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Sunday, April 7, 2019
Secret Timeline Shows OHA Lying to Legislature While Stonewalling LLC Audit
By Andrew Walden @ 3:12 PM :: 6308 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...Earlier this year, we told the State Auditor (and essentially, the Legislature) that this audit was one of the proactive steps OHA was taking to address the state audit findings.” -- Trustee Hulu Lindsey Nov 30, 2018

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Sunday, April 7, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:00 PM :: 5049 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government, Life

...Sex-Change 'Conversion Therapy' Ban Passes Full Senate....

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Sunday, April 7, 2019
Revenue Raisers Already Sent to the Governor
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4206 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...our legislature has a dogged focus on new taxes....

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
UHERO: How Obamacare Affects Micronesian Health
By UHERO @ 5:49 PM :: 3578 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Impact of Public Health Insurance on Medical Utilization in a Vulnerable Population: Evidence from COFA Migrants....

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
DoE: Only 56% of our Grads Need Remedial Math (not counting the ones who don't go to college and the ones who don't graduate)
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 4614 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...after dumping as many independent tests as possible, the DoE tries to make it look good.  Here's their report....

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
Kishimoto Demands Media Cover Up Failing Schools
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 4461 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

"...branded an “F.” How does that make the hardworking kids, educators and families of that school community feel?...."

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
New Petition Launched to Impeach Kaneshiro
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 4975 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Due to difficulty verifying validity of petition signatures on a previous Change.org impeachment petition, Impeach Kaneshiro organizers have launched a new on-line petition designed to collect verifiable signatures of Honolulu registered voters....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
9th Circuit: City Can Only Enforce Sleeping Ban if Shelter Available
By Robert Thomas @ 10:48 PM :: 4833 Views :: Homelessness

"...the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment bars a city from prosecuting people criminally for sleeping outside on public property when those people have no home or other shelter to go to...."

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Friday, April 5, 2019
#AuditTheRail finally on track!
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:34 PM :: 3825 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...The Honolulu rail is now famous, but for all the wrong reasons. The question is: “What we are going to do about it?....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Eligible for Floor Vote
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 4174 Views :: Second Amendment

...could receive a vote as early as April 5, 2019....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
DLNR Seeks Bidders to Redevelop Ala Wai Harbor
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 6999 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, OHA, Small Business, Tourism

...The redevelopment should take into consideration input received in the DTL, LLC Final Report....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
OHA Trustees Approve New Governance Framework
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 3645 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The group was led by OHA Vice Chair Lee and included Chair Machado and Trustees Robert Lindsey and John Waiheʻe IV, as well as OHA Chief Executive Officer/Ka Pouhana Kamanaʻopono Crabbe, OHA Chief Operating Officer/Ka Pou Nui Sylvia Hussey, and trustee and administration staff....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
Kiss of Death: OHA Endorses Amended Water Bill Just Before Senate Committee Kills It
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 5302 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Agriculture

...Killing this bill sends $62M from A&B to Mahi Pono which has its staff larded up with anti-GMO activists....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
OHA Gives $500K to Nonprofits
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 2819 Views :: OHA

...Ten organizations to receive funding....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
Levinson: Ballard's Second Amendment Stance 'Could Precipitate Legal Catastrophe'
By Andrew Walden @ 2:55 AM :: 6200 Views :: Police, Second Amendment

"...the manner in which Chief Ballard is administering her statutory authority to process applications for concealed and open carry licenses...could potentially precipitate one of the greatest legal catastrophes...the nation (has) ever experienced...." -- Steven Levinson and Loretta Sheehan

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Full Text: MCCC Officers Tell Riot Story, Slam 'Upper Echelons' of PSD
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 4459 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...Right before the riots took place there were (214) inmates housed in the Modules, all playing " pretend lockdown", fully capable of breaching their cell doors at will....

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
2019 Graduation Dates
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 4929 Views :: Education K-12

...HIDOE announces its 2019 graduation dates for 64 schools statewide including public charter schools....

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
HEI Plans to Shut Down State's Cheapest Energy Producer to Make Way for More Tesla Batteries
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 4514 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Elon Musk is going to get even more of your money....

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Sin Taxes: Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 5:48 AM :: 3761 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...'Sin' taxes are levied on a relatively narrow tax base, and many are regressive, with a larger share of the tax burden falling on those with lower incomes....

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Do You Think Like an Islander?
By Video @ 5:00 AM :: 2986 Views :: Cost of Living

...Is There A Way Of Living In Hawai'i Without All The Problems?....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
ACLU: Kealoha Lawyers Threaten Free Speech
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 6661 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Higher Education, Law Enforcement

"...The Kealoha case is arguably the single largest corruption case in the history of our state...."

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
State of the State Budget 2020
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:53 PM :: 4747 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...A new Grassroot Institute of Hawaii report suggests ways to build a financial reserve....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Hawaii--2nd Highest State Tax Burden in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 PM :: 3981 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Unlike tax rates, which vary widely based on an individual’s circumstances, tax burden measures the proportion of total personal income that residents pay toward state and local taxes....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Is Leasehold Housing Built on Government Land a Solution to Unaffordable Housing in Honolulu?
By UHERO @ 4:50 AM :: 5416 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

...the State (in 1967) and the City and County of Honolulu (in 2004) passed legislation designed to dismantle leasehold housing on private lands....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Community meeting to be held for O‘ahu’s first Pedestrian Plan
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 2742 Views :: Honolulu County

...this will be exploited to jam up traffic even more....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Stressed States? Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 AM :: 2535 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii residents get the least amount of sleep per night and have the 3rd-lowest job security in USA....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Hawaii County has Least Expensive Housing in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 4431 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Editor's Note: The Big Island is different because the subdivisions in Puna and Kau change the supply-demand equation. 

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Governor Announces 2020 Census Committee
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 3227 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...The committee is charged with increasing awareness about the importance of being counted; organizing state resources effectively and cost-efficiently to promote the count; and improving the response rate for the 2020 Census questionnaire....

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Monday, April 1, 2019
HHS Cuts Funding to Hawaii Planned Parenthood
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 5653 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life

...Trump Admin Awards $5.1 Million to Group of Pro-life Medical Clinics, Cuts Funding to Planned Parenthood....

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Monday, April 1, 2019
Honolulu Republicans Reelect Brett Kulbis Chair
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 4047 Views :: Honolulu County, Republican Party

"...With two newly-elected Republican legislators on Oahu in 2018, we are really beginning to turn things around....”

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Monday, April 1, 2019
Hawaii County Police Community Satisfaction Survey
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 3679 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...Survey dates are Monday, April 1, 2019 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019....

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