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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Opening Day: Kouchi Claims Senators will work for Public Good
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 96 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Kouchi also assured the Governor that all 25 State Senators are committed to working on legislation that provide the best results for the people of Hawai‘i....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
FEMA: Hawaii Did Not Call Until 8:30AM
By Selected News Articles @ 8:44 PM :: 116 Views

...It took Hawaii officials 23 minutes to contact federal authorities to seek guidance after realizing they had sent out a bogus alert....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Ward Introduces Bill Mandating 'Shelter-in-Place' Drills at Schools
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 89 Views :: Education K-12, Military

...“Hawaii's children must have safe haven at their schools in the event of a missile attack.”....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Bizarre News: Honolulu selected to join national What Works Cities initiative
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 99 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Joins 99 cities that are committed to making city government more effective using data and evidence....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State breaks ground for new Kapalama Container Terminal
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 90 Views :: Jones Act, OHA

...the largest capital improvement project in the history of Hawai‘i’s commercial harbor system....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Maui Recycling Center Shut Down Due to State Non-Payment
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 49 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...This closure is due to a delay in payments from the Department of Health. Once the back payments have been received, operations will resume as normal....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Full Text: Speaker Saiki Opening Day Remarks
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 89 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Supporting Hanabusa, Speaker Saiki said "Unfortunately, one need only look to the past weekend to see a glaring instance of the inability of government at various levels to manage major issues facing out state."....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Final presentation scheduled for Ala Moana Regional Park Master Plan
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 123 Views :: Honolulu County

...Monday, January 29, 2018, 6 p.m., at the McCoy Pavilion Auditorium....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Best States to Retire--Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 121 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...highest cost of living in USA....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Hawaii: Smoking Costs $40K Per Year
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 106 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
‘Onipa‘a Kākou: OHA Trustee Keli‘i Akina on Native Hawaiian Resilience and Finding Unity in Diversity
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:22 AM :: 222 Views :: Hawaii History, OHA

...The main thing is that we all ‘E Hana Kākou,’ that is, work together to build a bright future for Hawaiians and all people.”....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State doubles fee for marine licenses
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 147 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes

... whether they’re full-time fishers or “weekend warriors” ....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Another Lawsuit: Chin Jumps on Net Neutrality Bandwagon
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 148 Views :: First Amendment, Politicians, Small Business

...Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin joined 22 state attorneys general today in filing a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s 'illegal'rollback of net neutrality....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Chin Letter: Weed Plus Banking Equals Campaign Contributions
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 196 Views :: Politicians, Small Business, Drugs

Attorney General Chin said, “Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to cannabis businesses....”

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Video: Live at the Legislature with Rep Andria Tupola
By Video @ 3:39 AM :: 133 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Catch us ‘Live at the Legislature’ every Monday at 8:30 AM on ‘Olelo Channel 49....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
How Medicare covers mental health
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 169 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...Medicare covers a wide variety of such services, in both hospital inpatient and outpatient settings....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Introducing GOP Hawaii's New Executive Director
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 301 Views :: Republican Party

...Hawaii Republicans hire an Executive Director....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tupola Tax Cut: Make EITC Refundable
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 234 Views :: Tax Credits

...“Let's Give Money Back”....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Ward: Step- by-step walkthrough of the software, hardware, and personnel that led to false alarm
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:01 PM :: 407 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...if you expect Friday’s hearing at the Legislature to lead to closure of this matter....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
MLK and the Aloha Spirit
By Brett Kulbis @ 8:56 PM :: 202 Views :: Hawaii History

...He was also inspired by our “Aloha Spirit” after his first visit to Hawaii in 1959....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
MLK Day: Overcome stereotype of Native Hawaiians as a monolithic group that opposes all that is American
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 8:46 PM :: 249 Views :: Hawaii History, OHA

...This stereotype is clearly not the true picture....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
In Hawaii, No Heads Roll over False Missile Alarm
By Selected News Articles @ 6:27 PM :: 291 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...“Once a Japanese manager or his underlings are caught in a scandalous situation, they have no other choice but to resign so that the many others who are dependent on them do not take the blame or suffer any of the consequences.”....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 1981 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from FEMA ... FEMA says that’s not true....

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
FCC: Hawaii did not have Reasonable Safeguards to Prevent False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 270 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...We also must ensure that corrections are issued immediately....

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 AM :: 16082 Views :: Hawaii History

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:38 AM :: 260 Views :: Family, Hawaii History, Life

...On January 15, 1998, Hawaii Family Forum was incorporated....

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Trump Tax: Will Hawaii Legislature Conform?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 555 Views :: Taxes

...If they don’t, it will be functionally the same as raising taxes....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
38 Minute Delay--State EMA Got Permission from FEMA Before Retracting False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 1630 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Hawaii Emergency Management Agency statement on missile launch false alarm....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Honolulu Lowest Pay for STEM Professionals in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 378 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...and the most unaffordable housing....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
False Alarm: Hawaii Missile Alert Retracted by Civil Defense
By Andrew Walden @ 12:31 PM :: 1698 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

"...NO missile threat to Hawaii...."

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lawmaker pushes pharmacies, insurance carriers for protections against Hawaii's No. 1 killer
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:04 AM :: 519 Views :: Drugs

...America's deadliest-ever drug crisis killed more in 2016 than the number of U.S. troops that died in the 20-year Vietnam War....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Permit Purgatory--Cost of Housing on the Rise
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 436 Views :: Republican Party, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawai'i has the longest average wait time for a building or construction permit - 17 months....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
New Catamaran Delivered for West Oahu dolphin tours
By Michael Hansen @ 1:45 AM :: 586 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...the vessel is already in service and hosting tours along the West side of Oahu....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lack of Buyer forces Changes to Recycling Programs on Maui
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 338 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...You may have been hearing new terms like China’s Green Fence and The National Sword and wondered what they are and how they impact our community....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Why Freddy Rice Went to Court
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 12:26 AM :: 1380 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, OHA

...Hawaii Island rancher Freddy Rice passed away on Jan. 5, 2018....

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Three Finalists named for student appointment to Board of Regents
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 355 Views :: Higher Education

...a list of candidates to Gov. David Ige to fill one student seat for a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2018, subject to confirmation by the state Senate....

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Study: Hawaii Most Expensive Electric Car Ownership in USA
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 936 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The current average annual cost of driving a typical new gasoline vehicle in the United States is $1,117, with a maximum of $1,509 in Hawaii and a minimum of $993 in Alabama....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
DoTax Data: 25,500 Vacation Rentals paying TAT in Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 7:15 PM :: 571 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Tourism

..."This means there are way more than suspected filers actually paying their transient accommodation taxes than originally estimated"....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
UPDATE: Divided OHA Trustees Do Not Agree on Tribal Recognition Act
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 1042 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...HR 3744 would remove both the Executive Branch and by extension the US Department of Interior's authority to recognize and therefore create a Native Hawaiian Tribe....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
HTA Maps: How Many TVRs in Your Neighborhood?
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 497 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Tourism

...Hawaii Visitor Accommodation Units Surpassed 80,000 Statewide in 2017....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
DCCA Releases Hawaii Insurance Premium Price Comparison Guide
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 463 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Insurance Division Releases Annual Premium Comparison Guides to Help Consumers Compare Insurance Premiums....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Real Traffic Relief: Westside Welcomes Fifth Lane
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 343 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...The addition of the fifth lane along the Wai’anae Coast has been long overdue....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Compact Impact Bill Reintroduced: Democrats Complaining About Cost of COFA Immigrants
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 437 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation

...to provide additional federal resources to Guam, Hawai’i, the CNMI, American Samoa, and other jurisdictions affected by migrants from the Freely Associated States....

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Applicants Wanted For State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 377 Views :: Ethics

...The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. These terms on the Commission will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts Will Lower Hawaii Electric Bills
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 463 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...State and federal taxes are included in the base electric rate and with a lower federal tax, the tax rate imbedded in the bill will be reduced....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 561 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

..."A search of the world wide web reveals that no media source covered the event."....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
You’ve Got Fail: Investigation into Online Gun Sales Backfires on Brian Schatz
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 699 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Second Amendment

....a government investigation of online gun sales designed to determine “whether private sellers would knowingly sell a firearm to an individual prohibited from possessing one” determined that … no, actually, they would not....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Report: 48% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford basics
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 811 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...not high enough to afford a basic household budget that includes housing, child care, food, transportation and health care....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Hawaii Drivers License Design Change
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 425 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Star in a gold circle marking to appear on Hawaii State Driver’s Licenses or State Identification Cards issued on or after Jan. 16, 2018....

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Hawaii: Happiest Workers in America?
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 338 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Creativity was a big factor in job satisfaction — Video Game Producer, Film Director, Music Producer and Comedian were labelled as the happiest jobs in the country, along with Neurosurgeon....

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