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Saturday, August 31, 2019
OHA: Crabbe Spent Last Month in Office Hiding From Auditors
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 PM :: 2600 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Crabbe managed to hide from Auditors who were present at OHA HQ June 3 through June 14, 2019....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
DHHL-HDoT: Joint Statement on Mauna Kea Access Road
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 3078 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...Mauna Kea Access Road is under the control and jurisdiction of DOT...."

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Friday, August 30, 2019
How to give everybody a raise
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:32 PM :: 1242 Views :: Cost of Living

...Lowering the cost of living would make everyone’s pay go further, especially the less fortunate....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Case and Akina discuss future of Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:06 PM :: 1830 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...During his first term in Congress, from 2002 to 2007, Case introduced three bills to reform the Jones Act.... 

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Survey: Over 2,200 Healthcare Jobs Open in Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:40 PM :: 1972 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Higher Education

...more than 2,200 healthcare jobs open across the state, with an average vacancy rate of 10% and most jobs taking six to 12 months to fill....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Tourist Arrivals up 6.2%
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 1197 Views :: Tourism

...Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.70 billion in July 2019, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to July 2018....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Mauna Kea: 16 Arrests, 1240 Tickets
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 2122 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA, Police

...The combined total of the 2-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 1240 citations issued and 16 persons arrested for 29 offenses....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Hawaii: $100 goes a lot further on Sister Isles
By Tax Foundation @ 6:45 PM :: 1475 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Metropolitan Area --Real Value of $100

  • 4th Lowest in USA -- Urban Honolulu, HI -- $80.19
  • Maui County $93.20
  • Kauai and Hawaii Counties – $99.50
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Workshops: How to Participate in Legislative Process
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 1682 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...The workshop/presentation "Your Voice!" is about an hour in length and covers the Legislature and how to effectively participate in the legislative process....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
DoH: New school immunization requirements
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 1794 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Higher Education

...additional immunizations will be required for students entering preschool, kindergarten through grade 12, and colleges/universities in Hawai‘i....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Ige Announces Six Judicial Appointments
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1868 Views :: Judiciary

...Clyde J. Wadsworth – 61, Solicitor General, Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawaiʻi, is appointed to the Intermediate Court of Appeals....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
HECO Demands $77.5M Rate Hike to Pay for More Useless 'Variable' Green Energy
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 2079 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

...Keep working three jobs so you can send money to Elon Musk....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Batteries: Hawaii Ratepayers Give the Most to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 2065 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Elon Musk needs money.  That's why he is a billionaire and its why you are paying higher electric rates ....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
LGBT activist: Kamehameha School girls should change in nurse’s station if they don’t like boy in locker room
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 3333 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Family

...meanwhile at public schools girls don't have locker rooms for trannies to push their way in to....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Gabbard Cries 'Unfair' as Debate Qualification Deadline Looms
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 AM :: 1813 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

...Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer all say they’ve been cheated out of a podium....

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Monday, August 26, 2019
Maui Officer Arrested After Sex Harassment Complaints
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 1997 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...He has been charged with attempted perjury, attempted hindering prosecution in the first degree, and tampering with a witness....

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Monday, August 26, 2019
DPP Can't Handle Your Permit, but Has Time for Global Warming 'Pop-ups'
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 2435 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Land Use

...The Department of Planning and Permitting is holding a series of pop-up workshops to gather input on how climate change and sea level rise will affect the area between Kāhala and Pearl City, also known as the Primary Urban Center....

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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Loophole On the Way to the Top of Mauna Kea?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2747 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Criminal laws are still in force, even as to Hawaiian protesters demonstrating on Hawaiian home lands....

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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Hawaii: How Middle-Class Friendly is Your Community?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 AM :: 2060 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...69 Communities in Hawaii Ranked for Middleclassness....

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
With All Eyes on Mauna Kea, OHA, KSBE Insiders Make a Quick Grab for $6.7M
By Andrew Walden @ 9:33 PM :: 4537 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...But instead of being rushed into rubber-stamping an obvious insider deal, Trustees Keli’i Akina, Carmen Hulu Lindsey, and Kalei Akaka voted ‘No.’....

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
DoT Among Most Inefficient: Hawaii Highways Rank 47th
By News Release @ 3:04 AM :: 1714 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Study Ranks Every State’s Highway System, Finds Road Conditions Worsening In Important Categories....

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
Oahu Traffic 4th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 2190 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

...The average Oahu driver spends 64 hours in congestion each year....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
DBEDT: Economic Outlook Stable--too Early to Detect Effects of TVR Ban
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 1967 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism

...The impact of the vacation rental ban on Oahu has not yet been seen in visitor arrivals....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Hawaiian Airlines Touts Role as 'Economic Driver'
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 941 Views

...The report was commissioned by the airline....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Homelessness: Ige Issues 5th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 1411 Views :: Homelessness

...to support the development of additional affordable housing for people transitioning out of homelessness....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Make the Jones Act worse?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:32 PM :: 2073 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...there is a move in Congress to make things worse....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
$15 Minimum Wage Differential for City & County of Honolulu Employees Ratified
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 2195 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...A supplemental agreement pilot project that provides a wage differential for City & County of Honolulu employees to make $15 an hour....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Former union boss charged in massive fraud, embezzlement indictment
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 2694 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...Ahakuelo lead the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1260 until he was ousted three years ago after the union was placed under trusteeship....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Deadline Nears to Block UHPA Political Fund Deductions
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 1632 Views :: Higher Education, Labor

...The UHPA Board of Directors has taken this action in response to the strong feelings held by some members that the union should not participate in making candidate endorsements or political contributions....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
UH Regents reschedule action on Maunakea administrative rules to November
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 1654 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The board will take up the rules on November 6 at a special meeting on the UH West Oʻahu campus....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Traffic: Number of 'Super Commuters' up 81% on Oahu
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1309 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...workers who rely on public transit are most likely to be super commuters, by a wide margin....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Mauna Kea: Police Arrest 7, Issue 610 Citations
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 2135 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA, Police

...Enhanced traffic enforcement efforts will continue on Daniel K. Inouye Highway by Hawaiʻi Police Department for the duration of the ongoing situation....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Cool Schools? DoE Cuts a Little Red Tape
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1262 Views :: Education K-12

...The Schools Directed AC program enables school leaders to initiate the process by requesting an official electrical assessment from HIDOE’s Office of Facilities and Operations to determine where there is sufficient electrical capacity for AC in classrooms....

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Hawaii Millionaire Will Go Broke Faster Than Any Other State
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 2123 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...If you retire with $1 million in Hawaii, you’ll have less than a dozen years to ride out your savings....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
To Keep Pushing Abortion Hawaii and Planned Parenthood Quit Title X
By Selected News Articles @ 8:41 PM :: 1450 Views :: Life

...until just a few months ago, Hawaii was trying to force churches to promote abortion.  Now....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Hawaii has 18th-lowest juvenile arrest rate in country
By Selected News Articles @ 8:31 PM :: 1460 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Theft and Juvenile Delinquency: Where Are Teens Most Likely to Steal?....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Hawaii Community Colleges: How Does Your School Rank?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:22 AM :: 1655 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Six Hawaii community colleges ranked on quality and affordability....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Is the government helping or hurting the Hawaii economy?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:50 PM :: 1838 Views :: Economy, Small Business

... minimum wage, the Hawaii brain drain, and Trump tariffs ....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
For Hawaii, Cost of Dying is Like Cost of Living
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 2300 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Death in Hawaii is by far the priciest among all the states....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Pro-Telescope Rally Set for Thursday
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 1695 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...IMUA TMT RALLY This Thursday August 22 @ 5pm STATE CAPITOL....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Governor Ige, It's Time
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 2501 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Open Letter from State Sen. Lorraine Inouye to Governor Ige and Attorney General Connors, August 18, 2019....

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Monday, August 19, 2019
Mauna Kea: Is this all a joke now?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:28 PM :: 2792 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...and a Tweet Momoa sent out a day before this saying that he got run over by a tractor and couldn’t film Aquaman 2....

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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Hawaii Among Least Innovative States
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 1201 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii 47th -- Amount of R&D per 100,000 people -- $1,640....

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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Two mass killings a world apart share a common theme: ‘ecofascism’
By Selected News Articles @ 7:21 PM :: 1715 Views :: Environment

..."A lot of people felt they were getting burned by talking about population growth and its adverse impact," Holdren said. As a result, he said, the movement's leaders began focusing on the education and empowerment of women….

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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Leadership on the Mauna
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2449 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Politicians

...Leadership entails not only planning for possible obstructions to your chosen plan of action, but also having the resolve to follow through with your plan....

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Saturday, August 17, 2019
“Absolutely never,” says Maui OHA Trustee Hulu Lindsey on TMT
By Selected News Articles @ 5:21 PM :: 2421 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Hulu Lindsey is the only OHA Trustee to be Arrested on Mauna Kea....

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Friday, August 16, 2019
Polls Showed Solid Support in Run-up to Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 1266 Views :: Hawaii History

...Gallup first polled Americans on their support for Hawaii's statehood in 1940....

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Friday, August 16, 2019
​End 'gut and replace'
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:39 PM :: 1174 Views :: Rail

...by the time Gov. David Ige signed it carried a price tag of $350 million....

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Friday, August 16, 2019
Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
By Andrew Walden @ 2:49 AM :: 41366 Views :: Hawaii History

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....

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Friday, August 16, 2019
DoE Asks Feds to Allow Revised Suspension Numbers--Claims ACLU Suit Based on DoE Inability to Get Numbers Right
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 1623 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawai‘i DOE submits request to US Department of Education to amend data submission....

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