Thursday, February 20, 2020
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Thursday, February 20, 2020
February 20, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Makes Long-Term Bet on Commuter Rail
  2. VIDEO: Governor Ige Talks TMT After Japan Visit
  3. New legislation pushes back against reduced Medicaid plan options on neighbor islands
  4. Honolulu City Council OKs moving jail to Halawa
  5. Stormwater Tax: More Public Meetings Set
  6. Don’t ease up on dangerous drugs  
  7. Ahead of sentencing, ex-Police Chief Louis Kealoha pleads for leniency
  8. Judge rejects Hawaii's opioid lawsuit; State plans to try again
  9. SB2788: Junk Science Sunscreen Ban Rejected
  10. Latest Round of Mindless Anti-Pesticide Hysteria Debunked by Activists own Lab Tests
  11. Kauai Council considers polystyrene ban
  12. Bill Would Make Sexual Assault Of Animals A Crime
  13. Homeless Mayhem Highlight of Waikiki Visitor's Experience
  14. Squatters Torch Yet Another House
  15. Governor open to ‘best way’ for Dillingham Air Field operations
  16. This Helicopter Safety Bill Is Unenforceable. Why Do So Many Lawmakers Support It?
  17. Island of Retaliation: Council declines to indemnify fire chief in employment lawsuit

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
February 19, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii County Council Love Triangle? Husband of councilwoman arrested for allegedly assaulting county official
  2. House cuts funding for TMT enforcement from state budget—Ige Wanted $65M to Not Enforce Law on Mauna Kea
  3. Protesters: We Will Be back Without Extension of Moratorium—Will TMT Decide to Relocate?
  4. Enviros Panic Over Bill Stifling their Efforts to Block Affordable Housing
  5. Affordable? Lawmakers considering imposing tax on housing built along Honolulu rail line
  6. Worries of misdirected funds swirl as trial over Princess Kawananakoa’s fortune set to begin
  7. OHA Operatives Harass Wailuku Water Co in Effort to Seize Control of its Land
  8. Young Brothers’ livestock shipping changes raise concerns
  9. Chemophobia Attack Targets Beef -- Hawaii's cattlemen take issue with marketing behind plant-based, meat-less products
  10. Kauai Mayor moves to prohibit disposable plastics
  11. Lawmakers Want More Transparency About Prosecutors’ Charging Decisions
  12. Giving up on Homelessness by Decriminalizing Meth
  13. Homeless Drug Addicts Torch House Three Times – it finally burns down
  14. Gabbard Campaign Funnels Money to Cult Members
  15. Selection Unopposed: State’s largest public worker union endorses Kai Kahele for U.S. House

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
February 18, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. P3 Finger-Pointing: Rail authority hasn’t applied for Dillingham Boulevard closure permits, city says
  2. Thanks to Sea Level Rise Hysteria, Carbon Tax to become $15B Slush Fund for Developers
  3. Protesters: Extending Mauna Kea ‘Truce’ Would be Beneficial to us
  4. Green Energy Scammers Terrified of More Kahuku-Style Protests
  5. Four Ex-Hawaii Governors Say They Fear For Our Future
  6. HB285: Name Bad Cops?
  7. Kealoha case fuels push to change pension laws for disgraced government employees
  8. Hawaii’s destructive aviation policies affect jobs, safety
  9. Voter: I Will Quit Voting Because of 100% Mail-In
  10. DES: Caldwell Personally Decides Whether to Pick up Garbage in Chinatown

Monday, February 17, 2020
February 17, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. No Future: Tourism Revenue Steadily Dropping Since 1989—Even as Tourist Numbers Soar
  2. Star-Adv: Legislators Should not Knuckle under to HSTA-DoE Coercion
  3. Honolulu Bill 25 – Enviros Stage Yet Another Attack on Affordable Housing
  4. Electric Car Chargers would unnecessarily raise the cost of Oahu homes
  5. Permitting: Insights from across the island chain
  6. Kauai Bill 2775 Ban Styrofoam
  7. Hawaii high court considers rule to narrow confidentiality of judicial discipline proceedings

Sunday, February 16, 2020
February 16, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Legislators Games: $868K ‘Affordable’ Houses
  2. How To Make Government Efficient?  Cut off their money
  3. Railroaded: City proposes Mind-Blowing 233% increase in bus fares
  4. The stink of rail will follow Kirk Caldwell wherever he goes
  5. Messaging on rail project changing
  6. Blangiardi Campaign Unites Lingle, Cayetano
  7. Implementation of Maunakea rules could take 6-12 months
  8. Hawaii to continue paying half of air fare to help homeless return to families
  9. More Homeless Mayhem: Dead Body found in Hilo Homeless Camp

Saturday, February 15, 2020
February 15, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HSTA Big Idea:  Tax Housing to … uh … Make Housing Affordable
  2. SB2793: Decriminalize Methamphetamines, Heroin, Cocaine
  3. Police Confiscate Gun Stash from Halfway House for Ex-Cons
  4. SB2697: REIT Tax is Back
  5. AG Debunks Protesters’ Latest Lawsuit
  6. Hawaii Police Shootings Review Board Finally Releases Its First Decision
  7. More Homeless Mayhem: Paia Murder, Kidnapping, Arson
  8. Big Fat Raises for Maui County Execs

Friday, February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Coronavirus Patient Visited Maui, Oahu 
  2. Mauna Kea: What do they want, Money?
  3. Feds: Rail P3 Delays Caused by Caldwell Incompetence--work delayed by wait for city road closure permits
  4. SB2074: Hike Property Taxes on TOD Condos so they won’t be too affordable
  5. Municipal governing lack thwarts true democracy
  6. Restaurants are Profitable for Landlords
  7. Mainland Homeless Jailed after Lahaina Knife Fight over Stolen Sleeping Bag

Thursday, February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kauai councilman, out on bail, involved in car crash that injured 6-year-old boy
  2. Florence Puana, key figure in case against Kealohas, dies at 100
  3. SB2076: Counties to Handle Historic Preservation?
  4. Telescope Protesters Sue State (again) 
  5. AG Debunks Protesters’ Latest Lawsuit
  6. Will There Be A New Oahu Jail? The Legislature Has Varying Answers
  7. Missile defense budget leaves out funding for $1.9B Hawaii-based radar
  8. Feb 18 Registration Deadline for Hawaii Democrat Primary
  9. Conspiracy Nuts Win Again: Proposal to put fluoride in Hawaii water systems quickly dies
  10. Straub only Hawaii Hospital Among America’s Best
  11. Hawaiian Electric Puts Activist Fund Manager On Board

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. $100M Tax Hike: New Storm Water Utility on Oahu
  2. Affordable Housing?  OHA, Enviros Get a Cut of the Action
  3. SB42: Telescope Protesters Above the Law
  4. Make $48K?  Here’s Your affordable home in Honolulu
  5. Mental facility for Kona -- “If it’s voluntary, it’s not going to work.”
  6. Open Hawaii Co prosecutor’s office draws candidate interest
  7. Hirono Bill Would Pretend to Zero Out GHG by 2050
  8. Chinatown merchants blame fears over coronavirus for drastic decline in business
  9. Bill to permit edible cannabis products advances over Objections from Police, HDoT, DoH
  10. EPA: Hawaii Toxic Releases Dropped In 2018
  11. EB5 Fraud -- Investors sue developer of 2 planned Honolulu condo towers

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HIOSH Supervisor Trades Sex for Fines?
  2. Caldwell: 'No Explanation' For Rail Delays On Dillingham Boulevard
  3. Hawaii panel backs Native Hawaiian reconciliation commission
  4. SB2774 would prohibit Red Hill fuel tanks in 2028
  5. The Case For Dissolving HART
  6. State Doesn’t Spend Junk Car Tax—but Senator wants to Raise it Anyway
  7. Dillingham Airfield Can be Better off Without Airports Division 
  8. Airport authority could make Kahului Airport ‘no ka ‘oi’
  9. Maui: Usual Fruits and Nuts Pull Papers
  10. Homeless Dude Killed by Other Homeless in Fight over Vodka Bottle

Monday, February 10, 2020
February 10, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Libertarian Gary Johnson offers ‘whatever I can do’ to help Tulsi Gabbard in New Hampshire amid third party talk around the candidate
  2. Uber and Lyft drivers say business has slowed at HNL, believe it's linked to Coronavirus.
  3. Bureaucratic Turf Battle Rages over Pre-K
  4. All prosecutor candidates but 1 agree with 2-term limit
  5. Rapist will Get ‘Time Served’
  6. Not All Born in American Samoa Want US Citizenship
  7. Hawaii lawmakers explore controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws
  8. Getting Rid of Old Wind Turbine Blades
  9. Lawmakers consider expanding Hawaii Promise scholarship to 4 year colleges

Sunday, February 09, 2020
February 9, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DoE Pay Hikes: Million Here Million There no Accountability Anywhere
  2. Felix resigns from rail board—Calls for Audit
  3. City’s big idea of rail transit creates big money pit that next mayor will need to fill
  4. Controversial Kahuku wind farm is built, what's next?
  5. House Turns Homeless Housing Bill into another Study
  6. Heiress Abigail Kawananakoa may testify in fight over $215M estate
  7. Hilo: Political Insiders try to Block Charter School from Their Neighborhood
  8. Airbnb, Timeshare Industry fatten council campaign war chests
  9. Court orders banning firearms possession are hard to enforce

Saturday, February 08, 2020
February 8, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Fund Race: Carpenters Have $4M to Buy Election
  2. Attorney General gets go-ahead to subpoena anti-TMT nonprofit Kahea
  3. Hawaii Legislators Advance HB2037 to Create LGBTQ Commission
  4. Will Legislators Strip Safeguards from Assisted Suicide?
  5. With Six Months to Primary, Maui County Appoints New Election Officials
  6. Dueling Labtests as Food Snobs Freak out over Mahi Pono Potatoes—Some Nuts Coopted
  7. New HPD recruiting strategies boost number of graduates in 2019
  8. Accused Wahiawa killer left girlfriend behind in fatal 2007 street racing crash—Released from Prison, 2019
  9. Police nab accused purse snatcher in Homeless Camp
  10. Owners at affordable condo to appeal after seeing their property taxes skyrocket
  11. 7 quarantined in Hawaii homes following return from China

Friday, February 07, 2020
February 7, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB2678: House Moves Bill Forfeiting State Pension In Felony Cases
  2. Rail to Launch Service in December, 2020?
  3. HB2188: One Mile Setback for Wind Turbines
  4. Sherwood Forest resolutions draw community criticism
  5. State Lawmakers Are Weighing A Slate Of Bills That Affect Native Hawaiians
  6. ‘Public Trust Doctrine’ Blocks Drilling Water Wells
  7. Paul Brewbaker: The economist speaks plainly about challenges facing Hawaii — and how to manage them
  8. Lawmakers push to create new crisis center aimed at diverting the mentally ill from jail
  9. HPD to Confiscate Stolen Bicycles from Criminals
  10. Maui Prosecutor’s Bills Target Elder Abuse by Street Criminals
  11. Kauai helicopter crash pilot lost license for 2010 drug use
  12. Honolulu Police arrest 37-year-old man accused of murder in Wahiawa Homeless Auto Thief Camp
  13. State proposal aims to repeal electric guns ban
  14. Navatek Money backs Sen Susan Collins after $8M Boat Deal?
  15. Corteva quits chlorpyrifos

Thursday, February 06, 2020
February 6, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SB2488 Passes EDU--Would Fund $40M HSTA Cash Giveaway
  2. SB42: Trying to restrict Hawaii AG
  3. Streamlining plan will require 38,000 Neighbor Island patients to find new health insurance
  4. Caldwell’s Storm Water Tax Hike Meetings Scheduled to Reduce Participation
  5. Enviro Admits Congestion Pricing is Designed to Force the Little People out of their Cars 
  6. Trump Taking Away Hawaii Activists Primary Obstruction Tool
  7. FAA Warns State -- Plan to vacate Dillingham Airfield is Illegal
  8. Hawaii County – Plan was to Transfer Your GE Tax Hike Money Directly to Political Insider 
  9. HECO Gives $222K of Ratepayer Money to Solar Scammers – For Nothing!
  10. Will Female Athlete be Allowed to Question Trannies?

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
February 5, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Fed Wreckers Trying to Steer Mauna Kea Protests Their Way
  2. Mayor Kirk Caldwell is renovating something, but not Blaisdell
  3. Bill Banning Moonlighting Mayors Moves Forward
  4. HGEA Member pleads guilty to charter school embezzlement
  5. TMT Should Sue State and County
  6. Man arrested for desecration after allegedly spitting on photo of fallen officer
  7. Lahaina Bumfight: Man charged with threat to set fire to assault witnesses
  8. ‘Kauhale’ housing for homeless suffers setback
  9. Single-use plastics eyed for next Maui County ban
  10. Hypocrites: Hawaii Co Council panel nixes herbicide resolution
  11. Reality: Flu Kills 25,000 this Season, Coronavirus Kills Less than 1,000
  12. Where the Campaign Contributions Come From
  13. Hawaii Democrats won’t have Iowa’s caucus problem, says head of state party

Tuesday, February 04, 2020
February 4, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. $17M Wasted: Caldwell scraps plans for Blaisdell Center face-lift, citing rail cost uncertainty
  2. Hawaii Libraries Could Pack Early Learning Classrooms in with Homeless Mentally Ill—It’ll be Great!
  3. New bill would limit ‘revolving door’ for lobbyists
  4. Good News: Wind Farm Developers Terrified of Public Opposition
  5. Bill 25: Enviros Trying to Increase Housing Costs (Again)
  6. NYT: Hawaii Is a Paradise, but Whose?
  7. REIT Tax is Baaaack
  8. Genius: Prosecutor Endangers Felony Cases by Arresting Victims on Manini Warrants
  9. Criminal Outwits Witless Probation System, Allegedly Kills man while on Lam
  10. After Blocking Impeachment, Insiders Use it as Excuse to Push Appointed Prosecutor
  11. Kauai FD: 18 Months Without a Chief
  12. 1st Officer Still on Force: 2nd Officer Pleads Guilty to Making Homeless Dude Lick Urinal
  13. Statewide 67 officers disciplined last year, 15 fired
  14. Hawaii Medicaid Contract Award Stalled Amid Protest From Insurer
  15. Democratic candidates vow to cover Micronesians who lost Medicaid

 


Monday, February 03, 2020
February 3, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Telescope Protesters Want to be Tried by Military Tribunal, Guantanamo-style
  2. TMT Hot Potato: Hawaii Leaders Are Ducking Responsibility On Mauna Kea
  3. Campaign contributions up sharply in 2nd half of 2019
  4. Can changing a federal maritime law help lower Hawaii's cost of living? U.S. Rep. Ed Case thinks so
  5. Gun rights advocates rally at the state Capitol
  6. The Plan is to Let lots and Lots of Criminals Back out onto the Streets
  7. HTLA Flies 744 Homeless out of Hawaii—16 Fly Back In
  8. Red-light-scamera bill advances in Legislature
  9. Looking for solutions for Honolulu’s aging airport
  10. New entry restrictions put in place at Honolulu’s airport amid growing coronavirus fears
  11. Vacation rental denials appealed
  12. Window opens for tribes to seek licenses for internet access—Will DHHL be Included?

Monday, February 03, 2020
Letters to the Editor, February, 2020
Letters to the Editor
  • Honolulu Stormwater Costs 400% of US Average  
  • SB2237: Sen Baker Blocks Abortion Survivor Protection Act

Sunday, February 02, 2020
February 2, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mail-In Voting Heading for Disaster—Thousands will be Disenfranchised
  2. Running for Governor, Doomed Caldwell now wants others to stop making promises
  3. HART Shouldn’t Promise To Have Rail Ready In October
  4. Ige offers tall tales on Thirty Meter Telescope conflict
  5. OHA’s Water Plan Works—Agriculture Literally Dries up in East Kauai 
  6. Hawaii tourism has spun out of control
  7. Maui: On an Average Day, 28% of People on Island are Tourists
  8. Hypocrites on Hawaii County Council Try to Explain Why they Allow County Workers to use Herbicide
  9. North Shore farmland being carved up for crop, housing use
  10. Firearms incidents decline on Hawaii’s public school campuses
  11. HB1798: State lawmakers to set parameters on parental discipline of children?
  12. Anyone who arrives in Hawaii from China will be quarantined for two weeks, according to Lt. Gov. Josh Green
  13. Hawaii Republicans celebrate imminent impeachment acquittal


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VIDEO: Thirty Meter Telescope Supporters Hold Panel Discussion
by Video Video Thursday, February 20, 2020
...Supporters of the planned Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea held a panel discussion on Sunday, February 16, at the Crown Room of the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo....

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Bridge Aina Lea: 9th Circuit Takes Developer's Last Dollar
by Robert Thomas Thursday, February 20, 2020

...the District Court had awarded nominal compensation ($1), after the jury concluded that the State of Hawaii took Aina Lea's property....


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Hawaii 5th Highest Per Capita Tax Collections
by Tax Foundation Thursday, February 20, 2020

...Hawaii annual per capita tax collections are $6,640....


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Third Circuit (Hawaii island) Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
by News Release Thursday, February 20, 2020

...The Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii island) is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for Hilo and Kona....


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Animal Activists Pressure Young Brothers to Strangle Cattle Industry
by News Release Wednesday, February 19, 2020

...said state Sen. Mike Gabbard (D-Kapolei-Makakilo), who introduced the measure, “This is the right thing to do!”....


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House Approves Budget--Without $65M for Mauna Kea Protests
by News Release Wednesday, February 19, 2020

...House cuts funding for TMT enforcement from state budget—Ige Wanted $65M to Not Enforce Law on Mauna Kea....


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HB1902: Gun Magazine Ban Heads to Floor Vote
by News Release Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...House Bill 1902 to ban most standard capacity magazines is now eligible for a floor vote in the House at any time....


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Vaping and Tobacco Harm Reduction in Hawaii
by News Article Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...Analysis of the vaping industry in Hawaii, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs....


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Vehicle Mileage Taxes are not Ready for Primetime
by News Article Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...The biggest issue is concern over privacy. VMTs could allow the government to track drivers....


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Hawaii one of the top 10 population losers
by News Article Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...Hawaii Population lost: -7,047 -- Population decrease: -0.50%....


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Who’s to blame for high housing costs? It’s more complicated than you think.
by News Article Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...Public debate falls into two schools of thought as to why housing costs are so high....


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5 Ways to Fix Hawaii Gun Laws
by News Release Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...Whenever we as gun owners object to yet another second amendment infringing law, we hear the same old line, "well, we have to do something," but year after year, law after law is passed, and it changes nothing....


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Nanakuli: From Hardship to Hope
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...Diamond Garcia's own journey from hardship to hope is reflective of the challenges many face in his hometown of Nanakuli....


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Tailspin! How to defuse Hawaii's $88 billion debt bomb
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...the state is staring at a looming major debt crisis, projected at the moment to total $88 billion over the next 30 years....


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Prosecutor Candidates Forum Set for Leeward Comm College
by News Release Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...Thursday, February 27, 6:30–8:30 p.m. in room 125, on the Waiʻanae Moku campus of LCC....


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Emergency Preparedness? Hawaii Drops to Lowest Tier
by News Release Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...As Threats Increase, Annual Assessment Finds Hawaii's Level of Readiness for Health Emergencies dropping....


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School Choice Could be an Anti-Bullying Program
by News Article Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) permits students to transfer to another public school but only if their current public school meets the state definition of a “persistently dangerous” school....


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HB2069: Hawaii Asset Forfeiture Abuse
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...the current system preys on innocent property owners....


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Hawaii Billionaire Organizes Anti-Trump Network
by News Article Tuesday, February 18, 2020

...without mentioning Omidyar, the New York Times reports ‘Protect Democracy’ is the nonprofit behind a recent letter signed by over 1,100 former US DoJ officials calling upon US Attorney General William Barr to resign....


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​New Legislation Highlights Lack of Jones Act Competition
by Cato Foundation Monday, February 17, 2020

...the bill would grant Jones Act exemptions to any state or territory not served by at least three Jones Act ocean carriers....


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JSC to Nominate State Supreme Court Justice
by News Release Monday, February 17, 2020

...The new member would replace Associate Justice Richard Pollack, who will be required to step down when he reaches age 70 in July 2020....


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The Flippin’ Surcharge and Other Housing Solutions
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 16, 2020

...This year’s Legislature has produced some unique proposed solutions to deal with our housing crisis....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 15, 2020
by News Release Sunday, February 16, 2020

...Votes in Congress and Bills introduced from GovTrack.us....


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Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging
by News Article Saturday, February 15, 2020

...the equivalent of a 16% property tax hike on the residential rate....


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Ethics-Related Bills on the Move
by News Release Saturday, February 15, 2020

...What's alive after first lateral?....


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Office of Mauna Kea Management Cleans Mountain (again)
by News Release Saturday, February 15, 2020

...Volunteers helped pull invasive plants around the Visitors Information Station, while also learning to identify seedlings of native species sprouting near the parking lot....


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More 'Sacred' Trash at Mauna Campsite
by News Article Saturday, February 15, 2020

...Kia’i protestors Wong and Perez were quoted as saying in the Tribune-Herald that, “dirty tactics” were being used. Well now that’s rich coming from the protestors....


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Ige to Select Nominee for 3rd Circuit Court Hilo
by News Release Saturday, February 15, 2020

...The position has been vacant since the retirement of Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura in November 2019....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, February 15, 2020

...Assisted Suicide: 3 modified safeguards now only 2....


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After Refusing to Supply Records, OHA Sues State Auditor
by News Release Saturday, February 15, 2020

...“If OHA has nothing to hide, it should be willing to open its records to the state auditor”. -- Trustee Keli'i Akina ....


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127 Candidates File for Election
by News Release Saturday, February 15, 2020

...weekly update from Office of Elections....


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Hawaii Carbon Tax Would Be a Big Burden for Families and Businesses
by News Article Saturday, February 15, 2020

...the tax on gasoline would begin at $8.22 per barrel in 2021 and top out at $23.16 per barrel in 2030....


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Meatless Mondays in Hawaii Schools? -- Politicized Veganism Threatens Human Health
by News Article Saturday, February 15, 2020

...In 2019, Hawaii’s legislature nearly enacted a resolution establishing Meatless Mondays in Hawaii’s public schools....


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SB3104: OHA to be Given Free 'Affordable' Housing Units?
by News Release Friday, February 14, 2020

...HHFDC to decide how many units go to OHA and/or DHHL.... 


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HB1676: Red Light Scameras Pass Another Committee
by News Release Friday, February 14, 2020

...Cameras can catch cars that run red lights, but that doesn’t make streets safer....


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Five little words could solve Hawaii's housing crisis
by Kelii Akina Friday, February 14, 2020

...More mandates and government red tape won’t build houses....


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Video: Why we need an airport corporation, in 61 Seconds
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, February 13, 2020

...Will 2020 be the year of an Hawaii Airport Corporation?....


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No GE Tax on Medical Bills -- help lift MD shortage
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, February 13, 2020

... Hawaii is currently “short” by approximately 820 physicians ....


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Gun Control Activists Rate Hawaii Laws 5th-Toughest
by News Release Thursday, February 13, 2020

...Giffords Center recommends legislators, "...direct funding to evidence-based, community-driven violence intervention strategies...."


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Hawaii Towns Ranked by Ethnic Diversity
by News Article Thursday, February 13, 2020

...Waipahu is the least Spanish-speaking place in the USA....


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Which Hawaiʻi neighborhoods have the highest well-being?
by News Release Wednesday, February 12, 2020

...measures of quality of life and community well-being for 42 communities throughout the state....


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HECO Reaches 28.4% Nameplate Capacity of Green Energy Schemes
by News Release Wednesday, February 12, 2020

...CLUE: 28.4% RPS does not equal 28.4% of electricity coming from so-called renewables.  It means that the nameplate capacity of renewable producers is equal to 28.4% of electricity production.  They hope you don’t know this but now you do....


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Senators Vote to Give Maui County One More Chance to Raise GE Tax
by News Release Wednesday, February 12, 2020

...SB2140 relating to taxation, extending the period in which a county may adopt a surcharge on state GE Tax ... to June 30, 2021....


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No State Gets Less Federal Aid Than Hawaii
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, February 12, 2020

...Federal aid is allocated to states for a variety of purposes, primarily to supplement state funding for programs or projects deemed to be of national interest, such as Medicaid payments, education funding assistance, infrastructure assistance, and more....


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Hawaii Income Tax 2nd Highest in USA
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, February 12, 2020

...Hawaii individual income tax tops out at 11%....


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Ethics Comm Hearing on New Administrative Rules
by News Release Tuesday, February 11, 2020

...provide greater clarity to various provisions of the State Ethics Code, HRS chapter 84 (including but not limited to the gifts law, gifts reporting law, fair treatment law, and conflicts of interests law); and various provisions of the Lobbyists law, HRS chapter 97 (including but not limited to reporting and registration requirements for lobbyists)....


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HB1153: Remote Testimony for Legislature?
by News Release Tuesday, February 11, 2020

...establishing a remote legislative access program that would allow individuals to present oral testimony at legislative committee hearings....


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Ranked Choice Voting: Who Gets Disenfranchised?
by News Article Tuesday, February 11, 2020

...Senator Brian Schatz February 4, 2020, tweeted, “Is there any solid reason to be against ranked choice voting? I’m honestly asking.”  OK.  We’re honestly answering....


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HDoT Sends Eviction Notices to Dillingham Airfield Tenants
by News Release Tuesday, February 11, 2020

...Dillingham Airfield Can be Better off Without Airports Division....


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Trump Resister to Oversee Fraud Investigations in Hawaii
by News Release Tuesday, February 11, 2020

...Hui Chen is a member of the Complex Litigation, Fraud, and Compliance Unit, and will be tasked with investigating, reviewing, and consulting on compliance issues within state government....


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Senate Confirms DHHL Nominees, Sends 9 Bills to House
by News Release Monday, February 10, 2020

...The Hawaii State Senate today confirmed William J. Aila to be Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Department of Hawaiian Homelands and Tyler I. Gomes to be Deputy....


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UPDATE: Hawaii Legislature Considers 18 Gun Bills
by News Release Monday, February 10, 2020

...While some bills were deferred, a number of bills unfortunately passed out of committee and will continue on. Additionally, some of the deferred measures on the House side were amended into other measures that were passed....


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Legislative Session Week Three in Review
by Brett Kulbis Monday, February 10, 2020

...from the Honolulu Republican Party....


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DoE's 30-Year Old Computers Crash--Finally Decides to Upgrade
by News Release Monday, February 10, 2020

...the DOE began taking action after the current system — which has been in place since 1991 — experienced an outage in October 2018 that lasted several weeks, impacting operations and payments to vendors....


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The ConAm Returns
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 09, 2020

...to impose a surcharge on real property tax....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, February 08, 2020

...Assisted Suicide Expansion Bills - Safeguards: Going, Going, Gone....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 8, 2020
by News Article Saturday, February 08, 2020

...votes cast and bills introduced for week ending Feb 8, 2020....


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Wacky Season at Legislature
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, February 08, 2020

...nanny-state proposals, unconstitutional overreach bills and social engineering schemes....


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92 Candidates File for Election
by News Release Saturday, February 08, 2020

...complete list here....


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UH Releases Sex Harassment Survey Results
by News Release Saturday, February 08, 2020

...More than 6,300 students, or 15.5 percent of UH’s approximately 40,861 adult students participated in the 2019 survey....


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HCR37: Will Pro-Telescope Hawaiians be Included on 'Blue Ribbon' Panel?
by News Release Saturday, February 08, 2020

... ask the Governor to appoint Malia Martin and Samuel Wilder King II to the panel ....


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SB42: Protesters trying to legalize anarchy
by Samuel Wilder King II Saturday, February 08, 2020

...Claiming that lawlessness is in fact "civil disobedience" is in the eye of the beholder, making this law almost impossible to enforce....


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Road Usage Charge: DoT Wants to Know How Much Spying Motorists Accept
by News Release Saturday, February 08, 2020

...Each volunteer will choose one of three technologies for reporting vehicle mileage automatically....


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NELHA: Feds Bust Money Laundering Scheme at Heart of De-Sal Water Bottler
by News Release Saturday, February 08, 2020

...concealed from Koyo the fact that one of its upper level managers was an owner of the sham pass-through companies....


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Makuu: Homeless Move onto Abandoned DHHL Leaseholds, Set up Auto Junkyard
by News Release Saturday, February 08, 2020

...Over the past six months, the Department has removed unpermitted structures, unauthorized campers, and abandoned vehicles from Kalaeloa, Anahola, Hanapepe, King’s Landing, and other locations statewide....


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Hawaii: Few Disabled Working, Federal Benefits Unused
by News Release Friday, February 07, 2020

...Hawaii reported an integrated employment rate of 2 percent, the lowest rate in the nation....


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Free Golf, Methamphetamines, and Building Permits
by Andrew Walden Friday, February 07, 2020

...These are the kind of people who make Hawaii what it is today....


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Trump Admin Ousts EPA Region 9 Director
by News Release Friday, February 07, 2020

"...it wasn’t going unnoticed how many Democrat members in Congress were commending me for the job I was doing...."


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Caught in Lie, Airports Division Admits it is Trying to Dump Dillingham Airfield
by News Release Friday, February 07, 2020

...the U.S. Army got unexpected news from the DOT on Jan. 23....


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Hawaii: Gun Bills Galore Moving in Legislature
by News Release Thursday, February 06, 2020

...To give you an idea of the disrespect for your freedom, the joint committee in the House has scheduled 10 minutes to consider five anti-gun bills....


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