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Saturday, July 16, 2022
Maui’s sky-high home prices a ‘self-inflicted wound’
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:47 AM :: 1686 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Maui Council Bill 107 could cause homebuilders to stop building affordable homes ....

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Friday, July 15, 2022
We are one step closer to TMT!
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 9:57 PM :: 1375 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The National Science Foundation will be starting the environmental review process for TMT on Mauna Kea on Tuesday next week ....

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Friday, July 15, 2022
Convicted Felon Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison for Firearm Possession During Drug Crime
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 950 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Drugs

... on August 21, 2018, HPD officers approached Schwab—a convicted felon with an outstanding state parole retake warrant—at a gas station ....

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Friday, July 15, 2022
Governor comes through on ‘gut and replace’ but disappoints on emergency powers reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:18 AM :: 813 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Gov. Ige vetoed HB1147, which the Legislature approved via an illegal practice, but also vetoed SB3089, which was a setback for liberty ....

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Thursday, July 14, 2022
DOH: Masking optional in updated school guidance
By Video @ 12:36 PM :: 778 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... HIDOH provides revised guidance effective Aug. 1 ....

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Thursday, July 14, 2022
Hirono: 'Who the heck would know what our Founding Fathers meant?'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:22 AM :: 2121 Views :: Congressional Delegation

"... people who know how to read ...."

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Kiribati 'cooking something with China' - former Kiribati president
By Selected News Articles @ 9:06 PM :: 901 Views :: World News, Military

... a deal directly with the Chinese about the Phoenix Islands ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
DLNR Releases Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Vision Report
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 717 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Tourism

... no mention of a fuel dock ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
State Tax Receipts up 34.8%
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 963 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... FY2022 corporate income tax collections up 60.1% from the previous year, IIT collections up 22.3% from the previous year, and General Fund tax collections up 34.8% ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
DBEDT: More Taxpayer Money Going to High Tech Schemers
By News Release @ 4:23 AM :: 680 Views :: Ethics, Small Business

... Hawai‘i Small Business Capital Program (HI-CAP) Collateral Support Program, designed to assist borrowers in obtaining financing that might otherwise be unavailable due to a collateral shortfall ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Hawaii’s love-hate relationship with tourism
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:56 AM :: 768 Views :: Tourism

... It’s not just Hawaii residents who are being priced out of paradise. Slowly but surely, tourists are also wondering whether they can still afford to visit here ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Ige Vetoes 28 of 30 Bills on 'Intent to Veto' List
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 862 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... In addition, there are six bills that are becoming law without the governor’s signature. ...

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Monday, July 11, 2022
Hawaii AG Instructs Chiefs of Police to Broadly Grant Concealed Carry Licenses, but not Unconcealed Carry
By Selected News Articles @ 9:41 PM :: 2475 Views :: Second Amendment

... Hawaii Attorney General's Opinion issued Thursday July 7, 2022 ....

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Monday, July 11, 2022
Whipsaw: Four Crypto Firms Quit Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 804 Views :: Small Business

.... eleven companies (down from 15) will be continuing to participate in the Digital Currency Innovation Lab (DCIL) program ....

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Monday, July 11, 2022
Three Former Hawaii Correctional Officers Convicted of Assaulting Inmate and Attempting Cover Up
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 810 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Over the course of two minutes, the defendants punched and kicked the inmate in the head and body while he was lying face-down in a pool of his own blood. The inmate suffered a broken nose, jaw and eye socket ....

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Monday, July 11, 2022
Study: If Hawaii Tourism is Called 'Regenerative' Locals will Like Tourists
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 809 Views :: Tourism

... regenerative tourism makes the tourism industry and tourists more attractive to residents. An overwhelming 96.3% of Kauaʻi residents responded favorably ....

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Monday, July 11, 2022
What the US Military Spends in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:03 AM :: 869 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

... On a per capita basis, defense spending in Hawaii is equal to about $5,506 per person, the third most among states ....

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Sunday, July 10, 2022
UH Regents Evaluate Lassner, identify priorities for coming year
By News Release @ 3:15 PM :: 859 Views :: Higher Education

"... Enrollment decline at other UH campuses is not as steep as the national average ...."

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Sunday, July 10, 2022
Can the State Tax Itself?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1004 Views :: Higher Education, Taxes

... Tax Department wanted get a piece of the UH research grants ....

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Sunday, July 10, 2022
Emergency powers reform tops ‘veto list’ discussion
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:54 AM :: 781 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Ige has until July 12th to veto ....

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Saturday, July 9, 2022
Ige Signs HB2171 Establishing State Department of Law Enforcement
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 996 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Police

... “Hawaiʻi is the only state in the country that doesn’t have a centralized, independent state law enforcement agency. The new department will allow more efficient and effective emergency response, criminal law enforcement, investigations and homeland security operations” ....

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Saturday, July 9, 2022
Visitors Less Likely to Return
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 940 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... The high cost of a vacation in Hawai‘i was the top reason cited among visitors from both markets for being unlikely to revisit in the next five years ....

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Friday, July 8, 2022
9th Circuit: Honolulu and Maui 'Big Oil Climate Change' Lawsuits Stay in State Court
By Selected News Articles @ 1:28 AM :: 944 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Environment

... U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today ruled that a pair of lawsuits from Honolulu and Maui can proceed in state court ....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 771 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... judicial nominees for a vacancy in the District Court of the Second Circuit (island of Maui) ....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 1:35 AM :: 42267 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Labor

...When the USSR collapsed in 1991, long-secret archives of the Communist International were thrown open to western researchers for the first time.  Many previously unknown details of communist history have been revealed--including the 1935 Comintern orders directing Communists to begin work in Hawaii....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
How to ‘fix’ the Jones Act?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:34 AM :: 1134 Views :: Jones Act

"... The Jones Act increases the cost of food and virtually all other products in Hawaii and needs to be fixed ...."

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
Ige Announces Line-Item Vetoes--First Responder Tech Campus Slashed
By News Release @ 12:04 AM :: 840 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Police

... The total estimated cost of all six phases is $315M to $470M ....

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Rate Hike: HECO to burn $190M 'Hardening Grid' for Global Warming
By News Release @ 3:17 PM :: 946 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

" ... Hawaiian Electric is seeking approval to recover the cost of the project from customers ...."

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Former Hawaii Senate Majority Leader and Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to 40 Months in Federal Prison
By News Release @ 12:15 PM :: 1781 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... tip of the iceberg ....

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Bodycam Video Rep Matt LoPresti DUI Arrest
By Video @ 12:02 PM :: 1385 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians

... Bodycam video of Matt Lopresti getting arested for DUI (again) ....

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Ala Wai: Sales Seminars for Next Boondoggle
By News Release @ 10:16 AM :: 869 Views :: Honolulu County

... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City & County of Honolulu requesting community input on alternative plans developed for the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Study ....

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Monday, July 4, 2022
The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 15927 Views :: Hawaii History

In 1840 the Kingdom of Hawaii adopted a constitution with strong parallels to the Constitution of the United States....

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Monday, July 4, 2022
The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
By Robert Thomas @ 12:01 AM :: 20259 Views :: National News, Hawaii History

...the structure and style of the Declaration follows a form familiar to most modern lawyers: a complaint initiating a lawsuit....

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
Support emergency powers reform in spirit of July 4th
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:55 PM :: 698 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Earlier this week, Gov. David Ige announced his “intent to veto” SB3089, a bill that aims to reform the state’s emergency powers law ....

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
Ige right to veto bill OK’d via ‘gut and replace’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:51 PM :: 814 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

... HB 1147 originally started out as a capital improvements project bill in 2021, but this year lawmakers removed the projects and replaced them with operating appropriations for HTA ....

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
It’s the Economy, Mooooo
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 838 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... “2022’s Best and Worst State Economies.”  In that site, our humble little state had lots of reasons to be humble, coming in at a bottom-scraping 48th ....

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
A Quick Guide to the OHA Elections
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:59 AM :: 1925 Views :: Office of Elections, OHA

... there are 18 candidates for six OHA trustee positions ....

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Saturday, July 2, 2022
Hawaii housing starts jump 28.2%
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 843 Views :: Development, Economy, Cost of Living

... Hawaii rate of increase second only to Massachusetts ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Governor tells HSTA he will OK $164.5M teacher pay funds
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 840 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"... Implementation may take time, but HSTA will ensure retroactivity to July 1 ...."

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Ethics: Honolulu City Board Member Refuses to File Financial Disclosure
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 1234 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

... the Commission hereby recommends to the Board Member’s Appointing Authority that the Board Member should be removed from the Board ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Honolulu Auditor Releases Annual Citizen Centric Report
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 656 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

"...The overall economic health of Honolulu was rated positively by 25% of respondents, up from 18% last year...."

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Judicial Vacancy – Associate Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 710 Views :: Judiciary

... The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Full Text: DoD Releases Revised Red Hill Report
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 937 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The Department of Defense (DoD) today released its plan to safely defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility by the end of calendar year 2024 ....  

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Second Amendment: Supreme Court win in Young v Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 1912 Views :: Second Amendment

... This will result in an eventual win allowing for carry in Hawaii though it will take some time for it to conclude in the court .... 

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Compared to 2019 Tourist Count Down 8.4% -- Spending up 10.6%
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 785 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... a 91.6 percent recovery from May 2019. Though this recovery rate is lower than that of April (96.3%), it is the second highest recovery rate since March 2020 ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Ige appoints Leo Asuncion to lead Public Utilities Commission
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 942 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

... Asuncion’s current term on the PUC began on July 1, 2020 and ends on June 30, 2026 .... 

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Thursday, June 30, 2022
Honolulu Rail: $9.9 Billion to Go Nowhere
By Selected News Articles @ 2:00 AM :: 1620 Views :: Rail, COVID-19

... the state of Hawaii has released a report explaining why the rail project will fail no matter where it goes or how much it costs ....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Property Rights and the New Feudalism
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 1030 Views :: Development, Hawaii History, Land Use

... In the United States, Hawaii was the first to pass a town-and-country-type land-use law in 1961 ....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
He Owned the Land for Just a Day, But Received 212 Credits from County
By Selected News Articles @ 10:21 PM :: 2392 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Development, Land Use, Tax Credits

“...Rajesh Budhabhatti is a subject of a public corruption/wire fraud case....”

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Counties in Hawaii with the most pre-war homes
By Selected News Articles @ 6:33 PM :: 866 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics

... how many houses built before 1939 and after 2000 ....

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