Monday, June 24, 2019
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, June 23, 2019
June 23, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. It’s the Economy, Stupid
  2. On Board Video Shows 2016 Incident with Skydiving Plane
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 23, 2019
  4. Kahele Full of S***
  5. Tough issues of TMT for governor, TVUs for mayor require leadership neither has shown
  6. ‘Resilience’ Strategy: Property Tax Increases and Less Affordable Housing
  7. Collecting taxes not job for Airbnb
  8. Teacher: Student Suspensions Necessary for Safe Work Environment
  9. State re-files single theft charge against former charter school director
  10. Maui Meadows NIMBYs Oppose Solar Farm
  11. Maui County Still Uses Pesticides to Keep Isle Looking Good for Tourists
  12. Hawaii County Charter proposals – Raid Open Space Fund to Pay HGEA Members
  13. Surfrider Attempts to Respond After Berkeley Livermore Lab Destroys Their Credibility
  14. Failed Ocean Boom Returns to Non-Existent Garbage Patch

Saturday, June 22, 2019
June 22, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The average Hawaii household forks over more than $10,000 a year for food
  2. Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR
  3. Inspired by ‘simplicity and efficiency’
  4. How High Are Spirits Taxes in Your State?
  5. Why doesn’t Hawaii privatize more public services?
  6. OHA Trustees form PIG to Silence Discussion of Corrupt LLCs
  7. Autopsy of man killed by sheriff’s deputy at Capitol contradicts official account
  8. Hotel industry softness portends downward trend
  9. Contrary To Civil Beat Claims, Wespac Is Effective And Transparent
  10. Will ‘sound cannon’ be used against TMT protesters?
  11. Water leases still in court
  12. Ige To Sign A Host Of Traffic Safety Bills Into Law
  13. After 7 Years of Delay, Murder charge in death of Zion McKeown, 4, dismissed
  14. Mokuleia crash death toll now at 11; Same plane spun toward ground in 2016 over California

Friday, June 21, 2019
June 21, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘De facto ban’ could poison tourism well
  2. OHA board appoints interim chief executive officer
  3. Prosecutors: Attorney Sumida Stole Evidence from File and Lied On The Witness Stand
  4. SB1292: Governor Still Deciding Whether to Veto TVR Tax Bill
  5. City budget for nearly $3 billion approved without mayor’s signature
  6. Caldwell Says Property Tax Hikes Will Cover Rail Operations
  7. Budget becomes law without Mayor Harry Kim’s signature
  8. Maui Water Board to Buy Ditch System?
  9. Kona judge to decide whether to Keep Police Corruption Secret While Alleged Drug Dealer Walks Free
  10. Hawaii Police Shooting Board Won’t Release Its Findings — At Least For Now
  11. Student Absenteeism Is Plummeting At Waipahu Elementary
  12. Fewer Bus Rides for Low-Income Kids?
  13. Keep Expensive Bums out of Emergency Rooms -- Second urgent care clinic that caters to homeless set to open in Kaneohe
  14. Squeezed by Communist Government, Chinese Tourism Drops 25%

Thursday, June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Majority Targets Trustee Akina
  2. Telescope: State Issues Notice to Proceed, Rips Down Protesters Shacks
  3. First Congressional Hearing on Citizenship Choice for Individual American Samoans
  4. Auditor: No More Silly Talk About Profits at the Convention Center
  5. Judiciary Program Tackles Absenteeism at Keaau Middle School
  6. Solar Schemer: As a Political Insider, Former police chief received discounted solar deal not Available to the Little People
  7. A&B may get water permit in the end
  8. Maximizing Hawaii for Tourism: Most Enviro Court Cases Filed by One Lawyer on Maui
  9. Double taxing REITs sends wrong message about Hawaii
  10. As Country after Country Rejects Shipments of Foreign Garbage, Hawaii County Council Amends Styrofoam Ban 
  11. ‘Simply Madness’: City Owes $100K For Missing Deadlines In Garbage Disputes with UPW
  12. Where the Polynesians Are: Kauai Ranks 15th behind California, Nevada, Washington, Utah, and Arizona
  13. Lunatic Asylum Finally Decides to Replace Broken, 25-yr old Security System
  14. Pension Spiking Kauai firefighters nearing raises
  15. Hawaii Employees Contribute the Least to Health Insurance Costs
  16. Smug Snobs Hassle Tourists in Hanalei
  17. NIMBYS Turn out to Protest Affordable Housing Project
  18. Homeless Rockthrower Attacks Homelessness Meeting
  19. Maunakea Liquor Store Gets License Renewed
  20. Honolulu Council Helps Homeless Stay Homeless
  21. Court ruling annuls PPA, creating potential setback for Hu Honua Wood-Burner
  22. A number of Honolulu public parking spots could be reduced, rented out to rideshare companies

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii State Veterans Summit
  2. Damien Kim Quits HART Board as Federal Investigators Close in
  3. Prosecutors: Kealoha ‘Witness Tampering’ and Lies Won Civil Case
  4. New Kealoha Lawyer Makes Fool of Himself
  5. Council members sped up passage of vacation rental bills to Influence Ige on SB1292
  6. Which TVR Bill will Caldwell Sign?
  7. Honolulu rail authority must replace 15 cracked canopy arms
  8. Use County-Owned Land for Affordable Housing
  9. Maui Budget: Anti-GMO Wack-jobs on Council Again Show They Have No Clue
  10. New Ruling In Maui Water Case Still Doesn’t Resolve Old Dispute
  11. Lawsuit puts blame on the state for high inmate suicide rate
  12. Panic After False Shooter Report at Honolulu Airport
  13. Hawaii DoE: We Really Are Zeroes

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
June 18, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Why is the Hawaii Attorney General too busy to prosecute charter school corruption?
  2. Hawaii 3rd Most Dangerous for Older Pedestrians
  3. Kahele: I am a F****** Tiger on Tulsi's Tail
  4. Council Passes Both Anti-TVR Bills 
  5. Kauai protestors block visitors from entering Kuhio Highway into Ha‘ena
  6. Debunking Keanu Sai’s Response to Office of Consumer Protection
  7. Defense Attorneys take floor in Kealoha ‘mailbox trial’
  8. How Much Does Hawaii Really Spend On Education?
  9. In battle over iwi kupuna, Maui judge invalidates license for archaeology firm
  10. Palolo Valley Basin Might Be Cut From Ala Wai Flood Project

Monday, June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Lying to Legislature OHA Shoots Messenger--and Misses
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 16, 2019
  3. Economic Well-Being of Children: Hawaii Ranks 34th 
  4. Splitting Oahu Into More Counties Might Not Be A Bad Idea
  5. Contributions grow as vacation rental bills advance
  6. Kealoha Trial Resumes—New Lawyer joins Defense
  7. Honolulu and D.C. could soon join global warming-litigation craze
  8. Potent pot, vulnerable teens trigger concerns in first states to legalize marijuana
  9. Kupuna Caregivers Program a Test Run for Long Term Care Insurance
  10. Guam Abortions Reduced 99%
  11. State lawmaker wants to take away licenses from drivers with 2+ violations in a moving vehicle
  12. The state’s first Veterans Summit aims to bridge generational boundaries for the benefit of all veterans

Sunday, June 16, 2019
June 16, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Conservative Rankings of Hawaii State Legislators
  2. Conservatives Rank Hawaii CongDel: Schatz Hits 14%
  3. OECD Jones Act Study generates very large impact numbers
  4. HI-5 – Have We Stopped the Leakage Yet?
  5. Caldwell: Rail is the Next Mayor’s Problem
  6. Anderson Not Running for Mayor
  7. Another Victim of Child Molester Files Lawsuit Against KSBE
  8. Hawaii Tourism Authority distorts value of vacation rentals
  9. Hearing set for TMT water pollution permit
  10. Honolulu Airport: 50 Years of Failure
  11. Kailua Kona: Shelter-Refusing Drug Addicts Take Over ‘Bermuda Triangle’
  12. DOE: 42% of High School Students Vape
  13. Scots Work to Save Falls of Clyde
  14. Gabbard Against Identity Politics

Saturday, June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Debunked: Caldwell’s ‘Vancouver Tax’ Does Nothing to Ease Rental Crisis
  2. Feds: Hawaii #2 for White Collar Crime
  3. Hawaii Mortgage Debt--2nd Highest in USA
  4. Office of Hawaiian Affairs censors itself
  5. Kauai: Former Police Chief Target of ‘nine-year vendetta of continuous harassment’
  6. 7 Years Later -- KPD assistant chief Mark Begley reinstated
  7. 30 Convictions in 30 Years—Criminal Finally Busted by Feds
  8. Hawaii’s traffic fatalities have soared 18% so far this year
  9. Grade Inflation: More Hawaii public students receive honors diploma
  10. Disbarred Lawyer and Mafia Associate John Carroll announces run for mayor of City and County of Honolulu

Friday, June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii needs a handy ‘adjust policy’ tab
  2. Hey, shipbuilders, Jones Act reform is your friend
  3. How High Are Wine Taxes in Your State?
  4. Let’s be reasonable about STRs
  5. P3 or not P3? Rail project faces difficult transition
  6. Gov. Ige and President Trump find common ground on some policies
  7. ACLU Says Disparities in School Suspensions Must be Racial—Can’t Possibly be Family Structure
  8. Task force to examine rules of involuntary hospitalizations
  9. Homeless Drug Addicts Take over Coco Palms Property
  10. Shakedown: Activists Begin Running ‘Water Quality’ Scheme on Maui
  11. Waikiki Mayors Confab to see Push for More Crackpot climate change cases
  12. Second Schofield employee charged with bribery  
  13. No Surprise: Pinky Tows Driver and Vehicle have Numerous Violations
  14. Credit card debt in Hawaii grows at fastest clip in the nation
  15. Vacation rental applications trickling in

Thursday, June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Bill 31 Dead: No Sanctuary City
  2. Home Sharing Under Attack
  3. Ige Signs 64 Bills Into Law
  4. 15 Seconds of Terror--Near Repeat of Sacred Falls Tragedy
  5. More allegations of improper spending by Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees
  6. Bumbling Attorney General Office Helps Charter School Principal Evade Justice
  7. CIU Wiped Kealoha Hard Drive
  8. Next Trick: Tell the Little People Property Tax Hike will ‘Solve’ Affordable Housing Problem 
  9. Most Of Legislature’s Major Bills Are Still Sitting On Ige’s Desk
  10. Farmer Plows Thru Red Tape to Import Water Buffaloes
  11. Homeless Court: 159 Bums, 1,862 Cases
  12. Sex Assault of Minor on Kealakekua HS Campus

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii #2 for Suicide: Drug, Alcohol Deaths up
  2. Republicans Against Bill 31: No Sanctuary City
  3. Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee in trouble for alleged disloyalty
  4. Feds: One Month to Evaluate Latest Rail Recovery Scheme
  5. National Gathering of Mayors—Another Chance to Buy Influence with Caldwell Admin
  6. Mitch Roth for Big Island Mayor?
  7. Where’s The Money, DOE? Time To Turn Over Public Financial Records
  8. City-funded domestic violence shelter that was barely used is slated to close down
  9. Maui Council Budget Chair Dazed and Confused—Doesn’t Know Up from Down
  10. DHHL Claims it Will Ramp up Housing Construction
  11. Saving for a down payment on a home in Hawaii takes 40 years, report says
  12. Kauai County attorneys push courts on TVR issue
  13. ‘Shift Change’ – 1 Hr Police Response time to Call for Wanted Fugitive
  14. Soft on Crime: MADD outraged over hit-and-run sentence
  15. This Texas Lawyer Flies Marshallese Women Through Hawaii For Black Market Adoptions

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  2. Tulsi Gabbard Had a Very Strange Childhood
  3. Maui Jail Short Staffed Because 85 UPW Members Stopped Showing up for Work
  4. Office of Consumer Protection Calls for Criminal Prosecution of Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer Keanu Sai
  5. Judge rejects city prosecutor’s request to throw out a petition for his impeachment
  6. Legal expert says expect prosecutors to finish strong when Kealoha trial resumes next week
  7. Arrests of Corrupt Police Hit Three Counties
  8. Sam Slom Wants To Be A State Senator Again
  9. Ethics Board rules Kierkiewicz violated code when she didn’t report possible conflict
  10. Maui Line Item Vetoes: Mayor Nicks $6.5M from Council Budget 
  11. Protection from floods getting pricier
  12. Loss of 2 key specialists at Hilo hospital underscores scope of doctors shortage
  13. Staff Turnover High at North Hawaii Community Hospital
  14. Nanakuli residents at wits’ end over volatile homeless camp on federal property

Monday, June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB1383: Will Ige Veto Marijuana Decriminalization?
  2. 25 Republicans Elected to Honolulu Neighborhood Boards
  3. Sunscreen, Straws and Subtlety: The Dangers of Oversimplifying a Complex Environmental Problem
  4. Marriages Have Fallen 20% in Hawaii Since 2008
  5. City Council Considers Measure To Make Honolulu A ‘Sanctuary City’
  6. Why the Inouye International Airport remains in disrepair
  7. Vacation rental guests contributing less to tourism economy
  8. Spending Big On Lobbying Didn’t Guarantee Success At Legislature
  9. Tamara Paltin to be the Next Ruggles? Maui Council Ctte Hears Convicted Fraudster Keanu Sai on ‘How the County Council Complies with International Law’ 

Sunday, June 09, 2019
June 9, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DOE, Fork Over That General Ledger!
  2. Warmers: $23B Homes to be Destroyed in Urban Honolulu
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 8, 2019
  4. Shapiro:  Homeless help must sometimes be forced
  5. LG Josh Green: “Get these people off the streets or their health problems will blossom and they will die”
  6. Homeless Criminals who evaded police Demand Permanent Homeless Tent City in Kakaako
  7. Maui police arrest Molokai police officer suspected of multiple drug-related offenses
  8. Kealoha Trial in Recess This Week
  9. Vacation rental giants look to temper Council bills
  10. Hu Honua Faces Four Legal Actions
  11. Hawaii County: 21 charter amendments heading to 2020 ballot

Saturday, June 08, 2019
June 8, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Nepotism within Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
  2. Honolulu needs a spending cap, pronto!
  3. Hawaii 3rd Highest Beer Taxes in USA
  4. Democrat Senator Reveals His Ties to the Knights of Columbus
  5. ACLU: Proposed Mauna Kea Rules Unconstitutional
  6. ACLU: DoE Would Rather Litigate Than Build Locker Rooms for Female Students
  7. Kealoha Flunkeys Tangled up in Lies
  8. 5 Years Late--Honolulu Rail Officials Hand-Deliver Latest Attempt at a Recovery Plan To Feds
  9. Maui: Hotel association issues public call to oppose 17% tax hike
  10. Firefighters Squeeze Kauai Council for Contract Approval
  11. After 15 Years of Empty Promises, SWAC Says ‘Next Year’ AGAIN
  12. Police Raid Homeless Camps Arrest 40 Criminals for 200 Warrants
  13. State wants to fly prison guards to Maui to address severe staffing shortage
  14. Corrections Officer Was Harboring Fugitive? -- Still Employed while on Trial for Meth
  15. Hawaii ranks among the nation’s worst states to have pets

Friday, June 07, 2019
Letters to the Editor June, 2019
Letters to the Editor
  1. Nepotism within Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
  2. Agreeing on Abortion

Friday, June 07, 2019
June 7, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Crabbe Out as OHA CEO
  2. OHA Trustees target one of their own for ‘investigation' -- then chicken out
  3. Ex-City Ethics Director: When We Got Close The Kealohas Fought Back
  4. Judge to mull ‘unprecedented’ Closure of Public case
  5. Canopy cracks may delay rail construction timeline
  6. Honolulu one step closer to cracking down on vacation rentals
  7. More projects, more trouble, no lasting solution in sight
  8. Maui Council leadership defends property tax, fee hikes, record $823.5 million budget
  9. Fake Hawaii Carbon Neutrality—Ignores Tourism Impacts
  10. Vast Majority of Dead Homeless Were Drug Addicts
  11. City Council to deny funding increase for little-used domestic abuse safe house
  12. Makiki Library Volunteers Grew Old Waiting for Government to Act
  13. Only California Pays More For Gas Than Hawaii
  14. Hawaii issues RFP for Road Usage Charge demonstration project

Thursday, June 06, 2019
June 6, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Crabbe Out as OHA CEO​
  2. Feds Debunk Surfrider's Fake Bacteria Counts
  3. Death Gets 373 Homeless off Streets
  4. ‘Housing First’ Gets 450 Homeless off Streets
  5. Honolulu ranked America’s best small city for second year in a row
  6. Final Report: Utility Ownership and Regulatory Models for Hawaii
  7. Cross-examination on Katherine Kealoha's deeds against uncle, Gerard Puana
  8. Honolulu Council Votes to Hike property taxes—Immediately Spends Money
  9. Hawaii County Council Adds 93 ‘positions’
  10. Some Community Leaders In Kailua Want To Break Up With Honolulu
  11. HART hopes to avoid relocating 42-inch water main under Dillingham Boulevard
  12. Honolulu City Council approves Councilmember Pine's $23 million initiative to help homeless
  13. Jury rejects claim that officers used excessive force in arrest that left tweeker dead
  14. Foes blast Maunakea rules
  15. Doctor Shortage Getting Worse
  16. Abortion by Telephone in Hawaii
  17. 'More ghetto’: Maili residents turn out to protest 52-unit affordable housing project

Wednesday, June 05, 2019
June 5, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Panos: Some Ways To Stop The Exodus To The Mainland
  2. OHA Distributes $6M Grant Money
  3. Low Participation Breakfast: DoE is Serving it All Summer
  4. Leaks detected in deck of Honolulu rail line
  5. Alleged Drug Dealer to Go Free to Protect ‘Confidentiality’ of Dirty Cop
  6. Hotel industry mounts 11th-hour push to block $17M property tax hike
  7. Editorial: City must impose spending controls
  8. Hawaii County Council Chickens Out -- Firefighters get raises
  9. ‘Good old boys’ replace political parties
  10. To help solve Hawaii’s housing crisis, some leaders are looking to ... Singapore
  11. ‘We’ve got to fix this’: CEO of United Airlines points out flaws of Honolulu’s aging airport
  12. Soft on Homeless Policies Killing Homeless in the Streets
  13. Leadership: San Francisco to force treatment on mentally ill drug users
  14. Guam: No Abortions for a Year Before Anybody Notices
  15. Former Las Vegas Captain Adapts To New World As Kauai Police Chief
  16. Hawaii Senators Favorite former Hitman Blake Tek Yoon Hides out in the Philippines?
  17. DPS Ordering Stun Guns
  18. Petition questions commission decision
  19. After Mindless Hysterical rage anti-pesticide case Settles for a Whimper


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 23, 2019
by News Article Sunday, June 23, 2019

...Weekly Update from GovTrack.us....


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It’s the Economy, Stupid
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 23, 2019

...Recently, we have been getting lots of news about our economy here in the islands, and none of it has been good....


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On Board Video Shows 2016 Incident with Skydiving Plane
by Video Video Sunday, June 23, 2019

...Skydiver's GoPro video taken from within the cabin records a 2016 incident over Byron, CA involving the same skydiving plane which later crashed at Dillingham Airfield, June 21, 2019, killing 11.... 


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Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR
by News Release Saturday, June 22, 2019

...Out of Reach documents the significant gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing....


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The average Hawaii household forks over more than $10,000 a year for food
by News Release Saturday, June 22, 2019

...Honolulu residents spend the 2nd-most for food, 3rd-most as a percentage of income....


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​Why doesn’t Hawaii privatize more public services?
by Grassroot Institute Friday, June 21, 2019

...Hawaii’s state and county governments aren’t known for delivering high-quality public services in a cost-efficient manner....


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Inspired by ‘simplicity and efficiency’
by Grassroot Institute Friday, June 21, 2019

...the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii “quietly chips away at the stone of economic issues in Hawaii”....


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How High Are Spirits Taxes in Your State?
by Tax Foundation Friday, June 21, 2019

... Hawaii taxes distilled spirits at $5.98 per gallon ....


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‘De facto ban’ could poison tourism well
by Grassroot Institute Friday, June 21, 2019

...banning short-term rentals could hurt Hawaii more than people realize....


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​OHA board appoints interim chief executive officer
by News Release Friday, June 21, 2019

...The OHA Board today appointed OHA Chief Operating Officer Sylvia Hussey, Ed.D., as the agency’s interim chief executive officer (CEO) until a new CEO is hired....


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OHA Majority Targets Trustee Akina
by News Release Thursday, June 20, 2019

...the OHA Board has targeted him for his efforts to achieve greater transparency and accountability at OHA....


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First Congressional Hearing on Citizenship Choice for Individual American Samoans
by News Release Thursday, June 20, 2019

...The new hearing has been confirmed for the 3rd week of July....


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Telescope: State Issues Notice to Proceed, Rips Down Protesters Shacks
by News Release Thursday, June 20, 2019

... So that construction of the telescope can begin safely, four unauthorized structures were removed from Mauna Kea earlier this morning by multiple state agencies .... 


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Judiciary Program Tackles Absenteeism at Keaau Middle School
by News Release Wednesday, June 19, 2019

"...the original intent of the program was to increase school attendance rates, which the program did...."


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Auditor: No More Silly Talk About Profits at the Convention Center
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, June 19, 2019

...Released today, a State Auditor’s report shows the Convention Center ‘s operating loss has jumped up from an anemic $4.3M in 2017 to a much more robust $8.3M in calendar year 2018....


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Hawaii State Veterans Summit
by News Release Tuesday, June 18, 2019

... Complete Summit schedule ....


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Kahele: I am a F****** Tiger on Tulsi's Tail
by News Article Tuesday, June 18, 2019

...a message to Gabbard: “Good luck running for president, but don't come back to Hawaii.”....


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Hawaii 3rd Most Dangerous for Older Pedestrians
by News Release Tuesday, June 18, 2019

...Between 2008-2017, Hawaii adults over 50 were 2.6 times as likely to be struck and killed while walking compared to people under 50….


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Why is the Hawaii Attorney General too busy to prosecute charter school corruption? 
by Andrew Walden Monday, June 17, 2019

...The day after an allegedly corrupt charter school director evaded justice, the AG’s office sent out yet another nationally-themed news release--ironically calling on Congress to do something about … corrupt educational institutions....


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Economic Well-Being of Children: Hawaii Ranks 34th
by News Release Monday, June 17, 2019

...conditions have shown little to no improvements in more recent years, with the state’s rank for this domain slipping from 30 in 2018 to 34 in 2019....


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After Lying to Legislature OHA Shoots Messenger--and Misses
by Andrew Walden Sunday, June 16, 2019

... what was it that Keli'i Akina said? ....


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

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


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HI-5 – Have We Stopped the Leakage Yet?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 16, 2019

...“Look. We’ve issued four audit reports on the program...."


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OECD Jones Act Study generates very large impact numbers
by Michael Hansen Saturday, June 15, 2019

...The Organization of Economic Development Cooperation (OECD) recently released a new study of local content requirements for maritime services in the U.S. under the Jones Act....


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Conservative Rankings of Hawaii State Legislators
by News Article Saturday, June 15, 2019

...nineteen Senators and two Representatives – all Democrats – earned membership in the ‘Coalition of the Radical Left’ by scoring 10% or less.... 


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Conservatives Rank Hawaii CongDel: Schatz Hits 14%
by News Release Saturday, June 15, 2019

...The guide ranks members of Congress based upon their commitment to conservative principles as demonstrated by their voting records in the 2018 session of Congress....


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Feds: Hawaii #2 for White Collar Crime
by News Article Saturday, June 15, 2019

...in Hawaii, 29% of federal criminal convictions are for white collar crime, second only to New Jersey....


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Debunked: Caldwell’s ‘Vancouver Tax’ Does Nothing to Ease Rental Crisis
by Andrew Walden Saturday, June 15, 2019

...1,100 homes were removed from the rental market in the first year of the city’s empty-homes tax....


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Hawaii Mortgage Debt--2nd Highest in USA
by News Article Saturday, June 15, 2019

...and Hawaii has the 4th-lowest home ownership rate in USA....


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Let’s be reasonable about STRs
by Kelii Akina Friday, June 14, 2019

...there is a bill before Gov. David Ige, SB 1292, which he has until June 24 to veto or sign....


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How High Are Wine Taxes in Your State?
by Tax Foundation Friday, June 14, 2019

...Hawaii taxes wine at $1.38/gallon, 14th highest in USA....


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Hey, shipbuilders, Jones Act reform is your friend
by Grassroot Institute Friday, June 14, 2019

...the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts growth for the U.S. shipbuilding industry in the long term, should the U.S-build requirement of the law be abolished or relaxed....


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Hawaii needs a handy ‘adjust policy’ tab
by Grassroot Institute Friday, June 14, 2019

...I just gave Hawaii the best economic outlook in the country, and all it took was a few mouse clicks....


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Home Sharing Under Attack
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, June 13, 2019

...lawmakers' plans to crack down on the vacation rental industry may hurt Hawaii's struggling economy....


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15 Seconds of Terror--Near Repeat of Sacred Falls Tragedy
by News Release Thursday, June 13, 2019

...“15-seconds of terror,” is how a trespassing Honolulu hiker describes his near miss with a rock-fall incident at the closed Sacred Falls State Park on King Kamehameha Day....


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Bill 31 Dead: No Sanctuary City
by Brett Kulbis Thursday, June 13, 2019

...“There really is no support. You’d think that Hawaii would kind of be the center for immigration issues.  But I guess if it’s deemed a ‘sanctuary city,’ that’s not well-received.”....


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Ige Signs 64 Bills Into Law
by News Release Wednesday, June 12, 2019

...Gov. David Ige signed the following bills on June 7, 2019. Legislative leadership has been notified....


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Hawaii #2 for Suicide: Drug, Alcohol Deaths up
by News Release Wednesday, June 12, 2019

...Suicide deaths rose to the second-highest rate in the country at 15.2 per 100,000 in 2017, the latest data available, from 8.2 per 100,000 in 2005, while alcohol deaths climbed to 5.8 from 3.5 and drug poisonings increased to 13.8 from 9.4....


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Tulsi Gabbard Had a Very Strange Childhood
by News Article Tuesday, June 11, 2019

...Mike announced that his wife and boys would not be able to eat most of what his mother had cooked, as they were now vegetarian. Also, everyone needed to stop calling the children by their birth names. Their new names were Bhakti, Jai, and Naryana....


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Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
by News Article Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Today is Kamehameha Day in Hawaii....


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Sunscreen, Straws and Subtlety: The Dangers of Oversimplifying a Complex Environmental Problem
by News Article Monday, June 10, 2019

...Overwhelming activist and media focus on a small part of the problem leads to confused and misinformed citizens....


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​25 Republicans Elected to Honolulu Neighborhood Boards
by Brett Kulbis Sunday, June 09, 2019

...down from 44 elected in 2017....


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HB1383: Will Ige Veto Marijuana Decriminalization?
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, June 09, 2019

...the Governor has indicated his discomfort with the bill....


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DOE, Fork Over That General Ledger!
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 09, 2019

...the Education Institute of Hawaii that wants to see the general ledger for the whole Department of Education....


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Warmers: $23B Homes to be Destroyed in Urban Honolulu
by News Release Sunday, June 09, 2019

... meanwhile the State and City keep building Rail in the alleged inundation zone .... 


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 8, 2019
by News Release Sunday, June 09, 2019

... Weekly Update from GovTrack.us ....


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ACLU: Proposed Mauna Kea Rules Unconstitutional
by News Release Saturday, June 08, 2019

...proposed rules as they may infringe upon the constitutional rights of individuals seeking to access Mauna Kea....


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ACLU: DoE Would Rather Litigate Than Build Locker Rooms for Female Students
by News Release Saturday, June 08, 2019

...Documents filed yesterday in federal court by the ACLU of Hawai‘i reveal that DOE has simply been waiting for two female high school athletes to graduate, hoping the mere fact of their graduation will prevent the girls from being able to proceed with their gender discrimination lawsuit....


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Democrat Senator Reveals His Ties to the Knights of Columbus
by Heritage Foundation Saturday, June 08, 2019

...Some Democrats have stood up to Hirono's anti-Catholic rhetoric....


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Hawaii 3rd Highest Beer Taxes in USA
by Tax Foundation Friday, June 07, 2019

... Hawaii imposes $0.93 tax per gallon of beer ....


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Honolulu needs a spending cap, pronto!
by Kelii Akina Friday, June 07, 2019

... This week, the Honolulu City Council approved an operating budget of $2.8 billion, an increase of 8.8% over last year’s budget and almost $1 million more than the amount proposed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell ....


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OHA Trustees target one of their own for ‘investigation’--then chicken out
by Andrew Walden Thursday, June 06, 2019

... was this Crabbe's final attempt at revenge? ....


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Crabbe Out as OHA CEO
by News Article Thursday, June 06, 2019

...The Crabbe-created LLCs must be dissolved, the irregularities in contract awarding must end, and the FBI must be raid the offices now before all the evidences of corruption are destroyed while Crabbe hangs on till the end of the month.... 


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Final Report: Utility Ownership and Regulatory Models for Hawaii
by News Release Thursday, June 06, 2019

...Study concludes that ratepayers are being gouged to the greatest possible degree and no other system could gouge us more effectively without us noticing....


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Feds Debunk Surfrider's Fake Bacteria Counts
by News Release Thursday, June 06, 2019

...Scientists use a powerful microbial detection device to show that suggestions of sewage in Kauai’s watershed were mostly false positives....


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Death Gets 373 Homeless off Streets
by News Release Wednesday, June 05, 2019

...373 people who were considered homeless at the time of their deaths have died on O‘ahu from 2014 through 2018....


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‘Housing First’ Gets 450 Homeless off Streets
by News Release Wednesday, June 05, 2019

...91 percent of Honolulu’s Housing First clients came into the program as chronically homeless, and over 60 percent came directly from living on the streets....


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Honolulu ranked America’s best small city for second year in a row
by News Release Wednesday, June 05, 2019

...based on several criteria, including crime rates, air quality, housing affordability, entertainment offerings, cultural diversity, and economic vitality....


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Low Participation Breakfast: DoE is Serving it All Summer
by News Release Wednesday, June 05, 2019

...Hawaii 39.7% of free-lunch eligible students participate in free breakfast program – 2nd lowest in USA....


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Panos: Some Ways To Stop The Exodus To The Mainland
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Wednesday, June 05, 2019

...For decades now, the young ones have heard this message loud and clear....


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OHA Distributes $6M Grant Money
by News Release Tuesday, June 04, 2019

...OHA Board of Trustees approves $6 million for community grants....


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Feds Identify Hawaii's Six Worst Nursing Homes
by News Release Tuesday, June 04, 2019

... identified as having a “persistent record of poor care” ....


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Hawaii joins states suing OxyContin maker
by News Release Tuesday, June 04, 2019

...In Hawaii, opioid deaths, hospitalizations, and treatment services have risen significantly over the last several years....


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Hawaii Economy is Booming--And It's the 4th Worst
by News Article Monday, June 03, 2019

...low tech, low patents, low innovation....


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Earth Is Nearly 520 Percent More Abundant Now Than in 1980
by News Article Sunday, June 02, 2019

...Thanks to the ultimate resource: the human mind....


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Shining Light on Revenue Estimates
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 02, 2019

...DOTAX justified the shroud of darkness surrounding its revenue projections with a theory, derived from federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law, called “deliberative process privilege.”....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 1, 2019
by News Article Saturday, June 01, 2019

...Congress was not in session last week but two resolutions were introduced by members of the Hawaii congressional delegation....


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Help the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board develop ethics training
by News Release Saturday, June 01, 2019

...work with Dr. Troy Hutchings to make the Model Code of Ethics for Educators 'appropriate for Hawaii'....


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Hawaii US Dollar Worth Only 84 Cents
by News Article Friday, May 31, 2019

...in Hawaii the dollar has less buying power than in any other state....


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VIDEO: Cato Jones Act Forum
by Michael Hansen Friday, May 31, 2019

...“Unnatural Disaster: Assessing the Jones Act’s Impact on Puerto Rico”....


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