Sunday, June 13, 2021
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Saturday, June 12, 2021
June 12, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige: June Tourism will Exceed pre-Pandemic Levels by 20%
  2. Vaccine administration up 40% following launch of state’s incentive campaign
  3. Keeping Hawaii in the dark on public information
  4. Political Game: Hawaii Tourism Authority board commits to spend $35.5M in state funds by June 30
  5. Blangiardi’s Mystery Woman Nominated to Honolulu Police Commission
  6. Maui Hotel Moratorium Will Just Feed TVRs
  7. Google Pay adds support for Coinbase everywhere Except Hawaii

Friday, June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu inflation heating up as prices have risen over the past year
  2. Lumber shortage woes: Prices through the roof causes delays for Hawaii projects
  3. Taxi companies lose certificates: Pandemic thins cab ranks even as demand grows
  4. DHHL Gets Minimum of $30M for Broadband Infrastructure
  5. City and County of Honolulu still accepting applications for rental and utility relief program
  6. This church is housing the homeless ― and cultivating hope ― on a Waianae farm
  7. Afghans to be Evacuated via Guam?

Thursday, June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gov. David Ige continues to restrict the release of public records, citing the ongoing pandemic
  2. Upfront split of new Aloha Stadium cost could have downside for taxpayers
  3. SB1329: Hawaii Raises the Stakes for Contractors Betting on State Bid Protest Appeals
  4. Grand jury declines to indict officers involved in shooting that killed 16-year-old teen in McCully
  5. Will Anti-Telescope Protesters Control ‘Hawaiian’ Identity? 
  6. Renters Evicted as Houses Sell
  7. SCR152: Make financial literacy part of Hawaii high school education

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii COVID restrictions could remain until October if pace of vaccinations doesn’t increase
  2. Inflation: Food Prices Jump 11.8% in Hawaii
  3. State lawmakers solution to High Housing price? – A Tax Hike!
  4. Maui visitor arrivals in April inch closer to pre-pandemic marks
  5. Hawaii's rental car fleets decreased by more than 40% during the pandemic
  6. Hawaii employment company launches coronavirus screening, tracking tool
  7. Can Dead Criminal turn into Cash Bonanza?
  8. After Inmates Purposefully Spread COVID in Hawaii Jails, Their Lawyers Seek to Take over Prison System, Force Mass Releases
  9. Collecting Unemployment is Hard Work, we need a paid vacation before getting back to work
  10. City to Spend $80M to Boost KSBE Kalapama TOD Project
  11. Bill 28: 1.25 Mile setback for wind turbines
  12. Aquarium industry submits revised EIS: Fishing permits, allowable species to be reduced
  13. The Story of How Same-Sex Marriage Went From Fringe to Mainstream

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
June 8, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Convicted murderer hired by Child Welfare Services
  2. Feds Charge Miske Accountant
  3. Hawaii restaurant reservations rival rental cars in scarce supply, high demand
  4. Maui Hotel Moratorium Designed to Juice TVRs
  5. Rate Hikes Coming: HECO officially begins performance-based regulation
  6. The Bus Ridership Running 50% of Pre-Pandemic Levels
  7. Audit calls for more data on domestic violence on Oahu
  8. Public access to Honolulu police and fire scanners to end

Monday, June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. State sees impressive response in prize giveaway program aimed at encouraging vaccinations
  2. Hawaii Plans to Vaccinate Itself out of COVID Bondage
  3. Fireworks shows returning: Displays in Hilo and Kona will celebrate the 4th
  4. Monthly Index Tracks Robust Rebound in Sales at Hawai‘i Restaurants
  5. HB862: Stripping HTA Funding Takes Away Activists Meal Ticket
  6. Another Gangster Leaves The Hawaii Stage
  7. Broken Promise? Native Hawaiians’ Ongoing Feud With Bank of America

Sunday, June 6, 2021
June 6, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 65 Years After Statehood—A Big land Grab for OHA?
  2. Legislators ignore lessons of rail on new Aloha Stadium
  3. Hawaii employers eye vaccination mandates
  4. Waikiki Homeless Target Tourists: Crime surge risks derailing tourism recovery
  5. 10% of Sex Offenders Homeless
  6. Police Shootings: Protesters Protest Against Lack of Protests

Saturday, June 5, 2021
June 5, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Union Boss was Hit Man for Miske, Impersonated Cop
  2. HB869: Is Mystery elderly project in Hawaii Kai Really Just a Way to Get Revenue Bonds for Stadium Project?
  3. Emails: DoH Leaders Block Testing, Exploit COVID to scrounge money
  4. Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s 2nd nominee for Honolulu Police Commission withdraws name from consideration
  5. HPD’s Interim Chief Rade Vanic lays out his priorities for the department
  6. After Giving Themselves COVID, Hilo Inmates Stage Riot
  7. How long will it take for Hawaii to reach a 70% vaccination rate?

Friday, June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB862: House Finance Chair Admits Purpose of TAT hike is to Reduce Tourism
  2. Rebuild Aloha Stadium? That’s Not A Good Idea
  3. Governor expected to loosen coronavirus restrictions as Hawaii nears 60% fully vaccinated
  4. Most Hawaii adults fully vaccinated, but survey finds 12% don’t plan to get COVID-19 vaccine
  5. Mitsunaga Executive Refuses to Testify, Gets Locked Up
  6. Online learning took a heavy toll on students.

Thursday, June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Don't Let Oahu Become A Giant Slum
  2. HART Asks The City To Borrow Up To $550 Million –They’ve Spent Most of it Already
  3. HGEA Fail: Why Is It Still So Hard To Reach Hawaii’s Unemployment Office?
  4. Give Hawaii’s Capitol Back To Its People
  5. COVID Crooks: Hawaii County Council Slush Funds Being Audited by Feds
  6. Honolulu Budget: City Council Approves
  7. Honolulu City Council votes to adopt first Climate Action Plan
  8. Shipments of COVID vaccines to Hawaii slow as demand drastically drops
  9. Survey finds changing attitudes in Hawaii regarding the pandemic
  10. Green: Few at Hilo correctional facility grappling with outbreak had gotten vaccinated
  11. Prosecutors take no position on release of Miske co-defendant
  12. OHA Smells Opportunity: Police commission nominee tells Council he’s ‘never seen’ discrimination in Hawaii
  13. Probing Honolulu police shootings: releasing evidence now vs. fair trial
  14. HPD Officer At The Center Of A $1 Million Wrongful Death Settlement Has A History Of Complaints
  15. SHOPO says officer shortage impacts patrols
  16. More Homeless Mayhem: Kalihi residents frustrated after fire ravages abandoned house

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
June 2, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Perjury? Ex-chief Kealoha begins denying crimes he pled guilty to
  2. Will Vanic be the Next Chief?
  3. Sen Mercado Kim Disrupts UH ‘Gravy Train’
  4. Fat Juicy HSTA Bonuses Not Written in to Contract
  5. COVID Money Sloshing Around County Budget
  6. Alternatives To The Last Honolulu Rail Leg? HART Releases A ‘Matrix’ Of Ideas
  7. New incentives push Hawaiian Electric toward more so-called ‘clean’ energy
  8. Homeless Dude accused of setting another homeless dude on fire last month pleads not guilty
  9. In rare move, lawmakers voted to eliminate job of well-paid university professor
  10. Pentagon again denies funding for $1.9 billion Hawaii radar

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii has the fewest job postings per unemployed worker in the country
  2. After largely disappearing from public view, HPD chief quietly ends 35 years of public service    
  3. Meth-Heads Die: Lets Blame the Police
  4. Bum Coordinator Flies back to Mainland After Kauai Closes Last Homeless Tent City
  5. National Report Spotlights Hawaii’s Need For Suicide Prevention
  6. Most Hawaii inmates refusing to get COVID-19 vaccination
  7. Hawaii flu season sees only 1 death amid coronavirus precautions
  8. UH-Hilo: International student population dips, will rebound
  9. Judge orders new hearing on Maui water permits

Monday, May 31, 2021
Letters to the Editor May, 2021
Letters to the Editor
  • COVID Debt Spending Has Brought Capitalism to an End
  • Unemployment Pays too Much
  • Common sense modification to Safe Travels criteria
  • Without the Jones Act we Would Starve
  • Ala Moana Park bathrooms filthy
  • Legislators Must Fund 988 Suicide Lifeline

Monday, May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. PPP Loan Feeds Locations LLC dispute--turns onetime friends into enemies
  2. Hawaii County to get First-Ever Volcano Evacuation Plan
  3. COVID Restrictions Still Step on Wedding businesses
  4. Police Attempted to stop speeding driver before fatal Waikiki crash—he’s dead because he didn’t pull over

Sunday, May 30, 2021
May 30, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Act 14: Military and Students will be Counted for Apportionment—Big Island Dems Threaten Trumpy Lawsuit
  2. HB869: Legislators Approve $500M Tax Free Bonds for Insiders Without a Plan
  3. Aloha Stadium: Private developer to rake in megabucks from Taxpayers thanks to State’s Bogus Bond Deals
  4. Don’t count on the tourism golden goose since Hawaii’s economy will take years to recover
  5. Hawaii: Don’t Eat the Campaign Contributors 
  6. Hawaii vacation rentals were nearly 67% occupied in April
  7. State orders Grand Naniloa to pay $615K in back rent
  8. Squatters: Communities look for new ways to combat persistent problem

Saturday, May 29, 2021
May 29, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Fraud and Corruption: Federal Investigators Have HART’s Secret Board Minutes
  2. With more than half of Hawaii vaccinated, Blangiardi seeks to ease restrictions
  3. State health director says younger populations are testing positive for COVID
  4. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Hawaii restaurants struggle to hire workers
  5. Honolulu’s new city prosecutor stops massage parlor, prostitution raids
  6. Hawaii State Hospital full of Dangerous Homeless Drug Addicts ordered there by Courts
  7. Missile defense test ‘fails’ off Kauai following appearance by Russian spy ship

Friday, May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. COVID Construction 2020 Sets New Record
  2. Hawaii Tourism Authority monitoring 'extreme growth' of visitors to the islands
  3. Hawaii governor weighing whether to decriminalize emergency rule-breaking to a costly ticket
  4. Ballard Refusing to Return Blangiardi Phone Calls
  5. Civil Beat Law Center Sues Prosecutor For Release Of Sykap Shooting Video
  6. SHOPO Resists Body Cams for CRU, Plainclothes
  7. Faced with ‘use it or lose it’ deadline, tourism authority allocates funding

Thursday, May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. If the state hits a vaccination rate of 70%, Kauai will end mandated restrictions
  2. Norwegian Cruise Line plans to restart Hawaii operations in November
  3. State unveils $160M high-security psychiatric facility at the Hawaii State Hospital
  4. More Homeless Mayhem: Man, 51, arrested after he allegedly punches officer in McCully-Moiliili
  5. 8 convictions in 9 years--finally gets shot

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. CoR: Increasing vaccination rates upgrade Hawaii’s economic forecast
  2. Hawaii planning incentive program to boost vaccinations
  3. University of Hawaii floats plan to reopen campuses to public, end telework policy
  4. BoE to Loot COVID Money and Give it to HSTA
  5. Miske awaiting DOJ decision on death penalty
  6. Miske News: Beverly Hills Lawyer Gets IATSE Exec Board Member out of Jail
  7. Former hokulea crewmember pleads guilty for role in drug ring
  8. Lawyer Exploits Grand Jury Mix-up to Get Alleged Rapist off easy
  9. Ex-Honolulu lieutenant in Kealoha corruption case must report to prison pending appeal
  10. Judge orders some records released in Lindani Myeni shooting
  11. Maui Police Commission Won’t Discipline Former Police Chief For So-Called Hit-And-Run
  12. State says readings indicate latest Red Hill fuel spill not contained; Navy claims data is inaccurate
  13. New Hawaii State Veterans Home Is Being Built On Land Designated For Affordable Housing After NIMBYs Reject Diamond Head, Aiea Sites

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Surprise: Caldwell Lied about Important Agricultural Lands Law
  2. Opponents pleased with ruling: State Supreme Court remands Honua Ola case to PUC
  3. College Enrollment Dropping
  4. UH May be Able to recoup Budget Cuts from Other Funds
  5. TMT foes challenge declaration that work has begun
  6. Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Proposed for Waikiki
  7. State should reconsider vision for new stadium
  8. Independent Samoa: China-Backed Ruler Refuses to Step Aside After Losing Election


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Taxing Government Largesse
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 13, 2021

...“Landlords are subject to GET on these amounts whether the payments are received from the tenants or directly from the agency that administers the relief program on behalf of the tenant.”  The same reasoning applies to income tax, federal and state....


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FBI Raids Lead to Shakeup at Planning Commission?
by Andrew Walden Saturday, June 12, 2021

... Federal authorities, March 30, 2021, unsealed indictments charging six DPP employees in a bribery scheme going back as far as 2012.  Challacombe had been Deputy Director of the Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting from 2013-2016, and then Acting Director in 2016-17 ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 12, 2021
by GovTrack .us Saturday, June 12, 2021

... votes cast and bills introduced ....


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End COVID-19 transparency dodge
by Kelii Akina Saturday, June 12, 2021

... Hawaii businesses might be reopening, but Hawaii government agencies still have a ways to go ....


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Sen. Lee Introduces Bills to Repeal, Reform PVSA
by News Release Saturday, June 12, 2021

... Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced three bills to repeal and reform the Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886 (PVSA), an outdated, protectionist law that harms American jobs and American tourism ....


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Another Hawaii Couple Indicted in Sovereignty-Related Tax Fraud Scheme
by News Release Friday, June 11, 2021

... The Hawvers and the Chocks were plaintiffs alongside Rose Dradi, a Keanu Sai-Dexter Kiama collaborator, in a now-dismissed Sept 7, 2018 lawsuit claiming the IRS had no legal authority to collect taxes from them ....


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O‘ahu moves into Tier 4 allowing larger group sizes outdoors and improved operations
by News Release Friday, June 11, 2021

... Social gatherings up to 25 people allowed outdoors ....


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State of Hawaii Veterans Summit
by News Release Friday, June 11, 2021

... Join us online for a series of free webinars ....


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Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
by News Article Friday, June 11, 2021

Today is Kamehameha Day in Hawaii....


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Public Hearing for Red Light Cam Rules
by News Release Friday, June 11, 2021

... Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 9-11 a.m. ....


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Case and Kahele Announce $1.18 Million In Federal Grant Awards To 12 Native Hawaiian Organizations
by Ed Case Friday, June 11, 2021

... The funds target preservation of Native Hawaiian history, heritage and culture programs ....


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HSTA Members Ratify 2-Year Contract
by News Release Thursday, June 10, 2021

... the short two-year duration will allow HSTA to begin this process once more in a little over a year’s time with the next permanent superintendent ....


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PASH and the Changing Coastal Environment
by Robert Thomas Thursday, June 10, 2021

... a retrospective of one of the Hawaii Supreme Court's most famous (or infamous) decisions ....


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HECO Ratepayer Money to Subsidize Electric Buses
by News Release Thursday, June 10, 2021

... Qualified customers will get help with installation of charging equipment ....


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Activist Lawyers Top List of ICA Nominees
by News Release Thursday, June 10, 2021

... The Judicial Selection Commission has submitted a list of six nominees for a vacancy on the Intermediate Court of Appeals ....


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Nominees for Oahu Family Court
by News Release Thursday, June 10, 2021

... Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees ....


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HPD Sued for False Arrest, Conflict of Interest
by News Release Thursday, June 10, 2021

... The lawsuit seeks to end HPD’s continuing policy of allowing officers with conflicts of interest to abuse their police powers for personal benefit ....


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Honolulu: ​Interest-free down-payment home loans are now available
by News Release Wednesday, June 9, 2021

... $800K to fund loans up to $40,000 each ....


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Vaccinations Make Honolulu 14th Most Livable City on Earth
by News Release Wednesday, June 9, 2021

... The biggest gainer in this year’s index is Honolulu. The city rose 46 places to fourteenth after its strong progress in containing the pandemic and rolling out its vaccination programme .... 


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OHA Seeks Community Input On New Biennium Budget
by News Release Wednesday, June 9, 2021

... OHA is hosting three public Zoom meetings to provide the public with an overview of the proposed biennium budget on Thursday, June 10 at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 12 at 9 a.m., and Monday, June 14 at 4 p.m. ....


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UH astronomers play key role in planetary defense
by News Article Wednesday, June 9, 2021

... Pan-STARRS discovered the mysterious interstellar object, ʻOumuamua, the very first of its kind spotted in the solar system ....


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DLNR: Tourists Must Pay $20 to Go Fish
by News Release Wednesday, June 9, 2021

... Today, Gov. David Ige signed House Bill 1023 into law. It establishes and requires a marine recreational fishing license for all non-Hawai‘i residents ....


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HB1019: Ige Signs $30M Fee Hike on Dive Tours
by News Release Wednesday, June 9, 2021

... Depending on tourism numbers, the user fee could generate anywhere from $14 million to more than $30 million over 15 years ....


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HECO, Army Test Gigantic Bio-Diesel Plant
by News Release Tuesday, June 8, 2021

... microgrid and biofuel provide rationale to build gigantic diesel plant ....


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Reform Jones Act and PVSA for Hawaii
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, June 8, 2021

... President Joe Biden recently issued two Jones Act waivers ....


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Hawaii Worst State Economy in USA
by News Article Monday, June 7, 2021

... Hawaii is struggling with the highest unemployment rate in the country, at 9% ....


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Ige Signs Emergency Order Linking Reopening to Vaccination rate
by News Release Monday, June 7, 2021

... eviction moratorium extended, procurement law restored ....


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DoH Survey Shows 92% Intend to Get Vaccinated
by News Release Monday, June 7, 2021

... those with a college degree (75%) were more likely to be fully vaccinated than were those without a degree (47%) ....


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Survey: What do you think about the City's Plan to Eliminate Lanes, Jam up Traffic?
by News Release Monday, June 7, 2021

... The City invites the public to participate in the Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan Update survey ....


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Enjoying Your Maui Resort Condo? Now Pay Up!
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 6, 2021

... Some taxpayers on Maui are getting a nasty surprise this year because they didn’t do anything, and their real property tax rate doubled ....


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Gen. Charles Flynn Takes Command of U.S. Army Pacific
by News Article Saturday, June 5, 2021

... Meanwhile: US Army will not probe Michael Flynn over calls for coup ....


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Maunakea telescope one step closer to decommissioning
by News Release Saturday, June 5, 2021

... Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, one of five Maunakea telescopes that the University of Hawaiʻi says will be removed from the summit ....


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Ige: Inter-island travel restrictions end June 15
by News Release Saturday, June 5, 2021

... The governor also announced that beginning June 15, travelers entering the state who have been vaccinated in Hawai‘i may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test ....


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Don't criminalize COVID-19 rule breakers
by Kelii Akina Friday, June 4, 2021

... When you turn ordinary behavior into criminal behavior overnight, you need to be prepared for some unjust results .... 


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Map: How Many are Vaccinated in Your Zip Code?
by News Release Friday, June 4, 2021

... as of June 3, over half (52%) of Hawaii’s total population has been fully vaccinated and 59% have received at least one dose ....


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Nominees Sought for Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court
by News Release Friday, June 4, 2021

... Hawaii Supreme Court is seeking to fill four attorney and two non-attorney positions on the Disciplinary Board ....


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DLIR: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Recipients will Have to Look for Work
by News Release Friday, June 4, 2021

... PUA claimants will need to begin reporting the three job contacts on June 20, 2021 ....


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UH Survey of Resident Attitudes on Tourism
by News Release Thursday, June 3, 2021

... A majority of residents favor limiting the number of visitors ....


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​Taxes: How Hawaii Can Gouge Teleworkers
by News Release Thursday, June 3, 2021

... Taxing teleworking income from different states ....


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Hawaii pension funds are only 55% funded
by Tax Foundation Thursday, June 3, 2021

... Hawaii pension funds rank 42nd in USA ....


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Honolulu Rental and Utility Relief Program will reopen on Monday
by News Release Thursday, June 3, 2021

... City and County of Honolulu will accept 10,000 applications ....


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NOAA names University of Hawaii to host new institute for marine and atmospheric research
by News Release Wednesday, June 2, 2021

... Selection comes with up to $210 million award over five years ....


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Legislation to Restore Access Federal Benefits for COFA Citizens
by Ed Case Wednesday, June 2, 2021

... Bipartisan Compact Impact Fairness Act Would Extend Same Federal Benefits to Citizens of the Freely Associated States Available to Other Legal Permanent Residents ....


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2021 Neighborhood Board Election Final Results Posted
by News Release Wednesday, June 2, 2021

... 495 candidates filed to run in this year’s election and 402 were elected ....


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UHPA Labor Board Case Challenges UH Budget Cuts
by News Release Tuesday, June 1, 2021

... A University of Hawaii position currently occupied by a tenured faculty member is potentially being eliminated because of a legislative bill designed to target that specific job position ....


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Homeownership for Hawaiians Requires Big Thinking!
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, June 1, 2021

... The median price of a home on Oʻahu has just reached $950,000 ....


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HGEA Membership Approves Contract
by News Release Tuesday, June 1, 2021

...  HGEA requires voter ID to cast ballot.  UPW has some fun Q&A about ballot handling issues ....


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OHA Bills Impacting Native Hawaiians -- 2021 Session
by News Article Tuesday, June 1, 2021

... All of the following measures were supported by OHA unless otherwise indicated ....


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OHA Makes $1 Million Available For Emergency Financial Assistance Program
by News Release Tuesday, June 1, 2021

... OHA’s Ka Wailele Emergency Financial Assistance Program is being administered by Hawaiʻi Community Lending ....


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Let’s talk about the Jones Act — all eight of them
by Grassroot Institute Monday, May 31, 2021

... there are at least eight separate federal Jones Acts ....


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Honolulu Police Commission Announces Recruitment for Chief of Police
by News Release Monday, May 31, 2021

... Application packets and required documents must be received/postmarked by: June 30, 2021 ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 29, 2021
by GovTrack .us Sunday, May 30, 2021

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


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A Government of (Suspended) Laws, Not Men
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 30, 2021

... Government should be based on clearly written laws, and not on the unpredictable will of one or even a few people ....


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Telescope Protesters Challenge DLNR Approval of 'initiation of work'
by News Release Saturday, May 29, 2021

... UH notified the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) on April 28, 2021, that work/construction on the TMT project was initiated in 2019 based on project activities in June and July of that year ....


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In-Person ​Memorial Day Remembrance at Schofield open to the public
by News Release Saturday, May 29, 2021

... The Army will hold an intimate Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at the Post Cemetery at Schofield Barracks, May 31 at 10 a.m. ....


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Waipahu High principal selected as interim superintendent (again)
by News Release Saturday, May 29, 2021

... The BOE also tapped Hayashi to be interim before current Superintendent Christina Kishimoto was hired in August 2017 ....


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Ige: More Re-openings at 60% Vaccination Rate
by News Release Saturday, May 29, 2021

... wait until the State of Hawaii has vaccinated at least 60 percent of residents before allowing higher occupancy ....


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Homelessness Audit: Most Recommendations Still 'In Process' Four Years Later
by News Release Saturday, May 29, 2021

"... a low level of confidence in city efforts to address homelessness ...."


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Ethics: 'Nonprofit' Finds Legal Way to Grease State Employees
by News Release Saturday, May 29, 2021

... the Agency has collaborated with the Nonprofit Corporations in the development of the content; and second, the Agency specifically encouraged the Employees to undertake this additional work ....


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COVID Vax Available at Malls, Beach Park Saturday
by News Release Friday, May 28, 2021

... Vaccination sites are planned across the state at accessible locations such as malls, restaurants, farmers markets, and a beach park Saturday, May 29 ....


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Affordable Housing Income Limit Drops to 'Only' $120K/yr for Family of Four
by News Release Friday, May 28, 2021

... the income limit for a household of four at the median level (100 percent) in 2021 is $120,800, down from last year’s $125,850. The maximum monthly rent for this household is $2,720 for a two-bedroom unit, according to DPP calculations, down from last year’s maximum rent of $2,975 ....


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OHA seeking Development Consultant for commercial properties
by News Release Friday, May 28, 2021

... The selected individual or firm is expected to have an initial focus on select parcels located at Kakaʻako Makai and an eventual focus on parcels at OHA’s Nā Lama Kukui Lifestyle & Design Center in Iwilei ....


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Alaska victory bodes well for Hawaii
by Kelii Akina Friday, May 28, 2021

... A case of maritime-related common sense has broken out in Washington, DC. ...


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FSM to Become Chinese Logistics Hub?
by Video Video Friday, May 28, 2021

... We believe that our location would be vital in serving the air and maritime logistics as a transit hub for goods in transit between China and the South Pacific, and China and South America ....


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City accepts full allotment of 312 Emergency Housing Vouchers from HUD
by News Release Thursday, May 27, 2021

"...We really need to orchestrate this because it will require landlords. I cannot underscore that enough," said Connie Mitchell....


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DHHL Summary of 2021 Legislative Proposals
by News Release Thursday, May 27, 2021

... The Hawaii State Legislature enacted two of the seven legislative proposals that were recommended by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) ....


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484K Visitors to Hawaii in April, 2021
by Hawaii Tourism Authority Thursday, May 27, 2021

... 484,071 visitors arrived by air service to the Hawaiian Islands in April 2021, down 43.0 percent from the April 2019 count of 849,397 visitors ... 


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DoJ: Steve Wynn Has to Register as Chinese Foreign Agent After Dealing with Hawaii’s Lum Crime Family
by News Article Thursday, May 27, 2021

... Nickie Lum Davis pleaded guilty last year to aiding and abetting FARA violations in connection with the work ....


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China Gives FSM $16M
by News Release Thursday, May 27, 2021

... a grant, not a loan ....


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DBEDT: Hawaii Economic Recovery Accelerating
by News Release Thursday, May 27, 2021

... DBEDT revised its economic growth projection for 2021 to 3.5 percent, up from 2.7 percent ....


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