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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
2022 State of the States Municipal Credit Report -- Hawaii Moves out of Basement
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 877 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii improved significantly in 2021 after initially being hard hit by the pandemic ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Racial Equality in Education -- Hawaii Ranks 11th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 683 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... data compares the difference between white and black Americans in areas such as high school and college degrees, test scores and graduation rates ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Hawaii Lack of Affordable Housing “largely a manufactured crisis”
By Video @ 7:15 PM :: 2772 Views :: Development, Land Use

... ‘Hawaii zoning atlas’ will identify barriers to housing ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Biden Admin Claims Hawaii is Economic Success Story
By News Release @ 2:07 PM :: 1102 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

"...In the largest sector (government), the Hawaii economy added 400 jobs between January 2021 and April 2022...."

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Feds Bust Gambling, Drug Ring Operating on Maui, Oahu
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 961 Views :: Gambling, Drugs

... once again the Feds doing the job the State won't do ....

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Monday, June 6, 2022
State Economy: Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:47 PM :: 810 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... 2022’s Best & Worst State Economies ....

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Hawaii 3rd Highest Closing Costs in USA
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 737 Views :: Cost of Living

... Average Closing Costs for Purchase Mortgages Increased 13.4% in 2021--CoreLogic ....

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Hawaii Most Dangerous State for COVID-19 Right Now
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 AM :: 1157 Views :: COVID-19

... On a per capita basis, the Aloha State reported 88.7 average daily cases per 100,000 people, the most of any state ....

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Hawaii Cost of Living Matched by Cost of Dying
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 AM :: 1087 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... The Cost of Dying: Average cost of funerals, cremations, and medical care ....

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Where it Pays to be a Nurse? -- not Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 AM :: 1289 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... the high cost of living makes Hawaii nurses the lowest-salaried nurses in the nation ....

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Sunday, June 5, 2022
Duke Aiona Running for Governor?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:47 PM :: 2373 Views :: Republican Party

...Will Hawaii Republicans manage to field a credible candidate for Governor?....

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Sunday, June 5, 2022
HB2024: UH Outlines Mauna Kea Leases to be Abandoned
By News Release @ 7:41 AM :: 1189 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... HB2024 HD1 SD2 CD1 assumes that UH Real Property Agreements become property owned and controlled by the MKSOA by legislative directive ....

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Sunday, June 5, 2022
The Kansas Experiment:  Ten Years Later
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 889 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

... It would have increased the state sales tax and would have eliminated many tax credits and deductions.  The legislature, predictably, tossed out these offsets ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Hawaii Mission Academy Sued Over ‘White Privilege’ Attack on Hapa Girl
By Andrew Walden @ 11:22 PM :: 3242 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... How much money will Hawaii private school boards be willing to pay lawyers for the ‘privilege’ of pushing this latest pseudo-intellectual academic fad on their students? ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Maui’s Public Nuisance Climate Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 1000 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Over 1,300 climate lawsuits have been filed in the U.S.  None has yet succeeded ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Want more housing? Try economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:14 PM :: 953 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... it’s technically easier to build a house for Oprah than it is to build houses for average families ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Iwasa Rips Rail Recovery Plan: “Errors that no one seems to care about” 
By Natalie Iwasa @ 5:54 PM :: 1572 Views :: Rail, Taxes

... HART's recovery plan was shipped off to the FTA today with revenue projections that I think are too high ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Ige Signs Gun Inspection Bill
By News Release @ 10:44 AM :: 1251 Views :: Second Amendment

... HB2075 (Act 030), restoring part of a previous gun law that was struck down by a federal court last year ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
TMT Telescope Abandons Part of Building Permit
By News Release @ 10:38 AM :: 1432 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... DOH received a Notice of Cessation from the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory for its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
​Former Honolulu Police Officer Indicted and Arrested for Child Sex Offenses
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 862 Views :: Police

...  Jordan is listed in HPD’s 2021 annual discipline report that is shared with state lawmakers. The department accused Jordan of criminal conduct, “promoting intoxicating liquor to a minor.” He resigned “prior to discharge” ....

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Friday, June 3, 2022
How to increase housing and ease homelessness in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:26 PM :: 994 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

... six major layers of housing regulation: the state Land Use Commission, county plans, community plans, county zoning, special management area permitting and the historic districts ....

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Friday, June 3, 2022
CNHA Swipes Juicy Mainland Tourism Marketing Contract from HVCB
By News Release @ 7:01 AM :: 1016 Views :: Tourism

... contract for a comprehensive range of brand management and visitor education services for the Hawaiian Islands in the United States market, as well as support services shared by Hawai‘i’s brand management teams worldwide ....

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Friday, June 3, 2022
Eleven Years Later: Bridge Aina Lea Affordable Housing Developer Loses Lawsuit
By News Release @ 6:49 AM :: 1232 Views :: Hawaii County , Development

... this is what happens if you try to build affordable housing in Hawaii ....

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Friday, June 3, 2022
Hawaii's $800M Crypto Marketplace Last Minute Reprieve
By News Release @ 6:37 AM :: 919 Views :: Small Business

... As of December 31, 2021, there were approximately 134,000 Hawai‘i consumers who transacted over $800 million in digital currencies through participating companies in the DCIL .....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Republicans Reject Biden Nominee for Hawaii US Marshall
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 2150 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Republican Party

... “Symbolic of Widespread Corruption in Hawaii” ....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Biden Mandates Project Labor Agreements, 73% of Contractors will Stop Bidding
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 879 Views :: Development, Labor

... Seventy-three percent of surveyed firms report they are currently bidding on federal construction projects valued at $35 million or more. Yet the same percentage, 73 percent, report they would not bid on those projects if a project labor agreement were required....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Climate Hucksters Sue Hawaii Department of Transportation
By News Release @ 6:21 AM :: 1075 Views :: Energy, Environment, Greenmail

... plaintiffs claim that their state DOT’s active operation of a transportation system that results in high levels of greenhouse gas emissions is causing significant harm ....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Enviros Launch Push for Largest Marine 'Monument' Ever
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 858 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... It would well surpass the size of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, which was the world’s largest protected area when President Barack Obama expanded it in 2016 ...

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Surprise: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts field hearings in Hawaii
By Video @ 5:29 AM :: 1106 Views :: DHHL, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... These hearings --Chaired by Sen Schatz-- were not announced anywhere.  Not by OHA, DHHL, CNHA, nor by any member of the Congressional delegation, nor by any news release from the Senate Indian Affairs Committee ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Hawaii Attorney General Joins Suit to Mandate Minimum Wage for Prisoners
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 1290 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...$23.2 million in back pay for just one group of convicts.... 

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
One less Jones Act tanker for Hawaii is signal to lift U.S.-build requirement
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 PM :: 1164 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... “Houston, we have a problem.” ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Bus Fares Going Up
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 1398 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

... The Honolulu City Council approved Ordinance 21-7, hiking fares ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
DBEDT Projects Hawaii economic growth unchanged at 3.2 percent
By News Release @ 5:44 AM :: 646 Views :: Economy

... despite U.S. economic growth projections being revised downward ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Where people in Hawaii are moving to most
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 AM :: 1732 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Stacker compiled a list of states where people from Hawaii are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. ...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Census Overcount Favored Blue States
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 AM :: 1122 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics

... red states effectively lost at least three seats in Congress while blue states effectively gained them ....

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Hawaii Democrats Elect New Party Chair
By News Release @ 4:36 AM :: 1061 Views :: Democratic Party

... Anti-Vaxxer Shannon Matson Campaigns for Party Chair, Loses ....

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Monday, May 30, 2022
Auē! All four counties are planning spending sprees
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:30 PM :: 1202 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

... Hawaii’s gross domestic product is down by 4.43% since 2019, yet even as the economy suffers, all four counties seem determined to spend like crazy ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
How to Make Housing Affordable in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:45 PM :: 1561 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living
... Hint: It's not because of “empty homes,” short-term rentals, “outside investors” or other distractions ....
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Sunday, May 29, 2022
What went down at the 2022 Hawaii Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:38 PM :: 1020 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... the good, the bad and the ugly ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Transit History
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 908 Views :: Hawaii History, Rail

... Fat chance of the Feds giving us that much now ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
​Oahu’s problematic short-term rental ban
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:55 AM :: 1602 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... Have you been renting out a room to help pay your mortgage? ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Report: Federal funding flaw shortchanges Hawaii's school nutrition programs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 AM :: 669 Views :: Education K-12

... The Hawaii State Department of Education is paying tens of millions of dollars to feed Hawaiian school children due to a flaw in the funding method used by the federal government ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
83 public schools to offer summer meals
By News Release @ 3:35 AM :: 669 Views :: Education K-12

... to ensure that children continue to receive balanced nutrition during the summer break ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 28, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 1:40 AM :: 681 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Audit: 'No Limits' to HPD Overtime
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 1230 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... overtime cards, which document overtime requests and approval for payroll purposes, are managed manually, increasing the risk for human error, abuse, and fraud ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Navy Contractor: Piping Repairs Key to any Red Hill Solution
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 900 Views :: Environment, Development, Military

... It just so happens that these repairs are also the repairs needs to continue using the facility. What a coincidence! ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
VIDEO: Democratic Gubernatorial, Lt Gov Candidates Forum
By Video @ 4:01 PM :: 1123 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...  a Kahele representative said Kahele had a meeting with kalo farmers on Maui and could not attend ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
VIDEO: Republican Gubernatorial and Lt Gov Candidates Forum
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1184 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

... sponsored by Hawaii Christian Coalition ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Tourism Recovery Accelerated in April
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 647 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 818,268 visitors in April 2022, representing a 96.3 percent recovery from April 2019 and the highest recovery rate since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hawaii. Visitors spent $1.6 billion, an increase of 21 percent compared to the $1.32 billion reported for April 2019 ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Hawaii High-Tech Schemers Get $94M
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 926 Views :: Tax Credits

... Hawaii is among the first states in the nation to be approved for participation ....

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