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Friday, June 3, 2022
How to increase housing and ease homelessness in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:26 PM :: 866 Views :: Homelessness, Cost of Living

... six major layers of housing regulation: the state Land Use Commission, county plans, community plans, county zoning, special management area permitting and the historic districts ....

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Friday, June 3, 2022
CNHA Swipes Juicy Mainland Tourism Marketing Contract from HVCB
By News Release @ 7:01 AM :: 935 Views :: Tourism

... contract for a comprehensive range of brand management and visitor education services for the Hawaiian Islands in the United States market, as well as support services shared by Hawai‘i’s brand management teams worldwide ....

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Friday, June 3, 2022
Eleven Years Later: Bridge Aina Lea Affordable Housing Developer Loses Lawsuit
By News Release @ 6:49 AM :: 1099 Views :: Hawaii County , Development

... this is what happens if you try to build affordable housing in Hawaii ....

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Friday, June 3, 2022
Hawaii's $800M Crypto Marketplace Last Minute Reprieve
By News Release @ 6:37 AM :: 846 Views :: Small Business

... As of December 31, 2021, there were approximately 134,000 Hawai‘i consumers who transacted over $800 million in digital currencies through participating companies in the DCIL .....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Republicans Reject Biden Nominee for Hawaii US Marshall
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 1956 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Republican Party

... “Symbolic of Widespread Corruption in Hawaii” ....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Biden Mandates Project Labor Agreements, 73% of Contractors will Stop Bidding
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 780 Views :: Development, Labor

... Seventy-three percent of surveyed firms report they are currently bidding on federal construction projects valued at $35 million or more. Yet the same percentage, 73 percent, report they would not bid on those projects if a project labor agreement were required....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Climate Hucksters Sue Hawaii Department of Transportation
By News Release @ 6:21 AM :: 938 Views :: Energy, Environment, Greenmail

... plaintiffs claim that their state DOT’s active operation of a transportation system that results in high levels of greenhouse gas emissions is causing significant harm ....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Enviros Launch Push for Largest Marine 'Monument' Ever
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 738 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... It would well surpass the size of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, which was the world’s largest protected area when President Barack Obama expanded it in 2016 ...

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Surprise: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts field hearings in Hawaii
By Video @ 5:29 AM :: 957 Views :: DHHL, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... These hearings --Chaired by Sen Schatz-- were not announced anywhere.  Not by OHA, DHHL, CNHA, nor by any member of the Congressional delegation, nor by any news release from the Senate Indian Affairs Committee ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Hawaii Attorney General Joins Suit to Mandate Minimum Wage for Prisoners
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 1177 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

...$23.2 million in back pay for just one group of convicts.... 

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
One less Jones Act tanker for Hawaii is signal to lift U.S.-build requirement
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 PM :: 1033 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... “Houston, we have a problem.” ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Bus Fares Going Up
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 1282 Views :: Honolulu County, Cost of Living

... The Honolulu City Council approved Ordinance 21-7, hiking fares ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
DBEDT Projects Hawaii economic growth unchanged at 3.2 percent
By News Release @ 5:44 AM :: 577 Views :: Economy

... despite U.S. economic growth projections being revised downward ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Where people in Hawaii are moving to most
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 AM :: 1670 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Stacker compiled a list of states where people from Hawaii are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. ...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Census Overcount Favored Blue States
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 AM :: 1016 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics

... red states effectively lost at least three seats in Congress while blue states effectively gained them ....

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Hawaii Democrats Elect New Party Chair
By News Release @ 4:36 AM :: 968 Views :: Democratic Party

... Anti-Vaxxer Shannon Matson Campaigns for Party Chair, Loses ....

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Monday, May 30, 2022
Auē! All four counties are planning spending sprees
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:30 PM :: 1022 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

... Hawaii’s gross domestic product is down by 4.43% since 2019, yet even as the economy suffers, all four counties seem determined to spend like crazy ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
How to Make Housing Affordable in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:45 PM :: 1431 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living
... Hint: It's not because of “empty homes,” short-term rentals, “outside investors” or other distractions ....
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Sunday, May 29, 2022
What went down at the 2022 Hawaii Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:38 PM :: 933 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... the good, the bad and the ugly ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Transit History
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 802 Views :: Hawaii History, Rail

... Fat chance of the Feds giving us that much now ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
​Oahu’s problematic short-term rental ban
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:55 AM :: 1482 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... Have you been renting out a room to help pay your mortgage? ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Report: Federal funding flaw shortchanges Hawaii's school nutrition programs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 AM :: 593 Views :: Education K-12

... The Hawaii State Department of Education is paying tens of millions of dollars to feed Hawaiian school children due to a flaw in the funding method used by the federal government ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
83 public schools to offer summer meals
By News Release @ 3:35 AM :: 592 Views :: Education K-12

... to ensure that children continue to receive balanced nutrition during the summer break ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 28, 2022
By GovTrack .us @ 1:40 AM :: 609 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... bills introduced and votes cast in Congress ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Audit: 'No Limits' to HPD Overtime
By News Release @ 7:37 PM :: 1098 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... overtime cards, which document overtime requests and approval for payroll purposes, are managed manually, increasing the risk for human error, abuse, and fraud ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
Navy Contractor: Piping Repairs Key to any Red Hill Solution
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 770 Views :: Environment, Development, Military

... It just so happens that these repairs are also the repairs needs to continue using the facility. What a coincidence! ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
VIDEO: Democratic Gubernatorial, Lt Gov Candidates Forum
By Video @ 4:01 PM :: 999 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...  a Kahele representative said Kahele had a meeting with kalo farmers on Maui and could not attend ....

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Saturday, May 28, 2022
VIDEO: Republican Gubernatorial and Lt Gov Candidates Forum
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1062 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

... sponsored by Hawaii Christian Coalition ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Tourism Recovery Accelerated in April
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 556 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 818,268 visitors in April 2022, representing a 96.3 percent recovery from April 2019 and the highest recovery rate since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hawaii. Visitors spent $1.6 billion, an increase of 21 percent compared to the $1.32 billion reported for April 2019 ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Hawaii High-Tech Schemers Get $94M
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 849 Views :: Tax Credits

... Hawaii is among the first states in the nation to be approved for participation ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
DoH Survey: 87% in Red Hill Impact Area Report Symptoms
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 761 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Military

... Eighty-seven percent of over 2,000 survey participants reported at least one new or worsening health symptom following exposure to JP-5 jet fuel in the Navy water system. Thirty-seven percent sought medical care and 17 people reported being hospitalized overnight ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
How COVID-19 Models Shaped Hawaii Lockdown Policy
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 746 Views :: Higher Education, COVID-19

... By 2021, the team relied on the locally tailored model developed by UH Mānoa Professor Monique Chyba ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Former Kauai County Council Member Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 940 Views :: Kauai County, Drugs

... Brun, who was indicted with 11 other defendants on drug trafficking offenses, an assault on a federal law enforcement officer, witness tampering, evidence tampering, and firearm offenses, pled guilty to ten of those charges ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Chief Justice Appoints District and District Family Court Judges
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 753 Views :: Judiciary

... Recktenwald today appointed two individuals to fill judicial positions in the District Family Court of the Third Circuit and one individual to fill a position in the District Court of the Fifth Circuit ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Fishing Industry Adopts Shark-Protection Strategy Before Enviros Can Impose One
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 672 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... the latest example in a long history of bottom-up federal fishery management through the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council ....

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Thursday, May 26, 2022
Hawaii Highest COVID Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:26 PM :: 1267 Views :: COVID-19

... 71 new cases per 100,000 people over the last two weeks ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
TRO Against New Police Chief’s son places him in UH Professor's spare bedroom
By Andrew Walden @ 9:56 PM :: 5014 Views :: Police, Drugs

... Logan said he planned to talk to Vanic about making him his third-in-command as a deputy chief ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Team Hickam delivers first baby formula flight
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 615 Views :: Military

... 78,000 pounds of baby formula arrived in Indianapolis aboard a Hickam-based C-17 Globemaster III flying from Ramstein Air Base, Germany ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
S&P: Solar, storage delays put Hawaii's energy transition to the test
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 923 Views :: Energy

... Of 18 renewable energy agreements inked by Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. utility subsidiaries in recent years, only two are on track to meet their guaranteed commercial operation dates ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Lawsuit Seeks Habitat Protection for 49 Endangered Hawaiian Species
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 781 Views :: Environment

... The Service protected all 49 species as endangered on September 30, 2016, but failed to designate critical habitat as required ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
FAA Proposes to Revoke Transair's Certificate
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 727 Views :: Small Business

... Operated a Boeing 737 airplane on 33 flights when it was not airworthy ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
UH Board of Regents approves updated Maunakea Comprehensive Management Plan
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 1036 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... “The University of Hawaiʻi would still be responsible to care for Maunakea under that bill until 2028,” said Lassner, noting that the measure could still be vetoed ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
2022 UH Legislative Recap: Key takeaways, budget breakdown
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 811 Views :: Higher Education

... state support to increase the seating capacity at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex was NOT included in the budget ....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Trump Election Conspiracy Theories Front and Center in Hawaii Republican Party
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 2297 Views :: Republican Party

... Conspiracy Roadshow: 2000 Mules, Kelli Ward, Seth Keshel all making the grand tour of Hawaii ....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Policy experts: Hawaii does not need to be in the retirement fund business
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 AM :: 1101 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

"The state can't even fully fund its own public pension system."

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Brig. Gen. Arthur ‘Joe’ Logan chosen as Honolulu’s next police chief
By Video @ 10:16 PM :: 1111 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

... After taking a straw poll, the commission narrowed the field to Logan and Ebner, choosing to go outside the embattled department for its next leader ....

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Ige Appoints Two to Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 627 Views :: Ethics

... Governor David Ige re-appointed Wesley Fong to a new four-year term on the Hawai‘i State Ethics Commission, and appointed Dr. Robert Hong to fill a seat soon to be vacated by outgoing Commissioner Melinda Wood ....

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Ige Signs HB1848: “Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act”
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 943 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Hawaii is the sixteenth state to adopt such protections, known nationally as “New Voices” laws. ...

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Hawaiian Electric seeks developers of projects small and large in latest phase of shared solar
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 748 Views

... the companyʻs latest phase of community-based renewable energy (CBRE), on Hawaii Island, Maui and Oahu ....

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Sunday, May 22, 2022
​New U.S. Census Bureau data erases Hawaii’s 2010-2020 population growth
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:35 PM :: 902 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The U.S. Census Bureau overestimated Hawaii’s 2020 population by 6.79%, or 98,812 people, according to an internal review released this month of the 2020 census. ...

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