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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Rail: 75% of Contracts Already Signed
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:51 AM :: 46 Views :: Rail

.... CITYLAB --formerly Atlantic Cities-- covers the Honolulu rail boondoggle ....

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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Grassroot: Special Session Should Order Rail Audit
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:48 AM :: 41 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...VIDEO: Grassroot Institute writer discusses audit of rail fiasco....

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Friday, July 21, 2017
AG Chin Calls on Trump Admin to Keep Rape Hysteria Active on Campuses Nationwide
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 155 Views

...90 percent of campus sexual assault allegations “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right.’”....

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Friday, July 21, 2017
Hawaii Braces For Possible NK Missile Attack
By Selected News Articles @ 4:58 PM :: 156 Views :: Military

Hawaii is introducing an emergency response plan for residents to prepare them for a possible North Korean missile strike....

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Friday, July 21, 2017
AG Chin Politicizing Office and ignoring his real job
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:04 AM :: 257 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...a hyper-partisan, publicity-seeking, grandstander....

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Thursday, July 20, 2017
How High Are Individual Income Tax Collections in Your State?
By Tax Foundation @ 2:42 PM :: 193 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Before the latest increase, Hawaii ranked 11th ....

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Thursday, July 20, 2017
"Make Hawaii the Line in the Sand for North Korean Missiles”
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:27 PM :: 210 Views :: Military

Representative Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis urging more protections for Hawaii.... 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
DBEDT: International Students Spend $255M in Hawaii
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 195 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... report analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Supreme Court Rejects Parts of Hawaii Judgment, 24,000 Muslims Blocked from Country
By Selected News Articles @ 6:55 PM :: 283 Views :: National News

...And Hawaii Attorney General Chin is preparing his appeal to the 9th Circuit to admit the 24,000 Muslims....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Auditor: Anti-Superferry Activists Wasted $71M of Taxpayer Money
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:49 PM :: 244 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment, Greenmail

...Underwater: State’s Costs of Hawai‘i Superferry....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Homeless Youth: Hawaii Ranks 5th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 160 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...2017’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Full Text: Mandatory Sprinkler Bill
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 158 Views :: Honolulu County

...Caldwell today introduced a bill requiring retrofitted sprinkler systems be installed in all high-rise residential buildings over 75 feet tall built before sprinkler systems were required in 1975....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Oahu Military to Get 20% for Cost of Living
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 345 Views :: Military, Cost of Living

...U.S. Pacific Command announced changes to the 2017 Hawaii Cost of Living Allowance effective Sept. 1, 2017....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Input Sought for DHHL 2018 Legislative Agenda
By News Release @ 12:41 AM :: 171 Views :: DHHL

...The deadline for proposals is Thursday, August 10, 2017....

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
OHA seeks community input for its Wahiawā lands master plan
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 186 Views :: Land Use, OHA

...Explore the development of compatible agricultural uses and other programmatic initiatives....

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Prostitution: HPD Officer Pleads Guilty--Offered to 'Fix' Case
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 210 Views :: Ethics, Police

...LaBarre will be sentenced on October 23, 2017....

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Monday, July 17, 2017
HART Boardmember: Our Credibility has Disappeared, Nobody Knows Who is Responsible
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 998 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...Full Text: Letter to HART Boardmembers, Mayor and County Councilmembers from John Henry Felix....

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Monday, July 17, 2017
Hirono: I get most of my Intel from Watching TV
By Video @ 11:05 PM :: 320 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Health Care, Politicians

..."Well, mainly I get my news from watching you guys on TV" Hirono said....

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Monday, July 17, 2017
Hawaii Death Tax: State Gets You in the End
By Tax Foundation @ 10:48 PM :: 266 Views :: Taxes

...State inheritance and estate taxes, together with the federal estate tax, reduce investment, discourage business expansion, and can sometimes drive wealthy taxpayers out of state....

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Monday, July 17, 2017
U.S. Senator McCain strikes again at the Jones Act
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 283 Views :: Jones Act

“Senator John McCain introduces legislation to repeal the Jones Act & promote free trade”

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Monday, July 17, 2017
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 17, 2017
By Congress.org @ 8:36 PM :: 204 Views :: Congressional Delegation
  • Senate: Rao Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Hagerty Nomination – Confirmation
  • House: California Drought Prevention
  • House: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
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Monday, July 17, 2017
2017’s Best & Worst Places for First-Time Home Buyers--Honolulu Ranks 268th
By Selected News Articles @ 8:28 PM :: 233 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...23 key indicators of market attractiveness, affordability and quality of life....

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Sunday, July 16, 2017
HART's Latest Excuse: Blame Paulette Kaleikini
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:01 PM :: 611 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... HART's current cost overrun is 93.4%, of which 1% is due to the two lawsuits ....

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Sunday, July 16, 2017
How Rail Bonds Can Help Put Local Politicians in Jail
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1095 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...City officials were accused of certifying financial statements in 2002 and 2003 that were false because they failed to disclose that the city was purposely underfunding....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
State Releases Follow Up Audit of the Management of Mauna Kea
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 7:40 PM :: 386 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...We found that UH and DLNR have partially implemented four of the recommendations. Three recommendations remain open, and one is inapplicable at this time....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
Supreme Court gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion
By Selected News Articles @ 7:29 PM :: 993 Views :: National News

... Hawaii must explain itself to the Supreme Court before 6AM Tuesday ....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
How to Lower the Cost of Health Care and Bring Doctors Back to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 475 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Presentation featuring Dr. Kyle Varner, former Hawaii physician....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
Can American Samoa Break Hawaiian Airlines Monopoly?
By Michael Hansen @ 4:29 PM :: 611 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

...American Samoa seeks federal avaition cabotage waiver....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Giving Rail Credit Where it Isn't Due
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 11:59 PM :: 438 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...rail is like the cousin who is always hitting you up for money....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Private Scholarships Offer Micronesians Access to Opportunity
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 423 Views :: Education K-12, National News

...A dozen Micronesian students are headed to prestigious private schools this fall, thanks to Habele K-12 tuition scholarships....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
US Soldier, ISIS Supporter Believed Hitler Was Right And Moon Landings Were Fake
By Selected News Articles @ 6:48 PM :: 595 Views :: Military

...Kang, who belongs to the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii and worked as an air traffic control operator, pledged allegiance to ISIS and attempted to send classified and unclassified military documents to members of the terror group....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Honolulu Auditor Announces Plans for 2017-18
By News Release @ 10:13 AM :: 423 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...plan of proposed audits for FY2017-18....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Hawaii: 22% of Medicare Patients got Opioids in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 347 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...and Hawaii is among the lowest in the USA....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Constitutional Limits on States’ Efforts to “Uphold” the Paris Agreement
By News Release @ 12:41 AM :: 416 Views :: Environment

...On June 6, the Governor of Hawaii signed two bills that his office described as supporting the Paris Agreement....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Hawaii Obama-Appointed Judge Orders More Muslims into Country
By Selected News Articles @ 12:18 AM :: 620 Views :: National News

... “The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the executive branch’s duty to protect the nation,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said ....

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
UH Prof Lists Surviving ‘Internalized Misogyny’ On Resume
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 637 Views :: Higher Education

"...by keeping your job and your other unearned privileges, you are running a continued debt to marginalized people and you should always be seeking ways to pay us back....” -- UH Manoa Prof Piper Harron

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Invasive Species Inspectors Communicate 'Caveman Style' After (another) State IT Project Failure
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:03 PM :: 428 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...After more than a decade of development and close to $4.2 million in new and amended contracts, Department of Agriculture has failed in its attempt to implement a central integrated database....  (try MS Excel next time)

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Road Funding: Nobody Pays More Than Hawaii Drivers
By Tax Foundation @ 1:33 PM :: 369 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the share of state and local road spending that is covered by tolls, user fees, and taxes varies drastically. It ranges from only 12 percent in Alaska to 76.3 percent in Hawaii....

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Mandatory Abortion: As Predicted SB501 Leads to Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 5:25 AM :: 529 Views :: First Amendment, Life

...Faith-based pregnancy centers file suit against Hawaii law, say it forces abortion promotion....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Ige Launches 'Multi-Department Opioid Abuse Initiative'
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 370 Views :: Drugs

...drug overdose leading cause of injury-related deaths....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Hawaii Energy Costs--Low Usage vs High Rates
By Selected News Articles @ 9:23 PM :: 423 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks 37th in monthly energy cost....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Honolulu 6th-Worst City to Drive in
By Selected News Articles @ 8:26 PM :: 346 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...average gas prices to average annual hours of traffic delays to auto-repair shops per capita....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
US: Only Supreme Court can relax immigration limits
By Selected News Articles @ 7:03 PM :: 284 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

... Judge Derrick K. Watson “lacks authority…to grant additional relief beyond what the Supreme Court permitted” ....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Hawaii Will Force Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Advertise Free Abortions
By Selected News Articles @ 6:57 PM :: 333 Views :: First Amendment, Life

All five of Hawaii’s pro-life pregnancy centers will be forced to choose between advertising free abortions and defying the state’s demands starting Wednesday July 12, 2017....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
US Missile Defense System Achieves Successful Intercept Amid Rising Tensions With North Korea
By Selected News Articles @ 6:34 PM :: 432 Views :: Military

...Video Shows What It Might Look Like If The US Knocked Out One Of Kim Jong Un’s Missiles....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
CNBC: Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Business
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 AM :: 481 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... Hawaii's disadvantages, like the regulatory regime and the roads, are not beyond its control ....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
National conservative advocates for Jones Act on national security basis
By Michael Hansen @ 11:33 PM :: 436 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...National conservative advocates for Jones Act on national security basis....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Ige Vetoes 13 Bills--Two Become Law Without Signature
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 1426 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige announced that he has vetoed 13 of 15 bills on his Intent to Veto list....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Political Correctness Kept Radical Muslim in Army for Years
By IPT News @ 8:15 PM :: 534 Views :: Military

The Kang case demonstrates the longstanding military practice of genuflection before the altar of political correctness remains. ...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Floating rail bonds could sink city credit
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:49 PM :: 407 Views :: Rail

...rail leaders want to put $350 million on the city’s “credit card” to fund the project....

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