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Thursday, October 6, 2022
HVCB and CNHA "have found a way forward in partnership"
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 78 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

“I am very pleased with the progress that the two organizations have made in coming together so that we can move forward in the best interest of the State,” said DBEDT Director Mike McCartney....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Exemptions to open-records law should favor disclosure, not secrecy
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:45 PM :: 108 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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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Hawaii 2nd Highest Benefit from Food Stamps
By Selected News Articles @ 10:27 PM :: 120 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... only Alaska pays more ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Red Hill Defueling Could Take from Four Months to 30 Days, Says New Plan
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 119 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The DoD could begin defueling pipelines as early as this month and remove all the fuel by the end of July 2024, according to the public plan ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Hawaii 5th-Worst State Finances
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 133 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... For 2021, Hawaii had $6.5 billion to pay its bills of $24.5 billion ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Russian Hackers Target Hawaii State Computers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 214 Views :: World News, Hawaii State Government, Military

... In a Telegram post Wednesday, Killnet, a notorious "hacktivist" group posted a list of several governmental websites it would be targeting in the coming days ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Biden Admin: Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will not be expanded
By News Release @ 5:14 AM :: 188 Views :: Environment, National News, Small Business

... the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Martha Williams said the administration is not considering an expansion to PRIMNM ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Honolulu Council Bill 52--Bullying
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 187 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Law Enforcement

... Bill 52, designed to prevent bullying of youths in City programs on City property, prevent retaliation against those who report bullying ....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
​Will Hawaii have to beg for a Jones Act waiver too?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:52 AM :: 270 Views :: Jones Act

... It’s hard not to look at the delay, political gamesmanship and dueling press statements and wonder how long it will be until Hawaii is in a similar situation ....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Confirmation bias in the pros and cons of minimum-wage studies
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:34 AM :: 220 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... Video of presentation at Hawaii Pacific University ....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Honolulu Police Department Considering Firearm Rules Changes
By NRA ILA @ 3:10 AM :: 250 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... HPD will hold a public hearing to consider new proposed Rules governing Firearm Permits and Licenses ....

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Sunday, October 2, 2022
Three Years to Spend $600 Million
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 519 Views :: DHHL, Development

... On June 30, 2025, any of this money not contractually committed will drop back into our state general fund ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
A New Source of Wealth for the Hawaiian People
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:50 PM :: 619 Views :: Development, OHA

... I have been a strong advocate of protecting OHA’s funds from fraud, waste and abuse. I am as passionate about growing those funds to meet the needs of Hawaiians ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 1, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 11:34 PM :: 321 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes cast and bills introduced ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
More Endorsements for Sam King for OHA Trustee
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 8:55 PM :: 1770 Views :: Labor, OHA, Police, Politicians

... The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) represents over 2,700 police officers of the Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Police departments .... 

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Secretary of Defense Visits Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Meets With Hawaii State Officials and Families
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 320 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Secretary also met with Hawaii state officials, as well as with several families impacted by the Red Hill fuel release, to listen to their concerns and to discuss the defueling effort ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Hawaii County Bill 220 - Gun Carry Ban in “Sensitive Places”
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 620 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... hearing October 4th, 2022 at 9am ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Rising costs, construction woes hamper clean energy efforts in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 387 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... obstacles in the path toward statewide elimination of fossil fuels ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Biden Admin grants ‘targeted’ Jones Act waiver for ship bringing fuel to Puerto Rico
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:14 PM :: 761 Views :: Jones Act

... The U.S. territory is again facing a humanitarian crisis after being hit by Hurricane Fiona, but the 1920 federal law is hindering outside assistance ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Honolulu Ranks 112th for People with Disabilities
By Selected News Articles @ 10:13 PM :: 383 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The average monthly Social Security disability benefit as of August 2022 was only $1,231.80 ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Concealed Carry: Blangiardi Proposes New Gun Regulations
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 568 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... it creates a default rule for private businesses and charitable organizations, to make it clear that the property owner gets to decide whether firearms are allowed on the premises ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Tourist Spending Up 14%, Tourist Count Down 10%
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 290 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 13.8% growth without accounting for 3 yrs of inflation which is about 16% ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Rape in Turkmenistan: How HPD Rejects Female Police Recruit
By Court House News @ 12:48 AM :: 1129 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... her husband had “sold [her] a few times for [] money in order to buy himself alcohol and pay gambling debts . . . [while] he kept a knife by the throat of [her] 6 month son.” ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Is the World Running out of Resources?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:04 AM :: 332 Views :: Environment

... Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet ....

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Thursday, September 29, 2022
State, Counties seek candidates to serve on boards and commissions
By News Release @ 9:26 PM :: 880 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... City boards, commissions and committees which currently have vacant positions, including openings on the Honolulu Ethics Commission and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation ....

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Thursday, September 29, 2022
​Department of Defense Submits Additional Supplement to the Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 276 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... As work continues, DoD will provide regular updates of the schedule at least monthly or when significant changes are necessary ....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Coast Guard Busts Illegal Fireworks Shipments at Honolulu Harbor
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 585 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Military

... 13,449 pounds of unpermitted fireworks with an estimated street value of 2.7 million dollars ....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Skin Cancer News: Maui Sunscreen Ban goes into Effect October 1
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 399 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Health Care

... the terms “reef friendly” and “reef safe” are not regulated ....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Biden Hosts Pacific Islands Summit In Washington
By Ed Case @ 4:32 PM :: 350 Views :: World News, Congressional Delegation, Military

... Rep Ed Case says Hawai‘i will play an increasingly pivotal role in advancing the aims of the Summit ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Surprise: OHA secretly borrowed $2M to finance Tribal ‘Aha  
By Andrew Walden @ 6:51 PM :: 767 Views

... CEO Sylvia Hussey described the purpose for paying off the debt was to bring OHA into compliance with better practice as to how it finances operations ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
DOH issues $8.7 million fine, orders Navy to make critical repairs to Pearl Harbor wastewater treatment plan
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 368 Views :: Environment, Military

... at the NAVFAC Hawaii Wastewater Treatment Plant near Pearl Harbor, numerous operation and maintenance issues led to repeated discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Auditor: HTA oversight lax, internal controls deficient
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:01 AM :: 694 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

... HTA had disregarded its own procurement policies and procedures, awarding sole source contracts based on questionable justifications, paying contractors without executed contracts ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Aiona/Tupaʻi Calls for the Ige/Green Administration to Convene a Special Session
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 2:34 AM :: 559 Views :: Law Enforcement, Republican Party

... Special legislative sessions are reserved for specific issues such as court decisions like the Obrero case ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Getting by with a little help from our friends
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:43 AM :: 415 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is working with experts around the country to create a better Hawaii ....

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Monday, September 26, 2022
Real Recycling: H-POWER continues to record high landfill diversion rates
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 541 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... H-POWER is one of the largest firm renewable energy sources in the state ....

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Monday, September 26, 2022
DHHL Proposals for 2023 Legislature
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 337 Views :: DHHL

... A summary of the 10 included proposals ....

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Monday, September 26, 2022
CNHA Terrified of COVID Fraud Investigation
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 1471 Views :: Ethics, OHA, COVID-19

... You are bringing the Feds in to get us.  Other corrupt officials may go down ....

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Monday, September 26, 2022
WESPAC Rebukes Proposal to Expand Marine National Monument in Pacific
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 411 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... Scientists Concerned with Lack of Data to Support Marine Monument Expansion ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
9th Circuit: Religious Services Allowed on Hawaii Ag Land
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 PM :: 674 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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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Road Usage Charge Versus Carbon Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 8:16 PM :: 510 Views :: Environment, Taxes

... Hawaii Department of Transportation has been studying implementation of a Road Usage Charge ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
More homebuilding needed to solve Hawaii housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:10 PM :: 443 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... the primary causes of Hawaii's high housing prices are extensive land-use, zoning and other homebuilding-related regulations ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
12,603 Hawaii residents left last year
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:42 PM :: 912 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii residents are leaving the state in droves because the cost of living is too high .... 

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Bill 10: Don’t limit new multi-unit housing to just TOD areas
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:31 PM :: 1084 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... Bill 10 would update the county’s land-use regulations for agricultural, residential, commercial, nonprofit, government and other uses ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 24, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 4:34 PM :: 427 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... bills introduced and votes in Congress ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Our Kids Are Going Away
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 580 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Not considering charter schools, enrollment dropped from 168,152 in 2018-19 to 156,518 in 2022-23, and it is projected to decrease further to 148,096 by 2027-28 ....

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Saturday, September 24, 2022
EPA: Navy Red Hill, Hickam 'Not in Compliance'
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 456 Views :: Environment, Military

... Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam SPCC Inspection Report .... BPHH Underground Storage Tank Report  ....

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Friday, September 23, 2022
Three Oahu Judges Appointed
By News Release @ 11:19 PM :: 1035 Views :: Judiciary

... all subject to confirmation hearings before a Senate Special Session ....

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Friday, September 23, 2022
Property Tax Credit Application Deadline September 30
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 726 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

...The City & County of Honolulu offers a real property tax credit for homeowners who meet certain eligibility requirements. ...

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Friday, September 23, 2022
UHERO: US recession will weigh on Hawaii’s recovery
By UHERO @ 12:23 PM :: 519 Views :: Economy

... high inflation, higher travel costs, and the Fed’s interest rate hikes will still adversely impact Hawaii households and businesses ....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
DLNR: N Shore Homeowners are Doomed, They Should Just Accept It
By News Release @ 10:35 PM :: 925 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Land Use

... what to do about coastal homes with expired, temporary emergency State permits to “shore” up the land under their foundations ....

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