Sunday, October 21, 2018
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, October 21, 2018
October 21, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Do We Really Have a Spending Ceiling?
  2. Would You Pay $10 for Maui Beachfront Land?
  3. ‘Kalikimaka Kritters’ picked as theme for 33rd Annual Holiday Wreath Contest
  4. Shore water event application deadline extended for non-North Shore surf events
  5. Poor Farmer
  6. Rail: Stonewalling helps HART Evade Subpoenas
  7. Star-Adv: Trying to pour more money into Education Department coffers an illusory solution
  8. More free-speech awareness is needed
  9. Government Employees Dominate Salary Commission
  10. Homelessness: ACLU Part of the Problem
  11. Kauai CrossFit gym shut down by Aila
  12. Ethics hearing starts Monday for Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Rowena Akana
  13. Did Anti-GMO Activist Rip You Off?  Maui County Can Help
  14. Prosecutor Bungles Sex Trafficking Case
  15. DHHL: Small farm homesteads are planned for a former sugar plantation site
  16. UH: Priests of the Eco-Religion Rant About Trump Again

Saturday, October 20, 2018
October 20, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ConAm: Supreme Court Strikes Down HSTA Poison Pill
  2. HSTA Property Tax: Two Wolves Fight Over Dinner
  3. Tulsi Gabbard weighing 2020 presidential bid
  4. NY Mag: Tulsi Gabbard 'remains in the Trump orbit'
  5. Auditor: DoH 'Loses' Paperwork--Kills Investigation of PKF Recycling Audit
  6. More taxes won’t cure our ills
  7. Jones Act: How it Impacts the Military and the State of Hawaii
  8. Permitting Delays Encourage Bribery
  9. Haleiwa solar farm fined $1K for storm water runoff on North Shore
  10. Soft on Crime: Rapist Gets Early Release, Becomes Child Molester

Friday, October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Team Hanabusa Grills Ige Campaign Manager over Judicial Nomination
  2. Hawaii 2nd Most Regressive Tax System in USA
  3. Study: Need $111,892 'To Get By' in Hawaii
  4. Influence of Law Clerks at SCOTUS
  5. HSTA Sex on Campus: Drug-Using Teacher Gets Probation in Revenge Porn Case
  6. CSC: Anti-GMO Campaign Funded by Money Taken from Dead Man
  7. Dela Cruz, ADC, Evicting Plantation Families to Build ‘Trendy Retail Center’ at Whitmore Village
  8. Poll: Independents Shift Negative on Hirono After Kavanaugh Rants
  9. How Antis Fake the ConCon Pricetag
  10. Oahu homebuilders rally for faster city permits
  11. Hawaii High Court Weighs Whether To Release Secret Investigation Of State Auditor
  12. UH Board of Regents agrees to allow changes to proposed rules for Mauna Kea
  13. UH Students to be Stuck with $35M Parking Fee Increase
  14. Hawaii State Public Library hasn't had any major upgrades in 26 years

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Letters to the Editor, October, 2018
Letters to the Editor
  • Influence of Law Clerks at SCOTUS
  • 1978 Delegate: New ConCon Needed
  • Low voter turnout gives special interests even more power
  • 'Shut Up': Why people elected Trump
  • Teach Your Children

Thursday, October 18, 2018
October 18, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Family Forum Releases Voter Guide
  2. Hawaii AG Tells Supreme Court: Vote No on HSTA Property Tax
  3. Report: Honolulu Roads 5th Worst in USA
  4. Complaint Demands Expulsion of LoPresti from Democratic Party
  5. ConCon: CNHA Rejects Abercrombie Alaska Pitch
  6. Lawsuit Challenges 'Illegal' Maui Council Frankenbill
  7. ConCon: CNHA Rejects Abercrombie Alaska Pitch
  8. Politically Engaged States--Hawaii 50th
  9. Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Annual Survey
  10. Ranking Sales Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index
  11. Poll: Ige 52% – Tupola 31%
  12. Star-Adv Refuses to Back Cachola, Cabanilla 
  13. One-party state drives away voters
  14. OHA trustee files temporary restraining order against State Ethics Commission
  15. Council advances bill to raise $44M for rail from city bonds
  16. Contractors: City permitting delays forcing workforce lay-offs
  17. Hawaii Co Council rejects tax relief for Pahoa, Volcano
  18. Aila Raids Anahola: Danner arrested in Fight over Squatter
  19. Leeward Oahu homeless shelter that can house 80 families set to close at end of month
  20. City Closes Two More Parks Overrun with Homeless Drug Addicts
  21. Program for formerly homeless kids helps them break habits
  22. DOH employee questions medical marijuana quality, policies for checking it
  23. Owned by HSTA: Ige supports state tax on properties to fund education
  24. Commission Doubles Fines For First-Time Campaign Spending Violators
  25. Convicted Killer Now Hides Behind “Sovereignty’

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
October 17, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Bogus Study Debunked: Hawaii Teacher Salaries Above Average
  2. Why ConAm Will Hurt Teachers and Keiki
  3. The Cost of a Constitutional Convention
  4. States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud--Hawaii 51st
  5. DoH: Prepare Workflows for Optimal Suicide Experience Starting Jan 1
  6. HSTA Tax Would Mean $5,000 Annual Rent Increase
  7. Poll: Voters Want Term Limits For State Legislators
  8. Voters Like The Idea Of A ConCon, They’re Just Not Going To Vote For It
  9. Caldwell Exploits Federal Rail Deadline in Bid to get Tommy Waters Elected
  10. Hawaii Democrats Have Strayed Too Far To The Left
  11. How OHA Trustees Spent Their Allowances
  12. Top Lobbyist Would be Dead if Assisted Suicide Were Legal
  13. It stinks to high heaven: a raise for the managers of Hawaii County
  14. Kim Names New Chief for Big Island Bus System
  15. O’Hara withdraws resolution that would recognize animals as ‘sentient beings’
  16. County takes $100K grant from Atay assistant
  17. Courts: Finding Hawaiian interpreters a ‘challenge’

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
October 16, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gay Bullying Policy: DoE Sets Public Hearings
  2. Hawaii Family Advocates 2018 Voter Guide
  3. Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition: Hawaii 38th
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 14, 2018
  5. Volunteers Needed for Polling Places
  6. Lawsuit over $109M Fraud: Oahu Head Start Fakes Enrollment, Scores Megabux
  7. Poll: Hawaii Voters Oppose HSTA Property Tax
  8. UHPA Says No to HSTA Rental Tax
  9. Mind Control: Ige Debate Strategy—“Tupola = Trump”
  10. Absentee mail-in ballots arriving for Hawaii voters
  11. Ige Extends Emergency Proclamation to Destroy Tax-Free Hanalei TVRs
  12. Brower: Affordable Housing Set-Asides Backfire
  13. Finding work that’ll actually cover the bills
  14. Caldwell Scheme to ‘Completely’ Jam up Pearl City Streets
  15. Hawaii Co Charter Commission recommends cutting back 2% Open Space Fund
  16. Sears played groundbreaking role in creating modern Hawaii
  17. City OK’d Permit For Site With Native Hawaiian Remains
  18. City sued over damage caused by flooding

Monday, October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii 2nd Lowest Uninsured Rate in USA
  2. Four Hawaii Govs Team Up To Defeat HSTA ConAm
  3. HSTA Finds 120 Liars in One Place—UH Manoa
  4. Lack Of Mental Health Treatment Among The Culprits In Police Shootings
  5. With Matt LoPresti Around, When Will Police be Called Next?
  6. ‘Monster houses’ bill is criticized as not addressing the cause of the problem
  7. New version of Hawaii County vacation rentals bill heads to Planning Committee
  8. Hawaii County: Case Study of How the Tax Cut Doesn’t Happen
  9. Hawaii Supreme Court Holds Three Public Oral Arguments: Education, Access & Hu Honua
  10. Total Failure: KSBE Again Seeking Contractor to Cut Down Larry Mehau’s Broken Trust Scam Eucalyptus Trees
  11. Hawaii Preparatory Academy didn’t stop adult-student affair, report says

Sunday, October 14, 2018
October 14, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. #AuditTheRail, now more than ever
  2. Why Con-Con Opponents Willfully Ignore Legislative Bypass Issues
  3. General Income Tax Credit: How Legislators Subverted Will of 1978 ConCon
  4. ACLU: Let the Homeless Eat Meth
  5. Legislators Leave Puna in Lurch—No Special Session
  6. Will Ige Call Special Session?  -- Bellatti—No State Funds for Punatic Property Buyout
  7. Putting school tax on ballot lets unions sidestep debate
  8. Strike-related dampening of visitor numbers could cross into 2019
  9. Mililani: Will Republican Val Okimoto Win Legislative Seat?
  10. DoE Anti-Bullying Policy – Not Enough Effort put into Gay Recruitment
  11. Push for Legislature to Fund Medicaid Dental  Plan
  12. See Level Rise?—or Not: Priesthood of Eco-Religion has a Plan for Your Land  

Saturday, October 13, 2018
October 13, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Insiders: How the 1978 Constitution Keeps us in Power
  2. Leadership Change at ODC
  3. VIDEO: Mazie Hirono Covers Up Sexist Harassment at UH
  4. Regents to consider revisions to proposed Maunakea administrative rules after public hearings
  5. ACEEE: Hawaii Scores Points for GEMS Scheme 
  6. Kiplinger: Hawaii Among Least tax-Friendly States
  7. HPR Begins to Wonder if ‘Price of Paradise' Actually a Bad Thing     
  8. State seeks 44% fee hike for harbors—500% for Moorings
  9. We May Finally Get To See Honolulu Police Salary Information
  10. Soft on Crime: Judges sentence Kihei men to 18 months in jail for fatal beating—They’re already out on streets
  11. One Homosexual Child Molester -- 130 Victims

Friday, October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Individual Income Taxes--Hawaii Drops 9 Places to 47th
  2. Obamacare: 38-state lawsuit reveals deep national divide over states’ rights, federal role, taxation
  3. Justice Department Signs Off on CVS-Aetna Merger
  4. Planned Parenthood Endorses Ige-Green Ticket
  5. Guam Argues for Native Voting Law Before 9th Circuit
  6. City Council schedules meetings to fund rail
  7. Honolulu rail or a new spaceship to Mars?
  8. Hawaii County: Only a quarter of lava evacuees have found permanent housing  
  9. Caldwell signs bills to keep homeless from blocking sidewalks
  10. Plan Takes Aim at Hardened element of homeless
  11. Police Shootings Up Sharply
  12. Kelly King: Why I’m Voting ‘No’ On The Proposed New Tax
  13. Case: I will Join Reformers Caucus
  14. Kauai: Council Members Want To End Term Limits — On Themselves
  15. Trustee Akana says investigation into her OHA spending is hampering her campaign
  16. Lab: More than 20 percent of Hawaii medical marijuana products rejected for sale
  17. 5th Circuit Refuses to Revive Hawaii ERS Lawsuit Against Whole Foods

Thursday, October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawsuit: OHA-Owned Corporations Must Comply With Open Records Laws
  2. Brett Kavanaugh: Hawaiian Kingdom Hero?
  3. Process Begins for Maui County to Acquire a Portion of Wailuku Water Company
  4. Case, Cavasso agree on updating Jones Act
  5. Call for Nominations for UH Board of Regents
  6. New House-Senate Committee Chairs for 2018—Gun Control Nuts to Lead Key Committees
  7. Ige ‘Emergency’ Blocks Reopening of Geothermal Plant
  8. Will Legislators Speak out on Hiraoka Nomination?
  9. Abercrombie: Vote YES for ConCon
  10. HART Chair Explains P3
  11. City may have to repay $8M, HUD warns
  12. Committee seeks candidates for Kamehameha Schools trustee position
  13. Honolulu police lieutenant charged with multiple tax violations
  14. Guam pushes for native-only vote on U.S. relationship
  15. $200M Flood Control Project for Ala Wai Canal
  16. Grading Maui councilmember attendance
  17. Harassment: Waters Campaign Gins Up Investigation

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
October 10, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Rents Flat for Year
  2. City now accepting Grants in Aid applications
  3. Hawaii ACLU: DMV Must Allow Islamic Hijab
  4. HEI Rate Payers to Pony up $2.6B for 1055 MW of Batteries
  5. Did Mazie Hirono Blow Democrat Chances for House Takeover?
  6. His farm is buried under lava, but he can’t find relief from payments on his state agricultural loan
  7. No charges to be filed in missing evidence case
  8. After Tax Hike, Big Fat Pay Raises for Hawaii County Execs
  9. Sandbagging: Hawai‘i Convention Center seeks to Parlay Leaky Rooftop Door into $57M Contract
  10. Councilwoman proposes Vision Zero program to address spike in traffic deaths

Tuesday, October 09, 2018
October 9, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Selling Judgeships? Nominates Campaign Manager for Appeals Court
  2. Gabbard Bill Would Require U.S. to be 100% fossil free by 2035
  3. Mauna Kea: DLNR Helicopters to Exterminate Sheep Again
  4. Low voter turnout gives special interests even more power
  5. In Hawaii #MeToo is Fake
  6. Tupola agrees to include lieutenant governor candidates in debate
  7. ‘Monster-house’ plan would kill multi-generational homes
  8. Josh Green Exploits Police Shooting in Attempt to gain Control of Homeless Project
  9. Hindered by Inability to Lock Mentally Ill in Lunatic Asylum, Police Reduced to Begging, Offering Rides
  10. Tranny Gets Another Prize for Something or Other
  11. Federal judge awards former OCCC inmate $30K for 2015 beating

Monday, October 08, 2018
October 8, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii’s Largest Carbon Credit Scheme to be Evicted from its own HQ?
  2. Green Energy: Hawaii Gives Lots of Money to Silicon Valley Billionaires, Lags in Help to Low Income Residents
  3. Weather = Climate is Now Policy in Hawaii
  4. Tupola: Only Reporters Ask About Trump
  5. Local 5 hotel workers strike in Waikiki and Maui
  6. Task force calls for jail oversight committee
  7. State task force’s recommendations to the Legislature on pretrial procedures won’t contain any “big surprises,”
  8. Lunatic Shoots Up Neighbors House Because he was not Locked in Lunatic Asylum
  9. DLNR Wants Higher Boat Fees
  10. If You Don’t Vote On Constitutional Questions, You’ve Just Voted ‘No’

Sunday, October 07, 2018
October 7, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Guess Which Agency May Be Forgoing Millions in Federal Dollars?
  2. 'Shut Up': Why people elected Trump 
  3. Hirono Won’t Say Whether Harassing Senators in Restaurants is ‘Going Too Far’
  4. Ige Nominates Hiraoka for Appeals Court
  5. HSTA Tax: Speaker Admits Renters Would Be Taxed Starting in 2 Years
  6. HSTA War on Poor: Average Renter Earns only $15.64/hr
  7. HSTA Renters Tax: Why One Teacher is Voting ‘No’
  8. You now need to earn nearly $160K to buy a home on Oahu
  9. P3 plan to shift rail costs burdens future generations
  10. BWS: ANOTHER Massive Water Rate Hike
  11. 12.9% Obamacare Rate Hike for Kaiser
  12. State opens database of Rent-Seeking Behavior to public
  13. Game Rooms: With Godfather Dead, Criminals Begin Attacking Each Other
  14. HCCC responsible for 16 of state’s 23 mistaken inmate releases since 2013
  15. Machete-Wielding Homeless Dude Shot by Police Outside State Capitol

Saturday, October 06, 2018
October 6, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HGEA Claims Another Pelt: DOCARE Chief Quits
  2. Gay Divorce: Hawaii Supreme Court Gives Lesbian Control Over Another Lesbian's Baby
  3. Maui 5th Lowest unemployment in USA, Oahu 7th
  4. HSTA Members to be Target of Anti-Bullying Enforcement
  5. The state wants to open 6 ‘ohana zones’ for the homeless—No Tents Allowed
  6. HART Ridership Numbers Grossly Exaggerated
  7. Two young girls hospitalized for Marijuana overdose
  8. Maui Liquor Commission Interferes with NRA Fundraiser

Friday, October 05, 2018
October 5, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Supreme Court to Hear Counties’ Challenge to HSTA Rent tax
  2. Constitutional Amendment Ballot Measure Will Raise Cost of Living -- Funds may not go to Public Education
  3. UH Glyphosate Study Debunked--Bee Death Story Is Bee-S
  4. Teach Your Children
  5. The Grievance Studies Scandal Isn’t Just A Problem For Academia
  6. Tax Hike on Renters? HSTA Trots out old Front Groups
  7. Harvard: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming
  8. Hawaii 3rd Richest State Per Capita 
  9. Election Countdown--Dates to Remember
  10. Renters Bristle at Prospect of HSTA Tax Hike
  11. Council’s Latest Affordable Housing Solution: Jail Builders
  12. Honolulu permit delays force Oahu contractors to lay off staff, organize coalition
  13. Losers Beat Winner: HGEA/UPW Resistance, Meddling Councilmembers Drive Out Hawaii Co Transit Boss
  14. DoH Plan to Save Oahu’s Lowest-Cost Energy Producer?
  15. DoE Bureaucratic Apple Polishing: Bullying to be More Serious Offence than ‘Hazing’? 
  16. Should Public Have More Input On Legislature’s Sexual Harassment Policies?
  17. Former student says he wasn’t immediately told he’d been spied upon
  18. Sec 8 Designed to Push Mentally Ill Back onto Streets
  19. Soft on Crazy: Schizo Criminal with Log Rap Sheet Escapes Mental Hospital
  20. Drug testing catches fewer isle workers
  21. No Con Con PAC Pops Up After Reporting Deadline
  22. Youth voter registration slightly declines in Hawaii, report finds
  23. High bacteria count at Waikiki beach: 'Swimming may make you ill'

Thursday, October 04, 2018
October 4, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell Appoints Chief for Troubled Joint Traffic Management Center
  2. Fastest-Growing Cities in America--Honolulu 308th
  3. Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Disabled in Poverty in USA
  4. Hirono: FBI Investigation a 'Farce'
  5. OHA hires new Chief Operating Officer
  6. ‘Big, Big Problem’ -- City can’t meet FTA deadline for rail funds
  7. Rail’s Public-Private Partnership Idea Is A Desperate Cry For Help
  8. DoE: Bullying, Sex Harassment to be Classed With Assault, Burglary and Possession of a Firearm
  9. Enviros Order Schatz to Stick it to Matson
  10. Voters Need To Know Sooner Who’s Paying To Influence Them
  11. Honolulu City Council wants to investigate building permit delays
  12. Council passes bills requiring studies before homeless encampment crackdowns
  13. Maui Psycho Killer Was Released from Lunatic Asylum Just before Rampage
  14. Hawaii County Council says no to bill for helping businesses affected by lava
  15. Easy Doctor Shopping Needed to Suicide Expensive Patients

Wednesday, October 03, 2018
October 3, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Case, Cavasso Debate Jones Act, Rail, Akaka Tribe
  2. Ray L'Heureux: A Vision for Changing Hawaii
  3. Guam case that echoes Rice v. Cayetano to be argued before Ninth Circuit at UH law school
  4. City Issues 467 ADU Permits--New Sewer Boosts Kaneohe ADU Capacity
  5. 2018 Digital States Survey Grades Hawaii B+
  6. Hirono: Heretics Must be Excommunicated from Government
  7. Democrats Celebrate Serial Rapist Dan Inouye
  8. HART Diverts Millions from Rail Budget to Do HDOT’s Job
  9. Hawaii Citizen Initiatives: Designed to Fail
  10. Rising ocean could reach a mile inland or something
  11. Anti-bullying lawsuit gains momentum
  12. Hawaii’s criminal laws on domestic violence are convoluted and often result in unjust outcomes
  13. Should Psychologists Be Able To Prescribe Drugs?
  14. Child Molester Gets 90 Days
  15. Philippines evangelist accused of running a child sex ring


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Con-Con Opponents’ Nostalgia for Hawaii’s Golden Age of Democratic Reform
by J. H. Snider Ph.D. Sunday, October 21, 2018

...if the last convention was so great, why won’t the next one also be great?....


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Walk-in Early Voting Sites Open Tuesday Oct 23
by News Release Sunday, October 21, 2018

...October 23 through November 3, registered voters may visit any early walk in voting location within their county to cast their ballot....


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Would You Pay $10 for Maui Beachfront Land?
by Robert Thomas Sunday, October 21, 2018

...Welcome to newspeak, takings edition.... 


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​Poor Farmer
by Joni Kamiya Sunday, October 21, 2018

...If you do not farm, why should you dictate how farming should be done?....


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Shore water event application deadline extended for non-North Shore surf events
by News Release Sunday, October 21, 2018

...Short term extension valid for events scheduled between October 22, 2018 and February 28, 2019....


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​‘Kalikimaka Kritters’ picked as theme for 33rd Annual Holiday Wreath Contest
by News Release Sunday, October 21, 2018

...The public is invited to prepare submissions for the contest, which is held as part of the traditional Honolulu City Lights celebration....


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Do We Really Have a Spending Ceiling?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 21, 2018

...another provision that was passed by the 1978 Constitutional Convention to assure our fiscal health—and what our lawmakers have done to marginalize it....


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Tulsi Gabbard weighing 2020 presidential bid
by News Article Saturday, October 20, 2018

...Palestinians and white nationalists are behind Gabbard's effort to take the mantle of the Sanders campaign.... 


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HSTA Property Tax: Two Wolves Fight Over Dinner
by Robert Thomas Saturday, October 20, 2018

...the lambs (the voters and taxpayers) didn't have much of a say as usual, and portions of the arguments revealed what these folks think about the intelligence of the average Hawaii voter....


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ConAm: Supreme Court Strikes Down HSTA Poison Pill
by Andrew Walden Saturday, October 20, 2018

...HSTA members should note that their leadership has been played for the fools that they are....


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​Jones Act: How it Impacts the Military and the State of Hawaii
by Video Video Friday, October 19, 2018

...Colin Grabow from the Cato institute in Washington, D.C joins Calvin Griffin to talk about the impacts of the Jones Act on the Military in Hawaii....


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Auditor: DoH 'Loses' Paperwork--Kills Investigation of PKF Recycling Audit
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, October 19, 2018

...Originally bid at $76,400, the contract grew to $543,374—a 611 percent increase—while its scope shrank and the deliverables’ deadline were extended by a year. In the end, the PKF founder was arrested at the arport....


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NY Mag: Tulsi Gabbard 'remains in the Trump orbit'
by News Article Friday, October 19, 2018

...Trump 2020 Advisory Board member Tony Shaffer met with the congresswoman in her office this April....


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More taxes won’t cure our ills
by Grassroot Institute Friday, October 19, 2018

...even a Hawaii Supreme Court Justice isn’t sure who is supposed to pay....


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Team Hanabusa Grills Ige Campaign Manager over Judicial Nomination
by News Release Friday, October 19, 2018

...The Senate is expected to meet in a special session on October 24-25 to consider the nomination....


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Study: Need $111,892 'To Get By' in Hawaii
by News Release Friday, October 19, 2018

...The average annual expenditures total $111,892. The median household income of $71,977 — the fourth highest in the U.S. — isn’t enough...even without putting anything away for savings....


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Hawaii 2nd Most Regressive Tax System in USA
by News Release Friday, October 19, 2018

...only Washington State taxes the poor more than Hawaii....


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Video: Hawaii AG Tells Supreme Court 'Vote No' on HSTA Property Tax
by Andrew Walden Thursday, October 18, 2018

... There was laughter heard from the audience ....


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Hawaii Family Forum Releases Voter Guide
by Hawaii Family Forum Thursday, October 18, 2018

...if you are voting absentee, you will be receiving your ballot any day now....


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Ranking Sales Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index
by Tax Foundation Thursday, October 18, 2018

...Hawaii 24th....


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Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission Annual Survey
by News Release Thursday, October 18, 2018

...The last day to complete the survey is Wednesday, October 31....


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Report: Honolulu Roads 5th Worst in USA
by News Release Thursday, October 18, 2018

...per-driver vehicle operating costs due to rough roads. Honolulu 8th-worst at $851.  Share of Poor-Condition Roads 54% – 5th worst....


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Politically Engaged States--Hawaii 50th
by News Article Thursday, October 18, 2018

... Hawaii Lowest Tax Fairness and Lowest Political Engagement ....


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Lesbians Mandatory? Aloha B&B Case Appealed to US Supreme Court
by Andrew Walden Thursday, October 18, 2018

...The Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals judicially rewrote the “Mrs. Murphy exemption” for the first time in Mrs. Young’s case....


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Lawsuit Challenges 'Illegal' Maui Council Frankenbill
by News Release Wednesday, October 17, 2018

...changing of the ordinance to benefit of private developers, at the expense of the residents, was never publicly noticed as required under the State of Hawai’i Sunshine Laws, and, that it violated adopted Council Rules....


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ConCon: CNHA Rejects Abercrombie Alaska Pitch
by Video Video Wednesday, October 17, 2018

...The Surprising Decision by the CNHA....


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Complaint Demands Expulsion of LoPresti from Democratic Party
by Brett Kulbis Wednesday, October 17, 2018

...“He is a liar, a thief, and a manipulator, and he does not represent the values of the Democratic Party”....


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Bogus Study Debunked: Hawaii Teacher Salaries Above Average
by News Article Wednesday, October 17, 2018

...With one statewide district, Hawaii ranks 51st for 'opportunity and competition'....


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DoH: Prepare Workflows for Optimal Suicide Experience Starting Jan 1
by News Release Wednesday, October 17, 2018

...workflows that support timely referrals and effective clinical standards....


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States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud--Hawaii 51st
by News Article Wednesday, October 17, 2018

...Their data set ranges from identity-theft complaints per capita to average loss amount due to fraud....


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Why ConAm Will Hurt Teachers and Keiki
by Video Video Wednesday, October 17, 2018

...law professor Randall Roth and entrepreneur Stanley Lau are leading a community movement that says the measure will actually hurt teachers and our school children....


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The Advertised Cost of a Constitutional Convention
by J. H. Snider Ph.D. Wednesday, October 17, 2018

...The $55 million figure being promoted by Preserve Our Hawaii is highly controversial.  Hawaii’s last convention in 1978 cost $2.03 million. In current dollars, that sum would be $7.7 million....


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Volunteers Needed for Polling Places
by News Release Tuesday, October 16, 2018

...Over 300 volunteers are needed to work at polling places especially in Aiea, Kalihi, East Honolulu, Kaneohe, and North Shore areas....


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Gay Bullying Policy: DoE Sets Public Hearings
by News Release Monday, October 15, 2018

...a new section titled Chapter 89 Civil Rights Policy and Complaint Procedures for Student(s) Complaints against Adult(s)....


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Hawaii Family Advocates 2018 Voter Guide
by Hawaii Family Advocates Monday, October 15, 2018

...Things you need to know about the Hawaii General Election....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 14, 2018
by News Article Monday, October 15, 2018

...Weekly Update From GovTrack.us....


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Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition: Hawaii 38th
by News Release Monday, October 15, 2018

...On the basis of its solvency in five separate categories....


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Hawaii 2nd Lowest Uninsured Rate in USA
by News Article Monday, October 15, 2018

... Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2017 -4.04% ....


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ACLU: Let the Homeless Eat Meth
by News Release Sunday, October 14, 2018

...The tweekers have told us to let them do whatever they want.  It is a violation of the 8th Amendment to disobey tweekers....


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General Income Tax Credit: How Legislators Subverted Will of 1978 ConCon
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 14, 2018

...The saga of this credit tells us a little about a bold move undertaken in the 1978 Constitutional Convention and our lawmakers’ reaction....


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#AuditTheRail, now more than ever
by Kelii Akina Saturday, October 13, 2018

...the FTA has signaled its lack of faith in the project by withholding federal funds absent a recovery plan and setting a Nov. 20 deadline for the city to come up with $44 million — the initial payment on a $214 million obligation to HART....


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Why Con-Con Opponents Willfully Ignore Legislative Bypass Issues
by J. H. Snider Ph.D. Saturday, October 13, 2018

...the leading no coalition, Preserve Our Hawaii, and its lead organizer, the Hawaii Government Employees Association, publicly announced their 'No' campaign on October 8....


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Kiplinger: Hawaii Among Least tax-Friendly States
by News Release Saturday, October 13, 2018

...The Aloha State, one of Kiplinger's top ten least tax-friendly states, is known for its high cost of living — and high taxes....


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ACEEE: Hawaii Scores Points for GEMS Scheme
by News Release Saturday, October 13, 2018

...Hawaii ranked 16th in the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, falling one position compared to 2017....


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Regents to consider revisions to proposed Maunakea administrative rules after public hearings
by News Release Saturday, October 13, 2018

...regents will consider this request at their October 18 monthly meeting on the UH Mānoa campus....


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Insiders: How the 1978 Constitution Keeps us in Power
by News Release Saturday, October 13, 2018

...The insiders, a who’s who of what’s wrong in Hawaii, have made a handy list of everything that keeps them in power in the 1978 Hawaii Constitution....


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VIDEO: Mazie Hirono Covers Up Sexist Harassment at UH
by Video Video Friday, October 12, 2018

...Reid said that she personally brought information about the harassment to Hirono....


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Leadership Change at ODC
by Andrew Walden Friday, October 12, 2018

...Bruce Kim is no longer Chief Counsel of the Office of Disciplinary Affairs, the Hawaii Judiciary office handling errant lawyers.... 


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Guam Argues for Native Voting Law Before 9th Circuit
by News Article Friday, October 12, 2018

...In November 2011, Arnold Davis filed a law suit against Guam’s government, arguing that the plebiscite election discriminated against him and other non-native inhabitants....


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Justice Department Signs Off on CVS-Aetna Merger
by News Article Friday, October 12, 2018

...The attorneys general from California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Washington participated in the settlement....


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Planned Parenthood Endorses Ige-Green Ticket
by News Release Friday, October 12, 2018

Laurie Field, Hawaii State Director for PPVNH said, “Ige and Green have publicly supported increased access to reproductive health care, comprehensive sex education, LGBTQ and immigrant rights."


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Obamacare: 38-state lawsuit reveals deep national divide over states’ rights, federal role, taxation
by News Article Thursday, October 11, 2018

...the case is expected to reach the Supreme Court, where the matter may be finally settled....


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Individual Income Taxes--Hawaii 4th-Highest
by Tax Foundation Thursday, October 11, 2018

...The poorest-performing states on this year’s individual income tax component are New Jersey, California, New York, Hawaii, and Minnesota....


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Chief Justice Appoints Summer Kupau-Odo as District Court Judge
by News Release Thursday, October 11, 2018

...The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are....


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Call for Nominations for UH Board of Regents
by News Release Thursday, October 11, 2018

...recruitment process for three (3) City and County of Honolulu seats on the Board of Regents. All seats are for five-year terms to begin July 1, 2019....


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Lawsuit: OHA-Owned Corporations Must Comply With Open Records Laws
by News Article Wednesday, October 10, 2018

...Lawsuit filed after denial of a UIPA request for the financial records of Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) owned and created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....


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Brett Kavanaugh: Hawaiian Kingdom Hero?
by Video Video Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"... a Hawaiian Tribe is now dead ...."


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Process Begins for Maui County to Acquire a Portion of Wailuku Water Company
by News Release Wednesday, October 10, 2018

...the county to obtain approximately 8,764 acres of WWC land in the West Maui watershed area along with its water conveyance system. The proposed acquisition price is $9.5 million....


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Case, Cavasso agree on updating Jones Act
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, October 10, 2018

...Democrat and Republican candidates say they would seek reform of the Jones Act, if elected....


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HEI Rate Payers to Pony up $2.6B for 1055 MW of Batteries
by News Release Wednesday, October 10, 2018

...Do the Math: US EIA says median cost for energy storage is $2,500 per kw x 1,000 for mw x 1,055 mw = $2.64B project cost -- just for the storage....


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Hawaii ACLU: DMV Must Allow Islamic Hijab
by News Release Wednesday, October 10, 2018

...The ACLU has also requested that Honolulu, Maui, and Kauai counties respond....


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Honolulu Rents Flat for Year
by News Release Wednesday, October 10, 2018

...Of the nation’s biggest 252 cities 93% have registered Y-o-Y rent increases, 6% flatlined, and only 1% of cities have seen their rents decrease compared to  September, 2017....


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City now accepting Grants in Aid applications
by News Release Wednesday, October 10, 2018

...GIA proposals must be submitted by 2 p.m. on Monday, November 19. Last year more than $7.6 million in GIA were awarded....


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Ige Selling Judgeships? Nominates Campaign Manager for Appeals Court
by News Release Tuesday, October 09, 2018

...What an amazing coincidence for the guy who magically resigned as Ige’s campaign manager the day before his name was picked by that very Judicial Selection Commission....


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Mauna Kea: DLNR Helicopters to Exterminate Sheep Again
by News Release Monday, October 08, 2018

...aerial shooting from helicopters is scheduled for October 25 and 26, 2018....


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Gabbard Bill Would Require U.S. to be 100% fossil free by 2035
by News Article Monday, October 08, 2018

...introduced with relatively little public notice in September 2017, the OFF Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), is gaining support from Democrat political candidates across the nation....


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Hawaii’s Largest Carbon Credit Scheme to be Evicted from its own HQ?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, October 07, 2018

...The eviction suit, filed October 1, 2018 in Honolulu District Court is the latest of several lawsuits filed against HLH—including a separate eviction suit seeking removal of HLH from several big island houses on Kukaiau Ranch land....


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Hirono Won’t Say Whether Harassing Senators in Restaurants is ‘Going Too Far’
by News Article Sunday, October 07, 2018

...“This is the kind of activism that occurs and people make their own decisions. If they violate the law, then they have to account for that.”....


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Guess Which Agency May Be Forgoing Millions in Federal Dollars?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 07, 2018

...It is very tempting for a DOE administrator to think, “There’s no benefit for us if we do all this work because the Legislature needs to fund us anyway...."


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HGEA Claims Another Pelt: DOCARE Chief Quits
by News Release Friday, October 05, 2018

...Robert Farrell, who has served as Chief of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) since January 2017, announced his decision to move into a project support role with reduced hours, effective today....


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