Friday, December 06, 2019
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Thursday, December 05, 2019
December 5, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Star-Adv: Mail-In Election Plans ‘May Suppress Vote’
  2. Council Passes Bill Restricting Single-Use Plastics On Oahu
  3. Consumer advocate: PV power price too high
  4. Why You Should Care About Wind Turbines In Kahuku
  5. Medicare’s fee schedule inadequate for doctors in Hawaii
  6. 14% of Molokai Population need to Get A Job to Keep Welfare Checks Coming In
  7. Opponents become backers of West Maui development
  8. Eruption did nearly $800M in damage
  9. Feds: Chinese Industrial Spies Have Great Interest In Hawaii

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
December 4, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. It’s Way Past Time For Independent Analysis Of The Cost Of Legislation
  2. Living with decision made 5 decades earlier  
  3. Hawaii County Council Members Pretend to Question $10M State Reimbursement of Mauna Kea Costs
  4. State AG to prosecute Meth-Head Kauai Councilman
  5. Environmentalist Alchemy: Turn Broken Concrete into Jet Fuel
  6. Lawmaker Wants Hawaii To Cap Prescription Drug Prices
  7. New Hawaii County permit system delayed until March

Tuesday, December 03, 2019
December 3, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Plastics ban proposals a disaster for Oahu food companies
  2. Former UH regent sues state over ‘gut and replace’ maneuver to push him off board
  3. Tax Hike Two-Step: B&B tax bill up for final vote
  4. Hawaii County ready to prosecute old rape cases
  5. Soft on Crazy: Suspect with checkered legal past assaults woman in own home because he was out on release
  6. Time running out for those hoping to oust city prosecutor with special election
  7. How to Use ‘Infrastructure Needs’ as Excuse for Lack of Affordable Housing
  8. Hawaii lawmaker says letting lots and lots of criminals back out on street is key to easing overcrowding in Hawaii jails
  9. What Will Happen If the Minimum Wage Goes Up?
  10. Enviros Begin Looking for Ways to make Air Travel More Expensive
  11. Maui: ‘Community Facilities District’ Allows Residents to Take Control of  Erosion Projects
  12. Rehabilitation Hospital of Pacific Struggles In The Wake Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations
  13. Massachusetts EBT cards used at posh hotels in Hawaii
  14. Analysis: The average rent for a one-bedroom in Honolulu is down 10%

Monday, December 02, 2019
December 2, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail: 100 Days to Destiny
  2. HGEA, HSTA Fighting over new DoE SPED Plan
  3. Child abuse registry case to go before high court
  4. Controversial Bill 40, banning single-use plastics, up for final vote Wednesday
  5. More Mindless Anti-Plastic Hysteria
  6. City Climate Change Commission Mulls Changes to Shoreline Setback Ordinance
  7. Caldwell’s astrological sign is “For Sale.”
  8. ‘Please Hold’: Disabled Handi-Van Users Face Long Waits To Book Rides
  9. Seeking answers about abrupt lease cancellation of Barbers Point aviation museum

Sunday, December 01, 2019
December 1, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kaiser at risk of Bankruptcy?
  2. Future Windfarm Proposals Doomed by Community Opposition?
  3. Ige: Lets Give More Pay Hikes to HSTA
  4. Counties Adopting 2020 Legislative Wish-List
  5. Off-the-grid Maui DHHL homestead marred by conflict

Saturday, November 30, 2019
November 30, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Whistleblower lawsuit alleges chronic understaffing, rampant workplace abuses at sheriff’s state Capitol office
  2. Council Proposes Overhaul of Planning and Permitting Department
  3. At Kulani Correctional Facility, a third of the inmates are enrolled in college courses
  4. PUC to hear contested case on Overpriced Maui solar –battery farm project
  5. Health officials cracking down on unlicensed senior care homes
  6. Natural disasters brought huge loss for Hawaii farms
  7. My parents bought their property in Kahala for $5,900

Friday, November 29, 2019
November 29, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Crime Wave Shows Need for More Prison Space
  2. New Hilo Jail Designed to Make Stay More Pleasant for Child Molesters, Pimps, Rapists and Drug Dealers
  3. New tiny home community for the homeless now under construction in Kalaeloa
  4. Assault at UH game alleged by Star-Advertiser photographer
  5. Protesters Next Target Missile Defense System?

Thursday, November 28, 2019
November 28, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii’s Strict Gun Control Laws Do Nothing to Deter Crime Wave
  2. Protesters Open ‘Hawaiian Kingdom Post Office’ on Mauna Kea
  3. In a first, Hawaii tourism on track to surpass 10 million visitor arrivals this year—but they’re spending less
  4. Proof of Global Cooling: Hurricane season tamer than expected

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
November 27, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii’s Status Quo Government Isn’t Cutting It
  2. The price of paradise: Why many Hawaii residents are forced to leave home
  3. Judge: State Can’t Keep Data Behind Its Budget Estimates Secret
  4. As protest dwindles, Hawaii County pulls highway crossing guards from TMT protest site
  5. Navy land swap for electrical upgrades adds to renewable portfolio
  6. Hawaii’s Adult Care Home Bait-And-Switch Scheme
  7. Waikiki Robberies Double
  8. The City wants to hear your opinion on how it's doing in online survey
  9. State Supreme Court agrees to hear East Maui water case
  10. Shut Down by Tourism Industry Activists, Input sought on proposal to resume commercial aquarium fishing off West Hawaii
  11. Samoa Measles Outbreak Highlights Dangers Of Anti-Vax Movement

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Green Junk:  ‘Cool Schools’ ACs Already Broken Down
  2. Court Orders Release of Teacher Discipline Records
  3. Telescope Protesters Brainwash Kamehameha Students Daily 
  4. Vacation rentals: Oahu supply dropping amid city crackdown
  5. Legislative Agenda: Quickly Raise Minimum Wage Next Year
  6. Legislative Agenda: Oahu Gun Crimes Double—will be exploited for gun control
  7. Marijuana Dispensaries Panic over Decline in Vape Sales
  8. Grievance filed over the safety risk outdated radios pose to Kauai sheriffs

Monday, November 25, 2019
November 25, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Special Election? After Dec 31 Caldwell Picks new Prosecutor
  2. No Progressive: Kai Kahele Sells Himself to Clinton Machine
  3. Poll Proves Public Just Mouthing the Phrases of Global Warming
  4. Study ranks Hawaii lowest in U.S. for gun deaths
  5. OHA, protesters display hypocrisy at its finest

Sunday, November 24, 2019
November 24, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Alm v Kau for Honolulu Prosecutor
  2. Airports Division Evicting Naval Air Museum Barbers Point for Honda Jet Training Center?
  3. Enforcer: Small Businesses are not protected under the public trust
  4. Draft EIS Proposes 14 Commercial Aquarium Fishing Permits For West Hawaii
  5. Legislative Agenda: Fuel tax change still wheeling around
  6. Legislative Agenda: University of Hawaii seeks more funding for student mental health and scholarships
  7. Losing Their Religion: Enviros Still Lost Dazed and Confused as 3rd-World Countries Refuse to take their ‘Recycled’ Garbage
  8. ‘Still Employed' Plea change expected for jail guard facing meth charge

Saturday, November 23, 2019
November 23, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Office of Hawaiian Affairs critic wins right to rebut accusations
  2. SHOPO Support Taints Alm Candidacy
  3. Environmental group challenges HECO's contract with Kahuku windfarm developer
  4. HART’s Last Original Board Member Hasn’t Left As Planned  
  5. Step One in Maui Council Two-Step Plan for Property Tax Hikes
  6. Volunteers Step up to Fix City Parks
  7. Janet Jackson explains why the TMT protest is part of her Hawaii concerts
  8. Hilo’s jail is the most crowded at 85 percent over capacity
  9. Soft on Crime: Judge Finds Way to Release Three Lava-Related Criminals

Friday, November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. More HART Employees Hit With Federal Subpoenas—Agency Kept Secret for Month
  2. Honolulu’s acting prosecutor spends hours testifying in federal probe
  3. Honolulu May Sue Convicted Police Chief To Pretend to Claw Back Retirement Money
  4. It’s Time To Hold TMT Protesters Accountable
  5. Decade of Activist Attacks Destroys 60% of Seed Industry
  6. Tourism Industry Grabs for ML&P Water
  7. Bans On Plastic Bags, Containers Are No Panacea
  8. Hawaii Prison Operating at only 80% Occupancy
  9. Aloha Stadium: Latest Trick, Let Water Pumps Fail so People will Clamor for New Stadiums
  10. Big Island: More Bus System Bungling
  11. Kapolei residents raise concerns over development as rail is poised to roll
  12. NYC Shipped Homeless ‘Lifelong NYer’ to Kalihi Aug 21
  13. Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise In Hawaii

Thursday, November 21, 2019
November 21, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Acting Honolulu Prosecutor Hit With Federal Subpoena
  2. Steve Alm, a former judge and U.S. Attorney, announces bid for Honolulu prosecutor
  3. Could the Thirty Meter Telescope be built in Spain’s Canary Islands?
  4. After 200 Arrests--Transport of wind farm equipment wrapped up
  5. Caution: Wind Farm Health Effects
  6. Harry Kim Sends in Police to Clear Downtown Hilo Homeless Camp—Still no Action on Mauna Kea
  7. Lahaina: Enviros Quiver with fear as Supreme Court Weighs The Case They Filed
  8. Money: 28 Years Late--Native Hawaiian organizations claim Maui Grand Wailea resort built on sacred burial grounds
  9. Hawaii Co Council approves ban on county use of herbicides
  10. New Snags Hold Back Ala Wai Flood Control Project
  11. Short-staffed and overcrowded. And for the state’s largest jail, that’s just the start
  12. Hawaii Disciplinary Counsel To Investigate Lawyer Who Ran Marshallese Baby Business
  13. Team Trump Applauds Gabbard Debate Performance

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
November 20, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Windfarms to Kill 706 Bats
  2. 21 additional arrests made as protesters stand their ground against Na Pua Makani wind farm
  3. Exposed: How DoE Fakes it to Make is Look Good – English Learner Test Scores      
  4. Land agreement reached between TMT, Canary Islands
  5. Maui water rights transfers ag water to OHA’s tourism interests
  6. Tax Hike Coming: Hawaii Co Council panel hears task force recommendations for changes to property tax structure
  7. End-Time Prophet Tells Hawaii County Council Doomsday is Coming in 10 Years
  8. Bill 60: Amend City Affordable Rental Rules
  9. Lawmakers set aside millions for overcrowding at Maui jail to prevent further riots
  10. Maui Jailhouse: How Criminal Escapes Justice
  11. Public comments taken at community meeting about Red Hill fuel storage tanks
  12. Honolulu Lawyer Has Run A Marshallese Baby Business With Impunity
  13. Hirono: 'White Nationalism Permeates Trump Administration. He Should Resign'

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
November 19, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Political Insiders Panic over Suggestion that Hawaiian Electric Hire Outside CEO
  2. Hawaii Supreme Court: To Stop NextEra Gov Can Appoint Whoever He Wants to PUC During Interim
  3. Caldwell Forced Shutdown of Hawaii’s Only Federal Halfway House in Deal to Benefit Corrupt Drug Treatment ‘Nonprofit’
  4. Another Top Honolulu Rail Official Leaves HART As P-3 Deal Looms
  5. Harry Kim’s #2 Man Resigns
  6. Cost of Not Enforcing the Law: Hawaii County Getting $10 Million From State For Mauna Kea Costs
  7. Bill 40 Banning Plastics Has Too Many Problems To Fix
  8. Kahuku: Energy Giant AES Has A Big — And Growing — Footprint In Hawaii
  9. Opponents of Na Pua Makani wind farm project appear at court arraignments
  10. Public input sought on fix for Red Hill fuel tanks above aquifer
  11. Officer to Plead Guilty in Urinal Licking Case
  12. Soft on Crime: 10 Priors out on Streets Does it Again
  13. Kauai’s jail is getting upgrades, but it won’t solve the overcrowding
  14. Stings net more than 2 dozen suspected child sex predators in Hawaii
  15. Voter will be alerted if ballot envelope raises red flag
  16. Defense Department Fails Its Second Audit, Yet Is Making Progress

Monday, November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Unaffordable Housing--a condition created by OHA and KSBE--Drives Native Hawaiians out of Hawaii
  2. 18 More Arrests As Oahu Wind Farm Protest Enters Second Month
  3. TMT supporters question sacredness of Mauna Kea, opponents disagree
  4. Obamacare: Small Business to be Hit by 7.5% Rate Hike
  5. Bus Ridership at 25-Year Low
  6. Nobody Wants Solar Without the Massive NEM Ratepayer Subsidy
  7. NYC Homeless Flown to Hawaii: Josh Green Covers for Bill De Blasio
  8. ‘Kauhale’ homeless concept generating offers of donations
  9. Hawaii Republicans: Trump Should Come Here and Save Us

Sunday, November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Keith Kaneshiro Impeachment Delayed so Caldwell Can Name Successor
  2. Mauna Kea Camp: ‘EMS Called Every Day’
  3. Mauna Kea Protester Damages Lava Tube
  4. Apo: Protesters Claim of Sacredness Controversial Among Hawaiians
  5. Hirono ‘Not Cancer Free’
  6. Who is going to replace Tulsi? Old Boy Money flows to Kahele campaign
  7. K-8 Bilingual students outpace native speakers in graduation rates in Hawaii
  8. Bill 55: Honolulu Property Tax Hike on Legal TVRs
  9. Change in road tax will increase costs
  10. Thoughtless Simplistic Climate ‘Solutions’
  11. Tulsi Gabbard’s bid for U.S. presidency devolves into a bid for attention from Hillary Clinton
  12. White House prepares broad crackdown on Homelessness
  13. Crime, Drugs, Machete: Homeless Camps Grow like Cancer

Saturday, November 16, 2019
November 16, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. North Shore Surfers Complain About Lack of TVRs
  2. Kahuku nonprofit plans to sue AES
  3. Lawsuit, Audit: An eye on agribusiness
  4. LEAD: Drug Offenders will be Allowed to Keep Doing Drugs
  5. Investigation launched after deputy sheriffs’ 15-Mile wrong-way chase on freeway
  6. Grand jury indicts 4 for welfare fraud
  7. Hilo workers allege hostile work environment under former Bay Clinic CEO
  8. Old Boy Kahele Picks up another Endorsement


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Auditor--14 Years Later: Liquor Comm Still Working on 2005 Recommendations
by News Release Thursday, December 05, 2019

...Follow-Up on Recommendations from Report No. 05-02, Audit of Selected Management Issues of the Honolulu Liquor Commission....


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Honolulu Ethics Commission Presents Strategic Plan
by News Release Thursday, December 05, 2019

...This is the Commission’s first such plan and the culmination of three years of public meeting discussions, development and drafting, and outreach to stakeholders.... 


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UH Manoa 4-Year Graduation Rate Hits 36%
by News Release Thursday, December 05, 2019

...which is more than double the 17.5 percent of students who enrolled in fall 2006....


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Hawaii: 91 Hour Work Week to Live Comfortably
by News Article Thursday, December 05, 2019

...Hawaii is the single most difficult state for workers to get ahead, requiring $96.1K to enjoy a comfortable life and 91-hour workweeks to get there....


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Hawaii Ranks Among Least Protection Against Elder Abuse
by News Article Thursday, December 05, 2019

...2019’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections....


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America's Health Rankings: Hawaii 3rd-Healthiest State
by News Release Thursday, December 05, 2019

...America's Health Ranking's 2019 Hawaii Report....


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Hawaii Owed $17M due to COFA Undercount?
by News Release Thursday, December 05, 2019

...Census error in Hawaii to result in $12M compact funding loss for Guam....


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Ige Appoints Craig Hirai Director of Budget and Finance
by News Release Thursday, December 05, 2019

...Hirai has served as executive director of the Hawai‘i Housing Finance & Development Corporation (HHFDC), State of Hawai‘i since 2013....


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OIP: OHA’s PIG is a Dead Duck
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, December 04, 2019

...Responding to questions about OHA Trustee Chair Colette Machado’s imaginary “OIP Opinion”....


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Red Flags: An Analysis of the Independent Audit of OHA and its LLCs
by Kelii Akina Wednesday, December 04, 2019

“...People ask why I care so much about auditing OHA. It's because there are Hawaiians who need housing, jobs, education, and healthcare...." 


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OHA Admits LLC Audit "observed indicators of potential fraud"
by News Release Wednesday, December 04, 2019

"...As the sample was judgmentally selected, it is inappropriate to extrapolate sample results across all OHA contracts and disbursements during the review period...." -- OHA


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Yet Another Campaign for HSTA Pay Hikes
by News Release Wednesday, December 04, 2019

...Just 7 months after HSTA's last contract reopener....


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Common Cause: Vote by Mail 'Will be a Disaster'
by News Release Tuesday, December 03, 2019

...A mere 8 Voter Services Centers statewide to handle a comprehensive change to our voting system is destined to bring Primary Day and  Election Day to its knees....


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How to Defraud the DoD--GAO Publishes Handy Guide
by News Release Monday, December 02, 2019

...If you're having trouble jumping on the gravy train, be sure to check out these cartoon-illustrations in the Full Report for a how-to guide....


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UH Manoa 4-Year Graduation Rate Hits 36%
by News Release Monday, December 02, 2019

...Thirty-six-point-six percent of UH Mānoa students who enrolled in fall 2015 graduated in four years, which is more than double the 17.5 percent of students who enrolled in fall 2006.... 


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GAO: Ala Wai Flood Risk Estimates--More Transparency Required
by News Release Monday, December 02, 2019

...only one study in eight considered the limitations of the computer model used in a flood damage analysis....


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GAO Report: Navy Plan to Upgrade Pearl Harbor Shipyard Falls Short
by News Release Monday, December 02, 2019

...the preliminary plan’s cost estimate is likely understated by billions of dollars. It is missing key elements such as adjustments for inflation, environmental remediation, and utility upgrades....


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TANF: $281M Federal Money We Haven’t Spent
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, December 01, 2019

...our state is underutilizing this money on a consistent, year-to-year basis....


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OHA Seeks Volunteer Board Manager to Oversee LLC
by News Release Saturday, November 30, 2019

... will be one of a board of three appointed managers, is expected to direct and oversee the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of Hi`ilei Aloha LLC ....


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OHA Policy Should Not Discourage Trustees from Speaking Out
by Kelii Akina Saturday, November 30, 2019

...On November 12, the editors of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser urged OHA to scrap its 'one voice’ policy....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 30, 2019
by News Article Saturday, November 30, 2019

... From GovTrack.us ....


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Another Week on Mauna Kea: 329 Tickets, 3 Arrests
by News Release Saturday, November 30, 2019

...The combined total of the 15-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 7,241 citations issued and 69 persons arrested for 130 offenses....  


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Auditor: City Still not Collecting Property Taxes from Commercial Lessees of Government Land
by News Release Saturday, November 30, 2019

...According to BFS, since 2013, the state has not upheld its commitment to provide annual worksheets and timely information to the city....


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City Conducting 2019 Online National Community Survey for Oahu Residents
by News Release Saturday, November 30, 2019

...Online Survey Period: November 25, 2019 through December 31, 2019....


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Barbers Point Air Museum: A Tale of an Eviction
by News Article Friday, November 29, 2019

...“Where are they going to dispose of the planes, at Waimanalo Gulch?”....


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Public Hearing: Unlimited Right for DoH to Stall Permits
by News Release Friday, November 29, 2019

... The proposed amendment removes the limitation on the amount of time the department has to take action on a complete application for an Underground Storage Tank (UST) system permit and removes the automatic approval of a permit when that time limit is exceeded ....


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Thankful for you
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, November 28, 2019

...It is a tribute to the people of Hawaii that our state is consistently rated as the happiest in the country....


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OHA: Who Pulled a Fast One While No One's Looking?
by Video Video Thursday, November 28, 2019

...OHA Trustees Latest Sneaky Move Is Another Blow To Transparency....


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The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
by News Article Thursday, November 28, 2019

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


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Hawaii, Guam, NMI Reps: COFA Costs Should be Part of Renegotiation
by Ed Case Wednesday, November 27, 2019

"Without corresponding increases of guaranteed federal assistance to fully reimburse our jurisdictions being included as part and parcel of the Congressional Compact extension approval process, we will find it difficult to support Compact renewal.”


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OIP: OHA PIG Opinion ‘Does not Exist’
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, November 27, 2019

...OIP says an alleged OIP Opinion-- cited by OHA Trustee Chair Colette Machado as a rationale for a continued investigation of Trustee Keli'i Akina-- does not exist....


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Former police officer pleads guilty to attempted unlawful sexual enticement of a 13-year-old boy
by News Release Tuesday, November 26, 2019

... retired HPD officer James Dean Kalani Goeas, 63, of Waipahu, Hawaii, pleaded guilty today in federal court (but he won't lose his pension) ....


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How State Reform Efforts Are Transforming Juvenile Justice
by News Article Tuesday, November 26, 2019

...Agency leaders share the history and potential of research-driven policy change....


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VIDEO: Keli'i Akina and Augie Tulba Talk Story 
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, November 26, 2019

...in a personal and up-close interview, Augie Tulba talks with Keli'i Akina about his life experiences, values and new directions....


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Barbers Point Air Museum: State Seeks Contractor to Destroy Historic Airplanes
by News Article Tuesday, November 26, 2019

...the Airports Division said that if the planes were not taken off the lot, that they would move ahead to dispose of them.  Just in the last couple of days, the State Procurement Office started sending out documents to effectuate that....


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Public Invited to a Washington Place Christmas
by News Release Monday, November 25, 2019

...Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige, together with the Washington Place Foundation, are inviting the public to a special Christmas Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 20....


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Petition: Save Naval Air Museum Barbers Point
by News Release Monday, November 25, 2019

...we are seeking legal counsel for protection and defense against this wrongful eviction....


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Honolulu Population Loss 2% Since 2010
by News Article Sunday, November 24, 2019

...Honolulu, Hawaii, had a net population loss from migration of 19,098 between 2010 and 2018 — 2.0% of the metro’s 2010 population of 953,207....


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Wealth Is a Sin?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 24, 2019

...spurred by the announced plans of Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to enact a tax on wealth....


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An Interesting Agreement
by News Article Saturday, November 23, 2019

...On an idle Wednesday this last week, a thunderclap of a bulletin came across the 5:00 p.m. local news....


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With All Eyes on Mauna Kea, OHA Hands Danner Big Bag of Money
by News Release Saturday, November 23, 2019

...OHA announced today the selection of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) to administer a $1.66-million grant to provide emergency financial assistance to low-income Native Hawaiians statewide....


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Maui Windfarm: BLNR Approves Plan to Kill 345% More Bats, 147% More Nene
by News Release Saturday, November 23, 2019

...Kaheawa Wind Power II increases incidental take for the Hawaiian hoary bat from 11 to 38 adults (345% increase), and for the Hawaiian goose from 30 to 44 adults (147% increase) during the remaining 20-year permit....


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Two Jailed in Hawaii Tax Fraud Scam
by News Release Saturday, November 23, 2019

...New Jersey Tax Preparer and her Husband Face Prison Terms for Operating Tax Fraud Scheme in which they stole nearly $250,000 from State of Hawaii....


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Maintenance Backlog? DoE Facilities Branch Administrators Build themselves Houses, Apartment Complex
by Andrew Walden Saturday, November 23, 2019

...Don’t get the wrong idea.  DoE employees aren’t lazy bums.  According to reports issued today by the Hawaii State ethics commission, they are working very hard on several very important construction projects—but not for the DoE....


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Board of Taxation Review Seeks Volunteers
by News Release Saturday, November 23, 2019
...There are currently three vacancies on the O‘ahu board, five vacancies on the Kaua‘i board, and one each on Maui and Hawai‘i Island....

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Auditor: AG Special Funds 'Do not meet Criteria'
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, November 22, 2019

...We also noted that AG did not file statutorily required reports for non-general funds and for administratively created funds....   


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Road Map to Prosperity
by Grassroot Institute Friday, November 22, 2019

... Why is Hawaii falling behind? ....


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Monsanto Fined $10 Million in Plea Deal Over Use of Banned Pesticide
by News Article Friday, November 22, 2019

...the government agreed to dismiss two felony charges for unlawfully transporting and storing hazardous waste at locations on Maui and Moloka’i....


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UH Regents Seek Nominees for Two Positions
by News Release Thursday, November 21, 2019

...Maui County seat and student regent....


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14 Weeks on Mauna Kea: 6,912 Tickets, 66 arrests
by News Release Thursday, November 21, 2019

...but not of protesters....


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Trustee Akina Calls on OHA Board to Reject Unsubstantiated Allegations
by Kelii Akina Thursday, November 21, 2019

...Board refers matter back to investigative committee....


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OHA names Sylvia Hussey as new Chief Executive Officer
by News Release Thursday, November 21, 2019

...The board previously hired a professional consultant to help search for a new executive, but Hussey’s time as interim CEO was exceptional, prompting the unanimous action, OHA Chairperson Colette Machado said....


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Cost of Care Survey 2019: Most Long Term Care Costs In Hawaii Decrease
by News Release Thursday, November 21, 2019

...Annual Median Cost of Long Term Care Support Services for Hawaii....


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Financial Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 20th
by News Release Thursday, November 21, 2019

...Hawaii ranks 20th with an overall score of 84/100....


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Tulsi Gabbard is overwhelming favorite of Kremlin news outlets
by News Article Thursday, November 21, 2019

...Gabbard is the only candidate assessed to receive more positive mentions (28) than negative mentions (6), and more positive mentions (28) than neutral mentions (27)....


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Hawaii: 22.3% of Movers Leaving State
by News Article Thursday, November 21, 2019

...2nd-highest in the USA....


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DoD Annual Financial Report: A lot going on under the Surface
by News Release Wednesday, November 20, 2019

...There is a lot going on under the surface. They include signs of progress, as well as new sources of uncertainty, if not future inquiry and/or investigations....


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Hawaiian Flight Attendants Vote to Authorize a Strike
by News Release Wednesday, November 20, 2019

...Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants today voted 99.9 percent to authorize a strike, with 95.1 percent participating....


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DBEDT: Hawaii's Worst-in-Nation Economy to Continue 'For Years'
by News Release Tuesday, November 19, 2019

“...Year-to-date through September, total visitor spending was a negative 0.1 percent and value of private building permits decreased by 7.2 percent....”


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Hawaii On-line Sting Nets 25 Alleged Child Molesters
by News Release Tuesday, November 19, 2019

...Hawaii Attorney General Announces Results of Operation Keiki Shield....


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VIDEO: Hawaii-Israel Alignment Forum
by Video Video Tuesday, November 19, 2019

...Video from Nov 6 Hawaii-Israel Alignment forum on Maui....


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US Supreme Court Decision Takes 90% of Mauna Kea from DLNR
by Tom Lodge Tuesday, November 19, 2019
...As the sheep disappeared, the grasses, vines, and human-tall weeds were encouraged to overcome the mountain....

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VIDEO: Panel Discussion Mauna Kea-Defining Sacred
by News Release Monday, November 18, 2019

... A TMT Panel Discussion Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM, Hawaii State Capitol ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 16, 2019
by News Article Sunday, November 17, 2019

...Votes in Congress and Bills Introduced....


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$136K to live 'comfortably' in Hawaii
by News Article Sunday, November 17, 2019

...Hawaii Median household income in 2018: $80,212....


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Invasive Species Inspection Fee for Air-flown Commodities
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 17, 2019

...the fee is collected only on shipments by water....


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VIDEO: Kahuku vs HPD-- We did not throw rocks
by News Release Friday, November 15, 2019

...Deputy Chief of Police McCarthy claims protesters harassed a police officer, rocks were thrown, and an officer was punched in the head. We are still unaware of when any of these incidents occurred and have seen no video evidence....


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WSJ ranks Honolulu Airport 15th of 20
by News Article Friday, November 15, 2019

...How the 20 next-largest U.S. airports performed in 15 categories....


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Protect our nation: Reform the Jones Act
by Kelii Akina Friday, November 15, 2019

...the Jones Act was enacted a century ago, when warfare and trade were very different....


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BEA: Hawaii Economic Growth Slowest in USA
by News Release Friday, November 15, 2019

...Wholesale trade was the leading contributor to slow growth in Hawaii....


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