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Monday, April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tracking Eleven Tax Hike Bills into Secretive Conference Committees
  2. Don’t Compel Doctors to Promote State-Favored Programs
  3. Vice President Mike Pence Visits Am Samoa
  4. HB1580: Fake Ban of Gasoline and Diesel Vehicles Statewide
  5. Advocates had high hopes at the Hawaii Legislature, but some condo bills died and others were watered down
  6. Biomess: Hu Honua ‘Green’ Energy at $0.21 per kwh – $435M out of Ratepayers Pockets
  7. Rat Lungworm: Fear of Losing Tourism Squelches Public Health

Sunday, April 23, 2017
April 23, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. IRS: Hawaii Legislature Voted to Destroy Employee Retirement System
  2. HSTA Contract Agreement: 13.6% Raise, ‘Streamlined Evaluations’
  3. Best Small Cities to Start a Business? Kaneohe Ranks 1176th
  4. HECO Touts Green Energy Progress on Earth Day
  5. Democrats Blocking: Fukumoto ‘Akin to Our Most Regressive Corporatists’
  6. Reelection? Ige Has Very Little Money in Campaign Account
  7. SB505: Urine Test for Opioid Prescriptions
  8. Child Abuse Bills Before Legislature
  9. Hawaii Co Budget worries fueled by firefighter raise, hotel tax in limbo
  10. Hawaii County Bus System in State of Collapse
  11. In Spite of Anti-GMO Activists’ Boycott, 1000s ‘March for Science’

Saturday, April 22, 2017
April 22, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
  2. Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
  3. HB165: How Lawmakers can Deal with Annoying Citizens
  4. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  5. Kouchi Wants 20% Rail Skim—10-Year GE Tax Hike
  6. Desperate to Sway Conference Committee, HART Claims Recovery plan for rail required by FTA ‘is not complete at this stage’
  7. DOT disregards its duty to public
  8. Telescope: Ige says his involvement in the case is limited to administrative actions
  9. Anti-GMO Activists Boycott ‘March for Science’
  10. Will FEMA Cancel Hawaii’s access to federal flood insurance?
  11. Incompetent Lazy HGEA Members Leave ‘$1B Sitting on the Floor’
  12. Vexatious Stene: Public communications with DPW staff stymied
  13. Gays Won’t be Forcing Your Insurance Rates Higher This Year
  14. Head of Police Commission Has Ties to SHOPO Pres, Samoa
  15. Committee Rejects Governor’s Choice For Utilities Commission—Senate hearing Next
  16. Soft on Crime: Homeless Lunatic Allegedly Slashes Haliewa Grocer
  17. Lawyers Field Day: Supreme Court Rules Impaired drivers entitled to lawyer before taking alcohol, drug test
  18. Hawaii's medi-juana dispensaries prepare for license renewals as state delays continue
  19. Affordable Housing? Lawmakers consider more rules that would add Cost to new homes

Friday, April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Cayetano to Trump: Cancel Federal Rail Funding
  2. Desperate to Influence Conference Committee, Caldwell Pretends to Take Responsibility for Massive GE Tax Hike
  3. Conference Committee to Hear SB501: Mandatory Abortion Promotion
  4. TMT Contested Case Deadline Set
  5. Hawaii Officially Proclaims Children of Fallen Patriots Day
  6. Are Enviros Finally Ready to Accept Fish Farming?
  7. HTA: Without TVRs Hawaii Would Lose 15% of Tourists
  8. HTA: Tamp Down all this Rat Lungworm Talk
  9. The day when America moved toward becoming a global power
  10. Victory: HSTA’s $500M Property Tax Slush Fund Killed
  11. Poison Pill? Hawaii Senate To Propose 10-Year Extension On Rail Tax
  12. Nobody Responsible for Rail Mess: HART Board Nears 100% Turnover
  13. It Begins: Firefighters to Get 5% Raise
  14. Judge Blocks Access To AG Investigation Of Hawaii Auditor
  15. Health Beat: Why We All Need Health Savings Accounts
  16. HCR50:  Hawaii Progressives Urge Legislators to DROP ‘Corporate Personhood’ Issue
  17. Ex-policeman ‘No Contest’ to road rage assault case
  18. Mother disturbed over DOE employee's lewd messages with 11-year-old student
  19. DOE has change of heart after first denying classroom space to Christian group
  20. After 2 brutal attacks, some call for greater efforts to ensure the mentally ill get treatment
  21. Enviros Begin to Walk Back Coral Bleaching Hysteria
  22. Bought n Paid For: Schatz, Hirono Rolling in Cash

Thursday, April 20, 2017
April 20, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Punish Judiciary? House Censors Legislator
  2. Ciber: Company Behind 7-Year HDOT Software Failure Files Bankruptcy
  3. To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Corporate Income Taxes?
  4. School tax plan’s problems pile up
  5. Health Care Lobby Push Back on Hawaii Gay Child Mandate
  6. HB552: State Obamacare Bill to become Study?
  7. Competing Airbnb Bills Set Off Lobbying Battle
  8. Wind power raises Maui electric bills
  9. Silicon Valley Corporate Welfare Queens Finally Admit Algae Energy was just a Scam
  10. Allow new homeowners to build equity in workforce housing
  11. HPD, SHOPO Sign Body Cam Agreement
  12. Honolulu Police Commissioner Finds Cool New Way to Help Cops Get off Easy
  13. It took the state nearly 12 hours to alert the public about 3 escapees
  14. Kahauiki Homeless Village to add preschool, day care center

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘30-35’ Applications for Honolulu Police Chief—Will Outsiders be Allowed to Compete?
  2. Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
  3. FBI Investigating Muslim Terrorists in Hawaii
  4. What will happen to Food for Peace cargo preference?
  5. Schatz Gins up Phony Investigation to Help Hotel Industry Beat Airbnb
  6. Accountability? DoE Releases ESSA Plan
  7. New Hawaii Veterans Affairs Chief Tied to Falsified Medical Wait Times, 13 Deaths in Arizona
  8. 72% Support Telescope
  9. Tax Hikes: Legislators Begin Secret Negotiations
  10. TVR Tax Bills Head to Conference Committee
  11. Union Says Suspensions Shouldn’t Stop Prison Guard Promotions
  12. Hawaii Medicaid Shortchanges Nursing Homes
  13. Critics: Safeguards added in wake of 'Peter Boy' case aren't enough
  14. Recently Released from Lunatic Asylum, Homeless Male Accused in Assault of 80-yr-old Woman has long rap sheet
  15. Sit-Lie Expansion Forces Five Homeless Meth Addicts to Accept Shelter
  16. Homelessness Bills in Conference Committee
  17. Another HSTA Member Convicted: Pleads guilty for soliciting minor for prostitution
  18. Latest Details on Misconduct by HSTA Members
  19. Prosecutor Defends Domestic Abuse Safe House
  20. Deal Reached In Dispute Over Waimea River Ag Water Diversion
  21. Manoa Residents Willing to Fix the Roads in Caldwell’s Holes
  22. Waimanalo: Caldwell’s Decaying Rec Facilities Closed Due to Rusting, Collapsing Ceiling Panels 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii: April 19 is Tax Freedom Day
  2. Kawananakoa Letter Debunks OHA LLCs Claim to be Immune from UIPA
  3. Race for Hawaii Republican Party Chair—Interviews with Ostrov and Tupola
  4. Video: Free Market Solutions for Hawaii's Economy
  5. Office of Maunakea Management awarded 2017 Preservation Commendation
  6. Nearly half of likely voters say Hawaii is moving in wrong direction
  7. The word on the streets is that they are horrible
  8. Anti-GMO Losers Take over Hawaii County Democratic Party
  9. Anti-GMO Activists to Focus on Denying Water to Agriculture
  10. Billionaires Pay City to Impose ‘Resiliency’ Officer of the Eco-Religion 
  11. Gabbard Rakes in $2M, Hanabusa Pays Herself $200K
  12. 'We should be angry': Attorney says state liable for Peter Boy's death
  13. Kauai PD: Positive Experience With Body Cameras
  14. State Supreme Court hits some bank foreclosures

Monday, April 17, 2017
April 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tracking Eleven Tax Hike Bills into Secretive Conference Committees
  2. Tax Hikes: What Your Lawmakers Are Getting Away With
  3. Star-Adv: Rail Broken Promises Corrosive
  4. Poll: Residents Support Legalizing TVRs 63% to 36%
  5. Legislators Want to Pressure Counties to Legalize vacation rentals
  6. Poll Looks at Airport Authority Proposal
  7. Ige still considering HCDA picks
  8. Will President Donald J Trump Liberate Hawaii, Am Samoa, and Guam from Obama Legacy Tuna Monuments
  9. Pandering to Dem Base: Legislators Consider More Fake Sanctuary State Resolutions
  10. 3% of State’s Natural Gas to Come from Sewage

Sunday, April 16, 2017
April 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tax Casualty? Maui County Carnival
  2. Poll: Rail Tax Hike Rejected 57-41%
  3. Rail Tax: ‘They Think We’re Liars’
  4. Rail Tax Extension: Will Conference Committee Bow to Caldwell’s Cheap Theatrics
  5. Bill 41: Eliminate ‘Residential A’ Property Tax
  6. Hawaii: 48% Support Trump Travel ban
  7. Gabbard faces questions about Syria and Trump
  8. Airport Incompetence
  9. Kauai police chief wants to change public perception with transparency
  10. Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth Ended Timidity of Prosecutors, Solved Peter Boy Case
  11. In Medicare, states are far from equal
  12. Another Big Money Cash Giveaway for Hawaii Hi Tech Schemers
  13. Tests find no DU threat (Again)

Saturday, April 15, 2017
April 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  2. Free Speech Crackdown on Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Passes House
  3. Connect to Careers: Preparing next generation of Hawaii workforce
  4. Study: House GOP Blueprint Would Put $5613 in Your Pocket, Hawaii
  5. Josh Green for Lt Gov? “I’ve already found my own way.”
  6. White Nationalists Dump Trump Want Gabbard to Run
  7. Rat Lungworm: Hawaii accused of downplaying parasite that struck SF couple
  8. Lab: DoH Lying About Marijuana Testing Progress
  9. Indictment: Most Successful Company at NELHA is a Giant Scam

Friday, April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
  2. House Approves Massive Rail Tax Hike and 37 Other Bills
  3. To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Property Taxes?
  4. Willes Lee Fills Vacancy on NRA Board
  5. How to Change the Jones Act
  6. Telescope Solution: Maunakea World Park?
  7. U.S. May Launch Strike If North Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger
  8. North Korea attack?  House Passes a Resolution
  9. Full Text: PUC Commissioner Gorak vs Anonymous Complaint
  10. Darryl Perry for HPD Chief?
  11. Kauai police use body cam footage to clear officers of misconduct claims after recent protest
  12. HNL Hangar: More Finger-Pointing in HDOT’s Latest Disaster
  13. Will Private-Public Partnership Make New Stadium Possible
  14. HART: Feds Help us Shift Blame for Rail Mess
  15. 100,000 Pounds Of Debris Hauled Out Of Papahanaumokuakea—No Mention of Plastic Bags
  16. Volunteers Build Ewa Beach Skate park After Caldwell Refuses
  17. ‘Booster’ Accused of Stealing $10K from School Club
  18. Court report: State never should have returned 'Peter Boy' to his parents

Thursday, April 13, 2017
April 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Those Life Saving Facts
  2. GE Tax Hike and Property Tax Hike: A double-whammy of taxes to pay for Honolulu’s ‘over priced, over budget’ rail system
  3. Counties, Tourism Industry Challenge HSTA Slush Fund Tax
  4. Public may get more say on Oahu wind farms
  5. HB165: Bring Sunshine Law into 2017 with online notices, postings
  6. Musings: Real and Imagined Dangers
  7. Hawaii Fishing Fleet: Enviros Try New Angle of Attack
  8. HSTA Homosexual Child Molester Gets Probation
  9. Your Tax Dollars paid for Transsexual Propaganda Film
  10. 100 Potheads Per Day Register to Feel Medicated
  11. Not in Good Standing: Nonprofit could get extended lease at Kewalo
  12. How HNL compares to America's best-run airports

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Robin Danner Writing OHA’s Budget
  2. How They Voted: SB501 Mandatory Promotion of Abortion
  3. Conservative Rankings of Hawaii Legislators—2016 Session
  4. Family Prosperity Index: Hawaii Ranks 41st
  5. UH 2017 legislative budget update
  6. Leapfrog: Hawaii Among States With Most ‘A’ Grade Hospitals
  7. How They Voted: House Approves $792M GE Tax Hike 41-10
  8. Rate Hike Coming: Gays Demand You Pay to Give Them Children
  9. Senate approves Health Savings plans in insurance bill
  10. Hawaii County tax, fee hikes on table
  11. Under Fire In DC, Gabbard Is Still A Hit On The Big Island
  12. Rep Ing to Run for Maui Mayor, Arakawa to Run for Governor
  13. Veterans: Choice program a good option, but needs improvement
  14. Time to accelerate audit on Tourism Authority
  15. SB562: House Wants to Eliminate Lifeguards, Replace Them with Lawyers in Speedos
  16. $270K to be Wasted on Honolulu Climate Change Office
  17. Homeless Shelters Sit Empty Because Homeless Choose to Refuse Shelter
  18. Star-Adv: Clear out Homeless Camps Before They Burn Freeway Down
  19. Need a Meth Pipe?  Hawaii Legislators are Trying to Help You Get One
  20. Former inmates sue DPS, claim they were held too long at HCCC
  21. Why Condo Associations Are Sweating After A Judge’s Ruling
  22. Suit claims school, DOE complicit in sex assault

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SB501: AG Slaps Senators for Censoring Testimony opposing Anti-Free-Speech Bill
  2. Caldwell Signs Tax Hikes, Spending Bills
  3. Desperate Caldwell Threatens to Raise Property Taxes
  4. Abercrombie: People not Introspective Enough to Understand Tulsi Gabbard
  5. Pandering to Dem Base, but Hawaii is one of just seven states that fully complied with federal requests to hold illegals
  6. Prosecutor: Corruption rampant at HDOT boating division
  7. HDOT Scapegoats Contractor over airport hangar job
  8. Health bills legislators will be talking about after second decking
  9. Police camera bills die in legislative session
  10. SB1240: Anti-Aquarium Hysteria Still Alive in Legislature
  11. Caldwell, Council Refuse Community Volunteers Offer to Repairs Waianae Rec Center Shut for Three Years
  12. More Homeless Caught on Diamond Head, New Garbage Dumps Found
  13. Hawaii High Tech Tax Credit Money invested in Cattle Ranch, Slaughterhouse
  14. More Asian-American Drug Addicts in Hawaii than on Entire Mainland

Monday, April 10, 2017
April 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tracking Eleven Tax Hike Bills at Second Crossover
  2. Research surveys Jones Act costs and effects
  3. Top Dems Attack Gabbard After She Fails to Blame Assad for Gas Attack
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 10, 2017
  5. Specialists think North Korea poses nuclear threat to Hawaii
  6. HB407: Health Savings Accounts to Reduce Health Insurance Costs
  7. GEMS: Bill would tap fee on Your Electric Bill and Transfer it to Billionaire Elon Musk
  8. Hawaii is poised to pass universal mail-in balloting
  9. Lawyers Want Their Legislators to Let Them Sue Lifeguards
  10. SHOPO Wants HPD Chief to Remain an Inside Job
  11. Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility Reverts to Type
  12. Caldwell Allows Historic Ewa Battlefield to become target of trash dumping
  13. Civil Beat: The Center for Rat Lungworm News
  14. Meet The New Leader Of Oahu Republicans

Sunday, April 09, 2017
April 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. CreditAbles
  2. After Appealing to Supreme Court, State Wins Right to Forcibly Medicate Psycho Killer
  3. SB501: House Set to Vote on Bill Forcing Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion
  4. City taxpayers in for bevy of tax, fee raises
  5. Dead in the Water: Bumbling Ige Petty, Political, Lacks Imagination
  6. Homeless Tweekers Burning H-1: Officials ‘Concerned’, Urge ‘Mindfulness’
  7. Red light cameras could soon be a reality in Hawaii, but major concerns remain
  8. State Can’t Come up with Enough Money for Affordable Housing
  9. Hawaii County Council Wants to keep Slush Fund
  10. Doctor Shortage Grows Worse on Sister Isles
  11. Hawaii Healthcare Leaders Still Hope National Republicans Will Save Them from Obamacare
  12. Rate Hike Coming to Buy Surrogates to Produce Children for Homosexuals
  13. SCR16: Private Sector Retirement Plan
  14. Senate Votes: State to Invade Your Property Murder Your Cats and Trees
  15. Politically Connected Dude Fights With Airport Security, Now Seeks Retaliation 
  16. Will Mauna Kea ‘World Park’ Be Enough to Buy off Protesters?

Saturday, April 08, 2017
April 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Schatz-Connected Developer building ‘Shopping Center’ at Pupukea
  2. Time for change at Hawaii’s airports
  3. DLNR: Waikiki Eco Confab Cost Taxpayers $8M
  4. Hidden LLCs: OHA CEO Lies to Ethics Panel?
  5. HGEA Tech Footdragging Costs State $1.72B per Year in Lost Tax Revenue
  6. HB424: UH tuition freeze effort abandoned
  7. UH Admin Not Intelligent Enough to Figure out Why Dorms are Vacant
  8. Will Legislators Kill Vote by Mail in Conference?
  9. Former HPD Narcotics Div Chief Now Selling Medicated marijuana
  10. Hawaii Police Corruption Like Philippines
  11. Advocates of police records reform lament lack of 'significant change'

Friday, April 07, 2017
April 7, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Good Citizen or "Vexatious Requester"?
  2. HB1022: $10M for Latest Honolulu Airport Mess
  3. Ige Energy Code: Increase Home Construction Costs by $4700 per unit
  4. Dairy: Billionaire Developer Omidyar Creates More Precedents Farmers Can’t Follow
  5. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  6. Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Hawaii
  7. Will Tsutsui Resign Soon Enough to Entice Souki to Become LG?
  8. Medicaid Plus Bills to watch
  9. HB1479: Hilo to Escape DLNR Join HCDA?
  10. New stadium? UH Wants Cut of the Action
  11. Hawaii bill would criminalize trespassing on state lands
  12. SB804: Anti-GMO Hype Fails in Legislature
  13. SB1150: Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria Loses in Legislature
  14. Hawaii AG To Review Toddler Abuse Case That Kaneshiro Refused to Prosecute
  15. Child welfare settlements costing the state more than $5M
  16. Hi Tech Tax Credits Fund Womens Clothing Store at Ala Moana Mall
  17. Operating an illegal vacation rental? Beware, your neighbor could sue
  18. Chin Defends Suit Against Trump Travel Ban

Thursday, April 06, 2017
April 6, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii 2nd-Highest Tax Burden in USA
  2. Hawaii Pensions Underfunded by 39%
  3. Who lives longer: Hawaii life expectancies examined in research study
  4. SB501: House Judiciary Passes Bill Forcing Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion
  5. Deal Announced to Preserve Ka Iwi Coast
  6. $792M GE Tax Hike for Rail Passes House Finance Committee
  7. Princess Kawananakoa criticizes OHA LLCs, demands transparency
  8. Prosecutors: We Know where Peter Boy’s Body was Left
  9. Star-Adv: State Taxpayers Must Give More Money to ‘Green’ Billionaires who fund National Dems—and Pander to the  Anti-GMO Morons who Make up the Dem Base
  10. Union Organizer: Please Start Paying Home Caregivers so unions can Scoop up their Dues Money
  11. Women's March Organizer: Please help Insurance Companies Make More Money by Killing off Expensive Oldsters
  12. Legislators Reject Assisted Suicide due to Lack of Safeguards
  13. Council Drops Caldwell’s Garbage Tax in order to Slip other Tax Hikes Thru
  14. $300K more OK’d for firms defending in Kealoha suit
  15. Applications Closed for Honolulu Police Chief
  16. Pandering to Squatters on Kauai
  17. State reaches settlement in case where 4 year-old was stomped to death
  18. Company says meth users down, while fake urine up
  19. Medicated Marijuana Dealership Bristling with Spy Cameras
  20. HR136: Ing’s Animal Liberation Hype Debunked
  21. Borlaug’s dream is being realized

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
April 5, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: Arab Newspaper Describes Trump Role in Gabbard Syria Trip
  2. Who’s Hiding Behind Homes for Hawaiians?
  3. Hawaii: Monsanto is First Farm Awarded Zero Waste Certification
  4. Congressman Jason Chaffetz to Address Hawaii Republican Fundraiser
  5. Speaker Souki to Resign?
  6. Taxation Without Legalization? 2 vacation rental tax measures advance
  7. Lawmakers consider raising the cost of living in Honolulu
  8. HB209: Sales Pitch for Massive Income Tax Hike
  9. HB1580 Gasoline Ban Morphs into Another Tax Credit Scheme
  10. HART Borrows Another $20M, Now Owes $60M
  11. Latest HIDOT Fiasco: AG seeks $10M to pay airport subcontractors
  12. Aloha Stadium Authority Deploys Sales Pitch for New Stadium and Condos
  13. Police Take Down Hanalei Shakedown: 4 Sovereignty Squatters Arrested on Kauai
  14. City council considering expansion of sit-lie ban to some Kalihi, Iwilei streets
  15. Peter Boy's father takes plea deal in son's 1997 death
  16. Cover-up for Homosexual Child Molester? Hearing of former Kamehameha Schools teacher accused of voyeurism to be public
  17. UPW Prison Guard Denies He Exposed Himself
  18. Makers of diet pill blamed for sickening dozens
  19. Hawaii Gender gap 16 cents


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Emergency Preparedness? Hawaii Below Average State
by News Release Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Preparedness Index assesses all 50 states & District of Columbia for health security and preparedness....


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Oral Health: Hawaii Kids Rank 49th in USA
by News Article Tuesday, April 25, 2017

28 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care....


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Vice President Mike Pence Visits Am Samoa
by News Release Monday, April 24, 2017

The Vice President is concluding his trip with a visit to Honolulu, Hawaii on April 24....


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Tracking Eleven Tax Hike Bills into Secretive Conference Committees
by Andrew Walden Sunday, April 23, 2017

Here is a complete list with links to the bill page on the Legislative website....


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Honolulu Neighborhood Board--List of Contested Races and Candidates
by News Release Sunday, April 23, 2017

The election is slated to begin April 28, 2017 and end May 19, 2017....


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Don’t Compel Doctors to Promote State-Favored Programs
by News Article Sunday, April 23, 2017

Compelling licensed professionals to speak the government’s message is dangerous....


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Best Small Cities to Start a Business? Kaneohe Ranks 1176th
by News Article Sunday, April 23, 2017

....Kahului, Pearl City, Waipahu, Hilo, Kaneohe....


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IRS: Hawaii Legislature Voted to Destroy Employee Retirement System
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 23, 2017

IRS Ruling: Act 1 Cash Payout to HGEA members would cost ERS its nonprofit status .... 


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HSTA Contract Agreement: 13.6% Raise, ‘Streamlined Evaluations’
by News Release Sunday, April 23, 2017

HSTA members are very grateful to Gov. David Ige for personally taking part in negotiations over several days to help us....


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HECO Touts Green Energy Progress on Earth Day
by News Release Saturday, April 22, 2017

...in 2016 26 percent of the electricity used by customers came from renewable resources - up from 23 percent the year before....


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Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
by News Article Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ira Einhorn, Master of Ceremonies, Earth Day Rally on Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, Phila, PA, Apr. 22, 1970.


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Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
by News Article Saturday, April 22, 2017
There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....
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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, April 22, 2017

...Upcoming Legislative Dates....


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HB165: How Lawmakers can Deal with Annoying Citizens
by Kelii Akina Friday, April 21, 2017

...HB165 (now headed to a Conference Committee) would modernize the existing Sunshine Law by requiring electronic posting of public agency meeting notices and minutes and making board packets available for public inspection....


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HTA: Tamp Down all this Rat Lungworm Talk
by News Release Friday, April 21, 2017

“To the visitors already in the Hawaiian Islands or planning a trip here in the coming months, there is no need to be overly concerned. Please patronize our restaurants...."


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The day when America moved toward becoming a global power
by News Article Friday, April 21, 2017

On April 21, 1898, Spain broke off diplomatic relations with the United States....


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HTA: Without TVRs Hawaii Would Lose 15% of Tourists
by News Release Friday, April 21, 2017

HTA commentary about House Bill 1471 and Senate Bill 704, as they relate to transient accommodations....


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Cayetano to Trump: Cancel Federal Rail Funding
by News Release Friday, April 21, 2017

...the Final Environmental Impact Statement concluded that rail would reduce traffic congestion by less than 2% and that “traffic congestion will be worse in the future with rail than what it is today....


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Desperate to Influence Conference Committee, Caldwell Pretends to Take Responsibility for Massive GE Tax Hike
by News Release Friday, April 21, 2017

...Caldwell introduces bill authorizing city to extend GET surcharge to pay for rail construction....


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Are Enviros Finally Ready to Accept Fish Farming?
by News Article Friday, April 21, 2017

...some environmentalists are saying open-ocean aquaculture deserves a fresh look....


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Conference Committee to Hear SB501: Mandatory Abortion Promotion
by Hawaii Family Forum Thursday, April 20, 2017

The watered down version of SB501 (Relating to Health) has been scheduled for a hearing in the conference committee tomorrow (04-21-17) at 1:00PM in conference room 016....


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TMT Contested Case Deadline Set
by News Release Thursday, April 20, 2017

...June 13, 2017....


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Hawaii Officially Proclaims Children of Fallen Patriots Day
by News Release Thursday, April 20, 2017

...Governor of Hawaii, David Ige, has officially proclaimed May 13th as Children of Fallen Patriots Day....


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Punish Judiciary? House Censors Legislator
by Gene Ward Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rep Gene Ward today sent Attorney General Doug Chin a letter asking for a first Amendment ruling regarding the potential misuse of censorship on the House Floor on April 11, 2017....


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Ciber: Company Behind 7-Year HDOT Software Failure Files Bankruptcy
by News Release Thursday, April 20, 2017

2015: State Sues Tech Firm for Buying Influence with Abercrombie Administration....


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Accountability? DoE Releases ESSA Plan
by News Release Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The 30-day public comment period begins today, Tuesday, April 18, and will run through Thursday, May 18, 2017....


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To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Corporate Income Taxes?
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Corporate income taxes are one of the smallest sources of state and local tax revenue....


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Schatz Gins up Phony Investigation to Help Hotel Industry Beat Airbnb
by News Article Wednesday, April 19, 2017

...Schatz asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Airbnb's impact on rising housing costs, at the AHLA's urging....


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‘30-35’ Applications for Honolulu Police Chief—Will Outsiders be Allowed to Compete?
by News Release Wednesday, April 19, 2017
HB1534: Will Legislators Allow Outsiders to Apply for HPD Chief?
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Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 43rd
by News Release Tuesday, April 18, 2017

...after the Legislature finishes raising taxes, Hawaii will be back up to 50th....


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FBI Investigating Muslim Terrorists in Hawaii
by News Article Tuesday, April 18, 2017

...because a caliphate is in place, more and more Muslims are beginning to practice their religion....


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What will happen to Food for Peace cargo preference?
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, April 18, 2017

...there is new criticism of the Food for Peace program and the requirement that much of the food aid be grown in the U.S. and transported on U.S. flag ships....


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Kawananakoa Letter Debunks OHA LLCs Claim to be Immune from UIPA
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, April 18, 2017

...attorneys representing Abigail Kawananakoa effectively debunk arguments used by the LLC lawyer Kimberly Greeley in opposition to an earlier open records request--which is still pending--from Hawai'i Free Press....


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Hawaii: April 19 is Tax Freedom Day
by News Article Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tax Freedom Day is the day when the state as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year....


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Office of Maunakea Management awarded 2017 Preservation Commendation
by News Release Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation will honor the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Office of Maunakea Management (OMKM) for its outstanding preservation efforts of Maunakea....


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Video: Free Market Solutions for Hawaii's Economy
by Video Video Monday, April 17, 2017

Affordable housing, homelessness, the high cost of living, and unfunded state worker liabilities. These are just a few of the serious problems facing Hawaii's economy....


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Race for Hawaii Republican Party Chair—Interviews with Ostrov and Tupola
by Video Video Monday, April 17, 2017

Grassroot Institute President Kelii Akina interviews Andria Tupola and Shirlene Ostrov....


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Tax Casualty? Maui County Carnival
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 16, 2017

The 2nd Annual Maui County Carnival, scheduled for April 6-9, 2017, has been cancelled. Skyrocketing state government fees have been blamed....


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Study: House GOP Blueprint Would Put $5613 in Your Pocket, Hawaii
by News Article Saturday, April 15, 2017

There have been a raft of studies recently isolating the effect of certain elements of the House GOP tax reform “Blueprint” on various industries and even the 50 states....


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Connect to Careers: Preparing next generation of Hawaii workforce
by News Release Saturday, April 15, 2017

...business and education partners including the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) and the Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund....


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Free Speech Crackdown on Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Passes House
by News Article Saturday, April 15, 2017

With only 10 of Hawaii's 51 state representatives voting against SB 510....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, April 15, 2017
Upcoming Legislative Dates....

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Telescope Solution: Maunakea World Park?
by News Release Friday, April 14, 2017

'Maunakea World Park' Advanced by Hawaii Mayor Kim at ILOA Galaxy Forum Kona....


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How to Change the Jones Act
by Grassroot Institute Friday, April 14, 2017

At nearly 100 years old, it is still able to defeat reform efforts … despite a mountain of evidence that it cripples the economy, fails to achieve its aims and is badly in need of modernization....


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House Approves Massive Rail Tax Hike and 37 Other Bills
by News Release Friday, April 14, 2017

...an additional $1.2 billion funding package for the City’s financially troubled rail project....


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Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
by Robert Thomas Friday, April 14, 2017

If you ask how "a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary" squares with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, let us explain ....


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To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Property Taxes?
by News Article Thursday, April 13, 2017

This is the first in a four-part map series in which we will examine the primary sources of state and local tax collections....


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Willes Lee Fills Vacancy on NRA Board
by News Release Thursday, April 13, 2017

Willes K. Lee of Honolulu was sworn in today as the newest member of the National Rifle Association's board of directors....


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Those Life Saving Facts
by Joni Kamiya Thursday, April 13, 2017

I asked why CFS and other groups like Shaka aren’t informing followers of rat lungworm disease....


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Leapfrog: Hawaii Among States With Most ‘A’ Grade Hospitals
by News Release Wednesday, April 12, 2017

...Hawaii has 8 ‘A’ Hospitals out of 12 total hospitals....


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Robin Danner Writing OHA’s Budget
by Video Video Wednesday, April 12, 2017

...Trying To Get Their Hands On Your Beneficiary Funds....


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How They Voted: SB501 Mandatory Promotion of Abortion
by Hawaii Family Forum Wednesday, April 12, 2017

10 House Members voted against the measure....


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UH 2017 legislative budget update
by News Release Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Much of the university’s request is not included in either the House or Senate version of the budget....


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Family Prosperity Index: Hawaii Ranks 41st
by News Release Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In 2015, Hawaii had the highest SNAP spending at $222.99, while New Hampshire had the lowest at $103.87—a difference of 115 percent....


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Conservative Rankings of Hawaii Legislators—2016 Session
by News Release Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In our third year of rating the state, ACU found that the Republican average decreased by 21 points—from 67 out of 100 in 2015, to 46 out of 100 in 2016....


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SB501: AG Slaps Senators for Censoring Testimony opposing Anti-Free-Speech Bill
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, April 11, 2017

On March 6 Hawai’i Free Press carried an article reporting on SB501: “Hawaii lawmakers are censoring pro-lifers who were defending free speech”.  Now the Attorney General has weighed in....


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Caldwell Signs Tax Hikes, Spending Bills
by News Release Tuesday, April 11, 2017

“This shows that the city is committed to funding and completing the rail project,” said Mayor Caldwell....


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Top Dems Attack Gabbard After She Fails to Blame Assad for Gas Attack
by News Article Monday, April 10, 2017

...Neera Tanden, a close confidante of Hillary Clinton and president of the Center for American Progress, took to Twitter on Friday to urge Hawaiians to vote Gabbard out of Congress....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 10, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, April 10, 2017
  • Senate: Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch
  • House: Employee Stock Sales
  • House: Self-Insured Health Plans

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Research surveys Jones Act costs and effects
by Grassroot Institute Monday, April 10, 2017

...Jones Act distorts U.S. economy, endangers military....


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CreditAbles
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 09, 2017

Terms being bandied about include exemptions, deductions, and tax credits, and among tax credits there are the “CreditAbles” – refundable, nonrefundable, and assignable credits.....


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After Appealing to Supreme Court, State Wins Right to Forcibly Medicate Psycho Killer
by News Release Sunday, April 09, 2017

In 2013, the Hawaii State Hospital moved for a court order authorizing the involuntary administration of medication to Lawrence after he refused to accept medication....


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SB501: House Set to Vote on Bill Forcing Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, April 08, 2017

... Tuesday April 11 at 9AM ....


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Schatz-Connected Developer building ‘Shopping Center’ at Pupukea
by News Article Saturday, April 08, 2017

...the Star-Adv omits any reference to “Hanapohaku Project Manager Linda Schatz”, also known as Mrs Brian Schatz....


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DLNR: Waikiki Eco Confab Cost Taxpayers Millions
by News Release Friday, April 07, 2017

...and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ponied up $500K buying Kamanao Crabbe the chance to MC the event....


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Time for change at Hawaii’s airports
by Grassroot Institute Friday, April 07, 2017

For Randy Perreira, head of the Hawaii Government Employees Association, the problems at Hawaii’s airports are just a matter of not enough kumbaya....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Friday, April 07, 2017

...Upcoming Legislative Dates....


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Dairy: Billionaire Developer Omidyar Creates More Precedents Farmers Can’t Follow
by News Release Friday, April 07, 2017

...the Makauwahi Cave Reserve be the recipient of $125,000 for a supplemental environmental project to be funded by Hawai‘i Dairy Farms....


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Ige Energy Code: Increase Home Construction Costs by $4700 per unit
by News Release Friday, April 07, 2017

Gov. Ige’s signing of the new IECC will pave the way for the eventual adoption of the code by Hawai‘i’s counties, requiring that all new commercial and residential construction meet the code....


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HB1022: $10M for Latest Honolulu Airport Mess
by News Release Friday, April 07, 2017

“Settling these claims now spares all parties years of litigation and lets HDOT use existing project monies to pay subs for the work that was done,” said Doug Chin....


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