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Friday, October 8, 2021
18 years for 26 lbs of Meth: Federal Sentence for Former Hokulea Crew Member
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 870 Views :: Drugs

... Judge Otake described Kapoi’s conduct as “injecting poison” into communities that lack the resources to deal with methamphetamine addictions ....

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
HIDOE takes no action on pandemic grievances, citing suspension of collective bargaining law
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 753 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... HSTA immediately files demands for arbitration ....

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
COVID Unemployment Recovery: Hawaii vs Nevada
By Selected News Articles @ 8:39 PM :: 891 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii 46th, Nevada 14th ....

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
DLNR Targets 'Renegade' Weddings
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 999 Views :: Kauai County, Religion, Tourism

"If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time you might suffer the scorn of residents, you could get cited, and there are 'other things' that can go wrong.”

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
RFP: HTA to Seek 'Politically Correct' Tourists Only
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 1165 Views :: Tourism

"...The RFP’s scope of services has been modified to include destination management services, in alignment with HTA’s new vision of Malama Kuu Home (caring for my beloved home) through the principles of regenerative tourism. HTA’s objective is to help empower the community to have a greater voice in tourism’s future, with a focus on regenerating the environment, perpetuating the Hawaiian culture, recognizing Hawaii’s multiethnic cultures, and supporting responsible economic outcomes...."

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Higher UH student vaccination rates have positive effects on Oʻahu
By News Release @ 6:28 AM :: 660 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... COVID cases reduced by 3,000 on Oahu ....

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Outsider Chosen as Maui PD Chief
By News Release @ 6:23 AM :: 842 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... the vote was unanimous for Las Vegas PD Cap't John Pelletier ....

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Connie Lau to retire as president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Industries
By News Release @ 4:49 AM :: 634 Views :: Energy

... Utility president and CEO Scott Seu to lead parent company...Shelee Kimura appointed Hawaiian Electric president and CEO ....

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Taxpayer Debt Burden: Honolulu Grade 'F', Maui Grade 'D'
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:43 AM :: 869 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

“When combined with their share of the state debt, Honolulu taxpayers each owe $61,300.”

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Hicks: Chinese Military Expansion Poses Threats to Guam, Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:15 AM :: 1165 Views :: Military

... In recent months, the United States has increased the frequency of its transits through the Taiwan Strait as a demonstration of its commitment to the island ....

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Monday, October 4, 2021
Judiciary Postpones Jury Trials Until November 16
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 574 Views :: Judiciary, COVID-19

... Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald has issued a first extension of an order postponing jury trials across the state through November 16, 2021 ....

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
Will Al Hee Cut Off Your 911 Service?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 1933 Views :: DHHL

... A criminal may be cutting off 911 service for some Hawaii telephone lines according to US Bankruptcy Court documents filed by attorneys for Hawaiian Tel ....

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
What can Hawaii Learn from Tax Reform in the Cornhusker State?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 793 Views :: Taxes

... “Growing the Good Life Begins Here” ....

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
Coronavirus Management Should Respect Individual Choice
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:29 AM :: 959 Views :: COVID-19

... We all need to make sure that our personal health choices do not harm others ....

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
Why the toilet paper shortage?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:18 AM :: 1424 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... how could we be in this situation again? .... 

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
MYTH: The Jones Act protects American jobs
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:12 AM :: 1022 Views :: Jones Act

... 300 U.S. shipyards closed between 1983 and 2013, with only four shipyards remaining as of July 2021 that build large oceangoing ships for the commercial market ....

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
Maui Council Approves 3% TAT Hike--Will use Money to buy 'Open Space'
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 1101 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism

... In anticipation of the new tax, the council also passed on first reading today a bill to increase anticipated revenue for the Open Space Fund ....

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
OHA Sinks $47M into Iwilei Real Estate Deal
By News Release @ 6:37 AM :: 1333 Views :: OHA

... OHA announces commercial acquisition of two properties next to Nā Lama Kukui ....

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
The Island of Abandoned Cars
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 AM :: 972 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement

... For example, in November 2020, they had to move almost 400 cars and 700 tires from Makuu, in Puna District ....

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
Refrigerators, Water Heaters top energy use in Hawaiʻi households
By UHERO @ 4:16 AM :: 822 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... refrigerators have the highest share of the total household energy (21.4%), followed by electric devices (18.6%) and water heating (17.9%) ....

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
Full Text: Ige Extends Emergency to December 1st
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 969 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Restores civil service recruitment requirements which were previously suspended ....

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
COVID Recovery? Honolulu Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 8:58 PM :: 1043 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... the real unemployment rate in August might be around 6% higher than reported ....

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
Tourism Down 22% from August 2019
By Hawaii Tourism Authority @ 8:36 PM :: 570 Views :: Tourism

... A total of 722,393 visitors arrived by air service to the Hawaiian Islands in August 2021 vs 926,417 visitors in August 2019.....

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
A Voice For Unity
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 724 Views :: OHA, Politicians

... MidWeek profiles Keli'i Akina ....

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
DHHL Legislative Proposals Include Gambling, Secret Rulemaking
By News Release @ 7:43 AM :: 855 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Gambling

"... to issue interim rules which shall be exempt from the public notice, public hearing, and gubernatorial approval requirements of Chapter 91...."

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Clean Energy Fail: Hawaii Still 10th Dirtiest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 1562 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii is the nation’s leading petroleum-guzzler ... No state has solar as its main source of electricity ....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
HTA: Vacation Rentals Decline Sharply from 2019 Records
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 704 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

... In August 2021, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 616,900 unit nights (+73.0% vs. 2020, -32.7% vs. 2019) ....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Pearl City Second Lowest Percentage of Disabled Living in Poverty
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 AM :: 867 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... 2021's Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities ....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
China loves the Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:23 AM :: 803 Views :: Jones Act

... the Jones Act helps China dominate international trade ....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
NOAA-Supported Aquaculture Projects Seek to Build Hawaiʻi Seafood Sustainability
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 808 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Small Business

... Aquaculture projects with Hawaiian sea cucumbers and goatfish could benefit ancient fishponds and commercial aquaculture operators .... 

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
New Regulation Protects Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Against Disturbance
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 587 Views :: Environment

... A final rule prohibits swimming with, approaching, or remaining within 50 yards of spinner dolphins. A proposed rule may establish time-area closures of select nearshore resting areas ....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Hawaii Among Five Worst 'Sinkhole States'
By News Release @ 7:22 PM :: 1977 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... Financial State of the States 2021 ....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
9th Circuit Orders MCBH Pesticide Suit Remanded to State Court
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 PM :: 719 Views :: Military

... The Ninth Circuit agreed with military service member families ....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Big Win for Mafia: Biden Appoints AG Connors US Attorney
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 2043 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

... As AG, Connors did zero for the manifold corruption and mafia cases rocking Hawaii’s political establishment.  That's why Schatz and Hirono recommended her .... 

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
EEOC Sues Suisan Company, Ltd for Racial Harassment and Retaliation
By News Release @ 5:16 AM :: 1009 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Labor

... Food Distributor Condoned Racial Harassment and Retaliated Against African American Employee for Complaining, Federal Agency Charges ....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Hawaii’s Big Government Bureaucracy; How Red Tape Threatens the Individual
By Video @ 3:45 AM :: 947 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

... Hawaii government bureaucracy often it serves itself instead of the public ....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Has Hawaii forgotten that it legalized assisted suicide?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 AM :: 1109 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Since legalization, a total of 59 people have died after taking advantage of the Our Care Our Choice Act ....

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Monday, September 27, 2021
City narrows down new landfill to Makakilo or Wheeler (plus two fake sites on N Shore)
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 874 Views :: Honolulu County

... the city’s Landfill Advisory Committee (LAC) will hold its first virtual meeting October 4 from 2-4 p.m ....

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Monday, September 27, 2021
Hawaii AG Backs Debunked 'Sue Big Oil' Lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 727 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaii to Sue over Global Warming? UH Law School Debunked ....

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Monday, September 27, 2021
Kauai County: Supervisors on FlexTime, Employees Moonlighting
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 1080 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Labor

... the fact that a SWD employee was allowed to moonlight in another county job was a reason for this audit ....

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Monday, September 27, 2021
Friends and Family Plan: How Education Consultant 'Earns' $25K
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 998 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... State Public Charter School Commission Employee: Gifts; Gifts Disclosure Statements; Fair Treatment ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Part of Hawaii Gun Registration Law Declared Unconstitutional
By Selected News Articles @ 9:19 PM :: 1420 Views :: Second Amendment

... The Requirement to Bring Firearms to Police station and Register Firearms in Person is no longer Hawaii law ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Tax Planning with the Rich and Famous
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 853 Views :: Taxes

... “Those people have at their disposal so many ways to flummox the tax authorities if they want to. Panamanian bearer shares corporations. Dutch sandwiches. Entities from the Isle of Man, the Caymans, or Bermuda perhaps.” ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Diversity is More than Race: Hawaii Ranks 3rd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:24 AM :: 1002 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... compare the 50 states across six key diversity categories ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Best States for Teachers? Hawaii Ranks 44th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 1025 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... Earlier in 2021, teachers in many schools across the U.S. had to provide online-only instruction to students...a massive number of students experienced significant learning loss ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Easy Eco Promises: DLNR Pledges 100M Trees by 2030
By News Release @ 12:58 AM :: 581 Views :: Environment

... 100M trees / 7M acres in Hawaii = 14 trees per acre ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Make Your Own Hawaii Redistricting Maps Online
By News Release @ 12:41 AM :: 569 Views :: Office of Elections

... Learn how to draw your own maps for the 2 House of Representatives, all 76 State legislative seats, and 9 Hawaii County Council seats on the very software used by the commissions! ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
MYTH: The Jones Act contributes to economic growth
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:28 AM :: 591 Views :: Jones Act

... the Jones Act cost the U.S. economy $11.1 billion ....

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Saturday, September 25, 2021
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 25, 2021
By GovTrack .us @ 11:49 PM :: 578 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Bills introduced and votes cast in Congress ....

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Saturday, September 25, 2021
More Sovereignty Scammers Busted: Two Individuals Charged in Hawaii Tax Conspiracy
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 2187 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes

... Another sovereignty scammer busted ....

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