Sunday, May 28, 2023
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Saturday, May 27, 2023
May 27, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Riots are Profitable: Civil Beat Publisher gives nearly $2M to ‘defund police’ — while funding private security startup
  2. Neighborhood plagued with homeless drug addicts’ crimes -- bums threaten to torch Mama Woo’s
  3. Hawaii Tourism Authority is asked to explain U.S., Canada awards
  4. The New ‘Sustainable’ Tourism: HNL Busier Than Ever
  5. Amid pay raise debate, City Council considering a ban on second jobs for its members
  6. Overseer of zoo, Blaisdell Center, Waikiki Shell secretly resigned May 19
  7. Honolulu & State Climate Lawsuits Present Contrasting Positions
  8. Hawaii Homeownership rate among lowest in USA
  9. Bill has commercial boat operators worried for their businesses

Friday, May 26, 2023
May 26, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Nan News: Under Green’s New Plan, One Aloha Stadium Contractor will Win all the Marbles
  2. Top State Officials Were Behind A Secretive Process That Steered Millions To A First Responders Center
  3. Rumblings Of Recall Amid Honolulu Pay Raise Uproar
  4. Another CWS Fail: Man who pleaded guilty in horrific child pornography case faces 30 years behind bars
  5. First DLNR Carbon Offset Scheme Was Verified by Discredited Company
  6. Ho’ahu: Omidyar Minions See Molokai Crony-Capitalist Project as Model
  7. Honolulu Officers Who Arrested 10-Year-Old Want Protection From Lawsuit

Thursday, May 25, 2023
May 25, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Surgeon General Warning: Social Media a profound risk to mental health of children
  2. Wailuku: DLNR, NOAA Raid 'Antique Freak' Shop
  3. Revealed: KSBE, Campbell Estate benefit from Secret Spending Found in Budget Worksheets
  4. When Already? Hawaii Policymakers Just Can't Get Aloha Stadium or HCCC Past The Planning Stage
  5. Green Announces New Aloha Stadium ‘plan’ ‘with modification’ or something
  6. $600M DHHL: 161-lot homestead project in Waikapu breaks ground
  7. Former city building chief sentenced to 5 years for role in bribery scheme
  8. Hawaii and California are the LEAST affordable places to live in the U.S as incomes fail to keep up with soaring property prices
  9. Oahu medical calls up 20% since pre-COVID
  10. Federal judge awards $30M to former military family in Tripler Medical Center malpractice case
  11. Narrow Walkway only Route in or out of Pearl City Rail Station
  12. City parking meter upgrades aimed to fix nearly $5M loss
  13. Next Year's Elections Are Already Taking Shape — Quickly
  14. HPD Officers Fail to Kill Felon, Get Sued

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
May 24, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘Blame Katherine’ -- Louis Kealoha finds Media Flack to Peddle his latest story
  2. Miske defendant appeals continued confinement to 9th Circuit
  3. Over-regulation leading to those priced out of Hawaii like Iam Tongi
  4. UHERO indicates that delays in the permitting process in Hawaii have been roughly three times longer than the national average.
  5. CLUE: More Vacant Houses Means LOWER Housing Costs
  6. Where have all the workers gone? Hawaii’s chief economist explains
  7. Spying on You: Tourist tracking app could be part of Hawaii visitor management plan
  8. Legislators Want Mass Release of Criminals -- Design OCCC Funding to Fail
  9. Handi-Van saddled with Soderholm Truck-Vans (again)
  10. Oahu’s red light cameras could expand to speeding
  11. Oahu's stolen vehicles used for other crimes
  12. Maui: Former Anti-GMO Mayoral Candidate Arrested after man shot multiple times with pepper ball launcher
  13. Bumbling DoE Bureaucrats Return ‘Buy Local’ Funding to Federal Government

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
May 23, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Let’s Be Real: Hawaii Legislators Can Pretty Much Serve As Long As They Want
  2. $27.1M Payout to CNHA ‘Uncomfortably Irregular’
  3. Dos Santos-Tam Scores Swiss Junket amid criticism
  4. $253M in affordable housing funding to lapse, Honolulu officials say
  5. Honolulu reports 500% increase in suicide attempts, especially among youth
  6. Tokai Professor Busted in Child Sex Sting
  7. Sovereignty Hitman found guilty of threatening to kill Waianae harbor master to be sentenced
  8. Guam braces for ‘extensive damage’ from Typhoon Mawar
  9. COVID outbreak at Hilo nursing home includes 93 cases, 1 death

Monday, May 22, 2023
May 22, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Illegal ‘Five-Point System’ Allows Hawaii Tourism Authority to Funnel money to CNHA
  2. Unconstitutional Process Wastes first $50M on First Responders Park
  3. HART will ultimately hurt the less-fortunate more than it will help them
  4. Building Affordable in California, Hawaii: High Demand, High Hurdles
  5. Maui’s Zoning Code Is More Than 60 Years Old. Where’s The Update?
  6. Police chief talks trust during EHCC panel discussion        
  7. Rape Bus remains on Dillingham Blvd in Kalihi--Lawyer Hired instead of Tow Truck Driver

Sunday, May 21, 2023
May 21, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Another Rainy Day Slush Fund
  2. A short list for the governor
  3. Hawaii Republicans Still Trying to Figure out what to do After Convention Fails to Elect Party Treasurer
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 20, 2023
  5. Legislature criticized for 12th ‘wild spending binge’
  6. ‘Committee Chair System’ Helps Legislators Fake Support for Bills
  7. Neighborhood boards speak out on ‘absurd’ pay raise proposal for City Councilmembers
  8. Timeline: When Were Feds Watching Crooked Deals with Choy or Cullen?
  9. Hawaii’s AD hiring process raises many questions
  10. Has rail’s ridership train already left the station?
  11. HB1373: Squabbles Derail Effort to Put IATSE Mafia Thugs to Work on More Movie Sets
  12. Alleged Child Molester Indicted 2017 -- Still No Trial
  13. Handi-Van: Soderholm Manipulates Bidding process (again)
  14. Enviros Haven’t Killed Hawaii Fisheries Yet
  15. Remaining OB providers try to fill the gap in care
  16. Water rate hikes possible; new rate for hotels
  17. Waiahole Valley residents and farmers facing sky-high rent this summer
  18. Oahu crime numbers drop in 2022, HPD says

Saturday, May 20, 2023
May 20, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Green Tokioka DBEDT Appointment part of Dela Cruz’ $200M Slush Fund Scam
  2. Priced out of paradise, Native Hawaiians make Las Vegas home
  3. Cost of Hawai’i Electricity Likely to Remain High
  4. Hawaii Hamstrings What Remains Of Aloha Airlines
  5. Boy Scouts admits prior shooting cases, attorneys say

Friday, May 19, 2023
May 19, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. What went well — and wrong — at the 2023 Hawaii Legislature
  2. The Number of Weather Disasters that Hit Hawaii in the Last Decade
  3. DoT Mess: Statewide Road Projects on Hold Until 2024 due to Massive Airport Problems
  4. HPD Investigation Of Makaha Cops Is Wrapping Up, Commission Told
  5. Judge denies Katherine Kealoha’s efforts to be released from custody
  6. Few Respond to Red Hill Survey
  7. The Other Gender Gap Starts in Kindergarten
  8. ‘Thinly Veiled Scam’--Highgate publishes first Hotel ESG Report--touts Hawaii Carbon Credit Scheme
  9. NPS, FAA propose crackdown on Hawaii air tours
  10. State tax inspectors to hassle small businesses over cash-based businesses
  11. Honolulu City Council to offer 50% property tax break to 200 businesses impacted by rail construction
  12. New homeless facility that long sat idle will soon house medical respite beds
  13. Residents alarmed over Kailua Bay’s ‘stench,’ high bacteria levels linked to sewage plant

Thursday, May 18, 2023
May 18, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Council ‘Affordable Housing’ Plan--A $25,000 per day fine on ‘empty’ houses
  2. Hawaii tax collections turned red in April
  3. People Fleeing Hawaii are Primary Creators of new Housing Units
  4. Last Honolulu Permitting Worker Pleads Guilty
  5. State Fines Carpenters Union Operative $3,000 for violating campaign spending law
  6. Politicians and Judges Should be Held to Same Standard as Union Bosses
  7. Perreira: Nobody Wants my HGEA Jobs
  8. DoE Feeds Propaganda to Star-Adv
  9. Despite accelerated timeline, military’s Red Hill plan doesn’t account for up to 400,000 gallons of fuel
  10. Hawaii County Council Tinkers with Property taxes to create Utopian Agricultural Dream
  11. Naniloa again seeks permission to refinance
  12. Soft on Crime: Honokaa shooter got ‘supervised release’ for selling drugs, stealing car 
  13. Plea Bargain: Schizo Killer will be out in a Few Years

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
May 17, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kidnapping: Will Political Connections Help Anderson Evade Felony Charge? -- Miske Lawyer Pressures Prosecutor, Victim
  2. Defueling Red Hill planned for October under latest timeline
  3. Hawaii coal power plant to be dismantled, transitioned to battery farm
  4. Hu Honua News: Biomass is the opposite of sustainable
  5. Why Won't Hawaii Lawmakers Let The Public Vote On Important Policy Questions?
  6. State Says City Downplayed Public Health Risks From Kailua Sewage

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
May 16, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ikaika Anderson, arrested for allegedly abusing girlfriend (is represented by Michael Miske’s lawyer)
  2. Sentencing delayed in large public corruption case
  3. Soft on Crime: Thousands could have their brass knuckle arrest records expunged after state Supreme Court ruling
  4. Hawaii Legislature dials back aid grants
  5. Honolulu Council P.I.G. discusses real property tax bills
  6. Green Picked Tokioka to Save the Hawaii Tourism Authority
  7. Kids Targeted Again: 'Pride week' at Hawai'i Island school
  8. Federal bust nets ‘significant player’ in Hawaii fentanyl trade--after State Drops Ball 10 Times
  9. Because we don’t have Mental Hospital Beds, HPD Answers 947 Mental Health Calls in 2022 

Monday, May 15, 2023
May 15, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Is Hawai’i Legislature’s State Budget Bill Constitutional?
  2. Donna Kim’s Ex-Husband Tangles with Gay Nightclub, Gets Media Attention
  3. Former Navatek Executives Plead Guilty To Sending Illegal Donations To US Sen. Susan Collins
  4. It’s time for OHA to change its messaging about Kakaako Makai
  5. Proposed New UH Athletic Director Spearheaded Florida Stadium Project

Sunday, May 14, 2023
May 14, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Green’s $200M?  “I never got anything like that”
  2. Critics of state budget show courage, insight
  3. Discord among Hawaii GOP lawmakers lingers
  4. HMA applauds legislative healthcare progress
  5. Journalists To Get More Protection Under Shield Law Passed By Hawaii Legislature
  6. Par Pacific: Investment In Hawaii Renewable Fuels Should Accelerate Growth 
  7. City Dumping Sewage into Kailua Bay, Again 
  8. Hawaii bankruptcies go up 29% on heels of rising rates

Saturday, May 13, 2023
May 13, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Governor calls freshman senator’s controversial comments an ‘abomination’
  2. Above the Law: State Official indicted for multiple counts of sex assault of a minor, released
  3. Above the Law: No Punishment for Alleged Rapist Football Players
  4. Feds Handle Case: Gay Socialist Hawaii teacher expected to plead guilty to distributing child porn
  5. In about-face, state agrees to pay women’s prison sex assault victims $2M in settlement

Friday, May 12, 2023
May 12, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gabbard vs Hirono for US Senate?
  2. Coke Dealer Started Electrification of Ground Transportation in Hawaii
  3. Preliminary hearing next week for Miske co-defendant after arrest for threatening witness
  4. HPD arrests Convicted Pimp for allegedly kidnapping 3-month-old baby in Waipahu
  5. Again with this? Capitol reflecting pools receive another $33.5M for ongoing repairs
  6. HCR108: ‘Cultural Appropriation’ to become Money Spinner for OHA?  
  7. Gov. Green considers permanent protections for journalists
  8. Board Of Education To Consider Computer Science As A Graduation Requirement
  9. ‘Dropping like flies before our very eyes’: Kaua‘i County Council supports mosquito biocontrol to protect honeycreepers
  10. As fentanyl-tainted drugs proliferate, Hawaii sees record number of overdose deaths and a disturbing trend
  11. For another year, these neighbor island fairs were canceled. This time, staffing is the problem

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Letters to the Editor May, 2023
Letters to the Editor
  • Open Letter to ‘Honolulu Resilience Office’
  • Iroquois Point Elementary School Water Drive

Thursday, May 11, 2023
May 11, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. June 30 opening date for first phase of long-delayed rail project
  2. Lawyers threaten suit over state of special education services in Hawaii public schools
  3. Above The Law: Investigation underway for the ‘mistaken’ release of Jonathan Hewett--nephew of ‘Revered Kumu Hula’, hint, hint
  4. Released Pending Investigation--Month Later, No charges yet for 37-time loser who brought gun to Honolulu court (Who does he know?)
  5. Bizarre News: HPD raids game rooms, massage parlors
  6. Ed Case Pushes back against WESPAC
  7. Kauai County Eminent Domain to Seize Coco Palms?
  8. Why Conduct Greenhouse Gas Analyses for Solar Projects?
  9. Noise detecting microphones officially coming to Oahu roads

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
May 10, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Criminal inquiry into Red Hill fuel spills Exposed
  2. Green’s Slush Fund Enables $70M HTA Contracts
  3. Budget Includes $200M for Unwanted ‘First Responders Campus’
  4. After Forced Closure of Last Coal Plant, Electricity Rate Shock Hits City Hall
  5. ACLU outraged over $10M allocated for new OCCC--wants mass release of Criminals
  6. Soft-on-Crime Rhetoric Makes Homeless Drug Addicts Resist Police More
  7. HPD and Hawaii Legislators Have Long Been Loath To Tackle The Issue Of Cockfighting
  8. Joke: $1.25M will pay the Sheriff and DPS to ask for more money to Stop Fireworks, LOL!
  9. State OKs number of low-income tax breaks
  10. 200 bums per month discharged from Queens--10 will get housing

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawmaker won’t apologize after saying Hawaiian leader ‘would have been hung’ for criticizing him
  2. Council members call on Chair Waters to put salary proposal up for vote
  3. Benches at new stadium ridiculous; fix old facility
  4. Hawaii leads the way on advanced electric rate hike design
  5. Is The Deck Stacked Against Hawaii Condo Owners?
  6. 5 years after lava nearly destroyed it, Puna Geothermal announces expansion plans
  7. HGEA Work Rules Make Simple Commonsense Changes Difficult
  8. Honolulu reduces workforce vacancies, but slightly
  9. Ritte Stages Another Molokai Ranch Shakedown
  10. 22 Fentanyl arrests made in last 4 months on Hawaii Island
  11. Gambling: Third HPD Raid on ‘Ohana Grocery’
  12. Homeless Dude Assaults 79-year old woman at bus stop

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GET on Health Care
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 28, 2023

... One of the bills in this past legislative session that fell to the cutting room floor when it probably shouldn’t have was Senate Bill 1035, which would have exempted medical services provided by health care providers if the services were paid for by Medicaid, Medicare, or TRICARE ....


The Lone Ranger
by News Article Saturday, May 27, 2023

... the personal, face-to-face level, Sam was really hard to beat ....


Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 27, 2023
by GovTrack .us Saturday, May 27, 2023

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


Green Opens First Homeless 'Kauhale'
by News Release Saturday, May 27, 2023

... The 10-unit village is being constructed by nonprofit HomeAid Hawaii in the mauka-most section of the Department of Health parking lot, will be completely fenced and will have 24-hour private security ....


HDoT Reopens HNL Runway--sort of
by News Release Saturday, May 27, 2023

... Nightly closures of runway 8L from 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. will be needed for a 140-day period to complete the improvements to the runway ....


Line Item Veto of Slush Fund ‘the responsible thing to do'
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 26, 2023

... Hawaii’s taxpayers have paid about $1.5 billion in just the past two years for housing, but “Where’s all the affordable housing?” ....


Simpsons in Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 26, 2023

... the Simpsons try to buy a house in Hawaii ....


Honolulu Among Least Affordable Cities for Home Buyers
by News Article Friday, May 26, 2023

... Honolulu ranks 280th of 300 overall and 62nd of 68 among large cities ....


The Number of Troops Hawaii Sent to Fight in WWII
by News Article Friday, May 26, 2023

... About 15,965 Americans residing in Hawaii enlisted to fight in World War II ....


​Sailor Wins Right to Register Guns
by News Release Friday, May 26, 2023

... The lawsuit was initiated by Michael Santucci, an officer serving in the United States Navy ....


Hawaii Settles Lawsuit Allowing for Carrying of Billies for Self-Defense
by News Release Friday, May 26, 2023

... On May 23, 2023, a settlement was reached in the case of Yukutake vs Shikada, which challenged Hawaii's law on carrying batons in public for self-defense ....


DPP Supervisor Gets 60 Months in Prison for Bribery Scheme
by News Release Friday, May 26, 2023

... After a lengthy investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into corruption at the DPP, honest services wire fraud charges were filed against six individuals, including Inouye, arising out of schemes in which employees of the DPP took bribes in exchange for performing official acts at DPP ....


Surgeon General Warning: Social Media a profound risk to mental health of children
by News Release Thursday, May 25, 2023

"... urgently take action to create safe and healthy digital environments that minimize harm and safeguard children’s and adolescents’ mental health ...."


Wailuku: DLNR, NOAA Raid 'Antique Freak' Shop
by News Release Thursday, May 25, 2023

... 26 counts of prohibited wildlife trafficking (HRS 183D-66) and 26 counts of possession of endangered and protected wildlife ....


Sovereignty Hitman Gets Piddling 37 Months for Beheading Threats
by News Release Wednesday, May 24, 2023

“... we cut their heads off right in the [obscenity omitted] palace, for treason -- for treason and human trafficking ....”


Honolulu Youth Commission now accepting applications
by News Release Wednesday, May 24, 2023

... The new commissioners will be selected by Mayor Rick Blangiardi and Council Members Matt Weyer (District 2), Tommy Waters (District 4), Calvin Say (District 5), Tyler Dos-Santos-Tam (District 6), and Val Okimoto (District 8) ....


'Out of State Permits' Drop 30%
by News Release Wednesday, May 24, 2023

... 30 percent decrease over the past four years in the number of out-of-state permits issued in the City and County of Honolulu, falling to 2,545 in 2022 from 3,655 in 2019 ....


Hawaii Next? California sued over Law Allowing Lawsuits Against Gun Manufacturers
by News Article Wednesday, May 24, 2023

... The National Shooting Sports Foundation argues the new state law is unconstitutional ....


Governor urged to veto ‘crypto crackdown’ bills
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, May 24, 2023

... the two cryptocurrency bills now sitting on Gov. Josh Green’s desk are SB945 and HB525 ....


'Renewable' Gravy Train End of Line: After Decades, HECO Dumps 'Avoided Cost' Contracts
by News Release Tuesday, May 23, 2023

... The four original contracts were negotiated in the 1990s and 2000s ... a typical residential customer using 500 kilowatts could see savings ranging from $9 to $13 per month ....


Flags Lowered for Late Senator Sam Slom
by News Release Tuesday, May 23, 2023

“Sam dedicated some 20 years to representing East Honolulu and was a vocal member of the Republican Party and a longtime strong voice for small business.”


Slush Fund News: HTA Gives $27M Contract to CNHA
by News Release Tuesday, May 23, 2023

... $27M of Green's illegal $200M slush fund has spilled into CNHA's lap ....


Green Touts 'Progress' in First Six Months
by News Release Monday, May 22, 2023

... The main areas where progress was cited were affordable housing, homelessness, the high cost of living, healthcare, education, and the environment ....


Public invited to observe 72nd Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony
by News Release Monday, May 22, 2023



Hawaii Residents Furthest Behind on Retirement Savings
by News Article Monday, May 22, 2023

... Hawaii’s ideal savings benchmark is $1,813,768. But the average retirement fund there contains just $366,776. That’s 80% off the mark ....


Another Rainy Day Slush Fund
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 21, 2023

... The HHRF shut down in 2002.  It's fund still has $186.7M today ....


A short list for the governor
by Kelii Akina Sunday, May 21, 2023

... use his line-item veto power to trim back this massive spending overreach, including the $200 million “slush fund” ...


Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 20, 2023
by GovTrack .us Sunday, May 21, 2023

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


Hawaii Republicans Still Trying to Figure out what to do After Convention Fails to Elect Party Treasurer
by News Release Saturday, May 20, 2023

... new State Chairman and Executive Committee members of the Hawai'i Republican Party ....


VIDEO: Why Hawaii might soon have more doctors
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, May 20, 2023

... SB674 awaiting the signature of Gov. Josh Green would allow physicians from other states to more easily practice here ....


The Number of Weather Disasters that Hit Hawaii in the Last Decade
by News Article Friday, May 19, 2023

... Weather events are relabeled as 'climate disasters' and hyped up to boost global warming hysteria.  Katrina is the model.  Anybody who identifies a specific weather event as evidence of global warming is a fraud. ....


VIDEO: What went well — and wrong — at the 2023 Hawaii Legislature
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 19, 2023

... an inside look at the 2023 Hawaii legislative session ....


Rectenwald Worked With Environmental Group Tied To Oil Plaintiffs’ Lawyers
by News Article Thursday, May 18, 2023

... on May 9, Recktenwald disclosed that he engages in “educational presentations relating to environmental, energy, and natural resource issues” and has worked with the Environmental Law Institute ....


Got Nepotism? Ethics Commission has a Form for That
by News Release Thursday, May 18, 2023

... the agency or employee explain and furnish proof of why they need to be exempted from the nepotism law ....


US Pacific Fishing Fleet Role in Countering China
by Video Video Thursday, May 18, 2023

... US Coast Guard Permanent Presence Also Emphasized ....


'Empty homes' tax unlikely to ease housing crisis, new report concludes
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, May 17, 2023

... no meaningful correlation between so-called empty homes and housing or rental prices ....


“Aloha Always WINS!” Children’s Program & Book Fights Bullying in over 300 Hawaii schools
by News Release Wednesday, May 17, 2023

... “Choose Aloha” Program teaches keiki to choose love not hate, bullying, self-harm or suicidal ideation ....


SB821: Illegal Fireworks Task Force
by News Release Wednesday, May 17, 2023

... Senate Bill 821 passed the Legislature, with only one legislator voting no for the final floor vote across both chambers ....


City sets public hearing on new rules for personalized license plates
by News Release Tuesday, May 16, 2023

... new rules designed to rein in the offensive language motorists want to affix to their Hawaiʻi license plates ....


OHA Biennium Budget Available for Community Input
by News Release Tuesday, May 16, 2023

... opportunity to review and comment on the proposed two-year core budget that begins on July 1, 2023 ....


Hawaii burned thru $1.2 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
by News Article Tuesday, May 16, 2023

... Hawaii has used $1.2 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law on roads, providing internet service to thousands and updating the state's airports and ports, according to a report released Monday from The White House ....


‘Defense wins championships’
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, May 16, 2023

... Since bad bills tend to outnumber good ones, that means we played a lot of defense ....


$2M Settlement for Female Inmates
by News Release Tuesday, May 16, 2023

... A $2 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by six women who were the victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment by former Adult Corrections Officers (ACOs) at the Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) .... 


HECO Admits De-carbonization Means Rate Hikes
by News Release Tuesday, May 16, 2023

"...Hawaiian Electric’s modeling shows rates may rise in the near-term transition to clean energy...."


Honolulu Lowest Starting Salaries in USA
by News Article Monday, May 15, 2023

... 2023’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career ....


Study Links Hawaii JROTC to positive education and career outcomes
by News Release Monday, May 15, 2023

... cadets who participated in all four years of the program are more likely to graduate, have higher rates of attendance and lower rates of suspension ....


DCCA, Feds Target Precious Metals Scam
by News Release Monday, May 15, 2023

... Red Rock routinely and repeatedly charged mark-ups ranging from approximately 100% to 130% ....


Hawaii 2nd-Most Distracted Drivers
by News Article Monday, May 15, 2023

... We ranked states based on the number of distracted driving car crashes as a percentage of total fatal car crashes ....


Hawaii Alzheimer's Patient Count Expected to Increase 20%
by News Article Monday, May 15, 2023

... States Where Alzheimer's Is Expected to Soar by 2025 ....


Got $1.5M? You Can Retire in Hawaii
by News Article Monday, May 15, 2023

... Hawaii residents can reasonably expect to spend, on average, $1,501,762 over the course of their retirement starting at age 65, the highest amount of all states ....


Best States to Be a Police Officer--Hawaii 40th
by News Article Monday, May 15, 2023

... Officers are more likely to be attracted to police departments that steer clear of scandal and corruption and that are transparent with their communities ....


Ding Dong, the Green Fee is Dead
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 14, 2023

... The bill containing the fee proposal, Senate Bill 304, did not survive the conference committee process. ...


Neighborhood Board Elections: Voting Ends Friday May 19
by News Release Sunday, May 14, 2023

... see the list of registered candidates ....


Hawaii State Ethics Commission Legislative Wrap-up
by News Release Sunday, May 14, 2023

... Bills of interest introduced in 2023 ....


‘One step forward, one step back’ was Legislature’s MO
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, May 13, 2023

... the Legislature approved a bill authorizing the state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which will help alleviate the state’s doctor shortage, but shelved other licensure compact bills that would have applied to nurses and other healthcare professionals. It also failed to exempt medical services from the state’s general excise tax ....


Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 13, 2023
by GovTrack .us Saturday, May 13, 2023

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


Biggest Budget Increase Ever: The good, bad and ‘mostly ugly’ at 2023 Legislature
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, May 13, 2023

... “The budget is increasing by 30% this year,” Kent said, far exceeding last year’s record increase of 17% and breaking the state’s constitutionally mandated spending limit as well, which can be bypassed by a two-thirds vote .... 


Anti-Gun Gay Rights Lawyer to be Next Solicitor General
by News Release Saturday, May 13, 2023

... Fernandes has distinguished herself as a leading expert in the areas of reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights, and as one of the State’s top litigators defending Hawaii’s gun laws against Second Amendment challenges ....


Promise and peril for Hawaiʻi’s economy, UHERO forecasts
by UH ERO Friday, May 12, 2023

... A national recession will weigh on Hawaiʻi later this year ....


Hawaii DoE Legislative Wrap-up
by News Release Friday, May 12, 2023

... The Department had a successful legislative session, with five out of the seven administrative bills we advocated for being passed ....


Counties should prioritize lowering property taxes
by Kelii Akina Friday, May 12, 2023

... higher property taxes could make homeownership unaffordable for some residents; landlords might have no choice but to increase what they charge their tenants; and businesses might have to raise prices ....


Craig Angelos recommended for UH Mānoa athletics director
by News Release Friday, May 12, 2023

... If approved, Angelos would start Monday, June 5, succeeding David Matlin ....


Overtime Violation: Feds Bust Kauai Cleaning Company Again
by News Release Friday, May 12, 2023

... In a 2014 investigation, the division discovered the employer failed to pay overtime when required and recovered $33,612 ....


Federal COVID Emergency Ends
by News Release Friday, May 12, 2023

... high levels of vaccination, widespread population immunity, and available treatments have significantly reduced the risk of severe COVID-19 disease, hospitalization, and death ....


EEOC Sues Honolulu Restaurant and HR Company for Sexual Harassment of Male Employees
by News Release Friday, May 12, 2023

... Restaurant Co-Owner Sexually Harassed Male Employees, Federal Agency Charges ....


Oahu Homeless PIT Count--59% Unsheltered
by News Release Thursday, May 11, 2023

... 4,028 people experiencing homelessness on O‘ahu on the night of January 22, 2023 ....


Senators Introduce FIGHT Act to Enhance Enforcement and Crack Down on Dogfighting, Cockfighting
by News Release Thursday, May 11, 2023

... A mass shooting at known illegal cockfighting venue outside Honolulu demonstrates that the violence from animal-fighting enterprises spills into communities, harms people ....


Office of Information Practices 2023 Legislative Wrap-up
by News Release Thursday, May 11, 2023

... two Sunshine Law amendments ....


ALICE Hawaii: $104,052 is 'Household Survival Budget'
by News Release Thursday, May 11, 2023

... $104,052 Household Survival Budget drops to $85,812 when CTC (Child Tax Credit) and CDCTC (Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit) are applied ....


Honolulu Citizen-Centric Report Released
by News Release Thursday, May 11, 2023

... Honolulu resident opinions about community and city services in the 2022 National Community Survey (NCS). These results were compared with results from other communities ....


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