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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:41 PM :: 98 Views :: Family, Life

...Assisted Suicide passes Senate Committee, Gay Therapy Ban passes House Committee....

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Saturday, March 17, 2018
OHA Trustees to Discuss Firing Crabbe
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 AM :: 187 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees meeting set for 10am Thursday March 22, 2018 ....

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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Ward Calls on Governor to Release all Missile Alert Recordings
By Rep Gene Ward @ 12:54 AM :: 179 Views :: Ethics, Military

..."Everyone from Governor Ige on down has been stalling and stonewalling."....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Elections: 201 Candidates Pull Papers
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 4601 Views :: Office of Elections

...Candidate filing for the 2018 Elections runs from February 1, 2018 through June 5, 2018. ...

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Honolulu Neighborhood Boards--24 Vacant Positions
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 182 Views :: Honolulu County

...Apply to your local Neighborhood Board to be appointed to fill a vacant position....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Senate Passes $72M in Tax Hikes
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 272 Views :: Taxes

...The State Senate has drafted, discussed, and voted on SB508, SB2415, SB2484, SB2489, SB2699, and SB2821 that are projected to generate approximately $72 million in revenues....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Hawaii Legislative Session: Victories and Challenges for Small Business
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 173 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...from National Federation of Independent Business-Hawaii....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Bond funding scheme for rail shows need for audit
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:08 PM :: 184 Views :: Rail

...Caldwell wants the city to use $44 million of bond debt to pay for administrative costs related to construction of the city’s planned 20-mile rail system....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
How the ‘Trump Tax’ affects Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:14 PM :: 201 Views :: Taxes

...Thu, March 29, 2018 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM HST....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
SB648 Amended to Increase Sister Islands TAT Share
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 153 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... The TAT amount for the City & County of Honolulu is unchanged ....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Council Coup: Kym Pine Tries Again to Explain
By News Release @ 12:27 PM :: 267 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Rail

...The main reason I support a leadership change at the Council has unfortunately been lost in media reports to more sensational stories....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Poverty Trap Hawaii: 75% Low Income Renters Spend More Than 50% on Rent
By News Release @ 4:40 AM :: 265 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has 35 affordable and available units for every 100 ELI renter households....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
DoH: Tobacco Prevention Saves Hawaii $1B
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 286 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...results of 20 years of tobacco prevention and control policies and programs with an estimated total savings of $1 billion in health care costs to the state....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Lawsuit: UPW Prison Guards 'Take Down' Pregnant Prisoner
By Robert Thomas @ 2:54 PM :: 293 Views :: Law Enforcement, Life

...The State appealed to the Intermediate Court of Appeals, arguing that Hawaii's wrongful death statute limits recovery for "the death of a person," and that the fetus did not qualify....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
DoA Pesticide Report: Science vs Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 244 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

...Six-Month Monitoring Levels Meet State & Federal Water Quality Standards....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Ige Appoints Russell Suzuki Attorney General
By News Release @ 3:43 AM :: 220 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Suzuki has been acting as the chief legal and law enforcement officer for the state since February 2 when then Attorney General Doug Chin resigned to become Lieutenant Governor....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Honolulu 2nd-Skinniest City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:52 AM :: 229 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 18 key indicators of weight-related problems....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Hawaii AG: Gay Weddings are Mandatory
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 AM :: 345 Views :: First Amendment

...against a Minnesota couple who claim they should not be forced to make wedding videos for gay couples....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Will DLNR Use Sea Level Rise as Excuse to Wipe out Banyan Drive Properties?
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 258 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Land Use, Tourism

...The purpose of the RFI is to gauge whether there is interest among prospective developers in obtaining a long-term lease of the Site (but check out the terms)....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
State House to honor Hawaii wounded warrior Brian Kolfage
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:59 AM :: 387 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...March 16th, 12:00 noon  --  Hawaii State Capitol, House Chamber....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
HB1900: Highlights of House Budget
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 353 Views :: Hawaii State Government economic plan based on general excise tax collections....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Why We Need the FBI to Investigate OHA
By Video @ 5:26 PM :: 300 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, OHA

...OHA is an ongoing criminal enterprise like the Mafia....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Title IX Lawsuit? ACLU Says DoE Response 'Disappointing'
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 216 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...14 DOE high schools “do not have separate athletic locker facilities for girls, even when boys in those same schools do have such access.” ....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Maui: Six Nominees for 2nd District Court Judge
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 211 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for a vacancy in the District Court of the Second Circuit (Maui), to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Keith E. Tanaka....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Assisted Suicide Bill Scheduled for Senate Hearing
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:49 AM :: 216 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Friday, March 16, 2018,  8:30 – 11:25 a.m., Conference Room 229, State Capitol....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Taxpayers and Ratepayers Forced to Fund HECO Flywheel Scheme
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 336 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Notice that they never mention the Cost?....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Community Well-Being: Honolulu Ranks 18th
By Selected News Articles @ 8:25 PM :: 283 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...186 communities ranked based on their Well-Being Index scores....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Adjusted for Cost of Living, Hawaii Taxes Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:30 PM :: 361 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...$8,277 -- Annual Hawaii State & Local Taxes on Median State Household....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Attorney General Sessions Announces New Actions To Improve School Safety And Better Enforce Existing Gun Laws
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 397 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

“...We are increasing the number of school resource officers, improving background checks and more aggressively prosecuting those who illegally attempt to purchase a firearm, and reviewing and enhancing the way our law enforcement agencies respond to tips from the public...." 

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
White House studies permanent Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 AM :: 328 Views :: Jones Act

...One issue the group is grappling with is how to justify a waiver for Puerto Rico while keeping Jones Act requirements for other US ports, such as Hawaii....

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Monday, March 12, 2018
DBEDT: Hawaii Households get $710M from Republican Tax Cuts
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 413 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Democrats Bitter, Spiteful....

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Monday, March 12, 2018
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:13 PM :: 320 Views :: GMOs

..."I only eat organic”....

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Monday, March 12, 2018
The last time Congress created a new state
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 302 Views :: Hawaii History

...On March 19, 1959, Congress approved Hawaii for admission to the union as the 50th state....

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Gun Control Rallies: How Today’s students have been Brainwashed to prepare for this moment their whole lives
By Selected News Articles @ 10:35 PM :: 3113 Views :: Education K-12, Second Amendment

...Their educational experiences have been shaped by concepts like collaborative work, project-based learning, real-world scenarios, finding innovative solutions, and the underlying mantra that they can save the world....

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
KIUC Board Election Results
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 392 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...Newly-elected director Janet L. Kass will join incumbent directors David Iha and Teofilo Phil Tacbian who have been re-elected....

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Assisted Suicide Bill Now in Senate
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:38 AM :: 345 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life

...HB2739 has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection & Health and Senate Judiciary....

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Groundhog Day in the Hawaii Senate
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 369 Views :: Taxes

... “It wasn’t that long ago that I was before this same committee testifying on a very similar bill on the very same tax provision, seeking to do the very same thing....”

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
State Audit of OHA is just the tip of the iceberg
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:35 PM :: 473 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...There is much more that needs to be examined, and that will be the purpose of the upcoming independent audit....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Akana: Some OHA LLCs Created Secretly
By Selected News Articles @ 11:23 PM :: 734 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Three of them were secretly created by two former Trustees and the former Administrator without Board approval....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Trask: Coco Palms Occupiers Duped by White Supremacist ‘Sovereign Citizens’
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 1049 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail, Land Use, Tourism

...Furthermore, according to official court documents of the State of Hawaii, Moses Enoka Heanu, the alleged “Chief Justice” of your “court” is a registered sex offender who was sentenced to five (5) years in prison for three (3) felony counts of sexual assault in the Third Circuit court of the State of Hawaii in 1998....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Five Political Parties Qualify for Hawaii Ballot
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 566 Views :: Office of Elections

...For the 2018 Elections, five political parties have qualified to appear on the ballot. They are....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Oahu LED Street Light Conversion Project set to begin
By News Release @ 12:51 PM :: 904 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...converting approximately 53,500 city-owned street lights to more energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Study: Hawaii Obamacare Prices to Jump 50% by 2021
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 588 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...will they believe us if we blame Trump?...

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Auditor: Ten Years Later, Hawaii's Forgotten 2050 Sustainability Plan
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:27 AM :: 645 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History

...This report found that through the course of the past ten years, the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan was disregarded....

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Friday, March 09, 2018
Ward: Trump, Kim Should Meet in Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:13 PM :: 802 Views :: Military

...Ward urges Trump to hold the meeting in Honolulu....

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Friday, March 09, 2018
Janus: Abolishing mandatory fees could help unions
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:53 PM :: 485 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Will Hawaii’s public unions lose power if their membership dues become voluntary under a pending Supreme Court ruling in the case known as Janus v. AFSCME?....

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Schatz: Farrakhan Unacceptable in Progressive Coalition
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 PM :: 672 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Religion

...“This is unacceptable in a progressive coalition or any political coalition. Antisemitism has no place in American society. We must reject this, left right and center,” Schatz wrote on Twitter....

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Hawaii Planned Parenthood Cuts Ties With Women’s March Co-Chair in Wake of Farrakhan Controversy
By Selected News Articles @ 5:41 PM :: 954 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Life, Religion

...Mallory received backlash for attending Farrakhan's annual Saviours' Day address, an event where the Nation of Islam leader attacked "that Satanic Jew," called Jews "the mother and father of apartheid," and proclaimed that "when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door...."

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
CIA Warns of Extensive Chinese Operation to Infiltrate American Universities
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 565 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Military

...Chinese Communist 'Confucius Institute' a Threat to Academic Freedom at UH Manoa....

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Judiciary Program Dealing with bullies in school
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 663 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary

...“How many of you know someone who has been bullied?” asked Judge Heely....

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