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Monday, January 21, 2019
Hawaii Most Unionized State
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 1641 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii and New York had the highest union membership rates--23.1 percent and 22.3 percent, respectively....

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Monday, January 21, 2019
School Choice Week--Activities in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 1116 Views :: Education K-12

...78 events and activities across the Aloha State, including open house events at schools, school fairs, homeschool information sessions, and other celebrations....

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Sunday, January 20, 2019
Lesson for UH and DoE--How P3 Can Eliminate Deferred Maintenance
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 1976 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

...Public agencies tend to delay or not perform preventive and predictive maintenance. Lack of preventive maintenance of assets of any type leads to deterioration that only accelerates as the maintenance is put off....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
HR25: Prohibit Possession of Firearms and Ammunition in Hotel Rooms
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 1483 Views :: Second Amendment

...This week, the Hawaii Legislature convened for the 2019 session and anti-gun forces are already making attempts to limit your rights....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Tulsi wants Money to Fight 'BS' Party Insider Howard Dean
By News Release @ 7:14 PM :: 1870 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

 "Tulsi Gabbard. I don't think she knows what she's doing and I don't think she ... is qualified. She's not qualified." -- DNC Chair Howard Dean

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Unanimous: US Senate Rebukes Anti-Catholic Bigot Mazie Hirono
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 3683 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Judiciary

... Hirono argues religious freedom is "the alt-right's position" -- but she didn't dare to vote nay ....

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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Ige Announces More Second Tier Appointments
By News Release @ 10:38 AM :: 2525 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...HDoT, DAGS, DLIR, B&F, PSD.....

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Friday, January 18, 2019
City Auditor: HART Cost Overruns Will Continue
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 1526 Views :: Ethics, Rail

"...HART policies and practices are inadequate to prevent cost overruns and schedule delays from recurring...."

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Friday, January 18, 2019
Hawaii Construction Employment Down 4.8% for 2018
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 1801 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii suffered the second-largest construction employment decline in USA....

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Honolulu, Maui Among Least Affordable Rental Markets
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 1459 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...percent of average wages to rent--Santa Cruz County, California (81.7 percent); Honolulu County, Hawaii (74.4 percent); Spotsylvania County, Virginia (73.0 percent); Maui County, Hawaii (69.5 percent)....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Math Goes PC: First-in-the-world UH ethnomathematics program approved by Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board
By News Release @ 8:44 PM :: 1645 Views :: Higher Education

...Ethnomathematics participants gather algae around Coconut Island....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Ige Sends McCartney to DBEDT, Fuchigami now Chief of Staff
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 2258 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...A press release announcing McCartney’s appointment Wednesday morning made no mention of the dual roles for Fuchigami....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DoH Reports 23,479 Medicated Dopers Statewide
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 1859 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...As of Nov. 30, 2018 there were approximately 6,659 registered patients and 383 caregivers on Hawai‘i Island of the total 23,479 patients and 1,734 caregivers registered statewide. The primary reported condition for adult registered patients is ‘severe pain’. The primary reported condition for children under 18 years of age is ‘seizures’....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Harassed by Drugged-out Shelter–Refusers, Iolani Palace to close early--Children's Center may Shut Down
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 2519 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

...there have been increasing issues with vandalism including damage to a palace window and graffiti on historic structures. This is a result of night time vagrancy and items such as hypodermic needles being left on the grass....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Ige Appoints Three to Board of Regents
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 1083 Views :: Higher Education

...Robert Frank Westerman (Kauaʻi County), Alapaki Nahale-a (Hawaiʻi County) and Kelli K.K. Acopan (Student Regent)....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Irwin to be UH Hilo Chancellor?
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 1141 Views :: Higher Education

...Irwin is currently the California State University (CSU) Monterey Bay provost and vice president for academic affairs....

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Monday, January 14, 2019
DCCA: Shop and Compare Insurance Options
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 1179 Views :: Cost of Living

...The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division has released its annual sample premium comparison guides for motor vehicle, homeowners, condominium, and renters insurance....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Third Chief in Three Years for DOCARE
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 1334 Views :: Law Enforcement

...DLNR Chair Suzanne Case remarked, “Jason has stepped in and stepped up on multiple occasions to fill leadership voids when previous chiefs have retired or resigned...."

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Ed Case Appointed to Appropriations Committee
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 1209 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...meanwhile Senator Brian Schatz serves on the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. Senate....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
BoE Will Re-Do Sup’t Vote—May Have Acted Illegally on Other Executive Hires
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 2410 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

"...The chairwoman also said the BOE needs to review other past executive-session actions to ascertain whether or not they also should be invalidated...."

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii Sex Trafficking Study--Part 2 Released
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 2399 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...Eighty percent of those forcibly initiated into prostitution via sex trafficking also prostituted without a trafficker at a later point...."

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
New Hi-Tech Payroll System Reveals 4,589 State Employees Paid for 'Multiple Positions'
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 1872 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...On the first pay date of the year on Jan. 4, 2019, the PeopleSoft Payroll system issued 70,771 payments to 66,182 employees, as there are individuals issued pay for multiple positions....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Caldwell, Green Bless Iwilei Homeless Magnet
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 1454 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...designed to make refusing shelter easier....

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
'The untouchables: Out-of-control prosecutors and the system that protects them'
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 3426 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...featuring nationally famous criminal justice journalist Radley Balko....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Disabled: Hawaii Ranks 6th for Service, 49th for Opportunity
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 1713 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Case for Inclusion 2019 Ranks States on Policies and Programs that Encourage Employment and Community Living....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
DoH cites Maui Land & Pineapple for wastewater violations
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 1880 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...The company has been ordered to pay a penalty of $230,000 and construct a new wastewater treatment plant....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Tech Modernization Plans in the 2019-21 Budget
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 1396 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...tens of millions of dollars for modernization within nearly every department....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Christian Brothers Oust Damien School President--Dispute Over Child Molestation Settlements
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 4009 Views :: Education K-12, Religion

...they resisted a request from the Christian Brothers to set aside over a million dollars in potential costs for sex assault lawsuits from the past....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Ige Appoints New Directors at Three Departments
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 1663 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...BUF, DAGS, DLIR....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
SPED Parents Asked to Sign up for Medicaid
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 1737 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...Medicaid may provide a partial reimbursement for medically and educationally necessary, health-related services when required for a student through his or her Individualized Education Plan....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Ige Appoints New PUC Chair
By News Release @ 1:00 AM :: 2289 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...Jay Griffin becomes PUC chair immediately....

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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Ige Reappoints Directors at Eleven Departments
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 5933 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...HDOT, DoTAX, DHRD, DOH, DHS, DLNR, DCCA, PSD, DHHL, ETS, DoD....

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Monday, January 07, 2019
HECO Pushing Seven Giant Battery Farms
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 1443 Views :: Energy

...The projects – three on Oahu, two on Maui and two on Hawaii Island – will add approximately 262 megawatts (MW) of solar energy with 1,048 megawatt-hours (MWh) of storage....

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Friday, January 04, 2019
US Solicitor General Urges Supreme Court to Hear Maui Injection Wells Case
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 2020 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...the petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 18-260 should be granted, limited to the first question presented ... whether a “discharge of a pollutant” occurs when a pollutant is released from a point source, travels through groundwater, and ultimately migrates to navigable waters....

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Friday, January 04, 2019
Bum Patrol: Security Contract Expands to Windward, North Shore Parks
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 2034 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...There are 18 District IV parks covered under this contract, which goes into effect on Friday, Jan. 4....

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Thursday, January 03, 2019
Ige Appoints Clare Connors Attorney General
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 1983 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Connors was nominated to the Federal District Court by Obama, but the Senate did not vote and the nomination lapsed when Obama's term ended....

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Thursday, January 03, 2019
New Insurance Commissioner Appointed
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 1427 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...DCCA Director Catherine P. Awakuni Colón has named Colin M. Hayashida as insurance commissioner for the State of Hawaii. The appointment was effective January 1, 2019....

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Monday, December 31, 2018
Auditor: Styrofoam Ban Doesn't Reduce Litter
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 2282 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...H-Power allows recycling without requiring participation in the rituals of the eco-religion....

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Sunday, December 30, 2018
House Finance Committee Sets Budget Hearings
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 1468 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...a series of Informational Briefings in January to hear testimony and review requests for the state budget from governmental agencies....

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Saturday, December 29, 2018
Commissioners Sought for Legacy Land Conservation Commission
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 2241 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...Submit an online application to the Office of the Governor, Boards and Commissions, and learn more about how you can make an impact serving on the Commission....

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Saturday, December 29, 2018
Maui Woke? Hindus urge Hawaii firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha shoes
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 2313 Views :: Maui County, Religion

...Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s feet for mercantile greed....

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Friday, December 28, 2018
DoTax Report Reveals Tax Credits Claimed by Hawaii Taxpayers
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 2119 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...In tax year 2016, a total of $289.1 million was claimed in tax credits...the largest tax credit was the renewable energy technologies tax credit ....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Mazie Hirono mum on charity invitation from Catholic group she criticized as 'extreme'
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 3281 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Judiciary, Religion

... Greetings from your local, Capitol Hill-area Knights of Columbus Council, Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle Council 11302 ....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
November: Visitor Arrivals Up, Spending Flat
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 1715 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Total visitor arrivals rose to 781,990 (+4.3%) in November compared to a year ago....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Navy Approves EIS for Hawaii-So Cal Training
By News Release @ 11:59 AM :: 1958 Views :: Environment, Military

...lots of whining from the usual suspects....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
State Robotics Championship Set for January
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 1427 Views :: Education K-12

...Hawaii's top middle and high school robotics teams to compete for five spots at the 2019 VEX Worlds....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
LifeSmarts: Four High Schools Head to Finals
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 1549 Views :: Education K-12

...Teams from Iolani, Maryknoll, Punahou and Waipahu high schools have earned their spot to compete at the in-person State Competition, which will be held on Saturday, February 9....

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
CAFR: State Pension Debt Grows faster Than Tax Revenues
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 2060 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...the state still spent about $2 billion more than it generated in fiscal year 2018, and its overall net position dropped by $718.4 million dollars over the course of the fiscal year, in spite of a $326 million increase in revenue generated mostly by airport and harbor fees....

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Sunday, December 23, 2018
Ige Approves Rule Changes for Small Boat Harbors
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 2174 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...drunks, bums, and feral animals....

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Sunday, December 23, 2018
Hawaii Becomes the Second State to Shut Out Wild-Animal Circuses
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 2656 Views :: Environment, Greenmail, Small Business, Tourism

...Gov. David Ige approved the new regulation Dec 21, 2018....

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