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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Why Panos Prevedouros Left Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:47 AM :: 2417 Views :: Higher Education, Rail, Cost of Living

... The former chairman of the University of Hawaii’s civil engineering department says aloha ....

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Monday, June 20, 2022
Hawaii Loses 4.3% of Construction Jobs
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1179 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii lost 1,600 construction jobs, -4.3 percent, the largest percentage loss in USA ....

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Monday, June 20, 2022
$119M: Another Extension for Rail Management Contract
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 924 Views :: Rail

... The US$119 million contract is an extension of existing construction and engineering services Stantec is providing to HART and will run through the end of 2026, with the possibility of a 5-year extension to expected project completion in 2031 ....

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Monday, June 20, 2022
UHERO Study Looks at Current COVID Surge in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 7:13 AM :: 933 Views :: COVID-19

... almost 1 in 3 adults in Hawai‘i infected with COVID-19 experience Long-COVID ....

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Monday, June 20, 2022
ExxonMobil calls for a Jones Act waiver ahead of Big Oil Meeting with Administration
By Michael Hansen @ 5:44 AM :: 1051 Views :: Jones Act

... The Administration is scheduled to meet with oil company executives on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to discuss ways to increase domestic production and lower costs, and one of the issues likely to be addressed is the Jones Act ....

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Sunday, June 19, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 18, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 7:06 PM :: 818 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, June 19, 2022
Hawaii's labor force participation rate increasing, jobs report shows
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 942 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... Hawaii's labor force increased by 7,400 people from May 2021 to May 2022 ....

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Sunday, June 19, 2022
We’ve Got Bills – Lots of Them
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 880 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... how Hawaii compares on the ten most common household bills ....

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Sunday, June 19, 2022
We can do something about inflation
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:17 AM :: 829 Views :: Economy

... From a rate of 1.9% in 2018, inflation jumped to 7.1% in 2021 and was 8.2% as of April 2022 ....

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
Jones Act lobby feeling the heat as calls for waivers or reform increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 PM :: 891 Views :: Jones Act

... A confluence of events both in Hawaii and nationwide has led to a growing chorus of voices calling for either waivers from or reform of the federal maritime law known as the Jones Act ....

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
Evidence keeps rolling in against proposed minimum-wage increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:42 PM :: 1020 Views :: Labor, Small Business

“...Evidence of the Unintended Labor Scheduling Implications of the Minimum Wage....”

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
DHHL Summary of 2022 Legislative Session
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 754 Views :: DHHL

... In September 2021, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved ten legislative proposals ....

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
News That Criminals Can Use: Girls Used to Commit Crimes will not be Jailed
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 AM :: 1339 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...  Another world is possible.  A world where girls can get away with anything ....

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Friday, June 17, 2022
Bribery: Kaneshiro, Mitsunaga Arrested by FBI
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 PM :: 3631 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Kaneshiro was on paid leave for two years ....

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Friday, June 17, 2022
'Reef Friendly' Sunscreens Caught Lying About SPF Protection
By News Release @ 5:15 AM :: 2437 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail

... All the mineral-based products we tested failed SPF or UVA tests - and shockingly several products failed on both counts ....

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Rate 4.2% for May
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 889 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 4.2 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.1 percent in April ....

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Four Big Island Residents Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1046 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs

... Gouveia was previously sentenced by the Court in 2005 to ten years imprisonment for attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine ....

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Hawaii Best Health Care During COVID
By News Release @ 6:30 AM :: 885 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii and Massachusetts top the 2022 State Scorecard rankings, based on overall performance across 56 measures of health care access and quality, service use and cost, health disparities, and health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Honolulu Among Least Affordable Housing on Earth
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 1146 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Demographia United States Housing Affordability – 2022 Edition Released ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
State Economies with the Most Racial Equality -- Hawaii Ranks 4th
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 680 Views

... data compares the difference between white and black Americans in areas such as annual income, unemployment rate and homeownership rate ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Honolulu Most Diverse Large Metro in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 PM :: 731 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii also ranks the highest among U.S. states, with a DI score of 78.4% for millennials ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
'Water Management Area' -- New Way to Selectively Control Development
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 1135 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Land Use

... Tuesday, the Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) unanimously agreed to designate the entire Lahaina Aquifer Sector Area as both a Surface Water and Ground Water Management Area ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 PM :: 1072 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the highest unemployment rate in Hawaii using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Congress Moving $2.2B for Red Hill
By Ed Case @ 2:48 PM :: 883 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... to Further Remediate, Defuel and Close Red Hill and Move the Fuel to More Strategic Locations Elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Secret Swearing in for Joe Logan Designed to Head Off New Questions About Special Treatment
By Andrew Walden @ 3:04 AM :: 1181 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... is the protection of ‘FOP’ (friends and family of the police) so ingrained in the force that they need not hear directly from Joe Logan to know that they should let his meth addict son off the hook again and again? ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Good news/bad news about cryptocurrency in Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:15 PM :: 1139 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

... Hawaii’s policymakers haven’t given up the dream of regulating it into oblivion ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Hawaii #1 for Catalytic Converter Theft
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 PM :: 1100 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii has averaged 68 catalytic converter thefts per 100,000 registered vehicles in just the first four months of 2022 ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
How much profit are private labs earning from PCR testing?
By UHERO @ 12:00 PM :: 1107 Views :: Economy, Health Care, COVID-19

“...In many concentrated insurance markets such as Hawaiʻi, insurers have few incentives to negotiate lower prices. They can easily pass these costs onto premiums without losing market share....”

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 52681 Views :: Hawaii History, Labor

Hawaii was the last place in the US to abolish indentured servitude....

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Monday, June 13, 2022
Hawaii State Tax Burden: 14.1% of Income -- 3rd Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:09 PM :: 997 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... State-local taxes paid $8,410 -- 14.1% of income ....

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Call for Jones Act reform gaining momentum
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 984 Views :: Jones Act

... The drumbeat for Jones Act reform has been growing louder ....

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
General Excise Tax on Nonprofits
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 982 Views :: Taxes

... Whether it be a bake sale, benefit dinner, or a silent auction, any income from an activity the primary purpose for which is raising money is GET taxable ....

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Bill 45: Rail TOD Giveaway to High Tech Tax Credit Schemers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:30 AM :: 1147 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail, Tax Credits

... The vague language in the proposal lacks any metrics for measuring success, similar to another business-focused tax credit whose value to the state is dubious ...

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 11, 2022
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 719 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes cast and bills introduced for week ending June 11, 2022 ....

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Oahu and Maui Have Some of the Highest Rents in the Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 1066 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... In the Urban Honolulu metro area the median monthly rent price is $1,779 - 62.3% higher than the national average ....

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Saturday, June 11, 2022
Hawaii Per-Capita Pension Liability 4th Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 983 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii per-capita pension liability $39,939.43 ....

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Saturday, June 11, 2022
Navy Releases Remaining Month 1 Long-Term Drinking Water Data, Shows No Fuel Contamination
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 866 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the first month of long-term monitoring (LTM) drinking water data ....

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Friday, June 10, 2022
Mayors Blangiardi, Roth, Victorino, and Kawakami urge Governor Ige to veto HB 1567
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1007 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

... urging Governor Ige to veto HB 1567 HD1 SD1 CD1, which eliminates the use of monetary bail and requires defendants to be released on their own recognizance for certain nonviolent offenses ....

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Friday, June 10, 2022
Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 24221 Views :: Hawaii History

Today is Kamehameha Day in Hawaii....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Volta Securities Fraud: Did Latest Hawaii High Tech Fail Take a Bite out of ERS?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:05 PM :: 1167 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

... Securities fraud, insider trading, $26.7 M in hidden executive stock awards?  Yes.  Hawaii’s high-tech tax credit schemers are at it again ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Transsexualize Your Child: Hawaii Teachers Union Publishes Toolkit
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1740 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... all the ways HSTA is working to recruit your son ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Hawai‘i Youth Challenge Academy Graduates 83 Students
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 735 Views :: Education K-12, Military

... the program’s first graduating class in Hawai‘i to graduate with a 100% post-program employment rate, and official accreditation status ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Hawaii Gun Industry Among Smallest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 883 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

... 1st place Kentucky has 69x more NCIS background checks per capita than 50th place Hawaii ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Audit: 50 Years of UPW Overtime Games at DPS
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:40 PM :: 1036 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Labor, Law Enforcement

... Nearly 30 years ago, in our 1992 report, we had raised concerns about the quality of the data used by the department (and nothing has changed since) ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Short-term rental property owners contest new bill regulating rentals on Hawaii
By Court House News @ 6:10 PM :: 1110 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Property owners maintain that pre-existing rental properties shouldn't be subject to a new ordinance changing minimum lease length ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Mosquito News: DLNR Refutes anti-GMO Lies
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 926 Views :: Environment, GMOs

... Despite misinformation circulating on social media, the importation of “incompatible-male” mosquitoes to control populations of wild mosquitoes and to save four native bird species from extinction, does not involve the use of any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or genetically engineered (GE) organisms ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Sierra Club, Solar Industry Rally Against SB2510
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 946 Views :: Energy

... capping the amount of any single renewable energy source to 45% per island ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Cocaine News Update: Is Council District 2 Reserved for Crime Families?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 5974 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

... Council Dist 2: Makua Rothman vs convicted cocaine dealer Chad Tsuneyoshi ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
508 Candidates Pull Papers -- 394 file
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 18301 Views :: Office of Elections

... filing closed Tuesday, June 7, 2022, candidates have one day to withdraw ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
When permission is absent--Misrepresentation of Micronesian navigation must be corrected
By Selected News Articles @ 9:48 PM :: 1982 Views :: Hawaii History

... Cultural appropriation by the Polynesian Voyaging Society is robbing me and my Micronesian brothers of our heritage, history and truthful place in the world ....

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