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Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Use the Interim to Prepare for Legislative Session
By News Release @ 7:59 PM :: 685 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 :: 845 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 :: 3316 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 :: 1052 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 :: 1096 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 :: 1426 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 :: 1128 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 :: 1582 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 :: 1223 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 :: 1707 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 :: 1480 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 :: 1671 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 :: 1317 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 :: 3578 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 :: 1580 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 :: 1682 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 :: 1302 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 :: 1604 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 :: 1749 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 :: 1414 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

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

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Illegal Dues Seizure: Federal Labor Board Charges Filed Against UNITE HERE Local 5
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 2021 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Union officials ignored two resignation requests, continue to unlawfully charge employee for union politics....

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Sunday, December 13, 2020
Hawaii Joins 46 State Anti-Trust Suit Against FaceBook
By Court House News @ 3:54 AM :: 1664 Views :: National News, First Amendment

...Nearly Every State Suing Facebook for Monopolistic Behavior....

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
UH law dean joins panel discussing civil liberties during COVID-19
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 1548 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, COVID-19

...Thursday, December 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. (HST) via Zoom....

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Hawaii court considering whether baseless lawsuit against Oahu churches will continue
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 1807 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

... “Hawaii’s law is reserved for serious fraud cases involving actual whistleblowers. It is not designed to pit neighbor against neighbor, and it certainly should not be abused by those who simply have an axe to grind against religion” ....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Kai Kahele vows to oppose BDS, fight anti-Semitism
By Selected News Articles @ 6:02 PM :: 2018 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Higher Education

...“Israel is a very strong partner” and the “best example of democracy and the American values that we have in the Middle East” ....

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Hirono Demands More YouTube Censorship
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 1737 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

... Videos aimed to delegitimize election results, boost false fraud claims have millions of views ....

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Politically Incorrect: DoE Dumps Acellus
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 1502 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Department to phase out use of Acellus in all schools by the end of the 2020-21 school year ....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Witch? Hirono Duck Test Joke Punished by Facebook
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 AM :: 4177 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

... “Senator Hirono Demands ACB Be Weighed Against a Duck to See if She Is a Witch” ....

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Convicted Palestinian Hijacker Set to Speak at UH Manoa--Unless Zoom Blocks her (again)
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 2108 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

... her terrorism convictions in connection with the 1969 hijacking of TWA Flight 840 and the 1970 hijacking of El Al Flight 219 ....

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Sunday, October 4, 2020
Republican Candidate Denied Right to Campaign on Kauai
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 2396 Views :: Kauai County, First Amendment, COVID-19

"...Not being afforded the same access to the electorate as my opponent...." -- CD2 Candidate Joe Akana

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
Gabbard Lawyer now working for Kenosha Defendant Kyle Rittenhouse
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 2879 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Second Amendment

...the group has raised over $2.1 million for Rittenhouse’s defense fund as of Friday....

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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Files for Divorce -- Tries to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 6607 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

...Plaintiff is a prominent City Council member. Her husband is a political consultant. Therefore, her position on the City Council would pique the interest of this news organization. However, her personal life should not be the subject matter of the news media....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Thought Control: UH Manoa 'Truth' Commission gets National Spotlight
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 1847 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...we...have to have plans for healing and creating transformed futures; futures without (those we deem to be racist) ....

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Monday, September 7, 2020
Cult Expelled from Kauai--Flees to Colorado after failed attempt to establish base on Maui
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 4706 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Religion, Tourism, COVID-19

...Carlson, Castillo and Lamboy were contacted at the Kahului airport by Officers of the Maui Police Department.  While filling out their travel forms, screeners discovered they had reservations at a non-approved location....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Maui News workers seek to prevent outsourcing of community coverage
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 1828 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Labor

...Ogden Newspapers is seeking the ability to have Mainland workers edit stories and design the pages....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Censorship: UH Admin on the Hunt for Student Authors of 'Offensive' George Floyd Video
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 2313 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...we will ...uh... exclude these videographers, whoever they are, in the name of  ..uh... inclusivity....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Is Politics an "Essential Activity?"
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 2389 Views :: First Amendment, Republican Party, COVID-19

...The petition that was sent to the Governor of Hawaii, and to the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, and has gone unanswered....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
KITV Sells for $30M
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 1846 Views :: First Amendment

...$30 Million Purchase of Honolulu ABC Network Affiliate (KITV-ABC 4) from SJL Broadcasting is 16th Station Purchase for Allen's 'Allen Media Broadcasting' Division....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
VIDEO: Mazie Hirono walks out of Senate Portland Antifa Hearing
By Video @ 4:42 AM :: 3671 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

...Senator Ted Cruz invites Senator Mazie Hirono to say 'one negative thing' about Antifa....

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Free Speech? UH Manoa Policy Encourages Abuse
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 1831 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...University of Hawaii at Manoa has been given the speech code rating Yellow....

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Free Speech? UH Hilo policy encourages abuse
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 1585 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application....

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Saturday, July 4, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:12 AM :: 2237 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Friday July 10, 2020 Adjournment Sine Die....

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Friday, July 3, 2020
Yes, we are different from Minneapolis; our police misdeeds are kept secret
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:37 PM :: 2272 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Police

...The intense secrecy that has come to characterize the Honolulu Police Department....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:50 PM :: 2183 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

...The legislature reconvened on June 22, 2020 and will end on July 10, 2020. Here's a snapshot of some of the things that happened this week....

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Former Governors Urge Alternatives to Star-Adv Layoffs
By News Release @ 5:10 AM :: 2116 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

...Given the dramatic drop in advertising revenue, Star-Advertiser journalists are ready to do their part to keep the newspaper solvent....

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Monday, June 15, 2020
Feds: Civil Beat Publisher's Security Detail Sends Pig's Head to Media Critic
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 3419 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...anonymous, threatening messages, disturbing deliveries – including a box of live cockroaches, a funeral wreath and a bloody pig mask – and conducting covert surveillance of the victims....

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
List of Staff Being Laid off by Star-Advertiser
By Selected News Articles @ 5:18 PM :: 6888 Views :: First Amendment

...29 staff members at the Star-Advertiser, the largest newspaper in the state, are losing their jobs at the end of the month....

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Sunday, June 7, 2020
BLM Protesters Leave Signs at Hawaii GOP HQ
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 3230 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

"...Hundreds of the marchers today in the Black Lives Matter rally in Honolulu chose to leave their signs at the doorstep of the Hawaii Republican Party...."

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Kym Pine: ANTIFA Agitator Photos not Credible
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:09 PM :: 2675 Views :: First Amendment, Police

...Pine today addressed rumors that professional agitators have arrived in the islands to stir up trouble at peaceful protests being staged to honor George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement....

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
US Supreme Court declines to lift restrictions on crowds at church services
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 PM :: 1792 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

...Chief Justice John Roberts wrote a short opinion to express his agreement with (and to explain) the denial of the church’s request....

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