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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
GOP Boots HIRA Leader
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 3594 Views :: Republican Party

...Mr. Montes published or approved the publication of appeals to members of the Party and others to refrain from making monetary contributions to the Party....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
ACLU Scores Big Wins for Panhandlers and Potheads
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 8843 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness, Labor, Drugs

The ACLU has shared a copy of the settlement agreement in this case with Maui County and Kauai County, both of which have had similar pre-employment medical examination requirements....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Illegal Immigration Demographics in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 6385 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

The illegal immigration situation in Hawaii is different than the rest of the country....

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Monday, September 14, 2015
Video: Why are there so few doctors in Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:01 PM :: 3822 Views :: Health Care

...guest host Joe Kent speaks with physician Kyle Varner about the shortage of doctors in the Aloha state....

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Monday, September 14, 2015
Livable? Honolulu 37th
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 3768 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

Livability.com has released its third-annual Top 100 Best Places to Live list....

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Monday, September 14, 2015
Recession Recovery? Honolulu Ranks 59th
By Selected News Articles @ 8:40 PM :: 3940 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hillview, Ky. filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in late August, brought the national total of municipal bankruptcies to 14 since 2008....

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Monday, September 14, 2015
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 14, 2015
By Congress.org @ 1:15 PM :: 3074 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Senate: Iran Nuclear Agreement Disapproval Resolution 'Shell' - Cloture 
House: Iran Nuclear Agreement Approval – Passage 
House: Delay Iran Nuclear Sanctions Relief -- Passage
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Sunday, September 13, 2015
Kahuku Windfarm Batteries Fail Before They Are Installed
By Andrew Walden @ 2:28 PM :: 4990 Views :: Energy
Will they now seek out a new battery scheme to funnel more Hawaii taxpayer dollars?
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Sunday, September 13, 2015
Tax Credits: Heads They Win, Tails You Lose
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3263 Views :: Tax Credits

...weeping, gnashing of teeth, and litigation....

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Sunday, September 13, 2015
New Federal Overtime Proposal Affects 45% of Salaried Hawaii Workers
By News Release @ 3:18 AM :: 4233 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...would bring at least 45 percent of full-time salaried workers under overtime rules....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
FULL TEXT: Hawaii DoT v Ciber
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 6034 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government
Is this the secret history of Abercrombie's high-tech initiative?
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Saturday, September 12, 2015
Hawaii Learning Pitfalls of renewable energy
By Selected News Articles @ 1:47 AM :: 4309 Views :: Energy

In 2014, the utility company’s non-solar customers paid an extra $53 million in operating and maintenance costs because of residents adding rooftop solar systems....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
Obamacare Waiver: Ige Plans Statewide Hearings
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 3456 Views :: Health Care

...statewide public briefings on three health care initiatives meant to improve insurance coverage, health care access, and coordination of care....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
DoE Outlines Heat abatement program at public schools
By News Release @ 12:53 AM :: 4382 Views :: Education K-12

There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to reducing heat in schools, but there is a process....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
Report: Meth use among older Hawaii adults nearly doubles
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 4808 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

For adults 18 to 49 years, methamphetamine was the most frequently reported primary substance at the time of admission (42% - 50%)....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Jones Act Exemption at Heart of Puerto Rico’s New Plan
By Michael Hansen @ 9:41 PM :: 3304 Views :: Jones Act

A key provision of the FEGP is to seek a full exemption from Jones Act cabotage for Puerto Rico....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Sen Ted Cruz Backs Airline Deregulation for American Samoa
By Michael Hansen @ 9:22 PM :: 4859 Views :: Republican Party, Tourism

The US territories cannot vote in the presidential election, but are able to vote in selecting a candidate for the Republican and Democratic parties in their local caucuses....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Evenwel v Abbott Could Affect Hawaii Reapportionment
By Robert Thomas @ 5:33 PM :: 3638 Views :: Office of Elections

Evenwel v. Abbott, the one-person-one-vote reapportionment case currently being briefed in the U.S. Supreme Court....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Hawaii: $10,137 State, Local Bond Debt Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 3446 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...figures here are for bonded debt, and do not include other outstanding obligations—including pensions—which add substantially to governments’ future liabilities and are often considered in broader definitions of governmental debt....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Attorney Timothy Sutton Takes the Helm of Senate Minority Research
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 4345 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Sutton will take the reins on legal research, legislative drafting and other support tasks for the Hawaii Senate Minority....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Media Monopoly Grabs for Tourism Market
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 2916 Views :: Tourism

Francis stressed that Hawaii.com will complement, not compete against, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau’s (HVCB) GoHawaii.com site....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Who is running for the 'Aha? Candidate List Secret until too late
By Andrew Walden @ 8:56 PM :: 5260 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"...the ship of nationhood is about to set sail without a rudder, a captain, or a crew...."

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
'Smart911' Gives Your Profile to Emergency Responders
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 4065 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care

Public Safety Officials Encourage Residents to Create a Safety Profile with New Service....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
The Anti-GMO Club is a Danger to Native Hawaiian Forests
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:58 PM :: 6549 Views :: Environment, GMOs

...ohia trees are dying due to a fungal disease....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Where did our interisland ferry go?
By Rachelle Chang @ 4:53 PM :: 7000 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History, Jones Act

In the 1930s, residents and visitors could travel between Hawaii’s islands by boat....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Clear Another Hurdle
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 3483 Views :: Energy

...the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission confirmed the companies' view that the merger presents no likelihood of potential anticompetitive effects in Hawai'i....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Rail Builds Four Miles, First Car Shipped from Italy
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 4025 Views :: Rail

...the first two rail cars are now in Pittsburg, California and are on schedule to arrive in Honolulu in the first quarter of 2016....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
VIDEO: Eight Arrested on Mauna Kea
By Video @ 1:59 AM :: 4064 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

This is the second law enforcement action on Mauna Kea....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Permission to Work in Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:26 AM :: 4498 Views :: Small Business

Should you need permission to work in Hawaii? According to Hawaii’s occupational licensing laws, the answer is yes....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Drug Proofing Your Kids
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:06 AM :: 3595 Views :: Drugs

...Three community events are currently scheduled -- Mililani, Waianae, Lanai....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Hawaii 4th Best State to Have a Baby
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 AM :: 3596 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Our data set includes such metrics as delivery costs, average annual infant-care costs, the per-capita number of midwives and OB-GYNs, and the per-capita number of child care centers....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Gabbard vs Clinton: Tulsi Demands More Presidential Debates
By Selected News Articles @ 11:43 PM :: 5166 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

... Will the Democratic nominee 'owe' Chris Butler? ....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Fake Indian Tribe Coopting Aloha `Aina March?
By Video @ 6:21 PM :: 5092 Views :: Akaka Bill, Higher Education, OHA
Would You Believe Someone's Using The Aloha `Aina March & Mauna Kea Movement To Claim Those Very Same People Support US Federal Recognition?
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Full Text: Lawsuit Seeks Nullification of Six Councilmembers’ Rail Votes
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 5160 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...the resulting measures are void and unenforceable....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Obama Nominates Clare Connors Hawaii Federal Judge
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 3905 Views :: Judiciary

Clare E. Connors has been an attorney at the law firm of Davis Levin Livingston in Honolulu, Hawaii since 2011....

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Feds Asked to Step in Earlier on Future West Coast Port Disputes
By Michael Hansen @ 7:37 PM :: 3613 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...the recent dispute between dockworkers and marine terminal operators at West Coast ports took almost nine months to resolve....

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Rail Revote: Is There Anybody Without a Conflict of Interest?
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 5417 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...all Council members received a great number of donations from entities that would profit directly from approval of the Ho’opili/Rail project....

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Monday, September 7, 2015
Autism: Federal Judge Orders DoE to Pay for Special Education in Private Schools
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 5014 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

It should thwart DOE attempts to yank students out of private placements while hearings are in progress....

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Sunday, September 6, 2015
9 Years of Hawaii Law Blogging
By Robert Thomas @ 9:05 PM :: 5343 Views :: Judiciary, Land Use

I'd also like to hail my fellow law bloggers....

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Sunday, September 6, 2015
Mayor’s 9-11 Remembrance Walk to be held Today
By News Release @ 9:03 PM :: 5109 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military

The Remembrance Walk opens with a ceremony at the Honolulu Police Department Headquarters.  The walk proceeds to the Honolulu Fire Department Headquarters on Queen Street for bell ringing ceremonies....

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Sunday, September 6, 2015
What Should We Be Asking of the HECO Merger?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3736 Views :: Energy

...let’s look at the tax-related conditions that are being proposed....

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Sunday, September 6, 2015
New UH Policy: Rape is just another Violation of Political Correctness
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 4267 Views :: Higher Education, Law Enforcement

"...identifies how and from whom students, faculty and staff can seek confidential support or report incidents of sex discrimination and gender-based violence...."

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Sunday, September 6, 2015
The State of Fathers in the State of Hawai‘i
By Selected News Articles @ 1:38 AM :: 3955 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...the percent of single-mother households of all family households with own minor children was 18.9% in Hawai‘i versus 24.1% in the nation....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Hawaii Free Market Solutions to Homelessness & Affordable Housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:44 PM :: 3713 Views :: Homelessness

A panel discussion on the economic roots of and solutions to Hawaii's biggest issue....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Statewide immunization rates for HPV lagging
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 3668 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Only 34% of females and 15% of males in Hawai'i have been fully immunized....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Supreme Court to take up case involving alleged retaliation by powerful state senator
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 6231 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...Greer contends Senator Baker eliminated the wrong position in 2008, but finally succeeded in eliminating his position in 2011....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus Set for Tuesday March 8, 2016
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 4410 Views :: Republican Party

Tuesday March 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Deadline to File as Candidate for 'Aha is September 15
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 3851 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Nai Aupuni is an OHA subcontractor pretending to be independent ....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Governor Touts 13 Kakaako homeless moved to shelter--but 6 Return to Street after One Night
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 3866 Views :: Homelessness

...there are 51 empty beds at the Lighthouse Shelter in Waipahu....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Honolulu Gun Destruction Reveals Radical Gun Control Agenda
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 AM :: 3241 Views :: Second Amendment

...the City of Honolulu and the police department were intent on destroying over 2,300 used firearms worth an estimated $575,000, rather than raise revenue by selling them....

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