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Saturday, March 31, 2018
Is OHA the New Broken Trust?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:26 PM :: 4352 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Findings made by the State Auditor regarding financial impropriety at OHA echo findings made in the investigation of Bishop Estate....

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Saturday, March 31, 2018
Waiting Over a Year: Where is OHA' s Internal Audit?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:55 PM :: 3836 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...This obvious stall is an indication of mismanagement....

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Saturday, March 31, 2018
HB1489: Males to take over women’s sports in Hawaii?
By Mary Smart @ 7:50 PM :: 5688 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Higher Education

...Hawaii Legislators are moving HB 1489 to give males pretending to be female the right to use schools' non-existent female athletic facilities....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
Senate Vote 23-2--Assisted Suicide Heads for Ige's Desk
By Selected News Articles @ 7:52 PM :: 4437 Views :: Health Care, Life

...“Assisted suicide is dangerous public policy with potentially deadly consequences for everyone, but especially people with disabilities, the sick, the poor, and the elderly"....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
HECO Plans to Transfer More of Your Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 3187 Views :: Energy

...Broad economic, environmental benefits described in electrification of transportation 'roadmap'....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
Kailua, Kaneohe Blasted by Three-Hour Siren Test
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:36 PM :: 4697 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...HI-EMA and News Media Fail to Inform Public of Oahu Emergency Siren Test....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
Nene Recovery: USFWS Proposes Downlist from Endangered to Threatened
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 3430 Views :: Environment

...Nene proposed for downlisting from endangered to threatened thanks to strong local partnerships....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
How much privacy for public employees?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:35 PM :: 3576 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

......HB1768 would disclose salary information about government workers in the form of ranges, as opposed to exact compensation....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Senate WAM Passes Budget With Amendments
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 4562 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

...highlights include funding for...Ohana Zones....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Senate Confirms Russell Suzuki Attorney General
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 3931 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Suzuki has been serving as the acting chief legal and law enforcement officer for the state since February 2 when Attorney General Doug Chin resigned to become Lieutenant Governor....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
February Visitor Spending Up 12.7%
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 3181 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Hawai‘i Visitor Spending Generated $1.52 Billion in February 2018....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Kailua, Kaneohe, Pearl City--Caldwell Pushing Plan to Jam Up Traffic Even More
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 3204 Views :: Honolulu County

“Complete Streets recognizes that roadways are ... not just for the movement of cars,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Fake War Hero Gets Real Prison Time
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 3939 Views :: Health Care, Military

...United States District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright sentenced Cody Joslin, age 32, to 18 months in prison today for theft of funds from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Senate Rushing to Commit Suicide--Vote Set With One Day Notice
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:22 PM :: 3845 Views :: Health Care, Life

The Senate Chambers will have HB2739 HD1 on the agenda (we have no idea where it will be on the agenda) when session opens tomorrow, March 29, 2018, at 11:30 a.m....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Bridge Aina Lea: Jury Rejects LUC Taking After 15 Mins Deliberation
By Robert Thomas @ 7:26 PM :: 6697 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Land Use

...We're guessing both the State and the property owner will likely be taking this case up the chain to the Ninth Circuit.... 

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff: 34 Years Later
By Robert Thomas @ 7:14 PM :: 4755 Views :: Hawaii History, Land Use

...the 34th anniversary of the SCOTUS oral arguments in Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
FBI Investigation of OHA: How You Can Help
By Video @ 6:52 PM :: 3954 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Watch This To See What To Do & How To Report Wrongdoing By OHA....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts Help Hawaii's Middle Class
By Selected News Articles @ 1:05 PM :: 3425 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...projected to increase overall after-tax income in every quintile of taxpayers....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
UH-Manoa updates its policies to earn better free speech rating
By Selected News Articles @ 8:51 PM :: 4008 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...UH Manoa catches up to UH Hilo....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Demographic, Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics of Racial Groups in Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 4032 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...different life styles among the 14 top race groups in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Obama Marine Monuments Legal? Court to Decide
By Selected News Articles @ 6:50 PM :: 4747 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Obama

...They argue the sea is not “land owned or controlled by the Federal government and thus not within the president’s proclaiming authority.”....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Web of Caldwell Admin Lies Unraveled by Latest DMV Computer Crash
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 4278 Views :: Honolulu County

...folks waited in long lines at the driver’s licensing office, only to be told that their files couldn’t be retrieved, that they’d have to submit new fingerprints, take a new photograph, bring back their birth certificate....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Hawaii Among Worst States for Doctors
By Selected News Articles @ 2:20 PM :: 5334 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business, Cost of Living

...but has the 5th-least punative Medical Board....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Hawaii Senate Committee to Hear Anti-Reciprocity Resolutions
By News Release @ 2:07 PM :: 3478 Views :: Second Amendment

...Senate Concurrent Resolution 9 and Senate Resolution 7 requesting the Congressional Delegation of Hawaii to vote against any national reciprocity legislation....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
USNWR: Kauai Healthiest County in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 3582 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Below are the 2018 rankings of the top 500 Healthiest Communities nationwide, and how they scored across each of the 10 categories....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
US, FSM, Marshall Islands Hold Mid-Year Meetings on Compact Funding
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 4365 Views :: National News

...$4.8 Million Allocated for Marshall Islands in FY 2018 and Prior Year Funds....

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Monday, March 26, 2018
Gun Control? Brian Schatz Proudly Ignorant
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 PM :: 4894 Views :: Politicians, Second Amendment

...Couple Schatz's loathing hostility with his deliberate ignorance and you get gridlock. There won’t be any productive conversations, let alone legislation. Liberals can’t be surprised when they aren’t taken seriously....

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Monday, March 26, 2018
Trump Omnibus Protects State Marijuana Laws
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 3046 Views :: Drugs

...The amendment covers 98 percent of the United States’ population....

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Monday, March 26, 2018
Department Of Precrime: HAWSCT Considers Cultural "Property" on Mauna Kea
By Robert Thomas @ 5:23 PM :: 5686 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... the Hawaii Supreme Court is being asked to resolve two fundamental questions in the latest case involving the Thirty Meter Telescope ....

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Monday, March 26, 2018
Omnibus Funding Bill: $123M for Palau COFA Agreement
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 3388 Views :: National News

...$123 million in funding through 2024 for the 2010 Palau Compact Review Agreement as agreed to between the United States and the Republic of Palau....

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Sunday, March 25, 2018
Hanabusa Campaign Plan: Send swarms of homeless into streets as absentee ballots drop
By Andrew Walden @ 8:26 PM :: 7570 Views :: Democratic Party, Homelessness, Politicians

... by closing down every homeless shelter in the state on July 1, 2018 ....

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Sunday, March 25, 2018
The California Stupidity Fund
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3476 Views :: Taxes

...California is now trying to enact a workaround, and some Hawaii lawmakers are actively considering similar legislation....

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes.
By Selected News Articles @ 9:16 PM :: 4323 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...people would never tolerate those levels of cigarette smoke in a public place anymore. So why were they OK with pot smoke?....

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Maui Tax and Spend: Massive Property Tax Hikes to Cover $114M in New Spending
By News Release @ 3:20 PM :: 4900 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...Spending would increase by $114.8 million, or 16.3%, over current period....

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Assisted Suicide Clears Last Committee: Headed for Full Senate Vote
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:45 AM :: 5068 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...The assisted suicide bill passed 4-1 unamended by the Senate Judiciary Committee....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Sources: OHA Trustees to 'Suspend' Crabbe
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 7284 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the trustees are going to "suspend" OHA CEO Kamana`o Crabbe so he has to stay out of the office but still gets full pay and benefits....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Voter backlash no longer a threat to tax hikes?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:12 PM :: 3085 Views :: Taxes

...For years, it was conventional wisdom that as tax-happy as the Hawaii Legislature might be, it still would avoid raising taxes in an election year....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Budget Boosts American Samoa Spending, Military Pay, Veterans Funding
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 4158 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

...A military pay increase of 2.4%....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Iranian Government Hacked Hawaii State Computer System
By News Release @ 10:08 AM :: 5483 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Military

...hackers got access to Hawaii state computers using a technique called "password spraying"....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Schatz: Federal Budget Includes Many Hawaii Pork Barrel Projects
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 4558 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

... a very familiar looking laundry list of Hawaii spending allotments ....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Hawaii Vacation Rentals: Impact on Housing and Economy
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 6042 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Tourism, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is only building half of the units necessary to keep up with demand....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Sacrificing Safety Is an Unintended Consequence of the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 AM :: 3491 Views :: Jones Act

On a 2015 voyage from Jacksonville, Florida, to Puerto Rico, the Jones Act–eligible cargo ship El Faro sailed directly into Hurricane Joaquin and sank, losing all 33 crew members....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Domestic Violence: Shame on Clayton Hee
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 8883 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...CLAYTON HEE, subjected his ex-wife, Lyla Berg, to physical & verbal abuse, persistent infidelity, lived off her assets and absconded with her money – and now he wants to become GOVERNOR....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
SPLC: Legendary resort the site of battle between sovereign citizen, developers and the State of Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:52 PM :: 6314 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail, Land Use

...activists resort to sovereign citizen tactics in a desperate effort to prevail....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Hawaii County Homeless Tent City Shut Down due to Fire Risk
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 4768 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness

...but Harry Kim wants Ige to give an emergency proclamation and $25K to open another one....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
OHA Criminal Activity Since 2012: A Handy Guide for FBI Agents
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 AM :: 6996 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...six years of  'public corruption, misappropriation' allegations at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Hawaii Scores $54M Windfall as Senior Partner in Tobacco Industry
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 3804 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...the State is the senior partner in the tobacco business.  Just ask the vapers....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Kauai: DLNR Clears Activists from State Land Near Coco Palms
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 5606 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail, Homelessness

...The squatters were allowed to pack up personal possessions and valuables. What remained, including tents and other camping gear, was collected and loaded into trucks....

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Kakaako United President Announces Run for State Senate
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 6264 Views :: Democratic Party, Development, OHA

...Sharon Moriwaki is the founding president of Kakaako United, a nonprofit volunteer organization that fights for a better life for area residents and businesses through smart development and accountability....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Crabbe Stabs Telescope Protesters in Back--Supports SB3090
By Video @ 10:28 PM :: 5211 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...OHA Testifies in support of SB3090....

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