Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
June 19, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Hotel Workers Win Right to Refuse to Pay Union Dues
  2. New Campaign Highlights 680 Beer Distribution Jobs in Hawaii
  3. Cat-Obsessed Animal Liberation Nuts Blamed for Monk Seal Deaths
  4. UH Updates BoR on Maunakea Stewardship Before Supreme Court Hearing
  5. Hawaii County Council Urges special session over State Land for Lava Victims
  6. Unsealed documents show Katherine Kealoha’s secret deal with a drug defendant
  7. SB2343: Lawyer-Laden Legislature Keeps Courts Jammed
  8. Ethics: Council Not Sure it Wants Officials to be Truthful 
  9. Final vote on proposed Hawaii County GET increase set today
  10. Volcano Destroys 400 TVRs -- Hawaii County Council Waits Til July 10 to Finish Them Off
  11. 817 people register for FEMA assistance after Kilauea eruption on Hawaii's Big Island
  12. Did the floods and the lava affect unemployment?
  13. State kicks off pilot aimed at filling high-need jobs more quickly
  14. Poll: Tax Reform: Good or Bad for Hawaii?
  15. Will Al Gore’s Electric Bus Scam Trick Kauai?
  16. City extends homeless center on Sand Island
  17. Is Honolulu Hale Making City Staffers Sick?

Monday, June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maui BnB Bill Beyond Draconian
  2. Rule 48: Lawyers Play Delaying Game with Deadly Effect
  3. Many Open Seats on Kauai
  4. Every moment a wind turbine Stops spinning, Hawaii’s people and wildlife benefit
  5. PUC: Big Island to get More Expensive Windfarms and Solar Farms
  6. New tax credit to health professionals who train

Sunday, June 17, 2018
June 17, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Can’t You Just Change the Agenda?
  2. HART Board to Discuss Public-Private Partnerships 
  3. Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card -- Hawaii Stuck on 'F'
  4. Education for Politicians: HGEA Fickle, Untrustworthy 
  5. Star-Adv: Ige Should Veto TAT Hike
  6. Public hearing Monday on Hawaii County general excise tax increase
  7. TMT back in court
  8. Supply key to housing crisis
  9. Accident survivor relies on rideshare
  10. Repeated delays in case shows inherent frustrations
  11. ‘Personality Traits’—Liberals latest Excuse for Keeping Asian Americans out of good Colleges
  12. $60K Nuisance Money for Fired Maui Film Commissioner
  13. UH Athletics Still Losing Money

Saturday, June 16, 2018
June 16, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART violating FTA funding agreement?
  2. Never too late to ‘Audit the rail’
  3. Special Ed: DoE Loses Class Action Suit Filed for 495 Students
  4. Kauai Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Manufacturing Child Pornography
  5. PUC: Geothermal Shutdown Means Higher Rates, Dirtier Air
  6. OHA to host flood relief outreach events on Kauai
  7. Chief Justice Appoints Shimozono, Yoo, Hiatt, and DeWeese as District Court Judges
  8. Ige: Ban Construction in Lava Zone 1 – Hanabusa not so Sure
  9. Big Island residents line up at Disaster Recovery Center seeking assistance
  10. Electric Car Plan Will Cost Ratepayers
  11. Your Outdated U.S. Sunscreen Exposes You to Needless Cancer Risk

Friday, June 15, 2018
June 15, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Audit: State Asset Forfeiture Program -- 30 Years Without Rules
  2. HART board member calls for forensic audit of rail
  3. Hawaii Supreme Court Limits Jurisdiction of Civil Rights Commission
  4. PUC seeks public comment on Electric Vehicle road map
  5. Trump Approves Federal Individual Assistance for Volcano Victims 
  6. Expedited Building Permits for Hanalei Flood Victims
  7. Caldwell Admin Blocks Ethics Commission Audit
  8. Psychiatrist: Kawananakoa Does Not Have Mental Capacity
  9. Hawaii Will Pay $10.25 Million To Settle Special Education Lawsuit
  10. Former DoTax head Makes Excuses, Gets Maui Job
  11. Allegations surface of equipment misuse for profit by DLNR employees
  12. Chinatown Homeless Mess: "I've been punched, kicked, spat on, people tried to steal my car"
  13. Changing minds about GMOs
  14. Hawaii Green Energy Insiders: Government Needs Flexibility to Selectively Crush Anarcho-Capitalism

Thursday, June 14, 2018
June 14, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
  2. Sam King for OHA: I will work with Trustees to enact change
  3. Is the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Fire?
  4. Mapping 2018 Tax Reform
  5. Hawaii—Need $75K Income to Afford 2br Apartment
  6. Ige Requests Federal Individual Assistance for Volcano Victims
  7. Hawaii mayor wants to relocate those displaced outside zones one or two
  8. Local 5 Trust Fund to Build Affordable Housing on State Land
  9. LG Race: Pro-Rail Super PAC Spending A Quarter-Million Dollars to Stop Tokuda
  10. Blood Bank Paying A High Price In Its Dispute With Honolulu Rail Officials
  11. Hawaii first state to ban Ag pesticide, bowing to Hysteria
  12. Scammers Busted for ‘Local Food’ Fraud
  13. Chinatown Bumfights: Homeless Drug Addicts Mayhem at 2AM
  14. Homeless Tweeker Gets 5 Years for Hammer Attack
  15. Frustration grows for Oahu residents renewing drivers licenses

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HGEA Endorses Hanabusa
  2. Community Discussion on Electric Utility Regulatory Models
  3. Wind Farms Request Permission to Kill More Bats, Petrels, and Nene
  4. As eruptions continue, land swap eyed for hundreds of evacuees
  5. Homeless Drug Addicts Prey on Volcano Victims
  6. Family of 9-year-old Big Island girl who starved to death is suing the state for wrongful death
  7. Coco Palms: Latest Crackpot Lawsuit Laughed out of Court
  8. Anti-GMO Nuts Try Using Term Limits Against Opponents
  9. Hawaii County Ethics: Non-Bid Sole Source Professional Services Contract OK
  10. Hawaii’s New Fossil Fuel Generator
  11. Hawaii is one of few states where ticket scalping is legal
  12. Criminals Happy With July 1 plastic bag ban
  13. After 45 Convictions and 4 Probation Violations, Criminal Gets 10 Years
  14. Honolulu sees negative rent growth for apartments
  15. Front Street: How Fake are Affordable Housing Laws?
  16. The Crusade To Keep Hawaii Kids Fed by Someone Besides their Parents This Summer

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
June 12, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Summit: US Security Guarantees for North Korean Denuclearization--Peace Treaty Next
  2. Public-Private Partnerships in Hawaii
  3. Best States for Working Dads--Hawaii 25th
  4. Local 5 Wants Ige to Veto TAT Hike
  5. Carpenters Council, PRP Launch New Front Group –‘Be Change Now’
  6. Election already won for 4 candidates
  7. Hawaii Politics Has Never Been For Sissies
  8. A Republican Governor Would Bring New Uncertainty To Rail Project
  9. 410 people in emergency shelters “are never going back to their homes.”
  10. Church begins construction on second shelter village for lava evacuees
  11. Opioids: “For Once it’s Good to be 50th”
  12. More Thugs Join Former Unity House Scammers to Harass Waikiki Beach Boys
  13. Two Homeless Dudes Attack Woman on Bicycle 
  14. Feds: Alleged Pimp Bribes, Threatens Witnesses from FDC
  15. UH contracts now include buyout protections That Everybody Else adopted Years Ago

Monday, June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  2. Gabbard a Lonely Vote for Russia in Congress
  3. SB2699: TAT on Everything Hotels Do
  4. Will Same-Day Registration Make a Difference for Voter Turnout?
  5. Maui: Climate change, open space and land management strategies primed for ballot
  6. Hanabusa Once Picked Ige for Transparency Initiative
  7. Socialist Uber Study Full of Errors
  8. Push for Homeless Tent Cities Based on NIMBYism
  9. Shelter fatigue: Stress takes toll on lava evacuees
  10. Value of Hawaii’s seed crop drops 19%

Sunday, June 10, 2018
June 10, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. What Does State Constitution Say About Balanced Budget?
  2. Nanawale on Alert After Small Breakout Near Lava Tree
  3. Just home from Iraq, air traffic controllers answer call for Volcano Relief
  4. Culture of accountability results in academic successes at Kamehameha III Elementary
  5. Travel Ban? Janus? Supreme Court Poised for Blockbuster Finish
  6. Why are isle residents struggling, income-wise?
  7. Most People Don’t Know who the Politicians Are
  8. Difficult to take Hawaii Republicans seriously
  9. Star-Adv:  Don’t put ceiling on ridehail fares
  10. Loss of Geo Plant Jacks up Big Island Electric Bills
  11. In Latest Effort to Shut Down Fishing Industry, Enviros Re-Classify Opah into Five Species
  12. Hawaii County Police say changes made after evidence in high-profile cases compromised

Saturday, June 09, 2018
June 9, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Attention Friends and Family: Puna Volcano and Kauai Floods Spur OHA Cash Giveaway
  2. Tax Collections Soar for FY2018
  3. HB2748: Ige Signs Housing Bill 
  4. GEMS-Funded Crony Capitalist Developer Converting ‘Affordable’ Hawaii Kai Rentals Into Condos
  5. Volunteers, Church Quick-Build Homes for Volcano Victims 
  6. As Volcano Burns Neighborhood Punatics Continue to Obsess Over Clean Geothermal Plant
  7. Bag Tax: Eco Religion Makes Whipping People Down Easy -- We Should Do It More Often
  8. Honolulu Council Voters to Force Tax payers to foot the bill of private attorneys for Kaneshiro, Kealoha
  9. Democrat Lt Gov Candidates: Push Moratorium on Development and More Weed for the People
  10. HSTA Refuses to Endorse Hughey in HD8 Race

Friday, June 08, 2018
June 8, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UPW Endorses Ige, UHPA Endorses Hanabusa
  2. Ige Releases $12M for Volcano Response
  3. 'Surge pricing' ban will hurt Honolulu consumers
  4. As least we’re not as bad as California
  5. Hawaii #3 in Sin Taxes
  6. S2980: Missile Defense for Hawaii, Alaska
  7. VA Reform: Mission Act streamlines community care options for veterans
  8. Filing Open Until June 22 for Ewa Beach Senate Dist 19 Race
  9. Nago Closes Puna Polling Places—Absentee-Only for Lava Zone
  10. No Serious Challengers for November--Dems Control Hawaii Congress races
  11. Hawaii County GE Tax Faces June 19 Council Vote
  12. New housing now critical on Hawaii island
  13. Kauai Councilman: Since TVRs are Shut Down, They Should be Given to Flood Victims
  14. Jones Act drives up everyone’s costs
  15. Status Update: Four Hawaii Climate Change Legal Actions
  16. Health Beat: Bring Back The Mental Hospitals
  17. Suicide up 18% in Hawaii
  18. Hawaii: Abortion to Lose $830K Federal Subsidy
  19. Eruption Threatens Future Of Some Big Island Charter Schools
  20. Federal funding may finally flow for Ala Wai Canal flood control
  21. Honolulu agency tasked with determining Uber, Lyft price cap opposes measure
  22. Loss of Uber Means More Drunk Drivers, Highway Deaths

Thursday, June 07, 2018
June 7, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. A Housing “Boom” and a Volcanic “Bang”
  2. Cam Cavasso for Congress Dist 1
  3. Little Pink House Coming to Hilo
  4. Is the Hawaii Convention Center Profitable?
  5. UH Manoa Ranks 302nd in Survey of 800 Universities
  6. Honolulu Council Sneaking City Funds into Rail Project via Bond Sale
  7. Honolulu Budget: $214M for Rail
  8. Honolulu Council approves 1st ride-hailing price cap in US
  9. Hawaii County Council Uses Volcano as Excuse for GE Tax Hike
  10. Mauna Kea Oral Arguments Set for Hawaii Supreme Court
  11. Kauai Council Votes to Exploit Flooding to Eradicate ‘Commercial Uses’
  12. Volcano Sets New Record for Destruction of Homes
  13. How Hawaii made its lava disaster worse
  14. Maui County Carnival seeks relief from high shipping costs
  15. Will City Spend $4M to Fix Pig Feed System That Ain’t Broken?
  16. System Working Hard to Keep Drug Addicts Alive
  17. Impressing Democrats by Bashing Trump—So Easy a Mazie Could Do it

Wednesday, June 06, 2018
June 6, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Volcano Proclamation: 'Make State Lands Available for Housing'
  2. Safest States--Hawaii Ranks 8th
  3. Elections: 394 Candidates Pull Papers -- 327 File -- 4 Withdraw
  4. VIDEO: 500 More Homes Destroyed--Kapoho Bay Fills with Lava
  5. A Sneaky Way to Approve City Funds for Rail
  6. Hawaii Missile Defense Radar--Public Meetings Set for EIS
  7. Very Few Republicans Running—Aug 11 Primaries Will Decide Many Races
  8. Hee, Lee, Cabanilla, Wooley: Legislative Retreads Want to Get Back in the Game
  9. Ed Case joins crowded race for Congress, but some see him as a front-runner
  10. Ige, Kim: Fast-Track Temporary Housing
  11. Proclamation: Make state lands available for housing
  12. Book Being Ghost-Written for Gabbard
  13. Ige signs bill requiring study of sea-level rise before building
  14. Anti-TVR Charter Amendment on Maui Ballot
  15. TVR Regs Working Way Through Hawaii County Council
  16. Gary Hooser Eliminates Himself from Consideration
  17. Hawaii Legislators are a bunch of Misogynists
  18. Snorkeler Almost Killed Thanks Rescuers
  19. ‘Complete Streets’ key issues ignored
  20. Anti-Uber Bill 35 to be Voted Today

Tuesday, June 05, 2018
June 5, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Elections: 390 Candidates Pull Papers -- 282 File -- Today is Last Day to File
  2. Hee Quits Gubernatorial Race--Will Run for Senate 23 or LG
  3. Hawaii: New Greenhouse Gas Rules Just as Fake as Renewable Energy Rules
  4. Land Swap: A plan to help those displaced by lava
  5. Ed Case Pulls Papers To Enter Hawaii Race For Congress
  6. Kaniela Ing Faces More Campaign Finance Questions — This Time From Feds
  7. Budget: More Tax Hikes -- ‘Easy Money’ on Kauai
  8. Bill 35: “Uber service on Oahu is at risk”
  9. Hawaiian Airlines says volcanic eruption led to modest drop in bookings
  10. Rents for single-family homes in Hawaii on the decline
  11. After Accepting Shelter, 11 Homeless Get Jobs
  12. Court Ruling Gives Usual Anti-Military Activists an Angle of Attack Against Pohakuloa
  13. Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria Part of Scheme to Force Approval of New Ingredients?

Monday, June 04, 2018
June 4, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii: Highest Government Surplus--Lowest Median Household Income
  2. Hint for Hawaii in Gay Cakes Decision: Supremes Rip ‘Civil Rights’ Commission
  3. HART Audit: ‘Big Brother is Watching’
  4. Councilman Catches Caldwell appointee using City Resources to Campaign for Tommy Waters
  5. Audit: Honolulu Parks Could Save Millions By Reducing Potable Water Use
  6. How ‘Innovation Grants’ are Spent at DoE Schools
  7. Sierra Club criticizes state Health Department proposal for Red Hill fuel tanks

Sunday, June 03, 2018
June 3, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lava Covers Four Corners, Hundreds of Homes Cut off
  2. Auditor: OHA Openly Violates HRS10-17 Nepotism
  3. Sam King: Its Time to Fix OHA!
  4. Public Hearing: New Rules for Scheduling Surf Contests
  5. Conservative Forum of Hawaii Closes Books After Decade of Activity
  6. State IT: Several Measures Await Governor’s Signature
  7. 2017: Google Generates $171M of Economic Activity in Hawaii
  8. Auditor: Two Years Later State Scores 2-2-1 on IT 
  9. The California Stupidity Fund, Part 2
  10. Ige, Kim: Lava Victims Need Permanent Homes – not Tent Cities
  11. Shapiro: Building in Lava Zone no Different than Building Rail in Inundation Zone
  12. Fear-Mongering Anti-Geothermal Activists Hope End to Plant
  13. Gabbard Record on Human Rights ‘Very Disappointing’
  14. Man shot by police was a former corrections officer with a troubled history
  15. SB2407: Marijuana to be Sold to Drug Addicts
  16. Mass Eco-Tourism: Tight Parking and Overflowing Porta Potties
  17. Maui: Real Estate Mogul Controls List of Anti-GMOs Idiots Running in 2018
  18. Maui Council: Will County Voters Get Crack at Manager?
  19. 20 Candidates File for Kauai Council—6 for Mayor 
  20. ‘Complete Streets’ just an excuse for government to spend
  21. Caldwell’s Dim Bulbs Slow Business in Chinatown

Saturday, June 02, 2018
June 2, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Auditor: $500K IUCN Grant Left out of OHA Annual Report
  2. HB2501: Ige Signs Hawaii Promise Scholarship Bill
  3. UHERO: Healthy county economies face growing pains
  4. Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Volcano
  5. $0.15 Bag Tax Hits Oahu Starting July 1
  6. Auditor: City Parks and Recreation Fails Again and Again
  7. Honolulu Auditor: Only 56% of Recommendations Acted Upon Since 2004
  8. Waikiki: Former Unity House Scammers Attack 14-year old girl
  9. Homeless Drug Addicts Beat Japanese Couple near Kakaako Murals
  10. Former housekeepers for Heiress Kawananakoa say their firing was 'retaliation'
  11. Promoting economic freedom
  12. Zumper, Apartment List Differ on Honolulu Rents
  13. Maui Charter Amendments: County Manager?  $20K Fine for TVRs?

Friday, June 01, 2018
June 1, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Auditor: HART Management Listening in on My Interviews with Employees
  2. Visitor Arrivals, Spending Up for April
  3. Hawaii County Seeks Applicants for Charter Commission
  4. Mayor Kim Suspends Several Hawaii County Building, Land Use Laws
  5. State Income Tax Collections--Hawaii Takes $1389 Per Capita
  6. Mayor Kim: Volcano Recovery Plan Based on 1960 Tsunami Recovery
  7. Big Island's largest homeless shelter struggles to meet needs of lava evacuees
  8. Members Of Military Might Get A Property Tax Break
  9. Free Speech? Police Step into Action to Tear Down Domestic violence signs targeting Clayton Hee
  10. Suicide: Lobbying or Free Speech?
  11. Gov Ige to Sign Three "Sustainability" Bills
  12. Three Electric Car Subsidies that Didn’t Pass
  13. Giant Diesel Plant Completed—HECO Pretending it is ‘Green’
  14. In Push for New Stadium, Aloha Stadium Authority Stops Maintenance
  15. RNs Pay $96K in Hawaii
  16. Unity House Scammers Continue to Harass New Waikiki Beach Boys
  17. Ige: Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Should be up to Feds
  18. Suit challenges EIS approval for Lahaina wastewater plant
  19. Will Mass Tourism Finally be Limited?

Thursday, May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Jail Time for Haunani Apoliona?
  2. Evacuation Ordered for Vacationland, Kapoho, Waa Waa
  3. Who is Driving Electric Vehicles in Hawaii?
  4. Telescope: Congress offers funding, Pushes Mauna Kea-Chile Cooperation
  5. Discovering Hidden Hawaii Tours to Pay $570,000 To Settle EEOC Male-On-Male Sexual Harassment Suit
  6. US Pacific Command Changes Name
  7. Hawaii Job Market Schizophrenic
  8. Election Volunteers Needed for Polling Places
  9. Solution for Volcano Zone: Homeless Tent Cities or Fee-Simple Land Swap? 
  10. San Buenaventura on Volcano Relief: “I’m going to leave it up to the homeless advocates.”  
  11. Espero Resigns from State Senate  
  12. Kealohas Plead Not Guilty to Robbing Orphans
  13. State takes first step toward lucrative hemp industry with new research program
  14. Taxi Owner: Ride-Sharing Bill Will be Good for Business
  15. In 9 Months, Feds Subsidize 4,988 ‘Patients’ at Hawaii Planned Parenthood
  16. Demented Liberal Thinks Homeless are Working 2-3 Jobs


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UH Updates BoR on Maunakea Stewardship Before Supreme Court Hearing
by News Release Tuesday, June 19, 2018

...The university is proceeding with the administrative rules process for public and commercial activities on Maunakea....


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Cat-Obsessed Animal Liberation Nuts Blamed for Monk Seal Deaths
by News Release Tuesday, June 19, 2018

...The recent deaths of three critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals on O‘ahu due to toxoplasmosis is very sad and could have been entirely preventable....


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New Campaign Highlights 680 Beer Distribution Jobs in Hawaii
by News Release Monday, June 18, 2018

...National Beer Wholesalers Association launches 'Delivering Local Jobs'; Tells story of independent beer distributors in Hawaii....


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Hawaii Hotel Workers Win Right to Refuse to Pay Union Dues
by News Release Monday, June 18, 2018

...The case was brought by several nonmember employees at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hawaii who received a letter from union officials demanding payment of dues for which the union had no legal claim....


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Can’t You Just Change the Agenda?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 17, 2018

...Recently, State Auditor Les Kondo shocked the public and some Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Board members when he charged, at a HART board meeting, that HART employees had been required to record all interviews with State Auditor personnel....


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Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card -- Hawaii Stuck on 'F'
by News Release Sunday, June 17, 2018

...The 2018 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card shows how each state ranks among its peers in several categories that are of particular interest to site selection experts for the manufacturing and logistics industries....


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HART Board to Discuss Public-Private Partnerships
by News Release Sunday, June 17, 2018

...The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 21 at 8:00 a.m. in Suite 150 of Ali'i Place in downtown Honolulu (1099 Alakea Street).  The meeting is open to the public....


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Chief Justice Appoints Shimozono, Yoo, Hiatt, and DeWeese as District Court Judges
by News Release Saturday, June 16, 2018

...Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has today appointed Kenneth J. Shimozono to the District Family Court of the First Circuit and Kristine Y. Yoo to the District Court of the First Circuit.  He has also appointed Mahilani E.K. Hiatt and Wendy M. DeWeese to the District Family Court of the Third Circuit....


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​OHA to host flood relief outreach events on Kauai
by News Release Saturday, June 16, 2018

...OHA is collaborating with Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi to distribute $200,000...in addition, OHA has allocated $50,000 to assist kalo farmers affected by the flooding and is also offering disaster relief loans....  


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PUC: Geothermal Shutdown Means Higher Rates, Dirtier Air
by News Release Saturday, June 16, 2018

... PUC Plan: More solar and energy efficiency programs ....


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Kauai Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Manufacturing Child Pornography
by News Release Saturday, June 16, 2018

...Each charge involved a different boy and carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years....


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Never too late to ‘Audit the rail’
by Kelii Akina Friday, June 15, 2018

...The Grassroot Institute recently obtained a letter written by HART board member John Henry Felix to HART Chairman Damien Kim in which he also urged the board to call for a forensic audit....


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HART violating FTA funding agreement?
by Grassroot Institute Friday, June 15, 2018

...Board member John Henry Felix says there might be a breach of contract with the feds....


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Special Ed: DoE Loses Class Action Suit Filed for 495 Students
by News Release Friday, June 15, 2018

...495 young adults from Hawai'i will soon be receiving compensatory education and education-related services thanks to the recent settlement....


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Expedited Building Permits for Hanalei Flood Victims
by News Release Friday, June 15, 2018

...Mayor Carvalho to sign emergency permitting bill into law Tuesday--Planning Department to open field offices for expedited permitting the same day....


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Audit: State Asset Forfeiture Program -- 30 Years Without Rules
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, June 15, 2018

...after nearly 30 years since the program’s inception, the department has not yet adopted administrative rules describing procedures and practice requirements for asset forfeiture....


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PUC seeks public comment on Electric Vehicle road map
by News Release Friday, June 15, 2018

... 5 ways to transfer more of your money to Elon Musk ....


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Trump Approves Federal Individual Assistance for Volcano Victims
by News Release Thursday, June 14, 2018

...Hawai’i County Residents May Register for Assistance, Disaster Recovery Center to Open....


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Hawaii Supreme Court Limits Jurisdiction of Civil Rights Commission
by News Release Thursday, June 14, 2018

...The HTA decision drastically restricted and reduced the number of state and state-funded programs that are covered under § 368-1.5, as there are very few such programs or agencies that do not receive any federal funding....


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Sam King for OHA: I will work with Trustees to enact change
by News Release Thursday, June 14, 2018

...The pivotal vote for enacting change at OHA will come from the Oahu seat....


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June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
by Andrew Walden Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hawaii was the last place in the US to abolish indentured servitude....


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Wanna Buy Some Land?--DLNR has Got Money for You
by News Release Thursday, June 14, 2018

...You will be tested on the catechism of the State Religion....


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Hawaii—Need $75K Income to Afford 2br Apartment
by News Release Thursday, June 14, 2018

...On Oahu the ‘housing wage’ is $39.06 -- In Hawaii County it is $25.42, thanks to the subdivisions shifting the supply demand equation....


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Mapping 2018 Tax Reform
by Tax Foundation Thursday, June 14, 2018

...The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by Congressional District....


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Is the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Fire?
by Video Video Wednesday, June 13, 2018

...What Has OHA Done To Extinguish The Flames Of The Recent State Audit?....


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Wind Farms Request Permission to Kill More Bats, Petrels, and Nene
by News Release Wednesday, June 13, 2018

...Public meetings: The three public scoping meetings will be held at the following locations....


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Community Discussion on Electric Utility Regulatory Models
by News Release Wednesday, June 13, 2018

...As directed by the Hawaii State Legislature, the Department of Business, Economic Development and  Tourism (DBEDT) is conducting a study on alternative electric utility and regulatory models in Hawaii....


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HGEA Endorses Hanabusa
by News Release Tuesday, June 12, 2018

...Really Obvious Question: Why should any politician help HGEA get a fatter contract?  Ige gave HGEA the Sun, Moon, and Stars and look how they repay him....


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Summit: US Security Guarantees for North Korean Denuclearization--Peace Treaty Next
by News Release Tuesday, June 12, 2018

...President Donald J. Trump has departed Singapore and will arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Hawaii later today....


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Best States for Working Dads--Hawaii 25th
by News Article Tuesday, June 12, 2018

...WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 20 key indicators of friendliness toward working fathers....


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​Public-Private Partnerships in Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Monday, June 11, 2018

...how to ease barriers to public-private partnerships in the state, and the benefits that could result if done right....


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Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
by News Article Monday, June 11, 2018

Today is Kamehameha Day in Hawaii....


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Travel Ban? Janus? Supreme Court Poised for Blockbuster Finish
by News Article Sunday, June 10, 2018

...With the U.S. Supreme Court approaching the conclusion of its 2017 – 2018 term, the justices are expected to release a deluge of decisions in the coming weeks....


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Oahu Drivers Burn More Than $11K in Yearly Commuting Costs
by News Release Sunday, June 10, 2018

...Oahu commuters would save $11,773 by commuting through public transportation versus driving and absorbing all of its associated costs such as gas, insurance, car maintenance, parking, depreciation, etc....


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What Does State Constitution Say About Balanced Budget?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 10, 2018

...here is a question for you....


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Just home from Iraq, air traffic controllers answer call for Volcano Relief
by News Article Sunday, June 10, 2018

...When the Kilauea volcano erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island, members of the 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, were just getting home from a seven-month deployment that sent them to Al Asad Airbase, Al Anbar Province, Iraq.... 


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Nanawale on Alert After Small Breakout Near Lava Tree
by News Release Sunday, June 10, 2018

...Mid-morning, lava started to slowly spill over the channel levees in the vicinity of Pohoiki road but most of the lava did not extend far enough to reach ground not already covered by lava. By early afternoon, lava was again confined to the flow channel....


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Culture of accountability results in academic successes at Kamehameha III Elementary
by News Release Sunday, June 10, 2018

...King Kamehameha III Elementary has seen its achievement steadily climb in all subjects while maintaining high levels of growth....


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Attention Friends and Family: Puna Volcano and Kauai Floods Spur OHA Cash Giveaway
by News Release Saturday, June 09, 2018

...$500,000 Cash Giveaway for Those Who Know How and Who to Ask....


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HB2748: Ige Signs Housing Bill
by News Release Friday, June 08, 2018

...HB2748 appropriates $200 million to the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation’s (HHFDC) Rental Housing Revolving Fund....


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Tax Collections Soar for FY2018
by News Release Friday, June 08, 2018

...general fund tax deposits are up by 8.5% compared with the same period in FY 2017....


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Filing Open Until June 22 for Ewa Beach Senate Dist 19 Race
by News Release Friday, June 08, 2018

...for the purpose of nominating and electing a State Senator to fill a vacant seat, caused by the resignation of the Honorable Will Espero, from the Hawaii State Senate....


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Nago Closes Puna Polling Places—Absentee-Only for Lava Zone
by News Release Friday, June 08, 2018

...voters assigned to Pahoa Community Center (District Precinct 04-03) and Pahoa High & Intermediate School (District Precinct 04-04) are at risk of not being able to vote....


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As least we’re not as bad as California
by Kelii Akina Friday, June 08, 2018

...Hawaii does not perform well on the annual EFNA Index, ranking 45th out of the 50 states in terms of economic freedom....


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'Surge pricing' ban will hurt Honolulu consumers
by Grassroot Institute Friday, June 08, 2018

...The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges Mayor Caldwell to reject the City Council measure....


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VA Reform: Mission Act streamlines community care options for veterans
by News Release Friday, June 08, 2018

...funds the current, outgoing Veterans Choice program during the transition phase to make certain veterans receive the same care through the current program until the new Veterans Community Care Program is fully in effect....


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S2980: Missile Defense for Hawaii, Alaska
by News Release Friday, June 08, 2018

...U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) was recently joined by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) in introducing S. 2980, the Integrated Missile Defense Act of 2018....


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UPW Endorses Ige, UHPA Endorses Hanabusa
by News Release Friday, June 08, 2018

...HGEA still silent on Gubernatorial race....


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Ige Releases $12M for Volcano Response
by News Release Thursday, June 07, 2018

...costs for overtime, equipment and materials are mounting....


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Hawaii #3 in Sin Taxes
by Tax Foundation Thursday, June 07, 2018

...The State of Hawaii is the senior partner in the sin business....


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A Housing “Boom” and a Volcanic “Bang”
by Kelii Akina Thursday, June 07, 2018

...how the state government’s housing policies have gone up in flames....


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UH Manoa Ranks 302nd in Survey of 800 Universities
by News Release Thursday, June 07, 2018

...the ranking most used and referenced by international students....


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Is the Hawaii Convention Center Profitable?
by UH ERO Thursday, June 07, 2018

...HTA CEO George Szegeti said “In CY2017 the convention center turned a net operating profit of $1.1 million, marking its second consecutive year of profitability.” This is surprising news, indeed....


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Cam Cavasso for Congress Dist 1
by News Release Wednesday, June 06, 2018

...Cam Cavasso today announced his candidacy to represent Hawaii in the US Congress (Hawaii Congressional District 1) to replace Colleen Hanabusa....


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Little Pink House Coming to Hilo
by Video Video Wednesday, June 06, 2018

...Little Pink House opens on June 8 at the Palace Theater in Hilo....


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A Sneaky Way to Approve City Funds for Rail
by Natalie Iwasa  Wednesday, June 06, 2018

...Buried in a proposed amendment to the bill for HART’s capital improvement budget (Bill 22, CD2, FD1) is the statement....


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Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii EIS--Public Scoping Meetings Being Held
by News Release Wednesday, June 06, 2018

...The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meetings for the Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii Environmental Impact Statement....


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VIDEO: 500 More Homes Destroyed--Kapoho Bay Fills with Lava
by Video Video Wednesday, June 06, 2018

...Big Isle mayor’s home destroyed by lava, county confirms....


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Ige Volcano Proclamation: 'Make State Lands Available for Housing'
by News Release Tuesday, June 05, 2018

...“I, David Y Ige … hereby authorize and invoke … Section 171-85, et. seq., Hawaii Revised Statutes, disposition to victims of natural disaster….”


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Elections: 394 Candidates Pull Papers -- 327 File -- 4 Withdraw
by News Release Tuesday, June 05, 2018

...Filing is pau. Deadline to withdraw is Weds June 6, 2018....


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Safest States--Hawaii Ranks 8th
by News Article Tuesday, June 05, 2018

...4th Fewest Fatal Occupational Injuries Per Total Workers....


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Hawaii: New Greenhouse Gas Rules Just as Fake as Renewable Energy Rules
by News Release Tuesday, June 05, 2018

...Net zero does not mean zero. Hawaii can cause a global rise in greenhouse gas emissions and call it net zero....


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Hee Quits Gubernatorial Race--Will Run for Senate 23 or LG
by News Article Monday, June 04, 2018

...District 23 is held by Sen. Gil Riviere, a Democrat who has filed for re-election. The seat represents Kaneohe, Kaaawa, Hauula, Laie, Kahuku, Waialua, Haleiwa, Wahiawa, Schofield Barracks and Kunia....


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Hawaii Highest Government Surplus--Lowest Median Household Income
by News Article Monday, June 04, 2018

...2018’s Best & Worst State Economies....


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After Decades of Hysteria--Lava Covers Geothermal Well-AND NOTHING HAPPENS!
by News Article Sunday, June 03, 2018

...Neither well is expected to release any hydrogen sulfide....


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The California Stupidity Fund, Part 2
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 03, 2018

...Now, the IRS and the U.S. Treasury have indicated that they are going to weigh in....


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Auditor: Two Years Later State Scores 2-2-1 on IT
by Hawaii State Auditor Saturday, June 02, 2018

...thus making an accurate and comprehensive compilation of these costs extremely time-consuming, if not impossible to complete....


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2017: Google Generates $171M of Economic Activity in Hawaii
by News Release Saturday, June 02, 2018

...The value of Google Search and AdWords for businesses is the profit they receive from clicks on search results and ads minus their cost of advertising, estimated as $8 profit for every $1 spent....


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State IT: Several Measures Await Governor’s Signature
by News Release Saturday, June 02, 2018

...several pieces of priority legislation succeeded in being passed this year. The governor has until June 25 to decide....


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Sam King: Its Time to Fix OHA!
by News Release Saturday, June 02, 2018

...stop the OHA push for Federal Recognition, work to establish truth and transparency in OHA’s finances, and return OHA back to its core mission: making Hawaii better for Native Hawaiians and all Hawaii....


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