Akina: OHA spending rate unsustainable
  3. Complaint Filed in NRA-supported Challenge to Hawaii Concealed Carry Law
  4. PEW: Hawaii Pension Fund Positioned to Withstand Next Recession
  5. ‘Backward budgeting’ wrong way to move forward
  6. Honolulu Rail Cars Fail Fire Test
  7. Contempt of Court: Judge issues stern warning to new City Prosecutor Nadamoto
  8. Kealoha Attorney: Ken Lawson’s OJ Simpson Innocence project Defends other Criminals, What about mine?
  9. SA Editorial: Pay raises Make Legislators Disconnected, Illogical
  10. Department of Hawaiian Home Lands director to step down after failing to win Senate support
  11. Proposal to curb Affordable Housing deemed to be ‘monster houses’ ready for final Honolulu City Council vote
  12. Homeless Plans before funding (part 2)
  13. Water Rights Bill Affects Many Small Farmers And Ranchers
  14. Trump Budget Zeroes out OHA Cronies Cash Flow (again)
  15. DOH: 2017 Mumps Epidemic Caused by Anti-Vaxxers
  16. 9th Circuit Moves Dopers Closer to Winning Right to Drive Forklift
  17. Incident at Work Results in Lack of Staff, Closures of Transfer Stations

Friday, March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Auditor Rips Rail Oversight: DAGS 'Busy Work Gives False Sense of Assurance'
  2. Environmental Review for Aloha Stadium Tear-Down Begins
  3. Tourist Numbers Up, Spending Down (again)
  4. Busted: Former ILWU Boss to Rat out other Criminals in Union?
  5. Legislators Pass Death Tax, Internet Sales Tax
  6. SB301: REIT Tax Will Cost State a Fortune
  7. Maui: 100% Against Mileage Tax
  8. Faculty union blasts UH president
  9. Kauai Council pretends to be divided on raises
  10. Fraudster Gets 30 days Jail for Ripping off Charter School
  11. Developer Builds Affordable Units Despite City Obstacles
  12. Waikiki Homeless Stab Tourists Again and Again, Defecate on Beach
  13. City Contractor Violates Agreement, Feeds Homeless at Kakaako Makai


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$17 Minimum Wage Cost $1.456 Billion per year
by News Release Thursday, April 18, 2019

...If the average pay hike is $3.50/hr for 208K workers, a $17 minimum would cost $5.6M per 8 hour shift--$28M per 40 hr week--$1.456B per year....


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Kids Oral Health--Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
by News Article Thursday, April 18, 2019

...this is the price Hawaii pays for pandering to anti-fluoridation nuts....


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DLNR: Another Step Towards State-Run Carbon Credit Scheme
by News Release Wednesday, April 17, 2019

...Certifying the project under Verra’s VCS, which includes the verification and validation of the project by independent auditors, enables DOFAW to generate certified carbon credits that it, in turn, can sell to interested buyers, brokers, traders, or retailers....


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Candidates Hirono, Case, Gabbard Refused to Release their Tax Returns
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, April 17, 2019

...A spokeswoman for Hirono implied that financial disclosures that the congresswoman is already required to submit are sufficient....


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Lahaina Injection Wells: EPA won't regulate pollution that moves through groundwater
by News Article Wednesday, April 17, 2019

...the memo contradicts arguments EPA and the Department of Justice made on the same case three years ago....


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Auditor: AG's Child Support Fund Still Running Deficit
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, April 16, 2019

...CSEA disbursed amounts received without knowing whether the non-custodial parent had sufficient funds at the bank....


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Is lack of funding the real problem in the Department of Education?
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, April 16, 2019

...UIPA Request: DoE Refusing to Release Check Register....


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Tax Foundation Hawaii: Motion for Reconsideration Rips Rail-Skim Decision
by Tax Foundation Tuesday, April 16, 2019

...This is harsh criticism, but it is well-founded....


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The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Tuesday, April 16, 2019

...In some locales it generates more crashes as many motorists make early and sudden stops at the onset of the yellow light....


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Why Farm?
by Joni Kamiya Tuesday, April 16, 2019

...Wouldn’t be wonderful if a wealthy non-profit volunteered to pay for all the regulations they demand?....


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Ethics: DOBOR Kauai Employee Quickly Begins Taking Stuff
by News Release Tuesday, April 16, 2019

...requiring Respondent Kelekoma to pay an administrative penalty of $4,500 to the State of Hawaii, and referring this matter to DLNR for further action as appropriate....


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Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 45th
by News Release Monday, April 15, 2019

...Try out the “adjust performance” feature.  You can abolish the GE Tax and cut other taxes, eliminate public employees, enact a right to work law, raise or lower the minimum wage, and see how each move affects Hawaii’s economic performance....


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Senate: OHA Must Complete Audit of LLCs
by News Release Monday, April 15, 2019

...in response to concerns that there was no systematic review of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' procurement processes, limited liability companies, or loans....


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Unlucky and Unclean: How Not to Steal House 13
by Andrew Walden Sunday, April 14, 2019

...With legal representation from Neil Abercrombie’s former Attorney General David Louie, former penny stock tout Jeffrey Dunster tried to use a bag full of receipts to claim ownership of a house known as ‘13’.  It didn't work....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 14, 2019
by News Article Sunday, April 14, 2019

... weekly update from GovTrack.us ....


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Ethics: How Interest Group Can Plant its own People on State Payroll to Solicit Money
by News Release Sunday, April 14, 2019

...and its all legal....


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Hawaii Smallest Firearms Industry in USA
by News Article Sunday, April 14, 2019

...2019’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry....


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Blankety Blank
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 14, 2019

...No, that isn’t a cuss word. It’s just the facts, ma’am....


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Special Election: Waters Beats Ozawa by 1,004 Votes 
by Andrew Walden Sunday, April 14, 2019

...Even as the Honolulu Rail project collapses around Mayor Caldwell’s ears, the election result gives a pro-Caldwell faction the majority on the council.  This contradiction is due to the failure of anti-rail politicians to separate themselves from criminals....


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30 Years Late: DoE Discovers IDIQ -- ‘Job Order Contracting
by News Release Saturday, April 13, 2019

...HIDOE completing school roof repairs more quickly under 'new' contracting method....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, April 13, 2019

...Upcoming Legislative Deadlines....


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JSC Seeks Nominees for Maui Circuit Court
by News Release Saturday, April 13, 2019

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy....


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Activists hurt farmers by fueling public’s disconnect with modern agriculture
by News Article Saturday, April 13, 2019

...farmers are increasingly frustrated and dispirited by having to deal with the demands and unrealistic expectations of a public that is growing ever more distant from the realities of agriculture....


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UH requesting second round of public hearings for Maunakea administrative rules
by News Release Saturday, April 13, 2019

...The regents will take up the request at their April 18 meeting at Leeward Community College....


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City adopts new affordable housing rules
by News Release Friday, April 12, 2019

...The rules took effect on March 31 and implement the affordable housing requirements in Ordinance 18-10 and other approvals issued by the city....


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Deadline: HART 'Pleased' that city received P3 submittals
by News Release Friday, April 12, 2019

...HART and the City will evaluate the submittals received today and then select a short list to move on to the second part of the procurement....


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ILWU Executive Charged with Embezzlement
by News Release Friday, April 12, 2019

...As the Secretary-Treasurer of the Longshore Division, Brown was responsible for the union’s financial matters....


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Honolulu Council Special Election Voting Ends Saturday April 13
by News Release Friday, April 12, 2019

...As of Friday, March 29, 2019, the Office of the City Clerk has received 17,752 vote-by-mail ballots....


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Want higher wages? Try economic freedom
by Kelii Akina Friday, April 12, 2019

...Hawaii policymakers cannot mandate people into prosperity....


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Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is April 23rd
by Tax Foundation Friday, April 12, 2019

...Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is 43rd among states....


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Hawaii Butterfly Knife Ban Challenged on Second Amendment Grounds
by News Article Friday, April 12, 2019

...“Knives are arms protected by the Second Amendment,” a complaint filed Wednesday in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii contends....


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Hirono: If Conservatives Don’t Want Content Removed From Social Media ‘They Shouldn’t Post Lies’
by Video Video Thursday, April 11, 2019

...“Maybe they shouldn't post lies about Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts."....


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NRA Seeks 'Immediate Injunction' Against Hawaii Gun Laws
by News Release Thursday, April 11, 2019

...Effort Underway to Halt Hawaii's Restrictive Firearm Permitting Requirements....


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Gabbard: US Health Care System Designed to 'keep people sick and on drugs'
by News Article Thursday, April 11, 2019

...This line of thinking is one step away from web sites touting “miracle cures THEY don’t want you to know about.”....


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HB217/HB218: Making Life Easier for Young Criminals
by News Release Thursday, April 11, 2019

...when an officer has custody of a child under the age of 16, the child shall consult with legal counsel before waiving any constitutional rights and before any custodial interrogation....


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OHA's $139 Million Dollar Question
by Video Video Wednesday, April 10, 2019

...If Someone Offered You $139 Million Dollars To Reveal Your Darkest Secrets, Would You Do It?....


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OHA Trustees Vote 8-1 to Extend Audit
by Kelii Akina Wednesday, April 10, 2019

... Trustee Akina Votes No to Further Delay of OHA Independent Audit -- OHA Board Pushes Audit Completion to December ....


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Hawaii Swamped by Carbon Dioxide Tax Bills
by News Article Wednesday, April 10, 2019

...Multiple carbon-dioxide tax bills are under consideration in the current session of the Hawaii State Legislature....


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PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
by News Release Wednesday, April 10, 2019

...Madame Pele shows the way to solve homelessness--APPLY MORE FORCE....


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Health Department Audit: Material Weaknesses and Significant Deficiencies
by Hawaii State Auditor Wednesday, April 10, 2019

...Financial and Compliance Audit of the Department of Health....


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Final Crossover: House Approves, Amends 85 Senate Bills
by News Release Tuesday, April 09, 2019

...With two days left before the Second Crossover deadline, the House today passed an additional 85 Senate bills. These bills now head back to the Senate for their consideration....


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Human Services Blueprint for COFA Citizens
by News Release Tuesday, April 09, 2019

...the State Department of Health spends $10 million annually in health care costs and the Department of Human Services spends $38 million in human services for COFA citizens....


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New UH Manoa leadership structure approved
by News Release Tuesday, April 09, 2019

...the president of the University of Hawaiʻi now leads the UH Mānoa campus....


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Hawaii Firearm Seizure Bill Eligible For Floor Vote
by News Release Tuesday, April 09, 2019

...Senate Bill 1466 to allow for the seizure of firearms without due process will be eligible for a floor vote in the Hawaii House of Representatives as early as tomorrow, April 9th....


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Ige: Electric Company to Collect from GEMS Green Energy Deadbeats
by News Release Tuesday, April 09, 2019

...The on-bill repayment program allows electric ratepayers on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Lāna‘i and Moloka‘i to invest in green energy installments....


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Hawaii: County by County Health Reports
by News Release Tuesday, April 09, 2019

... Hawaii: County by County Overview ....


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Hawaii--78 Bridges 'Deficient'
by News Release Tuesday, April 09, 2019

...American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of the recently-released U.S. Department of Transportation 2018 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database....


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Relax Maui zoning to allow more urban dwellings
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, April 09, 2019

...For many Maui families, purchasing a home is a pipe dream. However, there may be an opportunity for them to realize that dream, if county residents would be open to reforming local housing regulations....


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Hawaii 2nd Worst Financial Knowledge and Education
by News Article Tuesday, April 09, 2019

...2019’s Most & Least Financially Literate States....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 8, 2019
by News Article Monday, April 08, 2019

... weekly update from GovTrack.us ....


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Secret Timeline Shows OHA Lying to Legislature While Stonewalling LLC Audit
by Andrew Walden Sunday, April 07, 2019

"...Earlier this year, we told the State Auditor (and essentially, the Legislature) that this audit was one of the proactive steps OHA was taking to address the state audit findings.” -- Trustee Hulu Lindsey Nov 30, 2018


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, April 07, 2019

...Sex-Change 'Conversion Therapy' Ban Passes Full Senate....


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Revenue Raisers Already Sent to the Governor
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 07, 2019

...our legislature has a dogged focus on new taxes....


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UHERO: How Obamacare Affects Micronesian Health
by UH ERO Saturday, April 06, 2019

...The Impact of Public Health Insurance on Medical Utilization in a Vulnerable Population: Evidence from COFA Migrants....


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DoE: Only 56% of our Grads Need Remedial Math (not counting the ones who don't go to college and the ones who don't graduate)
by News Release Saturday, April 06, 2019

...after dumping as many independent tests as possible, the DoE tries to make it look good.  Here's their report....


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Kishimoto Demands Media Cover Up Failing Schools
by News Release Saturday, April 06, 2019

"...branded an “F.” How does that make the hardworking kids, educators and families of that school community feel?...."


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New Petition Launched to Impeach Kaneshiro
by News Release Saturday, April 06, 2019

...Due to difficulty verifying validity of petition signatures on a previous Change.org impeachment petition, Impeach Kaneshiro organizers have launched a new on-line petition designed to collect verifiable signatures of Honolulu registered voters....


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9th Circuit: City Can Only Enforce Sleeping Ban if Shelter Available
by Robert Thomas Friday, April 05, 2019

"...the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment bars a city from prosecuting people criminally for sleeping outside on public property when those people have no home or other shelter to go to...."


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#AuditTheRail finally on track!
by Grassroot Institute Friday, April 05, 2019

...The Honolulu rail is now famous, but for all the wrong reasons. The question is: “What we are going to do about it?....


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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Eligible for Floor Vote
by News Release Friday, April 05, 2019

...could receive a vote as early as April 5, 2019....


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DLNR Seeks Bidders to Redevelop Ala Wai Harbor
by News Release Friday, April 05, 2019

...The redevelopment should take into consideration input received in the DTL, LLC Final Report....


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OHA Trustees Approve New Governance Framework
by News Release Friday, April 05, 2019

...The group was led by OHA Vice Chair Lee and included Chair Machado and Trustees Robert Lindsey and John Waiheʻe IV, as well as OHA Chief Executive Officer/Ka Pouhana Kamanaʻopono Crabbe, OHA Chief Operating Officer/Ka Pou Nui Sylvia Hussey, and trustee and administration staff....


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Kiss of Death: OHA Endorses Amended Water Bill Just Before Senate Committee Kills It
by News Release Friday, April 05, 2019

...Killing this bill sends $62M from A&B to Mahi Pono which has its staff larded up with anti-GMO activists....


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OHA Gives $500K to Nonprofits
by News Release Friday, April 05, 2019

...Ten organizations to receive funding....


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Levinson: Ballard's Second Amendment Stance 'Could Precipitate Legal Catastrophe'
by Andrew Walden Friday, April 05, 2019

"...the manner in which Chief Ballard is administering her statutory authority to process applications for concealed and open carry licenses...could potentially precipitate one of the greatest legal catastrophes...the nation (has) ever experienced...." -- Steven Levinson and Loretta Sheehan


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Full Text: MCCC Officers Tell Riot Story, Slam 'Upper Echelons' of PSD
by News Release Thursday, April 04, 2019

...Right before the riots took place there were (214) inmates housed in the Modules, all playing " pretend lockdown", fully capable of breaching their cell doors at will....


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2019 Graduation Dates
by News Release Thursday, April 04, 2019

...HIDOE announces its 2019 graduation dates for 64 schools statewide including public charter schools....


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HEI Plans to Shut Down State's Cheapest Energy Producer to Make Way for More Tesla Batteries
by News Release Thursday, April 04, 2019

...Elon Musk is going to get even more of your money....


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Sin Taxes: Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
by Tax Foundation Thursday, April 04, 2019

...'Sin' taxes are levied on a relatively narrow tax base, and many are regressive, with a larger share of the tax burden falling on those with lower incomes....


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Do You Think Like an Islander?
by Video Video Thursday, April 04, 2019

...Is There A Way Of Living In Hawai'i Without All The Problems?....


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