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Sunday, May 6, 2018
SB2046: Bump Stock Ban on Ige's Desk
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 3216 Views :: Second Amendment

...SB2046 contains vague language that could criminalize firearm modifications that are commonly done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability....

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
Why the State Audit is Good Medicine for OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:26 PM :: 4563 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Myth 1: It doesn't matter how the money was spent, as long as it was spent on Hawaiians....

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
OHA releases report on health of Native Hawaiian women
By News Release @ 2:24 PM :: 4544 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

... Haumea: Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Women and Empowering Wāhine Well-Being, a 150-page report ....

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Sunday, May 6, 2018
Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle…for Our Keiki?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4245 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The amendment, if approved by the voters, does not define what investment real property is. Nor does it contain any limitations on the taxing power. Almost all the details are left up to the state legislature....

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Rep McDermott Cancels Endorsement of Carroll for Governor
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:53 PM :: 4621 Views :: Republican Party

...Cites involvement of fringe GOP troublemaker Eric Ryan and ongoing defamation of Carroll's rival Andria Tupola and her family....

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Funds for Treating Individuals with Mental Illness: Is Your State Generous or Stingy?
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 3683 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...study reveals dramatic eight-fold difference in percentage of state funds allocated to helping mentally ill....

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Social Capital Index for Hawaii Counties
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:12 PM :: 3939 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Everyone Needs a Close Community, but Those Are Fewer and Fewer....

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Hawaii Towns Ranked for Economic Diversity
By Selected News Articles @ 1:47 PM :: 4211 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...America’s transformation is more than skin-deep — it’s economic, too....

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Hawaii: Over 1,500 Rape Kits Tested
By News Release @ 11:30 AM :: 3045 Views :: Law Enforcement

...submission of the 1,513 previously untested sexual assault kits to accredited, approved forensic laboratories for DNA testing....

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Feds Approve Hawaii Air Ambulance deal
By News Release @ 11:20 AM :: 3786 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Merger of Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. and AMR Holdco, Inc....

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Friday, May 4, 2018
Hawaii County Audit Finds Bundles of Cash in Breakroom
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 6202 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

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Friday, May 4, 2018
Legislators Save Union Bosses from not-yet-written Janus Decision
By Andrew Walden @ 8:39 PM :: 5361 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Worried about “maintaining a favorable political and social environment” legislators have approved two bills and one resolution designed to force union members to keep paying dues....

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Friday, May 4, 2018
UHERO: Hawaii set for more growth
By UHERO @ 4:59 PM :: 4120 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Tourism has surged again in the first part of 2018, extending one of the longest periods of sustained visitor growth. Construction, while volatile month to month, also remains on a high plateau....

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Friday, May 4, 2018
Southwest Coming to Bust Hawaiian Monopoly
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 3897 Views :: Tourism

... Southwest Airlines Intends To Serve Hawaii Nonstop From California Airports In Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, & Sacramento -- and Interisland ....

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Friday, May 4, 2018
VIDEO: Evacuation Ordered As Lava Erupts in Leilani Estates
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 4150 Views :: Hawaii County

...fissure vents have opened in Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower Puna district....

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Friday, May 4, 2018
Was 2018 Hawaii Legislature a success?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:05 PM :: 4533 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Saiki said that after passing last year’s rail tax hike, he feels like “the Legislature can do anything.”....

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Friday, May 4, 2018
Rethinking Hawaii Tourism: Time to Shift from Marketing to Managing Tourism?
By UHERO @ 2:06 AM :: 3124 Views :: Tourism

...Even though most respondents still think tourism brings more benefits than costs to our state, the percent of those who think otherwise has been rising for some time....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Commonwealth Fund: Hawaii Among Top Health Systems
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 3938 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...40 measures of access to health care, quality of care, efficiency in care delivery, health outcomes, and income-based health care disparities....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Secretive Commissions Determine Who Violates Anti-Discrimination Laws
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:54 PM :: 6381 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...during oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2017, Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor questioned the commission’s hostility....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Navigating risk at Hawaii's public pension system
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:43 PM :: 3730 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...$12.9 billion in unfunded liabilities, a huge risk for government employees and all Hawaii families alike....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
US Citizen or US National: American Samoans in the Military
By News Release @ 11:38 AM :: 3657 Views :: Military

...Amata Advises on Army Administrative Memo for US Nationals....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Hawaii--Least Expensive Homeowners Insurance in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 3878 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...with your savings on insurance, you can afford a larger mortgage....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Ige Requests Disaster Declaration for Kauai, Oahu
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 4927 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

...the floods caused more than $19.7 million in damage....

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Public Private Partnership for Ala Wai Golf?
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 4356 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

...Request for Proposals for Ala Wai Golf Course Driving Range Awarded to Topgolf Hawai‘i....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
GEM$ Launches On-Bill Financing for Solar
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 4019 Views :: Energy

...money can be transferred directly from your electric bill to needy Silicon Valley billionaires....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Screws are Tightening at OHA
By Video @ 6:33 PM :: 4341 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Because The Forensic Audit Is Now Focused On OHA's LLC's....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Hawaii #2 for Distracted Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 6:21 PM :: 4234 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii cars emanate 7.9 text messages per hour during evening peak rush....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Hawaii is the Worst State for Nurses
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 5142 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...51st for Annual Nursing Salary (Adj for Cost of Living)....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Kauhane out at CNHA
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 7172 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...CNHA’s Board Officers are actively engaged in the organization’s executive search after current President, Michelle Kauhane, announced her departure in early March....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
UH Manoa Researcher Admits Global Warming 'On Hiatus' Since 1998
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 4053 Views :: Environment

...a strong connection between sea surface temperature patterns associated with the Global Warming Hiatus phenomenon and changes in cyclone activity over the northwest Pacific....

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Final Passage: House, Senate Move Bills
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 3400 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The 2018 Legislature will adjourn on Thursday, May 3....

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
HHS agrees to investigate Hawaii for forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 5774 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...attorneys filed complaint over violations of federal conscience protections....

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Election 2018: Keli'i Akina and Colin Moore
By Video @ 4:11 AM :: 3123 Views :: Politicians

...Akina and Moore discuss what Hawaii's citizens can expect in the 2018 elections, and how the results matter....

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Hawaii Recycling is Polluting China--But No More as of May 1
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 4759 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...In an effort to clean its environment, China has restricted recyclable commodities and set strict contamination limits. The E-Cycling program cites this shift in the worldwide recycling commodities market for local restrictions....

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