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Friday, October 18, 2019
National Council on Disability Rips Hawaii Assisted Suicide Law
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 48807 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Hawaii and California 'confidentiality' provisions 'extremely dangerous'....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Hawaii Death Tax Will Soon be Tied for #1
By Tax Foundation @ 4:21 AM :: 4019 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Washington State’s 20 percent rate is the highest estate tax rate in the nation, although Hawaii is set to increase its top rate to 20 percent effective January 1, 2020....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
NELHA Economic Impact Estimated
By UHERO @ 4:16 AM :: 48535 Views :: Hawaii County , Tax Credits

... NELHA Host Park generates over $100M annually ....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Hawaii Vape Retailers Oppose Proposed E-Cigarette, Store-Bought, Nicotine Flavor Ban
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 41553 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...Currently, the minimum age to purchase nicotine vapor products in Hawaii is 21....

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
OHA Backs out of Tree-Planting Scheme
By News Release @ 8:06 PM :: 3420 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, OHA

...Our experts estimated that the survival rate of the trees would be just 10 percent....

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Nine Weeks on the Mauna: 48 Arrests, 5,033 Tickets
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 2708 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 9-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 5033 citations issued and 48 persons arrested for 80 offenses.... 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Town Hall Meeting: Soaring Electric Bills in Kapilina
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:03 PM :: 3494 Views :: Energy, Military

...Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Iroquois Point Elementary School....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
UH Regents Plan: Lets Close Down Some Perfectly Good Telescopes
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 4327 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Obviously this is a negotiating position. OHA is demanding decommissioning but wants rent money.  UH offers decommissioning but no money.  Now they have to trade to settle....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Critical flaws plague new study linking ‘heavy’ pesticide exposure to cardiovascular disease
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 4179 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...there is no paper that is so dreadful that it cannot be published somewhere....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Bill 37: Why Contractors Should Compete
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:42 PM :: 3438 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...a proposed policy in Honolulu may prevent nonunion employers from bidding on government projects....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
First 'Ohana Zone' Homeless Shelter opens in Hilo
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 2871 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness

...There are 25 emergency shelter beds available in the initial phase. At full operation, the shelter will provide 50 emergency shelter beds for single men....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
COFA: Hawaii Wants Feds to Pay for Welfare
By News Release @ 1:21 PM :: 2738 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...In 1996, under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (Welfare Reform Act), COFA migrants living and working legally in the United States under the Compacts were deemed ineligible for most federal public benefits. Hawaii, as a U.S. port of entry in the Pacific, has directly borne the cost of public services related to migration under the Compacts....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Hawaii: State of Childhood Obesity
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 3664 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... age 10-17--obesity rate 11.5%....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Hawaii: Lowest Percentage of Young Business Owners
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 2876 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Hawaii had the lowest percentage of Millennial-owned businesses -- 3.65%....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Ige Names Three to BLNR
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 3311 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...Vernon Char, Wesley “Kaiwi” Yoon, Christopher Yuen....

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Monday, October 14, 2019
Fastest-Growing Cities? Honolulu Ranks 407th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 3462 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...some cities know the key ingredients for long-term prosperity better than others....

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Monday, October 14, 2019
SCOTUS: Who is in charge at the County Of Maui?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:38 AM :: 3810 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...SCOTUS Oral Argument Hinges On Internal Dispute Over Who Can Settle....

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Fascist UH Admin Cuts Free WiFi to Telescope Protesters
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 2643 Views :: Higher Education

"...it feels like they're trying to smoke us out, that they're trying to slightly force us into leaving this building...."

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
The Strange Case of Bank of America
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3323 Views :: DHHL

...We need this to stop....

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Uninsured
By Selected News Articles @ 6:15 PM :: 2787 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Cities and States with the Highest and Lowest Uninsured Rates....

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
NYT: What, Exactly, Is Tulsi Gabbard Up To?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 PM :: 4825 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

“...She seems very Trumpian....”

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Friday, October 11, 2019
HECO Rolling Blackouts Possible Due to Failure of Wind, Solar
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 4251 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...The heat and high humidity are driving increased demand for air conditioning at the same time overcast skies are diminishing solar output and wind resources are minimal....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
UH enrollment drops another 2%
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 2765 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Nine of the 10 UH campuses saw reductions in enrollment....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Brig. Gen Hara Appointed Adjutant General
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 2788 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Ige has appointed Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara to be the Adjutant General for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Defense effective Dec. 6, 2019. He replaces Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe” Logan who will be retiring....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancies – First Circuit Court -- Circuit Judge, District Judge, Family Court Judge
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 2389 Views :: Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancies in the State of Hawaii....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
How to Avoid ‘Troubled Waters’
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:30 PM :: 3082 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...a task force of eminent Hawaii business and other community leaders has just issued a warning that Hawaii’s current rate of government spending is not sustainable....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Mauna Kea Speedtrap: Total 4,632 Tickets, 46 Arrests
By News Release @ 10:49 AM :: 2892 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 8-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 4,632 citations issued and 46 persons arrested for 74 offenses....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Open Letter from astronomy student Naea Stevens
By News Release @ 5:38 AM :: 3052 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

..."I invite my fellow kanaka who support TMT to join me in trying to reach for the stars."....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
$88B Debt: Hawaii CHANGE Initiative highlights state's future financial obligations
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:06 PM :: 3371 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...Troubled Waters: Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Council approves PLAs despite many concerns
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:59 PM :: 4810 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...After a public hearing, the Council approved the bill, 7-2, It now goes to the mayor....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Caldwell Jets off to Europe for Some Climate Change Make-Believe
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 3044 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...eight U.S. Mayors joined Mike Bloomberg to release the American Cities Climate Challenge Climate Action Playbook, a strategic guide to accelerate and deepen climate action in cities....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Robotics League Expands into Micronesian Island of Kosrae
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 2291 Views :: Education K-12

...High school students on the tiny Micronesian island of Kosrae will be building, programming and competing their own advanced robots for the first time....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Best Cities for People with Disabilities -- Honolulu 93rd
By Selected News Articles @ 7:09 PM :: 2223 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Pearl City has the Lowest Percentage of People with Disabilities in Poverty in USA ....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Ala Wai Development Plan Serves OHA, not Boaters
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 AM :: 4970 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Small Business

...OHA stands to potentially receive a 20% cut of revenues generated from development of so-called ‘ceded lands’-- such as the Ala Wai harbor....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
UH Regents to Discuss Maunakea Rules at UH Hilo
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 4091 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The location of the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents decision-making meeting on the proposed administrative rules for UH managed lands on Maunakea, scheduled for November 6, has been moved to the UH Hilo campus....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
First Hawaiian Homelands Leases Near 99-Year Mark
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 2723 Views :: DHHL

...lessees who are interested in extending their 99-year leases for an additional 100 years can do so via request through DHHL and with approval of the Hawaiian Homes Commission....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Rep Cynthia Thielen will not run for Reelection
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 1:05 AM :: 3363 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

"...I thank all of you for 30 wonderful years...."

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Monday, October 7, 2019
Housing Cost Puts Hawaii Among States With Worst Pay
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 3164 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
...we calculated how many hours at the median hourly wage it took to afford the median one-bedroom apartment in each state....
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Monday, October 7, 2019
DoH public health advisory urging everyone to stop vaping
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 3184 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...If you are an adult using vaping devices to kick a cigarette habit, do not return to smoking cigarettes....

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Monday, October 7, 2019
Ige Heralded for 'Worst Policy Proposals' of 2019
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 3164 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...The latest entry of the State of the States publication breaks down each governor’s “state of the state” address and identifies strong and weak policy prescriptions within....

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Sunday, October 6, 2019
If Housing Costs in Honolulu Are Bad Now…
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3241 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

...the Honolulu City Council is considering Bill 25, which would add numerous energy conservation requirements for any residential dwelling that is new or remodeled....

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
Responding to Kim: Anti-Telescope Leader Demands 'Lawful Rent'
By Video @ 6:04 PM :: 5211 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...to get the observatories to pay lawful rent...."

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
VIDEO: Imua TMT Panel Discussion at Capitol
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 4801 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Mayor Harry Kim’s TMT plan offers nothing new, supporter says....

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
Several schools see proficiency rates in math fall to single digits
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 3963 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Just 3% of Waianae High juniors tested proficient in math last school year, from 11% the year before....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
UHERO: Planned Projects Support Healthy Construction Outlook
By UHERO @ 10:23 PM :: 2342 Views :: Economy

...Hawaii Construction Forecast....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
OHA Trustee on Mauna Kea: "Where's the revenue from these Ceded Lands?"
By Selected News Articles @ 10:11 PM :: 4322 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...the Hawai'i Supreme Court ruled that the State of Hawai'i must resolve the claims of Native Hawaiians before selling ceded lands....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Ed Case: “I don’t accept ‘the price of paradise’”
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:18 PM :: 3482 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...he is considering a proposal that would leave the Jones Act in place but forbid shipping companies from charging a certain percentage above an established international shipping rate....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Anti-Telescope Rap Video: Swinging Baseball Bat "In the blessed era of Max Holloway"
By Video @ 7:44 PM :: 4578 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... apparently Max Holloway is 'sacred' ....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Mauna Kea: 591 Tickets, Six Arrests
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 3047 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...The combined total for 7-weeks stands at 4092 citations issued and 43 persons arrested for 71 offenses....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Mourning the Past Sacrifices the Future
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:17 AM :: 3786 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...It is pretty fun to belong to a cause and feel as if you’re making a difference....

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