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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Gov Green and First Lady Host Traditional Christmas Open House at Washington Place
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 772 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Religion

... Governor Josh Green, M.D., First Lady Jaime Green and the Washington Place Foundation will carry on a 164-year tradition by hosting a Christmas Open House at Washington Place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022 ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
2022 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, Dec. 3
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 736 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... The month-long celebration of the Honolulu City Lights kicks off with a block party at 4 p.m. on Punchbowl Street ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Maui County Christmas Tree Lighting Slated for Monday
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 663 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Religion

... Bring your ohana to enjoy the holiday light display, Christmas music, and treats for the Keiki .... 

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Saturday, October 22, 2022
Maritime panel urged Jones Act critics be charged with treason
By Cato Foundation @ 3:59 AM :: 975 Views :: First Amendment, Jones Act

... In March 2020, a maritime shipping advisory panel offered a simple suggestion to the government: Charge all past and current members of two libertarian think tanks with treason ....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum 2022 General Election Voter Guide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 7:22 PM :: 1133 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life, Religion

... Voting centers will open on October 25 for all of you who want to vote in person ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Exemptions to open-records law should favor disclosure, not secrecy
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:45 PM :: 777 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... draft legislation would incorporate a “deliberative process privilege” into the state Uniform Information Practices Act ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
9th Circuit: Religious Services Allowed on Hawaii Ag Land
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 PM :: 1368 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Land Use, Religion

... a Maui county commission denied the Spirit of Aloha Temple’s application for a permit to hold religious services on its ag-zoned property in Hana ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Honolulu City Lights display application deadline is September 9th
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 897 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery ....  

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
Union Members May Opt-out of Political Contributions
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 1119 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

... If you do not wish to contribute to the “candidate endorsement” fund for fiscal year 2022-2023, then you must sign, date, and return an UHPA Allocation Objection Form by September 16, 2022....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Two from Hawaii Appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 965 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii History

... to identify geographic names and federal land unit names that are considered derogatory and solicit proposals on replacement names ....

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
Confucius Institutes Rebrand to Circumvent U.S. Policy, Report Finds
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 1652 Views :: Ethics, World News, First Amendment, Higher Education

... The University of Hawaii Manoa invited at least two CI staff to remain on campus ....

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Ige Signs HB1848: “Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act”
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 1190 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Hawaii is the sixteenth state to adopt such protections, known nationally as “New Voices” laws. ...

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Sunday, May 8, 2022
UIPA and Sunshine Bills Passed in 2022 Legislative Session
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1285 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... The Hawaii State Legislature has passed the following bills and resolution concerning the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and Sunshine Law ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
County of Maui and Ogden Newspapers Agree to End Discussions on Sale of Maui News Building
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 1145 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

... In March 2021, the Maui County Council passed legislation for the administration to acquire the 6.3-acre parcel for $9.8 million ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:52 PM :: 1467 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life, Religion

... Session ends and there is some really great news! ....

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Saturday, April 23, 2022
‘Deliberative process’ loophole would encourage secrecy
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:44 AM :: 1009 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... a statutory exemption to Hawaii’s open records law ....

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Saturday, April 16, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:37 AM :: 1249 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... Assisted Suicide Bill Passes Final Reading ....

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Sunday, April 3, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:53 PM :: 1258 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... Assisted Suicide Expansion Makes it through Final Hearing ....

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Thursday, March 31, 2022
UH Faculty Senate Denounces Sen Donna Mercado Kim
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 1543 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

... Senator Kim pushed the elimination of a tenured faculty member’s position and introduced SB 3269 SD1, a bill that attempted to alter tenure and transfer managerial authority over the university from the Board of Regents to the legislature ....

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Friday, March 25, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:55 PM :: 1344 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

... HB1697 Becomes Resolution: Let the Keiki do the Dirty Work ....

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
Open-records exemption would open Pandora’s box
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:48 PM :: 1053 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... a deliberative process exemption to the UIPA would be little more than a loophole by which state agencies could evade records requests ....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
HB2125 Deferred: Would Criminalize Parental Involvement in Education
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:52 PM :: 3453 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, COVID-19

... Senator Kidani Education Committee Chair, announced bill 2125 will be deferred, sighting a "fracturing of relationships between DOE and our special education families and community" ....

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Saturday, March 19, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:19 PM :: 1328 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

... SB2634--Medicaid Funding for Women Who Give Birth ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
Ten Senators Share in Lava Tube Dishonor
By News Release @ 6:14 AM :: 1824 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

... Kanuha Awarded Meritorious Torch of Light Award; San Buenaventura and Others Earn Lava Tube Dishonor ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Obtains Divorce -- After Trying to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 15311 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

... the only declared Hawaii Republican gubernatorial candidate to previously hold elected office has divorced her cocaine-dealer husband ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Putin's Potted Tulsi -- Gabbard says US ‘not so different’ from Russia on free speech
By Selected News Articles @ 8:37 PM :: 2640 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Tulsi Gabbard

... In 2018 Tulsi Gabbard hired a Russian agent to silence critics in Hawai'i media ....

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Friday, February 18, 2022
Student Press Freedom: Hawaii considers ‘New Voices’ legislation as Senate version clears first legislative hurdles
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 1456 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Senate Bill 214, and its House companion HB 781, are patterned on the Student Press Law Center’s “New Voices” model legislation ....

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:30 AM :: 1387 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... Upcoming Legislative Deadlines ....

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Friday, February 4, 2022
Legislative Session Opens and My oh My!
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 3123 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Life

... Historically, according the Legislative Reference Bureau, only 10% of bills introduced become law ....  

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Sunday, December 19, 2021
Gender Queer: DoE Makes Gay Blowjob Book Available in School Libraries
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 4642 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

... Images from ‘Gender Queer’ book checked out of Waianae High School library should help make underage boys more readily available to older homosexuals ....

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Use the Interim to Prepare for Legislative Session
By News Release @ 7:59 PM :: 2645 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... Get active at the legislature! ....

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Maui: No Tents for Anti-Vaxxer Rally
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 1953 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, COVID-19

"... event planners have recently requested that the event include food, live music and tents on County property ...."

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Saturday, August 21, 2021
COVID Spying: Saiki, Green Want 'Health Pass' to Enter Stores
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 4349 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

... Chinese Social Credit System ....

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Saturday, August 14, 2021
Open-records law restored, but transparency still needed
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:10 AM :: 1995 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

... It’s been about 525 days since the first lockdown began ....

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Monday, August 9, 2021
Honolulu City Lights application deadline is August 31
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 2068 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery ....

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Saturday, August 7, 2021
Ige Lifts Suspension Of Hawaii’s Open Government Laws
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 2399 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... Consequently, the UIPA and all its deadlines are back in full effect.  As OIP has advised agencies all along, it will be disinclined to grant any further extensions in pending UIPA and Sunshine Law appeals filed with OIP ....

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
UHPA Political Action Fund Objection
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 2079 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

... Our policy allows Active members of UHPA to object to the $5.00 per month allocation to the Political Action Fund ....

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
​Hawaii Court Of Appeals: You Can't Sanction A Member Of The Public For Merely Asking To Unseal Court Records
By Robert Thomas @ 10:15 PM :: 2576 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary

... the trial court sanctioned 'Judges for Justice' $17,000 for making the request ....

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Saturday, June 12, 2021
End COVID-19 transparency dodge
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:50 AM :: 2170 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

... Hawaii businesses might be reopening, but Hawaii government agencies still have a ways to go ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:19 PM :: 2577 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

...The Fumble or The Phantom Punch....

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Saturday, April 10, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 3679 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: We Need your Kokua ....

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
UNITE HERE Bosses Back Down after Federal Charge Challenging Illegal Dues Seizures 
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 2447 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

... NLRA mandates that union officials cannot force private sector workers who decline formal union membership to pay union fees as a condition of keeping a job ....

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
HB169: Outlaw 'Conduct with Intent to Convey False or Misleading Information'
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:11 PM :: 2133 Views :: First Amendment

... Guess who decides what is misleading information? .... 

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
​More SHOPO ‘Quota’ Chaos vs Ballard?  Officers Ordered to Find Excuse to Make Arrests at Anti-Vaxxer Rally
By Video @ 6:04 PM :: 4550 Views :: First Amendment, Police

... SHOPO saw a chance to embarass Ballard again.  The next Chief WILL be a Kealoha clone ....

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Thursday, March 18, 2021
Ige Wins Lava Tube Award for ‘Extreme Anti-Transparency Measures’
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 2404 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

... “one of the most extreme anti-transparency measures executed in the U.S.” ....

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Saturday, February 27, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:54 PM :: 2652 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... SB839 Assisted Suicide Expansion Bill NARROWLY Passes Senate Judiciary ....

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
HB852: Prohibit Discrimination by Employers Based on Political Affiliation
By Rep Gene Ward @ 4:38 AM :: 1865 Views :: First Amendment

... For example, the District of Columbia "prohibits discrimination based on political affiliation by public and private employers, housing, educational institutions, public accommodations, and when applying for government services, facilities, and benefits." ....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
'Climate Denialism' -- Hirono Pressures Inspector General to Investigate Trump Officials
By News Release @ 4:16 AM :: 2506 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

"... Commerce IG to Review Hirono-led Request to Investigate Climate Denialism Propaganda Pushed by Trump Appointees at NOAA ...."

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Sunday, January 24, 2021
Tulsi Gabbard: Domestic-Terrorism Bill Is ‘a Targeting of Almost Half of the Country’
By Video @ 5:16 PM :: 2418 Views :: First Amendment

... a proposed measure to combat domestic terrorism could be used to undermine civil liberties .... 

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Sunday, January 17, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Celebrates 23 Years
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:23 PM :: 2256 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

... continue to stand with you for FAITH, FAMILY and religious FREEDOM ....

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