Saturday, August 17, 2019
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Saturday, August 17, 2019
August 17, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. “Absolutely never,” says Maui OHA Trustee Hulu Lindsey on TMT
  2. Big Q: Should Hawaii’s statehood be more publicly observed/ celebrated on Admission Day?  -- 52% ‘YES’
  3. Big Island mayor: Ige made ultimate call to stop arrests at TMT protest
  4. Augie T to Run for Council District 1
  5. Florence Puana speaks out on her struggle to get justice against her granddaughter Katherine Kealoha
  6. Ed Case wants Congress to end legal challenges by online vacation rental platforms
  7. ‘Residential Investor’ Tax Rate Snares Families with Cloudy Title
  8. As Recycling Scam Implodes, Local governments scrambling to find solution for household recyclables
  9. Soft on Crime: 30 Priors Out on the Street Does it again—And Gets Reduced Bail
  10. Medical center for homeless opens in Kaneohe

Friday, August 16, 2019
August 16, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
  2. Ebbtide Waikiki: Fullard-Leo Family Fights Pimps for Control of Hotel (literally)
  3. DoE Asks Feds to Allow Revised Suspension Numbers--Claims ACLU Suit Based on DoE Inability to Get Numbers Right
  4. DBEDT Releases 2018 Hawaii Data Book
  5. End 'gut and replace'
  6. Case: Anti-Telescope Protesters ‘Would set us back a Generation’
  7. Broken Trust Figure and Larry Mehau Associate Colleen Hanabusa Running for Mayor: Former HART Chair Poses as … get this … Rail Watchdog!
  8. Gubernatorial Race 2022: Green vs Tupola—Both Candidates Oppose Telescope
  9. Hawaii county police incident commander at Mauna Kea describes ‘volatile’ situation
  10. To Create More Telescope Protesters--Statewide ‘Immersion Programs’ on Demand
  11. Police chief defends sending Maui officers to Mauna Kea—’Will Do It Again’
  12. Caldwell’s Bulky Item Scheme Purposefully Designed to Fail 
  13. Settlement progress reported in legal challenges to vacation rental law
  14. Mayor Debunks Earthjustice ‘Misinformation’: Maui County’s appeal is not to ‘gut’ the Clean Water Act
  15. Limited Training Options Worsen Hawaii’s Doctor Shortage
  16. Assisted Suicide: Alleged ‘Death Doula’ Con Artist Married to Well-Known Maui Eco-Activist
  17. Kauai Island of Retaliation: “Saliva was coming out of his mouth and (it) looked like he was going to explode.”
  18. Hawaii County Execs Score 1.25% Raise

Thursday, August 15, 2019
August 15, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lyon Corruption: Secretary Bernhardt Transforms Interior’s Ethics Program
  2. University of Guam Professor Arrested for Conspiring a Bid Rigging Scheme
  3. City wants funds to hire Criminal Defense Lawyers for subpoenaed rail workers
  4. Kai Kahele Circus Trick—Falsely Claims control over Mauna Kea Access Road
  5. Telescope relocation talks atop Mauna Kea attracting new attention
  6. Retired judge testifies at grand jury hearing evidence against prosecutor’s office
  7. Vacation rental cancellations send visitors scrambling for other accommodations
  8. Honolulu Adds Inspectors To Enforce Short-Term Rental Law
  9. Maybe It’s Time To Cap The City’s Spending
  10. ‘A Real Injustice’: Katherine Kealoha Still Stands To Collect $680K From Grandmother, Uncle
  11. Gay Agenda: BOE expected to adopt changes to student misconduct rules
  12. Maui Council: Biofuel Schemer Busted for Ethics Violations (again)
  13. Hawaii County Ethics Board Pretends to Be Serious
  14. Sunscreen Hypesters Take Aim at Titanium
  15. Coco Palms Overrun With Squatters (again), Fire Department May Burn It for ‘Training Exercise’
  16. Leader of Waianae Meth Addict Camp in Delaware Promoting Homeless Tent Cities

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
August 14, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii: $100 Worth Only $84
  2. Gun Control Study Based on Fake Hawaii Data
  3. Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Percentage of Kids in PreSchool
  4. Lawsuit Demands HPD be Placed in Federal Receivership: Attorney for wife of Sgt. Cachola accuses HPD of harassment
  5. New Police Standards Board Is Putting Itself On Hold
  6. UPW-Controlled Jails Incompetent: As Many as 10% of Prisoners Released Incorrectly
  7. Anti-Telescope Activist Josh Green Raising Money For Governor’s Race
  8. Aquifer: Hydrologist disputes anti-TMT BS Emanating from Sierra Club
  9. Anti-Telescope Activists Claim Poll Rigged
  10. Kahuku wind farm to include 8 wind turbines as tall as 56-story buildings
  11. Renewable Energy Goals Do Not Equal Climate Change Goals
  12. Council bill freezes out non-union labor
  13. Protecting Hawaii-branding
  14. Justices: ‘Reasonable’ access to Hawaiian language immersion a constitutional right
  15. Rate Commission shooting for December finish
  16. Laniakea: Continued Finger-Pointing and Excuses
  17. News from Big Island: PETA Complains About ‘Bullying’ by Animal Liberation Nuts
  18. News from Big Island: Chem-Trail Conspiracy Theories Rage After Aeroplane Flies over Kona
  19. Soft on Crime: 4th DUI Gets 10 Days After Pulling Knife on Bartender

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
August 13, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Critical observation made on Maunakea during first night of return to operations
  2. Lehua Island Rat Eradication -- Two Years After the Mindless Hysteria
  3. SHOPO: Police plans to arrest TMT protesters Disrupted by ‘Politics’
  4. Longest period of downtime in the 50-year history of Mauna Kea astronomy.
  5. Threats effective at silencing pro-TMT Hawaiians
  6. How much time will the Kealohas spend in prison? The answer is not easy to figure out
  7. Rail: DAGS Refuses to Pay $11.2M Claim for Delay Caused by Contract Language Errors
  8. Extra Board Members Were Meant To Add Scrutiny On HART — But They Rarely Show Up
  9. Hawaii Legislature’s Top-Paid Officials Never Run For Office
  10. Priests of Eco-Religion Lose Funding to Brainwash Kids
  11. After Five Years of Paper Shuffling--Holiday Inn to get signs
  12. Rate Increases Now Tied to Al Energy--Hawai`i Public Utilities Commission Transforming Utility Business Model
  13. Tax exemption creates incentive to Keep Your Title Cloudy

Monday, August 12, 2019
August 12, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. It was 121 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
  2. Kate Stanley Elected Chair of Hawaii Democratic Party
  3. How State Leaders Hung TMT Supporters Out To Dry
  4. Scientists prep telescopes for work after long wait
  5. Gabbard: Telescope Dishonors Hawaii
  6. Bill 40: Plastics Ban to Deepen Practice of Eco Religion on Oahu
  7. Tourists Scramble As Oahu Vacation Rentals Disappear Under New Law
  8. North Shore residents hold protest at Laniakea, ask for safety and solutions
  9. Plan for State Crack Down on Helicopters
  10. More Hawaii Students Are Leaving The State For College
  11. Naloxone Is Reversing Hundreds Of Potentially Fatal Drug Overdoses in Hawaii
  12. Makiki ‘safe house’ to become affordable housing for abused

Sunday, August 11, 2019
August 11, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Disciplinary Board: Lawyer Gary V Dubin Billed Client for 30 Hours in One Day
  2. Windfarms Bribe Environmentalists for Permission to Kill 300 Bats, 44 Nene
  3. Soft on Crime – Because of the Money
  4. Ige TMT: ‘FUBAR’
  5.  Telescope: “This is this is not a full return to operations”
  6. Amid protest, Hawaii astronomers lose 2000 Hours of observation time  
  7. Wait and see if city enforcement matches its tough talk against illegal vacation rentals
  8. Bill 7: Last Minute Changes Make Affordable Housing Bill Ineffective (as usual)
  9. Next Failure: HCDA Swaps Kakaako Makai Park for Aloha Stadium
  10. Parking barriers mysteriously placed at Laniakea overnight
  11. Disagreement remains over nonjudicial foreclosures by condo associations
  12. Agency sets high price for inmate release records
  13. Medicaid patients hit hurdle seeking mental health care

Saturday, August 10, 2019
August 10, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Astronomers Agree to Access Maunakea Through Protest Camp
  2. Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is Sept. 6
  3. HART served more subpoenas: Records and testimony requested from some employees
  4. Protesters Propose Telescope Solution: Give ‘Hawaiians’ Control of UH System
  5. Kim: ‘We still have a long ways to go’ to reach agreement
  6. Pro-Telescope Rally on Maui
  7. Maui Wind Farm Plans to Kill 44 Nene
  8. Second vacation rental lawsuit filed by Waikiki condotel
  9. Draft EA released for Kona Homeless shelter project

Friday, August 09, 2019
August 9, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Years of Illegality, OHA LLCs Hand over Check Registers—Trustees Repeal Nepotism Clause
  2. UH Names Chun executive director of Maunakea stewardship
  3. Hearings to Set Rail Fares 
  4. Bridge Aina Lea: Statute of Limitations?
  5. Matson forecasts lower net income and EBITDA for 2019
  6. How really to help low-income earners
  7. Rail: Will State comptroller refuse to pay $160 million settlement with Ansaldo?
  8. Protesters May Allow a Few Astronomers to return to Maunakea
  9. School Suspensions: Busted, DoE Changes the Test Answers
  10. Will Drug Dealer Escape 20 Year Sentence Because Officer Misconduct?
  11. Millions more to be spent on Kakaako parks after state hands off to city
  12. Air conditioning systems not working in some leeward elementary classrooms
  13. 2020 ballot: Profitable Non-Profits to Loot Open Space Fund?

Thursday, August 08, 2019
August 8, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ex Death-Row Inmate was Driver When Child Sex Trafficker Arrested for Manoa Robbery
  2. Efforts re-launched to impeach Kaneshiro after e-signatures denied
  3. HART employees to be questioned in federal probe
  4. $10M cracks found in West Oahu rail stations
  5. Financial impacts of short term rental law
  6. Council Chair’s Proposal To Kill HART Dies Its Own Early Death
  7. Kealoha Suit Against City, Ethics Commission Cost Over $355K
  8. Frustration mounts for Mauna Kea telescopes
  9. Law enforcement costs associated with TMT conflict Give Hawaii County Councilmembers Opportunity to Preen and Posture
  10. Hawaii DoT Still Pushing road user charge
  11. Hawai’i Climate Change Proceedings are Transforming Regulatory Arena
  12. After years of Hype, Money and Privileges, EVs are Still Less Than 1% of Hawaii Cars
  13. Eruption recovery manager faces questions and criticism from council members
  14. No Joke: Hawaii County Bus System Gets Award for ‘Planning’
  15. Hawaii Donor Money flows to Socialist and Two Russians

Wednesday, August 07, 2019
August 7, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Open Letter to Surfrider: Drop Laniakea Suit Before Child is Killed
  2. DHHL Seeks Developer for First Rental Complex at Moiliili Bowl-O-Drome Site
  3. Honolulu's New Short-Term Rental Ordinance Challenged In Federal Court
  4. BLNR Nominees Sought  
  5. Hooser Claims he is not Running for Chair
  6. Hawaii Democratic Party Chair Resigns
  7. Poll: After Month of Protests, 64% Still Back Telescope
  8. A bit of fake news from the protectors
  9. Local contractors lose revenue during Mauna Kea demonstrations
  10. Employees of existing telescopes say they’re ‘collateral damage’ in TMT conflict
  11. Simoleans: Kahele #2
  12. Judge to rule in Kauai TVR case
  13. City Council bill aims to ban single-use plastics
  14. DoH: We Need More Money to Save Hawaii from Surfrider’s Fake Water Testing
  15. PUC Questions HECO Plans for Rail and Ho’opili
  16. US Military Wants To Coordinate Health Care Solutions In Pacific Islands
  17. Panel: More money, more problems with wage hikes
  18. The US is seeking someone to mediate a war between seals and humans
  19. Arson at Hawaii Paroling Authority Office
  20. Gun Toting Pimp Robs Four Tourists in Manoa

Tuesday, August 06, 2019
August 6, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 840 Maui Hospital Workers Liberated from HGEA—UPW Next?
  2. This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
  3. Lawsuit: Hawaii DoE SPED Suspensions top in USA
  4. VIDEO: Free Market Roadshow in China
  5. Canary Island Enviros -- Hawaii Inspires us to Block Telescope from OUR Islands
  6. Lawsuit Freezes City TVR Enforcement?
  7. Caldwell Claims he is Going After TVRs
  8. Prosecutor Candidate Raises $26K
  9. Tsuneyoshi uses Taxpayer Funds to Hire PR Firm
  10. TMT not giving up on Hawaii
  11. Teacher shortage: About 600 classrooms staffed by long-term substitutes
  12. Maui Injection Wells: Enviros Overreached, now they want a Mulligan
  13. Kauai might host missile tests
  14. Eco-Religion to Bless Kona Homeless Shelter Coming

Monday, August 05, 2019
August 5, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $3 million charter school grant (again)
  2. Hawaii Doctors Least Likely to Accept Medicare
  3. Kealoha Case: Partington is Sumida’s Patsy
  4. Telescope Applies for Building Permit in Canary Islands
  5. Blaisdell P3: $772M is Just the Beginning
  6. DHHL Kalaeloa Solar Deal Challenged
  7. Money in politics: Lawmakers fundraise during legislative session
  8. How Much do HPD Officers Make?  Complete Database
  9. Soft on Crime: Man accused of shooting officer had been on parole 4 times
  10. Hawaii plastics ban legislation 'watered down' to working group

Sunday, August 04, 2019
August 4, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Withholding, the Root of All Evil?
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 4, 2019
  3. Trustee: OHA Should be a Center of Influence Peddling
  4. Star-Adv: Use Federal Money to Buy off Telescope Protesters
  5. HART board says Council Reso 19-170 Could Stop Rail Construction at Middle Street  
  6. Telescope Protesters Exploit Hawaiian Infighting for Greenmail Profits
  7. Telescope Protesters Created by Taxpayer-Funded ‘Immersion Schools’
  8. Claims about TMT’s impact on watershed are just plain false, according to expert, EIS
  9. Stonewalling TMT would undermine the rule of law
  10. $350M Aloha Stadium plan has flies on it already
  11. In wake of pedestrian crash, state to look at building parking for Laniakea Beach Park
  12. Criminals Walk Free Because Police Have no System to Track Service of Warrants
  13. Federal grant helps house dozens of Oahu’s homeless

Saturday, August 03, 2019
August 3, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tulsi Gabbard Thinks We’re Doomed
  2. Federal laws we could do without
  3. Laniakea Turtle Beach Pedestrian Accident Sparks Blame Game
  4. 1880: King Kalakaua Calls for Observatory to be Built in Hawaii
  5. Mufi: Tourism Industry Blindsided by City Raid on TVRs in Waikiki, Turtle Bay
  6. Kealoha’s Next Trick: Hire Attorney with Conflict of Interest, then Exploit it to Cause a Mistrial
  7. Echoing Mortgage Scammer Keanu Sai, Maui Councilmember Tamara Paltin Claims UH Lease on Mauna Kea Not Valid
  8. 100 Courses Available: UH Profs Offer Class Credit to Anti-Telescope Protesters
  9. Are CWAs Illegal?
  10. How Many Teachers will the DoE be Short This Year?
  11. Lihue Site Identified for Kauai to Build Actual Housing for Homeless
  12. Maui: Giant Diesel Plant needed to Make up for Erratic Wind and Solar

Friday, August 02, 2019
August 2, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Exclude 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding? Proposal on Council Agenda
  2. Mauna Kea Reopened to Hunters
  3. Telescope: OHA, Lassner Begin to Haggle over Rent Money
  4. Protester: TMT could contribute more cash to Hawaiians
  5. Mountain of lies against TMT
  6. Point-by-Point Debunk of Anti-Telescope Lies
  7. City’s new vacation rental law faces at least 2 legal challenges
  8. Missed deadline threatens $220M in federal funding for Ala Wai project
  9. $80K ‘Success’ bonus: Last Hi Tech Schemer Takes Taxpayer Money (one more time)

 


Thursday, August 01, 2019
August 1, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 9th Circuit Rejects Race-Based Voting on Guam
  2. OHA Needs a Culture of Transparency
  3. Lyon Corruption: Master Halbert gets 18 Months
  4. "F" Again -- Hawaii Manufacturing and Logistics Scorecard
  5. Hawaii 5th-Highest Gasoline Taxes
  6. Hawaii Attorney General Urges Ban on Firefighting Foam
  7. Stossel and Akina talk ‘dirty dozen’ at FreedomFest 2019
  8. 1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
  9. Kamala Harris Campaign Blames Russia for Humiliation by Tulsi Gabbard
  10. $100M Showdown Looms With Howard Hughes Over Parcels On Rail Route
  11. Telescope staff secure facilities before storms
  12. Spain: ‘Unanimous’ support if TMT project were to relocate
  13. OHA Hack Watson: The Protest is More Valuable than the Telescope
  14. Crackdown on Oahu vacation rentals could hurt tourism
  15. More Transfer Stations Closed Because UPW Members Can’t be Bothered to Show up for Work

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
July 31, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Pro-Telescope Rally Set for Thursday
  2. DLNR Extends Telescope Permit--Ige Cancels 'Emergency'
  3. Lassner: My Biggest Concern--'The Fabric of the University'
  4. Ige Appoints Clayton Hee to Hawaii Paroling Authority
  5. Tourist Arrivals Up--Spending Down
  6. Climate Commission Outlines Plan to Seize Shoreline Real Estate if Hurricane Hits
  7. National Parents Day Honors Bob and Utu McDermott
  8. Big Island District Court: JSC Nominates Six
  9. Scientists Report Missed Opportunities, Equipment Near Failure as a Result of TMT Protest
  10. Josh Green: Anti-Telescope Protests to be Redirected to FedWreck?
  11. Rain, Wind Blows Protesters Off Mountain
  12. Hawaii: A glut of the inept, the venal and the special-interest pleaders
  13. Lawyer Switch Pays Off--New Trial Dates Set For Kealoha Cases
  14. Feds: Hawaii Still Coming Up Short In Meeting Special Education Needs
  15. HMSA pay plan: A single patient with an acute chronic disease could derail a small practice
  16. Hawaii ranks 3rd highest in per-person public health spending
  17. US Surgeon General: Hawaii’s homeless crisis won’t be solved with housing alone
  18. Election Officials Announce Voting by Mail
  19. Suspect in Monday’s shooting on parole for another attempted murder case
  20. Gabbard’s big night is Aug 28

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
July 30, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Anti-Telescope Activism Begins With Rejection of Cayetano-Era 'Settlement'
  2. Native Claims: How Alaska Found a Settlement
  3. $350M Stadium Bill: "Abusive Gut and Replace" Scheme being Challenged in Court
  4. Ige names Rona Suzuki interim director of DOTAX
  5. Ige Considers Judicial Nominees for Six Positions
  6. Judges Seated by Trump Begin to Transform ‘9th Circus’
  7. Kealoha Retaliation: A List of Caldwell Admin Officials Involved
  8. Fired HPD Sgt DUI Links Kealoha, Miske
  9. Cayetano: Call in National Guard, Open Road to Build Telescope
  10. Protest setting scary precedent
  11. Chaos Swirls around Kim Im-Possible: Deals or no Deals on Mauna Kea?
  12. Kaniela Ing: “My knowledge is just as important as knowledge that came from a telescope"
  13. An Opportunity to Stop Rail at Middle Street
  14. Next Boondoggle: Request for Qualifications sought for Neal S. Blaisdell Center public-private partnership
  15. HPD Racks up $20M Overtime
  16. “Community-Based” Solar Gardens Failing—Cost Double
  17. Beach Clean-up volunteer punched by Knife-Wielding Homeless Drug Addict in unprovoked attack

Monday, July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds Force UH to Shutter Chinese Communist Spy Center ‘Confucius Institute’
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 28, 2019
  3. Maunakea Observatories: Protesters are still Blocking Access
  4. University of Hawaii President David Lassner visits Mauna Kea
  5. Personal Opinions Crystallize as Hawaiʻi Enters Week Three of TMT Standoff
  6. New Trial? Feds Push Back Against Latest Kealoha Gambit
  7. Bart Dame: Recycling is an Expensive and Ineffective Fraud
  8. Remember Jonathan Fraser
  9. Keeping Poor People Out Of Jail On Kauai
  10. The Grim State Of Military Housing In Hawaii
  11. Kill rate too high? Ballot Initiative seeks changes to animal shelter standards
  12. Profitable Nonprofits Grab for Open Space Fund


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“Absolutely never,” says Maui OHA Trustee Hulu Lindsey on TMT
by News Article Saturday, August 17, 2019

...Hulu Lindsey is the only OHA Trustee to be Arrested on Mauna Kea....


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Polls Showed Solid Support in Run-up to Hawaii Statehood
by News Article Friday, August 16, 2019

...Gallup first polled Americans on their support for Hawaii's statehood in 1940....


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​End 'gut and replace'
by Grassroot Institute Friday, August 16, 2019

...by the time Gov. David Ige signed it carried a price tag of $350 million....


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Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
by Andrew Walden Friday, August 16, 2019

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....


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DoE Asks Feds to Allow Revised Suspension Numbers--Claims ACLU Suit Based on DoE Inability to Get Numbers Right
by News Release Friday, August 16, 2019

...Hawai‘i DOE submits request to US Department of Education to amend data submission....


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DBEDT Releases 2018 Hawaii Data Book
by News Release Thursday, August 15, 2019

...The Hawaii State Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation....


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Ebbtide Waikiki: Fullard-Leo Family Fights Pimps for Control of Hotel (literally)
by Andrew Walden Thursday, August 15, 2019

...a July 22, 2019 'melee' between members of the Fullard-Leo family and 20 pimps and drug dealers....


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Lyon Corruption: Secretary Bernhardt Transforms Interior’s Ethics Program
by News Release Wednesday, August 14, 2019

...Source: Esther Kia’aina and Andy Winer Warned Jim Lyon About Investigation....


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University of Guam Professor Arrested for Conspiring a Bid Rigging Scheme
by News Release Wednesday, August 14, 2019

...Charged professor, Thomas Marler, still employed by UOG....


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Hawaii: $100 Worth Only $84
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, August 14, 2019

... $100 is effectively worth the least in Hawaii ($84.39) ....


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Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Percentage of Kids in PreSchool
by News Article Wednesday, August 14, 2019

...Hawaii Child Care Costs More than College Tuition....


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Gun Control Study Based on Fake Hawaii Data
by News Article Wednesday, August 14, 2019

...Highly Touted Study Tests Non-Existent Policies, Uses Deceptive Data....


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Lehua Island Rat Eradication -- Two Years After the Mindless Hysteria
by News Release Tuesday, August 13, 2019

...Learn About Hysteria and Ignorance on Kauai....


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Critical observation made on Maunakea during first night of return to operations
by News Release Tuesday, August 13, 2019

...The existing astronomical observatories on Maunakea returned to operations this weekend, and it didn’t take long for a significant result to be achieved, not only for science, but for assuring the safety of the Earth....


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It was 121 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
by News Article Monday, August 12, 2019

On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines....


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Kate Stanley Elected Chair of Hawaii Democratic Party
by News Release Sunday, August 11, 2019

...after the resignation of corporate lobbyist Kealii Lopez....


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Soft on Crime – Because of the Money
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 11, 2019

...The ability to drive a car is a privilege, not a right.... 


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Disciplinary Board: Lawyer Gary V Dubin Billed Client for 30 Hours in One Day
by Andrew Walden Saturday, August 10, 2019

... Has a Honolulu lawyer invented time travel—or is he now set for his 15 minutes of fame? ....


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Windfarms Bribe Environmentalists for Permission to Kill 300 Bats, 44 Nene
by News Article Saturday, August 10, 2019

...With some fanfare, the DLNR acquired the 2,900 acres from Dole late last year for about $15 million, with $2.75 million of that coming from Kawailoa Wind....


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Astronomers Agree to Access Maunakea Through Protest Camp
by News Release Friday, August 09, 2019

...This route is unimproved and lined with tents, cars and people. However, pursuant to this agreement, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 the state laid cinder and cones in an attempt to address safety concerns....


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Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is Sept. 6
by News Release Friday, August 09, 2019

...Non-profit organizations wishing to create a display on the grounds of the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center during the annual Honolulu City Lights exhibition must submit applications....


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How really to help low-income earners
by Grassroot Institute Friday, August 09, 2019

...Minimum wage hikes are often promoted as a way to help the less fortunate out of poverty. But are they really the best tool for the job?....


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Matson forecasts lower net income and EBITDA for 2019
by Michael Hansen Friday, August 09, 2019

...Matson Inc. reported second quarter 2019 results on August 7, 2019....


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Hearings to Set Rail Fares
by News Release Friday, August 09, 2019

...the City's Rate Commission has scheduled meetings for July, August, and September to receive public input on fares for the rail system....


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Bridge Aina Lea: Statute of Limitations?
by Robert Thomas Friday, August 09, 2019

...Here is the motion asking the Hawaii Supreme Court for leave to file an amicus curiae brief (and the proposed brief)....


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UH Names Chun executive director of Maunakea stewardship
by News Release Thursday, August 08, 2019

...Chun has formal training as a clinical psychologist....


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After Years of Illegality, OHA LLCs Hand over Check Registers—Trustees Repeal Nepotism Clause
by Andrew Walden Thursday, August 08, 2019

...search the record yourself—who are the “beneficiaries” of the OHA “friends and family plan”?.... 


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Hooser Claims he is not Running for Chair
by News Release Wednesday, August 07, 2019

...Hooser claims to be too busy pushing the regessive leftist tourism-driven agenda of anti-GMO, anti-cane smoke, anti-dairy, anti-Superferry, anti-telescope activism....


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BLNR Nominees Sought
by News Release Wednesday, August 07, 2019

...Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated people who are interested in serving on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources....


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Honolulu's New Short-Term Rental Ordinance Challenged In Federal Court
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, August 07, 2019

... read the full complaint ....


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DHHL Seeks Developer for First Rental Complex at Moiliili Bowl-O-Drome Site
by News Release Wednesday, August 07, 2019

...The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) recently adopted new administrative rules to allow DHHL to administer rentals on Hawaiian homelands. The new rules are awaiting Governor David Ige’s signature....


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Open Letter to Surfrider: Drop Laniakea Suit Before Child is Killed
by News Release Wednesday, August 07, 2019

...Please do not minimize the danger of the current situation: you can easily improve it by dropping the suit....


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840 Maui Hospital Workers Liberated from HGEA—UPW Next?
by News Release Tuesday, August 06, 2019

...By joining more than 32,000 sisters and brothers at UNAC/UHCP, the Maui Health System members gain significant strength in dealing with Kaiser Permanente....


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Jones Act supporter labels Puerto Rico report “Gobbledygook”
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, August 06, 2019

...This dire prediction can only mean that McCown understands the Jones Act has a significant economic impact on shipping services....


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Canary Island Enviros -- Hawaii Inspires us to Block Telescope from OUR Islands
by News Release Tuesday, August 06, 2019

"...The Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) claims to have a backup site on the Canary Island of La Palma, an argument used to put pressure on the Hawaiian authorities, but that has now turned against them when used by TMT opponents...."


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This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
by News Article Tuesday, August 06, 2019

August 6 and 9 have been made into International Days of Anti-American historical revisionism.  So here is a look at reality as seen from first-hand sources instead of whining activists.


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Lawsuit: Hawaii DoE SPED Suspensions top in USA
by News Release Monday, August 05, 2019

...Data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection show Hawaiʻi to be the worst state in the nation for public school students with disabilities....


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VIDEO: Free Market Roadshow in China
by Grassroot Institute Monday, August 05, 2019

...Ken and Li Schoolland have travelled throughout China and numerous countries across the world, spreading the message of free market economics....


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Hawaii Doctors Least Likely to Accept Medicare
by News Article Monday, August 05, 2019

...Hawaii ranks 36th for health care access....


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OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $3 million charter school grant (again)
by News Release Sunday, August 04, 2019

...Flashback 2017: Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds....


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Trustee: OHA Should be a Center of Influence Peddling
by News Article Sunday, August 04, 2019

...you will work there around 5 years or so, building your networks and resume then go on to the private sector....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 4, 2019
by News Article Sunday, August 04, 2019

...votes and bills introduced, week ending August 4, 2019....


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Withholding, the Root of All Evil?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 04, 2019

...Withholding is making someone who isn’t liable for tax, but who pays money to someone who is, responsible for collecting and paying the tax to the government.... 


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1880: King Kalakaua Calls for Observatory to be Built in Hawaii
by News Article Saturday, August 03, 2019

...In 1884 the five-inch refractor was installed in a dome constructed above Pauahi Hall.... 


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Laniakea Turtle Beach Pedestrian Accident Sparks Blame Game
by News Release Saturday, August 03, 2019

...HDOT is confident that if the barriers were in place this collision would not have happened....


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Tulsi Gabbard Thinks We’re Doomed
by News Article Friday, August 02, 2019

...“Tracking metrics of Russian state propaganda on Twitter, she was by far the most favored candidate” ....


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Federal laws we could do without
by Grassroot Institute Friday, August 02, 2019

...a panel discussion on the "dirty dozen" of federal laws....


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Mauna Kea Reopened to Hunters
by News Release Thursday, August 01, 2019

... The units were closed to protect public safety and provide security for the safe movement of heavy construction equipment associated with the Thirty Meter Telescope ....


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Exclude 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding? Proposal on Council Agenda
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, August 01, 2019

...Bill 37 would restrict those who can bid on all county projects worth $250,000 or more by requiring that they be willing to adhere to “community workforce agreements.”....


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1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
by News Article Thursday, August 01, 2019

At the Marquesas Islands, Herman Melville and his friend jumped ship....


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Lyon Corruption: Master Halbert gets 18 Months
by News Release Thursday, August 01, 2019

...for his participation in a money laundering scheme involving bribes made to corruptly secure engineering and project management contracts from the government of FSM....


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9th Circuit Rejects Race-Based Voting on Guam
by News Article Thursday, August 01, 2019

...case echoes Rice v Cayetano....


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Stossel and Akina talk ‘dirty dozen’ at FreedomFest 2019
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, August 01, 2019

...Akina focused on how the protectionist federal shipping law known as the Jones Act has financially hurt Hawaii....


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Hawaii Attorney General Urges Ban on Firefighting Foam
by News Release Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"...contamination is most often associated with military bases, firefighting training centers, civilian airports, and industrial facilities...."


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Hawaii 5th-Highest Gasoline Taxes
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, July 31, 2019

...State Gasoline Tax Rates as of July 2019....


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"F" Again -- Hawaii Manufacturing and Logistics Scorecard
by News Release Wednesday, July 31, 2019

...The Manufacturing Scorecard shows how each state ranks among its peers in several categories that are of particular interest to site selection experts for the manufacturing and logistics industries....


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OHA Needs a Culture of Transparency
by Kelii Akina Wednesday, July 31, 2019

...Is there something to hide?....


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Pro-Telescope Rally Set for Thursday
by News Release Wednesday, July 31, 2019

... IMUA TMT RALLY -- This Thursday August 1 @ 5pm, STATE CAPITOL ....


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National Parents Day Honors Bob and Utu McDermott
by News Release Wednesday, July 31, 2019

... the McDermotts were named Parents of the Year 2019 in the Civic Leadership category in a ceremony at The Washington Times newspaper in Washington, DC ....


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Big Island District Court: JSC Nominates Six
by News Release Wednesday, July 31, 2019

...The Chief Justice has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment....


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Lassner: My Biggest Concern--'The Fabric of the University'
by News Release Tuesday, July 30, 2019

...TMT now represents a huge source of friction in our work to become a model indigenous-serving university and Hawaiian Place of Learning....


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Climate Commission Outlines Plan to Seize Shoreline Real Estate if Hurricane Hits
by News Release Tuesday, July 30, 2019

"...Disasters provide critical windows of opportunity and funding for improving resilience to future disasters and changing conditions with climate change and sea level rise...."


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DLNR Extends Telescope Permit--Ige Cancels 'Emergency'
by News Release Tuesday, July 30, 2019

...This morning, at the request of TMT, the University of Hawaiʻi asked for a two-year extension of the Conservation District Use permit deadline for the initiation of construction. The Department of Land and Natural Resources granted this extension until Sept. 26, 2021....


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Ige Appoints Clayton Hee to Hawaii Paroling Authority
by News Release Tuesday, July 30, 2019

...Really Obvious Question: How will Clayton Hee exploit his leverage over Hawaii criminals?....


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Tourist Arrivals Up--Spending Down
by News Release Tuesday, July 30, 2019

...Hawaii Visitor Statistics Released for the First Half of 2019....


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​Judges Seated by Trump Begin to Transform ‘9th Circus’
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, July 30, 2019

...The confirmation of Trump nominee Daniel Bress in July gave the president his seventh judge on the court. It also brought the once lopsided appeals court to 16 Democrat appointees and 12 Republican appointees, with one remaining vacancy.... 


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Ige Considers Judicial Nominees for Six Positions
by News Release Tuesday, July 30, 2019

...Ige has until Aug. 28 to make his appointments, which are subject to Senate confirmation....


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Ige names Rona Suzuki interim director of DOTAX
by News Release Tuesday, July 30, 2019

...Current director Linda Chu Takayama to take chief of staff position in Ige Administration August 1....


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$350M Stadium Bill: "Abusive Gut and Replace" Scheme being Challenged in Court
by News Release Tuesday, July 30, 2019

"...the Legislature should have fully and seriously considered HB 1586 and allowed the public to weigh in on the measure, given the major financial effects on the State, instead of using the ‘gut and replace’ practice currently being challenged in court....”


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OHA Anti-Telescope Activism Begins With Rejection of Cayetano-Era 'Settlement'
by Andrew Walden Monday, July 29, 2019

...In 1999, the state offered OHA $250 million and ownership of revenue-producing lands to settle the claims, but bickering trustees turned it down....


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