Friday, October 22, 2021
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Friday, October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Belatti Challenged by Committee Members as Witch Hunt Continues
  2. Former OHA aide indicted in money laundering, wire fraud schemes
  3. HART Still Claiming it Cannot find a MIG Welder for Frogs
  4. Miske Attorneys Ask For Trial To Be Delayed Another Six Months
  5. Honolulu Officers In Two Fatal Shootings Did Not Break The Law, Board Says
  6. Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation Stops Short Of Demanding Closure Of Red Hill Fuel Facility
  7. New task force to shine spotlight on missing and murdered Native Hawaiian women
  8. Honolulu police target gambling in residential areas
  9. Kauai Driver license, registration fees may rise

Thursday, October 21, 2021
October 21, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Witch Hunt: Politically Connected State Contractor at Center of Latest Attack on Auditor
  2. Indictments Latest in Sovereignty Scams Which Got Lawyer Disbarred
  3. Rail Slush Fund: Legislative proposal carrying a city hotel tax advances
  4. Kaua‘i setting aside TAT funds for vehicles, wages (LOL!)
  5. Oahu's incredible shrinking future
  6. Proposal seeks to modify University of Hawaii tenure system
  7. Legal Opinion Affecting 1,800 Oahu Landowners Is Secret For Now
  8. Red Hill Decision Delayed For Probe Of Navy’s Alleged Lack of Disclosure
  9. $1.3M Bribe Solves Problems for Maui Solar Farm
  10. Hawaii Highest Natural Gas Prices in USA
  11. California ILWU-Controlled ports, key to U.S. supply chain, among world's least efficient

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Foster Children in Hawaii and Their Right to Counsel
  2. The real enemy of aloha is uncertainty
  3. Ige: Vaccinated US Visitors Return Nov 1, Int’l Nov 8
  4. Anti-Telescope Protesters Harass Lassner at his House
  5. Tupola and Tsuneyoshi Invite Anti-vaxxers to Address Honolulu Council
  6. Debunking Anti-Vaxxer Nonsense: How COVID deaths are counted in Hawaii
  7. Nearly 90-percent of County employees vaccinated since mandate deadline
  8. Favorable reception for new TAT tax
  9. County: ‘Love Island’ filming mostly illegal
  10. Homeowners Try to Save Their Homes With Sand Burritos. The State Is Cracking Down.
  11. Police commission following unknown process for picking new HPD chief
  12. State lawmakers seek answers into possible cover-up of Red Hill fuel leak

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sinking test scores show pandemic impact on Hawaii students
  2. ‘Devastating’: 3rd maternal death in Hawaii hits close to home for physicians who are also moms
  3. Hawaii County Council to Vote on Secret Amendment to Sunshine Law
  4. Hawaii’s Search For A New School Chief Will Take Longer Than Expected
  5. OHA Has Lots Of Job Openings Amid A Controversial Restructuring
  6. SHOPO President: ‘Unfair‘ Media Coverage of Police Corruption will Lead to Mass Retirements
  7. HPD faces new pressure to restrict powers of commander accused of harassment, retaliation
  8. Hundreds of burned cars removed from illegal junkyard on state farmland
  9. New police program cleans up homelessness and crime in parks
  10. Office of Hawaiian Affairs defends $47M purchase of commercial property in Iwilei
  11. 39% of Hawaii’s LPN Nurses Quit During COVID
  12. HECO More Giant Batteries for Big Island

Monday, October 18, 2021
Letters to the Editor October, 2021
Letters to the Editor
  • When the sun goes down, the fun on the beach is quickly attacked by local police
  • Timber Industry, Big Green all for Wood Pellets

Monday, October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Stadium: DAGS and Developers Giddy over Next Financial Black Hole
  2. Public weighs in on potential Honolulu City Council districts
  3. Hawaii employers looking for employees as coronavirus pandemic’s impact lingers
  4. Drug-related deaths in Hawaii up 13% this year
  5. Another ruling against former foreclosure attorney Gary Dubin

Sunday, October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Digital ID For A Digital World?  Nobody is Fooled
  2. Students push back against surveillance and other measures they see as going too far
  3. Honolulu taxpayers face big hit on Kakaako rail easements
  4. Can Lieutenant governor candidates Trust Josh Green?
  5. Kauai’s Special Election For Prosecutor -- Iseri Back for More Fun n Games?
  6. Which County Pays Its Council Members The Most? (Hint: It’s Not Honolulu)
  7. Hawaii is at the ‘beginning of the end of the pandemic’ with herd immunity on the horizon; Officials warn not to let guard down
  8. Hilo Antibody Clinic Treats 49 Patients
  9. Hawaii’s crime rate dropped in three of four counties in 2020
  10. Mafia News: Hollywood Strike Averted As IATSE & AMPTP Reach Deal On New Film & TV Contract

Saturday, October 16, 2021
October 16, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Auditor Les Kondo and House committee investigating him appear headed to court
  2. Hawaii finally hits 70% fully vaccinated mark
  3. Exemptions to Hawaii’s COVID mandate end at state facilities
  4. For Hawaii visitors; counties looking to implement fees, reservations, beach closures
  5. Driver, not Honolulu police, is at fault for teen’s injuries, city alleges
  6. City launches new crisis outreach program to provide services to homeless in need
  7. Maui Sweep Pushed 47 Bums to Accept Shelter
  8. With HPD main station cell block to close for renovations, detainees will be held elsewhere

Friday, October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Republican Chair Resigns
  2. Hawaii COVID Response: Safety vs Freedom
  3. UHERO: Hawaii Needs to Focus on Developing Good Governance in Managing Tourism
  4. Naming Names: New Hawaii Election Districts Endanger Eight Incumbents
  5. Surveillance video backs witness claims that officers fled after devastating Makaha crash
  6. HART:  TAT Hike Will Not fix $3.5 billion shortfall
  7. HART Approves $23M Legal Fees For Looming Trial Against Howard Hughes
  8. Legislative Agenda: Rental car cap, hotel room freeze may Cause Recession
  9. Building hospital capacity; Hawaii authorities change their Covid conversation
  10. Pediatric COVID-19 cases rise in Hawaii amid Delta surge
  11. Special Ed Students Have Been ‘Left Out’ From Distance Learning in Hawaii
  12. Solar Farm Just Another ‘Deleterious Project’
  13. Hawaii inmates to receive $50 if they get COVID-19 vaccine
  14. New Legal Clinic Aims To Give Criminals A 22nd Chance
  15. Police officers learn new skills to deal with homeless mental illness

Thursday, October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Star-Adv Finally Corrects False News Report Which Fuels Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories
  2. HART Says It Didn’t Get A Key Report On Track Woes. The Contractor Says Otherwise
  3. Hawaii hotels see momentum as holiday season approaches
  4. Maui County to ease restrictions, gathering limits, starting this weekend
  5. Hawaii already has a high cost of living. Inflation means it’s about to get worse.
  6. Lassner to UH faculty, staff, students: Prepare to be on campus next spring
  7. Hawaii Is Losing More Teachers Than Ever Amid Pandemic Fatigue
  8. HPD Reviewing New Bodycam Policy After Judge’s Ruling
  9. Having Trouble Finding Homeless in Chinatown?

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Belatti’s Auditor Attack Goes up in Flames After 1,000 Junk Cars Discovered
  2. Phony Baloney: Contemptable Hawaii House Panel Warns It May Hold The State Auditor In Contempt
  3. No COVID Relief on Hawaiian Homelands Thanks to Al Hee’s Greed 
  4. Lodging tax hike looms: Hawaii County Council to discuss adding 3% to TAT
  5. Why change rule on short-term rentals?
  6. How many Hawaii people are on food stamps?
  7. LG campaign: Losers, Has-beens and Failures
  8. Hawaii hospitals catching up on postponed procedures, but Hilo still grappling with COVID patients
  9. Hawaii Gives One COVID Vaccine Shots to 91.2% of Residents Over 12
  10. Supreme Court: No More Expedited Releases For Hawaii Inmates--‘Risk to Public far Outweighs risk of COVID’
  11. Assault Charge Filed Against Honolulu Developer Dismissed By Court
  12. New body cam video shows bizarre encounter before fatal police shooting in Nuuanu
  13. The hotel next door
  14. PUC Hearing: Community Opposition to Wind and Solar Projects

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Entering Depression?  14% of Jobs Disappear
  2. Hawaii Officials: Vaccinations now Make COVID Less Dangerous than Flu or Poverty
  3. HART: Howard Hughes To Seek $200 Million In Rail Condemnation Suit
  4. HPD officer facing criminal probe after near-fatal crash previously accused of civil rights violations 
  5. RFP for redeveloping land around Aloha Stadium
  6. Building permit applications pile up in EPIC system
  7. More State-funding for ‘Ohana Zone’ homeless projects?
  8. Crews begin massive clean-up of burned out auto graveyard in Central Oahu

Monday, October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HECO ‘Green Energy’ Plan-- Crank up every diesel plant on this island: ‘We’re still not clear how we’re going to get through next  Fall’
  2. Redrawing Hawaii’s Election Districts: ‘People Are Going To Be Pissed’
  3. Ed Case Draws A Challenger From The Left
  4. UH Football's Safe Again? It's Time To Open Up The Capitol
  5. Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope delayed at least 2 years
  6. Sovereignty Movement Foments Anti-Vaxxerism
  7. Star-Adv Mangles Story on Flu Deaths

Sunday, October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Early Christmas for Insiders: Oahu’s proposed 3% hotel tax to benefit overbudget rail
  2. More Chaos and Magical Thinking at HART
  3. Hawaii Tourism Authority sole-source contract “our share of the gold”
  4. $7 Trillion Economic Losses Due to Failed ‘Distance Learning’ Schemes?
  5. Free The Covid Cluster Data. Tell Us Where Outbreaks Are Occurring
  6. Waimanalo Missing Girl Case--After Two Generations of Drug Addicts, CWS Places Kids With Convicted Felon

Saturday, October 9, 2021
October 9, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Alleged Waikiki Road Rage Assault -- Former Prosecutor Gets Free Pass for Husband
  2. Family Comes from Mainland to Rescue Homeless Veteran--Three Weeks Later He is still on the Street and they are Still Doing Paperwork
  3. Soft on Crime: Criminal out on Streets Doing it Again
  4. Advocates braced for evictions when Hawaii’s moratorium ended. The wave never came.
  5. 110th Anniversary: How Hawaii Chinese helped fund 1911 Revolution
  6. School’s harsh punishment of star student on Maui turns into test of free speech
  7. Transsexual Told She ‘Would never be a male’ -- Sues State
  8. Another Anti-Telescope Protest

Friday, October 8, 2021
October 8, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Retaliation: HPD Threatens Four Officers who Complained About Gerona
  2. COVID Justice: Drug trial delayed again for ex-Hawaii prosecutor Katherine Kealoha’s brother
  3. Closing arguments heard in toddler murder trial
  4. ‘Enough is enough’: Live events industry wants gathering restrictions eased (now)
  5. Hospital bills soar for COVID cases
  6. Proposal before Maui council would phase out thousands of short-term rentals
  7. Oahu’s solar battery program to boost clean energy stymied by Corrupt, Inefficient DPP
  8. Hu Honua Tree Burning Plant to Eliminate Wind, Solar--Add $164 to Your Electric Bill
  9. AES Tree-Burning ‘BioMass’ to Replace Coal with Something Worse
  10. Navy Denied Activists an Issue to Exploit
  11. Will the state of Hawaii be assigned to take in Afghanistan Refugees?
  12. City’s new crisis outreach team aims to take strain off hospitals, first responders
  13. COVID Cash: Nonprofit Will Use Grant To Create Savings Accounts For Native Hawaiian Families
  14. Wildfire Burned 1% of Hawaii Land Area

Thursday, October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Where’s Isabella? Will Gerona Ouster Improve Handling of Missing Child Case?
  2. Honolulu Police Department to Unload Gerona Inquiry onto Blangiardi Admin?
  3. Legislators Finally Spring Trap on Auditor Kondo
  4. Rail: TAT Hike to be Deposited in City Transit Fund
  5. Top executives at HART are making the biggest salaries
  6. Tokuda Makes Official Her Bid To Be Hawaii Lt. Governor
  7. Tourism leaders urge Ige to declare it’s OK to visit Hawaii
  8. Mayor: Oahu’s ban on large gatherings will likely be allowed to expire Oct. 19
  9. Local researchers say Department of Health officials have refused to collaborate and share COVID-19 data
  10. Tiebreaker?  City Council Approves Dave Matlin To Honolulu Fire Commission
  11. “Large landowners, watch out”
  12. Deadbeat HCDA to pay delinquent Kakaako housing fees
  13. Commercial activity under fire in Waimanalo
  14. How Hawaii can build a better behavioral health and substance use network of care, according to experts

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
October 6, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART Developing Excuses to Keep Rail Closed for Two More Years
  2. Editorial: HPD leadership must clean house (again)
  3. Legislators Fail in Attack on Auditor--Still Looking for ‘Evidence’
  4. New COVID cases in Hawaii fall to nearly 3-month low
  5. 'Fans In The Stands' For UH Athletics May Finally Signal The Pandemic's End
  6. HSTA Claims Substitute teacher shortage stretches Hawaii public schools thin
  7. Hawaii stun gun ban ends Jan. 1
  8. Ambitious Hawaii Co audit plan set: Change orders, inventory, Fire Department, property taxes top list
  9. For those who lost everything in Kilauea’s 2018 eruption, buyout program a chance to rebuild
  10. Puana’s attorney files motion to restrict use of select language during upcoming trial    
  11. Former Hokulea crew member sentenced after admitting to role in drug ring
  12. Online sales, fentanyl-laced pills: Outreach workers struggle to tackle evolving drug crisis

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
October 5, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hicks: Chinese Military Expansion Poses Threats to Guam, Hawaii
  2. Judiciary Postpones Jury Trials Until November 16
  3. Taxpayer Debt Burden: Honolulu Grade 'F', Maui Grade 'D'
  4. HART Keeps Rail Shut Down Until Council Approves $48M TAT Hike
  5. Attorney blames polices officer’s grudge for Makaha crash that left 6 injured
  6. Honolulu To Pay $10 Million To Family Of Man Killed By Drunk Driver Fleeing Police
  7. Mafia News: Members of TV and film workers union authorize strike
  8. Big Island allows for larger gatherings at outdoor sporting events
  9. Hundreds of Hawaii parents on waitlists for afterschool child care services
  10. Green--Pandering Relentlessly--Calls For Quicker End To Hawaii Covid-19 Restrictions
  11. Former MMA star, Hilo native BJ Penn announces run for governor of Hawaii
  12. State defends its decision to release fewer details daily on COVID fatalities
  13. Kauai’s First Prosecutor Candidate Files For Special Election
  14. Public to get first crack at Maunakea Master Plan draft
  15. 100% of ‘Recycled’ Plastic Always Goes into the Local Garbage Dump
  16. Police body cam footage shows power of ‘miracle drug’ for reversing opioid overdoses
  17. One Homeless Lunatic Acquires 40-foot Rolloff Full of Garbage in 2 Weeks
  18. Jeff Bezos reportedly bought a new house on Maui after spending weeks donating to local charities

Monday, October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii health officials urge vigilance with 32% of population not fully vaccinated
  2. Three-judge panel orders disbarment of foreclosure attorney Gary Victor Dubin
  3. Rental cars more affordable as demand slows
  4. Big Island businesses still struggling to find workers despite end to pandemic aid
  5. Legislative Session Prep: Convention Center Tries for $64M this Time 
  6. Suspensions of jury trials, grand juries extended
  7. Parents Say DOE’s Effort To Create Distance Learning For Hawaiian Immersion Is Overdue
  8. Major flaws found at some Hawaii veterans cemeteries
  9. Maui Moves 47 Homeless into Shelter by Rejecting Failed Homeless Tent City Schemes


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COVID/vaccination issues put enduring problems on back burner
by Grassroot Institute Friday, October 22, 2021

... The coronavirus crisis understandably is front and center for most Hawaii residents, but other big issues still are mentioned in a new survey ....


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County TAT could further debilitate Hawaii tourism
by Grassroot Institute Friday, October 22, 2021

... Hawaii is still in a state of emergency, tourism has slowed, businesses are closing and unemployment is high. The economy will take years to recover ....


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A+ Fees to Increase 67%
by News Release Friday, October 22, 2021

... Monthly fees for A+ programming will be increasing from $120 to $200 ....


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Strive-HI Test Results Chart DoE COVID Failure
by News Release Friday, October 22, 2021

... Math proficiency decreased 11 percentage points to 32% in 2021 ....


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State Wins $1.5M Judgment in Mortgage Rescue Fraud Case
by News Release Friday, October 22, 2021

... Guinn had tricked the couple into signing over the deed to their property ....


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'Karma is a Bitch' -- Maui Mayor's Office Rips Anti-Vaxxer
by Andrew Walden Friday, October 22, 2021

... Anti-vaxxer antics are a key argument for continuing to exclude direct public testimony ....


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UHERO Looks at Maui County Plan to Impose $1.17B Tax Hike on Housing
by UH ERO Friday, October 22, 2021

... How to build affordable housing?  Impose a $1.169 billion tax on housing.  Clue: 'Boondoggle' ....


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Hawaii Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.6%
by News Release Thursday, October 21, 2021

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 6.6 percent compared to 7.0 percent in August ....


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Hawaii Hotel RevPAR Down 13.5% from 2019
by Hawaii Tourism Authority Thursday, October 21, 2021

... When compared to September 2019, statewide ADR was higher in September 2021 but RevPAR was lower due to less occupancy ....


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Substitute shortage reported in urban and rural schools across the state
by News Release Thursday, October 21, 2021

... 100+ substitute positions are unfilled daily with others diverted to fill-in ....


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State of Hawaii Launches 'Non-Fungible Token' Scheme
by News Release Thursday, October 21, 2021

... Eminem is an 'investor' ....


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The real enemy of aloha is uncertainty
by Kelii Akina Wednesday, October 20, 2021

... Why are some businesses treated differently than others? When will we be able to return to normal? Are any of these restrictions really saving lives? ....


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Foster Children in Hawaii and Their Right to Counsel
by News Article Tuesday, October 19, 2021

... Hawaii is the only state in the nation that has a judicial procedure in place to ensure the legal rights of our most vulnerable population are protected; a little-known 2014 Family Court Tort Protocol mandated by Judge Mark Browning ....


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10-year-old girl arrested at Honowai Elem School--ACLU Demands $500K
by News Release Tuesday, October 19, 2021

... a parent complained to school officials about a sketch N.B. and other students had drawn in response to another student bullying N.B. The parent unreasonably insisted that school officials call the police ....


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Anti-vaxxers Expose Maui Mayor to COVID
by News Release Tuesday, October 19, 2021

"...We only found out about the exposure because of a social media post....”


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COVID the Lion Killer
by News Release Monday, October 18, 2021

... Honolulu Zoo bids aloha to Ekundu the African lion ....


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COVID Emergency Rules: HSTA to file complaint with Hawaii Labor Relations Board
by News Release Monday, October 18, 2021

"...The suspension of Chapter 89 sets a dangerous precedent...."


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‘OahuJoe’ TikTok video on Hawaii housing draws more than a million views
by Grassroot Institute Monday, October 18, 2021

... In just 13 seconds, Joe Kent of the Grassroot Institute explains why relatively modest homes in Hawaii are so darn expensive ....


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Panorama: Hawaii DoE Paying Zuckerberg Company to Collect Data on Students
by Andrew Walden Sunday, October 17, 2021

... Panorama’s ‘Social Emotional Learning Survey’ is a veritable roadmap to manipulate their minds via social media ....


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Enrollment across UH system increases for first time in 10 years
by News Release Sunday, October 17, 2021

... The fall 2021 systemwide headcount credit enrollment of 49,773 students is a 0.4% increase compared to fall 2020 ....


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No, DOE, You’re Not God
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 17, 2021

... DOE told HSTA the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation suspends Hawaii law governing collective bargaining in public employment ....


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Navy Will Discharge Sailors Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination
by News Article Sunday, October 17, 2021

... All active-duty Navy personnel must be vaccinated by Nov. 28 or face separation, according to a Navy administrative message released Wednesday ....


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COVID Shutdowns Boost Hawaii Youth Obesity Rates
by News Release Saturday, October 16, 2021

... High School Students --  16.4% Obesity Rate 15 of 51 Hawaii state rank ....


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Current constitutional issues related to vaccine mandates
by News Article Saturday, October 16, 2021

... two key Supreme Court decisions speak to the authority of state and local officials to issue vaccine mandates ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 16, 2021
by GovTrack .us Saturday, October 16, 2021

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


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Six Sovereignty Scammers Could Get 10 years Prison
by News Release Saturday, October 16, 2021

... all connected to Keanu Sai collaborator Rose Dradi .... 


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Will Hawaiʻi Become an Open-Carry State?
by Video Video Friday, October 15, 2021

... PBS video: Will Hawaiʻi Become an Open-Carry State? ....


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Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit
by News Release Friday, October 15, 2021

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....


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UHERO: Hawaii Needs to Focus on Developing Good Governance in Managing Tourism
by UH ERO Friday, October 15, 2021

... a difficult obstacle stands in the way of achieving the HTA action plans:  “HTA lacks authority over state and county agencies.” ....


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Hawaii COVID Response: Safety vs Freedom
by News Release Thursday, October 14, 2021

... an economic, medical, and legal perrspective ....


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Hawaii Republican Chair Resigns
by News Release Thursday, October 14, 2021

... Signe Godfrey, chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party, today announced she was resigning the post and endorsed First Vice Chair Lynn Finnegan to assume the role of Interim Chair ....


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COVID Money: Stacy Higa Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Embezzlement
by News Release Thursday, October 14, 2021

... Former Hawaii Public Official Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from AmeriCorps and Offering a Bribe in Return for CARES Act Grants ....


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Most Hawaii residents want lower taxes, new survey shows
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, October 14, 2021

... A professional poll of almost 1,000 people throughout the islands suggests lawmakers are ignoring what their constituents really want ....


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COVID-19 meets its match: UH football
by Kelii Akina Thursday, October 14, 2021

... If there is one thing more powerful than COVID-19, apparently it’s a winning football team ....


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Hawaii COVID-19 Business Mandates Boost Vaccination Rate 8%
by UH ERO Tuesday, October 12, 2021

... an additional 8% of employees were estimated to have been vaccinated as a result of the mandates. We also observed that 5.9% of employees elected regular COVID-19 testing, while 1.7% were either dismissed or resigned ....


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DHHL: Al Hee’s Actions Represent ‘clear and present danger’
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, October 12, 2021

... Sandwich Isles Communications has Publicly Stated that the Dispute with Hawaiian Tel will Affect Services ....


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​City and County of Honolulu is now accepting Grants In Aid applications
by News Release Tuesday, October 12, 2021

... deadline 2 p.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 ....


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Maui: No Tents for Anti-Vaxxer Rally
by News Release Tuesday, October 12, 2021

"... event planners have recently requested that the event include food, live music and tents on County property ...."


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Hawaii’s Puzzling Coronavirus Rules; Government Leaves Public in the Dark
by Video Video Tuesday, October 12, 2021

... Hawaii officials have not been transparent about the data and reasoning behind the multitude of government proclamations, mandates and shifting rules ....


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Coastal Erosion: No Easy, Inexpensive, or One-Size-Fits-All Solutions
by News Release Monday, October 11, 2021

... conclusions of a presentation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources ....


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COVID-19 vaccination required of all UH employees in 2022
by News Release Monday, October 11, 2021

... all UH employees, including those who are teleworking, will be required to be fully vaccinated ....


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Big Island Second Amendment Win
by News Release Sunday, October 10, 2021

... the county can no longer use a blanket denial process for those with harassment or disorderly conduct convictions but MUST show that the charge actually included a "crime of violence" ....


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Hiding the Failure: DoE Stops Teacher Evaluations
by News Release Sunday, October 10, 2021

... Evaluation paused this school year for effective teachers ... Probationary teachers will still be evaluated, but with fewer observations ....


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Ige, Recktenwald Announce Judicial Nominees in Three Counties
by News Release Sunday, October 10, 2021

... judicial vacancies on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit (Oʻahu), Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui), Circuit Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaiʻi – Kona), and the District Court of the Third Circuit, island of Hawaii ....


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HART Makes Up Its Voting Rules
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 10, 2021

... The memo concludes that the State did not have the power under the Hawaii Constitution to provide for four extra HART board members.  Thus, we can basically ignore the extra folks and conduct business as if they weren’t around ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 9, 2021
by News Release Saturday, October 9, 2021

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


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Wood Pellets? Hawaii 'Green' Energy Scam is Dirtier Than Coal
by News Article Saturday, October 9, 2021

... Hu Honua on the Big Island and AES on Oahu are both proposing to burn wood to generate electricity.  NRDC explains that wood burners actually produce more CO2 than coal.... 


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UH Law School Forum: The Constitutionality of Vaccine Mandates
by News Release Saturday, October 9, 2021

... Speakers: Professors Avi Soifer and Eugene Kontorovich ....


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HSTA Demands Schools Teach so-called 'Critical Race Theory'
by News Release Saturday, October 9, 2021

"Manufactured attacks on critical race theory aim to dismantle ongoing efforts to provide an equitable education for all keiki" -- HSTA


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BLNR Rejects Aquarium Fishing EIS
by News Release Saturday, October 9, 2021

... Six board members voted to deny the FEIS, and one abstained ....


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City allows managed events up to 1,000 with enhanced COVID safety measures
by News Release Saturday, October 9, 2021

... 50% capacity or a maximum of 1,000 attendees (whichever is smaller) ....


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COVID Spy News: Lumisight App Required to Attend UH Athletic Events
by News Release Saturday, October 9, 2021

... Everyone attending UH home athletic events will need to comply with UH’s COVID-19 vaccination policy. This includes uploading proof of vaccination to the UH LumiSight app, receiving approval (may take up to 24 hours), passing the daily health check-in on the app and showing the green “You may report to campus” status with the current date to be allowed into the stadium on gameday ....


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Are the COVID-related ocean shipping capacity shortages impacting Hawaii?
by Michael Hansen Friday, October 8, 2021

... cargo freight rates, Eastbound and Trans-Pacific, have gone from around $2,000-$2,500 up to $4,500 for a 40-foot dry standard box ....


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MYTH: The Jones Act keeps foreign ships out of America’s inland waterways
by Grassroot Institute Friday, October 8, 2021

... there already are foreign-owned ships transporting goods along inland waterways such as the Mississippi and Delaware rivers ....


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VIDEO: UH Virtual Forum on Maunakea Master Plan
by Video Video Friday, October 8, 2021

... About 55 questions were submitted and answered during the two hour livestream hosted by Marisa Yamane ....


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Fentanyl: 21-Time Loser Faces Federal Justice
by News Release Friday, October 8, 2021

... Indictment Returned After Investigation Involving Seizure of 16.4 Kilograms of Methamphetamine, 3.14 Kilograms of Pills Containing Fentanyl, $400,000 in Cash ....


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18 years for 26 lbs of Meth: Federal Sentence for Former Hokulea Crew Member
by News Release Friday, October 8, 2021

... Judge Otake described Kapoi’s conduct as “injecting poison” into communities that lack the resources to deal with methamphetamine addictions ....


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HIDOE takes no action on pandemic grievances, citing suspension of collective bargaining law
by News Release Thursday, October 7, 2021

... HSTA immediately files demands for arbitration ....


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COVID Unemployment Recovery: Hawaii vs Nevada
by News Article Thursday, October 7, 2021

... Hawaii 46th, Nevada 14th ....


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DLNR Targets 'Renegade' Weddings
by News Release Thursday, October 7, 2021

"If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time you might suffer the scorn of residents, you could get cited, and there are 'other things' that can go wrong.”


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RFP: HTA to Seek 'Politically Correct' Tourists Only
by News Release Thursday, October 7, 2021

"...The RFP’s scope of services has been modified to include destination management services, in alignment with HTA’s new vision of Malama Kuu Home (caring for my beloved home) through the principles of regenerative tourism. HTA’s objective is to help empower the community to have a greater voice in tourism’s future, with a focus on regenerating the environment, perpetuating the Hawaiian culture, recognizing Hawaii’s multiethnic cultures, and supporting responsible economic outcomes...."


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Higher UH student vaccination rates have positive effects on Oʻahu
by News Release Wednesday, October 6, 2021

... COVID cases reduced by 3,000 on Oahu ....


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Outsider Chosen as Maui PD Chief
by News Release Wednesday, October 6, 2021

... the vote was unanimous for Las Vegas PD Cap't John Pelletier ....


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Connie Lau to retire as president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Industries
by News Release Wednesday, October 6, 2021

... Utility president and CEO Scott Seu to lead parent company...Shelee Kimura appointed Hawaiian Electric president and CEO ....


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Taxpayer Debt Burden: Honolulu Grade 'F', Maui Grade 'D'
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, October 5, 2021

“When combined with their share of the state debt, Honolulu taxpayers each owe $61,300.”


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Hicks: Chinese Military Expansion Poses Threats to Guam, Hawaii
by News Article Tuesday, October 5, 2021

... In recent months, the United States has increased the frequency of its transits through the Taiwan Strait as a demonstration of its commitment to the island ....


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Judiciary Postpones Jury Trials Until November 16
by News Release Monday, October 4, 2021

... Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has issued a first extension of an order postponing jury trials across the state through November 16, 2021 ....


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Will Al Hee Cut Off Your 911 Service?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, October 3, 2021

... A criminal may be cutting off 911 service for some Hawaii telephone lines according to US Bankruptcy Court documents filed by attorneys for Hawaiian Tel ....


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What can Hawaii Learn from Tax Reform in the Cornhusker State?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 3, 2021

... “Growing the Good Life Begins Here” ....


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Coronavirus Management Should Respect Individual Choice
by Kelii Akina Sunday, October 3, 2021

... We all need to make sure that our personal health choices do not harm others ....


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