Friday, January 28, 2022
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Friday, January 28, 2022
January 28, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Old mafia trick: Leong Attorney Points Finger at Dying Man
  2. State Agencies Push Back Against OHA’s $638M Money Grab
  3. After a Month of Stalling, DoH finally gives Navy ‘approval’ to filter millions of gallons of water a day from fuel-tainted Red Hill shaft
  4. Navy says it will release investigation into cause of Red Hill water contamination
  5. As criticism mounts, police commission eyes ways to speed up selection process for Next Kealoha
  6. Hawaii schools chief search -- Job Description Still Not Written, Position Still Not Advertised
  7. Court clears the way for sale of Miske home in Hawaii Kai
  8. Pelosi, PRP Team up to Train a New Generation of Hawaii Political Cronies
  9. Homeless Drug Addicts Trash Ala Moana Park

Thursday, January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Attorney: Sword wants to Sing Like Canary
  2. City Council advances short-term rental bill
  3. SB2021: Lawmakers consider transferring to OHA an estimated $638M of withheld public land trust revenues
  4. Lawmakers Consider Nine Bills Limiting Executive Emergency Power
  5. Is Kai Kahele planning to run for governor? He won’t rule it out
  6. Big Fat Developer Giveaway: 3,000 luxury homes around Aloha Stadium
  7. High levels of petroleum found in drinking water sample at Pearl City Peninsula homes
  8. Hawaii Does Not Need a Minimum Wage Increase

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Bribery: Another Former Honolulu DPP official pleads guilty
  2. Hawaii’s state auditor Les Kondo blasts House hearings as ‘hit job’
  3. Calling OHA’s Bluff:  HB2024 Would Strip Mountain of Telescopes, Hand it over to Hawaiian Activists
  4. Hawaii Governor Says He’s Not Ready To Permanently Close Red Hill
  5. Ige: Booster shot added to Safe Travels Program ‘In next few days’--No Int’l Visitors Until End of Year
  6. Boost-or-test mandate brings challenges to Maui businesses
  7. Here’s How Affordable Housing Policies Have Impacted Hawai‘i’s Housing Supply
  8. Hawaii’s High Costs Leave Many Struggling To Get By
  9. Hand in Your Pocket: Hu Honua Knows PUC Will Rule Against it--Goes Back to Supreme Court
  10. Five Hawaii County police officers fired in 2021
  11. Big Isle homeless count ongoing

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DHHL?  Rainy Day?  Minimum Wage?  Most of the Big Splashy Legislative Proposals are just Negotiating Positions
  2. Minimum Wage Hike -- Big Contract Boost for UPW?  
  3. Proposed short-term rental ban is not the ‘solution’ we need
  4. 8 Years Of Fighting The Police Union In Court And What Did We Get?
  5. More Homeless Mayhem: Police shoot man, 48, who allegedly charged at them with knife in Ala Moana area
  6. Navy to withhold full Red Hill fuel leak report
  7. Maui Commission Wants Public’s Feedback On 40 Reforms To Local Government
  8. UH Football Coaches And The Culture Of Hawaii

Monday, January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu’s Culture Of Corruption: It Takes a Village
  2. Federal grand jury probes Hawaii campaign donations
  3. Let's Back Those Trying To Earn An Extra Buck Instead Of Blocking Them
  4. Drinking water quality test results will be made public faster
  5. SB2057: Rush Windfarms Past Community Opposition
  6. Victorino, Bissen, Molina Dive In Early To Maui Mayor Race
  7. How Many Murders does one Criminal Need to Commit Before Being Locked up?
  8. Legislator’s Sports Betting Bill Proposes Staggering 55% Tax Rate

Sunday, January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. $600M Didn’t Solve Hawaiian Homelands Problem Last Time
  2. DHHL: $600M Here, $600M There, and $200M for OHA
  3. Pension Cash Still Flowing to Kealoha
  4. Effort to Revitalize Hilo sinking into DLNR morass
  5. Carbon Tax Would Drive More People out of Hawaii
  6. DoE Program Designed to Prevent Kids from Ever Becoming Republicans

Saturday, January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. June Jones turns down Hawaii job: 'I wasn't offered a job that was conducive to winning'
  2. Trapped Rat: Roy Amemiya Wants to Expose other ‘Severance Agreements’. The City Says No
  3. Red Hill: Legislators see Dollar Signs
  4. Term limits for Hawaii legislators would help shorten the long game
  5. PUC Says No to Secret HEI Investments
  6. Report: Gun Control Nuts Like Hawaii, California
  7. Maui Police 25% short staffed
  8. Hawaii public school teacher absences ease following omicron surge
  9. Blood Bank of Hawaii: Critically low blood supply a matter of ‘life and death’
  10. Rep. Val Okimoto To Seek Honolulu City Council Seat
  11. FAKE FAKE FAKE--Resorts find Loopholes in Maui ‘Moratorium’
  12. Kakaako: HHFDC Quietly Evaporates School Plan
  13. Bum Magnet: River Of Life Mission Is Leaving Chinatown

Friday, January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UH Regents approve new Maunakea Master Plan
  2. Rep Kai Kahele Doubles Down on COVID Lockdowns
  3. Star-Adv: Down with Freedom--Hawaii is only for the Elite
  4. Federal prosecutors not finished--interview Hanabusa
  5. The Squatter House That Miske Bought
  6. City lawyers’ ouster from Iremamber Sykap case sought
  7. Storing jet fuel a complicated task
  8. Hawaii public-school student absences up dramatically in latest COVID-19 surge, report says
  9. Retention rate of Hawaii public school teachers after 5 years of employment just over 50%
  10. Advisory panel formed to help find next DOE superintendent
  11. Plan to ban rentals under 90 days moves through City Council despite some opposition
  12. Mayor Taps Former Fire Chief To Join Honolulu Police Commission
  13. Laughing at the Judiciary: Criminal Racks up 161 Convictions in 18 Yrs

Thursday, January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Max Sword Points Finger at Amemiya, Leong--Caldwell Next?
  2. ‘Round 3, I’m out’: Hawaii Restaurant Association worries new COVID rules could turn away business, customers
  3. Hawaii House leaders vow to clear Hawaiian Home Lands backlog, raise minimum wage and decommission Red Hill
  4. Sales Pitch for Next Boondoggle: Ala Wai Today 1pm
  5. More families file claims against Navy as attorneys plan for class-action lawsuit
  6. Lawsuit: UPW Elections Botched
  7. Staffing shortages leave scores of Hawaii hospital patients ‘waitlisted’ for long-term care beds
  8. Substitute Teachers Are In High Demand But Short Supply In Hawaii
  9. $30K Mortgage help for Oahu residents
  10. HTA Demands $60M to Find ‘Mindful’ Tourists

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Closed to the People: 2022 Legislative Session Begins Today
  2. Minimum Wage: Legislature Finishes what COVID Started? 
  3. Update: US Aid Following Tonga Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami 
  4. ARPA: Where did $1.6B Go?
  5. Legislature to Consider Auto-IRA Saving for Private Sector Workers
  6. Before Pandemic, Spending Exceeded Long-Term Revenue in Hawaii
  7. Audit of the City's Information Technology Modernization, Services, and Support
  8. Solar: 1,000 megawatts now online
  9. Day One of Legislature: House Panel Needs More Time to Frame Up State Auditor
  10. Hold on to Your Wallet--Legislators want ‘Justice’
  11. HSTA: “There’s absolutely no learning going on.”
  12. 2 years after the tragedy at Diamond Head: Gun Control but not much Lunatic Control
  13. The Path to 100% Clean Energy in 2045 Fallacy
  14. UH Board of Regents nearing vote on latest Maunakea Master Plan
  15. Navy Hires Contractor To Assess Integrity Of Red Hill Fuel Facility
  16. State Suspends Contract For Security Guards That Watch Over The Hawaii Capitol
  17. Illegal Gambling Rooms--Police Have Seized 700 Machines

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How Kealoha settlement was rushed past Honolulu Police Commission
  2. Military-Industrial Complex, Congressional Delegation Pushing Unwanted Missile Radar for Kauai
  3. Hawaii County Councilman criticized for Anti-Vax social media posts   
  4. 50 Years After Title IX, Hawaii DoE Still Doesn’t Have Female Locker Rooms
  5. ‘Broken Windows’ Enforcement?  Only if you smash the windows in Police Station

Monday, January 17, 2022
January 17, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Punatics to get the House seat stolen from Oahu by Disenfranchising Military personnel?
  2. Gov. David Ige seeks to create new law enforcement agency
  3. Got $123.9 Billion? -- Abercrombie-Connected Group pushes Hawaii political candidates for more ‘investment’ in brainwashing young children
  4. Bringing Down Costs Is More Important Than Raising Wages
  5. Restrictions hurt Hawaii’s stake in cryptocurrency market
  6. Navy Gives New Dates For Families Displaced By Water Crisis To Return Home
  7. Sales Pitch for Next Boondoggle: Public can attend virtual meeting discussing Ala Wai Flood Risk study
  8. Honolulu airport improvements become homeless camp--rash of car thefts
  9. Shortage of volcanic black cinder in Hawaii

Sunday, January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Before UH Hired Him -- Graham Got $12.8M Buyout from Arizona State U
  2. Big Pile of Your Money: Legislature Prepares to Light Bonfire
  3. What did Kealoha have on Caldwell?
  4. How did handcuffs become Honolulu’s new jewelry craze?
  5. Miske Lawyers Ask Hawaii Supreme Court to block sealing of old case and gag order issued by state judge
  6. Water at Aliamanu Military Reservation was 3 times state’s safe limit
  7. Living costs, lack of housing hurt medical recruiting locally
  8. More Homeless Mayhem: State librarian asks for $1M security boost against COVID pandemic crime wave
  9. Chinatown: 100 Homeless Drug Addicts Arrested
  10. Caltech Submillimeter Observatory on track to be removed later this year

Saturday, January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Commission Hears Complaints on Election Integrity
  2. No Buyout:  Todd Graham resigns as University of Hawaii head football coach
  3. UH regents to consider new Maunakea Master Plan
  4. Hawaii public school teacher absences hit 2,159 amid omicron surge
  5. State gets OK to once again streamline food stamp application, renewals process
  6. How The Victim Of Mistaken Identity Was Finally Let Out Of The Hawaii State Hospital
  7. HPD says 20 of the city’s security cameras in Chinatown don’t work

Friday, January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Former council members expect to be witnesses against indicted ex-city officials
  2. Lawmakers: Red Hill Fuel Leaked Into Well Through A Pipeline Navy Didn’t Know Existed
  3. DOE Officials Preview Budget Priorities To Hawaii Lawmakers
  4. Honolulu Police Chief Search Expected To Take At Least 6 More Months    
  5. Annual Statewide Count Of Hawaii’s Homeless Population Postponed
  6. Will This Bureaucratic Tug Of War Over Hawaii’s Ag Lands Finally End?

Thursday, January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell Next to be Arrested?
  2. New map proposed for Hawaii’s state, congressional lawmaker districts
  3. Hawaii Voter database - 100,000 bogus registrations?
  4. Hawaii's Capitol Can Be Opened Safely
  5. 42 Hawaii public schools have not reported their COVID-19 case counts since before winter break
  6. Head of nurses union: Severe staffing shortage at hospitals is impacting patient care
  7. UH Buyout: $1.2M for a Dr Pepper
  8. COVID: People Earned Less from Work--But Got Free Money from the Sky
  9. Antivax Mayoral recall effort fails Miserably in second attempt to collect signatures
  10. Poll - Hawaii Voters Want To Access State Agencies and Services Online

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
January 12, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kealoha Payoff Illegal: Top Caldwell Administration Officials Arrested by FBI
  2. ‘The judge got it wrong’: City prosecutor rails against lawmaker’s acquittal in DUI case
  3. Civil Beat Law Center intervenes again opposing unnecessary secrecy in Miske case
  4. Reality: As it pledges to empty fuel tanks, Navy says cost of crisis now tops $250M
  5. Illusion: Elected officials advance bill pretending to propose city regulate Red Hill fuel farm
  6. Is The Hawaii Legislature Ready To Give Teachers Yet Another Raise Outside of Collective Bargaining?
  7. Hanabusa Gravy Train: Honolulu Rail Board Members Signal Strong Satisfaction With Kahikina’s Job So Far
  8. Bill 41: Neighborhoods need rentals of 30+ days
  9. The Maui Charter Commission Is Weighing 85 Changes To County Government
  10. CNMI House Votes To Impeach Governor Torres

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Drunk With Power: Sharon Har DUI case ends in acquittal
  2. Witch Hunt Continues: House May Ask AG To Probe Alleged Criminal Conduct By State Auditor
  3. COVID Excuse: Higa sentencing delayed
  4. SB666: Hawaii’s Legislature Will Use Climate Change as Excuse for Tax and Fee Hike
  5. Rolling Blackouts Coming: Oahu renewable energy suffers setback
  6. Prioritize COVID testing, transparency to keep schools going
  7. First cruise ship to Hawaiʻi in 2 years arrives with positive COVID-19 cases in isolation
  8. U.S. military tracking Russian military vessel near Hawaii
  9. HPD And DOE Sued For Allegedly Handcuffing 10-Year-Old Girl Over Drawing
  10. New suits filed against housing project on Navy water line as flushing effort continues
  11. Hospitals report ‘critical’ shortage of staffed beds with 1,400 frontline caregivers out due to COVID
  12. Quack? Maui Hospital Goes After Antivax Doc

Monday, January 10, 2022
January 10, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Navy Has Underground Fuel Tanks on Kauai, Too
  2. Legislature: Wooden Stockade to Keep Public Out
  3. SHOPO Leader Wants Faster Progress In Finding A New Honolulu Police Chief
  4. Rate Commission seeks public input on Bus, Handi-Van fares
  5. Hele-On riders offered free Bikeshare use

Sunday, January 9, 2022
January 9, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Aloha Stadium Gravy Train: Tickets on Sale Now $25
  2. Rail Operating Cost may be $150M per Year
  3. Pandemic-caused shutdown of state Capitol hurts public participation in our Legislature
  4. One of Miske’s Hawaii Kai Homes Is For Sale, But He’s Unlikely To Get The Proceeds
  5. Hawaii’s high housing costs can be lessened
  6. Flushing of water system at Aliamanu and Red Hill to continue, Army says
  7. Some Central Maui residents may see different voting districts
  8. Interest is high now that electric guns are legal to buy and carry in Hawaii
  9. Young Brothers suspends some cargo shipments to Maui
  10. Shapiro: Lesson from WWII: Fix democracy with more democracy

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Hawaii Most Unionized State in USA
by News Release Friday, January 28, 2022

... Hawaii has the highest union membership rate at 22.4 percent ....


December, 2021: Tourist Spending Down 5.5% from 2019
by News Release Friday, January 28, 2022

... the tourist headcount is down 20.9% ....


2022 State Business Tax Climate Index--Hawaii Ranks 41st
by Tax Foundation Friday, January 28, 2022

... The states in the bottom 10 tend to have a number of afflictions in common: complex, nonneutral taxes with comparatively high rates ....


Aloha Stadium: Sometimes you wonder where political leaders find numbers to fit the narrative
by Video Video Friday, January 28, 2022

... Stadium-villages generally create low wage jobs ....


Calling OHA’s Bluff:  HB2024 Would Strip Mountain of Telescopes, Hand it over to Hawaiian Activists
by News Release Thursday, January 27, 2022

... No telescopes = No rent money ....


Which States are Seeing the Biggest Interest in Homeschooling Amongst Parents?
by News Article Thursday, January 27, 2022

... Hawaii ranks 13th ....


HECO Donates $2M to Deadbeats
by News Release Thursday, January 27, 2022

... The Kokua Fund Bill Credit Program will automatically provide a one-time credit of $90 to past-due balances for about 22,000 residential and business customers by Jan. 31 ....


​It’s not weird, it’s constitutional
by News Article Thursday, January 27, 2022

... Here is the actual wording of the item in the Hawai‘i State Constitution ....


Ige Lacks Authority on Red Hill
by Rep Bob McDermott Thursday, January 27, 2022

... The facility built in 1942 is "grandfathered" and exempt from any EPA rules or compliance.  Second, it is Federal property on Federal land under Federal jurisdiction....


​Tasers were made legal in Hawaii on January 1st, and a new law has already been proposed to ban carrying them.
by News Article Thursday, January 27, 2022

... before you can even purchase a taser or stun gun, and legislators are already moving to make it so that you can’t carry them ....


Hawaii: State of Tobacco Control
by News Release Thursday, January 27, 2022

... The 20th annual American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states ....


​Hawaii businesses say proposed minimum wage hike would hurt
by News Article Thursday, January 27, 2022

... 21% of the chamber’s businesses said the proposed minimum wage increase would put them out of business ....


How Much Drivers Pay in Taxes at the Pump in Hawaii
by News Article Thursday, January 27, 2022

... On top of the federal gasoline tax of 18.4 cents per gallon, Hawaii levies an additional excise tax of 51.7 cents - the fourth highest gas tax rate among states ....


COVID Emergency: Ige Extends Partial Suspension of Sunshine Law
by News Release Wednesday, January 26, 2022

... will remain in effect through March 25, 2022 ....


DoE, HPD Sued over Arrest of 10-year-old Girl
by News Release Wednesday, January 26, 2022

... The newly-filed lawsuit describes an incident in January 2020 in which N.B.–who is now twelve-years old–was handcuffed and arrested by HPD officers, and her mother was falsely detained by DOE officials, at Honowai Elementary School ....


Meetings Being Cancelled Due to Improper Notice
by News Release Wednesday, January 26, 2022

... OIP has recently received dozens of complaints from the public alleging deficient meeting notices for various Sunshine Law boards that were filed on the State Calendar ....


Defense Appropriations Chairman Jon Tester Tours Red Hill, Does Not Commit to Shut Down
by Video Video Wednesday, January 26, 2022

... said Chairman Tester. “We’ve got work to do, and I’m going to keep working with Senator Schatz to make sure the Department of Defense is getting Hawai‘i and the Navy the tools they need to move forward.” ....


DoH: 'No Evidence Board of Water Supply drinking water impacted by Red Hill Spill'
by News Release Tuesday, January 25, 2022

"... at this time, there is no evidence that Board of Water Supply drinking water has been impacted ...." -- Hawaii Department of Health


Honolulu 3rd Worst 'Sinkhole City'
by News Release Tuesday, January 25, 2022

... HONOLULU remained a Sinkhole City because it needed more than $3.9 billion, or $31,700 from each taxpayer, to pay its bills ....


$100 Refund--How About $1,361?
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, January 25, 2022

"...increase the refund amount...."


Maui County to implement COVID-19 booster requirement
by News Release Tuesday, January 25, 2022

... The revised rules require proof of a booster shot to confirm patrons are “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccinations if they want to dine indoors at a restaurant or bar, or exercise inside of a gym ....


Minimum Wage Hike? You can be replaced by a Robot
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, January 25, 2022

... businesses cut hours, turn to technology or even cut jobs in order to mitigate the higher costs ....


Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 5.7% for December
by News Release Tuesday, January 25, 2022

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 5.7 percent compared to 6.0 percent in November. Statewide, 610,350 were employed and 37,050 unemployed ....


Full Text: State of the State Address
by News Release Monday, January 24, 2022

... Governor David Y. Ige to the Thirty-First State Legislature meeting in joint session, January 24, 2022 .... 


DoH: 69% of Seniors are Boosted
by News Release Monday, January 24, 2022

... This revision results in the current percentage of the population that has received a booster dose increasing from 31.4% last Friday to 33.1% today ....


UH Football Coach Selection Process Illegal?
by Rep Bob McDermott Monday, January 24, 2022

... attorney Mike Green indicated in the Sunday paper, President Lassner and AD Matlin’s actions may cause legal jeopardy for the State of Hawaii ....


Where People from Hawaii Are Moving to the Most
by News Article Sunday, January 23, 2022

... In a 2019 poll by Pacific Resource Partnership, 45% of the island residents surveyed said they were leaving the state or considering a move. Of those contemplating leaving, 47% named the cost of living as the most important reason ....  


Spotlight on Retirement Income
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 23, 2022

... Their recommendation:  “Tax pension and other retirement income...."


Short-term rentals a convenient scapegoat?
by Kelii Akina Saturday, January 22, 2022

... Based on how short-term vacation rentals are so often portrayed, I wouldn’t blame you if you thought their owners were all terrible people ....


Free Needles for Addicts: Hawaii Grade B for Hepatitis Elimination
by News Release Saturday, January 22, 2022

... Free needles.  Lots of free needles ....


DBEDT: Hawaii Family of Four Must Earn $85,372 to Stay off Welfare
by News Release Saturday, January 22, 2022

... the amount of money that individuals and families require to meet their basic needs without government and/or other subsidies ....


Report: Hawaii Worst State to Drive in
by News Article Saturday, January 22, 2022

... 2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in ....


GOP: Reopen the State Capitol
by News Release Saturday, January 22, 2022

... The word now is that leaders are reconsidering ....


Ing Tells Russia US Military Not Wanted in Hawaii
by Audio Audio Friday, January 21, 2022

... Somebody needs to tell ex-Rep Kaniela Ing the left doesn't like Russia anymore ....


Honolulu Rate Commission seeks input on TheBus, HandiVan fare changes
by News Release Friday, January 21, 2022

... The Honolulu Rate Commission will be taking public testimony on proposed fare policy changes affecting TheBus and TheHandi-Van at its January 24th and February 8th meetings ....


Rep Kai Kahele Doubles Down on COVID Lockdowns
by Video Video Friday, January 21, 2022

... on the Opening Day of the 30th Session of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature, Kahele implores state leaders to act decisively and execute a multi-year statewide strategy to mitigate the pandemic and save lives ....


UH Regents approve new Maunakea Master Plan
by News Release Friday, January 21, 2022

... The plan’s strategies include broadening Native Hawaiian and community participation in planning and programming ....


Hawaii Communities Bring Hope, Can-Do Spirit to School Choice Week Celebrations
by News Release Thursday, January 20, 2022

... As School Disruptions Continue, Families Call Attention to Educational Flexibility, Opportunity During Twelfth Annual Public Awareness Week ....


VIDEO: Day One Speeches at Hawaii Legislature
by Video Video Thursday, January 20, 2022

... House Speaker Scott Saiki announced plans in an unusually specific, brief speech ....


Minimum Wage: Legislature Finishes what COVID Started?
by Heartland Foundation Wednesday, January 19, 2022

... 60 percent of businesses have been devastated by the pandemic ....


Closed to the People: 2022 Legislative Session Begins Today
by Brett Kulbis Wednesday, January 19, 2022

... we’re also being told that we can’t fully open the State Capitol to public interaction because it isn’t safe ....


Solar: 1,000 megawatts now online
by News Release Wednesday, January 19, 2022

... Nearly 4,700 rooftop solar systems installed in 2021; 92,500 now online ....


ARPA: Where did $1.6B Go?
by News Release Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... Ige today said the State of Hawaiʻi allocated all the $1.6 billion received last May ....


Hundreds in Hawaii will get cut of Student Loan Settlement
by News Release Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... As part of the settlement, Hawai‘i will receive a total of $367,867 in restitution payments for 1,380 federal loan borrowers. Additionally, 196 Hawai‘i borrowers will receive a total of more than $4.3 million in private loan debt cancellation .... 


Audit of the City's Information Technology Modernization, Services, and Support
by News Release Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... DIT is Unable to Meet Certain Service and Support Expectations .... 


Before Pandemic, Spending Exceeded Long-Term Revenue in Hawaii
by News Article Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... Insights From Fiscal 50’s Key Measures of State Fiscal Health ....


Legislature to Consider Auto-IRA Saving for Private Sector Workers
by News Article Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... workers at employers of a minimum size would be enrolled automatically in the program with the ability to opt out ....


Update: US Aid Following Tonga Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami
by News Release Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... Tonga, which was devastated this weekend by volcanic ash and tsunami waves, with unknown loss of life, major damages, and an outage of the undersea cable communications ....


Rep Bob McDermott Announces Campaign for US Senate
by Rep Bob McDermott Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... McDermott (R) Ewa Beach announced he will be a candidate for US Senate this year, challenging incumbent Brian Schatz ....


Marketing: Hawaii Resorts Score 'Green Business Awards'
by News Release Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... A total of 14 venues and events were recognized ....


Best Cities for Remote Workers? Honolulu 2nd Worst
by News Article Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... LawnStarter ranked nearly 200 of the largest U.S. cities on remote worker-friendliness ....


Bill 41 Could Squash Short-term Rentals
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, January 18, 2022

... Honolulu Council Bill 41, that would limit "short-term” rentals on Oahu to no less than 180 days at a time ....


1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
by News Article Monday, January 17, 2022



Under the Big Top
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 16, 2022

... With this kind of money projected to come in the door, politicians of all stripes are staying up nights plotting and planning how to spend it ....


Unemployment insurance mess back to haunt us
by Kelii Akina Sunday, January 16, 2022

...Just like they were a year ago at this time, the businesses that provide jobs to the state’s civilian workforce are in danger of having their annual unemployment taxes skyrocket....


Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 15, 2022
by GovTrack .us Sunday, January 16, 2022

... bills introduced and votes cast this week  ....


UH regents to consider new Maunakea Master Plan
by News Release Saturday, January 15, 2022

... Board of Regents (BOR) will consider adopting the draft Master Plan for UH-managed lands on Maunakea at the BOR January 20, 2022 meeting  ....


No Buyout:  Todd Graham resigns as University of Hawaii head football coach
by News Release Saturday, January 15, 2022

... Graham resigned, so aside from normal reimbursements and compensation earned, no additional monies will be owed to the coach ....


Commission Hears Complaints on Election Integrity
by News Release Saturday, January 15, 2022

"...what he is bringing to the table is absolutely valid.…"


Put state budget on a diet, Akina says on ‘Perry & The Posse’ show
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 13, 2022

... What to do with the state’s $3 billion budget surplus ....


Which County has the Most Small Businesses?
by News Release Thursday, January 13, 2022

... According to the study, Maui County ranked as the top place in Hawaii for small business owners ....


Community invited to help shape spending of federal recovery funds
by News Release Thursday, January 13, 2022

... The City and County of Honolulu invites the community to help advice how federal recovery funds will be invested in Oʻahu’s recovery by taking a community engagement survey at ....


Al Hee's Hawaiian Homelands Monopoly Broken
by News Release Thursday, January 13, 2022

... Broadband telecommunication customers on Hawaiian Home Lands will soon have more options under the lifting of a former exclusivity clause that allowed only one provider ....


Feds: Ali'i Security Rips off 171 Guards for $1.54M Overtime
by News Release Thursday, January 13, 2022

... A Hawaii company that provides security officers to the state’s National Guard, the Hawaii State Arts Museum, Foster Botanical Gardens and other public and private facilities ....


State budget windfall should be shared with taxpayers
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 13, 2022

... the problem isn’t too little money, it’s too much ....


SHOPO Statement on Federal Indictment of Three Honolulu Officials
by News Release Thursday, January 13, 2022

"...For these accused felons to have taken money budgeted to hire more police officers and use it to pay off a failed former police chief is sickening...."


Navy to Congress: Future of Hawaii Red Hill Fuel Facility Uncertain
by News Article Wednesday, January 12, 2022

... Converse said those reports “will allow [the Navy] to make a long-term decision” as to whether the facility, used by all the services in the Indo-Pacific, will remain in operation. He said the question comes down to evaluating other sites and finding “better methods of distribution.” ....


Hawaii Tax Foundation to Host 2022 Legislative Briefing series
by Tom Yamachika Wednesday, January 12, 2022

... The 2022 Legislative Briefings will be held via Zoom on the following Tuesdays from 7:30 am- 8:30 am ....


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by News Article Wednesday, January 12, 2022

...  In Hawaii, smoking can burn a nasty hole through your wallet .... 


How Many Legislators Were Partying With Sharon Har During COVID Shutdown?
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, January 12, 2022

... Alm’s subpoena of credit card records and video from the AnyPlace Lounge in Rep Sharon Har’s recently-dismissed DUI case ....


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