Thursday, December 14, 2017
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
December 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Secret Plan: Use Constitutional Convention to Force Hawaiians into Fake Indian Tribe
  2. Hawaii Mayors commit to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2045
  3. Hawaii: Homelessness and Poverty Do Not Correlate
  4. Homeless Court clears hundreds of cases
  5. Applications Being Accepted for Maui County Boards and Commissions
  6. Keli'i Akina and Malia Hill: DC Update
  7. John McHugh PhD New Head of Pesticides Branch
  8. Child Care: Hawaii Among Most Unaffordable States
  9. Hawaii Ranks 5th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
  10. AG Chin to Run for Congress
  11. Caldwell: Ige is ‘Controversial’
  12. Cataluna: Larger Mental Hospital Needed to Treat Homeless Mentally Ill
  13. Civil Beat Poll: SB1129 -- Most People who Still Have Landlines Want to Die
  14. SB548: Hawaii Sees Legalizing Adult Use Marijuana As Huge Boon to Island Economy
  15. Hooser: To Fund HSTA, Legalize Marijuana and Raise Taxes 6 Ways
  16. One Percent of Hawaii Adults are Card-Carrying Potheads
  17. CFS: Poverty is a Medical Condition
  18. Hawaii agency chooses buyer of state affordable housing portfolio
  19. DLNR Leaseholds Obstruct Hilo Tourism Development
  20. Caldwell’s Holes an Embarrassment During Marathon
  21. Reason, common sense sacrificed in the face of unrelenting campaigns

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ethics: Top HTA Execs Busted Taking Travel Upgrades
  2. Hawaii 3rd-Highest Tax Revenue Per Capita
  3. How Affirmative Action Hurts Asian-Americans in College Admissions
  4. Throwing Money at Housing Won’t Work
  5. Hawaii DOE Saves $13M on School Bus Routes
  6. Draft EIS for Natatorium set to be complete by summer 2018
  7. EPA, State of Hawaii receive Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Tank upgrade study
  8. America’s Health Rankings--Hawaii 2nd Healthiest
  9. Thanks to Latest Union Contracts, State pension fund shortfall rises to $12.95 billion
  10. UH athletics still in the red despite $3.4M assist, audit finds
  11. Poll: Voters Support Term Limits, Voter Initiatives
  12. Republicans: Time To Exempt Food From The GET
  13. Lack of Hysterics at Pesticide Hearing
  14. Scientists: Whales and Dolphins can Cover Their Ears to Protect Against Loud Noise such as Sonar
  15. Civil Beat Investigates Doctors who Deny Workers Comp Claims
  16. State Seeks $9.3M for CHIP as Federal CHIP Funds Run Out
  17. Panel urges more funding, awareness to prevent suicides
  18. Bizarre News: Government Employee May be Fired for Nonfeasance
  19. Homeless to be Cleared out of Ala Wai Boat Harbor?
  20. Latest crash underscores risks of airspace around Molokai
  21. Democrats to Cut ‘Superdelegates’ 60%?

Monday, December 11, 2017
December 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tech: 'Clinically Psychotic' HGEA Signs Suicide Pact
  2. Payday Lending: Legislature to Consider New Regulations?
  3. State Now Accepting Grant-in-Aid Applications
  4. UHERO: Carbon Tax Would Bring together energy and climate change policy
  5. Kaneshiro names new First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  6. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 11, 2017
  7. Poll: Let’s Have A Constitutional Convention
  8. Chief of Staff: Ige Dumps McCartney, Fuchigami Takes Over
  9. Raises for UH staffers: Many at UH-Hilo, HCC earn more than $100K per year
  10. Life of the Land Promulgates 2018 Legislative Priorities
  11. Potheads at Work?  Up 65%—Will Legislature Mandate Marijuana for Brain Surgeons and Heavy Equipment Operators?
  12. How I became a medical cannabis patient here
  13. Boon to H-Power: China to Refuse ‘Dirty’ Recycling Shipments
  14. Hawaii Fishing Fleet Liberates More Territory from Enviros

Sunday, December 10, 2017
December 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hula Halau to be banned from Yale?
  2. Voluntary Additional Tax?
  3. Borreca: Hawaii Democrats Can and Should Eliminate all 5 Republicans from Legislature in 2018
  4. HGEA will Make Hanabusa Governor if Tech Projects are not cancelled
  5. State’s Tech Failures Caused 100% by HGEA Sabotage
  6. How Sweeps Forced One Homeless Man to Accept Shelter
  7. Soft on Crime: Criminal History of Alleged N Shore Killer Well-Documented, but out on Streets
  8. Hawaii Co Council questions scrutiny of contingency funds
  9. No hurricanes during hurricane season

Saturday, December 09, 2017
December 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit
  2. Airports Division spreads the red tape
  3. ACS Hawaii 5-Year Report: Growth Data for Your Community
  4. Kauai Council OKs $25M GE tax hike—Uses Jammed Traffic as Excuse (again)
  5. Maui County Council urged to approve GET increase
  6. Delay sought in TMT sublease contested case
  7. Consultant to Explore Partnerships for Rail’s Final Stretch
  8. 14 Years Later BLNR Gives KIUC Right to Generate Hydropower
  9. Medicated Marijuana Users Didn’t Know HPD Had Access to Blue Card Files
  10. Hawaii State Rep Is Drafting Bill Barring Minors From Buying Games with Loot Boxes
  11. The lawsuits against Trump's travel ban have finally run out of steam

Friday, December 08, 2017
December 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Appoints DLIR Director to Head DoTax
  2. Moody's: UH Bonds Stable as Long as Legislature Continues to Pony Up
  3. HUD: Hawaii #1 State for Homelessness
  4. After Losing Judge, KSBE Tries Apologizing for Letting Child Molester Run Rampant
  5. Top Four HS Teams to Face Off in Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
  6. Rumors Swirl, List of Suspects—When Will #metoo reckonings  reach Hawaii?
  7. Ex-vice chairman of Real Estate commission, wife indicted for theft
  8. DoTax: Will Yet Another Tech Upgrade Succumb to HGEA Sabotage?
  9. Feds: Many Public Housing Units For The Disabled Aren’t Really Accessible
  10. Escaping Lunatics: Maybe Ballard will give us Honest Answers?
  11. Hawaii County: Drunk Firefighter Driving Ambulance
  12. Kauai Mayoral Race Candidates Forum
  13. Queen Kaahumanu Highway project costs rise again
  14. 100-year-old veteran inspires bill for Pacific war memorial

Thursday, December 07, 2017
December 7, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
  2. OHA Audit: Three Questions
  3. Continuing to Doubt the North Koreans Could be Dangerous to Hawaii
  4. Ninth Circuit Wrestles With Unblocking Trump’s Travel Ban
  5. Elder Abuse: Hawaii Ranks 22nd 
  6. Pearl Harbor Day
  7. Feds Investigating Hawaii DHS Coverup in Peyton Valiente Case?
  8. Esthetics and Social Engineering Are More Important Than Affordable Housing
  9. Con-Con: Referendum set for Nov. 6, 2018
  10. Council Gives Preliminary OK To Changing How Police Panel Selected
  11. Vet says she ended up with organ failure after Tripler failed to help her
  12. Hanabusa Votes Against Impeaching President Donald J Trump
  13. Trump advised to alter Pacific Remote Islands monument

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
December 6, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kamehameha School Child Molester Case – Hidden Payoff to Judge Exposed
  2. Pasha Hawaii charged in labor dispute
  3. State tax director abruptly resigns
  4. Hirono: Franken Must Resign
  5. Hawaii Lawmakers Used to Hearing About Potential Conflicts
  6. Legislative Agenda: Impose Carbon Tax, Hike Income Tax
  7. Honolulu Bus Ridership Down 15%
  8. Will Legislators Act to Get Charter Schools out of Tents?
  9. State Hospital requires security for renovations
  10. HPD won’t take guns from medical marijuana users (for now)
  11. Honolulu Police Officer’s Road Rage Results In Lawsuit Against City
  12. Hawaii prepares to deliver New Year's present to caregivers
  13. Council Threatens to Force Poor People to Associate with Snobby Rich People
  14. Retaliation: Report Asbestos, Clean Bathrooms
  15. Is “organic” going through an existential crisis?
  16. State Rep. LoPresti sets sights on Ewa Senate seat

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
December 5, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 7-2 Supreme Court Allows Latest Travel Ban To Take Full And Immediate Effect
  2. Trump: Major Changes in Management of Federal Monuments
  3. Ethics Fine: Guard Must Return Cash after $10K Inmate Payoff
  4. Kauai: PCBs Found in Westside Kauai Water Tank
  5. Nominees Sought for Two Judicial Vacancies on Oahu
  6. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 5, 2017
  7. After Death of 9 year old Girl, Lawyers give Psychologists Opportunity to Cover up for CPS
  8. Honolulu Airport is Named for a Rapist
  9. Commitments to Mental Hospital Triple as Insane Homeless Victimize Citizens
  10. Lunatic from Texas Ends up Homeless in Waikiki—Commits Numerous Crimes
  11. 10 Homeless Accept Shelter
  12. It’s Not Too Late To Build Rail Better
  13. Kauai: GE Tax Hike and Salary Hikes on Council Agenda
  14. Hawaii County Council panel advances 36.4% tipping fee hike
  15. Maui: Tax rate for short-term rentals created
  16. Victory: Maui Sunscreen Ban Crashes and Burns
  17. Should Honolulu Council Pick Police Commissioners?
  18. Mauna Kea: Perfectly Good Telescope to be Removed to Placate Protesters
  19. OHA Settles Akana Suit over Gentry Purchase
  20. State clears homeless encampments along Nimitz bike path
  21. Tech Schemers package for 2018 Legislature
  22. Red Hill 4 years later: Drinking water safe

Monday, December 04, 2017
December 4, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Who is Gabbard's Guru?
  2. Lalamilo: Big Island Wind Farm Wants Permit to Kill Bats, Petrels
  3. Nobody Backs Hanabusa Claim That Protesters Agreed to Approve Telescope in Exchange for Hawaiian Language School at UH Hilo
  4. 636 Cases of Mumps Statewide—Anti-Vaxxers to Blame?
  5. Hawaii Politicians Raise Money from Marijuana Industry—Recreational Legalization Next
  6. Big Island Dairy to process its own milk, bypassing Meadow Gold
  7. HECO Priorities: Everything Except Lower Rates

Sunday, December 03, 2017
December 3, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tupola: Equal Funding for Charter Schools
  2. 'Certificate of need’ laws are certifiably unnecessary
  3. The Truth About OHA Audits
  4. The Tax Administration Slush Fund
  5. Hawaii 2nd Best State for Healthy Retirement
  6. Child Molester Known to Kam Schools for 51 Years
  7. Nobody on Big Island Wants a GE Tax Hike—March 31 deadline approaching
  8. Affordable Housing Slips in to Neighborhoods—Council Reso 17- 276 to Stop It
  9. Convention Center Losing Money Again? Hopes to Distract You by Blaming Trump
  10. Our state and city governments just can’t get a handle on costly recycling programs
  11. Legislature to consider ferry system
  12. Trump’s EPA funds anti-GMO movement in Hawaii
  13. With Republican as President, Usual Suspects Suddenly Begin Crying about Depleted Uranium Again
  14. Na Wai Eha stream flow standards proposed
  15. Ernie Martin to Run for Congress CD1

Saturday, December 02, 2017
December 2, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige, Caldwell in Arizona for Rail Meetings
  2. DoH Unveils Hawaii Opioid Action Plan
  3. Congress May Seek to Limit Courts’ Nationwide Injunctions
  4. Serving the law can circumvent justice
  5. Kauai Again: This Time it's Stranded Whales--Idiot Legislators Cook up Bizarre Conspiracy Theories
  6. Zoning, Land-Use Planning, and Housing Affordability
  7. Child Molester: Petition Demands Kamehameha Schools Take Responsibility
  8. Anti-GMO Council Staffer Threatens Maui Councilmembers
  9. Gun Toting Robber Sponsors Maui Anti-Sunscreen Bill
  10. Judge won’t allow Hawaii fishing group to intervene in case
  11. Residual Tweeker Camps to be Cleared from Kakaako, Nimitz 
  12. Pension woes will affect Kauai

Friday, December 01, 2017
December 1, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gun Surrender: AG report lists cannabis patients under "Mental incompetence/impairment"
  2. Hawaii Child Care Most Expensive in USA
  3. Visitor Spending up Another 4.4% -- $1.3 Billion in October
  4. Energy: Reduced Budget Produces Increased Efficiency
  5. HGEA Sabotage: DoTax Orders Contractor to Lie to Legislators
  6. HGEA: 90% of Our Members are registered to Vote
  7. Hawaii US Marshall Fired—Lied About Kaneshiro Escort
  8. Emotions 101: Brainwashing Hawaii School Students
  9. Monster home foes to like idea in future
  10. Honolulu Rent Unchanged—10th Highest in USA
  11. KIUC Keeps Elon Musk’s Secrets: Grossly Overpriced Battery Storage
  12. Hawaii 44% Sleepless
  13. Honolulu to Install 53,000 LED Streetlights
  14. Hawaii Supreme Court: Illegal for Police to Fly Over Your Grop-op
  15. MPD captain requests a jury trial
  16. Police Raid Harry Kim’s Homeless Tent City, Remove Two of the Tweekers

Thursday, November 30, 2017
November 30, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ConCon: OHA Admin Pushing to Abolish OHA Board of Trustees?
  2. Hawaii Dusts Off Cold War-Era Sirens As North Korean Nuclear Shadow Looms
  3. Hawaii County Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions
  4. Executive Order 17-07: Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Hawaii
  5. Mauna Kea: OHA Still Hasn’t Served UH With Lawsuit
  6. Sexual harassment in Hawaii
  7. Hawaii lawmaker aims to quash ‘hush fund’ that settles sexual allegations in Congress
  8. Hawaii Windfarms Admit Killing 146 Endangered Bats and Dozens of Nene
  9. Doctors Leaving Hawaii Because of HMSA Plan
  10. Kakaako New Tweeker Camp Found
  11. Medicated: Dispensaries Sell $1.3M of Weed
  12. Woman’s suit alleges deputy assaulted her at courthouse
  13. Public sounds off on new site for OCCC
  14. Arakawa Scores $5000 Taxpayer-Funded European Vacation
  15. Naalehu: Miniscule Errors to be used to Revoke School Charter
  16. Lucky Poor Get to avoid snobbish rich people at new Kakaako Condo
  17. Could Self-Driving Cars And Buses Replace The Last Leg Of Rail?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
November 29, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii: Highest Consumer Debt in USA
  2. OHA Strategic Plan? Results Not Updated since 2013
  3. Circuit Court judge dismisses all claims against city in case involving Kaka‘ako Land Company
  4. Auditor: DLIR Joins Long List of Departments Not Reporting Funds to Legislature
  5. Wrong 25 Years Ago--UH 'scientists' sign SECOND warning notice to humanity
  6. Governing Green Power: Realigning Institutions to Shovel Ratepayer Money to Elon Musk
  7. Hawaii's Best Workplace? Monsanto
  8. ACLU Child Molester: KSBE Broken Trustees Scramble to Shift Blame
  9. Homeless Drug Addicts move into Pearl City cemetery
  10. Did Honolulu Police Go Too Far In The Case Of This Man’s Death?
  11. Kauai: Idiot Legislators Try New Conspiracy Theories
  12. Ambulance Chasers latch on to Anti-Pesticide Movement
  13. With Legalization, TVRs Could Generate $60M Tax Revenue
  14. Hawaii County Garbage Tax to Soar 33%?
  15. Is Hawaii Socialist?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
November 28, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How Hawaii Civil Rights Commission Covers Up Sex Harassment Reports
  2. Hawaii House Rules Prohibit Staff from Revealing "Illegal or Improper Conduct"
  3. Will Legislators Block Shutdown of All Ocean Users?
  4. Vision for Future Waianae Coast with Kelii Akina and Germaine Meyers
  5. Hawaii Least Charitable State in USA?
  6. HPD Chief Ballard Orders People With Medical Pot To Surrender Guns
  7. Hawaii v Trump: Back to the Supreme Court Again
  8. After years of silence, Kamehameha Schools/ACLU sex abuse victims speak out
  9. Dan Inouye was a Rapist
  10. Mrs Brian Schatz North Shore Shopping Plaza – Public Comments Open
  11. Hu Honua ‘Green’ Energy Plant Sued over Environmental Violations
  12. OCCC cracking down on UPW contraband
  13. HPD --  Not Enough to Change at the Top
  14. Former police officer sentenced for bribery scheme involving alleged prostitute
  15. Kealoha Trial Bumped Back to June, 2018
  16. Big raises for Hawaii Co Execs: Salary Commission approves pay hikes up to 39.7%
  17. Airports Division Owed Rent by Airport Tenants
  18. After Pretending to seek alternate landfill site, it Looks Like Waimanalo Gulch Wins Again
  19. Nine Years Later, DHHL Launches 1000 Unit Kapolei Development

Monday, November 27, 2017
November 27, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Seven Deadly? Hawaii Comes up Short in Sin Index
  2. New DLIR Website Tracks Military Spending in Hawaii
  3. DLNR: Did Anti-Ratbait Activists Kill 45 Mullet?
  4. State's Hyperbaric Treatment Center to remain closed through February 
  5. Four Years After Sheep Sex Scandal--Brian Schatz in Charge of Sex Harassment Investigations
  6. Conference: How to Shut Down Protesters and Call it Democracy?
  7. Isle substance abuse fatalities on rapid rise
  8. Enviros: Global Warming Makes the Ocean Radioactive
  9. Sierra Club: People Leaving Hawaii Reduce Global Warming
  10. Star-Adv Whines About Monster Houses and Lack of Affordable Housing—Unable to see Contradiction

Sunday, November 26, 2017
November 26, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ‘Apocalypse’
  2. DOTAX Litigation: Are Car Rentals “Tourism Related Services”?
  3. Lawsuit: Kamehameha School allowed ACLU Child Molester to Victimize Students for Decades
  4. HGEA Threatens to Double-Down on Union Work Slow Protest at Mental Hospital
  5. Borreca: Homelessness Caused by Emptying of Insane Asylums
  6. Maui Council: Convert Kihei Park into Homeless Tent City, Junkyard
  7. Chin was picked for his expertise in blaming everything on Trump.
  8. Rep Nakamura Pitches More Tax Hikes
  9. Tax Reform Mania—Lets Terrorize Lahaina!       
  10. Lahaina is Drunkest City in Hawaii
  11. Three-Way Race for Kauai Mayor
  12. Student Loan Default? Hawaii Could Suspend License—but doesn’t
  13. HFD doesn’t need another fireboat
  14. Prof: “Food Security’ Means Nothing for Most Hawaii Agriculture
  15. Global Warming: ‘One coast is in flames, the center and south is under water, and storms crash the East Coast’

Saturday, November 25, 2017
November 25, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Project Announcement: Honolulu Rail May Be Coming To A Neighborhood Near You
  2. Hurricane Maria spurs criticism of shipping laws
  3. Survey: Military Families Overwhelmingly Favor School Choice
  4. DLNR Hearing: Should Maui Windfarm be Allowed to Kill More Nene and Bats?
  5. Navy Pacific Fleet at Breaking Point?
  6. Billionaire Stupidly Attempts to Enter Molokai Without Paying Walter Ritte
  7. HGEA Perreira Caught Lying Again
  8. Teachers: DoE Fails to Fill 1,000 Positions
  9. New teachers need 22 years to amass home down payment

Friday, November 24, 2017
November 24, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. A Dozen States Back Travel Ban 3.0 At The Supreme Court
  2. Hirono on Bill Clinton Sexual Misconduct Scandals: ‘Let’s Move Forward’
  3. After Auditor's Report, Department of Public Safety Agrees to Close Revolving Fund
  4. Oahu Workshops: Learn to Raise Your Voice at the State Capitol
  5. Cataluna: Ige is Bush
  6. 'This is nasty': Homeless’ Piles of Trash plague Sand Island State Recreation Area
  7. Airport Corporation to be on Legislative Agenda for 2018
  8. HDOT Sitting on $550M, Won’t do much to help Rail
  9. Former Kauai PD Officer Terrorizes Neighbors?
  10. Chinese Bombers ‘Above Hawaii’


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Hawaii among worst states for economic freedom
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, December 14, 2017

...The 2017 Economic Freedom of North America report helps explain why life is tough in the Aloha State....


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State launches Kupuna Caregivers Program
by News Release Thursday, December 14, 2017

...Working caregivers who pay for services to support their kupuna may now be eligible for financial help of up to $70 per day....


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Hawaii: Worst Place to Pay off Student Loans
by News Release Wednesday, December 13, 2017

...High costs of living stretch Hawaii workers’ paychecks thin and leave them with far less disposable income than residents in other states, making it the worst state for student loan affordability....


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200th Anniversary of Henry ‘Opukaha‘ia
by News Release Wednesday, December 13, 2017

...The event is free and open to the public....


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The Jones Act costs all Americans too much
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, December 13, 2017

... Bloomberg -- “Hurricanes or no hurricanes, this ridiculous policy needs a rethink” ....


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Hawaii Ranks 5th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
by News Release Wednesday, December 13, 2017

... Hawaii is spending $6.6 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 48.1 percent of the $13.7 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ....


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Secret Plan: Use Constitutional Convention to Force Hawaiians into Fake Indian Tribe
by Video Video Wednesday, December 13, 2017

...Robin Danner's Secret Blueprint....


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Hawaii: Homelessness and Poverty Do Not Correlate
by News Article Wednesday, December 13, 2017

...Honolulu is #1 for Homelessness, Pearl City is the 2nd-least needy city in USA....


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John McHugh PhD New Head of Pesticides Branch
by News Release Wednesday, December 13, 2017

...His appointment is effective January 1, 2018. He succeeds Thomas Matsuda who will retire on December 31, 2017....


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Child Care: Hawaii Among Most Unaffordable States
by News Release Tuesday, December 12, 2017

...Cost of Care Report Shows No State Has Affordable Care Massachusetts, Utah, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Washington, and Hawaii Top Nation's Unaffordability List for Infants and Toddlers....


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Hawaii Mayors commit to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2045
by News Release Tuesday, December 12, 2017

...committing to transform Hawaiʻi’s public and private ground transportation to 100 percent 'renewable' fuel sources by 2045....


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Homeless Court clears hundreds of cases
by News Release Tuesday, December 12, 2017

...No mention of how many homeless finally agreed to accept shelter in exchange for having their tickets dismissed....


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Applications Being Accepted for Maui County Boards and Commissions
by News Release Tuesday, December 12, 2017

...deadline for applications is December 31, 2017....


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Keli'i Akina and Malia Hill: DC Update
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, December 12, 2017

...the Jones Act, Federal Regulation, politics in Washington, and other issues that impact Hawaii....


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America’s Health Rankings--Hawaii 2nd Healthiest
by News Release Tuesday, December 12, 2017

... In the past three years, violent crime increased 29% ....


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Hawaii 3rd-Highest Tax Revenue Per Capita
by News Article Tuesday, December 12, 2017

...$4,540 a year in tax revenue per resident....


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How Affirmative Action Hurts Asian-Americans in College Admissions
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, December 12, 2017

...Asian-Americans must score 140 points higher on their SATs than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students, and 450 points higher than black students....


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EPA, State of Hawaii receive Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Tank upgrade study
by News Release Tuesday, December 12, 2017

...Aging fuel storage tanks at Red Hill could soon get an upgrade....


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Ethics: Top HTA Execs Busted Taking Travel Upgrades
by News Release Tuesday, December 12, 2017

...Top HTA Exec solicited thousands of dollars in travel perks from Hawaiian, JAL, Starwood, China Air, and others.... 


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Throwing Money at Housing Won’t Work
by News Article Monday, December 11, 2017

...government’s real job is to out of the way, not create more costly programs that don’t work....


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Draft EIS for Natatorium set to be complete by summer 2018
by News Release Monday, December 11, 2017

...four alternatives proposed for the facility....


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Hawaii DOE Saves $13M on School Bus Routes
by News Release Monday, December 11, 2017

...The Hawaii State Department of Education and TransPar have saved the state approximately $13 million annually through the Get on Board student transportation initiative....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 11, 2017
by Andrew Walden Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Senate: Nielsen Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Balash Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Short-Term Fiscal 2018 Continuing Appropriations
  • House: Tax Overhaul – Motion to Request Conference
  • House: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Between States
  • House: Small Business Mergers Regulatory Exemption
  • House: Short-Term Fiscal 2018 Continuing Appropriations

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Kaneshiro names new First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
by News Release Monday, December 11, 2017

...Sapolu has worked as a Deputy Prosecutor since 2011....


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UHERO: Carbon Tax Would Bring together energy and climate change policy
by UH ERO Monday, December 11, 2017

...global warming is just an excuse for tax hikes and rate hikes....


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State Now Accepting Grant-in-Aid Applications
by News Release Monday, December 11, 2017

...Deadline for GIA applications is January 19, 2018....


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DCCA Approves Sale of Hawaiian Tel to Cincinnati Bell
by News Release Monday, December 11, 2017

...The requirements outlined in the Decision and Order include....


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Payday Lending: Legislature to Consider New Regulations?
by News Release Monday, December 11, 2017

...Hawai‘i legalized payday lending in 1999 as a way to regulate the check cashing business.... 


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Tech: 'Clinically Psychotic' HGEA Signs Suicide Pact
by Andrew Walden Sunday, December 10, 2017

...The seeming political power play is actually a sign of Perreira’s weakness.... 


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Voluntary Additional Tax?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, December 10, 2017

...This will give Warren Buffett et al a chance to “walk the walk” and pay millions more....


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Hula Halau to be banned from Yale?
by News Article Saturday, December 09, 2017

...Native American student group accuses Polynesian dance group of ‘appropriating Hawaiian and Tahitian culture’....


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ACS Hawaii 5-Year Report: Growth Data for Your Community
by News Release Saturday, December 09, 2017

...The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 7, 2017....


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Airports Division spreads the red tape
by Kelii Akina Friday, December 08, 2017

...The pilot program requires the rideshare drivers to pay 7 percent of each fare to the state Airports Division....


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Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit
by News Release Friday, December 08, 2017

The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history....


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After Losing Judge, KSBE Tries Apologizing for Letting Child Molester Run Rampant
by News Release Friday, December 08, 2017

...two days after they lost their bought n paid for judge....


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Top Four HS Teams to Face Off in Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
by News Release Friday, December 08, 2017

...Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Campus Center Ballroom from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m....


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HUD: Hawaii #1 State for Homelessness
by News Release Friday, December 08, 2017

...Hawaii still leads nation in homeless count per capita....


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Moody's: UH Bonds Stable as Long as Legislature Continues to Pony Up
by News Release Thursday, December 07, 2017

...The rating is tempered by significant expense pressures across the 10-campus system, declining enrollments, and extensive capital needs with a large backlog of deferred maintenance....


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Ige Appoints DLIR Director to Head DoTax
by News Release Thursday, December 07, 2017

...Takayama has served as the director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) since April 2015. She will assume her new position on Monday, Dec. 11....


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Elder Abuse: Hawaii Ranks 22nd
by News Article Thursday, December 07, 2017

...2017’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections....


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​Ninth Circuit Wrestles With Unblocking Trump’s Travel Ban
by News Article Thursday, December 07, 2017

...A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit heard arguments Wednesday....


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Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
by Andrew Walden Thursday, December 07, 2017

“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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HPD Coverup: AG Drops Case of Assault on Toddler Peyton Valiente
by News Release Wednesday, December 06, 2017

...It was difficult to have to break the news to the parents that our findings did not result in charges against a perpetrator....


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OHA Audit: Three Questions
by Video Video Wednesday, December 06, 2017

...The Hawai'i Auditorʻs Performance Audit Of OHA Is About To Be Publicly Released....


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Continuing to Doubt the North Koreans Could be Dangerous to Hawaii
by Gene Ward Wednesday, December 06, 2017

“This is like thinking a man pointing a gun at you wouldn’t figure out how to pull the trigger and kill you,”  Ward said.


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Kamehameha School Child Molester Case – Hidden Payoff to Judge Exposed
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, December 06, 2017

...Judge Crandall's husband, David Schulmeister, and his law firm, Cades Schutte, represented the Kamehameha Schools, billing as much as $1 million a year....


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Pasha Hawaii charged in labor dispute
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, December 05, 2017

...It may also lead to speculation that Pasha and the shipbuilder Keppel have not yet completed their ship design....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 5, 2017
by Congress .org Tuesday, December 05, 2017
  • Senate: Tax Overhaul – Motion to Proceed
  • Senate: Tax Overhaul - Education Savings Accounts
  • Senate: Tax Overhaul - Passage
  • House: National Forest Mining
  • House: Federal Workforce Probationary Period Extension
  • House: EPA Brownfields Program Reauthorization
  • House: Manufactured Housing Lending Regulation

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Nominees Sought for Two Judicial Vacancies on Oahu
by News Release Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancies in the First Circuit (Oahu)....


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Trump: Major Changes in Management of Federal Monuments
by News Article Monday, December 04, 2017

...Interior will make sure local voices are not drowned out by “large, well-funded NGOs and special interests”....


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7-2 Supreme Court Allows Latest Travel Ban To Take Full And Immediate Effect
by News Article Monday, December 04, 2017

...The Department of Justice asked the justices to lift lower court orders barring enforcement of the proclamation while legal challenges are adjudicated....


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Ethics Fine: Guard Must Return Cash after $10K Inmate Payoff
by News Release Monday, December 04, 2017

...In or around November 2009, Respondent Kanazawa-Yee and two other ACOs, ACO A and ACO B, planned to obtain money from Inmate....


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Kauai: PCBs Found in Westside Kauai Water Tank
by News Release Monday, December 04, 2017

...where are all the protesters?....


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Lalamilo: Big Island Wind Farm Wants Permit to Kill Bats, Petrels
by News Release Monday, December 04, 2017

...The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received an application from the Lalamilo Wind Company LLC for an incidental take permit of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat and the endangered Hawaiian petrel....


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Who is Gabbard's Guru?
by News Article Monday, December 04, 2017

"Gabbard’s life would be unrecognizable without Butler’s influence.”


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Hawaii 2nd Best State for Healthy Retirement
by News Article Sunday, December 03, 2017

...Seniors in Hawaii are sick less often than those in any other state....


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The Tax Administration Slush Fund
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, December 03, 2017

...the Tax Administration Special Fund is becoming an all-purpose slush fund for which corrective action is needed....


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The Truth About OHA Audits
by News Article Sunday, December 03, 2017

...this audit will, according to the SOQ, "provide recommendations on organizational, structural and procedural improvement[s] to strengthen the BOT's fiduciary oversight of the OHA and its LLCs."...


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'Certificate of need’ laws are certifiably unnecessary
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, December 02, 2017

... no politician would want to get caught saying they supported limiting the number of  hospitals, dialysis facilities or MRI machines for rural areas.  And yet, that’s exactly what Hawaii's legislature has done ....


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Tupola: Equal Funding for Charter Schools
by Video Video Saturday, December 02, 2017

...Did you know that not all of our keiki get equal funding for school?....


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Child Molester: Petition Demands Kamehameha Schools Take Responsibility
by News Release Saturday, December 02, 2017

...justice, reparation and healing for those individuals who were violated decades ago....


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Zoning, Land-Use Planning, and Housing Affordability
by News Article Saturday, December 02, 2017

...regulations have also tended to reduce the supply of housing, including multifamily and low-income housing....


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Kauai Again: This Time it's Stranded Whales--Idiot Legislators Cook up Bizarre Conspiracy Theories
by News Release Friday, December 01, 2017

...“When marine mammals strand themselves it’s usually a signal that something in our environment is out of sync,” said Ing (wrongly)....


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Congress May Seek to Limit Courts’ Nationwide Injunctions
by News Article Friday, December 01, 2017

...nationwide injunctions foster forum-shopping for sympathetic judges....


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Serving the law can circumvent justice
by Kelii Akina Friday, December 01, 2017

...legal marijuana users in the state have been receiving letters from the Honolulu Police Department ordering them to turn in their legally owned firearms....


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DoH Unveils Hawaii Opioid Action Plan
by News Release Friday, December 01, 2017

...a standing order to allow pharmacists to dispense Naloxone....


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Ige, Caldwell in Arizona for Rail Meetings
by News Release Friday, December 01, 2017

...Gov. Ige will participate in discussions with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao....


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Energy: Reduced Budget Produces Increased Efficiency
by News Release Friday, December 01, 2017

...These two factors combined mean Hawai‘i Energy operated at its most efficient, lowest cost of acquired savings ever....


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Visitor Spending up Another 4.4% -- $1.3 Billion in October
by News Release Friday, December 01, 2017

...Through the first ten months of 2017 visitor spending exceeded results from the same period last year (+6.8% to $13.86 billion)....


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Hawaii Child Care Most Expensive in USA
by News Release Friday, December 01, 2017

...care for only one child in Hawai‘i consumes approximately 13 percent of the typical Hawai‘i family’s income....


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