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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Auditor: No Need for Regulation of Community Health Workers
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 8:45 PM :: 752 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Life

... The Hawai‘i Regulatory Licensing Reform Act requires that professions should be regulated only when reasonably necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of consumers of their services ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Dawn Takeuchi Apuna named Acting Director of City’s Department of Planning and Permitting
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 942 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

"...very difficult and demanding challenge,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Koko Head Shooting Complex closing until completion of berm renovation project
By News Release @ 8:25 PM :: 779 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... The range is scheduled to remain closed until the completion of a berm renovation project, which is expected to begin next month and be completed a month later ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment at 4.1% in August
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 664 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Statewide, 651,550 were employed and 27,650 unemployed in August ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
​Housing crisis culprit staring us in the face
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:41 PM :: 963 Views :: Development, Land Use

... many people in Hawaii have for years been blaming the state’s housing crisis on “outsiders” ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How they Voted September 16, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 5:13 PM :: 770 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Senate votes on nominations ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Public Schools Lose 1.9% of Students--But Charter Schools Continue to Grow
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 823 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... families’ leading reason for removing their students from public schools is for relocation to mainland states ....

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Friday, September 16, 2022
SEC Fines Bank of Hawaii in ‘Pay to Play’ Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 11:10 PM :: 1363 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education

... A Bank of Hawaii officer oversaw major UH investment management contracts after dropping a $1000 contribution into Governor David Ige’s 2018 reelection campaign ....

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Friday, September 16, 2022
​Maui housing bill seriously flawed in July, and even more so now
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:13 PM :: 800 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... An amendment seeks to subsidize homebuyers, leaving open whom would qualify and how much taxpayers would be in for ....

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Friday, September 16, 2022
Kai Kahele: Josh Green Funders Drive Local Families out of Hawaii
By Video @ 5:07 AM :: 1649 Views :: Democratic Party, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

"...The same money driving up housing prices, buying up our land, and pushing out local families is the same money [Green] has used and is using to fund his campaign. I will never accept this as being good for Hawaii...."

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Friday, September 16, 2022
Why housing in Hawaii is expensive--Are outsiders buying up Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:45 AM :: 1123 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Hawaii has the most expensive home prices in the nation ....

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Thursday, September 15, 2022
Indictments: Choy Paid $2M Bribes to Maui County Environmental Management Director
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 1220 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... analysis of county procurement records shows that since 2012, Choy’s firm received more than 40 non-bid Maui County contracts valued at around $20 million ....

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Thursday, September 15, 2022
Gang Member and Accomplice Sentenced for Waianae Game Room Robbery
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 1025 Views :: Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

“Ghost guns in particular present a threat to Hawaii and are increasingly showing up in our investigations...."

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Free County Bus Passes Answer to School Bus Driver Shortage
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 694 Views :: Education K-12

... The goal is to increase high school student ridership on county bus services so that underutilized school buses can be reassigned to restore canceled and consolidated routes ....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Trumpster Conspiracy Nuts Swamp Hawaii GOP Primary
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 1549 Views :: Republican Party

... Election Conspiracy Theorists and Trump Backed MAGA Republicans On The Ballot In Hawaii ....

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Corruption in Paradise -- Government Watchdogs Look the Other Way
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:19 AM :: 2579 Views :: Ethics

... many government watchdog entities appear to have been willfully ignoring, or even tacitly approving, some of Hawaii’s most egregious corruption scandals, according to Randy Roth ....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
How Much Money Gen Z Makes in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 PM :: 1018 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... median weekly and annual earnings for 16- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 24-year-olds ....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
States that Vaccinate the Most--Hawaii 34th
By Wallet Hub @ 9:58 AM :: 909 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... there is still a significant chunk of the population that is hesitant to get the vaccine ....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
UH Strategic Plan draft available for public review and comment
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 716 Views :: Higher Education

...The plan will guide Hawaiʻi’s public higher education, 10-campus system for the next six years....

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Monday, September 12, 2022
Ige Names Eight to Mauna Kea Stewardship Authority
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 1002 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

“...I want to thank these individuals for stepping forward. Through this new stewardship model, I believe we can find a way for science and culture to coexist on Mauna Kea in a mutually beneficial way,” said Gov. Ige....

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Monday, September 12, 2022
McDermott pledges congressional action to stabilize Hawaii Housing costs
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 11:08 PM :: 154 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Development, Military, Republican Party, Cost of Living

... compel the DOD via statue to build all the base housing they need (approximately 40k units) for their servicemembers’ families on base in Hawaii ....

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Monday, September 12, 2022
School Choice: Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 1025 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii is #41 in overall education freedom. The state ranks last in School Choice but fourth in Regulation ....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
Blame for the Housing Crisis
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 604 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... the average time to process a residential building permit application was 108 days, while a commercial project took 432 days ....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
​Top-down energy plans not going down easy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:41 AM :: 717 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... how we got to this point ....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
Hawaii 3rd Highest Unemployment Claims Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 1:23 AM :: 528 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... 189 Unemployment Claims per 100,000 People in the Labor Force ....

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Saturday, September 10, 2022
​Face masks no longer required at UH after Friday, September 16
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 493 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... The remaining face mask requirements on University of Hawaiʻi campuses and properties will be lifted after Friday, September 16 ....

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Saturday, September 10, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 10, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 11:33 PM :: 598 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Votes in Congress for Week ending Sept 10, 2022 ....

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Friday, September 9, 2022
Aiona/Tupaʻi Campaign Announces Affordable Housing Initiative
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 11:05 PM :: 127 Views :: Development, Land Use, Republican Party, Cost of Living

... The Problem with the Hawaiʻi Real Estate Market is the effect that “outside influences” are having on housing prices and availability ....

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Friday, September 9, 2022
Fascism Doesn't Pay: Hawaii 'Proud Boy' Leader Pleads Guilty
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 612 Views :: Republican Party

"...Felony Charge for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach...."

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Friday, September 9, 2022
Primary Election Challenges Rapidly Rejected by State Supreme Court
By Andrew Walden @ 5:46 AM :: 1072 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Updated rundown on Primary Election challenges being disposed of by the State Supreme Court.  Two are 'normal', the rest are not ....

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Friday, September 9, 2022
​Hawaii short-term rental property owners urge judge to stop new ordinance from disrupting business
By Court House News @ 4:04 AM :: 1414 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... the Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance alleges the ordinance will cause irreparable economic damages to owners that have been renting out properties for less than 90 days....

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Friday, September 9, 2022
Judge: Former Residents May not Vote in Hawaii Elections
By Court House News @ 3:56 AM :: 600 Views :: National News, Office of Elections

... Allowing voters living in U.S. territories to vote absentee in states they used to live in would give them outsized voting rights compared to fellow residents, a federal judge found....

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Friday, September 9, 2022
Hawaii Faces New Gun Rights Lawsuit
By News Release @ 3:37 AM :: 886 Views :: Second Amendment

... They must immediately overturn their ‘assault weapons’ and magazine bans– and our suits argue just that.” ....

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
Feds: Chinese pair plotted 'mini-state' in Marshall Islands
By News Release @ 10:54 AM :: 803 Views :: World News

... Prosecutors allege several Marshall Island lawmakers, unidentified in the charge sheet, voted for the bills after receiving bribes ranging from US$7,000 to $22,000 ....

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
First Bargaining Session Since Beginning of Kaiser Strike
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 563 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Union Reports No Progress in First Bargaining Session Since Beginning of Strike, No Talks Scheduled This Week, Picketing Continues Today, Sept. 7 on Maui ....

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
Updated Navy Red Hill Plan Released
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 600 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

...  New Red Hill plan projects earlier defueling date ....

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
2022’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Towns in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:53 PM :: 1183 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... We examined each city based on ethnicity and race, language and birthplace ....

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Registration Open for 2022-2023 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition.
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 568 Views :: Education K-12

... DCCA is pleased to announce the resumption of a full program that includes an in-person, gameshow-style State Competition ....

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Hawaii Taxpayer Refunds Go Out Next Week
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 883 Views :: Taxes

... about 600,000 Hawaiʻi taxpayers are scheduled to receive approximately $294 million in tax refunds ....

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Will Hawaii's Minimum Wage Backfire?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:45 AM :: 806 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... might the wage increase backfire and actually end up harming the very people it was supposed to help ....

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Hawaii's Doctor Shortage
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:39 AM :: 1115 Views :: Health Care

... how bad is it and what can we do about it ....

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Public Hearing: HPD Gun Registration Rules
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 938 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Second Amendment

... On October 4th the police chief (Honolulu) is having a hearing to set his rules on our right to bear arms ....

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Monday, September 5, 2022
Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:40 PM :: 679 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes

... Will Hawaii’s candidates on the 2022 campaign trail follow through on their promises? ....

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Sunday, September 4, 2022
No. 1 In the World – In Tourist Taxes
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2246 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Tourism

... Honolulu is 75% higher in taxes than the second most tourist-taxed city in the world ....

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Saturday, September 3, 2022
Grassroot Institute’s ‘shocking’ new housing report
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:09 PM :: 931 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Grassroot Institute President Keli‘i Akina says report shifts the focus from a scapegoat to policies that can actually result in more housing ....

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Saturday, September 3, 2022
Will more bureaucracy solve permit delays?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:00 PM :: 927 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... the average delay for permits or approvals in Hawaii is more than three times as high as the national mean ....

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Saturday, September 3, 2022
Hawaii BoE Strategic Planning Engagement Survey
By News Release @ 4:49 PM :: 620 Views :: Education K-12

... part of a comprehensive community engagement process to develop the strategic plan for Hawaii’s public education system ....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
Legislature Paves Way for Issuance of SPRBs for Carbon Credits – Or Does It?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 1112 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Ethics, Agriculture, Development

... there is a line item for renting four 480-square-foot units from the Four Seasons for nearly $300,000 a year ....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
Good Medicine for OHA’s “Red Flags”
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:36 PM :: 1226 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Here are some examples of “Red Flag” disbursements by OHA and the concerns raised by CLA ....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
​Military families sue US over water contaminated by Navy jet fuel
By Court House News @ 4:28 PM :: 645 Views :: Health Care, Military

... The Navy’s “toxic secrets” contributed to severe health issues for military families in Hawaii who were forced to drink tainted water and denied appropriate medical care, according to the lawsuit ....

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