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Saturday, August 27, 2022
Do Outside Buyers Drive up Hawaii Real Estate Prices?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:33 AM :: 1033 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... “There’s a correlation between high regulation and high prices in housing,” Akina said. “That’s the real problem we’re facing in Hawaii." ....

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Friday, August 26, 2022
Is Hawaii is being run for tourism at the expense of locals?
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 1043 Views :: Tourism

... 67 percent agreed that their island is “being run for tourists at the expense of local people” ....

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Friday, August 26, 2022
Aiona, McDermott urge water treatment system for Red Hill
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:19 PM :: 704 Views :: Environment, Military, Republican Party

... Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation has only gotten money for remediation and not prospective preventive measures like water treatment facilities ....

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Thursday, August 25, 2022
Hawaii Ranks #1 for Student Loan Deadbeats
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 936 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

... No state has a higher percentage of student-loan balances past due or in default ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Hawaii County Police Update Permitting Process for License to Carry Firearms
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 868 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... revised permitting process for license to carry concealed and unconcealed firearms as a result of the July 23, 2022, Supreme Court of the United States decision ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
The cost of employment in each state--Hawaii 7th Highest
By Selected News Articles @ 10:52 PM :: 1072 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... How much does it cost to hire an employee in Hawaii? ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Ige Seeks Comment on First Circuit Court Nomination
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 779 Views :: Judiciary

... Gov. David Ige has received the names of five nominees to fill a circuit judge vacancy in the First Circuit Court ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Oahu Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 630 Views :: Judiciary

... nominees for one vacancy in the District Family Court of the First Circuit, and one vacancy in the District Court of the First Circuit (island of Oahu) ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
New report removes divisive distraction
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:25 PM :: 742 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... It is tempting to look for scapegoats when we talk about Hawaii’s housing crisis ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Hawaii Taxes are 2nd Largest Household Expense
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 1116 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Exceeded only by Housing--but on the Big Island, Taxes are the largest household expense item ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Honolulu City Lights display application deadline is September 9th
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 586 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery ....  

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
COVID: Hawaii Lifespan Drop Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 1:14 PM :: 758 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... From 2019 to 2020, life expectancy declined for all 50 states and D.C., from 0.2 years for Hawaii to 3.0 years for New York ....

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Monday, August 22, 2022
Alleged Russian spies in Hawaii to remain in federal custody until September trial
By Court House News @ 11:47 PM :: 800 Views :: Military

... A judge denied the couple’s appeal for release, citing flight risk related to one defendant’s military history ....

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Monday, August 22, 2022
To Tax or Not to Tax Sale of Food and Medicine
By UHERO @ 4:19 AM :: 760 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... taxes on the purchases of those expenditures disproportionately hurt low income households ....

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
Can We Sack the GET?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 907 Views :: Taxes

... Why don’t we just get rid of it? ....

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
Union Members May Opt-out of Political Contributions
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 804 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

... If you do not wish to contribute to the “candidate endorsement” fund for fiscal year 2022-2023, then you must sign, date, and return an UHPA Allocation Objection Form by September 16, 2022....

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
More Cleavage: HSTA Cheers Gay-Friendly Dress Code
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 1362 Views :: Education K-12

... “doing the happy dance” ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii Community Colleges Ranked
By Selected News Articles @ 11:48 PM :: 861 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... Hawaii's six community colleges vary in quality ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii: Which Counties have the longest commute?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:55 PM :: 777 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... on Oahu 10.6% of employees have a 60+ minute commute ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii Construction Employment Down 6.6%
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 647 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii had the second-largest percentage shortfall -6.6 percent, -2,500 jobs ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 20, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 8:56 PM :: 641 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Ninth Circuit Sends the Hawaii Concealed Carry Challenge Back Down to District Court
By Selected News Articles @ 1:10 AM :: 1180 Views :: Second Amendment

... I respectfully dissent from our failure to resolve the straightforward legal issues presented by this case. ...

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Chinese Navy intel ship spied on RIMPAC
By Selected News Articles @ 12:39 PM :: 727 Views :: Military

...Chinese intelligence monitoring of the RIMPAC exercises appears increasingly routine....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Rate 4.1% for July, 2022
By News Release @ 12:28 PM :: 654 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

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

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Kaiser mental health worker strike expands to Hawaii
By Court House News @ 10:46 AM :: 828 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Mental health workers will join their counterparts in California already on strike over understaffing and long wait times for patients ....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 54089 Views :: Hawaii History

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Polls Showed Solid Support in Run-up to Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 5067 Views :: Hawaii History

...Gallup first polled Americans on their support for Hawaii's statehood in 1940....

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
Hawaii Guns: Concealed Carry OK, Open Carry Banned?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:12 AM :: 1269 Views :: Second Amendment

... Hawaii Removes “Exceptional Case” Requirement for Concealed, NOT Open, Carry!? ....

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
DoH Survey: Just as Many Concerned about COVID as in 2020
By News Release @ 10:51 AM :: 790 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Sixty-nine percent of Kauaʻi households remain very or somewhat concerned about their household members getting sick with COVID-19. This is unchanged from the level of concern reported in the 2020 CASPER survey....

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
Out-of-state buyers don't drive Hawaii home prices, report shows
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:06 AM :: 2097 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... A pathbreaking analysis of nationwide data dispels the popular belief that out-of-state home buyers are the cause of the state's housing woes ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Death Rate for Hawaii Police Officers 13th-Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:22 AM :: 844 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... In Hawaii, a total of six police officers have been killed on the job in the last decade, or 212 officers for every 100,000 police on the force as of 2021 - the 13th highest fatality rate ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Hawaii Homicides Double Over Last Decade
By Selected News Articles @ 11:13 AM :: 819 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... The 105.0% increase ranks as the fifth largest among the 44 states that reported an uptick ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
GAO Study Looks at Shipping Rates to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and other noncontiguous U.S. lands
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 841 Views :: Jones Act

... The Board last received a formal complaint in 1999 ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
​How to reduce permit delays for Hawaii homebuilding
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:55 AM :: 1439 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Small Business

... in Hawaii County, residential permits take about 143 days to issue. In Honolulu, it’s 108 days for residential projects and 432 days for commercial projects over $1 million ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
DBEDT Releases 2021 Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 12:29 PM :: 619 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... The book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Sunscreen: BASF Chemical is laughing at you from the homepage of the National Academies of Sciences
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 AM :: 1335 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

... a ‘generous five-year grant’ buys some 'science' ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Audit: Maui County Zoning ‘Heavily Politicized’
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 787 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... ZAED lost the majority of its supervisory personnel in 2021, and only one has been filled as of January 2022 ....

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Monday, August 15, 2022
Foreclosure Rate up 94% in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:41 PM :: 960 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... In Hawaii, foreclosures rose by 94.1%, from 202 in the first six months of 2021 to 392 in the first half of 2022 .....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
A GE Tax Exemption for Food
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:39 AM :: 880 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... The three Democratic candidates for governor all support it ....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Honolulu announces free week of fares for TheBus
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 702 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Rail

... starting August 22 to August 26, 2022. The free fare week is timed with the back-to-school jam ....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Hawaii Primary Election Results 2022
By Andrew Walden @ 1:57 AM :: 4257 Views :: Office of Elections

... Results from Hawaii Primary Election, August 13, 2022 -- Crime Families, Drunks, Anti-Vaxxers, and a Putin Dupe ....

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Sunday, August 14, 2022
Plague, Frogs, Fire and Cracks: Eleven Years of HART Excuses
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 1921 Views :: Hawaii History, Rail

... HART excuses are nearly Biblical: Plague, Frogs, Fires, and Cracks -- but the real reason slipped out as COVID shut down Hawaii's tourism industry: “After Wasting Billions to Build Rail, is it worth $160 million a year to operate?” ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 13, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 5:19 PM :: 616 Views

... Bills Introduced and votes in Congress ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2022
Honolulu: Highest Tourist Taxes on Earth
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 1383 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Tourism

... $51.70 a night ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2022
How to increase Hawaii’s healthcare capacity
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:32 AM :: 996 Views :: Health Care

... the state has a critical shortage of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, the fewest hospital beds per capita in the U.S., and the 10th longest emergency room wait lines ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Hawaii Cockfighters Continue Shipping Fighting Birds to Guam, Enabled by Territorial Department of Agriculture
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 1134 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement

... Guam’s Animal Import Standards Announced in April Prove Hollow ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
It was 124 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 18541 Views :: Hawaii History

On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Two from Hawaii Appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 724 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii History

... to identify geographic names and federal land unit names that are considered derogatory and solicit proposals on replacement names ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Sue and Settle: ​Lawsuit Seeks Protected Habitat for 49 Endangered Hawaiian Species
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 633 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Ige Approves Emergency Rules to Hire Out-of-State Nurses
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 794 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... the rules amend Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules Chapter 16-89, to allow for nurses to practice temporarily ....

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