Friday, December 14, 2018
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Thursday, December 13, 2018
December 13, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Whitewash: HGEA Members at State Hospital Get No Punishment for Saito Escape
  2. How Would You Grade OHA?
  3. City, Hawai‘i Gas open renewable wastewater biogas facility
  4. Hemp Made Legal in Federal Farm Bill
  5. UN Climate Change Confab: Hawaii Promises to Keep Ratepayer Cash Flowing to Silicon Valley Billionaires
  6. Report: Hawaii is the healthiest state in 2018
  7. Pearl City--2nd Least Needy City in USA
  8. Liar Kaneshiro Can Talk About Federal Investigation If He Wants To 
  9. Honolulu Police Corruption Probe Now Includes Katherine Kealoha’s Brother
  10. 10 years later, board still trying to fix ethics code
  11. Hawaii’s Chief Information Officer Is Stepping Down
  12. Kauai Criminal Indicted for Sex Assault While on Work Release
  13. Punatic Activist Fails to Complete Community Service, Going to Jail
  14. Military Lesbian Charged with Attempted Murder of ‘Wife’
  15. Southwest’s CEO Bucks Skeptics With Hawaii Flights ‘Ready to Roll’

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
December 12, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. PETITION: Impeach City and County Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro
  2. Machado remains OHA chair with support of full board
  3. Urban Honolulu Native Hawaiian Population Declines 12%
  4. Hawaii Cell Phone Taxes 7.75%
  5. Regressive Progressives Plan Big Agenda for 2019 Legislature
  6. As pressure grows for Kaneshiro to step aside, experts say city charter has process to impeach prosecutor
  7. Hawai`i Considers Green Taxes
  8. Paul Brewbaker wrong about housing in Honolulu
  9. Hawaii is the only state not awarded federal BUILD transportation grants in 2018
  10. Hawaii County’s New Pitch To State Seeks $150M For Lava Damage
  11. Thanks to Regressive Progressives Once-Thriving Hawaii Dairy Industry Is On The ‘Brink Of Extinction’
  12. Lame Duck Maui Council Pushes Big Agenda
  13. PGV gets green light to clear road
  14. Ex-Real Estate Commission vice chairman changes plea in embezzlement case

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
December 11, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Finish OHA’s Audit for Fraud, Waste and Abuse!
  2. Janus: DAGS Bobbles Union Dues Collection
  3. Congress Giving Territories Control of Offshore Windfarm Permitting
  4. EPA Moves to Roll Back WOTUS
  5. Convicted Murderer to Walk Free Because of Kaneshiro Corruption?
  6. City prosecutor shows no signs of stepping aside after getting formal notice that he’s a target of federal probe
  7. New OHA Leadership Promises to Complete Audit
  8. Hawaii Obamacare Enrollment only 7,806 With Four Days to Go
  9. Rollout of new state payroll system almost complete
  10. Geographical Exemption: School Choice Forcing Hawaii Schools to Improve?
  11. After 2 Years of Paper Shuffling, City Finally Allow Church to Open Homeless Shelter 
  12. Boaters Not Fooled by DLNR Sales Pitch
  13. Mortgage delinquencies on Hawaii's Big Island grow after Kilauea eruption
  14. The Agricultural Energy - Renewable Energy Quagmire
  15. Danger: Hawaii Nonprofit Teams up with UN to Enforce Eco-Religion
  16. Ritte warns he’ll protest if Navy goes through military exercises off shore without Giving Him Money
  17. Tulsi is Running for VP to Bernie

Monday, December 10, 2018
December 10, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Neighborhood Boards -- 34 Vacancies
  2. Dead Bats Are Changing People’s Minds About This Energy Project
  3. City pays for security at parks to keep homeless out, vandalism down
  4. Star-Adv: Lets Put Homeless Tent Cities Back in Our Parks Now 
  5. How To Get What You Want From The Legislature
  6. Electric Car Tax Credit to be Abolished?

Sunday, December 09, 2018
December 9, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Will US Supreme Court Hear Lesbian Home Invasion Case?
  2. Auwahi Wind Farm Requests Approval to Kill 140 Hoary Bats
  3. The County Strikes Back (part 3)
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 9, 2018
  5. Planning for climate change to the sound of ‘ka-ching’
  6. Ige 2.0: Small goals, petty politics
  7. Latest Scheme: ‘Free’ Lawyers will Work to Eliminate Rental Units from Marketplace by Helping Deadbeats, Squatters
  8. TMT foes don’t speak for all UH faculty
  9. Star-Adv: Stamp out Parasite TVRs
  10. Leilani: After Volcano, Something Really Horrible—Tourists!
  11. Hanalei Continues to Exploit Fake ‘Emergency’ to Keep Tourists Out

Saturday, December 08, 2018
December 8, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Nation’s Capital hears our message on Jones Act
  2. Health Insurance: Hawaii Cheapest in USA
  3. Elder-Abuse Protections--Hawaii Ranks 28th
  4. Honolulu Scores Well for 'Wallet Fitness'
  5. Kaneshiro Acting as Political Enforcer?
  6. OHA Money Grab: Hearings planned on small boat harbor fee hikes
  7. Sierra Club Fails in Effort to Cut Off Upcountry Maui Water Supply
  8. Tax Hike Coming: Global Warmers Have a Plan for You and Your Property
  9. Solar project must be moved away from humans, homes
  10. Kauai: Grove Farm Personnel Line Cabinet
  11. Activist: I Submitted Comments Against RimPac and the Exercise Continued, therefore the process is Rigged 
  12. Food Evolution: the film that may change your mind about GMOs
  13. WHT Editorial: Hospital’s Scabies timing seems suspicious

Friday, December 07, 2018
December 7, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
  2. Title IX Lawsuit: ACLU Sues over Lack of Female Athletic Facilities at DoE Schools
  3. FHA Baseline Limit for Hawaii Homebuyers Increases
  4. Census Releases 5 Year Study of Hawaii Households
  5. Geothermal energy a 'no brainer' for Hawaii
  6. Proposed Water Bottling Plant Dares to Challenge OHA Ownership of Subsurface Resources, Gets Protested
  7. Department of Planning and [Not] Permitting
  8. Climate-Safe Energy Can Be Dangerous
  9. Kamehameha Schools negotiating with Hu Honua Associate for eucalyptus harvest
  10. 12 Years Later Honolulu Airport Still Under Construction
  11. Telescope Protester: We Built an Altar But the Supreme Court did not give us the Land
  12. DLNR to Propose Fishing License Bill?

Thursday, December 06, 2018
December 6, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Where Does OHA Hide its Secrets?
  2. U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Attempting To Provide Material Support to ISIS
  3. Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Drivers
  4. Convictions May be Overturned Due to federal criminal probe of Honolulu prosecutors
  5. UH Faculty Circular Logic: Telescope is Unethical because we got ourselves Arrested Protesting Against it
  6. Hawaii ACLU Outlines Litigation Plan to Keep the Homeless Homeless
  7. HPD overstating success in rape cases, report claims
  8. City Ethics Commission Is Investigating Far Fewer Cases Than 2 Years Ago
  9. Public pension reform will benefit government workers
  10. High rise fire inspections to remain at three years vs. five, post-Marco Polo fire
  11. Commuting Oahu: ‘It Takes Your Time And It Gives You Back Stress’
  12. Court orders Legislature to Release Sex-Harassment Records (in Oregon)

Wednesday, December 05, 2018
December 5, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How George H W Bush Stopped the Bombing of Kahoolawe
  2. Smug Hirono: Dems Struggle Appealing to Voters Because ‘We Have to Tell Everyone How Smart We Are’
  3. House Announces Committee and Leadership Roster
  4. Candidate registration period opens for 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
  5. Lt. Gov. Green Hires Carpenters Union Lobbyist As His Chief Of Staff
  6. Gabbard: If You Ask About Chris Butler, You Are Just Like Pittsburgh Shooter
  7. As part of widening corruption probe, DOJ sends subject letter to second-in-command at prosecutor’s office
  8. Anti-Telescope Fight Now Shifts to OHA Grab for Cash and Land
  9. Six-Figure Deal To Cover UH Rail Costs ‘Slipped Through The Cracks’
  10. Council Still Playing Games with Homeless
  11. Caldwell Claims Sidewalk Nuisance Bill Undermines Efforts to Force Homeless to Accept Shelter
  12. Puuhonua?  10% of Criminals Back in Prison After Just One Year
  13. Soft on Crime: Repeat Rapist on Trial for Child Molestation
  14. No more Styrofoam: Maui County’s ban leaves restaurants searching for alternatives
  15. Ige Orders DoTax to Confiscate Tax Refunds from People Who Owe Money to Government
  16. Filmmaker Likes to Sue People
  17. Good Thing We Don’t Have Smaller Stadium: Expected to fill Aloha Stadium this weekend: The Eagles, Jack Johnson and Guns N Roses

Tuesday, December 04, 2018
December 4, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: Ige Inaugural Speech
  2. Republican Responses to Ige Inaugural Speech
  3. OHA Year in Review: Looking Back at 2018
  4. Legislators to consider carbon tax for ‘polluters’ (big and small)
  5. Hawaii soldier who threatened to shoot up Waikiki sentenced to 25 years for trying to aid Islamic State
  6. Lack of Earmarks Makes Limousine Liberals Pony Up
  7. 7 vacation rental bills before the Council
  8. Hawaii Tuna Fishermen Want Higher Quotas
  9. HPD Program For Domestic Violence Victims Stalls
  10. Maui Co Liquor Comm is “retaliatory and not open to new ideas”

Monday, December 03, 2018
December 3, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. WOTUS: Supreme Court Asks US Solicitor General to Weigh in on Maui Injection Wells
  2. JSC Seeks Nominees for First Circuit Court--Two Vacancies
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 2, 2018
  4. UH: Record-setting Native Hawaiian, Filipino and overall 4-year UH Mānoa graduation rates
  5. Tulsi Gabbard returns to NH, fueling speculation of presidential run
  6. McDermott: Republicans Want to Cooperate with Ige
  7. Civil Beat: Release Lots of Criminals from Jail and Open Up Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities to House Them
  8. Want To Teach In Hawaii? HSTA-DoE Won’t Recognize Your Seniority
  9. Lime Bike: City Still Clings to Scooter=Moped Position, Kicks Football to Legislature
  10. Kaiser graduate speaks out about Amtrak incident

Sunday, December 02, 2018
December 2, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Fraud, Collusion, Embezzlement: Hawaii OPEB Debt
  2. The County Strikes Back (part 2)
  3. Senate Announces Committee Assignments
  4. Feds Investigating Rail After ‘Breathtaking’ Cost Increases
  5. UH Global Warmers: Impose Carbon Taxes on Hawaii Because of White Privilege
  6. Economists: $800K is Affordable House
  7. The need for tweeks:  Star-Adv Urges Lege to Make Oxy Easier to Get
  8. Smug Gabbard: Those of us here at the Sanders Institute are Superior to the Measly Little Humans Driven by Greed
  9. Remembering President George HW Bush

Saturday, December 01, 2018
December 1, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Ethics: Legal to Campaign on County Time?
  2. Ige Extends Lava Emergency for 5th Time
  3. Police Report ‘Threat’ Against State Women’s Commission Director was Fake—Timed to Coincide with Renewal of Employment Contract
  4. State Commission on Status of Women--No Minutes Posted for Years
  5. Fishermen Not fooled by DLNR Push for Fishing Fees
  6. Smaller Stadium -- No More Concerts for Hawaii?
  7. Beware of Maui County’s ‘shiny new ball’
  8. Maui: Animal Liberation Nuts Grab For Control of Cattle Ranching
  9. Maui Anti-Styrofoam Hysteria—What Next?
  10. Sovereignty: Doped Up Ruggles Scores Spread in Guardian
  11. Doped up at UH: Prof Claims Marijuana is Good for Heart
  12. NH Young Democrats Want Gabbard to Speak

Friday, November 30, 2018
November 30, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. What’s an airconditioned Neal Katyal worth?
  2. Not all public-private partnerships are good
  3. Forbes Best States for Business: Hawaii Ranks 46th
  4. Report: Since recession, 10 states, including Hawaii, operate at structural deficits
  5. Hawaii Ranks 15th for Financial Transparency
  6. Honolulu--6th Oldest Homeowners in USA
  7. OHA offering $7 million for community grants
  8. How a U.S. law intended to reduce dependence on fossil fuels has unleashed an environmental disaster in Indonesia  
  9. House and Senate Republicans Meet to Plan 2019 Agenda
  10. Wanna Buy a House on Maui? County has $30K to Give You
  11. Stream Flow Ruling Cuts off Lahaina Water Supply
  12. Potential Criminal Prosecution: Hu Honua Violates Water Pollution Laws
  13. In ‘game-changer,’ Hawaii given approval to use Medicaid dollars to help chronically homeless
  14. State Carbon Tax The Devil is in the Details
  15. Smelling Your Money, Green Scrum at Honolulu Hale
  16. State’s high court stands by its Mauna Kea ruling
  17. After Three Years Judge finally dismisses Kealohas' harassment lawsuit against city ethics commission, employees
  18. State Claims ‘Dramatic’ Improvement In Adult Home Care Oversight
  19. CDC: Drug overdose deaths on the rise in Hawaii
  20. Firefighters extinguish Homeless Tweeker Fire near Makai Research Pier
  21. Honolulu Council to take up emergency measures for building permits
  22. Bill 79 adds more restrictions designed to Squelch Affordable Housing Construction
  23. Aloha Stadium upgrade plan includes lots of condos
  24. Honolulu City Council Blocks Multi-Million Dollar Cellphone Service Upgrade:
  25. Ige Spent $3.2 Million On Re-Election Campaign, New Reports Show
  26. Ige to be sworn for second term next week

Thursday, November 29, 2018
November 29, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. To ‘Change Society’ -- Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax
  2. Details of the Horrible Carbon Tax Bill
  3. Pine: Gill Family Windfarm Proceeding Against Community Opposition
  4. DBEDT: International Students Contribute $498M to Economy
  5. Caldwell Allows 60-Day Permitting Bill to Become Law Without Signature
  6. $3.56M Tourism Industry Payoffs to Community Groups Statewide
  7. Visitor Arrivals Jump 4.4% for October--Spending Drops
  8. State sued over services for autistic students
  9. DoE distancing itself from Rape Case smells bad
  10. Legislature’s Hires Hanabusa to Defend Gut-n-Replace Frankenbills in Lawsuit
  11. Performance-based regulation (PBR) of utilities has emerged as an important Excuse for Raising Rates
  12. ‘Wife’ to Get $40M from Kawananakoa Trust
  13. Star-Adv: Copy San Francisco TVR Regs
  14. Ride Sharee works with City Council to draft rules for dockless bike parking
  15. Castle High School parents sue over dangerous football drill
  16. WOTUS: Waipio Valley residents concerned for safety after permits revoked by Feds
  17. Privately Funded, ‘Destination’ Playground Proposed For Ala Moana Park
  18. Hawaii County Planning Commission Votes to Kill Affordable Housing Project
  19. Commission gives positive recommendation to Hawaii Co sewer fee hike bill
  20. Audit critical of Maui liquor department and commission

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
November 28, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige-Green Administration is Hiring
  2. Bitcoin emissions alone could push global warming above 2°C?
  3. Charitable? Hawaii Ranks 46th
  4. Revolving Door: DBEDT Director Quitting to Join Law Firm's Lobbying Arm
  5. Hawaii County: Top Contractor Headed Salary Commission—Gave  Massive Raises
  6. Really, how hard can fixing jail blunders be?
  7. Danners won’t face prosecution
  8. Hotel strikers to get $6.13 in raises over 4 years
  9. State Law Allows Minors to Refuse Psychiatric Treatment
  10. Marshallese Adoptions Fuel A Lucrative Practice For Some Lawyers
  11. Man who suffered heart attack during Hawaii missile alert sues state
  12. Consumers sue maker of ‘Hawaiian’ potato chips
  13. President 2020? Gabbard Speaking to Democrats in New Hampshire

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Letters to the Editor, November, 2018
Letters to the Editor
  • Bitcoin emissions alone could push global warming above 2°C?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
November 27, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sen 19 Loser Lopresti Claims Golojuch Altered Ballots--Demands Recount
  2. The County Strikes Back (part 1)
  3. Council Resolution: Ban Cars, Buses from Waikiki by 2030
  4. Inspector General Releases False Missile Alert Report
  5. 4 Problems With the New Climate Change Report
  6. Plastic Straw Ban Crusades Are About Progressive Virtue Signaling, Not Practical Solutions
  7. Professor Thinks Banning These Words Would Fix Free Speech on College Campuses
  8. Connected: Rail, Pensions, and Vacation Rentals
  9. Caldwell Claims: ‘No More Important Issue’ Than Climate Change – While Building Rail in Inundation Zone
  10. Proposed Palehua Wind Farm May Violate State Law
  11. Windfarm to be built on top of Hawaiian archaeological site?
  12. Kurt Fevella: From school custodian to sole Republican in the state Senate    
  13. Losers LoPresti, Waters Sue for Recount
  14. Marriott-managed hotels, union reach agreement, vote set today
  15. Police Security Cameras May Soon Blanket Waikiki
  16. CPB Raises Minimum Wage to $16—Socialists Still Dithering on $15, Just Can’t Keep up with Trump Economy
  17. Star-Adv: Affordable Housing Plan ‘Scary’
  18. HPD Calls for Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities
  19. Enviros Prepare to Launch Fake Humpback Hysteria
  20. Honolulu mayor exploits Thanksgiving to spin Iwilei homeless center debacle
  21. Board of Water Supply starts new push to redevelop downtown parcel
  22. Kauai Council Chair Chosen: Anti-GMO Freaks Lose 5-2
  23. Black Market Babies from Marshall Islands
  24. Port of Honolulu Master Plan Being Updated

Monday, November 26, 2018
November 26, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Schatz deletes tweet suggesting ‘chemical weapons’ used at US-Mexico border
  2. Tax Credits: Proposed Biofuel Plant Faces $100M Deadline
  3. GET blocks ability to survive on 1 job
  4. Legislative Agenda: State lawmakers pander, knowing Committee Chairs will Kill Minimum Wage Hike
  5. Fee to fish?: RPL Public Meetings Set
  6. Program prevents former inmates from becoming homeless
  7. Opioid Prescriptions Down—So Are Overdose Deaths
  8. Big Island Bus System Still a Mess

Sunday, November 25, 2018
November 25, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. City Piles on Big Ticket Projects as money woes mount
  2. Star-Adv: DLNR must extract more rent money from Small Businesses
  3. Flacking for Hotel Industry, Appleseed Center urges tough vacation rental rules
  4. Rape victim sues DOE
  5. Hawaii County seeks flexibility in using GET funds
  6. Hawaii’s disability benefit denials reversed at highest rate in nation
  7. Caldwell: Don’t delay needed fire sprinkler law
  8. Bitchy Gabbard Just a Trump Copycat
  9. Gabbard Going from the ridiculous to the profane


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Auditor: DLNR Held Back Ceded Lands Payments
by Hawaii State Auditor Thursday, December 13, 2018

...Over $26 Million of State Portion of Ceded Land Revenues were not Transferred to the State General Fund in a Timely Manner....


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DLNR Publishes Dam Evacuation Maps
by News Release Thursday, December 13, 2018

...The newly updated Dam Inventory Management System is now available online with access to dam evacuation zone maps....


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Hawaii hotel strike linked to lack of economic freedom
by News Article Thursday, December 13, 2018

...According to the Grassroot Institute, high taxes, high government spending and burdensome regulation were major reasons economic freedom in the state continued to decline; they also contributed heavily to the state’s high cost of living....


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Honolulu Bum Patrol Extended City Cites 'Good Results'
by News Release Thursday, December 13, 2018

...Good results so far at nine urban parks under the 24/7 security pilot project....


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Honolulu Republican Party Calls for Kaneshiro Resignation
by Brett Kulbis Thursday, December 13, 2018

...this situation involving Kaneshiro, Sapolu and Futa could potentially lead to countless criminal cases being dismissed or overturned, with dangerous and/or violent criminals being set free to roam our streets....


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‘Gold star’ marked duplicate driver licenses now available online
by News Release Thursday, December 13, 2018

...Residents who do not have the federal REAL ID-compliant “gold star” marking on their current driver license can apply online....


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Pearl City--2nd Least Needy City in USA
by News Article Thursday, December 13, 2018

...Honolulu is tied for most inadequate kitchens--Pearl City has the least inadequate plumbing in USA....


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Report: Hawaii is the healthiest state in 2018
by News Release Thursday, December 13, 2018

... America’s Health Rankings Annual Report ....


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UN Climate Change Confab: Hawaii Promises to Keep Ratepayer Cash Flowing to Silicon Valley Billionaires
by News Release Thursday, December 13, 2018

...at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice, Poland....


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Hemp Made Legal in Federal Farm Bill
by Cynthia Thielen Thursday, December 13, 2018

...The President has stated he will sign the legislation....


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City, Hawai'i Gas open renewable wastewater biogas facility
by News Release Thursday, December 13, 2018

...at the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant in ‘Ewa Beach....


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How Would You Grade OHA?
by Video Video Thursday, December 13, 2018

...Watch This To See Our OHA Report Card For 2018 & What They Should Do Next Year....


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Whitewash: HGEA Members at State Hospital Get No Punishment for Saito Escape
by News Release Wednesday, December 12, 2018

... Saito had sexual relations with at least three hospital staff members. Saito has been known for his manipulative nature, and sources say sexual relations took place on multiple occasions where he was able to obtain contraband ....


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Regressive Progressives Plan Big Agenda for 2019 Legislature
by News Release Wednesday, December 12, 2018

...Instead of passing a single major piece of legislation, during 2019 we are committed to passing into law bold public policy initiatives in all three of our major areas of focus - economic, environmental, and social justice....


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Hawaii Cell Phone Taxes 7.75%
by Tax Foundation Tuesday, December 11, 2018

... Hawaii ranks 44th in USA ....


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PETITION: Impeach City and County Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro
by News Release Tuesday, December 11, 2018

...Shall City and County of Honolulu Prosecutor Keith M. Kaneshiro be impeached and removed from his position for malfeasance, misfeasance or non-feasance in office?....


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Machado remains OHA chair with support of full board
by News Release Tuesday, December 11, 2018

...first board meeting since the November elections....


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Urban Honolulu Native Hawaiian Population Declines 12%
by News Article Tuesday, December 11, 2018

...the blame can be placed squarely on high housing prices....


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Congress Giving Territories Control of Offshore Windfarm Permitting
by News Release Tuesday, December 11, 2018

...MEANWHILE: Feds Will Decide on Hawaii Offshore Wind Projects....


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EPA Moves to Roll Back WOTUS
by News Article Tuesday, December 11, 2018

...“For the first time, we are clearly defining the difference between federally protected waterways and state protected waterways”....


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Janus: DAGS Bobbles Union Dues Collection
by News Release Tuesday, December 11, 2018

...UHPA filed a Prohibited Practice with the Hawaii Labor Relations Boards seeking to remedy these problems and ensure the State is compliant with their obligations under the Hawaii collective bargaining law....


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Finish OHA’s Audit for Fraud, Waste and Abuse!
by Kelii Akina Monday, December 10, 2018

...Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Keli‘i Akina today secured renewed commitments from OHA’s newly chosen Board leadership to finish the audit of OHA and its subsidiary LLCs for fraud, waste and abuse....


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Honolulu Neighborhood Boards -- 34 Vacancies
by News Release Monday, December 10, 2018

... to volunteer contact your local neighborhood board ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 9, 2018
by News Article Sunday, December 09, 2018

... Weekly Update From GovTrack.us ....


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The County Strikes Back (part 3)
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, December 09, 2018

...We continue with our series about a timeshare association suing the county, with the county then back assessing the association for $10 million.... 


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Auwahi Wind Farm Requests Approval to Kill 140 Hoary Bats
by News Release Saturday, December 08, 2018

...The requested total bat take is 140 bats (119 in addition to the 21 authorized).... 


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Will US Supreme Court Hear Lesbian Home Invasion Case?
by Andrew Walden Saturday, December 08, 2018

...The high court has Aloha BnB 'Distributed for Conference' –to decide whether to hear the case--on January 4, 2019....


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Elder-Abuse Protections--Hawaii Ranks 28th
by News Article Saturday, December 08, 2018

...but Hawaii ranks 48th for protection of elders from abuse....


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Honolulu Scores Well for 'Wallet Fitness'
by News Article Saturday, December 08, 2018

...Wallet Fitness is about turning one of Americans’ top stressors, money, into one of your biggest strengths....


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Health Insurance: Hawaii Cheapest in USA
by News Article Saturday, December 08, 2018

...total cost of premiums and potential spending on deductibles ranging from $4,664 in Hawaii to more than $8,000 in eight states....


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Nation’s Capital hears our message on Jones Act
by Grassroot Institute Friday, December 07, 2018

...“The Jones Act: Charting a New Course After a Century of Failure.”...


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Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
by Andrew Walden Friday, December 07, 2018

“It was (his) work as as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  


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Census Releases 5 Year Study of Hawaii Households
by News Release Friday, December 07, 2018

...The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 6, 2018....


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FHA Baseline Limit for Hawaii Homebuyers Increases
by News Release Friday, December 07, 2018

...the baseline loan limit will be $726,525 for one-unit properties....


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Title IX Lawsuit: ACLU Sues over Lack of Female Athletic Facilities at DoE Schools
by News Release Thursday, December 06, 2018

...14 DOE high schools “do not have separate athletic locker facilities for girls, even when boys in those same schools do have such access.” ....


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Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Drivers
by Andrew Walden Thursday, December 06, 2018

...The best and worst states for drivers, ranked....


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Where Does OHA Hide its Secrets?
by Video Video Thursday, December 06, 2018

...Now There’s A Chance Everyone Might Get A Peek....


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U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Attempting To Provide Material Support to ISIS
by News Release Wednesday, December 05, 2018

...He spoke approvingly and in detail about committing specific acts of violence against others, including by attacking large public gatherings, such as the Honolulu Christmas Parade, and a parade at Schofield Barracks.... 


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Smug Hirono: Dems Struggle Appealing to Voters Because ‘We Have to Tell Everyone How Smart We Are’
by News Article Wednesday, December 05, 2018

...Sen. Mazie Hirono suggested Tuesday that Democrats have a hard time connecting with voters because their breadth of knowledge tends to turn people off....


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Candidate registration period opens for 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
by News Release Tuesday, December 04, 2018

...Monday, December 3 through Friday, February 15, 2019....


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House Announces Committee and Leadership Roster
by News Release Tuesday, December 04, 2018

...Leadership and the committee assignments for the Thirtieth Legislature (2019-2020)....


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How George H W Bush Stopped the Bombing of Kahoolawe
by News Release Tuesday, December 04, 2018

...I asked him to use his influence to reverse the policy initiated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt allowing Kaho'olawe to be used for bombing practice....


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OHA Year in Review: Looking Back at 2018
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, December 04, 2018

...here are some highlights from the past year at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....


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Republican Responses to Ige Inaugural Speech
by News Release Tuesday, December 04, 2018

...Ige is so desperate to change the subject from his abysmal record in office that he feels compelled to attack President Trump’s lawful and appropriate defense of our borders....


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Full Text: Ige Inaugural Speech
by News Release Monday, December 03, 2018

...often easier said than done....


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UH: Record-setting Native Hawaiian, Filipino and overall 4-year UH Mānoa graduation rates
by News Release Monday, December 03, 2018

...From 2010 to 2018, the four-year graduation rates for first-time freshmen increased from 10.3% to 32.3% for Native Hawaiian students, and from 13.8% to 37.7% for Filipino students....


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WOTUS: Supreme Court Asks US Solicitor General to Weigh in on Maui Injection Wells
by News Release Monday, December 03, 2018

...In its petition for certiorari, Maui calls the 9th Circuit Court ruling a “radical expansion of point source permitting,” poised to carry massive liability for Maui and its taxpayers....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 2, 2018
by News Article Monday, December 03, 2018

...Weekly Update from GovTrack.us December 2, 2018....


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JSC Seeks Nominees for First Circuit Court--Two Vacancies
by News Release Monday, December 03, 2018

...The Commission invites anyone who meets the constitutional requirements and is interested in the position to apply....


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Senate Announces Committee Assignments
by News Article Sunday, December 02, 2018

...The following senators will take on the leadership roles for the Thirtieth Legislative Biennium 2019 through 2020....


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Fraud, Collusion, Embezzlement: Hawaii OPEB Debt
by Andrew Walden Sunday, December 02, 2018

...The majority’s interpretation embraces the view that the legislature has authorized payment for fraud, collusion, embezzlement, and bad faith dealings....


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The County Strikes Back (part 2)
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, December 02, 2018

...Timeshare association sues county; county then back assesses association for $10 million.... 


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Honolulu Ethics: Legal to Campaign on County Time?
by News Release Saturday, December 01, 2018

...a concern was filed with the Ethics Commission alleging that the Department Head’s intranet video message was a misuse of city resources for political purposes....


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Ige Extends Lava Emergency for 5th Time
by News Release Saturday, December 01, 2018

...This proclamation also provides additional time for Puna Geothermal Venture to re-establish, or begin to re-establish, the regulatory framework under which it is required to operate....


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Potential Criminal Prosecution: Hu Honua Violates Water Pollution Laws
by News Release Friday, November 30, 2018

...potential civil penalties of up to $25,000 per day per violation and potential criminal prosecution....


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Stream Flow Ruling Cuts off Lahaina Water Supply
by News Release Friday, November 30, 2018

...the County intends to develop a new groundwater source within five years, or sooner, which will eventually provide for the full instream flow standard....


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Forbes Best States for Business: Hawaii Ranks 46th
by News Article Friday, November 30, 2018

...Hawaii has one of the most onerous business tax situations. Another drawback: the highest cost of living in the U.S. Hawaii’s median home price of $708,000 is $115,000 more than any other state....


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Report: Since recession, 10 states, including Hawaii, operate at structural deficits
by News Article Friday, November 30, 2018

...Pew found “symptoms of structural deficits” in Hawaii (96.9 percent)....


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Not all public-private partnerships are good
by Grassroot Institute Friday, November 30, 2018

...to distinguish good public-private partnerships from bad ones, we use the same principles employed whenever we evaluate government action: cost, accountability and risk....


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Wanna Buy a House on Maui? County has $30K to Give You
by News Release Friday, November 30, 2018

...Public Encouraged to Apply for the County's First-Time Buyer's Program....


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What’s an airconditioned Neal Katyal worth?
by Andrew Walden Friday, November 30, 2018

...$185,000, according to a UIPA’d documents obtained from the Hawaii Attorney General’s office....


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House and Senate Republicans Meet to Plan 2019 Agenda
by News Release Friday, November 30, 2018

..."It's high-time that Republicans set a bold agenda for the public to judge," said Representative Ward....


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How a U.S. law intended to reduce dependence on fossil fuels has unleashed an environmental disaster in Indonesia
by News Article Friday, November 30, 2018

...Dewanto’s team found the rigid body of an orangutan, half buried under a fallen log next to a scar of freshly cut forest in a peat bog being razed for a new palm plantation....


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Hawaii Ranks 15th for Financial Transparency
by News Article Friday, November 30, 2018

...Report: One-third of states have passable fiscal transparency, the rest need improvement....


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​OHA offering $7 million for community grants
by News Release Thursday, November 29, 2018

...the opening of the application period for its Community Grants Program, which will make available $7 million....


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Honolulu--6th Oldest Homeowners in USA
by News Article Thursday, November 29, 2018

...Provo, Ogden, and Salt Lake City have the youngest homeowners....


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Visitor Arrivals Jump 4.4% for October--Spending Drops
by News Release Thursday, November 29, 2018

...The average daily census (i.e. number of visitors on any given day) in October was 210,960, up 1.8 percent compared to a year ago....


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$3.56M Tourism Industry Payoffs to Community Groups Statewide
by News Release Thursday, November 29, 2018

...$3.56 Million to Support 130 Hawaiian Culture, Natural Resources and Community Programs....


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Details of the Horrible Carbon Tax Bill
by Americans for Tax Reform Thursday, November 29, 2018

...Establishes a creepy DC-based "Carbon Dividend Trust Fund" that seeks a backdoor two-child limit on families....


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To ‘Change Society’ -- Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax
by News Release Thursday, November 29, 2018

...Any carbon-pricing mechanism should be “adequate to change behavior.”  The commission had considered asking that it be “practical” as well, but Sen. Karl Rhoads convinced the members that was a bad idea….


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