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Friday, July 05, 2019
ACLU Claims Prosecutor Retaliated Against Safe House Whistle-blowers
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 2075 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Law Enforcement

...the project lost its funding at the City Council and is set to close in August....

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Friday, July 05, 2019
Harvard: High Housing Costs Caused by 'Regulatory Constraints on Development'
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 1974 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...“These constraints, largely imposed at the local level, raise costs and limit the number of homes that can be built in places where demand is highest.”....

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Thursday, July 04, 2019
Lyon Corruption: While Son in Law Rots in Federal Detention, President Christian Returns to FSM Senate
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 1987 Views :: National News, Ethics

...Former President of the FSM, Peter M. Christian, is the official declared winner for Pohnpei State’s at-large seat, having received 6,060 votes or 46.46% of all votes cast....

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Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Kealoha Barred from Practicing Law
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 1489 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...with proceedings stayed until the criminal proceedings are final....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2019
DoH: Six Months of Suicide in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 1619 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Hawaii Department of Health releases six-month progress report on Our Care, Our Choice Act....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Telescope: DLNR vs KAHEA 'No Sound Cannon'
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 2359 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...The assertion that DOCARE utilized an LRAD in association with protests on Maui’s Haleakala several years ago is completely false....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
DHHL Announces Search for Larry Mehau's Successor
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 1670 Views :: DHHL

...present your claim by September 30, 2019, or be forever barred from succeeding....

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
OHA looking for Someone to Give Away $1.66M
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 1052 Views :: OHA

...OHA seeks non-profit to administer $1.66 million emergency financial assistance grant....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Activist Attacks Destroy Another 17% of Hawaii Seed Industry Acreage
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 4390 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

...Acreage harvested for all seed crops is expected to total 2,530 acres during the 2018-19 season, down 17 percent from the previous season....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Ige Appoints New Budget and Finance Director
By News Release @ 9:59 AM :: 1323 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Neal Miyahira starts as Budget and Finance director on July 1. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Owner of Engineering Firm Sentenced To Five Years For Tax Scheme
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 2198 Views :: National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Wagdy A. Guirguis was sentenced today to five years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Meth Bust Nets Retired Guam Police Officer
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 2129 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...John Topasna Mantanona aka 'Boom' was arrested today, June 26, 2019, and charged with obstructing justice by endeavoring to influence a juror and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Tourism: Spending Down--Arrivals Up (again)
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 1307 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... average daily visitor spending was down 4.2% -- Total visitor arrivals increased 4.6 percent to 841,376 ....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Financial Disclosures: Ethics Commission Releases Five Page List of Late Filers
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 1173 Views :: Ethics

...approximately 1,900 state officials are required to file a financial disclosure statement by May 31 each year.  More than 91% of filers were on time....

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Ige: Intent to Veto 20 Bills--Including AirBnB Tax
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 2740 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

...Ige notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto the following 20 measures....

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Monday, June 24, 2019
Microbiologists Complain -- Not Getting Enough Global Warming Grant Money
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 1751 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...if you warmers don't pay us, we will blow the top off this scam....

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Saturday, June 22, 2019
Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 1679 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Out of Reach documents the significant gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing....

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Saturday, June 22, 2019
The average Hawaii household forks over more than $10,000 a year for food
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 1588 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu residents spend the 2nd-most for food, 3rd-most as a percentage of income....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
​OHA board appoints interim chief executive officer
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 1218 Views :: OHA

...The OHA Board today appointed OHA Chief Operating Officer Sylvia Hussey, Ed.D., as the agency’s interim chief executive officer (CEO) until a new CEO is hired....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
OHA Majority Targets Trustee Akina
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 2315 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the OHA Board has targeted him for his efforts to achieve greater transparency and accountability at OHA....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
First Congressional Hearing on Citizenship Choice for Individual American Samoans
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 1901 Views :: National News, Military

...The new hearing has been confirmed for the 3rd week of July....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Telescope: State Issues Notice to Proceed, Rips Down Protesters Shacks
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 2628 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... So that construction of the telescope can begin safely, four unauthorized structures were removed from Mauna Kea earlier this morning by multiple state agencies .... 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Judiciary Program Tackles Absenteeism at Keaau Middle School
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 1747 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary

"...the original intent of the program was to increase school attendance rates, which the program did...."

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Hawaii State Veterans Summit
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 1248 Views :: Military

... Complete Summit schedule ....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Hawaii 3rd Most Dangerous for Older Pedestrians
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 996 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Between 2008-2017, Hawaii adults over 50 were 2.6 times as likely to be struck and killed while walking compared to people under 50….

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Economic Well-Being of Children: Hawaii Ranks 34th
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 2359 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...conditions have shown little to no improvements in more recent years, with the state’s rank for this domain slipping from 30 in 2018 to 34 in 2019....

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Conservatives Rank Hawaii CongDel: Schatz Hits 14%
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 1400 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...The guide ranks members of Congress based upon their commitment to conservative principles as demonstrated by their voting records in the 2018 session of Congress....

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Thursday, June 13, 2019
15 Seconds of Terror--Near Repeat of Sacred Falls Tragedy
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 1825 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism

...“15-seconds of terror,” is how a trespassing Honolulu hiker describes his near miss with a rock-fall incident at the closed Sacred Falls State Park on King Kamehameha Day....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Ige Signs 64 Bills Into Law
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 1645 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Gov. David Ige signed the following bills on June 7, 2019. Legislative leadership has been notified....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Hawaii #2 for Suicide: Drug, Alcohol Deaths up
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 2118 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Suicide deaths rose to the second-highest rate in the country at 15.2 per 100,000 in 2017, the latest data available, from 8.2 per 100,000 in 2005, while alcohol deaths climbed to 5.8 from 3.5 and drug poisonings increased to 13.8 from 9.4....

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Sunday, June 09, 2019
Warmers: $23B Homes to be Destroyed in Urban Honolulu
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 2410 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Rail

... meanwhile the State and City keep building Rail in the alleged inundation zone .... 

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Sunday, June 09, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 8, 2019
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 1240 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Weekly Update from GovTrack.us ....

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Saturday, June 08, 2019
ACLU: Proposed Mauna Kea Rules Unconstitutional
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 1914 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, OHA

...proposed rules as they may infringe upon the constitutional rights of individuals seeking to access Mauna Kea....

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Saturday, June 08, 2019
ACLU: DoE Would Rather Litigate Than Build Locker Rooms for Female Students
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1688 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Documents filed yesterday in federal court by the ACLU of Hawai‘i reveal that DOE has simply been waiting for two female high school athletes to graduate, hoping the mere fact of their graduation will prevent the girls from being able to proceed with their gender discrimination lawsuit....

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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Final Report: Utility Ownership and Regulatory Models for Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 1908 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Study concludes that ratepayers are being gouged to the greatest possible degree and no other system could gouge us more effectively without us noticing....

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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Feds Debunk Surfrider's Fake Bacteria Counts
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 3303 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail

...Scientists use a powerful microbial detection device to show that suggestions of sewage in Kauai’s watershed were mostly false positives....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Death Gets 373 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 2166 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...373 people who were considered homeless at the time of their deaths have died on O‘ahu from 2014 through 2018....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
‘Housing First’ Gets 450 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 2046 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...91 percent of Honolulu’s Housing First clients came into the program as chronically homeless, and over 60 percent came directly from living on the streets....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Honolulu ranked America’s best small city for second year in a row
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 1431 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...based on several criteria, including crime rates, air quality, housing affordability, entertainment offerings, cultural diversity, and economic vitality....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Low Participation Breakfast: DoE is Serving it All Summer
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 1898 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Hawaii 39.7% of free-lunch eligible students participate in free breakfast program – 2nd lowest in USA....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
OHA Distributes $6M Grant Money
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 1714 Views :: OHA

...OHA Board of Trustees approves $6 million for community grants....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Feds Identify Hawaii's Six Worst Nursing Homes
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 2525 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... identified as having a “persistent record of poor care” ....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Hawaii joins states suing OxyContin maker
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 1622 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...In Hawaii, opioid deaths, hospitalizations, and treatment services have risen significantly over the last several years....

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Saturday, June 01, 2019
Help the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board develop ethics training
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 2204 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...work with Dr. Troy Hutchings to make the Model Code of Ethics for Educators 'appropriate for Hawaii'....

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Friday, May 31, 2019
HTA: Tourist Arrivals Up, Spending Down
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 1264 Views :: Tourism

...average daily visitor spending was down -9.2%, total visitor arrivals rose 6.6 percent to 856,250 visitors in April....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
First Dialysis Center Coming to Micronesia?
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 1672 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...Request for Proposals: Pohnpei State Hemodialysis Project....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Bipartisan Effort Urging DHS Action on REAL ID for COFA Migrants
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 2255 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

...“When my legislation became law, it should have solved this issue and allowed FAS citizens to obtain REAL ID compliant identification.  However, recent guidance put into place by the Department of Homeland Security has imposed additional burdens on these citizens."  -- Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
VA Pacific Islands launching new community care options
By News Release @ 4:37 AM :: 2151 Views :: Health Care, Military

...this would apply to Veterans living in Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire and the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
List of Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 1323 Views :: Honolulu County

...an updated list of Neighborhood Board vacancies as of May 29, 2019....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ethics: Caldwell Admin Asked Neighborhood Boards to Campaign Against HSTA Property Tax
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 2578 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...The Official requested...all 33 Neighborhood Board chairs...place the ballot issue  ...on their board’s monthly agenda between September 15 and October 15, 2018, so that a certain political action committee “and others” could publicly discuss this topic prior to the election....

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