Friday, February 22, 2019
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Friday, February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Surprise: HART Subpoenaed TWICE by Feds
  2. "Everyone" cannot afford another GET surcharge
  3. Hawaii State Income Tax 9th Highest Collection Per Capita
  4. DOBOR Sets Hearings for Massive Fee Hikes
  5. Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria Designed to Force New Products Past FDA
  6. 'Hold on to your pocketbooks!' says city council chair after second subpoena to HART   
  7. Katherine Kealoha Lawyer Tried to have her Declared Incompetent
  8. Kaneshiro denied access to officer-involved shooting scene
  9. Four Days, Three Shootings
  10. Homeless Drunk IDed as Man Shot by Deputy Sheriff at Capitol
  11. Legislators Answer to Homelessness: ‘Build a Wall’
  12. 7 arrested in Year-Long opioid crackdown on Hawaii health care providers
  13. Soft on Crime: School Assault Suspects have long rap sheets
  14. HB421: Tax Credit for Helicopter Tour Operators
  15. Global Warmers: Hawaii Must Destroy Billions in Shoreline Real Estate

Thursday, February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. A Change at OHA That Changes Everything
  2. Kakaako Drunk Driver Busted for Palau Alcohol Theft
  3. Report: Hawaii Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop After Aviation Emissions Reclassified as 'International'
  4. Honolulu’s transit authority receives second grand jury subpoena
  5. Opponents of proposed GET surcharge hike voice concerns; Council advances measure
  6. A law meant force mentally ill into Treatment is not being used Four Years Later
  7. SB652: Senate WAM Votes to Give Drunk Rave Promoter $50M
  8. Maui Council to Get More Raises?
  9. Drug Court: 15% Recidivism Rate
  10. Sex workers say Honolulu police officers are customers, study says
  11. Arizona Co-Author Defends Hawaii Sex Trafficking Study
  12. Public Records Chief Is Still Trying To Make It Harder To Get Public Records
  13. U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Boosts Hawaii Effort To Limit Property Forfeiture
  14. HB497: Total Ban on Fireworks
  15. SB663: Lawmakers advance red-light cameras bill
  16. Lawsuit: Disgusting Organic Food Gives Wailuku man rat lungworm disease
  17. Honolulu Auditor Retires

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
February 20, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Names Leo R. Asuncion, Jr. to Public Utilities Commission
  2. After 21 Years, City Nearly Finished Installing Wheelchair-Friendly Curb Ramps
  3. City launches new performance dashboard
  4. Poor and Young People Are Fleeing Public Transit
  5. Hint to Honolulu: Feds Demand California Give Back Federal Funds for Failed Rail Project
  6. Sheriff’s Deputies not Given Tasers—Deputy Fatally shoots man at state Capitol after ‘extreme struggle’     
  7. Judge: HPD Must Release Arbitration Report On Officer Who Beat Girlfriend
  8. Police Union Goes To Court Stop Exposure of Corruption
  9. Prostitutes Release Drawing of Kaniela Ing on Leash as Jabola­-Carolus Grabs for Power
  10. Hawaiian Leadership: Many are in the News for Corruption Charges
  11. Affordable Housing: OHA Demands a 20% Cut of Revenue
  12. Millennials Dream of Moving to Koa Ridge, Hoopili—Projects Fought by Sierra Club, Clayton Hee
  13. Priced Out: Immigrants Quit Hawaii for Alaska
  14. Tourist Count Up 3M in Decade
  15. Hawaii Fish Farmers Tied up in Red Tape
  16. Scare Tactics: House Democrats Pretend Wall will Result in Hawaii Cuts

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Halbert-Lyon Indictments: Timeline of Corruption in FSM
  2. Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 18, 2019
  4. Solar Fail: EnSync Going Bankrupt 'Very Short Term'
  5. Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Committees of Both Chambers
  6. Hawaii: Sanctuary State? 
  7. Trump Sued by Hawaii Over Emergency Declaration
  8. New report urges 'building out' to ease housing crisis
  9. WOTUS: Lahaina Injection Wells Case to be Heard by US Supreme Court
  10. Kirk Caldwell’s Side Job At The Bank Would Be Outlawed Under This Bill
  11. FBI: Kealoha sent emails from coworkers’ computers to mislead probes. HNN got one
  12. SB637: Hawaii to Get 3-Strikes Law—But Only for Waikiki
  13. SB12/SB114: $500/mo Raise--Voucher Program for Teachers
  14. Deputy sheriff fatally shoots man at Hawaii State Capitol
  15. Should State Chip in to Send Homeless Back to Mainland?
  16. Urine, Drugs, Theft: Homeless Harass Students at Kaimuki HS
  17. Auction set for kuleana on Zuckerberg estate
  18. Waters Campaign Worker Says Ozawa’s behavior disrespectful, unprofessional
  19. Enforcing the Oligopoly: Raids hit Unlicensed Weed Dealers 

Monday, February 18, 2019
Letters to the Editor February, 2019
Letters to the Editor
  • Hawaii: Sanctuary State?
  • Plasma Arc Gasification—Clean Energy for Hawaii

Monday, February 18, 2019
February 18, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Fear is not Sustainable
  2. Public hearing set for general excise tax hike
  3. MECO: Force Customers to Pay for Useless Solar
  4. Bills call for building condos on state land
  5. Bill aims to decrease drugged-driving by redefining "drugs"
  6. Red light camera bill passes judiciary and transportation committee
  7. HB1311 Deferred: Was Latest Attack on Judicial Independence
  8. HB1326: Seven Years before OHA, Enviros Gain Control of Your Water
  9. After 17 Attempts, Psychologists Think Criminal may be ‘Malingering’ 
  10. Homeless Camp Dog Attacks Cyclist
  11. Hawaii Is ‘Definitely and Imminently’ Filing a Lawsuit Against Trump’s Emergency

Sunday, February 17, 2019
February 17, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SB652: Will Legislators Give Drunk Rave Promoter $50M?
  2. Hawaii Highest-Risk for Cyberattack
  3. Four Bills for Hawaii Government Technology Transformation
  4. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  5. Squirreling Away Money at the Dept. of Transportation
  6. Rail, Lyon, Kaneshiro, Kealoha, Leong: Local Authorities too Gutless to Root out Corruption
  7. Term Limits for City Prosecutor
  8. OHA LLCs in Waimea Valley Land Deal
  9. Marijuana Could put Big Tobacco Back in Growth Business
  10. Kauai Taxis Lose 50% of Business after Uber Allowed into Airport
  11. HGEA Finds Way to Milk 2% Land Fund

Saturday, February 16, 2019
February 16, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. FULL TEXT: Federal Subpoena of HART Records
  2. Board of Agriculture Chair Resigns After Two Weeks on Job
  3. Hawaii Construction Industry: Wood Looks Good for 2019
  4. Fantasy Land: Federal funds appear to be safe after subpoena, HART CEO says
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court gives Keith Kaneshiro 20 days to respond   
  6. Lawmakers advance red light camera bill
  7. Hawaii lawmakers move to ban cigarettes -- eventually
  8. SB686: Oligopoly Weed is Legal for Everybody
  9. What Could Possibly Go Wrong With a Hawaii Carbon Tax Study?
  10. Mililani: Underage Children Targeted by Transsexual Propaganda Story
  11. Former Kamehameha Schools faculty member gets prison time for sexual assault of student

Friday, February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Last Day to Register as Candidate: 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
  2. U.S.-build rule deters ocean cargo service to Hawaii
  3. Honolulu GOP Chair Brett Kulbis Running for Reelection
  4. 12,000 Leave Hawaii: Five Can Bring Them Back
  5. INRIX: Honolulu Traffic Congestion Costs $1282 per Driver 
  6. Charting a New Course For Hawaii Tourism
  7. Feds subpoena Honolulu rail authority for construction documents
  8. Federal subpoena could affect rail funding
  9. Impeach Delay: Businessman Launches New Petition Drive To Oust Kaneshiro
  10. Fasi Case Gives Precedent for AG’s actions on Kaneshiro
  11. Hawaii rights group upset over hundreds of missing pieces of testimony
  12. When it comes to measures that might affect their power, lawmakers won’t even hold public hearings.
  13. SB931: Tourism Industry Prepares to Outlaw Aquarium Fishing
  14. Anti-Energy Bills Just Feel-Good Measures 
  15. Dopers Drag Bag of Money Thru Legislature
  16. Effort to Include Trannies in Title IX will Have to Wait One More Year
  17. IHS: 1 in 10 homeless people in Hawaii just got here from somewhere else
  18. Queens Moves 1% of Expensive Homeless Patients into Housing
  19. Recidivist Criminals will not be Banished from Waikiki
  20. Hawaii Stops Buying Oil from Indonesia

Thursday, February 14, 2019
February 14, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Disbar Dubin--Disciplinary Board
  2. Who Wants to Give OHA Millions More?
  3. UPDATE: FSM Government Responds to Lyon Bribery Charge
  4. Hawai‘i County Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions
  5. Katherine Kealoha a Drug Addict?
  6. Soft on Crime: Katherine Kealoha, brother released after pleading not guilty in drug case
  7. Prosecutors: Elect them, or appoint them?
  8. Carbon Taxes Debated at Hawai`i Legislature
  9. Legislature’s New Approach: Inspect Budgets In Bite-Sized Chunks
  10. Stop This End Run Around Hawaii Public Records Law
  11. HART Board Member: Stop Rail at Middle Street, Order Forensic Audit
  12. Mauna Kea draft rules don’t limit Hawaiian culture, university says
  13. Bill would let airports self-manage; not rely on state
  14. House Committee Advances Zipper Lane Tolls Bill
  15. Bill would abolish bus fare program for low income
  16. Honolulu Among Cities in Worst Fiscal Condition
  17. Jobs in solar industry declined 22% in Hawaii
  18. Maui Enviros Sue to Block Energy Saving LED Lights
  19. Hu Honua Final Approval Before Supreme Court
  20. Justice: Family of Underage Home Invader to Lose Home
  21. When a Criminal Croaks in Prison, Lawyers Have a Hard time Turning a Dollar on It—But Legislators Can Help

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
February 13, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Final Week to Register as Candidate: 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
  2. HB1180: $60M Lava Relief for Big Island
  3. More Anti-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Hearings This Wednesday
  4. Gabbard Hires Russian Agent--Story to go National?
  5. Screening Committee Selects Three KSBE Trustee Finalists
  6. Prosecutors seek no bail for Hilo doctor accused in multi-island drug ring
  7. Motive for Mail Box Frame-up: Prosecutors detail the Kealohas’ ‘house of cards’
  8. What's next if prosecutor goes on leave, quits or gets ousted
  9. SB674 / HB664: Senate Ctte Votes to Outlaw DSM-5 Psychiatric Care of Underage Transgenders
  10. Hawaii County’s $155 million disaster funding request is not dead yet
  11. Massive flood control project for Waikiki would gobble up schools’ outdoors space
  12. Hawaii’s Next Big Project Disaster: Aloha Stadium
  13. Cycle of Hype: Don’t Panic Over Rapid Ohia Death
  14. Homeless Emergency Decree—Allows for Festering Homeless Tent City to be Built in Kailua Kona
  15. Criminal Gets Probation for Beating up Homeless Dude—So he Robs the Disabled
  16. Sign up to run for your neighborhood board

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
February 12, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. FULL TEXT: Connors, Ballard ask Supreme Court to Remove Kaneshiro--Prosecutor Accused of Retaliating Against Witnesses
  2. Lyon Bribery Micronesia: Arrests Start at the Top
  3. Medical Care is a Right—Except When it isn’t
  4. Hearing: Should Auwahi Windfarm Be Allowed to Kill 140 Bats?
  5. HB1311: The continuing legislative attack on judicial independence
  6. Drug Charges Filed Against Katherine Kealoha And Her Brother
  7. Lawyer Announces Lunatic ‘Confession’: HGEA off Hook and May Help Saito Beat Rap
  8. City Councilwoman Calls For Forensic Audit Of Honolulu Rail Project
  9. Parking Meter Rates Double as Part of Anti-Car Agenda
  10. Makakilo wind farm getting opposition from an unusual source: Environmentalists
  11. SB571: Require PUC to Open Docket on Establishing Renewable Energy Requirements for Gas Company
  12. Ruggles: Hawaii County Council Tries for Four-Year Terms
  13. Wailuku parents pray, march in order to protest school bullying
  14. Storm that walloped state was so powerful it gave the North Shore some beach back (Enviros miffed)

Monday, February 11, 2019
February 11, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Senate Committee Refuses to Recognize Hundreds of Emailed Testimonies
  2. Janus: UH Employee Sues HGEA
  3. Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
  4. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 11, 2019
  6. Known But Overlooked Side Effects of Carbon Taxes
  7. Another Victory for Pro-Tourism Activists: Loss Of Slaughterhouse Cripples Specialty Meat Industry
  8. City audit shows ban on foam containers won’t achieve much
  9. Three Bills Would Create Statewide Sanctuary for Illegals
  10. Potential flaws in new city laws aimed at homeless prevent enforcement
  11. Hawaii County Buses Stay on Hilo Side Because it Costs Too Much for Tow Back from Kona
  12. Snow Falls at Lowest Elevation Ever Recorded in Hawaii as Hemi-Global Cooling Grips Planet

Sunday, February 10, 2019
February 10, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lyon Bribe: DHHL Releases Suspect Contract Docs
  2. Creativity Abounds at our Legislature, Pt. 2
  3. Wanna Buy a House?  No Problem Just Save $946 a month for 12 years
  4. Another Saint for Hawaii?
  5. Counties get taste of GET and want bigger portion of tax
  6. HART’s public-private partnership effort faces more delays
  7. Rules of Logic No Longer Apply in State Legislature
  8. SB568: Transsexual Drivers Licenses for Hawaii
  9. SB1524: Employers May not Fire Stoned Drivers
  10. SB527: Senate committee rejects sale of marijuana edibles (for now)
  11. Bills to Rebuild Banyan Drive—Because Nobody Believes in Sea Level Rise
  12. Who Will Lose if Kawananakoa Rewrites Will?
  13. Maui Anti-GMO Activist Cashes in With Cush Job at Strategies 360 Farm
  14. ‘Ultraright Pure Evil KKK’ Local Democratic politicians quiet on Tulsi Gabbard presidential run

Saturday, February 09, 2019
February 9, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Final Week to Register as Candidate: 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
  2. Plasma Arc Gasification—Clean Energy for Hawaii
  3. Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Firearm Factoid Factory
  4. PRP App Reveals Web of Political Connections
  5. Wiretaps?  HPD Doesn’t Do Them
  6. VOA: Native Hawaiians Divided on Federal Recognition
  7. Dollar Signs Light Up: Red Bull Behind Mauna Kea Skiers
  8. PUC Proposes New Scheme to Hike Rates, Send Money to Elon Musk
  9. Proposed 52-MW Oahu Solar Farm Use of Prime Ag Land is Currently Illegal
  10. Sales Pitch for New Stadium: Claim ‘There is no Choice’
  11. Legalization Will Bring Surge of Mainland Potheads into Hawaii
  12. Homeless Drug Addicts Demand Cops be ‘Swept’ from Oneula
  13. Soft on Crime: Meth Dealer Gets out after 1 year—goes right back to dealing
  14. SB522: Ban All Plastics from Hawaii Food Establishments
  15. Unshackle Maui taxis to help them compete 
  16. U.S. appeals court to revisit open carrying of guns in Hawaii

Friday, February 08, 2019
February 8, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. BoE Announces Transsexual Bullying Policy--How Many HSTA Members Will be Fired?
  2. Green New Deal: Kamala Harris Endorses Socialist Plan to Ban Air Travel and Cows
  3. Gas Tax? HDOT Doesn't Spend the Money it Already Has
  4. Do 'affordable housing' requirements work?
  5. VA Town Hall Set for Honolulu
  6. VIDEO: Abigail Kawananakoa Releases Edited Interview
  7. HB1184: Legislators Vote Down Infant Born Alive Protection Bill
  8. USA Today: Makaha 4th Worst City in USA
  9. UHERO: New Benchmarking Will Reveal Higher Unemployment
  10. Exposed: Big Oil Behind Push for Hawaii Carbon Tax
  11. Hawaii Legislature First to Pass ‘Regressive-Progressive’ Agenda Items
  12. Hubris: State Fails to Force Abortion Ads on Churches, Must pay Opposing Counsel $60K
  13. Fighting To Keep The Kealoha Case Open To The Public
  14. Drugged driving kills
  15. Incrementalism: Hawaii lawmaker drops plan to ban cigarettes until age 100 (for now)
  16. Shelter Refusers Demand End to Sweeps (again)  
  17. Oneula 30,000 lbs of Homeless Garbage Hauled out

Thursday, February 07, 2019
February 7, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ethics: Rowena Akana Fined $23K--Trouble Began with OHA-Funded Scheme to Dig Up Kawaiahao Church Graveyard
  2. Aquarium Fishing and Hawaiian Culture
  3. Hawaii: Highest Sales Taxes Per Capita in USA 
  4. Exposed: Meet the Activist Groups Organizing Drug Addicts into Homeless Tent Cities
  5. SA Editorial: OHA must improve to justify funding
  6. Legislature Seeks to Reform OHA Elections
  7. Louisiana Jungle Primary Dead: Statewide Romy Cachola Vote by Mail Plan on the Move
  8. Hawaii Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Marijuana Legalization Bill In Committee
  9. Caldwell: The city could do a better job running schools than the state
  10. House committee to decide whether funding for Kupuna Caregivers Program should continue
  11. Judge denies Hawaii’s move to get Airbnb host records
  12. Lawmakers again take up legalized gambling issue
  13. Asset forfeiture bill clears committee hurdle
  14. Legislators Plan to Let Lots of Criminals out on Streets
  15. $350,000 pact reached in MPD Sex discrimination suit
  16. Rate increase 4.3% for interisland service
  17. City seeks landowner incentives to build hundreds of affordable rentals

Wednesday, February 06, 2019
February 6, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SOTU: "America will never be a socialist country"
  2. Tulsi Wins David Duke KKK Endorsement (again)
  3. Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearings This Thursday
  4. The Simon Abundance Index: Population growth equals greater resources
  5. County of Kaua‘i celebrates one year of Electronic Plan Review services
  6. Up 30%--Hawaii Second-Highest Per Capita Expenses for Higher Education
  7. ICA Throws out Case Against Vacation Rental
  8. JEFS Fail: Judiciary Electronic System Leaves Lawyers in the Dark
  9. There’s insufficient evidence your sunscreen harms coral reefs
  10. Bans are so easy, reform is too hard
  11. It Shouldn’t Take Audits And Lawsuits For Government To Be Transparent
  12. Cesspool: Hawaii Co Council advances 300% sewer fee increase
  13. Judge: Force Hilo Residents to Buy Useless Solar Hot Water Systems
  14. Senate May Invoke Rarely Used Subpoena Power For Hearing On Prison Chief
  15. Bill to decriminalize pot use criticized
  16. AG: Court Should Force Air BnB to Hand over TVR Hosts’ Records
  17. Taxpayers should pay for Kaneshiro’s attorneys, committee says  
  18. Number of registered firearms in Hawaii unknown, study finds
  19. Like HART and Kakaako Developers, HECO Does Not Believe Sea Level Rise Hype
  20. Robbins should pause rail transit at Middle Street, then take stock
  21. Anti-Agriculture Activists Cut Seed Industry in Half
  22. News of OHA “takeover” shows shallowness of reporting on Hawaiian issues
  23. After Hiring Russian Agent to Attack Hawaii Media, Gabbard Claims to have had no Contact with Russians

Tuesday, February 05, 2019
February 5, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB1184: Infant Born Alive Protection Bill to be Heard
  2. Volcano Homeowners Face New Threat—From Government
  3. Hawaii's dangerous idea: Allowing people to smoke is equivalent to killing them
  4. Restaurant Closures Correlate to Minimum Wage Hikes
  5. Hirokazu Toiya named Director of Emergency Management
  6. Police prepare for TMT protests
  7. Council: Formby to Be Nominated—Will Keep Ozawa Staff in Place
  8. LoPresti asks court to reconsider his election challenge
  9. GET hike clears committee
  10. Maui Council Reaffirms Secretive Midnight Pay Hikes for Anti-GMO Staffers
  11. Disabled Workers Often Paid Far Below Minimum Wage
  12. Helicopter Tour Operators Seek Multi-Million Dollar Tax Break
  13. Ala Wai Flood Control Project under fire
  14. Civil Beat Sues To Get Teacher Misconduct Records
  15. These Lawmakers Think The State Should Charge $20 To Unblock Porn Sites
  16. Rep. Richard Creagan declares cigarette sales the moral equivalent of slavery and murder.
  17. Hawaii’s medical marijuana program on the rise, and out-of-state patients are on horizon
  18. 150 Children Forced to be Homeless by Their Drug Addict Parents
  19. Hospitals Post Prices—But Only Computers Can Read Them
  20. Cult Owned Stores use Artificial Intelligence to Catch Thieves

Monday, February 04, 2019
February 4, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lyon Bribery: $240K to Buy DHHL Contract?
  2. Honolulu Ranks 72nd for Fiscal Health
  3. Honolulu 4th Deepest 'Sinkhole City'
  4. Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
  5. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  6. Applicants Wanted for State Campaign Spending Commission
  7. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 3, 2019
  8. 174 Homeless flock to Iwilei rest stop—Only 8 use social services
  9. Far Fewer HPD Officers Were Fired Or Suspended Last Year
  10. HB424: Annual Whine About Private Prisons Already Dead in Legislature
  11. Many chafe at tourism growth
  12. Russia Today: ‘Kremlin’s crush’ Tulsi Gabbard goes full tilt


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UH: Tuition Hikes Set for Next Year After Regents Reject Freeze
by News Release Friday, February 22, 2019

...The tuition schedule for the 2019–20 academic year at the University of Hawaiʻi’s 10 campuses will remain as previously approved ....


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House Finance Committee Passes Dozens of Bills
by News Release Friday, February 22, 2019

...These measures will move to a full vote on the House floor....


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Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria Designed to Force New Products Past FDA
by News Article Friday, February 22, 2019

...Sunscreen has been in the news a lot lately. Both Hawaii and Key West, Florida, are trying to ban sunscreens containing certain ingredients....


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HART Property Acquisitions: The Denis Dwyer Connection
by Tom Berg Friday, February 22, 2019

"...Dwyer was to acquire all federal properties...."


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"Everyone" cannot afford another GET surcharge
by Grassroot Institute Friday, February 22, 2019

...Senate Bill 1474 proposes levying a 0.5 percent surcharge on the general excise and use tax in order to provide a “dedicated funding source” for the DOE and the University of Hawaii....


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Surprise: HART Subpoenaed TWICE by Feds
by Andrew Walden Thursday, February 21, 2019

...Flashback Feb 23, 2018: Criminal Intent: Honolulu rail pays $3.8M penalty for Corrupt Relocation Over Payments to Politically Connected Developers....


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Hawaii State Income Tax 9th Highest Collection Per Capita
by Tax Foundation Thursday, February 21, 2019

...the Hawaii State Personal Income Tax vacuums up $1,481 per person....


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DOBOR Sets Hearings for Massive Fee Hikes
by News Release Thursday, February 21, 2019

...People who use any of Hawai‘i’s small boat harbors, offshore moorings, landings or wharfs will have a chance to comment on new proposed fees and rules....


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Report: Hawaii Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop After Aviation Emissions Reclassified as 'International'
by News Release Thursday, February 21, 2019

...By exporting airliner exhaust, the nearly 50% growth in Hawaii tourism numbers since 2008 is simply evaporated from this report.....


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A Change at OHA That Changes Everything
by Video Video Thursday, February 21, 2019

...OHA Trustee Dan Ahuna, who is being investigated by the FBI, takes over Committee overseeing Audit....


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HB18: No Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse of Children
by Cynthia Thielen Wednesday, February 20, 2019

...House Bill 18, which passed the House Judiciary Committee last week, aims to repeal statutory limitations on the time that a childhood sexual-abuse survivor can seek justice against an adult perpetrator through civil action....


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Kakaako Drunk Driver Busted for Palau Alcohol Theft
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, February 20, 2019

"...The burglars took beers, liquors, soda and cigarettes then went back to Sumang’s residence where they consumed all the liquors that they stole...."


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Poor and Young People Are Fleeing Public Transit
by News Article Wednesday, February 20, 2019

...transit commuting is growing fastest among people in the highest income classes....


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City launches new performance dashboard
by News Release Wednesday, February 20, 2019

...Residents can now track local progress on issues, including homelessness and affordable housing....


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After 21 Years, City Nearly Finished Installing Wheelchair-Friendly Curb Ramps
by News Release Wednesday, February 20, 2019

...Identification of 6,342 intersections in need of ADA improvements, of which only 238 unconstructed curb ramps remain....


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Ige Names Leo R. Asuncion, Jr. to Public Utilities Commission
by News Release Wednesday, February 20, 2019

...Previously, Asuncion was a senior regulatory analyst and senior integrated resource planning analyst at Hawaiian Electric Company....


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WOTUS: Lahaina Injection Wells Case to be Heard by US Supreme Court
by News Article Tuesday, February 19, 2019

...Maui’s attorneys argue the Ninth Circuit’s “radical expansion of point source permitting” goes beyond the CWA’s scope....


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Trump Sued by Hawaii Over Emergency Declaration
by News Article Tuesday, February 19, 2019

...“As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left, have filed a lawsuit in, of course, the 9th Circuit,” Trump said....


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New report urges 'building out' to ease housing crisis
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, February 19, 2019

...Grassroot Scholar Randal O'Toole faults artificial land scarcity for high Hawaii home prices....


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Halbert-Lyon Indictments: Timeline of Corruption in FSM
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, February 19, 2019

...a 2010-2016 timeline of the alleged corrupt dealings between Lyon Associates and individuals within the FSM Government....


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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Committees of Both Chambers
by News Release Tuesday, February 19, 2019

...This week, both the House Committee on Judiciary and Senate Committee on Judiciary will be considering numerous anti-gun measures....


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Solar Fail: EnSync Going Bankrupt 'Very Short Term'
by News Release Monday, February 18, 2019

...the offtaker for a sizeable project the Company was working on in Hawaii sent the Company a letter purporting to terminate the subject power purchase agreement....


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Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
by Brett Kulbis Monday, February 18, 2019

...Legislative Hearings Week 5....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 18, 2019
by News Article Monday, February 18, 2019

... Weekly update from GovTrack.us ....


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Fear is not Sustainable
by Joni Kamiya Monday, February 18, 2019

...Nomi Carmona of the Babes Against Biotech was not present at the State Capitol. Ashley Lukens of the Center for Food Safety was a no show. Walter Ritte wasn’t even there too....


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SB652: Will Legislators Give Drunk Rave Promoter $50M?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, February 17, 2019

...This is Jon Riki Karamatsu’s second try for Keahole money....  


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Squirreling Away Money at the Dept. of Transportation
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 17, 2019

...The auditor found that they have lots of money lying around. More than $120 million in accounts that haven’t been even touched for five years....


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Hawaii Highest-Risk for Cyberattack
by News Article Sunday, February 17, 2019

...Topping the list, by a large margin, is Hawaii, scoring a risk level more than quadruple the lowest-scoring state, Rhode Island. The average score was 88, and 26 states scored over that level. Hawaii was the only state to break the 150s....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, February 16, 2019

...Several bills to educate the community on suicide prevention are making their way through the legislative process....


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Four Bills for Hawaii Government Technology Transformation
by News Release Saturday, February 16, 2019

...Data, strategic planning bills critical to transforming state government....


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Hawaii Construction Industry: Wood Looks Good for 2019
by News Release Saturday, February 16, 2019

...HLPA Predicts Residential and Commercial Building Increase in 2019....


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FULL TEXT: Federal Subpoena of HART Records
by News Release Friday, February 15, 2019

... HART is required to deliver documents to a Honolulu Federal Grand Jury on or before March 7, 2019 ....


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Not too late to hold rail accountable
by Kelii Akina Friday, February 15, 2019

...New York and California killed off expensive rail projects--Hawaii can too....


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Board of Agriculture Chair Resigns After Two Weeks on Job
by News Release Friday, February 15, 2019

...Ige has appointed Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser chairperson of the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture.  Former Chair Denise Albano resigned for personal reasons on January 29, 2019....


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Charting a New Course For Hawaii Tourism
by UH ERO Friday, February 15, 2019

...Diminishing economic contribution, eroding resident sentiment, and increasing congestion and stress on sites and attractions provide evidence that the current governance model is inadequate....


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INRIX: Honolulu Traffic Congestion Costs $1282 per Driver
by News Release Friday, February 15, 2019

...Honolulu is the 18th-most congested city in USA....


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Honolulu GOP Chair Brett Kulbis Running for Reelection
by Brett Kulbis Friday, February 15, 2019

...my intent is to run for re-election as the chairman of the Honolulu County Republican Party at our county convention next month....


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12,000 Leave Hawaii: Five Can Bring Them Back
by Grassroot Institute Friday, February 15, 2019

...‘Perry & The Posse’ hosts Keli'i Akina on morning radio show....


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U.S.-build rule deters ocean cargo service to Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Friday, February 15, 2019

...why there are only a few ocean common carriers carrying goods between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland....


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Last Day to Register as Candidate: 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
by News Release Friday, February 15, 2019

...Candidate registration open through Friday, February 15, 2019....


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Hawai‘i County Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions
by News Release Thursday, February 14, 2019

...The following vacancies need to be filled....


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UPDATE: FSM Government Responds to Lyon Bribery Charge
by News Release Wednesday, February 13, 2019

...On February 14th, 2019 the FSM National Government was informed that the United States Government has approved the sharing of information related to this case....


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Disbar Dubin--Disciplinary Board
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, February 13, 2019

...The Board recommends that the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai'i issue an Order that Respondent Dubin be DISBARRED....


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Who Wants to Give OHA Millions More?
by Video Video Wednesday, February 13, 2019

... Talk About Throwing Good Money After Bad ....


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Screening Committee Selects Three KSBE Trustee Finalists
by News Release Wednesday, February 13, 2019

...three finalists to replace Kamehameha Schools Trustee Corbett Kalama whose term ends on June 30, 2019. They are:  Anton Krucky, Coralie Chun Matayoshi and Crystal Rose....


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Gabbard Hires Russian Agent--Story to go National?
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, February 13, 2019

...Very interesting. Tulsi Gabbard, the only Democratic presidential candidate who has full Kremlin support and who praised Syria's Assad, has hired Chris Cooper of Potomoc Square Group, the same DC fixer who the Russians hired to smear me and Sergei Magnitsky in 2016. Coincidence?....


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More Anti-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Hearings Wednesday
by News Release Tuesday, February 12, 2019

...On Wednesday, February 13th, the Hawaii state House Committee on Public Safety, Veteran and Military Affairs will be hearing several anti-gun bills....


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HB1180: $60M Lava Relief for Big Island
by News Release Tuesday, February 12, 2019

...Not Included: HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3....


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FULL TEXT: Connors, Ballard ask Supreme Court to Remove Kaneshiro--Prosecutor Accused of Retaliating Against Witnesses
by News Article Tuesday, February 12, 2019

...“Once he sent those disciplinary notices to those employees, signed them, and said you are hereby put on notice, I think it’s moved over to tampering with a witness or obstruction of justice”....


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Lyon Bribery Micronesia: Arrests Start at the Top
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, February 12, 2019

...Arrested over the weekend, Master Halbert, son-in-law of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) President Peter Christian and son of FSM Senator Dohsis Halbert, appeared before Honolulu Federal Judge Richard L. Puglisi for arraignment Monday, February 11, 2019.... 


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Hearing: Should Auwahi Windfarm Be Allowed to Kill 140 Bats?
by News Release Monday, February 11, 2019

... the DOFAW hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on February 15, 2019 at Kula Elementary School, 5000 Kula Highway in Kula ....


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Medical Care is a Right—Except When it isn’t
by Mary Smart Monday, February 11, 2019

...In the State of Hawaii we protect turtle eggs and other animals, and yet we don’t give the same protections to our young humans....


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Janus: UH Employee Sues HGEA
by News Release Monday, February 11, 2019

...The University and HGEA refuse to allow her to resign union membership....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 11, 2019
by News Article Monday, February 11, 2019

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


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Senate Committee Refuses to Recognize Hundreds of Emailed Testimonies
by News Release Monday, February 11, 2019

...The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs has arbitrarily decided to not accept testimony submitted to it via e-mail....


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Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
by Brett Kulbis Sunday, February 10, 2019

...Legislative Hearings Week 4....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, February 10, 2019

...Planned Parenthood Has Plans for Hawaii....


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Another Saint for Hawaii?
by News Article Sunday, February 10, 2019

...Joseph Dutton heard about Father Damien's work in Hawaii and joined him, helping the sick in the leper colony for 45 years....


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Wanna Buy a House?  No Problem Just Save $946 a month for 12 years
by News Article Sunday, February 10, 2019

...Here's How Much Generation Zers Will Need To Save For A Honolulu Home in 2031....


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Creativity Abounds at our Legislature, Pt. 2
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 10, 2019

...creative tax-related bills at our legislature....


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Lyon Bribe: DHHL Releases Suspect Contract Docs
by Andrew Walden Saturday, February 09, 2019

...Full Text: 211 pages of documentation related to the now-infamous 2010 DHHL contract with Lyon Associates....


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PRP App Reveals Web of Political Connections
by News Release Friday, February 08, 2019

...After taking over the publishing of the Hawai‘i Directory of Public Officials in 2018, PRP saw an opportunity....


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Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Firearm Factoid Factory
by News Release Friday, February 08, 2019

...Following California’s lead, Hawaii lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts....


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UHERO: New Benchmarking Will Reveal Higher Unemployment
by UH ERO Friday, February 08, 2019

...We expect downward revisions in the healthcare industry and in accommodation and food services, where job gains remained lackluster throughout 2018....


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USA Today: Makaha 4th Worst City in USA
by News Article Friday, February 08, 2019

...Goods and services are 61.4 percent more expensive...Housing is particularly unaffordable...an average of 9.7 percent of the city's labor force has been out of work over the last five years....


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Gas Tax? HDOT Doesn't Spend the Money it Already Has
by Grassroot Institute Friday, February 08, 2019

...Hawaii residents paid an average of 65.32 cents per gallon in combined gas taxes in 2018....


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HB1184: Legislators Vote Down Infant Born Alive Protection Bill
by Mary Smart Friday, February 08, 2019

... it is the first time in many years that a PRO-LIFE bill was actually heard in a committee ....


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VIDEO: Abigail Kawananakoa Releases Edited Interview
by Video Video Friday, February 08, 2019

...Campbell Estate heiress Abigail Kawananakoa released a video interview on Feb. 7, 2019 that was filmed on Jan. 15, 2019 at her home in Hawaii....


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BoE Announces Transsexual Bullying Policy--How Many HSTA Members Will be Fired?
by News Release Friday, February 08, 2019

...Thousands of HSTA Members Could be Targeted by New Anti-Bullying Policy....


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Green New Deal: Kamala Harris Endorses Socialist Plan to Ban Air Travel and Cows
by News Article Thursday, February 07, 2019

“That would be pretty hard for Hawaii” -- Sen Mazie Hirono


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