Sunday, November 28, 2021
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, November 28, 2021
November 28, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Halawa, Kalihi Affordable Housing Slow-Walked to keep prices high
  2. Rail Witch’s Brew
  3. Ambulance charges may increase on Oahu as city seeks money
  4. Hawaii’s first tiny home project for the homeless ready for residents

Saturday, November 27, 2021
November 27, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Cronyism 101:  New PRP program offers training in politics, and profitable nonprofit advocacy
  2. Navy Leak Not Related to Red Hill
  3. Maui: Applications to be available next week for ‘aina kupuna’ tax relief
  4. Kauai County Green Police ask public to report eateries not complying with foam ban

Friday, November 26, 2021
November 26, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Adoptive parents of Isabella Kalua were under financial stress before child’s death
  2. Hawaii deputy sheriff uncovers cocaine scheme
  3. Deadly, costly crashes lead HPD to consider pursuit policy changes
  4. Maui Charter Commission Proposals to go on Ballot
  5. Proposed airport hotel on Maui awaiting word on moratorium
  6. Lawsuit challenges Meadow Gold’s ‘Made With Aloha’ claims

Thursday, November 25, 2021
November 25, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART’s Cheerier Budget Possibilities Invented by Mainland PR Firm
  2. Schatz:  $500 million in rail funds still available to throw on bonfire
  3. 10% of State Depends on Food Banks
  4. State correctional centers COVID clear
  5. More Homeless violent crimes play out in Waikiki after Criminals Released for COVID

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
November 24, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘A clear red flag’: Records show adoptive parents previously investigated for suspected abuse
  2. Ige pushes back against efforts to limit his emergency powers
  3. Remove age bias in triage allocation plan
  4. 50 Years Later, Hawaii’s Law Requiring Professional Licenses Could Be In For An Overhaul
  5. Hawaii County Water Board pushing another massive rate hike
  6. Maui County Mulls An Agreement Between Police And US Immigration Agency
  7. Maui Antivaxxers will have 20 days to add more signatures 
  8. Hawaii Should Abolish the Bar Exam so Even The Dumbest Grads from UH Richardson can become Shysters

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
November 23, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Abuse reported years before Isabella Kalua’s death 
  2. Blangiardi announces lifting capacity requirements for all large events
  3. The Prosecution Of Police Misconduct Cases Essentially Stopped During The Pandemic
  4. Kaua‘i special election ballots Arriving in Mailboxes Now
  5. Maui residents getting a say in how the county reforms its police department
  6. ‘Certificate of Need’ Blocks Cancer Center from Lahaina (Again)
  7. Maui dermatologist pushes back against new proposed sunscreen ban
  8. Key areas of Hawaii Kai would be drawn out of district under new election maps plan
  9. Odor from Red Hill fuel release sparks 911 calls

Monday, November 22, 2021
November 22, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 36,000 travelers flew to Hawaii on Nov. 20; highest number since July
  2. Hawaii residents still back pandemic rules, poll finds
  3. Blocking Agriculture: Hawaii’s regulations made it “probably the hardest in the country”
  4. Navy says 14,000 gallons of fuel and water have spilled from Red Hill
  5. Man locked up in Hawaii State Hospital because of mistaken identity files federal lawsuit

Sunday, November 21, 2021
November 21, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tax Workers’ “Get Out of Jail Free” Card
  2. City and County of Honolulu to ring in holiday season Dec. 4
  3. After Decade, City, State Finally Eliminate Turtle Beach Traffic Jam
  4. Hawaii Republicans Elect New Chair
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 20, 2021
  6. Harbors Division Accepts Preservationist Bid to Return Falls of Clyde to Scotland
  7. Isabella Kalua Coverup Debunked:  HGEA Refusal to Work Meant CWS Virtual Home Visits Only Since March 2020
  8. Latest Honolulu rail numbers are a new twist on an old shell game
  9. Spying on You: HTA Wants Control of Safe Travels Database
  10. Judicial Backlog Easing Now That Jury Trials are Resumed
  11. Solar Farm: $1.37M Bribe Makes NIMBYs Go Away

Saturday, November 20, 2021
November 20, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Media bamboozled by more of the rail “smoke and mirrors” treatment
  2. Public financing for replacing Aloha Stadium not set yet--Legislators may Approve even More Money
  3. DoE Burning $400M--Massive COVID relief money accomplishes absolutely nothing
  4. AntiVaxxers Needed 22,000 Signatures to Recall Maui Mayor--Only Got 3,000 
  5. UH Marine Biologists Push Back Against Sunscreen Fear Campaign
  6. Man accused of sexually assaulting minors while on release in 2018 murder case

Friday, November 19, 2021
November 19, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. As With Other CWS Disasters, Latest pair of Child Killers Will Likely get Reduced Sentence
  2. Miske Co-Defendant Ready to Walk Away Laughing After 5 Years of Court Delays
  3. Most Hawaii elementary and middle schoolers are at least one grade level behind, testing shows
  4. Spin and No promises: Rail is Hanabusa’s Clown Car
  5. Hawaii County Council Approves 3% TAT Hike
  6. Dirtier than Coal: PUC RFP Opens Door to Wood pellet Burning at AES
  7. Incoming Maui deputy chief avoided past domestic violence charges
  8. Once Again, the ACLU Whines About Saving the Huge Mounds of Garbage Accumulated by Drug Addicted Vagrants

Thursday, November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail Wheel Replacement will Keep Line Shut Down Until at Least August, 2022, to hide lack of ridership
  2. Council Approve 3% TAT Hike--Half to pay for Rail ‘In Perpetuity’
  3. Bill 41: Could Wipe out Thousands of Oahu Vacation Rentals
  4. Reasons behind Honolulu's building permit backlog
  5. Grand jury indicts adoptive parents for ‘heinous’ murder of 6-year-old Isabella ‘Ariel’ Kalua
  6. Honolulu Fire Commission Restarts Search For Department Chief
  7. New Maui chief picks deputy from Las Vegas
  8. HPD Says It Will Take A Fresh Look At Its Vehicle Pursuit Policy
  9. No opioid epidemic talk at Honolulu ex-prosecutor’s brother’s trial
  10. Pentagon again struggles to produce ‘clean’ audit of sprawling operations

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
November 17, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. $40M Police COVID Ticket Overtime Sets New Record--Leaves Taxpayers On The Hook For Jacked Up Pensions
  2. Agency charged with protecting at-risk keiki grappling with funding issues, staff shortages
  3. Affordable Housing Latest Excuse for Slush Fund
  4. Demolition of Aloha Stadium not happening until 2023 at earliest
  5. HART Finds Excuses to Keep Rail Shut Down until July-2022--Build Back Bidener will Make Rail Even More Expensive
  6. Lies: As Council Votes on TAT Hike for Rail -- Hanabusa Claims Oahu’s rail deficit could be cut in half
  7. O’ahu 600 MW Floating Wind Turbine Study Released--Waikiki Remains Prime Target for Development
  8. Come January, Hawaii residents will be allowed to carry Tasers in public
  9. Kitty Simonds is an effective advocate for the commercial fishing fleet--That’s Why the Enviros are Attacking Her
  10. Tiny Homes for Homeless Cost $116K Per Unit
  11. Waimanalo Bumfight: One Dead, One Arrested
  12. Hawaii To Update Unemployment Application After Federal Investigation
  13. Hawaii County Council to consider ban on pesticide at Some County Facilities

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
November 16, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Council Bill 39 -- $185M Tax Giveaway to Solar Schemers   
  2. What Salary Records Tell Us About Who ‘Earns’ The Big Bucks In The DOE
  3. Certificate of need stands in way of West Maui hospital
  4. How Rail Will Get Millions from Build Back Better
  5. Biological family of Isabella 'Ariel' Kalua considering legal action against state
  6. Christopher Deedy Won’t Face Third Trial For 2011 Shooting
  7. Hawaii’s pandemic travel rules could remain into next year
  8. Spying on You: Did they change the rules for Saturday’s University of Hawaii football game?
  9. At least 10,000 keiki have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  10. Hawaii County council districts slowly taking shape
  11. Hawaii ranks last for finding lung cancer early
  12. $6 for a gallon of gas: Hawaii’s most rural islands paying more for basic goods
  13. Enviros Smell Opportunity After ‘Damning’ Audit Of Pacific Fisheries Fund
  14. ‘Cash Grab or Moneymaker’ -- Second Charter School in violation of charter contract

Monday, November 15, 2021
November 15, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Stabbings, Kidnapping and Feces: Homeless Drug Addicts Trash State Libraries
  2. Fewer visitors to Oahu in 2020 did not cause significant drop in electricity, water and sewer consumption
  3. Pushing Family Windfarm, Gary Gill Returns To Politics In Bid For State House
  4. US Lawmakers Warn The Clock Is Ticking On COFA Negotiations
  5. ‘Our keiki deserve it’: Calls grow for tougher sentencing in child murder cases
  6. Condominium owners face steep costs to comply with fire safety measures
  7. Hawaii Is Getting Even More Expensive. We Need To Do Something About That
  8. UH students protest outside TKE house after alleged drugging incidents
  9. Attorney: My Lawsuit cured COVID in Hawaii prisons 

Sunday, November 14, 2021
November 14, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. NOT the End of Gut-n-Replace
  2. Most Charitable States -- Hawaii 41st
  3. Secret Boondoggle Revealed to Public After 7 Years of Planning: ‘$100s of Millions’ for Mililani Tech Center with Hotel, Retail
  4. This Deputy Sheriff Was Twice Accused Of Sex Assault And Fired. Then He Got His Job Back
  5. Politicians So Unqualified they don’t even measure up to the Lt Gov ‘job’
  6. Union Election: UPW Tries to Find Leaders Crafty Enough to Avoid Being Indicted for a while
  7. Radio telescopes could be built on Big Island
  8. Civil Beat: It’s Washboard Journalism, Not Plagiarism

Saturday, November 13, 2021
November 13, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DOH: 93% of people who died from COVID in Hawaii this year were unvaccinated
  2. 'Hawaii’s public agencies are not little politburos' -- Don’t gag public servants
  3. Honolulu police sergeant arrested for sex assault
  4. Federal Jury Awards $7M To Woman Assaulted In Court Cellblock In Hawaii
  5. Shooting Review Board Says Officers Were Justified In Killing Honolulu Man After Chase
  6. ‘Man’ Beat Rap on Shooting Last Girlfriend, now charged with assault, kidnapping of new girlfriend
  7. Plan to reapportion electoral districts up for review
  8. Capacity limits lifted, though change ‘not much help’ to some
  9. State’s largest solar-battery project gets green light

Friday, November 12, 2021
November 12, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HGEA, UPW Prison Rape Cover up: Whistleblower Alleges Prison Officials Lied to Feds
  2. The latest on the federal probe into ex-city prosecutor
  3. FBI agents begin digging up Waimanalo yard in search for the remains of missing girl
  4. Support for County TAT Hike Drops Sharply When People Find out it will be wasted on Rail
  5. DOH warns lack of proper vaccine reporting can harm state’s supply of doses
  6. Kaiser Contract Negotiations Stall, Setting The Stage For A Strike

Thursday, November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Former Kauai County Council member will serve at least 15 years in drug trafficking case
  2. Josh Green Raises Money On Mainland For Hawaii Governor’s Race
  3. Can Hawaii Complete an Energy Revolution by 2030?
  4. DoTax Sues Oil Refiner for $10s of Millions in back Taxes
  5. Department of Education finds no bias in how girl’s arrest was handled
  6. Short-term rental bill advances despite ‘confusion’
  7. Rapist Beats Conviction Thanks to Hawaii Supreme Court

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
November 10, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Police Deploy Flash-Bangs, Arrest Isabella Kalua’s adoptive parents
  2. Kauai Councilmember Helped Recovering Addict Get Started on Meth Again
  3. In Hawaii, Punishment For Bad Cops Often Doesn’t Stick. and they get 100K Payouts When Rehired
  4. ‘Gut and replace’ not Fully Gutted by Supreme Court Ruling
  5. Another Solar Project Runs into Supply Chain Problems
  6. HART Finds Excuses to Keep Rail Shut Down until Mid-2022
  7. The latest attempt to rein in unregulated vacation rental units could put Waikiki residential units at risk.
  8. Whistleblower Says The Navy Gave False Testimony About Red Hill Fuel Facility
  9. Proposed Updates To Federal Fishing Law Target Wespac
  10. Kauai Styrofoam Ban Takes Effect January 1
  11. Ed Case pressured to Help Biden Burn US Treasury to Ground (again)

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
November 9, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Alleged Miske Gangster About to Walk Away Laughing (again)
  2. Djou: Lessons For Democrats, Republicans And Hawaii From The Mainland Election
  3. How Rail Got to $12.45 Billion and 11 Years Late
  4. With restrictions eased, experts say Hawaii could soon see ‘wave’ of international travelers
  5. DOH: No current plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccine in Hawaii public schools
  6. Union: Lack of security to blame for worrisome rise in assaults on Queen’s nurses
  7. Crash involving off-duty Hawaii Island police officer under investigation
  8. 8 Felonies in 12 Years--Surprise: He Does it Again!
  9. Never-Ending Pork for Solar and Wind Developers: Hawaii governor urges bolder climate action: Net zero is 'not good enough'
  10. Ala Wai pork project back on the table


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Tax Isn’t a Peanut Butter Cup
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 28, 2021

... Once upon a time there were some property developers on Oahu ....


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Conservative Rankings of Hawaii State Legislators --2020 Session
by News Release Saturday, November 27, 2021

... How Does Your Legislator Rank? ....


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Study Estimates 870 Vegans Live in Hawaii
by News Release Friday, November 26, 2021

... Hawaii is the 4th most Vegan state ....


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Safest States During COVID: Hawaii Ranks 10th
by News Article Friday, November 26, 2021

... but Hawaii has the highest transmission rate in USA ....


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How Much Does the Jones Act Cost Hawaii Consumers?
by Grassroot Institute Friday, November 26, 2021

... Honolulu Walmart prices were on average 14% higher than in LA ....


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The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
by News Article Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....


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Reapportionment: Statewide Public Hearings Begin November 30
by News Release Wednesday, November 24, 2021

... the Reapportionment Commission will be conducting its public hearings remotely using interactive conference technology ....


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Blangiardi Eases COVID Restrictions
by News Release Wednesday, November 24, 2021

... Honolulu is improving the Safe O‘ahu Response Plan to allow more flexible operations for businesses, while still requiring Safe Access O‘ahu for higher risk activities ....


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COVID: Ige allows counties to go their own way
by News Release Wednesday, November 24, 2021

... As of Dec. 1, the counties will no longer be required to obtain the approval of the governor or the director of the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) prior to issuing county emergency orders ....


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Lost Opportunity: Schatz Secures Extension Of $493 Million Honolulu Rail Funding Grant In Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
by News Release Wednesday, November 24, 2021

... in yet another failure of leadership, Schatz misses an opportunity to put the rail nightmare behind us ....


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Is This the End for Gut and Replace?
by Video Video Tuesday, November 23, 2021

... Court Strikes Down ‘Gut and Replace’ -- Legal Expert Robert Thomas Weighs in ....


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Hawaii Top Ten Hospitals Ranked for Outcomes, Efficiency
by News Release Monday, November 22, 2021

... NOTE: Hospitals ranking best for outcomes and efficiency rank lowest for equity ....


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HSTA encourages teachers to apply for sabbatical leave
by News Release Monday, November 22, 2021

... Teachers may apply for one semester or for the entire school year ....


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Report: Hawaii third-worst millennial homeownership rate in USA
by News Release Monday, November 22, 2021

... the millennial homeownership rate in Hawaii is 32.7% ....


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Ethics: UH Administrator Finds $9,592.53 in a Forgotten Bank Account
by News Release Monday, November 22, 2021

... guess what happens next .... 


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Hawaii Ranks 47th in the Nation in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness
by News Release Monday, November 22, 2021

... The state’s pavement quality is very poor, among the worst in the country and the primary driver for the state’s low ranking ....


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Harbors Division Accepts Preservationist Bid to Return Falls of Clyde to Scotland
by News Release Sunday, November 21, 2021

... After years rotting in Hawaii, a 19th century Clyde-built ship is finally coming home ....


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Tax Workers’ “Get Out of Jail Free” Card
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 21, 2021

... In more recent years, the Hawaii Supreme Court has been giving the tax office even more help and protection ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 20, 2021
by GovTrack .us Sunday, November 21, 2021

... votes cast and bills introduced in Congress ....


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Hawaii Republicans Elect New Chair
by News Release Sunday, November 21, 2021

... Vote totals are as follow: Lynn Finnegan 33, Jose Uson 12, Gil Logan 8, and 6 abstain votes ....


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City and County of Honolulu to ring in holiday season Dec. 4
by News Release Sunday, November 21, 2021

... the Honolulu City Lights tree lighting ceremony is back ....


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After Decade, City, State Finally Eliminate Turtle Beach Traffic Jam
by News Release Sunday, November 21, 2021

... For many years various solutions have been discussed ....


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'Certificate of Need' stands in way of improving healthcare in Hawaii
by Kelii Akina Saturday, November 20, 2021

...  Since 2006, state officials have rejected over $200 million worth of certificate-of-need requests, which would have added more than 200 hospital beds to meet Hawaii’s medical needs ....


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Maui County Will Not Appeal Injection Well Ruling
by News Release Saturday, November 20, 2021

... When the case was returned to Judge Mollway, she determined that the County needs a Clean Water Act NPDES permit ....


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Mindless Hysteria: Maui County Council Passes Anti-Sunscreen Bill
by News Release Saturday, November 20, 2021

... Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign ....


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COVID-19 regulations aren’t cost-free
by Kelii Akina Friday, November 19, 2021

... ignoring the full cost is tantamount to malpractice ....


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NOAA considers new marine sanctuary off Hawaiian Islands
by News Release Friday, November 19, 2021

... Agency seeks public comment through Jan. 31, 2022 ....


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Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers, City Attempt to Bamboozle Public Again
by News Release Friday, November 19, 2021

... Approximately 110 community members participated during the Nov. 10 workshop and 45 participated on Nov. 13 ....


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Sex Trafficking: Federal Grand Jury Issues New Indictment Against Leaders of Philippines-Based Church
by News Release Friday, November 19, 2021

...adding six new defendants, including the KOJC’s leader, Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, who was referred to as “The Appointed Son of God.”....


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Unemployment Drops to 6.3% for October
by News Release Friday, November 19, 2021

... DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 6.3 percent compared to 6.6 percent in September ....


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Extreme Stinginess? A look at Accused Waimanalo Child Killers’ Bankruptcy Case
by Andrew Walden Friday, November 19, 2021

... the Kalua’s bankruptcy submissions reveal $111K annual income -- but they are alleged to have duct-taped their adopted children's mouths shut to keep them from sneaking food ....


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How is Maui Saving Hawaiian Lands?
by Video Video Thursday, November 18, 2021

... ʻĀina kupuna bill to help long-time Maui families keep ancestral lands passes first council reading ....


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Legislative Agenda: Bills to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2030
by News Release Wednesday, November 17, 2021

... Enviros deploy push-poll which claims that 66% of public want gasoline and diesel cars banned.  If this is true, why are electric cars only 1% of the fleet right now? ....


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2021’s Most Obese States--Hawaii 47th
by News Article Wednesday, November 17, 2021

... more than seven in 10 U.S. adults aged 20 and older are either overweight or obese ....


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Alaska: The Jones Act's original victim
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, November 17, 2021

... New report details how Jones Act targeted Alaska from the start ....


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State Democratic Party Chair Announces Plan to Avert Anti-Vaxxer Takeover of Party
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, November 17, 2021

... Tyler Dos Santos Tam wants to have his candidacy and keep his Chairmanship too ....


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Ige Announces $365M in CIP
by News Release Wednesday, November 17, 2021

... These funds were released in October 2021 ....


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State Financial Reports 84% Transparent
by News Release Tuesday, November 16, 2021

... Twenty-two states earned distinction this year for providing the public with candid and transparent information about their government’s fiscal health ....


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Government regulations get thumbs down in Hawaii survey
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, November 16, 2021

... Solid majorities agree there are too many regulations and they hurt small businesses ....


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Pirate Law
by Video Video Tuesday, November 16, 2021

"This might be the dumbest law on the book"


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Kauai: Dude Allegedly Freaks out After Trailer Refused at Transfer Station
by News Release Monday, November 15, 2021

... After being handcuffed and while on the ground, DOCARE reports Hoffman slipped the handcuffs under his legs and to the front of his body. He then jumped up and continued unloading green waste from the trailer ....


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NOT the End of Gut-n-Replace
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 14, 2021

... A person challenging a bill still needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the bill is unconstitutional.  And remember, it took a 3-2 vote to hold that recidivism and hurricane shelters are unrelated ....


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Most Charitable States -- Hawaii 41st
by News Article Sunday, November 14, 2021

... U.S. donors in 2020 still gave more than $471 billion to charity, with 69% of the funds coming directly from individuals ....


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Strike Halted, Tentative Agreement Reached Between Alliance Unions and Kaiser Permanente
by News Release Saturday, November 13, 2021

... On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Health Care Unions reached tentative agreement on a four-year contract ....


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Police Allege Isabella Kalua Duct-Taped and Locked in Dog Cage Before Death
by Andrew Walden Friday, November 12, 2021

... criminal complaint reveals many previously unreported allegations regarding the death of Isabella Kalua ....


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‘Community Based Energy’: $27.5M in GEMS for Hawaii Democratic Party Officials, Maui Councilmember
by Andrew Walden Friday, November 12, 2021

... To fund this insider giveaway, the HGIA board voted to take away $2.5M set aside for low and middle income households and $5M set aside for multi-family projects ....


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Hawaii Supreme Court Guts-And-Replaces The Legislature's "Gut-And-Replace" Switcheroo
by Robert Thomas Thursday, November 11, 2021

... a well-functioning republic presumes that those tasked with vigilance -- the public -- have the opportunity to understand the substance of what those whom we elect to represent us are actually doing ....


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Survey shows concern about government spending and debt
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, November 11, 2021

... The poll of nearly 1,000 Hawaii residents also found significant agreement that private firms should be more involved in delivering public services ....


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Spying on You: Hawaii Insurer Testing 'Accident Predictive System' Based on 'Drive Recorder' in Cars
by News Release Thursday, November 11, 2021

... when a risk of an accident is detected by the algorithm based on the data captured by the drive recorder, effective safety measures such as notifying the operations manager of the relevant company and/or encouraging the driver to take a break ....


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Cesspools: Four Years Later EPA Fines Hawaii County Again
by News Release Thursday, November 11, 2021

“...County of Hawai‘i has failed to meet its legal commitment to modernize wastewater infrastructure....”


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VIDEO: Police Allege Isabella Kalua Killed One Month Before Disappearance Reported
by Video Video Thursday, November 11, 2021

... Full Video of HPD News Conference .... 


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Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
by News Release Thursday, November 11, 2021

... Applicants are being sought for 63 vacancies on various Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees ....


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Full Text: HPD Point-by-Point Debunk of ACLU After Arrest of 10-Year-Old Girl
by News Release Wednesday, November 10, 2021

... if the requested policy changes were in place, this would not have changed the outcome of the present case. A threat to shoot and kill another student is, and must be considered to be, "a threat of significant harm to someone," which you acknowledge is something officers could arrest a student for on school property. Thus, the arrest of your client on school property is consistent with your own assessment of the situation. ...


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Judge tosses claims over King’s Hawaiian rolls packaging
by Court House News Wednesday, November 10, 2021

... A logo depicting a crown slightly evocative of a pineapple alongside "Hilo, Hawaii" did not persuade a federal judge to accept claims that King's Hawaiian misleads customers into believing its rolls are actually made in Hawaii ....


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7,000 Legal Vacation Rentals on Maui in Jeopardy
by Video Video Tuesday, November 9, 2021

... a Maui County Council proposal that aspires to create more housing on Maui by phasing out about 7,000 vacation rentals ....


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Oahu Ambulances may now take patients to urgent care
by News Release Tuesday, November 9, 2021

... Both HESD and DOH plan to expand the program to other selected alternative care sites throughout O’ahu and Neighbor Islands. Other alternative sites are being identified and may be ready by the end of this year ....


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​Kalihi Uka Elementary hosts first HIDOE school-based vaccination clinic for elementary students
by News Release Monday, November 8, 2021

... More than 100 public schools are registered to host vaccination clinics in the coming weeks ....


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State Launches ABLE Savings Program for Disabled
by News Release Monday, November 8, 2021

... In 2019, Gov. Ige signed Kal’s Law, which allowed individuals with a qualifying disability to work full-time at minimum wage without losing state or federal benefits. This year, Gov. Ige signed a bill that became Act 55 — which removes the practice of paying individuals a sub-minimum wage based solely on the fact the individual has a disability ....


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Good riddance to ‘gut and replace’
by Kelii Akina Sunday, November 7, 2021

... Grassroot Institute submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of the plaintiffs, arguing that the practice was eroding public trust in government and short-circuiting the democratic process ....


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Hike Traffic Fines for Profit
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 7, 2021

... The Honolulu City Council wants to raise money for the Honolulu Police Department by adding a surcharge to traffic fines .... 


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What is the Passenger Vessel Services Act?
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, November 7, 2021

... cruise ships that are registered in Bermuda or the Bahamas are required to sail to Fanning Island, 1,000 miles to the south of Hawaii ....


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Hawaii: Highest Cost of Moving up to Home Ownership
by News Article Sunday, November 7, 2021

... The cost of moving up in Hawaii is 84.9% higher than the national average ....


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Rolling Blackouts Coming: HECO Doubles Down on Promise to Close Coal Plant
by News Release Saturday, November 6, 2021

... Hawaiian Electric sets goal of 70% carbon reduction by 2030, envisions zero emissions by 2045 ....


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Hawaii Republican State Committee to Elect New Chair
by News Release Saturday, November 6, 2021

... Nomination period opens on November 13th, 2021 ....


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JSC Announces Seven Judicial Vacancies
by News Release Saturday, November 6, 2021

... three of the seven are seeking reappointment ....


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DoH Orders Embry Health to Stop COVID Testing
by News Release Saturday, November 6, 2021

... After learning that Embry Health was collecting specimens for COVID-19 tests in Hawai‘i, DOH made repeated attempts to work with Embry Health to secure the necessary certification or approval. Embry Health withdrew its application for certification on October 19....


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HECO Suddenly Agrees to 39% Reduction in Cost of Electricity Bought from Kalaeloa Partners
by News Release Friday, November 5, 2021

... charge being reduced to $100/kilowatts (kW) per year for the full 208 MW, as compared to $164.35/kW per year for the first 180 MW ....


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City introduces amended short-term rental bill
by News Release Thursday, November 4, 2021

... Bill 41 Relating to Transient Accommodations was transmitted to the Council by the Honolulu Planning Commission last month and is scheduled for First Reading at its full Council meeting on Nov. 10, 2021 ....


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State Adopting Ballot Tracking System
by News Release Thursday, November 4, 2021

... the Ballot Tracking System will be available for the upcoming Kauai Prosecutor Special Election and then for Statewide Elections and Primaries in 2022 ....


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"Gut and Replace" Held Unconstitutional  
by News Release Thursday, November 4, 2021

... The Hawaii Supreme Court, in a 3-2 decision, dealt a serious blow to the Legislature’s “gut and replace” tactic ....


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