Monday, January 27, 2020
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Monday, January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Insiders: We Really Don’t Need to Fix Cost of Living, Just Pretend
  2. Guidelines proposed for legalization of stun guns
  3. Gun Control Bills on the Move
  4. Public funeral service to held for fallen Officer Enriquez
  5. ‘Congestion Pricing’ Is Another Of Honolulu’s Bad Ideas
  6. Bills for 2020: Sea Level Rise is an Excuse to Harden their Property and Sacrifice Yours

Sunday, January 26, 2020
January 26, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Nearly 7,000 become homeless in 2019 on Oahu
  2. Leong’s New Job: Box up the Skeletons in Caldwell’s Closet
  3. Ige has no Plan to Build TMT
  4. Rate hike blasted: Opposition mounts to Young Brothers’ request for 34% increase
  5. Case continues quest to change Jones Act
  6. Legal battle over e-signatures pursued amid effort to impeach Honolulu prosecutor
  7. Kahauiki Village celebrates second anniversary
  8. Soft on Crime: Career violent criminal released after burglary, his second arrest in one week
  9. $24M found in Kauai Water Department pensions

Saturday, January 25, 2020
January 25, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maui Mayor: Environmental Assessment Rules Cause Shortage of Affordable Housing 
  2. Violent tragedy at Diamond Head exposed major gaps in Hawaii’s mental health system, state officials say
  3. Enabling deteriorating behavior hurts public
  4. Road-usage fee would raise prices for us all
  5. Turtle Traffic: DoT Wants to Solve Problem the Expensive Way (of course)
  6. SB3167: Bureaucratic Turf Fight over Aloha $tadium Project
  7. Hawaii Medicaid Patients May Have Fewer Insurance Choices
  8. Clerk: King Lied About Spy Cameras in Council Chambers
  9. Number of Oahu vacation rental units is shrinking
  10. Prisons need oversight
  11. OJ Simpson Innocence Project To Host Prosecutor Candidate Debate
  12. SB2601 -- Bill would allow counties to charge developers for law enforcement costs
  13. Will State Inspect Cargo Containers for Contraband?
  14. SB2234: DUI at 0.05%
  15. State senators propose legalized gambling (again)

Friday, January 24, 2020
January 24, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. FTA “Anxious” About Rail P3 Cost
  2. HART: Nan Now Seven Months Behind (Latest Revised) Schedule—Delay Could Impact P3 Bids
  3. Familiar solutions from Hawaii state leaders
  4. Amid rematch bid, Republican Sam Slom accuses Chang of ‘socialist agenda’
  5. 85% of Ewa Movers want out of Ewa
  6. Hawaii Road Usage Charge Penalizes Fuel Efficiency-DoT Lying About Declining Fuel Tax Revenues
  7. Big Oil Carbon Credit Plan Would Hit Hawaii Hard
  8. Bill package addresses wind farms in Hawaii
  9. Senators Delay Vote After Grilling Aila As Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands
  10. $8.3M -- Hawaii County working on new deal for state reimbursement for TMT-related costs
  11. $15K daily fine -- BLNR Threatens Demolition of South Kona home facing fine for illegal vacation rental in conservation district
  12. County wants to seize, sell site of former homeless camp to pay fines
  13. Guns found at Hibiscus Drive not registered to homeowner or late husband, Chief Ballard says
  14. 38 Gun Control Bills Moving in Legislature
  15.  Caldwell: Soft on Homelessness Crowd Killing Homeless
  16. ‘Houseless’ are Refusing to Accept Shelter, must be Forced off Streets
  17. Sit-lie ban, why not Kona?
  18. Defense Lawyers Upset After Efforts to Discourage Witness Undermined by Prosecutor
  19. Lawsuit Claims Guards Had Suicidal Inmate Cuffed, Let Him Bleed To Death

Thursday, January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Cost of Housing: For 50 Years Legislators Have Known that Regulation is to Blame
  2. Report: 30% of Honolulu renters are looking to move out of State
  3. Plenty Of Warning Signs But Few Treatment Options In Police Killer Case
  4. Useless State had HPD wellness-check done on Diamond Head landlord after elder abuse allegation  
  5. Volunteers gather for point-in-time count to get better sense of Hawaii’s homeless population
  6. ‘Sacred’ Money: OHA Tollbooth to Cash in on Mauna Kea Tourism?
  7. $2.7M Fines -- Maui TVR Shut Down After 60 Years in Operation
  8. Hawaii County Council $1.45M Insider Cash Giveaway Paused for Now
  9. Kauai, not just Oahu, now being considered for $1.9B defense radar
  10. Eliminating Competition to Drive Prices Higher—Global Warmers Take Aim at The Gas Company
  11. Tour Helicopter Crashes — And Flights — Have Escalated In Recent Years

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mauna Kea: Politicians Form Circular Firing Squad
  2. Ige still believes TMT can be resolved peacefully
  3. Telescope Protest: Hawaii AG Seeking KAHEA Bank Records –to be Stripped of Nonprofit Status?  
  4. Shady Tactics Of Gut And Replace Mar Legislative Process  
  5. Hawaii Should Welcome New Defense Radar
  6. Instead of Dealing with Mental Health, Lawmakers consider ban on lending of guns
  7. Pension reforms would boost state

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sen Taniguchi Blocks Bill Mandating Pension forfeiture after felony     
  2. Psychiatric Review Court Needed to Incarcerate Lunatics in Lunatic Asylum
  3. Involuntary Hospitalization Task Force Proposes a Few Timid Reforms 
  4. Dispelling myths about prison overcrowding
  5. Severe Doctor Shortage On The Big Island
  6. For 5th Year Running, Lawmakers Consider Giving Airports More Autonomy
  7. DoT Proposing Laniakea Turtle Traffic Realignment
  8. Taxpayer Ripped off For Years—Denied Refund
  9. UH Releases Pay Levels For Hundreds Of Graduate Assistants, Lecturers
  10. Dude Allegedly Breaks in to Fasi Building, Starts Fire
  11. Meth Bust reveals Multi-Generational Family of Tweekers at Kahului Library Homeless Camp
  12. Protesters Finally Shamed into Partially Cleaning up Mauna Kea

Monday, January 20, 2020
January 20, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Attorney general seeks funds to fight corruption
  2. Cop Killer was Mental Case -- Second Barricade at House 
  3. HOPE probationers have been linked to some of Oahu’s most violent crimes
  4. Arson case opened after Homeless Drug Addicts cause 2-alarm house fire in Aiea
  5. Paddlers say homeless ruining bays

Sunday, January 19, 2020
January 19, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 2 police officers killed in shooting near Diamond Head; multiple homes up in flames
  2. Target Letter?  No Problem!  Caldwell, Amemiya Attempting to Bring Donna Leong Back to Work in Administration
  3. 99-year-lease housing plan is bleak future
  4. Legislators’ cost-of-living ideas try to stave off voters’ growing discontent before elections
  5. Poll: 69% Say Complete TMT
  6. TMT supporters pick up litter left on Mauna Kea by Telescope Protesters
  7. Maui Mayor Wants to Raise GE Tax
  8. Big Island Bus system ‘meltdown’ leaves schoolchildren, working poor stranded—Tax Hike was Supposed to Solve Transit Problems
  9. Using a new law, Hawaii goes after scofflaws and drafts rules for new B&Bs—But Will Any Apply?
  10. Many Hoops to Jump Through--Law nets no new lease extensions — so far
  11. Liability issue clarified for Hawaii charter schools
  12. HPD Busts Crime Ring ‘Uncle’ – Hand him over to Feds Because Soft on Crime State Kept Giving Him Bail
  13. Police open murder investigation at Oahu Community Correctional Center

Saturday, January 18, 2020
January 18, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Young Brothers Rate Hike Proposal Based on Fraudulent Numbers
  2. Salary Increases Drive $14B ERS Pension Shortfall
  3. HSTA’s Newest Raise Would Cost $46M
  4. Sen Taniguchi Blocks Bill Mandating Pension forfeiture after felony
  5. Drunk Hit-and-Run Former State Senator Actually Gets Arrested for DUI (this time)
  6. Will Judiciary Block Affordable Housing Plan?
  7. Ige pledged to end homelessness in Hawaii by 2020. What happened?
  8. Bum fights at Hawaii state library leave library patrons injured, damage building
  9. Jail Diversion Plan Diverts One Criminal
  10. Lack of information in Hawaii inmate’s death is questioned
  11. Wiping out Hawaiian History: Caldwell administration again pushes to rename Thomas Square

Friday, January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Reforming Inefficiencies Begins With Government Employees
  2. Hawaii County Council Rushing a $1.45M Insider Cash Give-Away
  3. New measure at state capitol looking to do away with HI-5 recycling
  4. Hawaii found to be only partially compliant with federal child abuse laws
  5. Pro-life advocates rally at state Capitol to ‘honor the lives lost to abortion
  6. Will DOE Slash Weighted Student Formula to Pay $10M to HSTA?
  7. Board of Education shelves plans to move Kaahumanu Elementary School to Make Way for Condos
  8. Fake: City sues disgraced ex-police chief in Pretend bid to recoup $250,000 payout
  9. New Prison Oversight Commission Trying to Release as Many Criminals as Possible
  10. More sex assault allegations against former Kamehameha Schools psychiatrist and ACLU Board Member
  11. Two Weeks of Steady Rain—74 Homeless Decide to Accept Shelter
  12. Kauai: Tax hike proposed for part-time TVRs
  13. Is This Any Way To Run An Airport?
  14. Technology helps provide accurate measure of sea level

Thursday, January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Silicon Valley Greenies On Verge of Taking over HECO?
  2. Hawaiian protests move to state Capitol “uncertain about what they were trying to accomplish”
  3. Tents, other items remain on Mauna Kea—Protesters Still Making Excuses
  4. Trying to Tax You Out of Your Car: Caldwell proposes study of traffic congestion pricing
  5. Details needed to add early-learning hubs
  6. Fewer criminal cases taken to court statewide
  7. Consumer Advocate Analysis: Hu Honua will increase greenhouse gas emissions and electricity costs
  8. Honolulu residents outspend most of the country on food expenses
  9. Nick Rolovich contract calls for $425,004 penalty for early departure
  10. New General Manager for HNN Named
  11. Lawsuit: Organic Store Spread Rat Lungworm to Customers

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Letters to the Editor January, 2020
Letters to the Editor
  • Make OHA Pay for Mauna Kea Protest Expenses
  • Time For The Taxpayers to PROTEST
  • Hawaii’s aging inter-island submarine fiber-optic cables 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Powerful Hawaii defensive radar is delayed
  2. Teacher pay differential plan comes under fire by lawmakers
  3. HSTA Operative in Three Way Race for Manahan’s Old Council Seat
  4. Big Island Doctor Shortage—Some Specialists Do Not Exist on Island
  5. How Much Will Legislators Pony Up to hire a UH football coach?
  6. UH Law Ex-Con Concerned About Number of Criminals Being Killed
  7. Soft-on-Crime Activists Complain About Difficulty Using Kids to Smuggle Meth to Inmates
  8. Waikiki Health opens a new homeless shelter in Moiliili
  9. The Misunderstood End of Coal in Hawai’i 
  10. Opening Day--Millions of Dollars Demanded

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 9 Years of CWS Failure Ends only with Death: Starved Hilo girl repeatedly returned to abusive family
  2. The Usual Election Year Attempt to Shift Protest Movements into Get out the Vote Efforts is Back for 2020
  3. CD2: Kai is not the guy
  4. City Officials, Protesters Do Deal on Sherwood Forest Park—Build Same Thing with Different Name
  5. Anti-GMO Lobbyist: Legalize Magic Mushrooms and Establish Meth Camp in Waianae
  6. Not enough assisted death?
  7. HPD 250 Officers Short—Another 268 Could Retire
  8. Public Safety Department Wants to Add 15 More Vacant Positions
  9. Amemiya Reports Nearly $1M In Mayoral Campaign Contributions
  10. Enviros Instructed to Make Hawaiian Hawk A Political Pawn
  11. Hold on to your Wallet—The Legislative Session is About to Begin

Monday, January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Legislators: We’re Not Corrupt Enough—Need More Unions
  2. Insiders Continue to Buy Favor from Kai Kahele
  3. Legislature 2020: Making Hawaii Even More un-Livable
  4. The legislative session starts this week, hearings underway
  5. Global Warmers Claim HART has Waterproofed Rail Against 6’ Sea Level Rise
  6. Biofool: Hawaii Legislature’s ‘Big Idea’ Kills Orangutans
  7. Mandatory Report On Hawaii Trash Disposal Hasn’t Been Filed In 4 Years
  8. Tourism Industry Group Begins Hyping Anti-Aquarium Hysteria (again)
  9. Oahu Is Overhauling How It Counts The Homeless to Boost the Numbers

Sunday, January 12, 2020
January 12, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mauna Kea: Removal of Perfectly Good Telescopes is on schedule
  2. Next Boondoggle: Burn Taxpayer Money to ‘Boost Construction’
  3. Legislative Agenda: Advocates rally at the Capitol to demand higher minimum wage
  4. Lawmakers should advance ethics bills
  5. 30 years later, it’s the last session for Rep. Cynthia Thielen
  6. Opening Day: Maybe save the party until the work is done
  7. New names, familiar faces raise interest in Honolulu’s high-stakes mayoral race
  8. Stolen Car and Murder in Homeless Camp Chop Shop Owned by Agribusiness Development Corp
  9. Released Inmates Become Homeless Drug Addicts in Hilo Neighborhood Near jail
  10. Soft on Crime: Felon with 4 Guns Gets 3 Months
  11. 5 Alkies Wearing Ankle Bracelets to Detect Alcohol

Saturday, January 11, 2020
January 11, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mayor Kim: Exempt Health Care from GE Tax
  2. ‘Affordable’ Housing on a Jail with Free Land and Tax Credits – $1,539/mo
  3. In trial for 4 arrested at Mauna Kea protest, prosecutors call TMT blockade ‘unjustified’
  4. Kelly King Installed Secret Spy Cameras in Council Chambers
  5. Maui Council Chair King’s downfall was putting community over money
  6. Dead Duckbill: Abandoned flood project in Hauula cost taxpayers $146K ... and flooding is still a problem
  7. Soft on Crime: Gets Away With Murder, Kidnapping Because of ‘Major Depression’
  8. Lawsuit: Police Beat up Legal Gun User

Friday, January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Shakeup at Honolulu Police Commission -- Anti-Kealoha Chair Ousted by Pro-Corruption Forces
  2. Meth-Head Convicted, Still Employed as Prison Guard—will be allowed to retire with pension soon
  3. Telescope Protesters Leave Mountain of Trash on Mauna Kea  
  4. Island ranchers, businesses oppose 34% hike to YB shipping rates
  5. Will Feds Save us from Hawaii’s Failed Effort to Solve Homelessness?
  6. Money to Burn: Hawaii government might collect an additional $74M in taxes
  7. Waimea Middle Will Get Back Withheld Settlement Money
  8. 3 years Late Oahu Finally Gets Its Joint Traffic Management Center
  9. After months-long delay, EPA to begin removing toxic soil under Kalihi street this month
  10. Soft on Crime Policies behind recent violent crime wave in Hawaii
  11. Waiwa: Kamehameha Schools project looks to develop 11,000 homes and cost $4B
  12. DOBOR vs County – 16 Years Spent Deciding Who Regulates Surf Schools

Thursday, January 09, 2020
January 9, 2020 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART: Rail May be Ready to Run in October—But City May not Have Money to Run It
  2. Hawaiʻi County Mayor Meets With TMT Officials About Mauna Kea's Future
  3. There aren’t enough ankle bracelets to monitor all inmates on work furlough
  4. Homeless Criminal from Mainland Comes to Waipahu, Slashes Woman at Times Market
  5. Eco-Phonies: Hawaii Co Council fails to override mayor’s herbicide veto
  6. Legislative Agenda: Suicide Squad Wants to Give out more Death Pills
  7. Hawaii Lawmakers Pushing For A Tax On Vaping
  8. Investigation reveals violations at Molokai Community Health Center
  9. Citing State Supreme Court Ruling on ‘Obstruction’, judge dismisses cases for 28 arrested at Waimanalo park protest
  10. Homeless Court Reports Progress in Moving Homeless off Streets
  11. Hawaii County Homeless Shelters ‘Always Full’
  12. Hawaii: Nobody Votes Because there is Nobody to Vote For


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SB2331 Will Legislators Give Kaneshiro Crony $50M?
by Andrew Walden Monday, January 27, 2020

...What does a drunk rave promoter know about aviation fuel anyway?....


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This Week's Legislative Hearings
by News Release Monday, January 27, 2020

... List of present and future hearings ....


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School Choice Week Hawaii -- 96 events statewide
by News Release Monday, January 27, 2020

...Aloha State Parents to Explore Education Options for Upcoming School Year....


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Hawaii: Weddings Cost More Than Any Other State
by News Article Monday, January 27, 2020

...Couples in Hawaii spent $37,827 in 2018....


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Death Row 'Not-a-Pimp' McCoy Kicked out by Angry Mother
by Andrew Walden Sunday, January 26, 2020

...McCoy escaped death row but he couldn't escape mother of one of his 'girlfriends'....


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Where The Homeless Are--Oahu 'Heat Map'
by News Release Sunday, January 26, 2020

...Partners in Care Releases ‘Heat Map’ of Homeless Camps Based on 2020 PIT Survey....


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Auditor: CIP Management Gets Even Worse
by Hawaii State Auditor Sunday, January 26, 2020

...The State’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget for FY2019 was $2.02 billion....


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Report: HIOSH has the Ethics of a Used Car Salesman
by News Release Sunday, January 26, 2020

... Occupational Health Branch Manager for HIOSH takes new hires shopping for used cars ....


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OHA Audit: Don’t Let Them Double Up!
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 26, 2020

...This deserves an answer....


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Full Text: DBEDT Releases Housing Planning Study
by News Release Saturday, January 25, 2020

...Included in the study are data on housing supply, demand, and estimates of housing units needed by levels of affordability....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, January 25, 2020

...January 23rd - Bill Introduction Cutoff Last day for a bill to be filed with the House or Senate Clerk....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 25, 2020
by News Article Saturday, January 25, 2020

... this week's votes--all impeachment-related ....


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Eight Bills Behind 'Joint Economic Package'
by News Release Saturday, January 25, 2020

...Measures tackle housing, childcare, wage issues highlighted in ALICE report....


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Sen Riviere Introduces Bills to Protect Communities from Wind Farms
by News Release Saturday, January 25, 2020

...This week, Senator Gil Riviere introduced the POWER Bill Package – People Overwhelmed by Wind Energy Ramifications....


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HB2593: Fossil Fuel Cars to be Banned by 2030
by News Release Friday, January 24, 2020

...House Bill 2593 would allow the sale of only electric, hydrogen, or hybrid vehicles by car dealerships starting in 2030....


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State of the State: Right diagnosis, wrong prescription
by Grassroot Institute Friday, January 24, 2020

...What ails Hawaii is too much government and too much spending. The last thing we need is more of the same....


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Week One: 4,161 Bills and Resolutions Introduced in Legislature
by Brett Kulbis Friday, January 24, 2020

...4,161 bills and resolutions (including carry-overs from 2019) have been recorded as of January 20, 2020....


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U.S. Ferry Systems Soaked by Maritime Protectionism
by News Article Friday, January 24, 2020

...Hawaii would certainly know....


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DoI Micronesia and US Territories: 2019 Accomplishments
by News Release Friday, January 24, 2020

...Interior Assistant Secretary Releases 2019 Accomplishments for the Offices of Insular and International Affairs....


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Campbell HS: DoE Lawyers Fight Female Athletes Over Technicalities
by News Article Friday, January 24, 2020

...it probably costs more to pay the lawyers than to build the lockerroom....


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Tailspin! How to defuse Hawaii's $88 billion debt bomb
by Grassroot Institute Friday, January 24, 2020

...the state is staring at a looming major debt crisis, projected at the moment to total $88 billion over the next 30 years....


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Nobody in Hawaii really believes in sea level rise
by Andrew Walden Thursday, January 23, 2020

...Perhaps HART should require its P3 partner to solve the ‘last mile problem’ by installing mooring cleats for gondolas.... 


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Hawaii Highest Union Membership in USA
by News Release Thursday, January 23, 2020

...Hawaii has the highest union membership rate at 23.5 percent....


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FAA Lowered Bar for Southwest Airlines Hawaii Approvals, Complaint Alleges
by News Article Thursday, January 23, 2020

...U.S. air-safety regulators likely acted improperly in the way they authorized Southwest Airlines Co. to begin flights between California and Hawaii last year....


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Twelve candidates to appear on Democratic Party of Hawaii Party-run Presidential Primary ballot
by News Release Thursday, January 23, 2020

...In-person voting & same day registration options will be provided on April 4 on each island from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m....


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Feds Seize Real Estate Connected to Illegal Game Rooms
by News Release Wednesday, January 22, 2020

...since at least 2016, the aforementioned individuals and others have been implicated in the operation of at least nine illegal game rooms....


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Federal Charges for 7-11 robberies, UH carjacking
by News Release Wednesday, January 22, 2020

...unlike the State, the Feds actually put criminals into a thing called a 'prison'....


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Gabbard Sues Clinton Over ‘Russian Asset’ Remark
by News Article Wednesday, January 22, 2020

...Gabbard filed her suit in New York’s Southern District....


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Eliminating Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness -- HRS Evaluated Law by Law
by News Release Wednesday, January 22, 2020

...In 2019, Hawaii's legislature expressly re-incorporated failure to obtain needed treatment for mental illness to prevent serious physical debilitation or disease into its definition of 'dangerous to self.' ....


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Ige, Ballard, Legislators Agree: Mentally Ill Must be Forcibly Committed to Treatment Centers
by News Article Wednesday, January 22, 2020

...will the Diamond Head attack be enough to turn the tide on mental health reform?....


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Senate Updates Sexual Harassment Policy
by News Release Tuesday, January 21, 2020

...the Hawaii State Senate’s new Anti-Harassment Policy....


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Cost of Living: Hawaii Per Capita Income 4th-Lowest in USA
by UH ERO Tuesday, January 21, 2020

...after adjusting for Hawaii’s high prices, the purchasing power of income per person was the fourth lowest in the nation....


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Why Be Pro-GMO?
by Joni Kamiya Tuesday, January 21, 2020

...I had to think about what was driving me to fight for GMO tech....


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Hawaii School Choice Week: Education Celebration and Resource Fair
by News Release Tuesday, January 21, 2020

...HawaiiKidsCAN will host a one-of-a-kind celebration of K-12 education on Sunday, Jan. 26 3-6pm....


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​Doctors Agonistes: Paradise Lost
by Ed Gutteling Tuesday, January 21, 2020

...Docs are channeling their inner Rambo: “I love my country! I just want it to love us back.”....


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Full Text: State of the State Address
by News Release Tuesday, January 21, 2020

...the elephant in the room—the cost of living—got a little larger and harder to deal with each year....


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India, co-builder of Hawaii telescope, wants it shifted out of proposed site
by News Article Tuesday, January 21, 2020

...Representatives from member countries are expected to convene in Los Angeles in February to decide on project modalities....


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DoE Releases Annual School Quality Survey
by News Release Tuesday, January 21, 2020

...Parents encouraged to provide feedback on their child’s public school....


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Making Prescriptions More Available
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, January 21, 2020
...Federal laws are standing in the way of the distribution of prescription medicine to individuals in need, says Dr. Jeffrey Singer, surgeon and medical public policy expert....

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1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
by News Article Monday, January 20, 2020

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TMT Supporters Help Clean Up Protest Camp After Photos Expose Messy Mauna
by News Article Monday, January 20, 2020

...TMT Protest Site on Maunakea Left Covered in Trash....


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Auditor: DBEDT Hides $6.5M from Legislature
by Hawaii State Auditor Sunday, January 19, 2020

...DBEDT had non-general funds with balances totaling $5.75 million and administratively created non-general funds with balances totaling more than $750,000 that were not reported to the 2019 Legislature as required by HRS....


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DoTax: State Tax Collections up $380M
by News Release Sunday, January 19, 2020

...In FY 2019, total State tax collections were $8.28 billion, a 4.8% increase from FY 2018 which were $7.9 billion....


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Don’t Let Them Double Up!
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 19, 2020

...After this one-two punch, many more businesses that sell to Hawaii customers are going to find themselves with Hawaii tax obligations....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 18, 2020
by News Article Saturday, January 18, 2020

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


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HECO Reports 21% jump in solar generation capacity
by News Release Saturday, January 18, 2020

...The completion of large grid-scale projects and thousands of residential solar systems provided the largest-ever annual increase in solar capacity....


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10 Hawaii Robotics teams qualify for 2020 VEX Worlds
by News Release Saturday, January 18, 2020

...Results of State VEX Robotics Championships....


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2020 Legislature: Gun Bills Introduced
by News Release Saturday, January 18, 2020

...Current list of Firearms-related Bills introduced in the 2020 legislative session....


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Hawaii GE Tax Hits 105.29% of Personal Income
by Tax Foundation Friday, January 17, 2020

...The sales tax in Hawaii has a broad base that include many business-to-business services....


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Ige's philosophy: Spend, spend, spend
by Grassroot Institute Friday, January 17, 2020

...Ige plans to “boost” the construction industry by increasing the number of public works projects....


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Hawaii 2nd-Most Integrated State
by News Article Friday, January 17, 2020

...2020’s States with the Most Racial Progress....


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Hawaii Cost of Smoking $2.2M per Smoker
by News Article Friday, January 17, 2020

...Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet....


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Ed Case: Why Was VFR Helicopter Pilot Flying in Fog?
by Ed Case Thursday, January 16, 2020

...“A pilot flying his eighth 50-minute tour in one day. Without instrument certification and flying in a rough and variable terrain, rapidly changing weather environment, on visual flight rules only (solely what he could see).  According to a close-by witness and other observations, probably in ‘20 ft visibility in rain and fog.’ No flight tracking equipment aboard....


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Homeless deaths increase on O‘ahu Because They are not Being Forced into Shelters
by News Release Thursday, January 16, 2020

...The average age of death amongst this vulnerable population here on O‘ahu was 54.4 years old....


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DBEDT: Family of 4 Needs $80K for a frugal lifestyle--But only $67K on Big Island
by News Release Thursday, January 16, 2020

...Hawaii County had the lowest self-sufficiency income requirements among all counties....


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Vote-by-Mail Reminder Coming to Your Mailbox
by News Release Thursday, January 16, 2020

...Active voters should expect to receive the postcard within the next seven to ten days confirming they are properly registered....


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Family of Murdered Woman Demands Action Against Homeless Criminal Camp Near Whitmore Village
by News Release Wednesday, January 15, 2020

"...ADC acknowledged that there is some criminal activity going on but said they did not want to send sheriffs there and clear it out because criminals would just come back...."


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Ige, Legislators Announce "Joint Economic Package"
by News Release Tuesday, January 14, 2020

"...legislative package of bills to reduce income inequality...."


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DoH Orders Shutdown of Unlicensed Drug Treatment Centers
by News Release Tuesday, January 14, 2020

...Pacific Quest Corp operating two illegal special treatment facilities or therapeutic living programs....


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DoH Forced Dairy Farmer to Give $87K to Anti-GMO Group
by News Release Tuesday, January 14, 2020

...$87,000 to the Center for Food Safety....


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HSTA Pushing ANOTHER Massive Pay Hike with No Accountability
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, January 14, 2020

...HSTA got $45M in a contract reopener April 1, 2019.  On December 5, 2019 HSTA and DoE announced a massive pay hike for teachers working in so-called 'hard to fill' positions.  Now in a January 10, 2020, anouncement, the HSTA and Kishimoto are proposing to bump thousands of union members up five steps....


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Ige Approves Mauna Kea Administrative Rules
by News Release Tuesday, January 14, 2020

“...It is now time to utilize these rules to address the issues with excessive traffic that have been raised, as well as to issue new permits for commercial tour operations....”


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 12, 2020
by News Article Sunday, January 12, 2020

... votes and bills introduced from GovTrack.us ....


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Common Cause Announces Legislative Agenda for 2020
by News Release Sunday, January 12, 2020

...Common Cause Hawaii will be holding a meeting about the 2020 Hawaii State Legislative Session on Saturday, January 25....


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27 Vacant Seats on Honolulu Neighborhood Boards
by News Release Sunday, January 12, 2020

...To volunteer to fill a NB vacancy, apply to the NB Chair....


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What Really Is a Minimum Wage?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 12, 2020

...the reasons for an ever-increasing “living wage” have been a second tier topic of discussion....


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'Rest Stop' Serves Homeless 68,000 Times--Only 92 Accept Housing
by News Release Friday, January 10, 2020

...92 people have been placed into housing as a direct result of the consultation they received when visiting the Pūnāwai Rest Stop. Along with housing, 35 individuals have found employment through the services offered at Pūnāwai, and another 10 people have entered into substance abuse treatment....


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Audit: DPP Deficiencies Hamper Service
by Kym Pine Friday, January 10, 2020

"...DPP should convert from its inefficient plan-review operation to an inspection-driven model...."


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Hawaii Family Advocates 2020 Public Policy Priorities
by Hawaii Family Advocates Friday, January 10, 2020

...Hawaii Family Advocates intends to monitor the Hawaii Legislature and testify and otherwise weigh in on bills....


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Schatz Bill: Funnel Tax Credit Money to Pono Shim's LLC
by News Release Friday, January 10, 2020

...“Inspiring Nationally Vibrant Economies Sustaining Tribes (INVEST) Act"....


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