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Sunday, September 26, 2021
MYTH: The Jones Act contributes to economic growth
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:28 AM :: 593 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 :: 580 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 :: 2193 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes

... Another sovereignty scammer busted ....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
90% of State Employees Vaccinated
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 759 Views :: COVID-19

... DHRD reports that three executive branch employees have been discharged due to non-compliance with the vaccination/testing requirements ....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
Supreme Court Allows Investigation of Anti-Telescope Group
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 1172 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Law Enforcement

... In a unanimous 5-0 decision, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruled that the Hawai‘i Attorney General was fully authorized to issue a subpoena to obtain the bank records of the non-profit organization KAHEA ....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
UHERO: Delta Wave Swamps Tourism
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 919 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

"... we are in for a period of weakness before growth resumes late in the year. The end to federal fiscal support will weigh on recovery going forward, and a full return to pre-pandemic conditions remains several years down the road ...."

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Friday, September 24, 2021
NDAA Tightens Red Hill Safety Standards
By Ed Case @ 5:02 PM :: 797 Views :: Honolulu County, Military

... the $768 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to require stricter inspection and safety standards for the military’s fuel tanks and supporting infrastructure at Red Hill on O’ahu....

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Friday, September 24, 2021
HDoT Revokes Plan to Terminate Dillingham Airfield
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 865 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Members from the HDOT, U.S. Army, Congress, Executive Office, Legislature, Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA), tenants and community members have been meeting every few weeks for the past nine months as a collaborative effort to help save the airfield ....

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
PSD: 12% More Criminals Vaccinated
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 700 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Total statewide percentage of fully vaccinated inmates on September 14 = 66% ....

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Hirono Pushes DoJ to Enforce 'COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act'
By News Release @ 10:33 PM :: 1088 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... Four Months After COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Became Law, Hirono and Meng Ask DOJ for Updates on Implementation ....

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Child Molester: State Gives Probation, Feds Give 11 Yrs
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 1044 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Registered sex offender sentenced to 11 years in prison for attempted sexual enticement of 13 year-old and possession of child pornography ....

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Maui: 80 Homeless Meth Addicts Leave Behind 54 Junk Cars and 58 Tons of Garbage
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 2834 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

..."In recent weeks, our staff has reported individuals blocking the roadway entrance to the plant, starting verbal arguments and jumping on a truck in at least one instance in which police were called."...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Ban on large gatherings extended through Oct. 19
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 910 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

... COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have improved since the initial suspension began Aug. 25, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Zombie power plant refuses to die
By Video @ 2:50 AM :: 1123 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

... Who's who and What with Hu Honua ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
46% Rate Hike: Audit Exposes Young Bros Fraudulent Accounting Tricks
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 1868 Views :: Jones Act, Labor, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Saltchuk and Foss transferring expenses to YBs books makes YB seem less profitable, thereby fraudulently ‘justifying’ PUC rate hikes ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
August 2021 vs 2019: Hotel Revenues Up, Occupancy Down
By Hawaii Tourism Authority @ 11:04 PM :: 611 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... In August 2021, passengers arriving from out-of-state could bypass the State’s mandatory 10-day self-quarantine if they were fully vaccinated ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Study: Tourists will Spend More if Experience Seems 'Authentic' and 'Sustainable'
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 583 Views :: Tourism

... this is a sales pitch for less tourism ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Kaniela Ing Front Group Buy Ads to Complain After Ed Case Refuses to Burn Treasury Down
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 1615 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... joke candidate Kaniela Ing apparently thinks these ads can launch him towards a 2022 Congressional campaign ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Life Sentence? State Releases Criminal to his Mommy -- then Feds Take Over
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 1134 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... In 2020 Wilson was already out on the street after his 2019 sentencing to '10 years' in the State case ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Project POKE: Build Satellites in the Classroom
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 3:34 PM :: 637 Views :: Education K-12

... an amazing opportunity for Middle and High School keiki to build satellites in their classrooms ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
Anti-Vaxxer May Soon Chair Hawaii Democratic Party
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 4777 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, COVID-19

... People like us are above the law, force others to be immunized, but never us ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
OHA Check Register: Complete List of Who Gets Paid FY2020-21
By Andrew Walden @ 8:38 PM :: 1717 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... This is the second fiscal year after the departure of former OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe.  Is the cash still flowing to insiders?  See for yourself ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
Competition for People
By News Release @ 6:00 AM :: 932 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... I have seen legislature after legislature consider many, many bills to increase taxes ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
What we ‘need’ is to fix Hawaii’s healthcare laws
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:41 AM :: 1126 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... a closer look at the government policies that have contributed to the problem ....

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
COVID Recovery: Hawaii 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 982 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... progress toward economic recovery has been largely due to the distribution of the vaccine and yet highly vaccinated Hawaii still finds a way to lag ....

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 712 Views :: Maui County

... The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2021 ....

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
Problems on the Road to All-Electric Transportation
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:38 AM :: 979 Views :: Energy

... Enough electric generating capacity ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
Volunteers Needed for 45 Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 894 Views :: Honolulu County

... contact your local Neighborhood Board Chair to volunteer for a vacant seat ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
Biden Tax Hike: Hawaii Combined Income Tax Rate to Hit 57.4%
By Selected News Articles @ 5:23 PM :: 1731 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... If Congress’s new tax hikes come through, successful residents in high-tax states will be placed in a terrible position. ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 7.0%
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 625 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Statewide, 601,800 were employed and 45,550 unemployed in August  ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
COVID hits 10.6% of Marshallese in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:08 AM :: 1210 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... among all Pacific Islander subcategories, the highest incidence of cases, 10,580 per 100,000 people, occurred among Marshallese individuals ....

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Friday, September 17, 2021
UHERO ​Survey on COVID-19 Business Mandates
By UHERO @ 4:19 AM :: 928 Views :: Small Business, COVID-19

... conducting a brief 10-minute survey for business managers and owners to understand the impacts of the new COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements on their business ....

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Restaurant Defies Oahu’s new COVID rules--Gets Red Tagged
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1411 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

... DOH Food Safety Branch has issued a Cease and Desist Order and a red “closed” placard to Doner Shack ....

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Robin Danner Moves to Washington, D.C. to Lobby for Fake Indian Tribe
By Video @ 4:27 AM :: 1388 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL

... What New Trick Does Robin Have Up Her Sleeve? ....

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Lawsuit Challenges Seizure of Guns by Hawaii County PD
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1192 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... In addition to the lawsuit, they filed a temporary restraining order against the Police department to stop them from taking away Lance's lawfully owned firearms ....

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Not Just Covid: Hawaii Ranks 37th in Vaccinations
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 PM :: 1031 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii has low rates of vaccination against many diseases ....

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Hawaii has Cheapest Auto Insurance Premiums
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 1091 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... In Hawaii, the average auto insurance premium comes in at just $1,096 ....

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
What knives can you carry in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 AM :: 1843 Views :: Second Amendment

... A common misconception in Hawaii is that the size of a knife is used to determine the legality ....

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
How COVID Rules Affect Maui Businesses
By Video @ 3:02 AM :: 933 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, COVID-19

... Questions include whether the mandates are practical, whether they are supported by data, and whether they are narrowly tailored to achieve a specific goal without violating the freedoms of Maui residents generally ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
What happened to our state’s balance of powers?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:44 PM :: 1525 Views :: COVID-19

... When we got our first look at the tier system that outlined how our lives would be restricted by COVID-19 orders, we didn’t realize that eventually we, the people, would be divided into tiers ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Public input requested for new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 7:48 PM :: 1078 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... the draft is going to the UH Board of Regents for review and possibly further changes before final approval, which is expected in early 2022 ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Can the Hawaii SMART Health Card record your sexual performances and store them in a database?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:41 AM :: 5042 Views :: Health Care, COVID-19

... the small print reveals a trail of breadcrumbs leading to your bedroom ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Vacant Homes Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1177 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... How does some bureaucrat sitting in the real property tax office have any idea whether a property is vacant? ....

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
Hawaii most expensive state to raise children
By Selected News Articles @ 4:25 AM :: 1048 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Parents in Hawaii may spend the most on bringing up their children with an estimated total cost of $281,597 to support a kid’s basic needs for 18 years ....

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
FEMA Sends 30 Medics to Administer Antibody Treatment
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 976 Views :: COVID-19

... Monoclonal antibodies help the immune system temporarily respond to the immediate infection ....

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
Enviros Ask Biden Admin to Ban Sunscreen
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 858 Views :: Environment

... Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign ....

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Friday, September 10, 2021
​The Vacant Homes Tax: Can this Even be Enforced?
By Video @ 4:53 AM :: 1621 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... an increase of up to 2000% ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
VIDEO: Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Employees, Contractors and Large Private Sector Employers
By Video @ 10:41 PM :: 925 Views :: National News, Labor, COVID-19

... More than 80 million Americans working in the private sector will soon be federally mandated to either get vaccinated against Covid-19 or get tested weekly ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Ige Announces 'Vax-or-Test' Requirement to Enter State Facilities
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 1114 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... The Order takes effect Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
89% of DoE Employees Vaxxed--Lower on Maui
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 1045 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, COVID-19

...the Hāna-Lahainaluna-Duckburg Complex Area is the lowest at 75%....

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