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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Vote-by-Mail Reminder Coming to Your Mailbox
By News Release @ 3:56 AM :: 472 Views :: Office of Elections

...Active voters should expect to receive the postcard within the next seven to ten days confirming they are properly registered....

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Family of Murdered Woman Demands Action Against Homeless Criminal Camp Near Whitmore Village
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 1273 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...ADC acknowledged that there is some criminal activity going on but said they did not want to send sheriffs there and clear it out because criminals would just come back...."

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Ige, Legislators Announce "Joint Economic Package"
By News Release @ 8:04 PM :: 982 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

"...legislative package of bills to reduce income inequality...."

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
DoH Orders Shutdown of Unlicensed Drug Treatment Centers
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 861 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Drugs

...Pacific Quest Corp operating two illegal special treatment facilities or therapeutic living programs....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
DoH Forced Dairy Farmer to Give $87K to Anti-GMO Group
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 800 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, GMOs

...$87,000 to the Center for Food Safety....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Ige Approves Mauna Kea Administrative Rules
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 786 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

“...It is now time to utilize these rules to address the issues with excessive traffic that have been raised, as well as to issue new permits for commercial tour operations....”

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Sunday, January 12, 2020
Common Cause Announces Legislative Agenda for 2020
By News Release @ 10:33 PM :: 653 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Common Cause Hawaii will be holding a meeting about the 2020 Hawaii State Legislative Session on Saturday, January 25....

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Sunday, January 12, 2020
27 Vacant Seats on Honolulu Neighborhood Boards
By News Release @ 12:42 PM :: 896 Views :: Honolulu County

...To volunteer to fill a NB vacancy, apply to the NB Chair....

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Friday, January 10, 2020
'Rest Stop' Serves Homeless 68,000 Times--Only 92 Accept Housing
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 882 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...92 people have been placed into housing as a direct result of the consultation they received when visiting the Pūnāwai Rest Stop. Along with housing, 35 individuals have found employment through the services offered at Pūnāwai, and another 10 people have entered into substance abuse treatment....

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Friday, January 10, 2020
Schatz Bill: Funnel Tax Credit Money to Pono Shim's LLC
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 1218 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Tax Credits

...“Inspiring Nationally Vibrant Economies Sustaining Tribes (INVEST) Act"....

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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Audit: Property Assessments Inconsistent and Inequitable
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 912 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits, Taxes

...tax assessments were inconsistent and inequitable, exemption and dedication property requirements were violated, and taxes assessed did not reflect the highest and best use of the properties....

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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Audit: Handi-Van Phone System May be ADA Violation
By News Release @ 6:51 PM :: 700 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...an ineffective communications system that sometimes prevents riders from making reservations, drops calls, and does not record voicemail complaints....

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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Auditor Rips DPP--Permits Delayed due to Poor Management
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 1042 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Small Business

"...We found that the Department of Planning and Permitting does not effectively manage the permitting process for timeliness...."

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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Hawaii Female Salaries 82.6% of Male
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 624 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $797, or 82.6 percent of the $965 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General Approves Asset Forfeiture Rules
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 922 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the administrative asset forfeiture rules will become effective on January 17, 2020....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Former HUD employee sentenced to 66 months in prison for fraud and identity theft
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 919 Views :: Ethics

...from 2014 to 2019, Tong used an alias to act as property manager and landlord for five properties she rented to Section 8 voucher holders....

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Two Judicial Vacancies on Oahu
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 611 Views :: Judiciary

...Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancies – Two (2) District Judges, District Court of the First Circuit and District Family Judge, First Circuit (island of O’ahu)....

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Monday, January 06, 2020
Larry Ellison in Talks to Buy HECO's Lanai Grid
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 897 Views :: Maui County, Energy

...Maui Electric purchased the assets of the Lanai City power plant in 1988....

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Sunday, January 05, 2020
Pro-Telescope Rallies Set
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 939 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...January 5 and 6, 2020 in Waikiki and Jan 11 Panel Discussion in Nanakuli....

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Saturday, January 04, 2020
Legislative Agenda: HPD Wants 5-Round Magazine Limit
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 1067 Views :: Second Amendment

...bad guys ignore the law and obtain them illegally anyway....

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Saturday, January 04, 2020
Hawaii Homelessness Summit 2020 set for Capitol
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 867 Views :: Homelessness

...Meanwhile  -- ANOTHER Homeless Alleged Rapist Arrested -- Attacks in Honolulu Office Building....

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Friday, January 03, 2020
BWS Fined for Runoff from Nuuanu Dam
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 747 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...Sediment that BWS contractors failed to dredge flowed through the reservoir’s drain and was discharged into upper Nuuanu stream....

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Friday, January 03, 2020
Electric Rates Going Down: HECO, PGV Agree to Dump 'Avoided Cost' Scam
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 1080 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...For years PGV had been paid on an 'avoided cost' basis, thus preventing consumers from enjoying the benefit of cheap geothermal energy.  This, in turn, makes overpriced wind and solar look good....

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Thursday, January 02, 2020
Hawaii Least Depressed State
By News Release @ 11:12 AM :: 677 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...but depression rate jumps 17.76% from 2014-2018....

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Wednesday, January 01, 2020
​UH report shows more than 150 doctors left Hawaii in 2019
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 1068 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The exodus of doctors from practice in Hawai’i this year was much worse than was indicated in preliminary figures released just a few months ago....

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Wednesday, January 01, 2020
DHHL Defends Mortgage Lending Practices
By News Release @ 9:59 AM :: 807 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL Responds to SCHHA Claims on Lease Cancellations....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
DLNR, TPL Buy Forest Surrounding OHA's Waimea Valley
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 916 Views :: Environment, OHA

...DLNR-DOFAW and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) have completed the purchase of 3,716 acres – the upper Waimea watershed – from Dole....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
DoTax Changes for 2020
By News Release @ 9:45 AM :: 804 Views :: Taxes
…Form Changes, Hawaii County Surcharge Increase, E-Filing Requirements updated for 2020….
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Legislature Accepting Grant-in-Aid Applications
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 642 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The deadline to submit grant applications is 4:30 p.m. January 17, 2020....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
TMT: How We Got Here
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 1424 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...thirteen years of jumping through hoops....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
DBEDT: Hawaii Losing 13,200 Civilians Per Year
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 1188 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The young adult and prime-working age population in ages 18-34 was the largest age group among migrants....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
Will Red Flag Laws Stop Gun Owners Seeking Medical Care?
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 892 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...a poll asking gun owners if they would talk to their doctors about any mental health issues they may be having, knowing that their doctor could file a red flag order against them....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
Mauna Kea Total: 8,324 Tickets, 78 arrests
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 567 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 18-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stood at 8,324 citations issued and 78 persons arrested for 143 offenses....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
November Tourist Arrivals up 4.2%
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 550 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...and tourist spending is up 3.4%....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
HawaiiLifeSmarts: HS Teams to Compete
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 600 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Mayor Kim, Protesters Agree to Remove Last Tent from Mauna Kea Access Road -- Until End of February
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 1330 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA, Police

...This 'agreement' helps everybody EXCEPT the telescope....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
56% of Hawaii Smokers Tried to Quit Last Year
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 833 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Lung Assn: Ready to Quit Smoking? ‘Quit, Don’t Switch’ to E-Cigarettes....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Worst Drivers: Hawaii #1 State for Drunk Driving
By News Release @ 2:24 PM :: 1085 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii is #1 for DUI and #4 for speeding....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
DLNR: Only 3 Bums Ticketed in Latest Napali Coast Sweep
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 1148 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...For decades this section of the state’s largest wilderness park had a wild west atmosphere, with illegal campers and often-times their huge, trashy campsites marring the experience and the environment....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Feds: State Historic Preservation Division now only Medium Risk
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 1506 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...NPS, which administers federal funds to SHPD, designated SHPD a high-risk recipient in 2009....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
November 2019 Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 916 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

...On O‘ahu, the vacation rental supply in November was 252,000 unit nights. This is a decrease of 4.4 percent from a year ago....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Doing the Job the State Won't Do--Feds Lock up Domestic Violence Offenders
By News Release @ 3:55 AM :: 744 Views :: Law Enforcement

... These prosecutions are part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone .... 

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Contradiction: While Funding Telescope Protests, OHA Gives UH $1.1M for Science Scholarships
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 759 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...OHA approved today the selection of the UH Mānoa Native Hawaiian Science & Engineering Mentorship Program to administer a $1.1 million grant for higher education scholarships for Native Hawaiian students....

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Sunday, December 22, 2019
HUD: West Coast is Source of Growth in Homelessness
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 759 Views :: Higher Education

...The estimated number of persons experiencing long-term, chronic homelessness increased 8.5 percent between 2018 and 2019. This increase was concentrated on the West Coast, with the largest increases in California....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
Hawaii 'Ghost Guns' Already Illegal
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 1048 Views :: Second Amendment

...for a criminal to possess a "ghost gun" and use it for crime,  they must have violated eight separate laws....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Kalapama Container Terminal Enters Phase 2
By News Release @ 10:17 AM :: 1047 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

...The project is the largest capital improvement project in Hawaii harbors history....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
DoH raids Two Unlicensed Care Homes
By News Release @ 10:11 AM :: 953 Views :: Health Care

“...This is (only) the third NOVO that we have issued against illegal care homes this year in response to complaints we have received....”

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Hawaii Grade F for Business Subsidy Transparency -- 2nd Worst in USA
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 1224 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tax Credits

..."Failing States" do not meet even basic standards of online spending transparency for economic development subsidies....

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Thursday, December 19, 2019
TMT: State and County have not Demonstrated they are able to Provide Safe Access to Mauna Kea
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 1186 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...For us, this dates all the way back to our groundbreaking in October 2014 and subsequent attempts to begin construction in April and June 2015 and in July 2019....

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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Alleged Synagogue Vandal Arrested in Kailua-Kona
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 851 Views :: Law Enforcement, Religion

...Beverly Hills, California authorities are requesting extradition....

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